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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.

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Duration: 14 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145008
Starts: Cairns, Australia Finishes: Sydney, Australia
You will visit
  • Cairns
  • Sydney

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Cairns

There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

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))

03

Day 3: Cape Tribulation (1B)

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

04

Day 4: Cape Tribulation/Cairns (1B)

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

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))

05

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 Museum. Participate in either a weaving or painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists.

Included Activities:
Ingan Cultural Museum & Jirrbal Aboriginal Art Demonstration

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 623km)

06

Day 6: Airlie Beach (1L)

Set sail for a day in the Whitsunday Islands and visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel and enjoy a day at sea around these stunning islands. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.

Included Activities:
Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion
Barrier Reef Visit

07

Day 7: Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

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

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 200km)

08

Day 8: Byron Bay

Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities.

09

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 a free afternoon and choose to kayak along the Hastings River, visit a Koala hospital, or simply relax.

Included Activities:
Surfing Lesson

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 397km)

10

Day 10: Port Macquarie/Sydney

Continue on to Sydney for a night in the bustling city.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 390km)

11

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)
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)

12

Day 12: Blue Mountains

Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including The Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves and take a walk in Jamison Valley. 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

13

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)
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

14

Day 14: Sydney

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guided rainforest walk
    • Lunch and visit to G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Museum (Tully)
    • Whitsunday Islands sailing
    • Surf lesson (Byron Bay)
    • 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 (10 nts), rainforest cabin (2 nts), hotel or charming lodge (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 0 dinners
    Transport
    • Private bus, yacht, 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.