The Big Walkabout with Sailing (Start Sydney)

Tour Length
25 days
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Australia on a whim

29 Aug 2013 - 25 Sep 2013

Australia was never really on my bucket list, I simply wanted to go somewhere different and the timing worked out for me. This was an unexpected adventure of a life time. This is my no.2 favorite contiki tour yet. worth every penny. If you love outdoor sports, Australia is just the spot for you. Every city brought a new and different treat. I got to bungy jump, sky dive, sail, snorkel, surf, camp (first and last time hehehe), pet a koala, hang a python around my body, hang with kangaroos and also ate quite a bit of their succulent meat. I probably would never travel to Australia again, but I made sure I enjoyed a lot of what it had to offer. A tip for those going to the northern territory, take a bug repellent for your body! I also purchased a face net that made my life much easier...bugs everywhere! lol. But that definitely added to the experience. I took a separate trip to Melbourne to enjoy yarra valley wine and try out their popular food culture...loved it!

oh yeah, Australia is insanely expensive. I had a water bottle which I refilled at every hotel we went to...that helped a lot instead of spending $5 on water, ridiculous.

Review written Feb 2014

My Contiki was: awesome, experience, adventure

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.


  • 24 nights multi-share accommodation: 16 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights on a yacht, 2 nights in a lodge, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night in a cattle station lodge, 1 night in an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
  • Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs


  • An experienced and professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges


  • 38 meals:
  • 25 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 11 dinners


  • 6 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Day trip out to the stunning Blue Mountains
  • See the famous Three Sisters rock formation
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Free Time Add-Ons

  • Sydney Opera House Tour
  • Harbour Bridge climb
  • Byron Bay Kayaking 3hrs
  • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
  • White Water Rafting
  • AJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungee Jump
  • Skydive Australia
  • Quad Bike Excursion
  • Harley Davidson motorcycle rides
  • Uluru & the Olgas Scenic Flights
  • Overlander Steakhouse Blowout
  • Outback Ballooning
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Fixed Wing Scenic Flight
  • Crocosaurus Cove Entry
  • Cage of Death (including entry to Crocosauras Cove)
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$184
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay
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