In Aboriginal culture a Walkabout is considered a rite of passage. Young males 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. 

Days

Eleven Days

From

$11,000

Journey Type

Airplane

Land 

Boat

Highlights

  • Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures 
  • Kayak in Byron Bay  
  • Sky rail to Caravonica 
  • Jet Boat Ride with Free buoyancy Aids (life jackets)
  •  FREE Certified Scuba Dive or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary)
  • Glass-bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
  • Marine Biologist Reef Talk
  • Transfers to and from the Marina
  • Full-day eco-cruise to the Agincourt Reef. 
  • Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbor.
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • All gratuities to local guides, service charges, taxes, and porterage included

Points of Interest

  • Taronga Zoo
  • Sydney Harbor Dinner Cruise
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Scenic Sydney
  • Kuranda Village
  • World Heritage Rainforest
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Melbourne Museum
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Daintree National Park
  • Great Barrier Reef

Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE

The tour will take you from Melbourne Airport to the hotel in Melbourne. You will have a cocktail reception with dinner at a hotel, and your 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, and the Melbourne Museum

  • Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Shrine of Remembrance

  • Pass the Yarra River and the Sports and Arts Precinct—site of the Australian Open—and stroll through Queen Victoria Market

Enjoy an afternoon in Melbourne. Then we head on our excursion.

Excursions Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Day 3 – Kangaroo Island day tour

By staying at Southern Ocean Lodge, you’ll experience a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience. (The 3 and 4-star hotel options will include Kangaroo Island highlights in a day tour.) At Southern Ocean Lodge, a signature itinerary of guided island excursions is designed daily and included in the price. You’ll encounter abundant wildlife in a ‘zoo without fences.’ Discover the island’s unique natural attractions with exclusive access combined with a touch of luxury. Discover local artists, or step off the beaten track to encounter wildlife in Australia’s own ‘Galapagos.’

Day 4 – Explore Uluru’s mystéries and then take a flight to Queensland

Aboriginal traditions Uluru (Ayers Rock); find this out in the morning guided visit. Dreamtime legends of this vast monolith! Fly private charter to the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns in Queensland. After checking into the hotel, we will then, Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda Mountain Village and cross the rainforest canopy through it. Daintree National Park. 

Day 5 – CULTURAL EXPERIENCES Uluru

Learn about Anangu and Australian Aboriginal culture and traditions. Join one of the guided tours at the base of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Cave Hill. Free daily activities are also a great way to learn more about Indigenous culture. Travel with SEIT Outback Australia to enjoy Australia without the crowds on exciting, adventurous and interpretive small group day tours, taking to Mt Conner and Cave Hill. Traveling with SEIT Outback Australia gives you the time to learn, absorb and relax in the heart of Australia. 

Day 6 – Cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure visible on earth from the moon. Cruise the Agincourt Reef for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and even a glass-bottom boat to see the underwater discoveries on the edge of the Australian Continental Shelf. We then return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 7 – On to Sydney

Today we are off to Hartley’s Crocodile adventures Learn all about crocodiles; meet and welcome the crocodiles, the lizards, and snakes. You’ll have the opportunity to hold a koala and take your photograph, to visit a select enclosure where you may meet East Grey Kangaroos, Agile Wallabies, Pademelons, Koalas, Wombats, etc. The presentation includes a tour and feeding. Later, take a boat out on the lagoon. After dinner, take a private ride to the hotel in Sydney to spend three nights in the heart of town. 

DAY 8 – SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING

The guides will start your first day of excursions:

Pass Darling Harbor and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbor that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. 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 was designed was conceived, built, and the challenges over the years of hosting world-class performances. Enjoy the 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 9 – Marveling at the Blue Mountains

Enjoy a 6- person Gondola Cabin gliding silently about a rainforest canopy. Immerse yourself into the ultimate rainforest experience. Enjoy free time, tasting the food and enjoying the Kuranda Village. The Butterfly Sanctuary is also found in Kuranda and has some of the rarest butterflies on earth. Afterward, we take you to Rainforest Nature Park. At 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest, this unique and award-winning Eco-friendly tourist attraction hosts the amphibious Army Duck rainforest tour, Tropical Fruit Orchard, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, the Outback Restaurant, the Colonial Restaurant, and the Tropical Treats Bar. This is a fun way to enjoy refreshing delights from foods grown on-site at Kuranda’s largest Koala & Wildlife Park. There you can join a guided tour and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes, the cassowary and hand-feed kangaroos, and wallabies. Experience your 90-minute scenic railway journey back to Cairns in the splendor of Kuranda Scenic Rail “Gold Class.”

Day 10 – Taronga Zoo Sydney 

Visit one of the best Zoos in the world for a few hours then have a farewell dinner at the zoo. 

Day 11- Fly Home or add Perth, Tasmania or New Zealand.

See our New Zealand tour or customize this tour and add New Zealand. (contact us for details)

Pickup: We will Meet at Sydney Airport. The price of airfare is added from the west coast of the United States. 

(Optional) Add 4 more days in Perth, Australia, and visited these additional sites for $3,000.

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