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ROAD TRIP AUSTRALIA
Australia for many is a must-see destination, and seeing as it’s a cool 24 hours away, a road trip is probably the best way to see as many of the hot spots as possible in one go. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, and uniquely has all the action happening along the coast, with desert and sacred icons in the middle. The sheer size of Australia means long drives to get from A to B, and at Contiki, we take style and comfort very seriously. This means top of the range coaches, but also an attentiveness to accommodation, as we ensure each spot is carefully chosen for the best night’s sleep. Wake up one day to golden beaches and rainforests the next. East Coast Australia is the classic road trip trail for many travellers. Starting in the dazzling city of Sydney, head straight to the harbour where you’ll be able to get those Insta-worthy shots of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Up the coast, take in the cool surf vibes of Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Surfers Paradise, then hop in a 4x4 and explore the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island. Get local with a unique experience of
Australian hospitality at our Cattle Station Farmstay. Try hay wagon riding, whip cracking and a traditional outback feast (this is a traveller’s favourite, and something you wouldn’t be able to do on your own). As you road trip further north, opt to spend some time at sea in the Whitsundays. Cruise some of the 74 magical islands and surround yourself with swirling white beaches and crystal clear blue waters. Once you arrive in Cairns, you’ve made it to the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef as well as our base for a day trip to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree rainforest where a local Aboriginal guide will introduce you to the culture and traditions of the native people. Why not continue your road trip to central Australia? Sleep out under the stars and learn about the cultural significance of Ayers Rock. This is a complete change of scenery and with Contiki, you’ll get to experience the true Outback, with hikes around incredible rock formations, delicious BBQs and even the chance to taste insects… if you like!