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Ultimate Surfari tour

Ultimate Surfari

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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
4 days
From: $ 699 $ 175 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Byron Bay
  • Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp
  • Visit Byron Bay
  • Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp
  • Unique wine tasting experience in the stunning Hunter Valley
  • Surf lesson at Topdeck's Surf Lodge
  • Rainforest walk in Springbrook National Park
  • Visit Byron Bay
  • Unique wine tasting experience in the stunning Hunter Valley
  • Surf lesson at Topdeck's Surf Lodge
  • Rainforest walk in Springbrook National Park
  • Visit Byron Bay

Short Description

Whether you can already hang ten or have no clue whether you’re goofy or regular, fret not. This surfari will make a surf bunny of anyone. And when you’re ready for a rest from the board, there are tranquil towns to chill out in and beaches to nap on. Sweet.

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
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Destinations

Australia

Cities & Attractions

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Activities

Culture

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Trip Includes

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • 3 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi
  • Awesome Topdeck Crew

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Itinerary

Day 1

It’s all aboard in BrisVegas (Brisbane), then onwards to Byron Bay via the famous Surfers Paradise beach. Welcome to the Gold Coast! Straight off the bat, we’ve got two awesome optionals for you to get involved in. What’s it going to be? Theme park or skywalk, maybe just chill on the beach? Byron Bay we are coming at you!

Included today:
- Visit Surfers Paradise


Optional activities:
-Gold Coast theme parks
-Skywalk

Day 2

Here in Byron you can burn incense, sip chai, become a yoga teacher and win cash for being a Cheeky Monkey all in one day. Take to the water with a surf lesson, indulge in a spot of skydiving or kayak around with some friendly dolphins (all optional).

Optional activities:
-Dolphin kayaking
-Skydiving
-Surf lesson

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 3

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
- Dinner

Day 4

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
- Lunch

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.

Meals:
-Lunch
- 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. Whether you’re just starting out or have surfed before, 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 practice yoga all in one day.

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

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 the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to BrisVegas (aka Brisbane) – but first up is the famous Surfers Paradise beach. Make the most of the Gold Coast’s optional activities: check out the theme parks, or go all out with a skywalk. Later, take a dip at Brissy’s man-made beach before planning your next adventure.

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


Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Gold Coast theme parks
-Skywalk

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 bustlin nightlife of Surfers Paradise.

Included today:
-Rainforest walk in Springbrook National Park

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 5

Next stop: BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Don't let its namesake fool you - there are no late-night wedding chapels in the sunshine state capital. Just a whole lot of fun. After breakfast, say farewell to your trip buddies. Take a dip at the manmade beach and plan the next part of your adventure.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Day 1

We're bound for Surfers Paradise. We'll take you on a short walk to point out the best night stops around Cavill and Orchid Avenues. Welcome to the Gold Coast.

Day 2

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 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, 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

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 5

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 beachside 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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Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging4.0
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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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