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For those looking to explore the best that Australia has to offer, try our 21-night All About Australia Tour. With overnight stays in Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Uluru, Port Douglas and Sydney, this grand Australia vacation is the perfect way to get acquainted with the Land Down Under.

Your tour will be filled with exciting day trips and truly authentic guided tours including: a hidden local discovery of Melbourne’s Lanes and Arcade’s and touring the Great Ocean Road, Australia’s most iconic coastal trip! Witness the lesser traveled wilderness of Tasmania, its convict history and spectacular Wineglass Bay. Watch the Adelaide Central Market come alive as you enjoy breakfast with a local, discover native animals in Australia’s prime but remote wildlife location;  Kangaroo Island. You will also have the unique opportunity to spend one night at an authentic homestead on the Island allowing you to experience real island life and cuisine. Move onto Uluru in the Red Center to get up close and personal with the Indigenous culture; touring Uluru and Kata Tjuta - the sacred monoliths. Next, have a complete change of scenery in Port Douglas and discover the Earth’s Oldest Rainforest with an engaging cultural tour, dine under the stars in the world’s oldest rainforest, and hit the ocean on an eco-sailing cruise to swim amongst the largest living structure on Earth - the Great Barrier Reef. Your tour completes with a stay in Sydney, spend time exploring this iconic city, enjoy a locally led historic tour of The Rocks, a small group cruise around the harbor and an escape from the city to the UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains Region. 

With a few nights in of Australia’s major cities and visits to its landmark destinations, this tour will deliver the best that Australia has to offer!

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Included Unique Activities

Outer Barrier Reef Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure

Outer Barrier Reef Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure

Luxury Blue Mountains Day Trip

Luxury Blue Mountains Day Trip

Authentic Walking Tour of The Rocks

Authentic Walking Tour of The Rocks

Best of Uluru including Sunset

Best of Uluru including Sunset

Sunrise Kata Tjuta Tour

Sunrise Kata Tjuta Tour

Unique Rainforest Dining Experience

Unique Rainforest Dining Experience

Traditional Daintree Dreaming Tour

Traditional Daintree Dreaming Tour

Local Experience Lunch Cruise

Local Experience Lunch Cruise

Accommodation

3 Nights

Vibrant Boutique Hotel

4 Nights

5-Star Waterfront Hotel

1 Night

Historic Homesread B & B

1 Night

Luxurious Boutique Hotel

2 Nights

5-Star Destination Hotel

4 Nights

Luxury Boutique Hotel

4 Nights

Victorian Boutique Hotel

Transportation

    • Transfers to/from Airports in all locations
    • Flights Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

Points of Interest

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • The Rocks
  • UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains
  • Hunter Valley Wine Region
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Daintree Rainforest and National Park
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Tasman National Park
  • Freycinet National Park (Wineglass Bay)
  • Kunanyi (Mount Wellington)
  • Mona Museum and Art Gallery
  • Federation Square
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Eureka Tower

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

North Terrace, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia, Australia

South Australian Museum, Australia

Adelaide Botanic Garden, Australia

Kingscote, Australia

Lathami Conservation Park, Australia

YEAR ROUND

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

From 10,798 per person

Your 2022 Price Includes

Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • 11 Nights Authentic 4 Star Hotels
  • 9 Nights Authentic 5 Star Hotels
  • 1-night Traditional Homestead

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transfers to/from Airports in all locations
  • Flights Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

DINING OPTIONS (Inclusions)

  • 19 Full Australian breakfasts at your hotels
  • 2 Unique Breakfasts; Outback picnic breakfast and at a local market
  • 8 Lunch Experiences
  • 2 Dinners; amongst the world’s oldest rainforest and at a traditional homestead

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Discover the Secrets of Melbourne with a Locally Led Tour through its Lanes and Arcades
  • Take a luxury Small Group Coastal Drive down the Iconic Great Ocean Road
  • Follow Your History Guide on Walking Tour of Downtown Hobart - Discover Landmarks and Heritage Buildings
  • Spend the Day Discovering Some of Tasmania’s Famous Landmarks Including the Port Arthur Historic Site - the Convict Settlement Site
  • Travel from Hobart to Freycinet National Park and Spend the Day Hiking Around Wineglass Bay
  • Head to the Famous Adelaide Central Market for Breakfast, Coffee, and Local Interaction and Tastings
  • Spend Two Full Days Exploring the Exotic Wildlife of Kangaroo Island by Small Group Tour, Enjoy a BBQ out on the Bush, an Al Fresco Picnic Lunch and a Visit to the Wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, Complete With Return Flights From Adelaide and a Night at a Traditional Homestead With Dinner
  • Enjoy the sunset over Uluru whilst enjoying sparkling wine and appetizers
  • Watch the sunrise over Kata Tjuta followed by an outback picnic breakfast
  • Dine Under the Stars in the World’s Oldest Rainforest As You Enjoy a Live Performance
  • Immerse yourself in the Indigenous Culture with a Daintree Dreaming tour of the world's oldest rainforest 
  • Learn how to throw a spear, track and gather your own tucker (food) and be welcomed with a traditional 'smoking ceremony'
  • Head to the famous Adelaide Central Market for breakfast, coffee, and a guided tour!
  • Join an Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise of the Outer Great Barrier Reef -  the Largest Living Structure on the Planet
  • Explore Sydney’s Convict History on a locally led Walking Tour of the Rocks and Cove
  • Enjoy a truly local experience aboard a small group cruise of Sydney Harbour, enjoy a gourmet BBQ with regional wines and local beers
  • Visit a Working Farm, Home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats, and Koalas
  • Journey into the heart of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy lunch with magnificent views during your small group tour

