Sydney, Ayers Rock, Tasmania & Great Barrier Reef

12 Days / 11 Nights

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Take a hop "down under" on our Australia tour that gives you a first-hand look into this fascinating country where you'll experience the elegance of modern life as well as the traditions of the past. From the Sydney Opera House to Ayers Rock, the Australian vacation package offers the best of both worlds.
Australia Trip Highlights
  • View the dazzling array of sea life by snorkeling among the coral forests and shimmering fish of the world's largest tropical reef. A marine biologist is on hand to answer your questions.
  • Participate in Aboriginal traditions as Tjapukai tribe members share their culture with song and dance. Listen to a didgeridoo and learn how to throw a boomerang and a spear.
  • Head off to Australia's famed outback for a privately guided hike around the base of sacred Ayers Rock, also known by its Aboriginal name, Uluru.
  • While in Sydney, pedal around scintillating Sydney Harbor on a privately guided bike tour, visit the stunning Sydney Opera House, and get a private surfing lesson at the famous Bondi Beach.
  • Soar over eucalyptus trees on zip lines. Paddle a sea kayak on the brilliant waters of Coles Bay. And enjoy visiting the Tasmanian Devils and other intriguing animals at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Flight Information

  • Arrive: CNS (Cairns)
  • Return: HBA (Hobart)
  • 3 Internal Flights Included


  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners


  • Minimum Age: 4
  • Suggested Age: 7+

Itinerary: Day 1
Arrive at Cairns International Airport 
Welcome to Queensland! Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and takes you to the Sea Temple Resort & Spa Hotel.

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa 
Unwind from your journey as your Adventure Guide checks you into this tropical beachside resort. While adjusting to the time difference, cool off in one of the refreshing pools and satisfy your appetite at one of the many local eateries. Your Adventure Guide can make suggestions for exploring the village of Palm Cove on your own.

Welcome Dinner 
Meet your fellow Adventurers at a private, family-style dinner served under the stars. The balmy tropical evening and the peaceful surroundings is the perfect setting to start your Australian adventure.
Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Itinerary: Day 2
Catamaran Cruise to Great Barrier Reef
Greet your fellow Adventurers at breakfast before taking the coach for a ride to Port Douglas. At the Marina Mirage, board a high-speed catamaran and cross the Coral Sea to Agincourt Reef. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the largest coral reef system in the world. A World Heritage area, it's one of the Seven Natural Wonders and the only living thing that can be seen from outer space! Our private marine biologist helps make the most of your day. Snorkel from the pontoon platform or view the reef 3 feet (1 meter) below the surface from inside a semi-submersible vessel. 

Lunch on the Pontoon
Refuel for the afternoon's activities at the tasty tropical buffet on board the pontoon. 

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Return to the marina and travel by coach to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for an exclusive viewing of the park's special residents. Go "croc-spotting" on a lagoon cruise then attend a short meet-and-greet with the animal keeper who'll show you brilliant birds and languorous lizards galore! 

Welcome Dinner at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Sit down to a traditional Australian barbecue buffet at Lilies Restaurant, overlooking a lagoon filled with crocodiles! This delicious spread includes grilled fish, steak, vegetarian options and local exotic fare such as crocodile dumplings.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 3
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Participate in Aboriginal traditions as members of the Tjapukai tribe share their culture with song and dance. Listen to a didgeridoo, learn how to throw a boomerang and a spear in a private lesson, and even paint your own boomerang during this private event. 

Village of Kuranda
Home to koalas, kangaroos and breathtaking Barron Falls, this vibrant mountain retreat is surrounded by a World Heritage rainforest. Shop for Aboriginal artifacts, chase butterflies or relax at an upscale bar — use the time as you wish to explore this congenial village. 

Lunch on Your Own
Restaurants in Kuranda offer traditional Australian cuisine and a variety of international options. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the best places to find a great family meal. 

Skyrail from Kuranda to Caravonica
Glide over a lush tropical canopy in a gondola and uncover the wonders of the rainforest. Soak up panoramic views as the gondola immerses you in the spectacular sights and sounds of this amazing ecosystem. Alight at two mid-stations—Red Peak and Barron Falls—to explore the forest canopy on a guided walking tour, pause at scenic lookout points and visit the state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Have a question? Ask a ranger! Plenty are on hand to help. 

