When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 28

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1Melbourne

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'.

Please try to arrive before 7pm for an important group welcome meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. 

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h19:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Optional Activities - Day 1

Myki Public Transportation Pass
Melbourne
14AUD per person

From St. Kilda to Fitzroy, make the most of your time in Melbourne with a Myki Transportation Pass, giving you access to all tram travel throughout the city.

 
Phillip Island Day Tour
Melbourne
129-190AUD per person

If you've always dreamed of spotting a penguin in the wild, make sure to head down to Phillip Island. Check out the spectacular scenery and beaches, and be ready at dusk to watch the famous 'Penguin Parade' as hundreds of Little Penguins (yes, that's their actual name) cross the beach to return to their burrows after a day of fishing.

 
Yarra Valley Wine Tour
Melbourne
120-129AUD per person

Accommodation

 
Nomads Melbourne (or similar)
Hotel

Day 2Melbourne/Port Campbell

Travel past world-famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the 12 Apostles and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.

Depart early morning for the journey to Port Campbell. Check out the famous surf towns of Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay en route. Make a stop at Great Otway NP for an included rainforest walk. Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

 
Private Vehicle
Melbourne – Port Campbell5h300km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
12 Apostles Visit
Port Campbell National Park45m-1h

Stop at a scenic lookout point along the Great Ocean Road and capture the beautiful views over the ocean and the 12 Apostles. Now with only eight formations still standing, these iconic attractions were once limestone caves which eroded to become arches and eventually stacks up to 45m (147 ft) in height.

 
Loch Ard Gorge Visit
Port Campbell National Park15m-30m

Located along the Great Ocean Road, beautiful Loch Ard Gorge shows the process of erosion in action. See offshore stacks and blowholes, and watch short tailed shearwaters soar over the nearby island. This location is a perfect backdrop for a group photo. Get snapping!

 
Rainforest Walk
Great Otway National Park30m1-2km

Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO. Stroll sandy beaches and hike along the rugged coastline, take photos from rock platforms, and head north to see forests, green gullies, pristine lakes and gushing waterfalls.

Optional Activities - Day 2

Helicopter Ride
The Twelve Apostles
95AUD per person

A series of limestone cliffs stretching into the ocean, the 12 Apostles is one of the most iconic sites in Victoria. Get a birds eye view of these massive rock columns and watch the swells of the ocean crash into them from above. Prepare to be awed by the sheer size of these cliffs and one of Australia's most famous coastlines.

Accommodation

 
Port Campbell Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 3Port Campbell/Halls Gap

Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.

Start the day visiting more attractions of the Great Ocean Road including The Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. End the day with an evening walk in the Grampians NP.

 
Private Vehicle
Port Campbell – Grampians National Park3h260km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
London Arch Visit
Port Campbell National Park15m-30m

Stop by the rock formation named the London Arch, formerly the London Bridge, until part of the arch collapsed in 1990. This brief stop on the Great Ocean Road showcases the art of nature -- the erosion of limestone and the beautiful rock formations it creates.

 
Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve Visit
Tower Hill15m-30m

Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve west of Warrnambool for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Learn more about this large volcanic crater and wetland and the role it plays in Aboriginal history. Set off on one of the self-guided walking paths, then visit the Worn Gundidj Centre to see cultural displays and crafts.

Optional Activities - Day 3

Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Grampians National Park
3AUD per person

Dive in to 'Dreamtime' and experience the stories, food and art of Australia's Aborigines. Attempt to blow into a didgeridoo, paint and then throw a boomerang, or go on a guided walk through gardens planted with native herbs and plants. Head to the Bushfoods cafe and sample the local delicacies -- kangaroo, emu, and crocodile. Anyone still hungry?

Accommodation

 
Grampians Eco YHA (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 4Halls Gap/Adelaide

Explore Grampians NP. Enjoy waterfalls, lakes and beautiful vistas. Later, travel to Adelaide.

Early start to explore more of Grampians NP. Walk to the stunning Jaws of Death Balconies, visit MacKenzie's Falls, and travel onto Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.

