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Get down on the farm, enjoy the idyllic island life, smile at the crocodiles, snorkel the Whitsundays, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and then dance the night away in Cairns. This extravaganza shows you all that 'Down Under' has to offer!

Australasia
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: 97.184A/216078
  • Starts: Surfers Paradise, Australia
  • Finishes: Cairns, Australia
You will Visit
  • Surfers Paradise
  • Noosa
  • Farmstay
  • Whitsundays
  • Cairns

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Surfers Paradise

Welcome to sunny Queensland, where life’s all about being “beautiful one day, perfect the next”. Soak up those sweet sunny rays this morning, then later meet up with your new Contiki fam. You’ve got 10 fun-filled days to look forward to, so get excited! Tonight we’re going to hit up Surfers legendary club scene which sits up there with Vegas as one of the top party capitals of the world. You ready for it?

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Day 2: Surfers Paradise

How about last night…Today is all about chilling, hitting the beach, and getting a little R’n’R after the night before. We’re nice like that. But remember, you’re not in Surfer’s forever, so do this thing right – don’t stay in bed when there's skydiving on offer.

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Day 3: Surfers Paradise to Noosa via Brisbane

OK we get the hype, the love the world has for the Gold Coast is totally justified. So this morning we’ll kick on and see if all those other Aussie rumours are as well-founded. We have a sneaking suspicion they will be...
Before we sail our way into Queensland's next much-loved coastal town, we’ll stop for a bite in the state's capital, Brisbane. Grab a slice of the city’s well known laid-back urban lifestyle whilst roaming South Bank & Queen Street Mall, then it’s on with our journey to “the Sunny Coast”. With the imposingly beautiful Glass House Mountains as our backdrop, we ain’t complaining.
The Sunshine Coast never disappoints, and we can’t wait for you to fall head over heels with Noosa the way we do every.single.time. Drenched in natural beauty, Noosa's all your seaside town dreams rolled into one. Head's up, get an early night tonight, tomorrow's one hell of an adventure...

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Day 4: Noosa

Rise and shine beach babes! We're heading to a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world's largest sand island.
Sitting in the sea with over 800,000 years of natural history in its grains, our included Fraser Island day trip will be filled with sand dunes, pretty lakes & dense rainforests. See those Instagram likes roll in with a snap of Lake Mackenzie, known for its silky silica sand and intense glassy blue water, then appease the hunger growls with a tasty lunch. Keep an eye out for dingoes as we cruise the world’s longest sand highway, then it’s back to Noosa tonight for a legit Aussie dinner at the Surf Club.

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Day 5: Noosa to Farmstay

Speaking of legitimately Australian, it's time to wave goodbye to the pristine beaches of Noosa as we make our way to Langmorn Station, a working cattle station that dishes up true Aussie farm life. Tonight may just go down in the history books, with past passengers citing it the best night of their trip...
Honest Australian hospitality knows no bounds at our farmstay, and you’ll be blown away by farm owner Nan and the rest of the family as they welcome you into the fold, country style. Fill up on Nan’s famous home cooked damper cake, an outback speciality, then it’s on to the tractor to meet some of the farm’s larger residents. Tonight is all about partying outback style – tuck in to a huge dinner feast, try whip cracking, then grab the karaoke mic and bust out those dancefloor moves.

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Day 6: Farmstay to the Whitsundays

Just one night on Langmorn will have you hooked on outback life and wishing you could stay forever. But with the Whitsundays on our horizons, things are only going to get even better from here.
Traversing up the Capricorn Coast, you’ll notice a change in the landscape as the vegetation takes a seriously tropical turn. On route we’ll pit stop at the beef farming capital of Rockhampton and pass through the sugar cane plantations of Mackay, before reaching base at Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsundays.

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Day 7: The Whitsundays

Is there anywhere more beautiful in the world than the Whitsundays? Possibly not. With 74 perfect islands at your fingertips and an open sea calling your name, why not explore one of the worlds most sought after holiday destinations with an optional sailing excursion? If your legs are made for land, spend the day exploring the backpackers hub of Airlie. Endless cafes, bars and ocean vistas are there for the taking, so the choices are endless, just like the sunshine.

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Day 8: The Whitsundays to Cairns via Townsville

What can top the Whitsundays? Not much...except the Great Barrier Reef, the next stop on our road trippin’ adventure.
Tropical Townsville never fails to impress with its Colonial buildings and checkered maritime history. We'll get orientated with the city and grab some lunch before kicking on to Cairns.
Vibing restaurants, bouncing clubs, & endless tropical feels greet us in the town of Cairns. As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef this is one of Australia’s most buzzing little towns, and the energy is seriously catchy.

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Day 9: Cairns

Well good morning Cairns you delightful palm tree paradise. We have two days here to get deep - which may even mean a scuba dive on one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. You game?

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Day 10: Depart Cairns

Today is all about ticking off those once in a lifetime bucket list experiences, especially as this is the last day of your trip. Think you’ve got what it takes to bungy jump or go whitewater rafting? Prove it – we’ve got optionals lined up that will get your head spinning with adrenaline. #NOREGRETS yo! Your trip ends today at 5:00pm, so swap social deets, squeeze in last minute hugs and start thinking about the destination for the much anticipated reunion trip…

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • From farm stays to hotels to yachting adventures (plus an eco lodge for departures from Sep 2018 onward), this trip has a healthy dose of intrepid and comfortable travel. Cattle stations, snorkelling trips and great nights out will provide a full array of the Australian culture and landscape
      Food
    • Whether you're tucking into fish and chips at the local surf club or a steak in cattle country, we certainly won't let you go hungry
      Staff
    • Don't worry, your Trip Manager and Driver will show you the ropes, otherwise the Captain of your yacht will call the shots. Whether providing local knowledge or lols, our team members are people you can trust
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Tour Highlights:
  • Surfers Paradise: Stay at a resort located near the beach,Nightclub entry
  • Surfers Paradise: Relax on some of Australia's most famous beaches on the Gold Coast