Discover Brisbane, the sunny, sophisticated capital city of Queensland and gateway to its many famous attractions. Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where South Bank’s cultural institutions and restaurants meet riverside gardens and a lagoon. Take a paddlesteamer or ferry down the Brisbane River, abseil Kangaroo Point cliffs and bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a day trip to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.
When it comes to sun-soaked fun, no other destination shines like Australia’s Gold Coast. Impressive outdoor venues, ideal weather and a friendly atmosphere make the Gold Coast a natural stage for year-round events. Enjoy world-class shopping and dining, relax in endless beaches or check out some of the theme parks. Discover Springbrook National Park and the Natural Bridge.
Explore Sydney and bask in the sunshine by the world’s most resplendent harbor, shop til you drop with international brands, and dine in cosmopolitan restaurants in trendy neighborhoods as you mix and mingle with the locals. Experience the acclaimed Sydney Opera House, and perhaps take in a performance and dinner. Travel to the Blue Mountains to the see the famed Three Sisters rock formation and learn of Aboriginal history and observe kangaroos in the wild. Savor wines in the Hunter Valley, just 90 minutes out of Sydney.
This evening make your way to the Los Angeles International Airport for your overnight flight to Brisbane.
International Date Line
During your flight, you will cross the International Date Line.
After you clear Immigration & Customs collect your luggage and make your way to the meeting point for a transfer to your accommodation for two night stay. The remainder of your day is free to explore Brisbane at your leisure.
Take the scenic trip to Australia Zoo on the famous Sunshine Coast, home of the Crocodile Hunter. Australia Zoo is a must see holiday highlight for Australians and international visitors alike with more than 1200 animals from around the globe, daily shows and a state of the art, wildlife preservation and conservation hospital.
Brisbane – Gold Coast
Transfer from your hotel in Brisbane to Australia’s Gold Coast. Enjoy four nights on the ‘Coast.
After lunch, visit Natural Bridge waterfall with a fully guided walk with an expert local guide. From inside the cave see water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave, which has been formed over millions of years. During the journey, tour commentary on the area and wildlife is provided along with great scenery of the Numinbah valley. Take in the views of Twin Falls and Rainbow Falls from Canyon Lookout, Purlingbrook Falls and Best of All Lookout. Afternoon tea is included.
Spend the next two days exploring or relaxing on the Gold Coast at your leisure. Talk to our Destination Experts about various touring options around the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast – Sydney
Transfer to the Gold Coast Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney, you will be transferred to your accommodation for a 4 night stay.
After lunch, tour through the historic Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit The Gap to enjoy the stunning views then stop at the world famous Bondi Beach. Re-join the coach for the return journey to Sydney travelling through Paddington and the exclusive Eastern Suburbs.
Spend the next two days exploring Sydney and surrounds at your leisure. Perhaps climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the Sydney Opera House, go wine tasting in the Hunter Valley or see the stunning World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.
Transfer to Sydney Airport for your return flight to the US.
- Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Brisbane, returning from Sydney
- Domestic flight from the Gold Coast to Sydney
- Two nights Hotel Jen Brisbane, Deluxe Room
- Four nights Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, Guest Room
- Four nights Travelodge Sydney Hotel Wynyard, Guest Room
- Round-trip airport/hotel shuttle transfers throughout
- Full-day Croc Express Tour, Brisbane
- Half-day Springbrook and Natural Bridge Tour, Gold Coast
- Afternoon Bondi Beach and Sydney Tour
- US/foreign taxes and fees including Sep 11 Security Fee