The route up Australia’s East Coast has earned its rep as one of the seemingly endless supply of must-do experiences in the country. The classic Sydney-to-Cairns route introduces you to both sides of modern Australia—the bright lights of the big city and the raw beauty of the Outback. You’ll get to try your hand at dozens of atypical activities—everything from wine-tasting to sailing and snorkelling. And when you travel in small groups like we do, you really get out there into the wild to meet the locals and experience the land like they do. That amazing new frontier you’ve been looking for? Here it is.
- Hostels (9 nts), swag/canvas bedroll (1 nt), maxi yacht (2 nts), beach hostel (1 nt), beachside permanent tented camp (2 nts). All nights multi-share.
- Private bus, train, maxi yacht, 4x4 safari vehicle, ferry
- Group Leader throughout, local guides.
Itinerary [+] Detailed Itinerary
Nundle Sheep Station (1B,1D)
Day 5 to 6:
Byron Bay (2B)
Day 8 to 9:
Fraser Island (2B,2L,1D)
Cattle Station (1B,1D)
Day 11 to 12:
Whitsunday Islands Sailing (2B,1L,2D)
Whitsundays/Whitehaven Beach/Airlie Beach (1B)
Day 14 to 15: