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    Contiki Reefs and Rainforests
    15 nights
    from $3,190* per person twin share
    $675 off
    Wonders await you on Australia's East Coast. Experience the pristine beauty of sailing the Whitsundays, have breakfast with koalas on Magnetic Island and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. Then, hit up Byron Bay, serving up some of the best surf, sand and beach vibes in the world.
    Your package includes: Package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 13 nights in hostel accommodation
    • 2 nights in a special stay eco camp
    • Breakfast daily
    • 1 lunch
    • 1 dinner
    • Flight from Sydney to Byron Bay
    • Flight from Noosa Everglades to Whitsundays

    Contiki Bonus

    Up to 20% off trips of 7 days or more (bonus 5% off for trips 8 days or more combined with the current in market offer of up to 15% off) for any dates until March 2022.

    Package highlights:

    Package highlights:

    • 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 and 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)
    • Visit an authentic Aussie working farm for home-cooked damper & billy tea
    • Feed the farm animals at Hosanna Farm
    • 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
    • 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
    • Catch a local ferry to Magnetic Island
    • 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
    • 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
    • Scenic train ride along the East Coast of Australia from Townsville to Cairns
    • Catch a local ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville
    • See Aboriginal culture brought to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations at Tjapukai on a Dreamtime Experience
    • Stop for a photo at Alexandra Lookout on the way to Cape Tribulation
    • Take a guided walk to where the rainforest meets the sea at Alexandra Lookout
    • Visit the beautiful town of Port Douglas
    • Visit the iconic Daintree ice cream company
    Valid for travel
    Departures 17 Oct 2021 to 27 Mar 2022. Ask your travel manager for a quote.
    Offer expires
    30 Apr 2021 unless sold prior


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    Day 1


    Welcome to Sydney! Meet up with your brand new travel family and 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. We’ll head back to Sydney and the evening is yours to make the most of.
    Stay: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

    Day 2


    This morning 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. Check out the Opera House, 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 you’ve got a head for heights, an optional Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is the best way to see that iconic harbour.
    Stay: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

    Day 3


    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.
    Stay: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

    Day 4

    Sydney to Byron Bay

    Sydney: With Sydney satisfaction levels at a high this morning we jump on a plane to Byron Bay where all your hippie dreams can come to life.
    Byron Bay: Landing in Byron Bay, we’ll drop off our bags at the accomodation and start as we mean 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! Afterwards, why not finish the afternoon with some beer tasting at a famous Byron Bay Brewery?
    Stay: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

    Day 5

    Byron Bay

    We’ll continue the surf vibes today with the option to kickstart our morning with sunrise at Australia’s most easterly point before filling up on an included breakfast. Then you have the rest of the day free to explore like a local. With the afternoon stretched out ahead of you, there’s kayaking, relaxing on the beach and whale watching (seasonal) all on offer – your time here will be nothing short of magic.
    Stay: Wake Up Hostel (or similar)

    Day 6

    Byron Bay to Noosa Everglades via Hosanna Farm

    Byron Bay: It’s time to wave goodbye to Byron and head up the coast to Noosa Everglades. But first, why not opt for early morning yoga on the beach as you watch the golden sun stretch over the famous bay?
    Hosanna Farm: On the way north we’ll stop at Hosanna Farm, an authentic Aussie working farm where you’ll have the chance to meet and feed the farm animals, as well as try some traditional Australian tucker – damper & billy tea.
    Noosa Everglades: Buzzing from our farm adventures, we’ll head to our next destination, the Noosa Everglades. Here we’ll unpack at our Special Stay Eco Lodge 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.
    Stay: Habitat Noosa

    Day 7

    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.
    Fraser Island: Your spirits 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.
    Stay: Habitat Noosa

    Day 8

    Noosa Everglades to the Whitsundays

    Noosa Everglades: What better way to say goodbye to The Glades than with an optional Canoeing Excursion on one of only two Everglades in the world! Afterwards we’re on our way to find coastal nirvana at the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. We’ll hop on a plane for a flight to Airlie Beach.
    Whitsundays: Landing in Airlie Beach, you’ll notice everything starting to look a bit more tropical. Hello Whitsundays! We’ll head to the marina where we’ll begin our Whitsundays sailing adventure and meet our crew before bunking down on our sailing yacht for the night.
    Stay: Converted Sailing Yacht

