12-Day Australia Trip with Airfare - Hayman, Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

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Jet-Set Between Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

This vacation spotlights Hayman Island, a private isle surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef; and Sydney, Australia's most populous city. While you’re in the land down under, you’ll stay at 5-star hotels. The package also includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) via Virgin Australia, or another airport for an additional fee. Click here for additional trip info and a detailed itinerary.

Hayman Island

You’ll start by flying across the pond to Brisbane, where you’ll board a domestic flight to Hamilton Island. There, a member of the Hayman staff will assist you in making the trip to Hayman Island, a private resort island that sits near the northernmost point of the Whitsunday Islands, near the Outer Barrier Reef. The moon-shaped island draws visitors for its varied landscapes, which range from fragrant mangrove to dense rainforests and rocky inlets and sandy beaches.

You’ll spend five days relaxing and soaking in the sights at Hayman Island, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The best way to take in the scenery is by snorkeling or scuba diving in the Coral Sea, where you could come face-to-face with tropical fish, sea turtles, and colorful coral formations.

On land, there are several hiking trails that offer well-manicured paths through the wilderness. It's a bit of a hike to reach Cook's Lookout—the island’s tallest point—but the spot rewards diligent hikers with scenic views of the resort and the water.

Accommodations: 5-Star Hayman, Great Barrier Reef Resort

Sydney

Next, you'll travel south by (boat) launch transfer to Hamilton Island to board your flight to Sydney. Fodor's ranks Sydney “among the most beautiful cities on the planet.” Located on Australia’s southeast coast along the Tasman Sea, it’s the continent’s most populous city.

Here, you’ll spend four nights at the luxurious Four Seasons Sydney, a 5-star hotel close to some of Sydney’s best-loved sights. You’ll be a short walk from two landmarks—the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. While you’re here, you’re free to explore the city at your leisure—you could shop through the specialty shops at The Rocks, a harborside neighborhood that dates back Sydney’s early days as a British colony, or gaze at the southern hemisphere’s starry skies at the Sydney Observatory.

Accommodations: 5-star Four Seasons Sydney

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

What You Get

12-day Australia trip for one with round-trip airfare. Depart from Los Angeles (LAX) or pay an additional fee for an alternate departure city. Click here to view other departure cities which may be available for an additional fee, based on availability. Valid for Travel with a Friend packages (two Groupons required), or pay an additional fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $3,499 per person, depart 4/1/13–6/8/13 (up to a $6,013 value)
  • Option 2: $3,699 per person, depart 7/24/13–9/15/13 (up to a $6,213 value)
  • Option 3: $3,999 per person, depart 6/9/13–7/23/13 (up to a $6,513 value)

Book by: 3/31/13

Solo Traveler Fee: $1,499

Included in all options:

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) via Virgin Australia (additional departure cities available for extra fee)
  • Five-night stay at the 5-star Hayman, Great Barrier Reef Resort with breakfast daily
  • Four-night stay at the 5-star Four Seasons Sydney with breakfast daily
  • Round-trip transportation to Hayman Island from Hamilton Island
  • Round-trip airport transfers in Sydney

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

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 3/31/13 or promo value expires
  • Valid for departure 4/1/13-6/8/13, 6/9/13-7/23/13, or 7/24/13-9/15/13 based on option bought
  • Not valid 5/11-5/17, 6/25-6/29, 8/7-8/13, and 8/17-8/22
  • Valid only for date/option purchased
  • Limit 2/person, 2 as gifts, 1/person/visit
  • Reservation req'd, subj to availability
  • Airfare non-refundable once ticketed
  • Redemption occurs at resrv; cncling once booked results in fee up to Groupon price
  • Changes to travel/airfare subj to $300 fee + addl fees imposed by the airline or hotels
  • Cncling once booked results in fee equal to Groupon price
  • Hotels subj to change based on avail
  • 18+ to check in
  • CC req'd at booking & check-in
  • Fee to travel solo: $1499
  • Alternate airport gateways avail for add'l fee
  • Taxes & fees incl'd
  • Gratuity and visas not incl'd
  • Not valid for group/existing reservations
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) via Virgin Australia

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.

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