Reefs And Rainforests (Start Sydney)

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Reefs And Rainforests (Start Sydney) - Contiki
Reefs And Rainforests (Start Sydney) - Contiki
Melanie "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 hand..."
+13 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, Camping
Max Group Size
Train & Rail
Travel style
Adventure, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year
Start in Sydney and end in Cairns! With the adventure tour Reefs And Rainforests (Start Sydney), you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Sydney to Cairns and through Sydney, Australia and 11 other destinations in Australia. Reefs And Rainforests (Start Sydney) is a small group tour that 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
    Start point Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. Day 2: Sydney
  3. Day 3: Sydney
  4. Day 4: Sydney to Byron Bay
  5. Day 5: Bryon 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 Cape Tribulation
  14. Day 14: Cape Tribulation to Cairns
    End point Cairns, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

10 Reviews

  • Reefs And Rainforests (Start Sydney) reviewer 1
    Written on February 26, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was fantastic! You see very much of the east coast in a very short amount of time, 16 days. Sian was an outstanding tour guide and Gaz was an expert coach driver! The coach was extremely clean and very comfortable. The itinerary was great, some of... Read 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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    • Will there be a Contiki team member on the trip?

      Each one of Contiki's trips come with one of their highly regarded trip managers. Not only do you get someone that is knowledgeable in the destination and knows all the ins and outs (from the destination's history to the nearest ATM) you will also get a friend as their trip managers are some of the best throughout the world.

    • What is the group size?

      This trip can have up to 50 passengers travelling together. These are 50 new friends for you to meet along the way and make memories of a lifetime.

    • Do you offer this trip year round?

      This trip is offered year round, to see the available departures please click 'Check Availability' on the main tour page. You can also choose to start this tour in Cairns or Sydney depending on the departure you choose.

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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.


    Sydney is the starting point and Cairns is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 September 2019 the full payment of $2,243 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2243 for Reefs And Rainforests (Start Sydney), but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 2,983 km.
    • Sydney (Australia)
    • 625 km
    • Byron Bay (Australia)
    • 58 km
    • Currumbin (Australia)
    • 197 km
    • Noosa (Australia)
    • 112 km
    • Fraser Island (Australia)
    • 721 km
    • Airlie Beach (Australia)
    • 25 km
    • Whitsunday Islands (Australia)
    • 500 km
    • Cairns (Australia)
    • 12 km
    • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (Australia)
    • 12 km
    • Cairns (Australia)
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