Disney fans can now visit Australia with Adventures by Disney. This guided tour operator offers accommodations, dining, and unique experiences unavailable anywhere else. So is Adventures by Disney Australia worth it? In this post, we’ll look at the cost, departure dates, and itinerary of this exciting offering from The Mouse to help you decide if it’s for you.

What’s Included: Adventures by Disney Australia Trip Highlights

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • 21 Meals (9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, and 6 Dinners)
  • Age Minimum: 5; Suggested Age: 7+ (for Adult Exclusive: Ages 18+)
  • Trip prices start from $7,289 per child and $7,699 per adult
  • Visit 4 locations: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne, Sydney
  • Outstanding accommodations: Crystalbrook Flynn Resort, Park Hyatt Melbourne, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
  • Two Adventure Guides at your service
  • VIP access, private events, and cultural experiences with local experts
  • Admission fees to performances and attractions
  • Flights arrive at Cairns Airport (CNS) and depart from Sydney International Airport (SYD)

See below for the complete day-by-day itinerary.

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Australia Adventures by Disney 2023 – 2024 Dates and Prices

Australian Adventures by Disney vacations are currently scheduled for departures throughout 2023. Pricing for these trips start at $7,669 per person for adults and $7,289 per person for children. These rates (and availability) are subject to change, so it’s always best to check with a travel agent for the most up-to-date pricing information.

In addition to the cost of the trip itself, guests will also need to budget for airfare to and from Australia, as well as any travel insurance or visas that may be required.

For those looking to take an unforgettable trip Down Under, Adventures by Disney provides a hassle-free way to explore all that Australia has to offer.

Here are the 2023- 2024 Adventures by Disney Australia departures:

2023

  • Jan 15, 2023 – Jan 24, 2023 – $8,399 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • Jan 29, 2023 – Feb 7, 2023 – $7,999 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • Feb 12, 2023 – Feb 21, 2023 – N/A (Adult Exclusive)
  • Mar 12, 2023 – Mar 21, 2023 – $7,999 USD
  • Mar 26, 2023 – Apr 4, 2023 – $8,199 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • Apr 2, 2023 – Apr 11, 2023 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • Apr 16, 2023 – Apr 25, 2023 – $7,699 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • Apr 30, 2023 – May 9, 2023 – $7,699 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • May 28, 2023 – Jun 6, 2023 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • Jun 11, 2023 – Jun 20, 2023 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • Jun 14, 2023 – Jun 23, 2023 – N/A
  • Jun 25, 2023 – Jul 4, 2023 – $8,359 USD Adult / $8,799 USD Child
  • Jun 28, 2023 – Jul 7, 2023 – N/A
  • Jul 9, 2023 – Jul 18, 2023 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • Jul 12, 2023 – Jul 21, 2023 – N/A
  • Jul 23, 2023 – Aug 1, 2023 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • Jul 26, 2023 – Aug 4, 2023 – N/A
  • Aug 6, 2023 – Aug 15, 2023 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • Aug 20, 2023 – Aug 29, 2023 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • Sep 24, 2023 – Oct 3, 2023 – $7,699 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • Oct 8, 2023 – Oct 17, 2023 – N/A (Adult Exclusive)
  • Oct 22, 2023 – Oct 31, 2023 –  $7,699 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • Nov 5, 2023 – Nov 14, 2023 – N/A
  • Dec 17, 2023 – Dec 26, 2023 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • Dec 21, 2023 – Dec 30, 2023 – $9,499 USD Adult / $9,999 USD Child
  • Dec 24, 2023 – Jan 2, 2024 – $9,499 USD Adult / $9,999 USD Child
  • Dec 28, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024 – $9,499 USD Adult / $9,999 USD Child

2024

  • Jan 14, 2024 – Jan 23, 2024 – $7,699 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • Jan 28, 2024 – Feb 6, 2024  – N/A (Adult Exclusive)
  • Feb 11, 2024 – Feb 20, 2024 – $7,699 USD (Adult Exclusive)
  • Mar 10, 2024 – Mar 19, 2024 – N/A (Adult Exclusive)
  • Mar 24, 2024 – Apr 2, 2024 – $7,289 USD Adult / $7,699 USD Child
  • More to come!

Note: The standard Adventures by Disney trip is geared toward families and people of all ages, whereas the Adult-Exclusive departures include the same itinerary, but with the addition of offerings designed exclusively for adult travelers 18 years and older.

For those who don’t mind paying slightly more for an intimate tour, Adventures by Disney also offers Private Adventures for groups of up to 12 people.

Contact The Vacationeer for more details on any of the departures listed above or to learn more about the Australia Private Adventures option.

Adventures by Disney Australia Itinerary

Day 1 – Cairns

  •  Arrival in Cairns
  • Welcome dinner at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure
  • Crystalbrook Flynn Resort
  • Dinner Included

On the first day of your Adventures by Disney vacation, you’ll arrive at Cairns Airport, where an Adventures by Disney Adventure Guide will greet you. They’ll help you with your luggage and escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. You’ll stay at the Crystalbrook Flynn Resort, a luxurious 5-star resort with a pool, gym, spa, and more.

