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Explore Australian wildlife on this 12-night Wild & Wonderful Sights tour. With overnight stays in Sydney, Port Douglas, Adelaide, and Kangaroo Island, this wild Australia vacation is the perfect trip for animal lovers. Your tour begins in Sydney, where you start your wildlife journey with a Whale Watching tour which sets off from Sydney Harbour, discover the wildlife on land with a trip to the Blue Mountains, and soak in the history of the city on a small group locally led tour of the Rocks. Next, head north to Port Douglas, where you will partake in a cultural exploration of the Daintree Rainforest, dine under the stars in the world’s oldest rainforest, and swim with exotic marine life on the Great Barrier Reef. Wrap up your tour with a visit to Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Here, you can take in all of the unique wildlife that Kangaroo Island has to offer - walk among an endangered seal colony, witness koalas in their natural habitat, and try to spot some of the world’s most unique birds at one of the island’s many conservation parks. You will also have the unique opportunity to spend one night at an authentic Homestead on Kangaroo Island. The homestead will allow you to experience real island lifestyle, accommodation, and cuisine (dinner included). When possible, we ensure that your day tours are run by local small group operators to deliver a truly authentic experience. With multiple activities featuring Australia’s wildlife and native creatures, this tour will leave you feeling like the Irwin family!

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Included Unique Activities

  • Cruise Just Outside Sydney Harbour to Spot Some Whales As You Enjoy a Hot Breakfast!
  • Take a Locally Led Walking Tour Around the Rocks and Discover the History of Sydney
  • Head Out to the Blue Mountains, a Unesco World Heritage Site to Spot Some Native Wildlife Including Kangaroos and Koalas on a Small Group Tour
  • 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 welcomes with a traditional 'smoking ceremony'
  • Join an Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise of the Outer Great Barrier Reef -  the Largest Living Structure on the Planet 
  • 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
Whale Watching BBQ Lunch Cruise

Whale Watching BBQ Lunch Cruise

Authentic Walking Tour of The Rocks

Authentic Walking Tour of The Rocks

Luxury Blue Mountains Day Trip

Luxury Blue Mountains Day Trip

Unique Rainforest Dining Experience

Unique Rainforest Dining Experience

Traditional Daintree Dreaming Tour

Traditional Daintree Dreaming Tour

Outer Barrier Reef Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure

Outer Barrier Reef Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure

Adelaide Central Market - Breakfast Tour

Adelaide Central Market - Breakfast Tour

Kangaroo Island Life Tour

Kangaroo Island Life Tour

Accommodation

4 Nights

Spicers Potts Point

4 Nights

Peninsula Boutique Hotel

1 Night

Stranraer Homestead

1 Night

Mayfair Hotel

Transportation

  • Transfers to/from Airports in Sydney, Port Douglas, Adelaide, and Kangaroo Island

Points of Interest

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • The Rocks
  • UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains
  • Daintree Rainforest and National Park
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Adelaide
  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Cape Du Couedic
  • Kelly Hill Conservation Park

Darling Harbour, Australia

Chinatown, Australia

George Street, Australia

Barangaroo Reserve, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

The Rocks, Australia

Tour Price

Year Round

From $4,998 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 8 Nights Unique 4 Star Hotels
  • 3 Nights Historic 5 Star Hotel
  • 1 Night Traditional Homestead

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transfers to/from Airports in Sydney, Port Douglas, Adelaide, and Kangaroo Island

DINING OPTIONS

  • 10 Full Australian Breakfasts
  • 2 Unique Breakfast Experiences; with the Whales and at a Local Market
  • 3 Lunches; out on the Reef and Two on Kangaroo Island
  • 2 Dinners; amongst the World’s Oldest Rainforest and at a Traditional Homestead

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Cruise Just Outside Sydney Harbour to Spot Some Whales As You Enjoy a Hot Breakfast!
  • Take a Leisurely Walking Tour Around the Rocks and Discover the History of the Aboriginal People With Your Local Aboriginal Guide
  • Head Out to the Blue Mountains, a Unesco World Heritage Site to Spot Some Native Wildlife Including Kangaroos and Koalas on a Small Group Tour
  • Dine by Candlelight in the World’s Oldest Rainforest As You Enjoy a Live Performance.
  • Experience a Small Group Tour of the Daintree Rainforest Complete With Lunch and a River Wildlife Cruise for a Chance to Experience Crocodile Activity
  • Spend the Day Exploring the Largest Living Thing on the Planet - Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Underwater Observatories and More Are All at Your Disposal!
  • Head to the Famous Adelaide Central Market for Breakfast, Coffee, and a Guided Tour!
  • 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

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

**Where possible all tours will be in small groups to ensure the most intimate, local experience**

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • The Rocks
  • UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains
  • Hunter Valley Wine Region
  • Daintree Rainforest and National Park
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Adelaide
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Lathami Conservation Park
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Cape Du Couedic
  • Kelly Hill Conservation Park
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.

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