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    Places visited:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • The Sunshine Coast
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Daintree & Cape Tribulation
  • Stay in some lovely two bedroom apartments suitable for the family.

  • Visit the scenic Blue Mountains and keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos.

  • Go on a Fraser Island 4x4 excursion.

  • Take a reef trip on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Explore the tropical rainforest.

Audley Travel specialist Pippa

What our specialists say...

Australia has something for the whole family. This great trip is based on a family of four travelling and combines a number of the country's highlights at a relaxed pace. Visit Sydney, Brisbane and the north east, taking in beautiful beaches and unusual wildlife, with opportunities for plenty of fun activities. Throughout the itinerary you will stay in comfortable self catering apartments and welcoming resorts and hotels.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • The Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Daintree & Cape Tribulation
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Sydney.

Day 2 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

On-board your international outbound flight to Sydney.

Day 3 Sydney

Sydney

On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred by private vehicle to your downtown accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax. If you have the energy, you could dip a toe into Sydney's highlights - perhaps start by taking a tour of the Opera House or walking over the Harbour Bridge, nicknamed 'the coathanger' (tour costs not included). Today is at leisure to explore some of Sydney's highlights. You may wish to travel out to Bondi Beach, Australia's most famous beach, for some time by the ocean, explore the sights and sounds of Darling Harbour (a great family friendly location), or catch a local ferry and travel across to the laid back beach town of Manly.

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Day 4 Sydney

Sydney

This afternoon, the whole family will spend an exhilarating hour learning to ride the waves on Bondi Beach, a quintessential Aussie experience! The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure.

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Day 5 Sydney

Sydney

Spend a couple of hours this morning being shown around Zoo by one of the zookeepers. You will have photo opportunities with Koalas, Kangaroos, Echidnas and more in this hands on adventure. You venture behind the scenes in the nightlife exhibition, see how the animals food is prepared and learn all about them. You then have the rest of the day to explore Taronga Zoo at your leisure.

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Day 6 Brisbane

Sydney , Brisbane

You will make your way to the airport this morning in time for your flight to Brisbane. This subtropical city has skyscrapers bordering one bank of the river and a city beach and lagoon on the other - it's the sort of thing every city should have.

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Day 7 Brisbane

Brisbane

Enjoy a day of fun around Brisbane. You could visit Australia Zoo; run by the family of the late Steve Irwin. Her you can see all the favourite Australian animals in one place, or visit one of the theme parks which are within easy reach.

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Day 8 The Sunshine Coast

Brisbane , The Sunshine Coast

Collect your car this morning and make your way to Noosa via the Glass House mountains, this is a beautiful drive so don't forget your camera!

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Day 9 The Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

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Day 10 The Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast

Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island, and makes a great adventure. The seas around the island are filled with sharks and all sorts of vicious sea creatures, but the freshwater lakes of the island have perfect sandy beaches and no such dangers. This 4x4 day trip will introduce you to the natural attractions and give you a good chance to spot wild dingoes.

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Day 11 Port Douglas

The Sunshine Coast , Brisbane , Cairns , Port Douglas

This morning you will depart the Sunshine Coast and drive back to Brisbane Airport in time for your flight to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Travel north to Port Douglas.

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Day 12 Port Douglas

Port Douglas

You will enjoy a fabulous full day cruise out into the Great Barrier Reef today, keep an eye out for the huge variety of sea life which can be found here.

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Day 13 Port Douglas

Daintree & Cape Tribulation , Port Douglas

Today is at leisure, we suggest driving over to The Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. There are lots of walks through the rainforest which you can try out, keeping a close eye out for all of the wildlife around. You can book onto a crocodile spotting boat trip when you arrive and finish off the day with an Ice Cream at the Daintree Ice Cream Company.

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Day 14 Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Today is at leisure to explore Port Douglas, perhaps relax by the pool for the day and reflect on the adventures of the last couple of weeks.

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Day 15 International return flight

Port Douglas , Cairns , International return flight

Make your way to the airport today for your onward flight.

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist James
Audley Travel specialist Lucy

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The specialist who designs your trip to Australia will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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