Multi-Day Tour

Complete Australia (28 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Melbourne, Australia To Cairns, Australia

Valid for Departures: 22 May 2018 - 10 Dec 2019

Complete Australia (28 days)

Day 2

Melbourne/Port Campbell

Day 3

Port Campbell/Halls Gap

Day 4

Halls Gap/Adelaide

Day 7

Quorn/Beltana

Day 8

Beltana/William Creek

Day 9

William Creek/Coober Pedy

Day 11

Kings Creek/Uluru

Day 12

Uluru

Day 13

Uluru/Sydney

Day 15

Sydney/Tamworth

Day 16

Tamworth/Yamba

Day 17

Yamba/Byron Bay

Day 22

Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach

Day 24

Whitsun Islands

Day 25

Whitsun Islands/Airlie Beach

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Melbourne, Australia
None None
Day 1 Melbourne: There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head into the city to take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'. Get lost in the city's famous laneways, go on the hunt for the perfect flat white (hint: Melbourne loves its coffee shops), catch the tram to St. Kilda, or wander around the über-cool Fitzroy neighbourhood. Additional Notes: Please try to arrive before 7pm for an important group welcome meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Melbourne/Port Campbell
None Breakfast
Day 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell: Depart early morning for the journey to Port Campbell. Check out the famous surf towns of Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay en route. Make a stop at Great Otway NP for an included rainforest walk. Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Included Activities: 12 Apostles Visit Loch Ard Gorge Visit Rainforest Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Port Campbell/Halls Gap
None Breakfast
Day 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap: Start the day visiting more attractions of the Great Ocean Road including The Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. End the day with an evening walk in the Grampians NP. Included Activities: London Arch Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4
Halls Gap/Adelaide
None Breakfast
Day 4 Halls Gap/Adelaide: Early start to explore more of Grampians NP. Walk to the stunning Jaws of Death Balconies, visit MacKenzie's Falls, and travel onto Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Included Activities: Grampians National Park Walk The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit MacKenzie Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Adelaide, Australia
None None
Day 5 Adelaide: There are no planned activities during the day, so enjoy free time to explore the city. Opt to go for a cruise to swim with dolphins (seasonal), take the tram to Glenelg beach, visit a nearby winery, grab lunch at the Central Market, or enjoy time getting lost in the city. Additional Notes: New travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 6
Adelaide, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 6 Adelaide/Quorn: Hit the road in the morning. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting to learn about the different grape varietals and the development of the vineyards in the area. Travel to the town of Quorn for the night. Included Activities: Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Quorn/Beltana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Quorn/Beltana: Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges. Included Activities: Wilpena Pound Hike Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8
Beltana/William Creek
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Beltana/William Creek: We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. Visit the dry salt lake of Lake Eyre. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
William Creek/Coober Pedy
None Breakfast
Day 9 William Creek/Coober Pedy: Travel to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and the importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Included Activities: Guided Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 10
Coober Pedy, Australia
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 Coober Pedy/Kings Creek: Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) around a campfire and sleep under the Outback sky. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11
Kings Creek/Uluru
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Kings Creek/Uluru: Enjoy the morning taking in the scenery or by going on an optional 4km walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka Natoinal Park. Included Activities: Kings Canyon Hike Uluru at Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 12
TBD
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Uluru: The next morning, awake before sunrise to do the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) while learning its significance to the local Aboriginals. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Day 13
Uluru/Sydney
None Breakfast
Day 13 Uluru/Sydney: Transfer to the airport and fly to Sydney.
Day 14
Sydney, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 14 Sydney: Enjoy a free day to explore Sydney. Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hop on a jet boat ride through the harbour, or chill out at Bondi Beach. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 15
Sydney/Tamworth
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15 Sydney/Tamworth: Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting before continuing on to Tamworth for a taste of Australian country living. Additional Notes: Due to operational reasons, tours that are scheduled to visit Tamworth between January 23-27, 2018 will be rerouted to Coffs Harbour for the night. Included Activities: Wine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 16
Tamworth/Yamba
None Breakfast
Day 16 Tamworth/Yamba: 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: Private Vehicle
Day 17
Yamba/Byron Bay
None Breakfast
Day 17 Yamba/Byron Bay: 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 Australia's 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
Day 18
Byron Bay, Australia
None None
Day 18 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 pumping? Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch.
Day 19
Byron Bay, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 19 Byron Bay/Brisbane: Travel north, and opt for a night out in Queensland's 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
Day 20
Brisbane, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 20 Brisbane/Noosa Everglades: 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
Day 21
Fraser Island, Australia
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 21 Fraser Island/Noosa Everglades: Travel by private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Walk through the rainforest, visit Lake Mackenzie, and drive along Australia's only sand highway. Included Activities: 4x4 Excursion Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: 4x4 Ferry Ferry 4x4
Day 22
Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach
None None
Day 22 Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach: Enjoy a free day in the Noosa Everglades. Opt to go canoeing or kayaking along the calm waters before hopping an overnight train north to Airlie Beach. Transport: Train
Day 23
Airlie Beach, Australia
None None
Day 23 Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands (1D): After arriving in Airlie Beach, transfer to the marina 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: Maxi yacht
Day 24
Whitsun Islands
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24 Whitsunday Islands: The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cook's 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 25
Whitsun Islands/Airlie Beach
None Breakfast
Day 25 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach: 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 26
Airlie Beach, Australia
None Lunch
Day 26 Airlie Beach/Cairns: 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 it's worth it to reach The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Included Activities: Cafe Chloe Transport: Local bus Train Private Vehicle
Day 27
Cairns, Australia
None None
Day 27 Cairns: Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Cap it all off with a Big Night Out in Cairns. Included Activities: Big Night Out
Day 28
Cairns, Australia
None None
Day 28 Cairns: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Are you ready to completely slather yourself in all things Australia? Travel to the Land Down Under and spend a month exploring everything this island nation has to offer. Start in Melbourne and move on from there to national parks, wine tastings, the Outback, beach days, sea kayaking, sailing, and loads more. Get the total Oz experience with this all-encompassing tour, and, who knows, you might even acquire a taste for Vegemite by the end.

About Us

G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit: www.gadventures.com.

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