14D13N Best of Australia by G Adventures destination australia mossman gorge daintree np

From USD 3,999 per person

INFO Follow an Indigenous guide through the Daintree Rainforest, Opt to visit the Great Barrier Reef, Cruise on a boat around the scenic Whitsundays, Try a surfing Lesson in Byron Bay, Hike the Blue Mountains.
PACKAGE CODE OACS
SALES VALIDITY Up to 28 February 2023
INCLUDE Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting – Meet Your CEO and Group
Guided rainforest walk
Whitsunday Islands boating excursion
Blue Mountains stay with hikes
Scenic Railway
Jamison Valley walk
Orientation walk in Sydney
Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, and Sydney
Internal flight
Surf lesson in Byron Bay
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

MEALS INCLUDED

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches
1

Day 1 - Cairns

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting – Meet Your CEO and Group
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Hotel
Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre (or similar)

2

Day 2 - Cairns/Cape Tribulation

Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk
through the Daintree Rainforest.

Private Vehicle
Cairns – Cape Tribulation 3h30m 140km
Travel 1.5 hrs to Mossman Gorge. Later, continue 2 hrs to Cape Tribulation.

Indigenous Peoples Interpretive Walk
Mossman Gorge 2h
Take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Follow an Indigenous guide and learn about bush food, medicinal plants and the lasting relationship of the Kuku Yalanji people with their natural environment. Find out how to make bush soap, watch an ochre painting demonstration and sample some bush tea.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Lodge
Cape Tribulation Beach House (or similar)

3

Day 3 - Cape Tribulation

With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.

Free time
Cape Tribulation Full Day
Head out and start exploring.

Meals included: Breakfast

Lodge
Cape Tribulation Beach House (or similar)

4

Cape Tribulation/Cairns

Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city. En route, stop by Port
Douglas and opt to have lunch at a local market.

Private Vehicle
Cape Tribulation – Cairns 3h30m Afternoon
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Free time
Cairns Afternoon
Make the most of a few hours in this city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel
Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre (or similar)

5

Day 5 - Cairns/Airlie Beach

Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach, enjoying scenic views along the way.

Private Vehicle
Cairns – Airlie Beach 9h-10h 623km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel
Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments (or similar)

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Day 6 - Airlie Beach

Spend the day out on the water boating around the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.

Whitsunday Islands Boating Excursion
Whitsunday Island 8h 08:00-17:30
Enjoy a day out on the water amidst some of the 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsunday archipelago. Visit Whitehaven Beach, jump overboard for a quick refreshing dip, and make friends with the tropical fish that thrive within Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Barrier Reef Visit
Whitsunday Island
The Whitsunday Islands are in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day out on a boat cruising through the waters around the islands. Then, when it gets too hot, pull on a mask and snorkel and dive overboard to check out the variety of brightly coloured marine plants, coral and fish that thrive right in these warm tropical waters.

Meals included: Lunch

Hotel
Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments (or similar)

7

Day 7 - Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this “hippie” paradise.

Plane
Airlie Beach – Brisbane 2h30m
.
Private Vehicle
Brisbane – Byron Bay 2h-2h30m 200km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Hotel
Byron Beachcomber (or similar)

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Day 8 - Byron Bay

Spend the morning down at the beach with a morning yoga session and before hitting the waves for a
surf lesson.

Opt to pre-book the “Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking” activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Surfing Lesson
Byron Bay 3h
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.

Hotel
Byron Beachcomber (or similar)

9

Day 9 - Byron Bay/Port Macquarie

Spend the morning wandering the town checking out the local shops or having one last coffee on the
beach before heading to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.

Free Time
Byron Bay Morning
Get out and explore this lazy beach town.

Private Vehicle
Byron Bay – Port Macquarie 5h 397km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Motel
El Paso Motor Inn (or similar)

10

Day 10 - Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains

Travel from Port Macquarie to the Blue Mountains today. These mountains in Australia are best known for their soaring sandstone ridges. As you drive, pass by charming mountain towns, ancient Aboriginal rock art, lush green valleys, and loads of craggy cliffs. It doesn’t matter if the journey is shrouded in clouds or glowing in the sinking sun, you’ll still spot beauty around every turn.

Private Vehicle
Port Macquarie – Blue Mountains 6h-7h 500km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel
Leisure Inn Spires (or similar)

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Day 11 - Blue Mountains

Travel deeper into the majestic Blue Mountains and experience the natural beauty of this World Heritage
Area. Explore the landscape around Leura and Katoomba, view the Three Sisters, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.

Blue Mountains Excursion
Blue Mountains
With charming Leura as your base, explore the major attractions of the Blue Mountains from sightseeing to bushwalking to cafés and more.

Scenic Railway
Blue Mountains
This railway is steep and plunges into the rainforest and through the valley. The ride is scenically stunning. At the end, opt to take a rainforest walk or a cable car back to the visitor’s centre.

Jamison Valley Walk
Blue Mountains 1h-2h30m 1-3km
Take in some amazing lookouts over the Jamison Valley, via the iconic Three Sisters. Descend down the 900 step giant staircase to the valley floor. Walk amongst the beautiful forest to the steepest incline railway in the world — The Katoomba Scenic Railway. Opt to ride its 52-degrees angle or take the Scenic Cableway. If you’re keen for more walking, and time permitting, take the 900 stairs back up.

Hotel
Leisure Inn Spires (or similar)

12

Day 12 - Blue Mountains/Sydney

This morning, leave the Blue Mountains behind and continue onward to Sydney. Once you arrive head out for an orientation walk before taking advantage of some free time to keep exploring. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

Private Vehicle
Blue Mountains – Sydney 2h
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Orientation Walk
30m-1h
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Free Time
Sydney Evening
Get out and explore.

Hotel
Rydges Sydney Central (or similar)

13

Day 13 - Sydney

Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional night out with the group.

Free Time
Sydney Full Day
Enjoy a free day to explore one of Australia’s most exciting cities.

Hotel
Rydges Sydney Central (or similar)

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Day 14 - Sydney

Depart at any time.

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

  • Sales period: up to 28 February 2023
  • Travel period: up to 30 December 2023
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  • Price displayed based on per person, in USD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
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