Best of Australia

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Australia
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 2500 to 3000+ £ 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 Sydney
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Sydney
Enjoy an orientation walk around the rocks and harbour with free time to explore.

Day 3 Uluru
Morning flight to Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Red Centre. Take the Marla Walk (1.5 hrs) then visit the cultural centre and experience sunset at the rock before a barbecue dinner.

Day 4 Kings Canyon
Get up for a stunning sunrise then head to Kata Tjuta for the Valley of the Winds walk (3 hrs). Enjoy a picnic lunch before driving to Kings Creek Station– a working cattle station– to sleep in a traditional swag under the stars.

Day 5 Alice + Cairns
Early start for the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon, taking in the best scenery of the area, before a drive to Alice Springs and flight to Cairns.

Days 6-7 Cape Tribulation
Travel north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to go spear fishing with the local aborigines, visit an indigenous artist, listen to dreamtime stories and take an interpretive rainforest walk. On Day 7, opt to visit the Great Barrier Reef, go kayaking, horseback riding or hang out in the rainforest.

Days 8-9 Airlie Beach + Whitsunday Islands
Travel day to reach Airlie Beach for an overnight moored on the yacht. Enjoy a long train ride for the bulk of this journey. Day 9, set sail in the for a day in the Whitsunday Islands and visit to the barrier reef. Spend a second night on board, moored in a secluded bay on Whitehaven Beach.

Days 10-11 Whitsundays + Byron Bay
Sail to the mainland in the morning then fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay. On Day 11 hit the waves with an included surf lesson. Spend the afternoon wandering this hippie town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities.

Day 12 Bellingen
Head to the historic town of Bellingen. Spend the night in a historic country pub.

Day 13 Sydney
Enjoy a morning canoe trip to learn the history of the settlement before driving to Sydney for one final night in the city.

Day 14 Sydney
Depart at any time.

 

Trip Specifics

  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Start / Finish: Sydney
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Price: £3199 (for the price in a different currency contact us)
  • Code: OAHA

 

What's Included

  • Orientation walk in Sydney. Guided Marla Walk (Uluru). Cultural Centre visit. Barbecue dinner. Valley of the Winds walk with picnic lunch (Kata Tjuta). Overnight at a cattle station. Rim Walk (Kings Canyon). Spearfishing excursion (Cape Tribulation). Guided rainforest walk. Whitsunday Islands sailing and overnight. Surf lesson with yoga warm-up (Byron Bay). Historic pub stay (Bellingen). Guided canoe trip.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Hotels (6 nts), safari tent (1 nt), swag (1 nt, tent optional), rainforest cabin (2 nts), yacht (2 nts, multi-share), historic hotel (1 nt).
  • Plane, private bus, yacht, train, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

 

What's Not Included

  • Flights to and from Australia
  • Allow AUD300-400 for meals not included
 

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