Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) 2017-18

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Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) 2017-18 - Topdeck
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Megan "This trip was amazing. Anthony was totally hilarious and super knowledgeable. I learned so much about so many different aspects of Australia. He made the bus rides very entertaining. Even the super long days of just traveling were some of my favorites, just getting to see the Big Banana, the Big Mango, the Big Crab, everything! I had no idea and really had fun with this whole aspect of Australia's..."
23 reviews
+10 Destinations
Australia East Coast


  • Visit Australia's most famous wine region
  • Kayak, scuba dive or watch whales breach
  • Catch the big wave like a surf master
  • Enjoy an authentic outback experience
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Lodge
Coach / Bus
Start in Sydney and end in Cairns! With the discovery tour Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) 2017-18, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Sydney to Cairns and through Sydney, Australia and 11 other destinations in Australia. Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) 2017-18 includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • RI
    Written on February 2, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The trip was overall good. Our tour guide and bus driver were great. I think the extra activities they help you plan could be better organized and planned further ahead so opportunities aren’t missed and I definitely wish there were more extra activities provided or suggested. I’m more of an action person and this was a little more laid back for me. The only thing I really didn’t like about this tour was the company. Out of all the tours I’ve been on Topdeck is definitely the least helpful and least personal I’ve ever experienced. I had read reviews and even heard from people on my trip that they had tried to contact them several times and never got a response. For me, I booked through TourRadar since it gave me a little more of a discount and because of this they wanted nothing to do with me. I messaged them on Facebook and asked the most simple of questions, even simple yes or no questions they refused to answer because I booked through tour radar. They would just respond saying ‘sorry but you booked with TourRadar so youre going to have to ask them’. I thought maybe I just got a rude person that time but nope. I asked three more questions and they all said the same thing. Extremely rude. After I was super nervous about going to the other side of the world with such an unhelpful company but all went as planned. Wouldn’t really recommend them tho
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  • LZ
    Written on December 27, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was amazing, every day was fun filled with many fun things to look forward too! The driving was split up really nice, and there is something for everyone to enjoy!
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  • KJ
    Written on March 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I've been on a couple of Topdeck tours and Anthony is the best tour guide I've had. His knowledge of the country is insane! Always a positive character, willing to help, approachable and generally very good at his job.
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hi Kirandeep, We are sorry to hear that some of the accommodation options on this trip did not meet your expectations. We would love to hear from you and identify the accommodation properties you were not happy with. Feel free to contact our team at who will be able to assist you further. Many Thanks Team Topdeck
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  • G
    Written on February 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I really enjoyed the trip up the east coast, it was really well organised and a good mix of planned activities and free time, my highlights of the trip were chilling out in Byron bay, swimming in Lake Mackenzi on Fraser island, the Whitsundays (i.e. sailing, snorkeling and Whitehaven beach) and the scuba diving in Cairns. A huge thank you to all the wonderful people i meet and travelled with on the east coat trip and to the Topdeck crew, including Anthony and his entourage (Blake, Matt & Leigh) for making the trip so much fun.
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  • NB
    Written on February 27, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Amazing guide! Bra history knowledge and so caring and funny! A great trip with different experiences! We had the time of our lives!
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  • SL
    Written on February 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had the best time on my Topdeck tour from Sydney to Cairns. Everything was so well organized, our tour guide was amazing and I met great people from all over the world. Especially for me as a single traveller this was the perfect fit. The tour is really good value all in all and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the east coast of Australia and time is limited.
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  • A
    Written on February 15, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was extremely well planned and organised! I had an amazing time and felt like I got great value for my money! The tour leader and group was great, and I loved that we had the perfect mix of planned activity and free time!
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  • JH
    Written on February 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The Island Suntanner - Sydney to Cairns 01/01/17 Not really quite sure where to start, I do not think we could have had a better time if we tried. I can't help but feel so lucky to have experienced this great trip made, simply made 100 times much better by the people we were with! Firstly I could not have wished for a better bunch of people to have experienced this with, we have truly made some life long friends and are already looking into meeting up with people off the trip! The top deck crew - AnthonyDi Donato and Matt McKerrow are an absolute credit to Topdeck, there was nothing these guys couldn't sort out. The extra mile they went for us was over-whelming. I couldn't have asked for a better team to look after us. Anthony really looked after my girlfriend and I when wanting to upgrade rooms, pretty much getting us our own room every night, made us feel welcome and really encouraged people to get to know each other/not letting anyone feel left out! Anthony has made this a very memorable and could not have imagined my trip with out him, i don't think we would have had a better time without him. I really can't tell Topdeck enough how lucky they are as a company to have an employee like Anthony, I would definitely recommend this trip and encourage them to use Topdeck! The two weeks were jam packed, even the longest bus journey wasn't too bad! I would 100% be looking into booking another Topdeck tour in the near future. We love you Ant!
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  • Island Suntanner (ex. Sydney) 2017-18 reviewer 9
    Written on February 2, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip was amazing. Anthony was totally hilarious and super knowledgeable. I learned so much about so many different aspects of Australia. He made the bus rides very entertaining. Even the super long days of just traveling were some of my favorites, just getting to see the Big Banana, the Big Mango, the Big Crab, everything! I had no idea and really had fun with this whole aspect of Australia's big things. There were so many activities for everyone to do and there was no obligation to do any single one. On the first day, I was a little hesitant about our accommodation at Surfaris, however, the accommodations got better and better. Surfaris ended up being one of my favorites just because I actually did learn to surf, even though I was beyond terrified! One of my favorite parts. Would definitely do it all over again. :)
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  • F
    Written on December 19, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    It was my first trip I've ever joined and I was impressed! We had a lot of fun and it was great with Anthony! The only not so good thing was the coach
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Sydney to Crescent Head
  2. Day 2: Crescent Head to Byron Bay
  3. Day 3: Byron Bay
  4. Day 4: Byron Bay to Gold Coast
  5. Day 5: Gold Coast to Fraser Island
  6. Day 6: Fraser Island
  7. Day 7: Fraser Island to Myella Farm
  8. Day 8: Myella Farm to Emu Park
  9. Day 9: Emu Park to Airlie Beach
  10. Day 10: Airlie Beach
  11. Day 11: Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island
  12. Day 12: Magnetic Island to Cairns
  13. Day 13: Cairns
  14. Day 14: Cairns

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      Covering a total distance of approx 2,310 km.
      • Sydney (Australia)
      • 162 km
      • Hunter Valley (Australia)
      • 253 km
      • Crescent Head (Australia)
      • 290 km
      • Byron Bay (Australia)
      • 61 km
      • Springbrook (Australia)
      • 26 km
      • Gold Coast (Australia)
      • 71 km
      • Brisbane (Australia)
      • 231 km
      • Fraser Island (Australia)
      • 326 km
      • Emu Park (Australia)
      • 385 km
      • Whitsunday Islands (Australia)
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