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Sightseeing Extension

Enhance your time in Australia by enrolling in an Honors Sightseeing Extension to the Great Barrier Reef.

Looking for a way to extend the fun of your family's Honors Performance Series experience? Our new Sightseeing Extensions allow Finalists and their loved ones to add three additional nights to their stay! A licensed guide will be your host as you explore more of what Australia has to offer, including a full-day excursion to the Great Barrier Reef!

Note: The Sightseeing Extension is offered only as a full program and cannot be sold as individual components.

Registration Details

  • All Finalists will be given the opportunity to enroll loved ones in the Series Sightseeing Extension via their student portal following acceptances.
  • Since this experience is in addition to the Finalist program, performers wishing to participate must select the Sightseeing Extension as an add-on via
  • Enrollment in the Sightseeing Extensions is subject to the same program Terms and Conditions and Standard Cancellation Policy acknowledged during the Finalist's online enrollment.
  • Family Program participants under 22 may attend only if accompanied by a participant aged 25 or older.
  • High School Finalists (and loved ones under 18) must be accompanied by an authorized adult aged 25 or older.

Sightseeing Extension Itinerary

The Honors Performance Series Sightseeing Extension provides an opportunity for Finalists and their loved ones to add to their Series experience with additional sightseeing and cultural activities. Participants receive the support of a professional guide and the peace of mind that comes with the Series' embedded insurance and 24-hour emergency and medical support. Please note that all itineraries are tentative and subject to change.

Sightseeing Extension Itinerary (Subject to Change)


Saturday, August 5, 2023

  • Free time for breakfast
  • Enjoy extended time at local Sydney beaches
  • Lunch and sightseeing
  • Guided tours of local attractions
  • Free time and dinner in Luna Park

Sunday, August 6, 2023

  • Free time for breakfast
  • Depart Sydney by plane to Cairns (air transportation provided)
  • Free time for lunch
  • Meet your guide for a tour of Cairns, including the Esplanade and City Center, and discover local wildlife
  • Evening free time in Cairns

Monday, August 7, 2023

  • Free time for breakfast
  • Full-day excursion at the Great Barrier Reef
    • Experience a unique full day outer reef adventure to Moore Reef, where your air-conditioned catamaran docks alongside a floating pontoon stationed permanently in a natural lagoon fringed with beautiful coral. You will have exclusive access to this secluded section of Moore Reef being the only boat around. Create your own experience … and do as much or as little as you want.  With four hours docked on the Pontoon, the marine biologists, dive instructors, qualified lifeguards and cruise attendants are all onboard to ensure you get the best experience.

      Included activities are Snorkeling, Semi-Submersible and Glass Bottom Boat tours, Touch Tank presentations, Waterslide, Underwater Observatory viewing and a Tropical Buffet lunch.

      For the more adventurous: Scuba Diving, the Seawalker Helmet Dive and Guided Snorkelling tours can be self-arranged on the day for an additional cost.

  • Lunch provided on the catamaran
  • A group dinner will conclude the evening

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

  • Farewell and return to airport
  • Departure for home from Cairns (air transportation not included)

Sightseeing Extension Inclusions

The Sightseeing Extension includes the following for each participant:

  • Admissions and motorcoach transportation for all activities outlined in the above itinerary
  • One-way airline transportation from Sydney to Cairns
  • Licensed guide to accompany you to program activities and support you during your stay (Sightseeing Extension exclusive)
  • 24-Hour staffed emergency phone number to handle the unexpected (Sightseeing Extension exclusive)
  • Doctors on Call arrangement for medical support while on the program (Sightseeing Extension exclusive)
  • Extensive traveler insurance while on the program (Sightseeing Extension exclusive)
  • Three nights' lodging in the Series hotel (double occupancy)

Please Note: Participants are responsible for their own meals and transportation to Sydney for the Series and from Cairns for the Sightseeing Extension.

Sightseeing Extension Cost & Payment Plan


The cost for each 2023 Australia Sightseeing Extension participant is $1,830. Participants have the option to satisfy the full program expense upon enrollment or may include the Family Program tuition in the Finalist's payment plan.

Coral reefs represent some of the world's most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life: without them, many of the sea's most exquisite species will not survive.

Sheherazade Goldsmith
British Environmentalist

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