Sun & Fun Down Under with Queenstown
14 days with Monograms Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
Arrive in Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The remainder of the day is at leisure to start exploring this vibrant city.
Day 2 SYDNEY.
Today’s included sightseeing features a photo stop at the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and a visit to world-famous BONDI BEACH. The afternoon is at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
Day 3 SYDNEY.
A full day to explore more of Sydney. You may choose from an array of optional excursions including a visit to Hunter Valley to sample Australia wines, the chance to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for amazing views of the harbor and city below, or a relaxing dinner atop Sydney Tower’s revolving restaurant. (B)
Day 4 SYDNEY–GOLD COAST.
Fly to the Gold Coast, known for its laid-back lifestyle and incredible white-sand beaches. Enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise. (B)
Day 5 GOLD COAST. EXCURSION TO MOUNT TAMBORINE NATIONAL PARK.
This morning, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take a peaceful drive through the Gold Coast’s hinterland. Your guided sightseeing tour will take you on rainforest roads through MOUNT TAMBORINE NATIONAL PARK, where you will have your chance to spot native wildlife and visit a tropical waterfall after a guided rainforest walk. Indulge in a local WINE TASTING before visiting the Gallery Walk, where local artists showcase their arts and crafts. Return to the Gold Coast for your afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 6 GOLD COAST.
A full day at leisure. You may wish to spend the day on the white sands of Main Beach, or wander down the Esplanade taking in the stunning coastline. Other options include a visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can feed a kangaroo, get up close to a crocodile, or cuddle a koala; or take a trip to SkyPoint Observation Deck, the Gold Coast’s highest attraction with 360-degree views. (B)
Day 7 GOLD COAST–CAIRNS–PORT DOUGLAS.
Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Continue to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea. Check in to your hotel for a 4-night stay. (B)
Day 8 PORT DOUGLAS. EXCURSION TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.
Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Port Douglas, where the evening is at leisure. (B,L)
Day 9 PORT DOUGLAS.
With your day at leisure, you may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation, where the jungle meets the sea. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
Day 10 PORT DOUGLAS.
Today is free to explore as you wish. You may want to take a stroll on Four Mile Beach, shop the unique boutiques and galleries in downtown Port Douglas, or just relax by your resort’s pool. (B)
Day 11 PORT DOUGLAS–QUEENSTOWN.
Today, fly to Queenstown. The reminder of your day is at leisure. (B)
Day 12 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.
Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. View the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. (B)
Day 13 QUEENSTOWN.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (B)
Day 14 QUEENSTOWN.
Your stay in Queenstown ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Sun and fun down under…sounds like bliss, doesn't it? And no one brings you sun and fun like Monograms! On this 14-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports for your intra-vacation flights. Plus, you'll have a Monograms Local Host ®—someone who knows the ins and outs and is there to ensure your vacation goes smoothly—to answer your questions, arrange optional activities, and offer suggestions for shopping and dining.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Sydney, where we can seamlessly whisk you from the airport to your selected hotel. Your guided sightseeing in Sydney with a local expert includes photo stops at the world-famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. You'll also have a full day to explore Sydney on your own (with the support of your Local Host of course). You may want to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for amazing views; explore the cobblestone streets at the Rocks, the harborside area where the first convicts settled; or visit Hunter Valley to sample Australia wines.
Then, we'll take you to the airport so you can fly to the Gold Coast, a tropical paradise known for its white-sand beaches. From the Gold Coast, you'll take an included excursion to Mount Tamborine National Park, where a guided rainforest walk takes you to a tropical waterfall. Keep your eyes open for native wildlife. Monograms has also arranged a local wine tasting and a visit to the Gallery Walk, where local artists showcase their works. In your free time at the Gold Coast, you may want to soak in the sun on the white-sand beach, visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to feed a kangaroo or cuddle a koala, or enjoy the Gold Coast’s thriving food scene.
You’ll then fly to Cairns and be transported to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea. Here, you'll have the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. You can choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. This underwater world, with its brilliant colors and fish swimming around you, is nothing short of spectacular! With your two full days of leisure in Port Douglas, you may want to stroll on Four Mile Beach, browse the shops in downtown Port Douglas, or visit the Daintree Forest, the world's oldest living rainforest.
Finally, you’ll fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. Here, Monograms has arranged an excursion to Fiordland National Park, where you’ll enjoy an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound. With some of the world’s most stunning scenery, this cruise through the fjord is breathtaking! A full day in Queenstown gives you the opportunity to visit a local winery, marvel at the views from the Queenstown Gondola, or cruise across Lake Wakatipu.
With the time and hassles you save by letting Monograms take care of the details, all you have to do is enjoy this Australia and New Zealand vacation filled with fun and sun!
Sydney: Rydges World Square
Surfers Paradise (Gold coast): Vibe Hotel
Port Douglas: QT Port Douglas
Queenstown: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront
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