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Island Suntanner tour

Island Suntanner

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4.7 . Excellent
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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: $ 3,048 $ 218 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Experience Queensland Farmlife
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie
  • Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp
  • Magnetic Island
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie
  • Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp
  • Magnetic Island beaches & wildlife
  • Full-day 4WD experience on Fraser Island
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • Unique wine tasting experience in the stunning Hunter Valley
  • Surf lesson at Topdeck's Surf Lodge
  • Aboriginal Experience at Emu Park
  • 1 Night on tropical Magnetic Island
  • Full-day 4WD experience on Fraser Island
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • Unique wine tasting experience in the stunning Hunter Valley
  • Surf lesson at Topdeck's Surf Lodge
  • Aboriginal Experience at Emu Park
  • 1 Night on tropical Magnetic Island

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 side of Oz.

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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Australia

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Trip Includes

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

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Itinerary

Day 1

Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Meet and greet the crew this morning, and get acquainted with some of Cairns’ hotspots. This afternoon is free for your to check out some of the region’s best adventure activities: bungy jumping, skydiving and whitewater rafting.

Optional activities:
-Whitewater rafting
-Horse riding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Bungy jumping
-Ziplining
-Hot air ballooning

Day 2

Like the thought of spending a whole day exploring the only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas? Go on then. Take an optional day trip up to the Daintree Rainforest or join us on our most popular day trip to the Great Barrier Reef (and take home that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish).
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
-Daintree National Park day trip

Day 3

Hard as it will be to leave, our time in Cairns has come to an end. Today we head south to explore the natural and wildlife wonders of Magnetic Island. Keep your eyes peeled for the rare and endangered cassowary bird on our morning drive, and then it’s a quick ferry trip before you have the afternoon to explore this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches and national park walking trails or just laze by the pool with a cocktail. We won’t judge.


Included today:
-Magnetic Island Hopper Pass


Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 4

Get stuck into a private tour of the local wildlife park, where you can kiss a baby crocodile, smooch a blue tongue lizard and even opt in for a photo op with a cuddly koala. Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today the yacht is all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. More of a land-lover? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel.

Please note: We ask that you pack 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:
-Private tour of the local wildlife park
-Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
-Visit the Big Mango

Optional activities:
-Cuddle a koala

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 5

Wake up to pure paradise in one of the many sheltered coves that make up the Whitsundays. Today we’ll set sail for golden sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. A visit to the famous blinding white sands of Whitehaven Beach and snorkel to see reef fish will also be an option if the weather behaves (fingers crossed!). If you’re a budding captain, you can even help set the sails and take the helm whilst further exploring the islands. Later this afternoon, set course for our return to land where we’ll spend the night in Airlie Beach. Read: pool, shower, dinner, dancing – all in that order!

Included today:
-Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
-Visit Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling

Day 6

Get out of the hammock and follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head south to our farm stay: Myella Farm. Heading onto the farm you’ll be welcomed by the local Eather family and into the tranquil bush lifestyle on their cattle station. A highlight of any farm stay is always dinner, and here is no different, enjoy Myella's renowned home cooked cuisine, followed by steaming billy tea and an evening around the campfire. Before heading to your comfy cabin rooms for a well-deserved rest, we dare you to don your Akubra hat and test your skills at cracking a whip or flinging the lasso!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 7

Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare yourself for an adventure-packed afternoon of horse riding and motor biking (optional) and cow milking. Or go walkabout to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset. Enjoy a hearty home cooked farm style dinner.

Included today:
-Farm sunset

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding
-Motorbike lesson

Day 8

Wake up and smell the coffee. 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, with the longest beach in Queensland – all 75 miles (120km) of it. But before we get that far, we stop at one of Australia’s truly iconic distilleries – Bundaberg Rum. In the heart of Sugar Cane country they are making more than just sugar from these crops. With a guided informative tour and of course some tastings at the end, you will find your perfect blend and fall in love with this Aussie Classic drink.

Included today:
-Bundaberg rum distillery & tastings

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 9

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand – as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and rainforests. Four-wheel-drive along the beach highway to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands (considered a place of good luck for the Indigenous Butchulla women), Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie.

Included today:
-Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience
-Lake McKenzie
-Central Station
-Coloured Sands
-Maheno Shipwreck
-Eli Creek

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Optional activities:
-Scenic flights from the beach

Day 10

This morning, have some chill time in sensational Noosa. Walk the National Park to spot koalas, check out the beach and lunch options on Hastings Street. Next up, the Glasshouse Mountains. It’s a fruit producer’s paradise with rich red volcanic soils and spectacular dormant volcanic mountain formations. Next stop: BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Don't let its namesake fool you - there are no late-night wedding chapels in the sunshine state capital.

