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Australia Walkabout

About Australia - From $8,968.00 CAD per person (twin share)

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SEPTEMBER 14-26, 2022


$10,999 CAD per person twin share

13 Days/12 Nights

Australia is a land like no other. It is not a destination where one visits on a whim or for a quick getaway; it is a far off land filled with natural wonders with a fascinating mix of ancient and modern cultures. It is a land of opposites: of vibrant, cosmopolitan cities and rough & tough Outback towns; of sophisticated city dwellers and of timeless Aborigines moving to the ebb & flow of the seasons; of dry, inhospitable deserts to lush rainforests and endless stretches of white, sandy beaches. Although a land full of contrasts, it is also a land of exceptional hospitality and understated elegance with a level of service second to none. Throughout our journey, we will experience the unique Aussie spirit and hospitality as we delve into what makes Australia tick! 

INCLUSIONS


  • First Class accommodation
  • All transfers and transportation is by private, air-conditioned coach (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)
  • Local guides for city touring, dining and departure, except Ayers Rock where driver/ guide
  • Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
  • Flights Sydney-Melbourne – Ayers Rock – Cairns
  • Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours, Including 10% Australian INCLUSIONS GST
  •  Meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Hotel porterage


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


Sydney Opera House
Enjoy the Opera Kitchens three-tier gourmet tasting plate, while soaking in the views of Sydney Harbour. Join your guide for a private Opera House tour. Begin your journey by exploring underneath the sails, 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 learn of how architect Jorn Utzon’s heritage-listed masterpiece came to life.
 
Sounds of Silence       
Yarra Valley is famous for its wine, fresh food and breath-taking scenery. The place where Victorian winegrowing started, the Yarra Valley is now home to over 55 wineries, most of which offer cellar door tastings and sales. The Yarra Valley has some of the most beautiful countryside in Victoria, distant blue ranges, rolling hills strung with vines, towering trees, and verdant valleys with pristine rivers. You will enjoy wine tasting at three local wineries and a 2-course lunch at one of the wineries.
 
Kuranda – Rainforestation
Enjoy Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage areas. Visit the Koala and Wildlife Park, then enjoy The Dreamtime Walk which provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture and history with experiences including boomerang lessons! Witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in the natural amphitheater.


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Melbourne Lanes & Arcades: Hidden Secrets
Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with enjoying canapés and sparkling wine while the sun sets over Uluru. As darkness falls, join your table for an unforgettable bush tucker inspired dining experience, cultural dance and didgeridoo performances and a star talk under the outback sky.
 
Yarra Valley
A local Melbournian will show you the special sights and atmosphere of the City on a casual walking tour through Melbourne’s beautiful laneways and historic arcades. You will encounter local designers and specialty retailers as you discover some of the City’s best shopping secrets. You will have the opportunity to meet the designers, learn more about how they approach their craft, plus there will be time for a little shopping or a coffee in what is Australia’s largest labyrinth of cobblestone laneways, and art deco arcades.
 
Great Barrier Reef
Set sail aboard Ocean Spirit, to experience Michaelmas Cay’s unique reef environment - a picturesque vegetated sand cay encircled by a spectacular fringing reef and an important protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds. Snorkel from the cay’s shallow protected waters, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver’s view of the reef and discover the island birdlife. If you prefer you can just relax on the beach or on board and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. The choice is yours!


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Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

Itinerary

  1. Itinerary

    SEP 14 - ARRIVE SYDNEY (D) Transfer to hotel. Later welcome dinner at Sydney Tower. Accommodation: Radisson Blu (3 Nights + pre-night)  

    SEP 15 - SYDNEY SIGHTS (B/L) Historic Rocks walking tour, the Opera House with Opera Kitchen three-tier gourmet tasting plate, and private Opera house tour. 

    SEP 16 - ROCKS WALKING TOUR (B/L) Transfer to the airport for flight to Melbourne. Transfer & Melbourne city orientation tour. Philip Island Tour and the famous Penguin Parade!

    SEP 17- DEPART SYDNEY FOR MELBOURNE (B/D) Transfer to the airport for flight to Melbourne. Transfer & Melbourne city orientation tour. Philip Island Tour and the famous Penguin Parade! Accommodation: Pan Pacific Melbourne (3 Nights)

    SEP 18 - LANES & ARCADES HIDDEN SECRETS TOUR (B/L) Melbourne city Lanes & Arcades hidden secrets walking tour.

    SEP 19 - A DAY IN WINE COUNTRY (B/L) Scenic drive through the Yarra Valley. Wine tasting at three local wineries and a 2 course lunch. Stop at Healesville Sanctuary.

    SEP 20 - DEPART MELBOURNE TO AYERS ROCK (B/D) Transfer to the airport for flight to Ayers Rock., arrival transfer to hotel. Then The Olgas and walk to Walpa Gorge. Sunset viewing of Uluru. Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel (2 Nights)

    SEP 21 - ULURU SIGHTS (B/D) Sunrise viewing and Base Tour of Uluru, walking tour of Mutijulu Waterhole and visit Uluru Cultural Centre. Sounds of Silence Dinner experience.

