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Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney)

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Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) - Topdeck
Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) - Topdeck
"Travelling to Australia has been a long time goal for me and choosing a tour company was something i thought about carefully. I had never been on a Tour Bus holiday before so was unsure what to expect. What can i say... WOW... I am so glad i chose Top Deck, nothing was too much trouble for them, Brad & Kate were my tour guides and they done an Outstanding job - You Guys are Awesome! Your enthusi..."
Starts
Sydney
+10 Destinations
Australia East Coast, East Australia
Ends
Cairns
Age Range
18 to 39 year olds
Excellent
9 reviews

Highlights

  • Visit Australia's most famous wine region
  • Kayak, scuba dive or watch whales breach
  • Catch the big wave like a surf master
  • Enjoy an authentic outback experience
Start in Sydney and end in Cairns! With the discovery tour Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney), you have a 14 day tour taking you from Sydney to Cairns and through Sydney, Australia and 11 other destinations in Australia. Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 1
    Written on December 19, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    It was my first trip I've ever joined and I was impressed! We had a lot of fun and it was great with Anthony! The only not so good thing was the coach
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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 2
    Written on November 26, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Island suntanner Australia! The trip was awesome, Topdeck made sure everything was well organised for the whole group. Stacy the team leader was so kind and helpful and fun! She gave us all the right tips for the trip. The accommodation was good, everything was clean and nice. The transportation was very comfortable, we got a new bus! so that was a plus. During the trip you did not have to worry about organising anything yourself. Topdeck helped you with all that, the only thing was trying to decide which extra activites you were going to do because all of them sound fun!. All in all the trip was great, the food was also good, you get to see beaches, ocean, whales, kangaroos, outback, sunsets, big city life and a lot more!
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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 3
    Written on November 20, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I can honestly say I had the best time on this trip. It really squeezed in everything I would have done myself up the East Coast without the hassle of booking it all individually myself. It meant that I met a great bunch of people and did have to worry about catching the right bus or booking my accommodation right for my time on the way up. We also got great recommendations for nights outing places to eat on the days this wasn't included. Shantel our tour guide and Russell our bus driver really went out of their way to make sure everyone felt welcome and included, as well as stopping off at fun stops such as the Big Banana and the Big mango - which brightened up long bus journeys. Yes there are 'bus days' and sight days but not once did I feel bored with Shantel, she had so many facts and fun jokes to entertain us, or putting on funny Aussie videos - I cannot fault her as a guide. The tour itself was great, the accommodation was all suitable and really top quality, the accommodation was expected and I never felt that something was terrible - although the highlight was defiantly the Vibe hotel at Surfers Paradise. In terms of which days and which was the best, its so hard to choose - the 2 weeks went fast and I enjoyed every day! But the highlight had to be Whitsundays saying and Fraser Island. With the free time on Topdeck tours you had a chance to do your own thing in some places. At Byron Bay we did a beach day then the Light House walk and then to happy hour at 'The Balcony' and food at 'Miss Margarita's' - both highly recommended. There is just so many great moments to choose from, if in doubt - book this trip, you won't regret it! Every moment was beautiful and I wouldn't change it for the world. If you would like to see some photos - head to my Instagram (not trying to plug myself just incase anyone wants to see the activities and that) at http://instagram.com/laurafloraa and head to mid October 2016 time for the 2 weeks. Really unreal - cannot commend Shantel and Russell enough!
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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 4
    Written on May 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    First ever major tour other than your usual day trips and what a cracker it was!!! Couldn't possibly rate topdeck anymore, Alan our tour guide and Squatter our driver made the difference. Australia is an amazing place already, however having topdeck lead the way meant you enjoyed every day just that little more. By the end of the tour we went from complete strangers to a group of great friends!! Thanks again Alan, Squatter and the Topdeck team!!
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Thanks Kei. Fantastic to hear you enjoyed the trip with our crew, until next time! ~ Topdeck.
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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 5
    Written on March 23, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    This was such an amazing trip! Our tour guide was so lovely and welcoming and always had our backs. We saw so much and did so many activities in 14 days it's unbelieveable. Great tour, awesome people.
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hi Chanelle, fantastic to hear you enjoyed our Island Suntanner trip with our crew. This trip is very popular as you get to experience a great taste of the east cost of Australia. ~Topdeck.
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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 6
    Written on January 25, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was the most amazing trip. Had the best two weeks of my life with the best people and incredible tour guides. Great value for money and a truly unforgettable experience.
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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 7
    Written on April 16, 2013
    4.0 - Good

