Are you ready to completely slather yourself in all things Australia? Travel to the Land Down Under and spend a month exploring everything this island nation has to offer. Start in Melbourne and move on from there to national parks, wine tastings, the Outback, beach days, sea kayaking, sailing, and loads more. Get the total Oz experience with this all-encompassing tour, and, who knows, you might even€quire a taste for Vegemite by the end.
Day 1 Melbourne
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell (1B)
Travel past world-famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the 12 Apostles and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.
Day 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap (1B)
Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
Day 4 Halls Gap/Adelaide (1B)
Explore Grampians NP. Enjoy waterfalls, lakes and beautiful vistas. Later, travel to Adelaide.
Day 5 Adelaide
Take advantage of a free day to explore Adelaide. Opt to go on a dolphin-spotting boat cruise (seasonal).
Day 6 Adelaide/Quorn (1B)
Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley, then it’s on to Quorn.
Day 7 Quorn/Flinders Ranges (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head to Wilpena Pound for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history.
Day 8 Flinders Ranges/William Creek (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre.
Day 9 William Creek/Coober Pedy (1B)
Travel to the town of Coober Pedy, the world’s opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.
Day 10 Coober Pedy/Kings Creek (1B, 1D)
Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) around a campfire and sleep under the Outback sky.
Day 11 Kings Creek/Uluru (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Drive to Uluru, where Australia’s most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly.
Day 12 Uluru (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aboriginal Australians.
Day 13 Uluru/Sydney (1B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Sydney.
Day 14 Sydney
Enjoy a free day to explore Sydney. Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hop on a jet boat ride through the harbour, or chill out at Bondi Beach.
Day 15 Sydney/Tamworth (1D)
Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting before continuing on to Tamworth for a taste of Australian country living.
Day 16 Tamworth/Yamba (1B)
Travel over the Great Dividing Range to Yamba, a quaint beach town. Go for a swim at the beach, relax, and enjoy the view.
Day 17 Yamba/Byron Bay (1B)
Continue up the coast to Byron Bay, an alternative hippie paradise. Hit the beach and enjoy an included surf lesson.
Day 18 Byron Bay
Enjoy free time to hit the beach, get a massage, or try sea kayaking.
Day 19 Byron Bay/Brisbane (1B)
Travel north, and opt for a night out in Queensland’s capital.
Day 20 Brisbane/Noosa Everglades (1B)
Head north to Noosa, and enjoy a free afternoon for surfing or strolling the boardwalk to Noosa National Park, where koala sightings are common.
Day 21 Fraser Island/Noosa Everglades (1B, 1L)
Travel by private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Walk through the rainforest, visit Lake Mackenzie, and drive along Australia’s only sand highway.
Day 22 Noosa Everglades/Airlie Beach (1L)
Go canoeing along the calm waters of the Noosa Everglades before hopping an overnight train north to Airlie Beach.
Day 23 Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands (1D)
Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks, and time to snorkel the reefs. Anchor off of secluded tropical islands at night.
Day 24 Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand, then enjoy free time on the famous beach. Anchor off of a secluded tropical island at night.
Day 25 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)
Continue sailing through the gorgeous backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands. Sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night on the town.
Day 26 Airlie Beach/Cairns
Admire the scenery on the train north to Cairns.
Day 27 Cairns
Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Cap it all off with a Big Night Out in Cairns.
Day 28 Cairns
Depart at any time.
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