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Luxury Family Journeys

Family Australia 2020


9 days from $8,695

Limited to 24 guests

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Children 17 and under save $500.

Set off on an epic Aussie adventure, plunging into a surf lesson at Bondi Beach, visiting the Outback's mystical Uluru and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef.

A&K Advantages

Enjoy exclusive access to the koala and wallaby enclosures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and the amazing opportunity to hold a koala

Learn to surf with the whole family at Bondi Beach, and then embark on an exciting jet-boat adventure in Sydney Harbour

Explore the Outback and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, discovering mysterious Uluru and meandering through sand dunes on a camel-back ride

Snorkel with a spectacular array of marine life during a full day on the Great Barrier Reef

Learn about Aboriginal arts firsthand when you join expert local guides for a painting class and didgeridoo lessons

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Day 2
SYDNEY | BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE OPERA HOUSE
Day 3
SYDNEY | SURF LESSONS & JET-BOAT THRILLS
Day 4
ULURU | SACRED ROCK OF THE ABORIGINES
Day 5
KATA TJUTA | CAMEL RIDE THROUGH THE DESERT
Day 6
ULURU | AUSSIE MUSIC MAKING & FOODIE ADVENTURE
Day 7
PORT DOUGLAS | THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Day 8
DAINTREE RAINFOREST | ABORIGINAL WALKABOUT
Day 9
DEPART PORT DOUGLAS
Day 1
ARRIVE SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Arrive in cosmopolitan Sydney, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in the city’s historic Rocks area. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
SYDNEY | BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE OPERA HOUSE

Today, privately explore the magnificent Sydney Opera House, led by an expert guide. Learn fun secrets and little-known facts about its history, and take part in interactive games and all-ages activities, including the opportunity to dress up in costume and pose with props in this world-famous venue. Later, enjoy time at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
SYDNEY | SURF LESSONS & JET-BOAT THRILLS

Head out for a day of surf, sand and sun at Bondi Beach, home of the famous Bondi Beach Lifesavers. Aussie surfers carve up sandbar breaks in the distance, while your family hits the waves for a private group surf lesson. After a beach-side lunch, transfer to Circular Quay’s Eastern Pontoon for a thrilling jet-boat tour. Cruise Sydney Harbour, experiencing fun fishtails and spins while taking in sights that include the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the tallest steel arch bridges in the world. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with the new friends you’ve made.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
ULURU | SACRED ROCK OF THE ABORIGINES

Fly to central Australia’s vast Outback and transfer to your accommodations near Uluru (Ayers Rock), a 600-million-year-old sandstone monolith held sacred by Australia’s Aboriginal people. After some time at leisure at your hotel, and perhaps a swim at the pool, set out for a tour of Uluru with your Resident Tour Director, who shares stories of the monolith’s legendary powers. Stop to enjoy tasty canapés, soft drinks and sparkling wine from a prime location, where you watch the sun set on the mystical monolith, its distinct red coloration aglow in the low light of day. Return to your hotel for dinner.

Sails in the Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
KATA TJUTA | CAMEL RIDE THROUGH THE DESERT

Rise early for an adventure through the desert landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, where you see its gorgeous stone domes known as Kata Tjuta, which means “many heads” in the local language, and also called the Olgas. After lunch at leisure, join indigenous artists to learn about the symbols and stories of their traditional dot painting, and then use what you have learned to make a painting of your own story to take home with you. Tonight, climb aboard a camel for a ride through Kata Tjuta’s beautiful red sand dunes at sunset, with inspiring Uluru in the distance. Later, enjoy a tasting of Outback foods, such as freshly baked damper (bread).

Sails in the Desert
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
ULURU | AUSSIE MUSIC MAKING & FOODIE ADVENTURE

This morning, 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. Partake in an A&K Family Foodie Experience with a chef-led tasting of locally grown, indigenous ingredients, like those used in the special lunch that follows. Later, fly to Cairns. A drive along the beautiful South Pacific coast takes you to Port Douglas, where you check in to your beachfront hotel.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
PORT DOUGLAS | THE 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. Explore the marvelous aquatic wonders of the reef on a guided snorkeling tour, viewing teeming undersea life up close in its native habitat, before an exhilarating cruise back to port.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
DAINTREE RAINFOREST | ABORIGINAL WALKABOUT

Travel overland to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, which you explore privately with a park ranger, visiting the wallabies and enjoying exclusive access to the koala enclosure, with the opportunity to hold a koala in your arms. Next, visit the Wildlife Care Center for rescued wild and injured animals. After lunch, continue to the brilliantly green 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 rainforest and coastal habitats, learn about ancient traditions and medicines derived from nature, and practice spear throwing. Tonight, celebrate your epic adventure through Australia with a special farewell dinner.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
DEPART PORT DOUGLAS

This morning, transfer to the Cairns airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jun 27 - Jul 05
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  • Jul 11 - Jul 19
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  • Dec 24 - Jan 01
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $890
Sydney/Uluru/Cairns

Minimum age is 6 years. Suggested age is 8+.

First group event: welcome briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.

Children 17 and under sharing with an adult save $500.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Pricing applies to children 17 and under sharing with an adult.


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