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Most of the Coast: Sydney to Cairns

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 Trip Length
16 Days
 Trip Starts
Sydney
 Trip Finishes
Cairns
16 Day Most of the Coast: Sydney to Cairns Itinerary (G Adventures)
Countries Explored: Australia
Trip Style
18-to-Thirtysomethings
Departures
Budget
Affordable
Max. Group Size
20
Pace
Moderate
Guide Level
Fully Guided
Trip Code
OASC

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 16 Day Most of the Coast: Sydney to Cairns. Now's the time to explore Australia on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Turn your "must-do" list into "been there, done all of that" on this 16-day tour up Australia’s East Coast. This classic Sydney-to-Cairns route introduces you to both sides of modern Australia — the bright lights of the big city and the raw beauty of the Outback. You’ll get to try your hand at everything from surfing to sailing and snorkelling. And when you travel in small groups, you'll get to...read more meet the locals and experience their land as they do. That amazing new frontier you’ve been looking for? Here it is.

Itinerary

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. Stay: Wake Up! Sydney

Immerse yourself in all things Sydney with a free day to explore the oldest and biggest Australian city. Glide along the harbour on a ferry and gaze at the white sails of the Opera House gleaming in the sun. Get lost as you wander the narrow, cobbled laneways and take in Sydney’s fabled history. Catch some rays on the sand at Bondi Beach or duck out of your comfort zone and surf the green-barrel breaks just off shore, and perhaps treat yourself to a scenic flyover tour of the city. The choice is yours so get as adventurous as you like in the "Land Down Under"! Stay: Wake Up! Sydney (B)

It's all aboard today as you take the train north to Coffs Harbour. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. After pulling into Coffs Harbour station, the group will travel to Spot X Surf Camp, our base for the next few days. Stay: Spot X Surf Camp (D)

As the sun rises along the ocean hit the beach for an included surf lesson with Spot X. Located in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the country they are completely devoted to the surf lifestyle. Spend some time in the sun and laughing in the waves with your travel tribe before heading out on a kangaroo trek. Then it’s time for a free afternoon to enjoy your surroundings. Soak up views of Solitary Islands Marine Park, embark on a rockpool scramble to look for fish traps and sea creatures, or wander over to Mullawarra beach for a picnic. Your only real job today is to have fun! Stay: Spot X Surf Camp (B/L/D)

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. Stay: Wake Up! Byron Bay (B)

At the end of it all hop on that surfboard for one last ride because as the locals say, “You haven’t surfed until you’ve surfed Byron Man!" Opt to pre-book the "Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour. Stay: Wake Up! Byron Bay

Venture north with your group to the capital of Queensland; Brisbane. Pass by national parks, mountains, surfy enclaves, and endless stretches of sand bordering brilliant blue water. Then, stretch those legs one final time on an included walk at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. Nestled amongst eucalyptus trees, the centre features multi-level viewing of the resident rescue koalas and interactive educational displays, making it a unique place to learn about koalas and their conservation. Tonight, experience a night out with the group in Queensland's capital. Stay: BUNK Brisbane (B)

Escape the city as you journey north up the coast to Noosa. Noosa is known for the balmy sunshine, slow beach days, bright blue skies, rolling waves around every corner. Arrive at our hostel for the next three nights and enjoy lunch before heading out to explore all the area has to offer. Stay: Bounce Noosa (L)

Once on the island, enjoy a 4x4 tour of K'gari (Fraser Island), driving along over 100km of beach. Go for a swim in Lake McKenzie, and enjoy a rainforest walk along the way. Stay: Bounce Noosa (B/L)

Enjoy a free day in Noosa by taking in the shops along Hasting Street in search of souvenirs, having a coffee on the beach, or a surf in the Ocean. You can also choose to spend time back at the hostel or participate in some of the optional activities offered in the area. Stay: Bounce Noosa (B)

Wake up and get ready to see some of the most beautiful coastline in Australia. This morning the group will hike parts of the Noosa Coastal Track with stunning views across the water and if you look up you may just spot a Koala or two! We will cross secluded beaches before ending up at Hell's Gate. In the afternoon the group will head to the train station to board an overnight train (get ready to post some ‘grams) as the group travels north to Airlie Beach. (B)

The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cook's route up through the Whitsunday Islands. Stay: Whitsunday Islands Boat (B/L/D)

We sail back to Airlie Beach for a night on land in a local beach hostel. Feel free to relax by the pool and unwind at the end of the day. Stay: Base Airlie Beach (B/L)

With an early morning departure, admire the scenery on the bus ride north to Cairns. Stay: Cairns Central YHA

Opt to pre-book the "Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour. Stay: Cairns Central YHA

Depart at any time.

Trip Inclusions

  • Learn to surf at Spot X Surf Camp.
  • Bliss out in famous Byron Bay.
  • Island hop through the Whitsundays.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson, Spot X
  • Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay
  • Your Discover Moment: Cairns
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Cairns
  • Sydney orientation walk
  • K'gari (Fraser Island) 4x4 excursion
  • Entrance fees to Cooloola Recreation Area in Great Sandy NP
  • Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion (2 days)
  • Whitehaven Beach visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  • Hostels (13 Nights, multi-share with 4-8 people), overnight train (1 Night), maxi yacht (1 Nights, open cabin multi-share) All nights are multi-share on this trip
  • Please note that multi-share accommodation is very popular in Australia and is the way you will be spending most of your nights. This may involve 4-6 group members sharing and even (on rare occasions) dormitory-style rooms for the whole group. It is also worth noting that all multi-share accommodation is generally split by gender in Australia. The majority of accommodation will have shared bathroom facilities. We have specifically chosen unique accommodations to give local flavour to your trip.
  • Where we use multi-share hostels, rooming requests of any kind cannot be taken. For private accommodation please see tours in our Classic Travel Style.

  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides

  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Private vehicle, train, maxi yacht, 4x4 vehicle, ferry, walking, bus

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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