 
Grampians National Park Walk
Grampians National Park1h-5h3-8km

Walk along a dirt track past lookouts, sandstone ridges and other various rock formations. Be rewarded with sweeping views of the natural landscape of low mountains and cliffs.

 
The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit
Grampians National Park1h2km

Set off from the Reed Lookout overlooking Victoria Valley, and enjoy a short walk with beautiful scenery to the Balconies, formerly called the Jaws of Death. Check out the gorgeous view, but be careful not to lean too far over the edge! 

 
MacKenzie Falls Visit
Grampians National Park30m-1h

MacKenzie Falls is the only waterway in the region that flows year-round and it is also the most visited waterfall in the Grampians; take a short walk and check out the falls out from a viewing platform. In Spring, see wonderful wildflowers in bloom along the path.

 
Private Vehicle
Halls Gap – Adelaide6h-6h30m500km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Adelaide Central YHA (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 5Adelaide

Free day to explore Adelaide. Opt to go on a dolphin-spotting boat cruise (seasonal), and meet new members of the group at an optional evening welcome meeting.

 

New travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

 
Carte Blanche
AdelaideFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Adelaide, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like hitting the beach, going on a haunted tour of the Old Adelaide Gaol, and visiting local wineries. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 5

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
 

You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Accommodation

 
Adelaide Central YHA (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 6Adelaide/Quorn

Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley, then it's on to Quorn.

Hit the road in the morning. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting to learn about the different grape varietals and the development of the vineyards in the area. Travel to the town of Quorn for the night.

 
Private Vehicle
Adelaide – Quorn4h350km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Hands-On: Wine Tasting
 

Stop by a local winery and sample some of the different grape varietals while learning a bit more about wine production and its history in the Clare Valley. Try some Riesling, the local favourite (considered the best in Australia, if not the world), along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. 

Accommodation

 
Austral Inn (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 7Quorn/Beltana

Head to Wilpena Pound for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history.

Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges.

 
Private Vehicle
Quorn – Beltana1h50km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Wilpena Pound Hike
Wilpena Pound1h-3hFull Day2-7km

Enjoy nature's 800 million-year-old natural amphitheater carved out of the mountains in Ikara-Flinders Ranges NP. Visit Aboriginal art sites and learn more about the history and customs of the Adnyamathanha people who have lived here for tens of thousands of years. Keep an eye out for emus, kangaroos, and if you are lucky, the threatened yellow footed rock wallaby.

Accommodation

 
Beltana Station (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Beltana/William Creek

Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre.

We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. Visit the dry salt lake of Lake Eyre.

 
Private Vehicle
Beltana – William Creek3h200km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 8

Lake Eyre Scenic Flight
William Creek
150-260AUD per person

Soar above Australia's largest inland lake on this 60-min flight in the north of South Australia. Typically, Lake Eyre is dry, so prepare to see a vast white salt plain shimmering in the sun. Following monsoon rains in the north, the lake fills and becomes a breeding site pelicans, gulls and terns. Enjoy a bird's-eye view and enjoy the flight.

Accommodation

 
William Creek Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9William Creek/Coober Pedy

Travel to the town of Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.

Travel to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and the importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 
Private Vehicle
William Creek – Coober Pedy3h150km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Guided Mine Tour
Coober Pedy30m-45m

Learn about opals and Coober Pedy's mining history on a tour of an old opal mine. See examples of both hand-dug and machine-dug underground homes, which are a popular way to escape the heat.

Accommodation

 
Umoona Opal Mine (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 10Coober Pedy/Kings Creek

Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the Outback sky.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Coober Pedy – Kings Creek10h760km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 10

Camel Ride
Kings Canyon
21.50AUD per person

Climb over the hump and settle in for a 15-minute ride to give you a taste of the Outback from a different perspective.

 
Quad Biking Around Cattle Station
Kings Canyon
100AUD per person
 
Kings Canyon Helicopter Ride
Kings Canyon15m-30m
60-275AUD per person

Get a birds-eye view of Kings Canyon from the large bubble windows of a 4-passenger helicopter. 

Accommodation

 
Kings Creek Station (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 11Kings Creek/Uluru

Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park. Drive to Uluru, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly. 

