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The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s remarkable natural wonders composed of the largest coral reef system in the world with over 2,900 individual reefs, and 900 spectacular islands stretching for over 1,429 miles in the sparkling waters of the Coral Sea. The area is filled with stunning natural beauty, abundant marine life, picturesque tropical islands, and endless activities and adventures. The Great Barrier Reef area is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world where visitors can go snorkeling, diving, boating, helicopter tours, swim with dolphins, and more.

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Regions of Australia

  • New South Wales

    New South Wales is Australia’s most populous state distinguished by its charming coastal cities and whopping 780 national parks and reserves. The largest and capital city is sparkling Sydney, home to iconic structures, followed by Newcastle, and Wollongong.

  • Queensland

    Queensland is a spectacular region covering the northeast portion of Australia boasting over 4,300 miles of sparkling coastline, it is the gateway to the mesmerizing Great Barrier Reef, and millions of acres of Australia’s famous Outback.

  • Victoria Region

    The Victoria region is a simply spectacular destination, with a sensational food scene and sports-loving capital of Melbourne, to relaxing spa stays in the country, world-class wineries, natural springs, striking coastlines, and the incredible mountains landscapes of the west.


  • South Australia

    Visit the relaxed South Region of Australia which covers some of the aridest portions of the country, the fourth-largest state, and territory. Experience world-class wineries, cellar doors, and lush green vineyards in wine country see wildlife, marvel at the 600 million-year-old Flinders Ranges.

  • Northern Territory

    Australia’s Northern Territory leads visitors to the wide-open spaces of the famed rich red outback desert where ancient Aboriginal culture, art, and traditions can be uncovered. Visit the quaint charming desert towns and mix with the laidback locals of the region, see the area’s awe-inspiring natural wonders such as Ayers Rock.

  • Western Australia

    Western Australia is the largest state filled with vast, diverse landscapes and epic scenery, covering nearly one-third of the country. The region is decorated with rugged, picturesque beauty from the capital city of Perth, a sophisticated city home to beautiful beaches, and a dynamic food and nightlife scene.

  • Tasmania

    Tasmania is a vast remote island known for its rugged beauty consisting of national parks and reserves, unspoiled habitats where extraordinary vegetation grows including the most ancient plant species on earth and the tallest flowering trees.

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  • Great Ocean Road

    The Great Ocean Road is a simply breathtaking scenic 150 mile stretch along the south-west coast of Victoria from the town of Torquay to Nelson. Experiences of the world’s most scenic coastal drives along the dramatic rugged coastline dotted with secluded beaches, native wildlife, soaring cliffs, and unforgettable sights along the way.

  • Australian Outback

    Visiting the magnificent Australian Outback is a once in a lifetime experience that everyone should have on their bucket list. Exploring the vast rural outback is full of spectacular sights and stunning scenery filled with the massive sandstone monolith of Ayers Rock.

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  • The Magic of Australia and New Zealand
    20 nights from $4,055*
  • Discover the best of New Zealand and its landscapes of amazing variety, from snowcapped mountains, gorgeous views and slow-moving glaciers to magical caves, fascinating secluded beaches, hot springs and boiling mud pools. All of this combined with the best of Australia, Sydney and its spectacular harbor and the world-famous opera house, the elegant city of Melbourne and the remarkable beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Auckland and out of Sydney
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
    • Flight Auckland to Rotorua
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Rotorua
    • Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown
    • Transfer Queenstown to Franz Josef
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Franz Josef
    • Transfer Franz Josef to Greymouth
    • Hotel for 1 night in Greymouth
    • Train Greymouth to Christchurch
    • Hotel for 1 night in Christchurch
    • Flight from Christchurch to Melbourne
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Melbourne
    • Flight from Melbourne to Cairns
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Sydney
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney


  • Cairns - Adelaide - Melbourne - Fiji (Nadi) by Air
    8 nights from $2,761*
  • Perfect combination of super cities! Visit the fascinating city of Cairns, the perfect place for merry revelers, passionate divers and adrenaline junkies. Up next go to Adelaide, once considered a sleepy city, Adelaide is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class art and music. Then comes Melbourne, the second most popular city in Australia, where you can discover numerous gardens and parks and enjoy the region`s slow food, fine wine and spectacular scenery. Last but not least is Nadi, one of the largest towns and most visitors’ first stop on Fiji. This is a truly incredible experience you won't want to miss. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Cairns and out of Fiji (Nadi)
    • 2 nights in Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Adelaide
    • 2 nights in Adelaide
    • Flight from Adelaide to Melbourne
    • 2 nights in Melbourne
    • Flight from Melbourne to Fiji (Nadi)
    • 2 nights in Fiji (Nadi)


