Guided Australia Tour

Great Barrier Reef

Hidden Laneways, Melbourne

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Cairns, Australia

Australia

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9 Day Adventure

Accommodations

Itinerary

Some Meals

Travel Visa

Perfect For Ages 40+

Tour Guide

Explore Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Guided Australia

9 Day Guided Tour - Explore Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

This exciting guided tour gets travellers to explore the many exciting aspects that make up Eastern Australia’s coast! Visit the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, home to delicious food, fantastic shopping and much history. Head to Northern Queensland, to the city of Cairns, for some cultural and natural experiences. See the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and learn about the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Travel to Sydney and see the iconic sights including The Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 06 Jun 2019 – 27 Mar 2020

(Some blackout dates may apply.  Prices are land-only)

Superior
$4,599CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Travel dates: 06 Jun 2019 to 14 Jun 2019, 04 Jul 2019 to 12 Jul 2019, 15 Aug 2019 to 23 Aug 2019, 05 Sep 2019 to 13 Sep 2019, 03 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2019, 17 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 2019, 14 Nov 2019 to 22 Nov 2019, 09 Jan 2020 to 17 Jan 2020, 16 Jan 2020 to 24 Jan 2020, 23 Jan 2020 to 31 Jan 2020, 30 Jan 2020 to 07 Feb 2020, 06 Feb 2020 to 14 Feb 2020, 13 Feb 2020 to 21 Feb 2020, 20 Feb 2020 to 28 Feb 2020, 27 Feb 2020 to 06 Mar 2020, 05 Mar 2020 to 13 Mar 2020, 12 Mar 2020 to 20 Mar 2020, 19 Mar 2020 to 27 Mar 2020
  • All accommodations have a 4-4.5-star rating
  • Prices based are in $CAD and based on double occupancy.  Subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Included: Quality accommodation, travel by luxury coach, experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide, Airport transfers (internal flights at own cost).

Get Ready for a Trip of a Lifetime

Details of Your Downunder Travel Adventure

Included in your Adventure

Hotel Accommodations

Itinerary

Guide

Some Meals

Taxes & Fees

Travel Visa

Airport Transfers

Breakfast Daily

Tour Guide

Cultural Experience

Excluded in your Adventure

Flights/Airfare

Motor Sports

Some Meals

Travel Insurance

Where will you visit?

Sydney
Melbourne
Cairns
Bondi Beach
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Tjapukai Cultural Park
Sydney Opera House
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Great Barrier Reef
Sydney Sunset Dinner Cruise

Guided Australia

Itinerary

Arrive in Melbourne, Depart from Sydney

9 Day Adventure

DAY 1: Depart Canada

Depart Canada today.  Airfare is NOT included with this package: connect with us to book your flight!

Day 2: International Dateline

Cross the International Dateline and lose a day. You will gain this day back on your return journey.

Day 3: Arrive Melbourne

  • On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It's a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.
Day 4: Melbourne

  • Join your Travel Director for a city sights tour that includes a private walk through Melbourne's famous hidden laneways. You'll discover the city's eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, enjoy an optional experience or simply relax and watch the world go by.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5: Cairns

  • This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland (Note: internal flights are NOT included in this package.  Chat with us on booking all internal airfare). On arrival join a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, crocodiles and more! This evening is free for your to choose from the numerous restaurants that Cairns has to offer.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6: Great Barrier Reef

  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime - board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Cairns

  • Day at leisure today.
  • A great option is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda, be amazed as you travel over and through World Heritage rainforest, explore quaint Kuranda village and later board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for this historic rail journey. If you’d prefer to spend the day relaxing by your hotel pool or sitting back at a local café you can do that too!
  • In the evening rejoin your travelling companions for a Be My Guest dining experience at Tjapukai Cultural Park. Hear dreamtime stories, witness a high impact dance performance and enjoy dinner with your local host to the sounds of the didgeridoo.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Sydney

  • This morning you'll fly to Sydney! (Note: internal flights are NOT included in this package.  Chat with us on booking all internal airfare)
  • On arrival there's time to relax at your hotel or explore this exciting city before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a contemporary two course a la carte meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You'll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Sydney

  • Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before enjoying a delicious lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club and share with you the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later enjoy some free time to do some shopping, enjoy and Optional Experience or maybe just take a stroll along the harbour front.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11: Sydney

  • Today is  a day at leisure.
  • Why not take a day trip to the spectacular Blue Mountains for fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. You’ll visit the charming village of Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit a Wildlife Park to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s cuddly native animals. If you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘Bridgeclimb’.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 12: Depart

  • Depart today (arrive in Canada Day 13).

