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Sydney To Cairns Adventure Tour

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  • Go on a 4WD safari trip on Fraser Island
  • Sail around and explore the amazing Whitsundays
  • Enjoy cruising on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Learn to surf in the iconic Byron Bay
Join us on this 24-day guided trip and get the chance to enjoy seeing some of the major landmarks along Australia's east coast. Starting from Sydney, this trip will take you through Byron Bay, Noosa, Rainbow and Airlie beaches.

See beautiful coastal towns such as Nimbin and Surfers Paradise on the way. Enjoy cruising on the Great Barrier Reef, a stunning, 2,300km-long ecosystem made up of reefs and islands that are home to hundreds of different types of corals. Behold the oldest living rainforest in the world in Cape Tribulation and Daintree and explore the Whitsundays during a sailing trip. Enjoy a 4WD safari trip on Fraser Island and learn to surf in the iconic Byron Bay.

End your trip in Cairns, Australia's adventure capital. With stunning destinations and tons of included activities, this trip is sure to be fun. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
Overnight bus
Explore Sydney during the day if you want to (of course, you would want to see the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour). But don't forget your overnight bus to Byron Bay!
Hostel
Arrive in the iconic coastal town of Byron Bay. Check into your hostel where you'll be spending the next two nights and then head out to explore! Why not hit the town tonight and see what it has to offer?
Hostel
Get a real local experience this morning. Learn to surf while the stunning Byron Bay coast acts as your backdrop.
Hostel
Today you're off for a real local experience. Explore Nimbin and the incredible hinterlands of Byron Bay. Spend the morning meeting dreadlocked locals and exploring the colourful street before a fun-filled afternoon of waterfall-hopping. Head back to Byron Bay in the afternoon.
Hostel
Wave goodbye to Byron as today you make your way to Surfers Paradise on the stunning Gold Coast. Check into your centrally located hostel before heading out to explore the town. We're talking stunning beaches, towering skyscrapers and some of the country's best nightlife.
Hostel
You have a full day to explore Surfers. This could be your perfect opportunity to hit the waves and put your new-found surfing skills to test. Otherwise, there are heaps of local shops to explore, secluded spots to work on your tan or hipster cafes with the best views in town.
Hostel
Wave goodbye to Gold Coast and say hello to the darling of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa! Check into your hostel. Head out for a drink at one of the many cafes that boast stunning coastal views. The best way to experience Noosa is to kick back and go with the flow. We're talking lazy afternoon drinks, sunset beach walking and all the other good stuff.
Hostel
Take a stroll along the waterfront, opt for an Everglades tour or simply wander through the shops that are stuffed full of charm. Today is yours to explore!
Hostel
Make your way to Rainbow Beach. Check into your hostel upon arrival and get yourself comfortable with the relaxed pace of life here.
Hostel
This morning is yours to explore! Why not catch the morning sun over Carlo Sand Blow? Soak in the views and kick back and relax. You've got a couple of big days ahead! Attend your compulsory safety briefing to prepare for your next couple of days driving 4x4s across the stunning Fraser Island this afternoon.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Camping
Leave your accommodation for Fraser Island at 9:30 AM. Drive for approximately 10 minutes to the barge and board it for a 10-minute journey to the world's biggest sand island. You then drive for 1 hour to the Eurong Beach Resort along the famous 75-mile beach track, Fraser Island's own highway with speed limits.

This is when the big adventure begins as you drive to the famous Lake McKenzie - arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of Fraser! Here, stop for some lunch and for some quality time to have fun in the amazingly clear waters with your newfound friends! Around 3:00 PM, you drive up the beach to your campsite for an early dinner and some well-deserved fun!
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Get up in the morning for a quick breakfast before you begin your busiest day on Fraser Island. First, head off to see Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north, you then stop at Maheno shipwreck for some photos and a short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon.