Enjoy the morning taking in the scenery or by going on an optional 4km walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka Natoinal Park.

 
Kings Canyon Hike
Kings Canyon3h-4h4-6km

HIke through beautiful Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park on this walk that visits the natural amphitheatre, the north and south walls, and the Garden of Eden.

 
Private Vehicle
Kings Creek – Uluru4h30m420km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Uluru at Sunset
Uluru30m-1hEvening

Enjoy a glass of bubbly, and watch the setting sun transform Uluru into a glowing monolith bathed in deep reds and oranges. Capture the moment with your camera but also take a moment to soak in the serenity of the scene just with your own eyes. Magic!  

Accommodation

 
Ayers Rock Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 12Uluru

Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines.

The next morning, awake before sunrise to do the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) while learning its significance to the local Aborigines. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area.

 
Uluru Mala Walk
Uluru1h-1h30mMorning2km

Walk along the northwest side of Uluru with your CEO to learn about the history of the area, stories of the Anangu people and these awe-inspiring uplifted sandstone rock formations.

 
Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Uluru

Learn about the Aboriginal culture in the area to get a better perspective of the history, beliefs and present-day life of the Anangu people. Discover the wild world of bush tucker (indigenous food), find out which plants are used in bush medicine, and hear creation stories.

Optional Activities - Day 12

Uluru Helicopter Flight
Uluru
150-285AUD per person

See some of the highlights of the red centre from a bird's-eye view. Take to the air and choose between a 15-minute loop around Uluru, or opt to also see Kata Tjuta on a 30-minute flight.

 
Outback Astronomy Tour
Uluru
42AUD per person

Enjoy a tour of the night sky, learning how Aboriginals used the stars for mythology and seasonal predictions while getting a chance to stargaze through telescopes and binoculars. The Outback is one of the best places to stargaze, with low humidity and surrounding light - take a peek and see whats out there!

Accommodation

 
Ayers Rock Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Uluru/Sydney

Transfer to the airport and fly to Sydney.

 

 

Accommodation

 
Base Sydney (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 14Sydney/Nundle

Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting. Overnight at a sheep station, which includes a shearing demonstration.

Depart in the morning and head to a small country town for lunch before continuing to Nundle Sheep Station for the night. 

At the sheep station, have the unique opportunity to meet an expert sheep shearer. Experience a shearing demonstration and learn about local sheep farming. At the end of the day, enjoy a lamb dinner with the locals before sleeping in historic shearer's quarters.

The sheep station is quite remote, and there is usually no reception for mobile phones.

 
Private Vehicle
Sydney – Nundle6h380km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Hands-On: Wine Tour
 

Drive to the famous wine region of Hunter Valley for an included wine tasting. Sample some reds and whites, and find a new favourite (the area is known for its semillon and shiraz). Learn about the the history of wine-making in the oldest wine region in Australia.

 
Hands-On: Sheep Shearing
 

Watch a local shearer demonstrate how to shear a sheep and learn all about the shearing equipment used today and in days gone by. Afterwards, get in there and give it a go! 

Accommodation

 
DAG Sheep Station (or similar)
Lodge

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 15Nundle/Bingara

Visit a working mine and have a go at panning for gold.

After breakfast, drive to Tamworth, the country and western music capital of Australia and home to a giant guitar. Arrive in Bingara in the early afternoon for an included visit to a historic gold mine where you can try gold panning.

Later, opt for a swim in the local watering hole.

 
Private Vehicle
Nundle – Bingara3h210km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Hands-On: Gold Mine Tour
 

Learn about a historic gold mining site and try your hand at panning for gold. You never know what you'll find!

Accommodation

 
Imperial Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 16Bingara/Yamba

Travel to a beach town surrounded by Yuraygir National Park. Go for a swim at the beach, relax, and enjoy the view.

Once in Yamba, head to the beach for a swim. End an active day by savouring the local delicacy of fish and chips on the beach with fellow group members.

 
Private Vehicle
Bingara – Yamba5h380km

Travel distance: 380km (236 mi)

Optional Activities - Day 16

Swimming
 

Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim. 

