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Ultimate Family Vacation From $2,375 PP*

By Springboard Vacations

Overview

Explore Sydney, Kangaroo Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Hiking, biking, surfing, wildlife and the Great Barrier Reef—create fabulous memories to last a lifetime as you experience and explore the wonders of Australia with your family! Exposing your children to the wonders of the planet gives them a unique perspective and will change the way you see things too. This cultural exchange is fun and educational all at once.

Highlight inclusions

  • 4-star family accommodation for 10 nights in Sydney (4 nights), Adelaide (1 night), Kangaroo Island (2 nights) and Hamilton Island (3 night)
  • Guided bicycle tour to experience the iconic sights of Sydney
  • Climb spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Learn about Australia's outback, wilderness and Indigenous culture on a full day tour
  • Visit beautiful Bondi Beach, to enjoy its beach culture and learn to surf
  • Enjoy the natural wonders on Kangaroo Island during 2 days of guided touring
  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef to experience one of the natural wonders of the world
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations' 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations' complimentary Travel Protection Plan

Package details

  • Australian themed welcome pack on hotel arrival
  • Buy one 2-day Captain Cook Hop on Hop off ticket and receive one free
  • Complimentary Let's Go Surfing hat, photos and towel hire
  • 50% off any full day Barossa Tour or 1 free Adelaide City Sights Tour for each person
  • Special discounted rates

Package duration: 10 nights
Price: USD$2,375
Book by: 03/31/2019
Travel from: 01/01/2018
Travel by: 03/31/2019

Itinerary details

Day 1: Welcome to Sydney!

Stylish Sydney is a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences. While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit. Transfer Sydney International Terminal to city.

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall: Surrounded by cosmopolitan cafes, bistros and restaurants, gyms and shopping, the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall has every utility you may require for your stay in this energetic city. The hotel is ideally situated for exploring Sydney's famous Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and The Rocks.

Day 2: Escorted City Bicycle Tour

BridgeClimb Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales

There is no other experience in town that shows you as much or entertains you like the Sydney Classic! We will take you to all of the iconic sights, and tons of other sights you may miss on your own. Our expert guides will give you the information you need to get the most out of your trip to Sydney. We'll take you to see the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour (right next to the yachts themselves), the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens and over 30 more great attractions.

BridgeClimb is Australia's most exciting and accessible adventure on one of the world's most modern wonders: The Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the incredible adventure that will take you to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge some 440 feet above the Harbour. The Climb is a 3.5-hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit.

Day 3: Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour

Explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia's second oldest National Park and home to the world's most concentrated collection of Aboriginal Heritage sites. Breathtaking ocean views over Broken Bay, Lion Island, Palm Beach, Pittwater and the Central Coast. Learn about shipwrecks, smugglers, pirates, escaped convicts and the Park's important role in WWII. Enjoy a 2.5-hour scenic cruise on our 52 ft motor catamaran through pristine National Park bushland and waterways. Includes complimentary coffee, tea, snacks and gourmet bush tucker inspired lunch.

Day 4: Bondi Tour with Surf Lesson

Enjoy a day at world famous Bondi Beach and spend time doing what the locals do with your own friendly Bondi guide. Get your gear off, get your toes in the sand, hang out at the beach and enjoy a relaxed and interactive tour inside Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club learning about surf and beach culture and Bondi's surprising traditions & history. Then hit the waves with your Pro Bondi surf instructor for a surf lesson. Finally reward all your efforts with a gourmet BBQ seafood lunch.

Day 5: Sydney to Adelaide

Transfer to Sydney Domestic Airport for your flight to Adelaide (flight not included).

Welcome to Adelaide! Adelaide, South Australia's capital city, is renowned for its compact size and accessibility. Colonel William Light's vision in 1836 saw the city streets designed in a grid pattern surrounded by parklands. This safe and clean city is only one square mile, yet boasts many distinctive attractions.

Accommodation: Miller Apartments Adelaide is an award winning property with fully self-contained apartments and is superbly located in the heart of the city.

Day 6: Best of Kangaroo Island Adventure

Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Early morning pick up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach trip to Cape Jervis to connect with your ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. At Seal Bay, walk along the beach with a National Parks Ranger amongst a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian Sea Lions. Continue to the Parndana Wildlife Park where you can feed kangaroos, have your photograph taken with a koala, and take a guided tour of this wildlife and bird park. Your day concludes at the Island Pure Sheep Dairy to observe sheep being milked and sample delicious yogurts and various sheep cheeses.

Day 7: Kangaroo Island

This morning visit to Clifford's Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tastings. Continue to Kelly Hill Caves to view the unique limestone formations, created over thousands of years. After a lunch we head on to Flinders Chase National Park renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. Walk the rugged southern coastline to the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch. See playful fur seals swimming and playing in the waves, or resting on the rocks.

Day 8: Kangaroo Island to Hamilton Island

Fly Kangaroo Island to Adelaide (this flight is included). Fly Adelaide to Hamilton Island (this flight not included).

Hamilton Island Resort Reef View Hotel: The Hamilton Reef View Hotel encapsulates extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms, all with private balconies which overlook either tropical gardens or breathtaking views of the Coral Sea with stunning surrounds and wonderful amenities.

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Day 9: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Hamilton Island, Queensland

Today cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef! Your reef vessel will moore at a pontoon adjacent to the reef. The pontoon is spacious with a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities to enhance your time at the reef. The pontoon is ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. The best coral is a short distance away from the pontoon. Marker buoys and ropes clearly indicate the areas you are free to explore and staff will be happy to provide directions. The pontoon has a spectacular underwater viewing chamber as well as semi-submersible submarines.

Day 10: At Leisure

Enjoy the Reef View Hotel with its own swimming pool and Cats Eye Beach is directly opposite. Wood fired pizza's over the marina, award-winning cuisine on the beach, a gourmet picnic hamper on top of Passage Peak, a fourcourse dinner cruising through the Whitsunday's...with a range of restaurants and takeaway outlets there is always something new to tempt your taste buds while indulging yourself on Hamilton Island.

Day 11: Home

This morning transfer to Hamilton Island Airport for your flight home.

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 Terms & Conditions:

*Dates & Conditions $2375 for travel 01 January to 30 September 2018 $2575 for travel 01 October 2018 to 31 March 2019
Price is per person based on 4 people traveling together - 2 adults and 2 children aged 2 to 11 years
Departs daily
Begins in Sydney, ends in Melbourne
Subject to availability
Prices in USD based on today's exchange rates
Land only - does not include airfares.
Additional surcharges apply for travel during special events such as New Year's Eve in Sydney. Please call for details.