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Sydney, Reef & Rainforest

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$3225 adult twin $4475 single $2900 child

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$3495 adult twin $4770 single $3145 child

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$3750 adult twin $5035 single $3400 child

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  • Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

  • Hamilton Island

    Hamilton Island

  • Mossman Gorge

    Mossman Gorge

  • Sydney Opera House

    Sydney Opera House

  • Bondi Beach, Sydney

    Bondi Beach, Sydney

Tour code: QFSC

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City style meets sun, surf and natural beauty. Visit Sydney's historic Rocks, dine on the iconic harbour, tour the Sydney Opera House and enjoy lunch at Bondi Beach. Experience the tropical waters & sun on Hamilton Island and in Port Douglas. Experience Aboriginal culture in the Daintree, relax in Cairns, take the Kuranda Skyrail, and cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.


1 April 2017 - 25 March 2018 ?
Day 1 - 3
Welcome to Sydney – 'Free Time'
Day 1: Welcome to Sydney

You'll be transferred from Sydney Airport to your hotel by private car. Join your Travel Director to visit the famous Rocks Markets. Explore the narrow lanes and stroll along cobblestone streets. Now it's time to find your sea-legs as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your welcome reception and dinner where you'll meet your fellow travellers.

Day 2: Sydney

Enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a local guide. Be my guest dining experience Later, join your fellow travellers at Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You'll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Be My Guest lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen's Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean.

Day 3: Sydney 'Free Time'

Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Perhaps experience our Sydney By Night tour in AAT Kings' exclusive doubledecker coach or take an excursion to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains or the Jenolan Caves. Or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales' premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour.

Hotel: The Grace Hotel , 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Highlight Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch. Day 3: Breakfast

Day 4 - 5
Sydney – Hamilton Island
Day 4: Sydney – Hamilton Island

This morning fly to Hamilton Island, one of the 74 sparkling islands in Queensland’s Whitsundays (airfare is not included and must be booked by you, your travel agent or AAT Kings. See Flight Information panel).
The rest of the day and evening is at leisure for you to explore the picturesque surroundings.

Day 5: Hamilton Island 'Free Time'

Today in paradise it's time to let your hair down and relax. You may like to take a cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach. Whatever you do, at some stage grab a good book and sit back and relax by the resort pool.

Hotel: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast.

Day 6 - 7
Hamilton Island – Port Douglas – Great Barrier Reef
Day 6: Hamilton Island – Port Douglas

This morning you’ll fly to Cairns (airfare is not included and must be booked by you, your travel agent or AAT Kings. See Flight Information panel).
Journey to the resort town of Port Douglas, nestled between two World Heritage listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. This afternoon you can relax by the lagoon-style pool, join in one of the resort's activities or take a stroll around the village of Port Douglas.

Day 7: Great Barrier Reef

Board a Quicksilver catamaran for your cruise to renowned Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub.

Hotel: QT Port Douglas, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 - 9
Port Douglas – Cairns – 'Free TIme'
Day 8: Port Douglas – Cairns

Your first stop is Mossman Gorge for a Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk. Aboriginal culture Your indigenous guide will help you identify bush food sources and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. At the end of the journey enjoy traditional bush tea and damper. Later, travel to Kuranda, where there’s time to explore the 'village in the rainforest'. Experience World Heritage rainforest with the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Be my guest dining experience This evening join us at a Be My Guest experience with a local family. Enjoy a great Aussie BBQ dinner with your hosts in their family home.

