24 Day From Reef to Reef Australia Adventure

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$6,159 USD
Sydney, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Exmouth, Cairns
Enjoy the ultimate Aussie Adventure covering the must-sees of this beautiful continent from coast to coast. You will get the opportunity to go on one-in-a-lifetime experiences like swimming with Whale Sharks and snorkeling through the Great Barrier Reef to city tours via bicycle through some of Australia’s more prominent destinations. This is a trip for those looking to get a true taste of Australian Adventure!
Start Location: Sydney End Location: Melbourne
  • Sydney Bike Tour
  • Sydney Bridge Climb
  • Sydney Harbour Hop on Hop Off
  • Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Crocodile Feeding Experience
  • Kakadu Wilderness Tours
  • Katherine Gorge Tour
  • Coffee and Culture Perth Walking Tour
  • Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Night Time Star Gazing Tour
  • Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour
  • Full Day Wave Rock Tour
Day 1: Sydney

Welcome to Sydney! Australia's largest and most iconic city, known for its stunning harbor, beautiful beaches, and vibrant urban lifestyle. It's a multicultural metropolis that blends modern skyscrapers with historic architecture, offering a diverse range of experiences. From the moment you arrive in this vibrant city you will discover something to see around every corner. Enjoy the many shops and restaurants of the famous Darling Harbour and the History of the Rocks area or take a stroll down one of the beautiful Bondi and Manly Beaches. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation for the next 4 nights.
Overnight: Sydney
Day 2: Sydney Sightseeing by Bike

Today you will have a great opportunity to see what Sydney has to offer from a different perspective with a full day sightseeing tour by bike. The Sydney Classic Bay tour will take you to all of the iconic sights as well as some of those local hidden gems that you may have missed on your own. Enjoy iconic sites like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close to the Opera House, take fabulous photos of the harbour and relax in one of Sydney’s oldest pubs, or a picturesque cafe…it’s the one tour in Sydney that shows a little bit of everything along the way!
Overnight: Sydney
Day 3: Sydney Bridge Climb

Take in a 360-degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit on the original Climb experience. Like an exposed spine, the outer rim delivers you to the peak, as the sky remains just beyond your outstretched fingertips. Latching on to the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, you will walk on catwalks below the road deck until you reach the South-East Pylon. Here you will ascend on four ladders to the start of the upper arch, surrounded by the hum and buzz of Sydney’s traffic. With the summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge’s outer arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side to make your descent to our Climb Base.
Overnight: Sydney
Day 4: Sydney Harbour Hop on Hop off

Begin your day from the Circular Quay or Darling Harbour for a day of a Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off ferry pass, making it easier to navigate the maze of commuter timetables. The ferry departs 14 times daily every 30-45 minutes giving you the flexibility to explore at your own pace. Enjoy over 9 different stopovers along the way to see key highlights such as the Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay and more.
Overnight: Sydney
Day 5: Sydney to Cairns

Say G’day to the jewel of Australia – The Great Barrier Reef. You will be transferred to the Sydney Airport where you can take a flight north to Queensland. Flight is not included.
Overnight: Cairns
Day 6: Cape Tribulation

Travel to Port Douglas via the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives. Join a guided tour and see the endangered cassowary and other wildlife with the opportunity to have our photo taken holding a koala, snake or crocodile (extra cost.) Travel along the rainforest-fringed Cape Tribulation Road through Daintree National Park, a magnificent wilderness region. Depart for Jungle Surfing - a unique rainforest tour where your feet don't touch the ground. Fly through the trees on ziplines with a bird's eye view into the canopy and out to the reef. Depart Cape Tribulation for return journey with some comfort stops along the way. Stop at Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views. Depart on the north side of the river for the Daintree River Cruise. Spot crocodiles, birds and other wildlife as you journey through the mangrove.
Overnight: Cairns
Days 7-9: Green Island 3 Day Experience on the Great Barrier Reef

