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East Coast Beachin' - Trip for 18 - 39 Year Olds

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,461

Surf, sail, and island-hop your way through Queensland on this Aussie adventure. Leave all things urban behind as you visit beautiful beaches, a proper Aussie farm, a national park, and the odd World Heritage Site. Soak up the sun and enjoy the coast from Cairns to Sydney.


This 14-day Australian vacation takes you on an adventure through Queensland. It features budget and moderate accommodations, including a stay on a yacht and at a farm, shared tours, and is perfect for 18 to 30-somethings. 

Your Aussie adventure begins in Cairns, the gateway city to the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland. Meet up with your crew and go on an orientation tour along the waterfront before spending the rest of the day as you see fit. You’ll have another day at leisure in Cairns to follow your fancy. Get your blood pumping by bungee jumping or skydiving, or plan an excursion out onto the Great Barrier Reef to scuba dive alongside turtles and reef sharks. Connect to Townsville and ride the ferry to Magnetic Island, where you’ll enjoy your own secluded paradise of hidden beaches and fringing reef. Visit the wildlife park and snap a selfie with a koala before boarding a yacht and enjoying views of the sunset as you sail to the Whitsundays. 

The Whitsundays are among Australia’s most popular vacation destinations, with year-round warm water and beautiful sandy beaches. You’ll stop off at the most famous of the beaches, Whitehaven Beach, where you can soak up some rays before disembarking at Arlie Beach. Leave the coast behind and head to Myella Farm where you’ll embrace your inner jackaroo or jillaroo. Spend a day on the working cattle farm, learning how to crack a whip, milk a cow, or kick back at the pool and enjoy the idylls of the farm. Afterwards, head back to the coast and connect to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island and home to the longest beach in Queensland. You’ll have a full day to explore the island at your leisure. You can hike Eli Creek, spot wildlife at Lake McKenzie, or take a scenic flight over the island to appreciate the dunes from the air. 

Hop down the coast to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, one of Australia’s premier beach spots. Enjoy the golden sands before heading to boho Byron Bay, where latte, yoga, and all-night parties are the norm. (Chris Hemsworth has a home here, so you know it’s the place to be.) After a day spent sunbathing, hanging in out in a local beer garden, or kayaking alongside friendly dolphins, you’ll connect onward to Surf Camp, where you’ll learn how to carve like a pro. 

On the final day of your adventure, stop by the Hunter Valley to sample some Australia wines and stock up on a few bottles before reaching Sydney, where your journey ends. 


 

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Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,461

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Day 1

Cairns

You're in Cairns, baby - the famous gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. And you know what? This place has adventurous activities for DAYS! Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then kick off the trip in serious adrenalin-pumping style with an optional bungy jump (if you've got a head for heights). Then: the night is yours to get out there and experience some of the East Coast's best nightlife. See you at The Woolshed...

OPTIONAL EXTRAS - Bungy jumping in Cairns

Meal Plan Dinner
Day 2

Cairns

You've got another day to play with in Cairns (and plenty of optional activities to choose from). Anyone for a spot of skydiving, jungle surfing or a day trip on the Tully River? Sign us up! If natural wonders are your thing, don't miss the opportunity to hop on an optional Great Barrier Reef day trip. This awesome excursion includes snorkeling and scuba diving - and you might see turtles, reef sharks and Nemo!
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Skydiving in Cairns, Tully River day trip, Minjin swinging in Cairns, Go Wild Tour in Cairns, Jungle surfing in Cairns, Great Barrier Reef day trip

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Cairns to Magnetic Island

Down that coffee - we're off on another island getaway! After making tracks to Townsville, we'll hop on a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island (with plenty of pretty views en route). Relax and recharge, seek out hidden beaches and hikes, or snorkel the fringing reef. This place is a little slice of secluded paradise! Tonight, we'll rest our heads in bungalows surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Bliss.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Magnetic Island to Whitsunday (Sailing)

Before leaving, we've got a visit to a wildlife park lined up for you. Get ready for lizards, native birds and koalas! Once you've snapped your koala selfie we'll move on to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Stayed overnight on a yacht before? There's a first time for everything! Crack open a cold one, kick back and enjoy the tropical sunset. You could totally get used to this... Please note: As space on the yacht is limited, we ask that you pack a small overnight bag to take with you. Pack items like swimmers, a beach towel, chargers, a hat, sunscreen, a camera, a jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.
*Twin/double/single upgrades are not available for overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands.

INCLUDED TODAY: Visit a wildlife park and Sail the Whitsunday Islands.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5

The Whitsundays (Sailing) to Airlie Beach

Sun. Sand. Sea. Does it get better than this? Shorten your bucket list with a visit to Whitehaven Beach and get ready to swim, sunbathe and snorkel the day away. Then grab a last pic of paradise before we head back to Airlie Beach. The nightlife here is a traveler's dream. Best get involved...

