1 Week Aussie Spectacular from $2699* per person- Explore Cairns and Sydney

Explore Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney’s highlights, including the famous Opera House with this super intro to Oz with a one week whirl….. This is my tour idea for a fully inclusive visit to just these two spots that should be on everyones list,,,, and before you baulk at the price, check the inclusions. 

* Book and pay deposit $900 (or $450 per person) by 7 September 2021, and I will give EACH passenger $500 off the price (yes, that’s $1000 off for twin share bookings)  

Escorted Package Includes

  • Intra-flight: Cairns-Sydney
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
    • 4 nights Cairns
    • 3 nights Sydney
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of a tour manager
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Leisure time to explore Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
  • View many of Sydney’s highlights, including the famous Opera House
Dates and Prices
START CAIRNSBOOK BY DEC 16 2021BOOK AFTER DEC 16 2021
23 MAY 2022$ 3099$ 3499
30 MAY 2022$ 3099$ 3499
6 JUN 2022$ 3099$ 3499
13 JUN 2022$ 3099$ 3499
20 JUN 2022$ 3099$ 3499
4 JUL 2022$ 3099$ 3499
18 JUL 2022$ 3099$ 3499
32 JUL 2022$ 3099$ 3499
8 AUG 2022$ 3099$ 3499
15 AUG 2022$ 3099$ 3499
29 AUG 2022$ 3099$ 3499
5 SEP 2022$ 3099$ 3499
12 SEP 2022$ 3099$ 3499
Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday – Start in Cairns
Arrive in Cairns, the tourist capital of tropical North Queensland and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
If you’ve booked flights with Go West Travel airport transfer will be included. This evening, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 6 PM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, on the exciting journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Reception at the hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 PM on Day 3 of the itinerary, if possible 
Overnight: Cairns

DAY 2, Tuesday – Full Day in Cairns
A fabulous sunrise experience awaits you! Wake up before dawn to participate in the Cairns Hot Air Balloon*. Take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the stunning Atherton Tablelands, a truly memorable experience. Afterward, return to the hotel and spend the day at leisure. In the afternoon, a Green Island Excursion*. Travel to beautiful Green Island, a coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, take a semi-submersible tour of the underwater world, or simply relax on the white sandy beach admiring the view. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience 
*Passengers can participate in both tours if they desire 
Included TourCairns Hot Air Balloon (AM) 
Included TourGreen Island Excursion 
Overnight: Cairns 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Wednesday – Full Day in Cairns
Today a Crocodile Farm Tour with lunch. Depart Cairns and head north to explore an eco-park and working crocodile farm. Learn about Australia’s incredible wildlife and discover the park’s five different ecological zones. Walk along pathways and boardwalks to view the various native fauna and attend live shows and feedings to get acquainted with Australia’s wildlife. After lunch, return to Cairns 
Included TourCrocodile Farm Tour with lunch 
Overnight: Cairns 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday – Full Day in Cairns
Today learn about Australia’s Aboriginal history on an visit to an Aboriginal Cultural Park. Witness the ancient Dreamtime story through live performances, experience traditional dancing, and attend handicraft demonstrations. Savor a delicious lunch before returning to the hotel. This afternoon, is the Skyrail Experience with dinner. Ride the Kuranda Skyrail that takes you on an amazing gondola experience over the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. Along the way, stop for a ranger guided boardwalk tour and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays. Arrive at the historic village of Kuranda, nestled high up the tropical mountains. Spend time at leisure to explore the village and learn about Aboriginal culture. On the descent, marvel at the magnificent views of Barron Falls and Barron Gorge National Park. Conclude your tour with an authentic Australian dinner 
Included Tour: Aboriginal Cultural Park with lunch (AM) 
Included Tour: Skyrail Experience with dinner (PM) 
Overnight: Cairns 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday – Flight to Sydney
Depart Cairns and head south to Sydney. Take an orientation walking tour conducted by your Tour Manager after checking in to the hotel. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure 
Overnight: Sydney 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday – Full Day in Sydney
Spend the day in Sydney at leisure for individual explorations or join a full day excursion to Blue Mountains with Featherdale Wildlife Park. Featherdale is home to over 300 species of Australia’s diverse wildlife. Admire the koalas, feed the kangaroos, view the fairy penguins, and see the colorful parrots, cockatoos and lorikeets. For wilderness and wildlife, the magnificent Blue Mountains region is a must see for any visitor to Sydney. Travel through quaint mountain villages, past spectacular lookouts, and through the rugged Australian Bush. Return to Sydney in the late afternoon 
Included TourBlue Mountains with Featherdale Wildlife Park 
Overnight: Sydney 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday – Full Day in Sydney
Today travel to the Hunter Valley Wine Tour to explore Hunter Valley, one of the oldest and most beautiful wine-producing regions in Australia. Get acquainted with Hunter Valley’s boutique wineries and enjoy tastings of some of the finest Australian wines. Afterward, return back to Sydney. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and newfound friends for a Farewell Reception at the hotel 
Included Tour: Hunter Valley Wine Tour 
Overnight: Sydney 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday -End of Tour
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight if flights booked with Go West Travel
Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation

