￼Starting in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, this remarkable trip will take you from the Great Barrier Reef to Far North Queensland and across to the Top End’s famed Kakadu. Some of the highlights include sailing with dolphins, snorkelling beside pristine coral reefs, spotlighting tree kangaroos, experiencing Indigenous food culture, breakfasting with Duck-billed Platypus, cruising for Saltwater Crocodiles on the Daintree River and wetland birdwatching in Kakadu National Park.
- All the best wildlife experiences that northern Australia has to offer
- Guided by some of Australia’s most popular and experienced naturalists
- Low pace touring ’off the beaten track’ to see things that most tourists never experience.
This 21 day tour combines the best of our trips across northern Australia from Sydney to Darwin. It comprises elements from: Sydney: Epic Blue Mountains; Discovery Coast Nature Tour, Reef to Rainforest Mountains, Daintree Rainforest Exploration and Best of Kakadu and the Top End.
Day 1-5 Discover Sydney Harbour’s abundant wildlife and experience the Blue Mountains on guided walks with Australia’s most esteemed naturalists, authors and bush-walkers.
Day 6-8 Spend a relaxing few days on the southern Great Barrier Reef in an eco-resort. Daily activities include dolphin or whale- watching (seasonal) on board the catamaran Blue Dolphin and a day trip to snorkel around the tropical coral cay, Lady Elliott Island.
Day 9-12 Staying at a secluded rainforest lodge owned and run by local wildlife experts, you’ll be treated to home cooked meals and share your space with birds of paradise and even the odd Cassowary. During three days touring the Atherton Tableland, you’ll see a breath-taking array of landscapes and wildlife, in the company of one of Australia’s best wildlife guides.
Day 13-16 Spend a few days between Cairns and the Daintree, discovering one of its best kept secrets - the Low Isles - with a family that grew up there. Walk on the seabed of the Great Barrier Reef surrounded by fish, learn about Indigenous culture and food, explore the mysterious Daintree River and search for cryptic animals in the World Heritage Area.
Day 17-19 During three days in the company of our nature guide in the north, you’ll be guided from Darwin to Mary River and Kakadu, exploring the escarpments, rivers, billabongs and forests for crocodiles, pittas and rock-wallabies, seeing rock ancient art and searching for the elusive Black Wallaroo.
Day20-21 Back to Sydney for a day in the city, time to relax, process photos and enjoy some sight-seeing before the journey home.
20 nights accommodation, some meals, mix of shared and private wildlife experiences. Does not include domestic flights within Australia.
Note, we can arrange all travel to and from tour locations, quote for group bookings, and tailor any packages as required.
This is only one example of a TAILORED tour. Tailoring doesn't mean more expensive ... it can often mean less. We can develop tours to suit budgets and interests. The price depends a lot on what you want to do, where you want to go (some destinations are more limited than others), how often and the level of comfort and guiding you need. Drawing off our extensive portfolio, we find trips fall roughly into these price categories. Drop us a line with where you want to go, for how long and your approximate budget and you might be surprised what we can do for you.
AVG (Range) Tour type
$320 (230 - 380) Self-drive (twin share)
$490 (360 - 600) Small group touring (self drive)
$760 (670 - 830) Liveaboard vessel
$790 (520 - 990) Fully escorted
$980 (930 - 1040) Luxury
$1,000+ Luxury (private guided / aviation)