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Adventures By Disney

Australia

Palm Cove, Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne, Sydney
10 Days / 9 Nights

Explore Australia's tropical rainforests, white-sand beaches and its red desert featuring otherworldly rock formations. Discover the rich culture of the Aboriginals who've lived here for over 40,000 years. Visit tropical rainforests, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, cruise Sydney Harbour on a jetboat, visit echidnas, wombats and kangaroos at Melbourne wildlife park—and experience Australia firsthand on this remarkable Adventures by Disney vacation!

Adventures by Disney - Australia

Trip Highlights:

Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef

Delight in seeing the largest living organism up close—in its full, multicolored splendor! Composed of billions of tiny organisms called "coral polyps," the Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder made of over 3,000 individual reefs that will fill you with awe.

 

Discover the World's Oldest Living Culture

Be greeted by Aboriginals who are the original inhabitants of the Kuranda rainforest at Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park. They welcome you with stories and teach you some traditional Aboriginal arts and crafts, boomerang-throwing, how to play the didgeridoo and more.

 

Kayak on the Yarra River

Get a whole new view of the sites of Melbourne as you kayak the calm waters of the Yarra River.

 

Explore Scenic Sydney

Tour this delightful city on a harbour jet boat cruise. Visit the magnificent Sydney Opera House and tour Melbourne Area Wildlife Park where you can meet some Australian animals such as wombats, kangaroos, and echidnas up close!

 

Live the Life of an Australian Cowboy

Imagine yourself being a real Australian cowboy when you visit the Tobruk Sheep Farm! Learn how to herd and shear sheep. And work in partnership with the instinctively brilliant sheep dogs that help you get the job done.

 

Melbourne Cricket Ground Private Tour

Get a guided stadium tour, as well as a hands-on introduction to Aussie Rule Football by a local expert.

 

Skyrail to Caravonica

Take to the skies for breathtaking views as you cross the rainforest canopy on the way to Caravonica.

 

Visit Kuranda Village

Savor delicious local fare and explore a variety of shops featuring Aboriginal artifacts and handcrafted goods.

 

Adventure Dates

2021

  • Janaury 3-January 13, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • January 17-January 27, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • January 31-February 10, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • February 14-February 24, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • March 14-March 24, 2021
  • March 28-April 7, 2021
  • April 4-April 13, 2021
  • April 18-April 27, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 2-May 11, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 30-June 8, 2021
  • June 13-June 22, 2021
  • June 27-July 6, 2021
  • July 11-July 20, 2021
  • July 25-August 3, 2021
  • August 8-August 17, 2021
  • August 22-August 31, 2021
  • September 26-October 5, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • October 10-October 19, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • October 24-November 2, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • November 6-November 15, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • December 19-December 28, 2021
  • Decemeber 23, 2021-January 1, 2022
  • December 26, 2021-January 4, 2022
  • December 29, 2021-January 7, 2022

2022

  • January 16-January 25, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • January 30-February 8, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • February 13-February 22, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • March 13-March 22, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • March 27-April 5, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

*= Guaranteed departures


Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One

Arrive at Cairns Airport


G'day! Be greeted by an Adventures by Disney Guides who will assist you with your luggage. Then, a driver will take you to your hotel in Cairns.

Check-In at the Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa

While another Adventure Guide checks you in and handles your luggage, feel free to take a stroll around this upscale beachfront resort that offers an array of amenities, 3 spectacular swimming pools, and a spa.

On Your Own in Palm Cove

Explore this gorgeous beachside haven on the Coral Sea in Queensland's Cairns region. Renowned for its spas, wellness centers, and pristine beaches, you'll feel a sense of calm as you walk among the centuries-old "paperbark" Melaleuca trees that line the casual esplanade.

Visit & Welcome Dinner at Hartley's Crocodile Adventure

Meet some amazing crocodiles and local wildlife in this exclusive experience where you'll wander through the spectacular woodlands and rainforest at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Then, enjoy an exclusive Australian dinner where you'll get to meet your fellow Adventurers and Adventure Guides to kick off your amazing trip.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day Two

Breakfast at the Hotel

Get a good start on the day with a tasty breakfast. And get ready—the Great Barrier Reef is our destination today!

Marina Mirage

Take a motor coach to the Marina Mirage in Port Douglas, where you can board the catamaran that will take you into the Great Barrier Reef.

