Australian Safari | Globus Vacations

Tasmania Wallaby, Australia
Tasmania Wallaby

Small-Group Australian Safari

20 days | Brisbane to Sydney

If your idea of meeting the locals is cradling koalas, hand feeding kangaroos, and laughing with a school of clownfish, then this 20-day Australian Safari from Globus is the perfect vacation for you. From Brisbane’s Australia Zoo (Home of the Crocodile Hunter) to Alice Spring’s Kangaroo Sanctuary (Home of the Kangaroo Dundee), you’ll get to know Australia’s most colorful creatures and characters.

Going below the surface, this in-depth tour of Australia also leads you to the marine life at the Great Barrier Reef; the whales, seals, and dolphins off the Tasman Peninsula; and the harbors of sunny Sydney.

Small-Group Discovery South Pacific itineraries are the perfectly sized tour – space is limited to an average of just 20 guests – and include an expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is their top priority.

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Trip Highlights

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

  • Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

  • Private tour of the Kangaroo Sanctuary and ferry ride to Kangaroo Island to see kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas.

  • Visit to the Koala Conservation Center on Phillip Island’s and observe the famous Penguin Parade.

  • Scenic cruise of Tasman Peninsula and a chance to spot whales, dolphins, and seals.

Ayers Rock, Uluru, Australia
Ayers Rock, Uluru

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive in Brisbane, Australia

Arrive by 4:00 p.m. in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.

DAY 2: Brisbane

Excursion to the Australia Zoo includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Have your photo taken with a koala.

DAY 3: Brisbane

Free day to spend at your leisure.

DAY 4: Brisbane – Cairns

Fly to Cairns, the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the Cairns Aquarium and enjoy a 3-course dinner.

DAY 5: Cairns

Board a catamaran for a scenic cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Options include snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, and an underwater observatory visit.

DAY 6: Cairns

Free day to spend at your leisure.

DAY 7: Cairns – Uluru

Fly to Uluru, Australia’s red center and enjoy a sunset visit Ayers Rock (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

DAY 8: Uluru – Alice Springs

Scenic drive through the Outback to Alice Springs, followed by a private guided tour of the Kangaroo Sanctuary. Optional activity: Sunrise camel ride across the red sand dunes to view Ayers Rock (additional cost).

DAY 9: Alice Springs – Adelaide

Join a guided sightseeing tour that includes the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station. Afterwards, fly to Adelaide with free time for the remainder of the day.

DAY 10: Adelaide

Ferry ride to Kangaroo Island for a tour of Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger to learn about the rare Australian sea lions. Explore Flinders Chase National Park to see kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas and visit Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. 

DAY 11: Adelaide – Melbourne

Flight to Melbourne, followed by a guided tour that includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens.

DAY 12: Melbourne

Travel to Phillips Island to visit the Koala Conservation Center and observe the famous Penguin Parade.

DAY 13: Melbourne

Free day to spend at your leisure.

DAY 14: Melbourne – Cradle Mountain National Park

Fly to Launceston and then drive to Cradle Mountain National Park in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Wildlife presentation by a Local Specialist.

DAY 15: Cradle Mountain National Park

Guided sightseeing includes a visit to Ronny Creek Boardwalk and Dove Lake with an optional trail walk. In the evening, enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to  the Devils@Cradle sanctuary to learn about the famous Tasmanian Devil.

DAY 16: Cradle Mountain National Park – Hobart

Scenic drive from Cradle Mountain National Park to Hobart with free time upon arrival.

DAY 17: Hobart

View waterfalls, rock formations, deep-sea caves, and the chance to spot whales, dolphins, and seals on a scenic cruise of the Tasman Peninsula. Afterward, go on a walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to learn about Australia’s convict past. 

DAY 18: Hobart – Sydney

Fly to Sydney and upon arrival, enjoy guided sightseeing that includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, followed by a walking tour with a Local Guide at the Sydney Opera House.

DAY 19: Sydney

Free day to spend at your leisure. Optional activities: Take a surfing lesson or have lunch at famous Bondi Beach (additional costs).

DAY 20: Sydney

Free day to spend at your leisure before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Day 21: Sydney

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Pullman Cairns International, Australia
Pullman Cairns International


Four Points by Sheraton | Brisbane
Ideally located downtown, the hotel features well-designed guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and an on-site restaurant.

Pullman Cairns International | Cairns
Exuding the architectural grandeur of the city’s rich colonial past, the upscale hotel overlooks Cairns Harbour and the lush mountains.

Desert Gardens Hotel | Uluru
Centrally located to the Uluru resorts facilities, it is a short walk to numerous lookouts, where you can view the sunset across Ayers Rock and surrounding desert.

Crowne Plaza | Alice Springs 
Modern hotel located at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges, in Australia’s red center.

Pullman Adelaide | Adelaide
Located in the heart of the Adelaide Central Business District and close to shopping, the hotel features modern guestrooms and contemporary local cuisine.

Vibe Melbourne | Melbourne
Stunning new 24-story glass-fronted hotel with views of the Yarra River and Southbank, all the way to Port Phillip Bay.

Cradle Mountain Hotel | Cradle Mountain National Park
Nestled within breathtaking alpine forest in the central highlands of Tasmania, the hotel is the perfect gateway to the picturesque National Park.

The Old Woolstore Hotel | Hobart
Located within a stone’s throw of the city center and just a block away from Hobart’s waterfront, the hotel offers apartment-style rooms with bedroom, sitting room, and kitchen.

Amora Hotel Jamison | Sydney
Award-winning luxury hotel combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience and a dedicated relaxation zone available at the Amora Day Spa.

Dates and Pricing

2022 and 2023 Departures Available | From $7,969 per person

Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes intra-vacation air and taxes. Price does not include airfare to and from arrival and departure cities.

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  • One-of-a-Kind Itinerary
  • Globus Tour Director
  • Expert Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Hotels
  • To and From Hotel Transfers
  • Intra-Vacation Flights
  • VIP Sightseeing Access
  • Breakfast Daily, 3 Lunches, 7 Dinners

About Globus Small-Group Discoveries

Small-Group Discoveries from Globus include everything you need for the ideal vacation – from hand-selected hotels to included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Every tour includes an expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is their top priority.

On a Small-Group Discovery tour space is limited to an average of just 20-24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers, while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. 

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