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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

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 and phillip island penguin parade

Blue fairy penguins waddle to shore Blue fairy penguins waddle to shore

Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, head to Phillips Island in plenty of time to get in a good position for the nightly penguin parade. Rangers are on hand throughout the night to answer your questions and discuss the penguins.

Meals
none
Lodging
Novotel Melbourne (or similar)

Day 2: great ocean road

The 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean RoadThe 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road

The  Great Ocean Road is often described as the world’s most breathtaking coastal drive. Follow its winding trail through the lush Otway rainforests to the breathtaking, windswept drama of the Shipwreck Coast. Enjoy morning tea at Teddy’s Lookout, stop in Lorne to view a colony of wild koalas, and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Apollo Bay.

After lunch, visit the famous Twelve Apostles, giant rocks that soar from the swirling waters of the Southern Ocean. Venturing further west, arrive at Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks more than 120 years ago. At day's end, head back to Melbourne for your overnight stay.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Novotel Melbourne (or similar)

Day 3: adelaide / kangaroo island

Come face to face with kangaroosCome face to face with kangaroos

This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Adelaide and on to Kangaroo Island where you'll settle in for a three-night stay.

Kangaroo Island—or K.I.—is 100 miles long and 35 miles wide at its widest point. This island "broke" from the mainland 10,000 years ago, and evolution has created a number of endemic subspecies. Because the island is free from feral predator pests such as rabbits and foxes, many wildlife species flourish here as they do nowhere else. More than one-third of the island is National or Conservation Park. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas, platypus, snakes, bats, sea lions, whales, sharks, penguins and a population of about 6,000 New Zealand fur seals all thrive on the island.

This evening, wander down to the Kingscote Wharf to watch the wild penguin feeding, a popular island entertainment that happens daily at 5pm.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Aurora Ozone Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: kangaroo island

Grumpy or sleepy koala?Grumpy or sleepy koala?

Today's full day program offers a wonderful taste of life on Kangaroo Island. You'll find the locals to be very friendly, always waving as they pass, and often stopping to chat.

Start the day with a "cuppa" with homemade cakes and then a walk on country tracks through Eucalyptus groves where koalas snooze overhead. Next, travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the north coast. At Lathami Conservation Park, walk quietly through the bush with your guide, identifying the animal sounds and tracks. Look for wallabies (which are almost extinct on the mainland) and a subspecies of grey kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island.

Break for a delicious lunch featuring King George whiting (local seafish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location. At Seal Bay Conservation Park, walk with your guide among Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes, and learn about their unique breeding biology.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Aurora Ozone Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: flinders chase national park, k.i.

Remarkable Rocks, indeedRemarkable Rocks, indeed

Today explore Flinders Chase National Park where, as they say, "kangaroos laze, and Cape Barren geese graze." Many varieties of animals and birds thrive in this lusciuos park. Then, head to Admiral’s Arch, an ancient limestone formation close to the ocean, to see an active colony of New Zealand fur seals. Continue next to Remarkable Rocks via the spectacular coastline of Cape du Couedic, where the forces of nature have carved modern sculptures out of the granite.

A lunch picnic in the bush features good wines and local produce. Later, enjoy a short bush walk in search of the echidna (spiny anteater) and the colorful, endemic Crimson Rosella, a visit to beautiful Vivonne Bay which supports a colony of Little penguins, and a walk on the beach at Point Ellen to 'fossick' for shells. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Aurora Ozone Hotel (or similar)

Day 6: kangaroo island / tasmania

A young Tasmanian Devil (believe it or not!)A young Tasmanian Devil (believe it or not!)

Today your adventure takes you to the state of Tasmania. From Kangaroo Island, fly to Adelaide where you'll connect to Launceston, Tasmania.

From here, the open road is yours! Pick up your rental car, then enjoy the second half of your trip on your own. All of the lodges we've chosen offer a variety of activities that are included in the cost of your trip (note that some activities do require additional fees; inquire for details.)

