Sunshine State & Sydney: Brisbane, Long Island and Sydney

Sunshine State & Sydney: Brisbane, Long Island and Sydney

Embark on a breathtaking journey along Australia’s stunning East Coast, where natural wonders, wildlife encounters, luxury retreats, and vibrant cities await. This 13-day adventure begins with round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Brisbane, returning from Sydney and internal domestic flights, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.

Sunshine State & Sydney: Brisbane, Long Island and Sydney

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13 Days, 10 Nights

Start your adventure in the vibrant city of Brisbane, staying in style at the Emporium Hotel South Bank. Located in the heart of South Bank, this boutique hotel offers the perfect base for exploring the city’s rich culture and culinary delights.

Immerse yourself in Brisbane’s local culture and flavors with a private Sights and Bites tour. Discover hidden gems, explore cultural precincts, and savor delectable culinary treats, providing a glimpse into the city’s unique character.
Venture to the Brisbane’s oldest koala sanctuary, Lone Pine where you can hand feed kangaroos and see over 100 koalas.

Experience island paradise at its finest with three nights at the Elysian Luxury Eco Island Retreat, located on a secluded island near the Great Barrier Reef. Your journey to this pristine retreat includes a breathtaking helicopter transfer from Hamilton Island.

The adventure continues at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, where you’ll spend the night amidst stunning wildlife. Wake up to the sounds of the animal kingdom, with unique encounters and a deeper understanding of wildlife conservation.

Explore the dynamic city of Sydney while enjoying a three-night stay at the luxurious Shangri-La Sydney. Located in the heart of the city, this hotel offers stunning views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Delve into the heart of Sydney with Essential Sydney Tours, taking you to iconic landmarks, including Bondi Beach and the Royal Botanic Garden. Conclude your Sydney experience with a memorable Sydney Harbour Long Lunch, savoring delectable cuisine while enjoying the city’s mesmerizing waterfront.

This 14-day journey is an exploration of contrasts, from bustling urban centers to tranquil island paradises, from close encounters with Australian wildlife to the rich cultural experiences of Sydney. Whether you’re cuddling koalas, savoring gourmet delights, or gazing at the Sydney Opera House, this East Coast adventure offers a well-rounded and unforgettable Australian experience.


  • Brisbane: Australia Zoo, food and wine experience
  • Long Island: Eco Island Retreat
  • Sydney: Wildlife Retreat, Essential tour and Harbour Lunch Progressive Cruise


  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Brisbane, returning from Sydney
  • Internal Australian Flights: Brisbane, Hamilton Island and Sydney
  • 3-nights Brisbane, Emporium Hotel South Bank, River City King Suite including breakfast
    • Private Brisbane Sights and Bites experiences
    • Private Brisbane City and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • 3-nights Long Island, Elysian Luxury Eco Island Retreat, Oceanfront Villa including tropical buffet breakfast, a 2-course or packed lunch, 3-course dinner daily, standard beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, use of kayaks, stand up paddleboards, rock shoes and snorkel equipment, two daily exercise or mindful movement classes (catering to all levels) and organic toiletries
  • Round-trip helicopter transfers from Hamilton Island to Long Island
  • 1-night Sydney, Wildlife Retreat at Taronga including breakfast and dinner
  • 3-nights Sydney, Shangri-la Sydney, Executive Opera House City View Room including breakfast
    • Essential Sydney Tour including lunch
    • Sydney Harbour Long Lunch cruise
  • Round-trip private airport/hotel transfers
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee


Based on Departures

Price per person from*

Based on double occupancy

April 1 - April 30, 2024 9099
May 1 - June 28, 2024 8899
June 29 - July 23, 2024 9369
July 24 - September 17, 2024 9259
September 18 - November 11, 2024 9499


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* Prices may not be valid during special events and are subject to availability at time of booking.


Add-on a 3-night stopover in Canberra


  • One-way private transfer from Sydney hotel to Sydney Rail Station
  • Round-trip First Class seat on the XPT train from Sydney to Canberra
  • Round-trip private transfer from Canberra Rail Station to hotel
  • 3-nights Canberra, Ovolo Nishi, Creative Room including breakfast
  • Highlights of Canberra small-group tour
  • Canberra Wine Experiemce small-group tour
  • One-way transfer from Sydney Rail Station to Sydney Airport

From $1299/persom based on double occupancy

Group Size

Independent Vacation


May 1, 2024 - June 28, 2024


From $9049 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share. Single supplements apply. Advertised price valid for departures May 1, 2024 - June 28, 2024. Other date ranges available, however seasonal surcharges apply. A weekend surcharge of US$50 each way applies to travel Thu-Sat (US$100 roundtrip) for TransPacific flights. Black-out dates may apply. Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases. Seats and rooms are limited and subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are current at time of posting (1/1/2024) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. Airfare is non-refundable once ticketed as per airfare rules. Down Under Answers terms and conditions apply to change fees and cancellations. Packages must be booked by May 31, 2024. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices based on availability. Visas are required for travel to Australia.CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531

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