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Trip Extensions

Sydney Stopover

Duration: 4 days

Sydney is a great place to spend more than just a day, whether you are looking for an exciting place to explore or hoping to just sit back and relax. Discover Sydney's unique dining, shopping, and recreational options in one of the world's most attra... read more

Lamington National Park and Fraser Island

Duration: 7 days

Explore Australia's largest subtropical rainforest located in Lamington National Park and discover the amazing array of plant and animal species that inhabit this region. Then it's on to Fraser Island, where you will see beautiful freshwater lakes, o... read more

Australia Top End

Duration: 6 days

This safari visits two of the most popular national parks of the Top End, Kakadu and Arnhemland. Kakadu National Park is home to incredible aboriginal rock art as well as spectacular wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes. In Kakadu, you will expe... read more

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: melbourne and phillip island penguin parade

Blue fairy penguins waddle to shore Blue fairy penguins waddle to shore

Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, head to Phillips Island in plenty of time to get in good position for the nightly penguin parade. Rangers are on hand throughout the night to answer your questions and discuss the penguins.
Head back to Melbourne for the night.

Meals
none
Lodging
Novotel Melbourne or similar

Day 2: great ocean road

The 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean RoadThe 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road

The  Great Ocean Road is often described as the world’s most breathtaking coastal drive. Follow its winding trail through the lush Otway rainforests to the breathtaking, windswept drama of the Shipwreck Coast. Enjoy morning tea at Teddy’s Lookout. Stop in Lorne to view a colony of wild koalas. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Apollo Bay. The first stop after lunch is the famous Twelve Apostles, giant rocks that soar from the swirling waters of the Southern Ocean. Venturing further west, arrive at Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks more than 120 years ago. At day's end, head back to Melbourne for your overnight stay.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Novotel Melbourne or similar

Day 3: melbourne / adelaide / kangaroo island

Come face to face with kangaroosCome face to face with kangaroos

This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Adelaide and on to Kangaroo Island where you settle in for a three-night stay.

Kangaroo Island -- or K.I. -- is 100 miles long, and 35 miles wide at its widest point. Thie island "broke" from the mainland 10,000 years ago and evolution has created a number of endemic subspecies. Because the island is free from feral predator pests such as rabbits and foxes, many wildlife species fourish here as they do nowhere else. More than one-third of the island is National or Conservation Park. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas, platypus, snakes, bats, sea lions, whales, sharks, penguins and a population of about 6,000 New Zealand fur seals all thrive and are relatively common.

This evening you may wander down to the Kingscote Wharf, to watch the wild penguin feeding, a popular island entertainment that happens daily at 5pm.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Aurora Ozone Hotel or similar

Day 4: kangaroo island

You are being watched from above!You are being watched from above!

Today's full day program offers a wonderful taste of island life. You'll find the locals to be very friendly, always waving as they pass, and often stopping to chat. Start the day with a "cuppa" with homemade cakes and then a walk on country tracks through Eucalyptus groves where koalas snooze overhead.

Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the north coast. At Lathami Conservation Park walk quietly through the bush with your guide, identifying the animal sounds and tracks. Look for wallabies which are almost extinct on the mainland, and a subspecies of grey kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island.

Break for a delicious lunch featuring King George whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location. At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk with your guide among Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Aurora Ozone Hotel or similar

Day 5: flinders chase national park, k.i.

Keep an eye out for various birdsKeep an eye out for various birds

Today explore Flinders Chase National Park where, as they say, "kangaroos laze, and Cape Barren geese graze" and many varieties of animals and birds thrive. Then, head to Admiral’s Arch, an ancient limestone formation close to the ocean, to see the active colony of New Zealand fur seals. Continue next to Remarkable Rocks via the spectacular coastline of Cape du Couedic, where the forces of nature have carved modern sculptures out of the granite.

A lunch picnic in the bush features good wines and local produce. Other highlights of the day include searches for echidna (spiny anteaters) and the endemic Cromson Rosella.

