Wild nights & wildlife await you on Australia's East Coast.
Zip through the rainforest canopies, experience life on a farm alongside guided bushwalks, koalas & kangaroos and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Hit up Byron Bay, serving up some of the best surf, sand & beach vibes in the world.
Tour Operator: Contiki
- Hostel-style accommodation with a Special Stay at an Eco Camp in the Noosa Everglades (complete with kangaroos). With accommodation this centrally located you'll be right in the action and ready to enjoy your days after a comfy night's sleep.
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Day 1 - Cairns to Cape Tribulation
Say hello to your group this morning and head to our first destination 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. Here you can opt to explore the world's oldest rainforest and zip-line through the canopies, before turning in (or turning it up) for your first night in Aussie.
Day 2 - Cape Tribulation to Cairns
Rise and shine for your second day! After breakfast we'll take a guided walk up to a lookout followed by a visit to Marrdja Boardwalk. Making our way back to Cairns today, we stop in Port Douglas where you'll have free time for lunch and then we're back on the coach for our drive back into Cairns.Arriving back into Cairns in the late afternoon you'll get to meet more new-found friends to share your East Coast adventure with.
Day 3 - Cairns
Good morning Cairns you delightful palm tree paradise. Today we'll take you on a Dreamtime walk 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.
Day 4 - Cairns
Today could be the perfect chance to sign up for a day 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 5 - 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 6 - Cairns to the Whitsundays
Is there anything as spectacular as the Great Barrier Reef...The Whitsunday's sure come close, and luckily it's the next stop on our journey.After a scenic train ride along the East Coast of Queensland, we'll arrive in beautiful Airlie Beach. Hello Whitsundays! Head out this evenig and enjoy the restaurants, bars and ocean vistas this backpacker hub has to offer.
Day 7 - The Whitsundays
With 74 perfect islands at your fingertips, an open sea calling your name & FOMO starting to kick in, get out and explore one of the worlds most lusted-after holiday destinations with our optional day sailing excursion.
Day 8 - The Whitsundays to Noosa Everglades
Say goodbye to the crystal clear waters and pristine beaches of The Whitsundays when we hop on a plane for a flight to our next destination - Noosa Everglades.We'll arrive at our destination and unpack at our Special Stay Eco Camp home for the next two nights and relax with a group dinner in the bistro & bar area, surrounded by the chatter and rustling of local birds and kangaroos.
Day 9 - Noosa Everglades - Fraser Island Day Trip
Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our Eco Camp this morning (you might even spot a kangaroo) and grab a quick brekkie before heading out for a day on Fraser Island.Your spirits will be at an all-time high after this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes and dense rainforests. We'll cruise along the world's longest sand highway before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch.It's back to the Eco Camp this evening for our final night here. You have free time to tuck into some food at the bistro, sample the offerings at the CootharaBAR boutique brewery, or just relax and enjoy the lush surroundings of this beautiful protected National Park.
Day 10 - Noosa Everglades to Byron Bay via Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Hosanna Farm
It's time to wave goodbye to our Eco Camp this morning and start making our way south to our next destination - Byron Bay!We'll make our way to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll see koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles up close and personal.On the way south we'll stop at Hosanna Farm, an authentic Aussie working farm where you'll get the chance to try some traditional Australian tucker - damper & billy tea.Still buzzing from our farm & wildlife adventures, we'll arrive at our destination, the hippie haven of Byron Bay where we will be spending the next two nights.
Day 11 - Byron Bay
Why not wake up early and catch the sunrise at Australia's most easterly point before the surf vibes begin today with our included surf lesson. Then you have the rest of the day to explore like a local. Start by finding the best smashed avo Byron has to offer - there's no shortage of tasty and organic cafes here. With the afternoon stretched out ahead of you, there's kayaking, relaxing on the beach, whale watching (seasonal) or beer tasting all on offer - your time here will be nothing short of magic.
Day 12 - Byron Bay to Sydney
With Byron satisfaction levels at a high this morning we jump on a plane to our ultimate destination - Sydney!Welcome to Sydney! Once you arrive 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. After, you could opt to 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 this is not enough to satisfy all your Sydney bucket-list needs then join your group for a harbour cruise at sunset.
Day 13 - 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 jetboat on the harbour abd animal lovers can take a visit to Taronga Zoo.
Day 14 - Sydney
This morning we'll 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. Back in Sydney we'll say goodbye to our new-found family as our trip ends on return to the hostel.