Arrive at the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and check into your accommodation before having free time to explore the city or simply relax by the pool. When the evening arrives, meet the rest of your tour group for a welcome dinner and drinks.
From Cairns, head south through the Atherton Tablelands, visiting major sights including the stunning Millaa Millaa Falls, the famous Curtain Fig Tree and the volcanic crater at Lake Eacham. Your overnight accommodation can be found nestled in a stunning location at the small village of Yungaburra, where you’ll have the chance to look for the rare Lumholtzs Tree Kangaroo, possums and platypuses on a wildlife spotting canoe trip.
After a platypus-spotting walk, explore the area around Yungaburra with an optional biking trip before heading for Airlie Beach ready for the trip to the Whitsunday Islands.
Spend your day relaxing and enjoying the sights around Airlie Beach, or take an optional upgrade to a two day/one night sailing experience where you’ll enjoy sleeping overnight onboard a fast sailing yacht.
Laze on a boom net onboard a sleek catamaran as you take a cruise around the Whitsunday Islands before the chance to snorkel and swim off the beautiful white sands of Whitehaven Beach. Following a barbecue lunch onboard your boat, continue with your cruise before returning to Airlie Beach.
Head away from Airlie Beach for a two night stay at an outback cattle station, where you’ll enjoy a traditional camp oven dinner around a campfire and have the chance to show what you can do on a mechanical bull ride.
Awake to the sound of the local wildlife and the crackle of a campfire being prepared for a special camp oven breakfast ahead of a day sampling outback life. Try your hand at whip cracking, clay target shooting and lassoing and releasing a goat in a rodeo, with the optional extra of a horseback goat muster or a quad biking trip. Enjoy a traditional barbecue to bring the day to an end.
Following your outback adventure, head for the small coastal town of Rainbow Beach, known for its beautiful sandy dunes and as the gateway to Fraser Island. Arrive in time to spend your afternoon enjoying a relaxing swim.
A short ten minute ferry ride starts a two day adventure on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, where you’ll spend your time exploring the sandy roads of the largest sand island in the world by four-wheel drive. Diverse landscapes await as you swim in clear freshwater lakes and spot dingoes in their natural environment. Return to your Rainbow accommodation.
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A day of two unique experiences starts with the opportunity to hand feed Pacific Dolphins in Tin Can Bay before designing and painting your own boomerang. Taste kangaroo prepared in exotic bush tucker spices with a Yarras Bush Tucker Lunch before heading for the Gold Coast.
Enjoy a tour of the famous hippie town of Byron Bay, including a visit to the famous lighthouse which affords fine views of the surrounding area. From here, journey on to the Spot X beachfront surf camp on the Coffs Coast, giving you the chance to visit one of the best places to learn to surf in Australia.
Enjoy the opportunity to laze around your beachside accommodation and take a relaxing walk along the beach. If you prefer to keep active, sample one of a number of optional activities, including a surf lesson, river kayak or wave rafting. Travel onwards to Port Macquarie for a visit to the local Koala Hospital, established to help sick and injured animals and now one of the main attractions in the area.
Starting with the natural harbour of Port Stephens, spend the day exploring New South Wales, including a visit to the largest sand dune system in Australia and taking in a 90 minute long dolphin cruise. Head onwards to Katoomba to enjoy the spectacular views afforded by its location in the heart of the Blue Mountains.
Spending time in the Blue Mountains, visit the famous Three Sisters rock formations and enjoy a guided walk before continuing on to Sydney.
The tour draws to a close with a cruise around Sydney Harbour, taking in two of the most famous sights in Australia in the form of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
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