City Lights & Reef15 Day • Aussie Adventure - Sydney, Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef
City Lights & Reef
15 Day Classic Vacation - Aussie Adventure - Sydney, Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef
Sydney, Rainforest & Reef, highlights of New South Wales and Queensland
Don’t Go Small, Go Australia!
Two of Australia’s biggest attractions in just one trip, with plenty of time to enjoy all the highlights. Start in Sydney where you will find all the iconic Sydney sights at your doorstep. Sip your morning coffee with the Sydney Opera House as your backdrop learn about the historical Rocks precinct and visit the Blue Mountains National Park to see unique wildlife.
After the hustle and bustle of Sydney, head north to the cute holiday village of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland. This is your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Learn a little about the world’s oldest culture, Aboriginal Australians, snorkel the world’s largest living organism, hike in the world’s oldest rainforest with plenty of time to relax and enjoy sunset cocktails by the beach.
- Travel between:
- 1 Nov – 30 Nov 2023
10 Jan – 29 Feb or 4 Mar – 31 Mar 2024
Subject to availability
- Land Package Includes:
- Standard accommodation for 5 nights Sydney, 9 nights Port Douglas, Excursions per itinerary, Airport shuttle transfers.
- Meals: 2 Lunches
- Contact us for Solo Traveller rates or to travel on alternate dates.
- Flights are additional, departures available from all major Canadian cities, contact one of our Downunder Destination Specialists for rates from your closest city.
Included in your trip
EXCLUDED FROM YOUR TRIP
WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?
- The Rocks
- Blue Mountains
- Port Douglas
- Great Barrier Reef
- Daintree Rainforest
- Cape Tribulation
Aussie Adventure - Sydney, Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef
15 Day Adventure
Day 1: Arrive Sydney, Australia
Welcome to Sydney! Upon arrival you will be transferred from Sydney Airport to your central city accommodation where you will stay for 4 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Days 2-5: Sydney, New South Wales
You will have 3 days in Sydney to explore the city, iconic sights and surrounding areas. Your package includes two sightseeing excursions:
The Rocks walking tour – The Rocks holds a unique place in Sydney’s colonial history as the birthplace of European Australia. An essential visitor destination, The Rocks promises to be a memorable Sydney experience. Hear the legends and history of Sydney as you stroll the shoreline of the sparkling Sydney Harbour and wander down hidden alleyways, shady courtyards, and cobbled lanes. Discover what makes The Rocks tick on a Sydney heritage walk.
Blue Mountains Wildlife Day Tour –Spend a day exploring outside Sydney and into the heart of the majestic Blue Mountains National Park on a small group excursion. Explore stunning lookouts, valleys, rainforest areas and bush walks. Wander through a small mountain village for lunch and if you are lucky, get up close to Australian animals.
Day 6: Sydney to Port Douglas, Queensland
Transfer to Sydney Airport for a flight to Cairns (flight not included). Upon arrival, you will be transferred from Cairns Airport north to Port Douglas and your accommodation where you will stay for 10 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Days 7-14: Port Douglas, Queensland
You will have 10 days in Port Douglas to the tropical north Queensland region including the rainforest, reef and more. Your package includes two sightseeing excursions:
The Great Barrier Reef cruise – Explore the wondrous spectacle that is the Great Barrier Reef. A diverse array of marine life and corals inhabit the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and can be viewed from the surface or by plunging below. Snorkelling and diving the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is an adventure. Exploring the coral gardens in search for weird and wonderful marine creatures at Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef will keep you busy for hours. Three sites are visited in one day, providing an insight into this large, unique and extraordinary living organism that is the Great Barrier Reef.
Daintree, Cape Tribulation & 4WD Bloomfield – Embark on a small, personalized Daintree and Cape Tribulation tour – where the rainforest meets the reef! Explore all the region has to offer 4WD vehicle with a local naturalist guide. Spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, learn about flora, fauna and the history of the area on a guided boardwalk tour, take a 4WD ride through a World Heritage-listed rainforest on the rugged Bloomfield Track, visit Cape Tribulation Beach and enjoy a homemade Daintree ice-cream on your journey home.
Day 15: Port Douglas to Cairns, Depart Australia
Your Aussie adventure finished today. Transfer from Port Douglas south to Cairns Airport for your flight (flight not included).
Why not stay longer? Ask your Destination Specialist about customizing your trip to explore more of what Australia has to offer.
about City Lights & Reef
Trip Code: AUS315
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