15 to 36
Wake Up, 509 Pitt Street at 7.30am
Returns in Melbourne
Optional tour and activities.
Hat & sunscreen, water bottle, bathers, hiking shoes, toiletries and camera.
For all departures the internal flight between Cairns and Alice Springs is not included in the trip price and must be organised independently.
Average 15, maximum 36
Modern air-conditioned vehicles
DAY 1 Sydney to Surf Retreat (via the Hunter
Our adventure begins as we head from
Sydney, via the wine region of Hunter Valley, to
Crescent Head for our surf retreat.
DAYS 2-3 Surf Retreat to Byron Bay.
We hit the
waves early for a surf lesson, and then visit Coffs
Harbour (and the“Big Banana”) before reaching
Byron Bay. Soak up Byron’s best bits on your free
DAY 4 Byron Bay to Gold Coast.
Next up, Surfers
Paradise on the sun-kissed Gold Coast. The nightlife’s
vibrant, fun-loving and flashy here!
DAY 5 Gold Coast to Fraser Island.
Brisbane on an included river cruise before heading
to dreamy Fraser Island to catch the sunset over
DAY 6 Fraser Island.
A full-day 4WD tour of Fraser
Island! We also attempt stand up paddle-boarding
on Lake McKenzie’s glittering waters.
DAY 7 Fraser Island to Kroombit Park.
to our working cattle station for some outback
hospitality, tasty tucker and a goat rodeo!
DAY 8 Kroombit Park to Emu Park (via
Try an optional quad bike ride
before we head to coastal Emu Park.
DAY 9 Emu Park to The Whitsundays (overnight
In Airlie Beach we set sail for paradise on
our private‘live-aboard’ yacht.
DAYS 10-11 Long Island Resort (Whitehaven
Another day in Paradise! Discover colourful
reefs and chill on famous Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy
a tropical island to hike, snorkel or swim in idyllic
DAY 12 The Whitsundays to Cairns.
Back to Airlie
Beach, then a drive through Townsville to Cairns.
DAYS 13-15 Cairns.
Three days to enjoy the sublime
and oh-so-tropical Cairns! Options include white
water rafting, skydiving and diving the coral reefs.
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DAY 16 Cairns to Alice Springs.
to the Red Centre as we fly to Alice Springs (flight
DAY 17 Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock).
We visit an outback camel farm before arriving
in Yulara (the gateway to Uluru). We take a walk
around part of the base of majestic Uluru before
watching the sunset with some bubbles.
DAY 18 Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers
We witness sunrise over Uluru
before a full base walk and an Aboriginal culture
DAY 19 Uluru to Kings Canyon.
Today we visit Kata
Tjuta (the Olgas) where we hike through the“Valley
of the Winds”, before making our way to Watarrka
National Park, home of Kings Canyon. Tonight we
sleep under the stars in an Aussie swag.
DAY 20 Kings Canyon to Alice Springs.
Check out Kings Canyon’s sandstone gorges on a
rim walk before we head to‘Alice.’
DAY 21 Alice Springs to Coober Pedy.
'Alice' we head to the opal capital, Coober Pedy
where we tour the underground town and see a
DAY 22 Coober Pedy to Quorn (Flinders Ranges).
Travelling through Port Augusta we head for the
tranquil Southern Flinders Ranges.
DAY 23 Quorn to Parachilna (Flinders Ranges).
Soak up the indigenous culture at Akaroo Rock
and Kanyaka Ruins and hike the Flinders Ranges,
admiring Wilpena Pound before an unforgettable
sunset over the plains. Next up; Parachilna.
DAY 24 Parachilna to Adelaide.
Stopping for wine
tasting at Clare Valley’s oldest winery we head for
the"Festival City" of Adelaide.
DAY 25 Adelaide.
Head out to the nearby
picturesque wine region of the Barossa Valley. Catch
the tram to beachside Glenelg or take a day trip to
Kangaroo Island on your free day.
DAY 26 Adelaide to Grampians National Park.
Crossing the Murray River we soak up the great
significance of this spot to the Aboriginal people
with a hike.
DAY 27 Grampians National Park to Port
We learn about the ancient Dreamtime
stories before heading along the Great Ocean Road
DAY 28 Port Campbell to Melbourne (Great
Witness the magnificent Twelve
Apostle rock formation before ending our trip in chic
Departure Point:Wake Up
509 Pitt Street
Departure Time: 7.30am