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Beaches And Reefs (Start Sydney) - Contiki
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Gemma "The trip was amazing and everything that I wanted out of travelling the east coast. You have some amazing opportunities to do some once in a life time things like climb the harbour bridge. Our tour manager was amazing. He made an effort with each individual person on the trip and made sure that we were all having fun. At the end of the trip my friend had to go to hospital and he made sure that I w..."
Excellent
18 reviews
Starts
Sydney
+12 Destinations
Australia East Coast
Ends
Cairns
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Highlights

  • Snorkel and see the colours of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Relax on the white sandy beaches of the Whitsundays
  • Try your hand at some good country whip cracking
  • Indulge in home-cooked damper and party outback style
  • Watch Instagram likes soar with a snap of Fraser Island
  • Release your inner party animal at Surfer’s Paradise
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Camping
Max Group Size
30
Transportation
Train & Rail
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Adventure, Beach, Wildlife, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Contiki
Start in Sydney and end in Cairns! With the adventure tour Beaches And Reefs (Start Sydney), you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Sydney to Cairns and through Sydney, Australia and 13 other destinations in Australia. Beaches And Reefs (Start Sydney) includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Sydney
  2. Day 2: Sydney
  3. Day 3: Sydney
  4. Day 4: Sydney to Byron Bay
  5. Day 5: Byron Bay
  6. Day 6: Byron Bay to Noosa Everglades via Hosanna Farm and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Day 7: Noosa Everglades - Fraser Island Day Trip
  8. Day 8: Noosa Everglades to the Whitsundays
  9. Day 9: The Whitsundays
  10. Day 10: The Whitsundays to Cairns
  11. Day 11: Cairns
  12. Day 12: Cairns
  13. Day 13: Depart Cairns

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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18 Reviews

Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
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  • Written on August 21, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the trip of a lifetime. Jayne, trip manager, was absolutely fantastic and helped everyone feel welcome. The accommodation was fantastic, my favourite being Gilligans in Cairns. The trip was just amazing and I couldn’t fault a bit of it!

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  • CB
    Written on January 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip itself was amazing.. accommodation was great.. definitely ticked loads of the bucket list. Bus driver was lovely. Transportation was comfortable.. did not find tour guide helpful she picked who she wanted to help and everyone else could do what... Read more

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  • Beaches And Reefs (Start Sydney) reviewer 3
    Written on September 11, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    It was ok. Too many British people. Tooooo long on the buses. Way more travel than enjoyment. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Also hotels far from all main city centers. The excursions were really waaaayyy too much work for the small pleasure.

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  • SC
    Written on December 19, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Good itinerary and included activities. If you are used to travelling solo or in small groups (and like it), probably not the right trip, but good for those who want or need some hand-holding whilst seeing the world.

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  • BS
    Written on June 6, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Trys made my time in Australia, this was my first time going abroad by myself and Trys made it so easy and ensured I made friends and had the best time! Trys always made sure people were included and able to experience as much as possible no matter how long... Read more

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  • EC
    Written on May 9, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I booked this trip with 3 weeks to go before it started I had done little to no research and went on a very spontaneous trip with no expectations or ideas of what to expect. When I arrived at the hotel where I met the rest of the group and leader (Trys) (as... Read more

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  • MD
    Written on May 4, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Such an awesome trip

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  • MC
    Written on April 17, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was a once in a lifetime trip. I will always remember it. It was very well organized and prepared. Our bus was great! Our drivers name was Horse. He was an excellent driver and got us where we needed to be with ease, every single day. The... Read more

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  • VB
    Written on April 16, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our guide was always there for us and cheerful !

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  • G
    Written on April 15, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was amazing and everything that I wanted out of travelling the east coast. You have some amazing opportunities to do some once in a life time things like climb the harbour bridge. Our tour manager was amazing. He made an effort with each individual... Read more

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    • I am a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are travelling alone Contiki can either match you up with another like-minded travellers of the same sex for no additional cost or if available you can choose to have the privacy of your own private room by paying a single supplement.

    • Will I have to share a room on the tour?

      Shared accommodation with other like-minded travellers is normal on Contiki, and is all part of the experience. How many people you will be sharing with depends on the region, travel style and type of accommodation, but twin or quad same-sex sharing is generally the case.

    • Will I have to share a room on the tour?

      Shared accommodation with other like-minded travellers is normal on Contiki, and is all part of the experience. How many people you will be sharing with depends on the region, travel style and type of accommodation, but twin or quad same-sex sharing is generally the case.

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    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Australia. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Location
    Sydney is the starting point and Cairns is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 19 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 19 December 2019, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,330 km.
    • Sydney (Australia)
    • 315 km
    • Port Macquarie (Australia)
    • 128 km
    • Coffs Harbour (Australia)
    • 190 km
    • Byron Bay (Australia)
    • 74 km
    • Surfers Paradise (Australia)
    • 16 km
    • Currumbin (Australia)
    • 87 km
    • Brisbane (Australia)
    • 119 km
    • Noosa (Australia)
    • 112 km
    • Fraser Island (Australia)
    • 340 km
    • Rockhampton (Australia)
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