Later, enjoy a short bush walks in search of the echidna (spiny anteater) and the colorful, endemic Crimson Rosella, a visit to beautiful Vivonne Bay which supports a colony of Little penguins, and a walk onthe beach at Point Ellen to 'fossick' for shells. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Aurora Ozone Hotel or similar

Day 6: kangaroo island / cradle mt., tasmania

A young Tasmanian Devil (believe it or not!)A young Tasmanian Devil (believe it or not!)

On to the next island -- Australia's island state of Tasmania. Fly from Kangaroo Island back to Adelaide and then on to Launceston, Tasmania. Depending on the size of your party, transportation in Tasmania might be with a van and driver or your own rental car. 

Begin your trip with the fantastically scenic drive to Cradle Mountain in the World Heritage listed national park of the same name.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Day 7: cradle mountain-lake st. clair national park

Cradle MountainCradle Mountain

Enjoy a full day exploring the Cradle Mountain area. The walking tracks are well cared for and you have many to choose from, including Pencil Pines Falls and Dove Lake. You are likely to see pademelons (a smaller relative of the wallaby) and wombats near your cabin and out on the trails. Guided walks and nighttime wildlife excursions are offered by the lodge. Depending on the time of year, there also may be options to bike, horseback ride or canoe.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Day 8: cradle mt. to freycinet national park

Wineglass BayWineglass Bay

This morning travel from Cradle Mountain to Freycinet, approximately 5 hours, with gorgeous scenery along the way. Jutting out into the sea on Tasmania's mild east coast is the rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula. Freycinet National Park consists of granite mountains,  azure bays and picture-perfect white sand beaches. 

Freycinet is a great place to go bird watching, and also offers a wide variety of activities. This afternoon, take a walk to Coles Bay or the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay which some say is the most beautiful bay in the world. In the evening, drive to the lodge for a restful evening.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Freycinet Lodge or similar

Day 9: freycinet national park

Today is a full day to explore Freycinet National Park. Take a walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, or take a more strenuous trek on the variety of available trails.  There are multiple activities from which to choose, including beach strolls, swimming, snorkleing, birding or wildlife spotting.  

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Freycinet Lodge or similar

Days 10-11: hobart

Bruny Island cruiseBruny Island cruise

There are several options to consider in Hobart, one of the world's most beautiful capital cities. Consider a day cruise to the pristine waters of Bruny Island, experience the mesmerizing history of Port Arthur, or the attitude-challenging Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

If you are lucky enough to be in Hobart on Saturday, be sure to spend some time at the weekly Salamanca Market.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Lenna of Hobart or similar

Day 12: tasmania / onward

Today check in for your flight to Sydney or Brisbane, and onward.

Consider connecting to Brisbane and on to Fraser Island, for another, very different, superlative island experience.

 

 

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$4,350
based on double occupancy
Single Supplement:
$800
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request

Need to Know

Duration:
12 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Comfortable & delightful hotels
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Some optional hiking
Group Size:
10-12
Joining small, local group tours
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Trip Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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The 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
The 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
Marvel at natural formations
Marvel at natural formations
Spectacular views across the countryside
Spectacular views across the countryside
Come face to face with kangaroos
Come face to face with kangaroos
Keep an eye out for various birds
Keep an eye out for various birds
The kangaroos may not want you to leave
The kangaroos may not want you to leave
Expect encounters with koalas
Expect encounters with koalas
Little Penguins waddle to shore at dusk
Little Penguins waddle to shore at dusk
Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Devil

Islands of Australia & The Great Ocean Road

Phillip Island, Kangaroo Island, and the island state of Tasmania

overview

Wild scenery, Australian animals, and wonderful weather rule southern Australia from October to April. This trip is great for birders and wildlife photographers and anyone seeking authentic nature encounters on some of the most beautiful islands and along the most beautiful coastlines in Australia. Start from Melbourne and the first and smallest island of the itinerary, Phillip Island, with its world-famous evening penguin "parade." Enjoy a full day on the famed Great Ocean Road before continuing on to Kangaroo Island where the scenery, and the density and variety of wildlife is stunning, and definitley worth a three-night stay.  Continue on to Australia's smallest state, and largest island, Tasmania. Enjoy three days immersed in the views, trails and wildlife of Cradle Mountain, followed by Freycinet National Park and the charming state capital, Hobart.

