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Trip Extensions

Sydney Stopover

Duration: 4 days

Sydney is a great place to spend more than just a day, whether you are looking for an exciting place to explore or hoping to just sit back and relax. Discover Sydney's unique dining, shopping, and recreational options in one of the world's most attra... read more

Tasmania Cradle Mountain

Duration: 5 days

Sample Tasmania’s remote wilderness and relaxed lifestyle at Cradle Mountain. This is a wonderful escape with breathtaking scenery, cosy cabins, magnificent meals and days filled with simple pleasures.

Lamington National Park and Fraser Island

Duration: 7 days

Explore Australia's largest subtropical rainforest located in Lamington National Park and discover the amazing array of plant and animal species that inhabit this region. Then it's on to Fraser Island, where you will see beautiful freshwater lakes, o... read more

Australia Top End

Duration: 6 days

This safari visits two of the most popular national parks of the Top End, Kakadu and Arnhemland. Kakadu National Park is home to incredible aboriginal rock art as well as spectacular wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes. In Kakadu, you will expe... read more

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: melbourne

Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, your guide will meet you for an afternoon tour, where you’ll discover the diversity of this multi-cultural city. See historical buildings, beautiful gardens, and shopping areas famous for their restaurants and fashions. Melbourne is the sporting city, and Melbourians are passionate about their Aussie Rules footy and almost all sports known to mankind. Travel past the sporting precinct that became famous in the 1956 Olympic Games and now roars to the cheers of Aussie Rules crowds each weekend, and the nearby Rod Laver Tennis Center that hosts the Australian Tennis Open each year. Melbourne is home to people from all over the world and this cultural diversity is expressed in the food and fashion centers. Walk along the shopping strips of traditional Toorak, funky Chapel Street, or cultural Vietnamese Bridge Street. Return to the Melbourne Botanical Gardens for tea near the banks of the Yarra River. Next, drive to the Italian precinct of Lygon Street and see the historic Exhibition Buildings alongside the ultramodern Melbourne Museum.

Day 2: western plains wildlife safari

Learn about aboriginal heritageLearn about aboriginal heritage

To begin your journey your naturalist guide leads you into “real Australia” to see kangaroos, koalas, and abundant birdlife. You will learn about native animals and plants both in the famous open-range grasslands of Serendip Sanctuary on the Western Plains and in the bush lands of Brisbane Ranges National Park. These environments provide the perfect introduction to Australia's unique wildlife. See kangaroos in large free-roaming groups. Spot emus, wallabies, koalas, and other unique Australian wildlife and enjoy a delicious bush lunch. The Brisbane Ranges are home to a large and healthy population of wild koalas, and you are unlikely to miss out on multiple sightings of these delightful creatures. Your guide will also share with you the great significance of the Western Plains to aboriginal people, and you will discover the rich aboriginal heritage of Australia. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening at one of the many delightful restaurants or pubs of Geelong. Stay overnight at a bed & breakfast in the provincial coastal town of Geelong.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: great ocean road & 12 apostles

Today, you will see some of the world's most spectacular coastal scenery. Follow the Great Ocean Road to the surging surf coast and the magnificent rainforests of Otway National Park. Travel through Port Campbell National Park and let your imagination go wild along the rugged Shipwreck Coast. Linger a while to take in some of nature's handiwork at the 12 Apostles, the Loch Ard Gorge, and the surrounding huge limestone cliffs. Have dinner this evening at a local pub and stay at a delightful bed & breakfast over looking the beautiful Hopkins River.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: western plains volcanoes & lakes

Spectacular views across the countrysideSpectacular views across the countryside

This morning, have one last look at the coast in the dramatic morning light before returning to Melbourne across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains. Created by intense volcanic activity over the past 2 million years, the 7,000 volcanoes of the Western Plains are now extinct, but the resultant savannah is now pasture to the richest wool growing area on earth. Stop en route to Melbourne for a drive to the top of an extinct volcano, which provides spectacular views across the plains.
From the summit, you will see some of the hundreds of volcanic lakes scattered across the plains. Later, stop at Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent saline lake in Australia, which is often covered with prolific birdlife. Return to your hotel in Melbourne in the late afternoon.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: melbourne/adelaide

Fly this morning to Adelaide, where you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Adelaide is one of the best-planned cities in the world, proud of its relaxed lifestyle, its colonial heritage, and its reputation as the arts capital of Australia. You can visit the Art Gallery of South Australia (which contains one of Australia’s finest art collections) and the South Australian Museum, which is one of Australia's most popular tourist attractions. Another wonderful site is the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, a historic garden on the Adelaide Plains that contains collections of both native and exotic plants and the Adelaide Central Market, one of the icons of south Australia that has been in operation for over 130 years. If you prefer, venture out to the famous Barossa Wine Region for winery tours and tasting. Stay overnight in Adelaide. (Flight not included).

