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..."
16 reviews
+20 Destinations
East Australia


  • 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
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Lodge, Guesthouse, Resort
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
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 as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • TB
    Written on January 2, 2019
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Better standard of accommodation, several places filthy and not acceptable in respect of price paid or advertised tour. More variety of food , healthy options. Option to choose who you share with after a couple of days. Without the added excursions it would... Read more

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  • LS
    Written on December 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything about it was amazing! Jill our guide was Great, Rhys the driver was a great laugh. Wonderful group of people. Just was everything i expected and more!

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation
  2. Day 2: Cape Tribulation to Cairns
  3. Day 3 - 5: Cairns
  4. Day 5: Cairns to The Whitsundays
  5. Day 6: The Whitsundays
  6. Day 7: The Whitsundays to Farmstay
  7. Day 8: Farmstay to Noosa
  8. Day 9: Noosa
  9. Day 10: Noosa to Surfers Paradise
  10. Day 11: Surfers Paradise including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Day 12: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
  12. Day 13: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour
  13. Day 14: Coffs Harbour to Sydney
  14. Day 15: Sydney
  15. Day 16: Sydney

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  • 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.

  • Is there an age restiction on this tour?

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

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


Cairns is the starting point and Sydney is the endpoint.
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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 6 March 2019 the full payment of $2,345 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 $2345 for Reefs And Rainforests (Start Cairns), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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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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