An Australian Holiday - City and Island Adventure

May 30, 2012

Do you want to organize an Australia vacation or honeymoon but not quite sure where to begin? Do you have 2 weeks to spare and want to relax on the beach as well as enjoy the city?  I suggest a bit of Melbourne, the Whitsunday Islands and finish up in Sydney! Here is a great sample itinerary - this is a great one for a family holiday as well as honeymoon - of course we will be able to customize it for you:

Day 1 Fly USA to Melbourne
Please note international air from the USA has not been included in the package price.

Day 2 You cross the International Dateline
The International Date Line is an imaginary line on the earth’s surface that approximately coincides with the 180th meridian (LONGITUDE), and separates the calendar date. Traveling east across the line takes the traveler back one day; traveling west, takes the traveler forward one day.

Day 3 Welcome to Melbourne, Australia
On arrival into Melbourne, you will need to clear customs and make your way through the main arrivals hall where you will be transferred to your accommodation.

At first glance, Melbourne may resemble any other modern city with its skyline full of concrete & glass. However, if you look a little closer, you’ll find the real Melbourne, a city of unique charm.  There are the clanging trams (street cars), swanky boutiques, friendly taxi drivers, Australian Rules Football, fickle weather and ‘BYO’s’, by the hundred (restaurants to which you bring your own liquor or wine). Add to this, Melbourne’s traditional virtues of tree lined boulevards, glorious parks, elegant buildings & imposing Victorian Banks & Churches, and of course the giant Melbourne Cricket Ground and you’ll have some idea of the city.

Day 4 Melbourne tour
Melbourne is famous for its magnificent parks and gardens which surround the city. See the famous Floral Clock, Botanic Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and inspect Captain Cook’s Cottage in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens.  See the colorful Victoria Market, Old Melbourne Gaol, Shrine of Remembrance and travel over the Westgate Bridge for panoramic views over Port Phillip Bay.

Day 5 At leisure, Melbourne
Melbourne, the capital of Victoria and a cultural hub, is known for the good things in life - fashion, food, entertainment and sport. This is a city of style, architecture, trams, theatres and art.

Day 6 Fly Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the Whitsundays. Upon arrival you will board a luxury cruiser for your launch service to Hayman(Deluxe option only.)

Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and 74 tropical islands in the calm waters of the Coral Sea, the Whitsundays lie midway along Australia’s Queensland coast.

Days 7-9 At leisure, Whitsunday Islands
Discover the wonder that is Heart Reef. Sink your feet into the white, silica sands of world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Or simply sail at sunset across our crystal-clear waters and take in the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 10 Fly Whitsunday Islands to Sydney
Launch from Hayman to Hamilton Island(Deluxe option only.)

Sunny, sexy, sophisticated - Sydney basks as the shining star of the southern hemisphere. The stunning Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are the pride and joy, but there’s much more to offer.

Sydney’s sparkling harbor is the jewel in the city’s crown. It’s flanked by golden beaches and bush land, and is bisected by one of the most famous bridges in the world. Islands sprinkle its waters, and it’s crisscrossed by all manner of craft, from water taxis and yachts to tour boats and ferries.

Day 11 Sydney city tour
Enjoy a morning touring Sydney’s glorious city, harbor and famous beaches. Pass through the historic Rocks area and circular en route to Bondi Beach where we stop for morning tea (own expense). The tour will travel through Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross and Double Bay, and you will view the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair.

Days 12-13 At leisure, Sydney
At your leisure to explore Sydney. Most of the major attractions of the city are within easy walking distance from your accommodation - Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Centrepoint Tower, Circular Quay, The Rocks, etc.

Day 14 Fly Sydney to USA

You will be met and transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your departure flight.

11 nights From $2,275.00 per person based on double occupancy - land and internal air; prices subject to change; black outs apply; ask for sw-city/island trip.

* Please note international air from the USA has not been included in the package price.

For more information on travel to Australia - contact the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net

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Hayman Island is Offering Grand Re-Opening Specials!

July 22, 2011

Hayman Island, located on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is truly a luxury hideaway!  It is a private island resort in a scenic and serene setting, ideal for couples and honeymooners. Hayman also offers a large range of activities for family vacations as well as the active traveler. It’s the perfect place to relax by the pool or beach or have a day full of adventure and activities. Hayman has 5 restaurants, which appeals to travelers who like a lot of variety.

Discounted Ultimate Adventure rates apply to the following:
Stay 2 nights in a Luxurious Pool Room on Hayman Island with daily buffet breakfast in Azure, Roundtrip launch transfers from Hamilton Island and a Premium Full Day trip to the Great Barrier Reef.

Note: Non combinable, Conditions and Validity dates apply.

Why book Hayman Island?

1. The Beach Villas is the newest most luxurious accommodation in Australia. The villas are over 1,300 square feet, with private plunge pools and situated right on the beach

2. Coral-fringed beaches and majestic pools accentuate the secluded style of this private-island resort

3. Hayman offers elegant resort living with 210 guest rooms, suites, penthouses and beach villas - all of them include either a private terraces or balconies. Room types for each style of traveler in the Pool Wing, Lagoon Wing or Beach Wing

4. Winner of over 50 Australian and International Best Resort and Excellence awards

5. Guests can enjoy a vast amount of activities - from relaxation, indulgence to adventure - Ocean Massage, Night Dives, Sea Plane/Helicopter to Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef and Cruise Whitsundays outer reef pontoon

Families are welcome and kids will enjoy the vast array of activities and adventures at the Hayman Kids Club. Couples can and honeymooners are pampered by the Romance Escape or Spa Escape packages. Whichever the selection the award winning staff ensure that all guests enjoy the beauty and warmth of Hayman.

If you too would like to relax on a private island in Australia or combine a few days

with a South Pacific Cruise - Call Me at 1-800-644-6659

Your ‘See the South Pacific Specialist’ at Luxury Hideaways

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