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Most of the Coast: Sydney to Cairns

Now's the time to explore Australia on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Turn your "must-do" list into "been there, done all of that" on this 16-day tour up Australia’s East Coast. This classic Sydney-to-Cairns route introduces you to both sides of modern Australia — the bright lights of the big city and the raw beauty of the Outback. You’ll get to try your hand at everything from wine tasting to sailing and snorkelling. And when you travel in small groups, you'll get to meet the locals and experience their land as they do. That amazing new frontier you’ve been looking for? Here it is.

  • Tour Duration: 16 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Accommodation: Hostels (11 nts, multi-share with 4-8 people), overnight train (1 nt), maxi yacht (2 nts, open cabin multi-share), cabin (1 nt). All nights are multi-share on this trip.
  • Physical Rating: Light
  • Tour Starts From: Sydney
  • Tour End: Cairns
  • Tour Code: AHGT/ 24225
  • Your Guide: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides

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Destination: Sydney - Cairns

Itinerary

Day : 1 (Sydney)

Arrive at any time. There's nothing quite like a night out to get people comfortable with one another. Hit up Side Bar, connected to where you will be staying at the Wake Up Hostel in Sydney. This is the liveliest bar around, sporting a huge young and local crowd. There’s always non-stop action with the entertainment so get ready to have a few drinks, let your hair down, and dance until you drop!

There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head down to the harbour's edge to 'The Rocks' historic area and the Opera House.

Included Activities:
- Meet Your CEO and Group
- Connect With New Friends

Accommodation: Wake Up - Sydney (or similar).

Day : 2 (Sydney)

Immerse yourself in all things Sydney with a free day to explore the oldest and biggest Australian city. Glide along the harbour on a ferry and gaze at the white sails of the Opera House gleaming in the sun. Get lost as you wander the narrow, cobbled laneways and take in Sydney’s fabled history. Catch some rays on the sand at Bondi Beach or duck out of your comfort zone and surf the green-barrel breaks just off shore, and perhaps treat yourself to a scenic flyover tour of the city. The choice is yours so get as adventurous as you like in the "Land Down Under"!

Opt to pre-book the "Sydney Bridge Climb" or "Sydney Adrenaline Bundle" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include one of these optionals on your tour.

Included Activities:
- Orientation Walk

Accommodation: Wake Up - Sydney (or similar).

Day : 3 (Sydney/Arrawarra)

Wave goodbye to Sydney as the group travels to Spot X Surf Camp, hidden away in beautiful Arrawarra along the North Coast. Get ready for cuteness overload because you’ll be stopping at the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie on the way to learn all about the conservation efforts being made to protect this unique native Australian animal. Snap a couple photos for the 'gram' and enjoy the coastal scenery that awaits.

Included Activities:
- Koala Hospital Visit

Accommodation: Spot X Surf Camp (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST | DINNER

Day : 4 (Arrawarra)

As the sun rises along the ocean hit the beach for an included surf lesson with Spot X. Located in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the country they are completely devoted to the surf lifestyle. Spend some time in the sun and laughing in the waves with your travel tribe before heading out on a kangaroo trek. Then it’s time for a free afternoon to enjoy your surroundings. Soak up views of Solitary Islands Marine Park, embark on a rockpool scramble to look for fish traps and sea creatures, or wander over to Mullawarra beach for a picnic. Your only real job today is to have fun!

Included Activities:
- Kangaroo Trek
- Surfing Lesson

Accommodation: Spot X Surf Camp (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day : 5 (Arrawarra/Byron Bay)

Adventure through lush national parks, stunning beaches, rolling green hills, and small but vibrant towns full of charm and authentic Australian culture as the group drives from Arrawarra to Byron Bay. Make a stop at Cape Byron Lighthouse to see the easternmost point in the country. If luck is on your side you may glimpse migrating whales and pods of resident dolphins. Grab lunch where you wish before arriving in the surf and arts town of Byron Bay.

After breakfast, travel the coastal road to the stunning surf and arts town of Byron Bay. Enjoy plenty of free time to experience the hippie surfing town.

