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Best of Australia

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.

Travel Style: Classic
Service Level: Standard
Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:Top Seller, Planeterra Project

Holiday Highlights

  • Follow an Aboriginal guide through the Daintree Rainforest
  • Opt to visit the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sail around the scenic Whitsundays
  • Try surfing in Byron Bay
  • Hike the Blue Mountains
Pricing Information

Total From €2,899
Nights  13

Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

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Day 1 Cairns

There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Cairns/Cape Tribulation

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

Included Activities
  • Aboriginal Interpretive Walk


Travel 1.5 hrs to Mossman Gorge. Later, continue 2 hrs to Cape Tribulation.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 140km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 3 Cape Tribulation

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

If you've ever dreamt of soaring high above a treetop canopy, now's the time to make it happen. Pre-book the "Jungle Surfing Through The Daintree Rainforest" activity on the checkout page to include this optional on your tour.

Included Meals


Day 4 Cape Tribulation/Cairns

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


Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))

Included Meals


Day 5 Cairns/Airlie Beach

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


Private Vehicle (9.00-10.00 hours, 623km)

Included Meals


Day 6 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.

Included Activities
  • Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion
  • Barrier Reef Visit

Included Meals


Day 7 Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.

Additional Notes

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


Plane (2.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 200km)

Day 8 Byron Bay

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

If staying active is more your speed, why not try sea kayaking? Pre-book the "Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking" activity on the checkout page to include this optional on your tour.

Day 9 Byron Bay/Port Macquarie

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.

Included Activities
  • Surfing Lesson


Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 397km)

Day 10 Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains

En route to the Blue Mountains, opt to stop at the Koala Hospital to learn about vital wildlife conservation work in the area.


Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 500km)

Day 11 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.

Included Activities
  • Jenolan Caves Tour
  • Scenic Railway
  • Jamison Valley Walk
  • Blue Mountains Excursion

Day 12 Blue Mountains/Sydney

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.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk


Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

Day 13 Sydney

Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.

For a rush of adrenaline, opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or zip through the harbour on a jet boat. Pre-book the "Sydney Bridge Climb" or "Sydney Adrenaline Bundle" activity on the checkout page to add these optionals to your tour.

Day 14 Sydney

Depart at any time.

Included Activities
  • Departure Day

What's 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.


Hotels (11 nts), rainforest cabin (2 nts).

My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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