There’s nothing like Australia. Awe-inspiring coastlines. Iconic cityscapes. The epic outback. Sydney’s Harbour. Australia is filled with filled World Heritage sites and unforgettable experiences. And the Aussies certainly know how to throw a fabulous party, which is why Source Events has timed this adventure so that you can experience Sydney’s famous Gay Mardi Gras. Your Aussie adventure begins in charming and cosmopolitan Melbourne.
This City exudes style and keeps its best spots hidden, inviting discovery by food and culture lovers. From the culture of Melbourne, enjoy the natural attractions on one of the world’s greatest road trips – Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Experience the dramatic, rugged coastline where the 12 Apostles sit. Away from the coasts lies the Outback, the parched desert that makes up the majority of the Australian Continent. Nothing can really prepare you for the immensity, changing color and stillness of ‘the Rock’, rising from the flat plains of the Northern Territory with an otherworldly presence. Uluru is a sight that will sear itself into your mind. This World Heritage Site has attained the status of a pilgrimage. Experience the colors of Uluru at dawn and sunset, an outdoor dinner party, and a magical night of stargazing.
Sydney is spectacularly draped around its glorious harbor and beaches with a visual wow factor like few other cities. With 4 nights in Sydney, you’ll have plenty of time for sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. You can even climb the iconic Sydney Bridge. Best of all, you’ll have VIP seats for the spectacular and fabulous Gay Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and tickets to the famous party afterward. This is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime
February 26, 2021 to March 08 – USD $6,399.00
4 nights at the Sofitel Melbourne – Classic Rooms
1 night at the Sail in the Desert Resort – Ayers Rock
5 nights at The Shangri-La Hotel Deluxe Harbour View Rooms
Meet and Greet Airport Transfers
Tour of Melbourne nightlife and dinner
City tour of Melbourne and surrounds with Lunch Stop
Tour of the Yarra Valley wine country and Lunch
Tour of the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles including lunch
Lunch by the pool at the Sails in the Desert and Sounds of Silence Dinner
Sunrise Tour over Urulu with breakfast snacks and champagne
Walking tour of Sydney Gayborhood and Welcome Dinner
Ultimate Mardi Gras Sydney day tour including Sunset Harbour cruise
Half day tour of Mardi Gras Featherdale wildlife
Sydney Mardi Gras view Diamond viewing area tickets
Sydney Mardi Gras party tickets
Airport transfers for flights home
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Days 1, 2, 3, 4
Please join us for an incredible journey to Melbourne. Savor the French joie-de-vivre blended with cosmopolitan Australian style. Enjoy a fabulous location amidst the European character at the Paris-end of Collins Street. Located in the center of the city, the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is a 40-minute drive from Tullamarine Airport. Spacious and elegant in design, guest rooms at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins are luxuriously appointed and beautifully furnished.
Sails in the Desert
In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort’s Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully-appointed rooms, and suites. In a destination where one of the world’s oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, color, and wisdom of the local Anangu people are interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design. This hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and Indigenous-inspired cuisine in the Walpa Lobby Bar, or curl up on one of the daybeds and enjoy a casual lunch and cocktail by the pool.
Shangri-La Hotel – Sydney
Days 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Quintessentially Sydney. Positioned in the dress circle of Sydney Harbour, the panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge enhance the luxurious glamour of Sydney’s destination hotel. Nestled in the historic Rocks District, the luxury hotel features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, award-winning dining experiences, and CHI, The Spa, an urban oasis in the heart of the city. 565 rooms. Spectacular views: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour.
Domestic Flights – Melbourne – Ayers Rock – Sydney
Gratuities for guides and drivers
Meals not mentioned in Itinerary
Optional Extension to Turtle Cove
47 Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW
02 8667 3336