Dinner on Your Own
Recount the day's many discoveries over a delicious meal at a restaurant of your choice. Again, your Adventure Guides are wellsprings of information when it comes to where to dine.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Itinerary: Day 4
Fly to Ayers Rock
Fly to the center of Australia to the heart of the outback to explore the red desert around the mysterious geological formation called Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock). A light lunch will be served in-flight. On your way to your hotel, stop at the Aboriginal Cultural Center for an orientation to Uluru and its indigenous people. 

Uluru Walk
As you approach Uluru, you'll be amazed by its richness of textures and mass. Hike around its base as you learn the rock's stories and experience its beauty and energy. Today's walk will keep to the base of Uluru instead of climbing over it to respect the wishes of the Aboriginals who are the caretakers of this sacred site. 

Arrive at Desert Gardens Hotel
Enjoy the stunning views of Uluru from this lovely hotel, your home for the next night. Relax in your room or unwind by the pool and garden. 

Dinner at White Gums Restaurant
Named after the smooth-barked eucalyptus trees that grow nearby, this restaurant offers mouthwatering Australian cuisine at this buffet dinner featuring hearty soups, delicious seafood, refreshing salads and succulent roasted meats.

View a night sky blazing with millions of stars (weather permitting) and listen to fascinating Aboriginal stories about the wonders above. An astronomer is on hand to make the most of this incredible experience.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 5
The Views at Kata Tjuta
In the morning, visit the other major geological feature in the area, Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas. Kata Tjuta means "many heads," an apt description of the 36 red domes that make up this stunning formation. Hike into the folds to see desert plants and animals in Walpa Gorge. Then grab your camera to photograph the spectacular colors of the rocks as the light changes. 

Fly to Sydney
Time to leave the arid outback of central Australia and fly to Sydney, a beautiful coastal city. Sydney is known for its outdoorsy, laid-back lifestyle combined with a rich, vibrant culture. Lunch will be served in-flight. 

The Domain Park and Mrs. Macquarie's Chair
Take a refreshing stroll at The Domain, Sydney, where signs invite you to walk on the grass, hug the trees and talk to the birds (but don't feed them!). This spacious park by the harbor offers great views of the famed Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and is home to the sculpted seat of Mrs. Macquarie, wife of the early 19th-century governor of Sydney, who purportedly sat on its storied steps to watch the passing ships. 

Arrive at Sheraton on the Park Hotel
Settle into this stylish and elegant hotel in the heart of Sydney as your Adventure Guides check you in. 

Dinner at Botanica Brasserie and Disney Movie Night
Adults dine at their leisure in this upscale hotel restaurant while Junior Adventurers join the Adventure Guides for dinner and a Disney Movie in a private venue.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 6
Harbour Bike Tour
Hop on a bike and peddle past some of Sydney's most stunning scenery! This private tour takes you along the harbour's edge, starting at the historic Rocks district, where a local expert shares stories about Sydney from its historic settlement to today. After your ride, rest in the gardens of the 19th-century Sydney Observatory. 

Harbour Cruise
All aboard a boat for a leisurely buffet lunch and harbour cruise! Enjoy tasty cuisine prepared fresh on board as you pass Sydney's sensational harbour views. Sip a cool drink from the bar and stroll the extensive decks as you take in the sights. 

Sydney Opera House Visit
Walk to the nearby Sydney Opera House for a visit to one of the world's most renowned architectural wonders. Learn the history of its development and the challenges of hosting world-class performances. 

Dinner on Your Own
Your Adventure Guides will help you find the perfect restaurant for a family meal you can enjoy on your own.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Itinerary: Day 7
Private Surfing Lessons at Bondi Beach
Hit the waves at this world-famous beach as you take surfing lessons with a team of local instructors. Grab this once-in-a-lifetime chance to hang ten at one of the top surfing locations on the planet! Non-surfers can opt to walk with an Adventure Guide on the scenic coastal trail from Bronte to Bondi. 

Lunch at North Bondi RSL Club
Feast on salads and gourmet-style pub grub with your fellow Adventurers at this "members only" beach club bistro overlooking the white sands and turquoise waters. 

