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OAAE - Australia Encompassed

Sydney, Melbourne, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays your crash course in all things Australia starts now. For 25 days, you'll head up the East Coast (and participate in wine tastings, surf lessons, and maxi yacht sailing), fly to Alice Springs, then go down south to Kings Canyon, Uluru, and Adelaide, just to name a few destinations. The Great Ocean Road will eventually lead you to Melbourne, and a wide variety of accommodations and transport along the way will keep things exciting. With a competitive price and small tour group, there's never been a better time to discover the Land Down Under.


G Adventures for Good: Cafe Chloe, Tully Hands-On: Wine Tour, Hunter valley Hands-On: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay Big Night Out: Cairns Hands-On: Wine Tasting, Clare Valley
Sydney orientation walk
Fraser Island 4x4 excursion
Entrance fees to Cooloola Recreation Area and Fraser Island in Great Sandy NP
Noosa Everglades overnight experience
Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion (3 days)
Whitehaven Beach visit
Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP
Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
Mala Walk at Uluru and visit to the culture centre
Underground mine tour (Coober Pedy)
Walks at Kings Canyon and Grampians NP
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $4,399
Start Location
Sydney, Australia
End Location
Melbourne, Australia
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun, Small Group, Young Adventurer (18-39)
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
03 Jun 201827 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
17 Jun 201811 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
01 Jul 201825 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
15 Jul 201808 Aug 20181AUD $4,399
29 Jul 201822 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
26 Aug 201819 Sep 20185AUD $5,729
09 Sep 201803 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
23 Sep 201817 Oct 201811AUD $5,729
30 Sep 201824 Oct 20188AUD $5,729
07 Oct 201831 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
21 Oct 201814 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
04 Nov 201828 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
11 Nov 201805 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
18 Nov 201812 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
02 Dec 201826 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
16 Dec 201809 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
23 Dec 201816 Jan 201916AUD $5,959
30 Dec 201823 Jan 20195AUD $5,959
13 Jan 201906 Feb 201912AUD $5,959
20 Jan 201913 Feb 201916AUD $5,959
27 Jan 201920 Feb 201914AUD $5,959
10 Feb 201906 Mar 201915AUD $5,729
24 Feb 201920 Mar 201919AUD $5,729
10 Mar 201903 Apr 201920AUD $5,729
17 Mar 201910 Apr 201919AUD $5,729
24 Mar 201917 Apr 201920AUD $5,729
07 Apr 201901 May 201915AUD $5,499
21 Apr 201915 May 201920AUD $5,499
28 Apr 201922 May 201911AUD $5,499
05 May 201929 May 201919AUD $5,499
26 May 201919 Jun 201920AUD $5,499
02 Jun 201926 Jun 201920AUD $5,499
09 Jun 201903 Jul 201920AUD $5,499
30 Jun 201924 Jul 201920AUD $5,499
07 Jul 201931 Jul 201920AUD $5,499
14 Jul 201907 Aug 201920AUD $5,499
04 Aug 201928 Aug 201920AUD $5,729
11 Aug 201904 Sep 201920AUD $5,729
01 Sep 201925 Sep 201919AUD $5,729
08 Sep 201902 Oct 201920AUD $5,729
22 Sep 201916 Oct 201918AUD $5,729
29 Sep 201923 Oct 201920AUD $5,729
13 Oct 201906 Nov 201918AUD $5,729
20 Oct 201913 Nov 201920AUD $5,729
27 Oct 201920 Nov 201920AUD $5,729
10 Nov 201904 Dec 201920AUD $5,959
17 Nov 201911 Dec 201920AUD $5,959
24 Nov 201918 Dec 201920AUD $5,959
01 Dec 201925 Dec 201920AUD $5,959
08 Dec 201901 Jan 202020AUD $5,959
15 Dec 201908 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
22 Dec 201915 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
Day 1 - Sydney
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Sydney
Enjoy a free day to explore Sydney. Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hop on a jet boat ride through the harbour, or chill out at Bondi Beach.
Day 3 - Sydney/Tamworth
Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting before continuing on to Tamworth for a taste of Australian country living.
Day 4 - Tamworth/Yamba
Travel over the Great Dividing Range to Yamba, a quaint beach town. Go for a swim at the beach, relax, and enjoy the view.
Day 5 - Yamba/Byron Bay
Continue up the coast to Byron Bay, an alternative hippie paradise. Hit the beach and enjoy an included surf lesson.
Day 6 - Byron Bay
Enjoy free time to hit the beach, get a massage, or try sea kayaking.
Day 7 - Byron Bay/Brisbane
Travel north, and opt for a night out in Queensland's capital.
Day 8 - Brisbane/Noosa Everglades
Head north to Noosa, and enjoy a free afternoon for surfing or strolling the boardwalk to Noosa National Park, where koala sightings are common.
Day 21 - Flinders Ranges/Adelaide
Explore the Flinders Ranges before travelling to Adelaide. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley along the way.
Day 22 - Adelaide
Enjoy a free day to discover Adelaide. Opt to go on a dolphin-spotting cruise (seasonal), or check out more wineries.
Day 23 - Adelaide/Halls Gap
Set off early and travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
Day 9 - Fraser Island/Noosa Everglades
Travel by private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Walk through the rainforest, visit Lake Mackenzie, and drive along Australia's only sand highway.
Day 11 - Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks, and time to snorkel the reefs. Anchor off of secluded tropical islands at night.
Day 10 - Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach
Enjoy a free day in the Noosa Everglades. Opt to go caning or kayaking along the calm waters before hopping an overnight train north to Airlie Beach.
Day 20 - Coober Pedy/Flinders Ranges
Admire the Outback while travelling to the Flinders Ranges for the night.
Day 12 - Whitsunday Islands
Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand, then enjoy free time on the famous beach. Anchor off of a secluded tropical island at night.
Day 19 - Uluru/Coober Pedy
Travel to the town of Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.
Day 13 - Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach
Continue sailing through the gorgeous backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands. Sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night on the town.
Day 17 - Alice Springs/Uluru
Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon (seasonal) before continuing on to Uluru.
Day 16 - Cairns/Alice Springs
Fly to Australia's interior and transfer to the hostel.
Day 15 - Cairns
Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Cap it all off with a Big Night Out in Cairns.
Day 14 - Airlie Beach/Cairns
Admire the scenery on the train north to Tully. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre. Participate in a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists before continuing on to Cairns.
Day 24 - Halls Gap/Port Campbell
Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP and visit an Aboriginal cultural centre (time permitting). Stop for a visit to the Arch along the Great Ocean Road.
Day 18 - Uluru
Visit an Aboriginal culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. Catch the sunset over Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand. Camp under the stars of the night sky the only way to really experience the Outback.
Day 25 - Port Campbell/Melbourne
Travel along the Great Ocean Road. Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, then travel past world-famous surf beaches. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening.