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Luxury Australia Family Expedition

17 days from £9,460pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience a sunrise over the city in a hot air balloon.

  • Hunt for crabs in with an Aboriginal guide.

  • Take a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Surf the popular Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Melbourne
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Daintree & Cape Tribulation
  • Cairns
  • Sydney
  • Blue Mountains
  • Sydney

Itinerary idea in detail

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

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

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

Day 2 International outbound flight

Day 2 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

On-board your international outbound flight to Melbourne.

Day 3 Melbourne

Day 3 Melbourne

Melbourne

Arrive into Melbourne today and be met by a representative who will transport you to your city accommodation. Stay in the funky street art town of Melbourne for three nights. Please see the main itinerary for suggestions for your free time.

Day 4 Melbourne

Day 4 Melbourne

Melbourne

Early this morning you will be collected from your accommodation and head out for a morning hot air balloon ride over the city of Melbourne. Enjoy the sunrise from the balloon, looking over the city skyline. This afternoon is open to explore the city. In the evening, take a two and a half hour tour where you get to kayak down the Yarra River and take in the views of the city while you enjoy a fish and chips dinner from your kayak.

Day 5 Melbourne

Day 5 Melbourne

Melbourne

Spend today exploring Melbourne at your own leisure. We recommend exploring the cities amazing street art or making your way to St Kilda for a nice coastal walk.

Day 6 Port Douglas

Day 6 Port Douglas

Melbourne , Cairns , Port Douglas

Early this morning you will be collected from your city accommodation and transported to the Melbourne airport in time for your domestic flight to Cairns. Upon arrival into Cairns, you will be collected by a private driver who will transport you to your Port Douglas accommodation where you will spend the next three nights. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the cute town or relax on Four Mile Beach.

Day 7 Port Douglas

Day 7 Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Spend the day aboard your Reef Cruiser to snorkel the majestic Great Barrier Reef. Get lost in a vast underwater ecosystem, exploring the fragile reefs and swimming alongside the many fish it houses. You may even see a giant clam, manta ray, or reef shark prowling the waters. Lunch is included aboard the ship.

Day 8 Port Douglas

Day 8 Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Take a full day cultural tour of the Daintree Rainforest and its surrounding towns and beaches. The tour starts with a stop at an Aboriginal Arts Center, which a local artist will conduct an art class for your tour group. You will then continue on to the ancient Daintree rainforest, having lunch at the visitor center, and continuing on for a guided walk through the rainforest. Finally, your tour will take you to the nearby Cooya Beach, where a local Aboriginal guide will take your group spear fishing for crabs along the beach, and then back to his personal home to cook up the afternoon's catch.

Day 9 Daintree & Cape Tribulation

Day 9 Daintree & Cape Tribulation

Port Douglas , Daintree & Cape Tribulation

Today you will be collected from your Port Douglas accommodation and transported to Silky Oaks, a rainforest luxury lodge. Spend the next two nights exploring the Daintree Rainforest from your retreat.

Day 10 Daintree & Cape Tribulation

Day 10 Daintree & Cape Tribulation

Daintree & Cape Tribulation

Today is at leisure to try the included tours at your accommodation.

Day 11 Blue Mountains

Day 11 Blue Mountains

Daintree & Cape Tribulation , Cairns , Sydney , Blue Mountains

This morning you will be collected from your rainforest retreat and transported to the Cairns airport in time for your onward flight to Sydney. Upon arrival into Sydney, you will collect a vehicle and head west into the Blue Mountains, where you will stay for the next two nights at the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort. Please see the main itinerary for suggestions for your free time.

Day 12 Blue Mountains

Day 12 Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Spend the day at leisure exploring the gorgeous Blue Mountains region. There are several walking paths, many of which follow the cliff faces of the many rock escarpments that characterize the area.

Day 13 Sydney

Day 13 Sydney

Blue Mountains , Sydney

At your leisure make your way back to Sydney where you will drop your vehicle and stay in Sydney for your final three nights. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the vibrant city.

Day 14 Sydney

Day 14 Sydney

Sydney

Spend the morning relaxing or exploring the highlights of Sydney. In the afternoon, spend the day out on Sydney Harbour. A great introduction to the area you will see the city from its most iconic spot, the harbour. Your guides will give you an expert introduction and ensure you see all the highlights of the water and serve and excellent seafood lunch.

Day 15 Sydney

Day 15 Sydney

Sydney

Take a trip down to the famous Bondi Beach, where you'll have a guided surfing lesson. Enjoy the waves and the beach, and maybe head down the gorgeous coastal walk to Bronte after your surf lesson.

Day 16 International return flight

Day 16 International return flight

Sydney , International return flight

Finish your trip with a private transfer from your Sydney accommodation to the airport in time for you onward flight.

Day 17 International return flight

Day 17 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Janin
Audley Travel Specialist Caitlin

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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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