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East Coast Encompassed: Sydney to Cairns - G Adventures
18 days

East Coast Encompassed: Sydney to Cairns

From Sydney to Cairns
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G Adventures
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18 to 39
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  • Enjoy a lamb dinner with the locals
  • Visit to a historic gold mine
  • Walk to the Australia's most easterly point
  • Sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family


Start in Sydney and end in Cairns! With the Discovery tour East Coast Encompassed: Sydney to Cairns, you have a 18 days tour package taking you through Sydney, Australia and 10 other destinations in Australia. East Coast Encompassed: Sydney to Cairns includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Sydney
  2. Day 2: Sydney
  3. Day 3: Sydney/Arrawarra (1B, 1D)
  4. Day 4: Arrawarra (1B, 1L, 1D)
  5. Day 5: Arrawarra/Byron Bay (1B)
  6. Day 6: Byron Bay
  7. Day 7: Byron Bay/Brisbane (1B)
  8. Day 8: Brisbane/Noosa Everglades (1B, 1L)
  9. Day 9: Noosa Everglades/Fraser Island (1B)
  10. Day 10: Fraser Island/Airlie Beach (1B, 1L)
  11. Day 11: Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands (1D)
  12. Day 12: Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)
  13. Day 13: Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)
  14. Day 14: Airlie Beach/Cairns
  15. Day 15: Cairns
  16. Day 16: Cape Tribulation
  17. Day 17: Cape Tribulation/Yungaburra (1B)
  18. Day 18: Yungaburra/Cairns (1B)
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Berth / Cabin
Sleeper Train

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  • A
    · October 24th, 2018
    Awesome experiences, great guides and fantastic locations
    Trip date: September 2018
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  • A
    · October 23rd, 2018
    I have I only had good experiences with g adventures
    Trip date: September 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · October 23rd, 2018
    Great way to meet people and travel
    Trip date: September 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · September 7th, 2018
    Overall, the trip was incredible. It was nice travelling when someone else had arranged everything - could just enjoy things and not be stressed with any of the planning!
    Trip date: August 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · September 7th, 2018
    Awesome group atmosphere
    Trip date: August 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · September 5th, 2018
    This is a very unique style of travel that I wasn't aware I was such a fan of until my G Adventures experience. It was a great way of socialising with like-minded people without losing any of the essence of actual "travelling" through what we... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 26th, 2018
    its a great way to see a lot of places in a short amount of time and there is no worrying about travel or accommodation
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 11th, 2018
    everything was just great and i had lots of fun.
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 10th, 2018
    Many highlights in a short time with an amazing group of people
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 9th, 2018
    Everything was amazing!
    Trip date: July 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does this tour stop at the Steve Irwin Zoo on Day7?

    "East Coast Encompassed –Sydney to Cairns" itinerary, on day 7 the group will be driving towards Brisbane, spend the night there and leave for Fraser Island the next day.

    If the whole group would like to stop at the Steve Irwin Zoo, the Tour Leader might include it in the itinerary and stop there but we cannot guarantee it before booking the trip as it depends on the preferences of the whole group.

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    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • 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.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
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    • For any tour departing before May 25th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 25th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with G Adventures. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 35 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and G Adventures will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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