    Day 9

    The Whitsundays

    How often do you get to wake up in paradise? Today we’ll spend the whole day cruising the Whitsundays with our crew. Swim, snorkel, eat and repeat. Do as much or as little as you like – help the crew, snorkel some of the best coral reefs in Australia and laze on the fine sands of Whitehaven beach (cue: more pinch yourself moments). Soak it all in and relish living your best beachcomber life.
    Stay: Converted Sailing Yacht

    Day 10

    The Whitsundays to Magnetic Island via Townsville

    Whitsundays: Is there anything better than the Whitsundays? We think our next destination definitely comes close! We’ll board a train this morning heading for Townsville.
    Magnetic Island: Magnetic Island is an apt name for this captivating isle, with its coastal walking trails and gum trees teeming with lazy koala bears. We’ll have plenty of time to explore, partake in watersports in the bright turqouise waters or meet some of the local marsupials. But this evening, we’ll enjoy some champagne and watch the sun set over the bay.
    Stay: Base Backpackers (or similar)

    Day 11

    Magnetic Island

    We have a whole day on this paradise island – lucky us! We’ll waste no time meeting the locals, with a chance to eat an unlimited chef-cooked breakfast with some Koalas at the Bungalow Bay Koala Village. Then we can check out some of the walking trails – such as the Forts Walk which offers up stunning views of the Palm Island Group as well as WWI fortifications, and the chance to see more koalas in the wild- or enjoy some free time at Horseshoe bay, taking a dip on the azure waters and relaxing on the beach. See Magnetic Island’s resident Rock Wallabies at dusk before a free evening, where we can watch the sunset and check out some of the local bars.
    Stay: Base Backpackers (or similar)

    Day 12

    Magnetic Island to Cairns via Townsville

    Magnetic Island: After breakfast this morning we’ll say farewell to our furry koala friends and depart Magnetic Island on a ferry. But we’ll never forget its singular beauty.
    Townsville: Back in Townsville we won’t hang around too long, as we’re hopping on a train headed to Cairns, where we’ll arrive late afternoon.
    Cairns: Welcome to the city where rainforests meet reefs, lagoons meet luxury hotels and boardshorts and business suits live side by side.
    Stay: Gilligan’s Hostel (or similar)

    Day 13


    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. Board a catamaran out to the reef and try your hand at snorkelling, gape at the mind-blowingly colourful coral and listen to the marine crew tell you all there is to know about this wonder. This day is a must-do for any trip to Oz!
    Stay: Gilligan’s Hostel (or similar)

    Day 14


    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? Adrenaline spikes not your thing? This afternoon could also be the perfect chance to sign up for a 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.
    Stay: Gilligan’s Hostel (or similar)

    Day 15

    Cairns to Cape Tribulation

    Cairns: Time to head to our penultimate destination this morning as we depart Cairns for Cape Tribulation. We’ll stop at Alexandra Lookout for a quick photo op that is almost guaranteed to have the likes rolling in.
    Cape Tribulation: Next we’ll roll in to the remote coastal point of Cape Tribulation (make sure you ask your Crew how it got it’s name) where we’ll get to experience a bit more of life off the beaten track, before turning in (or turning it up) for your final night in Aussie.
    Stay: PK’s Backpacker Lodge (or similar)

    Day 16

    Cape Tribulation to Cairns

    Cape Tribulation: Rise and shine for your final day! After breakfast we’ll take a guided walk up to a lookout to see where the rainforest meets the reef. Making our way back to Cairns today, we stop in Port Douglas where you’ll have free time for lunch and then we’re back on the coach for our last drive as a group.
    Cairns: Make sure you say your goodbyes to your new-found family as your trip ends on arrival back into Cairns late afternoon.

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    Advertised offer is correct at time of publication, subject to availability and can change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes, and currency. Prices are per person twin share and include savings. Single supplements apply. Additional 5% discount is combinable with current market offer of ‘Save up to 15%’. Savings are per person and for new bookings only made through April 30th 2021, for travel on 2021 or 2022  trips. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Offer not be combinable with referral code discounts. Contiki reserves the right to validate bookings and will remove any additional offers added online that are not combinable. Other conditions may apply. Discount not eligible to be applied to bookings using existing credit. Offer is valid on new bookings only. Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Other TravelManagers conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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