AUSTRALIA ADVENTURE | Melbourne to Sydney 2017

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From its spectacular scenery and fascinating wildlife to its vibrant cities, see the best of Australia on this vacation from Melbourne to Sydney with overnights along the way in Hobart, Adelaide, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Darwin, Kakadu National Park, and Cairns.

Start in Melbourne with a city tour along with lunch on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, a unique and unforgettable way to experience the city a local favorite offered by Globus. End your Australia tour in Sydney with sightseeing, a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House, a Sydney Harbour cruise, and free time to explore on your own.

Tour highlights include an excursion to 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! This is another out-of-the-ordinary adventure arranged by Globus to make your vacation unique.

Another special experience is a cruise through Kakadu National Park’s most famous wetland, where you’ll have an opportunity to see crocodiles and to see ancient Aboriginal rock petroglyphs.

In Cairns, cruise to the spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef, an experience of a lifetime! You’ll even get to snorkel or take a watercraft tour! Plus, in Cairns, you’ll visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for a guided tour to see native animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoli, and Crocodiles.

You’ve heard of Australia’s Outback, and now’s your time to spend two nights there. Enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset at Uluru and take a tour around its base, learning of its significance to the Aboriginal people. You’ll also enjoy views of amazing Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). As a special treat, Globus has included an Outback Barbecue featuring a typical campfire meal and Outback ambiance.

Vibrant cities, amazing scenery, enthralling wildlife, special experiences…all are offered on this fun-filled Australia tour.

"ITINERARY

DAY 1; Arrive in Melbourne, Australia

Welcome to the “Land Down Under” and Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner at your hotel.

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DAY 2; Melbourne

Start your day with a city sightseeing tour including such landmarks at Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, FITZROY GARDENS, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, and more. Today’s lunch is served aboard the historic Globus Local Favorite COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT. Enjoy fine food and drink as you wind your way through the streets of Melbourne, a truly unique experience. In the evening, you may wish to take an optional excursion to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade.

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DAY 3; Melbourne

A full day to explore more of this cosmopolitan city. You may wish to shop for a favorite souvenir at Queen Victoria Market, stroll along the Yarra River, see the city from new heights at the Eureka Skydeck, or explore the many lanes and alleys of this city. You may also want to consider a day tour to see the “Twelve Apostles” along the Great Ocean Road or visit the nearby Yarra Valley to sample the region’s award-winning wines.

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DAY 4; Melbourne - Hobart

Fly to Hobart, Tasmania, home of the famed Tasmanian devil. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided Globus Local Favorite WALKING TOUR of Hobart’s historic waterfront district, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

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DAY 5; Hobart. Excursion to Port Arthur

Our first stop this morning is at the TASMANIAN DEVIL CONSERVATION PARK to see and learn about the famous Tasmanian devil, once almost extinct. You’ll also have a chance to interact with some of Australia’s other native animals, like kangaroos, wallabies, quolls, and parrots. Next, we visit some of the Tasman Peninsula’s famous features, such as the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch. On to PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE. Originally designed as a timber camp, the town grew in importance as it began housing convicts. On a guided tour, hear stories of former prisoners, and see the ruins of the 4-story penitentiary—a grim reminder of Australia’s days as a penal colony.

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DAY 6; Hobart - Adelaide

Today, fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne). Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of this colonial city. During your free time today, you may wish to stroll Adelaide’s bustling streets, visit the Art Gallery of South Australia, or enjoy al fresco dining at one of the city’s many restaurants.

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DAY 7; Adelaide. Excursion to Kangaroo Island

This morning, take a ferry to Globus Local Favorite KANGAROO ISLAND, home to unspoiled white-sand beaches, barking sea lions, dozing koalas, and amazing scenery. At SEAL BAY, there’s a chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures and learn more about them from a park ranger. Have your cameras ready as we visit REMARKABLE ROCKS with its stunning views, and ADMIRALS ARCH, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals. Our last stop on the island is FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas.

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DAY 8; Adelaide–Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Fly this morning from Adelaide to the “Center of Australia.” This evening, visit Ayers Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known also by its Aboriginal name: Uluru. This massive sandstone monolith is one of the world’s most mysterious and religious sites. Enjoy a cool DRINK as you watch the sunset and the changing colors as they fall across the landscape. Later, enjoy a truly unique Aussie experience—an Globus Local Favorite OUTBACK BARBECUE featuring a meal of typical campfire fare and awe-inspiring Outback ambiance.

