Beaches and Reefs with Sailing (Start Cairns)

Tour Length
14 days
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Beaches and Reefs with Sailing (Start Cairns)
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Greatest Vacation I've Ever Been On

26 Feb 2014 - 15 Mar 2014

If you are having any doubts as to which trip to go on, do Beaches and Reefs! Australia was an absolutely AMAZING place. Day 1 saw us diving the Great Barrier Reef followed by white water rafting the Tully River the following day. After two exhilarating days like that, I thought it could only go downhill from there, but that definitely was not the case. The 2 nights we spent sailing the Whitsundays was a fantastic experience. One word of caution: Don't expect a luxurious trip on a yacht where you lay in the sun for two days. This is a sailboat that leans 45 degrees when the sails are up. You WILL get wet! That being said, I loved it! After the sailing, I feel we did almost everything else there was to do... Sky diving, surfing, koalas, kangaroos, night clubs, the sights of Sydney... I feel we did it all! But, honestly, the greatest part of the entire trip was the people I met. I was lucky enough to spend my birthday in Sydney and it was the greatest birthday I have ever had because of the people I shared it with. This trip will forever be one of the highlights of my life.

Review written Mar 2014

My Contiki was: Amazing, Exhilirating, Unforgettable

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What's Included

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


  • 15 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in resorts, 2 nights on a yacht, 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 powerpoints for charging
  • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges


  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities


  • 24 meals:
  • 15 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 7 dinners


  • 4 World Heritage Sites visited
  • See Magnetic Island
  • Townsville city orientation
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Free Time Add-Ons

  • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Skydive Australia
  • Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Winery & Exotic Fruit Orchard
  • Harbour Bridge climb
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$183
  • 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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