Classic: Best of Australia (OACS)
Countries Visited: Australia Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
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 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, sail through the gorgeous Whitsundays, hang ten in Byron Bay, explore the Blue Mountains by foot
In case you hadn't noticed, Australia is an awfully big place. So big, in fact, that you'd need to come back a few times to get it all. Don't have that kind of times Hop aboard this 14-day trip down Australia's East Coast and make the most of the time you do have. Offering a solid mix of must-do experiences and uncommon adventures, you'll learn to surf at Byron Bay, sail the Whitsundays and trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest. The best part: there's still plenty more to come back for.
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|Offer valid through 12/31/2017|
|Day 1||Cairns||Day 1 Cairns|
There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Kick-start your adventure Down Under by adding on the Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling extra. Spend a full day out on the largest coral reef system in the world, searching for colourful fish, majestic coral, and nemo (of course). If booking this extra, a pre-night accommodation is required as this departs early on Day 1. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Cape Tribulation||Day 2 Cairns/Cape Tribulation (1B)|
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: Travel 1.5 hrs to Mossman Gorge. Later, continue 2 hrs to Cape Tribulation. Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 3||Cape Tribulation||Day 3 Cape Tribulation (1B)|
With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
|Day 4||Cairns||Day 4 Cape Tribulation/Cairns (1B)|
Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 5||Airlie Beach||Day 5 Cairns/Airlie Beach (1B, 1L)|
Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town. Stop en route for lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre. Participate in either a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists. Included Activities: Cafe Chloe Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00-10.00 hours, 623km)
|Day 6||Airlie Beach||Day 6 Airlie Beach (1L)|
Set sail for a day in the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion Barrier Reef Visit
|Day 7||Byron Bay||Day 7 Airlie Beach/Byron Bay|
Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise. Transport: Plane (2.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 200km)
|Day 8||Byron Bay||Day 8 Byron Bay|
Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like sea kayaking, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.
|Day 9||Port Macquarie||Day 9 Byron Bay/Port Macquarie|
Hit the waves with an included surf lesson. Head to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 397km)
|Day 10||Sydney||Day 10 Port Macquarie/Sydney|
Opt to visit a koala hospital before continuing on to Sydney for a night in the bustling city. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 390km)
|Day 11||Blue Mountains||Day 11 Sydney/Blue Mountains|
Enjoy a jet boat ride in Sydney Harbour before travelling to the Blue Mountains region. Included Activities: Jet Boat Ride Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
|Day 12||Blue Mountains||Day 12 Blue Mountains|
Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and opt for a ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world. Additional Notes: In the case of bad weather or poor visibility, the Jamison Valley walk may take place on Day 13. Included Activities: Blue Mountains Excursion Jenolan Caves Tour Jamison Valley Walk
|Day 13||Sydney||Day 13 Blue Mountains/Sydney|
Travel back to Sydney for a final evening in the big city. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
|Day 14||Sydney||Day 14 Sydney|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: Local flights are included in this itinerary. The max luggage allowance on domestic flights within Australia is 1 checked bag (20 kgs) and 1 carry on (7 kgs) per person.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.