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12 nights accommodation
11 nights in Hostel, 1 night in Yacht, 1 night in Contiki Special Stay
Hostel-style accommodation with a Special Stay at an Eco Camp in the Noosa Everglades (complete with kangaroos). With accommodation this centrally located you'll be right in the action and ready to enjoy your days after a comfy night's sleep.
15 included Meals
2 Dinner, 12 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
We'll provide 15 of your meals and the rest are up to you. Food is an important part of any holiday so we want you to have all of the opportunities to explore modern Australian cuisine and local eats. Our TM's will always be on hand with their must-try meal recommendations.
Team
Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
All transport included during the trip
Australia isn't the easiest land to traverse, but we know this wild island better than most. Whether it's internal flights, scenic local trains or air conditioned coaches, our included transport will speed you from A-B in comfort, safety and style.
Your group
Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
Experiences
7 included, 15 optional that you can add
Australia means wildlife, beaches, nature, surfing and sunsets. We'll take you to a wildlife sanctuary, teach you to surf in Byron Bay, take you on a Dreamtime walk at Tjapukai, day trip out to Fraser Island, visit the Blue Mountains, cruise on Sydney Harbour by sunset and spend a relaxing afternoon at iconic Bondi Beach.
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Wild nights & wildlife await you on Australia's East Coast.  Experience life on a farm alongside guided bushwalks, koalas & kangaroos and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Hit up Byron Bay, serving up some of the best surf, sand & beach vibes in the world.
Travel is best shared. This is a small group adventure of 12-30 people, aged between 18-35 exclusively, giving you the perfect balance of new friends to travel with and access to even more authentic experiences.
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Cairns
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DAY 1 - Arrive Cairns
Cairns
It's time to start your adventure this evening and meet your new-found friends to share your East Coast journey with.
DAY 2 - Cairns
Cairns
Good morning Cairns you delightful palm tree paradise. Today we'll take you on a Dreamtime walk at Tjapukai where you can explore the rich history of the world's oldest living culture. After getting your culture fix for the day, why not unleash your inner-adrenaline junkie and take a leap of faith at AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping? Or take to the rapids for an action-packed afternoon of white-water rafting on the Barron River.  
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Tjapukai - Dreamtime walk with Damper plus Tea
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
AJ Hackett Bungy Jump
White Water Rafting
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DAY 3 - Cairns
Cairns
Today could be the perfect chance to sign up for a day trip on the Skyrail. Here you can gain a truly unique perspective of Australia's World Heritage listed tropical rainforest, gliding above the canopy before descending to the forest floor to continue your guided explorational journey in the tropical hippie paradise of Kuranda.  Known for its appreciation of sustainable living and alternate therapies, Kuranda is a unique village in a world of commercialism.  Take the famous Kuranda Railway back to Cairns for a relaxing end to your day.
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Skyrail Day trip & visit the tropical hippie village of Kuranda
DAY 4 - Cairns
Cairns
Make the most of your free day here in Cairns and jump on our optional day trip out to Australia's most famous natural wonder, The Great Barrier Reef. Head out to the reef and try your hand at snorkelling, gape at the mindblowingly colourful coral and listen to a marine biologist tell you all there is to know about this wonder. This day is a must-do for any trip to Oz!
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Great Barrier Reef Cruise
DAY 5 - Cairns to the Whitsundays
Cairns
Is there anything as spectacular as the Great Barrier Reef...The Whitsunday's sure come close, and luckily it's the next stop on our journey.
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Train: Airlie Beach to Cairns
Whitsundays
After a scenic train ride along the East Coast of Queensland, we'll arrive in beautiful Airlie Beach. Hello Whitsundays! Head out this evenig and enjoy the restaurants, bars and ocean vistas this backpacker hub has to offer.
DAY 6 - The Whitsundays
Whitsundays
Is there anywhere in the world more beautiful than the Whitsundays? We think not. With 74 perfect islands at your fingertips, an open sea calling your name & FOMO starting to kick in, get out and explore one of the worlds most lusted-after holiday destinations with our optional day sailing excursion.
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Whitsundays day sail including a visit to Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling and lunch
DAY 7 - The Whitsundays to Noosa Everglades
Whitsundays
Say goodbye to the crystal clear waters and pristine beaches of The Whitsundays when we hop on a plane for a flight to our next destination - Noosa Everglades.