Included today:
-Brisbane city walking tour
-Iconic Noosa
-Glasshouse Mountains

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 11

Leave Brisbane behind you as we head to Byron - before that we tackle Surfers Paradise. Here, we’ve got a couple of awesome optionals for you to get involved in. What’s it going to be? Theme park or skywalk? Byron Bay next, where you can burn incense, sip chai, become a yoga teacher and win cash for being a Cheeky Monkey all in one day.


Included today:
- Surfers Paradise Gold Coast


Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Gold Coast theme parks
-Skywalk

Day 12

Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron has a small-town vibe waiting to be discovered. Hit the shops, or opt in to paddle a sea kayak with the dolphins, or take a surfing lesson or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. This is the town where peace and tranquillity go to relax. You should too. Or jump out of a plane (optional). Byron doesn't care as long as you're happy.

Included today:
-Byron Bay highlights

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Dolphin kayaking
-Skydiving
-Surf lessons

Day 13

Let the wave chasing begin as we cruise down the coast to the surfing mecca of Crescent Head. Here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master. Kelly Slater, who?

Included today:
-Visit the Big Banana

Meals:
- Breakfast

- Lunch
- Dinner

Day 14

Wrap up your surfari adventure with a final surf lesson, then it’s onwards to the beachside hustle and bustle of Sydney, where we say our goodbyes. It might be the end of this trip, but there is plenty more Oz out there and plenty more Topdeck trips to pick from.

Included today:
-Surf lesson

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 1

Set the tone for this authentic Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as we venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head. After a tasty BBQ lunch, we’ll be hitting the water with a private surf lesson on one of the best beaches in the world. Whether you’re just starting out or have surfed before, here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master.

Included today:
-Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf retreat

Meals:
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 2

Our road trip continues with a visit to the famous Big Banana before pulling into Byron Bay where you can burn incense, sip chai and practice yoga all in one day.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 3

Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is so laid back it’s a wonder it hasn’t fallen over. On your free day here, hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, skydive, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. Pretty sweet, huh?

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Dolphin kayaking
-Skydiving
-Surf lesson

Day 4

Leave Byron Bay behind as we head for Brisbane - but first, we tackle Surfers Paradise. Here, we've got a couple of awesome optionals for you to get involved in. What's it going to be; Theme parks or the Skypoint observation deck?

Included today:
-Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
-Walking tour of Brisbane


Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Gold Coast theme parks
-Skypoint

Day 5

Today we’ll discover Noosa and the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains, then board the ferry bound for Fraser Island. UNESCO World Heritage listed and the world’s largest sand island, this place is pretty special. Fraser, we’re ready for ya!

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 2 days.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 6

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand – as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and forests. Embark on an included four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and so much more.

Included today:
-Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience
-Lake McKenzie
-Maheno Shipwreck
-Eli Creek

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Scenic flights from the beach

Day 7

Along the way today, we'll stop off at the iconic Bundaberg rum distillery for a tour and tasting sesh in the heart of sugar cane country. This afternoon enjoy an authentic outback experience at a 2,500-acre cattle station. Embrace your inner jackaroo this afternoon with an optional horse riding tour or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset. Enjoy a hearty home cooked farm style dinner before you take to whip cracking and lassoing.

Included today:
-Farm sunset

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding

Day 8

Take to life on the land like a horse to oats with an adventure-packed morning of horse riding. Dirty your boots, milk your first cow, or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm - it's entirely up to you.

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day 9

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 2 days.

Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight (2 day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Cue feasts, swim stops and plenty of snorkelling.

Included today:
-Overnight sailing in 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

Today, we’ll set sail for sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds, and swim with the resident reef fish at a nearby snorkel site. Back on board, practise your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm. Make the most of this paradise before we head back to shore tonight.

Included today:
-Visit Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling
-Whitsunday sailing

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Day 11

Today we’re off to Magnetic Island, just a short ferry ride over from the mainland. Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals.

