East Coast EncompassedSydney to Cairns
Rugged landscapes, crashing surf, and indigenous culture stretching back through time and beyond Australia's East Coast possesses a truly otherworldly allure. This trip offers you a comprehensive, authentic, and wholly affordable experience in one of the country's most popular regions. Raw thrills and refined pleasures abound out here. In the space of a few days, you'll sample wines in the Hunter Valley, snorkel the Whitsundays, and catch a few waves. When people back home ask what you did on your trip, just tell -em: Everything.
Island hop by yacht through the Whitsunday Islands, zip over dunes in a 4x4 on a remote sand island, sleep on the banks of the Noosa River
Train, maxi yacht, private vehicle, 4x4 vehicle, ferry
Hostels (11 nts), cabins (2 nts), maxi yacht (2 nts), overnight train (1 nt), beach hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.
Hands-on: Wine Tour, Hunter valley Hands-on: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay Carte Blanche: Byron Bay Carte Blanche: Cairns Big Night Out: Cairns. Sydney orientation walk. Fraser Island 4x4 excursion. Entrance fees to Cooloola Recreation Area and Fraser Island in Great Sandy National Park. Noosa Everglades overnight experience. Noosa Everglades canoeing excursion. Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion (3 days). Whitehaven Beach visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 17 Cape Tribulation/Yungaburra (1B)
Enjoy a free morning to further explore the rainforest or chill out poolside. Head towards Yungaburra in the Atherton Tablelands for the night, and enjoy additional free time to explore the area.
Day 18 Yungaburra/Cairns (1B)
Stop at Lake Eacham, a volcanic crater lake, before continuing on to visit some of the waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands, including Josephine Falls and the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Later, go for a swim in the waters of Babinda Boulders before travelling back to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival.
Day 16 Cape Tribulation
Depart early and head north. Learn about the flora and fauna with local Aboriginals, before exploring Daintree National Park.