Ultimate Family Vacation Australia

This ultimate family vacation Australia was planned for a family of three; the parents wanted to take their eighteen-year-old daughter on an adventure of a lifetime. Australia was the last continent on their bucket list and they wanted to see all the highlights: the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and the Sydney Opera House. This family vacation is the perfect excuse to spend quality time with one another and will be an exotic and thrilling adventure that everyone is sure to remember.  They started their adventure in Port Douglas which is a perfect spot to journey to the Great Barrier Reef.  They chose to do a catarman to the reef so that the daughter could snorkel from the boat.  The next day they journeyed to the Dainforest Rainforest to spot “salties”, Saltwater Crocodiles in the Daintree River, search for cassowaries in the rainforest, enjoyed a bush BBQ, and walked on Cape Tribulation beach.  They also enjoyed the skyrail experience at Kuranda while in Port Douglas.  From there, they flew to Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara, where they stayed at the wonderful Sails in the Desert.  They enjoyed a sunrise tour to Kata Tjuta and sunset tour of Uluru, both sacred spots to the Anangu people.  Then on their ultimate family vacation Australia, they traveled to Kangaroo Island for a two day adventure doing Australian wildlife spotting.  They got to see Kangaroos, Wallabies, Echindas and Australian Sea Lions.  Then they ended their trip in cosmopolitan Sydney.  They enjoyed the view from the top of the Harbour bridge as they did their bridge climb (Sydney is one the only cities in the world that allows people to climb their bridge) and then they biked through the neighbourhoods of Sydney.  The family then ended their ultimate family vacation Australia in the lovely Blue Mountains.  Suggested Length.  14 Days

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Starting at $4799 per person
Suggested Length14 days
Our ReferenceD190

Day 1
Arrive in Port Douglas and enjoy your four night stay in a Eucalypt bungalow at the Thala Beach Lodge. This 5-star accommodation is designed to coexist with forests and abundant wildlife, situated on a private headland north of Cairns and just south of Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. With their many activities you can go on a nature and garden walk, a guided bird walk, a coconut odyssey tour, star gazing, or kayaking along Thala’s secluded coast.
4.5-star lodge in Port Douglas

Day 2
Board the Silversonic catameran cruise for an all day snorkeling adventure throughout the Great Barrier Reef. This cruise is a great day tour for travellers to experience the beauty and marine life of the natural wonder of the world. In between water activities, you can relax on the expansive sundecks and enjoy the facilities on deck which includes full bar, a tropical buffet lunch, fresh water showers and morning and afternoon tea.
4.5-star lodge in Port Douglas

Day 3
This full day 4WD adventure is a guided tour where you will explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulate Beach along the Bloomfield Track. Your first stop is at the Majestic Daintree River where you will have an informative guided River Cruise while enjoying the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and endemic wildlife. Make your way to the Cape Tribulation Beach where you can swim in the coral sea or stroll along the beach overlooking the mountains and coast.
4.5-star lodge in Port Douglas

Day 4
The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience spans 7.5kms over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforest. You’ll glide meters above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest. From Barron Falls, your Skyrail experience continues through the mountains before gliding over the mighty Barron River and arriving at Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal.
4.5-star lodge in Port Douglas

Day 5
Fly into Ayres Rock where you will be transferred to Sails in the Desert Hotel. This 5-star accommodation beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience.
4-star hotel in Yulara

Day 6
Ravel in the early morning serenity of a truly spiritual place as the sunrise colours change on Kata Tjuta on this five-hour guided tour. Here you walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 dunes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive.
4-star hotel in Yulara

Day 7
Say goodbye to the desert and make your way to Kangaroo Island for your next adventure!
4-star hotel in Kingscote

Day 8
Island Life Tour presents this full day share tour of Kangaroo Island that blends a range of wildlife experiences with an elegant barbeque at a private lunch site out in the bush.
4-star hotel in Kingscote

Day 9
Flinders Chase Tour is a full day excursion that explores some of Kangaroo Island’s highlights and lesser known backtracks of Flinders Chase National Park. It is home to a wide array of wildlife species such as kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and many birds.
4-star hotel in Kingscote

Day 10
Arrive in Sydney where you will be staying at an elegant sanctuary for four nights, the Shangri-La Hotel. Gaze out your window as one of the most famous sights in the world, the Opera House greets you. Shangri-La offers the most spacious and luxurious guestrooms and suites among Sydney hotels, and all rooms have breathtaking views of the harbour.
4-star hotel in Sydney

Day 11
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a symbol of Australia. It crosses one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and is a striking feature of Sydney’s skyline. See the city through a different view as you experience the Sydney Bridge Climb.
4-star hotel in Sydney

Day 12
Sit back on one of Bonza’s comfortable bikes while our expert Bonza guides show you the way during the Bonza Bike Tour. The guides will give you great tips on what to do while in town, what’s on, where to ear, and an entertaining and informative experience.
4-star hotel in Sydney

Day 13
On this Blue Mountain Tour put on by Boutique Tours takes you away from the obvious tourist traps to show you the Blue Mountains from an insider’s perspective. With its stunning views, great wildlife and fabulous bush walks, it is one of Australia’s most visited spots.
4-star hotel in Sydney

Day 14
Today fly back through Sydney and head home. You will be reeling from your unforgettable experiences!

  • Accommodations for 13 nights
  • 4 nights stay at the Thala Beach Resort
  • Silversonic Outer Reef Cruise Snorkeling
  • Billy Bush Tour
  • Kuranda Rail and Skyrail Tour
  • 2 nights stay at Sails in the Desert
  • Uluru Highlights Sunset Tour
  • Kata Tjuta Sunrise Tour
  • 3 night stay at Aurora Ozone Hotel
  • Island Life Tour at Kangaroo Island
  • Flinders Chase Tour at Kangaroo Island
  • 4 night stay at Shangri-La Sydney
  • Bridge Climb Sydney
  • Bonza Bike Tour
  • Uncharted Blue Mountain Tour
  • All transfers to and from airport


If you have the time, spend the night in the Blue Mountains, where you can wake up and have breakfast with the Roos, explore the quaint mountain towns like a local, and enjoy the pristing bush wilderness for a bit longer.   -Candice, Down Under Endeavours