Join this once in lifetime singles vacation to Australia and tour Sydney harbour and the famous opera house, snorkel the Great Barrier reef, take a photograph with a koala bear and hand feed a kangaroo. You will view the nightly penguin parade and Melbourne from it's tallest structure, all while enjoying the company of singles, solo travelers and friends from around the USA and the World!
Down Under Australia Singles Vacation Itinerary
Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Sydney, Australia
On arrival at the Sydney Airport, take the included shuttle to the group's hotel by the famous Darling Harbour. To give everyone a chance to arrive, no activities are planned today. You can take a stroll and experience the excitement of Cockle Bay Wharf before the group meet and greet. We will meet for an optional dinner at 7:00pm.
Vacation Day 2 - Full Day Sydney City Tour
Discover Sydney on our full one-day tour with the works! Highlights include the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and the Customs House. Learn Sydney's secrets and unravel its history as you're guided through the heart of the city's popular sightseeing district.
Board our morning cruise of Sydney's harbor past the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison. Then we will cruise past palatial waterfront homes, parks, beaches and marinas that reveal Sydney's relaxed lifestyle. Go behind the scenes at the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House. See what goes on behind the world's most recognizable sails. Hear the controversial story of the building's construction, as dramatic as any opera plot, brought alive by the new interactive audio-visual presentation.
There’s no better way to experience Sydney’s iconic harbor than to explore the culinary playground that is Cockle Bay Wharf. Tonight enjoy your welcome dinner at one of the wharf's scrumptious restaurants.
Vacation Day 3 - Blue Mountains - Featherdale Wildlife Park - Scenic World
Today the group travels over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the world's largest steel arch bridge, to the Blue Mountains. Stop at an overlook with spectacular views of the Three Sisters, an unusual rock formation of three sisters, who according to Aboriginal legend were turned into stone. Each of the Three Sisters stands at 3025, 3012 & 2972 feet tall, respectively. Visit Scenic World and discover the tranquility of ancient rainforest, the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world and enjoy the panoramic views of the Blue Mountains from the Scenic Cableway.
A stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park is your chance to hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus and to enjoy a face-to-face encounter with friendly koalas. Take your photo next to a cuddly animal.
Vacation Day 4 - Sydney
Take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney! The Bridge Climb is an optional 3 ½ hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It will takes us along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 440 feet above Sydney Harbour. When we reach the top you will have a sense of achievement that you will remember forever - you've conquered an Australian icon recognized the world over!
If you decide not to climb the day is yours to explore Sydney. Check out the aquarium at the harbor or relax at one of the famous beaches, like Bondi.
Vacation Day 5: Sydney to Cairns
Sleep late or catch your last glimpse of Sydney before we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Cairns. Where we will be met and taken to our hotel to check in. Each night when the sun sets, Cairns Night Markets come alive. Featuring over seventy retail outlets and home to a myriad of food options, Cairns Night Market is the perfect place for us to grab dinner and hunt for a bargain.
Vacation Day 6: Cairns Rainforest
All aboard for the Kuranda Scenic Rainforest Train trip from Freshwater Station to Kuranda. Walk down the main street of Kuranda or take the local shuttle to the top end of the street. Wander through the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, home to 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies. Free time to visit the Kurana market, or take a self guided walk through the rainforest.
Return on the fabulous Skyrail Cable Car. Relax and enjoy some of the oldest rainforest in the world as you glide over the canopy with stunning rainforest scenery, panoramic views, and the glittering waters of the Coral Sea.
Vacation Day 7: Full day Green Island Cruise with Lunch
Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches & magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from the coral viewing tours, explore Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach.
Discover the fascinating underwater world among the coral reefs surrounding Green Island where you will see an endless variety of colorful fish, turtles, giant clams, starfish, shells, anemones, eels, sponges, sea urchins and many more incredible marine creatures. Or stroll the boardwalks through the lush island rainforest of the National Park. .
Vacation Day 8: Cairns to Melbourne
After breakfast we head to the airport for our flight to Melbourne, Australia's second largest city. Upon landing transfer to our hotel and relax before being immersed in the delights of Australia's cultural capital. Early this evening we will take a short walk to the Eureka Tower to visit Skydeck 88. The Eureka is he highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere and
perfectly positioned for 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling views of Melbourne. But are you brave enough to go on the Tower Edge
? (extra $)
Vacation Day 9: Melbourne - Philip Island
See all the very best Melbourne has to offer! Our guide will educate us about Melbourne's proud history and show us some of the many places that make Melbourne the envy of large cities around the world. Discover the charm of the city as we visit Fitzroy Gardens, Albert Park, and the Shrine of Remembrance. See some of the city's best architecture including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Princess and Regent theatres. As we cross the Bolte Bridge enjoy the great city views.
Our first stop this afternoon is the Maru Koala and Animal Park, another chance to pet a Koala and hand feed a kangaroo. Then we drive to Phillip Island for the heartwarming phenomenon of the Penguin Parade. Watch as the little penguins emerge from the surf and waddle to the safety of their dune burrows. Our Special Penguin Plus Viewing Platform includes an exclusive boardwalk allowing closer views of the penguins with rangers on hand to provide information about the Little Penguins. Watch the penguins feed their waiting young with the pilchards and anchovies they've caught.
Vacation Day 10: Melbourne, Australia
A visit to Melbourne would not be complete without a visit to the Queen Victoria Market. The market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. A historic landmark spread over two city blocks, this vibrant and bustling inner-city Market is where Melbournians shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs. Today is a free day and your perfect opportunity to visit this famous landmark.
Experience a unique dinner as you travel around Melbourne on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. You will ride in the tram with its luxurious fittings and period details while enjoying a fine dinner.
Vacation Day 11: Depart Australia
Today we must say goodbye to Australia and all our new single friends. After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to Ayres Rock for an amazing experience.