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OAMS - Best of the Red Centre & Eastern Australia

Australia is over 7 million sq km (4.35 sq mi) of sand, reef, rock, koala, wine, sailing, ocean, city, culture, Dreamtime, and so much more than we could possibly list here. It would take several lifetimes to explore it all. This sprawling 25-day adventure comes pretty close, though. Kick things off in cosmopolitan Melbourne by discovering the city's hidden laneways. Then head up the Great Ocean Road to a couple of national parks before journeying deep into the fabled Outback for a rendezvous with the iconic Uluru. Next, meet the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation, cruise the glorious Whitsundays, visit a G Adventures-supported cultural centre, learn to surf, and explore Sydney. Exhausted yet? Just wait'll you're actually there!

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Cafe Chloe, Tully Hands-on: Wine Tasting, Clare Valley Hands-on: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay
Melbourne laneways walk
Brighton bathing boxes visit
Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP
12 Apostles visit
Hike at Grampians NP
Night bush walk (Little Desert NP)
Wilpena Pound visit
Underground mine tour (Coober Pedy)
Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
Mala Walk around Uluru and cultural centre visit
Guided Daintree 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 flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
25
Price From
AUD $8,399
Start Location
Melbourne, Australia
End Location
Sydney, Australia
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 Sep 201817 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $8,399 
04 Nov 201828 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $8,399 
16 Dec 201809 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,399 
20 Jan 201913 Feb 201913AUD $8,879
10 Feb 201906 Mar 20197AUD $8,639
24 Feb 201920 Mar 201910AUD $8,639
17 Mar 201910 Apr 201911AUD $8,639
07 Apr 201901 May 201914AUD $8,399
05 May 201929 May 201915AUD $8,399
26 May 201919 Jun 201916AUD $8,399
07 Jul 201931 Jul 201916AUD $8,399
08 Sep 201902 Oct 201912AUD $8,639
20 Oct 201913 Nov 201915AUD $8,639
10 Nov 201904 Dec 201910AUD $8,879
24 Nov 201918 Dec 201916AUD $8,879
15 Dec 201908 Jan 202015AUD $8,879
05 Jan 202029 Jan 202015AUD $8,399
19 Jan 202012 Feb 202016AUD $8,399
02 Feb 202026 Feb 202016AUD $8,399
16 Feb 202011 Mar 202016AUD $8,399
15 Mar 202008 Apr 202016AUD $8,399
05 Apr 202029 Apr 202016AUD $8,399
28 Jun 202022 Jul 202016AUD $8,399
06 Sep 202030 Sep 202016AUD $8,399
27 Sep 202021 Oct 202016AUD $8,399
04 Oct 202028 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $8,399 
18 Oct 202011 Nov 202016AUD $8,399
08 Nov 202002 Dec 202016AUD $8,399
22 Nov 202016 Dec 202016AUD $8,399
06 Dec 202030 Dec 202016AUD $8,399
20 Dec 202013 Jan 202116AUD $8,399
03 Jan 202127 Jan 202116AUD $8,399
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Melbourne
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula
Tour Melbourne's iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture before travelling to the Mornington Peninsula. Stop to see Brighton's brightly coloured bathing boxes, miniature beachfront cabins that are unique to the beaches in Port Phillip Bay.
Day 3 - Mornington Peninsula
Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Opt to visit a winery or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.
Day 4 - Mornington Peninsula/Port Campbell
Hop on a ferry to Queenscliff before spending the day travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Pass world-famous surf beaches, enjoy views of the 12 Apostles, and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.
Day 5 - Port Campbell/Little Desert National Park
Travel into the Aussie bush, stopping at Grampians National Park en route. Take a guided night walk to look for nocturnal critters in Little Desert National Park.
Day 6 - Little Desert National Park/Adelaide
Travel to Adelaide. The CEO will point out important highlights of the city while driving in, before free time to explore the city.
Day 7 - Adelaide/Flinders Ranges
Stop in the Clare Valley for a wine tasting and light gourmet lunch featuring regional produce. Afterwards, drive through the Flinders Ranges.
Day 8 - Flinders Ranges
Visit Wilpena Pound, a 800-million-year old natural amphitheatre, before enjoying free time for optional activities in the Flinders Ranges like hiking or a 4WD tour of the rugged area.
Day 21 - Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains
Opt to visit a koala hospital before travelling to the Blue Mountains Region.
Day 22 - 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 23 - 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 9 - Flinders Ranges/Coober Pedy
Travel to 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 11 - Uluru
Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines.
Day 10 - Coober Pedy/Uluru
Travel further into the Outback and experience a colourful sunset at Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand.
Day 20 - 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 12 - Uluru/Cairns
Fly to the oceanside city of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 19 - 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 13 - 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 17 - 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 16 - 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 a dreamtime story painting activity with members of the local community.
Day 15 - Cape Tribulation/Cairns
Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.
Day 14 - Cape Tribulation
With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
Day 24 - 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 18 - Airlie Beach/Byron Bay
Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.
Day 25 - Sydney
Depart at any time.