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The Sun Seeker

(Start Byron Bay - Until March 2020)

4.7
23 reviews
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0310ausd2018
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The one that lets you snorkel The Great Barrier Reef & sail The Whitsunday islands

Duration
8 Days
Places
7 places

Visiting Byron Bay, Noosa Everglades, Whitsundays, Cairns, Hosanna Farm, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Fraser Island

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Group Size

Max 30 people

Transport Style

Mini-Coach + Internal flights + Train

  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
  • No booking fees

What's included?

7 nights accommodation

2 nights in Special Stay - Eco Camp, 5 nights in Hostel

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.

9 Meals

1 Dinner, 7 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

We'll provide 9 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.

Experiences

10 included, 9 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Stop in at an authentic Aussie working farm for damper & billy tea
- Spot kangaroos near the on-site brewery at our Special Stay Eco Camp in the Noosa Everglades
- Cruise to the outer barrier and explore the majesty & marine life of the Great Barrier Reef*
- Cuddle koalas and feed wallabies and wombats at the incredible Currumbin Wildlife Centre
- Take the Skyrail through the rainforest canopy to the tropical hippie village of Kuranda*
- Learn about aboriginal culture with a Dreamtime walk and 'bushtucker' survival skills at Tjapukai

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
With coastal cities, world heritage sites, white-sand beaches & laid-back vibes, the East Coast of Australia is a sun seeker's dream. We’ll see the best of it over 8 glorious days, stopping at a working dairy farm for morning tea, sleeping at a rainforest Eco Camp  & spending 2 nights at Airlie Beach, gateway to the insta-perfect Whitsundays.

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The Sun Seeker (Start Byron Bay - Until March 2020)

10 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Visit an authentic Aussie working farm for home-cooked damper & billy tea
  • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - and see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils
  • Enjoy a delicious roast dinner at the Noosa Everglades CootharaBar
  • 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
  • Train: Airlie Beach to Cairns
  • See aboriginal culture brought to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations at Tjapukai on a Dreamtime Experience
  • Tjapukai - Dreamtime Experience

9 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Paddle through the Noosa Everglades on a canoe A$55
  • Sail across the breathtaking Whitsundays on a day trip, including a visit to idyllic Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling and lunch A$ 189.00
  • Get the blood pumping with an AJ Hackett bungee jump in Cairns A$ 165.00
  • Feel the thrill of White Water Rafting in Cairns A$ 135.00
  • Board a catamaran or glass-bottomed boat for a Great Barrier Reef Cruise selected departures
  • Discover an underwater world as you snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • 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 $45
  • Cuddle up to a Koala for a photo at Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome $28

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
Byron Bay
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Hosanna Farm
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
2
2 nights
Noosa Everglades
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Fraser Island
2
2 nights
Whitsundays
3
3 nights
Cairns
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain Australian trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter Australia & New Zealand. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa (if required) to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions such as currency, arrival/ departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations change regularly, so make sure you stay up-to-date before you travel. See here for more info: https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/immigration-and-visas
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/visit
It is also essential that you have any necessary vaccinations & comply with all laws of the countries visited.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Australia & New Zealand trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) plus one piece of hand luggage suitable as a carry-on for flights.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Australia & New Zealand. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it, like when you’re journeying into the bush, and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

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