Nautilus Aquatics [CD956A]

Summary

Nautilus Aquatics  [CD956A] Nautilus Aquatics  [CD956A] 14 Days/ 12 Nights - Australia

Cairns city is home to many unique attractions and activities to experience when you visit. Enjoy a cruise and snorkel or dive in the Great Barrier Reef, which is listed by the World Heritage Society and also acclaimed as one of the world's most wonderful assets or take a safari to the outback. You may want to trek into the Kuranda, or one of the other Wet Tropical Rainforests or view the green canopies from the cableway above. These year round natural attractions are truly memorable and inspiring.

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The Spirit of Freedom is located off of Australia's north eastern town of tropical Cairns. Cairns is Australia's gateway for two of the world's greatest diving icons, the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. The Great Barrier Reef is a broad chain of 2,900 individual reefs and is the Earth's largest structure built by living organisms, being clearly visible from space. It is an ecosystem of unsurpassed marine diversity and presents the diver with a vision of exquisite natural beauty. Beyond the continental shelf that harbours the Great Barrier Reef, lie the isolated reef systems and crystal clear waters of Australia's Coral Sea. This is home territory for huge schools of pelagic fish and sharks in an undersea world of mountains, pinnacles and sheer walls laced with gorgonian fans and rising from thousands of feet below.
The liveaboard dive vessel 7 Day Trip departs Cairns 7:00am Monday and returns 8:00am the following Monday.

Sydney is Australia's oldest city and the economic powerhouse of the nation and the country's capital in everything but name. Enjoy the sights of Sydney, a world class city blessed with sun-drenched natural attractions, dizzy skyscrapers, delicious and daring restaurants, superb shopping and friendly folk. You can choose to experience the beauty of the Harbour, the Opera House and marvel at the expansive Sydney Harbour Bridge. Take advantage of the many tour options or just relax and go at your own pace as you enjoy the excellent restaurants and entertainment that only Sydney can offer.

Features

  • Accommodation - Cairns (1 Night), Liveaboard Diving Vessel (7), Cairns (2), Sydney (2)
  • US Domestic Flights are Not Included per your request.
  • International Flights are not included as per your request (Michael Blount, Only)
  • International Flights (4 Guests) - Los Angeles to Cairns via Sydney, Sydney to Los Angeles via Brisbane
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Brisbane to Cairns (Michael Blount, Only), Cairns to Sydney via Brisbane
  • Shuttle Transfers - Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Overnight Tours Inculded - Cairns: 7 Night Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Dive Expedition
  • Live-Aboard Diving Expedition includes: Transfers to/ from Cairns city accommodation, Opportunity for 24 to 26 dives, En-suite cabin with daily service, Chef prepared meals, Australian wines & soft drinks with evening meal.
  • Day Tours Included - Cairns: Cape Tribulation & Daintree Wilderness Safari (Michael Blount, Only), Kuranda Rainforestation (Joseph Martin & Henry Johnson, Only); Sydney: Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Cruise (3 Guests), Sydney Opera House Tour
  • All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)

Detailed Itinerary

17th Nov 2017 (Day 1) - International Flight, Los Angeles to Sydney (4 Guests)
Departure from US arriving in Sydney via Virgin Australia Boeing 777.
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Note: You lose one day crossing the International Date Line but don't worry, you catch it up again on your return flight to the USA.
17th Nov (Day 1) - Michael Blount's International Flight, Los Angeles to Brisbane, Own Arrangements
17th Nov (Day 1) - Michael Blount's International Flight, Los Angeles to Brisbane, Own Arrangements International flight (as per your own arrangements).
19th Nov (Day 2) - Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Cairns (4 Guests)
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns.
19th Nov (Day 2) (Voucher 1) - Shuttle Transfer, Cairns Airport to Accommodation (4 Guests)
19th Nov (Day 2) (Voucher 1) - Shuttle Transfer, Cairns Airport to Accommodation (4 Guests) Travel by shuttle from the Cairns Airport to your vacation accommodation in Cairns, Australia.
Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.

