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East Coast Beach Vibes
If you think all Aussie beach destinations are the same, think again! We’ve handpicked our favourites along the spectacular eastern coastline which all have distinct personalities, yet collectively offer the perfect base to experience unforgettable aquatic, nature and foodie adventures.
- Style: Multi Centre Holiday
- Duration: 17 days/16 nights
- Starts in: Cairns
Guide Price £1780 pp
- Water Activities
- Rainforest & Hinterland Activities
- Food & Produce
Days 1-2 Cairns to Palm Cove
Popular with locals, charming Palm Cove is just 20 minutes north of Cairns and is your home for the next four nights. Boasting a picture-perfect esplanade, swaying palms and award-winning oceanfront restaurants, it’s a great option for those seeking an intimate beach resort, close to all the wider attractions of Tropical North Queensland.
Days 3-4 Palm Cove
Enjoy an adventurous high speed cruise to the Great Barrier Reef to discover spectacular coral formations and colourful marine life. On your final day, venture to the Atherton Tablelands for a fascinating Rainforest Wildlife Tour in search of tree kangaroos, possums, flying foxes and platypus.
Day 5 Palm Cove to Noosa Heads
Transfer to Cairns this morning and fly to Brisbane. Pick up your car and drive 90 minutes north to the beachside town of Noosa Heads.
Days 6-8 Noosa Heads
The ‘shire’ of Noosa is a collection of tropical village settlements including the sophisticated Noosa Heads, at the mouth of the Noosa River. Consistently voted as one of Australia’s most desirable places to live, it boasts an incredible swimming beach, thriving cafés, alfresco restaurants and great shopping. During your time here, enjoy kayaking in search of dolphins, join a 4WD tour to explore the incredible Great Beach Drive and cruise the sheltered waterways of the nearby everglades in search of turtles and dugongs.
Day 9 Noosa Heads to Byron Bay
Drive south today, hugging the coast for the 3½ hour journey to quirky Byron Bay.
Days 10-12 Byron Bay
Home to Australia’s most easterly point, Byron features a mood of spirituality and alternative lifestyles, inspired by the surfers who flocked here in the 1960s. With dazzling beaches and gorgeous coves, hit the warm waters on a Stand Up Paddle Boarding tour, then spend a few days exploring the artisan coffee shops, bohemian boutiques and healing spas which line its pedestrian-friendly streets.
Day 13 Byron Bay to Bondi Beach
Drive 30 minutes to Ballina airport and drop off your car. Fly south to energetic Sydney and transfer to nearby Bondi.
Days 14-16 Bondi Beach
Australia’s most famous beach, Bondi has recently emerged as one of Sydney’s most exciting gastro hubs. From bottomless brunches at trendy streetside cafés to a flourishing bar and restaurant scene, it’s a fantastic spot for people watching. Bondi’s protected waters are a great place to surf, so for your final Aussie experience join a friendly surfing lesson on the iconic beach. On one of your free days, stroll along the spectacular Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, where panoramic clifftop views offer you glimpses of azure rock pools, the stunning beaches of Bronte and Tamarama and the enormous open-air ‘Icebergs’ swimming pool.
Day 17 Bondi Beach
Transfer to Sydney airport.
- 8 days Compact Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, 10% discount (book by 31 Mar 20), unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
- 16 nights 4 accommodation
- Silversonic Dive & Snorkel, from Palm Cove
- Rainforest Wildlife Tour, from Palm Cove
- Dolphin Kayak and Great Beach Adventure, from Noosa Heads
- Noosa Everglades Discovery
- Byron Bay Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Bondi Surfing Lesson
- Return shared transfers from Cairns airport to Palm Cove hotel
- Return private transfers from Sydney airport to Bondi Beach hotel
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However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Cairns currently cost from £936 in Economy
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