Australia multi-centre holiday with kids: Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

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    Let the kids feed kangaroos at Taronga or Melbourne zoo | Travel Nation
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    Try surfing lessons with the kids on Australia's Sunshine Coast | Travel Nation

    Try surfing lessons with the kids on Australia's Sunshine Coast

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    Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House as a family | Travel Nation

    Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House as a family

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    Let the kids run free in the crystal clear waters of Lake Mackenzie | Australia multi-centre holiday

    Let the kids run free in the crystal clear waters of Lake Mackenzie | photo credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

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    Enjoy the iconic sites of Sydney Harbour

    Enjoy the iconic sites of Sydney Harbour | photo credit: Destination NSW

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    Spot koalas in the trees across New South Wales | Travel Nation

    Spot wild koalas on a unique wildlife tour from Melbourne

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    Soak up the sun on the Sunshine Coast!

    Soak up the sun on the Sunshine Coast! | photo credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

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    Swim in the clear waters of Lake Mackenzie on K'gari | Travel Nation

    Take a dip in Lake Mackenzie, K'gari

Tailor-made holidays

Duration(in days): 15

From: UK

To: Australia



Inc. International flights (pp - based on 2 adults, 2 children)

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    This relaxed, 2-week Australia multi-centre holiday includes city breaks in Melbourne and Sydney, plus beach time on the Gold Coast and is perfect for families or couples. With day trips already included and no long drives, it’s an ideal combination of relaxation and adventure and a great introduction to Australia.

    Beginning in Melbourne, we’ve included a 4-night stay and a day trip into the bush to see kangaroos and koalas in the wild. This unique experience allows you to learn more about these indigenous animals from a wildlife guide in their natural environment.

    Next stop is Sydney for four more nights. You could head down to Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, take a tour around the Sydney Opera House, or even not rent a car and venture further afield to the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley.

    Finally, you will fly north to spend a week enjoying the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. We’ve included a trip to K'gari (formerly Fraser Island); the world’s largest sand island and home to spectacular lakes, dunes and wildlife, a real ‘must-do’ for any trip to Australia. Staying in Noosa, you’ll find it’s the perfect spot for some rest. We’ve included a cruise through the lakes and wetlands of the Noosa Everglades, a high end to your trip!

    This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

    This holiday includes

    • International and domestic flights
    • All transfers
    • All accommodation
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary


    • Explore the cool and quirky city of Melbourne
    • Spot kangaroos and koalas in their natural environment with the help of a guide
    • Explore Sydney’s iconic sights including the harbour and opera house
    • Take an optional dolphin cruise in Jervis Bay
    • Take a day trip to K'gari and the spectacular seventy-five-mile beach
    • Enjoy plenty of beach time on the Gold Coast
    • Cruise through the lakes and wetlands of the Noosa Everglades.


    Itinerary in brief:

    • 4 nights Melbourne
    • 4 nights Sydney
    • 7 nights Noosa


    Day 1: Depart UK

    Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

    Included: International flight

    Day 2: Arrive in Melbourne

    On arrival in Melbourne, you'll be met and driven to your apartment, with the rest of the day free to start exploring the city.

    We've included an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. This area is culturally significant to the Kulin Nation, the local tribe and a First Nations guide will take you on a journey through rich history and thriving culture to discover the native plants in the Gardens. Learn about the traditional plant use and ongoing connections to Country.

    Included: Arrival transfer & hotel

    Day 3: Melbourne

    Today you have a free day to see what Melbourne has to offer. We can arrange specific tours for you; sports lovers can visit the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and the National Sports Museum; foodies will love the café culture and Chocolate walking tours. You could head out of the city for some dolphin watching, take a bike tour or pay a visit to the cute Little Penguins on Phillip Island.

    Included: Hotel

    Day 4: Koalas & kangaroos in the wild –day tour

    Today we've included the 'Koalas and kangaroos in the wild tour' - a unique experience the kids will love. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel.

    First, you'll take a walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas; then you'll learn a little about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and koala researcher. You can get involved in helping to remove Boneseed (a weed) and improving the koalas' habitat.

    Look out for mobs of wild kangaroos on the plains and in open forests - if you're fortunate you may get close enough to take photographs and observe their social life. While you walk, you can help your guide to record sightings of all native wildlife.

    You may also spot some other native wildlife, including parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Your Wildlife Guide will be able to tell you about each creature and help you understand them a little more.

