21 days,Sydney to Melbourne

Learn to surf with a local in Byron Bay, relax on a full-day sailing trip in the Whitsunday Islands, experience the Red Centre and witness the majesty of Uluru at sunrise, sample iconic Australian wines at their source, marvel at the Twelve Apostles while driving the Great Ocean Road

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It's tough to cover all of Australia in a single trip, but believe us, we've tried. This three-week extravaganza incorporates all the absolute must-do bits of Australia into one legendary—yet stress-free—adventure. From the bustling cities dotting the coast to Australia’s burgeoning wine country, from the outback and iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the beach, the Great Barrier Reef and even the legendary dreamtime itself, you’ll leave no stone unturned on this trip. And don’t concern yourself with logging weary road miles, either—we’ll connect the dots with internal flights and historic train journeys to keep you cozy and unstressed throughout.

What's Included

  • Sydney harbour yacht ride
  • Sydney orientation walk
  • Included surfing lessons with a local (Byron Bay)
  • Yoga lesson
  • Full-day Whitsunday Islands sailing trip
  • Scenic train journey to Cairns
  • Aboriginal dreamtime walk through the Daintree at Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest
  • Visit to Uluru and a local arts centre
  • Walk through the Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta
  • Barossa Valley wine tasting
  • Adelaide orientation walk
  • Visit to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Exploring Grampians National Park
  • Great Ocean Road drive
  • Great Otway National Park rainforest walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 18 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinners. (Allow AUD500-600 for meals not included.)
  • Private bus, taxi, plane, local bus, yacht, train, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
  • Comfort hotels (14 nts), motel (2 nts) beach resort/hotels (4 nts).

Day 1Sydney

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Sydney(1B, 1L)

Explore Sydney with a walk along the harbour to the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Rocks area. Have an early lunch before boarding a sleek former Americas Cup racing yacht for a thrilling 2 ½ hour sail on one of the world’s finest harbours.

Day 3Sydney/Byron Bay(1B)

Fly to the famous surf and arts town of Byron.

Day 4Byron Bay(1B)

On Day 4, stretch out with an introductory yoga warm-up before meeting a local surf legend, learn about the culture of surfing in the area, and try it yourself. Enjoy free time for optional sea kayaking, whale-watching, or just relax at the beach.

Day 5Byron Bay/Airlie Beach(1B)

Travel to Brisbane and catch a flight, transferring to our beach resort for two nights. Enjoy free time to relax in a tropical paradise.

Day 6Airlie Beach(1L)

Full-day yacht excursion, sailing around the Whitsunday's.

Day 7Airlie Beach/Cairns

An early start to the train station for a relaxing and scenic journey by rail to Cairns.

Day 8Cairns/Port Douglas(1B, 1L)

Travel up the stunning coastal road, stop to meet local Aboriginals and go on an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge.

Day 9Port Douglas(1B)

On Day 9, opt to take a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trip.

Day 10Port Douglas/Uluru(1B)

Transfer back to Cairns to catch a flight to Uluru, the heart of the red centre.

Day 11Uluru(1B, 1L)

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and take the informative Mala Walk around part of Uluru's base. Catch the sunset over Uluru with a glass of champagne.

Day 12Uluru/Alice Springs(1B)

Watch the sunrise over Uluru, then enjoy a walk through the Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta before driving to Alice Springs for the night.

Day 13Alice Springs/Adelaide(1B)

Fly to Adelaide and enjoy an orientation walk.

Day 14Adelaide(1B)

Today is free to explore on your own or option to take a full day excursion to Kangaroo Island.

Day 15Adelaide/Barossa Valley(1B)

Travel to one of Australia's oldest wine regions, the world-famous Barossa Valley.

Day 16Barossa Valley(1B, 1L)

Visit some wineries and vineyards, enjoy lunch and wine tastings along the way.

Day 17Barossa Valley/Robe(1B)

Travel to the coast and spend the night in a quaint fishing village. Opt to visit historic sites or take a walk to the pier to watch the fishermen bring in their day's catch.

Day 18Robe/Grampians National Park(1B, 1D)

Travel east across the state into Victoria to Grampians NP, enjoy a spectacular walk to the Balconies and MacKenzie Falls.

Day 19Grampians National Park/Warrnambool(1B)

Visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre in the morning to learn about the indigenous culture of the area. Leaving the mountains behind, take in the changing landscapes continuing onto the seaside town of Warrnambool for the night.

Day 20Warrnambool/Melbourne(1B)

Travel past some of the world's most famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the Twelve Apostles and a rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park. Continue to Melbourne for the night.

Day 21Melbourne(1B)

Depart at any time.

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