Best of Australia

Classic, Cairns to Sydney
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Tour description

In case you hadn’t noticed, Australia is an awfully big place. So big, in fact, that you’d need to come back a few times to see it all. Don’t have that kind of time? Hop aboard this 14-day trip down Australia’s east coast and make the most of the time you do have. Offering a solid mix of must-do experiences and uncommon adventures, you’ll enjoy a Pick-to-Plate lunch on an organic farm in Byron Bay, sail the Whitsundays, and trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest. The best part: there’s still plenty more to come back for.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion
  • Blue Mountains stay with hikes
  • Jenolan Caves visit
  • Scenic Railway
  • Jamison Valley walk
  • Orientation walk in Sydney
  • Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, and Sydney
  • Internal flight
  • Pick-to-Plate lunch (Byron Bay
  • ) All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Follow an indigenous guide through the daintree rainforest
  • Opt to visit the great barrier reef
  • Sail around the scenic whitsundays
  • Enjoy an included pick-to-plate experience in byron bay
  • Hike the blue mountains

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. En route, stop by Port Douglas and opt to have lunch at a local market.

Day 5: Cairns/Airlie Beach Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach, enjoying scenic views along the way.

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 skydiving, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.

Day 9: Byron Bay/Port Macquarie Tour an organic farm in the heart of Byron Bay before sitting down to a delicious lunch featuring local produce. 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 En route to the Blue Mountains, opt to stop at the Koala Hospital to learn about vital wildlife conservation work in the area.

Day 11: Blue Mountains Travel to the majestic Blue Mountains and experience the natural beauty of this World Heritage Area. Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba and view the Three Sisters. Take a guided tour of Jenolan Caves, filled with striking limestone rock formations.

Day 12: Blue Mountains/Sydney This morning, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world. Continue to Sydney and head out for an orientation walk. With some free time, opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

Day 13: Sydney Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.

Day 14: Sydney Depart at any time.