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, Ayers Rock (Uluru), 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. </BR></BR>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 Adventure for a guided tour to see native animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoli, and Crocodiles. </BR>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 Ayers Rock (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. </BR></BR>Vibrant cities, amazing scenery, enthralling wildlife, special experiences…all are offered on this fun-filled Australia tour.
MELBOURNEWelcome dinner; sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; [LF] Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunchHOBART[LF] Walking tour of the waterfront district; excursion to Port Arthur; visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation ParkADELAIDEOrientation tour; [LF] excursion to Kangaroo IslandULURU (AYERS ROCK) Sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock; visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); [LF] Outback barbecue DARWINOrientation tour; visit the botanic gardens and art galleryKAKADU NATIONAL PARKSightseeing tour; [LF] wetlands cruise; Nourlangie Rock; Windows on the Wetlands Visitor CentreCAIRNS Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; visit Cairns Tropical ZooSYDNEYSightseeing; visit the Opera House; botanic gardens; and [LF] Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, [LF] lunch at the North Bondi Returned & Services League Club; Sydney Harbour cruise; dinner at a waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour
American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 6 dinners including a farewell dinner in Sydney
NOTE:The May 17 departure will be in Sydney during the annual Vivid Sydney festival. Recognized as the largest event of its kind in the world, combining music, light, and ideas, the city transforms into a breathtaking canvas of creative expression. The festival features an outdoor gallery of extraordinary lighting sculptures, cutting-edge contemporary music, and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.