Sydney to Cairns Adventure

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Australia
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

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, catch a few waves, and spearfish with local Aborigines. When people back home ask what you did on your trip, just tell ‘em: “Everything.”

 

Itinerary 

Day 1 Sydney
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Nundle Sheep Station
Enjoy a Hunter Valley wine tasting. Overnight at a sheep station, including a shearing demonstration.

Day 3 Bingara
Visit a working mine and have a go at panning for gold.

Day 4 Yamba
Travel to this beach town surrounded by Yuraygir NP. Go for a swim at the beach, relax and enjoy the view.

Day 5-6 Byron Bay
Take a surf lesson and zen out at a yoga class in this alternative hippie town. Free time to hit the beach, go skydiving, or try sea kayaking.

Day 7 Brisbane
Stop for lunch at the Gold Coast, then opt for a night out in Queensland's capital.

Day 8-9 Fraser Island
Travel to the world's largest sand island. Settle into the group's exclusive permanent tented camp in the bush by the beach. Explore all of the highlights by private 4x4.

Day 10 Cattle Country
Visit rural Queensland and learn about cattle station history. Bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the Outback sky.

Day 11-12 Whitsunday Islands Sailing
Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure from Mackay to Airlie Beach through the Whitsundays, a unique route used only by G Adventures. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks and time to snorkel the reefs.

Day 13 Whitsundays/Whitehaven Beach/Airlie Beach
Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Sail to Airlie Beach for a night of dancing.

Day 14-15 Cairns
Admire the scenery on a full-day train ride through Queensland. Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by skydiving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.

Day 16 Cape Tribulation
Learn about the local flora and fauna with Aborigines, then go spearfishing with them and eat what you catch. Cool off in a waterfall in Daintree NP.

Day 17 Cooktown
Travel by 4x4 on the rugged Bloomfield track, and participate in the 'Walk of the Women' where local Aboriginal women share their knowledge of the sacred falls.

Day 18 Cairns
Meet an Aboriginal Elder and story keeper to learn about ancestral rock art sites and survival techniques of the Aborigines. Travel back to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival. Book onward travel from 9pm onwards.

 

What's Included

  • Hunter Valley wine tasting
  • Sheep shearing demonstrations
  • Gold panning and mine tour (Bingara)
  • Yoga and surf lessons (Byron Bay)
  • 4x4 excursion and exclusive camp on Fraser Island
  • 3-day sailing excursion (Whitsunday Islands)
  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • Spearfishing with Aborigines
  • 'Walk of the Women' at Bloomfield Falls
  • Aboriginal rock art explanation with an Aboriginal Elder
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners (Allow AUD215-265 for meals not included)
  • Train, maxi yacht, private bus, 4x4 safari vehicle, ferry
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
  • Hostels (9 nts), eco-lodge (1 nt), beachside permanent tented camp (2 nts), maxi yacht (2 nts), beach hostel (1 nt), swag/canvas bedroll (2 nts). All nights multi-share.

 

Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 18 days
  • Trip Code: OAEC
  • Price: £1919 (available to book in other currencies)

 

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