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Australia: From the Outback to the Opera

Date: 12/28/2017 to 1/10/2018


Trip Details

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Experience the distinctive cultures and awe-inspiring landscapes of the land down under on this tour highlighting the best of Australia. You will take in the natural beauty of this remarkable continent in the South Pacific, from majestic Ayers Rock in the heart of the rustic Australian Outback to the diverse ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef.

On the tour, you'll experience Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Kuranda's tropical rainforest, Ayers Rock and the Olgas, Ulura-Kata Tjuta National Park, Melbourne, Phillip Island, Koala Conservation Centre and Sydney. Explore it all by foot, rail, sea and motorcoach on this dynamic tour, including: a cruise along the Mulgrave River to the Frankland Islands on the Great Barrier Reef; a ride on the Skyrail cable car through Australia’s tropical rainforest; a journey along the Kuranda Scenic Railway with views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls; a delightful breakfast on the only traveling tram car in the world; and the extraordinary penguin parade in Western Port.

The trip includes:
• Round-trip airfare from Chicago
• Accommodations and ground transportation
• Australian Visa
• Buffet breakfast daily, four afternoon lunches and three evening dinners
• Four nights in Cairns, two nights in Ayers Rock, two nights in Melbourne and three nights in Sydney

When you register above, you will pay a deposit.* When it's time to pay your balance, click here.

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*Companion travelers need to register and pay separately so personal information is recorded.

  • Date: 12/28/2017 to 1/10/2018
  • Cost:

    $7,249 per person,
    double occupancy

  • More Information:
    NIU Alumni Association