20 Day Sydney to Alice Springs Beach & Bush Tour

20 Day Sydney  to Alice Springs Beach & Bush Tour

Travel Sydney to Alice Springs and enjoy the Beaches, Magnificent Mountains, Waterfalls and Australia's Beautiful landscapes. A winning combination of the world class beaches along Australia's east coast, along with exploration of the Outback highlights. A great trip to show you all that Australia has to offer, in just under 3 weeks!

Tour Highlights

  • Full-day 4WD experience on Fraser Island
  • Authentic 'goat rodeo' at Kroombit Park Outback Cattle Station
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Two nights on a tropical island
  • Sunset and sunrise over Uluru
  • Unique wine tasting in Hunter Valley
  • Surf lesson at Our Surf Lodge
  • Rainforest walk in Springbrook National Park
  • 'Valley of the Winds' walk at Kata Tjuta
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon

Tour Info

Code TD-AAGASU
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 20 Days
Price From $
Departures

Selected Days

Months

Dates

June

15, 22

July

13

August

10, 17

September

07, 14

October

05, 12, 19

November

02, 09, 16, 30

December

07, 14, 28

January

04, 11, 25

February

01, 08, 22

March

01, 08, 22, 29

Vehicle Modern Air-conditioned Vehicle
Suitability 19-39 Years
Start Sydney @ 06.30 am
Finish Alice Springs @ Early Evening
Travel Insurance Required

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

Meals - (D)

Try a barrel of a different kind with an early morning private surf lesson on one of the best right-handers in the world. Here's your chance to become a bona fide shredder. Kelly Slater, who? Our roadie continues with a traditional BBQ lunch and a cruise past the Big Banana before cruising into Byron - where you can burn incense, sip chai, become a yoga teacher and win cash for being a Cheeky Monkey all in one day.

Meals - (B, L)

Anti-Maccas 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.

Meals - (B)

Leave the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major draw card, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for a theme park as we make our way to party central, aka Surfers Paradise.

Meals - (B)

***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 city centre fix on before burning up the highway to catch a ferry bound for the island with the longest beach in Oz - all 75 Miles (120kms) of it.

Meals - (B, D)

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 of 75-mile Beach to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands, Eli Creek and Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your SUP skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie.

Meals - (B, L)

Sand and salt got your goat? Trade the beach for the bush and enjoy an authentic outback experience at a 10,000-acre cattle station. Take a dip in the pool, get bucked on the mechanical bull, enjoy camp oven cuisine or take a crack at lassoing after the famous Kroombit 'goat rodeo'. Hot tip: Just don't squat with spurs on.

Meals - (B, D)

Take to the life of a cowboy like a horse to oats with an adventure-packed morning of horse riding, quad biking and trap shooting. Then leave the campfire to follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head back to the coast for Emu Park. Spread out on the sand or 'stump' yourself with the rules of beach cricket.

Meals - (B, L, D)

***We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space 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? Bail out of the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands (cue clichéd sailing soundtrack). Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Landlubber? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel.

Meals - (B, D)

Keep those sunnies 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.

Meals - (B, L, D)

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 has been provided ranging from water sports 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.

Meals - (B)

Do your best Scuba Steve impression as we pull into Cairns - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. You'll soon forget you're not on a yacht anymore. The night is yours, so take a stroll along the esplanade, join a free zumba class, or jump straight into the hedonistic delights of Cairns' backpacker bars.

Meals - (B)

Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Find yourself paddling the rapids of the Tully River, zip lining over a crocodile or getting an aerial view of the tropics by plummeting towards it. Save time for a snorkeling or scuba trip to the Great Barrier Reef and take home that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish.

Meals - (B, D)

Like the thought of spending a whole day exploring the only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas? Go on then. Ramp up the adventure with hot air ballooning, horse riding, bungee jumping, rafting and all those things on your tick list. Save time for a snorkelling or scuba trip to the Great Barrier Reef and take home that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish.

Meals - (B).

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

With more adventure activities than Bear Grylls could handle in three days, you got your work cut out for you. Go hard or wind down - it's your call today.

Meals - (B)

Make your own way and take to the skies to meet up with your NT crew in Alice Springs

Meals - (B)

We're hitting the red ground running with a visit to a camel farm and then onto Yulara. It's off to Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red, providing a rockin' live show. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own grub. Welcome to the outback, mate.

Meals - (B, D)

Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise sesh back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Do your best Attenborough narration as you keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Or splurge on a Harley ride or scenic flight and see the original Top of the Rock. Later, join a meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky.

Meals - (B)

Get ready for some sole searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a Dreamtime archeology lesson, and a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight.

Meals - (B, D)

If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk - Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: rad).

Meals - (B, L)

Included

  • 19 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D)
  • 17 nights in hotels, lodges and cabins
  • 1 night in a swag
  • 1 night 'liveaboard' sailing
  • Escorted services of a fully trained  Trip Leader and Driver between Sydney and Cairns and a Driver/Guide from/to Alice Springs

Note

  • Group Size - Average 15, maximum 36
  • Transport - Modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • For all departures after 1 April 2014 the internal flight between Cairns and Alice Springs is not included in the trip price and must be organised independently. 
  • This trip is for active 18-39 year olds.
  • Accommodation - Quad Share
  • Optional Activities are available 
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers on all trips.
  • A luggage limit of 15kgs applies between Alice Springs and Uluru, 20kgs applies between Cairns and Sydney.
  • A sleeping bag is required for camping in the Northern Territory. Bring your own or hire one locally for AUD$30.
  • Please note WIFI is not available on vehicles used in Northern Territory and the Southern States. 

What to Bring 

  • Sturdy Walking Shoes
  • Rainproof Jacket
  • Swimming Costume and Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Torch  and Travel Pillow
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera