Stunning views of the beach early in the morning, Palm Cove, Queensland.

Family Adventure Vacation in Australia

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Australia

Places Visited

Queensland, Kuranda, Cairns, Sydney...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Your luxury family vacation to Australia takes the family on a one of a kind adventure, where everyday is unique and unforgettable. The rhythmic hum of the didgeridoo tells a story of the landscape and of an Aboriginal tribe. The rainforest blankets the hills and brushes against the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The Great Barrier Reef glows beneath the sea. Red sand and boulders shine underneath the Australian sunlight. The waves of Bondi...

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Trip Highlights

  • Jump into the water and witness the dazzling colors and aquatic life of the Great Barrier Reef guided by a marine biologist
  • Experience traditions and culture at the Aboriginal Cultural Park, teaching the heritage of the Tjapukai tribe, including the sounds of the didgeridoo
  • Traverse the base of Uluru, home to the Dreamtime creation myth and filled with ancient and contemporary rock art
  • Discover the contemporary charms of Sydney on a bicycle tour around the exciting Sydney Harbour
  • Soar through the eucalyptus trees on a zipline adventure of the canopy at Freycinet National Park in Tasmania
  • Learn how to hang-ten and catch the waves with a private surf lesson at famous Bondi Beach
  • Enjoy a panorama of both emerald rainforest and opal Pacific Ocean on the Kuranda gondola 

Detailed Description

The world is different “Down Under,” filled with adventure, tradition, culture and the natural wonders of Australia. On your 12-day family vacation to Australia, you will find the wonders of the coastline and the excitement of treetops, beginning with your arrival in Cairns. The city is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, situated in northeastern Queensland. Your private guide meets you at the airport and takes the family to your comfortable hotel situated near the coast. Take the rest of the day to relax. The following morning, your private transfer escorts you to nearby Port Douglas, where you board your vessel taking you out to the glorious reaches of the Great Barrier Reef.

Spend the day visiting a number of sites along the largest reef in the world, experiencing the vibrant life with your family, and guided by a marine biologist. After breakfast, you make your way into the lush tropical rainforest, visiting the charming village of Kuranda and the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. In the afternoon, you glide down the mountainside on the skyrail before visiting Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for a guaranteed look at the spirited reptile. Your private transfer guides you from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.

Once you land, your guide tours you around the famous monolith, explaining the legends of the landscape. In the evening, the family can spend time under the unadulterated starlight, pointing out the constellations to one another. Spend the first half of the day visiting the rustic scenery of Kata Tjuta, before traveling by plane to the contemporary city of Sydney. Spend time in the morning traversing Sydney Harbour on a bicycle tour, followed by a cruise around the harbor for an optimum view of the cityscape.

End your day with a guided tour of architectural beauty at the Sydney Opera House. The morning comes with your private surfing lesson at the famous shores of Bondi Beach. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy Sydney however you please. Journey to Tasmania where your private transfer escorts you from the airport into the treetops of Freycinet National Park for an exciting zipline tour. The next day, you make your way to the waters of Coles Bay for a sea kayaking excursion, and an afternoon hike to the lookout of Wineglass Bay between Mount Amos and Mount Mayson.

Visit a charming organic farm known for its berries, and explore a family owned winery with a private tasting for the adults and fun-filled activities for the kids. Continue to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to visit rescued animals, and a chance to view a Tasmanian devil. On Saturdays, you can enjoy a morning at the celebrated Salamanca Market before venturing to the sensational coastline of Tasman National Park. In the afternoon, you have a guided tour of Port Arthur, to explore the history of the 19th-century city. On your final morning in Tasmania, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Hobart International Airport for your flight home. 

Consider extending your luxury stay in Australia with your family, and peruse our other Australia vacations.

Starting Price

$2,995 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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