The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Blue Mountains of Australia, where over 100 homes were destroyed by bush fires last year.
The Duke of Cambridge has praised Australia for being a "beacon of confidence" as thousands of Australians turned out to greet his family.
A pair of police dog puppies had the Duke the Duchess of Cambridge in raptures as their tour of New Zealand drew to a close.
After a day at the zoo it was a quick flight to the Australian capital for Prince George and his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
After landing in Canberra the royals were met by the Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove and the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Prince William strapped baby George into a child seat in their car before they were driven to Government House where they will spend the night.
Prince George joined his parents at Taronga Zoo for the opening of the bilby enclosure which is named in his honour.
In their final official engagement in Sydney for this Royal Tour, William and Kate left Admiralty House with their son.
The Duke joked in a speech given when the Cambridges first arrived in Australia last week: "I suspect George's first word might be 'bilby' - only because koala is harder to say. We really look forward to our time here together as a family."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have celebrated Easter at a service in Sydney's St Andrew's Cathedral on the fifth day of their tour of Australia.
The royal couple were met by the Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Dr Glenn Davies, when they arrived at the cathedral for the 65 minute long service.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met well wishers in Brisbane following a reception hosted by the Governor and Premier of Queensland during the thirteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia.
Later the royal couple attended a reception in Brisbane hosted by Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley and Premier Campbell Newman.
Thousands of royal revellers have turned out in Brisbane to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they walked about greeting locals.
William gets up close and personal with well wishers who've waited hours in the sun http://t.co/NErlIt1Fp4
Everyone's a snapper these days. The crowd for the Brisbane walkabout http://t.co/wuCp9amSfE
Kate wowing the crowds in Brisbane http://t.co/i7bmFkhY10
The Duchess of Cambridge relegated her husband to the role of an onlooker when she turned down his offer to jump into the back seat - of a fighter jet.
Yesterday she suggested he try an alpaca toupee, and this morning she took control of a sophisticated fighter plane, sitting in the pilot's front seat.
The Duke had made an offer to his wife he believed she could not refuse, asking: "Do you fancy jumping in the back?" But the Duchess was not about to miss the opportunity to see for herself the multimillion-pound plane's cockpit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge planted a tree of remembrance in honour of airforce members who gave their life at the Royal Australian Airforce Base at Amberley in Brisbane, Australia.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at an airbase in Queensland.
ITV News Royal Editor Tim Ewart is in Australia:
William and Kate arrive at Amberley Air Force base in Queensland. Hope they've got sun block http://t.co/pwvMW3Auer
While William inspects the guard Kate heads for the shade. It's a scorcher here http://t.co/aLLBv5TkBZ
The Duchess of Cambridge has thanked everyone who has welcomed her and her son George "so incredibly warmly" on their first visit to Australia.
Speaking at the children's hospice Bear Cottage she said of her trip:
"To be here as a family has been very special and we'll always remember it as such a happy memory. Thank you for inviting us here and for such a generous welcome."