Included tours

Cairns Balloon Ride 

Day #2Value per person $199.00

Experience an unforgettable hot air balloon flight at dawn, over the spectacular Atherton Tablelands, that highlights the ecosystem diversity of the Cairns region. Drift above the picturesque landscape, as golden sunlight breaks across beautiful rainforests of Tropical North Queensland. This is truly a memorable experience.

Departs at approximately 4 AM. The take-off time and the duration of the flight may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides will vary but are usually between 30 and 40 minutes.

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Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Green Island Excursion 

Day #401 May 2022 – 30 Sep 2022Value per person $90.00

Travel to beautiful Green Island, a coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef. Green Island, a Marine National Park, offers unique rainforests, white sandy beaches and coral reefs abundant with sea life. Snorkel, take a semi-submersible tour of the underwater world, or simply relax on the beach admiring the view. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

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Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Crocodile Adventure Tour with lunch 

Day #3Value per person $122.00

Depart Cairns and head north on a coastal drive to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, an eco-park and working crocodile farm. Learn about Australia’s incredible wildlife and discover the park’s five different ecological zones. Walk along pathways and boardwalks to view the various native fauna and attend live shows and feedings to learn more about Australia’s wildlife. See the Crocodile Attack Show, featuring massive crocs snapping food from a pole. Enjoy lunch before your return to Cairns.

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Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Skyrail Experience with dinner 

Day #4$166.00

Ride the Kuranda Skyrail that takes you on an amazing gondola experience over the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. Along the way, stop for a Ranger guided boardwalk tour and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays. Arrive at the historic village of Kuranda, nestled high up the tropical mountains. Spend time at leisure to explore the village, the heritage markets and learn about aboriginal culture. On your descent, marvel at the magnificent views of Barron Falls and Barron Gorge National Park. Conclude your tour with an authentic Australian dinner.

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Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Aboriginal Cultural Park with lunch 

Day #4 Value per person $89.00

Get an authentic insight into Aboriginal culture during your visit to an Aboriginal Cultural Park. Discover Australia’s Aboriginal history and witness the ancient Dreamtime story of the Tjapukai people’s belief in the creation of the world, through live performances and visual effects. Experience traditional dancing and attend handicraft demonstrations. Try your hand in boomerang throwing and learn how to play a didgeridoo. Afterward, savor a delicious buffet lunch featuring native bush food.

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Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Blue Mountains with Featherdale Wildlife Park 

Day #6Value per person $125.00

For wilderness and wildlife, the magnificent Blue Mountains is a must see for any visitor to Sydney. Today’s full day tour to the region will give you a chance to see it for yourself. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, home of the world’s largest collection of over 1700 Australian native birds and mammals. Walk through the Koala sanctuary where you may have the opportunity to take a photo. Later enter the enclosure of kangaroos to hand feed them. Keep your eyes open for wombats, Tasmanian devils, emus, penguins, and dingoes as you explore the rest of the park! Later, travel through the quaint villages of the Megalong Valley before you take in the views of the famous Three Sisters rock formation from Echo Point. You will also visit spectacular Govett’s Leap where you can stand atop sheer cliff walls and look out over the Grose Valley below. Then to the village of Leura, where you will have time to stroll the scenic streets before descending from the mountains. Return to Sydney in the late afternoon. 

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Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Hunter Valley Wine Tour 

Day #7Value per person $129.00

Explore Hunter Valley, one of the oldest and most beautiful wine-producing regions in Australia. Depart Sydney and travel north through verdant rolling hills of the valley. Get acquainted with Hunter Valley’s boutique wineries and learn about its wines and winemaking process. Stop to enjoy tastings of some of the finest Australian wines. Afterward, return back to Sydney.

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Approximate tour duration is 12 hours.