21 Nights - Visiting Gold Coast, Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney

 / Three Tests + One pre-Test


Day 1


Your Lions adventure begins in the Gold Coast. Make your own way to the Voco Gold Coast hotel where you will be checking in for six nights. 

Located near the beach and Cavill Avenue, you are in a great spot to explore this holiday location on Surfers paradise. With a spa, gym, pool and great food, you are in the right place to relax and explore.

Day 2

Surfers paradise

Surfer’s Paradise epitomises the quintessential Gold Coast experience, boasting sun-kissed beaches, world-class surf breaks, and a vibrant urban scene. From dawn till dusk, the golden sands beckon enthusiasts to ride the waves or simply soak up the atmosphere. Stroll along the bustling Esplanade lined with shops, cafes, and street performers, offering a glimpse into the area’s lively atmosphere. As night falls, the skyline transforms into a spectacle of lights, inviting revellers to explore its eclectic mix of bars, clubs, and entertainment venues. Surfers Paradise is not just a destination; it’s a vibrant fusion of beach culture and urban energy, promising endless excitement and unforgettable memories. 

Day 3

Explore Brisbane

Embark on a day trip to Brisbane, a city bursting with energy and culture. Begin your journey by exploring the lush South Bank Parklands, where the iconic Wheel of Brisbane offers panoramic views of the skyline. Stroll along the Brisbane River, immersing yourself in the city’s blend of modern architecture and historic landmarks like the Story Bridge. Indulge in a culinary adventure at the bustling Eat Street Markets, savouring flavours from around the world. Dive into the city’s art scene at the Queensland Art Gallery or escape to nature in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Brisbane promises a day filled with endless discoveries. 

Day 4

take a day trip to a Themepark

The Gold Coast is renowned for its large selection of themeparks.

Dreamworld offers a mix of high-speed roller coasters and immersive attractions, including wildlife experiences and interactive exhibits. Movie World’s Hollywood-inspired rides and live entertainment captivate audiences of all ages. For those seeking water-based thrills, Wet’n’Wild’s exhilarating slides and wave pools provide an adrenaline rush. Even Sea World offers attractions like roller coasters and animal encounters suitable for all ages.

Day 5

Lions den and first test

Start the day at the famous Lions Den, the ultimate Lions pre-match party. A festival of non-stop, high energy matchday entertainment. Celebrity talent, rugby legends, live music, food and drink. The Sea of Red like never before with incredible experiences and atmosphere.  

Then it’s time for the First Test. This will be the first time in eight years the Sea of Red will unite overseas behind the greatest touring rugby team in the world to create an atmosphere that will crackle with expectation, passion and the songs and hymns of four proud nations. There is nothing like the first Test of a Lions Tour and this will be something to behind, a unique moment in the history of this great team. 

Day 6

Exploring the gold coast

On the vibrant Gold Coast, endless adventures await. 

Explore the lush hinterland, trekking through ancient rainforests in Lamington National Park or chasing waterfalls in Springbrook National Park. Indulge in gourmet delights at trendy cafes and restaurants along the bustling streets of Broadbeach and Main Beach. Embark on scenic cruises along the sparkling waterways or try your luck at deep-sea fishing. With its blend of natural beauty, thrilling attractions, and vibrant culture, the Gold Coast offers something for everyone.

Day 7

Brisbane to melbourne

On the seventh day of your Lions adventure a transfer will pick you up from Voco Gold Coast and take you to Brisbane airport. From there, you’ll board an internal flight bound for Melbourne, gearing up for the excitement of the second Test match. Upon arrival in Melbourne, another transfer will be waiting to escort you to your accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express Little Collins where you are checking in for six nights.

Located in the heart of Melbourne near key attractions, Holiday Inn Express Little Collins offers a prime base for exploring this fantastic city. 

Day 8

Melbourne rebels v the lions

Melbourne is Australia’s sporting capital, and you can be sure the locals will be in full war paint mode for this showdown against the Rebels. Twelve years ago, The Lions eased to a 35-0 victory and will hope for a similar result that will put them in rude good for the Test series. Now is the time to make history, for the best to become great and join the immortals who have worn the famous red jersey.

Day 9

Explore melbourne

Visiting Melbourne is a journey into a vibrant tapestry of culture, cuisine, and creativity. Explore the city’s laneways adorned with street art, hidden cafes, and boutique shops. Marvel at architectural wonders like Flinders Street Station and the Royal Exhibition Building. Immerse yourself in the city’s cultural scene at Federation Square or the National Gallery of Victoria.

Foodies can indulge in culinary delights at bustling markets and world-class restaurants. From the bustling energy of the CBD to the serene beauty of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne captivates with its diverse experiences. Prepare for a journey of discovery in this dynamic and cosmopolitan city.

Day 10

Take a tour of phillip island

Embark on an unforgettable tour from Melbourne to Penguin Island, a nature lover’s paradise just off the coast. Departing from Melbourne, journey through scenic landscapes before boarding a ferry to the island sanctuary. Witness the iconic Penguin Parade, where adorable little penguins return to shore at dusk. Explore the island’s rugged beauty, encountering native wildlife like seals and seabirds along the way.

Day 11


On day 11, experience Lions Theatre, exclusive to Lions Rugby Travel clients. 

An innovative and insightful rugby focused event, providing exclusive, live entertainment, theatre and content. Uncovering the history, the heroes and personalities who have played their part in making The Lions the greatest touring rugby team in the world. Personal, uplifting, exclusive. This is Lions legends like never before.