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DAY 9; Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Today, enjoy a TOUR around the base of Uluru, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. There is time to relax at your resort before the afternoon takes us to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of views of some 36 brilliant domes. This evening is at leisure.

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DAY 10; Uluru (Ayers Rock)-Darwin

For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. Later, fly to Darwin (via Alice Springs). Tonight, why not explore Darwin’s waterfront, lined
with restaurants, shops, and walking trails?

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DAY 11; Darwin–Kakadu National Park

Travel to KAKADU NATIONAL PARK, Australia’s largest national park covering almost 20,000 square kilometers. Spend time at WINDOW ON THE WETLANDS VISITOR CENTRE to learn more about the natural and cultural features including the abundant wildlife and the European and Aboriginal history of this region. Dinner this evening is at your hotel.

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DAY 12; Kakadu National Park

Time to explore more of this massive park today. Spend time at the BOWALI VISITOR CENTRE to learn more about the flora, fauna, and geology of the park. Then, enjoy a Globus Local Favorite CRUISE through Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s most famous wetland. An Aboriginal guide will share the history of the region and point out wildlife, which could include crocodiles, water buffalo, and an abundance of bird life. A short walk on an ancient trail takes us to see Aboriginal rock petroglyphs at NOURLANGIE ROCK. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Take a hike, join in an optional scenic flight over the park, or just relax at your hotel.

NOTE:
During the wet season (December through April), it can be difficult to see crocodiles in the wild.

DAY 13; Kakadu National Park–Darwin–Cairns

Return to Darwin and enjoy a city sightseeing tour featuring the splendid BOTANIC GARDENS and ART GALLERY. There’s time to explore, stroll the relaxed streets of Darwin, and take in the historic colonial architecture and buildings. Later this evening, fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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DAY 14; Cairns. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world—a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist.

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DAY 15; Cairns

A full day to explore more of this tropical paradise. You may wish to visit the Daintree Rainforest, considered to be the oldest rainforest in the world, stroll along the Cairns Esplanade, take a journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, enjoy a scenic sunset cruise, or shop for unique gifts and souvenirs at the popular Cairns Night Market. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to make the most of your day.

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DAY 16; Cairns - Sydney

This morning, enjoy a special visit to HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES for your chance to meet Australia’s native animals. You’ll also enjoy a talk by a wildlife keeper and the opportunity to have your picture taken with a koala! Afterwards, fly to vibrant Sydney.

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DAY 17; Sydney

Today’s sightseeing includes the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of the interior and theaters. Then, travel to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for a great photo opportunity and sweeping view of the harbor. Visit world-famous Bondi Beach for an insider’s tour of Globus Local Favorite BONDI SURF BATHERS’ LIFE SAVING CLUB. Meet with one of the lifesavers and learn about the history of the club and the training needed to become a lifeguard. Lunch today is at the Globus Local Favorite North Bondi Returned Servicemen’s Leagues Club, located on Bondi Beach. Learn about the history of this special place and the courageous “Rats of Tobruk” while enjoying sweeping waterfront views and delicious food. Afterward, a CRUISE on Sydney Harbour highlights some of the city’s best views.

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DAY 18; Sydney

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Why not reach new heights on the thrilling Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb or take in amazing views from atop Sydney Tower? Ferry across the harbor and explore Taronga Zoo, take a walking tour along the cobblestone lanes of the Rocks, or relax on beautiful Manly Beach. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a WATERFRONT RESTAURANT with fantastic views of Sydney.

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DAY 19; Sydney

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

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DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

MELBOURNE

  • Welcome dinner; sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; Globus Local Favorite Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch

HOBART

  • Globus Local Favorite Walking tour of the waterfront district; excursion to Port Arthur; visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park

ADELAIDE

  • Orientation tour; Globus Local Favorite excursion to Kangaroo Island

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock; Globus Local Favorite Outback barbecue; visit to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

DARWIN

  • Orientation tour; visit the botanic gardens and art gallery

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

  • Sightseeing tour; Globus Local Favorite wetlands cruise; Nourlangie Rock; Windows on the Wetlands Visitor Centre & Bowali Visitor Centre

CAIRNS

  • Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

SYDNEY

  • Sightseeing; visit the Opera House; botanic gardens; and Globus Local Favorite Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, Globus Local Favorite lunch at the North Bondi Returned & Servicmen’s League Club; Sydney Harbour cruise; farewell dinner at a Waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour.

