Hit up the East Coast over two weeks with this fantastic beach adventure departing from Cairns in tropical Far North Queensland and winding up in Sydney. Learn to surf as you relax on some of the country's best beaches and beach towns. This tour will take you to Airlie Beach, Byron Bay, Fraser Island and Noosa. Sail the Whitsundays and take a 4WD adventure around Fraser Island. Take your camera charger as this is a trip you will definitely want to remember. The tour ends in Sydney on the final day.
Max Passengers: 36
AUD $2715.00EUR €1955.00GBP £1685.00
|Tour Style||Unleashed 18-39|
|Route||Cairns to Sydney|
|Price (adult)||AUD $2715.00EUR €1955.00GBP £1685.00|
|Valid||31 March 2014 - 30 March 2015|
Itinerary: day by day
Day 1 – Cairns
DEFAULT (AND ONLY) PICK UP: Hides Hotel (87 Lake St), 06:30am
DAY 1: CAIRNS
Renowned for its relaxed vibe and tropical climate, you’ll enjoy the stylish city of Cairns. Tocelebrate the beginning of our amazing east coast trip together, we have arranged a groupwelcome dinner at one of our favourite Cairns restaurants. (D) Overnight at Hides Hotel, Cairns QLD.
DAY 2: CAIRNS
Today’s the perfect opportunity to go wild with optional activities and day trips (all at ownexpense), from white water rafting on the Tully River* to a full day tour of the World Heritagelisted Daintree region*. Why not get up close and personal with a cuddly Koala or even zip lineover a Saltwater Crocodile*? There’s also horse riding*, quad biking*, bungy jumping*, tandemskydiving*, hot air ballooning* - you name it, Cairns has it!
A very popular option is a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef* with our friends at Passions ofParadise. Setting sail for the outer reef onboard this multi award winning catamaran; we’ll stopat two unique locations - Michaelmans Cay and Paradise Reef. All snorkelling equipment is included and if you’re keen to dive, optional introductory* and certified scuba diving* isavailable too. (B) Overnight at Hides Hotel.
DAY 3: CAIRNS TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING)
Today we set sail in the Whitsundays, making our way to Airlie Beach on board our privateyacht. You’ll be able to learn the basics of sailing by lending a hand with hoisting and trimmingthe sails and there is plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling the reefs. (B,D)
DAY 4: LONG ISLAND RESORT (WHITEHAVEN BEACH)
Today we’ll set sail for golden sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. Avisit to the famous blinding white sands of Whitehaven Beach and Blue Pearl Bay will also bean option, weather permitting.. Later this afternoon set course for land where we’ll spend thenext two nights at the stunning Long Island Resort. (B, L, D)OVERNIGHTLong Island ResortWhitsundays QLD
DAY 5: LONG ISLAND RESORT
Be submersed in the endless array of activities on Long Island. You have access to hectaresof unspoilt National Park featuring over 20 kilometres of walking trails and many secludedbeaches to explore.If a slower pace is more your thing you can always relax in a hammock in the shade of thecoconut palms, feed the fish from the jetty, take a leisurely paddle in a kayak or watch thesunset by the pool bar, cocktail in hand. (B) Overnight at Long Island Resort.
DAY 6: THE WHITSUNDAYS TO EMU PARK
Our short morning ferry lands us back in Shute Harbour where it’s time to jump back aboardthe coach and continue south along the coast to Rockhampton. Take a walk along the unspoiltbeach, dip in the resort pool or join your crew for a game of beach cricket – one of Australia’sfavourite sports!Tonight you’ll enjoy some local hospitality as we sit down together to enjoy a deliciouscombination of local beef and seafood. (B, D) Overnight at Emu’s Beach Resort.
DAY 7: EMU PARK TO KROOMBIT FARM
Today we go from the beach to the bush as we head into Central Queensland for some realOutback hospitality. You’ll be welcomed by the local Sandilands family and into the tranquilbush lifestyle on their 10,000 acre cattle station.Feel free to take a swim in the pool before enjoying Kroombit's renowned camp oven cuisine, followed by steaming billy tea and an evening around the campfire.
Before heading to yourpurpose built bush cabin you can test your skills on the station’s Mechanical Bull! (B, L,D) Overnight at Kroombit“Lochenbar Station”.
DAY 8: KROOMBIT PARK TO FRASER ISLAND
Horse riding*, quad bike riding* or trap shooting* are just some of the activities you might wantto try this morning before we say goodbye to the Sandilands’. Leaving the farm behind, wecontinue south on our way to Fraser Island.
