WIN A TRIP TO BALI FOR YOU & A MATE!

WIN A TRIP TO BALI FOR YOU & A MATE!

Entries are now closed for our Ultimate Bali competition. Thank you for everybody that entered! We have had some awesome submissions. Winners will be announced on March 5th 2019!

Sydney to Cairns

Sydney to Cairns

The Explorer tour includes all travel pass from Sydney to Cairns, a fun and experienced Ultimate tour guide, 35 nights accommodation, plenty of awesome activities and some meals. You’ll be travelling with your group & guide on a comfortable coach complete with wifi and reclining seats. This trip is perfect for solo travellers and groups!

SYDNEY TO CAIRNS

The Ultimate East Coast Highlights tour takes us from Sydney to Cairns over 30 days. We’ll explore Fraser Island, sail around the Whitsunday Islands, Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, Kayak with dolphins, visit world famous Australia Zoo and learn to surf in Surfers Paradise!

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

Our local accommodation has been hand selected to offer you a unique experience in Bali. During Ultimate Bali, you’ll be staying in twin share accommodation in centrally located hotels with great facilities. Our accommodation includes a surf inspired hotel, a tucked away jungle resort and an island hotel!

UltimateOz

UltimateOz

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN BANGKOK

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN BANGKOK

Welcome to the land of smiles and welcome to the Ultimate Thailand Island Hopper tour. When you arrive at the airport our driver will meet you and drive you to our accommodation in the heart of Bangkok right near famous Khao San Road! Get settled in then meet the rest of your group and your Ultimate Thailand Island Hopper tour leader this evening at our welcome dinner before heading to our favourite Bangkok nightlife spots.

DAY 2 BANGKOK BUCKET LIST

DAY 2 BANGKOK BUCKET LIST

Today your tour leader will show you some of the city’s highlights including Bangkok’s magnificent temples, river and markets. Explore the Dawn Temple ‘Wat Arun’, riverside markets and the amazing Reclining Buddha Temple ‘Wat Pho’. This evening we’ll make the most of Bangkok’s vibrant nightlife with another fun night on the town!

DAY 3 BANGKOK MARKETS AND OVERNIGHT TRAIN

DAY 3 BANGKOK MARKETS AND OVERNIGHT TRAIN

Today we travel to the jungle! Enjoy a morning of relaxing – sleep in, go exploring or head to Bangkok’s famous floating markets. That evening we’ll catch the overnight train to Southern Thailand; grab some dinner and get settled into your comfy bed on the train waking up refreshed and ready to explore Khao Sok National Park.

DAY 4 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

DAY 4 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Today we travel by longtail boat to our jungle getaway hidden deep in the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park where we’ll be staying in floating rafthouses. Grab a kayak, swim in the lake, chill on the pontoon and take in your amazing surroundings! This evening we’ll get together for a tasty Thai dinner with fish caught for us fresh from the lake.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

DAY 5 KHAO SOK JUNGLE VILLAGE

DAY 5 KHAO SOK JUNGLE VILLAGE

Wake up in your bamboo rafthouse to the beauty and tranquility of Khao Sok Lake at sunrise before getting ready to explore the jungle! Spot monkeys in the trees and enjoy breakfast on the lake before heading out on a trek through the jungle, stopping off to explore hidden caves (seasonal) and visiting local waterfalls. This afteroon, we’ll travel to our next stop, Khao Sok Jungle Village where we’ll check out our favourite Thai reggae bar for dinner and drinks.

DAY 6 KOH PHI PHI

DAY 6 KOH PHI PHI

Today we travel south to the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi for two nights of tropical island fun! We’ll take you to our favourite beach bars and check out the world famous beach fire shows!

DAY 7 EXPLORE PHI PHI

DAY 7 EXPLORE PHI PHI

Koh Phi Phi is known for it’s stunning turquoise waters and colourful marinelife so today we’ll explore the island on a private boat tour! We’ll stop off to swim and snorkel at some of the islands best limestone reef spots. That evening we’ll hike to the famous Koh Phi Phi viewpoint for stunning views of the island at sunset before heading to the beach for dinner, music and drinks.

DAY 8-9 KOH PHANGAN

DAY 8-9 KOH PHANGAN

Our next stop is the famous party island of Koh Phangan. Our island accommodation is right near the beach; make the most of relaxing on the beautiful white-sand beaches or check out some of Koh Phangan’s awesome island activities during the day. We’ll spend our evenings seeing some amazing sunsets and enjoying the island’s nightlife!

DAY 10 SUN, SEA, SAND AND COCONUTS

DAY 10 SUN, SEA, SAND AND COCONUTS

Today is yours to spend as you choose. Relax by the pool at your resort, head to the beach for a swim, go kayaking, get a massage or explore Haad Rin on the other side of the island. Your guide can also arrange day activities for you such as Muay Thai boxing, cooking lessons and yoga. This evening we’ll meet up for dinner at one of our favourite island restaurants and enjoy a few cocktails on the beach.

DAY 11 EAST THAI ISLAND EXPLORER

DAY 11 EAST THAI ISLAND EXPLORER

This morning, the Thailand Island Hopper adventure continues. We get picked up from our resort in Koh Phangan and taken to Thong Sala Pier where we take a ferry to Koh Tao. When you arrive, we travel to our Sairee Beach accommodation ready for the a few days in island paradise!

Ultimate Melbourne

Ultimate Melbourne

DAY 12 KOH TAO SNORKELLING

DAY 12 KOH TAO SNORKELLING

Discover the incredible beaches and coral reefs of the stunning island of Koh Tao on our boat trip of the island. Our trip starts at Ao Luk, a beautiful bay with a sandy beach and beautiful coral – the ideal spot for a swim and some snorkelling! We’ll explore some of Koh Tao’s beautiful bays including Hin Wong Bay and Mango Bay before stopping at Koh Nang Yuan, a small private island paradise off the west coast of Koh Tao. Relax on the white sandy beach or snorkel in the crystal blue water before we return to our accommodation in the late afternoon.

DAY 13 EXPLORE KOH TAO

DAY 13 EXPLORE KOH TAO

Spend this morning at your leisure before a day chilling out on the famous Sairee Beach! The sunsets at this beach are spectacular and the water is the perfect temperature for an evening swim!

Australian Tours

Australian Tours

DAY 14 KOH SAMUI

DAY 14 KOH SAMUI

We check out this morning and make our way to Koh Tao pier to continue our travel to the palm-fringed island of Koh Samui.

Working Holiday Visa Info

Working Holiday Visa Info

DAY 15 EXPLORE THE ISLAND

DAY 15 EXPLORE THE ISLAND

Today, we’ll explore the island of Koh Samui. Get ready for a day of excitement and entertainment as we explore local waterfalls and take on the jungles of Samui via zip-line cables! This morning, we’ll travel towards the North of the island stopping off at the waterfalls of Namuang. Translating roughly to ‘purple face’, the falls are named after the purple-toned limestone rocks which can be seen behind the cascading water. Your guide will point out ‘Namuang 2’ waterfall, which is the largest on the entire island. Next up, it’s time for fun in the jungle with a zip-line experience. There are four routes in total, allowing you to fly across the jungle canopy! Take time to recharge with a Thai-style lunch before returning back to your hostel.

DAY 16 FAREWELL TO THE LAND OF SMILES

DAY 16 FAREWELL TO THE LAND OF SMILES

After our amazing 16 day adventure, we’ll help you make arrangements for the next leg of your trip, whether you’re heading back to Bangkok, travelling north to take part in our Chaing Mai Elephant Adventure or elsewhere in Southeast Asia! If you’d like to extend your Southeast Asia adventure, join us on another ULTIMATE tour in Bali or Vietnam! Whatever your plans, we’ll make it easy!

BALI HIGHLIGHTS

BALI HIGHLIGHTS

We’ll show you the very best of Bali. Party in Kuta, visit Balinese temples, learn to surf, swim in waterfalls, walk through stunning rice terraces, learn to cook traditional Balinese dishes, climb to the summit of Mount Batur, spot monkeys in the forest, snorkel around paradise islands and party on the beach in Gili T!

TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT

We travel the East Coast by premium coach, with comfortable reclining seats, free Wi-Fi, USB chargers and onboard toilets. Our overnight services give us more time in each destination – you’ll arrive rested, refreshed and ready for the next adventure!

Ultimate Vietnam

Ultimate Vietnam

FULLY GUIDED

FULLY GUIDED

Ultimate East Coast Tours are fully guided by our awesome tour guides; all fully licensed, first aid trained and available 24/7 whilst on tour! Ultimate East Coast is perfect for travellers who want a set itinerary with the added support of a guide.

Ultimate Bali

Ultimate Bali

UltimateOz Gap Year

UltimateOz Gap Year

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Get ready for the Ultimate adventure! We’ll explore Fraser Island, sail around the Whitsunday Islands, Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, Kayak with dolphins, visit world famous Australia Zoo and learn to surf in Surfers Paradise!

Ultimate Thailand

Ultimate Thailand

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 ARRIVE MELBOURNE   BEFORE THE TOUR

ARRIVE MELBOURNE BEFORE THE TOUR

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE

Welcome to Australia and welcome to  your Melbourne Gap Year adventure. Your arrival transfer is pre-booked and will transport you to our partner hostel. Your Sunday night’s accommodation is included. Get in touch if you would like to arrive earlier and book some extra nights. Be sure to get a good night’s rest. Tomorrow morning you will meet your travel family and start exploring.

SYDNEY ADD ON

SYDNEY ADD ON

Want to Explore a bit more of Sydney? Choose our 3 Day/3 Night Sydney add-on. Includes 3 nights accommodation in Sydney, a city explorer tour, welcome dinner and a Harbour cruise!

OUTBACK ADD ON

OUTBACK ADD ON

Keen for more after your East Coast Adventure? Get the real Aussie Outback experience with our Red Centre Outback add-on!

LOCAL GUIDES

LOCAL GUIDES

Ultimate Bali is fully guided by our awesome and experienced local Balinese guides, dedicated to showing you the best time and giving you an insight into Balinese culture. Your safety is our priority – our experienced guides are first aid-trained, available 24/7 whilst on tour and fluent in English and Indonesian.

