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Australia
An Australian Odyssey: From the Outback to the Great Barrier Reef
Marvel as you explore Australia’s unique heritage — astounding Outback, natural wonders, iconic architecture, Aboriginal art and the world famous Great Barrier Reef.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22754RJ
Length
17 days
Starts at
6,099
Flights start at
1,625

At a Glance

Home to the largest reef system in the world, Australia’s natural wonders and unique species make it a land unlike any other. From cosmopolitan cities to impossibly expansive landscapes, explore the highlights of Australia on this educational adventure. Examine fragile ecosystems from desert to rainforest to coral reef, compare the personalities of Sydney and Melbourne and learn the often rough-and-tumble story of Australia.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three hours a day. Irregular steps without railings. Snorkeling in ocean currents. Getting on and off vessels.
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 ...

  • Snorkel along the wondrous Great Barrier Reef or explore it via semi-submersible vessel.
  • Discover the giant red rock formation known as Uluru and learn about its sacred meaning to the Aboriginal people.
  • Go behind-the-scenes at the Sydney Opera House and take in a performance.
Featured Expert
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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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Andrew Fitzgerald
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Barry Skipsey
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Rayleen Brown
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Ruth Pullin
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David O'Brien
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Martin Ludgate
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Brian Clarke
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