Days 1, 2

  • Journey to Australia.
  • Board your overnight flight and arrive in Cairns two days later.

Day 3

  • Arrive in Cairns after crossing the International Date Line.
  • This afternoon we will visit an animal park to observe many unique animals only found in Australia! Cuddle a Koala Bear, feed kangaroos, and check out the crocodiles!

Day 4

  • Today we will head out by boat to the breath-taking Great Barrier Reef!
  • Spend the afternoon snorkeling, swimming, or just sun-bathing.
  • Lunch included on the Reef.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the Esplanade following the cruise.

Day 5

  • Morning visit to the Cairns Botanical Gardens.
  • This afternoon head to the Rainforest!
  • We will take a hike through the Rainforest and swim at a waterfall.
  • Visit The Boulders, a creek where you might see a platypus!

Day 6

  • Depart in the morning for the picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village.
  • Visit Kuranda‚Äôs shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops.
  • Depart in the afternoon for the Outback!
  • Arrive in time for an Outback dinner and evening activities around the campfire.
  • Evening activities may include a sing-a-long, nature talk, Aussie heritage show, bush poetry, slide show, nocturnal spotlighting walk etc.
  • Tonight we will camp under the stars of the great Australian Outback.

Day 7

  • Our educational activities today will include a geology and ecology tour of the famous lava tubes, caving, a bat tour, bush walks, a wildlife tour and other activities.
  • Free time at the pool and for self-guided hikes.

Day 8

  • Depart in the morning back to Cairns, stopping along the way at a coffee plantation, waterfalls and more.
  • Beach visit in the afternoon before our farewell dinner.

Day 9

  • Depart for home from Cairns!
  • Optional Sydney Extension