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13 DAY EAST COAST ADVENTURE

CODE
13EC
PLACES VISITED
Sydney, Gold Coast, Noosa, Fraser Island,...
MARITIME TOUR
Travel along the diverse and spectacular east coast of Australia.
Start Location: Sydney End Location: Cairns
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive Sydney

Arrive into Sydney by midday and enjoy a half day sightseeing coach tour. Tonight enjoy uninterrupted city views and delicious cuisine as we head to Sydney Tower for our welcome dinner.
Overnight: Sydney
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Sydney - Gold Coast

Enjoy some leisure time this morning before being transferred to Sydney airport. Fly to the Gold Coast and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight: Gold Coast
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Gold Coast

After breakfast this morning, spend the day at leisure exploring Surfers Paradise. Perhaps wander downtown or walk along Surfers Paradise Beach.
Overnight: Gold Coast
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: Gold Coast - Noosa

Depart Surfers Paradise and head to the Sunshine Coast to take in an Insider Experience. Visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Continue to Noosa for the night. Enjoy dinner at the iconic Noosa Surf Club.
Overnight: Noosa
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Noosa - Fraser Island

Spend some time this morning exploring Noosa before an Incredible Insider Experience. Travel north to beautiful World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
Overnight: Fraser Island
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Fraser Island

Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is a rare and beautiful paradise. The untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive, providing adventure and excitement, but also a relaxing atmosphere from your base here at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover this beautiful island today with a half-day tour.
Overnight: Fraser Island
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Fraser Island - Rockhampton

This morning, enjoy a ferry crossing to picturesque Hervey Bay while keeping an eye out for marine life. Rejoin your coach for the journey north, travelling through sugar cane country. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Australia, farming more than 2.5 million head of cattle within a 250-kilometre radius of the city. Wide streets and fine Victorian architecture reflect the region's wealthy 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, as well as the successful cattle industry.
Overnight: Rockhampton
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Rockhampton - Hamilton Island

Travel to Airlie Beach where you'll board a ferry for your journey through the Whitsunday Islands for an Insider Experience. Stay at the picturesque resort of Hamilton Island. In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this small island is one of the only inhabited islands in the Whitsundays.
Overnight: Hamilton Island, Whitsundays
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Hamilton Island

Today is yours to spend at leisure on spectacular Hamilton Island. Perhaps snorkel off the beach and discover the region's many species of tropical fish; stroll through the rainforest; or simply take the time to relax by one of your resort's swimming pools.
Overnight: Hamilton Island, Whitsundays
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10: Hamilton Island - Mission Beach

Transfer from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie and re-board your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this tropical city, surrounded by rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Depart Townsville for beautiful Mission Beach.
Overnight: Mission Beach
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11: Mission Beach - Cairns

Rolling green hills, open farmland and tropical rainforest characterise the Atherton Tablelands, which form part of the Great Dividing Range. Surrounded by tranquil rainforest, experience the peaceful oasis of Millaa Millaa Falls. You'll also visit the Curtain Fig Tree, a unique example of nature's unpredictability and wonder. Later, Arrive in Cairns this afternoon for a rewarding Insider Experience. Visit the scenic village of Kuranda, where you'll board the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Overnight: Cairns
Meals: Breakfast
Day 12: Great Barrier Reef

Cruise from Cairns by catamaran to Reef Magic's exclusive activity platform and enjoy hours amid the colourful coral and marine-life. Discover Dreamtime stories and take part in a corroboree. Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai by Night.
Overnight: Cairns
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Port Douglas, Depart Cairns

Drive to Port Douglas for a tour. Later, transfer to the airport.
DATES & PRICES
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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 12 nights of premium accommodation
  • Services of a professional and experienced tour guide throughout
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • Airport transfers as specified
  • Sightseeing tours as specified
  • Cruises as specified
  • Entrance fees as specified
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 7 Dinners
EXCLUSIONS
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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