East Coast Australia in Style
This comfort-minded journey up Australia's eastern shore delivers the wonders of the region to you in fine style. Using a diverse range of transport-trains, yachts, surfboards-and resort-style lodgings, you'll sample world-class wines, wander through rainforests and even learn how to catch a few waves (and a few fish). Plus, we keep your group size intentionally small so it feels less like travelling with a herd and more like exploring with great new friends.
Learn to surf in Byron Bay with a local expert, sail the Sydney harbour in a racing yacht, relax on a full-day Whitsunday Islands cruise, learn firsthand about Aboriginal culture and history in the Daintree Rainforest
Private bus/van, plane, local bus, ferry, yacht, train, walking.
Comfort hotels (5 nts), beach resort/hotels (4 nts).
Hands-On: Surf Lesson with Yoga Warm-Up, Byron Bay. Sydney harbour yacht ride. Sydney orientation walk. Included surfing lessons with a local (Byron Bay). Yoga lesson. Full-day Whitsunday Islands sailing trip. Scenic train journey to Cairns. Aboriginal dreamtime walk through the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Sydney
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Sydney (1B, 1L)
Explore Sydney with a walk along the harbour to the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Rocks area. Have an early lunch before boarding a sleek former Americas Cup racing yacht for a thrilling 2.5hr sail on one of the world's finest harbours.
Day 3 Sydney/Byron Bay (1B)
Fly to the famous surf and arts town of Byron.
Day 4 Byron Bay (1B)
On Day 4, stretch out with an introductory yoga warm-up before meeting a local surf legend, learn about the culture of surfing in the area, and try it yourself. Enjoy free time for optional sea kayaking, whale-watching, or just relax at the beach.
Day 5 Byron Bay/Airlie Beach (1B)
Travel to Brisbane and catch a flight, transferring to our beach resort for two nights. Enjoy free time to relax in a tropical paradise.
Day 6 Airlie Beach (1L)
Full-day yacht excursion, sailing around the Whitsunday's.
Day 7 Airlie Beach/Cairns
An early start to the train station for a relaxing and scenic journey by rail to Cairns.
Day 8 Cairns/Port Douglas (1B, 1L)
Travel up the stunning coastal road, stop to meet local Aboriginals and go on an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge.
Day 9 Port Douglas (1B)
Opt to take a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trip.
Day 10 Port Douglas/Cairns (1B)
Travel back to Cairns. Trip ends on arrival in the afternoon.