28 day Sydney to Melbourne (or reverse) - Topdeck

Hit all the highlights of the East Coast on this epic 28 day adventure that takes you from the iconic skyline of Sydney to the trendy side streets of Melbourne without forgetting all the good stuff in between. 

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Highlights

  • Experience a full-day 4WD tour on Fraser Island
  • Have an authentic farm stay experience at Myella Farm
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • Stay two nights on a tropical island
  • View the breath-taking sunset and sunrise over Uluru
  • Jpurney along the spectacular Great Ocean Road and view the Twelve Apostles
  • Visit the stunning Grampians National Park
  • Paint your own boomerang at Brambuk Cultural Centre
  • Hike to MacKenzie Falls
  • Local winery visit in Clare Valley
  • Stay underground in Coober Pedy 
  • Visit a kangaroo orphanage
  • Walk the 'Valley of the Winds' at Kata Tjuta
  • Take a guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • Experience the remote setting of Parachilna and the famous outback BBQ
  • View the magic of the Flinders Ranges

Inclusions

  • 27 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D)
  • 24 nights in hotels, lodges and cabins
  • 1 nights in a swag
  • 1 night underground
  • 1 night on board sailing
  • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver between Sydney and Cairns and a Driver/Guide between Alice Springs and Melbourne
  • Transportation on modern air-conditioned vehicles

Please note flight is not included on this trip. 

 

Departing Sydney

Day 1 - Sydney to Crescent Head

Set the tone for this fair dinkum (i.e. authentic) Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as we venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head. Before testing the waters, dip your toes into an oak barrel (literally) in the Hunter Valley.

Included today:
-Wine tasting and grape stomping in the Hunter Valley

Meals: Dinner.

Day 2 - Crescent Head to Byron Bay

Try a barrel of a different kind with an early morning private surf lesson on one of the best beaches in the world. Here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master. Our road trip continues with a traditional BBQ lunch and a cruise past the Big Banana icon before pulling into Byron Bay - where you can burn incense, sip chai and become a yoga teacher all in one day.

Included today:
-Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf retreat

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 3 - Byron Bay

Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is glitzy on the outside but small town-hearted underneath. Hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. This is the town where peace and tranquillity go to relax. You should too. Or jump out of a plane. Byron doesn't care as long as you're happy.

Included today:
-Byron Bay highlights walking trip

Day 4 - Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

Leave the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major landmark, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for a theme park as we make our way to party central, aka Surfers Paradise. 

Included today:
-Rainforest walk in Springbrook NP

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5 - Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island


Next stop: BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Don't let its namesake fool you - there are no late-night wedding chapels in the sunshine state capital. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the city centre, before burning up the highway to catch a ferry bound for Fraser - the island with the longest beach in Queensland. (75 Miles - 120kms).

Included today:
-Brisbane City walking tour

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 6 - Fraser Island

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand - as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and rainforests. Four-wheel-drive along the beach highway to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands (considered a place of good luck for the Indigenous Butchulla women), Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie. 

Included today:
-Fraser Island 4WD tour
-Lake MacKenzie
-Central Station
-Coloured Sands
-Maheno Shipwreck
-Eli Creek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 7 - Fraser Island to Myella Farm

This afternoon enjoy an authentic outback experience at a 2,500-acre cattle station. Embrace your inner cowboy and prepare yourself for an adventure-packed afternoon of horse riding, motor biking and cow milking. Or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset. Enjoy a hearty home cooked farm style dinner before you take to whip cracking and lassoing. 

Included today:
-Farm sunset

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 8 - Myella Farm to Emu Park

Trade the bush for the beach via Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. Take a selfie as you pass by the Tropic of Capricorn. Take to the life of a cowboy like a horse to oats with an adventure-packed morning of horse riding and motor biking. Or get your boots dirty, milk your first cow, or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm. Then leave the campfire to follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head back to the coast for Emu Park. Enjoy the Aboriginal experience where you get to learn about totems and artefacts, see some traditional dancing, try your hand at boomerang throwing and make some artwork to take home.

Included today:
-Aboriginal Experience and artefact souvenir

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 9 - Emu Park to Whitsundays

Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. More of a land-lover? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel. 

Included today:
-Overnight sailing
Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated. 
Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 10 - Whitsundays

Did someone say buffet breakfast? (Over) indulge, recharge and relax with water sports, beach volleyball and fish feeding right off the jetty. Appropriately named, Daydream Island has walking tracks, palm trees and secluded beaches. In keeping with tradition, a looong list of activities has been provided ranging from watersports to mini golf and tennis. Grab a cocktail from the swim up pool bar then make a date with a hammock and get in your happy place overlooking the pools.

