The Great Barrier Reef
Explore the heart of Australia with this 9-day excursion. Wander the cobblestone lanes of Sydney’s Rocks district, take in the views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef, and get up close and personal with unique and fascinating wildlife! There is no better place in the world than Australia to do these activities and get acquainted with animals home to Australia and nowhere else in the world. As you begin your journey in a city setting and Bondi beach, you’ll then travel to gaze at all the amazing wild animals and fauna in Featherdale Wildlife Park and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, before making your way to the Kuranda Koala Gardens. Throughout the trip you will have ample opportunities to capture your journey, dine at amazing restaurants to give you a taste of the local food, and stay at stunning hotels that offer you the best views of Australia.
3 Days Sydney
3 Days in Ayers Rock
3 Days in Cairns
Day 1 Sydney (Airport transfer, meet and greet)
Welcome to Sydney! Your private guide will assist you in getting your luggage, before introducing you to your driver.
Day 2 Sydney (Half Day Tour)
Enjoy a tour of the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history, before taking in magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and traveling through QVB, Centrepoint, Oxford Street, and Paddington. Later, bask on famous Bondi Beach before enjoying a harbor cruise with lunch!
Day 3 Sydney (11 Hour Tour)
Today’s adventure starts with a trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park for an up close and personal look at koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and emus. Later, you’ll set out for the Blue Mountains, where you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the famous Three Sisters from Eaglehawk Lookout, before feasting on a delicious lunch at Boiler House Cafe. In the afternoon, take in Govetts Leap and the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens.
Day 4 Sydney - Ayers Rock (flight not included)
Enjoy the Sounds of Silence experience under the canopy of the desert night. This famous activity includes four hours of luxurious dining in one of the most beautiful, surreal settings the continent has to offer. You’ll share your experience with 8-10 table guests, and a bevy of additional tourists.
Day 5 Ayers Rock (Two Half Day Tours)
Travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park today, before taking a 40-kilometer journey through the desert to view the mighty rock formation the park is named after. After viewing the formation from unique vantage points, head to its western side to enjoy a picnic breakfast. Later, you’ll view the rest of the formation, which includes a trip to Walpa Gorge. Don’t forget to pack some water!
Day 6 Ayers Rock - Cairns (flight not included)
Enjoy a relaxing journey to Cairns, before being transferred to your hotel for the evening.
Day 7 Cairns (9 Hour Tour)
Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef for a fun-filled day of snorkeling, diving lessons, and a glass-bottom boat tour. You’ll explore Upolu Cay, a marvelous work of art that ebbs and flows with the changing of the tide, before enjoying a fantastically fresh seafood lunch.
Day 8 Cairns (9 Hour Tour)
Today you’ll visit Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway- one of the world’s most fascinating train routes. View Barron Gorge, enjoy the rainforest via skyrail, and even gain discounted entry into the Kuranda Koala Gardens!
Day 9 Cairns (airport transfer home)
Enjoy a quick, private transfer to the airport today for your journey home. Bon Voyage!
Darling Harbour, Port Jackson, The Rocks
Palm Cove, Daintree Rainforest, Paronella Park
Sydney Taronga Zoo
Love the animals? This excursion allows you to get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas, and wombats!
Port Stephens Day Tour with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding, and Australian Wildlife
This 1.5 hour cruise will take you into nature as you look for bottlenose dolphins in Port Stephens and explore the diverse wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park.
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
Take a day trip out to Kuranda by Kuranda Scenic Railway to visit the sites of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Rainforestation Nature Park. You will experience the wildlife and greenery from all perspectives as you walk through the village, ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and eat a delicious buffet lunch.
Tully River Full Day White Water Rafting from Cairns including BBQ Lunch
Get active and get wet as you paddle through grade 4 rapids on Tully River. Not only will you get to look at the beautiful scenic views that surround you, you’ll also get a chance dive into the waters.
Weather and climate
The northern section of the continent is typically more tropical- hot and humid in the summer, and warm and dry in the winter. The southern part touts milder summers, but cool, rainy winters.
Cuisine & Wine