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16 days in Australia mixes the natural beauty of Australia’s landscapes, thriving rainforests, endless beaches and marine wonders with the unique culture, history, architecture, and food scene of several of Australia’s cosmopolitan cities. Start in lively Melbourne, travel the Great Ocean Road, explore Tasmania (highlights include Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur and Hobart). Continue on to Port Douglas, which serves as a jumping off point for exploration of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. End your trip with two days of immersion in iconic Sydney. This customized trip will be uniquely tailored to your specific interests.

Trip at a Glance:

  • Day 1: Arrive in Melbourne
  • Day 2: Enjoy a full day in Melbourne
  • Day 3: Great Ocean Road, Wildlife of the Western Plains
  • Day 4: Great Ocean Road, The 12 Apostles
  • Day 5: Great Ocean Road, The Expanse of the Western Plains
  • Day 6: Fly to Tasmania, arrive Cradle Mountain
  • Day 7: Spend a full day exploring Cradle Mountain
  • Day 8: Travel to Freycinet National Park
  • Day 9: Full Day to discover Freycinet National Park
  • Day 10: Travel to Hobart via Port Arthur and explore
  • Day 11: Fly to Cairns, travel on to Port Douglas
  • Day 12: Full day to discover the Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 13: Jungle surfing canopy tour, Cape Tribulation
  • Day 14: Fly to Sydney and explore
  • Day 15: Enjoy a full in Sydney with Harbor Cruise
  • Day 16: Depart Australia

Trip Highlights:

– Discover the cosmopolitan and culture rich city of Melbourne
– Travel the Great Ocean Road, experience the diverse wildlife of the Western Plains, the unique and rugged natural formation of the 12 Apostles, and the vast open expanses of the Western Plains
– Explore Tasmania. Take in the dramatic landscapes of Cradle Mountain, the pink granite mountains, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Freycinet National Park, and the rich convict history of Port Arthur
– Wonder at the seemingly endless marine life and amazing physical structures of the Great Barrier Reef.
– Travel deep into the heart of Daintree Rainforest on Cape Tribulation and give jungle surfing a try (if you are feeling bold!)
– Explore the cultural mecca that is Sydney