If your idea of meeting the locals is cradling koalas, hand feeding kangaroos, and laughing with a school of clownfish, then this is the vacation for you. Animal lovers unite on this spectacular safari tour of Australia. From Brisbane’s Australia Zoo, “Home of the Crocodile Hunter,” to Alice Spring’s Kangaroo Sanctuary, “Home of the Kangaroo Dundee,” you’ll get to know Down Under’s most colorful creatures and characters. The furry fun continues with a hop over to Melbourne to witness Phillip Island’s famous heartwarming Penguin Parade. Wombats and wallabies welcome you to the island state of Tasmania, as does the infamous Tasmanian devil—in its own unique way. Going below the surface, this in-depth tour of Australia also leads you to the marine life at the Great Barrier Reef, the whales, seals, and dolphins off the Tasman Peninsula, and the city and harbors of sunny Sydney.
Highlights of Australian Safari
PL|Australian SafariPLE|With Fiji PLE2|With Ningaloo Reef
This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Select Globus South Pacific vacations are limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery South Pacific vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Australian Convict Sites|Great Barrier Reef|Sydney Opera House|Tasmanian Wilderness|Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park|Wet Tropics of Queensland
American breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 7 dinners
ARRIVE BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA Welcome to Brisbane! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner. (D)
BRISBANE. EXCURSION TO THE AUSTRALIA ZOO BRISBANE Orientation tour. Excursion to the Australia Zoo includes a [LF] behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Have your photo taken with a koala. Free time this evening. (B)
BRISBANE BRISBANE Free day. (B)
BRISBANE–CAIRNSFly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”CAIRNS Orientation tour. Visit to the Cairns Aquarium includes a 3-course dinner. (B,D)
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding. CAIRNS Free time this evening. (B,L)
CAIRNSCAIRNS Free day. (B)
CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK) Fly to Australia’s red center. ULURU Visit with sunset drink at Uluru (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B)
ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS Scenic drive through the Outback to Alice Springs.ALICE SPRINGS Private guided tour of [LF] the Kangaroo Sanctuary. (B,D)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Uluru with a sunrise camel ride across the rich red sand dunes to view “The Rock.” This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
ALICE SPRINGS–ADELAIDE ALICE SPRINGS Guided sightseeing includes the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station. Fly to Adelaide. ADELAIDE Orientation tour. Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island. KANGAROO ISLAND [LF] Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus visits to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening. (B,L)
ADELAIDE–MELBOURNE Fly to Melbourne. MELBOURNE Guided sightseeing includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
MELBOURNE. EXCURSION TO PHILLIP ISLAND MELBOURNE Free time this morning before traveling to Phillip Island.PHILLIP ISLAND Visit the Koala Conservation Center. Observe the famous [LF] Penguin Parade. Note—Cameras are not permitted during the penguin parade. (B,D)
MELBOURNE MELBOURNE Free day. (B)
MELBOURNE–LAUNCESTON–CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Fly to Launceston.LAUNCESTON Stop at an ice creamery for a local treat before driving to Cradle Mountain National Park in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Wildlife presentation by a Local Specialist this evening. (B,D)
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing includes visit to Ronny Creek Boardwalk and Dove Lake with an optional trail walk. Free time in the park this afternoon. This evening, a behind-the-scenes visit to [LF] the Devils@Cradle sanctuary to learn about the famous Tasmanian Devil. (B,D)
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK–HOBARTCRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive en route to Hobart. HOBART Orientation tour. Free time this evening. (B)
HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA TASMAN PENINSULA [LF] Scenic cruise includes waterfalls, rock formations, deep-sea caves, and the chance to spot whales, dolphins, and seals. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to learn about Australia’s convict past.HOBART Free time this evening. (B,L)
HOBART–SYDNEYFly to Sydney.SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the Botanic Gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide at the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Free time this evening. (B)
SYDNEY SYDNEY Free day. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sydney with a guided tour, surfing lesson, and lunch at famous Bondi Beach. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
SYDNEY SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)
SYDNEY Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Next Hotel||Ideally located in Brisbane's Central Business District, Next Hotel features and contemporary and chic design with an on-site restaurant, rooftop pool and pool-side bar, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and city views.||Brisbane||72 Queen Street||Superior First-Class|
|2||Pullman Cairns International||Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa. Laundry is available through the hotel for a fee.||Cairns||17 Abbott St||Superior First-Class|
|3||Desert Gardens Hotel||Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, coin-operated self-service laundry, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.||Uluru||Yulara Drive||First-Class|
|4||Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters||The modern Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is located at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges, in Australia's red center. The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, on-site restaurant and bar, and in-room dining.||Alice Springs||93 Barrett Drive||Superior First-Class|
|5||Pullman Adelaide||Located in the heart of the Adelaide Central Business District, Pullman Adelaide is ideally situated nearby the city's main shopping precinct Rundle Mall. The hotel features 308 guestrooms, contemporary local cuisine in Salt restaurant, guest laundry, and complimentary Wi-Fi.||Adelaide||16 Hindmarsh Square||Deluxe|
|6||Vibe Melbourne||The Vibe Melbourne is currently under construction. Originally built in 1873 in the Renaissance Revival style, the Cobden Building that once served as offices for the maritime trade and later as the clothing manufacturer and retailer Fletcher Jones will be transformed into a stunning new 24-story glass-fronted hotel and residential tower. The hotel will take in views of the Yarra River and Southbank, all the way to Port Philip Bay. The new hotel, which will preserve its classic heritage, will feature 206 guestrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool and gym, and ground floor lobby and restaurant. Please check back for more information about the hotel's amenities. Updates will be made as information is received.||Melbourne||1 Queen St.||First-Class|
|7||Cradle Mountain Hotel||Nestled within breathtaking alpine forest in the central highlands of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Hotel is the perfect gateway to the picturesque World Heritage Area at Cradle Mountain. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, business center, laundry facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi.||Cradle Mountain National Park||3718 Cradle Mountain Rd||Moderate First-Class|
|8||The Old Woolstore Hotel||The hotel is centrally located within a stone's throw of the city center and just a block away from Hobart's waterfront. The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas. Rooms are apartment style with a separate bedroom, sitting room, and kitchen. Amenities include iron/ironing board, mini-refrigerator, hairdryer and bath amenities, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, full kitchen, and washing machine and dryer.||Hobart||1 Macquarie Street||First-Class|
|9||Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney||The award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and gym.||Sydney||11 Jamison St||Deluxe|