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Grand Australia

18 days/15 nights - from $7,310 per person including airfare from Los Angeles

Departures & Rates

Take a grand tour of Australia on this 15-night tour. Start in Sydney, where you see the famous Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. From there, travel to Cairns, where you take a full-day tour of the Great Barrier Reef. The following day, take a train ride and visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Next, travel to Ayers Rock, visiting the Olgas and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Then, travel to Darwin, en route to the Kakadu National Park, where you cruise on the Yellow Waters and visit Nourlangie Rock. Return to Darwin and continue to Adelaide, where you visit Richmond Grove and the Whispering Wall. Finally, travel to Melbourne and see the Shrine of Remembrance and Queen Victoria Market before returning home. Starting from $7310, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.

Day 1 - USA/Sydney
Depart from the US on Fiji Airways trans-Pacific flight to Sydney.

Day 2 - En Route
Cross the International Date Line.

Day 3 - Sydney
Arrive in Sydney and transfer to hotel. (Hyatt Regency/Radisson Blu Plaza)

Day 4 - Sydney
Today, tour Sydney's birthplace (The Rocks), Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquaries Chair, and famous Bondi Beach. Then board Captain Cook's lunch cruise in Sydney Harbor. After lunch, explore Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World. (B/L)

Day 5 - Sydney
A full day at leisure. (B)

Day 6 - Sydney/Cairns
Fly to Cairns and transfer to your hotel. (Pacific/Pullman Cairns) (B)

Day 7 - Great Barrier Reef
Experience an exciting full day on the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise by catamaran to the stunning Marine World coral reef location. Enjoy morning tea, an informative presentation by a marine biologist, a buffet lunch, semi-submersible tours, glass-bottom boat tours, and underwater observatory coral viewing. All snorkeling equipment, wet suit and Lycra suit are included, and a qualified snorkeling advisor is on hand. Scuba diving available at additional cost. (B/L)

Day 8 - Cairns
Board the Kuranda Scenic Train and visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for a dance performance, museum and lunch. (B/L)

Day 9, - Cairns/Ayers Rock
Take a morning flight to Ayers Rock. Afternoon tour begins with a drive around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Continue to the Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole, and see Aboriginal rock paintings. Visit the cultural center, where the collections provide insight into the culture of the Uluru's traditional custodians. As the sun sets over Ayers Rock, witness (and photograph) the striking color changes that take place in this majestic natural park. (Desert Gardens/Sails in the Desert) (B)

Day 10 - Ayers Rock
Enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee as the first rays of sunlight slowly change the color of Ayers Rock. Then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjua (the Olgas). View the sunrise over Ayers Rock and the Olgas. Continue on a walk through the Walpa Gorge, a lush desert haven for plants and animals. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 11 - Ayers Rock/Darwin
After breakfast at hotel, fly to Darwin. (Hilton) (B)

Day 12 - Darwin/Kakadu National Park
Travel deep into Kakadu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays and exhibits. Join the famous Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and colorful birdlife. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, and take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. (Mercure Kakadu Crocodile) (B/L)

Day 13 - Kakadu National Park/Darwin
This morning stop at Ubirr to view rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River. With your aboriginal guide, go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. Return to Darwin early this evening. (Hilton) (B/L)

Day 14 - Darwin/Adelaide
Fly to Adelaide and transfer to hotel. (Stamford Plaza/InterContinental) (B)

Day 15 - Adelaide
Today's tour highlights include Richmond Grove, Barossa, lunch at Lanzerac Estate Winery, Menglers Hill, Whispering Wall, Angas Park Fruits and Seppeltsfield. (B/L)

Day 16 - Adelaide/Melbourne
Travel to Melbourne and transfer to hotel. (Pullman Melbourne/Sofitel) (B)

Day 17 - Melbourne
Morning tour includes famous Queen Victoria Market, Shrine of Remembrance, peaceful King's Domain Gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens. Drive down Collins Street and see the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (B)

Day 18 - Melbourne/USA
Depart via Fiji Airways and arrive home in the US. Or join our New Zealand Extension or Fiji Extension. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land Only *Single Supplement
April 1-3004/01 - 04/30
$7310 FC$7,310 FC
$8060 D$8,060 D
$6145 FC$6,145 FC
$6895 D$6,895 D
$2565 FC$2,565 FC
$2890 D$2,890 D
May 1-3105/01 - 05/31
$7455 FC$7,455 FC
$8060 D$8,060 D
$6290 FC$6,290 FC
$6895 D$6,895 D
$2710 FC$2,710 FC
$2890 D$2,890 D
June 1-1406/01 - 06/14
$7455 FC$7,455 FC
$8175 D$8,175 D
$6290 FC$6,290 FC
$7015 D$7,015 D
$2710 FC$2,710 FC
$3010 D$3,010 D
June 15 - July 24 06/15 - 07/24
$8165 FC$8,165 FC
$8840 D$8,840 D
$6335 FC$6,335 FC
$7015 D$7,015 D
$2755 FC$2,755 FC
$3010 D$3,010 D
July 25 - September 30 07/25 - 09/30
$7495 FC$7,495 FC
$8175 D$8,175 D
$6335 FC$6,335 FC
$7015 D$7,015 D
$2755 FC$2,755 FC
$3010 D$3,010 D
October 1-3110/01 - 10/31
$7755 FC$7,755 FC
$8325 D$8,325 D
$6590 FC$6,590 FC
$7165 D$7,165 D
$3010 FC$3,010 FC
$3160 D$3,160 D
November 1 - December 14 11/01 - 12/14
$7560 FC$7,560 FC
$8275 D$8,275 D
$6395 FC$6,395 FC
$7110 D$7,110 D
$2820 FC$2,820 FC
$3110 D$3,110 D
December 15-3112/15 - 12/31
$8145 FC$8,145 FC
$8930 D$8,930 D
$6320 FC$6,320 FC
$7095 D$7,095 D
$2735 FC$2,735 FC
$3095 D$3,095 D
2021
January 1-1001/01 - 01/10
$8145 FC$8,145 FC
$8930 D$8,930 D
$6320 FC$6,320 FC
$7095 D$7,095 D
$2735 FC$2,735 FC
$3095 D$3,095 D
January 11-3101/11 - 01/31
$7480 FC$7,480 FC
$8265 D$8,265 D
$6320 FC$6,320 FC
$7095 D$7,095 D
$2735 FC$2,735 FC
$3095 D$3,095 D
February 1 - March 31 02/01 - 03/31
$7495 FC$7,495 FC
$8170 D$8,170 D
$6330 FC$6,330 FC
$6995 D$6,995 D
$2750 FC$2,750 FC
$2995 D$2,995 D
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy and include government taxes and fees. .
  • Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip trans-Pacific airfare via Fiji Airways coach class
  • Local airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Sydney and Cairns
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Ayers Rock, Darwin, Adelaide, and Melbourne
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Kakadu National Park
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above 