Included Activities:
- Cape Byron Lighthouse Visit

Accommodation: Wake Up! Byron Bay (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 6 (Byron Bay)

Welcome to Byron Bay… the city of surfing and sunbathing! The day is yours to explore; walk along hidden beaches, play in the surf, grab a massage, or simply hang out at the Byron Bay Brewery and people watch. Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch. There’s so much to see and do from lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and rolling hills to small unique villages totally stuck in the ‘60s like Nimbin and local markets teeming with creativity. At the end of it all hop on that surfboard for one last ride because as the locals say, “You haven’t surfed until you’ve surfed Byron Man!"

The free time is yours to explore. Walk along the long stunning beach, play in the surf, or simply hang out at the Byron Bay Brewery and people watch. Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch. Opt to pre-book the "Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Accommodation: Wake Up! Byron Bay (or similar).

Day : 7 (Byron Bay/Brisbane)

Venture north with your group to the capital of Queensland; Brisbane. Pass by national parks, mountains, surfy enclaves, and endless stretches of sand bordering brilliant blue water. Feeling hungry? Grab a delicious pastry creation from the famous Yatala Pie shop, serving hungry patrons for 130 years. Word of advice… make sure those cameras are charged and ready. Experience a night out with the group in Queensland's capital.

Stop along the way to Brisbane for a quick break at one of the many surf spots such as the Gold Coast.

Accommodation: Brisbane City YHA (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 8 (Brisbane/Noosa Everglades)

Escape the city as you journey north up the coast to the Noosa Everglades. Get ready for an evening surrounded by stunning wilderness in one of the most pristine wetlands in the world. Relax as you cruise along this "river of mirrors" and chow down with a delicious Aussie BBQ lunch before further exploring your surroundings. Grab a kayak to get up and personal with the dark, tranquil waters as you paddle through ancient landscapes and sub-tropical rainforest. Then relax around the lake or hike one of the trails to further appreciate the serenity that seeps from this unique landscape.

Please note that due to operational reasons, this night and the following night may be reversed. All activities and inclusions will remain the same.

Included Activities:
- Eco Cruise
- Canoeing
- Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion

Meals included: BREAKFAST | LUNCH

Day : 9 (Noosa Everglades/Fraser Island)

On your mark...get set.... go! Travel by private vehicle and ferry with your group to reach Fraser Island; for a true Aussie experience. Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and the only known place where rainforest grows on sand. Think pure paradise; with striking blue lakes, crystal clear creeks, giant dunes, and dense rainforests in a place truly unlike any other. Once on the island the group will go for a 4x4 tour, driving along over 100km of beach to get a sense of your surroundings. Then take a swim in Lake Mckenzie, or be on the lookout for wild Dingoes (this is one of the few places in Australia where you are able to see them).

Once on the island, enjoy a 4x4 tour of Fraser Island, driving along over 100km of beach. Go for a swim in Lake McKenzie, and enjoy a rainforest walk along the way.

While on Fraser Island, main luggage will be stored in a secure storage facility. Each person will need to pack an overnight bag with max weight of 5kg, as access to main luggage will not be available again until the next day. This is due to luggage capacity restrictions in 4x4 vehicles.

Included Activities:
- 4x4 Excursion

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 10 (Fraser Island/Airlie Beach)

Your second day on Fraser Island comes with more free time to enjoy this paradise. In the morning continue exploring by 4x4 along wide stretches of pearly white beach and then duck into the shade of the forest to really appreciate the peaceful solitude that surrounds you. In the afternoon board an overnight train (get ready to post some ‘grams) north to Airlie Beach, where more sand, sun, and fun await you.

Included Activities:
- 4x4 Excursion

Meals included: BREAKFAST | LUNCH

Day : 11 (Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands)

Awake as the train pulls to a stop in your next destination. Hop out, stretch those legs, and head out for brunch with the group in Airlie Beach; home to the Whitsunday Islands and located on the Great Barrier Reef. Then head to the marina and embark on a maxi yacht which will be your home for the next two nights. Set sail to a secluded cove (we’re so excited for you) in the Whitsunday islands where you will drop anchor for the night. Our only advice; try not to pinch yourself too many times because no, this is not a dream, it is reality and we want you to experience it as best you can!

After arriving in Airlie Beach and some time for brunch, head to the marina and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next two nights. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday Islands where you will drop anchor for the night.

Included Activities:
- Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 1

Accommodation: Whitsunday Islands Boat (or similar).

