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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

In case you hadnt noticed, Australia is an awfully big place. So big, in fact, that youd need to come back a few times to get it all. Dont have that kind of time? Hop aboard this 14-day trip down Australias East Coast and make the most of the time you do have. Offering a solid mix of must-do experiences and uncommon adventures, youll learn to surf at Byron Bay, sail the Whitsundays and trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest. The best part: theres still plenty more to come back for.

Australasia
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: OACS.A/201734
  • Starts: Cairns, Australia
  • Finishes: Sydney, Australia
You will Visit
  • Cairns
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Airlie Beach
  • Byron Bay
  • Port Macquarie
  • Sydney
  • Blue Mountains

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cairns

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Cairns/Cape Tribulation

Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.

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Day 3: Cape Tribulation

With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.

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Day 4: Cape Tribulation/Cairns

Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.

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Day 5: Cairns/Airlie Beach

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.

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Day 6: Airlie Beach

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.

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Day 7: Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.

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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.

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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.

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Day 10: Port Macquarie/Sydney

Opt to visit a koala hospital before continuing on to Sydney for a night in the bustling city.

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Day 11: Sydney/Blue Mountains

Enjoy a jet boat ride in Sydney Harbour before travelling to the Blue Mountains region.

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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.

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Day 13: Blue Mountains/Sydney

Travel back to Sydney for a final evening in the big city.

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Day 14: Sydney

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Cafe Chloe, Tully Hands-On: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay
    • Guided rainforest walk
    • Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion
    • Orientation walk in Sydney
    • Jet boat ride in Sydney Harbour
    • Blue Mountains stay with hikes
    • Jenolan Caves visit
    • Jamison Valley walk
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (11 nts), rainforest cabin (2 nts)
    • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, sailboat, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest
  • Sail through the gorgeous Whitsundays
  • Hang ten in Byron Bay
  • Explore the Blue Mountains by foot