East coast of Australia: Sydney to Cairns

The coast of a thousand wonders

East coast of Australia: Sydney to Cairns

Price from : 3680 €
Ideal duration : 17 days –
16 nights

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Welcome to Australia, that vast, naturally rich land at the end of the world, shaped by deserts, mountains and, above all, oceans. Imagine driving along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, from sandy beaches to tropical forests. Follow the leaps of the vigorous kangaroos, without waking the koalas. Stay on an island paradise with turquoise-blue waters. Take a refreshing dip in a natural pool carved out by the waves. Dive into one of the jewels of our oceans, the Great Barrier Reef, a veritable refuge for impressive species of fish. Be amazed by the great natural wealth of Eastern Australia, with its endemic flora and fauna. Let yourself be carried away by the infinite kindness of Australians and make their “carefree” way of life your own.

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  • The grandeur of the Sydney Opera House and Bridge
  • Learn to surf the Australian way
  • Hiking in the majestic Blue Mountains
  • A wealth of endemic species
  • Good Australian wine
  • The paradise-like landscapes of the Whitsundays
  • Diving with turtles and rays
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Day 1 and 2: Sydney

Arrival from France to Sydney airport. Transfer to your hotel downtown for your first, life-saving night.
For your first day on site, you’ll start by heading to Circular Quay to meet the majestic and renowned Harbour Bridge and Opera House. In the afternoon, stroll through the pleasant district of The Rocks and, if you’re here on the right day, take a trip to the market.

Day 3: Sydney

Head to the well-known Bondi beach early in the morning to enjoy the first rays of sunshine and a calm beach. Then walk the Coastwalk from Bondi to Bronte, along some of Sydney’s finest beaches. Later in the day, take a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens. They offer a different view of the Opera House (an elevated view), less crowded and in the shade. In the gardens you’ll come across a wide variety of typical Australian trees and flowers.

Day 4: Sydney

Take the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Beach and enjoy what Sydneysiders call “the most beautiful ferry ride in the world”, past the Opera House, Taronga Zoo and surrounding coves. Then enjoy the softness of Manly beach and its village-like pedestrian streets. Try your hand at surfing! On the way back, spend the afternoon at Taronga Zoo, with its magnificent views over the city.

Day 5: Sydney and the Blue Mountains

In the morning, treat yourself to a final, different view of Sydney and take a ride on the Sydney Tower Eye. Then pick up your car and hit the road for the Blue Mountains!

Day 6: The Blue Mountains

Arriving at Wentworth Falls the day before, you’ll have the whole day to explore the waterfalls and take the hiking trail that most appeals to you – there are so many to choose from. Discover the flamboyant nature of these UNESCO World Heritage mountains.

Voyage Australie Sydney Cairns vacances séjour
Voyage Australie Sydney Cairns vacances séjour

Day 7: The Blue Mountains

In the morning, we drive to the Blue Mountains’ most famous village, Katoomba. During the day, you’ll stroll through the city’s Art Deco streets and visit the nearby Three Sisters. Sleep in Katoomba and enjoy the cool mountain air in the evening.

Day 8: Hunter Valley

In the morning, pick up your car and drive to the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine-growing region (150 wineries). In the afternoon, enjoy a wine tasting from the valley’s vineyards. Or if you prefer, you can attend a cooking class with a top chef.

Day 9: Hunter Valley and Fraser Island

You’ll have to get up at the crack of dawn to witness a magnificent spectacle. Take a hot-air balloon ride to see the sun rise over the valley. You’ll then fly from Newcastle to Hervey Bay and finally take the ferry to Fraser Island.

Day 10: Fraser Island

Arriving the day before on the paradise island called K’Gari (paradise) by the Aborigines, you’ll take the time to discover it at the wheel of your 4×4 and even experience something very Australian: driving on the beach! Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. Swim in Lake Mackenzie and take a look at the wreck of the Moheno ship washed up on the beach.

Day 11: Fraser Island and Whitsundays

Try the “Champagne pools”, natural pools created by waves breaking on volcanic rock. Then fly back to Hervey Bay for the Whitsundays.

Day 12: Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands are an archipelago of 74 paradise islands. Head first for one of the islands, Whiteheaven. As its name suggests, this white paradise is made up of turquoise waters and soft white sand, for your complete satisfaction. Relax in this idyllic setting.

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Voyage Australie Sydney Cairns vacances séjour

Day 13: Whitsundays

Discover another island, this one renowned for its snorkeling and diving spots. At Hook Island, don your mask and snorkel and dive into a rich marine life of turtles, manta rays and dolphins.

Day 14: Whitsundays

For this last day on the Whitsundays, discover them from a different point of view. Head to Airlie Beach on the mainland, and board a seaplane to fly over the islands! Breathtaking views guaranteed. At the end of the day, take a flight to your last stop, the most northerly, Cairns.

Day 15: Daintree

Join us on the banks of the Daintree River to observe crocodiles in their natural environment, in the company of a guide. Then take a stroll through Daintree National Park, where you’ll find a change of scenery in this jungle-like rainforest. It is home to thousands of endemic plants and animals.

Day 16: Great Barrier Reef

On the last day of your trip, dive the famous Great Barrier Reef. Swim among corals, whales, giant clams and turtles… Whether you’re there for the first or the tenth time, the wonder never fades.

Day 17: Cairns and return flight

Fly back to France from Cairns today.

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Further information

From €3,680/person.

This fare includes: international flights Paris-Sydney and return Cairns-Paris, one piece of hold luggage per person, flights between Newcastle and Hervey Bay (Fraser Island), Fraser Island and the Whitsundays and between the Whitsundays and Cairns, airport taxes and fuel surcharges, 16 nights in a double room in charming accommodation.

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