Australia – Experience Sydney & The Great Barrier Reef

Starting Price $3700 per person
Trip Duration 11 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level High level of fitness
Highlights

Australia Highlights

  • Walking tour of downtown Sydney
  • Visit Sydney’s beautiful Harbourfront
  • Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Check out the Architectural Wonder that is the Sydney Opera house
  • Cliff walk from Bondi to Coogee
  • Participate in a Community Service Project: Some of the tasks might include: Planting trees and gardening to restore natural habitats
  • Attend a live professional rugby match
  • Get on board the City Circle Tram in Melbourne
  • Visit Dandenong Ranges National Park
What To Expect

Touring in the shadows of the Opera House around Sydney Harbour and strolling through the art-laden back alleys of Melbourne will delight urban inclined travelers. Spend days touring and studying the Great Barrier Reef, and countless other natural outdoor attractions of Australia.

Educational Benefits

Australia’s major cities, vastness and beautiful natural geography offer a dynamic range of activies and focuses for your trip.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Days 1 - 2 - Travel to Australia

Fly to Sydney with a connection. Cross the International Time Line and begin your Australia tour!

Day 3 - Sydney

Meet your Evolve Tour Director, board our private bus transfer. Embark on a guided tour exploring the highlights of Sydney. Tour the Taronga Zoo to learn about Australian wildlife. Evening exploration of Darling Harbour. 

Day 4 - Blue Mountain & Sydney

Explore the stunning outdoor features on Australia on a morning trip to Blue Mountain – Three Sisters Rock Formations, Blue Mountain hike, tour the Jenolan caves. Afternoon street art tour of Sydney. Evening live concert or theater show.

Day 5 - Sydney

Harbour cruise to see Sydney Harbour from the water. Live music or theater performance at the  iconic Sydney Opera House. Summit the Observation Deck at the top of the Sydney Tower Eye.

 

Day 6 - Final Day Sydney

Embark on a ‘The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour’. Check out local artisans and their wares at The Rocks markets. Afternoon at the famous Bondi Beach – enjoy the beach and the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.

Day 7 - Cairns

Fly to Cairns. Wildlife, culture and history bicycle tour of Cairns. Take a dip in “The Lagoon”, a beautiful, well-maintained public pool in central Cairns. Evening exploration of the Cairns Night Market.

Day 8 - Daintree Rainforest

Rainforest hike through the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest, led by a local aboriginal guide. Afternoon jungle surfing canopy tour through the Rainforest

Day 9 - Great Barrier Reef

Snorkel day trip in The Great Barrier Reef. The 2,300km-long ecosystem is comprised of thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. This will be an incredible day exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 10 - Reef Science Research

Become a Coral Reef scientist for a day and learn how to do an Rapid Monitoring & Coral Watch (RAE) survey. Spend the day diving and learning about the exciting race to protect these magnificent and enriching parts of our underwater world.

Day 11 - Homeward Bound

Begin our travels home after an amazing trip to Australia together.

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip airfare to Australia
  • Bus
    Private coach transportation as needed throughout tour
Accommodation
  • Hostel
    Centrally located, student friendly hostels
Food

Daily breakfasts and dinners included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Katie Leaman
Did you know?

Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.

Places You’ll Visit

Bondi Beach

One of the most famous beaches in the world for surfing and touring.

Sydney Opera House

Enjoy a tour of Downtown Sydney - on bikes to cover more ground if you prefer!

Melbourne

Tour Melbourne, including vists to Docklands/Harbour Town, the Aquarium, the Old Melbourne Gaol, Federation Square and the Immigration Museum.