The Quicksilver Catamaran – Sail to the Outer Reef

Head out to the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef, a vast living organism that is home to an array of colorful fish, star fish and mollusks as well as turtles, dolphins and sharks. The only living thing on earth visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef contains over 3000 individual reef systems, hundreds of islands and over 600 types of coral. The base of operations for your exploration is an amazing floating pontoon and you will be guided by a marine biologist so you can make the most of your day investigating the outer reef up close by snorkeling. If you don’t want to get wet, take a semi-submersible submarine and cruise several feet under water to view it and the array of undersea creatures who call it home!

Lunch on the Quicksilver Pontoon

Enjoy a delightful lunch with fellow Adventurers on a pontoon floating in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef!

On Your Own Dinner and Evening in Palm Cove

Be enchanted by this tropical village by the sea! Choose where to dine from an array of world-class restaurants or ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the restaurant that best fits your family’s needs.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for a day of discovery.

Private Activities at Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park

Discover the history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years! Visit this 25-acre park that celebrates the traditions of the Aboriginals as explained by the local Djabugay, the original inhabitants of the rainforest around Kuranda. Delight in Aboriginal dance, song, storytelling, artwork and artifacts. Participate in privately guided interactive activities: Enjoy a didgeridoo demonstration, hurl a spear and paint your own boomerang—and then learn how to throw it!

On Your Own Lunch in Kuranda Village

Take a motor coach to this picture-perfect mountain village, surrounded by a rainforest. With a thriving arts culture, Kuranda offers a variety of shopping opportunities—with shops featuring Aboriginal artifacts and handcrafted goods—and is a sanctuary for butterflies, birds, koalas, bats and snakes. Choose from a variety of restaurants that serve international as well as local cuisine in this relaxed environment, surrounded by tropical beauty.

Skyrail to Caravonica

Take the Skyrail across Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest canopy from Kuranda to the Caravonica terminal—and enjoy breathtaking views!

On Your Own at the Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa

Swim in one of the beautiful pools or relax in the spa. Whichever activity you choose, this tropical paradise is the ideal spot to unwind!

Dinner at the Resort

Enjoy a delightful dinner with your family and fellow Adventurers at an excellent restaurant. Adults can stay and enjoy a leisurely end to the meal, while Junior Adventurers head off for a special movie night.

Junior Adventurers Disney Movie Night

Junior Adventurers join Adventure Guides to see a classic Disney movie in this private experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Four

Breakfast at the Resort

Enjoy a filling breakfast before your flight to Melbourne.

Flight to Melbourne with Box Lunch

Take off for the coastal city of Melbourne. On the way, you’ll receive a box lunch.

Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour & National Sports Museum Visit

Tour the highlights of this impressive stadium, commonly known as “The G,” which played host to the 1956 Olympic Games, the 2006 Australian Commonwealth Games, both international and national cricket matches, as well as Aussie Rules Football. You will also get admission to Australia’s interactive Australian Sports Museum, which is located at the stadium and celebrates sport in Australian society.

Dinner at Taxi Kitchen

Enjoy a delicious meal of carefully crafted contemporary Australian dishes with a hint of Asian influence. As you dine, take in the spectacular views from above the city of Melbourne in the expansive, light-filled space.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Five

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for an adventure-filled day.

Eureka Skydeck with Early Access to Walk the Plank & The Edge

Take the fastest elevator in the Southern Hemisphere up 935 feet (285 meters) and be awed by the floor-to-ceiling, 365-degree views—the highest in the Southern Hemisphere! Plus, you’ll get exclusive early access to The Edge, where you step into a glass cube, high above Melbourne, and the VR Plank experience.

Melbourne Walking Tour

Get to know this amazing city as you walk its laneways and arcades, sample regional delicacies, including Brunetti’s Italian pastries, coffee and chocolate. You’ll also visit Federation Square and Finders Street Station. Plus, meet up with a local guide who will introduce you to the vibrant graffiti art throughout Melbourne.

Lunch at Pastuso

Head to the ultra-cool Pastuso on ACDC Lane, where they serve up some thrilling Peruvian food in a graffiti-inspired atmosphere.

Kayaking on the Yarra River

Spend a relaxing afternoon kayaking atop the calm waters of the Yarra River and take in the amazing views of the city as you glide by the riverbanks of Melbourne.

Dinner & Evening On Your Own in Melbourne

Enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant that you can discover on your own, or ask your Adventure Guides for a recommendation. Then, walk off your meal as you wander the streets of Melbourne to discover all the city has to offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Six

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for an adventure-filled day.

Ballarat Wildlife Park

Get up close with some of Australia’s native animals—including penguins, wombats and kangaroos—at this interactive wildlife park located on 37 acres of natural bush land.