Included today:
-Non-motorised activities
-Bush walking

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 11 - Whitsundays

Did someone say buffet breakfast? (Over) indulge, recharge and relax with water sports, beach volleyball and fish feeding right off the jetty. Appropriately named, Daydream Island has walking tracks, palm trees and secluded beaches. In keeping with tradition, a looong list of activities has been provided ranging from watersports to mini golf and tennis. Grab a cocktail from the swim up pool bar then make a date with a hammock and get in your happy place overlooking the pools.

Included today:
-Non-motorised activities
-Bush walking

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 12 - Whitsundays to Cairns

Today we pull into Cairns - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. You'll soon forget you're not on a yacht anymore. The night is yours, so take a stroll along the esplanade, join a free zumba class, or jump straight into the hedonistic delights of Cairns' backpacker bars.

Included today:
-Big Mango

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 13 - Cairns

Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Find yourself paddling the rapids of the Tully River, zip lining over a crocodile or getting an aerial view of the tropics by plummeting towards it. Save time for a snorkeling or scuba trip to the Great Barrier Reef and take home that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish. 

*Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 14 - Cairns

Want another day to explore the only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas? Go on then. Ramp up the adventure metre with hot air ballooning, horse riding, bungee jumping and all those things you didn't do yesterday. Or just kick back with a coconut. 

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 15 - Cairns to Alice Springs

Make your own way (by plane) and take to the skies heading South West to meet up with your NT crew in Alice Springs.

*Please note, flights are not included in the trip price.

Included today:
-Airport transfers

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 16 - Alice Springs to Uluru

We're hitting the red ground running as we pull into Yulara. It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red, providing a rockin' live show. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or vege burger). Welcome to the outback, mate.

Included today:
-Mt Conner
-Uluru Sunset
-National Park entry

Meals: Dinner.

Day 17 - Uluru

Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Or splurge on a Harley ride or scenic flight and see the original Top of the Rock. Later, join a meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky. 

Included today:
-Sunrise over Uluru
-National Park entry
-Uluru base walks
-Anangu Visitor centre
-Guided walk by your crew

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 18 - Uluru to Kings Canyon

Get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a Dreamtime archeology lesson, and a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight. 

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.

Included today:
-Valley of the winds walk
-National park entry
Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 19 - Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk - Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome).

Included today:
-Guided hike of Kings Canyon
-Garden of Eden walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 20 - Alice Springs to Coober Pedy

Check out the world's longest Dingo Fence (good thing there's a gate) and truck on past some very remote roadhouses before crossing the border into South Australia. It's time to cross the gemstone littered and soft grounds of the Moon Plain up the middle of Australia. Then we roll into the next gem on our list to check out where 75% of the world's opals come from and a chance to meet the orphans of the kangaroo world. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 21 - Coober Pedy to Quorn

After a #saltlakeselfie stop and a meet-and-greet with the sheep farming township of Glendambo (with a population of 30) we're riding south into the Flinders Ranges. You'll want to keep your camera charged for this one. Round off the day with a pub meal - tomorrow's going to be epic. 

Included today:
-Opal Mine & Town tour
-Kangaroo Orphanage

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 22 - Coober Pedy to Parachilna

Flinders Ranges National Park is a spoiled brat, it has everything. From mountains to gorges and creeks to rivers, you're lucky you get to play in it today. Take a hike to Wilpena Pound - a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. Then to rock art site Arkaroo Rock, and the Kanyaka Ruins a lesson in hard yakka at Kanyaka Station - an abandoned sheep and cattle farm. 

Included today:
-Wilpena Pound guided walk
-National Park entry

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 23 - Parachilna to Adelaide

We start our way towards the outback today with some dramatic scencery changes - we are heading for the City! A visit to the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall - there's a time and a place for confessions. This isn't it. Tonight take in some of Adelaides finest locacl food and entertainment. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 24 - Adelaide

"You've made it to one of the world's coolest cities (according to Lonely Planet). Today's a free day for the adventurous to head out to spot seals, kangaroos and penguins on Australia's answer to the Galapagos: Kangaroo Island. Learn about some of the 46 endemic species. Spend the day slurping noodles in the Adelaide Central Market, or take a tram to the seaside village of Glenelg.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 25 - Adelaide to Mt Gambier

Stroll through the Valley Lake conservation area and learn about the pre-human flora and fauna existence. Snap madly away on the camera as you spot a Skippy - hot tip: don't go to hug one. Before kicking on to Adelaide, check out the Blue Lake (depending on what time of the year you visit, you may have your own dilemma of "the dress" kind on your hands - the lake changes colour) and the Umpherston Sinkhole - Australia's own version of the Sacred Valley of the Inca Trail. Because no South Australian voyage is complete without wine, we get to concoct our own potion as we stop at Wynn's Coonawarra vineyard. Chin chin!