Included today:
-Wildlife tour
-Magnetic Island Hopper Pass
-Bush walking

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 12

Get stuck into a private tour of the local wildlife park, where you can kiss a baby crocodile, smooch a blue tongue lizard and even cuddle a koala. Back on the Bruce Highway and colourful Cairns in the far north tropic region is our next destination. We’ll pass palm tree-lined streets this afternoon as we make our way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range. After checking into our centrally located hotel, head out to grab some dinner – you’re spoilt for dining choices here. After dinner the revelry is up to you – check out the famous Night Markets or soak up the local nightlife at one of the many bars and clubs.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Cuddle a koala

Day 13

You have two days to crack Cairns! Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It's like a kid's gone crazy with their paint set down there. Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome animals; we're talking turtles, reef sharks, rays and more.

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
- Skydiving
- White water rafting
- Cape Tribulation day tour
- Daintree ziplining

Day 14

After breakfast, say goodbye to your trip buddies. But with white water rafting, bungy jumping and skydiving amongst many others on offer in Cairns, we won't blame you for sticking around.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
- Bungy jumping
- Skydiving
- White water rafting
- Cape Tribulation day tour
- Daintree ziplining

Day 1

Set the tone for this fair dinkum (i.e. authentic) Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as we venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head. Before testing the waters, dip your toes into an oak barrel (literally) in the Hunter Valley.

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

Meals:
- Dinner

Day 2

Try a barrel of a different kind with an early morning private surf lesson on one of the best beaches in the world. Here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master. Our road trip continues with a traditional BBQ lunch and a cruise past the Big Banana icon before pulling into Byron Bay - where you can burn incense, sip chai and become a yoga teacher all in one day.

Included today:
-Surf lesson at Topdeck's surf retreat

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Day 3

Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is glitzy on the outside but small town-hearted underneath. Hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. This is the town where peace and tranquillity go to relax. You should too. Or jump out of a plane. Byron doesn't care as long as you're happy.

Included today:
-Byron Bay highlights walking trip

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Dolphin kayaking
-Skydiving
-Scuba diving
-Surf lessons

Day 4

Leave the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major landmark, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for the golden sand beaches and bustling nightlife of Surfers Paradise.

Included today:
-Rainforest walk in Springbrook National Park

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 5

***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 2 days.***

Next stop: BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Don't let its namesake fool you - there are no late-night wedding chapels in the sunshine state capital. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the city centre, before catching a ferry bound for UNESCO World Heritage listed, and the world's largest sand island Fraser Island.

Included today:
-Brisbane city walking tour

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 6

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand - as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and rainforests. Included four-wheel-drive along the beach highway to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands (considered a place of good luck for the Indigenous Butchulla women), Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie.

Included today:
-Fraser Island 4WD tour
-Lake MacKenzie
-Central Station
-Coloured Sands
-Maheno Shipwreck
-Eli Creek

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Optional activities:
-Scenic flights from the beach

Day 7

Live like a local family with a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit. Think dusty plains and wide open spaces - this is the Oz that people dream of. Go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset and enjoy a hearty home cooked farm-style dinner.

Included today:
-Farm sunset

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 8

Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare for horse riding, motorbiking, whip cracking and lassoing. Then leave the campfire to follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head back to the coast for Emu Park. Take a selfie as you pass into the Tropic of Capricorn. This afternoon chill by the pool, check out the coastal walk to the point or a game of beach cricket.

Included today:

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding
-Motorbike lesson

Day 9

***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 3 days.***

Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight (2 day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. More of a land-lover? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel.

Included today:
-Overnight sailing

Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the
Whitsunday Islands. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 10

Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds and swim with the resident Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay. Back on board, keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm as we set course for land. Later this afternoon set course for our return to land where we'll spend the night in Airlie Beach, pool - shower - dinner - dancing all in that order!

Included today:
-Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling
-Whitsunday sailing

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Day 11

Leaving the Whitsundays for Magnetic Island and you have the afternoon to trip around this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches, National Park walking trails or just laze by the pool with a cocktail.

Included today:
-Big Mango
-Magnetic Island Hopper Pass
-Bush walking

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 12

A private tour of the local wildlife park where you can kiss a baby Crocodile, smooch a Blue Tongue Lizard, and even cuddle a Koala*, is included into our morning before we leave the island. We'll pass palm tree lined streets this afternoon as we make our way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range.

Included today:
-Private tour of the local wildlife park

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Cuddle a koala

Day 13

The only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas. And you've got two days to take it all in. Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It's like a kid's gone crazy with their paint set down there! Snorkel or scuba to get that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish.