Accommodation

 
Pacific Hotel (or similar)
Lodge

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 17Yamba/Byron Bay

Travel up the coast to Byron Bay, an alternative hippie paradise. Hit the beach and enjoy an included surf lesson.

After breakfast, travel the coastal road to the stunning surf and arts town of Byron Bay. Enjoy plenty of free time to experience the hippie surfing town. Options are abound — walk to the lighthouse (located on Australia's most easterly point) for a chance to see whales swimming off shore or hang ten with the locals after an included surfing lesson.

 
Private Vehicle
Yamba – Byron Bay2h128km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Hands-On: Surfing Lesson
 

Hit the beach and get ready to hang ten with a surf lesson from trained surf instructors. Spend some time in the water getting friendly with the waves, practice paddling, then pop up to balance on the wider, softer beginner boards. Too easy.

Accommodation

 
Arts Factory (or similar)
Lodge

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 18Byron Bay

Enjoy free time to hit the beach, get a massage, or try sea kayaking.

The free time is yours to explore. Walk along the long stunning beach, play in the surf, or simply hang out in the Buddha Bar and people watch. Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch.

 
Carte Blanche
Byron BayFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Byron Bay, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like sea kayaking, yoga, and skydiving. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 18

Skydiving
Byron Bay2h-5h
310-369AUD per person

Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Byron Bay from an eagle's perspective. Suit up, get briefed, and board the prop plane to soar high about the land and sea. Strap onto your instructor, take a breath, and leap into a once-in-a-lifetime free fall. This is what a natural high truly feels like!

 
Sea Kayaking Tour
Byron Bay2h-3h
69AUD per person

Paddle along Byron Bay's coast, learn about local and Aboriginal history, surfing meccas, and Australia's most easterly point. Keep an eye out for marine life, such as dolphins, whales, turtles, and tropical fish.

 
Yoga Class
Byron Bay
18AUD per person

Zen out during a yoga class with a qualified instructor and learn various stretches, postures, and breathing exercises.

 
Hinterland and Minyon Falls Tour
Byron Bay
139AUD per person

Head inland to Nightcap National Park, a subtropical rainforest in part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, for a 2-hour guided walk through the rainforest to beautiful Minyon Falls. After a refreshing swim at the base of the 100m falls, visit the quaint town of Bangalow, the oldest town in the region and known for its historic storefronts. After perusing local shops and cafés, enjoy the drive back to Byron Bay, passing through historic towns and beautiful scenery. Locally sourced barbecue lunch included.

 
Whale Watching
Byron Bay2h30m-3h
89AUD per person

Enjoy a thrilling excursion on the water in search of the magnificent Humpback whales. Between May and November, they migrate north from their feeding grounds in Antarctica to breed and birth in the tropics. See the distinctive flukes (tails), and also look for dolphins, turtles and a variety of sea birds. 

 
Cape Byron Lighthouse Visit
Cape Byron30m-2h
Free

Cape Byron Lighthouse is 3km (1.9 mi) northeast of Byron Bay. The popular white structure emits the most powerful light of all working lighthouses in the country, and it's also located at the most easterly point of the Australian continent. Head up to the top of the tower to scan the ocean for whales (the Southern Cross University's Whale Research Centre is located here).

Accommodation

 
Arts Factory (or similar)
Lodge

Day 19Byron Bay/Brisbane

Travel north, and opt for a night out in Queensland's capital.

 

Stop along the way to Brisbane for a quick break at one of the many surf spots such as the Gold Coast.

 
Private Vehicle
Byron Bay – Brisbane4h288km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 19

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
 

You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Accommodation

 
Base Brisbane Uptown (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 20Brisbane/Fraser Island

Travel by private bus, private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Explore the island by 4x4.

Once on the island, enjoy a 4x4 tour of Fraser Island, driving along over 100km of beach. Go for a swim in Lake McKenzie, and enjoy a rainforest walk along the way.

While on Fraser Island and the Noosa Everglades, main luggage will be stored in a secure storage facility. Each person will need to pack a bag for two nights with max weight of 5kg. This is due to luggage capacity restrictions in 4x4 vehicles and canoes. Your CEO will explain further details on arrival into Rainbow Beach.