After check-in, take some time to explore the resort and get settled into your room. Then, meet up with your Adventure Guide and fellow travelers for a special welcome reception at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure. You’ll meet crocodiles, experience local wildlife, and enjoy an exclusive Australian dinner. This is your chance to get to know everyone and start planning for all the fantastic adventures that lie ahead.

Be sure to get a good night’s sleep, as there’s plenty more adventure waiting for you tomorrow!

ABD Cairns Australia

Your Adventures by Disney Australia itinerary starts in Cairns | Image © Disney

Day 2 – Greater Barrier Reef and Cairns

  • Catamaran to the Outer Reef 
  • Lunch on the Sunlover pontoon at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Crystalbrook Flynn Resort
  • Breakfast and Lunch Included

Adventures by Disney offers a fantastic Day 2 itinerary that will let you explore the Great Barrier Reef in style. Breakfast will be served at the resort, and then you’ll board a floating pontoon to sail to the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. A marine biologist guides you as you explore this amazing natural wonder.

You will have the opportunity to snorkel around its outer reef to see the coral reefs up close. You can also cruise several feet underwater on a semi-submersible submarine if you want to observe the reef and its inhabitants (but don’t want to get wet).

The Great Barrier Reef trip is an incredible opportunity to experience one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders!

Enjoy a delicious lunch on a pontoon boat after a busy day of exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

In the evening, you can dine at one of the many world-class restaurants in the area or go out on the town. Ask your Adventure Guides for restaurant recommendations to get the most out of your dining experience!

Day 3 – Cairns

Today is day three of your Adventures by Disney guided tour, and you’re going to have a busy day exploring everything Australia offers.

You’ll start the day with a delicious breakfast before heading off to discover the history of the world’s oldest living culture. In a park celebrating Aboriginal traditions, you’ll hear from the local Djabugays, the ancestral inhabitants of the forest surrounding Kuranda.

During this tour, you’ll be able to experience Aboriginal culture firsthand through songs, dances, stories, artwork, and artifacts, as well as participating in interactive activities. Your understanding and appreciation of Australia’s rich history and culture will be enhanced by the end of the day.

After a morning of exploring the mountain village of Kuranda, guests will board the Skyrail for a journey across the tropical rainforest canopy. The Skyrail provides stunning rainforest views as it winds its way to the Caravonica terminal. Upon arrival at the hotel, guests will enjoy a five-course Cocktail Degustation Dinner. Each delicious meal course will be paired with a tasty cocktail concoction, making for a truly unique dining experience.

Day 4 – Melbourne

  • Flight to Melbourne 
  • Tour Melbourne Cricket Ground 
  • Visit National Sports Museum 
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Day 4 of the Australian Adventures by Disney itinerary promises an exciting day of touring and exploring. Guests will begin your day with a delicious breakfast before heading to the vibrant city of Melbourne. En route, guests will enjoy a box lunch.

Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will tour the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Sports Museum. Take a tour of “The G,” the impressive stadium that hosted the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

After a day of travel and touring, guests will enjoy a delicious dinner at Taxi Kitchen, where you can take in stunning cityscape views as you dine.

ABD Melbourne Australia

Explore Melbourne on the Adventures by Disney Australia trip | Image © Disney

Day 5 – Melbourne

  • Eureka Skydeck
  •  Melbourne Walking Tour
  • Kayaking on the Yarra River
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • Breakfast and Lunch Included

On day five of the Adventures by Disney tour, you’ll start your day with breakfast at the hotel before heading to Eureka Skydeck. You’ll take the fastest elevator in the Southern Hemisphere up 935 feet, where you’ll be awed by the 365-degree view (it’s the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere). You’ll also get exclusive early access to The Edge and experience the VR Plank for thrilling views.

Your local guide will show you some of the best graffiti art in Melbourne as you go on a walking tour. You’ll visit Brunetti’s Italian pastries, coffee, and chocolate, Federation Square, and Flinders Street Station.

Lunch is served at Pastuso, where you can experience Peruvian food in a graffiti-inspired atmosphere. After lunch, go kayaking on the Yarra River for a relaxing afternoon with fantastic city views.

In the evening, you can explore Melbourne on your own and have dinner at a restaurant of your choice. Whether you prefer to discover the city on your own or with the help of your Disney Adventure Guides, you are sure to have a memorable experience.

Day 6 – Melbourne

  • Puffing Billy Steam Railway
  • Healesville Sanctuary
  • Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are Included

On Day 6 of the Adventures by Disney trip, guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before heading out for a day of fun. The first stop is Puffing Billy Steam Railway, where guests can ride a vintage locomotive train through the stunning Dandenong Ranges. The journey takes about 40 minutes and provides incredible views along the way. Guests also have the opportunity to speak with the engineers during the trip.

Afterward, it’s time for lunch at Dominique Portet Winery. During the tour and tasting, guests will learn about this family-owned winery and its specialty Bordeaux-style wines. You will then enjoy a delicious bistro-style meal made with locally grown ingredients.

