6 Day Tour of Australia - The Island Hopper Tour
Leave solid ground and let the winds guide you as you island hop throughout the eastern coast of Australia. We’ll show you some of the best beaches in the world and the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll sleep under millions of stars onboard our yacht, as we cruse the south pacific. Back on dry land you’ll stay at our resort and face the difficult decision of choosing between which bar and which pool. Not too bad for a week “Down Under”. Stay a bit longer and get to know the rest of Australia with Contiki’s Territory and Outback tour.
Day 1: Airlie Beach to Long Island
Meet your Tour Manager this morning at Club Crocodile Resort Airlie Beach. Our Island Adventure begins with a transfer to Shute Harbour to catch a launch to our first island of exploration, South Molle. Climb to the top of Spion Kop for 360-degree views of the Whitsundays. For those wanting more action there are plenty of hikes and activities to fill your afternoon, or you can just lie by the pool or try the beach, the choice is yours. We will arrive at Long Island later this afternoon and settle into our new home for the next 2 nights. Resort (D)
Day 2: Long Island
Ever wanted to go down on the world’s largest living organism? Well today is your lucky day! Those that are feeling adventurous can take up the Great Barrier Reef option and visit the famous Outer Barrier Reef. Why not try a scuba dive amongst thousands of colourful tropical fish and coral that make up this aquatic wonderland? If you are here for pure relaxation, then who are we to stop you? The resort has pools, bars, pools, bars, oh and a beach. Combine that with an average year round water temperature of 26 degrees C and you’re in heaven. Resort (B)
Day 3: Sailing
Ahoy there me hearties! Today we will have time to soak up the sun before meeting the crew of our floating home for the next two nights. We are off to sail the Whitsundays, the most popular pastime for the area. You will have the opportunity to jump the sails, and grind the winches or just relax and soak up the atmosphere. We will drop anchor in secluded bays for an opportunity to swim and snorkel, explore bush tracks across continental islands, and spend plenty of time on the second most popular pastime, relaxation. During the nights why not come up on deck and sleep in our "6 Million Star Hotel." Sailing Yacht (B,L,D daily)
Day 4: Sailing to Hamilton Island
Today we make our way to Hamilton Island and back to the creature comforts of a tropical resort. Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of all the 74 islands that make up the Whitsunday chain. 70% of the island is still in its natural state so there are plenty of beautiful beaches and trails on hand to help you continue the adventure. Resort (B)
Day 5: Hamilton Island
Today paradise is at your fingertips; how are you going to handle it? You could take an optional helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach to recreate the famous postcard shots that make the Whitsundays famous, or get stuck into the water sports on offer at the resort. Too hard? Well there are seven pools to choose from; perhaps a pool crawl is in order. Whatever you do remember this is your last full day together in paradise, make sure you enjoy it. Resort (B,D)
Day 6: The adventure concludes.
After breakfast bid your new-found friends a fond farewell, as our adventure together is complete - see you next time! Resort (B)
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS:
Four nights in special Contiki accommodation based on quad share (twin also available) Two nights aboard a sailing yacht Full access to all island facilities Breakfasts (B), lunches (L), and dinners (D) as per itinerary
CONTIKI SPECIALS - Experienced, professional tour manager & driver * Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats * Free Contiki document wallet
Please note that this tour is only available for passengers aged 18 - 35 and does not include airfare.