East Coast Encompassed - Sydney to Cairns

18 Day Small Group Tour from Sydney to Cairns with G Adventures

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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. Stay: Wake Up! Sydney
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. Stay: Wake Up! Sydney (B)
3 Sydney - Tamworth
Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting before continuing on to Tamworth for a taste of Australian country living. Stay: Tamworth YHA (B/D)
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. Stay: Pacific Hotel (B)
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 ā€” 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. Stay: Wake Up! Byron Bay (B)
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. Stay: Wake Up! Byron Bay
7 Byron Bay - Brisbane
Travel north, and opt for a night out in Queensland's capital. Stay: Base Brisbane Uptown (B)
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. Stay: Noosa Everglades (B)
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. Stay: Noosa Everglades (B/L)
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.
11 Airlie Beach - Whitsunday Islands
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. Stay: Whitsunday Islands Boat (D)
12 Whitsunday Islands
The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cook's route up through the Whitsunday Islands. Again we drop anchor in a secluded bay for the night. Stay: Whitsunday Islands Boat (B/L/D)
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. Stay: Base Airlie Beach (B)
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. Stay: Cairns Central YHA (L)
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. Stay: Cairns Central YHA
16 Cape Tribulation
Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Stay: Cape Tribulation Beach House
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. Stay: On the Wallaby (B)
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. (B)

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Island hop by yacht through the Whitsunday Islands.
  • Zip over dunes in a 4x4 on a remote sand island.
  • Sleep on the banks of the Noosa River.
Trip Inclusions
  • G Adventures for Good: Cafe Chloe, Tully Hands-On: Wine Tour, Hunter valley Hands-On: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay Big Night Out: Cairns
  • Sydney orientation walk
  • Fraser Island 4x4 excursion
  • Entrance fees to Cooloola Recreation Area and Fraser Island in Great Sandy NP
  • Noosa Everglades overnight experience
  • Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion (3 days)
  • Whitehaven Beach visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Hostels (11 nts), cabins (2 nts), maxi yacht (2 nts), overnight train (1 nt), beach hostel (1 nt)
  • All nights multi-share
  • Multi-share accommodation, on a single-sex basis (typically 4-6 people per room), is very common in Australia and is the way you will be spending most of your nights. We have specifically chosen unique accommodations to give local flavour to your trip.
  • COUPLES: Please note that due to the types of accommodation used in Australia, couples will likely be split into separate rooms where we use multi-share hostels. Pending availability, couples may be able to pay extra while on tour to have their own room in some destinations.
  • PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION: If booking additional nights before or after your tour, accommodation will be multi-share on a mixed gender basis.
Your Tour Guides
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Included Meals
  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Train, maxi yacht, private vehicle, 4x4 vehicle, ferry
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