Classic: Best of the Red Centre & Eastern Australia (OAMS)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Discover the hidden laneways of Melbourne, marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, spend the night in an underground hotel, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset, trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, sail through the gorgeous Whitsundays, hang ten in Byron Bay, explore the Blue Mountains by foot
Australia is over 7 million sq km of sand, reef, rock, koala, wine, sailing, ocean, city, culture, Dreamtime, and so much more than we could possibly list here, and it would take several lifetimes to explore it all. This sprawling 25-day adventure comes pretty close, though. Kick things off in cosmopolitan Melbourne before sampling the tasty wines of the scenic Mornington Peninsula. 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 zip around Sydney Harbour aboard a jetboat. Exhausted yets Just wait'll you're actually there!
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 25 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Melbourne||Day 1 Melbourne|
There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head into the city to take in the cultural capital of Australia. Get lost in the citys famous laneways, go on the hunt for the perfect flat white (hint: Melbourne loves its coffee shops), catch the tram to St. Kilda, or wander around the Uber-cool Fitzroy neighbourhood. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mornington Peninsula||Day 2 Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula (1B)|
Although fairly small in size, the Mornington Peninsula packs a big punch with the amount of things to do here. Be awed with the stunning coastal scenery while driving through quaint towns and past stunning beaches. Included Activities: Melbourne Laneways Walk Bathing Boxes Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 100km)
|Day 3||Mornington Peninsula||Day 3 Mornington Peninsula|
Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Go for a hike, visit a winery, or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.
|Day 4||Port Campbell||Day 4 Mornington Peninsula/Port Campbell (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Rainforest Walk 12 Apostles Visit Loch Ard Gorge Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 20km) Ferry (1.00 hour(s), 15km) Enjoy the stunning scenery while driving along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at the highlights along the way. Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Little Desert National Park||Day 5 Port Campbell/Little Desert National Park (1B, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit MacKenzie Falls Visit Night Bush Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 260km) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 110km)
|Day 6||Adelaide||Day 6 Little Desert National Park/Adelaide (1B)|
Travel to Adelaide, and enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival before free time to explore the city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 345km)
|Day 7||Flinders Ranges||Day 7 Adelaide/Flinders Ranges (1L, 1D)|
Stop for a wine tasting and lunch in the Clare Valley before driving through the Flinders Ranges. Included Activities: Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Flinders Ranges||Day 8 Flinders Ranges (1B, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Wilpena Pound Visit
|Day 9||Coober Pedy||Day 9 Flinders Ranges/Coober Pedy (1B, 1L)|
Travel to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and the importance of opals to the area. Included Activities: Guided Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 700km)
|Day 10||Uluru||Day 10 Coober Pedy/Uluru (1B)|
Cross the border into the Northern Territory, where Australias most iconic view awaits. Included Activities: Uluru at Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 750km)
|Day 11||Uluru||Day 11 Uluru (1B)|
Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
|Day 12||Cairns||Day 12 Uluru/Cairns|
Fly to the oceanside city of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 13||Cape Tribulation||Day 13 Cairns/Cape Tribulation (1B)|
Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Included Activities: Aboriginal Interpretive Walk Transport: Travel 1.5 hrs to Mossman Gorge. Later, continue 2 hrs to Cape Tribulation. Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 14||Cape Tribulation||Day 14 Cape Tribulation (1B)|
With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
|Day 15||Cairns||Day 15 Cape Tribulation/Cairns (1B)|
Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 16||Airlie Beach||Day 16 Cairns/Airlie Beach (1B, 1L)|
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. Included Activities: Cafe Chloe Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00-10.00 hours, 623km)
|Day 17||Airlie Beach||Day 17 Airlie Beach (1L)|
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. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion Barrier Reef Visit
|Day 18||Byron Bay||Day 18 Airlie Beach/Byron Bay|
Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise. Transport: Plane (2.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 200km)
|Day 19||Byron Bay||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 20||Port Macquarie||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. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 397km)
|Day 21||Sydney||Day 21 Port Macquarie/Sydney|
Opt to visit a koala hospital before continuing on to Sydney for a night in the bustling city. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 390km)
|Day 22||Blue Mountains||Day 22 Sydney/Blue Mountains|
Enjoy a jet boat ride in Sydney Harbour before travelling to the Blue Mountains region. Included Activities: Jet Boat Ride Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
|Day 23||Blue Mountains||Day 23 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. Additional Notes: In the case of bad weather or poor visibility, the Jamison Valley walk may take place on Day 13. Included Activities: Blue Mountains Excursion Jenolan Caves Tour Jamison Valley Walk
|Day 24||Sydney||Day 24 Blue Mountains/Sydney|
Travel back to Sydney for a final evening in the big city. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
|Day 25||Sydney||Day 25 Sydney|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: Local flights are included in this itinerary. The max luggage allowance on domestic flights within Australia is 1 checked bag (20 kgs) and 1 carry on (7 kgs) per person.
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