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Australia Pre-Cruise Tour in Sydney & Cairns

Soak It Up

February 24-March 3, 2022

We are offering two exciting Australia Pre-Cruise Group Tour options.

Option A - Cairns & Sydney Arrive in Sydney on February 24th, 2022. Fly to Cairns on the following day for an exciting three day tour. The group then returns to Sydney to join the Option B group.  

Option B - Sydney Arrive in Sydney on February 28th. Join the Option A group for a three day tour.  


Option A Pricing 

$2,225.00 per person based on double occupancy

Single supplement is $600

Air estimated cost adds $290.00


Option B Pricing (Sydney only)

$1,095.00 per person based on double occupancy

Single supplement is $395

One Night Hotel Option is also available


Airfare Options

We are negotiating group air with Fiji Airways and Air New Zealand.  Fiji Airways will have the lowest fare and has one stop in Nadi, Fiji.  We are planning a post cruise tour option in Fiji for either 3 or 4 days which can be done with a small price increase for additional taxes.  They also have a coach seat upgrade for $99.00 called Bula + that is much less costly than premium economy on other carriers.

Information on Air New Zealand group fares is pending.  Group rates are usually slightly higher than purchasing individual tickets because you only pay a deposit upfront and pay at 30-45 days for the complete ticket.  If you want to proceed with Air New Zealand tickets and know your dates, the current fare is $1145.00.


Off-Ship Tours

We are offering a complete menu of exclusive-for-our-group discounted off ship tour options prepared by our hosts at Goway Travel. Most of the tours will be full day experiences and include lunch.

Please let us know what your preferences are for all the above choices as soon as possible.  We look forward to sharing this experience with you.  


Pre-Cruise Tour Option A - Cairns & Sydney

Feb 24: Arrive in Sydney 

Meet the local guide on arrival at Sydney airport. Transfer to the airport hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Standard check in time is after 2:00 pm. Early check in will be available with a surcharge.  


Meet and greet on arrival at the airport by a local guide 

Private transfer to the hotel with the local guide 

1 night hotel accommodation based on twin share 

Overnight: 3 ½ star hotel close to the airport (1 night)  

Feb 25: Fly to Cairns (Breakfast included)

You will be collected from the hotel by private coach and transfer to the airport for the flight to Cairns. On arrival, you will meet the guide and transfer to the hotel.

The afternoon will be at your leisure.


Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Private coach transfer (driver only) from Sydney hotel to the airport

Private coach transfer from Cairns airport to the hotel with a local guide

Accommodation: Pacific Hotel Cairns, Superior Room (3 nights)

Feb 26: Full Day Kuranda Tour (Breakfast & lunch included)

Breakfast at the hotel.

You will be met in the hotel lobby by your local guide who will accompany you on your full day Kuranda tour. Kuranda is the aboriginal for 'village in the rainforest', and over the years Kuranda has taken on a distinctive character as a popular visitor destination in its own right. Kuranda is famous for having the biggest and most frequent art and craft markets in Tropical North Queensland. Indigenous culture, legends and lifestyle give the village an ancient feel. Take a stroll in the World Heritage Rainforest around the village, visit the world famous Kuranda Markets and enjoy amazing "street art" around every corner.

Rainforestation Nature Park

Meet with the coach again for the short transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage areas. Ride the amphibious army duck through the rainforest and visit the Koala and Wildlife Park.

The Dreamtime Walk provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture and history with practical experiences including boomerang lessons on spear throwing. Witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in the natural amphitheatre where the rainforest serves as the theatre walls and the sounds of the forest and the didgeridoo create the backing music.

Barbecue lunch will be served during the day.

Depart Rainforestation and return to Kuranda and the Skyrail terminal.

Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an amazing experience over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

Your Skyrail experience should take approximately 1 ½ hours and includes spending time at the two rainforest mid-stations. Allow 20 minutes for each station, to enjoy Ranger guided boardwalk tours and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays.

The Skyrail Interpretive App is the best way for you to unlock the secrets of the world's oldest tropical rainforest. The Skyrail App is available in the App Store and Google Play by typing in Skyrail.

System requirements: iOS 12 iPhone 6 and above & Android Software KitKat 4.4 and above.

