Days 1-2: Sydney
Australia’s most populous city, Sydney, is accessible, charming, and full of things to do. Like the famous Bridge climb!
Days 3-4: Cairns and Port Douglas
Fly from Sydney to Cairns and transfer to your beach nature reserve retreat in Port Douglas, situated near The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, and Mossman Gorge. Cruise the Great Barrier Reef, snorkel, take a Heritage Walk, and immerse in the nature and culture.
Days 5-6: Jarramali
An Aboriginal guide picks you up at your beach resort for a jeep adventure and overnight campout at one of the most significant bodies of rock art in the world. The Quinkan site is 9,000-12,000 years old. Enjoy stories and a delicious dinner and breakfast. Fly to Cairns the next day.
Day 7: Cairns to Darwin
Fly to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Explore this subtropical city!
Days 8-11: Kakadu and Arnhemland
A guide picks you up and takes you to Kakadu National Park, largest national park in Australia, with significant wetlands and deep Aboriginal history. Your first night is in a comfortable permanent bush camp. An Aboriginal guide will then take you into Arnhemland, the restricted Aboriginal homeland. You’ll see ancient rock art and meet local artists in the Aboriginal community of Gunbalanya.
Days 12-14: Kimberley Coast
From Darwin, fly into your very remote and incredible villa lodge on the dramatic Kimberley coast, known for its wilderness, gorges, and outback stations. You can cruise the Berkeley River, stopping along the way to hike, or take a helicopter ride deeper into the region to rock art sites. A full day helicopter tour gets you to impressive rock art sites and King George Falls.
Days 15-17: Uluru
From Darwin, fly out to the iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), a living cultural landscape. Walk the base of Uluru and into Kantju Gorge. Take a day for the Cave Hill cultural experience to see the creation story of the Seven Sisters as told through ancient rock art.
Days 18-20: Kangaroo Island
Fly to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island to immerse yourself in Australia’s unique wildlife. This is authentic Australia at its purest, with kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and many birds including rare Cape Barren Geese. Your accommodations are on a historic working homestead.
Flying from Kingscote through Adelaide, bid farewell to one island and fly to another, Tasmania! Spend the night on the outskirts of Launceston and then head out with an incredible local Tassie guide to look for rare wildlife. Take an afternoon and evening for quoll patrol. As you watch the sunset from your supper fire, watch for eastern quolls and other wildlife to emerge.
Days 23-25: Launceston to Hobart
The trip ends with a rolling tour from Launceston to Hobart that includes history, culture, and nature. And wine! Flights home from Hobart.
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