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Bucket List Group Travel > Global Bucket List > AUSTRALIA – 9 Days Highlights Cairns Barrier Reef Sydney
Overview

Marvel on these 9 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
  • Bondi Beach
  • Sydney
  • Blue Mountains
  • Kiama South Coast
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

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 – Cairns City Centre or similar
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 – Cairns City Centre or similar
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 – Cairns City Centre or similar
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.

Activities Included:
  • Airport transfer
  • Flight to Sydney (one way)
  • Sydney Tower (observation deck entrance)
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Holiday Inn Express or similar
Day05

Sydney Tour - Bondi Beach

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Description:

Today we explore the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, and historic Macquarie Street. No Sydney trip is complete without seeing Bondi Beach, but we take you beyond that and show off Coogee Beach, Watsons Bay, and South Head along the way. Bondi Beach has a style all of its own. The promenade is a favourite walking track and Campbell Parade is a popular grazing ground for Sydney’s cafe society. One of Sydney’s most spectacular drinking and dining spots is located here, the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. A visit to Watsons Bay – Australia’s oldest fishing village – is a must. 

Activities Included:
  • Sightseeing
  • Beach
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Holiday Inn Express or similar
Day06

Blue Mountains

cable-car-BLUE MOUNTAINS
Description:

Experience the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a small-group full-day tour from Sydney. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and sites including the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Hop onboard the Scenic Railway (or other rides) at Scenic World, enjoy a chef-prepared lunch (dietary requirements accommodated), and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see kangaroos and other native Australian critters. Then, cruise by boat back to Sydney Harbour on the Parramatta River.

Activities Included:
  • Park entry fees
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • River Cruise ticket
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Holiday Inn Express or similar
Day07

Kiama South Coast Tour

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Description:

Escape the city and explore the Kiama Coast region, its bushland, forests, farmlands and coastal beaches on this full-day adventure. Travel from Sydney taking in panoramic views along the route including clifftop lookouts and multiple viewpoints. Look out for indigenous wildlife, walk across secluded beaches and discover aboriginal engravings before indulging in a freshly prepared BBQ lunch outdoors.

Activities Included:
  • National Park fees
  • Sightseeing
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Accommodation:
  • Holiday Inn Express or similar
Day08

Sydney

Description:

Today its a free day to explore on your own, go for some last-minute shopping or just relax at the beach.

Evening:

Enjoy a deluxe sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour accompanied by a delicious three-course dinner. From the water, admire iconic sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Luna Park and more. Snap photos as the sky shimmer at sunset and the city skyline lights up for the night as you cruise through Sydney in the evening.

Activities Included:
  • Free day 
  • Dinner Cruise
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Holiday Inn Express or similar
Day09

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 Breakfasts
  • 2 lunch
  • 1 Dinner
  • 8 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 those mentioned above)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Transfers other than those mentioned in the Itinerary (available at extra cost)
  • Travel insurance / Visa
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FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

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

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

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

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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