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Best of Australia

Itinerary

Best of Australia

Day 1 - Cairns

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 - Cairns/Cape Tribulation

Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.

Day 3 - Cape Tribulation

With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.

Day 4 - Cape Tribulation/Cairns

Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city. En route, stop by Port Douglas and opt to have lunch at a local market.

Day 5 - Cairns/Airlie Beach

Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach, enjoying scenic views along the way.

Day 6 - Airlie Beach

Spend the day out on the water boating around the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.

Day 7 - Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.

Day 8 - Byron Bay

Spend a free morning exploring Byron or opt to prebook a kayaking tour. In the afternoon, you'll head to the beach for a surf lesson with a trained surf instructor. Enjoy a few hours of instruction before hitting the waves for some practice rides. Pre-book the "Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional experience on your tour.

Day 9 - Byron Bay/Port Macquarie

Spend the morning wandering the town checking out the local shops or having one last coffee on the beach before heading to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.

Day 10 - Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains

Travel from Port Macquarie to the Blue Mountains today. These mountains in Australia are best known for their soaring sandstone ridges. As you drive, pass by charming mountain towns, ancient Aboriginal rock art, lush green valleys, and loads of craggy cliffs. It doesn't matter if the journey is shrouded in clouds or glowing in the sinking sun, you'll still spot beauty around every turn.

Day 11 - Blue Mountains

Travel deeper into the majestic Blue Mountains and experience the natural beauty of this World Heritage Area. Explore the landscape around Leura and Katoomba, view the Three Sisters, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.

Day 12 - Blue Mountains/Sydney

This morning, leave the Blue Mountains behind and continue onward to Sydney. Once you arrive head out for an orientation walk before taking advantage of some free time to keep exploring. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

Day 13 - Sydney

Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional night out with the group.

Day 14 - Sydney

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotels (11 nts), rainforest cabin (2 nts).

Local transport

Private vehicle, boat, plane, walking, ferry

Meals

Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Meals Budget: Allow USD705-920 for meals not included.

Additional info

Cape Tribulation
- Great Barrier Reef Visit (209AUD per person)
- Daintree National Park Visit (Free)
- Daintree Rainforest Night Walk (45AUD per person)

Whitsunday Islands
- Whitsunday Islands Snorkelling (Free)

Byron Bay
- Skydiving (409AUD per person)
- Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking (89-99AUD per person)

Cape Byron
- Cape Byron Lighthouse Visit (Free)

Sydney
- Sydney Opera House Visit (43-185AUD per person)
- Jet Boat Ride (85AUD per person)

Coogee Beach
- Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach Coastal Walk

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