In your rental car, head out from Launceston and enjoy a fantastically scenic drive to Cradle Mountain in the World Heritage national park of the same name. If you prefer not to drive, we can make arrangements for you to have a van and driver (not included in the land cost.)

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Day 7: cradle mountain

Astounding Cradle MountainAstounding Cradle Mountain

Enjoy a full day exploring the Cradle Mountain area. The walking tracks are well cared for and you have many to choose from, including Pencil Pines Falls and Dove Lake. You are likely to see pademelons (a smaller relative of the wallaby) and wombats near your cabin and out on the trails. Guided walks and nighttime wildlife excursions are offered by the lodge. Depending on the time of year, there also may be options to bike, horseback ride or canoe.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Day 8: cradle mt. to freycinet national park

Wineglass BayWineglass Bay

This morning drive approximately five hours from Cradle Mountain to the rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula, which juts out into the sea on Tasmania's east coast. Freycinet National Park, where you'll spend your afternoon, consists of granite mountains, azure bays and picture-perfect white sand beaches. 

Freycinet is a great place for bird watching, as well as many other optional activities, such as surfing, sea kayaking with dolphins, or 4WD to a historic lighthouse. This afternoon, take a walk to Coles Bay or the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, which some say is the most beautiful bay in the world. Later, drive to the lodge for a restful evening.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Freycinet Lodge (or similar)

Day 9: freycinet national park

Snorkeling is a popular activity in FreycinetSnorkeling is a popular activity in Freycinet

Today is a full day to explore Freycinet National Park. Enjoy any of the activities you didn't have time for the day before. There's plenty to do, so you'll be content whether you prefer strenuous trekking, beach strolls, swimming, snorkeling, birding, or searching for wildlife.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Freycinet Lodge (or similar)

Days 10-11: hobart

Bruny Island cruiseBruny Island cruise

Say goodbye to Freycinet National Park and begin your drive to Hobart, where you'll have two days to explore. The itinerary is very flexible based on your preferred activities, so be sure to ask your Adventure Specialist for options.

Some favorite things to do are:

  • Take a day cruise to the pristine waters of Bruny Island
  • Experience the mesmerizing history of Port Arthur
  • Visit the attitude-challenging Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Explore the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • If you are lucky enough to be in Hobart on Saturday, be sure to spend some time at the weekly Salamanca Market.
Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Lenna of Hobart (or similar)

Day 12: tasmania / onward

Consider an extension to Fraser IslandConsider an extension to Fraser Island

Alas, your Australian adventure has come to an end. Today you'll head to the airport to drop off your rental car and check in for your flight to Sydney or Brisbane and onward.

Not ready to go home? Consider connecting to Brisbane and on to Fraser Island—the largest sand island in the world—for a very different island experience.

 

 

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$4,550
based on double occupancy
Single Supplement:
$800
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:
12 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: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

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: 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; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

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 application, 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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The 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
The 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
Remarkable Rocks, indeed
Remarkable Rocks, indeed
Spectacular views across the countryside
Spectacular views across the countryside
Keep an eye out for various birds
Keep an eye out for various birds
Little Penguins waddle to shore at dusk
Little Penguins waddle to shore at dusk
Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Devil
Come face to face with kangaroos
Come face to face with kangaroos
Expect encounters with koalas
Expect encounters with koalas
Enjoy snorkeling in Freycinet
Enjoy snorkeling in Freycinet
Explore Cradle Mountain
Explore Cradle Mountain

Islands of Australia & The Great Ocean Road

Phillip Island, Kangaroo Island, and the island state of Tasmania

overview

Wild scenery, Australian animals, and wonderful weather rule southern Australia from October to April. This trip is great for birders and wildlife photographers and anyone seeking authentic nature encounters on some of the most beautiful islands and along the most beautiful coastlines in Australia.