    At the end of the tour, all participants will receive a certificate of thanks for helping the wildlife, and an opportunity to stay in touch with each of the koalas seen on the day.

    Included: Hotel & day tour as specified

    Day 5: Melbourne

    Enjoy some more time in the city. With great shopping and beaches, you'll be spoiled for choice. Why not head out for brunch in the chilled beach suburb of St Kilda where there are plenty of places to people-watch and enjoy the local lifestyle.

    Included: Hotel

    Day 6: Melbourne to Sydney

    You'll be collected from your hotel in the morning and taken to the airport for your flight to Sydney.

    On arrival, you will be driven to your apartment, with the rest of the day free to begin your Sydney adventure.

    Included: Departure transfer, domestic flight, arrival transfer & hotel

    Days 7-9: Sydney

    You have a couple of days to explore Sydney so why not start by walking to Darling Harbour to watch the street entertainment and enjoy the bustling atmosphere.

    Why not take a scenic harbour cruise (you can hop off at Taronga Zoo), or perhaps book the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb for the ultimate harbour views! If that’s a bit too much, why not enjoy a picnic in the spectacular Botanical Gardens with views over the harbour and the opera house?

    We can arrange tours in and around the city; from surf lessons to whale watching. You could visit the Blue Mountains, go wine tasting in the Hunter Valley or take a dolphin cruise in Jervis Bay. Tell us what you like, and we’ll include it in your itinerary.

    Included: Hotel

    Day 10: Sydney to Noosa, Sunshine Coast

    You'll be driven to the airport for your flight to the Sunshine Coast where you will be met and taken to your accommodation. After checking into your resort, the rest of the day is yours to explore this lovely beachside village.

    We can include car hire here if you’d like it - just ask.

    Included: Departure transfer, domestic flight, arrival transfer & hotel

    Day 11: Noosa

    Spend the day enjoying the sand and sea and making the most of Australian beach culture - it's addictive!

    Included: Hotel

    Day 12: K'gari full day trip

    Today you’ll head across the Noosa River to Cooloola National Park, where you'll stop at Rainbow Beach to admire its pretty coloured sands.

    Next, you'll cross over to K'gari (the world's largest sand island) and drive along the spectacular ‘Seventy-Five Mile Beach’. Explore the natural beauty of this magnificent wilderness with a guided rainforest walk, before continuing on a self-guided trail through Wanggoolba Creek and Pile Valley.

    Before lunch, head to Lake McKenzie (a stunning freshwater lake) for a refreshing swim and a bit to eat. Making your way back, you'll pass through the towering forests of Satinay and Brushbox trees. Navigate your way down the 'beach highway' before enjoying afternoon tea on a remote stretch of beach, and crossing back over to the mainland.

    Included: Hotel & day trip as specified

    Days 12-15: Noosa

    Take some time to soak up the sunshine and relax. We’ve included a tour through the Noosa Everglades, so let us know which day you’d prefer to take this.

    You'll cruise through the magnificent lakes and wetlands of the Noosa Everglades - the River of Mirrors. As you navigate, explore the historic loggers’ camp of Harry's Hut and enjoy a BBQ lunch. Go for a swim in pristine waters, photograph the abundant wildlife and enjoy this unique natural environment - home to over 44% of Australia's bird species.

    Included: Hotel & day tour as specified

    Day 16: Depart Noosa

    Your time in Queensland has come to an end, so today you will be driven back to Brisbane before boarding your onward flight.

    Included: Departure transfer & international flight

    Day 17: Arrive UK   


    Summertime in Australia runs between November & February when the weather will be hot and sunny, Sydney, Melbourne & the Sunshine Coast enjoy the sunshine and blue skies at this time. Prices will be at a premium over the Christmas and New Year holidays and availability limited so be sure to book in advance. March-May & Sept-Nov can be mild and pleasant and crowds fewer.

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    We’re experts in planning tailor-made holidays, so whether you’re looking for a luxury Australia holiday, ideas for a road trip, or multi-stop flights to Australia with stopovers – let us help you with the planning. Our experts can tailor-make precisely the trip you’re looking for - this itinerary is purely a suggestion, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

    What's included
    • International and domestic flights
    • Return airport transfers
    • All accommodation
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
    Not included
    • Any optional activities not mentioned
    • Any meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities