Australia and Fiji Self-Driving Tour with Airfare - Sydney and Sonsali Island Resort

11-Day, 8-Night Tour of Australia and Fiji, with Airfare, from Pacific Holidays

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Self-Drive Tour of Australia and Fiji Island Escape

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most legendary attractions, including the Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Bondi Beach. But this bustling metropolis on Oz’s southeast coast is just the tip of the island—the eastern seaboard’s diverse landscape includes a renowned wine region, the rustic Blue Mountains, and scenic harbors and rainforests. With this deal from Pacific Holidays, you’ll set your own pace on a self-driving tour of the eastern coast of Australia, before boarding a flight to spend the remainder of the trip in Fiji’s paradise-like setting. Click to view the full 11-day, 8-night itinerary.

Days 1–2: You’ll board an Air Pacific transpacific flight at LAX, and cross the International Date Line on day 2.

Days 3–8: On the third day, visitors arrive in Sydney and transfer to the Thrifty car-rental depot. For the rest of your time in Australia, you have free range to explore Australia’s eastern coast on self-driving tours. With the included six-night Blue Pass, guests can retire to any blue-level Golden Chain motel locations.

You have several options for day trips. A two-hour drive west of Sydney lies the Blue Mountains, named after the bluish hue given off by eucalyptus trees. Hike to the iconic Three Sisters rock formation, or embark on a canyoneering excursion through the mountains’ narrow, fern-covered canyons.

You can also head north into the heart of the Gold Coast, home to Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane. On the distant outskirts of Brisbane lies the aptly named Surfer’s Paradise, where you can catch world-class waves by day before partying at one of the city’s numerous nightclubs. An off-the-beaten path alternative is Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island with more than 100 crystal-clear freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests. The eastern coast of the island features the rusted remains of the massive SS Maheno, a steamer ship that ran ashore in 1935.

Day 9: After returning your car to the Thrifty rentals depot, you’ll board a flight to Nadi International Airport (NAN) on the island of Fiji. Upon landing, Pacific Holidays staff provides a transfer to the Sonaisali Island Resort, located across the lagoon, just a three-minute boat ride from the main island of Viti-Levu.

Days 9¬–10: The next two days are left up to you. Lounge on the beach, splash in the lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar, and dine in the hotel’s two restaurants and four bars. Through the hotel, guests can book excursions such as horseback riding, surf tours, or snorkeling.

Day 11: Guests are transferred to NAN for a flight back to LAX, where you will arrive on the same day after crossing over the International Date Line.

What You Get

  • $2,299 per person for an 11-day, 8-night tour of Australia and Fiji (up to a $3,590 value). Valid for Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $810 to travel alone. Read about different purchase options here.

Available departure dates: 10/20/12, 10/27/12, 11/17/12, 11/22/12, 11/24/12, 11/29/12, 12/1/12, 1/26/13, 1/31/13, 2/2/13, 2/7/13, 2/9/13, 2/14/13, 2/21/13, 2/28/13, 3/2/13, 3/7/13, 3/14/13, or 3/16/13

Book by: 8/31/12

Included in travel package:

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD)
  • Seven-day car rental
  • Golden Chain Motel Blue Pass, valid for six nights in Australia
  • Transportation to Sonaisali Island Resort
  • Two nights at Sonaisali Island Resort in Nadi, Fiji, including daily breakfasts
  • Airport transfers

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

The Fine Print

  • Book by 8/31/2012 or promotional value expires
  • Travel by 3/16/2013
  • Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts
  • Limit 1/visit
  • Subject to availability
  • Airfare is non-refundable once ticketed; a ticket change fee of $200 per person applies to changed flight dates
  • All cancellations subject to $200 fee
  • 90-day cancellation notice or $400 fee applies; 60-day notice or $600 fee; 30-day notice or $800 fee; 8-day notice or fee of 1/2 Groupon price
  • Must be 21+ to check in and rent car
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • $810 fee required for solo travelers.

Getting There

  • By plane: round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney included with this deal
  • By car: seven-day car rental in Australia included with this deal

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

200 Ratings

We had a great trip. The package was as described and available without a single catch. We loved our first trip! Both countries were beautiful!
Deborah W. · November 1, 2016
wonderful adventure,country and people
Patti M. · September 5, 2016
My father and I love it. Everything is very good for us. It's our best opportunity to know another culture. Also is our dream,so it will come true. Thank you so much for having a very good deal at groupon.
Stephy R. · August 24, 2016

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