Start from Melbourne and the first and smallest island of the itinerary, Phillip Island, with its world-famous evening penguin "parade." Enjoy a full day on the famed Great Ocean Road before continuing on to Kangaroo Island where the density and variety of wildlife is stunning and the scenery is spectacular. Continue on to Australia's smallest state and largest island, Tasmania, where you'll enjoy three days immersed in the views, trails and wildlife of Cradle Mountain, followed by Freycinet National Park and the charming state capital, Hobart.

This itinerary is especially suitable for your customized exploration and can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of your party.

 

itinerary

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overview

Wild scenery, Australian animals, and wonderful weather rule southern Australia from October to April. This trip is great for birders and wildlife photographers and anyone seeking authentic nature encounters on some of the most beautiful islands and along the most beautiful coastlines in Australia.

Start from Melbourne and the first and smallest island of the itinerary, Phillip Island, with its world-famous evening penguin "parade." Enjoy a full day on the famed Great Ocean Road before continuing on to Kangaroo Island where the density and variety of wildlife is stunning and the scenery is spectacular. Continue on to Australia's smallest state and largest island, Tasmania, where you'll enjoy three days immersed in the views, trails and wildlife of Cradle Mountain, followed by Freycinet National Park and the charming state capital, Hobart.

This itinerary is especially suitable for your customized exploration and can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of your party.

 

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: melbourne and phillip island penguin parade
    Blue fairy penguins waddle to shore Blue fairy penguins waddle to shore

    Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, head to Phillips Island in plenty of time to get in a good position for the nightly penguin parade. Rangers are on hand throughout the night to answer your questions and discuss the penguins.

    Meals
    none
    Lodging
    Novotel Melbourne (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: great ocean road
    The 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean RoadThe 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road

    The  Great Ocean Road is often described as the world’s most breathtaking coastal drive. Follow its winding trail through the lush Otway rainforests to the breathtaking, windswept drama of the Shipwreck Coast. Enjoy morning tea at Teddy’s Lookout, stop in Lorne to view a colony of wild koalas, and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Apollo Bay.

    After lunch, visit the famous Twelve Apostles, giant rocks that soar from the swirling waters of the Southern Ocean. Venturing further west, arrive at Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks more than 120 years ago. At day's end, head back to Melbourne for your overnight stay.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Novotel Melbourne (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: adelaide / kangaroo island
    Come face to face with kangaroosCome face to face with kangaroos

    This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Adelaide and on to Kangaroo Island where you'll settle in for a three-night stay.

    Kangaroo Island—or K.I.—is 100 miles long and 35 miles wide at its widest point. This island "broke" from the mainland 10,000 years ago, and evolution has created a number of endemic subspecies. Because the island is free from feral predator pests such as rabbits and foxes, many wildlife species flourish here as they do nowhere else. More than one-third of the island is National or Conservation Park. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas, platypus, snakes, bats, sea lions, whales, sharks, penguins and a population of about 6,000 New Zealand fur seals all thrive on the island.

    This evening, wander down to the Kingscote Wharf to watch the wild penguin feeding, a popular island entertainment that happens daily at 5pm.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Aurora Ozone Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: kangaroo island
    Grumpy or sleepy koala?Grumpy or sleepy koala?

    Today's full day program offers a wonderful taste of life on Kangaroo Island. You'll find the locals to be very friendly, always waving as they pass, and often stopping to chat.

    Start the day with a "cuppa" with homemade cakes and then a walk on country tracks through Eucalyptus groves where koalas snooze overhead. Next, travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the north coast. At Lathami Conservation Park, walk quietly through the bush with your guide, identifying the animal sounds and tracks. Look for wallabies (which are almost extinct on the mainland) and a subspecies of grey kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island.

    Break for a delicious lunch featuring King George whiting (local seafish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location. At Seal Bay Conservation Park, walk with your guide among Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes, and learn about their unique breeding biology.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Aurora Ozone Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: flinders chase national park, k.i.
    Remarkable Rocks, indeedRemarkable Rocks, indeed

    Today explore Flinders Chase National Park where, as they say, "kangaroos laze, and Cape Barren geese graze." Many varieties of animals and birds thrive in this lusciuos park. Then, head to Admiral’s Arch, an ancient limestone formation close to the ocean, to see an active colony of New Zealand fur seals. Continue next to Remarkable Rocks via the spectacular coastline of Cape du Couedic, where the forces of nature have carved modern sculptures out of the granite.