Meals
Breakfast

Day 6: adelaide/kangaroo island

Come face to face with kangaroosCome face to face with kangaroos

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kangaroo Island. On arrival get an introduction to Island Life - where things take time, drivers wave as they go by, or even stop for a chat. Have a cuppa with some home-made cakes before walking down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead or wake briefly for a feed. Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the North Coast. Take a walk through Lathami Conservation Park which has been set aside to protect the habitat of the critically endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo. This park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife such as the tammar wallaby, Kangaroo Island kangaroo, echidnas and goannas. Break for lunch at our own private lunchsite in the bush and your guide will become your personal chef and prepare a delicious barbeque featuring local seafood, fresh salads and South Australian wines. At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk with your guide amongst Australian sealions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing, or playing in the surf and see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes . The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the Island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities.
At the conclusion of the tour, drop off at your accommodation.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: flinders chase national park

Keep an eye out for various birdsKeep an eye out for various birds

After breakfast, you will be collected by your tour guide for your day of touring. The pick up time will be approximately 0900-0930hrs (the exact time will be confirmed to your accommodation the day prior) . Flinders Chase National Park covers the entire western end of the Island. Work to establish this park began in 1888, making it one of the world’s oldest. Unspoilt and diverse, it is home to a wide variety of plants and animals - some found no where else on the planet! Visit Rocky River, site of an impressive visitor centre interpreting many facets of the park and it’s history. This area is home to the rare Cape Barren goose, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many birds. At Cape du Couedic visit a fur seal colony which now numbers over 20,00 after being decimated by hunting in the early 1800’s.  These animals can be observed resting on the rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch - a spectacular coastal grotto. On the headland above is a beautiful stone lighthouse where three light keepers and their families lived, maintaining a warning for ships. Further up the coast is Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, which have been carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. Stop for lunch and enjoy a delicious picnic featuring roasted free range chicken, a selection of cheeses, fresh salads and local wines. Depending on the season, the afternoon might include a visit to “Grassdale” home to many kangaroos and some great farming heritage, the secluded pools of the Rocky River or a rugged South Coast cove. At the conclusion of the tour, drop off at your accommodation. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: kangaroo island/adelaide

Expect encounters with koalasExpect encounters with koalas

Begin your day with a visit to the picturesque American River. Here, watch the pelicans and look for the glossy black cockatoo. Then, head over to the east of the island to the little township of Penneshaw. You will enjoy lunch today alongside the Chapman River. Stroll along the beautiful Antechamber Bay to look for penguins and to fossick for shells. Later, climb up the oldest lighthouse in South Australia at Cape Willoughby on the far eastern tip of the island. Visit Pennington Bay and the southeastern coastal area, where you will be amazed at the great photo opportunities available. Next, visit Cliffords Honey Farm, and if time allows, the main town of Kingscote. Your excursion on Kangaroo Island ends today when you are dropped at the airport for your flight back to Adelaide. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: adelaide/onward

The kangaroos may not want you to leaveThe kangaroos may not want you to leave

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Connect to your flight home, or ask us about other options for extending your stay in Australia, Tasmania, or New Zealand.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$5,250
2 person rate: $5,450 per person
Single Supplement:
$695
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
9 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
comfortable & delightful hotels
Activity Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
some optional hiking
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Australia

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Please note: Prices on this trip may fluctuate based on the exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Australian Dollar.

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: all flights, meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; gratuities; and insurance. 

Payment and Deposit Schedule​

An initial payment of 20% per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date.  Final payment for land arrangements is due 90 days prior to departure.  Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Airfare
We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your reservation, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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Learn about aboriginal heritage
Learn about aboriginal heritage
Marvel at natural formations
Marvel at natural formations
Spectacular views across the countryside
Spectacular views across the countryside
Come face to face with kangaroos
Come face to face with kangaroos
Keep an eye out for various birds
Keep an eye out for various birds
The kangaroos may not want you to leave
The kangaroos may not want you to leave
Expect encounters with koalas
Expect encounters with koalas

The Great Wild South

Wildlife and amazing places along Australia's southern coast

overview

A fantastic scenic nature trip in Australie's summer (North America's winter)! Get up close to Australia’s wildlife in its natural environment and see the scenery of eucalyptus tree forests and amazing rock formations for which Australia is famous. Many people find themselves never seeing a kangaroo in the wild in Australia, let alone a koala, kookaburra, dingo, or platypus - but not so with Journeys! You’ll meet the locals (people AND animals!) and experience real Aussie culture. We have planned this excursion in the southern areas specifically for Australia’s summer months (winter for us in the northern hemisphere) when weather in the Northern Territory and the tropical coast is extremely hot and rainy - although it’s a perfect trip for any time of year.

