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Bucket List Group Travel > Global Bucket List > AUSTRALIA – 8 Days Highlights Cairns Barrier Reef Sydney
Overview

Marvel on these 8 days of adventure to explore the highlights of Australia’s east coast from Cairns to Sydney. Explore the beautiful Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest which gives you the chance to learn more about the fascinating history, culture, and nature of the region. Snorkel and scuba into Great Barrier Reef, the best spots at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. Explore the stunning sprawl of the Blue Mountains and the tour can not be complete without visiting Sydney, the capital city to soak up the vibrant culture and laidback lifestyle.

Highlights
Visited Places:

• Cairns

• Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest

• Great Barrier Reef

• Sydney

• Blue Mountains

Travel Experience:

• Cairns city

• Sydney Harbour Cruise

• Daintree Rainforests

• Snorkel / Scuba in The Great Barrier Reef

• Blue Mountains tour

• Cuddle up to Koalas

• Hand-feed baby Kangaroos

• New Years Eve Fireworks

• Adventure capital – Queenstown

• Walking / Hiking

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

5. Group Leader –  Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes
Tour Start

Cairns

Tour End

Sydney

Destination

Australia

Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 3pm 
  • Return: Day8 anytime after 12pm
FLY IN Airport: Cairns Airport (CNS)  
FLY OUT Airport: Sydney Airport (SYD)  
Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
Availability
  • Seat available till the booking is open!
  • Balance due 2 months before the tour departure date!
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Itinerary
Day01

Cairns

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Description:

Welcome to Cairns, Australia. On arrival get transferred to the hotel. Today is a free day to explore the Cairns city. Cairns considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.

Activities Included:
  • Airport transfer
  • Free day to explore the city
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Cairns
Day02

Cape Tribulation - Daintree Tour

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Description:

The day begins in Cairns at 8am, where we’ll pick you up and make our way through the breath-taking scenery of Australia’s north coast. First, we’ll stop off at Mossman Gorge, one of the region’s most memorable landmarks. Here, you can marvel at the surrounding rainforest and go for a refreshing swim in the cooling water.

Afterwards, it’s time for morning tea before we head over the Daintree River on a cable ferry. We’ll make our way to Cape Tribulation where you can take a stroll through the ancient Gondwana Rainforest and marvel at the views from the Alexandra Range Lookout.

Next, we’ll make our way to the Marrdja or Jindalba Boardwalk which is surrounded by huge, ancient trees and lush mangrove swamps.

For lunch, we’ll indulge in a picnic on the beautiful sands of Cape Tribulation Beach before taking a walk along the shoreline and learning more about the spot where rainforest meets reef. We’ll then make our way back to the Daintree River, stopping on the way to pick up a tropical ice cream to enjoy on the journey.

In the afternoon, it’s time for some crocodile spotting on the Daintree River. We’ll take a cruise along the estuary, where you can catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures and learn more about their habitat. We’ll also keep an eye out for pythons, butterflies, and other native species on the cruise.

Then it’s time to head back. On the way, we’ll stop off at the Rex Range Lookout before our final stop back in Cairns.

Activities Included:
  • Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest
  • Guided sightseeing
  • River cruise
  • All park entrance fees
  • Wildlife viewing
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Cairns
Day03

Great Barrier Reef

GREAT BARRIER REEF
Description:

The day begins in Cairns, where you’ll hop aboard your boat for the day at the Marlin Jetty. After that, we’ll head out into the ocean, where you can marvel at the surreal turquoise colours and soak up the endless views of colourful reefs, islands, and vibrant marine life.

By 10:15 am, we’ll have arrived at our first outer reef destination, where you can try your hand at scuba diving. You’ll learn the ropes of exploring underwater, and you’ll have the chance to learn more about the habitats of the creatures and their behaviour.

If you don’t fancy dipping below the water’s surface, you can take a swim, snorkel, or simply kick back and relax on the deck.

For lunch, we’ll tuck into a delicious tropical buffet served by a local chef as we make our way to the next destination. At 1 pm, we’ll arrive at our next stop where you can do some more scuba diving, take a swim, enjoy the views, or relax in the afternoon sunshine.

On the way home, you can try your hand at boom netting, a fun and exhilarating way to discover the reef before we tuck into some wine, cheese, and a selection of tropical fruits as we make our way back to Cairns.

The day comes to a close at 5 pm as we arrive back at the Marlin Jetty.

Activities Included:
  • All reef fees/taxes
  • 4.5 hours out on The Great Barrier Reef
  • 15 minute guided snorkelling tour
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Snorkelling equipment hire & tuition
  • Flotation devices
  • Boom netting (weather permitting)
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Delicious BBQ lunch
  • A glass of wine & a cheese platter
  • Tea & coffee all day (while the vessel is stationary)
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Cairns
Day04

Sydney

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Description:

Today we say goodbye to Cairns and fly to Sydney. On arrival get transferred to the hotel, rest and head out to catch a sunset view from Sydney Tower. TAKE IN THE SIGHTS OF SYDNEY FROM 250 METRES ABOVE THE CITY STREETS, evening free time to explore the beautiful city.