Departures occur approximately 30 minutes after aircraft arrival-time for domestic flights. For international flights this will be considerably longer because of customs and other formalities.
19th Nov (Day 2) - Michael Blount's Australian Domestic Flight, Brisbane to Cairns
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Brisbane to Cairns.
19th Nov (Day 2) (Voucher 2) - Michael Blount's Shuttle Transfer, Cairns Airport to Accommodation
19th Nov (Day 2) (Voucher 2) - Michael Blount's Shuttle Transfer, Cairns Airport to Accommodation Travel by shuttle from the Cairns Airport to your vacation accommodation in Cairns, Australia.
Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.

Departures occur approximately 30 minutes after aircraft arrival-time for domestic flights. For international flights this will be considerably longer because of customs and other formalities.
19th - 20th Nov (Days 2 to 3) (Voucher 3) - 1 Night Accommodation in Cairns
Travel to your accommodation Cairns, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
Your 4.5 star accommodation combines contemporary decor with a tropical ambience. The magnificent location of this 176 room hotel is perfect for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest or Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands. Other nearby highlights include: Cairns Casino, Marlin Jetty, the Esplanade and the Night Markets. Unwind with a cocktail by the pool or bar followed by a sumptuous meal at the award winning Bushfire Flame Grill.

All rooms and suites have individual balconies, individually controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, television, broadband internet access, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, along with tea and coffee making facilities. Facilities include: 24 hr reception, tour desk, wireless internet, Bushfire
Flame Grill, bar, pool, business services on request, coin operated laundry on four floors, room service, laundry & dry cleaning.
Optional Evening Event (Not Included) - Tjapukai Night Fire
More than just a dinner and show; Tjapukai Night Fire takes you on a magical adventure into the legends of Australia's dreamtime.


Here you will enter another world as Australia's Aboriginal culture is brought to life through a series of award winning performances as you feast on modern cuisine from the Far North.

Settle in for a magical night of entertainment as you journey into a Dreamtime legend to discover the magic of Australia's ancient Aboriginal culture. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before the performers lead a didgeridoo blessing ceremony followed by a spectacular fire performance and cultural dance celebration. If you're keen, you can even take to the stage to learn a traditional dance yourself! This evening of entertainment is complemented by a delicious dinner, photo opportunity with the Tjapukai warriors & even time to shop in the retail gallery full of authentic souvenirs.
Insider's Tip: The Esplanade in Cairns
Experience the leisure atmosphere at the playground for locals and tourists alike at The Esplanade in Cairns!
With so many activities available The Esplanade has always been a focal point for this city. This is a place that literally has everything! Take a stroll and do some bird watching on the boardwalk but as you enjoy the views don't forget to stop off at Foreshore Promenade for a bite to eat at the many available restaurants. Access to The Lagoon is easy here which is set overlooking the Barrier Reef and Trinity inlet and features all year free swimming where you can take a dip in this filtered saltwater lagoon. Let the kids can play in the sandy edges and in the shallow waters while you lounge on the semi-shaded timber decks. For the kids, don't miss out on the Trinity Bay foreshore playground "Muddy" with equipment for all ages. For the older kids, stop off at the Skate Park to see some skaters and BMXers in action! Whether you decide to take a morning jog, fly a kite or just relax in the large grassy areas for some lunch you will surely enjoy the tropical lifestyle!

If you happen to be in Cairns on a Saturday be sure to check out the Weekend Markets which feature only locally made arts and crafts, clothing and much more. While you're there listen out for the live music and fun street characters. The market gets into full swing on the promenade (just by the lagoon) every Saturday between 8am - 4pm.