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Included Flight: Airlie Beach to Noosa
Noosa Everglades
We'll arrive at our destination and unpack at our Special Stay Eco Camp home for the next two nights and relax with a group dinner in the bistro & bar area, surrounded by the chatter and rustling of local birds and kangaroos.
DAY 8 - Noosa Everglades - Fraser Island Day Trip
Noosa Everglades
Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our Eco Camp this morning (you might even spot a kangaroo) and grab a quick brekkie before heading out for a day on Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island Day Trip
Fraser Island

Your spirits (and your Insta Likes) will be at an all-time high after this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes and dense rainforests. We'll cruise along the world's longest sand highway before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch.

Noosa Everglades
It's back to the Eco Camp this evening for our final night here. You have free time to tuck into some food at the bistro, sample the offerings at the CootharaBAR boutique brewery, or just relax and enjoy the lush surroundings of this beautiful protected National Park.
DAY 9 - Noosa Everglades to Byron Bay via Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Hosanna Farm
Noosa Everglades
It's time to wave goodbye to our Eco Camp this morning and start making our way south to our next destination - Byron Bay!
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Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - and see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils
Visit Hosanna Farm (Morning Tea Damper and Billy Tea)
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
We'll make our way to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll see koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles up close and personal.
Hosanna Farm
On the way south we'll stop at Hosanna Farm, an authentic Aussie working farm where you'll get the chance to try some traditional Australian tucker - damper & billy tea.
Byron Bay
Still buzzing from our farm & wildlife adventures, we'll arrive at our destination, the hippie haven of Byron Bay where we will be spending the next two nights.
DAY 10 - Byron Bay
Byron Bay
We'll continue the surf vibes today with the option to kickstart our morning with some yoga on the beach.  Then you have the rest of the day free to explore like a local. Start by finding the best smashed avo Byron has to offer - there's no shortage of tasty and organic cafes here. With the rest of the day stretched out ahead of you, there's kayaking, beer tasting, relaxing on the beach, whale watching (seasonal) and visiting the most easterly point of Australia all on offer - your time here will be nothing short of magic. We'll drop off our bags at the accomodation and start as we continue to go on, heading straight to the beach. Here in Byron we'll unleash our secret talent for surfing with an included lesson. You'll be a pro in no time!
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Included Surf Lesson
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Byron Bay Kayaking
Beer Tasting at Stone and Wood (famous Byron Bay brewery)
Morning Yoga on the Beach
Sunrise Lighthouse Tour
DAY 11 - Byron Bay to Sydney
Byron Bay
With Byron satisfaction levels at a high this morning we jump on a plane to our ultimate destination - Sydney!
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Included Flight: Byron Bay to Sydney
Sunset Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Sydney
Welcome to Sydney! Once you arrive set out to explore this sun drenched, cosmopolitan and eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the low down on all of Sydney's best bits as you get a tour of the highlights. After, you could opt to catch the ferry to Watsons Bay to experience the iconic skyline from a different perspective, then venture over to Bondi Beach where you can spend the afternoon lazing about in the sunshine. If this is not enough to satisfy all your Sydney bucket-list needs then join your group for a harbour cruise at sunset.
DAY 12 - Sydney
Sydney
With a full free day to choose your own adventure, we have plenty of Free Time Add-Ons for you to pick from. Wine-lovers can sign up for an Australian wine tasting experience; water-lovers can opt for a sunset cruise or jetboat on the harbour. For the ultimate Aussie slice-of-life evening, get a group together for a signature "Cook your own BBQ" dinner at the swanky Phillips Foote heritage restaurant in the heart of The Rocks, with freshly-caught seafood & succulent steak.
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Australian Wine Tasting at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door
Jetboat on the Harbour
Sydney Bike Tour
Taronga Zoo
Phillip Foote Dinner - "Cook your own BBQ"
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (pre-booked via reservations team)
DAY 13 - Sydney
Sydney
This morning we'll hit the road and head on a day trip to one of Australia's finest: the majestic Blue Mountains (which aren't actually blue, but are still beautiful all the same). Out here in the great Aussie Outdoors we'll be learning about the legends behind the famous Three Sisters rock formation as well as exploring the Jamison Ridge area. Back in Sydney we'll say goodbye to our new-found family as our trip ends on return to the hostel.
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Visit the Majestic Blue Mountains
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