21942
Australia
Under Southern Stars: Sydney, the Outback & Cairns With the Grandkids
Australia’s unique wildlife, vibrant indigenous culture and magnificent Great Barrier Reef make it a real-world fantasy land for exploring with your grandchildren.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21942RJ
Length
17 days
Starts at
6,899
Flights start at
1,800

At a Glance

With your grandchildren beside you, explore this country of kangaroos and crocodiles, reefs and rainforests. Together, encounter Australia’s wildlife, its indigenous culture and share new experiences: camp under the stars of the southern sky, taste bush tucker and see a spectacular coral reef up close.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Stepping in and out of a canoe.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Kayak into Sydney’s Royal National Park, the world’s second oldest (after Yellowstone), and have an expert-led walk among this supreme Australian landscape.
  • Visit a traditional Aboriginal community in the Red Centre.
  • Snorkel among the vibrant life on the Great Barrier Reef, keeping an eye out for “Nemo.”

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-14.
Featured Expert
All Experts
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David O'Brien
Originally from the island state of Tasmania, Dave O’Brien has lived in North Queensland for more than 30 years. Working as a biologist almost his entire career, Dave has been involved in reptile research, aquaculture, government organizations, private enterprise and owning his own business. Outside of work, Dave’s interests include birding, photography and long-distance running. He has been married since 1986 and has two adult children, presently living in Melbourne, Australia and Alberta, Canada.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Greg Horsley
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Barry Skipsey
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Rayleen Brown
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Michael Kidd
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Sue Grebenschikoff
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David O'Brien
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Martin Ludgate
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Brian Clarke
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