Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else! See Kangaroos roaming their natural habitats, get up close to Koalas (you may even get a chance to hold one!), and come face to face with the famous crocodiles who call this wonderful place home. You will also learn about the habitat concerns facing these endemic species and the steps being taken to protect them.
Incredible Australian Adventures
Beaches and Water Adventures
Australia is a paradise for beach lovers! Whether it is the vibrant Sydney city beaches such as Bondi and Manly, the exquisite waters of the Whitsundays and Whitehaven beach or any of the other 11,000 beaches- Australia is the ultimate beach destination! Want even more out of your beach vacation? Try snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, take a surf lesson from a pro, or enjoy a private sail in Sydney Harbour- we have you covered!
The Great Outback
The Red Centre in the Northern Territory is home to Uluru, Australia’s iconic red-rock monolith and other incredible natural sights! This remote area offers truly unique luxury experiences, such as discovering canyons and ancient sites on a horse or camel, learning about the indigenous communities of the region, learning how to throw a boomerang, enjoying a private dinner under the stars and taking a multi day guided hike through the wilderness with luxury glamping.
- Snorkel in the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef and see the abundance of multicolored fish and coral.
- Get up close to Koalas and Kangaroos.
- Enjoy the wonderfully laid back seaside towns of the Gold Coast and walk kilometers of undisturbed golden sand beaches.
- Get to know Australia’s bustling food and wine scene with the experts.
- Take a surf lesson from a pro at Sydney’s Bondi beach.
- Go off the beaten path and enjoy the luxuries offered in the Australian forests, outback and bush.
Australia Sample Itinerary
Arrival in Sydney. Once the extremely remote destination for convicts sentenced to transportation from the UK, Sydney has grown to become the largest city in Australia. A melting pot of cultures and the economic hub of the country.
Full day tour of Sydney – explore the compelling history of the city, and then visit the fabulous Taronga Zoo by ferry, where you’ll learn all about the fascinating animal life of the continent.
Free day to shop, go to world famous Bondi Beach or simply take it easy.
Fly to Uluru, the incredible vast monolith in the center of the country that is so important to the Aborignal people. Learn about their very ancient culture today.
Exploring Uluru. A tour of the circumference, whether by foot or bike, is a wonderful experience. It is hard to fathom how awe inspiring Uluru actually is until you get here.
Early morning hike of Kata Tjuta – another site of great symbolic importance, these massive and magnificent red rock hills make for a wonderful hike through an incredible landscape. Later, collect your rental car and begin your drive through the vast Red Center. Tonight you will stop at Kings Canyon.
Hiking Kings Canyon. One of the great day hikes of Australia, this is easily done by most fit people in about 5 hours, it’s a remarkable hike through the wonderful scenery of Kings Canyon. Later, drive to Alice Springs for overnight.
Fly to Townsville on the alluring Queensland coast. Continue by ferry to Magnetic Island for two nights. This magical island, with it’s incredible undersea life and its wild population of koalas is truly well off the beaten tourist path, and somewhere to savor. Meet the locals, attend a frog jumping race, go snorkeling or diving, and of course hike the koala bear trail.
At leisure on Magnetic Island.
Pick up your rental car and drive to Airlie Beach, the jumping- off spot for what is arguably the most beautiful single sight in Australia – incredible Whitehaven Beach.
Tour by boat to Whitehaven Beach. It is hard to describe the unbelievable miles of virgin sands and pristine azure waters at Whitehaven. Pictures can only try do it justice. Your trip will include several snorkeling spots as well. Take an optional helicopter or light plane ride over the incredible Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
Fly to Brisbane and begin your journey back home.
Extend your trip?
Fly to New Zealand, a country seemingly built for adventure travel and great for families of all ages!
Australia Trip Tips & FAQ's
What time of year is best for family travel to Australia?
Australia is truly a year round destination. Summers can be very hot, and we like wintertime best (the southern winter is from around May – September) – it’s less crowded, less expensive, and the weather is amazing in many areas of the country.
What can a family do in Australia?
Enjoy the glorious coastline, the remarkable red desert of the Red Center, the rainforests and the mountains. Spend time on a sheep ranch, or do a multi day hike through the wilderness. See first hand the amazing wildlife of the continent – kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and of course the incredible sealife.
What are travel accommodations like in Australia?
You can choose between international chains, local boutique hotels or even go glamping on a sheep ranch!
Is Australia an expensive travel destination?
Yes, especially over the Xmas-New Year period. We suggest winter and the shoulder seasons as ideal times to go – it coincides with the Northern hemisphere summer, it’s way less hot, and it’s less expensive as well!
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