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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.


G Adventures for Good: Cafe Chloe, Tully Hands-On: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay
Guided rainforest walk
Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion
Blue Mountains stay with hikes
Jenolan Caves visit
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
Price From
AUD $3,299
Start Location
Cairns, Australia
End Location
Sydney, Australia
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
24 May 201806 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
07 Jun 201820 Jun 201813AUD $3,299
28 Jun 201811 Jul 201812AUD $3,519
12 Jul 201825 Jul 20184AUD $4,199
26 Jul 201808 Aug 201813AUD $3,359
09 Aug 201822 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
23 Aug 201805 Sep 201812AUD $4,199
06 Sep 201819 Sep 20188AUD $4,199
20 Sep 201803 Oct 20189AUD $4,199
04 Oct 201817 Oct 20188AUD $4,199
25 Oct 201807 Nov 201810AUD $4,199
15 Nov 201828 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
29 Nov 201812 Dec 20185AUD $4,399
13 Dec 201826 Dec 201811AUD $4,599
20 Dec 201802 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
27 Dec 201809 Jan 201911AUD $4,599
03 Jan 201916 Jan 201915AUD $4,399
17 Jan 201930 Jan 201914AUD $4,399
31 Jan 201913 Feb 201916AUD $4,399
07 Feb 201920 Feb 201915AUD $4,599
21 Feb 201906 Mar 20199AUD $4,599
07 Mar 201920 Mar 201916AUD $4,599
21 Mar 201903 Apr 201916AUD $4,599
28 Mar 201910 Apr 201916AUD $4,599
18 Apr 201901 May 201916AUD $4,599
02 May 201915 May 201916AUD $4,399
16 May 201929 May 201916AUD $4,399
06 Jun 201919 Jun 201916AUD $4,399
27 Jun 201910 Jul 201916AUD $4,399
18 Jul 201931 Jul 201916AUD $4,199
08 Aug 201921 Aug 201916AUD $4,199
22 Aug 201904 Sep 201916AUD $4,199
05 Sep 201918 Sep 201916AUD $4,199
19 Sep 201902 Oct 201915AUD $4,199
03 Oct 201916 Oct 201916AUD $4,199
17 Oct 201930 Oct 201916AUD $4,199
31 Oct 201913 Nov 201916AUD $4,199
14 Nov 201927 Nov 201916AUD $4,399
21 Nov 201904 Dec 201916AUD $4,399
05 Dec 201918 Dec 201916AUD $4,599
12 Dec 201925 Dec 201916AUD $4,599
26 Dec 201908 Jan 202016AUD $4,599
16 Jan 202029 Jan 202015AUD $4,199
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. Stop en route for lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre. Participate in either a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists.
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 opt for a 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.