Explore the East Coast for 12 days on this impressive, extensive tour. We have included a 1 night stay in Sydney before you begin the tour and a 1 night stay in Cairns when the tour finishes so that you have time to wind down before your flight home. With two nights at World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and two nights at Daydream Island, you can also experience a divine island getaway alongside the tour. You will also enjoy the opportunity to cruise, swim and snorkel at the iconic Great Barrier Reef.
Explore World Heritage-sites, visit famous landmarks, unwind at spas and resorts, swim amidst colourful corals, stroll through provincial and botanical gardens, relax on beaches, and immerse yourself in all that the East Coast has to offer on this wonderful touring experience.
|2||Sydney - Port Macquarie|
|3||Port Macquarie - Byron Bay - Gold Coast|
|4||Gold Coast - Brisbane - Australia Zoo - Fraser Island|
|6||Fraser Island - Hervey Bay - Rockhampton|
|7||Rockhampton - Daydream Island|
|9||Daydream Island - Townsville - Mission Beach|
|10||Mission Beach - Atherton Tablelands - Cairns|
|11||Great Barrier reef|
Explore this stunning city on a memorable half-day sightseeing coach tour, and see the famous historic landmarks, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy sublime 360° views of the city, with delicious cuisine at the Sydney Tower for a Welcome Dinner.
Your day begins with a drive north across the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, presenting you with stunning views of the famous harbour. You’ll arrive at the beautiful seaside town of Port Macquarie, located on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, renowned for its wonderful beaches, scenic hinterland and refreshing waterways. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.
Today you will travel north along the New South Wales coast. You will stop at Byron Bay, a picturesque seaside town renowned for its numerous beaches, unspoilt bushland and relaxed lifestyle—which appeals to both wealthy city dwellers and bohemians alike. Pass by Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point, before continuing to the beloved Gold Coast.
This morning you’ll leave the Gold Coast and will travel through Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, before heading north to the Sunshine Coast. Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, where you will be given the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of conservation and see many native species up close. Then you’ll travel to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, where you will settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Discover this beautiful island with a half-day tour and a leisurely afternoon. The day is set aside for you to enjoy this ethereal island; you could explore the hundreds of walking trails, immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests, encounter the coloured sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see the wreck of the Maheno, or simply relax on a stretch of powdery white sand.
A morning cruise will take you across Hervey Bay—where you’ll discover why this precious place is heralded as the jewel in Queensland’s crown. The journey will bring you back to the mainland, where you’ll join your coach to continue north. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, which is known as the beef capital of Australia!
Today you can further explore Rockhampton, the gateway between the coast and the outback, which also boasts some of the best provincial gardens in Australia. Tour these beautiful gardens before travelling to Airlie Beach, where you’ll join a cruise through the exquisite Whitsundays. Enjoy a tropical-island paradise as you arrive at picturesque Daydream Island Resort and Spa.
This morning, enjoy breakfast overlooking your resort’s Living Reef Lagoon. The entire day has been set aside for you to do as you please. Swim, snorkel, sunbathe, stroll along the beaches or enjoy water and adventure sports at your resort. You could also indulge in a soothing signature spa treatment at the relaxing Rejuvenation Spa.
After breakfast, you will travel northward with an early morning ferry transfer, gliding from Daydream Island to Shute Harbour, where you’ll re-board your luxurious coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of the city, which is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, hinterland and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Then, you’ll continue on to Mission Beach, where the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef reside. Arrive at your beachfront escape.
Today you’ll journey north and experience the green rolling hills of Atherton Tablelands. In this area you’ll see some of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia. As you journey towards Cairns, you’ll visit the Curtain Fig Tree, an iconic natural Australian icon. Later, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in the picturesque village of Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. Enjoy mountain views from your spacious accommodation.
Cruise from Cairns, by catamaran, to Reef Magic’s exclusive reef-activity platform and enjoy five hours amidst the colourful coral and marine life. This is one of the most prized destinations on the Great Barrier Reef for viewing the unique and vibrant species of coral and fish. On returning ashore later, relax and then enjoy a special farewell meal with the exquisite Tjapukai By Night experience.
Drive to the picturesque town of Port Douglas for a tour. This divine location is where the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef meet.