10 Day Contrasts of Australia Fly-Around

Time to explore the many exciting aspects that make Eastern Australia
Great Barrier Reef Queensland
Blue Mountains eco tour
Blue Mountains
Sydney Opera house from the water

10 Day Contrasts of Australia Fly-Around

Time to explore the many exciting aspects that make Eastern Australia unique. Beginning with the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, which is home to great food, shopping and history. See Penguins and take a drive on the Great Ocean Road highway. Fly to the Northern Queensland city of Cairns for some time in the Tropical North. See the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and learn about the indigenous people of the rainforest. Travel to Sydney and see the iconic sights including the Sydney Opera House and the Blue Mountains. Airfares: All flights are to be purchased separately, please contact us for a quote.

Duration: 10 Days

Starts: Melbourne

Finishes: Sydney

+ Absolute Fly & Seek Inclusions:
  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Full In-Country Support
  • Specialist Guides on all selected experiences
  • Airport Transfers
Your Experiences:
  1. Private Penguin Tour to Phillip Island
  2. Great Ocean Road Trip
  3. Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Snorkel
  4. Daintree River Cruise
  5. Sydney Darling Harbour Dinner Cruise
  6. Guided Opera House Tour
  7. Blue Mountains Deluxe Eco Tour
Your Locations:
  1. Melbourne
  2. Cairns
  3. The Daintree Rainforest
  4. Sydney
  5. Blue Mountains

Day by day tour itinerary

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Welcome to Melbourne!

Get to know Melbourne's unique vibe and lifestyle

It is no huge surprise to Melbourne residents that their city has been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Melbournians love the city’s vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character.

Phillip Island's Penguin Parade

This tour highlights the best of Victoria's nature and wildlife

Get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. You get an opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies as well as a close encounter with a koala (additional fee applies).

We pay a visit to historic Churchill Island to explore an 1850s heritage farm with shaggy-looking highland cattle and learn about sheep shearing. We then travel to view the Nobbies, home to Australia’s largest Fur Seal colony. And finally, we watch hundreds of Little Penguins emerging from the ocean and waddling across the beach to their homes among the dunes.

Watching the penguin `rafts' come ashore at Phillip Island
Great Ocean Road Day Trip

The spectacular Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most fascinating spots!

Experience and enjoy the breathtaking coastline along the Great Ocean Road. Every twist and turn exposes you to stretches of broad, uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines and the lush rainforests of the Otway Ranges – all of which provide a picture-perfect backdrop!

Enjoy the stunning coastal views and long golden surf beaches at some of Australia’s most impressive beaches, look for koalas and native birds in the wild and marvel at the famous 12 Apostles.

the Great Ocean Road
Fly to Cairns

Transfer to Melbourne Airport to catch your flight to Cairns.

Leave Melbourne behind as you board your flight to tropical Cairns.

Cairns is situated in the Northern end of Queensland. The city is framed by the spectacular twin backdrops of rainforest mountain ranges and the sparkling Coral Sea. The World Heritage-listed Wet Tropical Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback are all within easy reach.

Cairns waterfront
Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Snorkel

Visit the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world

Join this day cruise from Cairns and spend up to 5 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef visiting two premium coral reef locations. Come face to face with amazing marine life and coral gardens. Included in this spectacular day tour is your snorkel gear, lycra and wetsuit hire and a glass-bottom boat coral tour with fish feeding, led by marine biologists.

Step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with indigenous sea rangers who recount the Dreamtime stories of the local people and help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of the diverse ecosystems that make up the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkling at Great Barrier Reef
Daintree River Cruise

Travel to World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park rainforest

Today’s cruise takes you through the calm backwaters of the Daintree River, where crocodiles can normally be seen basking on the muddy banks. Then immerse yourself in the beauty of the protected forests and go on a guided walk to view ancient plants and amazing wildlife.

Lunch is a special treat today, deep under the rainforest canopy. Enjoy a delicious lunch of tropical local produce.

Get a final lasting impression of the rainforest and a picture-postcard view at Alexandra Range Lookout.

Daintree River Cruise
Cairns to Sydney in time for a dinner cruise

This morning you'll fly to Sydney!

Today you will be transferred to Cairns Airport to meet your flight to Sydney.

Sydney is the oldest and grandest of Australia’s big cities. Blessed with a glorious natural harbour, golden beaches, and a blissful climate, this incredible metropolis is a must-visit.

Settle into Sydney with a stroll along Circular Quay. With the Sydney Harbour Bridge at one end and the white sails of the Opera House at the other, is there any more iconic view in the world?

This evening you’ll enjoy a Sydney Harbour sunset dinner cruise.

Sydney from the water
Sydney - Opera House

Explore Sydney and the Opera House

This afternoon, take a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House. See inside the world’s most recognisable ‘sails’ and experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds – to become one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world.

Working with new, rich audio-visual components, where images are projected onto the fabric of the building – our guides will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns. You’ll visit at least one of our venues – where we do live performances every day. Some 1,500 performances, from opera to circus, rock and cabaret, are staged each year to audiences of around 1.5 million.

Aerial view of Sydneys sparkling harbour
A Day in the Blue Mountains: Deluxe Eco Tour

Journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region.

Your journey to the Blue Mountains takes you through picturesque villages to spectacular views and waterfalls. Stop for morning tea at Calmsley Hill, a working farm which is also home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. Continue on to a scenic lookout point where you will learn all about the unique trees of the Australian forest, and find out what the blue haze is that gives the region its name.

Eat lunch at the Hydro Majestic Hotel with magnificent valley views before you, then spend the afternoon visiting a selection of stunning Blue Mountains lookouts. The view from Govett’s Leap is one of the most famous in Australia: the magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180 m | 590 ft to the base of the cliff.

The last stop is the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens to admire the sweeping views and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice before travelling back to your hotel.

Three Sisters at Blue Mountains
DAY 10
Farewell from Sydney

After the most amazing trip, it's time for your onward flight

We know you will enjoy your holiday and our promise to you is to make your travels through Australia as hassle-free and hospitable as possible – ensuring that today you leave with a camera full of photos, and huge smiles on your faces when recalling your Absolute Fly-Around trip to Australia.

Marcella Hunapo - Travel Designer
Marcella, OUR ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL DESIGNER SAYS: “This fly-around trip gives you time to explore the many exciting aspects that make Eastern Australia. Beginning with the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne and a drive along the Great Ocean Road highway. Then see the Great Barrier Reef and learn about the indigenous people of the rainforest. Travel to Sydney and see the iconic sights including the Sydney Opera House and the Blue Mountains.”

Ready to find out more? Talk to one of our friendly travel designers about his tour. We guarantee you it will be the experience of a lifetime!


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