G'day Australia with Fiji (PFE) - 2014 / 2015

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17 days from Cairns to Nadi


Gday Australia with Fiji
The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June, 28 2007
The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June, 28 2007
Sydney Opera House
Stunning views in New Zealand
The majestic Three Sisters peaks in the Blue Mountain Range
Sydney Harbor
The iconic Sydney Opera House at night
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney’s famed Opera House
A pasture on the hillsides of New Zealand

Vacation Overview

Savor the cityscapes and vistas as you venture through dynamic cities and stunning natural habitats on this unique journey “Down Under”!

Start in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, with its clear, tropical water and explosion of colors. You’ll get to see it in person and even snorkel in it or take a glass-bottom boat tour. You will also take a guided walk through Mossman Gorge with an indigenous guide to hear stories of the local culture and traditions. Outside Adelaide, visit one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats—Kangaroo Island, where you’ll explore a sanctuary for native Australian animals and see colonies of rare Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals.

Take a tour of cosmopolitan Melbourne and dine in a tramcar that has been converted to a moving restaurant. Outside the city, visit the Yarra Valley for wine tasting and to visit a wildlife sanctuary to see koalas and kangaroos. In Sydney, visit the Sydney Opera House, cruise on Sydney Harbour, and visit Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club for an insider tour and a lifesaving demonstration. An excursion takes you to Blue Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its vast valleys and unique rock formations. You will also have free time to explore both of these great cities on your own.

In Fiji, tour the sights of the island then enjoy plenty of time at your leisure to explore further or simply relax at your beach resort.

This vacation offers you a great mix of fascinating included activities and leisure time for personal discoveries!

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CAIRNS
Welcome dinner; Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; excursion to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Mossman Gorge & Daintree River cruise

MELBOURNE
Sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch; Healesville Sanctuary; Yarra Valley excursion with wine tasting

ADELAIDE
Orientation tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite excursion to Kangaroo Island

SYDNEY
Sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club; Sydney Tower lunch; walking tour of historic Macquarie Street; excursion to the Blue Mountains; farewell dinner at The Waterfront Restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour

FIJI
Sightseeing tour: visit Viseisei Village and Garden of the Sleeping Giant; stop at Vuda Lookout; Host service


DAY 1Arrive in Cairns, Australia

G’day—welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special welcome dinner. (Dinner)

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world 
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DAY 2Cairns. Excursion to the Great Barrier Reef

Board a fast catamaran and CRUISE to Green Island, one of the many islands on the famed Great Barrier Reef. Choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS-BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, or walk through the rainforest. Later, your Tour Director can assist you with a variety of optional activities. (Breakfast)

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world 
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DAY 3Cairns. Excursion to Mossman Gorge & Daintree River Cruise

Start your day with a visit to MOSSMAN GORGE for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite GUIDED DREAMTIME WALK through the rainforest with an indigenous guide. Along the way, hear stories of the local culture and traditions, and gain an understanding of their special relationship with the forest itself. At the end of the walk, sample some bush tea and damper (soda bread). After lunch, CRUISE along the Daintree River, where you may spot a variety of birds, snakes, and crocodiles! (Breakfast, Lunch)

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DAY 4Cairns–Melbourne

Fly to Melbourne and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The illuminated city of Melbourne at night 
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DAY 5Melbourne

Today’s sightseeing tour includes landmarks such as Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Visit beautiful FITZROY GARDENS, then drive past the lush Royal Botanic Gardens. You’ll discover the different architectural influences as you see the Victorian Arts Centre and other buildings of significance. Then, a unique lunch experience on board the historic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. Tonight’s optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is highly recommended. (Breakfast, Lunch)

The illuminated city of Melbourne at night 
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DAY 6Melbourne. Excursion to the Yarra Valley

Depart the city for a leisurely excursion to the YARRA VALLEY, one of Australia’s famous wine regions to sample some of the local wines. On the way, stop at the HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY, a renowned haven for animals. Here you will see some of Australia’s unique wildlife, including parrots, wombats, kangaroos, and koalas, just to name a few. Next, stop for LUNCH AT A LOCAL WINERY, including a wine tasting. Finish your day with a visit to a famous wine estate for another WINE TASTING. (Breakfast, Lunch)

