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East Coast Australia in Style

  • 10 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : GAOAES

This comfort-minded journey up Australia's eastern shore delivers the wonders of the region to you in fine style. Using a diverse range of transport-trains, yachts, surfboards-and unique lodgings, you'll visit remote islands, sample world-class wines, wander through rainforests and even learn how to catch a few waves. Plus, we keep your group size intentionally small so it feels less like travelling with a herd and more like exploring with great new friends.

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Day 1 Sydney

Arrive at any time.

Arrive in Sydney at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. 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. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to visit the Botanical Gardens or the famous Opera House.

Day 2 Sydney (1B,1L)

Explore Sydney with a walk along the harbour, on to the iconic Sydney Opera House and into the Rocks area. Have an early lunch before boarding a sleek former Americas Cup racing yacht for a 2 ½ hour sail on one of the world's finest harbours.

Today we explore Sydney with a walk along the harbour to the iconic Sydney Opera House and into the Rocks area. We'll have an early lunch before boarding a sleek former Americas Cup racing yacht for a 2 ½ hour sail on one of the world's finest harbours. Meet in the early evening for an optional drink or dinner. We may head beachside to Bondi where there are plenty of excellent dining options.

Day 3-4 Byron Bay (2B,1L)

Fly to the famous surf and arts town of Byron. On Day 4 meet a local surf legend, learn about the culture of surfing in the area and try it yourself. After, stretch out with an included yoga class. Enjoy free time for optional sea kayaking, whale-watchin

We meet mid-morning to catch our flight to the North Coast of New South Wales. Arrive early evening into beautiful Byron Bay. On the way to our hotel we'll stop for a walk to the Cape Byron lighthouse located at the most easterly point of the Australian continent. You have the evening at your leisure. Talk to your CEO today about some optional activity options for tomorrow so they can make arrangements for you. Start Day 4 early to enjoy a yoga class to refresh your mind before meeting a local surfer for a surf lesson. We use soft big boards that provide more surface area and stability so everyone has a chance to ride a wave. We have lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant to ensure we fully get into the vibe of Byron Bay. The rest of the day is yours to explore - you may like to walk along the long stunning beach, play in the surf, or simply hang out at the beach hotel and people watch. Optional activities in the area include whale watching (seasonal), kayaking, or a day tripping to the beaches. Estimated travel time: 1.5 hour flight, then 45 minute transfer to hotel.

Day 5 Whitsunday Islands (1D)

Travel to Brisbane and catch a flight, then ferry to the Whitsunday Islands. Relax this evening in a tropical paradise.

This morning we leave Byron at 7am for Brisbane airport for a morning flight to the capital of Queensland. Upon arrival in Proserpine we'll transfer to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach for a short transfer to Daydream Island, our home for the night. Estimated travel time: 3 hour drive, 1.5 hour fight, 30 min ferry Travel distance: 150 km

Day 6 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)

Spend the morning relaxing on the island before embarking on a yacht for an afternoon of sailing and swimming around the islands. End the day in Airlie Beach at a resort hotel for the evening.

We spend this morning relaxing on the island before embarking on a yacht for an afternoon of sailing and swimming around the islands. Enjoy an afternoon aboard the yacht before ending the day in Airlie Beach at our resort hotel for the evening.

Day 7 Cairns

An early start to the station for a relaxing and very scenic train journey to Cairns.

Embark on a scenic train journey through sugar cane country and rainforest as we head north to Cairns. Arrive early evening and check-in to a centrally-based hotel before exploring the town and opting for a group dinner and drinks. Estimated travel time: 10 hours Travel distance: 600 km

Day 8-9 Port Douglas (2B,1D)

Travel up the stunning coastal road, stop to meet local Aboriginals and go on an interpretive walk. Learn about traditional ways of life and survival techniques and enjoy the unique opportunity to try spearfishing. On Day 9, opt to take a Great Barrier R

Travel up the stunning coastal road, stop to meet local Aboriginals and go on an interpretive walk, learning about traditional ways of life and survival techniques. Enjoy the unique opportunity to try spearfishing and gain perspective on how difficult it can be. Arrive mid-afternoon in the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Take time to stroll the main streets, window-shopping on your way. Spend two nights at a local resort. Option to take a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trip on Day 9. Estimated travel time: 1 hour Travel distance: 70 km

Day 10 Cairns (1B)

Travel to Cairns. Tour ends at 1pm. Feel free to book onward travel after 4:00pm.

Travel from Port Douglas to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival at approx 1pm. Feel free to book onward travel after 4:00pm. Estimated travel time: 1 hour drive Travel distance: 70 km drive

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  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Superior
  • Physical Demands: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

What's included?

Sydney harbour yacht ride. Sydney orientation walk. Included surfing lessons with a local. Yoga lesson. Whitsunday Islands sailing trip. Scenic train journey to Cairns. Aboriginal village visit with an opportunity to try spearfishing. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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