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Overview

Explore one of the best coastlines in the world on this escorted 12 Day East Coast Adventure. Journey with like minded travellers, stay in premium accommodation and enjoy some unforgettable dining experiences. This tour offers the perfect blend of free time alongside your must do experiences including a Sydney sightseeing tour, a half day Fraser Island adventure and a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trip. Starting in the iconic city of Sydney, journey north up the east coast and take in the hotspots including the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island the largest sand island in the world, before heading to Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays and finishing in tropical north Queensland. The tour includes some Insider Experiences which allow you to explore the heart and soul of key destinations through authentic local experiences making this a trip you’ll remember.

Day 1

Arrive Sydney

On arrival in Sydney meet the group and head out on an afternoon sightseeing tour of this iconic city to see the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and much more. This evening head to the harbour and enjoy a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Overnight – PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Meals Included – Dinner

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Day 2

Sydney - Gold Coast

Catch a flight to the Gold Coast this morning and spend the day at your leisure getting to know the uninterrupted coastline that is fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas.

Overnight – Voco Gold Coast

Meals Included – Breakfast

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Day 3

Gold Coast – Sunshine Coast

Today leave the Gold Coast behind and head north to the Sunshine Coast. On route make a stop at the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Steve Irwin. Whilst here you’ll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the conservation and see many native Australian animals close up. Continue to your hotel on the Sunshine Coast.

Overnight – Novotel Twin Water Resort

Meals Included – Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 4

Sunshine Coast – Fraser Island

This morning is at your leisure so why not take a stroll along the beachfront. In the afternoon travel to Hervey Bay and join a cruise transfer to the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. After settling into your room enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.

Overnight – Kingfisher Bay Resort

Meals Included – Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 5

Fraser Island

Located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and today you’ll have a half day tour before having time in the afternoon to explore. Choose to either relax into island life and enjoy the resort facilities or discover the ancient rainforest and explore the hundreds of walking trails. Maybe even head out to seventy-five mile beach and see the coloured cliff sands and the wreak of the Maheno which was driven ashore during the cyclone in 1935. (Afternoon activities at own expense)

Overnight – Kingfisher Bay Resort

Meals Included – Breakfast

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Day 6

Hervey Bay – Rockhampton

Catch the ferry back across to Hervey Bay. Rejoin your coach and carry on heading north through sugarcane country and crossing narrow-gauge railway lines before arriving in Rockhampton where you’ll spend the night in this inland city.

Overnight – Central Park Motel Rockhampton

Meals Included – Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 7

Rockhampton – Hamilton Island

Today spend some time exploring the historical town of Rockhampton which is described as the gateway to the coast and the outback. After discovering the historic architecture in Rockhampton travel onto Airlie Beach and take the ferry across to Hamilton Island, one of the Whitsunday Islands and enjoy diner later this evening.

Overnight – Reef View Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 8

Hamilton Island

Spend the day at your leisure, maybe snorkel off the beach, enjoy a round of golf or explore the island. Hamilton Island is in the heart of the Whitsundays so this is the perfect opportunity to take an excursion to explore the reef and set foot on the world famous Whitehaven Beach (all at own expense).

Overnight – Reef View Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast

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Day 9

Hamilton Island – Townsville – Mission Beach

Take an early morning ferry back to the mainland and re-board your coach to travel to Townsville. On arrival in Townsville enjoy a city tour and then continue onto Mission Beach, the destination where two stunning world heritage sites meet; the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Check in to your beach front accommodation and enjoy dinner.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight – Castaway Resort & Spa

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Day 10

Mission Beach – Atherton Tablelands – Cairns

Say goodbye to Mission Beach and head further north and discover the Atherton Tablelands. The region is part of the waterfalls circuit, including the magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls, which are said to be one of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia. Journeying onto Cairns pass through the Curtain Fig Tree National Park and onto Kuranda to boards the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. On arrival in Cairns check into your resort and enjoy a free evening to explore at your own pace.

Overnight – Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast

 

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Day 11

Cairns – Great Barrier Reef

Today head out by fast Catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef and spend five hours amid the coral and marine life. After a day of water based activities head back to dry land and enjoy a farewell dinner at Tjapukai By Night. This indigenous cultural dinner and performance, discover the spiritual concept known as Dreamtime, witness a corroboree, then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to dinner of local produce.

Overnight – Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 12

Port Douglas – Cairns

On the last day follow the coastal road and take in the spectacular scenery as you head to Port Douglas for a guided tour. Later you’ll have some time to relax and explore the tranquil surrounds maybe wander along Four Mile Beach or pick up a souvenir in one of the local shops. Afterwards be transferred to the airport for your onwards flight.

Meals Included – Breakfast

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  • What's Included

  • Essential Information

Included
  • Immersive insider experiences
  • Dedicated Tour Director, plus local guides at selected locations
  • Sydney to Gold Coast internal flight
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers and luggage porterage
  • International flights
Not included
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses and tips

Please note a pre night in Sydney is necessary as this tour commences at 10.00am

What's Included

Included
  • Immersive insider experiences
  • Dedicated Tour Director, plus local guides at selected locations
  • Sydney to Gold Coast internal flight
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers and luggage porterage
  • International flights
Not included
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses and tips

Essential Information

Please note a pre night in Sydney is necessary as this tour commences at 10.00am

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