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OACS - Best of Australia

In case you hadn't noticed, Australia is an awfully big place. So big, in fact, that you'd need to come back a few times to get it all. Don't have that kind of time? Hop aboard this 14-day trip down Australia's East Coast and make the most of the time you do have. Offering a solid mix of must-do experiences and uncommon adventures, you'll learn to surf at Byron Bay, sail the Whitsundays and trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest. The best part: there's still plenty more to come back for.

Inclusions

Carte Blanche: Byron Bay Hands-on: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay
Guided rainforest walk
Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion
Blue Mountains stay with hikes
Jenolan Caves visit
Scenic Railway
Jamison Valley walk
Orientation walk in Sydney
Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, and Sydney
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $4,399
Start Location
Cairns, Australia
End Location
Sydney, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
04 Oct 201817 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
25 Oct 201807 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
15 Nov 201828 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
29 Nov 201812 Dec 20181AUD $4,399
13 Dec 201826 Dec 20182AUD $4,599
20 Dec 201802 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
27 Dec 201809 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
03 Jan 201916 Jan 20197AUD $4,599
17 Jan 201930 Jan 201912AUD $4,599
31 Jan 201913 Feb 20199AUD $4,599
07 Feb 201920 Feb 20199AUD $4,799
21 Feb 201906 Mar 20195AUD $4,799
07 Mar 201920 Mar 20198AUD $4,799
21 Mar 201903 Apr 201914AUD $4,799
28 Mar 201910 Apr 20198AUD $4,799
18 Apr 201901 May 201911AUD $4,799
02 May 201915 May 201916AUD $4,599
16 May 201929 May 201916AUD $4,599
06 Jun 201919 Jun 201916AUD $4,599
27 Jun 201910 Jul 201916AUD $4,599
18 Jul 201931 Jul 201916AUD $4,399
08 Aug 201921 Aug 201913AUD $4,399
22 Aug 201904 Sep 201916AUD $4,399
05 Sep 201918 Sep 201916AUD $4,399
19 Sep 201902 Oct 201914AUD $4,399
03 Oct 201916 Oct 201914AUD $4,399
17 Oct 201930 Oct 201916AUD $4,399
31 Oct 201913 Nov 201915AUD $4,399
14 Nov 201927 Nov 201916AUD $4,599
21 Nov 201904 Dec 201910AUD $4,599
05 Dec 201918 Dec 201916AUD $4,799
12 Dec 201925 Dec 201916AUD $4,799
26 Dec 201908 Jan 202015AUD $4,799
16 Jan 202029 Jan 202015AUD $4,599
23 Jan 202005 Feb 202016AUD $4,599
30 Jan 202012 Feb 202016AUD $4,599
13 Feb 202026 Feb 202016AUD $4,799
20 Feb 202004 Mar 202016AUD $4,799
27 Feb 202011 Mar 202016AUD $4,799
12 Mar 202025 Mar 202016AUD $4,799
26 Mar 202008 Apr 202016AUD $4,799
16 Apr 202029 Apr 202016AUD $4,799
14 May 202027 May 202016AUD $4,599
11 Jun 202024 Jun 202016AUD $4,599
09 Jul 202022 Jul 202016AUD $4,399
06 Aug 202019 Aug 202016AUD $4,399
27 Aug 202009 Sep 202016AUD $4,399
03 Sep 202016 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
17 Sep 202030 Sep 202016AUD $4,399
08 Oct 202021 Oct 202016AUD $4,399
15 Oct 202028 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
29 Oct 202011 Nov 202016AUD $4,399
12 Nov 202025 Nov 202016AUD $4,599
19 Nov 202002 Dec 202016AUD $4,599
26 Nov 202009 Dec 202016AUD $4,599
03 Dec 202016 Dec 202016AUD $4,799
10 Dec 202023 Dec 202016AUD $4,799
17 Dec 202030 Dec 202016AUD $4,799
31 Dec 202013 Jan 202116AUD $4,799
07 Jan 202120 Jan 202116AUD $4,399
14 Jan 202127 Jan 202116AUD $4,399
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Cairns
Arrive at any time.
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.
Day 3 - Cape Tribulation
With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
Day 4 - Cape Tribulation/Cairns
Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.
Day 5 - Cairns/Airlie Beach
Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town.
Day 6 - Airlie Beach
Set sail for a day in 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.
Day 7 - Airlie Beach/Byron Bay
Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.
Day 8 - Byron Bay
Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like sea kayaking, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.
Day 9 - Byron Bay/Port Macquarie
Hit the waves with an included surf lesson. Head 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.
Day 10 - Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains
Opt to visit a koala hospital before travelling to the Blue Mountains Region.
Day 11 - Blue Mountains
Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.
Day 12 - Blue Mountains/Sydney
Travel to Sydney and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.
Day 13 - Sydney
Get a feel for the city. Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, zip through the harbour on a jet boat, or relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.
Day 14 - Sydney
Depart at any time.