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Hamilton Island

Australian family adventure - Sydney to the Whitsundays

17 days from £6,995pp

Hamilton Island
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Tour highlights

  • Ride the waves with an exciting surf lesson on the iconic Bondi Beach.

  • Admire the scenic beauty of the Blue Mountains, looking out for jumping kangaroos.

  • Enjoy a sun-soaked stay in Noosa, with its beautiful beaches and vibrant local culture.

  • Experience the stunning Whitsunday Islands and try snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Benefit from a private driver throughout, ensuring the trip is totally stress-free.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers in comfortable vehicles
  • Age-appropriate activities
  • Family-friendly accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

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

  • On-board your international outbound flight to Sydney.

  • On arrival in Sydney, you will be transferred by private people mover 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 coat hanger'.

  • The whole family will spend the morning in the water learning to ride the waves on Bondi Beach, a quintessential Aussie experience. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at your leisure on the beach.

  • This morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a full-day tour of the majestic Blue Mountains. As you head into the mountains, you will stop at a local farm to see some of Australia's native wildlife, including kangaroos and koalas. You will then continue up into the Blue Mountains to visit a number of stunning lookout points over the Jameson Valley, including the famous Three Sisters in Katoomba. Throughout the day, there will be chances to visit many more of the Blue Mountains' iconic sights, including the towering Govetts Leap Falls and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

  • This morning, a private driver will collect you from your accommodation to transfer you to the airport in time for your onward flight to the Gold Coast. Upon arrival, you will collect your vehicle and head into the rainforest to stay at O'Reilly's Guesthouse for two nights. Here, you will have the chance to take some of the stunning walking trails in this UNESCO World Heritage-listed national park and marvel at the tropical birdlife and wildlife endemic to the region.

  • Today is a free day to explore Lamington National Park further and to try some of the included tours at your accommodation.

  • You will be transferred north from Lamington National Park to the Sunshine Coast today, where you will spend the next three days exploring one of Australia's most beautiful beach destinations.

  • Today is a free day for you to enjoy Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

  • On your private tour today, you will head north of Noosa along 70 kilometres of iconic beaches with amazing scenery and marine wildlife. You will drive to Double Island Point Lighthouse to take in the 270-degree ocean view before heading to Rainbow Beach to see the colourful sand mounds. Stop at Rainbow Beach Surf Club for lunch before looping back to Noosa.

  • This morning, you will depart the Sunshine Coast and drive back to Brisbane Airport in time for your flight to Hamilton Island. Upon arrival on Hamilton Island, you will be transported to your accommodation, where you have the rest of the afternoon free to relax.

  • Head to Hamilton Island Marina this morning for your full-day reef cruise. Your vessel will take you to Hardy Reef, where you'll spend over three hours snorkelling, and also have the chance to scuba dive, take a glass bottom boat ride, or take out a semi-submersible.

  • Today is at leisure on Hamilton Island to use their facilities and relax.

  • Today is another free day. We recommend taking a tour to Whitehaven Beach to see the stunning white sand.

  • A final day to relax in the Whitsunday Islands, enjoying azure waters, white sand beaches, and many activities available on the island.

  • You will be transported to the airport this morning in time for your onward flight back to Brisbane, to meet your international connection.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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Lamington National Park
Sunshine Coast
Hamilton Island

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