Departure Date: 02/02/2019
Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne and is the capital of Victoria. It is the most European in style with trams rattling through the streets past Victorian buildings, parks and outdoor cafes. The city centre is laid out in a simple grid pattern, the long, wide north-south streets gently sloping down to the Yarra River, crossed by a mix of narrow lanes, and the main shopping streets such as Bourke and Collins Streets.
The CBD is easily navigable by foot, and if a rest is needed after a session of sightseeing or shopping there are numerous parks nearby, such as the Royal Botanical Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Carlton Gardens. Alternatively, you can take one of Melbourne's signature attractions, a tram. The burgundy-coloured City Circle tram is free, and is a good way to get your bearings as well as explore the inner city, while for those wanting to go further afield the tram network extends about 10 miles (15km) into the Melbourne suburbs.
Brisbane: This is Australia's third largest city which has a relaxed, easy-going ambience that is well suited to its moniker: 'The City of Sundays'. As the capital of the state of Queensland, however, it has a serious side too, and despite it's laid-back aura it is filled with the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of a major urban hub. Brisbane has several interesting districts, a good selection of street cafes, a wonderful riverside park, a very full cultural calendar, and a vibrant nightlife. Culture vultures should head for the South Bank, home to the Queensland Museum with its interactive displays; the Queensland Art Gallery with its magnificent collection; and the Performing Arts Centre, where international theatre companies and performing artists take to the stage.
A holiday in Brisbane means fun in the sun, providing easy access to Australia's east coast resorts and theme parks on the Pacific Motorway. A sub-tropical climate ensures that a holiday in Brisbane will be a sunny experience no matter what time of year is chosen. It is an ideal destination for a family holiday, a surfing holiday, or as a good base for anyone wanting to visit the nearby National Parks
Cairns: Most travellers visit Cairns to access the Great Barrier Reef as well as the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest. Aside from these 2 main attractions you will find excellent cafes, bustling markets where you can shop to your hearts content along with access to plenty of beaches close by.
Spend a 3 night stay at the 3.5 The Victoria Hotel in Melbourne, This historic landmark hotel is situated right in the heart of Melbourne. Within a 10 minute walk from the hotel you can visit attractions such as Princess Theatre and Federation Square and the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Cricket Ground are within walking distance.
Additionally, there are a number of tram stops bringing guests quickly and easily to other destinations in the city.
Spend 4 nights at the 3 Star Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central. This hotel is closely situated to all that Brisbane has to offer. Guests can enjoy free and fast wifi.
Spend 4 nights at the 3.5 Star Costa Royale Trinity Beach Bedroom Garden Townhouse. The Trinity Beach is located 20km north of Cairns, and it has been voted the Cairns Beach of the Year by the locals, plus it is set in the midst of two World Heritage areas - The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest - and this is popular with visitors from all over the world.
Trinity Beach is 1km of golden sands and is safely nestled between two headlands, providing an ideal bay in which to enjoy relaxing pursuits along its palm-fringed shores. You can enjoy soaking up the Queensland sun, build sand castles with the kids or experience some of the popular beach activities on offer.
Spend your final night at the 3 Star Ibis Sydney Airport that is just 1 km from the domestic airport and 3 km from the international Sydney Airport, a regular shuttle service operates between the hotel and both airport terminals, which means that catching your connecting flight will be that much easier.
Return flights ex Johannesburg via Sydney to Melbourne and onto Brisbane and onto Cairns returning via Sydney and back to Johannesburg, a return shuttle transfer in Melbourne, Brisbane, a 3 night stay at the 3.5 The Victoria Hotel sharing a Double Heritage Room with American Breakfast daily, a 4 night stay at the 3 Star Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central sharing a standard room with breakfast, 5 days car hire in Cairns - Hyundai Getz, Hyundai i20 or Similar incl. Unlimited mileage; Collision Damage Waiver; Third Party Insurance; Theft, Waiver; breakdown Recovery; airport Surcharges; all local Taxes; GPS; 1 Additional Driver; a 4 night stay at the 3.5 Star Costa Royale Trinity Beach Bedroom Garden Townhouse, Cairns, a 1 night stay at the 3 Star Ibis Sydney Airport sharing a Standard Queen Bed.
12 Nights from R34,045 pps
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