Reefs and Rainforests (Start Cairns)

Starts: Cairns, Australia
Finishes: Sydney, Australia

Visit: Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Cairns, Whitsundays, Farmstay, Fraser Island, Noosa, Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Sydney

Accommodation: Budget


Wild nights & wildlife await you on Australia's East Coast. Take a rooftop ride along the rainforest canopy, go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef & relax & work on your tan in the Whitsunday Islands. From there get back on the mainland for guided bushwalks, koalas & kangaroos. Enjoy a 'knees-up' at a farmstay then head back to the beach. But not just any beach, Surfers Paradise, serving up some of the best surf & sand in the world!


    • Aboriginal experience at Mossman Gorge
    • Mangrove boardwalk with our expert guide
    • Cairns city orientation
    • Pass through Tully, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting
    • Pass Hinchinbrook Island - Australia's largest island national park
    • See Magnetic Island
    • Townsville city orientation
    • Visit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie Beach
    • Visit the main region of Australia's sugar cane industry
    • Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn
    • Meet the cattle station owners
    • Check out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride, then try whip cracking!
    • Aussie Outback experience: Langmorn Station Special Stopover
    • Take a locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island & indulge in a delicious lunch
    • Drive along Australia's only sand highway
    • Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a lifesaver
    • See the Brisbane River, South Bank & visit Queen Street Mall
    • Stay at a resort located right by the beach
    • Nightclub entry
    • Learn to surf the waves or ride a kayak at our beachside surf camp
    • See the famous 'Big Banana' & banana plantations
    • Stop in the seaside resort town of Port Macquarie
    • Take a tour of Kings Cross, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Mrs Macquarie's Chair Lookout & The Rocks
    • Cruise across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly
    • Cook your own BBQ dinner
    • Day trip out to the stunning Blue Mountains
    • See the famous Three Sisters rock formation
    • Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 160442
Accommodation: Budget
Guide Language: english
Travel Styles: 18 - 35 Year Olds Only

Starts: Cairns, Australia
Finishes: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 16 days
Departures: Guaranteed
Physical rating: Easy


    • 17 nights multi-share accommodation: 12 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a lodge, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night at a cattle station lodge
    • Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging
    • Rainforest adventure on days 4 & 5
    • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges
    • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
    • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
    • 24 meals:
    • 17 breakfasts
    • 1 lunch
    • 6 dinners


    • Jungle Surfing Get ready for action above ground on this unique activity – you’ll get a really different angle on the rainforest! Attach yourself to a series of 'zip lines' & flying foxes as you move from the forest floor to high in the canopy above the rainforest on th (A$85)
    • Kayaking Adventure (A$65.00)
        • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise Make the most of a full day out to Australia’s most famous natural wonder on board a luxury catamaran. Have a go snorkelling, check out the colourful coral in a semi-submersible and listen to a marine biologist’s presentation. Lunch and snacks are inclu (from A$170)
        • White Water Rafting The Tully River is Australia’s most famous rafting adventure destination. An action-packed day filled with fun; join the thousands of people every year who raft the Tully River in this extreme five hour white water adventure in remote World Heritage Rainf (A$125)
        • AJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungee Jump The Minjin Jungle swing was created to allow you & up to two mates experience extreme speed & acceleration together. The only multi-person Swing in Australia swoops through pristine Heritage Listed rainforest from 45 meters in 3.5 seconds. (A$105 / A$150)
        • Skydive Australia Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling tandem skydive. You don’t need to worry about a thing – our expert parachutist will do the work, while you check out the incredible bird’s eye view. (compulsory levy additional $35). (From A$259)
          • Cruise Whitsundays Camira Day Sail Sailing the Whitsundays is an unforgettable experience. Hang out with the group on deck as you sail past picture-perfect tropical islands and make you way to one of the top ten beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach. You’ll probably recognise its white (A$170)
              • Winery & Exotic Fruit Orchard Winery & Exotic Fruit Orchard (From A$31)
                  • Tandem Skydiving Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling tandem sky-dive. You don’t need to worry about a thing – our expert parachutists will do the work, while you check out the incredible bird’s eye view. (price includes compulsory levy). (from A$345)
                  • Southern Cross 4WD night tour Southern Cross 4WD night tour (AU$ 105)
                      • Byron Bay Kayaking 3hrs Get off land & into the water with a guided kayak adventure in Byron Bay. In your two person kayak, you’ll paddle along with dolphins, turtles and sometimes even whales that are commonly found here. You’ll also make a stop at a stunning beach for a real A (A$65)
                          • Harbour Bridge climb Experience the awesome thrill of seeing magnificent Sydney from the top of its most famous landmark! This guided tour on Sydney Harbour Bridge, including a walk on top of the famous arch, is not to be missed. (from A$222)
                            • Sydney Opera House Tour A chance to visit this Iconic building that helps shape Sydney's landscape. Discover the stories, history and magic of Sydney Opera House with an incredible guided tour taking you underneath the world famous sails. (A$37)


    Price person (sharing double) $2,615 ($163/day)


    $200 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

    Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

    Cancellation: Flexible

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    Australia Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Whitsundays, Farmstay, Noosa, Fraser Island, Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Sydney


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    Contiki USA

    Contiki Holidays is the worldwide leader in vacations for 18-35 year-olds. For over 40 years, Contiki Holidays has been taking travelers around the world and offering them an unforgettable travel experience. Our tours have been individually created to include a mix of sightseeing, free time, culture, socializing and adventure. Regardless of your destination or traveling style, Contiki is committed to providing you with an amazing trip at an affordable price.

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