Vacations to Australia

Brisbane Adventure
Departures Every Tuesday & Friday thru March 27, 2019
7 Days/4 Nights

Companion Eligible for Same Rate!!

Departures Tuesday & Friday Mar 29, 2018 thru Mar 26, 2019 - $1009*
Land Only Rate - $760*

Enjoy this 3-day guided tour of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights at a beach resort, and take a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island for a slice of paradise on the southern section of the Great Barrier Reef. Swim with turtles and visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), take part in the MON REPOS live turtle encounter (November to March) or you may even have the opportunity to spot humback whales (June to November). Take part in optional activities such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and surfing on this trip to one of the world’s natural wonders! Round-trip transport from Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast is included.

Day 1: Depart via Air Canada.

Day 2: In Flight

Day 3: Arrival in Brisbane. After clearing Customs & Immigration, proceed on your own to your hotel in Brisbane. Day and evening free to explore Brisbane.

Day 4: Brisbane to the Southern Great Barrier Reef(L,D)
Meet your coach in the morning at a central location in Brisbane and head north. Stop and visit Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo. Catch sight of the Glasshouse Mountains as you go. Afterward, get back on the road to arrive at Eco-friendly Kelly's Beach Resort by mid-afternoon and check in to your resort.

Next, visit the family-run Mammimo Gourmet Ice Cream. Lick fresh ice cream or sorbet (own expense) as you watch a farm demo about sugarcane production (seasonal).

Once you have put down your bags, choose from several activities for the afternoon. You can try optional activities (at own expense) such as surf lessons and a free guided snorkel school and fish feeding tour. Looking to just unwind? Lounge and swim at the beach or pool at your leisure or visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October) or take part in the MON REPOS live turtle encounter (November to March).

In the evening, have dinner at a local café or restaurant, and then enjoy the nightlife on site or a walk on the beach to look for shooting stars.

Overnight: Kelly's Beach Resort (Eco-friendly)

Day 5: Lady Musgrave Island (B, L, D)
After breakfast, hop on board your boat and cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, situated on the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. This area is known to be free of stinging jellyfish so you can enjoy the turquoise waters without worries.

After about an hour-long ride, you arrive at Coral Lagoon for more paradise. You have several options for your day here. Swim among the amazing coral and fish with the provided snorkel gear, and take a trip by glass-bottom or enjoy a guided island walk with commentary. Keep on the lookout for whales (in-season) and turtles; you might even spot the turtles nesting sites on the beach.

You also have the option to try scuba diving or deep-sea fishing (own expense). Both beginning and certified divers can explore the diversity of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef; meanwhile anglers of all skill levels can attempt to reel in some fish with provided gear.

Enjoy a provided lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea on the boat. If time and weather permit, you’ll be treated to a sunset tour. Afterward, enjoy dinner at a local café or restaurant and then enjoy the rest of the evening on your own.

Overnight: Kelly's Beach Resort (Eco-friendly)

Day 6: Brisbane (B,L)
Check out of the resort after breakfast and head to the beach for some fun in the sun. Take an optional surfing lesson (own expense), swim or snorkel, depending on the conditions and timing. Afterward, get back on the road. You return to your starting point in the evening to end your tour. Proceed on your own to your hotel in Brisbane for overnight. Free evening.

Day 7: Sydney (B)
Proceed on your own to Brisbane Airport for your return flight home.

BRISBANE ADVENTURE VACATION INCLUDES: 2 nights accommodations in Brisbane and 2 nights accommodations on Lady Musgrave Island, round-trip space available air transportation via Air Canada (must have a reciprocal agreement with Air Canada to be eligible for the air), hotel taxes and service charges, meals where indicated and sightseeing as indicated. Companion eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details. Airport departure taxes are not included and range from approximately US $150 to USD $180 per person.

**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy. P
ersons traveling single require a single supplement. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Must have a reciprocal agreement with Air Canada to be eligible for the air. Contact Open Skies® for complete details.

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