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Australia

November 30 - December 11, 2022

Classic Tour

Escape to a wild and beautiful place, a land whose colour palette of red outback sands and Technicolor reefs frames sophisticated cities and soulful Indigenous stories. Experience the best that Australia has to offer from Sydney’s Opera House to spectacular Ayers Rock. Swim in the Great Barrier Reef and learn about the traditional Aboriginal “Dreamtime”.

 

Signature Moments

  • Marvel at the mystery of Ayers Rock and the raw beauty of the Outback
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture in Alice Springs and see the desert come alive at night
  • Explore the stunning beauty of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a true world class city in Sydney
  • Discover the breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains from a Scenic Cableway
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 11 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Airport group arrival transfer
  • 11 breakfast, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Melbourne City Tour
  • Phillip Island Tour
  • Admission to Phillip Island Nature Park
  • Full Day Yarra Valley Tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Tastings of cheese and other produce at Coldstream Dairy
  • Handcrafted chocolate tasting at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
  • Olgas and Sunset Tour
  • Sunrise over Ayers Rock
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Kuranda Rail Journey
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Koala & Wildlife Park
  • Rocks Walking Tour
  • Full Day Blue Mountain Tour
  • Sydney City Harbour Tour
  • Sydney Flagship Dinner Cruise
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Local taxes on accommodations
  • Internal Flights
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club tour host
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Melbourne
Welcome to Australia!

On arrival in this beautiful city you’ll be met in the luggage hall by your local guide. Board your coach and make your way to your Melbourne hotel. If arriving outside of group transfer time we can arrange a private transfer (own expense).
Simply stated, Melbourne is friendly elegance.

Melbourne is a blend of magnificent gold-rush heritage architecture and ultra-modern skyscrapers. It is surrounded by lush parkland, beautiful waterways and charming urban suburbs.
This tour is a discovery of Melbourne's past and present. The drive will take in the central business district with its eclectic architecture, past the 170-million-dollar Victorian Arts Centre and on to fashionable Toorak with its luxurious homes. View Captain Cook's Cottage in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens with avenues of huge English elms planted along gently contoured lawns.
Pass by the Botanical Gardens and observe the hustle and bustle of the famous Queen Victorian Markets. Continue along taking in views of the Shrine of Remembrance and St Patrick's Cathedral. The tour concludes at your hotel.
After time to freshen up, a private transfer will take you to a local restaurant for dinner.
Accommodations: Vibe Melbourne Hotel

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Kangaroo
Phillip Island Tour

Late morning, board your private coach as we travel inland to the Mornington Peninsula, across the San Remo Bridge to Phillip Island. Absorb the peace and quiet of this sleepy island paradise – a popular get-away spot for city dwellers. Enjoy a visit to Churchill Island Heritage farm where you can wander the old homestead and experience some of the daily heritage farm activities that can include cow milking, sheep shearing and working dogs demonstrations.

After Churchill continue onto the Koala Conservation Centre where you come ‘face to face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. Explore the treetop boardwalks and stroll through the woodlands, home to many animals including wallabies, echidnas, bats and birds. Later we head to the Penguin Reserve, which occupies most of the island. Witness the penguin’s daily journey from the sea to the land. From the day’s catch of fish, they return to their nests on the beach to feed their awaiting families. Convenient boardwalks and platforms ensure your view and protect the penguins.
Experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia from the Penguins Plus viewing platform. Enjoy a more personal viewing experience, limited to 190 people. At the end of the evening, re-board your coach for the return journey to Melbourne.
Accommodations: Vibe Melbourne Hotel

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley

After breakfast, board your private coach for today’s tour. Under an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is famous for its wine, fresh food and breathtaking 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. Many are as serious about food as they are about their harvest, matching the wine they make with local produce in restaurants located in beautiful vineyards.

