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The Big Walkabout with Sailing

(Start Sydney - From April 2020)

4.8
24 reviews
00:00 / 00:00
0717ausd2016
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The one that journeys from Sydney to The Red Centre, topped off with sailing the dreamy Whitsundays

Duration
22 Days
Places
14 places

Visiting Sydney, Byron Bay, Noosa Everglades, Whitsundays, Magnetic Island, Cairns, Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Uluru, Hosanna Farm, Fraser Island, Townsville, Litchfield National Park, Kings Canyon

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Group Size

Max 30 people

Average Group Age

18-35

Transport Style

Mini-Coach + Internal flights + Train

  • Only $200 deposit to book
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

21 nights accommodation

12 nights in Hostel, 2 nights in Special Stay - Eco Camp, 2 nights in Boat, 2 nights in Special Stay - Bush Bungalows, 3 nights in Lodge

21 nights: Multi-share hostel-style accommodation with a special stay at an eco camp (complete with Kangaroos), as well as two nights on a sailing yacht. With accommodation this centrally located you'll be right in the action and ready to enjoy your days after a comfy night's sleep. In the outback we'll stay in a lodge, a hostel and a n authentic wilderness special stay, Bush Bungalows in Kakadu National Park.

28 Meals

20 Breakfast, 6 Dinner, 2 Lunch

We'll provide 25 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, Local Guides, Skipper & Crew

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. Local Guides who show you a different side to Australia. 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.

Experiences

44 included, 31 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

 - Have breakfast with Koalas on Magnetic Island
- See Sydney from a peerless perspective as you climb the world famous Harbour Bridge*
- Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as you sail across the breathtaking Whitsundays to Whitehaven beach
- Snooze amongst natural splendour at our Special Stay Bush Bungalow in Kakadu National Park
- Toast the sunset with champagne and nibbles against the stunning backdrop of Uluru 
- Take a refreshing dip in the cascading crystal clear waters of Florence Falls (seasonal)

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
Discover the incredible mix of landscapes and activities that makes Aussie so unique. Start in Sydney and the East Coast with plenty of beach time at Bondi, Byron Bay and sailing the sun-drenched Whitsundays, before escaping to the Northern Territory for endless iconic landscapes, including 3 nights at the unforgettable Uluru. One minute you're in a city downing kaffir lime cocktails, next you're gazing up at the stars in the wilderness of the outback. You’ll feel like a true blue Aussie in no time.

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The Big Walkabout with Sailing (Start Sydney - From April 2020)

44 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains and learn about their cultural significance
  • See the sights on a guided walking tour of Sydney including the Opera House & Watson's Bay
  • Pay your respects at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney
  • Spend the afternoon at Sydney's Bondi Beach & swim in the dreamy blue waters
  • Visit Bondi Beach and protect marine life by taking '3 for the sea'
  • Included Flight: Sydney to Byron Bay
  • Live out your bohemian dreams with a surfing lesson in Byron Bay
  • Sample Australian wine with cheese in Byron Bay (Selected departures only)
  • Stay at a sustainable Eco Lodge in Noosa Everglades
  • Spot kangaroos at our Special Stay Eco Lodge in the Noosa Everglades
  • Enjoy a delicious roast dinner at the Noosa Everglades CootharaBar
  • Visit an authentic Aussie working farm for home-cooked damper & billy tea
  • Feed the farm animals at Hosanna Farm
  • Spend the day on the world's largest sand island: Fraser Island
  • Swim in idyllic Lake Mackenzie on Fraser Island
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch on Fraser Island
  • Included Flight: Noosa to Airlie Beach
  • Spend 2-nights on a converted racing yacht in the Whitsundays
  • Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as you sail across the breathtaking Whitsundays to Whitehaven beach
  • Enjoy freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner on board your converted racing yacht
  • Scenic train ride along the East Coast of Australia from Proserpine to Townsville
  • Watch the vibrant sunset on Magnetic Island with a glass of champagne
  • Visit a turtle hospital & learn about reef conservation in a Contiki Cares Reef HQ Experience
  • Catch a local ferry to Magnetic Island
  • Enjoy an unlimited chef-cooked breakfast of Aussie favourites while meeting and learning about Koalas at Bungalow Bay Koala Village
  • Spot native koalas alongside WWII fortifications on a Magnetic Island Fort Walk
  • See Magnetic Island's resident Rock Wallabies at dusk
  • Catch a local ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville
  • Scenic train ride along the East Coast of Australia from Townsville to Cairns
  • See aboriginal culture brought to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations at Tjapukai on a Dreamtime Experience
  • Take a dip surrounded by the cascading Florence Falls, Kakadu
  • Gain fascinating insights into Aboriginal culture at the Warradjan Cultural Centre
  • Hike to see thousands-of-years-old ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock
  • Take a hike up to the jaw dropping Ubirr Lookout (seasonal)
  • Experience & learn about Aboriginal cultural heritage with spear throwing & bush medicine at Pudakul
  • Stop at Berry Springs for a swim (seasonal - dry season)
  • Included flight: Darwin to Alice Springs Uluru
  • Feast on a classic BBQ Dinner at Uluru
  • Watch a golden sunrise over the sacred site of Uluru
  • Visit the Olgas (Kata Tjuta), the Walpa Gorge & the Valley of the Winds in the heart of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Indulge in a BBQ 'Big Brekkie'
  • Toast Uluru at sunset with drinks & nibbles
  • Climb the 'stairway to heaven' to the aptly named Garden of Eden, Kings Canyon
  • Take a day trip & hike through the spectacular King's Canyon

