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East Coast Encompassed

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-27798
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Sydney and NSW, Australia
  • Ends Cairns, Australia
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Soak up the beachside vibes of Byron Bay with a free day in this surfer’s haven. Go for a dip in the ocean, listen to buskers by the beach, join a yoga class or just hang loose in a quirky cafe.
  • Take an incredible 4WD adventure through the breathtaking landscape of Fraser Island. Venture across undulating sand dunes in search of that iconic outback creature, the dingo!
  • Cruise through the postcardperfect islands of the Whitsundays – surround yourself with dazzling white sands and azure waters as you discover this idyllic corner of Queensland.
  • Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a snorkelling adventure. Brimming with colourful coral and tropical fish, enjoy an included cruise from Cairns to explore this underwater paradise.
  • Learn how to spear fish and gather medicine on Kuyu Kuyu (Cooya Beach) with Kuku Yalanji guides who are committed to maintaining their ancestral traditions and way of life.
The "East Coast Encompassed" trip starts in Sydney and NSW and ends in Cairns. It is a snorkeling tour that takes 18 days taking you through Port Macquarie, Port Douglas, Mission Beach and 13 other destinations in Australia. "East Coast Encompassed" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore Australia’s stunning east coast from the iconic cityscapes of Sydney to the eco-paradise of the Daintree on an epic trip that hits all the highlights in under three weeks. Sample wine and cheese in the picturesque Hunter Valley, meet cute and cuddly koalas in an animal hospital near Port Macquarie and hang loose in the bustling beachside town of Byron. Next, follow the sun-kissed coastline to Queensland and take an off-road adventure across Fraser Island, sail through the picture-perfect islands of the Whitsundays and explore the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Finally venture deep into the world’s oldest tropical rainforest to understand the power of native plants from a First Nations guide, encounter crocodiles on a cruise through mangrove thickets, and stroll along the rainforest-rimmed beach of Cape Tribulation.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Sydney
  • Day 2: Hunter Valley / Newcastle
  • Day 3: Forster / Port Macquarie
  • Day 4: Port Macquarie / Dorrigo National Park
  • Day 5: Niigi Niigi (Orara East State Forest) / Byron Bay
  • Day 6: Byron Bay
  • Day 7: Brisbane / Fraser Island (K'gari)
  • Day 8: Fraser Island (K'gari)
  • Day 9: Airlie Beach
  • Day 10: Whitsunday Islands / Airlie Beach
  • Day 11: Mission Beach
  • Day 12: Great Barrier Reef / Mission Beach
  • Day 13: Atherton Tablelands / Cairns
  • Day 14: Cairns / Kuranda / Port Douglas
  • Day 15: Daintree Rainforest / Cape Tribulation / Port Douglas
  • Day 16: Port Douglas
  • Day 17: Mossman Gorge / Kuyu Kuyu / Port Douglas
  • Day 18: Port Douglas / Cairns
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (11 nights), resort (5 nights), motel (1 night)
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport
  • private bus , plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Sydney - Welcome Dinner
  • Hunter Valley - Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
  • Hunter Valley - Wildlife Sanctuary Visit with Ranger
  • Forster - Wallis Lake Lunch Cruise
  • Port Macquaire - Meet Volunteers at the Koala Hospital
  • Dorrigo National Park - Dangar Falls
  • Byron Bay - Walking Tour with Cockatoo Paul
  • Niigi Niigi/Orara East State Forest - Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience
  • Fraser Island (K'gari) - Highlights by 4WD, including Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie & 75-Mile Beach
  • Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Sailing Adventure
  • Whitsunday Islands - Snorkelling
  • Whitsunday Islands - Whitehaven Beach Visit
  • Great Barrier Reef - Day Cruise & Snorkelling Adventure
  • Atherton Tablelands - Highlights Tour
  • Barron Gorge National Park - Din Din Barron Falls lookout
  • Port Douglas - Trinity Bay lookout
  • Kuranda - Kuranda Village Visit
  • Daintree National Park - Cape Tribulation Lookout & Beach Walk
  • Daintree Rainforest - Nature Walk with Local Guide
  • Daintree National Park - Cooper Creek wildlife cruise
  • Daintree National Park - Heritage Restaurant lunch
  • Mossman Gorge - Guided rainforest walk
  • Kuyu Kuyu (Cooya Beach) - Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tour
  • Kuyu Kuyu (Cooya Beach) - Aboriginal Painting Class
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Sydney and NSW and from Cairns are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this East Coast Encompassed tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this East Coast Encompassed tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 01 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 December 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

East Coast Encompassed tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this East Coast Encompassed tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • This trip covers a lot of ground and there are some long travelling days. (An included flight between Brisbane and Proserpine speeds things up) but it’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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