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DAY 7Melbourne

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this multicultural and cosmopolitan city. Dine at a local restaurant and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s passionate food and wine scene or walk along Chapel and Brunswick Streets, famous for great shopping. Take a trip out of town along the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles.” (Breakfast)

The illuminated city of Melbourne at night 
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DAY 8Melbourne–Adelaide

Today, fly to Adelaide. Upon arrival, take a brief orientation tour along the wide tree-lined streets and well-manicured gardens. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 9Adelaide. Excursion to Kangaroo Island

Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motorcoach and ferry to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. Visit SEAL BAY with a national park ranger to see a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Explore FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Stop here and walk on REMARKABLE ROCKS for stunning views of the sea. Also take a boardwalk down a rugged cliff face to ADMIRALS ARCH, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals, which can be seen resting on the rocks and playing in the waves. Return to Adelaide late this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Visit New Zealand Experience the beautiful island of New Zealand Stunning views in New Zealand A pasture on the hillsides of New Zealand 
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DAY 10Adelaide–Sydney

Today, fly to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (Breakfast)

Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Opera House 
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DAY 11Sydney

Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. Stop at world-famous Bondi Beach for an insider’s tour of Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BONDI SURF BATHERS’ LIFE SAVING CLUB with one of the lifesavers. Along the way, learn about the history of the club and enjoy a lifesaving demonstration! See some of the city’s suburbs and the historic Rocks area, home to Sydney’s original convicts. For a truly memorable experience, enjoy LUNCH AT THE SYDNEY TOWER for spectacular views of the city. Lastly, take a WALKING TOUR of historic Macquarie Street, including a visit to the HYDE PARK BARRACKS, built in 1819 to house, clothe, and feed convict men and boys. (Breakfast, Lunch)

The iconic Sydney Opera House at night Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney’s famed Opera House Sydney Opera House 
Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach


As the Harbor stretches its turquoise tentacles into every inner suburb of Sydney, the 70 beaches that lace the city’s edges have created a hedonistic surf culture on a par with Rio and Waikiki. The most beloved of the urban beaches is Bondi (pronounced Bond-eye). Here, between sandstone headlands at the eastern fringe of the city, the long glassy rollers of the Pacific Ocean thunder onto a half-mile of golden powdery sand. In the 1920s, Bondi was a modest version of Coney Island, where city dwellers in need of fresh air would travel here by a rattling tram to cool off with an ice cream or cheap fish-and-chips by the sea. In the 1950s, the surf craze arrived from Hawaii, luring thousands with their boards into the crashing surf. And since the 1990s, Bondi has gentrified, attracting millionaires and movie stars.
The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 12Sydney. Excursion to the Blue Mountains

Take a full-day trip to BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2000. Here, stunning scenery is highlighted by vast eucalypt-covered valleys and fascinating rock formations. Stop to see the iconic THREE SISTERS, an unusual rock formation representing three sisters, who, according to Aboriginal legend, were turned to stone. Also stop at Scenic World, where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Three Sisters and walk through the rainforest. (Breakfast, Lunch)

The majestic Three Sisters peaks in the Blue Mountain Range 
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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 13Sydney

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge! Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT overlooking Sydney Harbour, the Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Opera House 
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DAY 14Sydney–Nadi, Fiji

Today, depart Sydney and fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise. (Breakfast)

Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Opera House 
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DAY 15Nadi

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island. Visit VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago, and the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT to see a private collection of stunning tropical orchids. Then, stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, a tropical fruit farm perched on a cliff, where you will sample fruit and juice from the orchard. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (Breakfast)

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DAY 16Nadi

A full day at your leisure. (Breakfast)

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DAY 17Nadi

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 4 dinners


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PAM BROWN

Years of Experience: 27 years

Where else in the world can you view a sunrise over an ancient landform from the back of a camel, swim with marine life at the Great Barrier Reef, eat under a million stars, and learn about the people of the world's oldest continuous culture? Australia offers all this, and I look forward to showing you this fabulous place.

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