Best of Australia from $5,999



  • 12 nights first class accommodations
  • All transfers
  • All tours & sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 19 meals
Best of Australia

Experience the highlights of Australia in just two weeks on our fully escorted Holidays of a Lifetime. Visit major urban centres such as Sydney with its harbour and opera house, Melbourne and Adelaide. Get into the Outback with visits to Ayers Rock and Alice springs. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia offers a wide variety of scenery, cultural variations and local attractions. The tour starts in Cairns situated on the Great Barrier Reef where sightseeing activities include a trip to a coral island, a miniature train ride into the neighbouring mountains and the opportunity to meet Goway’s “adopted” koala bears. Next fly to Sydney with its beautiful harbour and Opera House.  A flight to the Outback brings you to Ayers Rock in the heart of the Australian desert, the sacred site for Aboriginals. Next is an overland journey to Alice Springs, home of the Flying Doctors. Here you have a choice to take the upscale Ghan overnight train to Adelaide or fly directly to Adelaide. On arrival, you can decide on a visit to Kangaroo Island with its prolific wildlife or go to the Barossa Valley to check out the vineyards. Fly then to Melbourne, a modern vibrant city.


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Day 1: Arrive Sydney

Welcome to the island continent of Australia! On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel. Tonight we enjoy a special welcome dinner with our fellow guests and Tour Director. Meals: Dinner; Stay 3 nights Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Day 2: In Sydney

After breakfast, head to Bondi Beach where we enjoy a lifesaving demonstration followed by morning tea. We then visit the iconic Sydney Opera. House, home to Australia’s renowned opera, ballet and theatre companies.  Enjoy a light tasting platter lunch, followed by a private guided tour. After, enjoy some free time.   Early this evening, board our vessel for a sunset dinner cruise on Sydney’s splendid harbor. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Blue Mountains

Today is a full day tour to the Blue Mountains. Visit the Tea Pot Museum for morning tea before a ride on the Skyway, a glass bottomed aerial cable car and the Scenic Cableway. After lunch head to one of the lookout points to experience the full beauty of the Blue Mountains. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Sydney to Cairns

This morning we transfer to the airport for the flight to Cairns (airfare not included). On arrival, transfer to our hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. This evening we head to Tjapukai Cultural Park for dinner and award winning Indigenous performances. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner; Stay 3 Nights Hilton Cairns


Day 5: Rainforest & Aboriginal Experience

After breakfast this morning we board the Kuranda scenic train and enjoy “Royal Champagne Service” for a spectacular ride to Kuranda. Travel into the rainforest on an amphibious army duck. We enjoy a delicious lunch, then an authentic Aboriginal cultural performance under the canopy of the rainforest. Experience a “Dreamtime” walk with an Aboriginal guide. Throw a boomerang and see Australian native animals including koalas, wombats and kangaroos. You’ll even get the chance to meet Matilda, Walter, or Kiah, Goway’s adopted Koalas. Tonight enjoy dinner at our hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Great Barrier Reef

Today cruise to Green Island for some free time before exploring the Great Barrier Reef for approximately 2 hours. Non-snorkelers may remain at Green Island and either snorkel from the shoreline or enjoy an excursion in a glass bottom boat. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Cairns to Ayers Rock

Upon arrival into the Aussie “Outback” at Ayers Rock travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) for sightseeing followed by a lunch at Cultural Centre (own expense).  Later we view the spectacular setting sun light up the Rock, the world’s largest monolith. This evening absorb the sounds of the didgeridoo and dine on true Outback cuisine as we enjoy our Sounds of Silence Dinner under the stars.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner; Stay: Desert Gardens Hotel

Day 8: Ayers Rock to Alice Springs

Enjoy a morning Base tour of Uluru. We’ll hear some of the Aboriginal legends about the sacred land. After the Base tour we travel through the semi arid desert that is known as the “Red Centre” to Alice Springs stopping on the way at Curtin Springs Station.  Tonight enjoy a special Outback Sunset Dinner with an Aboriginal Master Bush Chef. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner; Stay: 1 Night DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

Day 9: Alice Springs to Adelaide

Enjoy breakfast at our hotel. A sightseeing tour of Alice Springs follows including School of Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service, before continuing to the airport for the flight to Adelaide (airfare not included). Meals: Breakfast and Dinner; Stay: Hilton Adelaide 2 nights

Day 10: Adelaide Sightseeing

Today, we head to the nearby Adelaide Hills and the historic village of Hahndorf for wine tasting and lunch at Maximilian’s, a superb restaurant nestled in the hills. We also visit the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. The evening is at leisure.  Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11: Adelaide to Melbourne

Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Melbourne (airfare not included). We take a city tour before check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon, head to Phillip Island and the Little Penguin Parade. The sight of the little penguins waddling along the beach is priceless. Enjoy a 3 course dinner dinner before heading back to Melbourne. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner; Stay 2 Nights Crown Promenade Hotel

Day 12: Melbourne Sightseeing

This morning, we discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on a walking tour. The afternoon is free and this evening we enjoy a unique Farewell to Australia dinner on board an historic tramcar as it travels through Melbourne. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13: Depart Melbourne

Today after a delicious breakfast at the hotel we transfer to the airport where our Holiday of a Lifetime will end. Join your onward flight arrangements. Meals: Breakfast

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