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OAEC - East Coast Encompassed Sydney to Cairns

Rugged landscapes, crashing surf, and Indigenous culture stretching back through time and beyond Australia's East Coast possesses a truly otherworldly allure. This trip offers you a comprehensive, authentic, and wholly affordable experience in one of the country's most popular regions. Raw thrills and refined pleasures abound out here. In the space of a few days, you'll sample wines in the Hunter Valley, snorkel the Whitsundays, and catch a few waves. When people back home ask what you did on your trip, just tell 'em: "Everything."


G Adventures for Good: Cafe Chloe, Tully Hands-on: Wine Tour, Hunter valley Hands-on: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay Big Night Out: Cairns
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
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $3,699
Start Location
Sydney, Australia
End Location
Cairns, Australia
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
18-39, Fast and Fun, Small Group
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
30 Sep 201817 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
28 Oct 201814 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
25 Nov 201812 Dec 20186AUD $3,879
23 Dec 201809 Jan 201912AUD $4,059
06 Jan 201923 Jan 201915AUD $3,879
20 Jan 201906 Feb 20199AUD $3,879
17 Feb 201906 Mar 201911AUD $4,059
03 Mar 201920 Mar 201914AUD $4,059
07 Apr 201924 Apr 201913AUD $4,059
12 May 201929 May 201917AUD $3,879
16 Jun 201903 Jul 201917AUD $3,879
07 Jul 201924 Jul 201916AUD $3,699
28 Jul 201914 Aug 201916AUD $3,699
11 Aug 201928 Aug 201917AUD $3,699
25 Aug 201911 Sep 201917AUD $3,699
08 Sep 201925 Sep 201917AUD $3,699
22 Sep 201909 Oct 201915AUD $3,699
06 Oct 201923 Oct 201917AUD $3,699
20 Oct 201906 Nov 201917AUD $3,699
03 Nov 201920 Nov 201916AUD $3,879
17 Nov 201904 Dec 201917AUD $3,879
15 Dec 201901 Jan 202017AUD $4,059
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 16 - Cape Tribulation
Depart early and head north. Learn about the flora and fauna with local Aboriginals, before exploring Daintree National Park.
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 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 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 17 - Cape Tribulation/Yungaburra
Enjoy a free morning to further explore the rainforest or chill out poolside. Head towards Yungaburra in the Atherton Tablelands for the night, and enjoy additional free time to explore the area.
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 18 - Yungaburra/Cairns
Stop at Lake Eacham, a volcanic crater lake, before continuing on to visit some of the waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands, including Josephine Falls and the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Later, go for a swim in the waters of Babinda Boulders before travelling back to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival.