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Sydney to Great Barrier Reef Tour - Discovery Nomads
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Sydney to Great Barrier Reef Tour

10 days
4.8
(10)
From Sydney to Cairns
Tour Operator:
Discovery Nomads
Age range:
18 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
84967
From
US $2,484
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Highlights

  • Visit Sydney's iconic sites and explore the top attractions
  • Relax at the beach or go surfing at Surfers Paradise
  • Cruise to Whitsundays and visit the Whitehaven beach
  • Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef and swim with whales
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Itinerary

Start in Sydney and end in Cairns! With the Explorer tour Sydney to Great Barrier Reef Tour, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Sydney, Australia and 6 other destinations in Australia. Sydney to Great Barrier Reef Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Sydney
  2. Day 2 Sydney
  3. Day 3-4 Surfers Paradise
  4. Day 5-6 Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Islands
  5. Day 7 Cairns
  6. Day 8-9 Port Douglas
  7. Day 10 Cairns
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  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Guide
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  • Transport
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.2
  • 4.1
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  • M
    · January 15th, 2020
    We did our Sydney to Great Barrier Tour on New Year 2020 and honestly had the best experience. Hotels were top and very good service. Sailing to White heaven beach is the most stunning adventure of all! We also loved surfing! Overall very comfortable... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • MR
    · November 20th, 2019
    We chose this package for our honeymoon and had a brilliant time! The hotels were great, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the cruises to Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. The travel connections between places were a... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • R
    · August 28th, 2019
    Probably the best trip we’ve ever had! Spectacular places, hotels exceeded any expectations, all of them had great pools! Great Barrier Reef cruise was for long time on our list and it’s absolutely a must see!
    Trip date: July 2019
  • KL
    · February 28th, 2019
    Great staff, wonderful day, excellent tour and truly enjoyed the reef.
    Trip date: February 2019
  • KL
    · February 26th, 2019
    Excellent no pain option for a wonderful exploration of East coast Australia for the first timer to the continent. I loved all of our activities and excursions. I really thought however; I would engage with like minded travellers that I would see... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
  • C
    · December 1st, 2018
    Our trip was just amazing, great hotels, absolutely beautiful destinations and cruise to Great Barrier Reef and diving there was a dream come true! Our trip was nicely organized and we enjoyed exploring Australia.
    Trip date: November 2018
  • Sydney to Great Barrier Reef Tour reviewer 7
    · August 6th, 2018
    The accommodation was impeccable. Beautiful rooms and we had a blast. We had trouble on the first day with the meeting point arranged because we did not have the name of the company we were meeting that day. I wish we had just a bit more information... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
  • JW
    · December 11th, 2017
    I absolutely loved our trip! Luxury hotels, easy transportation and awesome guides! Very looking forward for the next trip!
    Trip date: November 2017
  • M
    · November 16th, 2016
    Wonderful trip, beautiful scenery, excellent hotels and perfectly organised tour. Loved it!
    Trip date: November 2016
  • J
    · December 1st, 2015
    I had an amazing time traveling to Australia, we started at Sydney and moved further exploring the coast to Byron Bay and Brisbane. The highlight of this tour was no doubt sailing to Whitsundays islands! Whitehaven beach was absolutely breathtaking, you... Show more
    Trip date: February 2015

Dates & Availability

10 days
Sydney to Great Barrier Reef Tour
From Sydney to Cairns
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A Voucher which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet your guides for sightseeing tours, hotels information, train departure/arrival times, included activities, etc will be mentioned in there. The Voucher is available 10 Days before the departure.

    • How do I get to Hotels?

      Hotels are located close to the train stations so it takes about 10 minutes to get to your hotel from the train station.

    • How do I meet the local guides?

      You will meet the local guide for all the sightseeing tours and activities. Meeting points usually located close to the visited sites eg Eiffel Tower, Colosseum, etc. You need to get to the meeting point by yourself using public transportation.

    • Is it possible to customize the tour and add a few other cities?

      Yes, it’s possible to customize the adventure to fit you just right. We can add more days to the tour and even other cities, just let us know where you would like to go and we will do the rest.

    • Is it possible to add pre and/or post accommodation to the tour?

      Yes, we offer pre/post accommodation for all our tours, please request a quote.

    • Is there an airport pick up included for Discovery Nomads Tours?

      Airport transfers are not included in our tours, but we offer them as an extra, please request a quote.

    • What does road trip adventure mean?

      Road Trip Adventure is the most exiting journey, you will get a car (full insurance cover, of course) and drive along the most scenic routes in Europe or US, stay in design hotels and meet your local guides in each city along the way, there's lots of activities included and the routes are organized that way so you enjoy driving and won't get tired.

    • What is the age limit for this tour?

      Participation in a Discovery Nomads Tours is eligible for 18 years old adult. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire journey.

    • Is it possible to get a list of hostels or hotels for the tour?

      A list of hotels is not available in advance, as it’s still being confirmed by Discovery Nomads in the lead up to the trip departure. Nevertheless, the travelers can expect comfortable centrally located 4* stars hotels from top brands like Hilton, Marriott, Novotel, Mercury, Ibis, Radisson, Best Western, Starwood hotels, etc.

    • What does single supplement mean?

      If you are travelling single, then a single supplement is mandatory and you will get your own room at our designer’s hotels. The additional price is quoted in 'What's included' section. We do not offer shared rooms with other travelers that you are not acquainted with.

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    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before March 2nd, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 2nd, 2022, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Discovery Nomads. 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 125 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 Discovery Nomads will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Discovery Nomads" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.