Australia Family Escape: Melbourne, Cairns, & Sydney

DAY 1: Melbourne

You will be privately transferred between your hotel and Melbourne's international airport alongside a professional driver.

DAY 2: Melbourne

Begin your tour with your private guide to explore Melbourne’s grooviest streets, parks, shops, cafes, hidden lane ways and multicultural neighborhoods. After lunch you’ll be joined by a local Melbourne street-artist for a guided tour through the lane ways of the city center, or bohemian neighborhoods of Fitzroy and Collingwood. Discover murals both commissioned and freelance, created by world-renowned artists and newcomers alike –learn about the different styles, techniques and much of the symbolism behind the art. A memorable treat to finish the tour is an expert-led spray-painting workshop held at Melbourne’s Blender Studios –a share space for budding artists to explore their creativity.

 
DAY 3: Melbourne - Cairns

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Melbourne's domestic airport alongside a professional driver.

 

Board a flight in Melbourne with service to Cairns. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 20 minutes.

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You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Cairns Airport alongside a professional driver.

 
DAY 4: Cairns

Meet your private guide and driver at your hotel before making your way to the train station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This spectacular journey features unsurpassed views of World Heritage listed rainforest, steep ravines, and picturesque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park. Arriving at Kuranda, you’ll visit the local village to enjoy a café lunch before wandering through the colorful arts and crafts market and boutique stores. Continue to a wildlife sanctuary for a very up close and personal experience with a koala where you’ll be able to cuddle the mischievous marsupial and pose for a photo. Afterwards, your guide will take you to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, considered one of the world's most beautiful rainforest experiences. Your gondola trip takes you above the canopy of the scenic national park with stops along the way to visit Red Peak station.

 
DAY 5: Cairns

Today you’ll have the opportunity to expose your senses to the breathtaking beauty wonder of the Great Barrier Reef as it was intended. As the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, this extraordinary natural wonder is the only living structure that can be seen from space. Grab a snorkel and let your guide show you the incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover diverse marine life and vivid coral reefs at an exclusive reef mooring where only you and your group will be snorkeling. After snorkeling, enjoy a personalized sailing tour of this stunning tropical island paradise before getting the chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef’s only rain forest.

DAY 6: Cairns - Sydney

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Cairns Airport alongside a professional driver.

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Board a direct flight in Cairns with service to Sydney. Approximate flight time is 3 hrs.

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You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Sydney Airport alongside a professional driver.

 
DAY 7: Sydney

Meet your private guide and driver at your hotel before immersing yourself in one of the most up-close and personal wildlife tours that Australia has to offer. Transfer north over the Sydney Harbour bridge to arrive at Taronga Zoo, home to over 4,000 animals, many from threatened species. Here you’ll experience an exclusive tour of the zoo’s unique Australian animal collection designed especially for the inquisitive traveler. Guided by an official zookeeper, you’ll be introduced to the country’s notably unusual wildlife, posing for photos alongside kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats and echidnas. Upon the completion of your wildlife experience you’ll make your way to Balmoral Beach for a lunch stop served with a side of amazing panoramic views. Continue onto the seaside town of Manly, considered a must-visit waterfront destination with its famous tree-fringed beachfront. Climb up North Head for a short walk to see stunning views of the harbor before hopping on a bicycle for a leisurely peddle along the promenade. Enjoy a well-earned ice cream before returning to the vehicle for a private transfer back to your hotel.

 
DAY 8: Sydney

This unique day is the ultimate way to experience the beauty of Sydney alongside a private, experienced guide. Your guide will meet you at your city hotel for a drive around the historic Rocks precinct, considered the birthplace of Sydney. Meander through the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens, taking a short walk to view Mrs Macquarie’s chair and excellent views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Your drive continues through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and into Rushcutters bay where you'll stop to enjoy a lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Next it's on through Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs to see some of Sydney’s most sought-after addresses. Pass by scenic bays before traversing along the coastline to Sydney’s beachside Mecca of Bondi Beach. Stroll down the esplanade with the locals, maybe even enjoying an ice cream before re-boarding your vehicle. On return to the city, you'll arrive at Darling Harbour where your yacht awaits to transport you around Sydney Harbour for a leisurely cruise and delicious afternoon tea. After an incredible 2 hours on the world’s most beautiful harbour, your vessel returns to Darling Harbour. You may choose to stay and enjoy the lively atmosphere here or return to your hotel at your leisure.

DAY 9: Sydney

A transfer in a private vehicle with a driver between the airport and city or hotel is provided.

Starting from:

$6400

When To Go:

October to March

Currency:

Australian dollar

Language:

English

Flight Time:

15 hours

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