 

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Reviewed by Kou Hsui LI   November 25, 2016
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Definitely worth the money. Thank you very much.., We had a great time! I would strongly suggest that anyone is traveling to AUSTRALIA. You won’t be disappointed.
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Reviewed by NACH   December 06, 2016
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WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING.
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Reviewed by Hopse D.M   August 08, 2016
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We really had a great time. Thanks
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Reviewed by Guzini G   October 10, 2016
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Thank you very much for the Mystery Tours
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Reviewed by Sebastián & Alejandro   February 05, 2017
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We love and enjoyed the whole trip and would do it again. Muchas Gracias
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Reviewed by Olivia J   September 10, 2016
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Highly recommended. We really had a fantastic time. Thanks-A-Lot
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Reviewed by Zaboo Edmonton   February 10, 2017
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We saw everything we wanted to see and then some. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, she made our tour delightful. We felt the price was very reasonable and would not hesitate to recommend them to our friends if they were planning on visiting Australia.
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Reviewed by SHAN SHAN   March 19, 2017
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今天在翻看整理电脑照片的时候,看到了去年和家人去墨尔本游玩的照片,顿时所有快乐的瞬间都闪现在眼前,就想来写写拖了很久的这篇评论。 去年我带着家人去澳大利亚墨尔本游玩了一圈。其实我们去澳大利亚也是巧合,原本我们是准备去土耳其游玩的,可是因为那边政治局势不稳定,所以我们临时决定改去澳大利亚墨尔本。 在两天仓促的准备工作过后我们踏上了这次游程。飞机是从南京出发,香港转机,最终抵达墨尔本。沿途因为飞行时长比较久所以感觉很辛苦,尤其是五岁的女儿,在路途上等待的不耐烦,时不时的哭闹会有些烦恼。不过还好,没有碰到飞机延误之类的问题。因为是跟着团队旅游,所以我们很快就坐上了开往酒店的车,顺利的安顿下来了(这是报团旅游最大的一个优势)。在大概两三个小时的休息之后,我们去酒店的餐厅享受了晚餐。酒店的环境我和老公都很满意,虽然不是奢华的酒店,但很温馨舒适,晚餐也很美味。 养足了精神之后,第二天一大早我们开始了正式的墨尔本游记。头几天,我们的所有观赏的景点都是在墨尔本。因为时去年的游记,所以我没有办法详细按照行程给大家叙述,只能按照给自己留下的印象深刻程度来写。首先我要提到的尤里卡88层观景台,离地面高达285米。乘坐观景台专用电梯不到40秒就可以到达88层,简直是太震撼了。建议大家一定要尽量要把行程安排在天气晴朗的日子,在顶层小酌一杯咖啡,感受在顶层边缘地带喝咖啡的不一样的感受。除观景台之外,墨尔本动物园也是我比较喜欢的的地方。确切的说是我女儿喜欢的地方。想来澳洲看的考拉袋鼠这边全都有, 一方面满足了我的好奇心,另一方面女儿也是玩儿的很开心。现在的小孩子还真是有福气呢。当然我们也去了墨尔本圣保罗大教堂这样具有历史宗教意义的景点。 墨尔本过后,我们去了霍巴特。在短暂的欣赏了霍巴特的当地风情之后,我们又去了阿德莱德。在阿德莱德我们同样去了阿德莱德动物园,虽然感觉有些重复,可是我们依旧玩儿的很尽兴。这里的袋鼠时放养的,你可以去给它们为喂东西吃。我觉得整个过程我女儿时最嗨的。我跟老公就一直在她左右跑来跑去,生怕她被咬,可是女儿确自顾自的玩得很开心。不过看到她亲近大自然,逃离大城市回归天性,我们也很开心。 剩下的行程我就不详详细细的汇报啦,我觉得大家应该去亲自体验看看。真的时非常值得的一次行程。这次的意外行程我们一家人都很满意。有机会还会再参与!
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