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As a native of Brisbane, Warren Grau of Springboard Vacations knows the country like few other travel specialists. His itinerary for AFAR Journeys starts in Sydney and then offers two different tastes of island life—on the Great Barrier Reef’s Lizard Island and Kangaroo Island off of South Australia. At every stop, he’s arranged stays at the top hotels and resorts and meals at his favorite restaurants.
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia
A pic from above the Circular Quay Ferry Terminal in Sydney Harbor to visit Manly Beach. The infamous Sydney Opera House and Hangar Bridge in the background. Although currently Fall in Australia, the temps were in the low 80's F during the day.
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Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
While exploring Sydney Harbour by sea, as James Cook and the original settlers did, is a highlight for many travelers, Warren has arranged a day that will provide you with a perspective that the captain could never have imagined. As you take off...
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Lizard Island, Cairns QLD 4871, Australia
On a clear day, the flight from Cairns is beautiful as you fly in over the reef. The flight is about an hour.
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105 Sheridan St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Between your two island excursions, Warren’s itinerary includes a day on the mainland in the easy-going tropical city of Cairns. Originally founded at the end of the 19th century following the discovery of gold nearby, the city then thrived as a...
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141 Stokes Bay Rd, Seddon SA 5223, Australia
Australia’s third largest island, Kangaroo Island, lies to the south of South Australia. It’s the final stop on Warren’s itinerary and one of the highlights here is a quintessential Australian experience, kangaroos and canapés—or kanapes, if you...