Total Price From:

$3,459.00 CDN

MARDI GRAS

Sydney New South Wales, Australia

Wine + Roos - Feb 25 - Mar 08/15

Wine + Roos -  Feb 25 - Mar 08/15

12 Days/11 Nights

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 11 night's accommodation at centrally located gay-friendly hotels
  • Airport Transfers in each destination
  • Guided Tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House – including backstage access
  • Climb to the top of Sydney's Harbour Bridge
  • VIP entrance to Club Tropicana for Sydney's famous Mardi Gras Parade
  • Ticket to the Official Mardi Gras Party
  • Two days of Touring on Kangaroo Island
  • Full day wine tasting tour to the Barossa Valley
  • Full Day Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Cableway
  • Meals as per itinerary (B,L,D)
  • All prices are PER PERSON in Canadian currency.

Experience Mardi Gras in Sydney, taste fine Australian wines while you journey through Australia's oldest wine producing area. Visit Kangaroo Island with its native bush, pristine beaches and abundant wildlife. Complete your trip with an unforgettable experience in the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest.

 

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Wine + Roos 11 Nights
  Double Single
3-star hotels  3459 4569
4-star hotels 3939 5519
5-star hotels 5529 7719

 

Photo: Tourism Australia

 

Itinerary

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Wine + Kangaroos

27 Feb. Arrive Sydney. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your gay-friendly hotel where you will spend the next 3 nights.

 

28 Feb. Sydney Sightseeing. See the inside of Sydney's iconic Opera House with exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars and crew. Visit the backstage areas, stand on the concert Hall Stage, peek inside the dressing rooms of the stars and hear about the secrets and real-life dramas that go on behind the curtain. Breakfast is included in the Green Room - private domain of the performers and staff. (B)

In the afternoon, climb to the top of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge! The Climb takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. Witness 360 degree views of Sydney, including the Sydney Opera House, the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds.

 

01 March. Mardi Gras. Today, Oxford Street will be lined with a convoy of sequins and glitter. Enjoy the very best parade view in the city at Club Tropicana - a place where you can sip on cool drinks while taking in the hot vista. The viewing area this year will be turned into a kitsch holiday caravan park, filled with palm trees and calypso vibes, with a perfect vantage point of Taylor Square.  After the parade, immerse yourself in a rich choice of state-of-the-art venues with heart-pumping music and exclusive performances  at the largest gay and lesbian party in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

02 March. Sydney to Adelaide. You are transferred to the airport for your flight to Adelaide. Upon arrival you are transferred to your gay-friendly hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this small elegant city.

 

03 March. Kangaroo Island.Depart Adelaide by air to Kangaroo Island. Arrive on Kangaroo Island and travel to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery for a guided tour. After lunch get your cameras ready for a Birds of Prey demonstration before travelling to Seal Bay to stroll amongst the sea lions. From Seal Bay, travel to Parndana Wildlife Park for a guided tour and to feed the kangaroos. Visit the Island Pure Sheep Dairy for a tasting of creamy cheese and yoghurts before being transferred to your overnight accommodation. (L)

 

04 March. Kangaroo Island. The day commences with a visit to Clifford's Honey Farm then onto Kelly Hill Limestone Caves for a National Park Ranger guided tour. After lunch travel to Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. The tour of the park takes you to the rugged southern coastline for a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch. After a short stop at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre travel back to Kingscote to watch the pelican feeding and learn about these birds. Return to Adelaide by air. You are transferred to your accommodation where you will spend the next two nights. (B,L)

 

05 March. Barossa Valley.Travel to the world-renowned Barossa Valley, an incredible landscape of vineyards, boasting more than 100 vineyards and some of Australia's finest wines. Unearth the acoustic secrets of the Whispering Wall and sip on world-class wines at four premium cellar doors. Learn about viticulture on a guided walk through 100-year-old Shiraz vines. Enjoy a Barossa style lunch in the heart of the valley then taste wines at Kaesler winery before visiting the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre for a personalised structured tasting. Pass through the quaint villages of Bethany, Tanunda, Lyndoch and Nuriootpa on your return journey to Adelaide.

 

06 March. Adelaide to Cairns. You are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival you are transferred to your gay-friendly hotel where you will spend the next 4 nights. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own.

 

07 March. Great Barrier Reef. Depart on your full day cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible, the underwater observatory or by snorkelling. A range of optional activities are available including scuba diving with tanks or an Oceanwalker helmet, guided snorkeling tours with a marine biologist and scenic helicopter flights. (L)

 

08 March. Kuranda. Travel by train to the picturesque village of Kuranda winding through hand cut tunnels and past spectacular waterfalls. Visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary before transferring to Rainforestation Nature Park for a performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance. Tour through the rainforest in an amphibious Army Duck and visit the Tropical Fruit Orchard. Visit the Koala and Wildlife Park to have your photo taken with a koala, hand feed kangaroos and view the awesome crocodiles. Transfer to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide above the rainforest canopy to Caravonica Lakes with stops along the way at Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station. (L)

 

09 March. At Leisure. Today is free to explore on your own or relax on the beach.

 

10 March. Depart Cairns. You are transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight. Stay longer if you wish.

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