Both a continent and a country, Australia is a diverse destination rich with
marine and land wildlife, natural wonders, a colorful history and warm hospitality.
Beginning in Sydney and ending the week in Melbourne,
Global CommUnity’s itineraries feature activities carefully designed to showcase
the heart of the land that the world calls Down Under.
Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Australia special:
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
QUICKSLIVER GREAT BARRIER
REEF CRUISE & SNORKELING
Bondi Beach private surfing lesson 'Learn to Surf experience'. This popular beginner session teaches you how to safely get out and up onto your first wave. Here you'll get plenty of hands on help, it’s a great way to build your surf knowledge, confidence and cultivate your surfing technique. You'll be amazed at how easy, safe and enjoyable it can be to learn to surf. If you are concerned about your swimming ability… no worries!
ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS
SAILAWAY CRUISE & LOW
This morning meet your Sailaway representative in the hotel lobby and transfer to the Marina to depart on
your full day snorkeling tour to the Low Isles. Enjoy beautiful snorkeling and coral viewing at the idyllic Low Isles and
explore its environment and learn about
its history. Today's tour includes a superb tropical buffet lunch as well as morning
and afternoon tea.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12
TARONGA ZOO INSIDER ACCESS
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR
Enjoy an exclusive, extremely popular, behind the scenes tour of Taronga Zoo's unique Australian animal collection designed especially for the inquisitive traveler. It is an informative introduction to Australia's unusual wildlife and includes excellent photographic opportunities with kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats and echidnas as well as over 200 hundred animals in the 'platypus pools' exhibit.
GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK
Visit an authentic Australian working farm Travel from Melbourne to rural Australia, and become a welcomed guest on a farm where you will experience a little of what it is like to be an Aussie family 'living off the land'. You will watch the working dogs bring in a mob of sheep and a demonstration of sheep shearing skills. Afterward travel to a secret charming location to enjoy a lunch featuring local organic farm produce and local wines. Following lunch there will be an opportunity to further explore the property, taking in the native flora and fauna, and perhaps catching sight of a mob of kangaroos. You will certainly enjoy this opportunity to be at one with nature, enjoying the peace and tranquility of life in this beautiful part of Victoria. A number of Australian farmers are committed to improving the environment, and over the years have planted over 250,000 native trees, fenced off vulnerable areas to rehabilitate them, and created wildlife corridors where native flora and fauna can thrive. Here you can engage in a give-back activity, planting a tree for posterity and to contribute to the sustainability of the farm and the environment.
Ages to Travel
There are no age restrictions for our itineraries to Australia.
Time of Year to Travel
Year round Australia has a distinctly mild climate and whenever you travel there are many locations with perfect vacation and touring weather. Because the country is so large, recommendations may vary. The most Northerly regions of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia experience a distinctly tropical, hot, humid ‘wet’ season from December to March. While snow only ever falls on high peaks in Southern States and never in cities, conditions can be quite crisp in the South from June to August.
Travel Documents Required
Valid passport and Visa are required for entry into Australia. The Electronic Travel Authority is for people intending to travel to Australia on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes.
Tourist ETA – The Tourist ETA applies for travel for tourism only. Tourism includes holidays, recreation and visiting family and/or friends. It is valid for 1 year for multiple journeys of up to 3 months.To apply for a visa or passport click this link: www.cibtvisas.com/departurelounge
Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Global CommUnity cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.