Exploring Australia with the Legendary Ghan Train & Fiji 2021 - 23 Day Tour from Melbourne to Coral Coast
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Exploring Australia with the Legendary Ghan Train & Fiji 2021

23 Day Tour from Melbourne to Coral Coast

Starting at $8,319


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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The right vacation to Australia can easily transport you to another state of mind, especially if it includes a crocodile cruise in Darwin, a glass-bottom-boat tour at the Great Barrier Reef, a wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, and many other exciting modes of transportation. The most moving experience on this grand tour of Australia, however, is an overnight rail journey on the legendary The Ghan Train—an exhilarating crossing through the heart of the Australian Outback to the tropical coast of the Northern Territory. A stop to cruise through the majestic Katherine Gorge offers the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and imagination. As you venture in every direction on this encompassing tour of Australia—including untamed Tasmania—you’ll also be moved by big-city lights, Red Center sunsets, growling Tasmanian devils, and calm, cuddly koalas. All aboard for an above-and-beyond adventure through the “Land Down Under.”

Your last stop on this incredible journey doesn’t have to be Sydney. Add a 3-day Monograms vacation to Fiji to your tour of Australia and New Zealand to soak up the fun and sun of the Coral Coast as well as the genuine warmth of the islanders.

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Destination & Sightseeing

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Notes:
This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Off-train experiences are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour. During the wet season (December–April), it can be difficult to see crocodiles in the wild.

MEALS

Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner
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Day 2
MELBOURNE Morning guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening
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Day 3
MELBOURNE Free day
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Day 4
Fly to Hobart. HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant
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Day 5
TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. HOBART Free time this evening
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Day 6
Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne). ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening
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Day 7
Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island. KANGAROO ISLAND [LF] Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus visits to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening
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Day 8
Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). ULURU Sunset drink followed by [LF] Outback barbecue
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Day 9
ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Uluru with a camel ride through the desert at sunset. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
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Day 10
Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs. ALICE SPRINGS Embark on the legendary The Ghan train
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Day 11
KATHERINE GORGE [LF] Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station. DARWIN Free time this evening
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Day 12
DARWIN Jumping crocodile guided cruise. KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
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Day 13
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided [LF] wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. DARWIN City orientation drive includes Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse
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Day 14
Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
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Day 15
OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding. CAIRNS Free time this evening
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Day 16
CAIRNS Free day
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Day 17
CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala. Fly to Sydney. SYDNEY Free time this evening
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Day 18
SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening
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Day 19
SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant
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Day 20
Fly to Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast. CORAL COAST Free time the remainder of the day
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Day 21
CORAL COAST This morning’s highlight is a half-day Sigatoka River Safari. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine. (B,L) NOTE: If your included sightseeing is schedule to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Local Host will have full details upon your arrival
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Day 22
CORAL COAST Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink
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Day 23
Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport where your vacation ends
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Day 24
ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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MELBOURNE

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MELBOURNE

Day 27
MELBOURNE–HOBART

Day 28
HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA

Day 29
HOBART–ADELAIDE

Day 30
ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND

Day 31
ADELAIDE–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Day 32
ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Day 33
ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS–THE GHAN TRAIN

Day 34
THE GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN

Day 35
DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Day 36
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN

Day 37
DARWIN–CAIRNS

Day 38
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Day 39
CAIRNS

Day 40
CAIRNS–SYDNEY

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SYDNEY

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SYDNEY

Day 43
SYDNEY–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST

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CORAL COAST

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CORAL COAST–NADI

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Day 70 ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner
Meal Icon Dinner

Day 71 MELBOURNE.
MELBOURNE Morning guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 72 MELBOURNE.
MELBOURNE Free day
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 73 MELBOURNE–HOBART.
Fly to Hobart. HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 74 HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA.
TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. HOBART Free time this evening
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 75 HOBART–ADELAIDE.
Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne). ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 76 ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND.
Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island. KANGAROO ISLAND [LF] Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus visits to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 77 ADELAIDE–ULURU (AYERS ROCK).
Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). ULURU Sunset drink followed by [LF] Outback barbecue
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 78 ULURU (AYERS ROCK).
ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Uluru with a camel ride through the desert at sunset. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 79 ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS–THE GHAN TRAIN.
Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs. ALICE SPRINGS Embark on the legendary The Ghan train
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 80 THE GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN.
KATHERINE GORGE [LF] Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station. DARWIN Free time this evening
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 81 DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK.
DARWIN Jumping crocodile guided cruise. KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 82 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN.
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided [LF] wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. DARWIN City orientation drive includes Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 83 DARWIN–CAIRNS.
Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 84 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.
OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding. CAIRNS Free time this evening
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 85 CAIRNS.
CAIRNS Free day
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 86 CAIRNS–SYDNEY.
CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala. Fly to Sydney. SYDNEY Free time this evening
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 87 SYDNEY.
SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 88 SYDNEY.
SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant
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Day 89 SYDNEY–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST.
Fly to Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast. CORAL COAST Free time the remainder of the day
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 90 CORAL COAST.
CORAL COAST This morning’s highlight is a half-day Sigatoka River Safari. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine. (B,L) NOTE: If your included sightseeing is schedule to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Local Host will have full details upon your arrival
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 91 CORAL COAST.
CORAL COAST Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 92 CORAL COAST–NADI.
Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport where your vacation ends.

Accommodations

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The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins
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630 Little Collins Street Melbourne VIC Australia

Situated in the heart of downtown Melbourne, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is ideally located for exploring the city. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, bar, gym, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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