Taste wine in two different wine producing areas, sleep under the stars and at a sheep station, island hop through the Whitsundays, marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset
Sydney, Melbourne, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays – your crash course in Australia starts now. Over 25 days’ time, you’ll head up the East Coast (and participate in wine tastings, gold panning and sheep shearing), fly to Alice Springs, then go down south to Kings Canyon, Uluru and Adelaide just to name a few destinations. The Great Ocean Road will eventually lead you to Melbourne, and a wide variety of accommodations and transport along the way will keep things exciting. With a competitive price and small tour group, there’s never been a better time to discover the Land Down Under.
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Please note that most accommodation in Australia is multi-share.
Arrive at any time.
Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting. Overnight at a sheep station, including a shearing demonstration.
Visit a working mine and have a go at gold panning.
Travel to this beach town surrounded by Yuraygir NP. Go for a swim at the beach, relax and enjoy the view.
Take a surf lesson and zen out at a yoga class in this alternative hippie town. Free time to hit the beach, go skydiving, or try sea kayaking.
Stop for lunch at the Gold Coast, then opt for a night out in Queensland's capital.
Travel to the world's largest sand island. Settle into the group's exclusive permanent tented camp in the bush by the beach. Explore all of the highlights by private 4x4.
Visit a working cattle station. Bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the Outback sky.
Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure from Mackay to Airlie Beach through the Whitsundays, a unique route used only by G Adventures. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks and time to snorkel the reefs. Anchor off of secluded tropical islands at night.
Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Sail to Airlie Beach for a night of dancing.
Admire the scenery on a full-day train ride through Queensland. Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by skydiving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.
Fly to Australia's interior and transfer to the hostel.
Depart early for the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon before continuing on to Uluru.
Visit an Aboriginal cultural centre, do the informative Mala Walk to learn about the importantce of Uluru to the Aborigines, and catch the sunset over Uluru.
Travel along a rugged track to Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat by spending the night underground.
Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route. Cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way.
Visit an Aboriginal centre, and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre. Experience a one-of-a-kind overnight stay at a historic sheep station.
Drive through the Flinders Ranges before a wine tasting in the Clare Valley.
Trek through the forest of Grampians NP, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
Early morning walk and visit to an Aboriginal cultural centre, then travel along the Great Ocean Road, visiting the Arch and the 12 Apostles.
Visit Loch Ard Gorge and travel past world-famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway NP. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening; please book ongoing travel after 8pm.
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