    SEP 22 - DEPART AYERS ROCK TO CAIRNS (B) Transfer to the airport for flight to Cairns, and transfer to hotel upon arrival. Accommodation: Flynn Hotel (4 Nights)

    SEP 23 - GREAT BARRIER REEF (B/L) Michaelmas Cay Cruise.

    SEP 24 - DAINTREE TOUR (B/L) Dreamtime Gorge Walk, the Mossman Gorge Centre and Daintree River Cruise.

    SEP 25 - KURANDA TOUR - FULL DAY (B/L/D) Kuranda Scenic Railway train, Rainforestation Nature Park. the Koala and Wildlife Park, a Dreamtime Walk and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Farwell Dinner.

    SEP 26 - DEPART CAIRNS (B) Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT: I. GROUP DEPOSIT: In order to block land arrangements, a non-refundable deposit of CAD$200.00 per person is required for all tours, except Surprising South Africa, which requires a non-refundable deposit of CAD$600 per persontwin share/$700 per person single room II. ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT: At times, additional deposits may be required for your arrangements and at times this information may be advised after initial quote or confirmation. If applicable, we will advise you as soon as we are made aware of this. III. AIR DEPOSITS: TBA - air deposit will be required on the domestic flights. IV. FINAL PAYMENT: Final payments are required no later than the following dates; Cultural Dubai: Oct 20, 2021 Enchanting Japan: Feb 11, 2022 Australia Walkabout: Jun 04, 2022 Surprising South Africa: July 15, 2022 CANCELLATION: Prior to Final Payment: Deposit 74-61 Days prior to departure 75% of total cost 60 days prior to departure: 100% of tour cost Important Note: Cancellation penalties for some travel arrangements may differ from our general conditions. In this occurrence, you will be advised of these addendums at the time of confirmation or prior to any penalties becoming applicable and as soon as we are notified of these special conditions. INSURANCE: It is strongly recommended that you purchase cancellation insurance to protect against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. Please ask your agent for a quote. PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION*: Please ensure clients have arranged all documentation with the appropriate consulate well in advance of their departure from US and that passports are also valid for the minimum validity required for ALL destinations being travelled to. The information following only applies to the itinerary booked with Goway Travel and does not cover any independently arranged destinations. I.PASSPORTS Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your scheduled return date. II.VISAS Australia: At the time of quotation, the following entry requirements are applicable to this itinerary: ETA (electronic visas) are required to enter Australia. GENERAL: I.CURRENCY AND PRICING FLUCTUATIONS This rates are based on the current exchange rate(s). Should there be considerable currency fluctuations, we reserve the right to apply any necessary surcharges. In the event of any additional fuel surcharges by the Land Suppliers and/or airlines, we reserve the right to add these to the costs of the land package and/or airfare. Any applicable increases will be advised in writing prior to final payment. Prices are guaranteed once final payment has been made. II.GROUP DEFINITION Prices are based on a minimum of 10 passengers travelling, and this is the minimum numbe required for tour to operate. III.FORCE MAJEURE: We shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays or loss of enjoyment, of any nature or kind whatsoever, resulting from events beyond our or a supplier’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labour disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, earthquakes, weather conditions, floods or acts or restraints imposed by government authorities IV. RESPONSIBILITIES Goway Travel Ltd. and/or its agents act only as agents for the client in all matters pertaining to travel. They assume no responsibility nor liability in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, motor or other conveyances which may be used, either wholly or in part, in the performance of its duty to the passenger; neither will it be responsible for any act, error, or omission, or any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect in any vehicle or through the neglect or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the purpose for which tickets or coupons are issued. In the event that it becomes necessary or advisable for the comfort or well-being of the passengers, or for any reason whatsoever, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passengers, conversely refund will be made to the passengers if any saving is effected thereby. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyance. The passage contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the purchaser of these tours and/or passenger. The right is reserved to withdraw any or all tours should conditions warrant, also to decline to accept or retain any passengers as Members of the tours. EXCLUSIONS: I. CULTURAL DUBAI IN DEPTH All International and/or domestic flights, Optional Tours (please enquire for costs), Meals unless listed in the itinerary, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in and late check-out of rooms, Travel insurance, Visa/passport handling fees, Any increases in taxes/VAT/Dirha. II. ENTICING JAPAN All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection, Personal items, Optional Tours, Meals unless listed in itinerary, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance, Visa/passport handling fees, Any increase in local tax rates. III. AUSTRALIA WALKABOUT All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection, except if noted above, Personal items, Optional Tours, Meals unless listed in itinerary, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance, Visa/passport handling fees. IV. SURPRISING SOUTH AFRICA All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, Seat Selection, Personal items, Meals unless listed in itinerary and all drinks, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance , Any changes to Government levies & taxes, Visa/passport handling fees, Victoria Falls Post Tours – please inquire.

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