18-to-Thirtysomethings: Complete Australia (OAMC)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 20, avg 16
Meals Included: 21 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, bed down at a traditional Outback station, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset, sail through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands, explore Fraser Island.
Are you ready to completely slather yourself in all things Australias Travel to the Land Down Under and spend a month exploring everything this island nation has to offer. Start in Melbourne and move on from there to national parks, wine tastings, the Outback, beach days, sea kayaking, sailing, and loads more. Get the total Oz experience with this all-encompassing tour, and, who knows, you might even acquire a taste for Vegemite by the end.
Call (847) 455-8897 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14265900
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2019
- 28 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Melbourne||Day 1 Melbourne|
There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head into the city to take in the cultural capital of Australia. Get lost in the citys famous laneways, go on the hunt for the perfect flat white (hint: Melbourne loves its coffee shops), catch the tram to St. Kilda, or wander around the Uber-cool Fitzroy neighbourhood. Additional Notes: Please try to arrive before 7pm for an important group welcome meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Port Campbell||Day 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell (1B)|
Depart early morning for the journey to Port Campbell. Check out the famous surf towns of Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay en route. Make a stop at Great Otway NP for an included rainforest walk. Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Included Activities: 12 Apostles Visit Loch Ard Gorge Visit Rainforest Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 300km)
|Day 3||Halls Gap||Day 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap (1B)|
Start the day visiting more attractions of the Great Ocean Road including The Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. End the day with an evening walk in the Grampians NP. Included Activities: London Arch Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 260km)
|Day 4||Adelaide||Day 4 Halls Gap/Adelaide (1B)|
Early start to explore more of Grampians NP. Walk to the stunning Jaws of Death Balconies, visit MacKenzies Falls, and travel onto Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Included Activities: Grampians National Park Walk The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit MacKenzie Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-6.50 hours, 500km)
|Day 5||Adelaide||Day 5 Adelaide|
There are no planned activities during the day, so enjoy free time to explore the city. Opt to go for a cruise to swim with dolphins (seasonal), take the tram to Glenelg beach, visit a nearby winery, grab lunch at the Central Market, or enjoy time getting lost in the city. Additional Notes: New travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
|Day 6||Quorn||Day 6 Adelaide/Quorn (1B)|
Hit the road in the morning. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting to learn about the different grape varietals and the development of the vineyards in the area. Travel to the town of Quorn for the night. Included Activities: Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 7||Beltana||Day 7 Quorn/Beltana (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges. Included Activities: Wilpena Pound Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)
|Day 8||William Creek||Day 8 Beltana/William Creek (1B, 1L, 1D)|
We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. Visit the dry salt lake of Lake Eyre. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50-6.00 hours, 400km)
|Day 9||Coober Pedy||Day 9 William Creek/Coober Pedy (1B)|
Travel to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and the importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Included Activities: Guided Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 10||Kings Creek||Day 10 Coober Pedy/Kings Creek (1B, 1D)|
Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) around a campfire and sleep under the Outback sky. Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 760km)
|Day 11||Uluru||Day 11 Kings Creek/Uluru (1B, 1L)|
Enjoy the morning taking in the scenery or by going on an optional 4km walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka Natoinal Park. Included Activities: Kings Canyon Hike Uluru at Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 420km)
|Day 12||Uluru||Day 12 Uluru (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The next morning, awake before sunrise to do the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) while learning its significance to the local Aboriginals. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
|Day 13||Sydney||Day 13 Uluru/Sydney (1B)|
Transfer to the airport and fly to Sydney.
