Australia Christmas Explorer
12 NIGHTS GUIDE PRICE £4,000
Escape the winter and head ‘Down Under’ to celebrate Christmas in the sunshine. There is no shortage of iconic experiences to share on this trip including snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, cuddles with Koalas, sailing in the Whitsundays, not forgetting the chance to witness Sydney’s New Year’s Eve firework display!
Opt for a stop-over in Asia en-route and perhaps North America on your return to create your own exciting Round-The-World trip!
Guide Price & Inclusions
4 nights Sydney, 4 nights Sunshine Coast & 4 nights Hamilton Island £4,000 per adult and £3,000 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers, 5 days car hire and accommodation.
Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection
Why not extend your stay to include a few nights on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world? Enjoy an exciting 4WD off-roading adventure to discover the rainforest, lakes and stunning beaches.
Best Time to Travel
This itinerary can be enjoyed year-round, but December is an ideal time to travel when it’s summer in Australia so the weather will be hot and sunny.
Tips for Families
We recommend families break the long journey to Australia with a stopover. Singapore is a Bushbaby favourite as it offers a great deal for families with exciting attractions including Universal Studios, the Night Zoo and River Safari, as well as the opportunity to experience a different culture.
- Enjoy an Aussie Christmas on the beach
- Explore Sydney and its iconic sights such as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
- Snorkel the world’s largest coral reef teeming with colourful marine life
- A chance to spot Koalas and other native Australian wildlife in Noosa National Park
- Sail to stunning Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays
DAY 1 | FLY TO SYDNEY
Fly from London to Sydney, with a touchdown in Singapore (approx. 22 hours) and transfer to your chosen hotel for 4 nights. Or opt to break the journey with an exciting Singapore stopover!
DAYS 2-4 | SYDNEY
Enjoy exploring beautiful Sydney. Perhaps take a cruise around the iconic harbour to get a sense of the city, whilst attractions include Taronga Zoo, the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House along with the beaches at Bondi. You might also like to take a 4WD Wildlife Tour out to the Blue Mountains (including the chance to cuddle a koala!) or catch a ferry to Manly for a surf lesson before chilling out at one of the beach cafes!
DAYS 5-8 | NOOSA, SUNSHINE COAST
Take a flight to Brisbane (approx. 1 hour) and collect your hire car. Drive north to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for a 4 night stay by the beach. Enjoy al fresco dining at Noosa Heads before you hit the beach for a spot of surfing or paddle your way through the Noosa Everglades. The coastal rainforest of Noosa National Park offers some great hiking trails while at Australia Zoo you can enjoy encounters with koalas, kangaroos and other native wildlife.
DAYS 9-12 | HAMILTON ISLAND, WHITSUNDAYS
Drive back to Brisbane and take a short flight to Hamilton Island (approx. 1.5 hours) for 4 nights, host to a variety of accommodation from ultra-luxurious hotels to comfortable apartments. From here you can snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef and take a sailing trip to visit Whitehaven Beach, renowned for its startling white sands.
DAY 13 | FLY BACK TO LONDON
Fly back to Sydney to connect with your international flight home via Asia, North America or the Middle East.
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