The

AUSTRALIA

trip

FOR THE LOVE OF....

 

AMAZING BEACHES

 

THE OUTDOORS

 

KANGAROOS

 

WILDLIFE

 

ROLLICKING FUN

 

SURFING

 

KOALAS

DELICIOUS FOOD

TAN LINES

AUSTRALIA

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What to Expect

Spend 9 days and 8 nights discovering the mesmerizing land of Australia with a group of like-minded explorers. Every step of this trip is packed with adventure and laid-back Aussie culture. You'll explore rainforests, get up close and personal to the country's famed wildlife, enjoy a 3-course meal on a yacht, wander through artisan markets, and soak up the warm sun of the Southern Hemisphere.

Australia is a huge country with lots of itinerary options but we tried to narrow in on some iconic experiences while leaving enough time to explore these coastal places on your own as well.

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THE AUSTRALIA TRIP

2019 DATES

No trips planned for this year, but check out one of our other international trips!

9 days/8 nights

$3,699

 

P.S. All payments can be broken up into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.

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INCLUDED

  • Accommodations in centrally-located hotels in a shared room with one other person of the same gender

  • Flight from Brisbane to Sydney

  • Local guides where indicated

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

  • In-country transportation

  • Walking tour of Brisbane

  • Brisbane River Cruise

  • Entrance to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

  • Craft beer tasting at local pub

  • Brisbane Gallery Walk

  • Rainforest Retreat Overnight on Mount Tambourine

  • Tree top walk

  • Lamington National Park Tour

  • Trip to Byron Bay

  • Private yacht dinner

  • Sydney bike tour (including Sydney Opera House)

  • Bondi Beach afternoon excursion

  • Trip Leader Throughout

  • Taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights (fly into Brisbane, out of Sydney)

  • Transfer to/from airport for international flights

  • Mandatory trip insurance (budget approx. $75)

  • Meals not mentioned (budget around $300)

  • Misc. expenses (tips, taxis, souvenirs, etc.)

  • Optional activities

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Day 1 - Brisbane
WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA

Arrive in Brisbane by 2pm and check in to our hotel located in one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city.  That afternoon, we'll head out to explore the gorgeous city on a walking tour passing through stunning sites like the Treasury Casino, Old State  Library, Botanic Gardens, and Queens Street Mall. 

 

Afterward, we'll head to off to one of our favorite restaurants that overlooks the water.  Spend the evening drinking wine and taking in the beautiful views as you get to know your new, fellow travelmates.

DAY BY DAY

*Itinerary is indicative for 2019 and is subject to change

Day 2 - Queensland
Nature cruisin'

Wake up with fresh coffee and a delicious Australian brekkie, before heading out for some river boat cruisin'. 

With our local guide, we'll float along through Lone Pine Sanctuary getting up close to lorikeets, kangaroos and wallabies, wombats, echidnas, crocodiles.  We'll also snap some selfies while holding a Koala or two!

 

As the sun sets, we'll head a local brewery to get hoppy with the Queensland crowd and enjoy a beer tasting of some of Australia's finest.

 

Life doesn’t get much better than this.

 

EXPLORE

Day 3 - Mount Tamborine
GET ON IT!

After breakfast, we head to a favorite spot amongst locals, Mount Tamborine.

Spend your afternoon wandering through the local arts and crafts shops, chatting with vendors, and grabbing a bite to eat at the Gallery Walk.

From fine art to culinary delights, you're sure to find something to bring home with you!

Once we're all shopped out, we'll head off to Lamington  National  Park for a unique dinner experience. We'll spend the evening spotting Brushtail Possums and Sugar Gliders, while we wine and dine.

PLAY

Day 4 - Tree Top Walk
birds eye view

This morning we'll head out on one of Australia's coolest adventures, a Tree Top Walk. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the rainforest canopy as you walk along a series of suspension bridges 16 meters above the ground.

Time do do some off-roading!  We'll travel through diverse eco-systems, venture to magnificent lookouts, and enjoy fire-brewed traditional Billy team and damper with jam.

This afternoon, we'll head down the mountain to the pristine beaches of the Gold Coast. Once we've checked in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local nightlife and the many restaurants and bars along the water.

LEARN

Day 5 - Gold Coast
feeling hoppy

Feast

Day 6 - Byron Bay
sunrise and go!

Grab breakfast with your mates and take some time to check out Byron Bay and the Cape Byron lighthouse, which stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Take a short walk along the grassland and clifftops to the lighthouse to capture some photos.  Pro tip: go to the lighthouse before brekkie at sunrise for a particularly amazing view!

 

Meet up with the rest of the crew and head to the Gold Coast airport to catch a flight to Sydney.

That evening we’ll cruise the picturesque Sydney Harbour for a private sunset dinner cruise and learn about the rich history of Sydney from our captain.

The morning is free you you to do as you please on the Gold Coast - take a walk on beach, surf with the locals, or get some extra z's.

In the afternoon, we'll pack up and head to Byron Bay.  Along the way, we'll take a detour to a local brewery to see how the beer’s made, eat some malt, smell some hops, maybe grab a pint (or two!)

Cheers!

ADMIRE

Day 7 - Sydney
city life

Fuel up because we’re hitting the road! We’re off today to see the most well-known sights of Sydney by bike: Circular Quay, the piers at Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

 

After the ride, we’ll head down to the famous Sydney Opera House where our local guide will regale us with the history and splendor of this iconic landmark.

 

Grab your suit and head off to the world-famous Bondi Beach, where we’ll spend the afternoon with time for lounging in the white sands, playing in the curling waves and admiring the sandstone cliffs. After getting our requisite amount of vitamin D, we’ll be treated to a sunset dinner and drink at Bondi Icebergs.

 

After dinner, hit up some of Sydney’s lively bars and clubs to get your dance on!

ZEN out
Day 8 -  Sydney
take it in

Today is our last full day down under and a day of completely free exploration!  Make the most of your time by spending it at one of the lovely coffee shops around the Rocks or along the unique eastern beaches to admire the beautiful coastline, dare to climb up the Harbor Bridge, or even take a train out to the beautiful Blue Mountains! It’s totally up to you!  

 

We will meet up again  for our farewell dinner at a lovely little Sydney bistro. Spend the rest of the evening sharing your best memories with your new mates over drinks overlooking the harbor.

WADE

Day 9 - Home
CATCH YOU later

We will have one last group breakfast before we say farewell and head to the airport or off on our next adventure.

It's not 'goodbye' it's only 'see ya later, mate'

SIP

When I have a bad day, I dream about opening up a gelato stand on the streets of Sydney, Australia. Doesn't everyone have a random escape fantasy?
                                                                                                         -Nancy Lublin

 

 

JUST FOR FUN

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TRIP NOTES

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  • We will be offering a 3-day self guided extension to Melbourne at the end of the trip. Details TBA

  • You will lose almost two days flying to Australia from the USA (because you cross the international date line!) - please take this into account when asking for your PTO!

GOOD TO KNOW

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  • The national language is English

  • The national currency is Australian Dollar (AUD)

  • Tap water is generally safe to drink

  • Tipping is not obligatory, but is always appreciated

  • The closest arrival airport is Brisbane Airport (BNE)

  • The closest departing airport is Sydney Airport (SYD)

  • Australian outlets are type I

  • Australia operates on a 230V voltage and 50Hz

  • It's good to always have some cash on you at all times.

FAST FACTS

 

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