18-to-Thirtysomethings: East Coast Encompassed Sydney to Cairns (OAEC)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 20, avg 16
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Island hop by yacht through the Whitsunday Islands, overnight at a traditional sheep station, zip over dunes in a 4x4 on a remote sand island
Rugged landscapes, crashing surf, and Indigenous culture stretching back through time and beyond - Australia's East Coast possesses a truly otherworldly allure. This trip offers you a comprehensive, authentic, and wholly affordable experience in one of the country's most popular regions. Raw thrills and refined pleasures abound out here. In the space of a few days, you'll sample wines in the Hunter Valley, snorkel the Whitsundays, and catch a few waves. When people back home ask what you did on your trip, just tell `em: "Everything."
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 18 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Sydney||Day 1 Sydney|
There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head down to the harbours edge to The Rocks historic area and the Opera House. Additional Notes: Want to start your Down Under adventure with an adrenaline rushs Add the Sydney Adrenaline Bundle or Sydney Bridge Climb extra to your tour. Get an incredible view of the iconic Sydney Harbour from the top of the Harbour Bridge, then zip through the waterways on a jet boat ride if you book the Adrenaline Bundle. PLEASE NOTE: If booking either of these extras, a pre-night in Sydney is highly recommended as the Bridge Climb starts early in the morning on Day 1. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Nundle||Day 2 Sydney/Nundle (1B, 1D)|
Depart in the morning and head to a small country town for lunch before continuing to Nundle Sheep Station for the night. At the sheep station, have the unique opportunity to meet an expert sheep shearer. Experience a shearing demonstration and learn about local sheep farming. At the end of the day, enjoy dinner with the locals before sleeping in historic shearers quarters. Additional Notes: The sheep station is quite remote, and there is usually no reception for mobile phones. Included Activities: Wine Tour Sheep Shearing Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 3||Bingara||Day 3 Nundle/Bingara (1B, 1D)|
After breakfast, drive to Tamworth, the country and western music capital of Australia and home to a giant guitar. Arrive in Bingara in the early afternoon for an included visit to a historic gold mine where you can try gold panning. Later, opt for a swim in the local watering hole. Included Activities: Gold Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 210km)
|Day 4||Yamba||Day 4 Bingara/Yamba (1B)|
Continue north, visiting Raspberry Lookout and Boundary Falls in Gibraltar National Park en route. Once in Yamba, head to the beach for a swim. Transport: Travel distance: 380km (236 mi) Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 5||Byron Bay||Day 5 Yamba/Byron Bay (1B)|
After breakfast, travel the coastal road to the stunning surf and arts town of Byron Bay. Enjoy plenty of free time to experience the hippie surfing town. Options are abound - walk to the lighthouse (located on Australias most easterly point) for a chance to see whales swimming off shore or hang ten with the locals after an included surfing lesson. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 128km)
|Day 6||Byron Bay||Day 6 Byron Bay|
The free time is yours to explore. Walk along the long stunning beach, play in the surf, or simply hang out at the Byron Bay Brewery and people watch. Want to get your adrenaline pumpings Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch.
|Day 7||Brisbane||Day 7 Byron Bay/Brisbane (1B)|
Travel north, and opt for a night out in Queenslands capital. Additional Notes: Stop along the way to Brisbane for a quick break at one of the many surf spots such as the Gold Coast. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 288km)
|Day 8||Noosa Everglades||Day 8 Brisbane/Noosa Everglades (1B, 1L)|
Head north to Noosa, and enjoy a free afternoon for surfing or strolling the boardwalk to Noosa National Park, where koala sightings are common. Included Activities: Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 135km)
|Day 9||Noosa Everglades||Day 9 Fraser Island/Noosa Everglades (1B, 1L)|
Travel by private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the worlds largest sand island. Walk through the rainforest, visit Lake Mackenzie, and drive along Australias only sand highway. Additional Notes: While on Fraser Island and the Noosa Everglades, main luggage will be stored in a secure storage facility. Each person will need to pack a bag for the night with max weight of 5kg. This is due to luggage capacity restrictions in 4x4 vehicles. Included Activities: 4x4 Excursion Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: 4x4 Ferry Ferry 4x4
|Day 10||Emu Park||Day 10 Noosa Everglades/Emu Park (1D)|
Catch a train up the Capricorn Coast which is well-known as Cattle Country. Transport: Shuttle Train (6.00-8.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Whitsunday Islands||Day 11 Emu Park/Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1D)|
Drive north to the town of Airlie Beach, and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next three days. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday Islands where you will drop anchor for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-7.50 hours, 539km) Maxi yacht Private Vehicle (7.00-7.50 hours, 505km)
|Day 12||Whitsunday Islands||Day 12 Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cooks route up through the Whitsunday Islands. There is the option for certified divers to scuba dive. Again we drop anchor in a secluded bay for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 2 Transport: Maxi yacht
|Day 13||Airlie Beach||Day 13 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)|
After three days at sea, we sail back to Airlie Beach for a night on land in a local beach hostel. Feel free to relax by the pool at the end of the day. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 3 Transport: Maxi yacht
|Day 14||Cairns||Day 14 Airlie Beach/Cairns (1L)|
Admire the scenery on the train north to Tully. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre. Participate in a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists before continuing on to Cairns. Additional Notes: Get ready for an early morning wake-up today for the journey to Cairns. Make sure to stock up on snacks and bring personal entertainment - it may be one of the longer travel days on this trip, but its worth it to reach The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Included Activities: Cafe Chloe Transport: Local bus (0.75-1.00 hours) Train (6.50-7.00 hours, 482km) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 140km) Local bus (0.75-1.00 hours)
|Day 15||Cairns||Day 15 Cairns|
Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by skydiving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Cap it all off with a Big Night Out in Cairns. Included Activities: Big Night Out
|Day 16||Cape Tribulation||Day 16 Cape Tribulation|
Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Included Activities: Aboriginal Interpretive Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 140km)
|Day 17||Yungaburra||Day 17 Cape Tribulation/Yungaburra (1B)|
Enjoy a free morning to further explore the rainforest or chill out poolside. Head towards Yungaburra in the Atherton Tablelands for the night, and enjoy additional free time to explore the area. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 185km)
|Day 18||Cairns||Day 18 Yungaburra/Cairns (1B)|
Stop at Lake Eacham, a volcanic crater lake, before continuing on to visit some of the waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands, including Josephine Falls and the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Later, go for a swim in the waters of Babinda Boulders before travelling back to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival. Additional Notes: Ask your GCO about booking post night accommodation in Cairns, as this trip arrives back late in the evening. Included Activities: Lake Eacham Visit Babinda Boulders Visit Millaa Millaa Falls Visit Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 70km)
Local Flights: N/A
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