Discovery Down Under (Australia)

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Discovery Down Under (Australia)

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Destination for this trip:

Ayers Rock, Australia; Queensland, Australia; Sydney, Australia

Length of trip:

10 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3709 to $ 5269

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.

Detailed Description of this trip:

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Australia as few others do. Offered by a Premier Aussie Expert (recently named among the top five Aussie Specialists in North America) and designed by the award-winning Adventures by Disney, this trip offers an unforgettable journey to Australia. Visit Palm Cove & The Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock (Uluru), and Sydney - with insider advice and passion of an Aussie Expert, and the special services and exclusive trips only a Premier Expert can provide.

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Queensland

    Welcome to Queensland! You will be met & greeted at the airport, then taken to your hotel (home for 4 nights), Sea Temple Resort & Spa in Palm Cove. Rest of the day at leisure. That evening, attend the Welcome Dinner.
    Welcome to Queensland!
    Private Car Service

    Upon exiting customs, you will be met by a tour representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the Sea Temple Resort & Spa hotel.

    Welcome Dinner

    Meet your fellow Adventurers at a relaxing family-style dinner served under the stars. Enjoy the balmy tropical evening and the peaceful surroundings. It’s the perfect setting to start your Australian adventure.

  • Day 2 - Queensland

    Today discover the Daintree Rainforest - journey out to Mossman Gorge to discover the natural wonders of this region. Enjoy lunch by a river at Voyages Silky Oaks Lodge. Then end the day at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for a cruise & dinner. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Activities included.
    Mossmon Gorge
    National Parks

    Hike through an ancient rainforest, a lush jungle filled with unusual animals and plants. After a short informative tour, take your time to explore the natural wonders in this scenic park.

  • Day 3 - Queensland

    Today we visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. This evening theenjoy a special Kids-Only and Adults-Only Dinner. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Activities included.
    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

    Participate in Aboriginal traditions as Tjapukai tribe members share their culture with song and dance. Listen to a didgeridoo, learn how to throw a boomerang and a spear, and even paint your own boomerang. Afterwards, enjoy a buffet lunch featuring local dishes in Tjapukai.

  • Day 4 - Queensland

    The day you've been waiting for - the Great Barrier Reef! Today we sail on a Catamaran to the Low Isles for a day of fun in the sun and under the water!
    Port Douglas Marina

    After a short stay in the lovely coast town of Port Douglas, board a catamaran to sail to Low Isles in the amazing Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the largest coral reef system in the world and considered one of the world’s natural wonders.

  • Day 5 - Ayers Rock

    Today we depart for Ayers Rock. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel, the Desert Gardens Hotel, with a stop at the Aboriginal Cultural Center along the way. This evening, take a camel ride at sunset.
    Journey to Ayer’s Rock

    Fly to the center of Australia to explore the red desert around the mysterious formation known as Ayer’s Rock, or by its Aboriginal name Uluru. Lunch will be served in-flight. On your way to your hotel, a brief stop at the Aboriginal Cultural Center provides an orientation to Uluru and its indigenous people.

  • Day 6 - Ayers Rock

    This morning, enjoy a walk around Ayers Rock. Lunch and the afternoon are at your leisure. This evening, we head out to see Kata Tjuta at sunset, followed by stargazing under an incredibly clear sky. Enjoy a Kids-Only and Adults-Only Dinner.
    Ayers Rock Walk
    National Parks

    As you approach Ayers Rock, you will be amazed by the richness of textures and mass of the rock. Hike around its base to learn its stories and see its beauty. Our group will walk at the base of Ayers Rock instead of climbing to respect the wishes of the Aboriginals who are the caretakers of this spiritual site.

    Kids-Only and Adults-Only Dinner

    While Junior Adventurers enjoy their own pizza party, adults can enjoy a quiet dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 7 - Sydney

    Time to leave the arid outback of central Australia and fly to Sydney, a beautiful coastal city. Sydney is known for its outdoorsy, laid-back lifestyle combined with a rich, vibrant culture. Lunch will be served in-flight. Meals Included: B, L, D
    The Grace Hotel

    Your hotel is a beautifully restored historical building with the latest modern amenities. It is centrally located and within easy walking distance of some of the best attractions, shopping and dining in the city. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions about local activities to do on your own.

    Nick's Bar & Grill
    Food and Dining

    Soak in the stunning view of the harbor as you savor great sea food at this family-style restaurant.

  • Day 8 - Sydney

    A fabulous day of sightseeing in Sydney: Breakfast at the Taronga Zoo, Bike Ride tour throughout the City, and a Cruise on the Harbour. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Taronga Zoo
    Private Tour

    Enjoy an informative private breakfast with a zoo keeper, which includes a visit from a new arrival to the zoo's nursery. Afterwards, join a privately guided tour focusing on the fascinating native Australian animals.

    Cruise Sydney Harbour

    Ride the Sky Safari cable car to the dock, where you embark on a thrilling jet boat ride around the sights of Sydney Harbor. Then lunch on delicious pizza at the always-lively Circular Quay.

    Bike Tour
    Private Tour

    Hop on a bike for a privately guided tour of the historic Rocks district, one of Sydney's oldest neighborhoods. Its charming maze of streets is now the site of enticing shops, galleries and restaurants. While you explore the area, you'll hear some fascinating stories about the city's colorful past.

    Dinner on Your Own
    Food and Dining

    Your Adventure Guides will help you find the perfect restaurant for a family meal you can enjoy on your own.

  • Day 9 - Sydney

    The morning is on your own to explore Sydney - sightsee, shop, or just relax! In the afternoon, you are wisked off to Tobruk Sheep Ranch to experience life outside the city. Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
    Morning in Sydney

    This is your chance to explore Sydney's many attractions on your own. Do some last-minute shopping, stroll through the lovely parks, visit the Sydney Opera House, or experience the Bridge Climb, one of Sydney's most popular attractions.* There are loads of interesting activities for you and your family. If you need any suggestions, ask your Adventure Guide.

    Lunch on your Own in Sydney
    Food and Dining

    Your Adventure Guides can suggest where to indulge in a special family lunch.

    Tobruk Sheep Ranch
    Private Tour

    In the afternoon, travel to the scenic countryside for a fun-filled afternoon at a working sheep ranch! Watch dust-raising demonstrations of herding, shearing, and whip cracking. Then enjoy a family-style farewell dinner of Australian barbeque and other favorites. Great Aussie entertainment sets the mood!

  • Day 10 - Sydney

    This is your last morning in Australia before flying home
    Breakfast at the hotel
    Food and Dining

    Enjoy one final breakfast with your fellow travelers as you wrap up your Australian adventure.

    Transfers to the Airport

    Relax while we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the airport.

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