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Independent Great Barrier Reef & Sydney

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Pack your swimsuit and sunscreen before heading down under for this dream vacation! Come see the vibrant and diverse marine life that lives within the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and experience Sydney’s iconic sites. On this 9-day Independence by Globus vacation in Australia. We’ve arranged hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing to make your vacation as turn-key as can be. Plus, we provide you with a Local Host, someone who knows the cities you’ll visit like the back of their hand, so they can help you get an authentic Australian experience. This Globus Independent tour packs plenty of I-time to explore, relax, and discover on your own.

Your vacation beings when you arrive in Cairns. You will have three days to discover the boutiques, art galleries, and many activities that make this town a bucket-list destination. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime when you cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for a day to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. And Cairns isn’t just known for its aquatic life! You can also choose to hike, ride ATVs, or learn about the Aboriginal people who inhabited the nearby Mossman Gorge.

Then, you’ll head south to spend a few days in Sydney. Take a guided sightseeing tour where you will stop to capture the perfect shot at the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge and put your toes in the sand at the beautiful Bondi Beach. You will have two full days at your leisure. Explore independently or choose from a selection of optional activities, including a climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, spending the day in nearby Hunter Valley where you will sample Australia’s finest wines, or joining a guided backstage tour of the Opera House.

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Jan 01, 2025 through
Mar 27, 2025
Mar 23, 2025 7:00 PM
8 Nights from
$2,569.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included - 86 departures, various dates.
8072075
Mar 28, 2025 through
Apr 05, 2025
Mar 24, 2025 7:00 PM
8 Nights from
$2,579.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
8072077
Mar 29, 2025 through
Mar 30, 2025
Mar 26, 2025 7:00 PM
8 Nights from
$2,589.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included - 2 departures, various dates.
8072072
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Cairns, Australia
2 Cairns
3 Cairns. Excursion To The Outer Great Barrier Reef
4 Cairns
5 Cairns – Sydney
6 Sydney
7 Sydney
8 Sydney
9 Sydney
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.