DAY 1 WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA

DAY 1 WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA

EXPLORE THE HARBOUR CITY

Today our East Coast Explorer tour kicks off in Sydney with a City Orientation tour. We will visit all of the cities famous landmarks and finish at the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House! Tonight, we depart the city on our journey up the East Coast. First stop, the vibrant Byron Bay.

DAY 1 WELCOME TO HANOI

DAY 1 WELCOME TO HANOI

Our trip begins with a welcome dinner at our favourite restaurant in Hanoi. Meet your group and share a few drinks with your new travel mates. Get ready to party, Hanoi-style! Grab a stool and join the crowd for some locally brewed beer. Mingle and dance with locals and other travellers in the laneways of Hanoi.

DAY 1 Garden Route

DAY 1 Garden Route

We’ll start your South African adventure by hitting the road to the Garden Route, stopping for lunch along the way. Today, we’ll take you on a thrilling zipline trip before arriving in Mossel Bay just in time for a sunset drinks!

 DAY 1 WELCOME TO SYDNEY

DAY 1 WELCOME TO SYDNEY

Welcome to Australia! We’ll organise your airport shuttle to take you directly to your accommodation so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Settle into your hostel and get ready for a week of fun on Ultimate Sydney and Bondi! Today you’ll join us at ULTIMATE HQ where you’ll receive a fun orientation before joining our guided city walk with your group – the perfect way to kick off your time in Oz! Explore the Botanical Gardens, eat fish and chips in Darling Harbour and get a selfie in front of Sydney Opera House! Tonight we visit our favourite party bar for our welcome dinner.

DAY 1  WELCOME TO THE PHILIPPINES

DAY 1 WELCOME TO THE PHILIPPINES

Airport Transfer
Arrive at the airport where you’ll be picked up and taken to our boutique hostel in central Manila.

Welcome Dinner
Get settled into your accommodation before meeting the rest of your group at our welcome dinner. After dinner, enjoy a few drinks on the rooftop terrace and check out some of our favourite Manila nightlife spots!

DAY 1 WELCOME TO SYDNEY

DAY 1 WELCOME TO SYDNEY

Your Ultimate East Coast Explorer adventure starts here in Sydney, with a guided tour of the city and an orientation at the Ultimate HQ. Get to know your group throughout the afternoon before we begin our epic journey up the East Coast. We’ll travel overnight by luxury, air conditioned coach, complete with wifi and reclining chairs so sit back, relax and get ready for 5 weeks exploring the very best of the wonderful East Coast of Australia!

DAY 1  Y LINH Ho – LAO CHAI – TAVAN- SAPA

DAY 1 Y LINH Ho – LAO CHAI – TAVAN- SAPA

Your Sapa Experience starts early this morning. Your driver will pick you up at 6.30am from your accommodation and transfer you to Sapa. You’ll arrive in Sapa town at 1pm with enough time for something to eat. At 2pm, our tour guide will pick you up (you can leave your luggage at the hotel) and walk down to the South Eastern area of Sapa (Muong Hoa Valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong). Here you’ll continue to trek for 2km down through Lao Chai Village and terraced rice fields to Ta Van village, home to the Dzay minority people. We’ll have lunch with a local Dzay family which will give you an amazing opportunity to learn about the local heritage and exclusive customs. You’ll gain an insight into how the locals live their day to day life whilst enjoying stunning landscapes along the way. Tonight, we have dinner and stay overnight at our Ta Van Homestay. (Lunch & Dinner Included)

 MONDAY   CITY TOUR AND WELCOME DINNER

MONDAY CITY TOUR AND WELCOME DINNER

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE

This morning you will be given the Ultimate Gap Year orientation. Your guides will walk you through the essentials and get you set up with a local bank account, phone number and tax file number. Shortly after midday, we will be embarking on our first adventure: exploring the iconic laneways of Melbourne city. We will wind down our first day on the lively riverside promenade of Melbourne’s Southbank precinct. Here we will get to know our new mates at our Welcome Dinner.

DAY 1 WELCOME TO SYDNEY

DAY 1 WELCOME TO SYDNEY

Your Ultimate East Coast Explorer + Sydney adventure kicks off today after you arrive in Sydney! When you land, our driver will take you directly to your accommodation – one of Sydney’s best backpacker hostels. Settle in and get ready for your epic adventure in the land down under! Today, join us at Ultimate HQ where you’ll meet the rest of your group. We’ll talk you through the plans for the next few weeks, answer any questions you have and introduce you to the crew. Next, we’ll take you on a guided city walk; think selfies in front of Sydney Opera House, lunch in Darling Harbour, lush Botanical Gardens and China Town. This evening we’ll take you to our favourite backpacker bar for our Welcome dinner.

 DAY 1 City Tour & Welcome Dinner

DAY 1 City Tour & Welcome Dinner

WELCOME TO SYDNEY!

Check in to your new home before meeting our legendary tour guides and the rest of your group. We’ll introduce you to the office crew, give you a brief overview on what’s going to happen for the week and hand out your SIM card.
We then head out to explore the city. Have lunch in Darling Harbour, see the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and take a trip down to the Botanical Gardens. At the same time, you’ll be getting to know your new mates in Australia and taking some awesome photos to make your mates back home jealous!

Tonight we visit our favourite party bar for our Welcome Dinner.

AUSTRALIAN BEACHES

AUSTRALIAN BEACHES

DAY 1 WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA

DAY 1 WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA

EXPLORE THE HARBOUR CITY

Today our East Coast Explorer tour kicks off in Sydney with a City Orientation tour. We will visit all of the cities famous landmarks and finish at the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House! Tonight, we depart the city on our journey up the East Coast. First stop, the vibrant Byron Bay.

DAY 1 WELCOME TO BANGKOK

DAY 1 WELCOME TO BANGKOK

WELCOME DINNER AND KHAO SAN ROAD

Your arrival in Bangkok will be easy! Our driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to our accommodation near Khao San Road in the heart of Bangkok. Later, meet the rest of your group and your Ultimate Thailand group leader at our welcome dinner. Afterwards we hit the town for a night of fun at our favourite Bangkok nightlife spots!

DAY 1  BARRINGTON TOPS

DAY 1 BARRINGTON TOPS

Today, our Ultimate East Coast adventure kicks off with a visit to the stunning Hunter Valley wine region for the backpackers dream – go wine tasting at one of Australia’s most famous vineyards! Then, we’ll head to Barrington Tops national park where you’ll stay in a private lodge overlooking the Barrington River surrounded by beautiful National park. Get your heart racing with some River Tubing or hiking, then enjoy a beer in the hot tub – the perfect way to start your East coast trip!

DAY 1  WELCOME TO BALI

DAY 1 WELCOME TO BALI

MEET YOUR GROUP & WELCOME DINNER

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted at the airport & driven directly to our modern surf inspired hotel. Meet the rest of your group & your Ultimate Bali guide for a group orientation and for the welcome dinner! After filling our bellies, we’ll explore some of Kuta’s best nightlife spots!

SYDNEY  WAKEUP SYDNEY

SYDNEY WAKEUP SYDNEY

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN CHIANG MAI

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN CHIANG MAI

Upon arrival to Chiang Mai, you will need to make your own way to the Eco Resort Chiang Mai to check in for your first night of the adventure.

 ARRIVE  AUCKLAND

ARRIVE AUCKLAND

Today you should arrive into Auckland at anytime. Our airport transfer will take you to our hostel and tomorrow morning’s departure point. Today is yours to explore the Harbour city.

3 NIGHTS AMSTERDAM

3 NIGHTS AMSTERDAM

ARRIVE AUCKLAND

ARRIVE AUCKLAND

Kia Ora and Welcome to Auckland! Arrive anytime today and meet your airport transfer who will take you to your city hostel. Today is at your leisure to get familiar with the city. Tomorrow you meet your group and the North Island Adventure begins!

DAYS 2-3 Byron Bay

DAYS 2-3 Byron Bay

Boho Vibes & Kayaking

After settling into our beachfront Byron Bay home, we enjoy an afternoon learning about local history, Aboriginal culture and marine biology with an unforgettable kayak to Australia’s most Easterly point. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as we kayak through the marine park, home to bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and various species of sea turtles. Tonight, we get to know our travel mates at our first group dinner. The next day, we’ll wake early and head to Byron Bay lighthouse in time for the sunrise. We’ll explore the area of Cape Byron by foot, taking in the incredible coastal views from the walking track then spend our final afternoon soaking up Byron’s unique vibes and exploring the town by bike.

DAY 1 AUCKLAND / CATHEDRAL COVE / WHITIANGA

DAY 1 AUCKLAND / CATHEDRAL COVE / WHITIANGA

We depart Auckland the first thing this morning on a journey to, the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. One of our first stops is at the famous Cathedral Cove. Famous for being featured in multiple Hollywood films, this location is ideal for swimming, kayaking and exploring. This afternoon we continue on to Hot Water Beach. This spot is great to visit at low tide so that you can dig your own hot pool in the sand.

DAY 2 FOODIE TOUR

DAY 2 FOODIE TOUR

One thing Vietnam is famous for is the diverse range of exotic food. Today, our local guide will take us on a tour to some hidden places where you can sample tasty, interesting food and local delicacies whilst getting to know the city.

DAY 2  Sydney Harbour Cruise

DAY 2 Sydney Harbour Cruise

Today, we explore Sydney Harbour on our very own private UltimateOz Catamaran! Spend the day cruising around, swimming, chilling by hidden bays and enjoy your first Aussie BBQ on deck. This is the life!

DAY 2 Mossel Bay

DAY 2 Mossel Bay

After a short hike, find yourself on the top of the breathtaking St. Blaiz cliffs, known for their killer views. We then head for a swim at the famous ‘Poort’ Rock Pools or Santos Beach (commonly known as ‘the Bay of the Diamonds’!) Kick back with some drinks, and fire-cooked South African Braai (roasted meat) as we spend the night in Mossel Bay.

DAY 2  PUERTO PRINCESA

DAY 2 PUERTO PRINCESA

Fly to Puerto Princesa
It’s time to explore Palawan! This morning, we’ll take a short flight to Puerto Princesa where we’ll get checked into our boutique hotel and chill by the pool for a while.

