Great Sights of Australia with the Ningaloo Reef


  • 16 days

  • Australia

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Join us for an amazing escorted tour of Australia and discover the great sights and locations from Brisbane to Sydney. You’ll visit the incredible Australia Zoo, “Home of the Crocodile Hunter.” Go behind-the-scenes in the zoo’s Wildlife Hospital, founded by Steve and Terri Irwin, and see the vets in action. In Cairns, glide above the rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and take an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore by snorkeling or from a glass-bottom boat. Spend two nights in Melbourne and three nights in Sydney to see all these dynamic cities have to offer.

Your Australian adventure continues with a Monograms vacation package in Western Australia to explore the spectacular Ningaloo Reef. Fly from Sydney to Exmouth in Western Australia for three nights at the Ningaloo Reef. Explore this amazing marine ecosystem and UNESCO World Heritage Site with an included excursion, either swimming with Whale Sharks or Humpback whales (based on season). You may wish to enjoy other sea life viewing from onboard the vessel, keeping an eye out for gentle manta-rays and dolphins. Finish your vacation with an overnight stay in Perth.

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2023 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA.

Day
1

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.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

BRISBANE. EXCURSION TO THE AUSTRALIA ZOO

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BRISBANE

Day
3

BRISBANE Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BRISBANE–CAIRNS

Day
4

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
CAIRNS Orientation tour; visit to the Cairns Aquarium. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CAIRNS

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRNS–MELBOURNE.

Day
7

Fly to Melbourne
MELBOURNE Orientation drive.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE

Day
8

MELBOURNE Free day. We suggest the optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade or a trip on the scenic Great Ocean Road.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE–SYDNEY.

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SYDNEY

Day
10

SYDNEY Free day. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY

Day
11

SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SYDNEY–PERTH–NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH).

Day
12

Fly to Learmonth Airport via Perth. Transfer to your hotel located at the Ningaloo Reef (Exmouth).
EXMOUTH Free time the remainder of the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

THE NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH). WHALE SHARK OR HUMPBACK WHALE EXCURSION.

Day
13

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.
NOTE:
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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

THE NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH).

Day
14

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!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH)–PERTH NINGALOO REEF (EXMOUTH).

Day
15

Transfer to Learmonth Airport and fly to Perth. Transfer to your hotel in Perth
PERTH Remainder of the day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PERTH.

Day
16

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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