Sydney to Carins East Coast luxury tour, 10 days

From: AUD3999.00

10 day expedition
(USD 3999.00 - CHF 3799.00 - GBP 2529.00 - NZD 4999.00 - CAD 3999.00 - EUR 2999.00)


What's Included:
▪Sydney harbour yacht ride.
▪Sydney orientation walk.
▪Included surfing lessons with a local (Byron Bay).
▪Yoga lesson.
▪Full-day Whitsunday Islands sailing trip.
▪Scenic train journey to Cairns.
▪Aboriginal dreamtime walk through the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge.
▪All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Sydney to Carins East Coast luxury tour, 10 days

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 resort-style lodgings, you’ll sample world-class wines, wander through rainforests and even learn how to catch a few waves (and a few fish). 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.


Learn to surf in Byron Bay with a local expert, sail the Sydney harbour in a racing yacht, relax on a full-day Whitsunday Islands cruise, learn firsthand about Aboriginal culture and history in the Daintree Rainforest


Is this trip for me?

  • Travel Style: Comfort
  • Service Level: Upgraded
  • Physical Grading: 2 - Light
  • Trip Type: Small Group
  • Group Size Notes: Max 16, Avg 12.
  • Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Transport: Private bus/van, plane, local bus, ferry, yacht, train, walking.


Itinerary

Day 1 Sydney

Please make your own way to the joining hotel. If you arrive early, head into the city to visit the Botanical Gardens or the famous Opera House. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Sydney (1B, 1L)

After spending the day exploring Sydney, we 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. Additional Notes: The sailing excursion today is a fast paced and authentic sailing experience on a racing yacht. If you are not interested in sailing, you can opt out and enjoy your afternoon on your own. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Sailing in Sydney Harbour Transport: Metro

Day 3 Sydney/Byron Bay (1B)

Meet mid-morning to catch a flight to the north coast of New South Wales. Arrive early evening into beautiful Byron Bay. On the way to the hotel, stop for a walk to the Cape Byron lighthouse located at the most easterly point of the Australian continent. The night is yours to discover. Included Activities: Cape Byron Lighthouse Visit Transport: Taxicab (0.50-1.00 hours) Plane (1.50 hour(s))

Day 4 Byron Bay (1B)

Start the day early to enjoy a yoga class to calm the mind and limber the body before meeting a local surfer for a surf lesson. Eat lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant to ensure we fully immerse ourselves in the vibe of Byron Bay. Included Activities: Surf Lesson with Yoga Warm-Up

Day 5 Byron Bay/Airlie Beach (1B)

This morning we leave Byron early to head to the Brisbane airport to catch a morning flight to Proserpine. Transfer to Airlie Beach, our home for the next two nights. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Local bus (0.50-1.00 hours)

Day 6 Airlie Beach (1L)

On Day 6, embark on a full-day yacht excursion, sailing around the Whitsunday's with included lunch, snacks, snorkel and visit to Whitehaven beach. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion

Day 7 Airlie Beach/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. Transport: Train (10.00 hour(s), 600km) Taxicab (0.50 hour(s))

Day 8 Cairns/Port Douglas (1B, 1L)

Travel up the stunning coastal road, stop to meet local Aboriginals and go on an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge. Arrive mid-afternoon in the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Included Activities: Aboriginal Interpretive Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 70km)

Day 9 Port Douglas (1B)

Today is a free day, but we recommend going on an optional snorkelling trip of the Great Barrier Reef - the largest coral reef system in the world.

Day 10 Port Douglas/Cairns (1B)

Travel back to Cairns. Trip ends on arrival in the afternoon. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 70km)