This trip perfectly combines with our New Zealand Deluxe Wilderness Explorer. Ask us about combining these trips.

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overview

A fantastic scenic nature trip in Australie's summer (North America's winter)! Get up close to Australia’s wildlife in its natural environment and see the scenery of eucalyptus tree forests and amazing rock formations for which Australia is famous. Many people find themselves never seeing a kangaroo in the wild in Australia, let alone a koala, kookaburra, dingo, or platypus - but not so with Journeys! You’ll meet the locals (people AND animals!) and experience real Aussie culture. We have planned this excursion in the southern areas specifically for Australia’s summer months (winter for us in the northern hemisphere) when weather in the Northern Territory and the tropical coast is extremely hot and rainy - although it’s a perfect trip for any time of year.

This trip perfectly combines with our New Zealand Deluxe Wilderness Explorer. Ask us about combining these trips.

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itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: melbourne

    Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, your guide will meet you for an afternoon tour, where you’ll discover the diversity of this multi-cultural city. See historical buildings, beautiful gardens, and shopping areas famous for their restaurants and fashions. Melbourne is the sporting city, and Melbourians are passionate about their Aussie Rules footy and almost all sports known to mankind. Travel past the sporting precinct that became famous in the 1956 Olympic Games and now roars to the cheers of Aussie Rules crowds each weekend, and the nearby Rod Laver Tennis Center that hosts the Australian Tennis Open each year. Melbourne is home to people from all over the world and this cultural diversity is expressed in the food and fashion centers. Walk along the shopping strips of traditional Toorak, funky Chapel Street, or cultural Vietnamese Bridge Street. Return to the Melbourne Botanical Gardens for tea near the banks of the Yarra River. Next, drive to the Italian precinct of Lygon Street and see the historic Exhibition Buildings alongside the ultramodern Melbourne Museum.

    Show on a map
  • Day 2: western plains wildlife safari
    Learn about aboriginal heritageLearn about aboriginal heritage

    To begin your journey your naturalist guide leads you into “real Australia” to see kangaroos, koalas, and abundant birdlife. You will learn about native animals and plants both in the famous open-range grasslands of Serendip Sanctuary on the Western Plains and in the bush lands of Brisbane Ranges National Park. These environments provide the perfect introduction to Australia's unique wildlife. See kangaroos in large free-roaming groups. Spot emus, wallabies, koalas, and other unique Australian wildlife and enjoy a delicious bush lunch. The Brisbane Ranges are home to a large and healthy population of wild koalas, and you are unlikely to miss out on multiple sightings of these delightful creatures. Your guide will also share with you the great significance of the Western Plains to aboriginal people, and you will discover the rich aboriginal heritage of Australia. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening at one of the many delightful restaurants or pubs of Geelong. Stay overnight at a bed & breakfast in the provincial coastal town of Geelong.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: great ocean road & 12 apostles

    Today, you will see some of the world's most spectacular coastal scenery. Follow the Great Ocean Road to the surging surf coast and the magnificent rainforests of Otway National Park. Travel through Port Campbell National Park and let your imagination go wild along the rugged Shipwreck Coast. Linger a while to take in some of nature's handiwork at the 12 Apostles, the Loch Ard Gorge, and the surrounding huge limestone cliffs. Have dinner this evening at a local pub and stay at a delightful bed & breakfast over looking the beautiful Hopkins River.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: western plains volcanoes & lakes
    Spectacular views across the countrysideSpectacular views across the countryside

    This morning, have one last look at the coast in the dramatic morning light before returning to Melbourne across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains. Created by intense volcanic activity over the past 2 million years, the 7,000 volcanoes of the Western Plains are now extinct, but the resultant savannah is now pasture to the richest wool growing area on earth. Stop en route to Melbourne for a drive to the top of an extinct volcano, which provides spectacular views across the plains.
    From the summit, you will see some of the hundreds of volcanic lakes scattered across the plains. Later, stop at Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent saline lake in Australia, which is often covered with prolific birdlife. Return to your hotel in Melbourne in the late afternoon.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: melbourne/adelaide

    Fly this morning to Adelaide, where you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Adelaide is one of the best-planned cities in the world, proud of its relaxed lifestyle, its colonial heritage, and its reputation as the arts capital of Australia. You can visit the Art Gallery of South Australia (which contains one of Australia’s finest art collections) and the South Australian Museum, which is one of Australia's most popular tourist attractions. Another wonderful site is the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, a historic garden on the Adelaide Plains that contains collections of both native and exotic plants and the Adelaide Central Market, one of the icons of south Australia that has been in operation for over 130 years. If you prefer, venture out to the famous Barossa Wine Region for winery tours and tasting. Stay overnight in Adelaide. (Flight not included).

