Sydney and Cairns - The Best of Australia

Sydney and Cairns - The Best of Australia

Discover two of Australia’s most iconic cities on this 8-night vacation so Sydney and Cairns.

Sydney and Cairns - The Best of Australia

Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Queensland > Cairns 

11 Days, 8 Nights

There’s nothing like an Australian vacation and discovering two iconic cities with Virgin Australia:  Sydney with its resplendent harbor and Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Customize your vacation to suit your vacation style.  This eight night air-inclusive trip offers you four nights in each city, with plenty of time to explore and fill your days with must-do experiences.

There is plenty to do and see in Sydney from visiting the Sydney Opera House to climbing the Harbour Bridge with magnificent views across the city.  Learn how to surf on Bondi Beach or jump on a pushbike with Bonza Bikes and get up close to the action! We have included entry to two Merlin Entertainment Attractions with your vacation package, so be sure to pick two attractions to visit while in Sydney.

Gourmands can visit the magnificent Hunter Valley for a first-class wine experience, or discover the multicultural influence on Australia cuisine at some of world-class restaurants, bars and cafes in Sydney.  Spot for wildlife as you head out to the Blue Mountains, or discover them downtown at WILDLIFE Sydney, The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium or Taronga Zoo. Wonder through the Australia Museum or see the multimedia works at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Cairns wows most visitors with easy access to the World-heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.  Board the train for a memorable journey up the range to Kuranda, and soar over the rainforest canopy as you make your way down!  Swim, snorkel and dive the Reef and view the colorful marine life and corals.  Learn about Aboriginal history and culture at Tjapukai or enjoy a hand on experience with the Kubirra Warra brothers as they show you hunting and gathering techniques as you walk along ancient ancestral trails searching for crabs, fish and mussels.  Glide above the Atherton Tablelands in a balloon or take a private helicopter tour to a remote cay for a romantic picnic for two.

Whatever your style, there’s nothing like Australia.


  • Sydney
  • Cairns

  • Round-trip airfare on Virgin Australia from Los Angeles to Sydney & Cairns
  • Four nights Vibe Rushcutters Hotel Sydney, Guest Room
  • Four nights Mercure Cairns Harbourside, Standard Room
  • Applicable airline fuel surcharge
  • US/foreign taxes & fees including Sept 11 Security Fee


Based on departures July 24,


2014 - September 17, 2014
  Price per person from*
Double Occupancy 2099
Single Occupancy 2629
Triple Occupancy 2029


  Price per person from*
Based on departures September 18, 2014 - December 8, 2014
Double Occupancy 2499
Single Occupancy 3149
Triple Occupancy 2399


  Price per person from*
Based on departures December 9, 2014 - December 22, 2014
Double Occupancy 3089
Single Occupancy 3699
Triple Occupancy 2999


  Price per person from*
Based on departures December 23, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Double Occupancy 3459
Single Occupancy 4449
Triple Occupancy 3279


  Price per person from*
Based on departures January 3, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Double Occupancy 3089
Single Occupancy 3699
Triple Occupancy 2769
  Price per person from*


Based on departures February 1, 2015 - March 22, 2015

     Double Occupancy 2149
Single Occupancy 2769
Triple Occupancy 2279

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Blackout Dates Apply Sydney: over Sydney Mardi Gras Mar 6-7, 15.

Group Size

Independent travel


July 24, 2014 - September 17, 2014


From $2099 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Advertised price valid for departures July 24, 2014 - September 17, 2014. Other date ranges available, however seasonal surcharges apply. Black-out dates may apply. Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices are current at time of posting (6/16/14) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. Seats and hotel rooms are subject to availability at time of booking. Packages must be booked by August 31, 2014. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Transportation to the Great Barrier Reef is not included from Cairns.Please call for our current prices 1-866-431-6508 VISAS ARE REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531

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