Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns)

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Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns) - Contiki
Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns) - Contiki
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East Australia


Start in Cairns and end in Sydney! With the discovery tour Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns), you have a 16 day tour package taking you from Cairns to Sydney and through Cairns, Australia and 19 other destinations in Australia. Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Lodge, Guesthouse, Resort
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating

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  • PP
    Written on April 10, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was really good fun and met a lot of good fun people, the activities were exactly what I wanted to do. Our tour guid was passionate about his job and created a fun environment for the group and helped if we had any problems. The coach we drive on was very good, nice, clean and comfortable.
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  • SB
    Written on April 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I've taken many tours but this one was the high light of my life. Went on our honeymoon with my pregnant wife and every accommodation was made for us by this amazing tour guide. Even though tour was for a younger crowd still felt that we belong. He made the extra effort to make sure everyone was taken care of. Had endless enthusiasm even when talking about places he had been at countless times before. Even answering my silly questions with a humorous wit. He didnt make this just a tour but a vacation with long lasting friends and memories that will keep me smiling for the rest of my life. I can't think of another person that deserves this nomination more. I wish him the best of luck in his long life journey where ever that may take him.
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  • Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns) reviewer 3
    Written on July 28, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    I can't speak highly enough about the way in which Ainsley managed our tour down the West Coast of Australia. Nothing was ever too much trouble, and she was always thinking multiple steps ahead to ensure that everyone was aware of what they needed to do and by when. She's also just bloomin' good fun :)
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation
  • Day 2: Cape Tribulation to Cairns
  • Day 2 - 4: Cairns
  • Day 4 - 6: Cairns to the Whitsundays
  • Day 7: The Whitsundays to Farmstay
  • Day 8: Farmstay to Noosa
  • Day 9: Fraser Island to Noosa
  • Day 10: Noosa to Surfers Paradise
  • Day 11: Surfers Paradise
  • Day 12: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
  • Day 13: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour
  • Day 14: Coffs Harbour to Sydney
  • Day 15: Sydney
  • Day 16: Sydney

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • December 1, 2016

    Can you please provide more information about how this tour operates?

    To give you an idea, Contiki creates trip itineraries designed exclusively for younger travellers. They are geared towards active, budget-minded young travellers who want to meet other people from all over the world, and tend to be very popular with university students and backpackers.

  • December 1, 2016

    Is there an age restiction on this tour?

    This tour does have a generally strict age limit of 18-35 years old.

    If this trip isn't quite what you were looking for, we still have plenty of fantastic tours. Get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Trys Eddy
    "I'm a born and bred Aussie, who has been living this crazy nomadic lifestyle of a Tour Manager for the..."
  • Ainsley Noon

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  • Paul31st August 2017
    Very knowledgeable and quick to respond.The prices were good and consistent so once we found the tour we wanted we didn't have to shop the net to see if the price was the best since this was the best price out there. We will definitely recommend TourRadar and will use them again.



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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Australia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Australia. Ideally 1 month before travel.


Cairns is the starting point and Sydney is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 November 2017 the full payment of $2,043 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2043 for Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


Covering a total distance of approx 2,523 km.
  • Cairns (Australia)
  • 59 km
  • Port Douglas (Australia)
  • 11 km
  • Mossman Gorge (Australia)
  • 22 km
  • Daintree (Australia)
  • 33 km
  • Cape Tribulation (Australia)
  • 83 km
  • Kuranda (Australia)
  • 19 km
  • Cairns (Australia)
  • 282 km
  • Townsville (Australia)
  • 229 km
  • Airlie Beach (Australia)
  • 17 km
  • Long Island (Australia)
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