View of Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia

One Week Down Under: Iconic Australia Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Sydney, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas

Suggested Duration

7 Days

From watching the sunset in Uluru to cruising the Parramatta River, this handcrafted one-week Australian adventure will lead you on an exclusive journey to Australia’s icons in addition to incorporating tropical Queensland and Sydney’s most exclusive experiences. Australia is a land of icons and legends that can be mostly discovered in just about a week. Indulge in aboriginal encounters in an ancient forest, magnificent landscapes from the Great Barrier Reef to the red desert, and contemporary...

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Trip Highlights

  • Uncover ancient secrets during a day of Aboriginal encounters near Port Douglas, where you will meet three different Aboriginal clans
  • Embrace Sydney’s iconicity on a beautiful private tour through the old center and an evening show at Sydney Opera House
  • Marvel at Uluru as sunset casts fresh colors across the world’s largest monolith
  • Helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef and touch down to some incredible private snorkeling on untrammeled reefs
  • Cruise through Sydney after dark on a sublime Parramatta dinner cruise
  • Escape to the wilderness for a night with the Southern Sky at a remote red desert camp
  • Lay back on Australia’s stunning beaches, including Bondi and Coogee in addition to a three-night waterfront stay in Port Douglas

Detailed Description

Australia is an enormous country. Tropical coastlines blur into a wild red center, indigenous forests meet with rolling mountains, and even the cities are defined by nature. Although it is massive, a superb travel infrastructure means that you can comfortably combine a full range of experiences in a short amount of time. This itinerary has been handcrafted to combine Australia’s icons and legends into one week of travel. Three nights in Port Douglas celebrate the country’s exotic allure, including beautiful Aboriginal encounters, the Great Barrier Reef, and a superb beachside lodge. Then, Uluru offers a dazzling 24-hour experience in the red desert wilderness before Sydney becomes an experience with a vibrant city energy.

To begin your journey, you will fly into Cairns and find nearby Port Douglas to be a perfect place to unwind after a long flight. Here, you can wander golden beaches, bask in the vibe down under, and gaze across the Pacific with your feet in the sand. On day two, you will meet three different Aboriginal clans, which will be a journey on land and water into the unique specialisms of these often misunderstood people. Exploring an indigenous forest with a local guide will help you understand bush survival before hunting and gathering along the coast shows you a different side to the culture. Afterward, an Aboriginal artist will help you record your day in true Aboriginal style by teaching you how to do a local form of art. Their artwork, which typically takes the form of paintings with dots and lines, reflects one way these people narrate their histories.

Afterward, you will fly directly to Uluru to explore the giant red rock at sunset. Here, you can walk around its sublime frame and gaze in disbelief at its size. Colors changes are remarkable out here, and the sense of wilderness will continue at your remote desert camp, where you will dine beneath the Southern Sky and embrace the solitude that Australia can create. After a morning with the fabulous domes of Kata Tjuta, Sydney will complete your seven-day journey. It is a magnificent place to be, and the city’s energy is impulsive and quick to impress. You can begin with a Parramatta dinner cruise before climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge the following morning. A night at the opera will follow a city walking tour, and then you can relax on the beaches, which are as iconic as a country and as unique as the city.

Starting Price

$2,270 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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