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Craving sunshine? Then come travel Australia with us and you'll get more of the warm stuff than you know what to do with! Begin amid the tropical charms of Cairns and make your way south to the vibrant streets of Sydney, swapping island sailing and beaches with cattle stations and the Outback along the way!

Highlights

  • 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
  • 2 nights at the tropical Daydream Island


Day 1 - Cairns
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

Day 2 - Cairns
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. (B)

Day 3 - Cairns to The Whitsundays
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. (BD)

Included today:
- Visit the Big Mango
- Overnight sailing

Day 4 - The Whitsundays to Daydream Island
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 and two nights at Daydream Island Resort. (BLD)

Included today:
- Whitehaven Beach
- Snorkelling
- Whitsunday sailing

Day 5 - Daydream Island
Did someone say buffet breakfast? (Over) indulge, recharge and relax with water sports, beach volleyball and fish feeding right off the jetty. Appropriately named, Daydream Island has walking tracks, palm trees and secluded beaches. In keeping with tradition, a looong list of activities have been provided ranging from watersports to mini golf and tennis. Grab a cocktail from the swim up pool bar then make a date with a hammock and get in your happy place overlooking the pools. (B)

Included today:
- Non-motorised activities
- Bush walking

Day 6 - Daydream Island to Emu Park
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. Enjoy the Aboriginal experience where you get to learn about totems and
artefacts, see some traditional dancing, try your hand at boomerang throwing and make some artwork to take home all before dinner. (BD)

Included today:
- Aboriginal experience and artefact souvenir

Day 7 - Emu Park to Myella Farm
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. (BLD)

Included today:
- Farm sunset
- Tropic of Capricorn selfie

Day 8 - Myella Farm to Fraser Island
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. (BD)

Day 9 - Fraser Island
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. (BL)

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

Day 10 - Fraser Island to Gold Coast
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. Welcome to the Gold Coast. (B)

Included today: 
- Brisbane city walking tour

Day 11 - Gold Coast to Byron Bay
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. (B)

Included today:
- Springbrook National Park

Day 12 - Byron Bay
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. (B)

Included today:
- Byron Bay highlights walking trip

Day 13 - Byron Bay to Crescent Head
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? (BLD)

Included today:
- Visit the Big Banana
- Surf lesson

Day 14 - Crescent Head to Sydney
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. (B)

Included today:
- Wine tasting and grape stomping

14 day Adventure from £1760

with flights from £2290

All prices are per person based on multi share accommodation and include meals specified. Single, double and twin room prices are available on request. For booking, availability and departure dates please call Freedom Australia on 0333 234 2889 or enquire online. Prices are seasonal and subject to change. Itineraries outlined are for departures from 01 April 2017. Itineraries for 2016/2017 departures may vary. Ask you consultant for details

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