Australian Safari

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If your idea of meeting the locals is cradling koalas, hand feeding kangaroos, and laughing with a school of clownfish, then this is the vacation for you. Animal lovers unite on this spectacular safari tour of Australia. From Brisbane’s Australia Zoo, “Home of the Crocodile Hunter,” to Alice Spring’s Kangaroo Sanctuary, “Home of the Kangaroo Dundee,” you’ll g...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

What's this trip about?

    If your idea of meeting the locals is cradling koalas, hand feeding kangaroos, and laughing with a school of clownfish, then this is the vacation for you. Animal lovers unite on this spectacular safari tour of Australia. From Brisbane’s Australia Zoo, “Home of the Crocodile Hunter,” to Alice Spring’s Kangaroo Sanctuary, “Home of the Kangaroo Dundee,” you’ll get to know Down Under’s most captivating creatures and characters. The furry fun continues with a hop over to Melbourne to witness Phillip Island’s famous heart-warming Penguin Parade. Wombats and wallabies welcome you to the island state of Tasmania, as does the infamous Tasmanian devil—in its own unique way. Going below the surface, this in-depth tour of Australia also leads you to the marine life at the Great Barrier Reef, the whales, seals, and dolphins off the Tasman Peninsula, and the city and harbors of sunny Sydney. This 21-day tour is sure to show you the best of Australia and its unique wildlife.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
End CitySYDNEY

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Australia

Attractions

  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Tasmania

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Welcome to Brisbane, The Capital City of Queensland Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner. (Dinner)

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Day 2: BRISBANE. EXCURSION TO THE AUSTRALIA ZOO

Koalas, Crocs & Roos, Oh My! Start your day with an orientation tour of the city. See the mix of historical building and modern high-rises. Afterward, travel to the Australia Zoo, “Home of the Crocodile Hunter” where you’ll see some of Australia’s famous wildlife...

Day 3: BRISBANE

Bountiful Brisbane A full day to explore more of vibrant Brisbane. (Breakfast)

ENCHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Brisbane with a scenic cruise on the Brisbane River, relaxing at Streets Beach, Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach, or just taking a stro...

Day 4: BRISBANE–CAIRNS

Sights & Seas Depart Brisbane for Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Upon arrival, an orientation tour shows the highlights of the city. Later, visit the Cairns Aquarium. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner)

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Day 5: CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Below the Surface Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope beneath the surface. Return...

Day 6: CAIRNS

Aussie Adventures Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of Cairns. (Breakfast)

ENCHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Cairns with a 4 wheel-drive excursion into the Daintree Rainforest, soar high on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, check out Australia’s fam...

Day 7: CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Rock Stars Today, fly to the Red Center of Australia and visit Ayers Rock, a UNESCO world Heritage Site, known also by its Aboriginal name, Uluru. Visit the “Sunset Strip” for a drink and to witness the changing shades of the rock. (Breakfast)

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Day 8: ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS

Into the Outback Today, travel through the heart of the Outback to Alice Springs. At dusk, visit [LF] the Kangaroo Sanctuary. (Breakfast,Dinner)

LOCAL FAVORITE JUMP AROUND First established in 2005, the Kangaroo Sanctuary rescues orphaned baby kangaroos and adu...

Day 9: ALICE SPRINGS–ADELAIDE

Specialties of South Australia Sightseeing this morning includes a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Old Telegraph Station. Fly to Adelaide in South Australia. Upon arrival, take a brief orientation tour along the wide, tree-lined streets and well-mani...

Day 10: ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND

A Walk in the Park Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, inc...

Day 11: ADELAIDE–MELBOURNE

Cosmopolitan Cool Today, head to the cosmopolitan heart of Australia, Melbourne, home to beautiful gardens, restaurants, cafes and hidden arcades and laneways. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Your sightseeing to...

Day 12: MELBOURNE. EXCURSION TO PHILLIP ISLAND

Wild by Nature After time at leisure this morning, travel to Phillip Island and experience breathtaking natural beauty, pristine beaches, scenic coasts and crashing ocean waves. Your first stop is the Koala Conservation Centre where you’ll have the chance to see koal...

Day 13: MELBOURNE

Vineyards & Views Today is at leisure. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Melbourne with a trip to the top of the Eureka Skydeck for amazing views of the city below. You may also choose to venture to the breathtaking Yarra Valley, one of Austr...