Lagoon Hours:
All Year, 6am-9pm
Closed Wednesdays until midday for maintenance
20th - 27th Nov (Days 3 to 10) (Voucher 4) - 7 Nights on a Live Aboard Diving Expedition
20th - 27th Nov (Days 3 to 10) (Voucher 4) - 7 Nights on a Live Aboard Diving Expedition Join Spirit of Freedom to explore at least 3 offshore Coral Sea Reefs and the Ribbon Reefs of the GBR. Covering over 1 million square kilometres and three times the size of the Great Barrier Reef, the region is scattered with spectacular coral reefs, in an undersea world of ancient mountains, rising thousands of metres from the ocean floor. In this oceanic wilderness, where mans' influence is relatively insignificant, pelagic fish populations abound including white tip and grey reef sharks, hammerheads, tuna, barracuda, big eye trevally, mackerel and manta rays. Rare sea creatures such as the Nautilus and Lacey Scorpionfish inhabit these waters, alongside an incredibly diverse range of corals, including massive soft corals and gorgonian fans.
Far beyond the continental shelf that harbours the Great Barrier Reef, lie the isolated reef systems of Australia's Coral Sea. We will travel 150 miles east of Cairns to explore the rarely visited Holmes Reef, where you will find the sheer walls, gin clear water, and schools of pelagics typical of the Coral Sea reefs. Heading north we will spend a day at Bougainville Reef, where a half submerged wreck perches on the reef, and we'll explore the caves and canyons of 'Dungeons and Dragons' and other sites. Northwards again we may stop at Shark Reef, wether depending, or head straight through to our favourite reef, Osprey Reef with its' renown and thriving shark populations, mantas, and massive soft corals. The last one or two days will be spent diving some of the iconic sites of the Ribbon Reefs such as the Cod Hole with its' family of massive Potato Cod, and Steve's Bommie, a coral reef pinnacle overloaded with marine diversity.

Proposed Itinerary:
Note: Exact dive location from Day 2 to Day 7 may be variable dependent on weather and tide conditions.
Depart Cairns: On selected Monday at 12:00 noon
Return Cairns: The following Monday at 07:00am
Day 1: Cairns City accommodation transfers begin at 11.15am, for a 12.00 noon departure. Diving this afternoon on the outer reefs from Cairns, before overnight travel to Holmes Reef.
Day 2: Diving Holmes Reef, Coral Sea
Day 3: Diving Bougainville Reef, Coral Sea
Day 4: Diving Shark and/ or Osprey Reef, Coral Sea
Day 5: Diving Osprey Reef, Coral Sea
Day 6: Diving Osprey Reef, Coral Sea /or The Northern Ribbon Reefs.
Day 7: Diving Steve's Bommie and various sites Number 3 to 5 Ribbon Reefs
Day 8: Arrive Cairns early morning. Breakfast on board and disembark 7.00am.

Please note that above itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary or the sequence may change. Access to the Coral Sea is weather conditional and while every attempt will be made to keep to the advertised itinerary, the Coral Sea and specific sites on the Great Barrier Reef are not guaranteed.

Cabin types available: Quad, Double/Twin, Stateroom, Ocean View Standard, Ocean View Deluxe.
27th - 29th Nov (Days 10 to 12) (Voucher 5) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Cairns
Travel to your accommodation Cairns, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Your 4.5 star accommodation combines contemporary decor with a tropical ambience. The magnificent location of this 176 room hotel is perfect for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest or Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands. Other nearby highlights include: Cairns Casino, Marlin Jetty, the Esplanade and the Night Markets. Unwind with a cocktail by the pool or bar followed by a sumptuous meal at the award winning Bushfire Flame Grill.

All rooms and suites have individual balconies, individually controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, television, broadband internet access, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, along with tea and coffee making facilities. Facilities include: 24 hr reception, tour desk, wireless internet, Bushfire
Flame Grill, bar, pool, business services on request, coin operated laundry on four floors, room service, laundry & dry cleaning.
28th Nov (Day 11) (Voucher 6) - Michael Blount's Day Tour, Cape Tribulation & Daintree Safari
28th Nov (Day 11) (Voucher 6) - Michael Blount's Day Tour, Cape Tribulation & Daintree Safari Enjoy a day exploring the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area.


Your informative and knowledgeable driver/guide will collect you from your accommodation and travel one of Australia's great scenic Highways before arriving at the Daintree River. Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour, surrounded by a habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile. After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.

With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.

Walk on this world-renowned Cape Tribulation rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.

Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and enjoy an Indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people before boarding your eco shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/ guide will take you for a guided walk sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world's oldest rainforests.

Operates Daily: Pickup appx 6:45am Drop-off appx 6:00pm

28th Nov (Day 11) (Voucher 7) - Jody & Henry's Day Tour, Kuranda Rainforestation - Full Day
28th Nov (Day 11) (Voucher 7) - Jody & Henry's Day Tour, Kuranda Rainforestation - Full Day A wonderful day awaits as you are transported on the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail to Kuranda. The Kuranda Boarding Pass ensures preferential seating, discounted entry into selected Kuranda Attractions and a detailed map is also included. Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens, is your next stop. Board the amphibious Army Duck and enjoy the Koala & Wildlife Park. Transfer back to Kuranda, then it's time to board Skyrail for your return journey.


