See the best of Australia on this vacation. From vibrant Melbourne to remote Kakadu National Park, you’ll be amazed at Australia’s native wildlife, including kangaroo, koalas, and emu; you’ll learn about Aboriginal culture; and you’ll witness incredible scenery every step of the way. Your vacation begins in cosmopolitan Melbourne, where you are treated to a city tour along with lunch on the Colonial Tram Car Restaurant, a unique and unforgettable way to experience the city. Then, explore amazing Kangaroo Island, where you’ll get up close and personal with sea lions, fur seals, kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. It is sure to be a day you’ll never forget!Continue to the “Center of Australia” with a 2-night stay at Uluru (Ayers Rock), one of the world’s most mysterious sites. Then, on to Darwin, located near the entrance of the vast Kakadu National Park. Take a cruise through Kakadu’s most famous wetlands and see ancient Aboriginal rock petroglyphs at Nourlangie Rock. On to tropical Cairns, where you’ll visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef, and have a chance to snap a photo with a koala at the Cairns Zoo. Finish your trip with two nights in bustling Sydney, Australia’s largest city. See the highlights of the city as well as visit to famous Bondi Beach, where you’ll meet members of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club. End your tour with a wonderful farewell dinner with waterside views of amazing Sydney Harbour. You’ll return home with memories and photos to last a lifetime!
MELBOURNEWelcome dinner; sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; [LF] Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunchHOBART[LF] Walking tour of the waterfront district; excursion to Port Arthur; visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation ParkADELAIDEOrientation tour; [LF] excursion to Kangaroo IslandULURU (AYERS ROCK) Sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock; visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); [LF] Outback barbecue DARWINOrientation tour; visit the botanic gardens and art galleryKAKADU NATIONAL PARKSightseeing tour; [LF] wetlands cruise; Nourlangie Rock; Windows on the Wetlands Visitor CentreCAIRNS Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; visit Cairns Tropical ZooSYDNEYSightseeing; visit the Opera House; botanic gardens; and [LF] Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, [LF] lunch at the North Bondi Returned & Services League Club; Sydney Harbour cruise; dinner at a waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour
American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 6 dinners including a farewell dinner in Sydney
NOTE:The May 17 departure will be in Sydney during the annual Vivid Sydney festival. Recognized as the largest event of its kind in the world, combining music, light, and ideas, the city transforms into a breathtaking canvas of creative expression. The festival features an outdoor gallery of extraordinary lighting sculptures, cutting-edge contemporary music, and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.