The next stop on the itinerary is Healesville Sanctuary, a park dedicated to animal conservation. Guests will have the opportunity to experience close-up encounters with Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and the platypus. In addition, they will be able to observe how chocolate is made at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and participate in a make-your-own rocky road workshop. Kids won’t be bored with this Adventures by Disney activity!

You’ll end the day at Builders Arms, a casual pub that serves modern Australian dishes.

Day 7 – Sydney

  • Flight to Sydney, Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Sydney Harbour Jet Boating
  •  Walking Tour and Dinner in The Rocks
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

On Day 7 of the Adventures by Disney trip, guests will fly into Sydney, Australia’s largest city. There you will have lunch at Terrace on the Domain, a relaxing park oasis with great views of the Sydney skyline.

Your next stop is the Royal Botanic Gardens, a magnificent 72-acre park that opened in 1816.

As the day winds down, your Adventure Guides take you on a walking tour into one of Sydney’s most historic neighborhoods- The Rocks. Amidst the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks is home to cobblestone lanes, cozy cafes, and Australia’s oldest pubs. As well as shopping and experiencing Sydney’s vibrant arts and culture scene, dining at a neighborhood restaurant is an excellent way to end your day and learn more about its history.

DAY 8 – Sydney and Southern Highlands

  • Canoe on the Wingecarribee River
  • Visit a Local Farm 
  • Fitzroy Falls Cultural Walkabout
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
  • Breakfast and Lunch Included

And after a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be ready to board the motorcoach and depart for a day of adventure as you explore all the Southern Highlands offer. Your first stop will be the quaint historic village of Berrima. Stroll down the cobblestone streets and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea at a local café.

Then it’s time to get active with a canoe trip on the Wingecarribee River. It’s the perfect way to relax and take in the peaceful surroundings.

After all that fresh air, you’ll be ready for lunch. Explore a family-owned and operated farm where you can learn about organic produce and sustainable farming, followed by a delicious lunch with ingredients grown straight from the farm.

Spend the afternoon at Fitzroy Falls, one of Sydney’s most popular hiking destinations. The highlight of the hike is the stunning scenery. As the falls flow into a picturesque valley, the surrounding mountains provide a fantastic backdrop. Your Aboriginal guide will point out wildlife and natural features.

After arriving back in Sydney, you are free to explore all that the city has to offer. Whether you want to visit the historical sights or sample some local cuisine, you can enjoy exploring this fantastic city.

ABD Fitzroy Falls

Fitzroy Falls, part of the Adventures by Disney Australia itinerary | Image © Disney

Day 9 – Sydney

  • Bike Ride on Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Private Sydney Opera House Tour & Portside Dinner
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

On Day 9 of the Adventures by Disney Australia trip, you’ll start the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. You’ll then have the morning to explore on your own.

For lunch, you can choose from various locations that interest you. Then, in the afternoon, you’ll meet up with the group for a bike ride across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the most iconic bridges in the world. This will be an unforgettable experience you’ll cherish for years.

The evening includes a private Sydney Opera House tour and portside dinner. Guests will make a brief stop at the hotel to freshen up and prepare for a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House. There, you will hear remarkable stories about the design, construction, and challenges the opera house has faced in hosting world-class performances over the years. The tour will be followed by a fabulous dinner under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Day 9 has to be one of the best Adventures by Disney itineraries!

Day 10 – Sydney

  • Transfer to Sydney International Airport
  • Breakfast Included

Before departing for your journey home, enjoy a final breakfast in Australia before transferring to Sydney International Airport (SYD).

How Many People are on Adventures by Disney Australia Trips?

Standard Adventures by Disney trips can accommodate up to 40 people. However, the company’s new Private Adventures can accommodate up to 12 guests as a more intimate way to enjoy the experience. Contact The Vacationeer for more information.

Is Adventures by Disney Australia Worth It?

Although it’s not a cheap trip by any stretch of the imagination, the cost of an Adventures by Disney vacation includes all your accommodations, activities, transportation (minus airfare to/from Australia), and most of your meals. The almost-all-inclusive nature of Adventures by Disney trips helps to justify the price.

The experiences you will have are one-of-a-kind, and a trip like Adventures by Disney Australia is entertaining, engaging, and culturally- enriching. It explores some of Australia’s most fascinating and iconic natural and man-made wonders, and it’s sure to leave memories that will last a lifetime. For these reasons, Adventures by Disney Australia is worth the price!

Ready to book your Australian Adventures by Disney trip?

You will surely have an unforgettable experience on an Adventures by Disney Australia trip. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your 2023 – 2024 family vacation today!

We suggest you continue doing your research into where Adventures by Disney goes, read some online reviews, and check out the in-depth itineraries for Adventures by Disney river cruises and land trips. However, getting in touch with an expert is the best way to start planning your trip.  We recommend using a Disney travel agent who has the Adventures by Disney know-how to help you create a magical experience for your family.

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We hope you’ve found our “Is Adventures by Disney Australia Worth It” article helpful in planning your trip. Have a magical day!