Best of Australia
14 days from Cairns to Sydney
From $ 2785
Duration14 days

In case you hadn’t noticed, Australia is an awfully big place. So big, in fact, that you’d need to come back a few times to see it all. Don’t have that kind of time? Hop aboard this 14-day trip down Australia’s east coast and make the most of the time you do have. Offering a solid mix of must-do experiences and uncommon adventures, you’ll learn to surf at Byron Bay, sail the Whitsundays, and trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest. The best part: there’s still plenty more to come back for.

This tour is operated by

  • Duration: 14 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Cairns
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Sydney
    Ages: 12+
Best of Australia - Tour Map

Itinerary

Expand all
Day 1: Cairns

Start place: Cairns

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

End place: Cairns

Day 2: Cairns/Cape Tribulation

Start place: Cairns

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

End place: Cape Tribulation

Meals: B, L
Day 3: Cape Tribulation

Start place: Cape Tribulation

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

End place: Cape Tribulation

Meals: B
Day 4: Cape Tribulation/Cairns

Start place: Cape Tribulation

Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.

End place: Cairns

Meals: B
Day 5: Cairns/Airlie Beach

Start place: Cairns

Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town.

End place: Airlie Beach

Meals: B, L
Day 6: Airlie Beach

Start place: Airlie Beach

Set sail for a day in 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.

End place: Airlie Beach

Meals: L
Day 7: Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

Start place: Airlie Beach

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise. Please note that due to operational reasons the following departures will be staying in Kingscliff instead of Byron Bay:
Best of Australia - Nov 21, 2019 & Dec 26, 2019
Best of the Red Centre & Eastern Australia - Nov 10, 2019 & Dec 15, 2019
Australia & New Zealand Encompassed - Dec 15, 2019
Australia & New Zealand Discovery - Dec 26, 2019

End place: Byron Bay

Day 8: Byron Bay

Start place: Byron Bay

Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like sea kayaking, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.

End place: Byron Bay

Day 9: Byron Bay/Port Macquarie

Start place: Byron Bay

Hit the waves with an included surf lesson. Head 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.

End place: Port Macquarie

Day 10: Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains

Start place: Port Macquarie

Opt to visit a koala hospital before travelling to the Blue Mountains Region.

End place: Blue Mountains

Day 11: Blue Mountains

Start place: Blue Mountains

Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.

End place: Blue Mountains

Day 12: Blue Mountains/Sydney

Start place: Blue Mountains

Travel to Sydney and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

End place: Sydney

Day 13: Sydney

Start place: Sydney

Get a feel for the city. Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, zip through the harbour on a jet boat, or relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.

End place: Sydney

Day 14: Sydney

Start place: Sydney

Depart at any time.

End place: Sydney

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion
  • Blue Mountains stay with hikes
  • Jenolan Caves visit
  • Scenic Railway
  • Jamison Valley walk
  • Orientation walk in Sydney
  • Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, and Sydney
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Sailboat, Plane, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (11 nts), Rainforest cabin (2 nts)

Dates & availability: Best of Australia

Departing Finishing Catalog Price Sale Price Seats left
Departing Thu, 05/02/2019 Finishing Wed, 05/15/2019 Catalog Price $ 3979 Sale Price $ 3979 -
Departing Thu, 05/16/2019 Finishing Wed, 05/29/2019 Catalog Price $ 3979 Sale Price $ 2785 10 Book
Departing Thu, 06/06/2019 Finishing Wed, 06/19/2019 Catalog Price $ 3979 Sale Price $ 3979 10 Book
Departing Thu, 06/27/2019 Finishing Wed, 07/10/2019 Catalog Price $ 3979 Sale Price $ 2785 5 Book
Departing Thu, 07/18/2019 Finishing Wed, 07/31/2019 Catalog Price $ 3799 Sale Price $ 3039 8 Book
Departing Thu, 08/08/2019 Finishing Wed, 08/21/2019 Catalog Price $ 3799 Sale Price $ 3799 12 Book
Departing Thu, 08/22/2019 Finishing Wed, 09/04/2019 Catalog Price $ 3799 Sale Price $ 3799 -
Departing Thu, 09/05/2019 Finishing Wed, 09/18/2019 Catalog Price $ 3799 Sale Price $ 3799 15 Book
Departing Thu, 09/19/2019 Finishing Wed, 10/02/2019 Catalog Price $ 3799 Sale Price $ 3799 -
Departing Thu, 10/03/2019 Finishing Wed, 10/16/2019 Catalog Price $ 3799 Sale Price $ 3799 7 Book

Save up to 50% on tours! Get exclusive access to members-only deals by email.

Subscribe to our newsletter