You will fly from London Heathrow, via Abu Dhabi and on to Melbourne, Australia. With a warm Arabic welcome and outstanding hospitality, you will quickly learn why Etihad describes its customers as guests not passengers. Relax and enjoy the journey with deeper reclining seats, a choice of 3 meals and a café service, whilst enjoying over 600 hours of cutting-edge in-flight entertainment on some of the biggest screens in the sky.
Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be invited to the Etihad Stadium to watch the British and Irish Lions take on Australia in the 2nd test of the British and Irish Lions Tour. Experience the finest hospitality on match day and be captivated by the thrilling encounter as the Lions take on the Wallabies on home soil.
You will then take a short flight up to Brisbane, Queensland, where you'll stay 3 nights in the luxurious Brisbane Marriott. With its stylish architecture and elegant spaces, the Brisbane Marriott will make a lasting impression. Whilst in Brisbane, you'll experience a private behind the scenes tour of the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary as well as a private tour of the Brisbane Hidden Gems Experience before moving onto Tangalooma Island Resort. You will stay here for a further 2 nights where you will have the opportunity to hand feed the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores each evening at sunset.
Finally, you'll end this amazing tour of Queensland by staying a further 2 nights at the five star extravagant Akama Resort, Hervey Bay, overlooking Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Straits and the Marina from where whale watching and Fraser Island tours depart. You'll enjoy a beautiful guided ranger tour of Fraser Island, andtakea swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie, relax on dazzling white beaches or walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek. Included is also an unbelievable day tour to Lady Elliot Island which is located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Here you can step off the beach and snorkel, swim or simply relax and soak in the natural island atmosphere. Finally you will enjoy a sumptuous dinner for two at the COAST restaurant in Hervey Bay.
To be in with a chance of winning this incredible holiday to Australia at The Big Game 5, all you need to do is collect your Etihad Australia glasses from any of the Etihad Airways promotional staff outside the stadium. Make sure you're wearing them at half time, when one lucky fan will be picked at random by a camera man to win this once in a lifetime trip Down Under in 2013.
Etihad flies from London Heathrow and Manchester to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney via their home hub Abu Dhabi.
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