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Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) 2018-19 (14 Days, Sydney to Cairns)

Surf, sail and island hop your way along the East Coast. Leave all things urban behind to visit beautiful beaches, a proper Aussie farm, a national park and the odd World Heritage site. Fill up your camera roll and make new friends as you tick off this side of Oz.

Inclusions

Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
Visit Whitehaven Beach
Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie
Surf lesson at Topdeck's surf camp
Magnetic Island beaches & wildlife
13 Breakfasts
13 Lunches
13 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $3,199
Start Location
Sydney, Australia
End Location
Sydney, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 39+
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201809 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
24 Jun 201807 Jul 201823AUD $3,199
01 Jul 201814 Jul 201827AUD $3,199
22 Jul 201804 Aug 20189AUD $3,199
29 Jul 201811 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
19 Aug 201801 Sep 201820AUD $3,199
26 Aug 201808 Sep 201827AUD $3,199
16 Sep 201829 Sep 201825AUD $3,199
23 Sep 201806 Oct 201829AUD $3,199
14 Oct 201827 Oct 201825AUD $3,199
21 Oct 201803 Nov 201828AUD $3,199
11 Nov 201824 Nov 201813AUD $3,199
18 Nov 201801 Dec 201823AUD $3,199
05 Dec 201818 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
09 Dec 201822 Dec 201827AUD $3,199
16 Dec 201829 Dec 201830AUD $3,199
06 Jan 201919 Jan 201929AUD $3,199
13 Jan 201926 Jan 201930AUD $3,199
23 Jan 201905 Feb 201929AUD $3,199
03 Feb 201916 Feb 201929AUD $3,199
10 Feb 201923 Feb 201929AUD $3,199
20 Feb 201905 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
03 Mar 201916 Mar 201930AUD $3,199
10 Mar 201923 Mar 201930AUD $3,199
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Sydney to Crescent Head
Set the tone for this authentic Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as we venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head. After a tasty BBQ lunch, we'll be hitting the water with a private surf lesson on one of the best beaches in the world. Whether you're just starting out or have surfed before, here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master. Included today: -Surf lesson at Topdeck's surf retreat Meals: -Lunch -Dinner
Day 2: Crescent Head to Byron Bay
Our road trip continues with a traditional BBQ lunch and a cruise past the Big Banana icon before pulling into Byron Bay – where you can burn incense, sip chai and practice yoga all in one day. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Byron Bay
Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is so laid back it’s a wonder it hasn’t fallen over. On your free day here, hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, skydive, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. Pretty sweet, huh? Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: -Dolphin kayaking -Skydiving -Surf lesson
Day 4: Byron Bay to Brisbane
Leave Byron Bay behind as we head for Brisbane – but first, we tackle Surfers Paradise. Get ready to soak up the sun in this slice of paradise. Included today: -Surfers Paradise Gold Coast -Walking tour of Brisbane Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Brisbane to Fraser Island
Today we’ll discover Noosa and the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains, then board the ferry bound for Fraser Island. UNESCO World Heritage listed and the world’s largest sand island, this place is pretty special. Fraser, we’re ready for ya! We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 2 days. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 6: Fraser Island
Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand – as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dings and forests. Embark on an included four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and so much more. Included today: -Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience -Lake McKenzie -Maheno Shipwreck -Eli Creek Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch Optional activities: -Scenic flights from the beach
Day 7: Fraser Island to Myella Farm
Along the way today, we’ll stop off at the iconic Bundaberg rum distillery for a tour and tasting sesh in the heart of sugar cane country. This afternoon enjoy an authentic outback experience at a 2,500-acre cattle station. Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare yourself for an adventure-packed afternoon of optional horse riding and cow milking. Or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset. Enjoy a hearty home cooked farm style dinner before you take to whip cracking and lassoing. Included today: -Farm sunset Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Horse riding
Day 8: Myella Farm
Take to life on the land like a horse to oats with an adventure-packed morning of horse riding and motor biking. Dirty your boots, milk your first cow, or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm. Meals: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 9: Myella Farm to Airlie Beach
Please note: We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 2 days. Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight (2 day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Cue feasts, swim stops and plenty of snorkelling. Included today: -Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands Please note: The twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 10: Airlie Beach
Today, we’ll set sail for sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds, and swim with the resident reef fish at a nearby snorkel site. Back on board, practise your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm. Make the most of this paradise before we head back to shore tonight. Included today: -Visit Whitehaven Beach -Snorkelling -Whitsunday sailing Meals: - Breakfast - Lunch
Day 11: Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island
Today we’re off to Magnetic Island, just a short ferry ride over from the mainland. Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals. Included today: -Wildlife tour -Magnetic Island Hopper Pass -Bush walking Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 12: Magnetic Island to Cairns
Get stuck into a private tour of the local wildlife park, where you can kiss a baby crocodile, smooch a blue tongue lizard and even spot a koala. Back on the Bruce Highway and colourful Cairns in the far north tropic region is our next destination. We’ll pass palm tree-lined streets this afternoon as we make our way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range. After checking into our centrally located hotel, head out to grab some dinner – you’re spoilt for dining choices here. After dinner the revelry is up to you – check out the famous Night Markets or soak up the local nightlife at one of the many bars and clubs. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 13: Cairns
You have two days to crack Cairns! Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It’s like a kid’s gone crazy with their paint set down there. Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome animals; we’re talking turtles, reef sharks, rays and more. Please note: Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot. Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: -Great Barrier Reef day trip
Day 14: Cairns
After breakfast, say g’bye to your trip buddies. But with white water rafting, bungy jumping and skydiving on offer in Cairns, we won’t blame you for sticking around. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Bungy jump -Skydive -White water rafting