Iwahig Prison
We’ll spend the afternoon visiting the Iwahig Prison, one of the world’s largest open prisons where inmates govern themselves and learn new skills – truly an interesting experience! In the evening, we’ll try some Filipino street food by the water. Feeling brave? Try ‘Balut’ a Filipino delicacy!

DAY 2  TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SAPA

DAY 2 TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SAPA

After breakfast, our Sapa Experience continues with a trek (8 km) towards two villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong. There, we will visit a beautiful waterfall and Rattan bridge. Take in the stunning views as we walk through bamboo forest towards the main road where your transfer will pick us up and take us back to Sapa. We stay overnight at Sapa Panorama View Hotel in Sapa. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

DAY 2 – 5  BYRON BAY

DAY 2 – 5 BYRON BAY

This morning, we arrive in Byron Bay, the boho hub of the East Coast. Explore the town, chill on the stunning beaches and embrace the laid-back surfer vibes of Byron! We’ll take part in a fun, professional surf lesson so you’ll be riding the waves like a pro in no time! Tomorrow we’ll zen out at morning yoga on the beach, enjoy more time exploring Byron, and enjoy some tasty wine & cheese at our hostel this evening! The next morning, we’ll head to the famous Byron lighthouse to take in the gorgeous ocean views at sunrise before checking out the local farmers markets. Keen for more? No worries, go kayaking with Dolphins, or explore the famous hippie hub of Nimbin (optional add-ons). The choice is yours!

  TUESDAY   FOOD AND DRINK TOUR

TUESDAY FOOD AND DRINK TOUR

TRY MELBOURNE’S GOURMET FOOD

Melbourne is known for its diverse range of cultures, a fact represented in the food options this city is famous for. Our second day is spent learning why… This morning we visit the historic city landmark known by the locals as ‘Vic Market’. Located on the northern fringe of the city, this open air market is a haven for Australian fruit and vegetables, as well as local and imported gourmet foods. In warmer months, these markets come alive and host midweek hangouts for locals.

NATURAL WONDERS AND ICONS

NATURAL WONDERS AND ICONS

 DAY 2 INFO SESSION & EXPLORE SYDNEY HARBOUR

DAY 2 INFO SESSION & EXPLORE SYDNEY HARBOUR

MAKE NEW FRIENDS

After a good night’s sleep, join our comprehensive info session where we’ll explain everything you need to know about working and travelling around Australia. Our team are all experienced travellers and have started where you are now. We’ll support you in anything you need & answer any questions you may have.
We then jump on our very own UltimateOz Catamaran for a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Spend the day cruising, swimming and chilling on Sydney Harbour! Enjoy your first Aussie BBQ on deck.

DAYS 2-3 Byron Bay

DAYS 2-3 Byron Bay

Boho Vibes & Kayaking

After settling into our beachfront Byron Bay home, we enjoy an afternoon learning about local history, Aboriginal culture and marine biology with an unforgettable kayak to Australia’s most Easterly point. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as we kayak through the marine park, home to bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and various species of sea turtles. Tonight, we get to know our travel mates at our first group dinner. The next day, we’ll wake early and head to Byron Bay lighthouse in time for the sunrise. We’ll explore the area of Cape Byron by foot, taking in the incredible coastal views from the walking track then spend our final afternoon soaking up Byron’s unique vibes and exploring the town by bike.

DAY 2 OUR BANGKOK BUCKET LIST

DAY 2 OUR BANGKOK BUCKET LIST

EXPLORE BANGKOK

 

Today your tour leader will show you the best of Bangkok with a guided tour of Bangkok’s temples, river and markets. Explore the Dawn Temple ‘Wat Arun’, riverside markets and the amazing Reclining Buddha Temple ‘Wat Pho’. That evening we meet again for another fun night on the town!

DAY 2 Explore Sydney Harbour

DAY 2 Explore Sydney Harbour

Today, we explore Sydney Harbour on our private catamaran! We’ll cruise under The Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House stopping off at one of Sydney’s hidden bays for a swim. Enjoy your first Aussie BBQ, jump into the warm harbour waters and sip on a few chilled beers in the sunshine! What better way to spend your first two days in Sydney?

DAY 2  SPOT X

DAY 2 SPOT X

The next morning we stop off at the beautiful coastal town of Port Macquarie to visit the koala hospital and learn about how the hospital cares for and preserves these well loved animals. We’ll spend the night in the famous waterfront tipi dorms at Spot X – chill and soak up the sun on the private beach!

DAY 2  SURF AND SUNSETS

DAY 2 SURF AND SUNSETS

SURF LESSON & EXPLORE SEMINYAK

What better way to begin your Ultimate Bali adventure than by hitting the beach in Kuta and learning to surf! We’ll visit one of Bali’s best beginner surf beaches and learn how to ride the waves with the locals. After some free time in the afternoon to explore and shop the busy streets of Kuta, we’ll head to Seminyak for sunset on the beach & another fun night out on the town.

BYRON BAY  WAKEUP BYRON BAY RESORT

BYRON BAY WAKEUP BYRON BAY RESORT

DAY 2 Elephant Sanctuary

DAY 2 Elephant Sanctuary

This morning you get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Karen village and Sanctuary. After a beautiful drive through the countryside you’ll arrive at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.

This afternoon you will meet and interact with each of the friendly elephants personally. You’ll have a chance to touch, play, feed, and photograph them! After, you can retire to a relaxing platform overlooking a picturesque river and jungle.

You spend tonight at a local family home, where you can learn about local customs, language, and traditions as you become immersed in the serene mountainside village and picturesque scenery.

 DAY 1  AUCKLAND / WAITOMO CAVES / TAUPO

DAY 1 AUCKLAND / WAITOMO CAVES / TAUPO

Welcome to this Ultimate Kiwi adventure. After saying Kia Ora to our new travel group, we jump onto our bus and head south to the beauty that awaits visitors at the world-famous Waitomo. We explore the natural surrounds of the region before we continue our travels south for our first night in Taupo.

3 NIGHTS BERLIN

3 NIGHTS BERLIN

2 NIGHTS PRAGUE

2 NIGHTS PRAGUE

DAY 2 WHANGAMATA / TAURANGA

DAY 2 WHANGAMATA / TAURANGA

After the first night getting to know your new travel mates, our journey continues south as we travel to famous Mount Maunganui. On the travels, we’ll stop in the local town of Whangamata and explore this idyllic beachside town and amazing surf break. When we arrive in Mount Maunganui, the afternoon and evening is completely free for you to enjoy the white sand surf beach that has often been crowned as ‘New Zealand’s Best’.

DAYS 4-6 Surfers Paradise

DAYS 4-6 Surfers Paradise

SURFERS NIGHTLIFE, BEACH & SURF LESSON

This morning we arrive in Surfers Paradise where we’ll spend the next 2 nights! We spend the first afternoon exploring the golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach and discover the endless entertainment of nightlife on offer! The next day, after a relaxing morning, we embrace the local way of life with a surf lesson – you’ll be riding the waves like a pro in no time!

DAY 3 HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT CRUISE

DAY 3 HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT CRUISE

Cruise Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay on a traditional Vietnamese junk boat. Enjoy the magical scenery as you cruise and kayak through crystal clear waters past hundreds of limestone cliffs. Tonight, we stay in cosy cabins on the boat anchored in a secluded cove within Halong Bay.

DAY 3  PORT BARTON

DAY 3 PORT BARTON

Underground River
After an early start and a bit of breakfast, we head out to the UNESCO listed Undergroup River. We’ll explore the 5-miles of rivers and caves by boat before driving to the beautiful fishing village, Port Barton.

Island Vibes
It’s time to crack open the coconuts and chill on the golden sand listening to some reggae – island style! We’ll spend the night here, sleeping in traditional Filipino style bungalows right on the beach!

DAY 3  BONDI BABY!

DAY 3 BONDI BABY!

It’s time to head to the famous Bondi Beach! Chill on the beach, watch the local surfers and soak up the laid-back Bondi vibe! In the afternoon enjoy some wine & cheese and an after party at one of Bondi’s best local bars.

DAY 3  PLETTENBERG BAY

DAY 3 PLETTENBERG BAY

You’ll be having some serious flashbacks to The Lion King as we take you out on a game drive to spot lions, elephants, cape buffalos, leopards, and rhinoceros. Later, we’ll make our way to Plettenberg Bay, taking time to discover some of the unique farm stalls and craft markets along the way. Finally, we’ll be stopping to explore all that Craggs and Natures Valley has to offer, ending with a delicious organic dinner around the fire.

DAY 3  CAT CAT – SIN CHAI & HANOI

DAY 3 CAT CAT – SIN CHAI & HANOI

This morning, after breakfast, we’ll walk down to the South- west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the foot of a stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the side of the river, before trekking (approx 6km) to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. From here you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes before getting in the transfer to return to Sapa. At 3.15pm you’ll take the afternoon bus back to Hanoi. You’ll arrive in Hanoi at approximately 10pm where the Sapa Experience ends.

DAY 6 – 8  SURFERS PARADISE

DAY 6 – 8 SURFERS PARADISE

After a morning at your leisure, we’ll set off for our next stop; Surfers Paradise! Known for its awesome waves, never-ending nightlife and long sandy beaches, Surfers is a real highlight of the East Coast. We’ll explore the town and the beautiful beaches this area is renowned for. This evening, get dressed up and head out to some great bars and clubs for a fun night out on the town on our optional pub crawl (add-on). If you love theme parks your tour guide can help you organise a visit to Dreamworld, the most famous theme park on the Gold Coast or book you onto a stand up paddleboarding session (optional add-on). Spend the next day chilling by the pool, soaking up the sun or exploring the city, before we get together for a Sausage Sizzle and a few bevvies.

 WEDNESDAY  ESCAPE THE CITY

WEDNESDAY ESCAPE THE CITY

MORNINGTON PENINSULA & PHILIP ISLAND

Today we depart the city to embark on an overnight experience to the Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island. We will explore spectacular Australian coastlines and beaches. Our night is spent watching the mesmerising Phillip Island Penguin Parade where up to 500 Little Penguins return ashore after a day’s fishing.

