16 Day Reef to Harbour Adventure
16 Day Reef to Harbour Adventure
The perfect way to explore Eastern Australia, this 16 day adventure will give you the chance to taste everything the area has to offer, from glorious beaches and islands along the coast to the rugged outback
Tour highlights
  • Cruise the Whitsunday Islands on a catamaran
  • Sample outback life at a cattle station
  • Enjoy two days relaxing on the world’s largest sand island
  • Hand feed dolphins and see the wide array of wildlife that Eastern Australia has to offer
  • Take a cruise around Sydney Harbour past some of the iconic Australian landmarks
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Day 1: Cairns
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.
  • (D)
Day 2: Cairns – Atherton Tablelands
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.
  • (B,D)
Day 3: Atherton Tablelands – Airlie Beach
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.
  • (B,D)
Day 4: Whitsunday Islands – Free Day or Overnight Sail
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.
  • (B)
Day 5: Sail the Whitsunday Islands to Whitehaven Beach
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.
  • (B,L)
Day 6: Airlie Beach – Outback Cattle Station
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.
  • (B,D)
Day 7: Outback cattle station
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.
  • (B,L,D)
Day 8: Outback cattle station – Rainbow Beach
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.
  • (B,L,D)
Days 9 & 10: Rainbow Island – Fraser Island
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.
  • (Day 9: L,D – Day 10: B,L,D)
Day 11: Rainbow Beach – Gold Coast
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.
  • (L,D)
Day 12: Byron Bay
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.
  • (D)
Day 13: Beachfront Camp – Port Macquarie
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.
  • (B)
Day 14: Port Macquarie – Katoomba (via Port Stephens)
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.
Day 15: Blue Mountains – Sydney
Spending time in the Blue Mountains, visit the famous Three Sisters rock formations and enjoy a guided walk before continuing on to Sydney.
  • (B,D)
Day 16: Depart 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.
  • (B)
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
  • 15 nights accommodation in hotels, beachside bungalow, island wilderness lodge, backpacker resorts & Outback farmhouse
  • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Touring by air-conditioned minibus
  • Services of qualified English-speaking guide throughout
  • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary (excl. optional items)
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Airport Transfers

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