Included today:
-Wynn's Coonawarra Make Your Own Blended Wine class

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 26 - Mt Gambier to Grampians National Park

By the end of today you'll have nailed a trifecta of the highest, largest and longest landforms across two states. Next up: McKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. It's no Niagara, but flowing water is guaranteed year-round - a rare promise in a country that's 40% desert. Then, the Northern Grampians for one last panorama shot where #natureporn trends with views to Mt Williams, the highest peak in the park and third-highest mountain in Victoria. To complete the trilogy: Tomorrow we cross the Murray River - a bronze medallist to the Nile and Amazon, stretching 2520 kilometres and spanning three states. How's that for a form guide?

Included today:
-National Park entry
-Pinnacles Walk
-McKenzie Falls

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 27 - Grampians National Park to Port Campbell

Meet the traditional land owners, whose ancestors were scratching and dabbing their Dreamtime stories onto rock long before the Pyramids of Egypt were conceived, then paint your own story onto a boomerang. This afternoon is all about the Twelve Apostles, aka the Stonehenge of Australia and a sunset to write home about. 

Included today:
-Boomerang Painting
-National park entry
-12 Apostles

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 28 - Port Campbell to Melbourne

If you've ever seen a car commercial, chances are you've seen the Great Ocean Road. With mere metres between road and water, hairpin bends and epic views out every window - today you'll join the list of five million people to do this road-of-passage each year. Before putting any rubber on the Great Ocean Road, we'll tick off the spiritual home of surfing, spot koalas in the wild and lunch in a seaside village. This afternoon we roll into Melbourne to meet the best coffee in the southern hemisphere. You might want to stick around.

Included today:
-Coastal Lookouts
-National Park entry

Meals: Breakfast.

Departing Melbourne

Day 1 - Melbourne to Port Campbell

Welcome to your trip - meet your travel buddies and hit the road. If you've ever seen a car commercial, chances are you've seen the Great Ocean Road. With mere metres between road and water, hairpin bends and epic views out every window - today you'll join the list of five million people to do this road-of-passage each year. Before putting rubber on the Great Ocean Road, we'll tick off the spiritual home of surfing, spot koalas in the wild and lunch in a seaside village. This afternoon is all about the Twelve Apostles, aka the Stonehenge of Australia. Tonight chill out and get to know who you're travelling with.

Included today:
-Coastal Lookouts
-12 Apostles
-National Park entry

Meals: Dinner.

Day 2 - Port Campbell to Grampians National Park

From one natural wonder to another, we'll explore the 167,000 hectares of The Grampians - a mecca for hikers and rock climbers. More than just a place to get geology goosebumps, you'll be standing on sacred ground, with 80% of Victoria's Aboriginal rock art on show. Meet the traditional land owners, whose ancestors were scratching and dabbing their Dreamtime stories onto rock long before the Pyramids of Egypt were conceived, then paint your own story onto a boomerang. Dinner with the crew tonight.

Included today:
-Boomerang Painting
-National park entry

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 3 - Grampians National Park to Mt Gambier

By the time we reach Adelaide you'll have nailed a trifecta of the highest, largest and longest landforms across two states. Next up: McKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. It's no Niagara, but flowing water is guaranteed year-round - a rare promise in a country that's 40% desert. Then, the Northern Grampians for one last panorama shot where #natureporn trends with views to Mt Williams, the highest peak in the park and third-highest mountain in Victoria. To complete the trilogy: the Murray River - a bronze medallist to the Nile and Amazon, stretching 2520 kilometres and spanning three states. How's that for a form guide?

Included today:
-National Park entry
-Pinnacles Walk
-McKenzie Falls
-Gaol history walking tour

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4 - Mt Gambier to Adelaide

Stroll through the Valley Lake conservation area and learn about the pre-human flora and fauna existence. Snap madly away on the camera as you spot a Skippy - hot tip: don't go to hug one. Before kicking on to Adelaide, check out the Blue Lake (depending on what time of the year you visit, you may have your own dilemma of "the dress" kind on your hands - the lake changes colour) and the Umpherston Sinkhole - Australia's own version of the Sacred Valley of the Inca Trail. Because no South Australian voyage is complete without wine, we get to concoct our own potion as we stop at Wynn's Coonawarra vineyard. Chin chin!