Situated on one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef is one of nature’s rare gifts – the beautiful Green Island. This ancient coral cay is home to over 120 species of native plants, colourful birds and marine life and beautiful coral gardens to explore. With just 46 luxurious suites nestled amid lush rainforest and secluded from the day visitor facilities, one of the hallmarks of Green Island Resort is its unique reef and rainforest setting. Green Island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest. One of the most eco-sensitive developments in the world, Green Island Resort passionately balances the needs of our guests and the protection of our World Heritage environment. As a national park located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Green Island has been a popular day visitor destination for generations with guests from around the world experiencing this unique World Heritage area every year. By night, experience the pure serenity of your own tropical island retreat. Your Package Includes: 2 nights in an Island Suite with full buffet breakfast, Vessel transfers, Great Barrier Reef Day Adventure, and Government Charges & Fuel Levy for Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Day 10: Cairns

Enjoy your last day in Cairns at leisure.
Overnight: Cairns
Day 11: Cairns to Darwin

Today you will be transferred to the airport and after your flight to Darwin you will have time to join the Big Croc Feeding in Darwin. Your 1 hour VIP Tour includes a close encounter with a big croc, the opportunity to hold unique reptiles and entry to Crocausauras Cove. Flight is not included.
Overnight: Darwin
Day 12: Full Day Kakadu Tour

Start your day with a thrilling adventure in Kakadu! Depart from Darwin and head to Kakadu National Park, a vast 20,000 square kilometer area rich in wildlife, Aboriginal rock art, and diverse landscapes. Your first stop is the Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River, a prime spot for observing Top End wildlife, including the iconic Saltwater Crocodile. Enjoy a break at Corroboree Park Tavern for lunch and snacks. Next, explore the Aboriginal culture and history at Bowali Visitor Centre. Then, visit Cahills Crossing for crocodile sightings (seasonal). Explore the ancient rock art at Ubirr rock or Nourlangie rock, depending on seasonality and accessibility.
Overnight: Darwin
Day 13: Katherine Gorge

Heading out of tropical Darwin in the morning, travel south along the famous Stuart Highway through the townships of Adelaide River and Pine Creek towards Katherine. Enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the Northern Territory while your guide shares historical and cultural insights. The highlight of your day is the two-hour NitNit Dreaming boat cruise in Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk), surrounded by 70m high cliffs that change colors with the natural light. Learn about the Jawoyn people's culture and stories as you explore the area. Afterward, visit the beautiful Edith Falls (Leliyn) area, where you can swim in the plunge pool (season permitting) or simply relax. Then, return via Pine Creek and Adelaide River, concluding your day in Darwin.
Overnight: Darwin
Day 14: Darwin to Perth

Take a flight to Western Australia and you will be transferred to your accommodation in Perth. Flight is not included.
Overnight: Perth
Day 15: Perth Sightseeing and the Pinnacles Desert

Start your day in Perth with a coffee (or tea), and a dash of culture, art and history. Discover hidden art, laneways, secret gardens, amazing cafes and learn about the local history while exploring the city. Your friendly local guide will escort you to one of the most significant structures in Perth, the State Buildings. Formerly home to the General Post Office, Land Titles Office, Treasury and Parliament, this complex contains 120 years of stories. These days, the State Buildings are home to many quality food and beverage venues. The tour concludes with a delicious treat at Elizabeth Quay, the waterfront precinct located on the tranquil Swan River. The ideal start to a Perth day.This evening, explore the world-renowned Pinnacle Desert, an amazing moon-like landscape, at the most magical time in the evening. Experience the change in light as the sun sets and make way for a myriad of stars brought to life without light pollution.
Overnight: Perth
Day 16: Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Package

It's time to experience Rottnest like the locals do! Discover Rottnest Island by bicycle and experience over 63 beaches and 20 bays as you explore this unique A-Class Reserve. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the island. Snorkelling is absolutely amazing on Rottnest Island, with many calm bays and beaches to choose from. See some unique marine wildlife and tropical corals in the beautiful underwater habitat.
Overnight: Perth
Day 17 Perth to Exmouth

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Learmonth and you will be transferred to Exmouth, the gateway to Ningalroo Reef. Flight is not included.
Overnight: Exmouth
Day 18: Swimming with the Whale Sharks or Whales

