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    Sydney Gold Coast/Fraser Island/Cairns (15 days/14 nights)

    Day 01

    Arrive Sydney

    Arrive in Sydney. Transfer to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Day 02

    Discover Sydney - Sydney City Tour & Harbour Luncheon Cruise B,L

    This morning depart your hotel for the Sydney City Tour & Harbour Luncheon Cruise - get your bearings of Sydney with our half-day Grand City Sights Tour. Join your "Aussie" host for a trip to remember, as he takes pride in showing off his hometown. Experience the history of this once Convict Settlement together with its famous modern landmarks. Travel over, under and on the beautiful Sydney Harbour with this combined City Sights and Harbour Leon Cruise. Board a luxury catamaran, with its spacious interior for comfortable dining, sit back - relax and take in the fabulous panoramic views while feasting on a superb L. This is Australian hospitality at its best. Your tour finishes at 2pm. The rest of the day is at leisure or you may choose some of our optional tours.

    Day 03

    Blue Mountains Adventure & Cuddle a Koala B,L

    This morning depart your hotel for the Blue Mountains 4WD Adventure - first head West out of Sydney, climb the escarpment and take in panoramic views of the Sydney area. Then, joining convict built roads and fire trails, your special 4WD vehicle will climb bush tracks through towering Eucalypts, over mountain streams and valleys and high into the Mountains. This natural environment provides a wonderful opportunity to look for native Flora and Fauna. Take in spectacular views of the Jamison Valley then soak up the atmosphere of a true Aussie Pub for L. In the afternoon continue your tour to Blackheath and to Katoomba and the Three Sisters rock formation. Enjoy the views and hear Aboriginal legends. Then take an opportunity to ride the Scenic Railway or Skyway. Finally, follow the Great Western Highway and then once again go bush in search of kangaroos in the wild. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park with one of Australia's largest private collections of Australian animals. See a variety animals and birds at close range in a natural bush setting, hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus, and have a photo taken with a friendly koala before returning to Sydney.

    Day 04

    Free time to explore Sydney B

    Today is at leisure to explore the beautiful harbour city of Sydney or you may prefer optional touring.

    Day 05

    Farewell Sydney. Arrive Gold Coast B

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Gold Coast. (own arrangements). Upon arrival in Coolangatta (Gold Coast airport), transfer to the selected hotel.

    Day 06

    Gold Coast B

    Full day at leisure to relax on one of the world's most beautiful beaches, or choose from a wide variety of optional tours including the 4 famous theme parks.

    Day 07

    Gold Coast B

    Full day at leisure to relax on one of the world's most beautiful beaches, or choose from a wide variety of optional tours including the 4 famous theme parks.

    Day 08

    Fraser Island Adventure B

    Early start for a 3 day Fraser Island Adventure. Travel through tropical plantations past the Glasshouse Mountains, through the Coal mining town of Gympie. We cruise to the Island to begin our Fraser Island Experience. An opportunity to explore the Eurong Beach Resort, time for a swim or a stroll.

    Day 09

    Fraser Island Adventure

    Your time is your own. Perhaps join a full day beach tour, (own expense) and see the Maheno Shipwreck, and ancient coloured sand cliffs. Discover the constantly changing mosaic of sand dunes and crystal clear lakes. Accommodation - self contained accommodation.

    Day 10

    Fraser Island Adventure

    The morning is at leisure, before joining the 4WD coach and a drive through dense rainforest to Central Station Forest Park. Stroll along Wanggoolba Creek, the most outstanding rainforest area on Fraser island. Visit a large freshwater lake perched high in the sand dunes. Return to the mainland for an evening meal stop (own expense) and a leisurely drive to Brisbane.

    Day 11

    Farewell Gold Coast. Arrive Cairns B

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Cairns. Upon arrival in Cairns transfer to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Day 12

    Discover the Reef B,L

    This morning depart your hotel for a spectacular Great Barrier Reef Cruise - for your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Quicksilver takes you to Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. With Quicksilver you can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver's unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef. Whichever way you choose, you'll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder. Diving, Helicopter Flights and Snorkel tour with Marine Biologist are available on request at extra cost.

    Day 13

    Discover the Rainforest B,L

    This morning depart your hotel for a Kuranda Rail / Rainforestation / Skyrail Tour - An amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the worlds most scenic rail routes through hand hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. View the Barron Falls before arriving at beautiful Kuranda Station. Spend some time exploring this quaint Village before a short journey brings you to Rainforestation set in 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest. Board the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a different look at the Rainforest. An experienced guide will show you unique tropical fruits, ancient rainforest plants and point out a number of our native animals as you meander through the Rainforest. Join the Dreamtime Walk for an insight into ancient Aboriginal and Islander history. A delicious barbeque L is included before visiting the Wildlife Park. Cuddle a koala, smile at a crocodile and hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies. A range of other native animals and reptiles are also on display. Time to return to Kuranda and board Skyrail, an experience which takes you over the Rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre before arriving at Caravonica Lakes where your coach will be waiting to return to your hotel.

    Day 14

    Unwine and Relax B

    Today is at leisure to explore the wonders of Australia's favourite holiday destination or you may prefer some optional touring.

    Day 15

    Farewell Cairns B

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.







    Holiday Inn Darling Harbour - Standard room

    Rydges Jamison - Standard room

    Hotel Inter-Continental Sydney - City view room

    Gold Coast

    Australis Sovereign Hotel - Hotel room

    Gold Coast International Hotel - Standard room

    Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort - Standard room

    Cairns/Palm Cove

    Clarion Resort Great Barrier Reef - Garden view room

    Clarion Resort Great Barrier Reef - Ocean front room

    Sebel Reef House and Spa - Verandah room

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    Accommodation at selected hotel TWIN SHARE ROOM
    Meals as specified in each itinerary
    Tours (seat-in-coach) and sightseeing according to each itinerary, not including optional tours
    Transfers to and from airport on scheduled coachers (upgrades to private car transfers are on request)
    Airfares (International or Domestic) & Airport Taxes
    Optional Tours
    Meals, other than those specified in the itinerary
    Tips & gratuities
    *Rates per double/twin room in Australian Dollars, including all taxes
    **The above rates are only applicable to pre-paid reservations made through Australian Travel Club Web site
    ***The above rates are not applicable for public holidays and special events (eg New Year, Mardi Gras, Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup, etc.) Special event rates are available on request
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