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: adelaide/kangaroo island
    Come face to face with kangaroosCome face to face with kangaroos

    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kangaroo Island. On arrival get an introduction to Island Life - where things take time, drivers wave as they go by, or even stop for a chat. Have a cuppa with some home-made cakes before walking down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead or wake briefly for a feed. Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the North Coast. Take a walk through Lathami Conservation Park which has been set aside to protect the habitat of the critically endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo. This park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife such as the tammar wallaby, Kangaroo Island kangaroo, echidnas and goannas. Break for lunch at our own private lunchsite in the bush and your guide will become your personal chef and prepare a delicious barbeque featuring local seafood, fresh salads and South Australian wines. At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk with your guide amongst Australian sealions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing, or playing in the surf and see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes . The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the Island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities.
    At the conclusion of the tour, drop off at your accommodation.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: flinders chase national park
    Keep an eye out for various birdsKeep an eye out for various birds

    After breakfast, you will be collected by your tour guide for your day of touring. The pick up time will be approximately 0900-0930hrs (the exact time will be confirmed to your accommodation the day prior) . Flinders Chase National Park covers the entire western end of the Island. Work to establish this park began in 1888, making it one of the world’s oldest. Unspoilt and diverse, it is home to a wide variety of plants and animals - some found no where else on the planet! Visit Rocky River, site of an impressive visitor centre interpreting many facets of the park and it’s history. This area is home to the rare Cape Barren goose, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many birds. At Cape du Couedic visit a fur seal colony which now numbers over 20,00 after being decimated by hunting in the early 1800’s.  These animals can be observed resting on the rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch - a spectacular coastal grotto. On the headland above is a beautiful stone lighthouse where three light keepers and their families lived, maintaining a warning for ships. Further up the coast is Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, which have been carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. Stop for lunch and enjoy a delicious picnic featuring roasted free range chicken, a selection of cheeses, fresh salads and local wines. Depending on the season, the afternoon might include a visit to “Grassdale” home to many kangaroos and some great farming heritage, the secluded pools of the Rocky River or a rugged South Coast cove. At the conclusion of the tour, drop off at your accommodation. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: kangaroo island/adelaide
    Expect encounters with koalasExpect encounters with koalas

    Begin your day with a visit to the picturesque American River. Here, watch the pelicans and look for the glossy black cockatoo. Then, head over to the east of the island to the little township of Penneshaw. You will enjoy lunch today alongside the Chapman River. Stroll along the beautiful Antechamber Bay to look for penguins and to fossick for shells. Later, climb up the oldest lighthouse in South Australia at Cape Willoughby on the far eastern tip of the island. Visit Pennington Bay and the southeastern coastal area, where you will be amazed at the great photo opportunities available. Next, visit Cliffords Honey Farm, and if time allows, the main town of Kingscote. Your excursion on Kangaroo Island ends today when you are dropped at the airport for your flight back to Adelaide. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: adelaide/onward
    The kangaroos may not want you to leaveThe kangaroos may not want you to leave

    This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Connect to your flight home, or ask us about other options for extending your stay in Australia, Tasmania, or New Zealand.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$5,250
2 person rate: $5,450 per person
Single Supplement:
$695
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
9 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
comfortable & delightful hotels
Activity Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
some optional hiking
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Australia

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Please note: Prices on this trip may fluctuate based on the exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Australian Dollar.

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: all flights, meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; gratuities; and insurance. 

Payment and Deposit Schedule​

An initial payment of 20% per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date.  Final payment for land arrangements is due 90 days prior to departure.  Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Airfare
We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your reservation, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Sydney Stopover

Duration: 4 days

Sydney is a great place to spend more than just a day, whether you are looking for an exciting place to explore or hoping to just sit back and relax. Discover Sydney's unique dining, shopping, and recreational options in one of the world's most attra... read more

Tasmania Cradle Mountain

Duration: 5 days

Sample Tasmania’s remote wilderness and relaxed lifestyle at Cradle Mountain. This is a wonderful escape with breathtaking scenery, cosy cabins, magnificent meals and days filled with simple pleasures.

Lamington National Park and Fraser Island

Duration: 7 days

Explore Australia's largest subtropical rainforest located in Lamington National Park and discover the amazing array of plant and animal species that inhabit this region. Then it's on to Fraser Island, where you will see beautiful freshwater lakes, o... read more

Australia Top End

Duration: 6 days

This safari visits two of the most popular national parks of the Top End, Kakadu and Arnhemland. Kakadu National Park is home to incredible aboriginal rock art as well as spectacular wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes. In Kakadu, you will expe... read more

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