15Guluyambi Aboriginal Cultural Cruise in Kakadu National Park A Topdeck exclusive - enjoy a relaxing cruise on the East Alligator River accompanied by a local Aboriginal Guide. See an array of wildlife, perhaps including the saltwater crocodile! Subject to local permission, we may also embark on a short walk in Arnhem Land, an Aboriginal owned region rich in local art and wildlife. Whitsunday "Liveaboard" Sailing AdventureThis fantastic Topdeck exclusive is included in the price of all trips that visit the Whitsundays! Set sail on a former maxi racing yacht in the beautiful waterway that connects 74 different coral reefed islands.Meet the Jaowyn People at ManyallalukA stay at Manyallaluk as guests of the Jaowyn people is a highlight of our Northern Territory trips to the "Top End". Learn about their unique culture and history, and perhaps pick up a few words of their language. Learn To SurfTry your hand at surfing at some of the best beaches in Australia. Our expert instructors will have you catching waves in no time! Hike in TasmaniaA hike in Freycinet National Park on Tasmania's east coast will uncover some amazing coastal scenery including Wineglass Bay, regularly voted as one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Explore the Grampians National ParkThe Grampians are a series of dramatic, rugged mountains that arise from the surrounding Victorian farmlands - a hike here is a must. Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park See Australia's most recognisable national icon, magnificent Uluru, change colour at sunrise and sunset, whilst visiting the fascinating Kata Tjuta (also known as 'The Olgas') is yet another included highlight on Topdeck trips.
TASMANIATownsvilleSOUTHAUSTRALIANEW SOUTHWALESVICTORIAQUEENSLANDByron BayCrescent Head Surf CampGold CoastFraserIslandRockhamptonKroombit ParkEmu ParkTheWhitsundaysGreat Barrier ReefBrisbaneSydneyPort MacquarieCairnsAirlie Beach21221122NO. OF NIGHTS STAYDAY STOPNORTHERN TERRITORYAUSTRALIA »16Snorkelling on the On the beach at Byron BayGreat Barrier Reef4WD Adventure, Fraser IslandDAY 1 Sydney to Central Coast. Our trip commences in Sydney, where we head towards Queensland and the tropics. We'll make a quick stopover in Kempsey (home of the "Akubra" hat), before arriving at the pristine beaches of the Central Coast. Take in the shimmering Pacific Ocean with a surfing lesson, or just kick back and enjoy the natural scenery. (D)DAY 2 Central Coast to Byron Bay. We hit the beach early for another surf lesson, before heading up the coast. We'll check out Coffs Harbour, the Banana Capital of Australia, before reaching Byron Bay, the easternmost point on the mainland. World renowned for its superb beaches and eclectic lifestyle, it's a resort town so good that some visitors have never left! (B)DAY 3 Byron Bay. A full day in Byron leaves you with a veritable cavalcade of options: try out sea kayaking, diving, or skydiving perhaps? Maybe you'd prefer to experience the arts and crafts of the local area, or take a walk to Cape Byron. Then again, the beach could be calling your name. (B)DAY 4 Byron Bay to Gold Coast. We start the day with a gourmet brunch - "Topdeck Style", before we make the short trip to the Gold Coast, one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. On the way we stop at the "Natural Arch", a spectacular waterfall and an extraordinarily beautiful site. Then after we arrive at Surfers Paradise, get a taste of the truly awesome nightlife on offer. (B,D) DAY 5 Gold Coast. We've got a free day - relax with a few hours of shopping, thrill your inner adrenalin junkie with a visit to the theme parks, or make some new friends with a visit to Australia Zoo. Whatever you choose, don't forget those beaches that go on for miles. (B)DAY 6 Gold Coast to Fraser Island. We stop off in Brisbane today, capital of the state of Queensland. Enjoy a walking tour of the city, indulge in a spot of shopping or just relax over a coffee. Then we pass the Glasshouse mountains before catching the ferry across to Fraser Island, where our stop for the night is nestled amongst the eucalyptus trees. (B,D)DAY 7 Fraser Island - Great Sandy National Park. A World Heritage site and the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island continues to amaze visitors with its natural beauty. Travel through sand dunes hundreds of metres high, explore rainforests »»13 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)»»5 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in lodges/cabins, 2 nights 'liveaboard' sailing in the Whitsundays»»Modern air-conditioned coach»»2 surfing lessons »»Entrance to Springbrook National Park»»Return ferry transfers to Fraser Island»»Kroombit Cattle Station including goat rodeo»»Visit to Koala Gardens »»Escorted services of a fully trained Topdeck Trip Leader & Driver What's Included'Passions of Paradise', Great Barrier Reef sailing adventure