Day 9: Cairns 'Free Time'

Spend today as you choose. This evening join your Travel Director for a farewell dinner at a restaurant on the Cairns waterfront.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner. Day 9: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 10
Farewell from Cairns

Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

10 Day Guided Vacation

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Tour departs from Sydney and returns to Cairns


  • Enjoy a dinner cruise on sparkling Sydney Harbour
  • Visit the famous Rocks Markets
  • Tour Sydney Opera House
  • Learn about surf lifesaving at a Be My Guest lunch at Bondi Beach Be my guest dining experience
  • Relax on beautiful Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays
  • Luxuriate in the resort town of Port Douglas
  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on a Quicksilver catamaran to Agincourt Reef
  • Snorkel to see the colourful coral and tropical fish
  • Explore the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest
  • Experience Aboriginal culture at Mossman Gorge Aboriginal culture
  • Visit Kuranda, ‘the village in the rainforest’
  • Experience the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Enjoy a Be My Guest Aussie BBQ dinner with a local family in CairnsBe my guest dining experience
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide


  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)


  • Full buffet breakfasts (9)
  • Be My Guest lunch (1)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Be My Guest dinner (1)
  • Dinner with wine (1)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • Farewell dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 11.00am
into Sydney Airport
Day 10   Flights to depart anytime
from Cairns Airport


Required Flights:

Day 4   Sydney to Hamilton Island
QF 866
Day 6   Hamilton Island to Cairns
QF 2504

These internal holiday flights must be purchased separately in order to fulfil the holiday itinerary.

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel

Ways to Save

Departures before 31 March 2018
Triple share    Save up to $165
Kings Club    Save up to $165

All savings are per person.


Departures from 1 April 2018
Early Payment Discount – 7.5% saving

when you pay in full by 27 April 2018

Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
Kings Club   5% saving
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving
Triple share   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.


Find your applicable discounts as many discounts are combinable. More Information


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Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • The Grace Hotel
    77 York St, Sydney NSW, 2000

    3 nights

    • The Grace Hotel - Superior Room

    Built in the 1920s; The Grace Hotel has been restored to its former glory, making it one of Sydney’s most prominent historical landmark. Located in the heart of Sydney, this heritage-listed hotel offers warm and personal service and projects a unique blend of old world charm with modern comfort.

    • Features
    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • Work Desk
    • High-speed, wireless internet broadband
    • Mini Bar
    • Communal self-catering kitchen
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
  • Reef View Hotel
    12 Resort Dr, Hamilton Island, QLD 4803

    Hamilton Island, 2 nights

    • Reef View Hotel - Coral Sea View Twin Room

    With large, comfortable, modern rooms, the Reef View Hotel offers a perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. Spacious, comfortable and with most rooms boasting incredible sea views, the Reef View Hotel offers stylish and family-friendly Hamilton Island accommodation.

    • Features
    • Private balcony
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Clock Radio
    • Ensuite
    • Bathtub and shower
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Phone
    • Refrigerator
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Room service
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • TV
    • iPod connectivity
  • QT Port Douglas
    87-109 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD, 4877

    2 nights

    • Resort Room at QT Port Douglas
    • Swimming Pool at QT Port Douglas
    • Resort Room at QT Port Douglas

    You'll be welcomed by an inspiring open-spaced setting with a contemporary yet quirky tropical feel.

    • Features
    • Private balcony
    • Work Desk
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Ensuite
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Mini Bar
  • Hilton Hotel Cairns
    34 Esplanade, Cairns QLD, 4870

    2 nights

    • Cairns Hilton Hotel at sunset

    The Hilton Cairns hotel boasts a unique tropical setting, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by lush gardens. The hotel offers bright accommodation with spacious bathrooms and private balconies with stunning waterfront views of Trinity Inlet, the Cairns Esplanade and blue-green mountains beyond

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Phone
    • Private balcony
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Hair Dryer
    • Internet Access
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini Bar
    • Iron / Ironing Board

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.

Experiences available between 1 April 2017 - 25 March 2018

Bridge Climb (Sydney)

Adult Price: AUD 308.00 - Day Climb

Bridge Climb

The Bridge Climb is a 3.5 hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. In Climb groups of up to 14 people, you'll be led by one of BridgeClimb's professional Climb Leaders on an adventure of the world's most recognisable Bridge.