31 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Cook your own BBQ dinner in Sydney with freshly caught seafood or succulent steak at Phillip Foote restaurant
  • See Sydney's skyline at its best as you take the climb of your life up the famous Harbour Bridge A$ 250.00
  • Taste world class Australian wine at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door A$ 40.00
  • Take a sunset cruise across the spectacular bays of Sydney Harbour A$ 25.00
  • Whizz over the waters of Sydney harbour on a jet boat A$ 60.00
  • Explore the city of Sydney on two wheels with a guided bike tour A$ 70.00
  • Get up close to protected Sumatran tigers, Asian elephants, chimpanzees, giraffes & red kanagaroos at Sydney's Taronga Zoo A$ 47.00
  • Taste craft beer at the Stone and Wood Brewery in Byron Bay A$ 40.00
  • Visit a lighthouse and watch the golden sunrise in Byron Bay
  • Kayak on the crystal clear waters of Byron Bay A$ 58.00
  • Find your zen with morning yoga on the golden sands of Byron Bay
  • Paddle through the Noosa Everglades on a canoe A$55
  • Snuggle up for a selfie with a Koala with proceeds going back into Koala protection
  • Discover an underwater world on a Great Barrier Reef Cruise A$ 189.00
  • Get the blood pumping with an AJ Hackett bungee jump in Cairns A$ 165.00
  • See nature from new heights with the Jungle Swing in Cairns A$ 119.00
  • Feel the thrill of White Water Rafting in Cairns A$ 135.00
  • Take the Skyrail through UNESCO-listed rainforest to the sustainable living haven of Kuranda From A$105
  • Get entry to Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome plus one ZOOM activity A$ 45.00
  • Cuddle up to a Koala for a photo at Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome format A$ 28.00
  • Visit the inspirational Royal Flying Doctors in Darwin A$25
  • Crocosaurus Cove Entry A$ 33.00
  • Spot crocodiles in their natural habitat on a Yellow Waters Cruise at Kakadu A$68
  • See local flora and fauna on a scenic flight in Kakadu National Park A$145
  • Glide across Darwin Harbour on a sunset cruise
  • Visit the Field of Lights, a spectacular art installation of 50,000 lights near Uluru A$42
  • See a different side of Uluru on a Segway tour A$170
  • Take a Dot-painting workshop with a local Aboriginal Anangu artist & create your own art piece A$70
  • Soar over the sacred sites of Uluru & Kata Tjuta on a scenic flight From A$ 150
  • See Uluru from a thrilling perspective as you skydive over the Australian outback From A$379
  • Take a peaceful camel ride over the rich red sand dunes A$ 127.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location

  1. 3 3 nights

    Sydney

  2. 2 2 nights

    Byron Bay

  3. via via

    Hosanna Farm

  4. 2 2 nights

    Noosa Everglades

  5. via via

    Fraser Island

  6. 2 2 nights

    Whitsundays

  7. via via

    Townsville

  8. 2 2 nights

    Magnetic Island

  9. via via

    Townsville

  10. 3 3 nights

    Cairns

  11. 1 1 night

    Darwin

  12. via via

    Litchfield National Park

  13. 2 2 nights

    Kakadu National Park

  14. 1 1 night

    Darwin

  15. 3 3 nights

    Uluru

  16. Kings Canyon

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What are the luggage restrictions?

Overnight bag will be required for our 2-night sail in Airlie Beach as main luggage is stored for these nights. There will be some activities where walking shoes will be required. Luggage must be kept to a 20 kg limit due to limitations on internal flights.

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