Uncover Secrets From Down Under

Fall in love with the Aussies’ relaxed way of life, exotic wildlife, and passion for the outdoors.



8 days, 7 nights
2024 Dates
May 28 - June 5


Sydney and Cairns, Australia




  • Three and four-star hotel accommodations with double occupancy.

  • Insider access to some of our local guides’ favorite spots in the city. Beyond simply showing you good places to go or eat, your private guide takes you there.

  • Premier cultural excursions, like catching a wave at Bondi Beach and snorkeling through the Great Barrier Reef.

  • An on-call customer experience team to handle all the details and ensure your every need is met.


A charming, laid-back atmosphere. Friendly, diverse inhabitants. Stunning landscapes of sun, sand, and surf. Australia is truly a world (and a continent!) of its own. From the colorful Great Barrier Reef to the remote beauty of the Outback, it’s no wonder the country continues to captivate travelers with its natural wonders and exotic wildlife. It may be a long journey, but this is one destination that never disappoints.


Arrive in Australia

Any epic voyage begins with a travel day or two. The flight to Australia is a long one, but completely worth it.


G’day, Sydney

An early morning arrival in Sydney means a full day of fun. You’ll meet our local guides at the airport, transfer to the hotel, and make your way downtown. Hit the hotspots on a walking tour that showcases the beautiful city, including stops at the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, before a group welcome dinner. You’ll have the night free to catch up on some rest or continue exploring.


Coastal dreams

There’s nothing quite like a morning walk along one of the world’s most spectacular urban coastlines. Sydney’s iconic eastern beachside communities are nestled between dramatic sandstone cliffs and stunning golden beaches. In the afternoon, you’ll hit Bondi Beach for a surf lesson and some beach time.


Kangaroos and views

Today you’ll get out of the city to meet some native animals at a wildlife park. Feed the kangaroos, pet a koala, and meet all the other unique creatures that call Australia home. Your next stop is the Blue Mountains, famous for its gumtree-filled valleys ridged with sandstone cliffs. You’ll spend the afternoon on a hike down the cliffside and alongside waterfalls before heading back to the city.


Northbound to Cairns

A morning flight will carry you to Cairns, the gateway to Queensland's tropical north. Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed al fresco. You’ll take an afternoon tour of downtown before a fun evening dinner.


A living masterpiece

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for: a full-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef! All your snorkeling gear will be included if you opt into an instructor-guided intro dive. If not, there are plenty of other ways to see the Reef, like riding in a submersible or glass-bottom boat. You’ll have hours to explore this patch of beautiful corals teeming with colorful fish—and maybe even spot a turtle or small reef shark.


Choose your adventure

It may be your free day, but there’s no shortage of ways to fill it. Relax by the resort pool, or if you’re craving more adventure, skydive, bungie jump, or hike your choice of rainforest. The group’s farewell dinner tonight will be hosted by a local indigenous community, where you’ll be treated to authentic cuisine and a dance performance. After that, you’ll hit the town for one last night of fun.

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  • Transportation to and from Sydney and Cairns airports, as well as all planned events and venues during the trip

  • Domestic flight from Sydney to Cairns

  • Admission to all scheduled events and tours, like:

  • Surfing lesson at Bondi Beach

  • Native animal meet-and-greet at a wildlife park

  • Guided hike in the Blue Mountains

  • Great Barrier Reef day trip and intro dive

  • Indigenous cuisine and dance performance

  • The majority of your meals, as well as any gratuities for covered meals


  • Airfare and transportation to and from Australia

  • Select meals


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