Tour OverviewLaugh 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 Globus 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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Itinerary OverviewGreat Sights Of Australia With The Ningaloo Reef
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Day 1 ARRIVE IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. BRISBANE 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 drive. Excursion to the Australia Zoo includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Free time this evening. (B)
Day 3 BRISBANE. BRISBANE Free day. (B)
Day 4 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)
Day 5 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)
Day 6 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.
Day 7 CAIRNS–MELBOURNE. Fly to MelbourneMELBOURNE Orientation drive. (B)
Day 8 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)
Day 9 MELBOURNE–SYDNEY. Fly 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 panoramic lunch at an Opera House restaurant. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)
Day 10 SYDNEY. SYDNEY Free day. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
Day 11 SYDNEY. SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 12 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 13 THE NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH). WHALE SHARK OR HUMPBACK WHALE EXCURSION. 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: Both 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 14 THE NINGALOO REEF (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 15 NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH)–PERTH. Transfer to Learmonth Airport and fly to Perth. Transfer to your hotel in PerthPERTH Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 16 PERTH. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Tour Dates & Pricing
- Wednesday September 15th, 2021 - Thursday September 30th, 2021