In Aboriginal culture a Walkabout is considered a rite of passage. We take a long journey to explore the wilderness and connect on another level with the land. Our “Straya” Walkabout tour will take you on a luxury version of a Walkabout. With us, you can connect with the stunning wonders of the outback.
- Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
- Exclusive tour of Sydney Opera House
- Meet crocodiles and other wildlife
- Kayak in Byron Bay
- Skyrail to Caravonica
- Full-day eco-cruise to the Agincourt Reef
- Dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour
- Luncheon cruise on New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds featuring wine and delicate green-lipped mussels.
- In Queenstown, a jet boat and helicopter ride at Shotover River rapids in Skippers Canyon.
- Farewell cocktail reception and dinner
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
- All gratuities to local guides, service charges, taxes, and porterage included.
- Exclusive business-class charter flights in Australia and New Zealand included.
Points of Interest
- Taronga Zoo
- Sydney Opera House
- Kuranda Village
- Auckland Museum
- World Heritage Rainforest
- Melbourne Museum
- Carlton Gardens
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Kangaroo Island
- Great Barrier Reef
- Rainforest Nature Park
DAY 1 – ARRIVE MELBOURNE
Begin your Walkabout tour. We will transfer you from Melbourne Airport to your hotel. You will have a cocktail reception with dinner. The journey will start at 5:30.
Day 2 – Melbourne
Set off on a guided tour to admire the city’s beautiful 19th-century architecture, historic landmarks, and sprawling parks. Explore Carlton Gardens, home of the Royal Exhibition Building. Visit the Melbourne Museum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Shrine of Remembrance. Pass the Yarra River and the Sports and Arts Precinct, site of the Australian Open. Stroll through Queen Victoria Market. Enjoy an afternoon in Melbourne. Next, enjoy our excursion Phillip Island Penguin Parade.
Day 3 the city at leisure
The day and evening are yours to spend as you wish in remarkable Melbourne.
Day 4 – Barossa Valley Wines day tour
Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city known for museums, art galleries, and wine. This part of South Australia is unique for its combination of rich European heritage and Barossa lifestyle. There are many hidden rural treasures to be discovered. Visit some of Australia’s oldest churches, wineries, and historic cottages.
Day 5 – Kangaroo Island day tour
At Southern Ocean Lodge, you’ll visit Kangaroo Island. They have a signature itinerary of guided island excursions included. You’ll encounter abundant wildlife in a ‘zoo without fences.’ Discover the Island’s unique natural attractions. Try epicurean delights, visit local artists, or encounter wildlife in Australia’s own ‘Galapagos.’ This evening we will fly to Melbourne.
Day 6 Explore Uluru’s mystéries flight to Queensland
Discover Aboriginal traditions at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Ancient legends speak of this huge monolith. Fly by private charter to the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Queensland. After checking into the hotel, we will then take the skyrail over Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda Mountain Village. We will cross the rainforest canopy through Daintree National Park.
Day 7 – CULTURAL EXPERIENCES Uluru
Learn about Anangu and Australian Aboriginal culture and traditions. Join a guided tour at the base of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, or Cave Hill. Come see Australia with exciting, adventurous and interpretive small group day tours. We can take you further afield to Mt Conner and Cave Hill. Traveling with us gives you the time to learn, absorb, and relax in the heart of Australia.
Day 8 Cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
This is a special day for your Walkabout journey. The Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure visible on earth from the moon. Cruise the Agincourt Reef for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and a glass-bottom boat ride. See the underwater discoveries on the edge of the Australian Continental Shelf. We then return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 9 Optional balloon ride and a day at leisure
Early risers can enjoy an optional hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands. Spend the rest of the day in the rainforest, spas, or return to the reef. Tonight, enjoy a theme dinner.
Day 10 Crocodile Adventures and Travel to Sydney
Your Walkabout continues to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Learn about and meet crocodiles, lizards, and snakes. Visit a special enclosure for East Grey Kangaroos, Agile Wallabies, Pademelons, Koalas, Wombats, etc. The presentation tour showcases feeding time as well. After dinner, take a private charter ride to the hotel in Sydney to spend three nights in the heart of town.
DAY 11 – Sydney Sightseeing
Today’s excursions: Pass Darling Harbor and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbor. Step inside the UNESCO-listed Sydney Opera House with a local guide. Go backstage for a tour of one of the most famous architectural wonders in the world. Discover the remarkable story of how the Sydney Opera House’s was designed, conceived and built. Sydney Harbor Dinner Cruise – Experience all that Sydney’s magnificent harbor has to offer from the unique perspective of Sydney’s only authentic timber tall ship.
DAY 12 – Marveling at the Blue Mountains
Glide silently just meters above the rainforest canopy in a six-person gondola Cabin. After, enjoy free time strolling through Kuranda village and the Butterfly Sanctuary. We will transfer you to Rainforest Nature Park. Set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest, this unique and award-winning Eco-friendly tourist attraction hosts Army Duck rainforest tour, Tropical Fruit Orchard, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, the Outback Restaurant, and the Colonial Restaurant. Tropical Treats Bar serves refreshment delights grown on-site. Then, board your 90-minute scenic railway journey back to Cairns in the splendor of Kuranda Scenic Rail “Gold Class.”
Day 13 Taronga Zoo Sydney & Free Day
Visit one of the best Zoos in the world. Then, the rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
Day 14 The City at Leisure
The day and evening are yours to spend as you wish in remarkable Sydney.
Day 15- Fly Home or add Perth,
Tasmania or New Zealand. See New Zealand tour or customize this tour.
Pickup: We will Meet at Sydney Airport/ Price of airfare added from the west coast of the United States.
Optional Add Perth for 4 More Days
sites added on are:
Pinnacles Desert Tours
Yanchep National Park Tours
Penguin Island Tours
Kings Park & Botanic Garden Tours