Curio Trips third Purposeful Trips destination is Australia, selected for its abundance of wildlife and struggle with environmental and climate threats. Our exclusive itinerary starts at the opera house and harbour bridge in Sydney then heads up the stunning east coast for some beach R&R. From there you jet-off The Great Barrier Reef to learn about our oceans and marine life and how best to conserve them.


WHO: Couples, families & friends, multi-generational groups & solo travellers
CAUSES: Environment - wildlife and climate
WHY: To learn firsthand how our oceans and marine life are negatively impacted by marine pollution from human actions. Experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef while you still can and discover ways to protect it for generations to come.
WHERE: Sydney, east coast beaches & The Great Barrier Reef with the option to extend your time in Australia
WHEN: October - April
IDEAL TRIP LENGTH: 14+ days including arrival & departure
SETTING: Cities & towns, beaches, islands, water
HOTEL STYLE: Luxury & boutique
BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE: Snorkelling & diving in the world’s largest coral reef
TRIP COST: From $5,500 USD per person excl. airfare

2 days

Start your trip in the country’s largest city - Sydney is home to some of Australia’s greatest icons such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Bondi beach. Discover historic neighbourhoods and world-renowned beach spots, then taste your way through the land Down Under where chicken parmagiana, avo toast and vegemite are the country’s national dishes. When your legs need a rest, Australia’s coffee culture is on point so take a break in one of Sydney’s independent coffee houses. After a few days of city exploration it’s time to experience what Australia is truly famous for.

5-6 days

Australia’s beaches sure to do live up to the hype! White sand, turquoise waters, smiling people, and of course countless surfers. The country’s quaintest beach towns are located on the east coast. Here you will find boutique stores, independent restaurants and coffee shops, ice cream stalls and surf shops where you can learn to surf in some of the best breaks in the world. Live the Australian dream for a few days vacation as you venture along the coast. En route to The Great Barrier Reef meet Australia’s national symbols - kangaroos and koalas.


3-5 days

End your trip in the world’s largest coral reef system on an island that is still full of vibrant colours and vitality. Spend your days snorkelling and diving with astonishing marine life that includes turtles, rays, sharks, octopus and so much more. When you’re not in the water learn about the impacts of marine pollution on the oceans that we depend on for life. More importantly you will learn what we can all do to create change. From campaigns such as reduce, reuse, recycle to sharing your discoveries with family and friends, a little goes a long way when it comes to making a difference to our environment. Leave your travel bucket list experience in The Great Barrier Reef feeling inspired and motivated to do more, then head home or extend your time Down Under.


Why not exTEnd your time in
australia before or after your purposeful trip 

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