11-Day Australia Trip with Airfare

11-Day Australia Vacation from Down Under Answers with Airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) and 4-Star Hotel Stays

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See the Sydney Opera House and Cairns on Australian Vacation

Your 11-day Australia vacation can begin in either Cairns or Sydney, and you’ll spend four nights in each city. Since there’s no set itinerary, you’re free to explore each destination at your leisure.

This deal includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via Virgin Australia. Travelers can arrange to leave from other departure cities for an additional fee at the time of booking. Click here for more trip info.


Fodor’s ranks Sydney as “among the most beautiful cities on the planet.” Located on Australia’s southeast coast along the Tasman Sea, it’s the most populous city on the continent and a big draw for tourists.

In Sydney, you’ll spend four days at the luxurious Mercure Sydney Potts Point, a 4-star hotel close to some of Sydney’s best-loved sights. You’re also less than 2 miles from two landmarks—the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. The first thing most people notice about the Opera House is its white, sail-like towers that seem to float at the edge of Sydney Harbour. The UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts concerts and tours. The historic Rocks area is home to several shops, bars, cafes, and events.

Just northeast of the hotel, the 74-acre Royal Botanic Gardens are located along Sydney Harbour, with nearly 70,000 types of exotic plants from Australia and elsewhere. Here you’ll see tropical begonias, old-growth palms, and desert succulents and views of Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Cairns overlooks the Coral Sea on the continent’s northeast coast. If Sydney is the heart of east Australia’s culture, Cairns is its wild side, drawing vacationers looking to spot wild kangaroo or wallabies, hike the rainforest, or dive to the Great Barrier Reef. In Cairns, you’ll set up shop at the Mercure Harbourside Cairns, a 4-star hotel right on the glittering Cairns Esplanade.

Get a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest from a cable car suspended above the treetops with the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Some tours stop off at the rushing Barron Falls en route to the village of Kuranda. Tucked amid dense rainforest flora, this village gives travelers the chance to pick up handmade souvenirs or watch as locals perform Aboriginal dreamtime dances.

The Great Barrier Reef is an absolute can’t-miss while in Cairns. Made up of thousands of smaller reefs and islands, it is the world’s largest reef system. Travel + Leisure calls it “mind-blowingly beautiful.” A thousand types of tropical fish and hundreds of species of colorful coral make scuba diving here a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

What You Get

11-day, 8-night Australia trip with round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX), hotel stays, breakfasts and transfers. Travel with a friend (two Groupons required) or pay single supplement fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $2,399 per person, valid for departure 2/15/13–3/21/13 (up to a $3,625 value)
  • Option 2: $2,399 per person, valid for departure 4/10/13–6/8/13 (up to a $3,625 value)
  • Option 3: $2,599 per person, valid for departure 6/9/13–6/14 or 7/4-8/31/13 (up to a $3,870 value)

Book by: 2/7/13
Single supplement fee: $499

Included in all options:

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) via Virgin Australia
  • Four-night stay at 4-star Mercure Harbourside Cairns with daily breakfast
  • Four-night stay at 4-star Mercure Sydney Potts Point with daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers in Cairns and Sydney
  • Internet access at both hotels
  • Airline and hotel taxes

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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/7/13 or promotional value expires
  • Not valid 2/24/13
  • Limit 2/person, +2/as gifts Limit 1/visit
  • Resv req'd, subt to avail
  • Redemption occurs upon resv; canceling once booked will result in a fee up to Groupon price
  • Unredeemed vouchers result in gift card for future trip less 20% fee
  • Airfare non-refundable once ticketed
  • Changes to travel/airfare incur $300 fee + add'l penalties/fees from airline/hotels
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • CC req'd at booking/check-in
  • $499 fee req'd to travel solo
  • Visas & gratuities not included
  • Hotels subj to change based on avail.

Other Details

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles International Airport (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.
  • Valid only for date/option bought

Customer Reviews

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Lisa S. · 1 review
· August 1, 2017
These people are difficult to deal with. Do mot purchase this trip.


Cassandra B. ·
· June 24, 2017
The best part was the Open Road tour. We enjoyed the shuttles TO the hotels but not finding our own ways back to the airports. This did not really mention you'd need to find your own way around places. Wish there had been more included tours of the areas we were in. Can't wait to go back again in the future!


Autumn ·
· May 22, 2017
Amazing. I never thought about buying a Groupon for a trip since I have been scammed by cheap trip deals elsewhere, but a reputable company directed me to this trip. It was so easy and the travel company I had to call to activate it was phenomenal. They did all the booking, made sure we had all the Visa information filled out, trip insurance and anything we didn't know we would need! The Cambridge Hotel in Surry Hills they booked us into for the 4 nights was phenomenal. The location was AWESOME. One block away was Oxford street with buses and pharmacies and coffee shops (Sydney has incredible coffee - they excel at Mochas and they have alternative milks). A half block away was an Irish Pub and buses directly to Circular Quay (pronounced Key) with the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge (I didn't get to the Bridge Walk).Could walk to major places like Hyde Park, Australian Museum and the Westfield Eye/Sydney Eye Tower. Once at Circular Quay, there are subway trains and ferries to places like the indoor wildlife park to get close to Koala Bears and Kangaroo! Virgin Australia was the airline with nonstop to Sydney from LAX. I couldn't believe we got such an amazing airline for this price. Yes, it was economy seating, but it was a premium airline with personal free entertainment with movies, and music at your fingertips from the headrest tvs. Food was great and at good intervals with snacks. Airline hosts were amazing. Shuttle from airport to hotel was clean and efficient. Makes me sad I have never used Groupon for travel before. I have not only recommended and told about this to friends, but almost everyone I meet. Amazing adventure at affordable price.
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