Guided Australia

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Information and Facts

Australia: Facts & Information

Weather

Seasons in Australia are opposite to the weather in North America – December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring. Australia is a lovely destination to visit year-round; known for having mild weather throughout, even during its winter. The far northern parts of the country are tropical year-round.

Safety

Canadians can enjoy safe travels year-round in Australia. We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance to cover theft, loss, cancellations/travel interruptions, accidents and non-pre-existing medical problems. The (UV) sunrays in Australia are very strong and can cause a burn, even on a cloudy day.

Vaccinations

While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling Down Under – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

Currency & Customs

The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar. Tipping is not customary; however, hotels, tour guides/ground operators and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill. If you feel your service provider went above and beyond, it is recommended to tip 10%. You are required to have a valid Australia Travel Visa.

Electricity

The electrical current for Australia (and New Zealand) is 220-240 volts; it is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust.

Language

The main spoken language in Australia is English. As well, Australia has many multicultural nations, including the world’s oldest nations.

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“Our group of 4 travelled to Africa, 4 different countries, many flights, hotels and tours under the guidance of Jason at Down Under Travel. The trip was amazing especially the safaris. Jason’s attention to detail made this trip outstanding. Truly a trip of a lifetime that was arranged perfectly. Don’t hesitate to book with this company, you will not be disappointed.”

M. O'Bryan

I wouldn’t have put it all together the way you did!

I just wanted to thank you for all the great advice and information that you provided for our recent trip to Australia.  I am the type of traveller that tends to search on in the internet and book things on my own, so using a travel agent for our trip wasn’t my first thought. However the trip we had planned was quite complicated with multiple destinations which involved several flights, varied accommodation,  local transportation, and tours  and I know I wouldn’t have been able to put it all together the way you did.  This was a trip that we booked with short notice which made it even more complicated. Once we met with you,  I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,  and I had confidence in your recommendations. You really know Australia and it shows. I truly felt that we had a better vacation because of you. The tours in Tasmania and the Daintree were spectacular,  and everything went very smoothly from start to finish.  I felt that we received excellent service and advice and we really got great  value for our travel dollars. We have recommended you to several friends,  and will be calling on you again in the future if our travels take us ‘down under’!

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Just to let you know we arrived safely back home late yesterday after a wonderful trip. Thank you for setting it all up. We saw almost no rain but the day that it did rain was when we arrived in Darwin. Having Platinum [The Ghan] meant our transfer bus was right beside the train whereas the Gold passengers had quite a walk to get to the station. The train is almost a kilometer long so it meant a walk in the rain for some.

G. Bernhardt

We will be recommending you to anyone we know

We absolutely loved our vacation, Jason!  Kudos to you with your recommendations, bookings, etc.  Everything came off without a hitch –  excursion pickups, airport shuttles were always on time.  We made out great driving on the wrong side of the road, and steering wheel on wrong side of car lol.  Air New Zealand was a great choice for our main flights, flight attendants came to our seats and thanked us personally for flying with Air New Zealand.  Again, we have to thank you so much Jason for helping us plan such a fantastic vacation – such a great time.  Hopefully we will vacation in another area you sell and we’ll need your services again.  We will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know.

C. Hinks

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“Jason planned our 3 week honeymoon to New Zealand and Cook Islands in October 2016. Jason was very knowledgeable and saved us so much time not trying to plan the trip details ourselves! We had an amazing time, with everything going smoothly. Overall, happy to recommend his service to anyone else planning to go “down under” 🙂 .”

