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14-Day Australian East Coast Adventure from Sydney to Cairns

Highlights
  • Explore Australia’s east coast on a 14-day adventure that mixes nature and luxury

  • See the Great Barrier Reef, Hunter Valley, and Byron Bay, and experience kangaroos and koalas up close

  • Explore national parks, taste locally produced wines, and enjoy included meals

14-Day Australian East Coast Adventure from Sydney to Cairns
From US$3,693.65
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Twin Share or Double ShareMost Popular
Ideal for single travellers who want to save money & share a room with a new travel buddy (You will be matched with the same sex - no forced single sups). Or couples/close friends travelling together.
US$3,693.65
Single Room - Private Ensuite
Ideal for solo travellers enjoying the company of others during the day & a private room with their own bathroom at night.
US$4,729.95
Overview

Experience the best of Australia’s east coast on this 14-day tour from Sydney to Cairns. Eat gourmet meals in the Hunter Valley, visit an organic Farm in Byron Bay, experience the nightlife in Queensland, and follow an Aboriginal guide to a secluded swimming pot in a rainforest. Sleep in three and four star hotels, spend time very day walking and connecting with nature, and make lasting friendships as you share the adventure with a small group.

What to Expect
B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Sydney. Check in 2pm, relax for the afternoon. 6pm meet your guide in reception. Multicultural welcome dinner. D
Day 2: Sydney. Walking tour of Sydney. Historic ferry to Watson’s Bay. Fish ’n chip lunch + coastal walk. B, L
Day 3: Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Visit a wildlife park with koalas, kangaroos & more - personal wildlife ranger. Wine, cheese, chocolate & organic vodka tasting tour with gourmet lunch. Local live music. B, L
Day 4: Port Macquarie via Forster. Scenic Lakes Way coastal walk. Sunset cruise with complimentary drinks & snacks - dolphins frequently seen. B
Day 5: Dorrigo National Park. Koala hospital. Dorrigo National Park - sub tropical rainforest & waterfalls. Traditional pub - relax, order food, have a few drinks & even play some pool. D
Day 6: Dorrigo National Park – Byron Bay. Dangar Water Falls. Organic farm visit, pick & prepare a healthy lunch. Byron Bay lighthouse - chance to spot dolphins, whales & other marine life. B, L
Day 7: Byron Bay. Free Day. Beach, Shopping or choose one of our optional activities - Yoga, surfing, kayaking or massage? 
Day 8: Noosa. Northbound to Queensland – the Sunshine State – Rest up in the evening, or hit the bustling town for dinner and nightlife. B. Day 9: Fraser Island & Noosa. Fraser Island 4WD adventure - explore the largest sand island in the world, dive into a crystal-clear lake, and spot wild dingo's. The fun needn't stop there; after the tour feel free to enjoy Noosa's vibrant nightlife, or put your feet up in your accommodation. L
Day 10: Noosa to Airlie Beach. Included flight to Airlie beach, hub of the magnificent Whitsundays. B
Day 11: Whitsunday Islands Cruise and Airlie Beach. Day cruise through the postcard-perfect islands of the Whitsundays, including a stop at famed Whitehaven beach. Get a closer look by snorkeling with colourful coral, and an array of playful fish and turtles. B, L
Day 12: Tully. Travel past undulating cane fields to historic Tully. Meet an Aboriginal guide who'll escort us to a swimming spot in the rainforest. Try your hand at Aboriginal art guided by local Jirrbal Aboriginal Artists on traditional techniques at the Ingan Cultural Centre. Discussion on Aboriginal culture, history & contemporary life for Indigenous people in Australia, BBQ dinner. D
Day 13: Cairns via the Atherton Tablelands. Wet tropics. Discover a magnificent plunge waterfall en-route to lake Eacham - crystal clear crater lake. Visit the massive ‘Curtain Fig Tree’. B
Day 14: Cairns - Great Barrier Reef. Cruise, snorkel + marine conservation talk. Farewell dinner. B, L, D
Write a ReviewReviews (12)

1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Amazing Australia!

I couldn't have asked for a more amazing adventure! Australia is stunningly beautiful. The variety of colors with regards to it's bodies of water, it's magestic landscape surrounded by stoic trees. The reptiles, the marsupials......the people. Australians definitely embody joie de vivre. I definitely learned...More

Thank Marianna S
Stuart W, Owner at Via Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Marianna! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of our tour and your amazing guide Luke! It really makes our small team so pleased to get feedback like yours and we are so glad you enjoyed our laid back culture...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Australia Intrepid Group 2nd March 2018

Just finished this amazing tour. We had such a fun group and all got on incredibly well. Complete mix of ages. A very small group which was also a bonus as we became like a big family, looking out for each other and making such...More

Thank Christine j
Reviewed 5 February 2018
Amazing Adventure

The Australian East Coast tour was breathtaking. Each day was full of a great variety of activities. The highlights include a trip to the stunning Whitehaven Beach and a 4WD excursion to Fraser Island. Luke Holcombe, our guide, was exceptional; incredibly knowledgeable, prepared, professional and...More

Thank michelleaducasse
Stuart W, Owner at Via Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hey michelleaducasse! Thanks for taking the time to drop us a review, we love that you thought the East Coast was 'breathtaking'! We do too : D Luke is a amazing guide and your comments some him up so well! We are lucky to have...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile
Trip of a lifetime

This is an extremely well curated taster of what the east coast has to offer. The adventure was made all the better with our superb guide Luke Holcombe. His vast knowledge and passion for his country is inspiring, humour infectious and sensitivity towards the group...More

Thank Nymah
Stuart W, Owner at Via Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi Nymah! Thanks for taking the time to review our small group east coast Australia tour! Luke was over the moon to have such a amazing group of individuals for his first tour with us. His experience guiding tours all over Australia certainly add to...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Awesome trip!

I booked this tour on a punt - without being able to see any reviews - because of the route it took and duration. I’d been fixated on mainly seeing Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef but, my word, there are some stunning...More

Thank NootsOnTheRoad
Stuart W, Owner at Via Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi NootsOntheRoad! Thanks for the taking the time to write your open and honest review and we are so glad that you had a excellent time on our Sydney to Cairns east coast Australia tour : D We have been working hard to make small...More

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