*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

Day 14

Ramp up the adventure metre today's optionals. You could be paddling the rapids of the Tully River, zip lining over a crocodile or getting an aerial view of the tropics by plummeting towards it. There's hot air ballooning, horse riding and bungee jumping...or just kick back with a coconut.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-White water rafting
-Horse riding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Bungy jumping
-Daintree National Park day trip
-Zip lining
-Hot air ballooning

Day 1

Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Meet and greet the crew this morning, and get acquainted with some of Cairns' hotspots. This afternoon is free for you to check out some of Cairns' best adventure activities.

Included today:
-Cairns walking tour

Optional activities:
-White water rafting
-Horse riding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Bungy jumping
-Zip lining
-Hot air ballooning

Day 2

Like the thought of spending a whole day exploring the only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas? Go on then. Take an optional day trip up to the Daintree Rainforest, or join us on our most popular day trip to the Great Barrier Reef and take home that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish.

*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
-Daintree National Park day trip

Day 3

Leaving Cairns for Magnetic Island and you have the afternoon to trip around this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches, National Park walking trails or just laze by the pool with a cocktail.

Included today:
- Visit the Big Mango
- Magnetic Island Hopper Pass

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 4

A private tour of the local wildlife park where you can kiss a baby Crocodile, smooch a Blue Tongue Lizard, and even cuddle a Koala*, is included into our morning before we leave the island. Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Otherwise, relax and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel

Included today:
-Private tour of the local wildlife park
-Whitsunday sailing

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 5

Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds and swim with the resident Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay. Back on board, keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm, this afternoon set course for our return to land where we'll spend the night in Airlie Beach, pool - shower - dinner - dancing all in that order!

Included today:
-Whitsunday sailing
-Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling


Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

Get out of the hammock and follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head south to Emu Park. Then spread out on the sand, crack a "cold one"(beer) and confuse yourself with the rules of beach cricket with your mates. This afternoon chill by the pool, check out the coastal walk to the point or a game of beach cricket.

Included today:

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 7

Trade the beach for the bush. Take a selfie as you pass by the Tropic of Capricorn. This afternoon enjoy an authentic outback experience at a 2,500-acre cattle station. Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare yourself for an adventure-packed afternoon of horse riding, motor biking and cow milking. Or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset. Enjoy a hearty home cooked farm style dinner before you take to whip cracking and lassoing.

Included today:
-Farm sunset
-Tropic of Capricorn selfie

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Optionals:
-Horse riding
-Motorbike lesson

Day 8

Wake up and smell the coffee. Kick off your day with a farm breakfast before catching a ferry bound for the UNESCO World Heritage listed, Fraser Island. The world's largest sand island, with the longest beach in Queensland - all 75 Miles (120kms) of it.

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 9

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand - as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and rainforests. Four-wheel-drive along the beach highway to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands (considered a place of good luck for the Indigenous Butchulla women), Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie.

Included today:
-Fraser Island 4WD tour
-Lake MacKenzie
-Central Station
-Coloured Sands
-Maheno Shipwreck
-Eli Creek

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Optional activities:
-Scenic flights from the beach

Day 10

Next stop: BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Don't let its namesake fool you - there are no late-night wedding chapels in the sunshine state capital. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the city centre, before cruising to the golden sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise.

Included today:
-Brisbane city walking tour

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 11

Leave the Gold Coast glitz behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major draw card, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for surf vibes in Byron - where you can burn incense, sip chai, become a yoga teacher and win cash for being a Cheeky Monkey all in one day.

Included today:
-Springbrook National Park

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 12

Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is glitzy on the outside but small town-hearted underneath. Hit the shops, paddle a sea kayak, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. This is the town where peace and tranquillity go to relax. You should too. Or jump out of a plane. Byron doesn't care as long as you're happy.

Included today:
-Byron Bay highlights walking trip

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Dolphin kayaking
-Skydiving
-Scuba diving
-Surf lessons

Day 13

Let the wave chasing begin as we cruise down the coast to the surfing mecca of Crescent Head. Grab some BBQ lunch before we hit the beach for a private surf lesson on one of the best surfers in the world. Here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master. Kelly Slater, who?

Included today:
-Visit the Big Banana
-Surf lesson

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day 14

Try a barrel of a different kind and dip your toes into an oak barrel (literally) in the Hunter Valley today. Swill some vino and taste some of the best grapes in the country before we roll onto the hustle and bustle of Sydney.

