Australian Safari 2023
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If your idea of meeting the locals is cradling koalas, hand feeding kangaroos, and laughing with a school of clownfish, then this is the vacation for you. Animal lovers unite on this spectacular safari tour of Australia. From Brisbane’s Australia Zoo, “Home of the Crocodile Hunter,” to Alice Spring’s Kangaroo Sanctuary, “Home of the Kangaroo Dundee,” you’ll get to know Down Under’s most captivating creatures and characters. The furry fun continues with a hop over to Melbourne to witness Phillip Island’s famous heart-warming Penguin Parade. Wombats and wallabies welcome you to the island state of Tasmania, as does the infamous Tasmanian devil—in its own unique way! Going below the surface, this in-depth tour of Australia also leads you to the marine life at the Great Barrier Reef, the whales, seals, and dolphins off the Tasman Peninsula, and the city and harbors of sunny Sydney. This 21-day tour is sure to show you the best of Australia and its unique wildlife.
Adelaide , Alice Springs , Ayers Rock , Brisbane , Cairns , Cradle Mountain , Great Barrier Reef , Hobart , Kangaroo Island , Launceston , Melbourne , Sydney , Uluru
ARRIVE BRISBANE, AUSTRALIAWelcome to Brisbane, The Capital City of Queensland Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner. (D)
BRISBANE. EXCURSION TO THE AUSTRALIA ZOOKoalas, Crocs & Roos, Oh My Start your day with an orientation tour of the city. See the mix of historical building and modern high-rises. Afterward, travel to the Australia Zoo, “Home of the Crocodile Hunter” where you’ll see some of Australia’s famous wildlife. You can hand-feed kangaroos, pet a dingo, see the amazing saltwater crocodiles, and more. Before your visit ends, have your photo taken with a koala – the perfect souvenir! Return to Brisbane where the evening is at leisure. (B)LOCAL FAVORITECONSERVATION HEROES Go behind-the-scenes for a look at Australia Zoo’s [LF] Wildlife Hospital. Founded by Steve and Terri Irwin, it is home to amazing work being done by an extraordinary team of veterinarians. All proceeds from your included visit directly benefit the hospital to help provide specialized care to wildlife. Whether it’s a kangaroo hit by a car, a flying fox entangled in a fence, or a sea turtle that has ingested plastic, the team at the Wildlife Zoo are dedicated to returning them back in to the wild.
BRISBANEBountiful Brisbane A full day to explore more of vibrant Brisbane. (B)ENCHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Brisbane with a scenic cruise on the Brisbane River, relaxing at Streets Beach, Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach, or just taking a stroll on Queen Street Mall, full of shops and restaurants. For a little more activity, join an optional bike tour of Brisbane or visit Tangalooma Island where you can swim and snorkel among shipwrecks. This and more options are available throughout your tour at MyGlobus. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
BRISBANE–CAIRNSSights & Seas Depart Brisbane for Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Upon arrival, an orientation tour shows the highlights of the city. Later, visit the Cairns Aquarium. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTOCEAN STUDIES Touted as Australia’s newest aquarium, the Cairns Aquarium won’t disappoint. Journey through the waterways from freshwater rivers flowing through the rainforest, into the mangroves and finally into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover 71 different exhibits showcasing this regions extremely rare and unique species. Enjoy animal presentations, habitat talks, and daily shark feeds. It will be a great introduction for your experience on the Reef tomorrow.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEFBelow the Surface Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope beneath the surface. Return to Cairns where your evening is at leisure. Tonight, you may want to visit the Cairns Night Markets, the perfect place to find a favourite souvenir or try some local fare. (B,L)TOUR HIGHLIGHTBUCKET LIST. CHECK! The only living structure on Earth that can be seen from space, the Great Barrier Reef is a masterpiece of Mother Nature. Comprising over 3,000 individual reefs and spanning over 135,135 miles (350,000 square kilometers), your day at the Reef will be one to remember. After your scenic catamaran cruise, the day is yours to explore the Reef how you like. Choose to snorkel amid dazzling fish and coral, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, attend an informative presentation by a marine biologist, or just relax and enjoy the serenity of your surroundings.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
CAIRNSAussie Adventures Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of Cairns. (B)EXPLORE MORE in Cairns with a 4 wheel-drive excursion into the Daintree Rainforest, soar high on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, check out Australia’s famous salt-water crocs at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure, stroll Cairns’ famous Esplanade home to shops and art galleries, or just sit back and relax at your resort’s pool. This and more options are available throughout your tour at MyGlobus. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)Rock Stars Today, fly to the Red Center of Australia and visit Ayers Rock, a UNESCO world Heritage Site, known also by its Aboriginal name, Uluru. Visit the “Sunset Strip” for a drink and to witness the changing shades of the rock. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS A spectacular way to end the day. Travel out to Uluru. This fascinating icon stands 1,141 feet/348 meters high, however, most of its mass is below ground level. You’ll be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence, and inherent spirituality. As the sun sinks over the horizon and the evening sky brings out the many changing hues for which Uluru is famous, you’ll enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles and say goodbye to another wonderful day.
