Highlights of Australia

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 6
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39053
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Melbourne, Australia
  • Ends Sydney and NSW, Australia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Visit Melbourne, a multicultural city with a bustling art scene and ample shopping opportunities
  • Explore Cairns, the famous Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef on the planet
  • Have the opportunity to cruise to Fitzroy Island or visit Lake Barrine Crater Lake National Park
  • Travel to Sydney to visit the Opera House, discover The Rocks, and see the famous harbour
  • Drive to Bondi Beach, the most famous surfing beach in Australia, located in South Whales
Start in Melbourne and end in Sydney and NSW, the "Highlights Of Australia" trip is a guided natural landmarks sightseeing trip that takes 10 days. You will travel through Cairns, Sydney and NSW and Melbourne in Australia. "Highlights Of Australia" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport and others.

Discover three of the most breathtaking cities in the Land Down Under with this 12-day ultra-small group tour of Australia! Begin your tour in Melbourne, the country’s cultural capital filled with fascinating hidden gems including art, extraordinary restaurants, ample shopping opportunities, and a bustling atmosphere that is unlike any other city! Wander around the Fitzroy Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in Melbourne, and visit Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix. Catch your flight to Cairns, one of the most popular destinations in Australia known as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Take the opportunity to head on a breathtaking cruise to Fitzroy Island, one of the most unspoiled islands on the Great Barrier Reef, or visit Lake Barrine Crater Lake National Park, surrounded by a magnificent rainforest. Take a flight to Sydney to discover some of the most iconic attractions in Australia. Choose to visit the Sydney Opera House, known for its extraordinary architectural design, and explore Bondi Beach, the most famous surfing beach in the country. Wander around Sydney Harbour and uncover the breathtaking views of the coastline. Your small-group tour of Australia will shortly come to an end in Sydney — and you will head home filled with unforgettable memories!
  • Day 1: Melbourne (arrival)
  • Day 2: Melbourne
  • Day 3: Melbourne
  • Day 4: Melbourne – Cairns
  • Day 5: Cairns
  • Day 6: Cairns
  • Day 7: Cairns – Sydney (flight)
  • Day 8: Sydney
  • Day 9: Sydney
  • Day 10: Sydney (departure) –
  • 09 Nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transportation in AC vehicles as per itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Melbourne - Cairns - Sydney)
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All local applicable taxes
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature, tips, and gratuities
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Items not mentioned as included
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Australia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 75 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 74 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 April 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 74 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Australia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of Australia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted tours is 8. Minimum age on Safaris is 12. Minimum age for game drives in Kruger National Park (South Africa) is 12. Minimum age for Uganda programs is 15. Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Should I select a specific region while visiting Australia?

    The sheer size of Australia makes it difficult to see the country in just a few days or a week. If you have limited time, it is a good idea to choose a specific region and explore it fully. If you have three weeks or more, you could fit in one or two regions, like New South Wales or the Gold Coast. Ideally, we recommend spending at least 10 days or a fortnight in Australia. But again, the longer you stay, the better.

  • What to bring on a vacation to Australia?

    There are a few travel essentials that you should not leave off your packing list. These include an Australian adapter, a waterproof phone case, a broad-brimmed hat, and reef-friendly sunscreen. Be sure to pack a water bottle and a good first aid kit. It is also advisable to take some activated charcoal in case you have tummy issues, and a sarong always comes in handy as a towel and shade cloth. and do not forget to organize travel insurance before you leave.

  • What is the best time to visit Australia?

    The best time to visit Australia is during the spring between September and November and the fall between March and May when the weather is at its best and things are quieter on the tourist front. The best time to visit the areas on the coast is during the dry season from April to November, while the inner areas of the country, such as the outback, are best visited when it is cooler between March and May, or September and November.

  • What are the major attractions in Australia?

    Australia has a wealth of beautiful and diverse landscapes, sprawling national parks, ancient historic sites, modern cities, world-class wine regions, and a fantastic culinary scene. Some of the major attractions include the Sydney Opera House in New South Wales; the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Queensland, and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory. Other great spots to visit are the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, the Daintree National Park in Queensland, and K'Gari (Fraser Island). Driving along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria is another popular tourist activity.

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