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Lizard Island, Australia

Quick look:

  • Day 1   Arrive Melbourne, rest of day to explore at your leisure
  • Day 2   Hidden Secrets - Lanes and Arcades with lunch
  • Day 3   Echidna Walkabout - Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild
  • Day 4   Hamilton Island
  • Day 5   Hamilton Island - Barrier Reef
  • Day 6   Hamilton Island
  • Day 7   Sydney
  • Day 8   Bridgeclimb
  • Day 9   Bondi Beach
  • Day 10 Depart Australia

Crown Promenade Melbourne | Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel | Grace Hotel Sydney

Tour Details:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Day 1 - Melbourne - Arrive Australia

Arrive in Melbourne and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. Discover the cities wide streets and hidden lane-ways, galleries and parkland, eclectic precincts and a dynamic food and wine scene.

Overnight - Crown Promenade

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Day 2 - Melbourne - Hidden Secrets Lanes and Arcades

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told about and ended up missing everything else on offer? Melbourne’s arcades and lane-ways hide many of these treasures, and Hidden Secrets Tours Lanes and Arcades walking tour is the ideal way to discover and learn about the enchantment of Melbourne.

On our tour of Melbourne’s signature lanes and arcades, we unveil local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. We reveal some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, with historical tales of Melbourne along the way.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local cafe -soaking in the local atmosphere and enjoying new company.

Overnight - Crown Promenade

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Day 3 - Melbourne - Echidna Walkabout - Koalas and Kangaroos in the in the Wild

After pickup in Melbourne you had out to the bush country for your wildlife adventure.

Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one’s history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help create new koala habitat for future generations of baby koalas by participating in our Make a Home for Koala Clancy koala conservation project.

Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care we often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life.

The natural environments we visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Your Wildlife Guide will help you find and understand them, and show you how to look for wildlife wherever you travel in Australia.

It’s amazing that you can see so much wildlife on a day tour close to Melbourne!

Overnight - Crown Promenade

Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays, Australia

Day 4 - Hamilton Island - the Whitsunday’s

Enjoy your flight to Hamilton Island, a non stop service from Melbourne. On arrival at Hamilton Island airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, home for the next 3 nights.

Part of the Whitsundays, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. On a holiday to Hamilton Island, you'll be surrounded by pristine white beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

Overnight - Reef View Hotel

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Day 5 - Hamilton Island - Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Board your Cruise Whitsundays Reef vessel at Hamilton Island Marina to commence a full day Great Barrier Reef Adventure. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands en-route to Hardy Reef where you spend over 3 hours on the reef pontoon. The pontoon offers undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers and changing rooms.

There are a range of activities available including an underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible rides for coral viewing and full use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, as well as presentations by reef experts. Optional activities are also available including on-board massage service, certified and introductory scuba diving and helicopter scenic flights (all optional activities at own expense). Enjoy lunch on board.
Cruise concludes at approximately 5.00pm at Hamilton Island Marina.

Overnight - Reef View Hotel

Day 6 - Hamilton Island - at leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure on Hamilton Island. Cruise to the nearby Whitehaven Beach, sail a yacht around the Whitsundays, play a round of golf on one of Australia’s premier courses, snorkel the reef, relax at a spa, or simply lounge by one of the many island pools and do nothing at all.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Day 7 - Sydney

Leaving the Island behind enjoy your flight to Sydney. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Sydney is one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The stunning Harbor and the famous Opera House along with the thriving restaurants and markets make it easy for visitors to fall in love with.

Overnight - Grace Hotel

Sydney Harbor Bridge, New South Wales, Australia

Day 8 - Sydney - Bridgeclimb

Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit on our original Climb experience. Like an exposed spine, the outer rim delivers you to the peak, as the sky remains just beyond your outstretched fingertips.

Latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, you will walk on catwalks below the road-deck until you reach the South-East Pylon. Here you will ascend 4 ladders to the start of the upper arch, surrounded by the hum and buzz of Sydney’s traffic. With the summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge’s outer arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbor side to make your descent to our Climb Base.

Overnight - Grace Hotel

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Day 9 - Sydney - Bondi Beach with a Local

Join your friendly local Bondi Surf Instructor and experience Australia’s most beautiful beach... the way the locals do! Enjoy a half day Bondi Beach group tour that includes hotel transfers, surf lifesaving club tour, a surf or body-board lesson and a casual beach-side lunch with 5 star views across Bondi. There are awesome sight-seeing and photo opportunities and all equipment is included.

Overnight - Grace Hotel

Day 10 - Return Home

Your holiday comes to an end today as you fly home from Australia.

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