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The Big Walkabout (Start Sydney - Until Mar 2019)

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The Big Walkabout (Start Sydney - Until Mar 2019) - Contiki
The Big Walkabout (Start Sydney - Until Mar 2019) - Contiki
Gemma "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 much enthusiasm, guidance, help and an all round nice guy who felt like one of the group. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone - and I have bee..."
Excellent
47 reviews
Starts
Sydney
Destinations
+14
Ends
Darwin
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Highlights

Start in Sydney and end in Darwin! With the adventure tour The Big Walkabout (Start Sydney - Until Mar 2019), you have a 25 day tour package taking you through Sydney, Australia and 14 other destinations in Australia. The Big Walkabout (Start Sydney - Until Mar 2019) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Lodge, Guesthouse, Resort
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Adventure, Wildlife, Coach / Bus

47 Reviews

Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Average
0%
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  • The Big Walkabout (Start Sydney - Until Mar 2019) reviewer 1
    Written on May 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had the best time of my life and would book another contiki trip again in a heartbeat

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  • E
    Written on April 14, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Most amazing trip of my life! So much adventure!

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  • CS
    Written on April 12, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • CV
    Written on April 10, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • JL
    Written on April 8, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was the Best time of my life. So many good experiences and a Lot of good memories and found better friend!

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  • NM
    Written on April 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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!

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  • GS
    Written on April 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 much... Read more

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  • WS
    Written on April 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was fantastically beautiful. Accommodation, food and transport flawless. Tour Director and Bus driver were very nice people.

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  • CR
    Written on April 2, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was a once in a life time trip and was amazing!

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  • SJ
    Written on April 2, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 and... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Sydney
  2. Day 2: Sydney
  3. Day 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour
  4. Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay
  5. Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise
  6. Day 6: Surfers Paradise including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Day 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa
  8. Day 8: Noosa
  9. Day 9: Noosa to Farmstay
  10. Day 10 - 12: Farmstay to the Whitsundays
  11. Day 12: The Whitsundays to Cairns
  12. Day 13: Cairns
  13. Day 14: Cairns
  14. Day 15: Cairns to Alice Springs
  15. Day 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station
  16. Day 17: Kings Creek Station to Uluru
  17. Day 18: Uluru
  18. Day 19: Uluru to Alice Springs
  19. Day 20: Alice Springs to Renner Springs
  20. Day 21: Renner Spring to Katherine
  21. Day 22: Katherine to Kakadu National Park
  22. Day 23: Kakadu National Park
  23. Day 24: Kakadu National Park to Darwin
  24. Day 25: Darwin

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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

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

Videos

  • Discoverer
  • Travel Isn't About Where You Go...
  • Contiki Experiences
  • Contiki Munch
  • Europe Summer Team
  • Contiki Accomodation
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is intra tour air tax?

    The intra tour air tax covers the air taxes for the flights included on this tour. It's imposed by the airlines and therefore needs to be paid before the tour departs to secure your flight as a part of this tour.

  • What is internal air price for?

    The internal air price covers the cost of your internal flights on The Big Walkabout (Start Sydney) and needs to be paid upfront before the tour departs.

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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..."

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  • Barbara5th October 2018
    The staff at Tour Radar were great. Very helpful and prompt with replies and updates. The website is very easy to navigate and I was very impressed with all the choices. I will definitely use them again.

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  • Sunday
    Apr 7, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    Apr 26, 2019
    to Uluru
    0 seats left
    $132
    USD $3,289
    + $666 additional upfront costs
  • Sunday
    Apr 7, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    Apr 26, 2019
    to Uluru
    0 seats left
    $144
    USD $3,593
    + $682 additional upfront costs
  • Sunday
    May 5, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    May 24, 2019
    to Uluru
    7 seats left
    $132
    USD $3,289
    + $666 additional upfront costs

    End Uluru, 20 Days, with New Base version

  • Sunday
    May 5, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    May 24, 2019
    to Uluru
    7 seats left
    $144
    USD $3,593
    + $682 additional upfront costs

    End Uluru, 20 Days, with New Sailing version

  • Sunday
    Jun 2, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    Jun 21, 2019
    to Uluru
    0 seats left
    $132
    USD $3,289
    + $666 additional upfront costs
  • Sunday
    Jun 2, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    Jun 21, 2019
    to Uluru
    0 seats left
    $144
    USD $3,593
    + $682 additional upfront costs
  • Sunday
    Jun 30, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    Jul 19, 2019
    to Uluru
    8 seats left
    $132
    USD $3,289
    + $666 additional upfront costs

    End Uluru, 20 Days, with New Base version

  • Sunday
    Jun 30, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    Jul 19, 2019
    to Uluru
    8 seats left
    $144
    USD $3,593
    + $682 additional upfront costs

    End Uluru, 20 Days, with New Sailing version

  • Sunday
    Jul 28, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    Aug 16, 2019
    to Uluru
    0 seats left
    $128
    USD $3,193
    + $666 additional upfront costs
  • Sunday
    Jul 28, 2019
    from Sydney
    20 Days
    Friday
    Aug 16, 2019
    to Uluru
    0 seats left
    $140
    USD $3,497
    + $682 additional upfront costs
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About the countries

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Vaccinations

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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.

Policies

Location
Sydney is the starting point and Darwin 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.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 8 May 2019 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for The Big Walkabout (Start Sydney - Until Mar 2019), but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 5,747 km.
  • Sydney (Australia)
  • 437 km
  • Coffs Harbour (Australia)
  • 190 km
  • Byron Bay (Australia)
  • 74 km
  • Surfers Paradise (Australia)
  • 182 km
  • Noosa (Australia)
  • 112 km
  • Fraser Island (Australia)
  • 707 km
  • Whitsunday Islands (Australia)
  • 500 km
  • Cairns (Australia)
  • 1,451 km
  • Alice Springs (Australia)
  • 223 km
  • Kings Creek Station (Australia)
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