DAY 3 – 4 BONDI BEACH VIBES

DAY 3 – 4 BONDI BEACH VIBES

This morning, leave the city behind and head to the world famous shores of Bondi. Your modern beach hostel is in prime position, overlooking Bondi beach. Watch the surfers, take a dip in the clear blue waters, spot ‘Bondi Rescue’s’ Lifeguards or take part in a yoga class on the rooftop of your hostel. This evening, enjoy a ‘cheese and wine night’ with new mates. You’ll have two days here so unpack, unwind and soak up the beachy vibes of Bondi!

ICONIC CITIES

ICONIC CITIES

 DAY 3 ULTIMATEOZ BASECAMP

DAY 3 ULTIMATEOZ BASECAMP

Escape The City

Today we head to UltimateOz Basecamp, famous for its stunning beaches, amazing sand dunes and abundance of Aussie wildlife including dolphins, whales, koalas, echidnas and possums. Our eco-cabin accommodation is just 5-minutes walk to the beach!

DAYS 4-6 Surfers Paradise

DAYS 4-6 Surfers Paradise

SURFERS NIGHTLIFE, BEACH & SURF LESSON

This morning we arrive in Surfers Paradise where we’ll spend the next 2 nights! We spend the first afternoon exploring the golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach and discover the endless entertainment of nightlife on offer! The next day, after a relaxing morning, we embrace the local way of life with a surf lesson – you’ll be riding the waves like a pro in no time!

DAY 3 ALL ABOARD THE NIGHT TRAIN!

DAY 3 ALL ABOARD THE NIGHT TRAIN!

TRAVEL TO THE JUNGLE

The morning is yours to sleep in, relax, go exploring or head to Bangkok’s famous floating markets. That evening we catch the overnight train to Surat Thani in Southern Thailand. The overnight train is loads of fun. Grab some dinner on the train, sleep in your own comfy bed and wake up refreshed for a day in the jungle.

DAY 3  RIVER RETREAT

DAY 3 RIVER RETREAT

Today we travel off the beaten track and into Aussie bushland for our overnight River Retreat. We’ll kayak on the Nymboida river and spot wild platypuses. Choose to sleep under the stars in a swag (seasonal) or in our comfy cabins set on the river bank.

BYRON BAY  WAKEUP BYRON BAY RESORT

BYRON BAY WAKEUP BYRON BAY RESORT

DAY   TEMPLES AND CANGGU

DAY TEMPLES AND CANGGU

EXPLORE BALI’S TEMPLES & ROOFTOP SUNSET

Escape the busy city and head to the chilled surf town of Canggu. Today we’ll visit Taman Ayun, one of the most beautiful temples on the island. Next, we head to the Tabanan Region to visit Tanah Lot Temple which can only be reached by wading across low tide. Relax tonight by the rooftop pool where a Bintang (Bali’s famous local beer) will be waiting for you at sunset.

DAY 3 Waterfall Hike

DAY 3 Waterfall Hike

Awaken early for a brilliant view of the rising sun. Today you will be accompanied by your guide on a jungle trek to a nearby waterfall. During the hour-long hike, you will discover local animal and plant life, visit village houses and organic farms, and become deeply immersed in the jungle environment. When you arrive at the pristine waterfall, you can choose to swim in the cool, clear mountain water, take a rest in the shade nearby, or relax in the sun on the warm river rocks.

Trek to another Karen Village and visit a local school, before hiking back to the edge of the jungle with your guide. There, you will meet your driver, say goodbye to the jungle, and return to your place of accommodation in Chiang Mai.

 DAY 2   WELLINGTON

DAY 2 WELLINGTON

Today we make the journey south to NZ’s capital, Wellington,New Zealand’s most ‘eclectic city’. If craft beer, street art or an alternate music scene is your thing, then this city is for you! We spend tonight together as a group exploring the social aspects of the cities nightlife!

DAY 4  TRAVEL TO UBUD

DAY 4 TRAVEL TO UBUD

RICE TERRACES, WATERFALLS & MONKEY FOREST

Today we will depart for Ubud, the place of “eat, pray & love.” En route, we’ll stop off to explore the hidden waterfall of Tegenungan – absolutely stunning! Continuing on we’ll make a short stop to explore the Tegalalang Rice Terraces by foot and lastly meet some of Ubud’s cheeky inhabitants at Monkey Forest.

3 NIGHTS BUDAPEST

DAY 3 – 4 ROTORUA

DAY 3 – 4 ROTORUA

Today we travel to the Maori culture capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. Our day is spent immersing ourselves into the traditional Maori culture and exploring the Redwoods forest. Over the next day you are free to choose your own adventure! Many choose to visit the enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set but or explore the Geyser & Geothermal Valley that is Te Puia.

DAY 4 PRIVATE ISLAND STAY

DAY 4 PRIVATE ISLAND STAY

Wake up and take a morning swim before we head over to our little beach paradise, all to ourselves. Check in, grab lunch and r-e-l-a-x. Hammocks, kayaks, beach volleyball – it’s all here! Enjoy a night in this beautiful spot. It doesn’t get more idyllic than this! The next day we cruise back to Hanoi for another awesome night on the town.

DAYS 7-8 Brisbane

DAYS 7-8 Brisbane

CITY TOUR, BEACH & AUSTRALIA ZOO

We continue our travels up the coast to Brisbane, the capital of the Queensland state. We spend our first day exploring the Southbank cultural precinct of the city featuring man-made Streets Beach (outdoor swimming pool!), walking tracks and picnic areas. Our second day is spent at the home of the crocodile hunter, Australia Zoo! We’ll spend the day learning about the conservation efforts of the famous Irwin family and getting up close to a variety of native Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and wombats!

DAY 4 – 5  PRIVATE BEACH CAMP

DAY 4 – 5 PRIVATE BEACH CAMP

Island Life
The next two days are all about experiencing the local island way of life! After breakfast we will join our local guides to explore the islands and surrounding area of Port Barton by boat. We’ll fish, snorkel coral reefs, explore tiny islands, shower in jungle waterfalls and discover the Starfish Fields.

Beach Camp
In the evening we’ll get together around the fire by our very own little beach bar to watch the sunset (this area is famous for some amazing ones!) before tucking into a feast of grilled fish, pork, rice, veggies & fruit, prepared by our local guides! Tonight, you’ll be sleeping right on the beach in a tent, waking up in paradise!

DAY 4  LEARN TO SURF

DAY 4 LEARN TO SURF

Now you’ve settled in life Down Under, it’s time to live like a true Aussie and learn how to surf! Today, we provide a 2 hour beginner surf lesson led by professional and fun instructors, located right on Bondi Beach. After a morning of riding the waves, you’ll head back to the city for the weekend

DAY 4  PLETTENBERG BAY

DAY 4 PLETTENBERG BAY

Kick off the day with the majestic Salt River hike through indigenous forests and ending at a hidden lake! Spend the day exploring the local town of Plettenberg Bay with some cocktails by the water, a refreshing swim, or choose from the endless activities available around the area. End the night with live music and drinks by the beach whilst watching the sunset.

DAY 9 – 10 BRISBANE

DAY 9 – 10 BRISBANE

In the morning, we’ll hop on the bus and head to Brisbane! With accommodation right in the buzz of the city, we’ll explore the best bits of Brisbane, from man-made Streets Beach to Southbank, the cultural hub. This evening enjoy a trivia night at your hostel! If you fancy, you also have the option of heading to the famous Australia Zoo to see some amazing wildlife! (optional add-on).

 THURSDAY  SURFING AND AUSSIE WILDLIFE

THURSDAY SURFING AND AUSSIE WILDLIFE

SURFING IS A WAY OF LIFE!

Surfing is a way of life in Australia and this morning we spend two hours learning how to ride a wave! The rest of the day is spent interacting with Australian wildlife as we get up and close with Kangaroos and Koalas.

Days 5-6 – It’s Party Time

Days 5-6 – It’s Party Time

This morning join an optional surf lesson in Bondi (add-on) or check out the boutique shops in Bondi’s laneways before washing the sand off your feet and heading back to the city. Spend the next day chilling, take a stroll over the top of The Harbour Bridge, hop on a ferry to Manly or join a day trip to The Blue Mountains (add-on) This evening, get ready for the Ultimate party night! We’ll take you on a pub crawl of the best backpacker bars and clubs in Sydney.

2N Sydney City

Includes: Party Night (3 Free Drinks), Surf Lesson (add-on), Blue Mountains (add-on)

AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE

AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE

DAYS 7-8 Brisbane

DAYS 7-8 Brisbane

CITY TOUR, BEACH & AUSTRALIA ZOO

We continue our travels up the coast to Brisbane, the capital of the Queensland state. We spend our first day exploring the Southbank cultural precinct of the city featuring man-made Streets Beach (outdoor swimming pool!), walking tracks and picnic areas. Our second day is spent at the home of the crocodile hunter, Australia Zoo! We’ll spend the day learning about the conservation efforts of the famous Irwin family and getting up close to a variety of native Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and wombats!

DAY 4 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

DAY 4 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

FLOATING RAFTHOUSES

Today we travel by longtail boat to our floating rafthouses on the lake, hidden deep in the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park. Spot wildlife, swim in the lake, go kayaking or relax and take in your amazing surroundings! This evening we’ll enjoy a tasty Thai dinner with fish caught for us fresh from the lake.

DAY 4  BASECAMP

DAY 4 BASECAMP

SANDBOARDING & NATIONAL PARKS

The next morning we jump in the 4WD and ride to the highest dunes to try sandboarding! Then we take a guided bush walk through National Park to our favourite lookout. Enjoy stunning scenery, breathtaking views and get the chance to see koalas in the treetops & migrating whales (May – November).

Tonight we enjoy a BBQ dinner and drinks around the campfire.

DAY 4 -7   BYRON BAY

DAY 4 -7 BYRON BAY

Chill for 4 days at the beach paradise of Byron Bay, famous for its awesome beaches and laid back surf lifestyle. The Byron Bay lighthouse, located at the most Easterley point of Australia is a must- see in Byron. Walk there for an unmissable sunrise!

SURFERS PARADISE  BUNK SURFERS PARADISE

SURFERS PARADISE BUNK SURFERS PARADISE

DAY 4 Onward Travels

DAY 4 Onward Travels

Your Chiang Mai adventure has come to an end and it’s time to check out and continue with your onward travel plans!

