Sun, Sea, Sail and Surf
14 days from £1,759
Bask in the sizzling sunshine and spectacular sands of Australia on this 2 week tour along the East Coast. You’ll encounter thousands of miles worth of golden beaches, seas crammed full of tropical fish, and the heady smells of salt, sand and BBQs, as you take in all the finest destinations along the route. Travelling with a group and a knowledgeable tour leader, you’ll be mesmerised by the magical East Coast. Don’t miss it!
What you get
Day 1: Out of Sydney
Journey north along the sparkling Australian East Coast for a spot of wine tasting in the Hunter Valley and then arrive at Crescent Head for a sizzling BBQ lunch. Then, get out on the water with a private surf lesson.
Day 2: Up to Byron Bay
After another mouth-watering BBQ, continue north, stopping off for a picture at the Big Banana (exactly as it sounds!), and arrive at Byron Bay.
Day 3: Free day in Byron Bay
Enjoy a free day in Byron Bay. Spend the day sipping cold brew at one of the hipster coffee shops or dial up the action with some optional adventure activities.
Day 4: Brisbane
Next stop: Brisbane, a lively city of soaring skyscrapers, chic restaurants and gleaming riverside boulevards. First though, stop off for a few idle hours on the sun-kissed sands of Surfers Paradise and an authentic aboriginal experience.
Day 5: Noosa and Fraser
See the undulating peaks of the Glasshouse Mountains and the exquisite beaches of Noosa, before boarding a ferry across to Fraser Island.
Day 6: Fraser Island
Spend the day tearing across Fraser Island in a 4x4, taking in the brilliant blue waters of Lake McKenzie, the atmospheric Maheno shipwreck and the gentle fresh water flow of Eli Creek.
Day 7: Up the coast
Continue your journey north along the coast. Spend the night on a working Australian cattle station.
Day 8: Farm Life
Explore the 2500 acres of the farm on horseback or on a motorbike. Trip whip-cracking or lassoing, milk the cows, or go hiking around the farm.
Day 9: The Whitsunday Islands
Leave the farm behind and journey up to Airlie Beach, where you'll board a private yacht. Set sail on the Coral Sea and embark on a 2-day cruise around the Whitsunday Islands.
Day 10: Sailing the Whitsundays
Wake up to the gentle rock of your private yacht. Continue to cruise across these azure seas and stop off on the brilliant white sands of Whitehaven Beach. Return to the mainland this evening.
Day 11: Magnetic Island
Another day, another island. Magnetic Island is covered in lush jungle and diverse wildlife and offers some of the finest walking trails in all of Australia.
Day 12: Wildlife Tour
See crocodiles, blue tongue lizards, koalas and more on a private tour of a local wildlife park. Then complete the final leg of your journey to Cairns.
Day 13: Cairns
Enjoy a full day dedicated to the action and adventure of Cairns. See the colourful Great Barrier Reef, go skydiving or bungee jumping, or hit the water with surfing, sailing, & more.
Day 14: Cairns
Your tour ends this morning after breakfast. Say farewell to your fellow travellers and then head to the airport. Alternatively, stick around for more independent travel adventures in Australia.
Accommodation & Meals
- 13 nights of accommodation are included on this tour.
- Multi-share hotels, motels and cabins.
- 1 night will be spent in a shared cabin on a sailing yacht.
- 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 6 dinners are included.
"The perfect way to travel the East Coast!" - Matt Latimer
"Such an amazing, once in a lifetime, experience." - Kelly Laynor
"Brilliant" - Louise Webster
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Your tour begins in Sydney at 7:30am on day 1. Due to this early start, we recommend you fly into Sydney at least the day before and book an extra night of accommodation in the city. We can help you organise this extra night of accommodation. The tour ends at approximately 5pm in Cairns on day 14.