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Australia Vivid Sydney, the reef and the rock!

  • Luxury
An exclusive adventure across what many would consider world wonders; Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef to name a few. This fully customizable itinerary takes the best of the country and combines leisure on Hamilton Island with Cruises along the Reef. Enjoy!
Tour itinerary includes
  • City
  • Multi-activity
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Seaside

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Los Angeles to Hamilton Island

Fly to Hamilton Island.

Hamilton Island

Day 2: Hamilton Island Resort

The Hamilton Reef View Hotel encapsulates extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms, all with private balconies which overlook either tropical gardens or breathtaking views of the Coral Sea with stunning surrounds and wonderful amenities. 

Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel (Hamilton Island)

Day 3: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Today cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef! Your Reef vessel will moore at a pontoon adjacent to the Reef. The pontoon is spacious with a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities to enhance your time at the Reef. The pontoon is ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. The best coral is a short distance away from the pontoon. All snorkeling gear is provided. For those that don't want to get wet, the pontoon has a spectacular underwater viewing chamber as well as semi-submersible submarines.

Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel (Hamilton Island)

Day 4: Day at leisure

Indulging yourself on Hamilton Island take advantage of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers, snorkeling equipment or use the gym, tennis and squash courts.

Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel (Hamilton Island)

Day 5: Hamilton Island to Sydney

Transfer to Sydney, enjoy your flight!

Hamilton Island, Sydney

Day 6: Welcome to Sydney!

Stylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences. While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit. Private transfer Sydney Domestic Airport to city.

Night at Four Seasons Hotel (Sydney)

Day 7: Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House Tour. See inside the world's most recognizable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds - to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world. Working with new, rich audio-visual components, where images are projected onto the fabric of the building - our guides will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns.

Sydney Opera House
Night at Four Seasons Hotel (Sydney)

Day 8: Vivid 5pm sunset dinner and drinks - Cruise on Sydney Harbour

3 course dinner & bar package. Vivid Sydney is Sydney's most spectacular outdoor lighting, music and ideas festival, and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. 3 course Contemporary Australian a la carte dining. Tyrrell's sparkling & still wines, beer & soft drinks; Cruise aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000; See the lights of Vivid turn on from the water.


Day 9: BridgeClimb

BridgeClimb is Australia's most exciting and accessible adventure on one of the world's most modern wonders: The Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the incredible hour adventure that will take you to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge some 440 feet above the Harbour. Switch on for Sydney in your Vivid Climb Vest as you ascend the arches of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. You will illuminate the iconic shape of the Bridge as the city comes alive with light during Vivid Sydney. Climb into the frame of our unique festival installation, high above the city, to capture your must-have image this Vivid.

Night at Four Seasons Hotel (Sydney)

Day 10: Sydney to Uluru

Private transfer to Sydney Airport. The Red Center is more than the center or middle of Australia.  The sheer size of Uluru/Ayers Rock, the strong sense of spirituality and culture you will find here, combined with amazing stories means a visit here is an encounter with the very heart of the country.


Day 11: Uluru Highlights - Departure

Early morning tour & outback picnic breakfast. As you travel towards Uluru its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light. Your guide will take you to a special location to watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith. You will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) and hear about the Mala people. After breakfast you will visit Mutijulu Waterhole and then drive around the base of the Uluru before returning to the resort.


Hamilton Island Sydney Sydney Opera House Uluru

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $3,030 / 11 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person for travel from 17th May to 7th June 2019$3,190

Included in price:

  • Round trip air from Los Angeles to Hamilton Island, Sydney and Uluru on QANTAS Airways
  • Accommodation for 8 days in Hamilton Island (3), Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (4) and Uluru/Ayers Rock (1)
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Sydney Opera House tour
  • Vivid Sydney Harbour dinnner cruise
  • Vivid Night Climb of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Camel ride at Uluru
  • Night At A Field of Light dinner
  • Uluru Sunrise tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations Travel Protection Plan
  • Australian GST

Not included in price:

  • International and national airfares
Book your flights to Australia
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
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  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Your local agent Liz, in Australia, will inform you of any changes to your flights
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