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Luxury Australia Family Expedition
17 days from £11,075pp
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.
- Port Douglas
- Daintree Forest & Cape Tribulation
- The Blue Mountains
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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
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Melbourne.
Day 2 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
On-board your international outbound flight to Melbourne.
Day 3 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
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 6 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
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
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 Forest & 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 Forest & Cape Tribulation
Day 11 The 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 The 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
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
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
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
Sydney , International return flight
Day 17 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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