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Select Globus South Pacific vacations are limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery South Pacific vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Welcome to Brisbane! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.
BRISBANE Orientation tour. Excursion to the Australia Zoo includes a LF behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Have your photo taken with a koala. Free time this evening.
BRISBANE Free day.
Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
CAIRNS Orientation tour. Visit to the Cairns Aquarium includes a 3-course dinner.
OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.
CAIRNS Free time this evening.
CAIRNS Free day.
Fly to Australia’s red center.
ULURU Visit with sunset drink at Uluru (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Scenic drive through the Outback to Alice Springs.
ALICE SPRINGS Private guided tour of LF the Kangaroo Sanctuary.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Uluru with a sunrise camel ride across the rich red sand dunes to view “The Rock.” This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
ALICE SPRINGS Guided sightseeing includes the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station. Fly to Adelaide.
ADELAIDE Orientation tour. Free time the remainder of the day.
Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island.
KANGAROO ISLAND LF Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus visits to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening.
Fly to Melbourne.
MELBOURNE Guided sightseeing includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time the remainder of the day.
MELBOURNE Free time this morning before traveling to Phillip Island.
PHILLIP ISLAND Visit the Koala Conservation Center. Observe the famous LF Penguin Parade. Note—Cameras are not permitted during the penguin parade.
MELBOURNE Free day.
Fly to Launceston.
LAUNCESTON Stop at an ice creamery for a local treat before driving to Cradle Mountain National Park in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Wildlife presentation by a Local Specialist this evening.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing includes visit to Ronny Creek Boardwalk and Dove Lake with an optional trail walk. Free time in the park this afternoon. This evening, a behind-the-scenes visit to LF the Devils@Cradle sanctuary to learn about the famous Tasmanian Devil.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive en route to Hobart.
HOBART Orientation tour. Free time this evening.
TASMAN PENINSULA LF Scenic cruise includes waterfalls, rock formations, deep-sea caves, and the chance to spot whales, dolphins, and seals. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to learn about Australia’s convict past.
HOBART Free time this evening.
Fly to Sydney.
SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the Botanic Gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide at the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Free time this evening.
SYDNEY Free day.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sydney with a guided tour, surfing lesson, and lunch at famous Bondi Beach. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Fly to Learmonth Airport via Perth. Transfer to your hotel located at the Ningaloo Reef (Exmouth)EXMOUTH Free time the remainder of the day.
Today enjoy a once-in-a-life time opportunity to glide alongside whale sharks (April-June) or Humpback whales (July-September). Swimming with one of these beautiful creatures is one of life’s most breathtaking experiences. Also be on the lookout for other playful creations like manta rays, turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and tropical fish. Whale watchers are welcome onboard as well (those not wanting to snorkel). Return to Exmouth where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Both whale sharks and Humpback whales are wild creatures. Everything will be done to maximize the likelihood you will swim with a whale, but we cannot guarantee it. Since the whales will continually move, swimming is required to do the interaction. You will need to be a confident swimmer and be able to snorkel and swim freestyle. The whales are found in the open ocean so you may be swimming in currents and swells. If you do not wish to get in the water, you may remain on the boat and watch these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Take a stroll on the beach or relax at your resort. You may wish to canoe, kayak, or snorkel more of the beautiful Ningaloo Reef on your own. You can also opt to take a guided gorge walk or cast a fishing rod in the nearby waters. Make sure to visit the town’s shops for a favorite souvenir and get your photo next to the town’s giant prawn statue. A must do!
Transfer to Learmonth Airport and fly to Perth. Transfer to your hotel in Perth
PERTH Remainder of the day at leisure.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Ideally located in Brisbane's Central Business District, Next Hotel features and contemporary and chic design with an on-site restaurant, rooftop pool and pool-side bar, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and city views.
Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa. Laundry is available through the hotel for a fee.
Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, coin-operated self-service laundry, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.
The modern Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is located at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges, in Australia's red center. The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, on-site restaurant and bar, and in-room dining.
Located in the heart of the Adelaide Central Business District, Pullman Adelaide is ideally situated nearby the city's main shopping precinct Rundle Mall. The hotel features 308 guestrooms, contemporary local cuisine in Salt restaurant, guest laundry, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Vibe Melbourne is currently under construction. Originally built in 1873 in the Renaissance Revival style, the Cobden Building that once served as offices for the maritime trade and later as the clothing manufacturer and retailer Fletcher Jones will be transformed into a stunning new 24-story glass-fronted hotel and residential tower. The hotel will take in views of the Yarra River and Southbank, all the way to Port Philip Bay. The new hotel, which will preserve its classic heritage, will feature 206 guestrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool and gym, and ground floor lobby and restaurant. Please check back for more information about the hotel's amenities. Updates will be made as information is received.
Nestled within breathtaking alpine forest in the central highlands of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Hotel is the perfect gateway to the picturesque World Heritage Area at Cradle Mountain. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, business center, laundry facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel is centrally located within a stone's throw of the city center and just a block away from Hobart's waterfront. The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas. Rooms are apartment style with a separate bedroom, sitting room, and kitchen. Amenities include iron/ironing board, mini-refrigerator, hairdryer and bath amenities, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, full kitchen, and washing machine and dryer.
The award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and gym.
Mantarays Ningaloo, the only resort on Sunrise Beach, serves as a gateway to the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Situated in the Exmouth Marina, the hotel features 68 guestrooms, on-site restaurant and bar, lounge, resort-style swimming pool and gym, and stunning beaches with direct access.
Novotel Perth Langley is located in Perth's city center with easy walking distance of shopping malls, restaurants, and tourist attractions. The hotel features an award winning restaurant and wine bar, a traditional Irish pub, 24-hour room service, a spa, sun deck, and fitness facilities.
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