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20 days

The Big Walkabout (20 Days)

From Sydney to Uluru
Tour Operator:
Contiki
Max group size:
50
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
140425
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Highlights

  • Have breakfast with cute Koalas on Magnetic Island
  • Climb the Harbour Bridge for amazing views of Sydney
  • Kayak on the crystal clear waters of Byron Bay
  • Visit a turtle hospital & learn about reef conservation
  • Feel the thrill of White Water Rafting in Cairns

Itinerary

Start in Sydney and end in Uluru! With the in-depth cultural tour The Big Walkabout (20 Days), you have a 20 day tour package taking you through Sydney, Australia and 11 other destinations in Australia. The Big Walkabout (20 Days) includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive 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: Cairns to Darwin
  14. Day 14: Darwin to Kakadu National Park
  15. Day 15: Kakadu National Park
  16. Day 16: Kakadu National Park to Darwin
  17. Day 17: Darwin to Uluru via Alice Springs
  18. Day 18: Uluru
  19. Day 19: Uluru
  20. Day 20: Uluru
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
Camping
Lodge

Customer Reviews

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  • The Big Walkabout (20 Days) reviewer 1
    · May 05, 2018
    Had the best time of my life and would book another contiki trip again in a heartbeat
    Trip date: April 2018
  • E
    · April 14, 2016
    Most amazing trip of my life! So much adventure!
    Trip date: January 2016
  • CS
    · April 12, 2016
    This trip was the best thing I could have ever done! I'm so glad that I decided to travel with contiki and start in Darwin. I had no idea what to expect with the first half of the tour but can honestly say it exceeded all expectations. Australia, like... Show more
    Trip date: March 2016
  • CV
    · April 10, 2016
    It was an amazing experience, far above what I could have imagined. To get to visit so many places and have the opportunity to take part in so many activities is something I won't forget. The tour manager helps make you feel at ease by being so... Show more
    Trip date: March 2016
  • JL
    · April 08, 2016
    It was the Best time of my life. So many good experiences and a Lot of good memories and found better friend!
    Trip date: October 2015
  • NM
    · April 03, 2016
    It's definetely been a life changing trip. From nice places to stay, a very knowledgable tour guide, amazing activities, great countryside to the most awesome people you could possibly travel with!
    Trip date: July 2014
  • GS
    · April 02, 2016
    The best thing I have ever done! Lovely group of people with friends made for life. Very well organised and an amazing experience with all the choices of activities. It went above and beyond my expectations. Trys Eddy our tour guide was on point. SO... Show more
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    Trip date: September 2015
  • WS
    · April 02, 2016
    The trip was fantastically beautiful. Accommodation, food and transport flawless. Tour Director and Bus driver were very nice people.
    Trip date: September 2015
  • CR
    · April 02, 2016
    The trip was a once in a life time trip and was amazing!
    Trip date: May 2015
  • SJ
    · April 02, 2016
    It was absolutely amazing! We had the best tour "managers" (Trys and Paddy) and drivers (Benny and Gaz) I've ever had in my whole time of travelling. They are the funniest, nicest and most helpful guys I've met. Also the most accommodations were good... Show more
    Trip date: October 2014

Dates & Availability

20 days
The Big Walkabout (20 Days)
From Sydney to Uluru
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FAQs

    • It says that a variety of transport is included such as a coach & plane. Does this mean we will use all of them on the tour?

      Contiki includes all internal transportation, in this particular tour, you will combine both internal flights and coach time with your fellow travellers.

    • Are there any unique stays on this tour?

      For the most part of the tour, you will be staying in hostels, hotels and unique accommodation. For this tour, in particular, you will be staying in unique places like a farm, which is hosted by the true Australian Hospitality and country style family.

    • Is the National Park Entrance Fee included in the tour cost?

      The entrance fee and the visit is included in the tour.

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      • 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.
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