13 Day East Coast Adventure
13 Day East Coast Adventure
An excellent value way to enjoy one of the greatest coastlines in the world, as you explore the sights on a journey from Sydney to Cairns; including a visit to the Great Barrier Reef.
Tour highlights
  • Take a tour around the vibrant city of Sydney
  • Stroll along the Gold Coast beach at Surfers Paradise
  • See many native species on a trip to Australia Zoo
  • Spend a day at leisure relaxing on Hamilton Island Island
  • Glide above the trees on the Kuranda Skyrail
  • Explore underwater with a spot of snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
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    Day 1: Arrive in Sydney
    Arrive in Sydney where you’ll enjoy a tour of the stunning city sights to kick off your trip. Get the chance to meet your fellow travellers over welcome drinks and dinner after setting in to your hotel.
    • Park Royal Darling Harbour (D)
    Days 2-3: Sydney - Surfers Paradise
    Spend the day at leisure to uncover the wonders of Sydney before transferring to the airport to catch a flight to Surfers Paradise along the Gold Coast. The next day gives you the opportunity to embrace the soothing ambiance of the Gold Coast by walking along its white sandy beaches.
    • Standard: Mantra on View (B)
    Day 4: Surfers Paradise - Noosa
    Head north from Surfers Paradise on to Noosa where you can pay a visit to the famed Australia Zoo, an establishment founded by the late Steve Irwin.
    • Standard: Sebel Noosa (B)
    Days 5-6: Noosa – Fraser Island
    Explore the intricacies of Noosa in the morning before continuing on to Hervey Bay and River Heads to join a cruise to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. The next day sees you embarking on a half-day tour of the sandy beaches, craggy cliffs, verdant rainforests and stunning lakes across the region.
    • Standard: Kingfisher Bay Resort (B)
    Day 7: Fraser Island – Rockhampton
    Head back for the mainland via cruise to travel north through sugar cane country, crossing narrow gauge railway lines on to Rockhampton, a small city sitting on the edge of the Mt Archer National Park.
    • Standard: Central Park Motel, Rockhampton (B)
    Day 8: Rockhampton – Airlie Beach – Hamilton Island
    Take a tour of the town of Rockhampton where you can see the tropical paradise that is the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens as well as the stunning Japanese Gardens. Then travel onwards to Airlie Beach to cruise out to Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays archipelago.
    • Standard: Reef View Hotel (B,D)
    Day 9: Hamilton Island
    Spend the day at leisure on the beautiful surroundings of Daydream Island, with the chance to simply relax by the pool or take up some of the optional activities available such as a jetski tour or a snorkeling expedition (at own expense).
    • Standard: Reef View Hotel (B)
    Day 10: Townsville – Mission Beach
    Travel back to the mainland on an early cruise and head for Townsville for a tour of the many sights of the tropical city. From there, it’s on to the overnight stop at the small coastal town of Mission Beach.
    • Standard: Castaways Beach Resort (B)
    Day 11: Mission Beach – Cairns
    Witness some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Queensland as you journey across the Atherton Tablelands to the scenic village of Kuranda, where you’ll get the chance to witness stunning views across the rainforest during a trip on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Gaze out to see the region surrounding Cairns and the Coral Sea as you come to the Caravonica Lakes.
    • Standard: Pullman Cairns International (B)
    Day 12: Great Barrier Reef
    Take a guided trip by catamaran out to the Great Barrier Reef, with the chance to get up close to the vast array of marine life with a snorkelling trip amongst the coral, or through the underwater observatory on your boat. A special farewell dinner at Tjapukai by Night includes being led along a flame-lit pathway to a meal showcasing the regions best food.
    • Standard: Pullman Cairns International (B,L,D)
    Day 13: Depart Cairns
    Head out in the morning along the coast to the town of Port Douglas before returning to Cairns Airport where your tour comes to an end.
    • Standard: (B)
    • 12 nights accommodation in comfortable, mid-range hotels
    • Sightseeing & touring as shown (excl. optional items)
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • International flights in Tour Only prices

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