Sovereign Hill Experience

Rotate between 3 amazing activities in Sovereign Hill, an open-air “living” museum that depicts the first 10 years following the discovery of gold in Ballarat. Activities include: a hands-on boiled sweets-making class, and a gold smelting demonstration.

Lunch at Charlie Napier Hotel

Dine in a bygone era as you step into the Charlie Napier Hotel for a delicious lunch in a Victorian setting.

Mine Adventure

Meet up with a local guide who, following a short tram ride, will take you on a tour of the mine where you’ll learn about the dangers the miners faced every day while mining for gold in the 19th century. You’ll see how Ballarat’s miners lived and worked as they dug out the rich gold-bearing layers of quartz rock. During the tour, you’ll see demonstrations of the technology miners used and see some original workings.

Group Dinner at Builders Arms

Have a seat and relax as and your fellow Adventurers regale each other with stories from your day at this laid-back pub that focuses on modern Australian dishes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Seven

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for an adventure-filled day.

Flight to Sydney

Fly to Australia’s largest city and the state capital of New South Wales.

Lunch at Terrace on the Domain

Relax amid the lush park oasis that surrounds you as you dine on a casual lunch while taking in the views of the nearby rolling green lawns and the iconic Sydney skyline.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Stroll through the magnificent grounds of the lush gardens that were first opened in 1816, making it the oldest scientific institution in Australia. Sitting on 72 acres of land which is laid out in several areas that include the Lower Gardens, Middle Gardens and Palace Gardens.

Sydney Harbour Jet Boat

Get your adrenaline pumping as you take to the waters of Sydney Harbour on a thrilling jet boat ride! It’s an exhilarating, high-octane experience as you check out the iconic Sydney skyline with the wind rushing through your hair.

Private Sydney Opera House Tour & Portside Dinner

After a brief stop at the hotel to freshen up, go backstage for a private tour of one of the most famous architectural wonders in the world. Discover the remarkable story of how the Sydney Opera House’s design was conceived and built and the challenges over the years of hosting world-class performances. Follow your tour with a magnificent dinner beneath the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Eight

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for an adventure-filled day.

Depart for Southern Highlands Day Excursion

Board a motor coach and take in the surrounding scenery as you head to Southern Highlands for a day of fun and adventure.

Morning Tea in Berrima

Stop off in the quaint historic village of Berrima, where you’ll enjoy an invigorating cup of tea at a local café.

Canoe Along the Wingcarribee River

Enjoy a pleasant morning as you paddle a canoe along the peaceful waters of the Wingcarribee River.

Red Leaf Farm Tour & Lunch

Spend time exploring this family owned and operated farm that produces some of the region’s finest animals and free-range organic produce. Learn about the daily life of the people who dedicate themselves to sustainable farming. Following your tour, enjoy a delicious meal made from the freshest ingredients and animals grown and raised at Red Leaf Farm.

Fitzroy Falls Indigenous Cultural Walkabout

Take to the trails around the magnificent Fitzroy Falls, which cascades 265 feet from the top down to the forest below, and learn about the fascinating indigenous culture of the region. On the walk, your aboriginal guide will use infrared binoculars to help point out various wildlife along your path.

Dinner & Evening On Your Own in Sydney

Upon your arrival back in Sydney, grab a bite at a local spot that you discover, or ask your Adventure Guides to make a recommendation. Following dinner, continue your exploration of this amazing city. For Adventurers interested in the Sydney Bridge Climb, your Vacationista can assist you in making plans.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Nine

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for an adventure-filled day.

On Your Own Morning and Lunch in Sydney

Pursue your own favorite activity and lunch interests during the first half of this day. Ask your Vacationista to help you book a place on the Sydney Bridge Climb, a classic “must do” at the top of many Guests’ wish list. With a Sydney Bridge Climb Leader at your side, reach the top of this iconic bridge and enjoy spectacular views of one of the world’s great harbors! If climbing isn’t for you, ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations for other activities. And, of course, feel free to inquire which dining venues they would recommend for lunch.

Tobruk Sheep Farm Experience

Live the life of an Australian cowboy at the Tobruk Sheep Farm! After the public goes home, it’s your turn to visit this farm in a private experience that shows you some of the duties involved, including watching a demonstration of a sheep being sheared—and, all by yourself, directing sheep dogs to herd sheep!

Farewell Dinner at Tobruk Sheep Farm

Bid a fond farewell to your fellow Adventurers as you swap stories from your amazing adventure while enjoying a fantastic meal prepared in your honor on the farm.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Ten

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy a final breakfast in Australia as you prepare for your journey home.

Transfer to Sydney International Airport

Transfer to Sydney International Airport (SYD) to begin your travels home.

Meals Included: Breakfast