Afternoon and Evening on Your Own
This is your chance to explore Sydney's many attractions on your own. Do some last-minute shopping, stroll through the lovely parks, visit the Sydney Opera House or experience the Bridge Climb, one of Sydney's most popular attractions.* There are loads of interesting activities for you and your family. If you need any suggestions, ask your Adventure Guide. 

*Additional charges will apply, contact a Hotel Concierge for details.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Itinerary: Day 8
Fly to Tasmania
Welcome to this heart-shaped island of old growth forests, serrated mountain peaks and extraordinary geology. Known as the Natural State, Tasmania is filled with nature reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites. Land in Launceston, where you will take a coach to Hollybank Treetops. 

Picnic Lunch
Fuel up on a savory box lunch from the Ashgrove Cheese Company at picnic tables surrounded by the lush scenery of the Tasmanian forest. 

Hollybank Treetops Zip Line Adventures*
Soar over the treetops of an ancient eucalyptus forest above the roaring Piper's River! Between exhilarating zip line flights, alight on "cloud stations" up in the trees as highly trained guides help you see the forest ecology from a bird's-eye view. 

Arrive at Freycinet Lodge
Travel past spectacular scenery to your home for the next 2 nights. Nestled in the majestic Freycinet Peninsula with its pink granite peaks, white beaches and deep blue waters, this luxury accommodation exudes both a rustic warmth and high sophistication. 

Dinner at the Lodge
Regale your fellow Adventurers with tales of the day's treks over a delicious dinner at the lodge's restaurant. 

*Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the activity. Minimum weight limit for a child to fly alone is 75 lbs or 34 kg (otherwise children fly with an adult) and the maximum weight limit is 300 lbs or 136.1 kg (for an individual or a combined weight as a tandem).
Accommodations: Freycinet Lodge
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 9
Sea Kayaking on Coles Bay
After breakfast at the lodge, discover the Freycinet Peninsula on this guided excursion. Glide past pristine sandy beaches over crystal-clear waters as you watch for soaring sea eagles, and the gleam of a dolphin's back as it breaks the ocean surface. Take a break on a secluded beach to learn stories about the region while you sip your favorite hot beverage and snack on tasty tidbits. 

Lunch at Freycinet Lodge
Relax and enjoy a leisurely lunch at the lodge restaurant. 

Guided Hike to Wineglass Bay Overlook
Follow your Adventure Guides up the gentle slope that curves up and over the "saddle" between Mount Amos and Mount Mayson as you ascend to the Overlook. Take in the breathtaking views of Wineglass Bay from this prominent point. 

BBQ Dinner on Lodge Deck
Sapphire waters ripple at the coastline as you savor a private BBQ dinner on the lodge lookout deck. Take in the panoramic view of Great Oyster Bay and share the day's tales with your fellow Adventurers. 

Junior Adventurer's Game Night
After dinner, parents can relax with a glass of Tasmanian wine in front of a roaring fireplace or lounge on the deck overlooking the Great Oyster Bay while Junior Adventurers retreat to the Lodge's game room. With the Adventure Guides at hand, kids are in for an evening of board games, cards and storytelling!
Accommodations: Freycinet Lodge
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 10
Kate's Berry Farm
Travel to this legendary cool-climate berry farm with sweeping views across Great Oyster Bay and Freycinet National Park. Take a break at Kate's Just Desserts Café and devour her delicious ice creams, scones and fruit pies*, or simply enjoy the farm scenery. 

Frogmore Creek Winery Lunch
Board the coach for a relaxing drive to the Frogmore Creek Winery. Enjoy lunch from a limited à la carte menu in a bucolic setting surrounded by an ocean of vineyards. Relish spectacular views of majestic mountains standing sentinel beyond shimmering coastal inlets. 

Wine Tasting and Junior Adventurer Lawn Bowling
Treat your palate to a sensational selection of Frogmore's wines during a private tasting. Junior Adventurers will gather with the Adventure Guides to partake in another Australian sensation: lawn bowling! 

