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Best of Australia Family Adventure

Private Travel | Family adventures | General interest 11 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £1795 Current prices from: £1795

Discover the highlights of Australia on this 11-day adventure through the country’s different landscapes. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, marvel at the rock formations in the dusty Red Centre, walk through ancient rainforest and discover the breathtaking underwater world found along the Great Barrier Reef.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour
  • Visits to Scenic World & Featherdale Wildlife Park in the Blue Mountains to discover the ancient rainforest & native wildlife
  • Visits to Scenic World & Featherdale Wildlife Park in the Blue Mountains to discover the ancient rainforest & native wildlife
  • Watch both sunset over Uluru and sunrise over Kata Tjuta
  • Watch both sunset over Uluru & sunrise over Kata Tjuta
  • 3 nights’ beach relaxation on Hamilton Island
  • 3 nights beach relaxation on Hamilton Island
  • Stay in an eco-resort on its own private beach
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Sydney

Arrive into Sydney and transfer to the Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney (two-bedroom suite) for 3 nights. Spend the afternoon at leisure, visiting the renowned Rocks markets, exploring the narrow lanes and cobbled streets. (N)

Day 2: Sydney

Enjoy a full-day tour of Sydney, including the famous suburbs, beautiful views from North Head lookout and Manly Beach. Join a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise for stunning harbour views on board the MV Sydney 2000. This afternoon, visit the historic Rocks area and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before visiting Bondi Beach. Evening at leisure. (L)

Day 3: Sydney

Full-day tour to the Blue Mountains. Visit Scenic World where you can explore the ancient rainforest canopy, valleys and canyons on the Scenic Railway, Cableway, Skyway or Walkway. Continue to Leura Village for lunch (own expense). Next, visit Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can see native wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and little penguins. Return to Sydney. (N)

Day 4: Fly to Uluru

Fly to Uluru and transfer to the Voyages Emu Walk Apartments (two-bedroom apartment) for a 2-night stay. Watch the changing colours as the sun sets across the red rock of Uluruwith a glass of sparkling wine and light refreshments. Alternative accommodation options include the luxurious tents at Longitude 131° or, for the more adventurous, sleep under the stars in a swag (similar to a large sleeping bag). (N)

Day 5: Kata Tjuta

Watch the sun rise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area as you enjoy a light breakfast. Take a stroll between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta at the entrance to Walpa Gorge. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Days 6-7: Fly to Cairns • Port Douglas

Fly to Cairns and transfer to Thala Beach Nature Reserve for 2 nights. This property is located where the rainforest meets the beach. It is possible to book a tour to visit the Great Barrier Reef or the ancient Daintree rainforest. (B)

Day 8: Fly to Hamilton Island

Transfer to the airport in Cairns for a flight to Hamilton Island for a 3-night stay at the Reef View Hotel (two-bedroom Terrace Suite). Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Days 9-10: Hamilton Island

Enjoy island activities including nature walks, off-road adventures and trips out to the reef by boat or helicopter. Complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, catamarans and snorkelling equipment are also available. (B)

Day 11: Fly to Sydney • Onward travel

Fly back to Sydney where you can continue your holiday or fly home. (B)

Meal Basis Important information Flights:

International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary.

Superior tour

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

Single supplement

Available on request

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.

  • Reef View Hotel
    Reef View Hotel

    The Reef View Hotel overlooks Catseye Beach and the reef on the northern side of Hamilton Island. The property offers stunning views over the Whitsunday Islands and is surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens. All rooms are spacious and feature comfortable, modern furnishings in elegant, neutral tones. Every room has a private balcony either overlooking the Coral Sea or gardens.

  • The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney
    The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney

    The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney is located in the historic Rocks district with many of the city's best attractions, restaurants and bars within walking distance. The hotel features one- and two-bedroom apartments with sweeping views of Sydney harbour, Sydney Opera House or the city. The magnificent recreation deck on level 24 features a pool and sun deck overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £1795 per person

High season from £1995 per person


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

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
    • Stay in two-bedroom suites (wherepossible)
    • Private, air-conditioned transfers
    • Included excursions as specified
    • Meals as specified

Destinations on this tour

  • Sydney

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  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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  • Hamilton Island

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  • Port Douglas

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