Depending on the day of the week, some groups may swap the order of the Fraser Island and Noosa Everglades days. Some groups will first travel to the Noosa Everglades for a night before travelling on to Fraser Island. All inclusions will still be offered but just in a different order.

 
Private Vehicle
Brisbane – Rainbow Beach5h250km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Ferry
Rainbow Beach – Fraser Island

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

Optional Activities - Day 20

Fraser Island Flight
Fraser Island
75AUD per person

The world's largest sand island is home to some of the most stunning landscapes. Keep your eyes peeled for Lake Mckenzie, Eli Creek, and maybe even a breaching whale (in season) as you soar above the island. On top of it all, take off and landing is directly on 75 Mile Beach – epic!

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 21Fraser Island/Noosa Everglades

Enjoy a morning of exploring by 4x4 to hit the remainder of Fraser Island's highlights, then set off to the Noosa Everglades for an evening surrounded by stunning wilderness.

 

 
4x4 Excursion
Fraser Island

Embark on a private 4x4 excursion taking in the highlights of this amazing island including Eli Creek and Maheno Shipwreck.

 
Ferry
Fraser Island – Rainbow Beach

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

 
4x4
Rainbow Beach – Noosa Everglades

Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.

 
Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion
Noosa Everglades2h-4h10-14km

Enjoy an overnight excursion in the stunning wilderness of the Noosa Everglades. Grab a paddle and canoe around the riverside camp, go for a walk through the rainforest, and spend the evening relaxing around the campfire with the group.

Accommodation

 
Fraser Island (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 22Noosa Everglades/Rockhampton

Hop on board a northbound train. Visit rural Queensland and learn about cattle station history. Bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the Outback sky.

Catch a train up the 'Capricorn Coast' which is well-known as 'Cattle Country'. Arrive at a remote farm and stay the night. The workers from the property are excellent hosts as they teach about the history of the farm, the cattle industry, and some of the challenges of raising cattle in such a harsh environment.

 
Train
Rainbow Beach – Rockhampton6h-8h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 
Cattle Station (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 23Rockhampton/Whitsunday Islands

Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks and time to snorkel the reefs. Anchor off of secluded tropical islands at night.

After a traditional Outback-style breakfast, transfer to the town of Airlie Beach and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next three days. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday Islands where you will drop anchor for the night. 

 
Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 1
Whitsunday IslandsAfternoon

Board a maxi-yacht formerly used to circumnavigate the globe, and get used to being on the water. Lend a hand hoisting the sails or just sit back and enjoy the breeze.

 
Maxi yacht
Airlie Beach – Whitsunday Islands

Climb aboard a speedy racing yacht (and hang on to your hat).

 
Private Vehicle
Rockhampton – Airlie Beach6h30m-7h539km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Whitsunday Islands Boat (or similar)
Yacht

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 24Whitsunday Islands

Continue sailing through the gorgeous backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands. There will be time to snorkel the reefs. Anchor off of a secluded tropical island at night. 

The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cook's route up through the Whitsunday Islands. There is the option for certified divers to scuba dive. Again we drop anchor in a secluded bay for the night.

 
Maxi yacht
Whitsunday Islands

Climb aboard a speedy racing yacht (and hang on to your hat).

 
Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 2
Whitsunday Islands

Sail through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands, passing by secluded coves and tiny islands. Take advantage of the included snorkel gear, throw on a mask and see what lives in the Great Barrier Reef.

Optional Activities - Day 24

Whitsunday Islands Snorkelling 
Whitsunday Islands30m-1h
Free

Take advantage of the included snorkel gear, throw on a mask and see what lives in the Great Barrier Reef. (Note that fins are not provided in order to adhere with local coral conservation efforts.)

 
Scuba Diving
Whitsunday Islands
75AUD per person

Get the chance to scuba dive the beautiful coral reefs of the Whitsunday Islands.

Accommodation

 
Whitsunday Islands Boat (or similar)
Yacht

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 25Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach

Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand, then enjoy free time on the famous beach. Sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night of dancing.

