Independent Wonders of Australia ( IPD1)

14 Day Package from Sydney to Melbourne

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Walkabout…it’s when Australian Aborigines go on a long journey by foot far from cities and towns. Your “walkabout” won’t be on foot and far away from civilization, but it will give you a chance to learn about the Aborigines as well explore some of Australia’s most exciting cities. And no one brings you Australia like Independence by Globus! In this 14-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports for all your intra-vacation flights. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature: our Globus Local Host, who is there for you in the cities throughout your stays, ensuring everything runs smoothly and helping you get the most out of your trip. You’ll have a Local Host in Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Sydney, as we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will have a warm welcome for you as well as information to help you get settled and start exploring immediately. In both Sydney and Melbourne, we've arranged for a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. In Sydney, your tour includes stunning Bondi Beach and a photo stop at Harbour Bridge. In Melbourne, we’ll take you to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Albert Park Lake, and more—plus, we’ll entertain you in both cities with insider stories and little-known secrets. A free day in each city gives you the opportunity to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host). Perhaps watch the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to see where 130 hangings took place, browse the many shops in Sydney's Darling Harbour, or join celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz, and Prince Harry in climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

From the laid-back port town of Cairns, we’ll take you on a cruise to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. You'll be able to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. A definite trip highlight!

On this vacation, you’ll also learn about the native cultures. You'll enjoy a visit to the aboriginal sacred site of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Outside of Darwin, we've arranged for a full-day excursion to Kakadu National Park, where a guided walk will show you the ancient Aboriginal rock art, and a visit to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre will give you the opportunity to learn about the cultural significance of the park.

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 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily; 2 lunches


Day 1

ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Welcome to Sydney! The rest of the day is at your leisure. Your Globus Local Host will make contact with you and meet to discuss your vacation, answer questions, and give suggestions to make the most of your stay.


Day 2

SYDNEY Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many.

Breakfast Breakfast

The afternoon is at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.


Day 3

SYDNEY Today is at leisure. You can explore on your own or choose from a selection of optional activities.

Breakfast Breakfast

Today’s I-Time Tips
You may wish to take a cruise on Sydney Harbour or climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views; spend the day in Hunter Valley, sampling some of Australia’s best wines; or join a guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House.


Day 4

SYDNEY–CAIRNS Fly to tropical Cairns and enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise. The remainder of the day is yours to start exploring.

Breakfast Breakfast


Day 5

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran for a cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of coral and sea life. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Late this afternoon, return to Cairns.

Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch


Day 6

CAIRNS A full day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Today’s I-Time Tips
You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include strolling the Esplanade, relaxing by your resort’s pool, visiting Harley’s Crocodile Adventure, or shopping for a special souvenir at the Cairns Night Markets.


Day 7

CAIRNS–DARWIN Fly to Darwin at the top end of Australia.

Breakfast Breakfast


Day 8

DARWIN. EXCURSION TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Depart Darwin for a full-day excursion to Kakadu National Park. Upon arrival, take a guided walk around Nourlangie Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. Then, take a guided cruise on Kakadu’s famous wetlands for a chance to see crocodiles in the wild. You will also stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn more about the cultural significance of the park. Return to Darwin this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

On Mondays & Thursdays, December-March, sightseeing to Kakadu National Park is not available. On Mondays, alternative sightseeing to Katherine Gorge will be given and on Thursdays, alternative sightseeing to Litchfield National Park will be given.


Day 9

DARWIN–ALICE SPRINGS This morning fly from Darwin to Alice Springs. The rest of the morning is yours to explore on your own. Afternoon sightseeing includes the School of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctor Services, the Old Telegraph Station, and ANZAC Hill.

Breakfast Breakfast


Day 10

ALICE SPRINGS-ULURU (AYERS ROCK) This morning travel by motorcoach through the Red Centre to Uluru. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast


Day 11

ULURU–MELBOURNE Rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and the incredible art installation, The Field of Light. Wander through the pathways that encompass 50,000 spheres of light. Make your way up the hill to the top viewing area and watch the amazing transformation of colors and life as the Red Centre awakens. Then, as the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert sky, gaze in awe as the sun rises in the distance behind Uluru and Kata Tjuta, flooding the landscape with light. Capture some amazing photos before returning to your hotel. Later, fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia.

Breakfast Breakfast


Day 12

MELBOURNE Morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), Albert Park Lake, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the Melbourne Skydeck for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform.

Breakfast Breakfast

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may wish to visit stroll along the Yarra River, shopping on Bourke Street, tour the Old Melbourne Goal, once home to Australia’s notorious outlaw, Ned Kelly, or just relax at one of Melbourne’s famous coffee cafes.


Day 13

MELBOURNE Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities.

Breakfast Breakfast

Today’s I-Time Tips
Join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel on the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the magnificent 12 Apostles or explore the hidden lanes and arcades of the city.


Day 14

MELBOURNE Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Melbourne and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase.

Breakfast Breakfast


 Tour Director

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.


" Hello, I am Trudy and have been happily living in Cairns for 15 years. I have been guiding guests from all over the world, showing people around beautiful Tropical North Queensland, with two World Heritage listed sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforest. I love sharing my knowledge, for people to learn something new and contributing to their holiday experience."

Tour Director -  TRUDY MEERTENS




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