Shortly after that, travel up to Indian Head, Fraser Island's highest point. From here, you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean, before you travel to champagne pools for a dip! Travel back to your camp in the afternoon.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hostel
Drive to the starting point of Lake Wabby Circuit. Enjoy walking on the sand dunes of this tropical paradise! You can enjoy your lunch after the trip to Lake Wabby. Drive down the beach heading back to the barge and you are off to your next destination. Tonight, enjoy a well-deserved rest on Rainbow Beach.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Overnight bus
You will have to prepare for an early start if you have booked the optional dolphin feeding experience. Head for the beach at 6:30 in the morning. On arrival, visitors are welcome to join the volunteers in the water and get to know these beautiful mammals with a small group of people in the water at any one time.

Fish for feeding is available on site. Dolphin feeding does mean getting wet, at least up to your knees. So come prepared! Tonight, pack your bags as you board your overnight bus to iconic Airlie Beach.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
Arrive bright and early in Airlie and check into your hostel for 2 nights. You are free to explore this tropical paradise next.
Boatstay
Don't forget to carry your camera. Today you're leaving on your Whitsundays sailing adventure! Board your vessel at Abel Point Marina in the afternoon and travel to your first snorkelling location.

Head to one of the northern islands of the Whitsunday Islands. Cross Whitsunday Passage and pass the Mole group of islands before arriving at either Hook or Hayman islands. Once you're at your first location, its time to take a plunge into the blue tropical waters.

Cruise to your overnight anchorage next. After dinner, the crew will invite you to an eco slideshow. See the images of what you may get to see underwater before going to sleep.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
boatstay
Sail to the magnificent Whitehaven Beach after breakfast. Take a stroll on the beautiful white silica sands of Whitehaven. Sail to two more different snorkelling sites and get the opportunity to explore the reefs of the Whitsunday Islands.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hostel
Take your final splash at another new snorkelling site after breakfast. It’s your last chance to see the amazing underwater world of the Whitsundays. Make the journey back to Airlie Beach.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
Check out of your hostel and make your way to Townsville where you will meet up with the ferry that will take you to Magnetic Island for the next 2 days.
Hostel
Explore the island on your own. There's plenty to do on the island, but our personal favourite is to do nothing. Just kick back and relax. Once you soak in the views of the ocean and swaying palm trees, you'll know exactly what we're talking about.
Hostel
Check out of your hostel and board your ferry back to Townsville from where you will continue onto the adventure capital of Australia - Cairns. Check into your new hostel upon arrival. As well as offering stunning views and being stuffed full of adventure activities, Cairns is also a huge party town. Get ready for tonight. The best way to say hello to Cairns is to hit the town.
Hostel
It's here. The day you've been waiting for. Today, you're heading out onto the big blue to explore the Great Barrier Reef, specifically its two stunning reef sites: Upolu Cay and the 'Wonder Wall' on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. Enjoy 6 full hours exploring the reef with awesome lunch and knowledgeable eco guides.
Meals
  • Lunch
Hostel
Spend the day visiting the oldest living rainforest in the world! This tour will show all of the highlights that Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests have to offer.

Meet with one of the Indigenous owners of Mossman Gorge and learn about local traditions all the while soaking in the stunning views of the surrounding rainforest! Return to your accommodation in Cairns, where you'll spend the night.
Meals
  • Lunch
Your trip has come to an end. Prepare to head home. Check out of your hostel and travel to the airport or the train station for your onward journey.
what’s included
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus from Sydney to Cairns. We will provide you with tickets, you will have to travel yourself
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All activities except those mentioned in the 'What's Excluded' section
  • An experienced tour guide in each destination
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Skydive Fraser Island
  • Whitsundays Scenic Flight`
  • Dolphin Kayak
what's excluded
  • Excluded activities: Fraser Island 4WD driving insurance levy: AUD15. Dolphin experience: AUD5
  • Meals except those as per the itinerary
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationThese packages are only suitable for those over age 18, and it is only possible to drive on Fraser Island if you are over 21 and have held a drivers license for 1 year. It is still possible to partake if you are not over 21, or if you have not held your license for 1 year, you are just not able to drive.
Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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