Over a staggering 30,000 west coast Humpback Whales migrate through the Exmouth and Ningaloo region and start to rest after their long migration from the Antarctic. Mothers will typically move their calves into the Gulf area at Exmouth over these months, to fatten them up for their lengthy return journey south. Venture out in a small group with your guide in this intimate experience with whales and whale sharks. Following this, enjoy incredible snorkeling on the colourful reef to enjoy an array of tropical fish, turtles, rays and corals.
Overnight: Exmouth
Day 19: Ningaloo Reef Safari

Ascend to the top of Cape Range to view the rugged beauty of Charles Knife Gorge and enjoy the sprawling views over Exmouth Gulf. Expert guides will help you discover the unique flora and fauna of Cape Range National Park. Enjoy an exclusive tour of tranquil Yardie Creek on board Ningaloo Safaris Tours own purpose-built vessel. Visit Milyering discovery Centre and the panoramic Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. Re-live the history of the Northwest Cape with experienced and friendly local guides who have extensive knowledge and appreciation of the area's natural beauty, colourful history and its bewildering variety of native fauna and flora.
Overnight: Exmouth
Day 20: Exmouth to Melbourne

You will be transferred to Learmonth airport for your flight to Melbourne. Flight is not included.
Overnight: Melbourne
Day 21: Melbourne Bike Tour and Hidden Lanes Tour

On the Melbourne by Bike City Tour you'll see more in a few hours than most see in days. Explore Melbourne’s coolest streets, parks, shops, cafes, hidden laneways and multicultural neighbourhoods. Experience real Melbourne hospitality on this leisurely ride with a local guide in small friendly groups. It’s the perfect way to start any Melbourne visit and to get your bearings. Ride Melbourne's most vibrant areas where its university students hang out, explore the city's street art scene and shop for amazing gourmet treats to eat with fellow riders during our lunch break at the famous Queen Victoria Market. You'll see Melbourne's best architecture old and new, learn a bit of its golden history, experience its famous cafe and foodie culture. In the afternoon, join in on an indulgent walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture and historical tales are found in these walkways. There is something for everyone, local and visitors alike. See over 50 stores on this casual stroll. Make a day of it in Marvelous Melbourne.
Overnight: Melbourne
Day 22: Phillip Island Tour

Begin your day with a stop at the Phillip Island Koala Reserve, where you’ll be making some new friends with the local Australian animals as you're taken on a guided ranger walk through the woodland. Famous for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and unique wildlife it's then to the western end of the island to the Nobbies. Experience the majestic rocky coast and views of an Australian fur seal colony and spot wild wallabies and native birds on a back road journey to the main show at the Penguin Parade. Explore the award-winning Visitor Centre before witnessing the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore. It’s truly a magical and unforgettable experience!
Overnight: Melbourne
Day 23: Great Ocean Road Tour

Today is the beginning of the Great Ocean Road tour with the opportunity to take in panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length. You will pass by and learn a little about Victoria’s second-largest city, Geelong, as we make our way towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beachside towns and powerful swells. You will make a brief stop at the town of Anglesea, for a chance to walk alongside the beautiful Anglesea River, before continuing the scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road. At the township of Kennett River, we break for lunch (at your own expense) with an opportunity to stroll among the sweetly-scented eucalyptus trees to locate local koalas in their native habitat. There is a large koala population here and numerous sightings are guaranteed. From here, we travel onwards through the Otway Ranges to the Shipwreck Coast and the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park. Our first stop is Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. We take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway. As the sun approaches the horizon we make our way to our final sightseeing destination. Prepare to be amazed by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy a genuine spectacle watching the colours of the sky and the land transform in the evening light. We break up the homeward journey with a dinner stop (at your own expense) in the regional town of Colac. We then continue on, enjoying views of the illuminated city as we again cross the Westgate Bridge on the approach to Melbourne. With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.
Overnight: Melbourne
Day 24: Package Ends

Your Australian Advenuture comes to an end today.
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These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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