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Australia Family Adventure 'Down Under'

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Get ready for a truly unforgettable family trip to the 'Land Down Under'! This 11-day itinerary has been designed with both parents and kids in mind, incorporating the best of Australia's wildlife, cultural sites, and outdoor activities, all while minimizing the time between transfers to create the perfect balance between down time and adventure....

Get ready for a truly unforgettable family trip to the 'Land Down Under'! This 11-day itinerary has been designed with both parents and kids in mind, incorporating the best of Australia's wildlife, cultural sites, and outdoor activities, all while minimizing the time between transfers to create the perfect balance between down time and adventure.

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This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Sydney

Meet & greet on arrival in Sydney with private transfers to your hotel. 

Visited:
Sydney
Accommodation
The Grace Sydney Hotel (Sydney)

Day 2: Sydney opera house tour

50 years ago a young Danish architect dreaming of Bennelong Point designed a stunning performing arts centre, destined to put Sydney on the world map forever. The magic of the building, the political intrigue, the real life dramas that go on behind the curtain. These stories and more are being shared on your Guided Tour.

Visited:
Sydney Sydney Opera House
Accommodation
The Grace Sydney Hotel (Sydney)

Day 3: City sights, bondi beach and kings cross

Capturing the history of Sydney, stunning architecture, spectacular Harbour views and the world famous Bondi Beach, this tour will have you pass through the historical Rocks area and Circular Quay. View the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Stop at the world famous Bondi Beach and "The Gap", the heads of the Harbour for photo opportunities. On the return journey to the city you'll seeDouble Bay, Paddington and Kings Cross.

Visited:
Sydney
Accommodation
The Grace Sydney Hotel (Sydney)

Day 4: Hamilton Island

Transfer to the airport. Fly to Hamilton Island (flight not included).

Perfectly situated in the Great Barrier Reef, amongst the 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Visited:
Sydney Hamilton Island
Accommodation
Night at Reef View Hotel (Hamilton Island)

Day 5: Great Barrier reef cruise

Voyage to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef aboard in a comfortable air-conditioned high speed catamaran. Enjoy an adventure-packed day at Reefworld - come face to face with schools of tropical reef fish; be amazed at the spectacular coral formations; explore easy to follow snorkeling trails or simply relax on the sundeck and enjoy the amazing 360° view of the Great Barrier Reef. Your day begins cruising through the sheltered waters of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, through the Coral Sea and on to Hardy Reef, 39 nautical miles from the Whitsunday Coast.


Includes lunch.

Visited:
Hamilton Island Great Barrier Reef
Accommodation
Night at Reef View Hotel (Hamilton Island)

Day 6: Welcome to Cairns

Fly to Cairns (flight not included).


Coach transfer airport to hotel.

Accommodation
Pullman Cairns International Hotel (Cairns)

Day 7: Kuranda scenir rail, skyrail, Hatley's crocodile adventures

Your day beings with an historical rail journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Enjoy breathtaking views, including the cane fields of Cairns to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda. On arrival in Kuranda, there is limited free time before boarding Skyrail. Relax & enjoy the world's most beautiful rainforest experience, stopping enroute to explore the two stations, including boardwalks & the interpretive centre.


After Skyrail our coach will transfer you to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland. Take a cruise on the lagoon cruise through the wetlands - the domain of the saltwater crocodile. Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife, including water birds, turtles, wallabies and cassowaries.


Lunch is included.

Visited:
Cairns Kuranda Queensland
Accommodation
Pullman Cairns International Hotel (Cairns)

Day 8: Uluru sunset

Coach transfer to airport. Fly to Uluru/Ayers Rock (flight not included). Coach transfer to hotel.


Travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From this point it is only a matter of minutes before the specter of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence in this country. You will see the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. You then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background.

Visited:
Cairns Uluru Ayers Rock
Accommodation
Desert Garden (Ayers Rock)

Day 9: Kata Tjuta sunrise

Explore Kata Tjuta National Park and the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive. We make our way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a gourmet picnic breakfast. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology has evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.

Coach transfer to airport. Fly to Melbourne (Flight not included). Coach transfer to hotel.


Welcome to Melbourne!


Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River.

Visited:
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Accommodation
Crown Promenade Hotel (Melbourne)

Day 10: Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild

This is a small group ecotour with a naturalist guide. You’ll get quality time to learn about wildlife and enjoy the wide open spaces of Australia. Get close to kangaroos, koalas and abundant birdlife – in the wild!! Our special Koala Research Project ensures that we often have multiple sightings of these delightful creatures in the wild. A delicious bush lunch is included. Spend the morning in the famous grasslands and around the billabongs of our Open-range Sanctuary in the company of hundreds of wild Kangaroos, dozens of Emus and many species of birds. In the afternoon, walk amongst the gum trees in a National Park and see wild Koalas.

Visited:
Melbourne
Accommodation
Crown Promenade Hotel (Melbourne)

Day 11: Departure

Private transfer to airport for your flight home.

Visited:
Melbourne

Sydney Sydney Opera House Hamilton Island Hamilton Island Great Barrier Reef Cairns Kuranda Queensland Uluru Ayers Rock Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga Melbourne

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,990 / 11 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price per person $2,980

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in deluxe 4-star hotels in Sydney (3), Hamilton Island (2), Cairns (2), Ayers Rock (1) & Melbourne (2)
  • Tour the Sydney Opera House and Tasting Plate
  • Sydney city sights tour
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Park
  • Kata Tjuta (Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunset tour
  • Uluru Sunrise tour
  • Full day small group Eco-tour to see kangaroos and koalas in the wild
  • Airport transfers
  • Australian GST (Goods & Services Tax)
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support

Not included in price:

  • International or domestic flights

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