A Perfect Family Vacation to Australia: National Parks, Sydney and Great Barrier Reef

From tropical rainforests to red deserts and from beaches and cosmopolitan cities, Australia's landscape has something for everyone irrespective of the age. This is the reason why Australia is an ideal location for the family vacation. The itinerary described below will take you through the wonders of Australia tour package and the activities are planned in such a way so as to make this trip memorable the entire family. Read More

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From tropical rainforests to red deserts and from beaches and cosmopolitan cities, Australia's landscape has something for everyone irrespective of the age. This is the reason why Australia is an ideal location for the family vacation. If you are traveling with kids, proper planning is required so that you do not spend all your time parenting the children. The itinerary described below will take you through the wonders of Australia tour package and the activities are planned in such a way so as to make this trip memorable the entire family.

 

Trip Highlights:

Day 1: A tour of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Day 2-3: Enjoy the surfing at Bondi Beach and a full day tour of Blue mountains and famous Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Day 4: Visit Lamington National Park and stay at O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse

Day 5: Travel to Sunshine Coast and enjoy at activities at the Australian Zoo

Day 6-7: Spend time at the iconic beaches with amazing scenery and visit the Rainbow beach

Day 8-9: Enjoy at Hamilton Island and a full day cruise to Hardy Reef

Day 10: Visit Whitehaven beach and enjoy activities with family

 

Trip At A Glance:

  • Enjoy the stay in Sydney (downtown) and visit the Opera House and Harbour Bridge

  • Enjoy snorkeling & diving at Bondi beach and a full day tour of majestic Blue Mountains.

  • Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and enjoy the stunning views at King's Tableland.

  • Enjoy wildlife at Lamington National Park

  • Check out the iconic beaches of the Sunshine Coast and explore Noosa.

  • Visit Double Island Point Lighthouse for a 270-degree view of the ocean

  • Full day Cruise to Hardy Reef and fun activities at Whitehaven Beach.

 

Places To Visit:

Sydney, Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, King's Tableland, Lamington National Park, The Sunshine Coast, Double Island Point Lighthouse, Rainbow beach, Hamilton Island, Hardy Reef, Whitehaven Beach

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Sydney

When you arrive at Sydney, hire a private vehicle to go downtown for the accommodation. Spend the remaining day at your leisure and enjoy the nearby markets and roadside cuisines. You can take a tour of the Opera House or can visit the Harbour Bridge (the coat hanger) if you like.  

Day 2-3: Sydney

After the morning breakfast, head straight to Bondi Beach where you can spend time learning to ride the waves with your family. Enjoy the lunch at the seashore and explore the markets in the vicinity. Next morning, you can hire a guide for a full day tour of the majestic Blue Mountains. You can visit the famous Featherdale Wildlife park which will be fascinating for your kids. Enjoy the stunning views and a walk at King's Tableland. You can also visit the township of Katoomba which is famous for the Three Sisters.

Day 4: Lamington National Park

For Lamington National Park, you will have to take a flight to the Gold Coast. After arrival, book a private taxi and head straight into the rainforest region where you can stay at O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse. Spend the entire day at your leisure and explore the Lamington National Park.

Day 5: The Sunshine Coast

You will have to take North from the Lamington Park to reach the Sunshine Coast. You can stop at the Australian Zoo to check out some of the iconic wildlife such as wallabies, kangaroos, crocodiles, wombats, and koala. This zoo also has a rich birdlife which you can enjoy throughout the trip. Spend the remaining day at your leisure and spend time exploring the Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

Day 6-7: The Sunshine Coast

You will be spending the next 2 days on the Sunshine Coast. There are plenty of iconic beaches with amazing scenery and unique marine wildlife at a distance of 70 km North of Noosa. You can visit the Double Island Point Lighthouse to check out the full 270-degree view of the ocean before you visit the Rainbow beach with colorful sand mounds. If you are interested in surfing, you can visit the Rainbow Beach Surf Club and enjoy various activities with your family.

Day 8-9: Hamilton Island

To reach the Hamilton Island, you will have to drive to the Brisbane airport for a direct flight. Spend the remaining day at your leisure enjoying the local cuisines and seaside activities. Next morning, head to the Hamilton Island Marina for a full day cruise to Hardy Reef. You can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving or glass bottom boat ride, which will be a unique and exciting activity for the family.

Day 10:  Hamilton Island

After breakfast, visit Whitehaven beach for the stunning white sand. Spend time with your family and enjoy the various beach-side activities. This will be the last year of your trip and you will have to return to Sydney for your international flight back home.

These 10 days in Australia will be an unforgettable experience for your family and you will surely enjoy the most of it.

 

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