Reefs and Rainforests
From 06/09/2020 to 12/04/2021
Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains and learn about their cultural significanceSee the sights on a guided walking tour of Sydney including the Opera House & Watson's BayPay your respects at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park, SydneySpend the afternoon at Sydney's Bondi Beach & swim in the dreamy blue watersVisit Bondi Beach and protect marine life by taking '3 for the sea'Included Flight: Sydney to Byron BayLive out your bohemian dreams with a surfing lesson in Byron BaySample Australian wine with cheese in Byron Bay (Selected departures only)Stay at a sustainable Eco Lodge in Noosa EvergladesSpot kangaroos at our Special Stay Eco Lodge in the Noosa EvergladesEnjoy a delicious roast dinner at the Noosa Everglades CootharaBarIncluded Flight: Noosa to Airlie BeachScenic train ride along the East Coast of Australia from Proserpine to TownsvilleEnjoy an unlimited chef-cooked breakfast of Aussie favourites while meeting and learning about Koalas at Bungalow Bay Koala VillageSpot native koalas alongside WWII fortifications on a Magnetic Island Fort WalkSee Magnetic Island's resident Rock Wallabies at duskCatch a local ferry from Magnetic Island to TownsvilleSee aboriginal culture brought to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations at Tjapukai on a Dreamtime ExperienceStop for a photo at Alexandra Lookout on the way to Cape TribulationTake a guided walk to where the rainforest meets the sea at Alexandra LookoutVisit the beautiful town of Port DouglasVisit the iconic Daintree ice cream company.
15 nights: Multi-share hostel-style accommodation with a Special Stay at an Eco Camp in the Noosa Everglades (complete with kangaroos), as well as two nights on a sailing yacht.
With accommodation this centrally located you'll be right in the action and ready to enjoy your days after a comfy night's sleep.
We'll provide 15 of your meals and the rest are up to you.
Food is an important part of any holiday so we want you to have all of the opportunities to explore modern Australian cuisine and local eats.
Our TM's will always be on hand with their must-try meal recommendations.
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life.
Local Guides who show you a different side to Australia.
This is your team.
Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Itinerary / more information
Day 1 - Arrive Sydney Welcome to Sydney! Meet up with your brand new travel family and hit the road and head on a day trip to one of Australia's finest: the majestic Blue Mountains (which aren't actually blue, but are still beautiful all the same). Out here in the great Aussie Outdoors we'll be learning about the legends behind the famous Three Sisters rock formation as well as exploring the Jamison Ridge area. We'll head back to Sydney and the evening is yours to make the most of. Why not get a group together for a signature "Cook your own BBQ" dinner at Phillips Foote heritage restaurant in the heart of The Rocks, with freshly-caught seafood or succulent steak just like the locals.
Day 2 - Sydney This morning set out to explore this sun-drenched, cosmopolitan and eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the low down on all of Sydney's best bits as you get a tour of the highlights. Check out the Opera House, catch the ferry to Watsons Bay to experience the iconic skyline from a different perspective, then venture over to Bondi Beach where you can spend the afternoon lazing about in the sunshine. If you've got a head for heights, an optional Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is the best way to see that iconic harbour.
Day 3 - Sydney With a full free day to choose your own adventure, we have plenty of Free Time Add-Ons for you to pick from. Wine-lovers can sign up for an Australian wine tasting experience; water-lovers can opt for a sunset cruise or jetboat on the harbour.
Day 5 - Byron Bay We'll continue the surf vibes today with the option to kickstart our morning with sunrise at Australia's most easterly point before filling up on an included breakfast. Then you have the rest of the day free to explore like a local. With the afternoon stretched out ahead of you, there's kayaking, relaxing on the beach and whale watching (seasonal) all on offer - your time here will be nothing short of magic.
Day 13 - Cairns Make the most of your free day here in Cairns and jump on our optional day trip out to Australia's most famous natural wonder, The Great Barrier Reef. Board a catamaran out to the reef and try your hand at snorkelling, gape at the mindblowingly colourful coral and listen to the marine crew tell you all there is to know about this wonder. This day is a must-do for any trip to Oz!
Day 14 - Cairns Good morning Cairns you delightful palm tree paradise. Today we'll take you on a Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai where you can explore the rich history of the world's oldest living culture. After getting your culture fix for the day, why not unleash your inner-adrenaline junkie and take a leap of faith at AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping? Or take to the rapids for an action-packed afternoon of white-water rafting on the Barron River. Cairns Zoom offers an incredible way to spot wildlife as you whizz over crossings on ziplines in a huge wildlife dome. Adrenaline spikes not your thing? This afternoon could also be the perfect chance to sign up for a trip on the Skyrail. Here you can gain a truly unique perspective of Australia's World Heritage listed tropical rainforest, gliding above the canopy before descending to the forest floor to continue your guided explorational journey in the tropical hippie paradise of Kuranda. Known for its appreciation of sustainable living and alternate therapies, Kuranda is a unique village in a world of commercialism. Take the famous Kuranda Railway back to Cairns for a relaxing end to your day.
Day 15 - Cairns to Cape Tribulation Time to head to our penultimate destination this morning as we depart Cairns for Cape Tribulation. We'll stop at Alexandra Lookout for a quick photo op that is almost guaranteed to have the likes rolling in.Next we'll roll in to the remote coastal point of Cape Tribulation (make sure you ask your Crew how it got it's name) where we'll get to experience a bit more of life off the beaten track, before turning in (or turning it up) for your final night in Aussie.
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