About this tour
Set off on an epic Aussie family adventure,
experiencing surf lessons at Bondi Beach,
a visit to the Outback’s mystical Uluru and
snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef.
9 days Sydney- Cairns
From $8,495 USD pp land only
Offer: Children 17 and under save $500
Limited to 24 guests
Departures June – August, and December
A&K AdvantagesTake a guided tour of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo to observe platypuses, koalas, kangaroos and other amazing wildlifeLearn to surf with the whole family at Bondi Beach, then embark on an exciting jet-boat adventure in stunning Sydney Harbour.Explore the Outback and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, discovering mysterious Uluru and meandering through sand dunes on a camel-back ride.Snorkel and swim with a spectacular array of marine life during a full day along the Great Barrier Reef.Learn about Aussie arts firsthand when you join expert local guides for a painting class and didgeridoo lessons.· INCLUDED WITH EVERY LUXURY FAMILY JOURNEY· English-Speaking Resident Family Tour Director and Local Guides· Hand-Selected Family-Friendly Accommodations· Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling· New for 2019! Breakfast in Bed on Select Days· Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service· Internet Access (Where Available)· Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers· Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners· Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director®· 24/7 A&K On-Call Support· Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests· Children 17 and Under Save $500
Day 1Arrive Sydney, AustraliaArrive in cosmopolitan Sydney, where you are met and transferred to your hotel next to the city’s historic Rocks area. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.Four Seasons Hotel SydneyMeals: Dinner
Day 2Sydney | Wild Things in Harbor CityRide Like a Local when you venture to the hillside Taronga Zoo by ferry and sky safari cable car, enjoying breathtaking views en route of Sydney’s glimmering harbor. An expert guide leads you to exhibits of kangaroos, koalas, dingoes and impressive Australian birds. Explore on your own, perhaps checking out condors and barking owls. Later, enjoy a tour of this exciting city, discovering sights that include the Circular Quay, the Royal Botanic Garden, Hyde Park and Chinatown.Four Seasons Hotel SydneyMeals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3Sydney | Surf Lessons & Jet-Boat ThrillsHead out for a day of surf, sand and sun at Bondi Beach, home of the famous Bondi Beach Lifesavers. Aussie surfers carve up sandbar breaks in the distance, while your family hits the waves for a private group surf lesson. After a beachside lunch, transfer to Circular Quay’s Eastern Pontoon for a thrilling jet-boat tour. Cruise Sydney Harbour, experiencing fun fishtails and spins while taking in sights that include the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the tallest steel arch bridges in the world. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with the new friends you’ve made.Four Seasons Hotel SydneyMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4Uluru | Sacred Rock of the AboriginesFly to central Australia’s vast Outback and transfer to your accommodations near Uluru (Ayers Rock), a 600-million-year-old sandstone monolith held sacred by Australia’s Aboriginal people. After some time at leisure at your hotel, and perhaps a swim at the pool, set out for a tour of Uluru with your Resident Tour Director, who shares stories of the monolith’s legendary powers. Stop to enjoy tasty canapés, soft drinks and sparkling wine from a prime location, where you watch the sun set on the mystical monolith, its distinct red coloration aglow in the low light of day. Return to your hotel for dinner.Sails in the DesertMeals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5Kata Tjuta | Camel Ride Through the DesertRise early for an adventure through the desert landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, where you see its gorgeous stone domes known as the Olgas. After lunch at leisure, join indigenous artists for a dot-painting workshop, during which you make your own souvenirs to bring home. Tonight’s sunset may prove to be the most memorable yet; climb aboard a camel for a ride through the Kata Tjuta’s beautiful red sand dunes, with inspiring Uluru in the distance. Later, enjoy a tasting of local Outback foods, such as freshly baked damper (bread).Sails in the DesertMeals: Breakfast
Day 6Uluru | Aussie Music Making & Foodie AdventureThis morning, a local guide teaches you to play the didgeridoo, a wind instrument known for its haunting sounds, and first played by Australia’s indigenous peoples 40,000 years ago. Partake in an A&K Family Foodie Experience with a chef-led cooking demonstration and a special lunch featuring indigenous ingredients. Later, fly to Cairns. A drive along the beautiful South Pacific coast takes you to Port Douglas, where you check in to your beachfront hotel.Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and SpaMeals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7Port Douglas | The Great Barrier ReefEmbark on a full-day exploration of the Great Barrier Reef aboard an intimate and comfortable vessel. Glide among islands adorned with white-sand beaches, coral gardens and sheltered lagoons. Explore the marvelous aquatic wonders of the reef on a guided snorkeling tour, viewing teeming undersea life up close in its native habitat, before an exhilarating cruise back to port.Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and SpaMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8Daintree Rainforest | Aboriginal WalkaboutTravel to the brilliantly green Daintree Rainforest, where a member of the Kuku Yalanji people invites your family on an Aboriginal walkabout. Tour the tribe’s ancestral country around Daintree; walk through rainforest and coastal habitats, learn about ancient traditions and medicines derived from nature, sample some authentic bush tucker, and practice spear throwing. Tonight, celebrate your epic adventure through Australia with a special farewell dinner.Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and SpaMeals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9Depart Port DouglasThis morning, transfer to the Cairns airport and depart.Meals: Breakfast
MORE JOURNEY DETAILS
Special Offer Terms & Conditions Include:Pricing applies to children 17 and under sharing with an adult.Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.
- Internal Air: Economy class from $950 Sydney/Uluru/Cairns
- Minimum age is 6 years. Suggested age is 8+.
- First group event: welcome briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.
- Last group event: farewell dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Day 8.
- Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
- Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.
- Children 17 and under save $500.
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