The Yarra Valley is richly endowed with some of the most beautiful countryside in Victoria. Distant blue ranges, rolling hills strung with vines, towering trees, and verdant valleys with pristine rivers make up the spectacular scenery on offer around Marysville and Warburton. Enjoy wine tasting at 2 local wineries including a delicious lunch at Rochford Wines Restaurant situated in a stunning vineyard and offers modern Australian cuisines sourced from fresh local produce.
Accommodations: Vibe Melbourne Hotel

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
In the afternoon depart by private coach for the Kata Tjuta Domes Tour. Visit the massive series of domes known as Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). The Olgas are a cluster of rounded massive rocks equally mysterious. "Katatjuta", meaning many heads, is the Aboriginal name for the Olgas, and each of the 36 domes has a story in their mythology and significance in their beliefs.

In the afternoon, depart by private coach for the Olgas and Sunset Tour. Visit the massive series of domes known as Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). The Olgas are a cluster of rounded massive rocks equally mysterious. "Katatjuta", meaning many heads, is the Aboriginal name for the Olgas, and each of the 36 domes has a story in their mythology and significance in their beliefs. Many of the domes are as tall as Ayers Rock and rise commandingly above the desert landscape. Photographic stops are made on our way to the awesome Olga Gorge. The walking trail through Olga Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the domes of Kata Tjuta. Spend some time exploring the Gorge and the unusual rock formations. Return to the sunset viewing strip to see the Rock at its most dramatic. Here you will have the opportunity to photograph the striking colour changes that can take place in this majestic part of Australia while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine, juice and nibbles. When conditions are right, the Rock glows crimson for a few short minutes as the sun sets.
Accommodations: Desert Gardens Hotel

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Alice Springs
Ayers Rock - Cairns

We depart the hotel early this morning approximately 75 minutes prior to sunrise and travel to the sunrise viewing area of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and watch the first sunlight of the day creep across the desert plains.

This is a unique time of the day in the desert and should not be missed. After we sunrise return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, re-board your vehicle and return to Uluru for the base tour. Your guide will escort you on a short walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole at Uluru where you will learn the creation stories of Liru (venomous snake) and Kuniya (Python). You will drive around the base of Uluru to experience the Mala walk and learn more about the culture of the Anangu (local Aboriginal people).
Fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns. On arrival into Cairns, make your way to the luggage collection area where you will be met by our local representative and assisted with the transfer to the hotel.
Accommodations: Doubletree by Hilton Cairns

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Australia Beach
Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the heart of the Tropical North and is your gateway to some of the best scenery in Australia. Founded in 1876 as the port for inland gold fields, Cairns has matured from a flighty frontier town to a friendly international gateway and has become the most welcoming of all Queensland cities.

Today, you will be picked up from the hotel by a Reef Magic representative and transferred to the Reef Terminal to board your cruise. Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. The 90-minute cruise will take you to an exclusive pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef where you will have 5 hours at the pontoon to explore the wonders of the reef, both above and below the water.
Accommodations: Doubletree by Hilton Cairns

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Great Barrier Reef
Cairns

This morning depart the hotel by private coach for transfer to Freshwater Station, here you will join the historic Kuranda Rail for one of the most spectacular rail journeys in Australia. Travelling slowly, it winds its way up the epic pioneer track with every turn revealing a new panorama - sugar plantations, Barron Falls, Stoney Creek Falls - until it reaches Kuranda Station, a cool, tropical environment of native shrubs, ferns and flowers.

Later re-board your coach for the short transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage areas. Ride the amphibious army duck through the rainforest and visit the Koala and Wildlife Park. The Dreamtime Walk provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture and history with practical experiences including boomerang lessons on spear throwing. Witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in the natural amphitheatre where the rainforest serves as the theatre walls and the sounds of the forest and the didgeridoo create the backing music. Lunch is included at Rainforestation.
In the afternoon, transfer from Rainforestation back to Kuranda to board the Skyrail. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. A one-way experience should take approximately 1½ hours this includes spending time at the two different rainforest mid-stations. On arrival at Smithfield Terminal, your coach will be waiting to transfer you back to the hotel.
Accommodations: Doubletree by Hilton Cairns

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Kuranda Rail
Cairns - Sydney

After breakfast at the the hotel transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney. Be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodations: Mercure Sydney Wynyard Hotel

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Koala
Blue Mountain Tour

Explore the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Crisp, clean, fresh mountain top air with distant blue haze horizons overlooking deep ravines with rainforest carpeting the valley floor. Waterfalls, sleepy hamlets and the rich warm smell of the Australian bush make this a very special place for every visitor.

