14 days
Australia

In Sydney’s Rocks District, revisit that historic moment when European settlers first came ashore 200 years ago.

Up the scenic coast, learn about Australia’s amazingly diverse marine biology. Feed dolphins on Moreton Island, and see the Great Barrier Reef. This is nature’s largest living organism, home to 400 kinds of coral and 1,500 species of fish.
  • Day 1: Fly to Australia

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Sydney

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 4: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbor cruise

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Visit Sydney Tower
  • Day 5: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Discover two sides of Sydney on this excursion linked by Aboriginal culture. At Taronga Zoo listen to your Aboriginal guide’s personal stories and discover their connections back to the land, animals and nature. Take a tour of the world-famous Opera House where you’ll go behind-the-scenes and see what it takes to get a live production on stage. Enjoy lunch with your group and then learn about the indigenous elements of the Bennelong Point site. 

  • Day 6: Sydney • Brisbane • Queensland Island

    Fly to Brisbane

    Travel by ferry to Queensland Island

  • Day 7: Queensland Island

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sand Island Excursion

    Sand Island Excursion

    Go on a full day 4-wheel drive excursion whilst learning about the unique landscape of the island. Discover vast sand dunes; learn the history of the wrecks washed up on the beaches; go for a walk through the wide variety of plant communities growing in sand and ranging from coastal heaths to subtropical rain forests; go for a swim in some unique and beautiful areas and try to spot whales from the sunny beaches. 

    Participate in island activities: discover white sand dunes, sunny beaches, subtropical rainforests, and rare perched lakes 

  • Day 8: Queensland Island • Brisbane • Rockhampton

    Take a ferry to the mainland

    Travel to Rockhampton
  • Day 9: Rockhampton • Airlie Beach

    Visit the Capricorn Caves

    Travel to Airlie Beach
  • Day 10: Airlie Beach

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Whitsunday Island cruise

    Whitsunday Island cruise

    Enjoy a full-day cruise through the beautiful Whitsunday Passage and behold views of the archipelago’s rugged islands. On June 3, 1770, or Whit Sunday according to the Christian Church, Captain Cook guided the Endeavor through the passage and named it after the Christian holiday. Your cruise includes a stop at White Haven Beach, home to Australia’s purest white sand, for an included barbeque lunch.

  • Day 11: Airlie Beach • Townsville • Cairns

    Travel via Townsville to Cairns

    Take a tour of Townsville
  • Day 12: Cairns

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Kuranda

    Kuranda

    Take an excursion to the picturesque mountain town of Kuranda, where you’ll learn about traditional Aboriginal culture and customs through live dancing and boomerang throwing at Tjapukai Cultural Center. A short walk from Tjapukai is the Skyrail train, which you’ll board to take a journey through a pristine rainforest that spans Red Peak and Barron Falls stations’ dramatic mountain lookouts.

  • Day 13: Cairns

    Take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Snorkeling with a marine biologist

    Snorkeling with a marine biologist

    Enhance your time in the world’s largest reef system with a snorkeling adventure with a marine biologist. Learn about the sights and sounds of the Great Barrier Reef from an expert who can teach you more about the animal and plant life you spot in this interactive, aquatic classroom.

  • Day 14: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Australia

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Sydney

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 4: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbor cruise

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Visit Sydney Tower
  • Day 5: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Discover two sides of Sydney on this excursion linked by Aboriginal culture. At Taronga Zoo listen to your Aboriginal guide’s personal stories and discover their connections back to the land, animals and nature. Take a tour of the world-famous Opera House where you’ll go behind-the-scenes and see what it takes to get a live production on stage. Enjoy lunch with your group and then learn about the indigenous elements of the Bennelong Point site. 

  • Day 6: Sydney • Brisbane • Queensland Island

    Fly to Brisbane

    Travel by ferry to Queensland Island

  • Day 7: Queensland Island

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sand Island Excursion

    Sand Island Excursion

    Go on a full day 4-wheel drive excursion whilst learning about the unique landscape of the island. Discover vast sand dunes; learn the history of the wrecks washed up on the beaches; go for a walk through the wide variety of plant communities growing in sand and ranging from coastal heaths to subtropical rain forests; go for a swim in some unique and beautiful areas and try to spot whales from the sunny beaches. 

    Participate in island activities: discover white sand dunes, sunny beaches, subtropical rainforests, and rare perched lakes 

  • Day 8: Queensland Island • Brisbane • Rockhampton

    Take a ferry to the mainland

    Travel to Rockhampton
  • Day 9: Rockhampton • Airlie Beach

    Visit the Capricorn Caves

    Travel to Airlie Beach
  • Day 10: Airlie Beach

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Whitsunday Island cruise

    Whitsunday Island cruise

    Enjoy a full-day cruise through the beautiful Whitsunday Passage and behold views of the archipelago’s rugged islands. On June 3, 1770, or Whit Sunday according to the Christian Church, Captain Cook guided the Endeavor through the passage and named it after the Christian holiday. Your cruise includes a stop at White Haven Beach, home to Australia’s purest white sand, for an included barbeque lunch.

  • Day 11: Airlie Beach • Townsville • Cairns

    Travel via Townsville to Cairns

    Take a tour of Townsville
  • Day 12: Cairns

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Kuranda

    Kuranda

    Take an excursion to the picturesque mountain town of Kuranda, where you’ll learn about traditional Aboriginal culture and customs through live dancing and boomerang throwing at Tjapukai Cultural Center. A short walk from Tjapukai is the Skyrail train, which you’ll board to take a journey through a pristine rainforest that spans Red Peak and Barron Falls stations’ dramatic mountain lookouts.

  • Day 13: Cairns

    Take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Snorkeling with a marine biologist

    Snorkeling with a marine biologist

    Enhance your time in the world’s largest reef system with a snorkeling adventure with a marine biologist. Learn about the sights and sounds of the Great Barrier Reef from an expert who can teach you more about the animal and plant life you spot in this interactive, aquatic classroom.

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flight; Ferry

  • Hotels

    11 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily; 7 dinners

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Sydney Tower; Harbor cruise; WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo; Dolphin Feeding; Koorana Crocodile Farm; Great Barrier Reef

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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