ULURU–ALICE SPRINGSInto The Outback Today, travel through the heart of the Outback to Alice Springs. At dusk, visit [LF] the Kangaroo Sanctuary. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITEJUMP AROUND First established in 2005, the Kangaroo Sanctuary rescues orphaned baby kangaroos and adult kangaroos. It along with its founder, Chris “Brolga” barns, otherwise known as “Kangaroo Dundee,” has been featured on the BBC and National Geographic channels. On your visit, you’ll experience a leisurely walk through the reserve, learn about the “roos,” and have a change to get up close to these amazing animals, a treasured symbol of Australia. You’ll quickly experience the Sanctuary’s motto, “Animals come first.”
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
ALICE SPRINGS–ADELAIDESpecialties Of South Australia Sightseeing this morning includes a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Old Telegraph Station. Fly to Adelaide in South Australia. Upon arrival, take a brief orientation tour along the wide, tree-lined streets and well-manicured gardens. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY LIVES The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) was established in 1928 to bring much needed medical care to the residents of the remote Outback. Learn the history of Reverend John Flynn, the founder, and hear the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Through the interactive displays you can experience what it’s like to fly with an RFDS pilot and the issues they have faced from dirt runways, inadequate maps, and more.ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE This evening, check out a local restaurant and the exceptional gourmet food and wine scene that is flourishing in South Australia. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLANDA Walk N The Park Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Stop for a walk on Remarkable Rocks, with stunning views of the sea. Next, visit Admirals Arch, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals. Return to Adelaide late this evening. (B,L) TOUR HIGHLIGHT THE WILD SIDE The stunning views of the Australian sea lion colony and the neighbouring coastline make Seal Bay an essential experience on Kangaroo Island. There are no enclosures or cases at Seal Bay. Instead, you will be taken into the heart of the colony on a private tour with a Park Ranger. You’ll learn how these endangered animals hunt, surf, rest, interact with their pups and defend their territory. This is a truly exception wildlife experience not to be missed. Keep your camera handy for some terrific photo ops!
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
ADELAIDE–MELBOURNECosmoplitan Cool Today, head to the cosmopolitan heart of Australia, Melbourne, home to beautiful gardens, restaurants, cafes and hidden arcades and laneways. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B) TOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Your sightseeing tour includes Melbourne’s legendary landmarks such as Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and a stroll through Fitzroy Gardens.
MELBOURNE. EXCURSION TO PHILLIP ISLANDWild by Nature After time at leisure this morning, travel to Phillip Island and experience breathtaking natural beauty, pristine beaches, scenic coasts and crashing ocean waves. Your first stop is the Koala Conservation Centre where you’ll have the chance to see koalas up close in their natural habitat. Then it’s on to the famous [LF] Penguin Parade. Return to Melbourne this evening. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITETUXEDO JUNCTION The day’s highlight is the famed [LF] Penguin Parade where you’ll experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia. Watch as these beloved fairy penguins waddle from the ocean to their burrows in the sand around you. You’ll get up close and personal from the special Penguins Plus grandstand. It’s sure to be a highlight of your trip! NOTE: Penguins have sensitive eyes and bright, sudden, or unusual light can be frightening or disorientate a penguin. To ensure penguins keep coming back to this special area, cameras, camcorders, or camera phones are not permitted during the penguin parade.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
MELBOURNEVineyards & Views Today is at leisure. (B)ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Melbourne with a trip to the top of the Eureka Skydeck for amazing views of the city below. You may also choose to venture to the breathtaking Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Other options include a walking tour of the city’s hidden laneways or a full-day trip to the Great Ocean Road to see fantastic scenery and the “Twelve Apostles.” This and more options are available throughout your tour at MyGlobus. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
MELBOURNE–LAUNCESTON–CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARKTasmanian Treasures Journey to Tasmania, once known as “Van Diemen’s Land.” Visit an ice creamery where you’ll have a chance to sample one of the 24 local varieties. Later this visit Cradle Mountain National Park, featuring a [LF] presentation by a local expert. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITEWHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Cradle Mountain National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, home to towering mountains, ancient rainforests, and abundant wildlife. It is home to Tasmania’s highest mountain, unusual endemic species, and ancient aboriginal history. Tonight, be treated to a presentation on the park by a local expert. Learn about the park’s history, the famous Overland Track, and learn tips on spotting the wildlife of the park including wallabies, echidnas, pademelons, local bird species and more.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARKWombats & Wilderness Wonders Today is spent exploring the beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Sightseeing includes a visit to the Ronny Creek Boardwalk, an easy walk to take in the fresh air, scenic views and the chance to spot wombats, the chubby little creatures who call this part of the park home. Then travel to Dove Lake set beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. There’s time to admire the scenery, snap photos, and for those that wish, take the walking trail around the lake for a full perspective (approximately 3.7 miles/6km). This afternoon is yours to explore the park at leisure. (B,D)ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE with a visit to the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery dedicated to Tasmanian artists, or just relax at your hotel and take in the spectacular surroundings of this natural environment. LOCAL FAVORITEDEVILISH FUN! This evening, enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to [email protected], a unique sanctuary concentrating primarily on the Tasmanian devil. A specialist will discuss biology, behaviour, threats, and the important work being done to save these vulnerable animals. Then, you’ll observe the amazing nighttime antics of these animals being fed. It won’t take you long to see how the fierce Tassie devil got its name!
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK–HOBARTTradition in Tasmania Travel through the rolling hills and farm fields of Tasmania to the capital city of Hobart. As the second-oldest of Australia’s state capitals, Hobart has a wild convict past and a rich history still evident in its beautifully-restored Georgian buildings and colonial cottages. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour which highlights this charming waterfront city. This evening is at leisure for you to explore on your own. (B)
HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULAHistoric Highlights After breakfast, head to the Tasman Peninsula home to natural beauty and convict history. Take a cruise and then visit the Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided tour. Return to Hobart where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)LOCAL FAVORITESCENIC WONDERS Wild and remote, the Tasman Peninsula has one of the most dramatic coastlines in Australia. On your [LF] Tasman Island cruise, see waterfalls, rock formations, archways, and deep-sea caves, along with the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. At any time, you’re likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets and albatross or a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow waves of the boat. Keep your camera handy for a chance to spot whales, seals, and other wildlife. TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY LESSONS One of the country’s most important heritage sites, Port Arthur will bring to life Australia’s convict history. On your private guided tour, meet some of the people who have passed through this place, walk in their footsteps, and hear their stories. It was not just hardened criminals but women and children who found their way here as well. See 30 historic buildings, ruins, restored homes, and the beautiful heritage gardens.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
HOBART–SYDNEYSpectacular Sydney Today brings you to Sydney, Australia’s largest city and considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s home to first-class restaurants, grand shopping arcades, and top tourist attractions. Sightseeing includes a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House and a visit to the botanic gardens for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbor and Harbour Bridge. Arrive at your centrally located hotel for a 3-night stay. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEM The Sydney Opera House is one of the most well-known buildings in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building was designed by Jorn Utzon, a Danish architect, and was finally completed in 1973, after sixteen years of construction, at a cost of over $100 million dollars. You’ll enjoy a private guided tour of the Opera House and see its interiors and stages. Hear untold stories, be awed by the acoustics, and learn the history and future of this amazing hall beneath the sails.
SYDNEYSurf, Sky & Sights Today is at leisure to explore all that Sydney has to offer. (B)ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Sydney with an optional excursion to experience one of Sydney’s famous beaches, Bondi Beach, where a local surf instructor will give you a tour of the lifesaving club and teach you how to surf. You can also choose to see the city from a different view from atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. Enjoy amazing views of the harbor and city skyline below from this unique perspective. In the evening, you might want to walk in the footsteps of Australia’s early convicts on the Rocks Pub Tour. This and more options are available throughout your tour at MyGlobus. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
SYDNEYCelebration in Sydney Another day for you to explore Sydney. Tonight, join your Tour Director and companions for a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. The perfect ending to your Australian Safari. (B,D)ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE You may wish to visit the elegant Queen Victoria Building with its three levels of fashion, jewellery, and gifts. Other options including visiting the Art Gallery of New South Wales, taking a ferry to nearby Manley Beach, or enjoying delicious Asian food at one of the restaurants in Spice Alley.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
SYDNEYUntil We Meet Again! Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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