The Experience

Experience Melbourne, Port Douglas and Sydney as you journey through Australia to visit the dazzling Great Barrier Reef, cruise the teeming Daintree River and tour Sydney’s magnificent Opera House.

Day 1: Melbourne | Admiring the Marvelous City

Upon arrival in Melbourne, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Settle in and then embark on a half-day tour of city landmarks, such as the Block Arcade and the Gothic Bank. Later, join your fellow guests and Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: D
Day 2: Barber Family Ranch | From Sheep to Kangaroos
Travel to the Barber family sheep ranch for an A&K exclusive experience. Watch sheep shearing and learn how to class (examine and value) a fleece. Take lunch with the family and tour the property to spot kangaroos before returning to Melbourne.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B L
Day 3: Yarra Valley | Region of Fine Vintages
Drive through beautiful rural countryside to the renowned Yarra Valley winemaking region. Sample wines at boutique wineries and savor a Chef ,™s Table lunch overlooking a picturesque vineyard while learning about the pairing of wine and food. Enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner at Grossi Florentino Restaurant.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B L D
Day 4: Cairns/Port Douglas | White Sands and Sun
Fly to Cairns for a scenic drive along the coast to Port Douglas, where welcome cocktails await. Splash in the pool or stroll the sunny white sands beside the Pacific, and then enjoy a poolside Aussie barbecue.

Peppers Beach Club | Meals: B D
Day 5: Great Barrier Reef | Underwater Wonderland
Board swift, modern catamaran ,˜Quicksilver,™ and cruise to Agincourt Reef. Its renowned, sparkling clear water and vibrant coral formations lie within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Enjoy a buffet lunch and then sunbathe or view the reef up close from an underwater observatory.

Peppers Beach Club | Meals: B L
Day 6: Daintree Exploration | River and Rainforest
Cruise Daintree River to seek the vivid Ulysses butterfly in the canopy above and sight crocodiles basking on its muddy banks. Take a guided walk into the rainforest, viewing myriad plants and wildlife, perhaps even the endangered southern cassowary bird. Walk magical Thornton Beach, while your guide highlights its unique ecosystem, and eat lunch deep in the serene embrace of the rainforest. Visit the Botanical Ark and sample delicious tropical fruits.

Peppers Beach Club | Meals: B L
Day 7: Sydney | The Rocks and Wolfies Restaurant
Fly to Sydney and transfer to your hotel nestled in The Rocks markets. Rendezvous for dinner at Wolfies Restaurant, and enjoy unrivaled views of Sydney.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B D
Day 8: Sydney | Walkabout and Harbour Cruise
Experience earth,™s most ancient culture on a leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide and discover how the Aboriginal dreaming is still alive in Sydney,™s landscape. Cruise Sydney Harbour on a private charter to marvel at its iconic sights. Learn to prepare an authentic Aussie barbecue and then savor it while anchored in a secluded cove.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B L
Day 9: Sydney | Opera House Tour
Privately tour Taronga Zoo to observe iconic Australian animal species such as the koala and platypus. Explore the spectacular Sydney Opera House and enjoy lunch in the Opera Kitchen. Visit stunning Bondi and Coogee beaches. Later, dine privately at The Woods Restaurant.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B L D
Day 10: Sydney | Evening Wine Journey
Celebrate Sydney at your leisure. Meet for an evening farewell dinner with matching wines.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B D
Day 11: Depart Sydney
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

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