After three days at sea, we sail back to Airlie Beach for a night on land in a local beach hostel. Feel free to relax by the pool at the end of the day.

 
Maxi yacht
Whitsunday Islands

Climb aboard a speedy racing yacht (and hang on to your hat).

 
Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 3
Whitsunday Islands

It's the final half-day at sea! Set off towards Whitehaven Beach, and hike to a lookout over the beautiful white-sand beach and shallow turquoise waters off its coast. After some free time, hop back on the maxi-yacht and sail in style into Airlie Beach.

Optional Activities - Day 25

Whitsunday Islands Snorkelling 
Whitsunday Islands30m-1h
Free

Take advantage of the included snorkel gear, throw on a mask and see what lives in the Great Barrier Reef. (Note that fins are not provided in order to adhere with local coral conservation efforts.)

Accommodation

 
Base Airlie Beach (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 26Airlie Beach/Cairns

Admire the scenery on the train north to Tully. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre. Participate in a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists before continuing on to Cairns.

 

Get ready for an early morning wake-up today for the journey to Cairns. Make sure to stock up on snacks and bring personal entertainment – it may be one of the longer travel days on this trip, but it's worth it to reach The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef!

 
Train
Airlie Beach – Tully6h30m-7h482km

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
G Adventures for Good: Ingan Cultural Centre & Jirrbal Aboriginal Art Demonstration
 

Enjoy a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre and have an opportunity to participate in a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists - an excellent opportunity to see the diversity of an Aboriginal people from a local perspective!

 
Private Vehicle
Tully – Cairns2h140km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Nomads Serpent Hostel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Lunch

Day 27Cairns

Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by skydiving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Cap it all off with a Big Night Out in Cairns.

 

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

 
Carte Blanche
CairnsFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Cairns, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, whitewater rafting, and skydiving. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 27

Skydiving
Cairns2h-6h
310-400AUD per person

Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Cairns from an eagle's perspective. Suit up, get briefed and board the prop plane to soar high above the land and sea. Strap onto your instructor, take a breath and leap into a once-in-a-lifetime free fall. This is what a natural high truly feels like!

 
Whitewater Rafting
Cairns12h-12h30m
133-199AUD per person

Put on a helmet, grab a paddle and raft the Class 3 & 4 rapids of the mighty Tully River, considered the best rafting river in all Australia & New Zealand.

 
Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling from Cairns
Great Barrier Reef8h-9h
169-189AUD per person

Don a mask and snorkel the largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Say g'day to Nemo, the clown fish, and some of the 1,500 other species of tropical fish that thrive in the warm waters off Australia's east coast.

 
Great Barrier Reef Diving from Cairns
Great Barrier Reef8h-9h
245-289AUD per person

Experience the largest coral reef in the world from beneath the ocean's surface on a scuba diving day trip. Packages vary and include 1, 2, or 3 dives in a day. The Great Barrier Reef teems with 1500 species of tropical fish, as well as whales, dolphins and porpoises. Bring an underwater camera and go crazy! 

 
Bungee Jumping
Cairns
169AUD per person

Leave your fears at home and prepare to have your breath taken away as you jump from 164ft. Now's the time to release your inner daredevil – what are you waiting for?

 
Minjin Swing
Cairns
129AUD per person

Soar through the rainforest on the fastest jungle swing in the world. Suit up and be pulled to 150ft above the ground before flying over the canopy at a heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping 120km/hr. We can already hear your screams!

 
Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway
Cairns
111-124AUD per person

Settle into a comfortable 6 seat gondola for a ride with a spectacular view along the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Pass over the canopy one of Australia's tropical rainforests, so close to the tree tops it's as if you could reach out and touch the leaves. After, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through a lush tropical paradise framed by rugged mountains, waterfalls and ravines back to Cairns. Travel on authentic timber carriages via hand-hewn tunnels and across towering bridges, through the awe-inspiring Barron Gorge. Experience the exotic beauty of North Queensland’s tropical rainforests, marvelling at the incredible array of plants and animals encountered all along the way.

Accommodation

 
Nomads Serpent Hostel (or similar)
Hotel

Day 28Cairns

Depart at any time.

 

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

 

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