We really enjoyed the trip and the tours that were set up for us. We really liked that all the transfers were worked out in advance. It made the trip much less stressful.
We had a partial idea of places we wanted to go in Australia but not what was available. Our travel agent was great to work with. She set up a sample itinerary and we went from there. She made a few changes we asked for and was responsive to our questions. She was also responsive and took care of a minor travel concern while we were on our trip and sent a confirmatory email to make sure we understood the information.
We would do all the same things but would probably schedule an additional free day in Melbourne and Sydney. One of the tours in Melbourne would have been better at the beginning as it was a city tour and gave a us a bit of an orientation to the layout. It didn't impact our trip as we didn't have much free time. We loved the hotels and found them to be convenient and comfortable. It was nice to have a small kitchenette or at least coffee in the rooms in the morning.
We really enjoyed the balloon ride and wine tour in the Yarra valley. It was amazing. We had good weather so no problems but it would have been hard if not impossible to reschedule due to our time table if the weather was bad.
The tour of Sydney harbor was good but would have been great if the weather had been better. It was a highlight, nonetheless. We enjoyed the Sydney opera house tour . The tasting plate was a wonderful surprise and delicious with a fantastic view of the harbor.
We enjoyed our time at Port Douglas and all our tours. Enjoyed the Dream walk with our tour guide that was Aboriginal and had great stories and information in the Daintree park. Really liked the tram ride up to Kuranda and would have enjoyed more time there.
We would like to have had a free day on the end of our Sydney and Melbourne stays. At Kuranda, the railway was down and wished we had been able to see the scenery from that point of view. We would have tried to take the river ride earlier at Kuranda as it was cancelled without our knowledge or any type of sign in the afternoon and we wasted time waiting for it. As a result we were not able to do the butterfly or animal exhibit there. That was due to the operators and not scheduling.
Some of the tours included long bus rides and we may have reconsidered if we had known.
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