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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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BRISBANE 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 drive. Excursion to the LF Australia Zoo includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Free time this evening.
BRISBANE Free day.
Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
CAIRNS Orientation tour; visit to the Cairns Aquarium. Dinner at a local restaurant.
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.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cairns with a trip on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the world-famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Fly to Melbourne
MELBOURNE Orientation drive.
MELBOURNE Free day. We suggest the optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade or a trip on the scenic Great Ocean Road.
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 includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with LF panoramic lunch at an Opera House restaurant. Free time this afternoon and evening.
SYDNEY Free day. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
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.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
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.
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.
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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