Crossing the Great Sandy Straight on the ferry,you may be lucky enough to catch the sunset before we arrive to a hearty dinner waiting for usat the infamous Dingo Bar.Perfectly located at Kingfisher Bay, our Wilderness Lodge accommodation is set in a eucalyptforest, on the western side of the island.(B, D) Overnight at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
DAY 9: FRASER ISLAND
Fraser Island - Great Sandy National Park is World Heritage Listed and the world’s largest sandisland. It was home to the Badtjala Aboriginal people for some 5000 years and was known as”K’gari”. This special place supports an extraordinarily diverse rainforest, wildflower heath,mangroves, birds and a now small population of dingoes.
As we travel along Seventy-Five Mile Beach get your camera ready for the iconic PinnaclesColoured Sands and Maheno Shipwreck, learn about the rich logging history amongst theancient rainforest at Central Station, and float your troubles away at Eli Creek. (B, L) Overnight at Kingfisher Bay Resort Wilderness Lodges.
DAY 10: FRASER ISLAND TO GOLD COAST
From remote wilderness to cosmopolitan charm today as our journey takes us to the GoldCoast’s entertainment hub and our home for the night, Surfers Paradise. First though we we’ll stop off in Brisbane, Queensland’s Capital city. Tonight we’ll take you on a short walk to Cavilland Orchid Avenues where we’ll enjoy some of the Coast’s hottest night spots. (B)Overnight at Vibe Hotel.
DAY 11: GOLD COAST TO BYRON BAY
Enjoy a buffet breakfast this morning before heading out to enjoy Queensland’s great climate -today is yours to explore all the Gold Coast has to offer! From world famous surf beaches,extreme adventure activities* and well known Theme Parks*, the options are endless.
It’s only a short drive from here en route to our home for the next two nights - Australia’s mosteasterly (and most laid-back) point, Byron Bay. Renowned for its surf beaches, rainforestsand eclectic lifestyle, Byron oozes a relaxed vibe that will instantly have you hooked. (B) Overnight at Glen Villa Resort.
DAY 12: BYRON BAY
From lush hinterland and sparkling beaches to the deliberate exclusion of fast food outlets,Byron really is a natural wonder. It’s a melting pot of surf culture, alternative philosophies,hedonistic indulgence, and the good life.Today is all yours to do with as you please and the activities are endless.
Why not tryskydiving* for spectacular views, go scuba diving* at Julian Rocks, jump in a sea kayak* for apaddle and hopefully spot a dolphin, show off your new surf skills with another lesson* or justchill out with a coffee on the beach. (B) Overnight at Glen Villa Resort.
DAY 13: BYRON BAY TO CRESCENT HEAD
With the Great Dividing Range to our west and the Pacific Ocean to our east, we pass throughthe Northern Rivers towns of Ballina and Grafton as we leave Byron before reaching the Central Coast.
We arrive at our surf camp in Crescent Head where a BBQ lunch awaits us. With qualified surfinstructors there to watch over your every move, you are sure to be up and on your feet in notime during our surf lesson. (B, L, D) Overnight at Surfaris Surf Camp Crescent Head.
DAY 14: CRESCENT HEAD TO SYDNEY (via the Hunter Valley)
Surfed out and with full bellies, we leave this remote paradise behind bound for the HunterValley, one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Our time in wine country begins with the feeling of grapes between bare toes (seasonal).
Afterwards, it’s on to the Hunter Wine Theatre where we learn all about the grape’s journey from vine to bottle before enjoying a winetasting. We then cruise on into the largest city in Australia via its famous Harbour Bridge, Sydney. With the famous city skyline before us – it’s sadly time to say goodbye this evening.
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.
Departure location : Hides Hotel (87 Lake St) at 6:30am
Arrival location : Select Sydney accommodation early evening day 14
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- Experienced guide
- meals as indicated
- 13 nights dorm accommodation
- surf lessons
- national park entrance fees
- Whitsunday Sailing
- return ferry transfers to Fraser Island and 4WD tour
- outback cattle station experience including a horseback goat muster, trap shooting, and mini-rodeo
- Great Barrier Reef Cruise
What to bring
- Sturdy walking shoes
- hat & sunscreen
- towel & toiletries
- swimming gear/beach towel
- water bottle
- money for some meals and optional activities.
- Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted due to seasonal conditions, weatherextremes.
- *Upgrade accommodation is subject to availability, must be requested at time of bookingand is not available at the surf camp or whilst sailing the Whitsundays. Upgrade roomsdo not feature ensuite facilities at Kroombit Cattle Station. Upgrade accommodation isbudget style and may only be booked by passengers who book and travel together.
- Tour is operated by our tour partner Topdeck.
- Travel Insurance is compulsory and must be shown to the guide on day one.
- Tour is for 18 – 39 year olds only.
- Tour is not suitable for children; however special considerations may be made for clientsaged 17 years with a travelling companion over the age of 18.
- It is your responsibility to advise Adventure Tours Australia if you have any special dietaryrequirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
- A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
- B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.