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Contrasts of Australia

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Days
9
Our saving
$445
From
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US $ 2,580
Cost/day $287
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Contrasts of Australia - AAT Kings
Contrasts of Australia - AAT Kings
Starts
Melbourne
+2 Destinations
Great Barrier Reef
Ends
Sydney
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Highlights

  • Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at Bondi Beach.
  • Admire the sunset on a dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour.
  • Discover Melbourne’s colourful hidden laneways.
  • Snorkel and see the colours of the Great Barrier Reef.
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural, Historical, Christmas & New Year
Start in Melbourne and end in Sydney! With the discovery tour Contrasts of Australia, you have a 9 day tour package taking you from Melbourne to Sydney and through Melbourne, Australia and 3 other destinations in Australia. Contrasts of Australia includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne!
  2. Day 2: Melbourne Sights
  3. Day 3: Melbourne - Cairns
  4. Day 4: Great Barrier Reef
  5. Day 5: Cairns Free Time
  6. Day 6: Cairns to Sydney
  7. Day 7: Sydney Sights
  8. Day 8: Sydney Free Time
  9. Day 9: Farewell from Sydney

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

  • Denyse Demers's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    We would prefer hanging name tag instead of pinning.

  • JOHN GULCZYNSKI's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Professional operated, tour director Adam added to the experience and is a credit to aat kings.

  • Gareth's review about another AAT Kings tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Really great way to see Western Australia and what it has to offer, the coast was an absolute highlight

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is tipping my Travel Director or Driver Guide compulsory?

      Tipping is not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand however if you are happy with the service you received from your Travel Director or Driver Guide you can feel free to leave them a tip at your own discretion.

    • How can I pay for the Optional Experiences?

      All your Optional Experiences can be organised directly with your Travel Director whilst on the tour and you can choose to either pay in either local cash or by credit card.

    • What is the maximum luggage allowance?

      Due to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs).
      You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: however it must be able to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you if required.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Australia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Australia. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Melbourne is the starting point and Sydney is the endpoint.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this AAT Kings booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 August 2019 the full payment of $2,580 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2580 for Contrasts of Australia, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for AAT Kings tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 4,353 km.
    • Melbourne (Australia)
    • 2,325 km
    • Cairns (Australia)
    • 259 km
    • Great Barrier Reef - Tropical North (Australia)
    • 1,768 km
    • Sydney (Australia)

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