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Itineraries

Australia: Luxury Family Vacation

  • Ideal Length:
    9 Days
  • Best Time To Go:
    March - May, September - November
  • Flight Time:
    LAX 14 Hours 45 Minutes, CHI 20 Hours 15 Minutes, NYC-All Airports 21 Hours 55 Minutes
  • AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):
    $9,585

Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Sydney3 Days
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  • Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Sydney Opera House
  • Learn how to ride waves as a family at a popular beach
  • Take an adrenaline-pumping jet-boat tour in the Sydney Harbor
Uluru or Ayers Rock
Uluru3 Days
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  • Tour Ayers Rock to hear stories about its legendary powers
  • Take a camel ride through red sand dunes in a national park.
  • Learn how to create your own story in a traditional dot painting
  • Embark on a family foodie experience to taste local cuisine
Great Barrier Reef - Whitsunday Islands
Port Douglas3 Days
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  • Spend a full day cruising and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Get an exclusive close personal experience with wallabies and koalas
  • Take an Aboriginal walkabout with a Kuku Yulanji tribe member
Sydney Day 1-3
Uluru Day 4-6
Port Douglas Day 7-9
Sydney Day 1-3
Sydney, Australia
Begin your fun family adventure by checking into your hotel, relaxing, and then meet your tour group at the welcome dinner. The next few days are full of excitement, including a private tour of the Sydney Opera House to learn about its history; private family surf lessons on Bondi Beach; and a heart-pumping jet-boat tour in the Sydney Harbor.
Park Hyatt Sydney
Stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney
Arrive in cosmopolitan Sydney, where you are met at the airport with a driver and private transfer to this harborside luxury hotel in the city’s historic Rocks area. Guests will wake up to amazing views of the Sydney Opera House, and can explore this vibrant area, filled with cobbled streets, cafes, art galleries, museums and luxury shops.
Delicious Australia Fish Dish
Welcome Dinner
Now, that you’ve settled in, it’s time to meet the other members of your tour group during a fun welcome dinner to sample some the local Australian cuisine. The hotel has onsite dining, but don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore nearby restaurants like Quay, The Bridge Room and Rockpool Bar & Grill, serving everything from Wagyu burgers to a lavish 10-course menu.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House Behind the Scenes
With an expert guide, you will take a private tour of this famous Opera House to learn fun facts and secrets about its history, and participate in interactive games and activities for all ages, including the opportunity to dress up in costume and pose with props in this world-renowned venue.
Surfing Bondi Beach
Surf Lessons on Bondi Beach
Head out for a day of surf, sand and sun on Bondi Beach, home of the famous Bondi Beach Lifesavers. Aussie surfers carve up sandbar breaks in the distance, while your family hits the waves in a private group lesson.
Jet Boat in Sydney, Australia
Thrilling Jet-Boat Tour
Cruise Sydney Harbor on a jet-boat tour that includes fun fishtails and spins while checking out sights, including the Sydney Harbor Bridge, one of the tallest arch bridges in the world.
Great Barrier Reef - Whitsunday Islands

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Uluru Day 4-6
Uluru
After a few fun-filled days in Sydney, you’ll head to Uluru to explore the 600-million year-old rock and learn about its mystic powers. Hop on a camel to ride through the red sand dunes in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Learn how to play the famous wind instrument, the didgeridoo. And as a family, you’ll embark on a tasting tour of local ingredients led by a reputable chef, followed by a sumptuous lunch.
Stay at the Sails in the Desert
Stay at the Sails in the Desert
Enjoy your leisure time. After a day-long adventure at Ayers Rock, enjoy your leisure time at this 5-star resort that features a gumtree-lined swimming pool; diverse onsite dining options, including the indigenous-inspired cuisine at the Walpa Lobby Bar; a collection of indigenous art at the Mulgara Gallery; and ah-inspiring treatments at the Red Ochre Spa.
Family of three climbing rock in Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.
Sacred Rock of the Aborigines
With the resident tour director, tour the 600-million-years-old sandstone Uluru (Ayers Rock) held sacred by Australia’s Aboriginal people. Listen as your guide shares stories of the monolith’s legendary powers. Stop to enjoy tasty canapés, soft drinks and sparkling wine from a location, where you can watch the sun set on the famous rock.
Tourists on Camels
Camel Ride Through the Desert
Rise early for an adventure to explore the landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and see its gorgeous stone domes known as Kata Tjuta, which means “many heads” in the local language. Climb aboard a camel for a ride through Kata Tjuta’s beautiful red sand dunes at sunset, and end your adventure by tasting Outback foods, such as freshly baked damper (bread).
Traditional Dot Painting
Traditional Dot Painting
Join indigenous artists to learn about the symbols and stories of their traditional dot paining, and then use what you have learned to make a painting of your own story to take home with you.
Aboriginal man playing a didgeridoo
Aussie Making Music
A local guide teaches you to play the didgeridoo, a wind instrument known for its haunting sounds, and first played by Australia’s indigenous peoples 40,000 years ago.
Australian dishes on dining table
Family Foodie Experience
Led by a reputable chef, your family will partake in a tasting of locally grown, indigenous ingredients, like those used in the special lunch that follows.
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Port Douglas Day 7-9
Great Barrier Reef - Whitsunday Islands
Embark on an adventure-packed two days! Explore the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, via a vessel and a snorkeling excursion. In addition to seeing local marine life, vacationers get exclusive access to hold a koala in a wildlife habitat area; experience a traditional Aboriginal walkabout; and end the family vacation with a fun farewell dinner.
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
In Cairns, a private transfer will drive you along the beautiful South Pacific coast that leads to Port Douglas, where you check into this luxurious beachfront resort. From rainforest tours to Barrier Reef day trips, the staff will make your entire stay seamless. Enjoy upscale amenities, including the ALUCO Restaurant & Bar and Vie Spa.
Child snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Embark on a full-day exploration of the Great Barrier Reef aboard an intimate and comfortable vessel, gliding among coral gardens and sheltered lagoons. And on a guided snorkeling tour, adventure-seekers will view teeming marine life up close in its natural habitat, before an exhilarating cruise back to port.
Girl holding a koala
Explore Port Douglas Wildlife
Travel to the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas for a private tour with a park ranger. Visit the wallabies and get exclusive access to the koala enclosure, where you can hold a koala in your arms. Next, visit the Wildlife Care Center for rescued wild and injured animals.
Aboriginal men demonstrate traditional method of starting a fire
Take an Aboriginal Walkabout
Head to the Daintree Rainforest, where a member of the Kuku Yalanji people invites your family on an Aboriginal walkabout. Tour the tribe’s ancestral country around Daintree; walk through the rainforest and coastal habitats, learn about ancient traditions and medicines derived from nature, and practice traditional spear throwing.
Group dining together and toasting with a glass of wine
Farewell Dinner in Australia
Celebrate your spectacular adventure exploring the Land Down Under with your family. Enjoy a final dinner and reminisce about the fun times and jaw-dropping moments in Sydney, Uluru and Port Douglas that made this the trip of a lifetime!
Driver opening door of a luxury car
Private Transfer Cairns Airport
Before leaving Australia, enjoy eating breakfast with your family before departing your hotel or resort. A travel agent can help you arrange can arrange a private transfer to Cairns airport for your scheduled flight.
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Sydney Harbor

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