Remarks

  • First Class (FC): Hyatt Regency (Sydney), Pacific (Cairns), Desert Gardens (Ayers Rock), Hilton (Darwin), Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Kakadu National Park), Stamford Plaza (Adelaide), Pullman Melbourne (Melbourne)
  • Deluxe (D): Radisson Blu Paza (Sydney), Pullman Cairns (Cairns), Sails in the Desert (Ayers Rock), Hilton (Darwin), Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Kakadu National Park), InterContinental (Adelaide), Sofitel (Melbourne)
  • If  above hotels or Fiji Airways are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New  Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may  increase
  • Ticket(s) must be issued within 30 days of reservation; full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once  ticketed; Pacific  Holidays’ general cancellation policy  applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions, and  add-on air fares from  various US cities  are  available
from $7,310
General information about the region
Sydney. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 78.6 78.4 76.6 72.3 67.1 62.6 61.3 64 68 71.8 74.5 77.4
Average Low 65.7 65.8 63.7 58.5 52.9 48.7 46.6 48.2 52 56.5 60.1 63.5
Average Rainfall 3.98 4.646 5.106 5.004 4.72 5.197 3.835 3.142 2.693 3.028 3.319 3.043
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Cairns. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 74.1 88.2 87.1 84.6 81.7 78.8 78.3 79.9 82.6 85.1 87.1 88.5
Average Low 74.7 74.8 73.4 70.9 67.8 64.2 62.8 63.3 65.7 69.1 72.1 74.1
Average Rainfall 15.563 17.74 16.701 7.681 3.598 1.783 1.157 1.047 1.331 1.831 3.732 6.972
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Great Barrier Reef. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 88.7 87.98 86.9 84.56 81.5 82.04 78.08 79.7 82.04 84.92 87.08 88.52
Average Low 74.48 74.66 73.4 70.7 67.82 63.68 62.6 63.5 65.48 68.9 71.96 73.94
Average Rainfall 15.9449 17.0866 16.6929 7.75591 3.89764 1.92913 1.1811 1.06299 1.37795 1.49606 3.50394 6.88976
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Ayers Rock. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 101.5 98.4 93.7 85.8 75.6 68.7 68.9 74.3 83.5 89.4 94.6 97.3
Average Low 72.9 72 66.4 57.9 48.9 42.1 40.3 42.8 51.3 58.6 64.8 69.3
Average Rainfall 1.039 1.587 1.409 0.5 0.472 0.783 0.835 0.197 0.339 0.957 1.362 1.646
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Darwin. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 89.2 88.5 89.4 90.9 89.6 87.1 87.1 88.5 90.7 91.8 91.9 90.7
Average Low 76.6 76.5 76.1 75.2 71.8 67.8 66.7 68.7 73.4 76.8 77.5 77.5
Average Rainfall 16.783 14.748 12.559 4.024 0.835 0.071 0.047 0.193 0.602 2.78 5.579 9.874
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Kakadu National Park. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 91 90 90 91 90 86 86 90 93 97 97 93
Average Low 75 73 73 72 68 63 63 64 68 73 75 75
Average Rainfall 13.2 13.1 11.9 2.8 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.3 5.7 8.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:30)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Adelaide. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 84.7 84.9 79.5 72.9 66 61 59.5 61.9 66.2 71.2 77.4 80.6
Average Low 62.8 63 59.5 54.3 50.4 46.6 45.5 46.8 49.5 52.7 57.4 60.1
Average Rainfall 0.748 0.531 1.071 1.559 2.358 3.122 2.988 2.724 2.311 1.685 1.189 1.126
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:30)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Melbourne. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 78.6 78.4 75 68.5 62.1 57.4 56.3 59 63.1 67.5 71.6 75.6
Average Low 57.7 58.3 55.8 51.4 47.7 44.4 42.8 44.1 46.4 49.3 52.2 55.4
Average Rainfall 1.843 1.89 1.972 2.256 2.193 1.949 1.87 1.969 2.283 2.598 2.374 2.327
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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