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Head up the east coast (and participate in wine tastings, gem mining and sheep shearing), fly to Alice Springs, then go down south for Kings Canyon, Uluru and Adelaide just to name a few destinations. The Great Ocean Road will eventually lead you to Melbourne, and a wide variety of accommodations and transport along the way will keep things exciting.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
- Duration: 25 days/24 nights
- Starts in: Sydney
- Taste wine in two different wine producing areas
- Sleep under the stars and at a sheep station
- Island hop through the Whitsundays
- Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
- Catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset
Day 1 Sydney
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Sydney
Enjoy a free day to explore Sydney. Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hop on a jet boat ride through the harbour, or chill out at Bondi Beach.
Day 3 Sydney to Arrawarra
Wave goodbye to Sydney as the group travels to Spot X Surf Camp, hidden away in beautiful Arrawarra along the North Coast.
Day 4 Arrawarra
As the sun rises along the ocean hit the beach for an included surf lesson with Spot X. Located in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the country they are completely devoted to the surf lifestyle.
Day 5 Arrawarra to Byron Bay
Adventure through lush national parks, stunning beaches and rolling green hills as the group drives from Arrawarra to Byron Bay. Make a stop at Cape Byron Lighthouse to see the easternmost point in the country.
Day 6 Byron Bay
Welcome to Byron Bay… the city of surfing and sunbathing! The day is yours to explore; walk along hidden beaches, play in the surf, grab a massage, or simply hang out at the Byron Bay Brewery and people watch.
Day 7 Byron Bay to Brisbane
Drive north to Brisbane and opt for a night out in Queensland’s capital.
Day 8 Brisbane to Noosa Everglades
Escape the city as you journey north up the coast to the Noosa Everglades. Get ready for an evening surrounded by stunning wilderness in one of the most pristine wetlands in the world.
Day 9 Noosa Everglades to Fraser Island
Travel by private vehicle and ferry with your group to reach Fraser Island; for a true Aussie experience. Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and the only known place where rainforest grows on sand.
Day 10 Fraser Island to Airlie Beach
In the morning continue exploring by 4x4 along wide stretches of pearly white beach and then duck into the shade of the forest to really appreciate the peaceful solitude that surrounds you. In the afternoon board an overnight train north to Airlie Beach.
Day 11 Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Islands
Head to the marina and embark on a maxi yacht, your home for the next two nights. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday islands where you will drop anchor for the night.
Day 12 Whitsunday Islands
Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach and enjoy the views of powdery sand and the Coral Sea’s azure waters. And you haven’t even gone below the surface yet! Spend time learning about the community efforts to protect and restore coral in the Great Barrier Reef before heading out to snorkel.
Day 13 Whitsunday Islands to Airlie Beach
Swim, snorkel, or lounge on the boat deck before sailing to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night on the town with your best adventure buds!
Days 14-15 Airlie Beach to Cairns
Board the train north to Cairns where day 15 is free for you to take an optional excursion.
Day 16 Cairns to Alice Springs
Hop on a plane to Alice Springs and enjoy a free day in this laidback town.
Days 17-19 Alice Springs to Uluru
Journey to Australia’s famous Red Centre passing through desert plains, weathered mountain ranges, rocky gorges, and some of the most sacred Indigenous sites in the country.
Day 20 Uluru to Alice Springs
Snap some pics, wander away from everyone and revel in the peaceful atmosphere of the Australian Outback before making the drive back to Alice Springs.
Days 21-22 Alice Springs to Adelaide
Hop on your flight to Adelaide for a free afternoon before a tasty food tour on day 22.
Days 23-24 Adelaide to Port Campbell
Travel to Port Campbell via the Grampians National Park and the amazing Great Ocean Road.
Day 25 Port Campbell to Melbourne
No need to say goodbye to the Great Ocean Road just yet! Continue travelling along the road with the group making visits to Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles along the way. After soaking up all the nature you can, your tour ends in Melbourne this evening.
Departs:Frequent departures Apr - Dec 2020.
- 16 nights hostel, 3 nights swag camping, 2 nights maxi yacht, 2 nights cabin & 1 night overnight train
- Experienced tour leader
- Various transport including private bus, train, maxi yacht, 4WD safari vehicle, ferry, plane
- 16 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners
- International flights
- Allow AUD600-775 for meals not included
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