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Day 1: Sydney to Crescent Head
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. (D)

Day 2: Crescent Head to Byron Bay
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. (B, L)

Day 3: Byron Bay
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. (B)

Day 4: Byron Bay to Gold Coast
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. (B)

Day 5: Gold Coast to Fraser Island
**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. (B, D)

Day 6: 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 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. (B, L)

Day 7: Fraser Island to Myella Farm
Sand and salt got your goat? Trade the beach for the bush and enjoy an authentic outback experience at a 2,500-acre cattle station. Now's your chance to bust out the sayings like "strewth mate" and "bewdy shiela". Take a dip in the pool, meet the local farmers then 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. (B, D)

Day 8: Myella Farm to Emu Park
Take to the life of a cowboy like a horse to oats with an adventure-packed morning of horse riding and motor biking. Or get your boots dirty, milk your first cow, or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm. Then leave the campfire to follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head back to the caost for Emu Park. Spread out on the sand or stump yourself with the rules of beach cricket. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Emu Park to The Whitsundays
**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. (B, D)

Day 10: Daydream Island
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. (B, L, D)

Day 11: 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 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. (B)

Day 12: Daydream Island to Cairns
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. (B)

Day 13: Cairns
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. (B, D)

Day 14: 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. 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. (B).

Day 15: Cairns
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. (B)

Day 16: Cairns to Alice Springs
Make your own way and take to the skies to meet up with your NT crew in Alice Springs (B)

Day 17: Alice Springs to Uluru
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. (B, D)

Day 18: Uluru
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. (B)

Day 19: Uluru to Kings Canyon
Get ready for some soul 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. (B, D)

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), night time temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.

Day 20: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
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). (B, L)

Day 21: Alice Springs to Coober Pedy
Check out the world's longest Dingo Fence (good thing there's a gate) and truck on past some very remote roadhouses before crossing the border into South Australia. It's time to cross the Mad Max landscape of the Moon Plain, but don't worry; we won't make you fight to the death. Then we roll into the next gem on our list to check out where 75% of the world's opals come from and a chance to meet the orphans of the kangaroo world. (B, D)

Day 22: Coober Pedy to Quorn
After a #saltlakeselfie stop and a meet-and-greet with the sheep farming township of Glendambo (population: 30) we're riding south into the Flinders Ranges. You want to keep your camera charged for this one. Round off the day with a pub meal - tomorrow's going to be epic. (B, D)

Day 23: Quorn to Parachilna
Flinders Ranges National Park is a spoiled brat, it has everything. From mountains to gorges and creeks to rivers, you're lucky you get to play in its toy cupboard today. Take a hike to Wilpena Pound-a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. But first: rock art site Arkaroo Rock, and the Kanyaka Ruins for a lesson in hard yakka at Kanyaka Station-an abandoned sheep and cattle farm. (B, L, D)

Day 24: Parachilna to Adelaide
There's more wineries around here than flies on a sheep's...but today we're taking you to the oldest in the Clare Valley for a taste test; a wine drinker's dream. On the way, we stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall - there's a time and a place for confessions. This isn't it. (B)

Day 25: Adelaide
You've made it to one of the world's coolest cities (according to Lonely Planet). Today's a free day for the adventurous to head out to spot seals, kangaroos and penguins on Australia's answer to the Galapagos: Kangaroo Island. Learn about the birds and the bees... and some of the other 46 endemic species. Spend the day slurping noodles in the Adelaide Central Market, or tram it to the seaside village of Glenelg. (B)

Day 26: Adelaide to Halls Gap
By the end of today you'll have nailed a trifecta of the highest, largest and longest landforms across two states. Straight outta the gate: McKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. It's no Niagara, but flowing water is guaranteed year-round-a rare promise in a country that's 40% desert. Then, the Northern Grampians for one last pano where #natureporn trends with views to Mt Williams, the highest peak in the park and third-highest mountain in Victoria. To complete the trilogy: the Murray River-a bronze medallist to the Nile and Amazon-stretching 2520 kilometres and spanning three states. How's that for today's form guide? (B, D)

Day 27: Halls Gap to Port Campbell
Meet the traditional land owners, whose ancestors were scratching and dabbing their Dreamtime stories onto rock long before the Pyramids of Egypt were conceived, then paint your own story onto a boomerang. This afternoon is all about the Twelve Apostles, aka the Stonehenge of Australia and a sunset to write home about. (B, D)

Day 28: Port Campbell to Melbourne
If you've ever seen a car commercial, chances are you've seen the Great Ocean Road. With mere metres between road and water, hairpin bends and epic views out every window - today you'll join the list of five million people to do this road-of-passage each year. Before putting any rubber on the GOR, we'll tick off the spiritual home of surfing, spot koalas in the wild and lunch in a seaside village. Slip into the skinny jeans this afternoon as we roll into Melbourne to meet the best coffee in the southern hemisphere. You might want to stick around. (B)

Please note: the flight on day 16, Cairns to Alice Springs is not included in the tour price.

28 day Ultimate Aussie Adventure from £2805
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27 nights accommodation including:
24 nights in hotels, lodges and cabins
1 nights in a swag
1 night underground
1 night on board sailing

46 meals including 27 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 13 dinners

Bucket List Inclusions
Full-day 4WD experience on Fraser Island
Authentic farm stay experience at Myella Farm
Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
Two nights on a tropical island
Sunset and sunrise over Uluru
Spectacular Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles
Stunning Grampians National Park
Paint your own boomerang at Brambuk Cultural Centre
Hike to MacKenzie Falls
Local winery visit in Clare Valley
Stay underground in Coober Pedy
Visit a kangaroo orphanage
'Valley of the Winds' walk at Kata Tjuta
Guided hike of Kings Canyon
Experience the remote setting of Parachilna and the famous outback BBQ
View the magic of the Flinders Ranges

Local activities and excusions
Pre/Post night accommodation
Reverse direction - Melbourne to Sydney (27 Days)

Group Size
Average 15, maximum 36

Modern air-conditioned vehicles with free Wifi. Please note this is not avaliable in NT or the Southern States

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Why Book with Oz Adventure

With Oz Adventures you can enjoy the type of holiday you are looking for - with the help of our Free Planning Service.

Mix and match any of our hostels, hotels and touring options to create your complete Australia adventure.
All our consultants have travelled downunder and their expert advice will make your adventure special.
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Topdeck Travel designs epic trips for 18 – 30 somethings. Started by friends in 1973 who shared a passion for adventure, Topdeck Travel has a long history of delivering authentic and fun group travel.

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expert sales consultant

Why Book with Oz Adventure

With Oz Adventures you can enjoy the type of holiday you are looking for - with the help of our Free Planning Service.

Mix and match any of our hostels, hotels and touring options to create your complete Australia adventure.
All our consultants have travelled downunder and their expert advice will make your adventure special.
Fully protected - We are ABTA & ATOL
bonded and part of Freedom Australia.
For expert help & advice call
0333 234 3941
or enquire online
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