Meals included: DINNER

Day : 12 (Whitsunday Islands)

Remember those stranded-on-a-deserted island fantasies that we all had growing up? (no, just us?) Either way get ready to relive that castaway dream as you hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach (one of the most famous beaches in the world) and enjoy the views of powdery sand and the Coral Sea’s azure waters. You probably won’t ever want to leave. And you haven’t even gone below the surface yet! After some free time on the beach basking in the sun you’ll spend time as a group learning about the community efforts to protect and restore coral in the Great Barrier Reef before heading out to snorkel; over a Planeterra-supported coral garden. Then it’s off to another secluded tropical island spot where the group will anchor for the night. (Skinny dipping anyone?)

The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cook's route up through the Whitsunday Islands. Planeterra has partnered with Reef Ecologic, a nonprofit specialized in creating innovative solutions to challenges facing coral reefs. In the Whitsundays they are working to engage the community and travellers to restore the reef following the 2017 cyclone. Reef Ecologic's new coral gardens in the Whitsundays foster natural coral fragments to be replanted into the reef for a healthy marine environment.

Please note that snorkelling over the Reef Ecologic Coral Restoration project may occur on the first or last day of your Whitsunday Islands excursion, if weather conditions or tides are not ideal on this day.

Included Activities:
- Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 2
- Reef Ecologic Coral Restoration

Accommodation: Whitsunday Islands Boat (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day : 13 (Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach)

Expected forecast today is; peace, serenity, paradise, and lots of gorgeous views. You may want to pull out your phone or camera every chance you get, but try to refrain and simply enjoy the moment as you and the group continue sailing through the picturesque backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands. Swim, snorkel, or lounge on the boat deck before sailing to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night on the town with your best adventure buds! Live it up because let’s face it, how often are you really in this kind of paradise?

After three days at sea, we sail back to Airlie Beach for a night on land in a local beach hostel. Feel free to relax by the pool at the end of the day.

Included Activities:
- Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 3

Accommodation: Base Airlie Beach (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 14 (Airlie Beach/Cairns)

Wake up in the most laid-back beach town in Australia. Walk down the street in your thongs (flip flops) and swimwear to grab some delicious breakfast. If there’s time take one more quick dip before boarding the train north to Cairns. Admire the scenery along the way and reflect on your journey with friends new and old.

Get ready for an early morning wake-up today for the journey to Cairns. Make sure to stock up on snacks and bring personal entertainment – it may be one of the longer travel days on this trip, but it's worth it to reach The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef!

Accommodation: Cairns Central YHA (or similar).

Day : 15 (Cairns)

Cairns is quite the place to visit if you love warm weather (it would be headline news for the city’s temperature to drop much below 20°C (68°F)) and want to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Take advantage of a free morning to book one of the many optional activities that will get you out in nature’s playground. Snorkel or dive in the Great Barrier Reef, get that adrenaline pumping by whitewater rafting, skydiving, or bungee jumping and cap it all off on a Big Night Out In Cairns with your travel tribe. Drinks all around are well deserved after spending the day escaping your comfort zones.

Opt to pre-book the "Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Please be aware that if you decide to book the optional scuba diving activity in the Great Barrier Reef and are taking any prescription medications, you will need a doctor’s release giving you permission to dive.

Included Activities:
- Big Night Out in Cairns

Accommodation: Cairns Central YHA (or similar).

Day : 16 (Cairns)

Depart at any time. We know it's time for this tour to end, but what if you don't want to go home just yet? (We would want to stay too... trust us). Well the good news is you can keep exploring Australia by extending or adding on to your trip... so let the adventures continue.

Included Activities:
- Departure Day

Inclusions

Activities

Your G for Good Moment: Reef Ecologic Coral Restoration, Whitsunday Islands Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson, Spot X Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay Your Discover Moment: Cairns Your Big Night Out Moment: in Cairns, Cairns
Sydney orientation walk
Fraser Island 4x4 excursion
Entrance fees to Cooloola Recreation Area and Fraser Island in Great Sandy NP
Noosa Everglades overnight experience
Noosa Everglades canoeing excursion
Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion (3 days)
Whitehaven Beach visit
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodation

Hostels (11 nts, multi-share with 4-8 people), overnight train (1 nt), maxi yacht (2 nts, open cabin multi-share), cabin (1 nt)
All nights are multi-share on this trip

Meal

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, train, maxi yacht, 4x4 vehicle, ferry, walking

Group Leader

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides

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