**Please note: the days your activities fall on may vary depending on the start date of your tour as activities take place on certain days of the week**

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • The Rocks
  • UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Daintree Rainforest and National Park
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Tasman National Park
  • Freycinet National Park (Wineglass Bay)
  • Mona Museum and Art Gallery
  • Federation Square
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

"Christmas in Ireland"

Julia H.

Shreveport, LA

This Ireland trip was amazing, and Jennifer did a wonderful job planning it! We booked it fairly last minute (booked the experience Nov 1st for a departure date of Dec 20th), but despite that, Jennifer was able to create an itinerary that covered everything we wanted to do and stay in amazing locations. All of the pre-booked events worked out flawlessly, never ran into any issues! Jennifer was super helpful and answered all my questions; she made traveling during these Covid times way less stressful. Thank you, Jennifer and Authentic Vacations for an amazing Christmas in Ireland!

"Ireland Anniversary"

Paige C.

Milwaukee, WI

This trip exceeded our expectations on every single level. Adina planned the absolute PERFECT Irish experience that enabled us to celebrate our third wedding anniversary better than we ever could have imagined. Every single step of the planning and booking experience was straight-forward, and we were always able to contact her if we had a question or concern. Michaela was also another agent we worked very closely with and her kindness is something I will always remember. I have already recommended AV to everyone I know, and we will absolutely be taking more trips through this agency in the future. This was the trip of our lives!!

"Experience family roots in Scotland"

Sue O.

Muskegon, MI

It took a while to get there after dealing with multiple delays because of Covid, but we finally made it to Scotland. Authentic Vacations worked with us so well for the initial plan and with all the necessary revisions. Our hearts were happy to see where my husband's grandmother was born. The accommodations were just right for us, and the experiences that they arranged were great and helped us to enjoy the beautiful country. Thank you!

"Beautiful Florida Vacation"

Marti L.

Florida

I had never used Authentic Vacation before. They were great my trip was exceptionally well planned.  Lonna was excellent to work with, she had all my answers and put us in beautiful hotels, she had also arranged all of our outings. Things went extremely smoothly. They are an exception to the rule.

"California Getaway/Wedding"

HOWARD N.

NY

After the cancelation of our Ireland trip, we were supposed to do just as everything closed down, I thought we would never get away. It took a while to get things figured out with this company but in the end, they came through and help me plan a trip to California. The hotels were perfect and everything else went as planned. Thanks, Lauren for helping us figure this all out.

"Worth The Wait - Birthday In Ireland"

Jennifer S.

IN

After two reschedules due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it to Ireland. It exceeded our wildest expectations. From quaint seaside B&Bs to a night in a castle to lovely boutique hotel, we had a varied and beautiful experience. We loved the ability to modify our itinerary as we went so that we could discover things on our own time. But, the planned pre-booked events all worked out flawlessly. Couldn’t Recommend Michele more. She helped us select a location for a return Covid PCR test and was available for any questions.

"Fantastic 46th Anniversary In Ireland"

Ed & Marie C.

Florida

Finally, after postponing our trip twice due to COVID-19 we were finally on our way! Michelle, our Authentic Expert, was fantastic & everything was perfect! Our hotels were magnificent & everything was in order. We had absolutely no issues.


After our 3 nights stay at the luxurious Shelbourne, we set out for the following for a magnificent, unforgettable 12 days with Jimmy. We traveled 2058km through Galway, Connemara, Derry, Bushmills, Belfast, Trim & back to Dublin.


The highlights of the trip, besides the grand Jimmy, were the Wild Atlantic Coast, Connemara area, and the coast of Antrim which was absolutely incredible, some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. The bonus was Jimmy’s audible historic narrations throughout our trip. We consider Jimmy a friend & will keep in touch.


Succinctly stated the only way to see Ireland is bypass. Having a personal driver was the only way to travel Ireland.


Ashford Castle was beyond our expeditions! So elegant and absolutely beautiful! The spa is a must. Walking the ground was stunning! I did the Hawk walk! I had my own Hawk, walked through the woods & let him go, a few minutes the Hawk flew back & landed on my arm. I cannot say enough about this experience. Afternoon Tea was certainly a must!


All the hotels recommended by Authentic Vacations were a very high standard.

"Hawaii Honeymoon & Birthday"

Kristy S.

7

Considering All, and COVID messing up a Scottish trip. Hawaii was lovely. Although the Hotel had troubles with their book keeping and no meals (continental breakfasts) were served due to Covid mandates. We did enjoy the place and getting a room on the water side with a lanai was key. Otherwise you would have a view of a parking lot or local road. Lots of wild roosters crowing around 3am. Very rustic and local.

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