Family Tour of Ireland (13 Days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)
Australia for Families
(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Sydney, Kangaroo Island, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef & Hayman Island
Australia is a great family destination and this is the ultimate private luxury tour. Visit the incredible family-friendly city of Sydney, learn about Aboriginal culture in the the Outback, see koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat, and stay at an exclusive resort near the Great Barrier Reef.
Begin in Sydney where you will enjoy privately guided touring of the city’s top family attractions. Visit the historic Rocks district, and explore fun neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Darling Harbor. Walk along the cliffs at Bondi Beach and watch the skilled surfers. Depending on your interests, also visit Sydney's award-winning museums such as the Powerhouse Museum and the Sydney Aquarium. Also enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the world famous zoo, Adventurous family members may wish to partake in a Sydney BridgeClimb tour, while others might opt to browse festive outdoor craft markets. One night, attend a performance at the Sydney Opera House. Additional activities can be arranged upon request, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, private yacht excursions, scenic harbor flights, and private surfing lessons.
Spend a few unforgettable days on Kangaroo Island to see abundant wildlife in their natural habitat, including kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, echidnas, goannas, platypuses, rare birds and even whales. Also see spectacular rock formations, beautiful beaches and meet the locals. Touring is with your own private naturalist guide.
Next, spend two days at Ayers Rock (Uluru), surrounded by vast blue sky and red earth in Australia’s beautiful Red Centre. With your expert private guide, enjoy comprehensive touring in the region. Learn about Aboriginal bushtucker cuisine and legends of the Dreamtime. Tour the base of Ayers Rock and view Aboriginal rock art in caves and waterholes (billabongs). Walk through the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and nearby sand dunes. Take desert walks and learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Outback. Also, learn about Aboriginal dot painting and visit the Aboriginal cultural center. Optional activities can be arranged such as camel or motorcycle excursions and helicopter flights over the Outback landscape or to remote cave art sites.
Next, fly to Tropical North Queensland for a stay in the beach town of Palm Cove. While there, enjoy a private tour of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest—the world’s oldest living rainforest and a protected World Heritage site. Alternatively, choose to take a ride on the Kuranda scenic railway and spot crocodiles on a private boat cruise.
Continue to Hayman Island, a luxury resort in the Whitsunday Islands that is ideal for families. The resort is a great base for visiting the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. One day, enjoy a snorkeling excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Additional optional activities include island ecology walks, birdlife walks, wildlife presentations, beach picnics, diving lessons and tennis, sailing, scenic helicopter flights, and spa treatments.
The tour concludes with a final night in Sydney.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Private afternoon tour.
Private half-day city tour
Sydney - Kangaroo Island
Transfer and flights to Kangaroo Island, via Adelaide, for 3 nights
Full-day touring with an island naturalist, including bush lunch
Private morning touring and afternoon at leisure to enjoy the lodge’s facilities and spa
Kangaroo Island – Ayers Rock
Transfer and flights to Ayers Rock, via Adelaide. Private arrival transfer to resort for 2 nights.
Private sunrise tour of Ayers Rock (Uluru). Private afternoon tour, including option for camel ride
Ayers Rock – Palm Cove (Queensland)
Private airport transfer and flight to Adelaide for 1 night.
Transfer and flight to Cairns. Private transfer to Palm Cove for 2 nights
Full-day private tour with a naturalist in the rainforest or full-day private touring and excursion on the Kuranda scenic railway and crocodile cruise
Palm Cove – Hayman (Whitsunday Islands)
Transfer and flight to Hamilton Island. Transfer by boat to Hayman Island for 3 nights at island resort
Hayman Island & Great Barrier Reef
Half-day excursion to the Great Barrier Reef
Day at leisure to enjoy the beach and resort
Hayman Island – Sydney
Transfer and flight to Sydney. Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight
Private airport transfer
Park Hyatt Sydney or Four Seasons Sydney
Southern Ocean Lodge
Sails in the Desert
Reef House Resort & Spa
One & Only Hayman Island
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