*Various climb options available. Ask your Travel Director for details.

** If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Blue Mountains & Australia Wildlife (J15) (Sydney)FIND OUT MORE

Adult Price: AUD 160.00

Blue Mountains & Australia Wildlife (J15)

Discover the spectacular Blue Mountains and see native wildlife whilst you explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Pass by Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Olympics. Discover Leura village, a delightful blend of groomed gardens and quaint shops. See the famous Three Sisters rock formation. See Katoomba in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Visit Scenic World for a chance to ride the steepest railway in the world (own expense). Enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Have your photo taken with a cuddly koala (own expense). See kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and cute little penguins.

Blue Mountains in Style - Small Group Experience (Sydney)FIND OUT MORE

Adult Price: AUD 195.00

Blue Mountains in Style - Small Group Experience

Lose yourself in the wonderful Blue Mountains. Take in 360 views from Scenic World where you can enjoy a ride on the Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway and Skyway. A great way to see the steep valleys, canyons and get another perspective of the Three Sisters before indulging in a delicious lunch. Get acquainted with Aussie Wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park - interact with all of Australia's native animals, get up close to a koala and have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo, wallaby or emu before returning to Sydney.

Explore Sailing America's Cup Sailing Experience (Sydney)

Adult Price: AUD 129.00

A unique opportunity to participate as crew on a real America’s cup yacht! Take the helm, trim the sails, work on the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you soak up the atmosphere and spectacular sights of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and other spectacular landmarks while you sail the iconic harbour on a grand prix racing machine.

Sydney Heli Tours - 20min Flight (Sydney)

Adult Price: AUD 220.00

Sydney Heli Tours  - 20min Flight

This is the best way to see Sydney in all its glory. See full panoramic views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Manly Cove and Sydney’s spectacular Harbour and city skyline. This tour will leave you breathless! Great Views, Great Flight! After a safety briefing, we will use your own camera for some happy snaps in front of your helicopter to begin the memories of a sensational Heli Tour. Within 5 minutes your professional pilot will have you over the harbour flying past icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay and Manly Cove. Throughout the flight your pilot will be providing you with expert commentary via voice activated headset.

* If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Cruise Whitsundays - Full Day Whitehaven Beach Cruise (Whitsundays)

Adult Price: AUD 220.00

Cruise Whitsundays - Full Day Whitehaven Beach Cruise

Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern, where you can swim, sunbathe and soak up the sun. No other day cruise offered allows you so much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven Beach! A picnic lunch in a chiller pack is included for you to enjoy at your leisure. It includes a tasty wrap, fruit, a cookie, yoghurt and a bottle of water. Afternoon tea is included on the cruise from back Whitehaven Beach.

Cruise Whitsundays - Half Day Whitehaven Beach Cruise (Whitsundays)

Adult Price: AUD 99.00

Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking beauty and vivid white sand of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. This uninhabited island is one of Australia's true gems and the journey to the beach is spectacular too! Pack your sunnies and a camera! Your cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside. It also has a boarding ramp allowing direct easy access on and off the beach.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - By Day (Cairns )

Adult Price: AUD 83.00

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - By Day

Watch Indigenous performers bring the world’s oldest living culture to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Cairns Harbour Afternoon Cruise - 2 hours (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 48.00 - Dep 1.30pm from Reef Fleet Terminal

Cairns Harbour Afternoon Cruise - 2 hours

With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from the crew. This is the saltwater crocodile’s natural habitat – with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks particularly in the cooler months.
* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Hot Air Cairns - 30 Minute Flight (Cairns)

Adult Price: AUD 230.00 + flight levy

Hot Air Cairns - 30 Minute Flight

Enjoy a spectacular balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands the hot air ballooning capital of the southern hemisphere.

*Additional $30.00 insurance levy to be paid direct to Hot Air Cairns applies.

** If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details


The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.


Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2017. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.