Departure Date: 27/01/2020
It's time for a trip down under! Spend time immersing yourself in two of the country’s most vibrant cities, Sydney and Melbourne, before leaving the hustle and bustle to relax in the picturesque Port Douglas. Wander into one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests in the Daintree National Park.
Start the day by taking in all Sydney Harbour has to offer on a morning cruise. Regarded as one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world, you’ll soak up the city’s famous sights such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge right from the water. After lunch, head off on a 2.5-hour bike ride to pedal past the must-see sights of Sydney, such as Circular Quay, the piers at Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Take a visit to the famous Bondi Beach for a surf lesson on Australia’s most beautiful beach. With spectacular views of the coast and plenty of places to stop for swim there is something for everyone to do here. After a casual beachside lunch spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Fly from Sydney to Melbourne – ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is famous for its vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs. After settling into Oaks on Collins, your accommodation for the next three nights, head out on a walking tour of Melbourne’s hidden away and favourite local dining spots, quickly gaining an overview of the city’s wonderful restaurant scene in one evening.
Leave the city behind and fly to the picturesque Port Douglas. Enjoy a day at your leisure before touring the highlights of this area. Starting the day with morning before travelling to Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) - a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Here, join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks, followed by an introduction to traditional fishing and gathering techniques to find your own tucker (food)!
Wander into the lush rainforest of the UNESCO World Heritage- listed Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge and experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests. Enjoy an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges, view spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges as your guide explains the rich flora, fauna and eco system of this amazing rainforest. Finish your trip with a swim in the beautiful private swimming hole encased in the rainforest.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing for 9 nights (3 nights in Sydney, 3 nights in Melbourne, 3 nights in Port Douglas). Price includes return flights with Etihad Airways including one checked bag of 23Kg each, Luxury return transfers at Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns airports, sightseeing tours including sensational Sydney Cruise, Bonza Bike tour of Sydney, Bondi Surf Experience, Melbourne Café Culture Walk, Melbourne Morning City Sights, 1 day Daintree Dreaming and Great barrier Reef and Island Sailing tour. Depart from Dublin on 27 January 2020
10 Days from €3315 per person
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