Day 1 Fly USA to Nadi
Day 2 You cross the International Dateline
Day 3 Welcome to Nadi, Fiji
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
The Fiji archipelago is at the cross roads of the South Pacific. In the days of sailing ships it was known as The Cannibal Isles and carefully avoided by mariners because of its fierce warriors and treacherous waters. However, in the age of jumbo jets and global travel Fiji has become the central hub of the exotic South Pacific.
Days 4-5 At leisure, Coral Coast
At your leisure to explore the beautiful natural beauty of Fiji and it’s many surrounding islands. The big island of Viti Levu offers a wealth of tropical scenery, from rushing mountain rivers and waterfalls in the depths of the rainforest, to palm-fringed beaches where time seems to stop. Fish from the reef in the morning, picnic at the edge of a waterfall plunging into a rocky jungle pool at midday and eat native food cooked in an earth oven in the evening, and then dance to the beat in a swinging discotheque until long after midnight. Along with it’s pristine tropical beauty, Viti levu offers several large towns and the bustling capital of Suva, a shopper’s paradise and you will never have to travel more than a few hours to get anywhere on the island.
Day 6 Fly Nadi to Sydney
You will be transferred to the airport for your international flight to Sydney. Upon arrival you will clear customs and be met and transferred to your accommodation.
Day 7 Blue Mountains full day tour
On today’s Blue Mountains excursion, we stop at a Wildlife Park, where you have the opportunity to have your photo taken with a koala, and to see Australian animals and reptiles, such as crocodiles, kangaroos, goannas and possums. At the Blue Mountains National Park, enjoy a stroll through the bush, a visit to historic Katoomba, and time an optional ride on the world’s steepest railway, the Skyway Cable Car or the Sceniscender Cable Car (rides at own expense). See scenic echo point, and learn about the ‘blue haze’ effect, giving the region its name. There are excellent photo opportunities of the Three Sisters rock formation, and spectacular views of Jamison and Megalong valleys, with a return to the city via Sydney’s Olympic Site. Lunch is included today.
Days 8-9 At leisure, Sydney
At your leisure to explore the city of Sydney. It’s been said that Sydney never sleeps. In daylight hours the city buzzes with life and remains active long after workers have left their offices. All-night pubs, cutting-edge dance clubs, and gay reviews could keep you out until dawn. Fancy a late-night meal or a final coffee - that’s not a problem. Be seen on trendy Oxford Street from Darlinghurst to Paddington or try the Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf, Surry Hills, the quay or the Rocks.
Day 10 Fly Sydney to Cairns
Transfer to the airport for your flight north to Cairns. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Cairns is the gateway to Tropical Far North Queensland, a region of contrasts and surprises. It is home to the Great Barrier Reef, palm-fringed isolated beaches, Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands, World Heritage listed rainforests and the sun burnt outback. This dynamic area serves as a diverse hub for many attractions and activities of the Tropical North. Apart from the major tourism attractions of the reef and rainforest, there are many adventure sports such as white water rafting and bungee jumping, as well as other activities such as golf and trail riding.
Day 11 Great Barrier Reef tour
This morning, transfer to the wharf for your full day excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. You will have four hours at the reef site, to explore what makes the Great Barrier Reef one of the wonders of the world. The day trip has been designed with the water enthusiast or novice alike - snorkel gear and instruction is provided for all guests, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible vessel, just one meter underwater. Introductory and certified dives are run in conjunction with snorkeling day trips at an additional cost, and guided snorkel trips with a marine biologist are also available for a nominal fee. A tempting hot and cold buffet lunch is included, as well as morning and afternoon tea on board.
Day 12 At leisure, Cairns
The major centre in Tropical North Queensland is Cairns, a popular gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The city is fringed by lush rainforests and, to the north and south, are miles of white sandy beaches and turquoise oceans teeming with marine life.
Day 13 Fly Cairns to Melbourne
Transfer to the airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Melbourne. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation.
Day 14 Phillip Island Little Penguin tour
See Port Phillip Bay and pass through bayside suburbs of Brighton and Frankston on the way to Phillip Island. Visit the koala sanctuary. An evening tour of the island includes coastal views of Seal Rock and the Nobbies. Then you witness the nightly ritual of the world famous Penguin Parade – see the Little Penguins march up the beach to their nests. A stop is made in Cowes for dinner (own expense).
Day 15 Fly Melbourne to USA
You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.