 DAY 3  PICTON / KAIKOURA

DAY 3 PICTON / KAIKOURA

After two days exploring the North Island, we cross the Cook Strait for the South Island. Our first stop is the beautiful seaside town of Kaikoura. Famous for its abundance of sea life, we try our luck at sight seeing a seal colony or Whales feeding out from the coastline!

DAY 5  UBUD

DAY 5 UBUD

BALINESE COOKING CLASS & COFFEE PLANTATION VISIT

This morning we’ll head to the local market where we’ll hand-pick fresh ingredients to use during our Balinese cooking class. With the help of our local chef, we’ll cook some yummy traditional Balinese dishes, learning how to create authentic flavours from scratch! Later on, we’ll visit a coffee plantation where you’ll be able to taste local coffees & teas and learn the process behind the infamous Kopi Luwak coffee (aka ca-poo-cino!)

DAY 9 HERVEY BAY

DAY 9 HERVEY BAY

GET READY FOR YOUR FRASER ADVENTURE!

Today we arrive into Hervey Bay, the gateway to the World’s largest sand island. We settle into our accommodation for the night and get ready for an exciting few days ahead on stunning Fraser Island.

1 NIGHT VIENNA

1 NIGHT VIENNA

DAY 9 HERVEY BAY

DAY 9 HERVEY BAY

GET READY FOR YOUR FRASER ADVENTURE!

Today we arrive into Hervey Bay, the gateway to the World’s largest sand island. We settle into our accommodation for the night and get ready for an exciting few days ahead on stunning Fraser Island.

DAY 6  EL NIDO BOUND

DAY 6 EL NIDO BOUND

Paradise & Beach Bars
Enjoy breakfast in our beautiful surroundings before heading to our stunning secret paradise, El Nido. You’ll see why Palawan was named the most beautiful island group in the world!

We’ll check in to our funky (and exclusive) hostel, then we’ll head out to one of our favourite beach bars for an evening of food, reggae and fun with your new travel family!

DAY 5  EXPLORE THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

DAY 5 EXPLORE THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

You can’t come to Sydney and not visit the Blue Mountains! This morning, you’ll escape the city and travel to the Blue Mountains National Park, a short drive from Sydney. Enjoy hiking, visit waterfalls, spot wild kangaroos and take in some of the Bluey’s spectacular views!

DAY 5 KNYSNA

DAY 5 KNYSNA

Today we’ll hit Judah Square for a tour of the Rastafarian Village before taking a dip at Knoetzie Beach with drinks and snacks. Take a beach hike, grab a kayak on the lagoon, or throw a few back at Mitchells Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting. After a filling up with a massive seafood dinner, dance the night away to live music and enjoy evening fun!

DAY 11 – 12  NOOSA

DAY 11 – 12 NOOSA

Tropical greenery, diverse wildlife, and beautiful beaches – Noosa, our next stop, is gorgeous. We’ll arrive in the afternoon, chill by the beach and watch the sunset. Tomorrow, we’ll take a hike over the coastal headlands taking in the amazing sea views. The rest of the day is yours: chill by the pool, grab a surfboard or boogie board from your hostel (free) or have a couple-a beers at the bar before enjoying a sausage sizzle at your hostel this evening. Today you also have the chance to join a Noosa Everglades Kayak adventure (optional add-on).

 FRIDAY  ST KILDA

FRIDAY ST KILDA

MELBOURNE’S BEACHSIDE SUBURB

Today we find ourselves back in the city and spend some time exploring the beachside suburb, St Kilda. We will have the opportunity to try paddle boarding and visit the iconic cafés and venues on the famous promenade.

DAY 7  COASTAL BEACH WALK

DAY 7 COASTAL BEACH WALK

There’s no better way to shake off last night’s hangover than with some fresh sea air! After a little lie-in, we’ll take you on the famous Coogee to Bondi coastal walk, stopping off at five stunning beaches and coves along the way. Just another reason to fall in love with Sydney!

DAY 5  KHAO SOK JUNGLE VILLAGE

DAY 5 KHAO SOK JUNGLE VILLAGE

JUNGLE VISIT

Wake up in your bamboo raft house to the sound of monkeys in the treetops! After breakfast we head out on a river cruise and trek through the jungle exploring the many hidden caves before travelling to our next stop. Visit some baby monkeys in the wild and check out our favourite Thai reggae bar for dinner and drinks.

DAY 5  BASECAMP

DAY 5 BASECAMP

DOLPHIN CRUISE

On our third day at Basecamp we take an amazing dolphin watching cruise and get up close to wild bottlenose dolphins. There’s also a chance to see turtles and whales. Relax on deck or ride in the boom net while dolphins swim underneath.
Next we’ll head back to Sydney for our last 2 days of the tour. Check into your Sydney hostel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

DAY 8-10  SURFERS PARADISE

DAY 8-10 SURFERS PARADISE

You’ll be staying at the biggest and best hostel in the heart of Surfers Paradise – the party mecca of the Gold Coast! If you love beaching it up, crazy night life and theme parks, you’re definitely in the right spot! With amazing beaches and beautiful weather Surfers Paradise is also the perfect place to learn to surf. Enjoy a two hour surf lesson on one of the Goldy’s best beginner beaches and ride the waves like a pro!

SURFERS PARADISE  BUNK SURFERS PARADISE

SURFERS PARADISE BUNK SURFERS PARADISE

 DAY 4  ARTHUR’S PASS VILLAGE / HOKITIKA

DAY 4 ARTHUR’S PASS VILLAGE / HOKITIKA

Regarded as New Zealand’s best scenic drives today has us travel through Arthur Pass’s Village and on our way towards beautiful Hokitika.

DAY 6  MOUNT BATUR

DAY 6 MOUNT BATUR

MOUNT BATUR SUNRISE TREK OR YOGA & BALINESE MASSAGE

Feeling adventurous or looking for some rest and relaxation instead? Today you have 2 options. Choose to rise early and trek the active volcano, Mt. Batur. When you reach the summit relax your legs and take in an unforgettable sunrise! Prefer to sleep in? Take part in a mindful yoga class followed by an hour long Balinese massage. The choice is yours! The afternoon is yours to spend as you choose. Zen by the pool, wander around the local markets, try some of the organic delicacies and take in the magical feel of Ubud!

DAY 5 TAUPO

DAY 5 TAUPO

After two nights in Rotorua we continue on to the stunning Lake Taupo, New Zealands largest. Along the way, we stop to take in the breathtaking crystal water flows at Huka Falls. When we arrive to the Adventure Capital of the North, optional paid activities like bungy jumping, skydiving or jet boat riding are on offer! Our night is spent exploring what the Taupo nightlife has to offer!

DAY 6  FLY TO HOI AN

DAY 6 FLY TO HOI AN

To get the most out of your trip, our tour includes a flight from Hanoi to Hoi An. Explore this beautiful town where life is amazingly laid-back with a city center perfect for relaxing, eating and shopping and a stunning beach a short bike ride away. With colourful lanterns hanging from trees, buildings and shops all around town, Hoi An is known as the City of Lanterns. At night, they light up the streets and we’ll take you on a walk through town and show you our favourite bars.

3 NIGHTS VENICE

3 NIGHTS VENICE

DAYS 10-12 Fraser Island

DAYS 10-12 Fraser Island

4X4 ON FRASER ISLAND

The next three days are spent exploring world famous Fraser Island. We’ll swim the crystal waters, discover secret lakes, explore the Maheno shipwreck and hike to island lookouts for stunning panoramic views across the island. On our third day of island paradise, we return to Hervey Bay ready for the next part of our adventure.

DAY 7  ISLAND HOPPING

DAY 7 ISLAND HOPPING

Island Hopping Adventure
Today, we’ll set sail on the most infamous boat in El Nido stopping off to jump into emerald waters for a spot of snorkelling and kayaking. The onboard crew will take care of all your food and drinks for the day so spend the day sipping on cocktails and beers, playing in the water and taking in the amazing views! We’ll head back to El Nido for the night, watching the sunset as we cruise back.

DAY 6  SYDNEY BAR CRAWL

DAY 6 SYDNEY BAR CRAWL

Tonight we party! We’ll take you out for a night on the town experiencing Sydney’s famous nightlife. We will stop off at 3 of the cities most popular pub and backpacker bars in the city!

DAY 6 KNYSNA

DAY 6 KNYSNA

Today, we’ll get lost in the Knysna Forests or explore the Slow Town of Sedgefield stopping off for some lunch. You’ll get the rest of the day to yourself before we head to our accommodation on the beach for the night.

DAY 13 -14  RAINBOW BEACH

DAY 13 -14 RAINBOW BEACH

Our next stop is Rainbow beach, the gateway to our Fraser Island adventure! Check into our hostel and head out for a short hike to Carlo Sand Blow, a unique sand mass where you can watch the sunset over the southern tip of Fraser Island! In the morning, we head out early to Tin Can Bay, home to Australian Humpback dolphins. Here you’ll get the opportunity to view the resident pod of wild dolphins as they feed. You can also choose to buy some fish ($5) and enter the knee deep water in the marina to feed the dolphins. The rest of the day is free for you to chill on the beach, explore Rainbow or relax at the hostel – before our Fraser Island safety briefing in the evening.

 SATURDAY   MELBOURNE BAR CRAWL

SATURDAY MELBOURNE BAR CRAWL

YOUR FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT DOWN UNDER

Saturday is the perfect time to reflect on the week and begin planning the week to come. The local team will be on hand to assist you with writing your resume and exploring job opportunities. Tonight we join in on Melbourne’s biggest bar crawl. What better way to spend your first Saturday night Down Under than getting to know the vibrant nightlife of your new home!

DAY 8 EAST COAST AUSTRALIA

DAY 8 EAST COAST AUSTRALIA

This evening, we begin our East Coast adventure. We’ll travel overnight by luxury air-conditioned bus – complete with Wifi, USB ports and reclining seats – to our first destination, Byron Bay. Sit back, relax and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure!

DAYS 10-12 Fraser Island

DAYS 10-12 Fraser Island

4X4 ON FRASER ISLAND

The next three days are spent exploring world famous Fraser Island. We’ll swim the crystal waters, discover secret lakes, explore the Maheno shipwreck and hike to island lookouts for stunning panoramic views across the island. On our third day of island paradise, we return to Hervey Bay ready for the next part of our adventure.

