Best of Australia

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Australia
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 2000 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

See the very best locations in Australia on this 2 week trip which includes the East Coast and the Outback.

Highlights include seeing the Outback, visiting Ayers Rock, sailing through the gorgeous Whitsundays, visiting Cape Tribulation and seeing spectacular white sandy beaches.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Cairns
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cairns/Cape Tribulation
Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.

Day 3 Cape Tribulation
With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.

Day 4 Cape Tribulation/Cairns
Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.

Day 5 Cairns/Airlie Beach
Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town. Stop en route for lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre. Participate in either a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists.

Day 6 Airlie Beach
Set sail for a day in the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.

Day 7 Airlie Beach/Byron Bay
Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.

Day 8 Byron Bay
Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like sea kayaking, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.

Day 9 Byron Bay/Port Macquarie
Hit the waves with an included surf lesson. Head to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.

Day 10 Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains
Opt to visit a koala hospital before travelling to the Blue Mountains Region.

Day 11 Blue Mountains
Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and opt for a ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.

Day 12 Blue Mountains/Sydney
Travel to Sydney and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

Day 13 Sydney
Get a feel for the city. Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, zip through the harbour on a jet boat, or relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.

Day 14 Sydney
Depart at any time.

 

Trip Specifics

  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Start / Finish: Sydney
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Price: £2191 
  • Code: OACS

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