|Day 14||Nundle||Day 14 Sydney/Nundle (1B, 1D)|
Depart in the morning and head to a small country town for lunch before continuing to Nundle Sheep Station for the night. At the sheep station, have the unique opportunity to meet an expert sheep shearer. Experience a shearing demonstration and learn about local sheep farming. At the end of the day, enjoy dinner with the locals before sleeping in historic shearers quarters. Additional Notes: The sheep station is quite remote, and there is usually no reception for mobile phones. Included Activities: Wine Tour Sheep Shearing Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 15||Bingara||Day 15 Nundle/Bingara (1B, 1D)|
After breakfast, drive to Tamworth, the country and western music capital of Australia and home to a giant guitar. Arrive in Bingara in the early afternoon for an included visit to a historic gold mine where you can try gold panning. Later, opt for a swim in the local watering hole. Included Activities: Gold Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 210km)
|Day 16||Yamba||Day 16 Bingara/Yamba (1B)|
Continue north, visiting Raspberry Lookout and Boundary Falls in Gibraltar National Park en route. Once in Yamba, head to the beach for a swim. Transport: Travel distance: 380km (236 mi) Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 17||Byron Bay||Day 17 Yamba/Byron Bay (1B)|
After breakfast, travel the coastal road to the stunning surf and arts town of Byron Bay. Enjoy plenty of free time to experience the hippie surfing town. Options are abound - walk to the lighthouse (located on Australias most easterly point) for a chance to see whales swimming off shore or hang ten with the locals after an included surfing lesson. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 128km)
|Day 18||Byron Bay||Day 18 Byron Bay|
The free time is yours to explore. Walk along the long stunning beach, play in the surf, or simply hang out at the Byron Bay Brewery and people watch. Want to get your adrenaline pumpings Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch.
|Day 19||Brisbane||Day 19 Byron Bay/Brisbane (1B)|
Travel north, and opt for a night out in Queenslands capital. Additional Notes: Stop along the way to Brisbane for a quick break at one of the many surf spots such as the Gold Coast. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 288km)
|Day 20||Noosa Everglades||Day 20 Brisbane/Noosa Everglades (1B, 1L)|
Head north to Noosa, and enjoy a free afternoon for surfing or strolling the boardwalk to Noosa National Park, where koala sightings are common. Included Activities: Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 135km)
|Day 21||Noosa Everglades||Day 21 Fraser Island/Noosa Everglades (1B, 1L)|
Travel by private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the worlds largest sand island. Walk through the rainforest, visit Lake Mackenzie, and drive along Australias only sand highway. Additional Notes: While on Fraser Island and the Noosa Everglades, main luggage will be stored in a secure storage facility. Each person will need to pack a bag for the night with max weight of 5kg. This is due to luggage capacity restrictions in 4x4 vehicles. Included Activities: 4x4 Excursion Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: 4x4 Ferry Ferry 4x4
|Day 22||Emu Park||Day 22 Noosa Everglades/Emu Park (1D)|
Catch a train up the Capricorn Coast which is well-known as Cattle Country. Transport: Shuttle Train (6.00-8.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 23||Whitsunday Islands||Day 23 Emu Park/Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1D)|
Drive north to the town of Airlie Beach, and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next three days. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday Islands where you will drop anchor for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-7.50 hours, 539km) Maxi yacht Private Vehicle (7.00-7.50 hours, 505km)
|Day 24||Whitsunday Islands||Day 24 Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cooks route up through the Whitsunday Islands. There is the option for certified divers to scuba dive. Again we drop anchor in a secluded bay for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 2 Transport: Maxi yacht
|Day 25||Airlie Beach||Day 25 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)|
After three days at sea, we sail back to Airlie Beach for a night on land in a local beach hostel. Feel free to relax by the pool at the end of the day. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip, Day 3 Transport: Maxi yacht
|Day 26||Cairns||Day 26 Airlie Beach/Cairns (1L)|
Admire the scenery on the train north to Tully. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Centre. Participate in a painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists before continuing on to Cairns. Additional Notes: Get ready for an early morning wake-up today for the journey to Cairns. Make sure to stock up on snacks and bring personal entertainment - it may be one of the longer travel days on this trip, but its worth it to reach The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Included Activities: Cafe Chloe Transport: Local bus (0.75-1.00 hours) Train (6.50-7.00 hours, 482km) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 140km) Local bus (0.75-1.00 hours)
|Day 27||Cairns||Day 27 Cairns|
Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by skydiving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Cap it all off with a Big Night Out in Cairns. Included Activities: Big Night Out
|Day 28||Cairns||Day 28 Cairns|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
The max luggage allowance on domestic flights within Australia is 1 checked bag (20 kgs) and 1 carry on (7 kgs) per person.
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