Brisbane, Hamilton Island and Sydney

Brisbane, Hamilton Island and Sydney

Get outdoors and discover Brisbane, Hamilton Island and Sydney. Your 11-night vacation includes airfare, accommodation, and sightseeing! Experience the great Australian outdoors, native wildlife, glorious beaches, and Sydney’s stunning harbor!

Brisbane, Hamilton Island and Sydney

Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Queensland > Brisbane > The Whitsundays 

14 Days, 11 Nights

Your Australian journey starts from the moment you board the Qantas Airways flight in Los Angeles. Enjoy a meal and snack onboard with a range of entertainment from the comfort of your seat.

On arrival in Brisbane, you will feel instantly the laid-back lifestyle that Brisbane has to offer. The ultra-modern city that loops around the Brisbane River and offers visitors a myriad of activities. From pleasant walks along the river front, amazing museums, and art galleries along with world-class restaurants and craft breweries.  During your stay, visit the worlds first and largest koala sanctuary and connect with native wildlife including not only koalas, but platypus, kangaroos, wombats, and more.

Learn more about the city on a laneway and café walking tour. Stop at selected laneway cafes, chat to passionate baristas, learn about coffee and of course, enjoy some coffee (tea, chai latte, iced chocolate.…) and tasty little bites. See some cool street art and pick up some great tips on eating and drinking from Brisbanites who know every cool bar and café in town!

On one evening, enjoy dinner and wine tasting at City Winery in Fortitude Valley. Brisbane’s first urban winery since 1860, City Winery resides in a converted warehouse and you can taste-test City Winery’s boutique, small-batch wines produced under the wine label Gerler (named after Carl Gerler, one of Brisbane’s first vintners).

Travel north to Hamilton Island, one of Australia’s most desirable holiday destinations. ‘Hamo’ – as it’s affectionately known to locals, is the largest island in the Whitsundays. Visitors travel to the Whitsundays from all around the world to relax on the pure white sands of Whitehaven Beach, soar over Heart Reef in a sea plane and stay in world-class accommodation on luxury islands. Your stay at Hamilton Island includes complimentary use of catamarans, windsurfers, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkeling equipment. All you really need to bring is your sun cream and sunglasses for your fun in the sun experience.

A highlight of your stay on Hamilton Island is a morning cruise to Whitehaven and Chalkies Beach. Enjoy morning tea as you cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. The crystal-clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over 4-miles along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Enjoy time to wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or swim in the azure waters before returning to the island.

Back on the island, be sure to visit Hamilton Island Wildlife, where you can get up close to some of Australia’s native wildlife! Here is your opportunity to get your photo with a koala or join a guided tour to learn more from the expert keepers. There is a weekly activity guide that you can select your days activity, or you can pamper yourself at the Spa. Treat yourself to a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef and see Heart Reef. Do as much or as little as you want!

Travel to Sydney, which is the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, and best known for the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center, located on the banks of the Sydney Harbor, it is often a regarded as one of the masterpieces of 20th century architecture.

Explore Sydney on a 5-hour tour that includes a comprehensive city tour, lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, and a visit to Bondi Beach. In Sydney, see highlights including the historic Rocks district, Royal Botanical Gardens, Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary’s Cathedral, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. You’ll also drive through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Oxford Street and the suburbs of Paddington, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, enjoying informative commentary along the way.

Enjoy the ultimate Sydney sightseeing cruise to discover and experience Sydney Harbour and its secluded beaches. Get great views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge as you cruise to Watsons Bay for your appetizer course at a classic waterside eatery. Continue past Middle Head to Balmoral where you stop at your second waterfront restaurant for your main course. Return to your boat for the dessert and cheese course, then have time to swim, kayak or standup paddle board. Sparkling wine and other drinks are included.

And one thing is for sure, you can’t visit Sydney without exploring the Sydney Opera House.  Step inside and discover the extraordinary stories of the Opera House, then relax by the harbour as you enjoy lunch at Opera Kitchen. On the tour, our passionate guides will take you inside theatres and foyers which are otherwise off limits and let you in on some insider secrets.

Contact our Destination Specialist to get your Australian vacation planned. We are happy to customize your itinerary and make this dream a reality!

Highlights

Brisbane City

  • Hamiton island
  • Sydney
  • Native Wildlife
  • Food and Wine

Inclusions

  • Round-trip airfare on Qantas Airways from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Hamilton Island and Sydney
  • Three nights Brisbane, Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane
    • Koala Cruise to Lone Pine Sanctuary
    • Brisbane's Laneways and Cafes Walking tour
    • City Winery Tasting with Dinner
  • Four nights Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel including:
    • ​Breakfast daily 
    • Round-trip airport/hotel shuttle transfer​
    • Complimentary use of catamarans, windsurfers, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkeling equipment
    • Use of Island Shuttle
    • Use of gym, spa, sauna and tennis court
    • WiFi
    • Sail & Snorkel Whitehaven Beach and Chalkies 
  • Four nights Sydney, Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour
    • Private Essential Sydney tour
    • Sydney Opera House Tour and Dine
    • Sydney Long Harbour Lunch Cruise
  • Round-trip private airport/hotel transfers Brisbane and Sydney
  • US/foreign taxes & fees including September 11 Security Fee

 

Based on departures

Price per person from*

Based on Double Occupancy

June 29 - July 23, 2022 5399
July 24 - September 10, 2022 4799
September 11 - November 11, 2022 5099
November 12 - December 5, 2022 5699

 

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Group Size

Independent Vacation

Dates

July 24 - September 10, 2022

Price

From $4799 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 - September 10, 2022, Sun - Wed travel. Travel Thu - Sat incurs a $55 fee each way or $110 round-trip. Other date ranges available, however seasonal surcharges apply. Black-out dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (6/8/2022/2022) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. All pricing is strictly subject to availability.  All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. Book by June 30, 2022. ETA VISAS ARE REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 53

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