This trip is perfect for first time or return visitors to Australia, ticking off many of the highlights of the east coast as well as some hidden, lesser known gems. You can do this safe in the knowledge that the trip uses some of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable hotels and tours in Australia, ensuring that you leave Australia in the same or better state as how you found it. Highlights of the trip include some time in the Flinders Ranges in the Australian outback, a fantastic e-bike tour to the Fleurieu Peninsula, a journey on the Indian Pacific, some time walking in the Blue Mountains, a relaxing beach stay in Bondi Beach and some time on the beyond carbon neutral Pumpkin Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore the Australian Outback and Flinders Ranges.
Experience the Great Barrier Reef from Pumpkin Island.
Marvel at the passing scenery on the Indian Pacific.
Be a sustainable traveller and minimize your impact on the environment.
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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Australia. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.
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- Flinders Ranges
- The Blue Mountains
- Byron Bay
- Lamington National Park
- Pumpkin Island
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Includes international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Adelaide.
Day 2 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
On-board your international outbound flight to Adelaide.
Day 3 Adelaide
As visitors to another country we have a responsibility to make sure we are leaving the countries we visit in the same or better state than we found them, so the following itinerary features hotels and tours that have a neutral or net positive effect on the environment and local economy within which they exist. You will be picked up in Adelaide by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the central markets or relaxing on the beach at Glenelg.
Day 4 Adelaide
Today you will head out on a fantastic small group tour to the Fleurieu Peninsula, a coastal wine region close to Adelaide known for its stunning scenery and easy drinking reds. The highlight of the tour is cycling from one winery to another by e-bike, ensuring you can enjoy the fantastic wines of the region with minimal impact on the environment.
Day 5 Flinders Ranges
Pick up your hire car today and head up into the Flinders Ranges in the Australian outback. Located 430 miles from Adelaide, Flinders Ranges is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundance of native wildlife and rich Aboriginal heritage. Rawnsley Park Station commits itself to social and cultural responsibility and environmental sustainability through a number of measures. During your stay you’ll be sleeping in one of their luxury eco-villas which have been specially designed by a sustainable architect.
Day 6 Flinders Ranges
Day 7 Flinders Ranges
Spend today exploring further afield on a fantastic 4WD adventure. The property adapts the vehicles to minimise fuel consumption and its impact on the local area to help keep the ranges in their original condition. You’ll learn about the spectacular geology of the region and the ample flora and fauna, as well as the local wildlife in its natural environment.
Day 8 Adelaide
Day 9 Adelaide
Day 10 Sydney
Day 11 Sydney
Day 12 Sydney
Day 13 The Blue Mountains
Day 14 The Blue Mountains
Day 15 Byron Bay
Day 16 Byron Bay
Day 17 Byron Bay
Take a stroll along the Cape Byron Walking Track today and reach the most easterly point of Australia — remember to take three pieces of litter!
Day 18 Lamington National Park
Day 19 Lamington National Park
Enjoy a day at leisure in O’Reilly’s today. Take a stroll into the surrounding rainforest and meet the local team to get up close and personal with some of the resident native wildlife. You’ll have the chance to meet and learn about the quirky and unique animals of the national park.
Day 20 Pumpkin Island
After a short flight to Rockhampton, you’ll be transferred by boat to Pumpkin Island, a stunning island nestled within the Keppel Group of islands in the Great Barrier Reef. The island offers eco-friendly accommodation which is 'beyond carbon neutral' and has even been awarded Australasia's most sustainable hotel. Surrounded by secluded beaches and the world's most famous reef, this will be a visit to remember.
Day 21 Pumpkin Island
Spend today in the crystal waters swimming alongside the marine life; turtles, dolphins and whales in season. You might like to head out further into the reef on a glass-bottomed kayak or paddle board.
Day 22 Pumpkin Island
Walk along the pristine beaches leading into the tropical wilderness of the island and the various lookout points. Keep an eye out for Ospreys diving from sky to sea and Oyster Catchers tottering along the oyster rocks.
Day 23 Brisbane
Pumpkin Island , Rockhampton , Brisbane
After a relaxing few days enjoying island life, you’ll be transferred onwards to Brisbane today. Spicers Balfour is leading the way towards a sustainable future with visions of zero net emissions, zero net waste and plastic free in the coming years. This evening, you’ll join a small group and cycle with a guide to the Eat Street Markets, for an explosion of the senses. The markets boast an array of international cuisines and live performers which you’ll explore with a local guide. The entire route is a dedicated cycle path with no cars and after the markets you’ll enjoy a cruise along the Brisbane River and watch as the city transforms from day to night.
Day 24 International return flight
Brisbane , International return flight
Day 25 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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