Included today:
-Wynn's Coonawarra Make Your Own Blended Wine class

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5 - Adelaide

"You've made it to one of the world's coolest cities (according to Lonely Planet). Today's a free day for the adventurous to head out to spot seals, kangaroos and penguins on Australia's answer to the Galapagos: Kangaroo Island. Learn about some of the 46 endemic species. Spend the day slurping noodles in the Adelaide Central Market, or take a tram to the seaside village of Glenelg.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6 - Adelaide to Parachilna

There are more wineries around here than flies on a sheep. On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall - there's a time and a place for confessions. This isn't it. There is a classic Aussie pub at the end of the road today.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 7 - Parachilna to Quorn

Flinders Ranges National Park is a spoiled brat, it has everything. From mountains to gorges and creeks to rivers, you're lucky you get to play in it today. Take a hike to Wilpena Pound - a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. Then to rock art site Arkaroo Rock, and the Kanyaka Ruins a lesson in hard yakka at Kanyaka Station - an abandoned sheep and cattle farm. 

Included today:
-Wilpena Pound guided walk
-National Park entry

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 8 - Quorn to Coober Pedy

After a #saltlakeselfie stop, we roll into the next gem on our list to check out where 75% of the world's opals come from. Then: time to meet the orphans of the kangaroo world and learn more about how abandoned joeys are nurtured back into the wild.

Included today:
-Opal Mine & Town tour
-Kangaroo Orphanage

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 9 - Coober Pedy to Alice Springs

It's time to cross the gemstone littered and soft grounds of the Moon Plain up the middle of Australia. Then, check out the world's longest Dingo Fence (good thing there's a gate) and truck on past some very remote roadhouses before crossing the border into the Northern Territory. That resort pool is just what the doctor ordered.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 10 - Alice Springs to Uluru

We're hitting the red ground running as we pull into Yulara. It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red, providing a rockin' live show. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or vege burger). Welcome to the outback, mate.

Included today:
-Mt Conner
-Uluru Sunset
-National Park entry

Meals: Dinner.

Day 11 - Uluru

Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Or splurge on a Harley ride or scenic flight and see the original Top of the Rock. Later, join a meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky. 

Included today:
-Sunrise over Uluru
-National Park entry
-Uluru base walks
-Anangu Visitor centre
-Guided walk by your crew

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 12 - Uluru to Kings Canyon

Get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a Dreamtime archeology lesson, and a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight. 

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.

Included today:
-Valley of the winds walk
-National park entry
Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 13 - Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk - Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome).

Included today:
-Guided hike of Kings Canyon
-Garden of Eden walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 14 - Alice Springs to Cairns

Make your own way and take to the skies heading North East to meet up with your east coast crew in Cairns.

*Please note, flights are not included in the trip price.

Included today:
-Airport transfers

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 15 - Cairns 

Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Meet and greet the crew in the afternoon and start planning tomorrow's adventures.

Day 16 - Cairns

Like the thought of spending a whole day exploring the only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas? Go on then. Ramp up the adventure with hot air ballooning, horse riding, bungy jumping, rafting and all those things on your tick list. Save time for a snorkelling or scuba trip to the Great Barrier Reef and take home that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish. 

*Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 17 - Cairns to Whitsundays

Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. More of a land-lover? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel. 

Included today:
-Big Mango
-Overnight sailing

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 18 - Whitsundays

Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds and swim with the resident Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay. Back on board, keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm as we set course for land and two nights at Daydream Island Resort.

Included today:
-Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkeling
-Whitsunday sailing

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 19 - Whitsundays

Did someone say buffet breakfast? (Over) indulge, recharge and relax with water sports, beach volleyball and fish feeding right off the jetty. Appropriately named, Daydream Island has walking tracks, palm trees and secluded beaches. In keeping with tradition, a looong list of activities has been provided ranging from watersports to mini golf and tennis. Grab a cocktail from the swim up pool bar then make a date with a hammock and get in your happy place overlooking the pools.

Included today:
-Non-motorised activities
-Bush walking

Day 20 - Whitsundays to Emu Park

Get out of the hammock and follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head south to Emu Park. Then spread out on the sand, crack a ""cold one""(beer) and confuse yourself with the rules of beach cricket with your mates. Enjoy the Aboriginal experience where you get to learn about totems and artefacts, see some traditional dancing, try your hand at boomerang throwing and make some artwork to take home all before dinner.

