Queensland: Sand & Sailing

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Brisbane to Cairns

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

This is hardly a sleepy trip. Rather, this is the perfect 12-day adventure for sailing buffs that want to experience the blue waters of Australia, as well as off-road lovers looking to explore via 4x4. We’ve got a riverside camp to stay at in the gorgeous Noosa Everglades, and once we’ve left Airlie Beach, you'll learn about Indigenous artisan crafts from local Aborigines, then check out the swimming holes of the Atherton Tablelands. While “Dreamtime” is a mythology central to Indigenous Australian society, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to be wide awake for this trip.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Reef Ecologic Coral Restoration, Whitsunday Islands Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Cairns Your Big Night Out Moment: Cairns
  • Fraser Island 4x4 excursion
  • Noosa Everglades overnight experience
  • Noosa Everglades canoeing excursion
  • Entrance fees to Cooloola Recreation Area and Fraser Island in Great Sandy NP
  • Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion (3 days)
  • Whitehaven Beach visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Zip over dunes in a 4x4 on a remote sand island
  • Sail from island to island through the whitsundays on a maxi yacht
  • Cool off in picture-perfect waterfalls

Itinerary

Brisbane Arrive at any time. Welcome to the “Land Down Under”! Tonight, gear up and get ready for a night out in Brisbane with the group. Enjoy an evening filled with friendly vibes, epic times, and dope views of the city as you sip some local booze on the rooftop bar of the YHA Brisbane Hostel with your new travel tribe by your side.
Brisbane/Noosa Everglades Set off to the Noosa Everglades for an evening surrounded by stunning wilderness.
Noosa Everglades/Fraser Island Travel by private vehicle and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Explore the island by 22-seat 4x4 truck.
Fraser Island/Airlie Beach Enjoy a morning of exploring by 4x4 to hit the remainder of Fraser Island's highlights, before hopping an overnight train north to Airlie Beach.
Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks, and time to snorkel the reefs. Anchor off of secluded tropical islands at night.
Whitsunday Islands Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand, then enjoy free time on the famous beach. Learn about community efforts to protect and restore coral in the Great Barrier Reef before heading out to snorkel over a Planeterra-supported coral garden. Anchor off of a secluded tropical island at night.
Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach Continue sailing through the gorgeous backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands. Sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night on the town.
Airlie Beach/Cairns Admire the scenery on the train north to Cairns.
Cairns Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Cap it all off with a Big Night Out in Cairns.
Cape Tribulation Depart early and head north. Learn about the flora and fauna from local Indigenous people, before exploring Daintree National Park.
Cape Tribulation/Yungaburra Enjoy free time in the morning to further explore the rainforest or chill out poolside. Head towards Yungaburra in the Atherton Tablelands for the night, and enjoy additional free time to explore the area.
Yungaburra/Cairns Stop at Lake Eacham, a volcanic crater lake, before continuing on to visit some of the waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands, including Josephine Falls and the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Later, go for a swim in the waters of Babinda Boulders before travelling back to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival.
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