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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 8
    Written on April 22, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was the best thing i did. I was a little aprehensive joining the group a few days into the tour. The tour originally started in Sydney and i joined at Surfers Paradise. Brad and Kate were our tour guides and they were fantastic. They brought the group together and everyone got on so well. Brads driving was great and Kate had such a wealth of knowlege for each place we stayed or passed by. On an evening Kate and Brad spent time with all the group getting people involved or just getting to know everyone. They were so easy going. The accomodation was great in Surfers, Fraser, Rocky and Cairs but was let down in Arlie beach, there was a bug problem which didnt help after being on a boat for 3 days without a propper shower. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the beutiful east coast. Without a doubt the highlight of this tour is Lake McKenzie on Fraser and Whitehaven Beach when sailing Big Thumbs up TopDeck, i just dont know which tour to do next x
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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) reviewer 9
    Written on February 23, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Travelling to Australia has been a long time goal for me and choosing a tour company was something i thought about carefully. I had never been on a Tour Bus holiday before so was unsure what to expect. What can i say... WOW... I am so glad i chose Top Deck, nothing was too much trouble for them, Brad & Kate were my tour guides and they done an Outstanding job - You Guys are Awesome! Your enthusiasm and drive made the holiday extra special. These guys saved us so much money and shared their wealth of knowledge with us along each step of the way on the journey. By the end of the trip i felt i had known them for years! & truely deserve so much credit for what they do on a day to day basis, they never stop! The bus was very comfortable (& Brads pride & joy - Heidi!) which helped when we were travelling for many hours at a time between destinations, though the time passed quickly for us with games inbetween destinations & movies kept us occupied. The accommodation included in the tour never let the holiday down at all, each was different and all very clean & comfortable. Food was DELICIOUS at each stop & good deals were offered when dinner was not included. I Loved the fact we stopped at the 'small businesses' to help them out, helping the little businesses grow really means a lot, especially in places like Tully where the recent cyclone effected the business so much. Giving back really felt good. I can honestly say i had the most amazing time of my entire life on this holiday and have been inspired to return as soon as possible to work! Thanks to Brad & Kate i had a breathtaking experience, met some great people with gorgeous personalities and learnt so much more than i ever thought i would, & Ill remember it for the rest of my life - Thank you So much xxxx Hydes xx
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Sydney to Crescent Head
  • Day 2: Crescent Head to Byron Bay
  • Day 3: Byron Bay
  • Day 4: Byron Bay to Gold Coast
  • Day 5: Gold Coast to Fraser Island
  • Day 6: Fraser Island
  • Day 7: Fraser Island to Myella Farm
  • Day 8: Myella Farm to Emu Park
  • Day 9: Emu Park to The Whitsundays
  • Day 10: Daydream Island
  • Day 11: Daydream Island
  • Day 12: Daydream Island to Cairns
  • Day 13: Cairns
  • Day 14: Cairns

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    Location
    Sydney is the starting point and Cairns is the endpoint.
    Max group size
    36 is the maximum group size for Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney).
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 42 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 3 March 2017 the full payment of $1,985 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 42 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1985 for Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,310 km.
    • Sydney (Australia)
    • 162 km
    • Hunter Valley (Australia)
    • 253 km
    • Crescent Head (Australia)
    • 290 km
    • Byron Bay (Australia)
    • 61 km
    • Springbrook (Australia)
    • 26 km
    • Gold Coast (Australia)
    • 71 km
    • Brisbane (Australia)
    • 231 km
    • Fraser Island (Australia)
    • 326 km
    • Emu Park (Australia)
    • 385 km
    • Whitsunday Islands (Australia)
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