We start off in Sydney where, over the course of 5 days, we'll have a chance to visit the top beaches and attractions. You will fall in love with this cosmopolitan city. Surrounded by water, beautiful beaches and scenic parks everywhere you turn, it's beautiful. We'll start off with a nice city tour to visit the highlights of Sydney - the Opera House & Harbour Bridge; see the shopping heart of the city; visit Sydney's trendy district of Oxford Street; travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean to see the superb coast cliff walk. We'll travel on to famous Bondi Beach, visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost) and see bronzed Aussie lifesavers & Sydney's best panoramic view. We'll return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross & city centre.
We'll also organize an optional tour to experience the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb. You will need to wear suitable rubber soled shoes and be ready to wear special suits over your existing clothing. You will climb to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge some 130 meters above sea level.
You'll have opportunities to take a seaplane tour, or go out jet-boating or you may want to take in a show or tour at the famous Opera House. There is so much to do in Sydney, this is not even scratching the surface! Plus, if you enjoy nightlife, there's an abundance in Sydney and we'll be walking distance to much of it at Darling Harbor area. This is where it's really all at.
No Australia trip is complete without spending some time at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, which is Cairns. Again, we'll be staying at the Novotel Oasis, a 4-star hotel right in the heart of Cairns walking distance to the Esplanade where all the shops and restaurants are. We'll have snorkel and scuba trips set up as well as some more adventure tours. Of course the diving is the best in the world, which I can vouch for. Unbelievable soft and hard corral and extremely clear turquoise water. We will typically get quite a few divers on this trip, and you won't be disappointed. We'll take our divers and snorkelers to the most spectacular sites for the maximum number of hours on the outer Great Barrier Reef. In one day you will visit two magnificent sites where you will explore vast coral gardens, walls drop-offs, caverns and isolated pinnacles with an array of colorful marine life.
We set up a lot of amazing optional tours here as well including river rafting, a Sky Rail and Rainforest tour in Kuranda with a scenic train ride that will take us through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. And of course opportunities for plenty of snorkeling and diving.