DAY 6 PHI PHI ISLAND

DAY 6 PHI PHI ISLAND

BEACH PARTY

Today we arrive at the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi for two nights of tropical island fun! Tonight we’ll take you to our favourite beach bars on the island to watch the world famous beach fire shows!

DAY 6  JOB ADVICE AND SYDNEY NIGHTLIFE

DAY 6 JOB ADVICE AND SYDNEY NIGHTLIFE

PARTY NIGHT

Today you can make an appointment with our team and start working on your Australian CV and planning your Australian adventures. Tonight we get dressed up for a fun night out in Sydney! Meet the group at one of our favourite party bars before starting our Sydney Pub Crawl. We visit some hot spots in the city – VIP express entry and a couple of free welcome drinks along the way!

DAY 11 – 12  BRISBANE

DAY 11 – 12 BRISBANE

You will be staying at an awesome hostel located in the heart of the cafe, cultural and nightlife scene of Brisbane. Make sure to check out Streets Beach, an awesome public beach on the South Bank of Brisbane River!

WHITSUNDAYS SAIL  NEW HORIZON

WHITSUNDAYS SAIL NEW HORIZON

 DAY 5  ARTHUR’S PASS VILLAGE / HOKITIKA

DAY 5 ARTHUR’S PASS VILLAGE / HOKITIKA

Today we get up and close to the famous Franz Josef Glacier. We embark on the free walk to the view point and give you the opportunity to choose a heli-tour to the top of the glacier for an epic Instagram shot.

This afternoon we continue to Fox Glacier village to see our second ice glacier and end the day with an epic pub crawl through the beautiful town!

DAY 7  TRAVEL TO GILI ISLANDS

DAY 7 TRAVEL TO GILI ISLANDS

ARRIVE IN GILI TRAWANGAN

After breakfast, we’ll head to the harbour and hop on the fast boat to Gili Trawangan, the largest and most popular of the Gili Islands and also every traveller’s favourite spot! Upon arrival, we’ll check-in at one of Gili T’s best hostels and later meet to catch the sunset and drink to our arrival in paradise!

DAY 7 – 8 HOI AN & COOKING CLASS

DAY 7 – 8 HOI AN & COOKING CLASS

It’s your turn to play chef! Today we’ll take you to the local markets to pick up all the ingredients we’ll need. Learn to cook the most delicious dishes in a private cooking class and leave with recipes you can try for your friends at home! After 2 days in Hoi An, we’ll take the sleeper bus to our next stop: Ninh Van Bay.

DAY 6 – 7 WELLINGTON

DAY 6 – 7 WELLINGTON

Today we travel to the nation’s capital – Wellington! Once in Windy city, we’ll hit the cosmopolitan streets of Nz’s coolest city for a social night out! The following day is free to explore and we recommend you get lost in city streets! This is the Ultimate way to explore. Visit local cafe’s, explore local street art or go see New Zealand’s famous national museum – Te Papa (Free) We will be on hand all day to show you what’s on in town and guide your adventure.  

2 NIGHTS ROME

2 NIGHTS ROME

DAYS 13-15 WHITSUNDAY SAILING

DAYS 13-15 WHITSUNDAY SAILING

SAIL, SNORKEL & SWIM IN PARADISE

We continue our journey to Airlie Beach, home to the Whitsundays Islands. We settle into the vibrant coastal town before boarding our sailing boat for a two night sailing adventure exploring some of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays! Here you will be treated to the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation; Take it easy on deck while you sail around the islands, stopping off to snorkel, swim and explore the world famous Whitehaven beach.

DAY 8  EL NIDO TOWN

DAY 8 EL NIDO TOWN

Beach, Chill & Massage time!
Today, we’ll discover El Nido town, taking a short trek and canopy walk up to the famous cliffs overlooking the incredible bay and Cadlao Island. Next it’s time to chill-out with a traditional Filipino massage near the beach. Explore the town, meet the locals and r-e-l-a-x!

DAY 7  WILDERNESS

DAY 7 WILDERNESS

This morning you’ve got some free time. Hike to local rock pools or chill out on the beach before we make our way to Wilderness. Here, try local fresh oysters while wandering around Timberlake Organic Village and get ready for an evening of fun. We’ll enjoy dinner and live music at one of our favourite restaurants before heading to our secret ‘off the beaten track’ backpackers.

DAY 7  SYDNEY AND BEYOND

DAY 7 SYDNEY AND BEYOND

Today is yours to explore Sydney on your own or with your new travel mates. The possible adventures are endless and your guide will be available to help provide you with suggestions and to let you know ‘What’s On’ in Sydney. The Ultimate Sydney and Bondi tour has come to an end, but our team are available to provide ongoing travel support and advice whilst you are in Australia.

DAY 15-17 FRASER ISLAND

DAY 15-17 FRASER ISLAND

Ready to explore the world’s largest sand island? Today, we will begin our Fraser Island adventure, exploring this vast island in a 4×4! We will drive on the beach highway, take a dip in the amazing clear waters of Lake McKenzie, bathe in the champagne pools, and take in vast views from Indian heads lookout. We’ll be spending the 2 nights here in our own private campsite, just a few metres from the beach, so kick back and take in the amazing views! We’ll head back to Rainbow beach for another night, before journeying to our next spot.

 SUNDAY ICONIC AUSSIE BBQ

SUNDAY ICONIC AUSSIE BBQ

ROOFTOP BEERS WITH YOUR NEW MATES

Our final afternoon is spent lazing on a local rooftop overlooking the city with your new group of mates. We finish the week with an iconic Aussie BBQ and beers. The week is over, but your Melbourne Gap Year adventure continues.

DAY 9-12 BYRON BAY

DAY 9-12 BYRON BAY

Byron Bay is famous for it’s amazing beaches, laid-back-surfer attitude and boho vibes. Here we’ll explore the relaxed town and some of the many beautiful beaches in the area as well as the famous Byron Lighthouse, standing at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, at sunrise. Embrace the surfer vibes of Byron with a professional surf lesson. Keen for more? Get up close with friendly wild dolphins on a dolphin kayaking tour or check out the alternative hippie hub of Nimbin (add-ons).

DAYS 13-15 WHITSUNDAY SAILING

DAYS 13-15 WHITSUNDAY SAILING

SAIL, SNORKEL & SWIM IN PARADISE

We continue our journey to Airlie Beach, home to the Whitsundays Islands. We settle into the vibrant coastal town before boarding our sailing boat for a two night sailing adventure exploring some of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays! Here you will be treated to the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation; Take it easy on deck while you sail around the islands, stopping off to snorkel, swim and explore the world famous Whitehaven beach.

DAY 7  EXPLORING KOH PHI PHI

DAY 7 EXPLORING KOH PHI PHI

ISLAND BOAT TOUR

It’s time to explore Koh Phi Phi on a private boat tour of the island! We’ll explore the area and stop off at some of the islands best snorkel spots where we’ll come across tropical fish on the limestone reefs. Soak up the sun and take in the stunning surroundings! That evening, we’ll hike to the island’s famous viewpoint for sunset before heading to the beach for dinner, music and drinks.

DAY 7  ICONIC BONDI BEACH

DAY 7 ICONIC BONDI BEACH

BONDI TO COOGEE COASTAL WALK

On your last day, we take a tour along Sydney’s cliff-top coastline from Coogee to Bondi and check out six beaches along the way. It’s the perfect way to unwind after an awesome first week in Sydney!

DAY 13-14  NOOSA

DAY 13-14 NOOSA

Enjoy 2 nights in paradise at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Your accommodation is surrounded by lush tropical gardens with direct access to the resort pool.

WHITSUNDAYS SAIL  NEW HORIZON

WHITSUNDAYS SAIL NEW HORIZON

 DAY 6 – 8  QUEENSTOWN

DAY 6 – 8 QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown is arguably the adventure capital of the world and for the next three nights, you will get to know why! Spend the coming days bungy jumping, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving, jet-boating… the list of bucket-list and adrenaline activities available in Queenstown is limitless! If your not into the adventure stuff, don’t sweat, Queenstown has an abundance of natural sights and wonders to explore.

DAY 8  GILI TRAWANGAN

DAY 8 GILI TRAWANGAN

EXPLORE THE ISLAND BY BIKE

Today we explore the island by bicycle. Enjoy the ride and stop at some of Gili’s most picturesque spots for some great photo opps! Remember, you’re on island time so r-e-l-a-x!

2 NIGHTS FLORENCE

2 NIGHTS FLORENCE

DAY 9  CULTURE AND ADVENTURE

DAY 9 CULTURE AND ADVENTURE

Markets & Adventure
You can’t come to the Philippines without visiting a local market! This morning, we’ll do exactly that, travelling there on a tricycle to learn about the types of fresh seafood and local produce on offer. Afterwards, we’ll take a short jungle hike before arriving at our exclusive beach hut ready for an action packed day.

We have activities ranging from cooking Filipino food, climbing coconut trees, coconut leaf weaving, fishing and learning Filipino dances. This evening you’ll have the option to take the zip line – an exhilarating experience where you fly between two islands over the ocean! We’ll spend the rest of the evening lounging on the stunning Las Cabanas Beach to take in the sunset!

DAYS 16-17 AIRLIE BEACH

DAYS 16-17 AIRLIE BEACH

AIRLIE’S HARBOURFRONT LAGOON

It’s time to head back to land! Our afternoon is spent in Airlie Beach, chilling by the Harbourfront lagoon, wandering around the local shops and checking out some of the great backpacker bars.

DAY 8  RETURN TO CAPETOWN

DAY 8 RETURN TO CAPETOWN

It’s only goodbye for now! We head back to Cape Town and you’ll get to choose between the famous Route 62 or the N2 Farm Stall Route – either way you’ll be ending your South African adventure with awesome memories and even better friends!

Keen for more? We recommend you select the post-tour add-on when you book which includes an extra night in Cape Town.

DAY 18 – 20 TOWN OF 1770

DAY 18 – 20 TOWN OF 1770

Our next stop is Town of 1770 – named after Captain Cook’s second landing spot in Australia. We’ll check into our accommodation before having a classic Aussie camp fire – bliss! Our next two days here are free for you to spend as you like. Play games by the pool, chill on the beach, hire a surfboard and catch some waves or join 1770’s famous scooter tour (add-on). In the evening, we’ll hop on the overnight bus to Airlie beach, arriving the next morning.

