Sydney to Cairns Northbound

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Sydney and NSW, Australia
  • Ends Cairns, Australia
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Witness the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef on a bucketlist ticking snorkelling adventure. Brimming with colourful coral and tropical fish, enjoy an included cruise from Cairns to explore this underwater paradise.
  • Take an incredible 4WD adventure through the breathtaking landscape of Fraser Island. Venture across undulating sand dunes and vast golden beach in search of that iconic outback creature, the dingo!
  • Keep your eye out for koalas and kangaroos on your way to a cheese, chocolate and winefilled lunch in the chilledout Hunter Valley – a picturesque region in the rural hills of New South Wales.
  • Cruise through the postcardperfect islands of the Whitsundays, including a stop at the worldfamous Whitehaven beach. Surround yourself with dazzling white sands and azure waters as you discover this idyllic corner of Queensland.
Starting in Sydney and NSW and ending in Cairns, the "Sydney To Cairns Northbound" trip is a guided explorer tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Mission Beach, Sydney and NSW, Sydney and 8 other destinations in Australia. "Sydney To Cairns Northbound" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore Australia’s stunning east coast from the iconic cityscapes of Sydney to the tropical hub of Cairns on an epic trip that hits all the highlights in just two weeks. Sample wine and cheese as you venture through the picturesque Hunter Valley, meet cute and cuddly koalas in an animal hospital near Port Macquarie, hike down for a dip in the cascading waters at Dangar Falls then 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, flop and drop on the palm-fringed sands of Mission Beach and explore the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 110 reviews
  • Kristine
  • From USA
  • On Oct 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Kristine's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“I learned so much and saw so much more of Turkey. Way beyond just Ephesus.. our guide Attahan was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and did everything in his power to ensure a wonderful experience.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 16 2020
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent itinerary, friendly and knowledgeable tour leader. Highly recommended!”
  • Anonymous
  • From Argentina
  • On Nov 21 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Full intinerary with touristy and off the beaten paths places.
Plenty to see and greatly organized.
Incredible guide who took us through a lot of the culture, history and day-to-day of this unique country.
Some infrastructure limitations, but nothing too bad when it comes to these unusual territories.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Sydney
  • Day 2: The Hunter Valley & Newcastle
  • Day 3: Port Macquarie
  • Day 4: Dorrigo National Park
  • Day 5: Byron Bay
  • Day 6: Byron Bay
  • Day 7: Brisbane to Fraser Island
  • Day 8: Fraser Island
  • Day 9: Airlie Beach
  • Day 10: Whitsundays Cruise and Airlie Beach
  • Day 11: Mission Beach
  • Day 12: Mission Beach
  • Day 13: Atherton Tableands - Cairns
  • Day 14: Cairns
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (11 nights), Motel (1 night), Pub (1 night)
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport
  • private bus , plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Hunter Valley - Hunter Valley wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka distillery tour
  • Hunter Valley - Hunter Valley Wildlife Park
  • Port Macquarie - Port Macquarie sunset cruise
  • Dorrigo National Park - Dangar Falls
  • Port Macquaire - Meet Volunteers at the Koala Hospital
  • Byron Bay - Visit Byron Bay farm and head to plate organic dinner
  • Byron Bay - Giingan Cultural Experience
  • Fraser Island - Highlights by 4WD, including Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie & 75-Mile Beach
  • Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Sailing Adventure
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 Sydney to Cairns Northbound tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sydney to Cairns Northbound tour. You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 29 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 November 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 29 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Sydney to Cairns Northbound 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 Sydney to Cairns Northbound 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
  • This trip covers around 2600km / 1615miles over 14 days. 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.
  • The weather can change considerably between Sydney and Cairns. Please check out the weather info in this document and pack accordingly.
  • This trip visits some amazing beaches along the way. Please consider your swimming competency before getting in the water.
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.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • 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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