Meaningful luxury vacation with hands up holidays


Experience a luxury family vacation in Australia and discover wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains, Kangaroo Island, and Uluru. Combine this with meaningful volunteering opportunities to conserve endangered wildlife

Australia, bigger than you might think, boasts a staggering range of landscapes, encompassing everything from tropical rainforests to the iconic  Outback and Uluru, alongside tasty vineyards such as Barossa Valley and Margaret River, world-renowned surf beaches like Bondi and Manly, and vibrant cosmopolitan cities such as Sydney and Melbourne…Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane are all well-worth visiting too. 

Australia is characterized by a laid-back attitude, a celebration of the outdoors, and an abundance of natural attractions. 

Your Hands up Holidays advisor is well placed to create your perfect luxury family volunteer vacation.


Cara Weichman
Cara WeichmanUSA
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Looking for the most well-put together travel experience? We adore Hands Up Holidays. After planning our incredible Thailand trip and more recently our trip to France, we simply cannot say enough good things!
Shawn Cone
Shawn ConeUSA
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Our family had the experience of a lifetime in Thailand. There are no words for how honored we felt to be able to assist with creating a loving environment for these sweet and deserving animals. The rest of the trip was also fun and well-balanced. Time to play, time to learn, time to bond, and time to give. This trip had it all! We cannot wait for our next adventure!
Suzanne Gould
Suzanne GouldUSA
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I researched many different travel opportunities that would incorporate family, community service and high end travel and they simply did not exist until I found Hands up Holidays
Bill Quirke
Bill QuirkeUK
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Hands Up were reassuringly efficient in organising the trip, monitoring how we were doing during the trip and making adjustments to improve the trip. Chris’s passion and enthusiasm encouraged us to do things we wouldn't have thought to do, which gave us fantastic memories of the trip of a lifetime.
Anne Marie Wells Esslinger
Anne Marie Wells EsslingerUSA
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What a special company this is! Chris Hill has built a wonderful company combining luxury travel, cultural immersion and volunteer opportunities and partnerships.
Tripp Kuehnis
Tripp KuehnisUSA
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Chris found something that everyone in my family absolutely loved and will remember for their entire life. I am very grateful for these experiences, many of which we could not have done on our own, and am looking forward to working with Chris on many future projects.
Kamryn Smith
Kamryn SmithCanada
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I cannot say enough good things about this company and can't wait to plan my next adventure.
Catherine Skoda
Catherine SkodaUSA
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Chris planned an unforgettable trip to Costa Rica.. Every last detail was taken care of, all of the transfers on time, and most importantly, the trip was truly incredible. Each day held new treasures, one experience more engaging than the next.
Lorenza Bacino
Lorenza BacinoUK
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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our Costa Rican volunteerism adventure.. My kids haven't stopped talking about it since we came back.
Trace Levinson
Trace LevinsonUSA
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Chris Hill runs a wonderful company. He planned a fantastic trip for us to Thailand and Bali, where we were able to enjoy both luxury vacation and philanthropy in the course of two weeks. This was one of the best trips I've taken thanks to Chris
Jen Bassik
Jen BassikUSA
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Through Hands Up, and together as a newly married couple, we had so many memorable experiences that touched our lives forever.
Sara Martz
Sara MartzUSA
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I cant say enough about this trip and Hands Up Holidays sesational attention to the smallest of details and hospitality. Bottom line the family has voted and we will be using H U H for our travels. If i was younger i would have to swear that Chris could be santa as he delivered a trip of a life time
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Australian Highlights

Australia boasts amazing sights, from the stunning Sydney to the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef, with proud, friendly hosts, world-class cuisine and unbeatable red wines. Much bigger than you might think – multiple trips are essential.

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Australian Eco-Luxury

Australia has several amazing eco-luxury properties; some of our favorites are: One & Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains, Arkaba Station in the Flinders Ranges, Bamarru Plains in Kakadu, One Kangaroo Island, Daintree Ecolodge, Sal Salis near Ningaloo Reef, Longitude 131 near Uluru, Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania, and Lizard Island.

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Make a Difference

Luxury family volunteer vacations in Australia enable you to make a difference conserving some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife in the Blue Mountains, such as helping with animal counting (Wombats, Kangaroos, and more), and helping with university research teams. Or head to Kangaroo Island and help wildlife there recover from devastating bushfires.

Suggested Australian Trip Itinerary

Example Price: US$18,890 per adult

This adventure not only enables you and your family to interact with and help conserve some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats; you also get to be amazed at all that Sydney has to offer, be in awe of the majesty of the Blue Mountains, and be spellbound by the Great Barrier Reef… all in luxury.

Trip Highlights

  • Safeguarding the future of kangaroos, wallabies and wombats
  • Private guided tour of Sydney and her beaches
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Relaxing on an island in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkelling or diving

Price Includes

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • Meals as specified
  • Volunteering costs
  • Flights within Australia
Note: Price excludes international flights

Sample Day by Day

Note: This is a sample itinerary; we delight in crafting itineraries to your exact requirements

Highlights of luxury family volunteer vacations in Australia

Australia boasts amazing sights, from the stunning Sydney to the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef, with proud, friendly hosts, world-class cuisine and unbeatable red wines. Much bigger than you might think – multiple trips are essential.

Hotels and lodges shown here are examples of what we call “eco-luxury”, meaning you minimize any environmental impact whilst retaining your creature comforts. With Hands Up Holidays you can enjoy the best eco-luxury accommodation available at your chosen destinations.

How to help on a luxury family volunteer vacation in Australia

Caring for native wildlife is the main way you can help in Australia, and there are lots of ways you can protect birds and animals while you are there. Some of these animals will be very familiar, such as kangaroos and koalas, and others, such as the spotted quoll, are less well known, but equally fascinating and even more in need of your help.

luxury family volunteer vacations in Australia

Conserving wildlife in the Blue Mountains

You can make a difference conserving some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife in the Blue Mountains:
  • Helping with animal counting (Wombats, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Wallaroos)
  • Planting native trees
  • Weeding tree areas, irrigating and testing water quality for the animals to safely drink
  • Regenerating and rebuilding eroded areas along river beds
  • Helping with university research team

Note – this is a popular example of how you can help in this region, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences. 

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