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.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
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.
The Sydney To Cairns Northbound tour starts from Sydney and NSW and ends in Cairns. It is an explorer trip that takes 14 days taking you through Mission Beach, Cairns, Whitsundays and 8 other destinations in Australia. Sydney To Cairns Northbound is a guided small group tour that 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 103 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 06 2019
4 - Very Good
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“India can be a very nice place to visit but definitely not for the faint hearted. It is not a clean place. Everywhere you go you can smell cow shit ( cow dung ) littered all over the roads and streets. Roads are small and narrow with potholes all over the place unrepaired. Traffic are in a state of chaos with no regard to rules or regulations. Weather has been an unbearable hot and smelly affair. Cows are considered sacred and are free to roam in the streets and roads. Very filthy on every streets and roads. Toilets in trains are stinky and of very poor standards. But you have to know....this is India ! Things are not what you expect ! Security is tight on all places we visited. And moving around is not easy with large bags and luggages. Electricity is a problem in India. It keeps cutting off every now and then. Many small to medium hotels and motels are not very well maintained and air conditioners are not working properly at times. A third world country experience. If that is what you are looking for !.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Aug 25 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Had an amazing tour. The guide was professional. The tour was well arranged and the group was great. Overall, easy booking and a 'waugh experience'!”
  • Gurpreet
  • From India
  • On May 20 2019
5 - Excellent
Gurpreet's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“The trip was awesome and our tour guide Mohammad was such a wonderful and knowledgeable person. He was very helpful and made sure everyone was comfortable. He also helped me by telling me about places i can go to in my free time in Amman”
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 wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka distillery tour
  • Wildlife Park
  • Port Macquarie sunset cruise
  • Dangar Falls
  • Koala Hospital - Port Macquaire
  • Byron Bay farm to plate organic dinner
  • Giingan Cultural Experience
  • Fraser Island 4WD day trip
  • Flight Brisbane to Airlie Beach
  • Whitsunday Islands sailing
  • Great Barrier Reef day cruise
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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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sydney to Cairns Northbound tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 12 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 July 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 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 protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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