Day 14: MELBOURNE–LAUNCESTON–CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Tasmanian Treasures Journey to Tasmania, once known as “Van Diemen’s Land.” Visit an ice creamery where you’ll have a chance to sample one of the 24 local varieties. Later this visit Cradle Mountain National Park, featuring a [LF] presentation by a local expert. (Br...

Day 15: CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Wombats & Wilderness Wonders Today is spent exploring the beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Sightseeing includes a visit to the Ronny Creek Boardwalk, an easy walk to take in the fresh air, scenic views, and the chance to spot wombats, the chubby little cr...

Day 16: CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK–HOBART

Tradition in Tasmania Travel through the rolling hills and farm fields of Tasmania to the capital city of Hobart. As the second oldest of Australia’s state capitals, Hobart has a wild convict past and a rich history still evident in its beautifully restored Georgian ...

Day 17: HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA

Historic Highlights After breakfast, head to the Tasman Peninsula home to natural beauty and convict history. Take a cruise and then visit the Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided tour. Return to Hobart where your evening is at leisure. (Breakfast,Lunch)

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Day 18: HOBART–SYDNEY

Spectacular Sydney Today brings you to Sydney, Australia’s largest city and considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s home to first-class restaurants, grand shopping arcades, and top tourist attractions. Sightseeing includes a visit to the ...

Day 19: SYDNEY

Surf, Sky & Sights Today is at leisure to explore all that Sydney has to offer. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Sydney with an optional excursion to experience one of Sydney’s famous beaches, Bondi Beach, where a local surf instructor will g...

Day 20: SYDNEY

Celebration in Sydney Another day for you to explore Sydney. Tonight, join your Tour Director and companions for a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. The perfect ending to your Australian Safari. (Breakfast,Dinner)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE ...

Day 21: SYDNEY

Until We Meet Again! Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Sydney and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (Breakfast)

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Last Updated: 6/19/2024
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Four Points by Sheraton BrisbaneIdeally located downtown, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane features well-designed guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, on-site restaurant serving fresh and seasonal fare, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel also offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi, ATM, currency exchange, and valet dry cleaning. BrisbaneAustralia99 Mary StPullman Cairns InternationalPullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa. Laundry is available through the hotel for a fee.CairnsAustralia17 Abbott StDesert Gardens HotelCentrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, coin-operated self-service laundry, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.UluruAustraliaYulara DriveCrowne Plaza Alice Springs LassetersThe modern Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is located at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges, in Australia's red center. The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, on-site restaurant and bar, and in-room dining.Alice SpringsAustralia93 Barrett DrivePullman AdelaideLocated in the heart of the Adelaide Central Business District, Pullman Adelaide is ideally situated nearby the city's main shopping precinct Rundle Mall. The hotel features 308 guestrooms, contemporary local cuisine in Salt restaurant, guest laundry, and complimentary Wi-Fi. AdelaideAustralia16 Hindmarsh SquareVibe MelbourneThe Vibe Melbourne is currently under construction. Originally built in 1873 in the Renaissance Revival style, the Cobden Building that once served as offices for the maritime trade and later as the clothing manufacturer and retailer Fletcher Jones will be transformed into a stunning new 24-story glass-fronted hotel and residential tower. The hotel will take in views of the Yarra River and Southbank, all the way to Port Philip Bay. The new hotel, which will preserve its classic heritage, will feature 206 guestrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool and gym, and ground floor lobby and restaurant. Please check back for more information about the hotel's amenities. Updates will be made as information is received. MelbourneAustralia1 Queen St.Peppers Cradle Mountain LodgeSituated in the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge offers secluded relaxation amongst the alpine wilderness. The hotel features two restaurants, a bar, thermal spa, laundromat, gift shop, and complimentary Wi-Fi in communal areas. Cradle Mountain National ParkAustralia4038 Cradle Mountain RoadThe Old Woolstore HotelThe hotel is centrally located within a stone's throw of the city center and just a block away from Hobart's waterfront. The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas. Rooms are apartment style with a separate bedroom, sitting room, and kitchen. Amenities include iron/ironing board, mini-refrigerator, hairdryer and bath amenities, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, full kitchen, and washing machine and dryer. HobartAustralia1 Macquarie StreetAmora Hotel Jamison SydneyThe award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and gym.SydneyAustralia11 Jamison St,

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