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7 Continents Contest Prize: Australia & Great Barrier Reef

Are you ready to discover the land Down Under? You and a guest will fly via Air Canada to the glittering skyscrapers and urban beaches of Brisbane, Queensland’s state capital.

There’s so much to see and do in Brisbane. Good thing you’re staying in the heart of downtown at 4.5-star Hotel Chancellor Brisbane—daily buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi included. This is the perfect vantage point for walks to must-sees like the Queen Street Mall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Museum, Suncorp Stadium (to watch a rugby match), and South Bank’s cool riverside restaurants and bars. Then you can widen your adventures with day trips to the beaches, rainforests, and wineries of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

You may choose to take an optional three-day tour of the Great Barrier reef, where you’ll cruise on a glass-bottom boat, snorkel or scuba dive the turquoise waters, and spot sea turtles, colourful fish, and gentle sharks.

Sample Trip Itinerary

Day1: Brisbane
Arrive and check-in to your hotel
Day 1: Brisbane
Day2: Brisbane
Check out downtown Brisbane and South Bank at your own pace
Day 2: Brisbane
Day3: Brisbane
Explore the Gold Coast hinterland
Day 3: Brisbane
Day4: Brisbane
Tour the Sunshine Coast and hinterland
Day 4: Brisbane
Day5: Brisbane
Explore Tangalooma’s beaches, feed wild dolphins, and go snorkeling
Day 5: Brisbane
Day6: Brisbane
Visit Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo, view the Glasshouse Mountains, take surfing lessons, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Day 6: Brisbane
Day7: Lady Musgrave Island
Cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, swim, snorkel, or scuba dive along Great Barrier Reef, go fishing
Day 7: Lady Musgrave Island
Day8: Brisbane
Continue your travels in Australia or fly home
Day 8: Brisbane

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