East Coast Australia in Style
Learning to surf in Byron Bay, Sailing remote islands and relaxing on world class beaches, Learning about Aboriginal culture and history
This comfort-minded journey up Australia’s eastern shore delivers the wonders of the region to you in fine style. Using a diverse range of transport—trains, yachts, surfboards—and unique lodgings, you’ll visit remote islands, sample world class wines, wander through rainforests and even learn how to catch a few waves. Plus, we keep your group size intentionally small so it feels less like travelling with a herd and more like exploring with great new friends.
- Sydney harbour yacht ride. Sydney orientation walk. Included surfing lessons with a local (Byron Bay). Yoga lesson. Whitsunday Islands sailing trip. Scenic train journey to Cairns. Aboriginal village visit with an opportunity to try spearfishing (Port Douglas).
- 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinners. (Allow AUD200-300 for meals not included.)
- Comfort hotels (3 nts), beach resort/hotel (6 nts)
- Private bus, plane, local bus, ferry, yacht, train, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12
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Day 1 Sydney
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Sydney (1B,1L)
Explore Sydney with a walk along the harbour, on to the iconic Sydney Opera House and into the Rocks area. Have an early lunch before boarding a sleek former Americas Cup racing yacht for a 2 ½ hour sail on one of the world’s finest harbours.
Day 3-4 Byron Bay (2B,1L)
Fly to the famous surf and arts town of Byron. On Day 4 we meet a local legend and try our hand at surfing and learning about the culture of surfing in the area. We also have an included yoga class. Enjoy free time for optional sea kayaking, whale watching or just relax at the beach.
Day 5 Whitsunday Islands (1L,1D)
Travel to Brisbane where we catch a flight, then ferry to the Whitsunday Islands. Relax this evening in this tropical paradise.
Day 6 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)
We spend this morning relaxing on the island before embarking on a yacht for an afternoon of sailing and swimming around the islands. We end the day in Airlie Beach at our resort hotel for the evening.
Day 7 Cairns (1B)
An early start to the train station for our relaxing and very scenic train journey to Cairns.
Day 8-9 Port Douglas (2B)
Travel up the stunning coastal road, stop to meet local Aboriginals and go on an interpretive walk, learning about traditional ways of life and survival techniques. We also have the unique opportunity to try spearfishing. On Day 9, option to take a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trip.
Day 10 Cairns (1B)
Travel to Cairns, tour ends at 1pm. Feel free to book onward travel after 4:00pm.
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