Great Sights of Australia with Fiji (PGE)

15 Day Tour from Brisbane to Coral Coast

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Laugh 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.

Did you know the koala sleeps an average of 20 hours a day? Why not add a 3-night Monograms vacation to Fiji to your tour of Australia and curl up in a beachside hammock yourself? Between naps, you’ll enjoy a Sigatoka River safari and the sun, fun, and genuine warmth of the islanders.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus South Pacific vacations are limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery South Pacific vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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Great Sights of Australia with Fiji map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

 Itinerary

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.

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Day 2 BRISBANE. EXCURSION TO THE AUSTRALIA ZOO

BRISBANE Orientation drive. Excursion to the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Australia Zoo includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Free time this evening.

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Day 3 BRISBANE

BRISBANE Free day.

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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.

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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.

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Day 6 CAIRNS

CAIRNS Free day.

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.

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Day 7 CAIRNS–MELBOURNE

Fly to Melbourne
MELBOURNE Orientation drive.

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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.

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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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite panoramic lunch at an Opera House restaurant. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 10 SYDNEY

SYDNEY Free day. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

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Day 11 SYDNEY

SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 12 SYDNEY–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST

Fly to Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast.
CORAL COAST Free time the remainder of the day.

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Day 13 CORAL COAST

This morning’s highlight is a half-day Sigatoka River Safari. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine.

NOTE:
If your included sightseeing is schedule to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Local Host will have full details upon your arrival.

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Day 14 CORAL COAST

Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink.

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Day 15 CORAL COAST–NADI

Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport where your vacation ends.

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

KAREN CHOPPING

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I have been a Tour Director for over 20 years and I love showcasing the South Pacific region to so many like-minded passionate and adventurous travelers like myself. Family is a very important aspect of my life and I spend a lot of time introducing world adventure travel to my own two children. I live in Cairns, the gateway to two world heritage listed UNESCO Sites which are a must do when you visit my home town. Where the Rainforest meets the Reef is an unforgettable experience, one that shouldn't be missed when visiting Far North Queensland.

Tour Director - KAREN CHOPPING

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Cairns
Melbourne
Sydney

Cairns

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Spend the day exploring the Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel on a custom built 4WD vehicles with a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle. Your naturalist guide has extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area and aboriginal culture, which will ensure you day will be a memory of a lifetime.

Price Range: $$$$

Melbourne

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch

Discover just what makes Melbourne so enchanting on this excursion that reveals the city's hidden gems. We'll pair you up with a passionate expert guide for a casual stroll through the city's back streets and beautiful old lanes and arcades.

Price Range: $$$

Eureka Skydeck & Edge Experience

Eureka Skydeck & Edge Experience

Nothing will prepare you for this awesome, bird's-eye view of Melbourne! Partake in a unique experience that will get your heart racing as you step out 984 feet above the ground (that's almost as high as the Eiffel Tower). The Eureka Skydeck 88 takes you right to The Edge, a special glass cube observation deck that slides out from the building with you inside! It's a city view you'll never forget!

Price Range: $

Yarra Valley Food & Wine Day Tour

Yarra Valley Food & Wine Day Tour

Discover the flavors of the Yarra Valley on a full-day food and wine tour. Whether you're a wine enthusiast or simply would like to spend the day surrounded by beautiful, off-the-beaten-path scenery, this is the perfect day trip from Melbourne.

Price Range: $$$$

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road

On this full day tour, you'll experience this majestic coastal drive in style, with time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world famous route.

Price Range: $$$$

Kangaroos & Koalas in the Wild

Kangaroos & Koalas in the Wild

Walk through natural bushland and experience Australia's wildlife up close, led by an experienced wildlife gp0-uide. On this day tour from Melbourne, you'll not only gain some great experiences, but you'll also be contributing to the health and wellbeing of Australia's native animals.

Price Range: $$$$

The Penguin Parade

The Penguin Parade

Make the most of your time in Melbourne and join this excurson to enjoy Phillip Island's stunning landscapes and the world-famous Penguin Parade.

Price Range: $$$$

Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Get ready for the climb of your life! This exhilarating excursion at the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is a unique way to enjoy incredible views of the city and its beautiful harbor.

Price Range: $$$$

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Discover Australia's oldest wine-producing area on this exceptional full-day excursion to the beautiful Hunter Valley.

Price Range: $$$$

Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

Join us for a full day excursion to the famed Blue Mountains, a journey into the heart of a unique UNESCO World Heritage Region.

Price Range: $$$$

The Rocks Pub Tour

The Rocks Pub Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the Australia's early convicts, mischievous gangs and locals of the past, as you share a drink in four of Sydney's oldest pubs. A unique, fun tour that highlights the history, stories, and characters that helped shaped Sydney.

Price Range: $$

Bondi Beach Like a Local Tour

Bondi Beach Like a Local Tour

Join your friendly local Bondi Surf instructor and experience Australia's most beautiful beach... the way the locals do!

Price Range: $$$$



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