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Get ready for an extraordinary wildlife experience at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, home to a number of species now extinct everywhere but Tasmania. Feast your eyes on the Tasmanian devil, the eastern quoll, the Tasmanian pademelon and the shy Tasmanian bettong. Adventurers will also meet wallabies, koalas, echidnas, wombats and much more! 

The Hotel Grand Chancellor
Sparkling in the brilliant Tasmanian sunlight, this sophisticated hotel overlooking the picturesque harbor is your home for the next two nights. Unwind in the lobby as your Adventure Guides check you in. 

Dinner On Your Own
Your Adventure Guides will help you find the perfect restaurant for a family meal you can enjoy on your own. Seafood lovers adore Tasmania's amazing ocean harvest, while meat eaters claim Tasmania's beef is the best in the world! 

*Product purchases are at Guest cost.
Accommodations: Grand Chancellor Hotel
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Itinerary: Day 11
Salamanca Market 
Each Saturday, one of Tasmania's top attractions roars to life: the Salamanca Market! Over 300 vendors offer a plethora of goods that include fresh produce, gourmet foods, art and handicrafts from all over country. Wander through this market mecca on your own as you search for the perfect gift or souvenir.

Lunch on Your Own 
Seek out a special meal on your own in Salamanca Place, which offers a number of restaurants and cafes. Not sure where to eat? Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations!

Devil's Kitchen 
On your way to Port Arthur, stop for photos of a stunning rock formation known as Devil's Kitchen. Meander atop the cliffs for panoramic views of the rocky surfaces that rise into the sky from the azure waters.

Port Arthur 
Once known as the most brutal and inhumane prison of the 1800s, Port Arthur is Australia's second oldest European settlement and now considered one of its most significant heritage areas and attractions. Take a privately guided visit of the site's museum and grounds to learn about this formidable former penal colony. Afterward, take your time to explore the indoor and outdoor museums on your own.

Farewell Dinner in the Prison Asylum 
Join your fellow Adventurers for a spooky farewell feast in the notorious former insane asylum at Port Arthur.

Ghost Tour 
After dinner, follow a local guide on this private lantern-lit tour through the haunting ruins of this historic site. Listen as your cloaked guide tells tales of ghost sightings and unexplained phenomena that have been reported throughout the years. It's a chilling, thrilling way to top off your trip down under!
Accommodations: Grand Chancellor Hotel
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 12
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy one final breakfast with your fellow travelers as you wrap up your Australian adventure. 

Transfer to Airport
Relax while we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the airport.
Accommodations: Grand Chancellor Hotel
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Prices are based on double occupancy.

AIRFARE TO AND FROM DESTINATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR LAND PACKAGE PRICES. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Your land package pricing, which will be confirmed once we receive your $300 per person deposit, is guaranteed at the time of booking for your party. Government fees or taxes are subject to change. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added. The child rate applies to Guests under 12 at the time of travel when accompanied by an adult in the same room. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are traveling with children, check this trip's minimum eligibility age and recommended minimum age, which you can find in the Overview, FAQs and Itinerary. Room configurations are subject to availability. Please see "Notes on Accommodations" for room configurations. 

Previous Itinerary*
This departure date is part of a previous version of this itinerary and may contain different activities and accommodations than those currently listed for this itinerary. Click here for a list of activities and accommodations on this previous itinerary. 

Note on Accommodations: Subject to availability: 

Parties of one or two in North Queensland are accommodated in a one-bedroom apartment with one king bed. Parties of one or two in Ayers Rock are accommodated in one room with one king bed or 2 double beds. Parties of one or two in Sydney are accommodated in one room with one king bed or two twin beds. Parties of one or two in Freychinet are accommodated in a one room cabin with one king bed and one double sofa bed. Parties of one or two in Hobart are accommodated in one room with one king or two double beds. Parties of three in North Queensland are accommodated in a two-bedroom apartment with one king and one queen bed. Parties of three in Ayers Rock are accommodated in one room with two double beds. Parties of three in Sydney are accommodated in one room with one king bed or two twin beds plus a rollaway. Parties of three in Freychinet are accommodated in a two room cabin with one king, two twins and one double sofa bed. Parties of three in Hobart are accommodated in one room with one king or two double beds plus a rollaway. Parties of four must be booked as two doubles. Connecting rooms may be requested, however, are not guaranteed. 

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