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15-Day, 12-Night Australia Tour from Down Under Answers with Airfare, Accommodations, City Tours, and Barrier Reef Tour

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Australian Adventure to the Great Barrier Reef, Kangaroo Island, and Sydney

Like a subway car filled with fiery autumn leaves, Australia is renowned for both its urban flair as well as its startling natural beauty. Combine the best of both worlds with this Getaway from Down Under Answers, which includes round-trip airfare on Virgin Australia from LAX, transportation between hotels and events, accommodations at hotels in Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney, and an adventure package.

Click here to see a day-by-day breakdown of the trip and its exciting possibilities.

Days 1–3: After boarding a Virgin Australia aircraft from LAX, you'll cross the Pacific Ocean en route to the tropical city of Cairns, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Guests will settle in for three nights at the relaxing Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, which is located within walking distance of the esplanade and marina. To the north is the Daintree Rainforest, which is a habitat for 65% of Australia’s butterfly species and 30% of the nation’s frog, marsupial, and reptile species.

Day 4: For the next leg, you'll hop on a luxury cruiser to the Great Barrier Reef. The largest reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a collection of more than 2,900 individual reefs where more than 1,500 resident species of fish live year-round and six well-to-do kraken families keep summer homes. Over five hours, a professional crew will watch over passengers as they go snorkeling or join an introductory diving session (fee not included with this Groupon). The boat also has glass paneling you can peer through to get an up-close view of the reef.

Day 5: Full day spent in Cairns.

Days 6–8: Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, sits on the southern tip of the continent and overlooks Port Phillip Bay. For three nights, you’ll camp out at Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens in the city center. After the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, there was an influx of money in the area; this led to the construction of some lavish 19th-century architecture. Tour groups will see some of these buildings up close in a half-day tour on day 7, with an additional stop at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Days 9–10 Kangaroo Island is just that: a landmass where kangaroos, wallabies, and echidnas roam the woodlands and subsist on eucalyptus. Marsupials don't dominate the island, though—the coastline is a haven for fur seals, sea lions, and osprey. You'll stay at the all seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge, which was designed to blend right into the surrounding forest. Groups will then take an all-day tour of the island on day 10. Along the way, they'll pay a visit to wild sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

Day 11 More than 60% of Australian wines are produced in Adelaide. You'll enjoy a day in Adelaide and a night at the 1920s landmark hotel Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide.

Days 12–15 Then it's onward to Sydney for a three-night stay at the Parkroyal Darling Harbour, which is situated in the city’s central business district. First on the itinerary is a city tour and lunch at the famed Botanical Gardens Pavilion, with a few stops at some of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs. The day after, you have the option of going to the Taronga Zoo or to world-famous Bondi Beach, where you'll take a three-hour surfing lesson under the guidance of a professional instructor. Day 15 concludes the trip with a return flight to LAX that defies time by landing on the same day that it left.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

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15-day, 12-night, five-city tour of Australia; each option includes the following:

  • Air transportation to and from Los Angeles (LAX) on a Virgin Australia flight to Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney
  • Three nights at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort in a pool-view room with welcome cocktail
  • Three nights at Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens in a superior room
  • One night at all seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge in a bay-view room
  • Two nights at Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide in a deluxe room including two AU$15 drink vouchers
  • Three nights at Parkroyal Darling Harbour in a standard room with late checkout
  • Full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch from Ocean Freedom
  • Half-day Marvelous Melbourne Tour from Australian Pacific Touring
  • One-way flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island on Rex Airlines
  • Full-day tour of Kangaroo Island from Sealink, including transportation
  • Six-hour Essential Sydney Tour from Australian Wild Escapes
  • Three-hour surfing lesson at Bondi Beach or Taronga Zoo experience
  • Transportation to and from hotels and major trip events
  • Round-trip transfers throughout
  • Airline fuel surcharges and United States and foreign taxes and fees

Travel window: May 1–June 8

  • $2,999 to travel with a friend
  • $3,949 to travel solo

Book by: 4/20/12
Depart by: 6/8/12

Travel window: June 9–July 23

  • $3,299 to travel with a friend
  • $4,249 to travel solo

Book by: 4/20/12
Depart by: 7/23/12

Travel window: July 24–September 15

  • $3,149 to travel with a friend
  • $4,099 to travel solo

Book by: 4/20/12
Depart by: 9/15/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/20/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must depart by 6/8/12, 7/23/12, or 9/15/12, depending on option purchased
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift for solo-travel options; limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts for travel-with-a-friend options
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Cancellation will result in gift card refund for a future trip less 20% of Groupon price
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Passport and visa required for international travel
  • Must provide full name listed on passport at checkout, which will be provided to Down Under Answers
  • Not valid with reward points
  • All taxes and airline fuel charges included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  2. Call or email Down Under Answers by 4/20/12.
  3. Choose a valid date based on option purchased.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

What It's Worth

15-day, 12-night, five-city tour of Australia; each option includes the following:

  • Air transportation to and from Los Angeles (LAX) on a Virgin Australia flight to Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney
  • Three nights at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort in a pool-view room with welcome cocktail
  • Three nights at Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens in a superior room
  • One night at all seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge in a bay-view room
  • Two nights at Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide in a deluxe room including two AU$15 drink vouchers
  • Three nights at Parkroyal Darling Harbour in a standard room with late checkout
  • Full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch from Ocean Freedom
  • Half-day Marvelous Melbourne Tour from Australian Pacific Touring
  • One-way flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island on Rex Airlines
  • Full-day tour of Kangaroo Island from Sealink, including transportation
  • Six-hour Essential Sydney Tour from Australian Wild Escapes
  • Three-hour surfing lesson at Bondi Beach or Taronga Zoo experience
  • Transportation to and from hotels and major trip events
  • Round-trip transfers throughout
  • Airline fuel surcharges and United States and foreign taxes and fees

Travel window: May 1–June 8

  • $2,999 to travel with a friend (up to a $5,352 value)
  • $3,949 to travel solo (up to a $7,102 value)

Travel window: June 9–July 23

  • $3,299 to travel with a friend (up to a $5,673 value)
  • $4,249 to travel solo (up to a $7,432 value)

Travel window: July 24–September 15

  • $3,149 to travel with a friend (up to a $5,382 value)
  • $4,099 to travel solo (up to a $7,132 value)

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