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Kudos to Sawyer, our travel agent from Downunder Travel, who did a fantastic job of arranging our trip to Fiji. Her attention to detail was impeccable.

We were delayed for takeoff from Calgary to San Francisco due to weather and Sawyer helped us with our hotel bookings and transfers en-route to San Francisco. As well, she automatically readjusted our Fiji itinerary to coincide with our missed arrival dates in Fiji.

When we were planning our trip, we told Sawyer what our interests were, and her selection of excursions were exactly suited to our interests. Her choice of accommodations was excellent.

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A special thanks for putting my phenomenal South Pacific Adventure of a lifetime together.  Much appreciation for all the hard work that you have endured to make my trip a most memorable adventure.  I have totally enjoyed every aspect of the trip.  I will definitely recommend this itinerary to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime.

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Thanks for organizing and planning our recent trip to Thailand and Myanmar. We had a wonderful, magical month on some Thai islands, and tremendously enjoyed Mandalay and particularly, Bagan. The hot air balloon ride, is not to be missed.  Our next trip to that part of the world , we will certainly use your expertise Andree.

T. Baker

Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney!

The tours in Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney were exceptional.  The guides were all very informative and helpful when explaining the sites, sometimes throwing in their own personal stories too.  In Melbourne we enjoyed: the hop on/off bus tour, the Central Historical tram, the Treasury and ANZAC Memorial is is very worthwhile, The Great Ocean Road with our small group tour was fabulous and the Penguin Parade with underground viewing is definitely a must-see!  The Cairns tours are remarkable; I enjoyed our small personalized group travel to Frankland Island (including guided walk), the Kuranda Train, Skyrail and Hartley’s offered a great variety and St. Monica’s Cathedral with its stained glass windows are a hidden gem!  In Sydney, we enjoyed so much; the Ferry boat was easy to manage, The Sydney Opera House was definitely a highlight, our Harbour Cruise was fantastic and our Blue Mountains tour with hike was lovely, definitely another must-experience.

In addition to the terrific tours, our flights and connections were seamless and the personal touches and the variety of experienced offered on this trip was one of a kind!  I look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future!

W. MGee

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Jason created the Best Vacation Ever for us – a month long trip to Australia travelling the east coast, the Red Center and south. All arrangements, locations, excursions, transfers were well executed which resulted in a stress free vacation for us! Thanks so much for your attention to all the details. Would definitely recommend that others trust Jason to make their entire trip as spectacular as ours was.
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Our family would like to thank you for coordinating an amazing trip to Australia!  We only had 3 weeks but we were able to experience so much with an itinerary that was seamless and worry free!

Every spot was memorable, from the Grampians to Kangaroo Island, to a liveaboard on the GBR and the bright lights of Melbourne and Sydney  – a spectacular country and can’t wait to go back!

We definitely recommend Downunder Travel and are grateful to Andree for all her help and expertise in creating a wonderful adventure!

Maureen

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We would like to say a super Thank You to Jason Webb at Downunder Travel. For completely arranging our 5 week trip to New Zealand, Australia, Bora Bora, Paul Gauguin Cruise in Tahiti & return to Canada. Jason booked all our airline travel, chauffeur pick ups, & travel dates. These were very convenient scheduled & were all on time. Twelve air planes in 34 days. Jason had the knowledge & experience to pre-book excellent hotels, exceptional tours & timely transfers. We had a memorable, enjoyable carefree trip due to Jason’s knowledgeable preparation.

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“A group of 9 travelers wanted to do a tour of Australia. 4 of us have been using Jason at Downunder Travel since 2005. We are a group with agricultural interests so we were hoping to see the diversity of Australia with as many ag components as possible. We met with Jason and he compiled an itinerary for us which gave us another trip of a lifetime. Jason’s attention to detail is truly amazing. Everything happened without a glitch which makes for a worry-free holiday. He also allowed for some free days if anything needed rearranged. We are already planning our next holiday with his company. Kudos to Jason!”

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