Island Suntanner (ex. Cairns) (Whitsunday Sailing)

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Island Suntanner (ex. Cairns) (Whitsunday Sailing) - Topdeck
Island Suntanner (ex. Cairns) (Whitsunday Sailing) - Topdeck
Goran "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 th..."
26 reviews
+9 Destinations
Australia East Coast


Start in Cairns and end in Sydney! With the discovery tour Island Suntanner (ex. Cairns) (Whitsunday Sailing), you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Cairns to Sydney and through Cairns, Australia and 10 other destinations in Australia. Island Suntanner (ex. Cairns) (Whitsunday Sailing) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Lodge
Coach / Bus, Ship
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

26 Reviews

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  • RI
    Written on July 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a good time, great accommodations
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  • RI
    Written on July 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was fun, had a great group
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  • HS
    Written on July 7, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    SO GOOD really loved everything, surf camp stop felt a bit forced into the ininery but there isnt much else between byron and sydeny so im not sure what else you could fill it with. Byron accomodation was awesome! The BRisbasne ibis was also really nice. The farm stay was super cool and everyone there was so nice. .it was one of the highlights for sure.
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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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  1. Day 1: Cairns
  2. Day 2: Cairns
  3. Day 3: Cairns to Magnetic Island
  4. Day 4: Magnetic Island to Whitsunday Sailing
  5. Day 5: Whitsunday Sailing to Airlie Beach
  6. Day 6: Airlie Beach to Myella Farm
  7. Day 7: Myella Farm
  8. Day 8: Myella Farm to Fraser Island
  9. Day 9: Fraser Island
  10. Day 10: Fraser Island to Brisbane
  11. Day 11: Brisbane to Byron Bay
  12. Day 12: Byron Bay
  13. Day 13: Byron Bay to Crescent Head
  14. Day 14: Crescent Head to Sydney

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    • Tour name is Island Suntanner (ex Cairns), but does this mean Cairns is excluded?

      What the (ex Cairns) refers to, is not 'excluding', but 'exiting' or leaving from Cairns, as this tour (and many others) is also available in reverse.

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    • Marcia9th August 2018
      I love Tour Radar. They gave me all the support when I needed contacting the agent themselves to solve my problems while I was on the trip. The response was always quick and I also got the best deals, always cheaper than with the operator. Can't fault it really. Just booked my second trip with them this week.



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    Japanese B encephalitis
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    Cairns is the starting point and Sydney is the endpoint.
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    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1874 for Island Suntanner (ex. Cairns) (Whitsunday Sailing), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 2,319 km.
    • Cairns (Australia)
    • 500 km
    • Whitsunday Islands (Australia)
    • 15 km
    • Daydream Island (Australia)
    • 393 km
    • Emu Park (Australia)
    • 326 km
    • Fraser Island (Australia)
    • 293 km
    • Gold Coast (Australia)
    • 26 km
    • Springbrook (Australia)
    • 61 km
    • Byron Bay (Australia)
    • 290 km
    • Crescent Head (Australia)
    • 253 km
    • Hunter Valley (Australia)
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