Escape to powdery-white sands and mystical mountains, legends of Dreamtime and visions of hopping kangaroos during your perfect 14-day Australia family vacation. Your excursions and specialist guides will immerse your family in endless adventure to find tropical fish at the Great Barrier Reef and the iconic architecture of Sydney. With tropical islands, diverse wildlife, and lush rainforest, Australia will create endless excitement and priceless memories for the entire family.
Sydney – Stop, Rest and Relax
Australia is far from everywhere so you can land and relax. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to a hotel that is close to Circular Quay. This is the best location for transport connections as well as walking in the old city center. Sails will shine white at Sydney Opera House just 400 meters away. Sydney Harbour Bridge will appear majestic, arcing over the Parramatta. Many local ferries can provide a relaxed afternoon on the river while the streets around Circular Quay are packed full of cafes and restaurants. Nothing is planned for today, and it is hard to predict your energy levels after a long flight, so rest, relax, hang around the pool, or create some first impressions of this famous city.
Sydney – Family Experiences in the Opera House and Botanical Gardens
Sydney – Cruising the River and Discovering the Eastern Beaches
Sydney – Free Day With Various Potential Excursions
Day 5 - 6
Blue Mountains – An Australian Bush Experience
Uluru – A Camel Ride Through the Desert
Day 8 - 9
Uluru – Connecting With Nature in the Bright Red Outback
Brisbane – Getting Intimate With Kangaroos and Koalas
Day 11 - 12
Hamilton Island – Whitsundays Family Getaway and Whitehaven Beach
Hamilton Island – Great Barrier Reef Family Adventure
Hamilton Island – Departure
- Escape to white beaches and tropical islands with three days on the Whitsundays, staying on the idyllic Hamilton Island
- Explore the very best of Sydney with four days in the iconic city with beaches, gardens, a river cruise, and a kids performance in the opera house
- Experience the Australian bush with two days in the Blue Mountains, which is a mystical destination just 90 minutes outside Sydney
- Immerse yourself in the Australian Outback with a children-focused, three-day stay close to Uluru with Aboriginal culture and camel rides
- Get close to kangaroos, koalas, and various other Australian favorites during your one day in Brisbane
- Discover the Great Barrier Reef with a range of activities that depend on the age of your kids
- Sleep beneath the Southern Sky, cruise the Parramatta River, and wander the white sands of Whitehaven Beach
Whether it is two weeks in Australia or two months, there are five sides to the country’s allure. All five can capture you from first glance before going on to provide an immersive experience regardless of your age. There is the city, which is a convenient place to start and to understand the local vibe. Beyond the city, you find the bush, which are beautiful rural areas that are still connected to civilization. Beyond that, there is the Outback, which is a remote wilderness on a vastly breathtaking scale. Wildlife plays its part as well. Can you imagine an Australian vacation without kangaroos and koalas? Lastly, there is the coast with powdery white sand, tropical islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.
This may seem like a lot to cover in the course of a couple weeks, but it is definitely possible. This handcrafted tour connects these distinct and iconic travel experiences. There are four days in Sydney to settle into the country, and two days in the nearby Blue Mountains, which are a stepping stone on the way to three fabulous days in the Outback besides Uluru. Connect with wildlife during your single day in Brisbane. Then, escape to the Whitsundays, using Hamilton Island as a base for playing around white beaches and the Great Barrier Reef. That is five different overnight destinations in two weeks with easy travel connections between them all.
Sydney is packed with family experiences, and they start in the Opera House where you can watch a kid-focused theater performance rather than simply take a tour of the building. There are beaches to the east of the city where older kids can try surfing,fami and younger ones can splash in safe, tidal pools. With four days, you can customize the city stay to all your interests from climbing on Sydney Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo. Then in the Blue Mountains, you discover the bush where spectacular landscapes meet convenient local trains and easy walking routes. You are getting out into nature without reaching the end of your comfort zone, including a glass-bottomed tram above the Three Sisters.
While the Outback may not initially seem family-friendly, it is a very safe and hugely inspiring place to be. Stay at a stunning family lodge that is close to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Ride camels in the desert, discover the stars, explore Aboriginal culture, and escape into the silence of it all. It is a magical place that provides a real connection with a misunderstood world. Fly from Uluru to Brisbane, and you only have one day in the city that is dedicated to an animal outreach project that offers close-up encounters with Australian wildlife. Then, you will end with three days on Hamilton Island, including excursions to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach in addition to much-needed downtime after the adventure. Interested in looking at some of our travelers’ Australia trip reviews? Click here for more.
$4,545 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.
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