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Australian Wildlife Adventure

Private Travel | Wildlife 16 Days & 15 Nights Lead-in price: £4345

Discover some of Australia’s remarkable wildlife on this 16-day tour that includes stays in a luxury rainforest treehouse, an eco-retreat on its own private island and a resort in a nature reserve on the East Coast. Marvel at the outstanding marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, explore the Mossman gorge and visit the zoo made famous by the ‘crocodile hunter’ Steve Irwin.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Swim with manta rays and turtles in the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef
  • 2 days of private guided wildlife touring on Kangaroo Island
  • Explore Daintree rainforest on a full-day tour
  • 4x4 tour along the colourful sands of Rainbow Beach
  • Full-day catamaran cruise exploring the outer reefs
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Adelaide

Arrive into Adelaide and transfer to the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel where you will overnight. (N)

Day 2: Fly to Kangaroo Island

Transfer to the airport and fly to Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival you will begin a 2-day 4×4 private tour. Walk through a colony of Australian sea lions, climb the sand dunes of Little Sahara, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and observe kangaroos and wallabies during the day. If you are lucky you may also get to see the elusive echidna (spiny ant-eater). Overnight at Wanderers Rest (or similar). (L, D)

Day 3: Kangaroo Island • Fly to Adelaide

Your 4×4 tour will continue today including a stop for a barbecue lunch. Go in search of kangaroos in Flinders Chase National Park, look for New Zealand fur seals at the limestone formations of Admirals Arch, see the impressive Remarkable Rocks and coastline, watch koalas in the manna gums and go fossicking on the beach. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide. Arrive and transfer to the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel for 1 night. (B, L).

Day 4: Fly to Cairns • Daintree Rainforest

Transfer to the airport and fly to Cairns*. Upon arrival transfer to Silky Oaks Lodge and stay 3 nights in a Deluxe treehouse. Part of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection, this eco lodge is surrounded by lush rainforest and overlooks the crystal-clear waters of the Mossman river. (D)

Days 5-6: Daintree

Included in your stay in Daintree rainforest is an exploration walk at Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu), a spa treatment and a guided walking tour through Mossman gorge. Conclude each day with a threecourse à la carte dinner. (B, D)

Day 7: Port Douglas

Today transfer to Thala Beach Nature Reserve and stay for 2 nights. The property is located within almost 60 hectares of land between Cairns and Port Douglas with complimentary experiences including birdwatching, nature walks and stargazing in the observatory. (B)

Day 8: Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy a full-day cruise of the Great Barrier Reef on board a 25-metre catamaran with three stops in the outer reef. Guided snorkelling tours, talks about the reef and lunch are all offered aboard the cruise. (L)

Day 9: Fly to Brisbane • Noosa

Transfer to the airport and fly to Brisbane*. From here you will be transferred to Noosa, via Australia Zoo (entrance included). The zoo is one of the largest and best wildlife conservation facilities in the world. Here you can book a one-on-one animal encounter where you can hold a koala or walk a wombat. Stay 3 nights at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. (B)

Day 10: Noosa

Take a private 4×4 tour along some of the best beaches in Australia with the chance to see dolphins, turtles and whales (Jul – Nov). Explore the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views over the Pacific Ocean and Great Sandy National Park, and journey through the rainforest growing in the sand dunes. (N)

Day 11: Noosa

Half-day bridwatching and wildlife experience. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore the national park. (N)

Day 12: Brisbane

Transfer to Brisbane and stay overnight at the Sofitel Brisbane Central. (N)

Days 13-14: Fly to Lady Elliot Island

Transfer to Brisbane airport and take the scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island where you will stay for 2 nights at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort†. This basic yet comfortable accommodation provides an excellent base for exploring the wonders of the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. During your time on the island, snorkel directly from the shore to the reefs to see colourful fish and coral, take an included boat trip out to swim with manta rays and turtles, and watch the breathtaking sunsets from the beach. (L, D)

Day 15: Fly to Brisbane

Take the scenic flight to Brisbane where, during the months of July to November, you may be able to enjoy the breathtaking sight of whales breaching in the water. Stay 1 night at Sofitel Brisbane Central. (B)

Day 16: Onward travel

Transfer to Brisbane airport for your flight home or continue your holiday in Australia. (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information *Flights

International flights and internal flights as indicated with an asterisk are not included with this itinerary. If you would like flight options and prices, please call your Cox & Kings travel consultant.


Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort should be considered 3-star accommodation.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve
    Thala Beach Nature Reserve

    Located 16km south of the village of Port Douglas, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is situated on the northernmost headland of a 2-kilometre stretch of untouched coastline. The lodge provides a tranquil haven at the end of a hard day's exploring. Air-conditioned treehouses are set among the trees, each with a private veranda from which to enjoy the tropical surroundings.

  • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
    Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

    Ideally located in the central East End area of Adelaide city, the award-winning Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is a modern property with a rooftop garden with views over the city. The onsite Culshaw's Restaurant sources seasonal local produce to create modern Australian cuisine using meats such as kangaroo fillet, crocodile tail and barramundi. Features: 120 rooms, restaurant, bar, gym, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, minibar, safe, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee facilities.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £4345 per person

High season from £4495 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • Private, air-conditioned transfers
    • Included excursions as specified
    • Return scenic flights betweenBrisbane & Lady Elliot Island
    • Return flights between Adelaide &Kangaroo Island
    • Meals as specified

Destinations on this tour

  • Adelaide

    Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, was the first free settlement in...

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  • Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island Dramatic cliffs and pristine, secluded beaches and national...

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  • Port Douglas

    Located an hour north of Cairns, the small town of Port Douglas is an ideal base for...

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  • Noosa

    Located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, the town of Noosa is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors lovely golden sand beaches...

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  • Brisbane

    The capital of Queensland, Brisbane is built on the banks of the Brisbane Rive...

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