Sydney to Cairns tour, Australia

“Self drive tour of Australia's east coast including hand-picked accommodation, guided sailing, snorkelling and kayaking, and plenty of free time to soak up the scenery.”


Sydney | Blue Mountains | Hunter Valley wine region | Port Macquarie | Lamington National Park | Brisbane | Fraser Island | Bargara creek and forest | Rockhampton | Luxury catamaran tour of the Great Barrier Reef | the Whitsunday Islands | Bowen | Mission Beach | Kayak along Bulgan Creek | the Great Green Way | Cairns | Palm Cove |

Description of Sydney to Cairns tour, Australia

Whether you want an exhilarating adventure, a cultural experience or just to relax on a beach, Australia offers it all. With its beautiful mountains, red deserts, stunning reefs, lush forests, golden beaches and hip cosmopolitan cities, there is no shortage of excitement in Australia. From the vibrant city of Sydney to the tropical beaches of the Whitsundays and the quiet and relaxed city of Cairns, for nature enthusiasts or those that enjoy fine dining or a thrilling adventure, this self-drive trip is the perfect experience of a lifetime.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Having travelled extensively ourselves and witnessed first-hand how tourism can have either positive or negative effects on local communities; we vowed to always endeavour to leave a positive mark on all places we visit and send clients. Our clients’ requirements are of primary importance to us at all times, as we know that our growth and success depend on their continued support.

While we are there: We will visit protected conservation areas, such as the Great Barrier Reef, Lamington National Park, the Whitsundays and more, and will ensure that our clients are given the correct guidance to minimise impact on the environment and respect the natural wonders of the area.
When taking part in diving or snorkelling our clients will always be accompanied by qualified guides. Even the beach visits on the Whitsundays Islands will be accompanied by local guides to ensure the areas are respected.

As a company: We strive to operate as a paperless company as far as possible, and recycle wherever facilities are available. We use toxic-free fair trade products whenever we can.

While travelling: Many of the resorts and operators we work with offer our clients free drinking water refills to minimise wastage of plastic bottles through out the trips; and ask clients if they want items laundered before simply washing towels and linens unnecessarily, to conserve water. While in remote areas, we carry rubbish with us and ensure we do not disturb anything in the natural environment.

This trip has a strong focus on exploring natural wonders with the aim of fostering a love of and respect for the environment and subsequently conservation in the areas visited.

The Impacts of this Trip

This tour has been designed to both operate in a way that minimises our impact on the environment that we visit and to maximise the benefit that our clients can have on the host community. We endeavour to follow responsible guidelines, as with all trips. Guests will be briefed on responsible tourism at the start of the trip, and encouraged to be mindful of the environment and respectful of local people and culture.

When taking part in diving or snorkelling our clients will always be accompanied by local, qualified guides. Even the beach visits on the Whitsundays Islands will be accompanied by local guides to ensure the areas are respected.

Our clients will enjoy the adventure of, kayaking down the beautiful Bulgan Creek and caving in the Capricorn Caves . They will be accompanied by local and qualified guides from the area.

Where we stay: As a boutique travel company we recommend unique and authentic travel experiences. We prefer to use local suppliers who recommend accommodation that will add to the uniqueness and sense of adventure of the trip and we therefore encourage our clients to stay in privately owned accommodation where possible to support the local community. Where the hotel owners source staff, produce, products and other services from within the local community. This gives the local people an opportunity to gain financially from the increase in tourism in the area.

While we are there: We encourage our clients to have a truly immersive experience as well as support the livelihood of the local community. We ensure guests have opportunities to purchase locally produced traditional crafts at the source, ensuring maximum financial benefit to producers and artisans. We travel in small groups to ensure our customers can interact with locals in a meaningful way and to ensure that any impact on local communities is minimised.

Typically with all our tailor-made trips to destinations we enjoy offering new routes and encourage travel to areas that are not on the main tourist trails and further support communities.


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