    A lunch picnic in the bush features good wines and local produce. Later, enjoy a short bush walk in search of the echidna (spiny anteater) and the colorful, endemic Crimson Rosella, a visit to beautiful Vivonne Bay which supports a colony of Little penguins, and a walk on the beach at Point Ellen to 'fossick' for shells. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Aurora Ozone Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: kangaroo island / tasmania
    A young Tasmanian Devil (believe it or not!)A young Tasmanian Devil (believe it or not!)

    Today your adventure takes you to the state of Tasmania. From Kangaroo Island, fly to Adelaide where you'll connect to Launceston, Tasmania.

    From here, the open road is yours! Pick up your rental car, then enjoy the second half of your trip on your own. All of the lodges we've chosen offer a variety of activities that are included in the cost of your trip (note that some activities do require additional fees; inquire for details.)

    In your rental car, head out from Launceston and enjoy a fantastically scenic drive to Cradle Mountain in the World Heritage national park of the same name. If you prefer not to drive, we can make arrangements for you to have a van and driver (not included in the land cost.)

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: cradle mountain
    Astounding Cradle MountainAstounding Cradle Mountain

    Enjoy a full day exploring the Cradle Mountain area. The walking tracks are well cared for and you have many to choose from, including Pencil Pines Falls and Dove Lake. You are likely to see pademelons (a smaller relative of the wallaby) and wombats near your cabin and out on the trails. Guided walks and nighttime wildlife excursions are offered by the lodge. Depending on the time of year, there also may be options to bike, horseback ride or canoe.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: cradle mt. to freycinet national park
    Wineglass BayWineglass Bay

    This morning drive approximately five hours from Cradle Mountain to the rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula, which juts out into the sea on Tasmania's east coast. Freycinet National Park, where you'll spend your afternoon, consists of granite mountains, azure bays and picture-perfect white sand beaches. 

    Freycinet is a great place for bird watching, as well as many other optional activities, such as surfing, sea kayaking with dolphins, or 4WD to a historic lighthouse. This afternoon, take a walk to Coles Bay or the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, which some say is the most beautiful bay in the world. Later, drive to the lodge for a restful evening.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Freycinet Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: freycinet national park
    Snorkeling is a popular activity in FreycinetSnorkeling is a popular activity in Freycinet

    Today is a full day to explore Freycinet National Park. Enjoy any of the activities you didn't have time for the day before. There's plenty to do, so you'll be content whether you prefer strenuous trekking, beach strolls, swimming, snorkeling, birding, or searching for wildlife.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Freycinet Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 10-11: hobart
    Bruny Island cruiseBruny Island cruise

    Say goodbye to Freycinet National Park and begin your drive to Hobart, where you'll have two days to explore. The itinerary is very flexible based on your preferred activities, so be sure to ask your Adventure Specialist for options.

    Some favorite things to do are:

    • Take a day cruise to the pristine waters of Bruny Island
    • Experience the mesmerizing history of Port Arthur
    • Visit the attitude-challenging Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
    • Explore the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
    • If you are lucky enough to be in Hobart on Saturday, be sure to spend some time at the weekly Salamanca Market.
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Lenna of Hobart (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 12: tasmania / onward
    Consider an extension to Fraser IslandConsider an extension to Fraser Island

    Alas, your Australian adventure has come to an end. Today you'll head to the airport to drop off your rental car and check in for your flight to Sydney or Brisbane and onward.

    Not ready to go home? Consider connecting to Brisbane and on to Fraser Island—the largest sand island in the world—for a very different island experience.

     

     

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$4,550
based on double occupancy
Single Supplement:
$800
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:
12 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: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

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: 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; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

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 application, 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

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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