 AFTER TOUR ONGOING SUPPORT

AFTER TOUR ONGOING SUPPORT

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

Your will have ongoing support for your first year in Australia. Heading to Sydney? You are welcome to visit UltimateHQ where you can find additional assistance with your resume and finding work. As an Ultimate customer, you will also get access to free WIFI, office computers and special invites to our monthly social events in the harbour city.

DAY 13-15 SURFERS PARADISE

DAY 13-15 SURFERS PARADISE

This morning, we’ll hop on the bus to Surfers Paradise: where long stretches of stunning sandy beaches meet high rise buildings and never-ending nightlife! By day we’ll explore the town and beaches and at night, we’ll make the most of the nightlife! Get dressed up and join our optional party night (add-on) for the real Surfers experience! Join a stand up paddleboarding session (add-on) or if you love theme parks, your tour guide can also help you organise a visit Dreamworld, The Gold Coast’s most famous theme park (optional add-on).

DAY 8 – 9 KOH PHANGAN

DAY 8 – 9 KOH PHANGAN

HOME TO THE FULL MOON PARTY

Today we travel to the famous party island of Koh Phangan. Our accommodation is located right near the beach! Soak up the sun on the sand or check out some of Koh Phangan’s awesome island activities. We’ll spend our evenings sipping on cocktails, seeing some amazing sunsets and enjoying the nightlife!

DAY 15  RAINBOW BEACH

DAY 15 RAINBOW BEACH

It’s time to head to Rainbow Beach, the gateway to World Heritage Fraser Island. Check out the beach, enjoy a guided bushwalk, relax at your hostel with a BBQ and get ready for your Fraser Island adventure!

DAYS 16-17 AIRLIE BEACH

DAYS 16-17 AIRLIE BEACH

AIRLIE’S HARBOURFRONT LAGOON

It’s time to head back to land! Our afternoon is spent in Airlie Beach, chilling by the Harbourfront lagoon, wandering around the local shops and checking out some of the great backpacker bars.

WHITSUNDAYS SAIL  NEW HORIZON

WHITSUNDAYS SAIL NEW HORIZON

 DAY 9 – 10  LAKE TEKAPO & CHRISTCHURCH

DAY 9 – 10 LAKE TEKAPO & CHRISTCHURCH

This morning we bid farewell to Queenstown and continue exploring the South Island. We set our sights on Christchurch, but first we stop in Tekapo to experience views over one of the bluest lakes you’re likely to ever see. When we arrive in Christchurch, we will give you a brief overview of the history of the Canterbury region and show you the best bit’s and bars of this ‘Garden City’

DAY 9  ISLAND HOPPING

DAY 9 ISLAND HOPPING

GILI ISLANDS SNORKEL TOUR & BBQ

You can’t visit Gili T without snorkelling so today we’re cruising the islands! We’ll explore each of the three Gili Islands on our own private pontoon, stopping off along the way to snorkel in crystal clear waters and swim with sea turtles right off the shore. Explore the reef, walk on the white sandy beaches and take in your surroundings – we are in paradise! Tonight is the last night of our tour, so let’s celebrate with a traditional BBQ on the boat for sunset & after our return, we can celebrate all that we’ve done with a few bevvies!

DAY 9 NINH VAN BAY

DAY 9 NINH VAN BAY

To get from Hoi An to Ninh Van Bay we jump on an overnight sleeper bus – you’ll get your own bed and most buses even have WiFi.

We wake up in Ninh Van Bay, pure paradise! The hostel you’ll be staying at is located amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Vietnam’s countryside, nestled in the valleys a stone’s throw away from the beach. After breakfast the day is yours to do what you wish but be sure to meet your guide in the afternoon to explore the surrounding areas with a trekking trip! Otherwise relax by the pool, challenge your group to a game of beach volleyball, unwind with a movie in the outdoor cinema, pamper yourself at the spa or take to the water in a kayak.

DAY 8 NEW PLYMOUTH

DAY 8 NEW PLYMOUTH

Our travels continue to Wellington, a city encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills

It’s time to start the journey back up to the north! But first, the beautiful Taranaki region and Mt Egmont (New Zealand’s most perfectly formed volcano) We will explore national parks and coastal walkways

3 NIGHTS NICE

3 NIGHTS NICE

3 NIGHTS BARCELONA

3 NIGHTS BARCELONA

DAY 18 CAIRNS

DAY 18 CAIRNS

ARRIVE IN CAIRNS

The final stop on our journey is Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the adventure capital of Australia! Check into our resort-style accommodation, chill by the pool and settle in ready for an awesome few days ahead!

DAY 10  FAREWELL

DAY 10 FAREWELL

Goodbye for now!
It’s time to say goodbye for now! You can choose to fly back to Manila from a small airport in El Nido, or join us in our minivan back to Puerto Princesa (where flights are usually cheaper!) where our trip comes to an end after an amazing 10 days in paradise!

DAY 21 – 23  WHITSUNDAYS

DAY 21 – 23 WHITSUNDAYS

Check into your hostel before heading out to explore tropical Airlie Beach, taking a dip in the famous harbourfront lagoon. The next day, it’s time to start our Whitsundays adventure! We’ll be spending the next few days cruising around the stunning Whitsunday islands on a Maxi sailing yacht. We’ll be sleeping onboard so get comfy, have a drink, enjoy some delicious food, and settle into the gorgeous surroundings. Snorkel in pristine blue waters, visit some of the whitest sandy beaches in the world, chill with your mates and witness some incredible sun sets. The Whitsundays are breathtaking! After two amazing days on the boat, we’ll head back to our hostel in Airlie Beach for the next two nights.

DAY 16-17  BRISBANE CITY

DAY 16-17 BRISBANE CITY

After a short journey North of the Gold Coast, we’ll arrive at our Brisbane accommodation, right in the city centre. We’ll spend the next two days checking out some of Brisbane’s hotspots including Street’s Beach (Brisbane’s man-made city lagoon), Brisbane River and the cultural hub of the South bank. You’ll also have the option to head to the famous Australia Zoo to see some amazing wildlife! (add-on).

DAY 18 CAIRNS

DAY 18 CAIRNS

ARRIVE IN CAIRNS

The final stop on our journey is Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the adventure capital of Australia! Check into our resort-style accommodation, chill by the pool and settle in ready for an awesome few days ahead!

DAY 10  SUN, SAND, SEA & COCONUTS

DAY 10 SUN, SAND, SEA & COCONUTS

RELAX IN PARADISE

Today is yours to relax by the pool, swim at the beach, go snorkelling, kayaking or explore Koh Phangan and Haad Rin. If you wish, we can arrange day activities for you like cooking lessons, Muay Thai boxing, massage and yoga. This evening we meet up for dinner and enjoy our last night on the islands!

DAY 16-18  FRASER ISLAND

DAY 16-18 FRASER ISLAND

Explore the world’s largest sand island by 4WD! Over 3 days, drive on the beach, swim in Australia’s clearest fresh water lakes, check out the Maheno shipwreck and hike to Indian heads lookout for stunning panoramic views across the island. We’ll spend our evenings at our private campsite right near the beach. We then return to the mainland and check back into our hostel in Rainbow beach for the night.

CAIRNS  GILLIGANS BACKPACKERS RESORT

CAIRNS GILLIGANS BACKPACKERS RESORT

 DAY  11 – 13 PICTON AND NEW PLYMOUTH

DAY 11 – 13 PICTON AND NEW PLYMOUTH

We say our ‘Haere Rā’ to the South and catch the ferry back to the North Island. We will pass through Wellington for a second time and then journey north to the beautiful Taranaki region and its capital, New Plymouth. Over our final two days, we will explore more coastal towns and the majestic ‘Blue Spring’. Before we arrive back to Auckland, we will travel via Hobbiton where you can choose one last adventure and visit the World famous movie set.

DAY 19 GREAT BARRIER REEF

DAY 19 GREAT BARRIER REEF

SNORKEL TOUR

Discover UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef on our snorkel day trip of the outer reef. Encounter marine life such as turtles, stingrays and clownfish at the best snorkel spots, enjoy a buffet lunch onboard and learn all about the areas diverse reef.

DAY 10  ONWARD TRAVEL

DAY 10 ONWARD TRAVEL

WHERE TO NEXT?

It’s time for us to say our good-byes. Whether your plan is to return to Kuta, continue your stay in Gili T or join another Ultimate tour, we’re here to help you with your onward travels!

DAY 10 – 11 CANYONING AND WATERFALLS

DAY 10 – 11 CANYONING AND WATERFALLS

The central city of the Vietnam highlands is famous for its cool temperatures and stunning waterfalls. On our first day we’ll explore Da Lat town and on the second day we’ll spark your adrenaline levels by abseiling pounding waterfalls, sliding down canyons and jumping off cliffs! Don’t worry, you’ll be safe with us! Not such a dare devil? No worries, alternative day trips are available!

DAY 9  WAITOMO AND RAGLAN

DAY 9 WAITOMO AND RAGLAN

Today we get to the world famous Glowworm Caves of Waitomo (‘wai’ meaning water, ‘tomo’ meaning hole).
Here we will explore the Ruakuri rainforest by foot or opt to take a tour of the subterranean world with our wetsuits and go Black Water Rafting.

3 NIGHTS PARIS

3 NIGHTS PARIS

DAY 19 GREAT BARRIER REEF

DAY 19 GREAT BARRIER REEF

SNORKEL TOUR

Discover UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef on our snorkel day trip of the outer reef. Encounter marine life such as turtles, stingrays and clownfish at the best snorkel spots, enjoy a buffet lunch onboard and learn all about the areas diverse reef.

DAY 24 – 25 AIRLIE BEACH

DAY 24 – 25 AIRLIE BEACH

Arriving in the evening, we’ll hit the hostel terrace bar and reminisce on our Whitsundays adventure! The next day soak up the paradise vibes at Airlie’s lagoon, wander around the town or explore the surrounding national park before our journey to Townsville, the gateway to Magnetic Island!

