Day 1 Cairns There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Cairns/Cape Tribulation (1B, 1L) Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.
Aboriginal Interpretive Walk
Travel 1.5 hrs to Mossman Gorge. Later, continue 2 hrs to Cape Tribulation.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 140km)
Day 3 Cape Tribulation (1B) With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
Day 4 Cape Tribulation/Cairns (1B) Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
Day 5 Cairns/Airlie Beach (1B) Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town.
Private Vehicle (9.00-10.00 hours, 623km)
Day 6 Airlie Beach (1L) 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.
Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion
Barrier Reef Visit
Day 7 Airlie Beach/Byron Bay Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.
Please note that due to operational reasons the Dec 27, 2018 departure of Best of Australia, and the Dec 16, 2018 departure of Best of the Red Centre & Eastern Australia, will be staying in Tweeds Head tonight instead of Byron Bay.
Plane (2.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 200km)
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.
Please note that due to operational reasons the Dec 27, 2018 departure of Best of Australia, and the Dec 16, 2018 departure of Best of the Red Centre & Eastern Australia, will be staying in Tweeds Head tonight instead of Byron Bay. The group will travel to Byron during the day today for free time to explore.
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.
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 397km)
Day 10 Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains Opt to visit a koala hospital before travelling to the Blue Mountains Region.
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 500km)
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 ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.
In the case of bad weather or poor visibility, the order of the activities may change or be moved to Day 12.
Note: The Scenic Cableway will be closed from August 1, 2018 until mid September 2018.
Jenolan Caves Tour
Jamison Valley Walk
Blue Mountains Excursion
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.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
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.