Check in: Our Driver will check you in at your accommodation using our Kuranda Boarding pass, offering pre-allocated seating on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail, preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, a detailed map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda Attractions.

Kuranda Scenic Rail : At the scheduled time board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail. An amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges.

Kuranda Village : Once you arrive at beautiful Kuranda Station, you have ample time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily.

Rainforestation : Your shuttle coach will transfer you to Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens and tropical rainforest, where a number of unique attractions await you. Board the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a different look at the rainforest. Also included in your tour is the Koala & Wildlife Park. The shuttle bus will then take you back to Kuranda.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Board Skyrail, an experience which takes you over the rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. Our hostess will meet you on completion of Skyrail and will assist with your return transfer to your accommodation.

Operates Daily Pick Up Between 7-8am Return at 5:30 aproximately
Optional Upgrade: Include Lunch and Pamagirri Dancers
29th Nov (Day 12) (Voucher 8) - Shuttle Transfer, Cairns Accommodation to Airport
29th Nov (Day 12) (Voucher 8) - Shuttle Transfer, Cairns Accommodation to Airport Travel by shuttle from your Cairns vacation accommodation to the Airport in Cairns, Australia.
Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. Excess baggage is AUD$5.00 per bag payable on board. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.
29th Nov (Day 12) - Australian Domestic Flight, Cairns to Brisbane
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Brisbane.
29th Nov (Day 12) - Australian Domestic Flight, Brisbane to Sydney
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Brisbane to Sydney.
29th Nov (Day 12) (Voucher 9) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation
29th Nov (Day 12) (Voucher 9) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation Travel by shuttle transfer from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
29th Nov - 1st Dec (Days 12 to 14) (Voucher 10) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Sydney
Travel to your accommodation in Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights in your studio room apartment.
Just 30 minutes from Sydney Airport, your accomodation is conveniently located between Darling Harbour and the Sydney CBD.

The friendly staff at your accommodation can attend to your every need with 24 hour guest reception. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at their signature restaurant.

Relax in a stylish and comfortable haven whilst being in close proximity to shopping at Westfield's Pitt St Mall and Darling Harbour. Don't forget to take a stroll down Pitt St towards Circular Quay to take in more of Sydney's world famous sites- like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
30th Nov (Day 13) (Voucher 11) - Day Tour, Hop On Hop Off Harbour Cruise - 2 Day Pass (3 Guests)
On your vacation explore Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia with this unlimited 2 day pass and see all the wonderful Sydney harbour sights with local commentary.


Start your Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer from one of the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay or Darling Harbour and enjoy seeing its stops as you cruise the harbour.
The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer 2 day pass is the perfect way for you to explore Sydney as you stop off at eleven famous harbour attractions. These red rocket ferries criss-cross the harbour throughout the day, travelling between world famous stops including Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Manly, Taronga Zoo, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo, Fort Denison, Luna Park, Shark Island, Garden Island and Watsons Bay. Hop-on and hop-off as you like using one easy to follow timetable, rather than the maze of commuter ferry timetables. You'll also be welcomed onboard, given full commentary and provided hints on how to make the most of your time in Sydney that only the locals know.
The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:

Manly: Famous for its surf beaches, ocean-front restaurants and cafes. Take a 45-min walk to discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary.

Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

Barangaroo: Walk around the waterfront of Barangaroo Reserve or visit one of the many the restaurants or bars to grab a bite, as you look over the water.

Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia's amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos.

ICC Sydney: Sydney's premier convention and entertainment precinct with harbourside shopping, restaurants and bars.

Shark Island: This island national park is the perfect destination for a BYO picnic lunch, complete with a small beach area for swimming.

Watson's Bay: Home of Doyle's famous seafood restaurant and only a short walk to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.

Luna Park: Sydney's famous fun park with rides and games, or walk across the Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point station.

Garden Island: Visit the Royal Australian Heritage Centre and the 150-year-old historic gardens adjacent to the Centre with its panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Come stand in a simulated open bridge of a World War II destroyer and get a submariner's view of Sydney Harbour through the only fully operational attack periscope available for public use in Australia.

