Multi-Day Tour

East Coast Encompassed–Sydney to Cairns (18 days)

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Sydney, Australia To Yungaburra/Cairns

Valid for Departures: 27 May 2018 - 01 Jan 2020

East Coast Encompassed–Sydney to Cairns (18 days)

Day 3

Sydney/Tamworth

Day 4

Tamworth/Yamba

Day 5

Yamba/Byron Bay

Day 10

Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach

Day 12

Whitsun Islands

Day 13

Whitsun Islands/Airlie Beach

Day 16

Cape Tribulation

Day 17

Cape Tribulation/Yungaburra

Day 18

Yungaburra/Cairns

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Sydney, Australia
None None
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 harbour's edge to 'The Rocks' historic area and the Opera House. Additional Notes: Want to start your Down Under adventure with an adrenaline rush? 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
Sydney, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 2 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 3
Sydney/Tamworth
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 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 4
Tamworth/Yamba
None Breakfast
Day 4 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 5
Yamba/Byron Bay
None Breakfast
Day 5 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 6
Byron Bay, Australia
None None
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 pumping? Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch.
Day 7
Byron Bay, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 7 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 8
Brisbane, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 8 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 9
Fraser Island, Australia
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 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 10
Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach
None None
Day 10 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 11
Airlie Beach, Australia
None None
Day 11 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 12
Whitsun Islands
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 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 13
Whitsun Islands/Airlie Beach
None Breakfast
Day 13 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 14
Airlie Beach, Australia
None Lunch
Day 14 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 15
Cairns, Australia
None None
Day 15 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 16
TBD
None None
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
Day 17
TBD
None Breakfast
Day 17 Cape Tribulation/Yungaburra: 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
Day 18
Yungaburra/Cairns
None Breakfast
Day 18 Yungaburra/Cairns: 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

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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 ...

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