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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia Heron Island, Queensland, Australia 9 Days/7 Nights - Heron Island Dive Adventure
Sydney, Heron Island Dive Adventure, Brisbane

This package affords a fantastic opportunity to dive one of the most sought after scuba dive opportunities in the world as well as experience the magnificent city of Sydney.

You will travel to Australia to Dive one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Barrier Reef. This trip is perfect for the serious diver offering a generous combination of day & night dives across a wide range of different dive sites. Dive either right off of the shore or by short boat ride to specific dive sites.

Island facilities will also offer a splendid vacation to the accompanying non diver with sensational snorkeling, relaxation and Marine Park educational activities - bring a book and soak up the Australian sunshine.

Travel Package Features

  • Accommodation - Sydney (2 nights), Heron Island (4 nights) - Breakfast, included (Wistari or Heron Suite), Brisbane (1 night)
  • Diving Activities - 5 Standard Scuba Dives or 4 Standard Dives & 1 Night Dive (incl air, scuba, weights & boat trip)
  • Non Diving Activities - Guided reef walks (operate daily subject to tides), Island ecology walks, Guided birdlife walks, Beach picnic hampers, Snorkeling lessons in swimming pool, Wildlife presentations, Nightly movie and marine documentary, plus beautiful beaches and relaxing lounge chairs by the pool.
  • Optional Activities (Not Included) - Snorkeling excursions to the reef edge, Semi-submersible coral viewing cruises - commentary by reef interpreter, fishing charters, Scenic helicopter flights, Therapeutic massage
  • Day Tour - Sydney - Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hr)
  • Other Day Tours are Optional
  • Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (return), Brisbane Airport to Accommodation (return)
  • Ferry Transfers - Gladstone to Heron Island (return)
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Sydney, Brisbane to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Air sectors: Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane, Gladstone to Brisbane
  • Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (and return), Brisbane Airport to Accommodation (and return)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (VISA's) are additional $15 per person
  • All Taxes & Fuel Levies (except where noted)

Travel Package Detailed Itinerary

Friday (Day 1) - US Domestic Flight from Your Home City to Los Angeles (If Required)
Domestic Flight, Los Angeles, United States Your Home City flight to Los Angeles will be selected to suit the International Departure Flight to Australia.

Please allow 3 hours between arrival of your US domestic flight and departure of your International flight.
Friday (Day 1cont) - International Flight, Los Angeles to Sydney
Travel to Australia on your vacation. After departing from Los Angeles you will be provided with an evening meal. You can relax, have a drink, watch a movie, review your itinerary or just rest. You will be given Breakfast before landing in Sydney, Australia. (You lose one day crossing the International Date Line but don't worry you catch it up again on your return flight to the USA)

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.
Sunday (Day 2) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation
Travel by shuttle transfer from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Sunday - Tuesday (Days 2-4) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Sydney
Travel to your accommodation in Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights in your studio room apartment.

Just 30 minutes from Sydney Airport, your accommodation is conveniently located between Darling Harbour and the Sydney CBD.

The friendly staff at your accommodation can attend to your every need with 24 hour guest reception. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at their signature restaurant.

Relax in a stylish and comfortable haven whilst being in close proximity to shopping at Westfield's Pitt St Mall and Darling Harbour. Don't forget to take a stroll down Pitt St towards Circular Quay to take in more of Sydney's world famous sites- like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Tuesday (Day 4) - Day Tour - Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hr)
On your vacation, participate in an inspiring tour of the Sydney Opera House.

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This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece. You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room. You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour - a perfect photo opportunity.

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Upgrade to Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate Available
Tuesday (Day 4) - Shuttle Transfer, Accommodation to Sydney Airport
Sydney, Australia Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.

Tuesday (Day 4 cont) - Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Gladstone Via Brisbane
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Gladstone (morning flight).

This flight takes you across the border from the state of New South Wales to Gladstone, a coastal town in Queensland, north of Brisbane.
Tuesday - Saturday (Days 4-8) - 4 Nights Accommodation on Great Barrier Reef Island
Travel to your accommodation on a Great Barrier Reef Island, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.

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This luxury vacation resort is set amongst a dazzling parade of aquamarine waters, shimmering white sand beaches and colour-splashed reef teeming with life. It's what you don't see around the island that makes the resort so special. You won't see any buildings above the tree line. And you won't bump into any day trippers either. The reef vacation experience is exclusively for guests, a unique experience few other resorts in the world can offer. There's a relaxed island lifestyle that sets the island apart, a sophisticated yet casual resort atmosphere. Here the emphasis is on exploring and discovering the natural attractions that have made this island famous around the world. The vacation resort rooms are equipped with either balcony or terrace, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerators, hairdryers, and many more. In order to help guests leave the outside world behind, televisions and telephones, while available on the island, are not found in guest rooms. Breakfast Included. Upgrade to Beachside Suite available (pricing upon request).
Diving The Great Barrier Reef
Heron Island, Australia On your vacation explore Australia's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, by participating in this unique diving adventure.

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The Great Barrier Reef Island dive package include 5 standard day dives, scuba tanks, weights, belts and the boat trip. PLUS BCD, reg, wetsuit, mask, fins, boots and hood. Night dives are available also and conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - weather permitting. Divers must have completed minimum of 20 dives, or logged a previous night dive, or take part in the night dive as part of an advanced course. This highlight of your Australia vacation will leave you speechless.
Saturday (Day 8) - Australian Domestic Flight, Gladstone to Brisbane
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Gladstone to Brisbane.

Saturday (Day 8 cont) - Shuttle Transfer, Brisbane Airport to Accommodation
Brisbane, Australia Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Brisbane, Australia.

Luggage is limited to 2 suitcases per person. Excess luggage, surfboards & bicycles will be carried at a rate of $10.00 AUD per item. All luggage must be clearly labelled by the passenger, including name and full address.
Saturday - Sunday (Days 8-9) - 1 Night Accommodation in Brisbane to have dinner and relax
Travel to your accommodation in Brisbane, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Your 3 Star vacation accommodation is conveniently located in Brisbane's city centre. It is within walking distance to the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, Treasury Casino, South Bank Parklands, Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Recently, the hotel went through a major refurbishment. Its rooms are equipped with free coffee/tea making facility, fridge, air conditioning, and hair dryer.
Sunday (Day 9) - Shuttle Transfer, Brisbane Accommodation to Airport
Brisbane, Australia Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Brisbane, Australia, to the Airport.

Luggage is limited to 2 suitcases per person. Excess luggage, surfboards & bicycles will be carried at a rate of $10.00 AUD per item. All luggage must be clearly labelled by the passenger, including name and full address.
Sunday (Day 9 cont) - International Flight, Brisbane to Los Angeles
From Australia to USA Mid-day Departure from Brisbane, In-flight Dinner and Movie with arrival in the USA. Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Australia.

Sunday (Day 9 cont) - US Domestic Flight, Los Angeles to Your Home City (If Required)
Domestic Flight, Los Angeles, United States The connection flight to your Home City from Los Angeles will be selected to suit the International Arrival flight from Australia.

Please allow 3 hours between arrival of International flight before departure of your US domestic flight.
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