from $ 32,487* per person
Sydney, Melbourne, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays — your crash course in all things Australia starts now. For 25 days, you’ll head up the East Coast (and participate in wine tastings, surf lessons, and maxi yacht sailing), fly to Alice Springs, then go down south to Kings Canyon, Uluru, and Adelaide, just to name a few destinations. The Great Ocean Road will eventually lead you to Melbourne, and a wide variety of accommodations and transport along the way will keep things exciting. With a competitive price and small tour group, there’s never been a better time to discover the Land Down Under.
Travel Dates: From 20/12/2015 to 22/12/2019
Duration: 25 days
Company: G Adventures
- What's Included
Your Hands-On Moment: Wine Tutorial, Hunter Valley Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay Your Discover Moment: Cairns Your Big Night Out Moment: Cairns Your Foodie Moment: Local Food Experience, Clare Valley Your Discover Moment: Adelaide
- Sydney orientation walk
- Fraser Island 4x4 excursion
- Entrance fees to Cooloola Recreation Area and Fraser Island in Great Sandy National Park
- Noosa Everglades overnight experience
- Noosa Everglades canoeing excursion
- Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion (3 days)
- Whitehaven Beach visit
- Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park
- Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
- Mala Walk at Uluru and visit to the culture centre
- Underground mine tour (Coober Pedy)
- Walks at Kings Canyon and Grampians National Park
- Internal flight
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
17 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
Hostels (16 nts), swag camping (2 nts), maxi yacht (2 nts), cabins (2 nt), overnight train (1 nt), underground hostel (1 nt)
- All nights multi-share
Group Size Notes
Max 20, avg 16
Private vehicle, train, maxi yacht, 4x4 vehicle, ferry, plane, walking
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
Enjoy a free day to explore Sydney. Opt to chill out at Bondi Beach. For a rush of adrenaline, opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or zip through the harbour on a jet boat. Pre-book the "Sydney Bridge Climb" or "Sydney Adrenaline Bundle" activity on the checkout page to add these optionals to your tour. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 3 Sydney/Tamworth (1B, 1D)
Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tutorial before continuing on to Tamworth for a taste of Australian country living. Included Activities: Wine Tutorial Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 170km) Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 240km)
Day 4 Tamworth/Yamba (1B)
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 (4.50-5.50 hours, 360km)
Day 5 Yamba/Byron Bay (1B)
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 (2.00 hour(s), 128km)
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/Brisbane (1B)
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 (4.00 hour(s), 288km)
Day 8 Brisbane/Noosa Everglades (1B, 1L)
Set off to the Noosa Everglades for an evening surrounded by stunning wilderness. Additional Notes: Please note that due to operational reasons, this night and the following night may be reversed. All activities and inclusions will remain the same. Included Activities: Eco Cruise Canoeing Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 150km)
Day 9 Noosa Everglades/Fraser Island (1B)
Once on the island, enjoy a 4x4 tour of Fraser Island, driving along over 100km of beach. Go for a swim in Lake McKenzie, and enjoy a rainforest walk along the way. Additional Notes: While on Fraser Island, main luggage will be stored in a secure storage facility. Each person will need to pack an overnight bag with max weight of 5kg, as access to main luggage will not be available again until the next day. This is due to luggage capacity restrictions in 4x4 vehicles. Included Activities: 4x4 Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (1.25 hour(s), 95km) Ferry
Day 10 Fraser Island/Airlie Beach (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a morning of exploring by 4x4 to hit the remainder of Fraser Island's highlights, before hopping an overnight train north to Airlie Beach. Included Activities: 4x4 Excursion Transport: Ferry Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 115km) Overnight train (airplane seats) (12.00-14.00 hours)
Day 11 Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands (1D)
After arriving in Airlie Beach and some time for brunch, head to the marina and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next two nights. 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 Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)
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. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 2 Transport: Maxi yacht
Day 13 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)
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/Cairns
Admire the scenery on the train north 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! Transport: Local bus (0.75-1.00 hours) Train (10.00-11.00 hours)
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. Prefer to plan ahead? Pre-book the "Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling" activity on the checkout page to include this optional on your tour. Included Activities: Big Night Out
Day 16 Cairns/Alice Springs (1B)
New travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. Consider sitting in on the welcome meeting, and get to know everyone at an optional dinner. Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s))
Day 17 Alice Springs/Uluru
Depart early for the Red Centre. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park. Continue on to the Yulara campground for the night. Additional Notes: From late October - early March, if the temperature is forecasted to be 35°C or above we will be following the summer itinerary and visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges instead of Kings Canyon. Included Activities: Kings Canyon Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Day 18 Uluru (1B, 1D)
Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit Uluru at Sunset
Day 19 Uluru/Coober Pedy (1B)
Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area. Additional Notes: This is one of a few long travel days on this itinerary. The vast expanses of the Outback make long drives necessary to travel between towns – so strap in and enjoy the desert scenery, get to know a fellow traveller, and chill out on this epic Outback roadtrip! Included Activities: Guided Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00-9.50 hours, 780km)
Day 20 Coober Pedy/Ikara-Flinders Ranges (1B, 1D)
Prepare for an early morning start for the travel day to Flinders Ranges. Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00-11.00 hours, 590km)
Day 21 Ikara-Flinders Ranges/Adelaide (1B)
Travel through the Clare Valley, stopping to enjoy a local food experience featuring South Australia's best regional produce. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'. Included Activities: Local Food Experience Transport: Private Vehicle (7.50-9.00 hours, 380km)
Day 22 Adelaide
With an emerging art scene, natural beauty and attractions, and incredible restaurants, Adelaide has tons to see and do. Get out and discover the hub of South Australia!
Day 23 Adelaide/Halls Gap (1B)
Depart early and travel inland to Grampians NP, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Walk to the stunning Balconies and visit MacKenzie Falls. Included Activities: The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit MacKenzie Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 570km)
Day 24 Halls Gap/Port Campbell (1B)
Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, viewing sites including the collapsed London Arch. Included Activities: Grampians National Park Visit London Arch Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 260km)
Day 25 Port Campbell/Melbourne (1B)
Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles formations. Stop at the Great Otway National Park for an included rainforest walk en route to Melbourne. Additional Notes: Tour ends upon arrival in Melbourne in the afternoon. Consider booking post-tour accommodation in Melbourne to explore the city. Included Activities: Loch Ard Gorge Visit 12 Apostles Visit Rainforest Walk Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 300km)
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