Included today:
-Wine tasting and grape stomping

Meals:
- Breakfast

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Extremely knowledgeable

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Amazing staff who are very friendly and also extremely knowledgeable. My trip was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I did the Spirit of Europe last year and couldn’t recommend Topdeck enough.
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Fast-Paced Tour of Western Europe that highlighted most Bucket List Sights. Awesome Company. Great Food and Tour Leader

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I jumped on this tour with very little notice and planning, and I was thoroughly impressed. Our Topdeck trip leader was very knowledgeable, fun, and adjusted the trip to the group (34 people). The meals provided were delicious, and they worked hard to cater to dietary needs. Accommodations were good, typically with 2-6 people in a hostel room. Keep in mind they are hostels, not hotels (bring your own towel).

I loved the itinerary, as it highlighted the must-see places and had variety (ex. Paris, Rome vs. Switzerland). The optionals in each city were all wonderful. However, many were not presented in the Topdeck literature online and were not introduced on the trip more than a day in advance. All are paid for in cash (Euros). Because of how the optionals were presented, it was a bit harder to budget. I would recommend inquiring more about the optionals when booking and at the beginning of your tour via your trip leader. Don't feel pressured to do all of them and remember to keep your own interests in mind.

The solo travelers easily found others with similar interests to explore with. For many on this trip, drinking and going out to bars/clubs was a major component (as alcohol is often cheaper than water). Because of the shortness of this tour along with all the destinations, prepare for lots of driving and to make the most of the time you have in each city.

This trip provided am amazing sampling of Western Europe and opened my eyes to cultures and history I was unfamiliar with. Overall, I would highly recommend this itinerary and touring company, as it provided a good balance between budget and experiences.

P.S. Stay flexible with plans, but some of the popular sights need more pre-planning than expected, like the Eiffel Tower and the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam).
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Overall amazing value. Food, particularly by Topdeck staff, excellent. Spontaneous/flexible; be prepared to pay for lots of extra excursions, on and off your itinerary, in cash.

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Food was excellent. Accomodations were better than expected: hostels, but usually with in-suite bathrooms and always only with other members of your tour of the same gender. Don't try to overplan; trip is quite spontaneous and flexible and you won't know much about the schedule/optionals for each city more than a day or so in advance. Optionals will be plentiful and paid in cash. Only do those that are right for you, even if your trip leader really encourages them and most other people are going. These trips are great for solo travelers, but make sure you find people interested in the same things as you...it will probably be easy to find groups to go to bars and clubs with in the evenings, but harder to find people who prefer other evening plans. Driver was excellent and bus was very comfortable and clean, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it as there is no driving at night. Trip leader extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Overall, excellent value and a trip with plenty of time to see the bucket list highlights in each city.
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Winter Spirit around Europe!

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I did the 24 day Winter Spirit around Europe! I would definitely recommend booking a Topdeck tour! It was the best experience ever. Doing my second Topdeck in July around New Zealand!
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Most amazing experience ever!

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Did Uluru discovery in Australia and Grand Kiwi in NZ back in November and it was the most amazing experience ever! Awesome guide and driver. Well organized and took great care of us!
Only one bad hostel accommodation wise, but other than that it was amazing.
It was so nice not having to worry about accommodations, transportation, and most meals when we got there! On the days it wasn’t included, the guide/driver would tell us what’s in the area!
For sure will be doing another topdeck tour in the future!
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Extremely knowledgeable

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My partner and I just completed the 20 day Discover Winter tour and it was absolutely outstanding! What really made the trip though was the Trip Leader, Alex, and the driver, Deyan. They were both extremely knowledgeable people and explained everything we needed to know to enjoy every place we went to. I highly recommend this tour and hope that everybody else has the opportunity to meet Alex and Deyan.
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Accomodations

You will use a variety of multi-share accommodation, which may include hotels, hostels, motels, cabins, an overnight boat and even a traditional Maori marae! The number of people in a room varies depending on the type of accommodation. To keep costs down accommodation is based on a four-share, same sex basis.

The 'More Inclusions' section of this document details what type of accommodation is used for our overnight stops.

If you are travelling with a friend and require twin or double accommodation, this is available at a small extra charge and can be requested at the time of booking.

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Meals Included:

Your included meals are detailed in the 'More Inclusions' sectio n of this document.

Breakfasts are included each day (except on the first morning). A typical breakfast consists of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, a range of spreads, and fruit juice, tea or coffee. It is rare to get a hot breakfast, though on some occasions it may be available.

Included evening meals will be combination of those prepared by the Topdeck Road Crew, local restaurants and places in which we stay.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Topdeck Trip Consultant when you book. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

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