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Sydney • Fraser Island • Whitsundays • Great Barrier Reef • Cairns
Offering excellent value without compromising on the quality of food, accommodation or inclusions, this APT Affordable Value Tour is a fantastic way to travel along one of the worlds great coastlines.
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Day 1: Arrive Sydney
Arrive in Sydney and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this stunning and vibrant harbourside city. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers over welcome drinks and dinner (dinner included). Overnight: Park Royal Darling Harbour Sydney.
Day 2: Sydney - Port Macquarie
Depart dynamic Sydney for the scenic seaside town of Port Macquarie, located on the mid north coast of New South Wales. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Hastings River, why not enjoy a stroll around Port Macquarie (breakfast included). Overnight: Rydges Port Macquarie.
Day 3: Port Macquarie - Byron Bay - Surfers Paradise
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive to Byron Bay, renowned for its surf beaches and bohemian lifestyle. You then continue to the famous Surfers Paradise where you've time to settle in and perhaps enjoy a leisurely sunset stroll along the sandy beach (breakfast included). Overnight: Mantra Legends Hotel Surfers Paradise.
Days 4 & 5: Brisbane - Fraser Island
Today, travel from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane for a visit to see the native species in Australia Zoo, founded by the late and much- missed Steve Irwin. Later, continue to Hervey Bay and cruise to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, for a two-night stay. Tomorrows half-day tour explores the breathtaking mix of landscapes, from sweeping sandy beaches and soaring cliffs to freshwater lakes, wetlands and ancient rainforests that make up this World Heritage site. Later, there's free time to relax and enjoy the resorts excellent facilities. Note: 9-day guests join the tour in Brisbane on day 4 (breakfasts plus one dinner included). Overnight:Kingfisher Bay Resort (2 nights).
Day 6: Fraser Island Rockhampton
Take a morning cruise back to the mainland, rejoin your coach in Hervey Bay and travel north, through lush sugar cane country and crossing some of the many narrow gauge railway lines. Later arrive in the beef capital of Australia, Rockhampton, a charming city situated on the banks of the Fitzroy River and adjacent to beautiful Mt Archer National Park (breakfast and dinner included). Overnight: Central Park Motel Rockhampton.
Day 7: Rockhampton - Airlie Beach - Daydream Island
Enjoy a guided tour of Rockhampton Botanic Gardens that boasts fabulous native plants and a tranquil Japanese garden. Then head to the relaxed seaside town of Airlie Beach and board your cruise to Daydream Island, part of the idyllic Whitsundays archipelago (breakfast and dinner included). Overnight: Daydream Island (2 nights).
Day 8: Daydream Island
A whole day at leisure to relax and enjoy the activities on Daydream Island. Perhaps spend the day snorkelling, lounging on the sands or beside the pool, or you may like to enjoy an optional spa treatment or jetski tour (own expense) (breakfast included).
Day 9: Townsville - Mission Beach
This morning, board an early cruise transfer back to the mainland, where you'll reboard your coach and travel north to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a city tour of this tropical city, surrounded by the rainforest hinterland on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other. You'll then continue your journey north to Mission Beach (breakfast and dinner included). Overnight: Castaways Beach Resort.
Day 10: Mission Beach Cairns
Travel through the diverse landscapes of the Atherton Tablelands, home to some of Queensland's most spectacular waterfalls. Visit the scenic village of Kuranda, where you will board the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Witness panoramic vistas of the tropical region surrounding Cairns and the Coral Sea in the distance, as you ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes (breakfast included). Overnight: Pullman Cairns International (2 nights).
Day 11: Great Barrier Reef
Today, join a catamaran for a guided cruise out to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. There is an opportunity to go snorkeling amongst the spectacular species of coral and tropical fish. View the incredible sea life from the boats underwater observatory before enjoying a lunch of local specialties. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at Tjapukai by Night where you'll take an interactive part in an ancient corroboree before being led along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner of the regions best food (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Day 12: Depart Cairns
This morning, drive north along the coast to the pretty township of Port Douglas before returning to Cairns Airport where your tour concludes (breakfast included).
Itineraries are subject to change for operational reasons and are subject to minimum number requirements.
Australia Touring Holiday
11 night East Coast Adventure
from £2679 per person
DURATION :11 nights
TOUR STYLE: Escorted Coach
GROUP SIZE: 48 max
PHYSICAL DEMAND: 2 out of 5
ACCOMMODATION: 4 - 5 Stars
2017 East Coast Adventure Escorted Tour Prices are per person based on two sharing, including flights, transfers and accommodation, and are subject to availability. Flights from Heathrow - other departures also available, call for details.
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