Island Suntanner Australia

Craving sunshine?  We in Canada don’t exactly have the most stable (or longest) summers and sometimes, a little vitamin D is good for the body, mind and soul!  Visit Australia and you'll get more of the warm stuff than you know what to do with!  Begin amid the tropical charms of Cairns and make your way south to the vibrant streets of Sydney, swapping island sailing and beaches with cattle stations and the Outback along the way!

 

Price Per Person:

$3,090

*price above does not include return international airfare.  

 

Package Includes:

  • 12 nights’ stay in hotels, lodges & cabins
  • 1 night live-aboard sailing
  • 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with guide
  • All taxes and fees

 

*Valid for travel: 03 Sep 2017 – 25 Mar 2018

*Package is land only and does not include international flights

*This vacation is designed for those between the ages of: 18-30.

 

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Sydney to Crescent Head

  • Set the tone for this fair dinkum (i.e. authentic) Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as you venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head.
  • Included today: Wine tasting and grape stomping in the Hunter Valley
  • Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2: Crescent Head to Byron Bay

  • Try a barrel of a different kind with an early morning private surf lesson on one of the best beaches in the world. Our road trip continues with a traditional BBQ lunch and a cruise past the Big Banana icon before pulling into Byron Bay
  • Included today: Surf lesson at Topdeck's surf retreat
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 3: Byron Bay

  • Byron is glitzy on the outside but small town-hearted underneath. Hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter.
  • Included today: Byron Bay highlights walking trip
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Byron Bay to Gold Coast

  • Leave the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major landmark, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for the golden sand beaches and bustling nightlife of Surfers Paradise.
  • Included today: Rainforest walk in Springbrook National Park
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Gold Coast to Fraser Island

  • Next stop: Brisbane.  Get your bearings on a walking tour of the city centre, before catching a ferry bound for UNESCO World Heritage listed, and the world's largest sand island Fraser Island.
  • Included today: Brisbane city walking tour
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 6: Fraser Island

  • Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand - as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and rainforests. Included four-wheel-drive along the beach highway to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands (considered a place of good luck for the Indigenous Butchulla women), Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie.
  • Included today: Fraser Island 4WD tour, Lake MacKenzie, Central Station. Coloured Sands, Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 7: Fraser Island to Myella Farm

  • Live like a local family with a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit. Think dusty plains and wide open spaces - this is the Oz that people dream of. Go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset and enjoy a hearty home cooked farm-style dinner.
  • Included today: Farm sunset
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 8: Myella Farm to Emu Park

  • Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare for horse riding, motorbiking, whip cracking and lassoing. Then leave the campfire to follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head back to the coast for Emu Park. Enjoy the Aboriginal experience where you get to learn about totems and artefacts, see some traditional dancing, try your hand at boomerang throwing and make some artwork to take home.
  • Included today: Aboriginal experience and artefact souvenir
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Emu Park to Airlie Beach

  • Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for an overnight (2 day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise.
  • Included today: Overnight sailing
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 10: Airlie Beach

  • Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds. Back on board, keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm as we set course for land. Later this afternoon set course for our return to land where we'll spend the night in Airlie Beach, pool - shower - dinner - dancing all in that order!
  • Included today: Whitehaven Beach, Snorkelling, Whitsunday sailing
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 11: Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island

  • Leaving the Whitsundays for Magnetic Island, you have the afternoon to trip around this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches, National Park walking trails or just laze by the pool with a cocktail. 
  • Included today: Big Mango, Magnetic Island Hopper Pass, Bush walking
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 12: Magnetic Island to Cairns

  • We'll pass palm tree lined streets this afternoon as we make our way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range.
  • Included today: Private tour of the local wildlife park
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 13: Cairns

  • The only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas. And you've got two days to take it all in.
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 14: Cairns

  • Ramp up the adventure metre today's optionals. You could be paddling the rapids of the Tully River, zip lining over a crocodile or getting an aerial view of the tropics by plummeting towards it. There's hot air ballooning, horse riding and bungee jumping (at own expense)...or just kick back with a coconut.
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for travel 03 Sep 2017 – 25 Mar 2018.  The packaged advertised herein does not include international airfare and that would be additional to the per person price listed above.  All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  Please note that due to space and weight restrictions on the coach busses, passengers with too much luggage on departure morning may be told that they cannot take their entire luggage with them – Please limit your luggage to a maximum of 20kg.  There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required for either Australia or New Zealand. Please reconfirm this with your GP or health professional before you leave as conditions can change.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport. Please make sure your passport is valid for more than six months after the last day of your trip. Some countries will refuse entry if there is not at least six months validity remaining on your passport after your departure date from their country.  Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.