Darling Harbour: Aquarium & Wildlife World, Australian Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants and only a short stroll or Monorail to Sydney Tower, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum and China Town.

Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon.
(Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo).
30th Nov (Day 13) (Voucher 12) - Day Tour, Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hour)
On your vacation participate in an inspiring tour of the Sydney Opera House.


This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece. You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room. You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour - a perfect photo opportunity.


Upgrade to Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate Available
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour
Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth on a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, and Journey into Dreamtime, the culture of Aboriginal People.
The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour is 100% Aboriginal owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti-Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who have Margret's permission to share her cultural knowledge and interpretation of Sydney's Dreamtime Symbology - all within Sydney's natural billion year old saltwater harbour and marine environment, sandstone strata, fresh waterways, flora and fauna that continue to influence Aboriginal people's thinking and lifestyle today in cosmopolitan Sydney.

The tour content is grounded in Aboriginal Culture with Aboriginal guides who are experts in culture, horticulture and storytelling. The journey will begin with a traditional OCHRE acknowledgement of Earth Mother's EORA Cadigal heritage. This is further showcased in an interactive leisurely 'walking on county experience' that will connect you to the living wisdoms inherent in Sydney's natural waterways, skies, and landscape.

This 90 minute walkabout tour in The Rocks is a perfect introduction of Aboriginal Culture. It highlights the perspective of Sydney's Dreamtime heritage that is intimate, enlightening and very informative.
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb On your vacation climb the famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney.


Achieve exhilaration and personal satisfaction as you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For approximately two hours you, along with 11 other eager climbers and a climb guide, weave through catwalks, climb up ladders and then arrive at the most spectacular point of all - the upper arch climb. The steady incline to the upper arch leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities for 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the ocean, west to the mountains and the harbour city surrounds. It is at this point that you not only have a bird's eye view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the city, but have the exhilaration of the truly rewarding experience of reaching the top to the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. When you reach the top you will have a sense of achievement that you'll remember forever - you've conquered an Australian icon recognised the world over! No other Sydney tourist attraction can give you this feeling of standing at the top of the world, with the Harbour spread before you. All climbers will be issued a complimentary photograph of your climb group.

Photo Credit: Bridgeclimb Sydney
Insider's Tip: Australian Opals
View the world famous black opal, the 'Aurora Australis', valued at 1 Million Dollars; with the opportunity to bring home the colors of Australia with a beautiful piece of opal jewelry.
Australia is known as the country of origin for this splendid stone with 95% of the world's precious gem opal found exclusively in Australia. Australian opal displays all the colors of the rainbow and holds a spectrum of colors found in nature, fire, the ocean and more. It is these contrasts that make opals a truly fascinating and unique gemstone with no two opals appearing exactly the same. In the Middle Ages the Romans considered opal a stone that could provide great luck, as it was believed to possess all the virtues of Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies.

Share this unique experience and be educated about Australian Opal at Altmann & Cherny. Established in 1948 with hopes of sharing this unique gemstone with the world, they have built a reputation of excellence with 3 generations actively involved the families are considered leading opal experts. Please visit them at:

18 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW
Telephone: 61 2 9251 9477
1st Dec (Day 14) (Voucher 13) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport (4 Guests)
1st Dec (Day 14) (Voucher 13) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport (4 Guests) Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.
1st Dec (Day 14) - Domestic Flight, Sydney to Brisbane (4 Guests)
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Brisbane.
1st Dec (Day 14) - International Flight, Brisbane to Los Angeles (4 Guests)
Departure from Brisbane arriving in US via Virgin Australia Boeing 777.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/abt-aus-images/images/virginaustralia.jpg" width="300" align="left" style="padding:10px;"> In-flight meal along with beverages served throughout the flight. Enjoy award-winning In-flight entertainment with individual seat back screens featuring movies, music and more. Upgrades to 'The Business' and Premium are available upon request.
Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Australia.
1st Dec (Day 14) (Voucher 14) - Michael Blount's Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport
1st Dec (Day 14) (Voucher 14) - Michael Blount's Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.
1st Dec (Day 14) - Michael Blount's International Flight, Sydney to Los Angeles, Own Arrangements
1st Dec (Day 14) - Michael Blount's International Flight, Sydney to Los Angeles, Own Arrangements International flight (as per your own arrangements).