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Beaches And Reefs (Start Cairns) - Contiki
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Kirilly "My tour guide was TK ! (Trys) he was beyond awesome! :) he made the contiki trip for me so much fun! He always made us laugh, keeping us entertained on the bus with funny games movies, songs, extra sight seeing whenever he could fit it in! Buying as a special treat from the bakery, and scoring us a free drink nearly everywhere we went! All the small things make the big things, he was always full o..."
Excellent
42 reviews
Starts
Cairns
+10 Destinations
Australia East Coast
Ends
Sydney
Map

Highlights

  • 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
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Lodge, Guesthouse, Resort
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Cairns and end in Sydney! With the discovery tour Beaches And Reefs (Start Cairns), you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Cairns to Sydney and through Cairns, Australia and 11 other destinations in Australia. Beaches And Reefs (Start Cairns) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

42 Reviews

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  • CB
    Written on January 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip itself was amazing.. accommodation was great.. definitely ticked loads of the bucket list. Bus driver was lovely. Transportation was comfortable.. did not find tour guide helpful she picked who she wanted to help and everyone else could do what... Read more

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  • Beaches And Reefs (Start Cairns) reviewer 2
    Written on September 11, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    It was ok. Too many British people. Tooooo long on the buses. Way more travel than enjoyment. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Also hotels far from all main city centers. The excursions were really waaaayyy too much work for the small pleasure.

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  • SC
    Written on December 19, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Good itinerary and included activities. If you are used to travelling solo or in small groups (and like it), probably not the right trip, but good for those who want or need some hand-holding whilst seeing the world.

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  • BS
    Written on June 6, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Trys made my time in Australia, this was my first time going abroad by myself and Trys made it so easy and ensured I made friends and had the best time! Trys always made sure people were included and able to experience as much as possible no matter how long... Read more

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  • EC
    Written on May 9, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I booked this trip with 3 weeks to go before it started I had done little to no research and went on a very spontaneous trip with no expectations or ideas of what to expect. When I arrived at the hotel where I met the rest of the group and leader (Trys) (as... Read more

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  • MD
    Written on May 4, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Such an awesome trip

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  • MC
    Written on April 17, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was a once in a lifetime trip. I will always remember it. It was very well organized and prepared. Our bus was great! Our drivers name was Horse. He was an excellent driver and got us where we needed to be with ease, every single day. The... Read more

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  • VB
    Written on April 16, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our guide was always there for us and cheerful !

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  • G
    Written on April 15, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was amazing and everything that I wanted out of travelling the east coast. You have some amazing opportunities to do some once in a life time things like climb the harbour bridge. Our tour manager was amazing. He made an effort with each individual... Read more

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  • KE
    Written on April 14, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My tour guide was TK ! (Trys) he was beyond awesome! :) he made the contiki trip for me so much fun! He always made us laugh, keeping us entertained on the bus with funny games movies, songs, extra sight seeing whenever he could fit it in! Buying as a... Read more

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Itinerary

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

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Guides who have led this tour

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    "Hi I am Chloe. I packed my suitcase two years ago to lead a life on the road and two years later here..."

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    Exactly what they say ", booking tours made easy "! I asked for their valuable experience back in 2017 and I was fully satisfied. Highly recommended!

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    Feb 23, 2019
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    Mar 10, 2019
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    Mar 23, 2019
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    Mar 10, 2019
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    Mar 23, 2019
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    Apr 5, 2019
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    Apr 7, 2019
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    Apr 20, 2019
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    May 3, 2019
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    Apr 21, 2019
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Location
Cairns is the starting point and Sydney 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 $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 April 2019 the full payment of $2,431 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 $2431 for Beaches And Reefs (Start Cairns), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,249 km.
  • Cairns (Australia)
  • 282 km
  • Townsville (Australia)
  • 250 km
  • Whitsunday Islands (Australia)
  • 707 km
  • Fraser Island (Australia)
  • 112 km
  • Noosa (Australia)
  • 119 km
  • Brisbane (Australia)
  • 71 km
  • Surfers Paradise (Australia)
  • 16 km
  • Currumbin (Australia)
  • 58 km
  • Byron Bay (Australia)
  • 190 km
  • Coffs Harbour (Australia)
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