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East Coast Beachin' tour

East Coast Beachin'

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
14 days
From: $ 2,199 $ 157 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Byron Bay
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Visit Magnetic Island
  • Visit Noosa
  • Visit Fraser Island (including Lake McKenzie)
  • Sail the Whitsunday Islands
  • Surf lesson in Crescent Head
  • Visit Byron Bay
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Visit Magnetic Island
  • Visit Noosa
  • Visit Fraser Island (including Lake McKenzie)
  • Sail the Whitsunday Islands
  • Surf lesson in Crescent Head

Short Description

Surf, sail and island hop your way along the East Coast. Leave all things urban behind to visit beautiful beaches, a proper Aussie farm, a national park and the odd World Heritage Site. Fill up your camera roll and make new friends as you tick off this amazing side to Australia.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
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Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Destinations

Australia

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Trip Includes

  • 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
  • 4 nights in hotels, 1 night in a motel, 5 nights in lodges, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night sailing on a private yacht
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Awesome Topdeck Crew

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Itinerary

Day 1

Set the tone for this authentic Aussie adventure by crossing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge en route to the surfing haven of Crescent Head. But first up, we've got a spot of wine tasting and grape stomping in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for the cheeky kangaroos that hang around the vines here, and leave enough space in your backpack for a bottle of wine or two...

Included today:
-Wine tasting and grape stomping in Hunter Valley

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

Wake up, grab breakfast and get ready to hit the waves with an included surf lesson today. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, your instructors will give you some top tips that’ll have you surfing like a local in no time. Tear yourself away from the big blue as our road trip continues with a stop by the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour. Then: say hello to Byron Bay with an included orientation tour. Here you can burn incense, sip chai, practice yoga and go on an epic night out all in the space of 24 hours. Oh, and the beaches here are gorgeous.

Included today:
-Surf lesson
-See the Big Banana
-Orientation tour of Byron Bay

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 3

Awww, yeah – you’ve got a free day to do your own thing! Anti McDonald's and anti anything mass produced but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards, it’s no wonder Byron Bay is a traveller’s hotspot. Also, Chris Hemsworth has a house here. Eeeek! Optionals on the menu today? Surfing, stand up paddle boarding and skydiving.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Skydiving
-Stand up paddle boarding
-Surf lesson

Day 4

Leave Byron behind you as we head to Brisbane. But first up is the famous Surfers Paradise and an Aboriginal Cultural experience (with song, dance and storytelling). Once in Brisbane, there’s an orientation tour to get your bearings. Then, the night is yours to let your hair down.

Included today:
-Visit Surfers Paradise
-Aboriginal Cultural experience
-Orientation tour of Brisbane

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 5

On our way to Fraser Island, we’ll swing by Noosa for a tour and a walk in Noosa National Park. Ten points if you spot a koala! There are also hidden natural pools around here, so bring your swimmers in case you have time for a quick dip.

We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Included today:
-Visit Noosa

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 6

It’ll be love at first sight as you hit up the peaceful Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie and much more on Fraser Island.

Included today:
-Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7

Wave goodbye to the coast this morning as our journey continues to the stunning landscape, wildlife and country hospitality of Myella Farm: a working cattle station and our unique home for the next two nights.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 8

Embrace your inner jackaroo (or jillaroo) and get amongst farm life during your time here. You could always go all out and opt in to explore the farm on horseback too. Giddy-up!

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding

Day 9

Been on a private yacht before? You will today as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. This is the life.

Please note: We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Included today:
-Sail the Whitsunday Islands

Please note: The twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 10

Shorten your bucket list with a visit to Whitehaven Beach and get ready to feast, swim and snorkel the day away. Sounds good, huh? Grab a last pic of paradise before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. The nightlife here is a backpacker’s dream. Get amongst it and celebrate an epic start to the trip with your new travel mates.

Included today:
-Sail the Whitsunday Islands
-Visit Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 11

Hop on a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island (cue pretty views en route). Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, seek out hidden beaches, hikes and swim out for a snorkel. This place is awesome and a little slice of paradise.
        

Included today:
-Visit Magnetic Island

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 12

Before leaving, we've got a visit to a wildlife park lined up for you. Get ready for snakes, birds and koalas! Once we're in Cairns, get your bearings on an orientation tour. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has got adventure for days. Take a stroll around. Then the night is yours to get out and experience some of the East Coast's best nightlife.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Included Today:
-Visit a wildlife park
-Cairns orientation tour

Day 13

You’ve got two days to play with in Cairns. Start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip. Snorkel or scuba dive this world-famous reef and see what all the fuss is about. You might see turtles, reef sharks and Nemo! This place is special, trust us. There’s also bungy jumping if you’re game (optional).

Please note: Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Great Barrier Reef day trip
-Bungy jumping

Day 14

After breakfast, say bye to your trip mates. But with so much more on offer in and around Cairns, we won’t blame you for sticking around.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 1

Welcome to the trip. You’re in Cairns, baby! Get your bearings on an orientation tour. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has got adventure for days. Take a stroll around. Then the night is yours to get out and experience some of the East Coast’s best nightlife.

Included today:
-Orientation tour in Cairns

Day 2

Wanna see turtles, reef sharks, rays and more? Then don’t miss the optional excursion to dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef today! Other optionals include skydiving, bungy jumping, Minjin Jungle Swinging and jungle surfing. Pluck up the courage and go for it.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Great Barrier Reef day trip
-Skydiving
-Bungy jumping
-Minjin Jungle Swinging
-Jungle surfing

Day 3

Leave the reef behind with a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island (cue pretty views en route). Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, seek out hidden beaches, hikes and swim out for a snorkel. This place is awesome and a little slice of paradise.

