East Coast Australia in Style

10 days,Sydney to Cairns
OAES

Learn to surf in Byron Bay with a local expert, sail the Sydney harbour in a racing yacht, swim from world class beaches, learn about Aboriginal culture and history

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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.

What's Included

  • Sydney harbour yacht ride. Sydney orientation walk. Included surfing lessons with a local. Yoga lesson. Whitsunday Islands sailing trip. Scenic train journey to Cairns. Aboriginal village visit with an opportunity to try spearfishing. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinner. (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 16, Avg 12.
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Places Visited
  • Australia
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 meet a local surf legend, learn about the culture of surfing in the area and try it yourself. After, stretch out with an included yoga class. Enjoy free time for optional sea kayaking, whale-watching or just relax at the beach.

Day 5 Whitsunday Islands (1D)

Travel to Brisbane and catch a flight, then ferry to the Whitsunday Islands. Relax this evening in a tropical paradise.

Day 6 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)

Spend the morning relaxing on the island before embarking on a yacht for an afternoon of sailing and swimming around the islands. End the day in Airlie Beach at a resort hotel for the evening.

Day 7 Cairns

An early start to the station for a relaxing and very scenic train journey to Cairns.

Day 8-9 Port Douglas (2B,1D)

Travel up the stunning coastal road, stop to meet local Aboriginals and go on an interpretive walk. Learn about traditional ways of life and survival techniques and enjoy the unique opportunity to try spearfishing. On Day 9, opt 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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