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Australian Safari with the Ningaloo Reef

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.

Some of the friendliest “locals” you’ll ever meet are just off the west coast of Australia. Add a Monograms vacation to the Ningaloo Reef to your tour of Australia for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming alongside the gentle whale sharks or Humpback whales.

Highlights of Australian Safari with the Ningaloo Reef

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Transportation

Travelers Notes

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!

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.

Headsets throughout your tour (not included on Ningaloo extension).

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South Pacific dates. A Small-Group Discovery is 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 trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Related Option Title

With Ningaloo Reef

Product Group

Australian Safari

UNESCO Sites

Australian Convict Sites|Great Barrier Reef|Ningaloo Coast|Sydney Opera House|Tasmanian Wilderness|Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park|Wet Tropics of Queensland

Meals

American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 7 dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

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)

Day 2

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)

Day 3

BRISBANE BRISBANE Free day. (B)

Day 4

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)

Day 5

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)

Day 6

CAIRNSCAIRNS Free day. (B)

Day 7

CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK) Fly to Australia’s red center.
ULURU Visit with sunset drink at Uluru (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B)

Day 8

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.

Day 9

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)

Day 10

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 to learn about the rare Australian sea lions. Explore Flinders Chase National Park to see kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Visit Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Return to Adelaide late this evening. (B,L)

Day 11

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)

Day 12

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. Please note that cameras are not permitted during the penguin parade. (B,D)

Day 13

MELBOURNE MELBOURNE Free day. (B)

Day 14

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)

Day 15

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)

Day 16

CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK–HOBARTScenic drive en route to Hobart.
HOBART Orientation tour. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 17

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)

Day 18

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)

Day 19

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.

Day 20

SYDNEY SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)

Day 21

SYDNEY–PERTH–NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH)Fly to Learmonth Airport via Perth. Transfer to your hotel located at the Ningaloo Reef (Exmouth).
EXMOUTH Free time the remainder of the day. (B)

Day 22

THE NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH). WHALE SHARK OR HUMPBACK WHALE EXCURSIONEXMOUTH Today enjoy a once-in-a-life time opportunity to glide alongside whale sharks (April-June) or Humpback whales (July-September). Swimming with one of these beautiful creatures is one of life’s most breathtaking experiences. Also be on the lookout for other playful creations like manta rays, turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and tropical fish. Whale watchers are welcome onboard as well (those not wanting to snorkel). Return to Exmouth where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B,L)

NOTE:
Whale sharks and Humpback whales are wild creatures. Everything will be done to maximize the likelihood you will swim with a whale, but we cannot guarantee it. Since the whales will continually move, swimming is required to do the interaction. You will need to be a confident swimmer and be able to snorkel and swim freestyle. The whales are found in the open ocean so you may be swimming in currents and swells. If you do not wish to get in the water, you may remain on the boat and watch these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 23

THE NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH)EXMOUTH Enjoy a full day at leisure. Take a stroll on the beach or relax at your resort. You may wish to canoe, kayak, or snorkel more of the beautiful Ningaloo Reef on your own. You can also opt to take a guided gorge walk or cast a fishing rod in the nearby waters. Make sure to visit the town’s shops for a favorite souvenir and get your photo next to the town’s giant prawn statue. A must do! (B)

Day 24

NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH)–PERTHNINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH) Transfer to Learmonth Airport and fly to Perth. Transfer to your hotel in Perth
PERTH Free time the remainder of the day. (B)

Day 25

PERTHYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-03-19 2022-03-21 2022-04-14 $8209 $0 $10519 PLE220321 Available
2 2022-04-09 2022-04-11 2022-05-05 $8619 $0 $10929 PLE220411K Available
3 2022-04-23 2022-04-25 2022-05-19 $8099 $0 $10409 PLE220425 Available
4 2022-05-07 2022-05-09 2022-06-02 $8099 $0 $10409 PLE220509 Available
5 2022-09-03 2022-09-05 2022-09-29 $8129 $0 $10439 PLE220905 Not Available
6 2023-03-18 2023-03-20 2023-04-13 $8739 $0 $11049 PLE230320 Available
7 2023-04-08 2023-04-10 2023-05-04 $9169 $0 $11479 PLE230410K Available
8 2023-04-22 2023-04-24 2023-05-18 $8609 $0 $10919 PLE230424 Available
9 2023-05-06 2023-05-08 2023-06-01 $8609 $0 $10919 PLE230508 Available
10 2023-09-02 2023-09-04 2023-09-28 $8779 $0 $11089 PLE230904 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane Ideally located downtown, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane features well-designed guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, on-site restaurant serving fresh and seasonal fare, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel also offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi, ATM, currency exchange, and valet dry cleaning. Brisbane 99 Mary St
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
10 Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort Mantarays Ningaloo, the only resort on Sunrise Beach, serves as a gateway to the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Situated in the Exmouth Marina, the hotel features 68 guestrooms, on-site restaurant and bar, lounge, resort-style swimming pool and gym, and stunning beaches with direct access. Exmouth Lot 900 Madaffari Dr Superior First-Class
11 Four Points by Sheraton Perth Located in the heart of Perth's Central Business District, Four Points by Sheraton Perth, features spacious and modern guestrooms, fitness center, on-site restaurant and bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi. A laundry service is available for a fee. Perth 707 Wellington Street First-Class
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