Great Sights of Australia with the Ningaloo Reef
Laugh and the kookaburras laugh with you. Cry and the kookaburras still laugh. That’s the beauty of a journey to happy-go-lucky Australia where sunny days are accentuated by its even sunnier inhabitants. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and wombats are among the many locals eager to greet you on this breezy tour of Australia. With visits to four wondrous waterfront cities, you’ll easily see why the world gushes about the land Down Under. Go behind the scenes at Brisbane’s Australia Zoo, snorkel above the colorful coral at the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, and devour the panoramic scenery and a delicious lunch at the iconic Sydney Opera House. With two free days in eclectic Melbourne, you can also gobble up all the goodies this hipster city and surrounding areas have to offer. Perhaps take in the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island or chill with a nice chardonnay at a Yarra Valley winery.Some of the friendliest “locals” you’ll ever meet are just off the west coast of Australia. Add a 4-day 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.
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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!Headsets throughout your tour (not included on Ningaloo extension).
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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.
Great Sights of Australia
Great Barrier Reef|Ningaloo Coast|Sydney Opera House|Wet Tropics of Queensland
Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
ARRIVE IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIABRISBANE 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 drive. Excursion to the Australia Zoo includes a [LF] behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Free time this evening. (B)
BRISBANE BRISBANE Free day. (B)
BRISBANE–CAIRNS Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”CAIRNS Orientation tour; visit to the Cairns Aquarium. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER 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)
CAIRNS CAIRNS Free day. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cairns with a trip on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the world-famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
CAIRNS–MELBOURNEFly to MelbourneMELBOURNE Orientation drive. (B)
MELBOURNE MELBOURNE Free day. We suggest the optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade or a trip on the scenic Great Ocean Road. (B)
MELBOURNE–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 includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with [LF] panoramic lunch at an Opera House restaurant. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)
SYDNEY SYDNEY Free day. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
SYDNEY SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
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)
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.
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 to explore 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)
NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH)–PERTH NINGALOO 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)
PERTHYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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