Tour Inclusions

Breakfast at the hotel

Private Coach Kuranda Tour with Professional Local Guide

Rainforestation Nature Park

Army Duck Tour

Pamagirri Experience 

Dream Time Walk

Koala & Wildlife Park

Tropical BBQ Lunch ** Beverage NOT included **

Cairns Skyrail one way: Kuranda – Smithfield 

Feb 27: Full Day Reef Cruise (Breakfast & Lunch included)

Reef Magic Cruise departs at 9.00am.

Reef Magic Cruises new, luxury fast catamaran travels direct from Cairns to the spacious, stable Marine World activity platform in less than 90 minutes. Guests have special access to one of the most pristine, accessible & versatile Outer Great Barrier Reef sites available on a day trip from Cairns. Unmatched in value, Reef Magic Cruises provides the complete reef experience with 5 full hours at a private patch of reef & the smallest pontoon passenger numbers – no rush, no crowds.

Guests choose from a full complement of inclusive activities and an affordable range of optional extras in a uniquely relaxed, friendly and personalized atmosphere.

Tour Inclusions:

Breakfast at the hotel 

* 90 minute transfer on a spacious fast catamaran

* 5 hours at the Marine World reef activity platform

* Morning and afternoon tea

* Hot/Cold Tropical buffet lunch

* All snorkeling equipment (including FREE use of wetsuit or lycrasuit)

* Spacious sundeck with lounges and shaded areas for summer

* Semi-Submersible AND Glass Bottom Boat Tours

* Change rooms and fresh water rinse showers

* Great Barrier Reef presentation by a Marine Biologist

* Complimentary Tea/Coffee/filtered drinking water

* Underwater reef viewing observatory

* Infants safety swimming enclosure

* Fish feeding & identification session with a Marine Biologist

* Environmental Management Charge (EMC)

Feb 28: Depart Cairns for Sydney (Breakfast included) 

You will be collected from your hotel for a private coach transfer to the airport for the flight to join the Option A group in Sydney. 

Upon arrival in Sydney, you will be met and transferred to the hotel


Pre-Cruise Tour Option B - Sydney

Feb 28: Arrive in Sydney:

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. 

Accommodation: Sydney Radisson Boue Plaza Hotel Sydney ROH Standard Room (3 nights)

March 1: Morning at Leisure, afternoon Sydney City Tour (Breakfast & dinner included) 

Enjoy the morning at leisure. 

At 1:00 pm, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local guide who will accompany you on your city tour. 

Drive through the commercial area of the city passing the historical buildings of Macquarie Street - Parliament House, The Mint and Hyde Park Barracks. Alight at Mrs Macquarie's Chair for breathtaking views of the city and harbour. Proceed through cosmopolitan Kings Cross and exclusive garden suburbs to the Gap on the ocean headland at Watsons Bay. Return to the city via famous Bondi Beach and Paddington, a Victorian suburb of restored terrace houses richly decorated with cast-iron lace. 

Continue through the historic 'Rocks' area where Australia was first founded with its maze of terrace houses, restored warehouses, pubs and restaurants. Drive under the famous 'coat hanger', the Sydney Harbour Bridge and view Sydney's famous architectural masterpiece, the Sydney Opera House before traveling back to the hotel.

Tour Inclusions: 

Private Coach for Half Day Sydney City Sight with Professional Local Guide 

Tour highlights in above itinerary may be in different order due to traffic conditions.

March 2: Morning at leisure, half day opera hour plus the evening dinner cruise (Breakfast & dinner included) 

Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House Tour

At 1:00 pm, meet your guide and begin your journey by exploring underneath the sails with spectacular Sydney Opera House Tour, taking you inside one of the world's greatest buildings of all time. You will see inside the theatres, discover the stories, history and magic of the House and lear of how architect Jorn Utzon's heritage-listed masterpiece came to life.

Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

Cruise, dine and dance aboard Sydney's flagship MV Sydney 2000. This is the most popular Dinner Cruise and a must for special occasions, visitors to Sydney or for those who just love a great night out. Highlights include a contemporary a la carte menu, private dining rooms are available, a dance band and upper deck star gazing.

Mar 03: (Thursday): Transfer to the cruise pier to board the cruise at 11:00 am (Breakfast included) 

Transfer to the pier to board the cruise


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