  • Cairns - Sydney - Auckland by Air
    9 nights from $3,430*
  • Combine the best of Australia and New Zealand!. Start your vacation in Cairns, the major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and home to some of the world's richest rainforest. Then escape to Sydney, named the world's second best destination by the world`s biggest travel website. Lastly go to Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, a cosmopolitan experience wrapped up in a fascinating water world that's dotted with more than 50 islands. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Cairns and out of Auckland
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Cairns
    • Flight Cairns - Sydney
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney
    • Flight Sydney - Auckland
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland


  • Cairns - Sydney - Devonport by Air
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  • Stunning top notch vacations! Start your holidays in Cairns, a modern and vibrant city and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest. Cairns has a thriving café scene, aboriginal islander cultures and plenty of activities to get your heart racing. The trip continues in Sydney, the largest, oldest, and most sophisticated city in Australia, with its sandy beaches and a spectacular harbor that features two of the most iconic structures on the planet, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Lastly is Devonpor, located on the Mersey River and the Bass Strait coast, it enjoys river, ocean, mountain views and plenty to explore right in town. It is close to some of Tasmania's best natural places, including stunning Cradle Mountain.This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Round trip flight in to Cairns and out of Devonport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Sydney
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Devonport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Devonport


  • Cairns - Sydney - Matamanoa Island (Fiji)
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  • Explore and discover the very best of the South Pacific. Cairns, gateway to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef; Sydney, vibrant, cosmopolitan and recently voted as the best city of the world; and Matamanoa, part of the Mamanuca Group, the most romantic, beautiful and enchanting islands in the world. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • International Flight into Cairns and out of Nadi(Fiji)
    • 3 nights in Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Sydney
    • 3 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Nadi (Fiji)
    • Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Nadi
    • Hotel for 1 night in Fiji(Nadi)
    • Boat transfer to Matamanoa Island
    • Hotel for 4 nights in Matamanoa Island
    • Boat transfer to Port Denarau
    • Hotel for 1 night in Fiji (Nadi)
    • Transfer Hotel in Nadi to Airport


  • Cairns - Townsville - Mackay - Brisbane by Air
    8 nights from $2,185*
  • Have a fantastic holiday in Australia's "Sunshine State";Queensland, travelling between destinations by plane. Don't miss the chance to visit; Cairns (renowned as the gateway to two of the world's greatest natural attractions: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest); Townsville (at the north-eastern coast of Queensland. It is a popular destination for its beaches and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef); Mackay (famous for its history as one of Australia's largest sugarcane farming regions with lush valleys, rainforest near by, and beaches without crowds); and finally, Brisbane (the best-positioned city to explore Australia's big attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, coastal beaches and Queensland's famous theme parks). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Cairns and out of Brisbane
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Townsville
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Townsville
    • Flight from Townsville to Mackay
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mackay
    • Flight from Mackay to Brisbane
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Brisbane


  • Cairns - Uluru - Sydney - Mamanuca Islands
    11 nights from $5,618*
  • Awe inspiring destinations! Start this journey flying to Cairns, a modern and vibrant city, famous for being the getaway to The Great Barrier Reef. The trip continues in Ayers Rock, one of the most impressive landmarks in Australia, a large sandstone rock formation. A ‘true’ monolith resides in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Then escape to Sydney; the largest, oldest, and most sophisticated city in Australia. It has been named one of the world`s most beautiful and most livable locations many times over. Lastly close the perfect holidays flying into Nadi, to then sail to the Mamanuca Islands, known for its luxurious private islands all inclusive resorts, top spas, culinary destinations and water sport adventures. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Cairns and out of Nadi (Fiji)
    • 2 nights in Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Ayers Rock
    • 2 nights in Ayers Rock
    • Flight from Ayers Rock to Sydney
    • 2 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Nadi (Fiji)
    • Transfer from Airport to Nadi Hotel
    • 1 night in Nadi (Fiji)
    • Boat transfer from Port Denarau to Mamanuca Islands
    • 3 nights in Mamanuca Islands
    • Boat transfer from Mamanuca to Port Denarau
    • 1 night in Nadi
    • Transfer from Nadi hotel to Nadi airport


  • Cairns Getaway
    6 nights from $1,747*
  • Explore charming Australia. Discover Cairns, a popular travel destination for many tourists. Perfect place for white water rafting, snorkelling, diving and to sail to the Great Barrier Reef. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Cairns
    • Hotel for 6 nights in Cairns


