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The Sun Seeker
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Starts Byrons Bay Base 2019

With coastal cities, world heritage sites, white-sand beaches & laid-back vibes, the East Coast of Australia is a sun seeker's dream. We'll see the best of it over 8 glorious days, stopping at a working dairy farm for morning tea, sleeping at a rainforest Eco Camp & spending 2 nights at Airlie Beach, gateway to the insta-perfect Whitsundays.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Supplier Tour ID: 97.911/250688
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Byron Bay, Australia
  • Finishes: Cairns, Australia
  • Age requirement: 18 - 35
You will Visit
  • Byron Bay
  • Noosa Everglades
  • Whitsundays
  • Cairns

Itinerary

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Day 1: Byron Bay to Noosa Everglades via Hosanna Farm and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Hello Byron Bay! Say hello to your new Contiki family, it's time to head up the coast to Noosa Everglades, with a couple of exciting stops along the way. Adventure on!On the way north we'll stop at Hosanna Farm, an authentic Aussie working farm where you'll get the chance to try some traditional Australian tucker: damper & billy tea.Next up we'll make our way to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll see koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles up close and personal.Still buzzing from our farm & wildlife adventures, we'll arrive at our destination, the Noosa Everglades. Here we'll unpack at our Special Stay Eco Camp home for the next two nights and relax with a group dinner in the bistro & bar area, surrounded by the chatter and rustling of local birds and kangaroos.

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Day 2: Noosa Everglades - Fraser Island Day Trip

Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our Eco Camp this morning (you might even spot a kangaroo) and grab a quick brekkie before heading out for a day on Fraser Island.Your spirits (and your Insta Likes) will be at an all-time high after this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes and dense rainforests. We'll cruise along the world's longest sand highway before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch.It's back to the Eco Camp this evening for our final night here. You have free time to tuck into some food at the bistro, sample the offerings at the CootharaBAR boutique brewery, or just relax and enjoy the lush surroundings of this beautiful protected National Park.

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Day 3: Noosa Everglades to the Whitsundays

Say goodbye to The Glades, we're on our way to find coastal nirvana at the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. We'll hop on a plane for a flight to Airlie Beach.Landing in Airlie Beach, you'll notice everything starting to look a bit more tropical. Hello Whitsundays! This afternoon is yours for the taking. Head out and enjoy the endless cafes, bars and ocean vistas this backpacker hub has to offer.

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Day 4: The Whitsundays

Is there anywhere in the world more beautiful than the Whitsundays? We think not. With 74 perfect islands at your fingertips, an open sea calling your name & FOMO starting to kick in, get out and explore one of the worlds most lusted-after holiday destinations with our optional day sailing excursion.

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Day 5: The Whitsundays to Cairns

What can top the Whitsundays? Not much…except the Great Barrier Reef, and luckily it's the next stop on our journey.After a scenic train ride along the East Coast of Queensland, we'll arrive in sunny Cairns - a haven for vibing restaurants, bouncing clubs and endless tropical feels. This town is the gateway to the reef and is buzzing with energy, you won't be short of things to do here.

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Day 6: Cairns

Good morning Cairns you delightful palm tree paradise. Today we'll take you on a Dreamtime walk at Tjapukai where you can explore the rich history of the world's oldest living culture. After getting your culture fix for the day, why not unleash your inner-adrenaline junkie and take a leap of faith at AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping? Or take to the rapids for an action-packed afternoon of white-water rafting on the Barron River.

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Day 7: Cairns

Make the most of your free day here in Cairns and jump on our optional day trip out to Australia's most famous natural wonder, The Great Barrier Reef. Board a luxury catamaran out to the reef and try your hand at snorkelling, gape at the mindblowingly colourful coral and listen to a marine biologist tell you all there is to know about this wonder. This day is a must-do for any trip to Oz!

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Day 8-7: Cairns

Your final day is yours to explore and do whatever your heart desires - and the perfect chance to sign up for a day trip on the scenic cable car, Skyrail. Here you can gain a truly unique perspective of Australia's World Heritage listed tropical rainforest, gliding above the canopy before descending to the forest floor to continue your guided explorational journey in the tropical hippie paradise of Kuranda. Known for its appreciation of sustainable living and alternate therapies, Kuranda is a unique village in a world of commercialism. Take the famous Kuranda Railway back to Cairns for a relaxing end to your day before your trip finishes in the late afternoon.

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • Hostel-style accommodation with a Special Stay at an Eco Camp in the Noosa Everglades (complete with kangaroos). With accommodation this centrally located you'll be right in the action and ready to enjoy your days after a comfy night's sleep
      Food
    • We'll provide 9 of your meals and the rest are up to you. Food is an important part of any holiday so we want you to have all of the opportunities to explore modern Australian cuisine and local eats. Our TM's will always be on hand with their must-try meal recommendations
      Staff
    • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do
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Tour Highlights:
  • Noosa Everglades to Whitsundays: Included Flight: Noosa to Airlie Beach
  • The Whitsundays to Cairns: Train: Airlie Beach to Cairns
  • Cairns: Tjapukai - Dreamtime walk with Damper plus Tea