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Contiki’s Beaches and Reefs

Contiki’s Beaches and Reefs

THE ONE THAT LETS YOU SOAK UP THE SUN, WHITE SANDS & GLISTENING SHORES OF THE EAST COAST
Ahh, the famous East Coast, where you can expect wildlife tours and bushwalks between beaches and sunsets. Kicking things off in Sydney, you’ll sleep at an Eco Camp in the Noosa Everglades, learn to surf at Byron Bay and gaze out over the Whitsundays from Airlie Beach. This is a one way ticket to wanting to live in Aussie for good.

TOUR TYPE: This tour is an In-depth Explorer Tour created for the culturally curious, this type of tour is all about going local, featuring experiences designed around cultural immersions. These trips are not about covering huge amounts of ground but in stead focus on a specific region or country in detail.

The Contiki Difference
Curating journeys of a lifetime is what Contiki does best. Here’s what you get when you travel with them in Australia & New Zealand.

  • Real Experiences
  • Quality Accommodations
  • The Best Team
  • Eat Local
  • Awesome People

Plus all the essentials are covered too

  • All transport included
  • Stay connected with free Wifi
  • Loads of free time
  • Contiki is Committed to sustainable tourism
  • REGION: Australia
  • START/END: Sydney to Cairns
  • VENDOR: Contiki

What You Get
12 nights accommodation: 11 nights in Hostel, 2 nights in Contiki Special Stay
14 Meals: 12 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch
Team: Expert Trip Manager, Drive and Local Guides
Tansport: All transport included during the trip
Your Group: Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Experiences: 6 included, 16 optional that you can add

DAY 1 – SYDNEY
Sydney
Welcome to Sydney! Meet up with your brand new travel family and set out to explore this sun drenched, cosmopolitan and eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the low down on all of Sydney’s best bits as you get a tour of the highlights. After, you could opt to catch the ferry to Watsons Bay to experience the iconic skyline from a different perspective, then venture over to Bondi Beach where you can spend the afternoon lazing about in the sunshine.

STAY: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
– Sydney Sightseeing Tour inc. Mrs Macquaries Chair, Opera House, Ferry to Watsons Bay.
– Spend afternoon at Bondi Beach

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ($)
– Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (needs to be pre-booked)

DAY 2 – SYDNEY
Sydney
This morning we’ll hit the road and head on a day trip to one of Australia’s finest: the majestic Blue Mountains (which aren’t actually blue, but are still beautiful all the same). Out here in the great Aussie Outdoors we’ll be learning about the legends behind the famous Three Sisters rock formation as well as exploring the Jamison Ridge area. We’ll head back to Sydney and the evening is yours to make the most of. Why not visit some of the trendy rooftop bars and restaurants that make this city so vibrant? It’d be rude not to!

STAY: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

DAY 3 – SYDNEY 
Sydney
With a full free day to choose your own adventure, we have plenty of Free Time Add-Ons for you to pick from. Wine-lovers can sign up for an Australian wine tasting experience; water-lovers can opt for a sunset cruise or jetboat on the harbour. For the ultimate Aussie slice-of-life evening, get a group together for a signature “Cook your own BBQ” dinner at the swanky Phillips Foote heritage restaurant in the heart of The Rocks, with freshly-caught seafood & succulent steak.

STAY: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ($)
– Australian Wine Tasting at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door
– Sunset Harbour Cruise
– Jetboat on the Harbour
– Sydney Bike Tour
– Taronga Zoo
– Phillip Foote Dinner – “Cook your own BBQ”

DAY 4 – SYDNEY TO BYRON BAY
Sydney
With Sydney satisfaction levels at a high this morning we jump on a plane to Byron Bay where all your hippie dreams can come to life.

Byron Bay
Landing in Byron Bay, we’ll drop off our bags at the accomodation and start as we mean to go on, heading straight to the beach. Here in Byron we’ll unleash our secret talent for surfing with an included lesson. You’ll be a pro in no time!

STAY: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
– Included Flight: Sydney to Byron Bay

DAY 5 – BRYON BAY
Byron Bay
We’ll continue the surf vibes today with the option to kickstart our morning with some yoga on the beach. Then you have the rest of the day free to explore like a local. Start by finding the best smashed avo Byron has to offer – there’s no shortage of tasty and organic cafes here. With the rest of the day stretched out ahead of you, there’s kayaking, beer tasting, relaxing on the beach, whale watching (seasonal) and visiting the most easterly point of Australia all on offer – your time here will be nothing short of magic.

STAY: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS
– Byron Bay Kayaking
– Beer Tasting at Stone and Wood (famous Byron Bay brewery)
– Morning Yoga on the Beach
– Sunrise Lighthouse Tour

DAY 6 – BYRON BAY TO NOOSA EVERGLADES VIA HOSANNA FARM AND CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Byron Bay
It’s time to wave goodbye to Byron and head up the coast to Noosa Everglades.

Hosanna Farm
On the way north we’ll stop at Hosanna Farm, an authentic Aussie working farm where you’ll get the chance to try some traditional Australian tucker: damper & billy tea.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Next up we’ll make our way to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you’ll see koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles up close and personal.

Noosa Everglades
Still buzzing from our farm & wildlife adventures, we’ll arrive at our destination, the Noosa Everglades. Here we’ll unpack at our Special Stay Eco Camp home for the next two nights and relax with a group dinner in the bistro & bar area, surrounded by the chatter and rustling of local birds and kangaroos.

STAY: Habitat Noosa

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
– Visit Hosanna Farm (Morning Tea Damper and Billy Tea)
– Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – and see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils

DAY 7 – NOOSA EVERGLADES – FRASER ISLAND DAY TRIP
Noosa Everglades
Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our Eco Camp this morning (you might even spot a kangaroo) and grab a quick brekkie before heading out for a day on Fraser Island.

Fraser Island
Your spirits (and your Insta Likes) will be at an all-time high after this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes and dense rainforests. We’ll cruise along the world’s longest sand highway before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch.

Noosa Everglades
It’s back to the Eco Camp this evening for our final night here. You have free time to tuck into some food at the bistro, sample the offerings at the CootharaBAR boutique brewery, or just relax and enjoy the lush surroundings of this beautiful protected National Park.

STAY: Habitat Noosa

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Fraser Island Day Trip

DAY 8 – NOOSA EVERGLADES TO THE WHITSUNDAYS
Noosa Everglades
Say goodbye to The Glades, we’re on our way to find coastal nirvana at the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. We’ll hop on a plane for a flight to Airlie Beach.

Whitsundays
Landing in Airlie Beach, you’ll notice everything starting to look a bit more tropical. Hello Whitsundays! This afternoon is yours for the taking. Head out and enjoy the endless cafes, bars and ocean vistas this backpacker hub has to offer.

STAY: X-Base / Nomads Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
– Included Flight: Noosa to Airlie Beach

DAY 9 – THE WHITSUNDAYS
Whitsundays
Is there anywhere in the world more beautiful than the Whitsundays? We think not. With 74 perfect islands at your fingertips, an open sea calling your name & FOMO starting to kick in, get out and explore one of the worlds most lusted-after holiday destinations with our optional day sailing excursion.

STAY: X-Base / Nomads Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ($)
– Whitsundays day sail including a visit to Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling and lunch

DAY 10 – THE WHITSUNDAYS TO CAIRNS
Whitsundays
What can top the Whitsundays? Not much…except the Great Barrier Reef, and luckily it’s the next stop on our journey.

Cairns
After a scenic train ride along the East Coast of Queensland, we’ll arrive in sunny Cairns – a haven for vibing restaurants, bouncing clubs and endless tropical feels. This town is the gateway to the reef and is buzzing with energy, you won’t be short of things to do here.

STAY: Gilligan’s Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
– Train: Airlie Beach to Cairns

DAY 11 – CAIRNS
Cairns
Good morning Cairns you delightful palm tree paradise. Today we’ll take you on a Dreamtime walk at Tjapukai where you can explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture. After getting your culture fix for the day, why not unleash your inner-adrenaline junkie and take a leap of faith at AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping? Or take to the rapids for an action-packed afternoon of white-water rafting on the Barron River.

STAY: Gilligan’s Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
– Tjapukai – Dreamtime walk with Damper plus Tea

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ($)
– AJ Hackett Bungy Jump
– White Water Rafting

DAY 12 – CAIRNS
Cairns
Make the most of your free day here in Cairns and jump on our optional day trip out to Australia’s most famous natural wonder, The Great Barrier Reef. Board a luxury catamaran out to the reef and try your hand at snorkelling, gape at the mindblowingly colourful coral and listen to a marine biologist tell you all there is to know about this wonder. This day is a must-do for any trip to Oz!

STAY: Gilligan’s Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ($)
Great Barrier Reef Cruise

DAY 13 – DEPART CAIRNS
Cairns
Your final day is yours to explore and do whatever your heart desires – and the perfect chance to sign up for a day trip on the scenic cable car, Skyrail. Here you can gain a truly unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest, gliding above the canopy before descending to the forest floor to continue your guided explorational journey in the tropical hippie paradise of Kuranda. Known for its appreciation of sustainable living and alternate therapies, Kuranda is a unique village in a world of commercialism. Take the famous Kuranda Railway back to Cairns for a relaxing end to your day before your trip finishes in the late afternoon.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ($)
– Skyrail Day trip & visit the tropical hippie village of Kuranda

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