  • Fiji (Nadi) - Sydney - Cairns - Melbourne by Air
    8 nights from $4,293*
  • Unforgettable vacation experience!. Start your vacation in Fiji, located in the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands that are home to some of the happiest people on Earth. Then escape to Sydney the largest, oldest, and most sophisticated city in Australia. Then fly to Cairns, a modern and vibrant city and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest. Last but not least is Melbourne, the second most popular city in Australia, where you can experience discover its numerous gardens and parks and enjoy the region`s slow food, fine wine and spectacular scenery. This is a truly incredible experience you won't want to miss. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Fiji(Nadi) and out of Melbourne
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Fiji(Nadi)
    • Flight from Fiji(Nadi) to Sydney
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Cairns
    • Hotel for 2 nights Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Melbourne
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Melbourne


  • Hong Kong - Bali - Cairns by Air
    9 nights from $3,598*
  • Hong Kong, Bali and Cairns Destinations! Explore Hong Kong, the place where East meets West! Western culture coexists seamlessly with traditional philosophy and practices of the Orient offering unique experiences to Hong Kong's tourists. Visit one of the biggest attractions, Hong Kong Disneyland or the world's tallest, bronze Buddha, you can move on to the Lantau Peak, and admire the view of the surrounding city skyline, the world-famous Victoria Harbor and Kowloon, towering skyscrapers and peaceful green hillsides! Then fly to Bali, relax in its beautiful beaches! Some of the most well-known are Legian, Amed, Nusa Dua and Sanur. Visit Bali Museum at Denpasar's Square, which exhibits a nice collection of carvings, paintings and costumes; go shopping or enjoy the Water Park and Spa. Last but not least fly to Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, diving paradise and one of the nature's wonders of the world! Here, visitors will find Cairns Topical Zoo, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Green Island, and other interesting places. Apart you could practice scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and canoeing in its beaches! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Hong Kong and out of Cairns
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Hong Kong
    • Flight from Hong Kong to Bali
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Bali
    • Flight from Bali to Cairns
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Cairns


  • Melbourne - Sydney - Cairns (Northern Beaches) - Daintree Rainforest
    8 nights from $2,375*
  • Australia's wonderful beaches!. Fly into Melbourneto begin this spectacular travel experience, this lively city is renowned for its sporting and cultural events, art galleries, museums and unique arcades and laneways packed of alfresco eateries, bars, boutiques and street art. Combine this exciting escape and fly into Sydney; visit Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks historic area where you will find souvenir shops, cafes and galleries. Then fly to Cairns, where you will be transferred to the Northern Beaches, these beaches are where you'll find all the elements of an idyllic tropical holiday: warm seas, water sports, and miles of uncrowned sand with a sweeping backdrop of Rainforest Mountains. You can stroll, ride a horse at sunrise or sunset along the beach, sail, windsurf, Jet Ski, play golf, visit animal parks where huge crocs are hand fed, cuddle a koala and pat a kangaroo. You can even walk along the beach at night to find a restaurant. Lastly, finish your adventure in the Daintree Rainforest, a one hundred and thirty five million year old rainforest that is home to some of the rarest plants and wildlife in the world. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Melbourne and out of Cairns Airport
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Melbourne
    • Flight Melbourne - Sydney
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Sydney
    • Flight Sydney - Cairns Airport
    • Transfer Cairns Airport - Northern Beaches
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Northern Beaches
    • Transfer Northern Beaches - Daintree Rainforest
    • 2 nights in Daintree Rainforest
    • Transfer Daintree Rainforest - Cairns Airport


  • Sydney - Brisbane - Port Douglas - Darwin
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  • Combine Sydney (one of the world`s most beautiful and most livable locations many times over), Brisbane (explore the vibrant urban villages across this gorgeous place), Port Douglas (surrounded by the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Darwin (this modern capital city is the perfect getaway for visitors looking for tropical paradise. It’s amazing waterfront area allows visitors to enjoy several beaches and green areas, it is also the gateway to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park) with flights between cities. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Sydney and out of Darwin
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Brisbane
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Brisbane
    • Flight from Brisbane to Cairns Airport
    • Transfer from Cairns Airport to Hotel in Port Douglas
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Port Douglas
    • Transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport
    • Flight Cairns - Darwin
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Darwin


  • Sydney - Cairns - Townsville by Air
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  • Adventure awaits you with this customizable package that lets you explore and experience the unforgettable Australia!. Start in Sydney (called the "Emerald City" and one of Australia's largest cities. Its famous for its glittering harbor, complemented by landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge), then take a flight to Cairns (a popular tourist destination because of its tropical climate and for being the main gateway to both nearby tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef) and finally catch a flight before heading back home to Townsville (the major industrial centre, at the north-eastern coast of Queensland. It is a popular destination for its beaches and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Sydney and out of Townsville
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Cairns
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cairns
    • Flight from Cairns to Townsville
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Townsville


  • Sydney - Daintree Rainforest - Cairns - Melbourne
    12 nights from $2,791*
  • A remarkable life Experience!. Visit the fascinating city of Sydney, the oldest and most sophisticated city in Australia featuring two of the most iconic structures on the planet, The Sydney Opera House and The Sydney Harbor Bridge. Then fly to Cairns from where you will be transferred by car to Daintree, the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. Right away you will return to Cairns, whose major attraction is its tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To complete this magical trip, fly to Melbourne, home of the Open tennis tournament. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Fly into Sydney out of Melbourne
    • 3 nights in Sydney
    • Flight Sydney to Cairns
    • Private Transfer from Cairns to Accommodation in Daintree Rainforest
    • 3 nights in Daintree Rainforest
    • Private Transfer from Accommodation in Daintree Rainforest to Cairns
    • 3 nights in Cairns
    • Flight Cairns to Melbourne
    • 3 nights in Melbourne


  • Sydney - Gold Coast - Cairns by Air
    7 nights from $2,735*
  • Breathtaking Australia! Fly into the marvelous city of Sydney, one of the world`s most beautiful and most livable locations many times over. Combine this experience by visiting the beautiful city of Gold Coast, renowned for its sunny subtropical climate, popular surfing beaches, and active nightlife. Lastly, fly to Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and home to some of the world`s richest rainforest. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Sydney and out of Cairns
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Gold Coast
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Gold Coast
    • Flight from Gold Coast to Cairns


  • Sydney - Townsville - Cairns by Air
    7 nights from $1,972*
  • A vacation package in Australia sure to leave you breathless! . There will be plenty to do and to see when you travel to Sydney (capital of New South Wales, called the "Emerald City" and one of Australia's largest cities. Its famous for its glittering harbour, complemented by landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge), them; Townsville (located at the north-eastern coast of Queensland, The city is the major industrial centre and it is a popular destination for its beaches and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef) and finally, Cairns (a popular tourist destination because of its tropical climate and for being the main gateway to both nearby tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef). These destinations are connected by flights. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Sydney and out of Cairns
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Townsville
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Townsville
    • Flight from Townsville to Cairns
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cairns


  • Sydney - Views and Vineyards - Cairns
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  • Unforgettable vacation experience! Fly into the marvelous city of Sydney one of the world`s most beautiful and most livable locations many times over. Then escape to the beautiful region of Hunter Valley by driving 2hrs 10mins approximately, there you will find the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens. Then the trip continues driving to the marvelous region of Blue Mountains, a popular destination for idyllic day trips away from the urban hustle; this amazing experience will take around 3hrs 10mins approx. Then comes Sydney, drive for approximately 2hrs and enjoy your days exploring an historical and contemporary city. Lastly fly to Cairns a modern and vibrant city and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Unforgettable adventure! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Sydney and out of Cairns
    • 2 nights in Sydney
    • 4 Days Thrifty Medium Sedan rental car (Pick up at Sydney City or Sydney Airport on day 3rd)
    • 1 night in Hunter Valley
    • 2 nights in Blue Mountains
    • At your return from Blue Mountains, rental car needs to be returned to the Sydney Airport depot or Sydney city Thrifty Depot.
    • 2 nights in Sydney
    • Flight from Sydney to Cairns
    • 3 nights in Cairns


Experiences and Adventures

  • Wine and Dine in the South Pacific

    Australia boasts over 2,400 wineries spread throughout 65 stunning wine regions where over 100 grape varieties are grown producing thousands of award-winning wines and delectable food.

  • Honeymoon in the South Pacific

    The remote idyllic islands of the stunning South Pacific are the ideal destination for your romantic honeymoon. One of the most romantic locations in the entire world boasting overwater bungalows, awe-inspiring turquoise lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, and luxurious resorts.

  • Idyllic Islands of the South Pacific

    Escaping to some of the simply stunning Idyllic Islands in the South Pacific puts visitors in the heart of a tropical paradise. Whether it be the luxurious Bora Bora with its tropical turquoise lagoons or the sun-soaked Yasawa Island with breathtaking scenery.

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