Great Barrier Reef in Australia

Family Friendly Tour of Australia’s East Coast

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Countries Visited

Australia

Places Visited

Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Kuranda...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Listen to the stories of dream time accompany the rhythmic hum of the didgeridoo. Dive into the water and explore the rainbow-like world of the Great Barrier Reef. Stand atop a mountain plateau and look out over a vast valley framed by rock spires and overflowing with verdant trees. Your family friendly tour of Australia’s east coast will create treasured life long memories for the entire family. Travel up the east coast, from Sydney to Cairns, and discover the opulent shores and exceptional cities...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the world famous Great Barrier Reef on a day tour filled with snorkeling or scuba diving
  • Enjoy the unique experience of getting up close and personal with koalas at the Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane
  • Swim and feed dolphins on Moreton Island
  • Visit the celebrated Australia Zoo home to the Crocodile Hunter
  • Relax on the soft gold sand of Bondi Beach
  • Tour the remarkable city of Sydney, including the elegant Sydney Opera House
  • Listen to the Aboriginal stories of Dreamtime
  • Discover the natural splendor of the Jamison Valley and the Blue Mountains

Detailed Description

Australia has immaculate beaches and translucent ocean, a paradise for surfers and center filled with vast red desert. However, the country is much more than that. On this 10-day family friendly tour of Australia’s east coast you will discover the true wonders of Australia’s east coast beyond the seaside charm and surf. Dip into the water and feed dolphins on a tropical island. Witness the incredible sails of the Sydney Opera House. Travel into the mountains and visit the jungle-clad town of Kuranda. Witness the wildlife found throughout the countryside. Enjoy the family time throughout your time in Australia.

Arrive in Sydney and settle into the cosmopolitan city that decorates the harbor. The Harbour Bridge practically frames the Opera House and the Rocks outdoor shopping area always brims with activity. Follow your guide on a tour through the city to visit the blossoming botanical gardens and endlessly billowing Opera House sails. Traverse the sands of Bondi Beach and the active streets of Newtown. Fly to Brisbane, a city centrally located between Sydney and Cairns. The Brisbane River winds around the city’s edges and adds to the comfortable climate and beautiful atmosphere.

Spend time at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary before arriving at Australia Zoo. The zoo has sheltered and rehabilitated animals for decades. Stroll around to see the crocodile exhibit and a variety of animals native to the continent. Board the ferry outside of Brisbane for a day trip to Moreton Island. The island is situated off the east coast and is mostly protected national land. Spend the day as active as you’d like, swimming with dolphins or hiking along the beachside paths. Once in Cairns the family finds itself at the gateway to both the jungle covered mountains and the Great Barrier Reef.

It’s hard for the family to contain their excitement, and they shouldn’t have to. Board the boat that takes you out to the Pacific and enjoy a day touring the extensive reach of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover the majestic aquatic life at a number of different individual reefs. Venture into the jungle and enjoy the city of Kuranda. Travel by skyrail and listen to the creation stories of the Aborigine. Your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport. Soon you will return home but the family will take the majesty of their Australia vacation with them.  

Relevant information: For more family travel planning ideas, visit Zicasso's custom family vacations page.

Starting Price

$2,495 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

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  • 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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