INCLUDED TODAY: Sail the Whitsunday Islands and Visit Whitehaven Beach

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Airlie Beach to Myella Farm

Wash the salt from your hair and wave goodbye to the coast this morning as we roll onto Myella Farm. Think: stunning landscapes, tons of wildlife and plenty of country hospitality. Pinch yourself - staying on a working cattle farm is as unique as it gets!

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7

Myella Farm

Embrace your inner jackaroo (or jillaroo) and prepare to get stuck into farm life! First up: we'll learn how to crack a whip and milk a cow like a real station hand. Later, you can opt in to explore the farm on horseback, or simply kick back by the pool. This evening, you'll dust off the red dirt and enjoy another delicious meal made with home-grown ingredients. Yum!

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Horse riding at Myella Farm

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Myella Farm to Fraser Island

Time to get a wriggle on to our next amazing stop! Fraser Island (and its resident dingoes) await. Quick facts: this place is the world's largest sand island, AND it has the longest beach in Queensland. No wonder it's UNESCO World Heritage-listed! Tonight, get together for an included dinner and soak up the magical vibes.

Please note: As space is limited, we ask that you pack a small overnight bag to take with you to Fraser Island. Pack items like swimmers, a beach towel, chargers, a hat, sunscreen, a camera, a jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9

Fraser Island

You've got a full day to explore this wild and rugged island. Trust us, it'll be love at first sight as you discover the serene Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie and all the local wildlife on a guided adventure. Hot tip: the best views are from the air. Lucky for you, there's an optional scenic flight on offer today.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Scenic flight over Fraser Island

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 10

Fraser Island to Gold Coast

Next stop: Brisbane, where an orientation tour awaits. Top tip: take some time to check out the "beach" at South Bank before we move on to the Gold Coast. Trust us, they don't call this place "gold" for nothin'! Tonight, why not get out there and explore the buzzing nightlife? It's legendary for a reason...

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 11

Gold Coast to Byron Bay

Off to Byron Bay - the home of all things boho. Here you can burn incense, sip chai lattes, practice yoga and go on an epic night out all in the space of 24 hours. Oh, and the beaches here are gorgeous. Get a feel for the place with an included orientation tour, then get out there and go your own thing! FYI, ladies - Chris Hemsworth has a house here. Eeeek!

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 12

Byron Bay

Your mission for today? Spend your time sunbathing, practicing your finest tree pose, hanging out in a beer garden or browsing the local shops. Anything goes! And did we mention today's array of amazing optional extras? Take your pick from surfing, skydiving or dolphin kayaking. That's right - dolphin kayaking. With dolphins. Embrace the cuteness and go!

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Skydiving in Byron Bay; Surf lesson in Byron Bay; Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 13

Byron Bay to Surf Camp

Bye, Byron - today we're hitting the road to Surf Camp. Excitement levels: 100/10! Ready to learn how to carve like a pro? Of course you are! This arvo we'll hit the waves for an included surf lesson with a qualified instructor. Whether you're new to the game or have been surfing for years, there's something for every experience level here.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 14

Surf Camp to Sydney

First today: call in at the Hunter Valley for a spot of wine tasting and grape stomping (don't forget to keep an eye out for the cheeky kangaroos hanging out around the vines). After stocking up on a bottle or two, we'll make tracks to Sydney - where our adventure will come to a close. Same time next year?

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

From Cairns:
2020: Aug 10; Sep 7; Oct 5; Nov 2, 30; Dec 28 
2021: Jan 17, 25; Feb 22; Mar 22

From Sydney:
2020: Aug 24; Sep 21; Oct 19; Nov 16, 23; Dec 12, 14
2021: Jan 3, 11, 31; Feb 8; Mar 8

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Multishare accommodation - 4 nights in hotels, 2 nights in hostels, 4 nights in lodges, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night sailing on a yacht
  • Meals as indicated by BLD - Breakfasts: 13, Lunches: 4, Dinners: 6
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicles with Wi-Fi
  • Escorted services of a fully trained Driver/Guide
  • Included Experiences:
    • Visiting Magnetic Island and a wildlife park
    • Overnight sailing experience in the Whitsundays
    • Visiting Whitehaven Beach
    • Outback Queensland farm stay experience
    • Fraser Island day tour, including Lake McKenzie
    • Surf lesson at Spot X Camp
    • Wine tasting and grape stomping in Hunter Valley

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

This tour is available for travelers aged 18 – 39 years old only

Multishare accommodation is on a single gender basis.  Males share with males, females share with females.  Couples travelling together should not expect to share a room.  Options are available to upgrade to double/twin share accommodation

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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