This itinerary is especially suitable for your customized exploration and can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of your party.

 

itinerary

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overview

Wild scenery, Australian animals, and wonderful weather rule southern Australia from October to April. This trip is great for birders and wildlife photographers and anyone seeking authentic nature encounters on some of the most beautiful islands and along the most beautiful coastlines in Australia. Start from Melbourne and the first and smallest island of the itinerary, Phillip Island, with its world-famous evening penguin "parade." Enjoy a full day on the famed Great Ocean Road before continuing on to Kangaroo Island where the scenery, and the density and variety of wildlife is stunning, and definitley worth a three-night stay.  Continue on to Australia's smallest state, and largest island, Tasmania. Enjoy three days immersed in the views, trails and wildlife of Cradle Mountain, followed by Freycinet National Park and the charming state capital, Hobart.

This itinerary is especially suitable for your customized exploration and can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of your party.

 

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: melbourne and phillip island penguin parade
    Blue fairy penguins waddle to shore Blue fairy penguins waddle to shore

    Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, head to Phillips Island in plenty of time to get in good position for the nightly penguin parade. Rangers are on hand throughout the night to answer your questions and discuss the penguins.
    Head back to Melbourne for the night.

    Meals
    none
    Lodging
    Novotel Melbourne or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: great ocean road
    The 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean RoadThe 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road

    The  Great Ocean Road is often described as the world’s most breathtaking coastal drive. Follow its winding trail through the lush Otway rainforests to the breathtaking, windswept drama of the Shipwreck Coast. Enjoy morning tea at Teddy’s Lookout. Stop in Lorne to view a colony of wild koalas. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Apollo Bay. The first stop after lunch is the famous Twelve Apostles, giant rocks that soar from the swirling waters of the Southern Ocean. Venturing further west, arrive at Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks more than 120 years ago. At day's end, head back to Melbourne for your overnight stay.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Novotel Melbourne or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: melbourne / adelaide / kangaroo island
    Come face to face with kangaroosCome face to face with kangaroos

    This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Adelaide and on to Kangaroo Island where you settle in for a three-night stay.

    Kangaroo Island -- or K.I. -- is 100 miles long, and 35 miles wide at its widest point. Thie island "broke" from the mainland 10,000 years ago and evolution has created a number of endemic subspecies. Because the island is free from feral predator pests such as rabbits and foxes, many wildlife species fourish here as they do nowhere else. More than one-third of the island is National or Conservation Park. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas, platypus, snakes, bats, sea lions, whales, sharks, penguins and a population of about 6,000 New Zealand fur seals all thrive and are relatively common.

    This evening you may wander down to the Kingscote Wharf, to watch the wild penguin feeding, a popular island entertainment that happens daily at 5pm.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Aurora Ozone Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: kangaroo island
    You are being watched from above!You are being watched from above!

    Today's full day program offers a wonderful taste of island life. You'll find the locals to be very friendly, always waving as they pass, and often stopping to chat. Start the day with a "cuppa" with homemade cakes and then a walk on country tracks through Eucalyptus groves where koalas snooze overhead.

    Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the north coast. At Lathami Conservation Park walk quietly through the bush with your guide, identifying the animal sounds and tracks. Look for wallabies which are almost extinct on the mainland, and a subspecies of grey kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island.

    Break for a delicious lunch featuring King George whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location. At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk with your guide among Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Aurora Ozone Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: flinders chase national park, k.i.
    Keep an eye out for various birdsKeep an eye out for various birds

    Today explore Flinders Chase National Park where, as they say, "kangaroos laze, and Cape Barren geese graze" and many varieties of animals and birds thrive. Then, head to Admiral’s Arch, an ancient limestone formation close to the ocean, to see the active colony of New Zealand fur seals. Continue next to Remarkable Rocks via the spectacular coastline of Cape du Couedic, where the forces of nature have carved modern sculptures out of the granite.

