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East Coast Adventure
Discover Australia’s must-see east coast highlights on this top selling tour. Stroll around beautiful Sydney, explore stunning Fraser Island, relax on the Gold Coast and marvel at the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
- Style: Guided Group Journey
- Duration: 12 days/11 nights
- Starts in: Sydney
- Sightseeing tour of Sydney
- Visit to Australia Zoo
- Stay on World Heritage listed Fraser Island
- Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
- Ride the Kuranda Skyrail
- Cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef
- Tjapukai by Night Farewell Dinner
Day 1 Sydney
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of fabulous Sydney in the afternoon. With its spectacular setting, it is hard not to be impressed by this exciting city. Join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner on a cruise around Sydney Harbour.
Day 2 Sydney to Gold Coast
Fly to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas.
Day 3 Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast
Departing the Gold Coast this morning, you’ll head north to the Sunshine Coast. Continue to the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.
Day 4 Sunshine Coast to Fraser Island
With some time at leisure this morning, perhaps enjoy your resort or take a stroll along the stunning beachfront. Later, travel to Hervey Bay and join your cruise transfer to the world’s largest sand island, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Here, settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the company of your fellow travellers.
Day 5 Fraser Island
Enjoy a half day tour of this stunning island with its sand dunes, lakes and ancient rainforests before some time to explore on your own. Maybe visit the shipwreck of the Maheno, driven ashore by a cyclone, or swim in one of 100 freshwater lakes.
Day 6 Fraser Island to Rockhampton
A morning ferry takes you back to the mainland where you rejoin your coach to continue your journey north. Cross some of the many narrow gauge railway lines that transport the sugar cane, an iconic sight in rural Queensland. Arrive in the pleasant city of Rockhampton, situated on the Tropic of Capricorn.
Day 7 Rockhampton to Hamilton Island
Explore the charming historical town of Rockhampton, known as the gateway to the coast and the Outback. Founded in 1853, the city is home to historic heritage architecture and a rich, fascinating history. Then, travel to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Here you will join a ferry through the sparkling Whitsundays to Hamilton Island.
Day 8 Hamilton Island
Spend the day at leisure on this idyllic island. You can snorkel directly off the beach to marvel at the tropical fish, enjoy a rainforest walk, participate in numerous watersports, try a scuba experience or pamper yourself with a spa treatment.
Day 9 Hamilton Island to Mission Beach
Transfer back to the mainland and travel to Townsville, north Queensland’s largest city. Take a tour of this tropical city surrounded by rainforested hinterland and the Great Barrier Reef. Continue to the delightful holiday town of Mission Beach, made up of four villages linked by 9 miles of unspoilt golden beach.
Day 10 Mission Beach to Cairns
As you continue your journey north, you will discover the lush Atherton Tablelands. This region is part of the Waterfalls Circuit, including magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls, known to be some of the most photographed falls in Australia. As you journey towards Cairns, you will visit the Curtain Fig Tree, a natural Australian icon, then board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own pace.
Day 11 Cairns
A real highlight today as you join a guided cruise out to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. View the incredible sea life from a semi-submersible or the pontoon’s underwater observatory. There is an opportunity to snorkel among the spectacular species of coral and tropical fish. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers at Tjapukai by Night and gain an insight into the aboriginal culture. Take part in a corroboree before enjoying a dinner of locally inspired cuisine.
Day 12 Cairns
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively you can enjoy a final morning tour to the holiday town of Port Douglas before your tour concludes. This tour is also available in reverse, please call for details.
Departs:Selected departures Sep 2020 - Mar 2021.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Return airport transfers in Australia
- Domestic flight from Sydney to Gold Coast
- 11 nights 3+ accommodation including the Kingfisher Bay Resort
- 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 7 dinners
- International flights
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