Reefs And Rainforests (Start Cairns)

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Reefs And Rainforests (Start Cairns) - Contiki
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Jaime "the trip was amazing, but I don't think it would have been half as incrediblewithout Trys. My wife and I took our trip to Australia and Trys did everything within his power to make our stay extra special. At every Stop he inquired about upgrading our room since we were on our honeymoon and at one stop there was a bottle of wine on the bed with a handwritten note saying enjoy your stay, whether tha..."
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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
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Coach / Bus
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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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  • MM
    Written on April 4, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour, had the best time ever!! Starting in Sydney was great as we could acclimatise to the heat gradually as we drive up the coast.
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  • KS
    Written on April 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    trys was absolutely amazing as our tour guide! everything he did was incredible and it was a big part of my trip!
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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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  • M
    Written on April 2, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Amazing tour, great people even better tour guide. Quite a few thing went wrong on the tour that were completely out of the control of our tour guide, for example our transport broke down on our way to fraiser island and we were left stranded for over 3 hours but Tyrs made the experience some of the best memories My friends and I had of the whole trip. No matter the obstacles Trys was able to handle it smoothly most of the time without us realising there was even an issue. The accomodation was fantastic at every location never an issue that I was aware of. Trys knowledge and relationships with the people we met at every stop made us feel welcome and confident to enjoy everything each location had ti offer. I am writing this review because although the trip was an outstanding experience I beleive it would have been severly hampered if it wasn't for the constant good spirits, lighthartedness, optimism and professionalism of Trys. He definatley deserves a medal for the things he had to put up with from the 45+ 18-35 year old toddlers he had to herd for the 3 weeks we had with him.
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  • LW
    Written on April 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the best experience I could of ever imagined. It exceeded my expectations and more. The people I met will be friends for life and my tour guide was one in a million. Such a down to earth guy who does so much for other people. I wouldn't have wanted anyone different to have taken my tour of a lifetime..
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  • KP
    Written on April 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely amazing trip ! Did so much in the space of 16 Days and Try's never failed to keep us all entertained ! If we had a question or literally anything, Try's would know the answer or find out for us straight away! Such a fun trip and I'd go back in an instant!!!!
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  • JK
    Written on April 1, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    the trip was amazing, but I don't think it would have been half as incrediblewithout Trys. My wife and I took our trip to Australia and Trys did everything within his power to make our stay extra special. At every Stop he inquired about upgrading our room since we were on our honeymoon and at one stop there was a bottle of wine on the bed with a handwritten note saying enjoy your stay, whether that was Trys' doing or not he had a hand in it. And as thoughtful and generous as he was to my wife and I, his compassion and generosity to other members of our tour was clearly evident as well. Trys was and without a doubt will most likely be the best tour guide I will ever have in my travels. My only regret is that I was spoiled with such an amazing tour guide so early in my life and travels that I may never feel the same about a trip again.
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  • A
    Written on April 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an amazing experience - the views were beautiful and I got the opportunity to do things I never thought I would.
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  • LG
    Written on April 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was the best experience of my life. I ticked off so many of my bucket list activities, many of which were included in the tour price! Our group with Trys Eddy was so much fun we all became good friends instantly. Trys was super organised and great fun to be around, the tour wouldn't have been the same without him. I'd definitely do a contiki tour again.
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  1. Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation
  2. Day 2: Cape Tribulation to Cairns
  3. Day 3 - 5: Cairns
  4. Day 5 - 7: Cairns to the Whitsundays
  5. Day 7: The Whitsundays to Farmstay
  6. Day 8: Farmstay to Noosa
  7. Day 9: Fraser Island to Noosa
  8. Day 10: Noosa to Surfers Paradise
  9. Day 11: Surfers Paradise
  10. Day 12: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
  11. Day 13: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour
  12. Day 14: Coffs Harbour to Sydney
  13. Day 15: Sydney
  14. Day 16: Sydney

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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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Cairns is the starting point and Sydney is the endpoint.
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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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