Twelve Apostles coastal rock formation in Victoria, Australia

Grand Tour of Australia in Two Weeks

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Melbourne, Phillip Island, Port Douglas, Sydney...

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Suggested Duration

15 Days

You will discover the renowned splendor of captivating landscapes, welcoming culture, and distinctive wildlife during your two-week Australia highlights tour. The grandeur of Down Under will emerge from limestone karts and colorful coral along the Great Barrier reef. From the Sydney Opera House to penguins nesting on a Melbourne beach, you will learn about Dreamtime and explore the oldest rainforest on earth while enjoying the best of Australia.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the natural grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef on a luxury tour accompanied by a seasoned marine biologist
  • Venture into the oldest rainforest on earth and explore the gorgeous landscape, unique wildlife, and traditional culture of an Aboriginal Tribe
  • Witness the beauty and majesty of the Penguin Parade, when the little penguins on Phillips Island cross the beach to return to their nests
  • Travel along the stunning scenery of the Great Ocean Road to spend time on immaculate beaches and see the treasured rock formations along the coast
  • Enjoy a fabulous cruise along Sydney Harbour for a distinctive panoramic view of the city
  • Relish a surf lesson at the famous Bondi Beach to immerse yourself in the seaside culture of Sydney
  • Delight in a personal experience with Australian wildlife at the Wildlife Habitat, a conservatory and rescue center for Queensland’s flora and fauna
  • Relax in luxurious accommodations known for privacy, comfort, amenities, and luxury during your time in Australia

Detailed Description

Australia is filled with majestic natural landscapes and seascapes, brimming with ancient tradition and contemporary culture. Your two-week custom tailored Australia tour will take you through the vibrant cities of Sydney and Melbourne, and into the natural wonders of ancient rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. Cassowaries, flightless birds that resemble a historical mythical creature, graze beneath the forest canopy. Sea turtles soar over the waving tendrils of soft coral. The didgeridoo pulses in the air with a hum that makes the earth rattle. Australia brims with stories of Dreamtime and lavish architecture, bohemian artists and unique experiences all year round. 

Your journey will begin with your arrival in Sydney, Australia. Your private transfer will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and escort you to an opulent hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s downtown. The following morning, you discover the grandeur of Sydney on a half-day sightseeing tour, to take in the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, along with the trendy ambiance of Oxford Street. Then, weigh anchor at the Sydney Harbour for a sensational tour on a Rocket Ferry. The next day, you will make your way to Bondi Beach for a private surfing lesson at one of the most famous surf beaches in the world. Enjoy the opportunity to stroll along the Bronte Walk, a boardwalk that connects Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte beaches.

Fly to Cairns where your private transfer will lead you to edge of the Daintree Rainforest, where your luxurious eco-friendly lodge is located. You traverse the exquisite rainforest landscape and sensational wildlife of Mossman Gorge on a tour guided by an Aboriginal local who explains the significance of the flora, fauna, and the legends of the forest. Afterward, you will be transferred to an exquisite seaside resort in the quaint town of Port Douglas. You board a lavish catamaran and sail to the Low Isles to discover the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef. A veteran marine biologist on the ship will point out the continuous wonders of the sea. The next couple of days will be at your leisure to enjoy the beauty of northeastern Queensland.

Return to the Great Barrier Reef, where you visit three separate diving and snorkeling locations before you travel to the town of Kuranda by scenic railway located in the rainforest. Here you will visit the conservation site of the Wildlife Habitat. You could even zip line through the Daintree Rainforest for an exhilarating panorama of the canopy and coast. Then, you will fly from Cairns to Melbourne, where your transfer leads you to a magnificent boutique hotel in the bohemian neighborhood of St. Kilda. This morning will be yours to relish the urban beauty of Melbourne.

In the evening, you will step aboard a boat to cruise along the Yarra River. You visit a Churchill Island and the Koala Conservation Center en route to Phillip Island, which is famous for its nightly Penguin Parade when little penguins return from the water to their nests. The next day, traverse the sensational natural scenery that decorates the Great Ocean Road and travel across the state of Victoria. On your final day, your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and escort you to Melbourne Airport for your flight home. Consider extending your stay, and browse some of our other Australia vacations to continue your adventure of a lifetime.  

Starting Price

$4,870 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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