Discover Australia Tour
Starting at $2,599
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Discover Australia Tour
Starting at $2,599
Thank you for organizing and orchestrating the exciting trip to New Zealand and Australia. Your contacts in Sydney were wonderful and resulted in an outstanding experience for our band at the Sydney Opera House. The experience at the Sydney Opera House was almost surreal. I appreciate all of the extra effort you and Kevin did to generate the audience, create scheduling and engage James Morrison. I’m confident that this experience will be a pleasant lifelong memory for our students and organization. Most important, however, I found it a pleasure to work with you. Your delightful personality made the trip more pleasurable for our students. I hope to be in touch with you for future travel expertise and advice.
- Tour of Australia’s most famous city, Sydney
- Option to add the Gold Coast and Great Barrier Reef to your tour.
- Experience a working Australian farm with sheep shearing, boomerang lessons, whip cracking and more.
- Wildlife park to see kangaroos, koalas and more.
- Performance in the Sydney Youth Musicale at the Sydney Opera House
- Experience and perform during the Sydney Vivid Festival
- Additional custom performance opportunities.
- Student home stay with an Australian family
- Sightseeing to include Sydney Harbor, Bondi Beach and the Northern Beaches.
- Participate in our community outreach program, “United Through Music”
- A lifetime of wonderful memories.
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The Sydney Youth Musicale
The annual Sydney Youth Musicale is Australia’s premiere youth music festival held at the Sydney Opera House. United World COncert Tours has produced the Sydney Youth Musicale to sold out audiences for over 25 years. Performing in the Sydney Opera is a true bucket list item for any musician and we are proud to offer you the opportunity.. Space is limited each year so please reach out to us as soon as possible if you would like to apply.
Sydney Vivid Festival
The largest event in Australia. Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas, held in Sydney. It includes outdoor immersive light installations and projections, performances by local and international musicians, and an ideas exchange forum featuring public talks and debates with leading creative thinkers. Each year Vivid Sydney brings together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to share their creativity with you.
The Discover Australia Tour is a fully custom tour. Meaning you can build upon it however you see fit. We can add or remove destinations as well as performances.
Australia: The Land Down Under
Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoiled beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbor, before discovering its thriving restaurants, markets and ancient culture.
Discover Australia’s most famous stretch of sand – Bondi Beach:
There are plenty of reasons to love Bondi Beach. Just minutes from the city centre, you can immerse yourself in “Bondi Bubble”. You’ll find incredible surfing, fantastic cafes and restaurants, designer shops and plenty to keep you busy. Join the locals for a casual stroll along the Bondi to Coogee coastal trail – one of Sydney’s most scenic treks. Begin at the Bondi Icebergs ocean pool and traverse the six-kilometre (3.7-mile) clifftop trail between Tamarama and Coogee beaches. If you’re in town during Sculpture by the Sea, you’ll see the route transformed with temporary art
Get up close and personal to the animals at the zoo:
Visit the animals at Taronga Zoo Sydney with their incredible waterside address just a 12-minute ferry ride north from Circular Quay. Taronga Zoo Sydney houses more than 4,000 animals from various exotic and native species, including gorillas, tigers, leopards, chimpanzees, giraffes, Australian sea lions, kangaroos and koalas. Once you’ve been up close with the animals, experience the wildlife from a new perspective by tackling the treetop Wild Ropes – more than 60 high rope challenges over four courses, including zip-lines, rope climbs and suspended bridges. For the ultimate sleepover, book the Roar & Snore experience, allowing you to stay in sarafi-style tents at the zoo and encounter animals up close.
Climb to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge:
Nicknamed “The Coathanger” and dating back to 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s grandest engineering feats. Visitors are free to walk or cycle across this vast structure, but book a BridgeClimb for the opportunity to scale to the summit and enjoy unbeatable panoramic views. Expeditions will take you high into its arches before reaching its peak, 134 metres (440 feet) above sea level. No special climbing skills are required, and there are various sessions throughout the day, including at twilight and dawn.
Ride the ferry to Manly:
Manly, on Sydney’s north side, is renowned for surf breaks, scenic walks and laid-back cafés. A half-hour ferry ride from Circular Quay, a trip to Manly is the perfect family day out. Join an EcoTreasures snorkelling tour to discover more than 200 fish species, including the famous blue groper, in the calm, clear waters off Manly’s Shelly Beach; or test your balance stand up paddle boarding, available for hire from the Manly Kayak Centre. Enjoy fish and chips from one of the countless takeouts, or sit down at the charming Fika Swedish Kitchen – the cinnamon bun pudding is delicious. Make a weekend of it and stay overnight at The Sebel, which is located just steps from the beach.
Find ancient culture in a modern city:
Australia’s Aboriginal heritage isn’t relegated to wild places – its heartbeat echoes through the heart of Sydney. Seek out Aboriginal culture in Sydney on a stunningly intimate walking tour of The Rocks with Dreamtime Southern X, or at Barangaroo with Aboriginal Cultural Tours. You’ll find the fascinating First Nations galleries at the Australian Museum, showcasing one of the finest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects. Take a guided tour through the lush Royal Botanical Gardens to learn about the use of plants, taste bush foods and try your hand at an art class. Be sure to check if the world-acclaimed Bangarra, one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies, is performing during your stay. If you’re keen to explore further, quad bike across giant sand dunes with an Aboriginal guide in Port Stephens.
Attend incredible events:
Sydney hosts some of the most thrilling events on the Australian events calendar. Throughout the year you’ll find dazzling lights, boisterous parades and crackling fireworks. Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas that illuminates the city each May and June. Watch as the Harbor Bridge, Sydney Opera House and city skyline become drenched in color and art. Sydney’s New Year festivities are world-famous, with massive fireworks displays launched from the harbor’s most iconic structures. Sydney Lunar Festival celebrates Lunar New Year with dragon boat races and colorful markets, and each February and March.
Visit the Gold Coast’s famous beaches:
The Gold Coast is renowned for its white sand beaches that stretch across 57 kilometers (35 miles) of coastline. Choose from the sheltered waters at Coolangatta and Currumbin beaches or the popular surfing breaks at Main Beach or Burleigh Heads. First-time surfers can book a group or private lesson with Get Wet Surf School at The Spit, Surfers Paradise. Wave Break Island lies just off Main Beach and offers fantastic snorkeling and diving, with more than 50 species of fish. Explore this colorful underwater world on a Queensland Scuba Diving tour.
Experience Aboriginal history at Spirits of the Red Sand
The moving cultural show Spirits of the Red Sand takes place 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, but this powerful performance is more than worth the journey. Spirits of the Red Sand depicts the story of Jarrah, the only surviving member of three Aboriginal brothers, who reveals his family’s encounter with colonial settlers and tells the stories of passion, humility and triumph that developed along the way. The “set” in Beenleigh is part of a real 19th-century town, complete with a church, pub and Aboriginal village; as part of the audience you’ll move between different set locations over the course of the evening, making you feel like you’re part of the action. The drama and intrigue is heightened by the show’s talented actors, their characters inspired by real people and based on true events that changed the course of history for Aboriginal communities in Queensland. Guests will also enjoy a char-grilled BBQ dinner.