Day 12

LIONS den & second test

A second Lions Den, what a treat! The perfect pre-match experience before the Second Test at the MCG for what will be one of the biggest Lions Dens of all time.

This is where actions speak louder than words, where the good become great. On a knife edge, the second Test of any series is the pivotal moment and where The Lions will be roared on by a ferocious, fervent following at the apex of the Tour. 

Twelve years ago, Australia emptied the tank to level the series in Melbourne in front of 90,000 fans, a contest hissing rivalry, passion and sheer desperation.

Day 13

Melbourne to cairns

After what’s bound to be a ferocious second Test, it’s time to leave Melbourne and head to the home of The Great Barrier Reef. A transfer will take you from the Holiday Inn Express Little Collins to the airport for an internal flight to Cairns. Once in Cairns, you will be met at the airport with a transfer to take you to your next hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. Here you will be checking in for four nights. 

Cairns is known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns offers great sea views in a lush tropical garden setting. Located near the city centre and attractions like Cairns Esplanade, the hotel provides easy access to the Reef and Daintree Rainforest.  

Day 14

The Great barrier reef

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder of unparalleled beauty. Dive into crystal-clear waters teeming with vibrant marine life, where colourful coral gardens create a kaleidoscope of underwater wonder. Snorkel alongside sea turtles, manta rays, and an array of tropical fish in this underwater paradise.

For an unforgettable experience, embark on a scuba diving expedition to explore deeper realms of the reef’s intricate ecosystems. Above the surface, scenic helicopter tours offer breathtaking views of the reef’s sprawling expanse. Visiting the Great Barrier Reef promises a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with nature’s breathtaking diversity and magnificence.

Day 15

daintree rainforest

Enjoy a mesmerizing journey through the ancient wonders of the Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest tropical rainforests on Earth. Trek through lush foliage, towering trees, and cascading waterfalls as you immerse yourself in this ecological marvel.

Encounter unique wildlife like the elusive cassowary and vibrant bird species amidst the dense canopy. Explore Mossman Gorge, where crystalline waters flow through granite boulders, offering a refreshing escape. Delve into Aboriginal culture with guided tours, learning about the forest’s spiritual significance and traditional uses of native plants. Visiting the Daintree Forest promises a profound connection to nature’s timeless beauty and wisdom.

Day 16

exploring Cairns

Explore the tropical paradise of Cairns, a gateway to the wonders of Far North Queensland. 

Wander through the vibrant streets lined with bustling markets, waterfront promenades, and eclectic eateries. Take a scenic journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for panoramic views of the lush landscape. Cairns invites you to experience the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural splendor.

Day 17


After a few days enjoying everything that Cairns has to offer, a transfer will take you to the airport for an internal flight to Sydney. From there a transfer will transport you to your Sydney hotel, Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney, where you are checking in for five nights.

Potts Point is a charming inner-city suburb of Sydney with a mix of art deco architecture, Victorian terraces, and heritage mansions. It has leafy streets, hidden staircases, and panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. The Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney is a great place to stay, with spectacular harbour views.  

Day 18


Once again, the evening before the third Test, Lions fans will come together for an exclusive special experience at Lions Theatre.

An innovative and insightful rugby focused event, providing exclusive, live entertainment, theatre and content. Uncovering the history, the heroes and personalities who have played their part in making The Lions the greatest touring rugby team in the world. Personal, uplifting, exclusive. This is Lions legends like never before.

Day 19

LIONS den & Third test

It’s all or nothing.

There is no comeback or redemption – this is the final chapter of the 2025 Lions Tour in Australia. All week the air will crackle with hope and dreams, expectation and anticipation for what could well be the biggest game of rugby of all time. Rewind 12 years and everything was up for grabs in Sydney. Australia were buoyant having levelled the series, The Lions were battered, beaten and worn. But they raised themselves in front of the biggest travelling army of fans ever to knock the Wallabies flat with one of the most defining Lions Test performances ever. Euphoria, history, ecstasy – their Everest had been conquered and The Lions wrote another indelible chapter into their history books.

Quite simply, there is nothing like it live. This is what makes The Lions the ultimate – not just in rugby but in sport.

Day 20

Sydney opera house & sydney harbour

Start with the architectural masterpiece of the Sydney Opera House. Marvel at its sail-like design as you explore its interior, where world-class performances captivate audiences in stunning venues. Step outside to Sydney Harbour, where the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge stands tall. 

Take a bridge climb for panoramic views of the sparkling harbour and city skyline, or opt for a leisurely stroll along its pedestrian walkway. Capture postcard-perfect moments as ferries glide beneath the bridge and yachts dot the azure waters. Visiting these icons promises a quintessential Sydney experience brimming with beauty and history. 

Day 21

Bondi beach

Experience the vibrant coastal charm of Bondi Beach, an iconic gem nestled along Sydney’s coastline. Feel the golden sands beneath your feet as you soak up the sun’s warmth or catch waves at one of Australia’s most famous surf spots. Stroll along the bustling promenade, lined with trendy cafes, lively bars, and boutique shops. Embrace the energetic atmosphere as locals and visitors alike converge to enjoy beachside activities and events.

Marvel at the striking ocean vistas and coastal cliffs, or embark on the scenic Bondi to Coogee coastal walk for panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Bondi Beach promises a quintessential Sydney seaside escape.


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Golden rugby memories

21 nights | 3 test + 1

From £9,145 pp


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golden rugby memories

21 nights | 3 test + 1

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