22810
Australia
Australia at a Slower Pace: An Odyssey Down Under
From the bustling coasts to the remote Outback, discover the contrasts of Australia from the wine country to the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Centre to the Sydney Opera House.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22810RJ
Length
16 days
Starts at
5,899
Flights start at
1,575

At a Glance

Sandy beaches and dense rainforests give way to the arid Australian outback. The bustling cities of Melbourne and Sydney are counter-points to the remote inland town of Alice Springs, surrounded by desert, and Cairns, gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforest. On this easy-paced adventure, learn about life in a Land Down Under and discover the unique ecology that Australia has to offer.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile daily with long periods of standing.
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 ...

  • Explore the landmarks of Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney.
  • Sail above the Great Barrier Reef, home to thousands of species of colorful fish and coral, and watch penguins parade across the beaches of Phillip Island at sunset.
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture in Alice Springs, in the heart of the Outback.
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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Richard De Gille
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Rayleen Brown
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Martin Ludgate
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Ruth Pullin
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Sue Grebenschikoff
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Brian Clarke
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