Highlights include Katoomba, a visit to Scenic World with lunch (rides additional), Echo Point and the famous Three Sisters rock formation, and a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park with one of the largest collections of Australian native animals and birdlife in the country. The day ends with a relaxing cruise down the Parramatta River and Sydney Harbour enjoying the sunset views.
Accommodations: Mercure Sydney Wynyard Hotel

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Blue Mountains
Sydney & Bondi Beach

Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half-day city sights tour. On tour you’ll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point. Visit Sydney’s trendy new district Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach.

Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy free time for lunch (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs. Macquarie’s Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city center and to the Rocks Walking Tour office.
The Rocks Walking Tours brings alive the story of the early convict settlement while entertaining you with stories of rascals, rats and restoration. See some of Sydney's earliest buildings, shops old and new, homes of the 'well-to-do' and the quaint cottages of the working class. Still to be seen today are the pubs and hotels, once frequented by the locals and sailors alike and the haunts of larrikins and rogues. The many historic streets, narrow alleyways, cobbled lanes, sandstone steps and beautiful churches combine to weave a rich tapestry of life in the past and present times. Explore the past while enjoying the present ambience of early Sydney. This is a relaxed and leisurely way to see one of Sydney's most picturesque precincts.
The Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise is the ultimate dining experience on Sydney Harbour with 5-star service. The cruise includes priority boarding at 6:30pm and exclusive Captain's Cocktail Welcome Reception on Star Deck. Your dinner seating is on prestigious Sky Deck. Enjoy the sophisticated entertainment with pianist and lounge singer.
Accommodations: Mercure Sydney Wynyard Hotel

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour - Sydney Opera House
Sydney

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this amazing city, there is plenty to see and do. You may want to explore the Rocks Markets. Stroll along cobbled laneways through stalls where fashion, handcrafted jewelry, textiles, homewares, art, beauty and other products. Enjoy a range of food stalls and talented street performers who wander the streets to share their music and performance throughout the day.
Accommodations: Mercure Sydney Wynyard Hotel

Day 12
Women's Travel Club Australia Tour
Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and the amazing friends you have made along the way. After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for your flight home.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $8499 CAD per person (sharing a room) - approx. $6800 USD
Single Occupancy - $9979 CAD per person (your own room) - approx. $8000 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

A deposit of $1500 CAD due at time of booking.
Final Payment due - September 1, 2022

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Low Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Individual arrival transfers
  • Departure transfer
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Host

Women's Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women's Travel Club tour host is your tour conceierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women's Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is Julie Baertsoen.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please don't book flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Melbourne
Depart from Sydney

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
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Vibe Melbourne Hotel

Discover the changing and unchanging face of Melbourne’s streetscape with a stay in the heart of the CBD. Vibe Hotel Melbourne is a brand-new build that dominates the intersection of Melbourne’s iconic Flinders and Queen Streets and allows our guests to lose themselves in the city’s famed laneways and historic arcades – all of which are in striking distance from the hotel

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Desert Gardens Hotel

A comfortable 4 star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock views. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions at your fingertips, your days will be action-packed or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to the new Red Ochre Spa is highly recommended.

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Doubletree by Hilton Cairns

The oceanfront hotel in Cairns is surrounded by landscaped, tropical gardens with views of the Coral Sea. We're a short walk from Cairns Aquarium, Cairns Art Gallery, the Esplanade Lagoon, and city center. Cairns Airport is five kilometers away. Enjoy our 24-hour fitness center and outdoor pool with plenty of seating.

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Mercure Sydney Wynyard Hotel

Mercure Sydney Wynyard offers accommodation nearby many of Sydney’s popular attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the historic precinct of The Rocks. The hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and bar as well as a fitness centre, 24 hour reception and on-site parking. Barangaroo is a 5-minute walk from the property, while Circular Quay is a 5-minute drive away.