    A lunch picnic in the bush features good wines and local produce. Other highlights of the day include searches for echidna (spiny anteaters) and the endemic Cromson Rosella.

    Later, enjoy a short bush walks in search of the echidna (spiny anteater) and the colorful, endemic Crimson Rosella, a visit to beautiful Vivonne Bay which supports a colony of Little penguins, and a walk onthe beach at Point Ellen to 'fossick' for shells. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Aurora Ozone Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: kangaroo island / cradle mt., tasmania
    A young Tasmanian Devil (believe it or not!)A young Tasmanian Devil (believe it or not!)

    On to the next island -- Australia's island state of Tasmania. Fly from Kangaroo Island back to Adelaide and then on to Launceston, Tasmania. Depending on the size of your party, transportation in Tasmania might be with a van and driver or your own rental car. 

    Begin your trip with the fantastically scenic drive to Cradle Mountain in the World Heritage listed national park of the same name.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: cradle mountain-lake st. clair national park
    Cradle MountainCradle Mountain

    Enjoy a full day exploring the Cradle Mountain area. The walking tracks are well cared for and you have many to choose from, including Pencil Pines Falls and Dove Lake. You are likely to see pademelons (a smaller relative of the wallaby) and wombats near your cabin and out on the trails. Guided walks and nighttime wildlife excursions are offered by the lodge. Depending on the time of year, there also may be options to bike, horseback ride or canoe.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: cradle mt. to freycinet national park
    Wineglass BayWineglass Bay

    This morning travel from Cradle Mountain to Freycinet, approximately 5 hours, with gorgeous scenery along the way. Jutting out into the sea on Tasmania's mild east coast is the rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula. Freycinet National Park consists of granite mountains,  azure bays and picture-perfect white sand beaches. 

    Freycinet is a great place to go bird watching, and also offers a wide variety of activities. This afternoon, take a walk to Coles Bay or the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay which some say is the most beautiful bay in the world. In the evening, drive to the lodge for a restful evening.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Freycinet Lodge or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: freycinet national park

    Today is a full day to explore Freycinet National Park. Take a walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, or take a more strenuous trek on the variety of available trails.  There are multiple activities from which to choose, including beach strolls, swimming, snorkleing, birding or wildlife spotting.  

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Freycinet Lodge or similar
    Show on a map
  • Days 10-11: hobart
    Bruny Island cruiseBruny Island cruise

    There are several options to consider in Hobart, one of the world's most beautiful capital cities. Consider a day cruise to the pristine waters of Bruny Island, experience the mesmerizing history of Port Arthur, or the attitude-challenging Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

    If you are lucky enough to be in Hobart on Saturday, be sure to spend some time at the weekly Salamanca Market.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Lenna of Hobart or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 12: tasmania / onward

    Today check in for your flight to Sydney or Brisbane, and onward.

    Consider connecting to Brisbane and on to Fraser Island, for another, very different, superlative island experience.

     

     

    Meals
    Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$4,350
based on double occupancy
Single Supplement:
$800
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request

Need to Know

Duration:
12 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Comfortable & delightful hotels
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Some optional hiking
Group Size:
10-12
Joining small, local group tours
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Trip Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Sydney Stopover

Duration: 4 days

Sydney is a great place to spend more than just a day, whether you are looking for an exciting place to explore or hoping to just sit back and relax. Discover Sydney's unique dining, shopping, and recreational options in one of the world's most attra... read more

Lamington National Park and Fraser Island

Duration: 7 days

Explore Australia's largest subtropical rainforest located in Lamington National Park and discover the amazing array of plant and animal species that inhabit this region. Then it's on to Fraser Island, where you will see beautiful freshwater lakes, o... read more

Australia Top End

Duration: 6 days

This safari visits two of the most popular national parks of the Top End, Kakadu and Arnhemland. Kakadu National Park is home to incredible aboriginal rock art as well as spectacular wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes. In Kakadu, you will expe... read more

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