Included today:
-Visit Magnetic Island

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 4

Before leaving Magnetic Island we’ve got a visit to a wildlife park lined up for you. Get ready for snakes, birds and koalas. Eeeek! Later, hop in the coach as we’re headed to the Whitsunday Islands. Been on a private yacht before? You will today as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. This is the life.

Please note: We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Included today:
-Visit a wildlife park
-Sail the Whitsunday Islands

Please note: The twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 5

Shorten your bucket list with a visit to Whitehaven Beach and get ready to feast, swim and snorkel the day away. Sounds good, huh? Grab a last pic of paradise before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. The nightlife here is a backpacker’s dream. Get amongst it and celebrate an epic start to the trip with your new travel mates.

Included today:
-Sail the Whitsunday Islands
-Visit Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

Wave goodbye (briefly) to the coast this morning as our journey continues to the stunning landscape, wildlife and country hospitality of Myella Farm. A working cattle station and our unique home for the next two nights, we’ve got a welcome dinner here to help get us settled.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 7

Embrace your inner jackaroo (or jillaroo) and get amongst farm life during your time here. You could always go all out and opt in to explore the farm on horseback too. Giddy-up!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding

Day 8

Kick off your day with a farm breakfast before catching a ferry bound for the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fraser Island. This place is the world's largest sand island and has the longest beach in Queensland. Epic!

We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 9

It’ll be love at first sight as you hit up the peaceful Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie and much more on Fraser Island.

Included today:
Visit Fraser Island (including Lake McKenzie)
Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Optional activities:
-Scenic flights from the beach

Day 10

On our way to Brisbane, we’ll swing by Noosa for a tour and a walk in Noosa National Park. Ten points if you spot a koala! There are also hidden natural pools around here, so bring your swimmers in case you have time for a quick dip.

Included today:
-Visit Noosa

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 11

Leave Brisbane behind you as we head to Byron Bay. But first up is the famous Surfers Paradise beach and an Aboriginal Cultural experience (with song, dance and storytelling). Don’t miss the nightlife in Byron Bay tonight. It’s pretty special!

Included today:
-Visit Surfers Paradise
-Aboriginal Cultural experience

Day 12

In Byron Bay, you can burn incense, sip chai, practice yoga and go on an epic night out all in the space of 24 hours. Oh, and the beaches here are gorgeous. Get a feel for the place with an included orientation tour. Then, you’ve got a free day to do your own thing! Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards, it’s no wonder Byron Bay is a traveller’s hotspot. Also, Chris Hemsworth has a house here. Eeeek! Optionals on the menu? Surfing, stand up paddle boarding and skydiving.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Byron Bay

Optional activities:
-Skydiving
-Stand up paddle boarding
-Kayaking

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 13

See ya Byron. It’s been real. Tear yourself away as our road trip continues with a stop by the Big Banana statue in Coffs Harbour. Then: say hello to our epic Surf Camp in Crescent Head. Once here, get ready to hit the waves with an included surf lesson today. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, your instructors will give you some top tips that’ll have you surfing like a local in no time. Dinner’s on us tonight.

Included today:
-Surf lesson
-See the Big Banana statue

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 14

Bye Surf Camp! We’re continuing our journey down the coast and we’ve got a spot of wine tasting and grape stomping in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for the cheeky kangaroos that hang around the vines here, and leave enough space in your backpack for a bottle of wine or two... Then we’ll be crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge on our way back to the big city. Cheers Topdeck, it’s been epic.

Included today:
-Wine tasting and grape stomping in Hunter Valley

Included today:
-Surf lesson

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

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My husband and I just finished our first Topdeck tour, 2 weeks around Europe!
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I've just finished the Mega European tour with Trip Leader Nicole Smith & Coach Driver Lloyd Spencer. I was incredibly nervous about going on a tour across Europe, but the planning and organisation by our Topdeck Crew made everything stress free. All the driving and walking tours were very informative, with Nicole being able to recall information off the top of her head about the history of all the Countries and Landmarks we visited. Our driver Lloyd took a very professional approach to his work and should be praised for all the effort he puts in. Both Nicole & Lloyd are enthusiastic individuals, who are always able to give great recommendations in every Country we stopped. This trip was absolutely fantastic and will be in my memories for life. A very special thanks to these two and topdeck for such an amazing trip.
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I loved my travel experience with Topdeck. Alex was such a wonderful tour leader, she had great recommendations and was super sweet and helpful. Morgan was an excellent cook and always made healthy options for us. I think the food far surpassed my expectations for this trip. Marian was also a great driver! The bus was always clean for us. I had a great time and I would do another top deck trip!
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I just finished the Mega European and had the absolute best experience of my life! Would 100% recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see Europe! Not only were the places amazing but we all made so many friends and some that I can't wait to see again soon! Our trip leader Nicole and driver Lloyd made the trip even better, they were amazing!!
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I just finished the Oceanic empires tour and absolutely loved it. This is my second top deck tour in 4 years and it was the best experience again. All the places were amazing and had the best group of people to experience new countries and food with. I would like to make a special mention to Nicole and Lloyd as they were the best and made the trip incredibly fun and memorable. Would recommend to all my friends to do a top deck tour
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I booked a topdeck summer fun and sailing tour as a solo! I wasn’t sure what I’d expect as this is the first solo trip I’ve ever taken. Day one I made friends and family for a lifetime as well as a tour guide and driver who Ill never forget! Dan made the tour not just fun and memorable but one where I felt safe. Zolio our driver was like a second dad who made every drive something to look forwards to! I left this trip with new friends and family a big either and a second Dad ! Would highly recommend topdeck and dr dan and zolio 110%
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