Explore Australia’s stunning east coast from the iconic cityscapes of Sydney to the tropical hub of Cairns on an epic trip that hits all the highlights in just two weeks. Sample wine and cheese as you venture through the picturesque Hunter Valley, meet cute and cuddly koalas in an animal hospital near Port Macquarie, hike down for a dip in the cascading waters at Dangar Falls then hang loose in the bustling beachside town of Byron. Next, follow the sun-kissed coastline to Queensland and take an off-road adventure across Fraser Island, sail through the picture-perfect islands of the Whitsundays, flop and drop on the palm-fringed sands of Mission Beach and explore the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.
12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Private vehicle, Plane
Hotel (7 nights), Motel (1 night), Pub hotel (1 night), Resort (4 nights)
Sydney, Hunter Valley, Forster, Port Macquaire, Dorrigo National Park, Byron Bay, Niigi Niigi/Orara East State Forest, Rainbow Beach, Noos, Fraser Island (K'gari), Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands
Your adventure begins in Sydney (Warrane in the language of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which Sydney is now located). This is the iconic harbour city, the glittering jewel in the east coast’s crown. Make your own way to the joining hotel where you’ll meet your leader and fellow travellers at 2pm for a welcome meeting in the lobby. Afterwards, head out to explore the historic area around the hotel before heading out for dinner. If you arrive early, there’s plenty to see and do – why not head down to Circular Quay and check out the world-famous Opera House, or if you’re feeling brave, opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge to catch an epic view over this stunning city. Alternatively, you might like to take the ferry over to Manly Beach for some sun, sea and surf – soaking up the panoramic view of the iconic Sydney cityscape as you cruise along the glittering waters.
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting at 2 pm as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.
Today’s driving time will be approximately 3.5 hours (250km).
Today’s driving time will be approximately 4.5 hours (300km).
Today’s driving time will be approximately 2.5 hours (200km).
Today’s driving time will be approximately 5 hours (400km).
There are no meals included on this day.
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and you’re welcome to attend, as this is a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers. Today’s driving time will be approximately 3.5 hours (300km).
Please note that the departure on 7th January 2023 will stay on Fraser Island rather than at Rainbow Beach. Due to driving times we won’t be able to visit Noosa and Carlo Sandblow on this departure.
The driving time from Fraser Island to Brisbane Airport will be approximately 3 hours (250km). Today’s flight departs from Brisbane and arrives into Proserpine (approximately 1 hour 40 minutes).
Your leader will be of assistance to help you book your optional activities for today. Please speak to your leader on day 1 of the trip.
Today’s driving time will be approximately 7 hours (550km).
|Departing||Finishing||Total from AUD|
|Sat 17 Dec 2022||Fri 30 Dec 2022||Fully booked|
|Sat 7 Jan 2023||Fri 20 Jan 2023||2 places left!||$9,175|
|Sat 21 Jan 2023||Fri 3 Feb 2023||Available||$7,221|
|Sat 4 Feb 2023||Fri 17 Feb 2023||Fully booked|
|Sat 18 Feb 2023||Fri 3 Mar 2023||Available||$8,250|
|Sat 4 Mar 2023||Fri 17 Mar 2023||Fully booked|
|Sat 18 Mar 2023||Fri 31 Mar 2023||Available||$8,250|
|Sat 8 Apr 2023||Fri 21 Apr 2023||1 place left!||$9,175|
|Sat 6 May 2023||Fri 19 May 2023||2 places left!||$9,175|
|Sat 10 Jun 2023||Fri 23 Jun 2023||Available||$8,250|
|Sat 8 Jul 2023||Fri 21 Jul 2023||Available||$8,250|
|Sat 5 Aug 2023||Fri 18 Aug 2023||Available||$8,745|
|Sat 9 Sep 2023||Fri 22 Sep 2023||Available||$8,745|
|Sat 21 Oct 2023||Fri 3 Nov 2023||Available||$8,745|
|Sat 28 Oct 2023||Fri 10 Nov 2023||Available||$8,745|
|Sat 11 Nov 2023||Fri 24 Nov 2023||Available||$8,495|
|Sat 25 Nov 2023||Fri 8 Dec 2023||Available||$8,495|
|Sat 2 Dec 2023||Fri 15 Dec 2023||Available||$8,745|
|Sat 16 Dec 2023||Fri 29 Dec 2023||Available||$9,530|
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