Included today:
-Aboriginal experience and artefact souvenir

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 21 - Emu Park to Myella Farm

Trade the beach for the bush via Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. Take a selfie as you pass by the Tropic of Capricorn. This afternoon enjoy an authentic outback experience at a 2,500-acre cattle station. Embrace your inner cowboy and prepare yourself for an adventure-packed afternoon of horse riding, motor biking and cow milking. Or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset. Enjoy a hearty home cooked farm style dinner before you take to whip cracking and lassoing. 

Included today:
-Farm sunset
-Tropic of Capricorn selfie

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 22 - Myella Farm to Fraser Island

Wake up and smell the coffee. Kick off your day with a farm breakfast before burning down the highway to catch a ferry bound for the world's largest sand island, with the longest beach in Queensland - all 75 Miles (120kms) of it. 

Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 23 - Fraser Island

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand - as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and rainforests. Four-wheel-drive along the beach highway to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands (considered a place of good luck for the Indigenous Butchulla women), Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie. 

Included today:
-Fraser Island 4WD tour
-Lake MacKenzie
-Central Station
-Coloured Sands
-Maheno Shipwreck
-Eli Creek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 24 - Fraser Island to Surfers Paradise

Next stop: BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Don't let its namesake fool you - there are no late-night wedding chapels in the sunshine state capital. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the city centre, before burning down the highway to the golden sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise. Welcome to the Gold Coast.

Included today:
-Brisbane City walking tour

Meals: Breakfast

Day 25 - Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay

Leave the Gold Coast glitz behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major draw card, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for surf vibes in Byron - where you can burn incense, sip chai, become a yoga teacher and win cash for being a Cheeky Monkey all in one day. 

Included today:
-Springbrook National Park

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 26 - Byron Bay 

Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is glitzy on the outside but small town-hearted underneath. Hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. This is the town where peace and tranquillity go to relax. You should too. Or jump out of a plane. Byron doesn't care as long as you're happy.

Included today:
-Byron Bay highlights walking trip

Day 27 - Byron Bay to Crescent Head

Let the wave chasing begin as we cruise down the coast to the surfing mecca of Crescent Head. Grab some BBQ lunch before we hit the beach for a private surf lesson on one of the best surfers in the world. Here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master. Kelly Slater, who?

Included today:
-Big banana
-Surf lesson

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 28 - Crescent Head to Sydney

Try a barrel of a different kind and dip your toes into an oak barrel (literally) in the Hunter Valley today. Swill some vino and taste some of the best grapes in the country before we roll onto the beachside hustle and bustle of Sydney.

Included today:
-Wine tasting and grape stomping

Meals: Breakfast.

Departs: Sydney or Melbourne

 

Please note flight is not included on this trip. 

***We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 2 days.***

***We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard for the Whitsundays as space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 3 days.***

Optional Extras

Uluru 
Camel Express Tour AU$80
Skydiving from AU$399
Field of Light Tour from AU$35 
Scenic Flight from AU$150

Kings Canyon 
Quad Bike Tour AU$100

Cairns 
Great Barrier Reef Day Tour AU$149
Bungy Jump AU$169
Minjin Swing AU$129
Tully River Rafting AU$209
Baron River Rafting AU$133
Xtreme Rafting AU$250
Go Wild Day Tour AU$145
Go Jungle Surfing Day Tour AU$239
Hot Air Ballooning AU$250

Myella Farm 
Motorbike Lesson AU$65 
Horse Riding AU$75

Fraser Island
Scenic Flight AU$75

Gold Coast
Glow Worm 4WD Night Tour AU$98

Byron Bay 
Dolphin Kayak Tour AU$70 
Skydiving AU$334
Surf Lesson from AU$60 
Hang Gliding AU$165

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We're super keen on travel, particularly when it involves adventure, partying and getting involved in culture. We’re also serious (sometimes) and are pros at landing a job in a place we want to call home, as well as studying abroad. Basically, all we really want is to have a once in a lifetime experience and offer you the same.

But that’s enough about us, what we really want is to know what you're into. Whether you’d prefer to party in Sydney or sleep under the stars in The Red Centre we will listen to what you want out of your trip and make sure it's perfect for you.

Without trying to brag, we’ve explored the best of Australia: from 4wd tours in Fraser Island and diving the Great Barrier Reef to exploring The Red Centre and sailing through the Whitsundays.

That’s why we’re the best. With more than 20 stores, decades of experience and staff who are not only legends, but also travel obsessed we’re ready to help you have the best time in Australia.

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