Sydney, the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.

Activities Included:
  • Airport transfer
  • Flight to Sydney (one way)
  • Sydney Tower (observation deck entrance)
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Sydney
Day05

Sydney Tour - Harbour Cruise

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Description:

To start the day, we’ll venture to The Rocks, which is thought to be the birthplace of Sydney, before checking out the unique architecture of the famous Sydney Opera House.

We’ll also take you to some of the city’s most historic and cultural spots, like the Conservatorium of Music, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, and the impressive Parliament House.

From there, we’ll show you some of Sydney’s eclectic culture, taking you to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Royal Botanical Gardens and Sydney Tower. You can explore the lush harbourside, too, at Darling Harbour, before we make a pitstop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair to enjoy the city from above.

There will be plenty of time to wander through the vibrant districts as well, where you can explore the affluent homes of the eastern suburbs, the trendy charm of Paddington, and the bustling streets of Chinatown. No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to Bondi Beach, where you can watch the surfers, dip your toes in the cool water, and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea in one of the many cafes.

At the end of the tour, you’ll board a boat to enjoy lunch on. Whilst aboard, you will glide past the city’s fascinating architecture while tucking into a delicious spread of local meats, cheeses, fruits, and breads.

Activities Included:
  • Coach touring
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Inner-city pick-up
  • Friendly & informative tour guide
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Sydney
Day06

Blue Mountains

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Description:

To kick things off, we’ll visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can get up close and personal with the native wildlife that Australia is famed for. Cuddle up to koalas, hand-feed baby kangaroos, and catch a glimpse of chunky wombats and majestic crocodiles.

We’ll then head to Echo Point, where you can soak up spectacular views of the Jamison Valley and the unique rock formation of the Three Sisters.

While here, you’ll have the chance to ride on all three of Scenic World’s most popular attractions. Experience the Scenic Cableway, the highest cable car in Australia, the Scenic Skyway, and the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world.

From all three, you’ll be able to glean jaw-dropping views of the Blue Mountains from a completely new perspective.

Afterward, we’ll skip Sydney’s rush hour by taking a river cruise, where you can learn more about the architecture, history and culture of the city. Feel free to grab yourself a drink, kick back, and relax as we glide along the edge of the city. We’ll finish up in Darling Harbour or Circular Quay where your one-day adventure into the Blue Mountains unfortunately comes to an end.

Activities Included:
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park entry fee
  • Scenic World Ride entry fee (Skyway, Cableway and Scenic Railway)
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Sydney CBD pick-up
  • Central drop-off (Darling Harbour or Circular Quay)
  • River Cruise ticket
  • Clean modern buses
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Sydney

Day07

Sydney

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Description:

Today is a free day to explore the city on your own. Go shopping or enjoy the beach. Explore the city of Sydney by discovering the iconic sights within the city and traveling out to the famous Bondi Beach to catch some sun. Start off the morning in the city center, ticking off the famous sights, including Australia’s most famous landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You will end this tour at the beautiful Bondi Beach, to kick back and relax on the smooth sand.

New Years Eve Sydney Harbour Cruise – 

You will never see fireworks anywhere in the world better than you will from Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve.  This is an open boat, having two enormous sunroofs and 360-degree views of the harbour, it is the perfect vessel to watch the fireworks all around Sydney Harbour. Onboard chef to cook up a storm so you dont need to worry about the food. Includes canape hot and cold selections, salads, seafood and delicious desserts. By cleverly reducing the below deck areas the skipper Col, who also built this vessel, ensured you have an amazingly spacious deck and dance floor to party into the night. With its well thought out design, Harbourcat offers a safe, comfortable, spacious, cruising environment that allows everyone to experience the night of their life.

Activities Included:
  • NA – Free Time
Optional Activities:
  • New Years Eve Sydney Harbour Cruise 

Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Sydney
Day08

Sydney

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Description:

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and the guide as the tour ends today with breakfast at the hotel. Check out is usually by 11am so book your return flight accordingly. Hoping that you have captured the best moments on camera and packed in a host of travel memories to carry back home with you.

Activities Included:
  • Airport transfer
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast

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Inclusions

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • 7 Breakfast @ Hotels 
  • 3 lunch
  • 7 nights of hotel accommodation 
  • One way flight (Cairns- Sydney)
  • Transportation in A/C bus / Van (shared)
  • Excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • Tour leader 

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Meals (other than mentioned above)
  • New Years Eve Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise ($460 pp)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Transfers other than mentioned in the Itinerary (available at extra cost)
  • Travel insurance / Visa
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I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

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I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

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I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

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