DAY 18 – 19 NOOSA

DAY 18 – 19 NOOSA

If being surrounded by tropical greenery and beautiful beaches is your cup of tea, you’ll love Noosa! We’ll hike through National Park to lookouts boasting incredible views over Noosa’s spectacular coastline, stopping off to spot amazing Australian wildlife along the way. Your hostel has it all; chill by the resort pool or enjoy a few cold ones at the bar. Anyone fancy a game of beer pong?

DAY 11 ONWARD TRAVEL

DAY 11 ONWARD TRAVEL

WHATS NEXT?

Today is the last day of your tour! It’s time to check out and say your last goodbyes to your new found travel buddies. After our amazing 11 day adventure, we’ll help you make arrangements for the next leg of your trip – stay for any of the famous island parties, head back to Bangkok, travel north to Chiang Mai or go diving in Koh Tao! If you’d like to extend your Southeast Asia adventure, join us on another ULTIMATE tour in Bali or Vietnam! Whatever your plans, we’ll make it easy!

DAY 19-20  EMU PARK

DAY 19-20 EMU PARK

Next, explore the coastal town of Emu Park. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the resort pool or go turtle spotting. Upgrade to ‘Treasure Island’ for an unforgettable experience in the Southern Great Barrier Reef – swim with turtles, explore some of the islands 17 white sandy beaches, work your way through treasure hunt clues & more! This evening, we’ll hop on the train for our overnight journey, waking up in Airlie Beach.

CAIRNS  GILLIGANS BACKPACKERS RESORT

CAIRNS GILLIGANS BACKPACKERS RESORT

DAY 12 HO CHI MINH CITY

DAY 12 HO CHI MINH CITY

We’ll arrive in Vietnam‘s largest metropolitan city where people are always on the move and thousands of motor bikes ride the streets. Take in the culture, the buzzing energy and Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife on our last 2 days of the tour.

DAY 10  RAGLAN AND AUCKLAND

DAY 10 RAGLAN AND AUCKLAND

Today is out last day as a group but we are sure to go out in an Ultimate way! Our last stop before Auckland is in Raglan, home to some of New Zealand’s best surf breaks! After lunch, we’ll head north to Auckland where we say our farewells

DAYS 20-21 CAIRNS

DAYS 20-21 CAIRNS

ADVENTURE ON!

During our time in Cairns you’ll have the opportunity to customise your experience and add some additional activities to your adventure. From Skydiving and Bungy Jumps to White Water Rafting and Rainforest Tours, Cairns has endless adventures on offer! On our final night in this North Queensland paradise we say farewell with a group dinner. Ultimate and your group leader will be available to help you plan your ongoing adventures and travels.

DAY 26 – 28  MAGNETIC ISLAND

DAY 26 – 28 MAGNETIC ISLAND

You’re in for a treat as we spend the next 3 days exploring Magnetic Island – home to wild koalas, wallabies, and golden sandy beaches. Snorkel in the pristine island waters, take the guided Fort’s walk offering incredible views of the island and chill at the hostel. Our hostel even has an on-site wildlife park where you can get up close to Aussie wildlife such as koalas and wallabies (additional cost). Want to explore the rest of the island? Rent a 4×4 ‘Barbie car’ and drive around the island with your mates (available for hire)!

DAYS 20-21 CAIRNS

DAYS 20-21 CAIRNS

ADVENTURE ON!

During our time in Cairns you’ll have the opportunity to customise your experience and add some additional activities to your adventure. From Skydiving and Bungy Jumps to White Water Rafting and Rainforest Tours, Cairns has endless adventures on offer! On our final night in this North Queensland paradise we say farewell with a group dinner. Ultimate and your group leader will be available to help you plan your ongoing adventures and travels.

DAY 20 – 21  RAINBOW BEACH

DAY 20 – 21 RAINBOW BEACH

This morning, we arrive at Rainbow beach, the gateway to Fraser Island. We’ll check into our hostel and head out for a short hike to Carlo Sand Blow, a unique sand mass where you can watch the sunset over the southern tip of Fraser Island! Here you’ll get the opportunity to view the resident pod of wild dolphins as they feed. You can also choose to buy some fish ($5) and enter the knee deep water in the marina to feed the dolphins. The rest of the day is yours to chill on the beach, explore Rainbow or relax at the hostel. This evening you’ll receive a safety briefing at our hostel, ready for your Fraser Island adventure the following day!

DAY 21-23   Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

DAY 21-23 Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Airlie Beach is one of the East Coast’s best party towns, with awesome bars and nightlife. Spend a night here hanging out with the locals and get ready for your Whitsundays Sailing trip! Then spend two awesome days and nights sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and snorkelling the crystal clear waters. Sleep on the boat, enjoy amazing freshly prepared food and relax & sunbathe on deck!

DAY 13 – 14 CU CHI TUNNELS & FAREWELL

DAY 13 – 14 CU CHI TUNNELS & FAREWELL

We’ll visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the Vietnam War, which is still a big topic in the Vietnam we see today. Tonight, it’s time to say farewell and plan your next ULTIMATE adventure!

DAY 29 – 30  MISSION BEACH

DAY 29 – 30 MISSION BEACH

Our next stop is Mission beach, where the rainforest and the reef meet and renowned for incredible sunrises. The next morning is free for you to spend at your leisure. We recommend exploring the neighbouring National Park, traditional country of The Djiru Aboriginal people. If you’re up for a bit of adrenaline action, you have the option of joining an awesome white water rafting adventure in Tully, just a short distance from Mission Beach (add-on). You’ll have some free time in Mission beach the following morning before we head to Cairns. Mission beach is home to Australia’s highest skydive (15,000ft!) so if you’re feeling adventurous and ready for some adrenaline pumping action – get signed up (add-on). Fly over a reef, jump out a plane and land on a beach. Awesome!

DAY 22-24 FRASER ISLAND

DAY 22-24 FRASER ISLAND

Welcome to World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island! You’ll be spending the next few days on this island paradise, exploring sand dunes by 4×4, driving through lush rainforest, swimming in crystal clear lakes, spotting rare Aussie wildlife and hiking to headlands for incredible 360 views of the island. At night, we’ll set up camp at our own private campsite just metres from the beach. After an epic few days on Fraser Island we return to Rainbow beach for the night. But the adventure doesn’t stop here! Next stop: Town of 1770.

DAY 24-25  AIRLIE BEACH

DAY 24-25 AIRLIE BEACH

After you’ve explored the stunning Whitsunday Islands, return to Airlie beach for 2 nights. Wander around the town, go for a swim in Airlie’s famous harbourfront lagoon and soak up the tropical paradise vibes of Airlie beach!

DAY 31 – 35 CAIRNS

DAY 31 – 35 CAIRNS

Tonight we arrive in Cairns – the Ultimate backpacker destination, and home to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy luxury air conditioned en-suite dorm rooms, a huge pool and daily entertainment in our resort style accommodation. We’ll be spending the next 5 days here, so settle in and get ready for an exciting few days ahead!Keen to explore the rainforest? You’re in the right place – Cape Tribulation add-ons available.

DAY 25 – 27  1770 AGNES WATERS

DAY 25 – 27 1770 AGNES WATERS

This evening, we arrive in the small coastal town of 1770, named after the second landing sight of Captain James Cook. We’ll check in to our accommodation, spark up the barbie and gather around the fire pit. Keen to explore the area? Join 1770’s famous scooter tour of the town; get tattooed up, put on a leather flame jacket and channel your inner biker (add-on). This evening, we’ll hop on the bus, waking up in Airlie Beach!

DAY 26 -27  MAGNETIC ISLAND

DAY 26 -27 MAGNETIC ISLAND

Magnetic Island will blow you away with its golden sandy beaches, amazing Aussie wildlife and incredible views! Take in the stunning scenery on the Forts walk and chill on the beach with your new mates!

DAY 32 ATHERTON TABLELANDS

DAY 32 ATHERTON TABLELANDS

Our first full day in Cairns will be spent exploring the Tablelands region, chilling under waterfalls and sliding down natural rock slides. If you’re lucky, you may see some shy platypuses in the wild!

DAY 28 – 30 SAILING WHITSUNDAYS

DAY 28 – 30 SAILING WHITSUNDAYS

Today we arrive in Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands! We’ll check into our hostel in the centre of town and check out the harbourfront. Soak up the atmosphere – we’re in paradise! Our next few days will be spent sailing around the Whitsunday Islands. We’ll snorkel in pristine blue waters, getting up close with an abundance of tropical fish and visit some of the whitest sandy beaches in the world. The views here are breathtaking! Our home for the next few days is a Maxi Sailing yacht, where we’ll eat delicious food, party and sleep in comfortable beds below deck (or under the stars!) – it doesn’t get any better than this!

DAY 28-31  CAIRNS

DAY 28-31 CAIRNS

Cairns is the adventure capital of Australia! Whether it’s skydiving, scuba diving, snorkelling, white water rafting, sea kayaking, bungy jumping or exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns will not let you down! You’ll be here for 4 nights, so plenty of time to get the adrenaline pumping!

DAY 33 GREAT BARRIER REEF

DAY 33 GREAT BARRIER REEF

What better way to spend your last few days in paradise than a day trip to the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef? We’ll take a boat to the outer reef and snorkel around the vibrant coral, encountering turtles, stingrays and maybe even Nemo – an experience you’ll never forget! The final two days are open for you to explore Cairns. Chill at the hostel pool, make the most of the nightlife, visit the Cairns Lagoon and soak up the sun while you reminisce on the past 5 week of adventure with your new mates!

DAY 31-32 AIRLIE BEACH

DAY 31-32 AIRLIE BEACH

This morning, we return to the tropical bliss of Airlie beach where we’ll spend the next two nights. Later on, we’ll head to the bar for our post-island party; eat, drink and be merry as we reminisce on our past few days in paradise! Wander to Airlie’s harbourfront lagoon for a dip, explore the surrounding national park or see the Whitsundays from the air on the Whitsunday Scenic Flight Experience (optional add-on).

DAY 30  GREAT BARRIER REEF

DAY 30 GREAT BARRIER REEF

Experience an amazing day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. Meet turtles, sea cucumbers and try to find Nemo! $20 Reef Conservation Tax to pay on arrival.

Day 36 – Onward Travel

Day 36 – Onward Travel

Whether you plan to stay in the tropics, travel elsewhere in Australia or onto a different destination, your tour guide and the crew at Ultimate HQ will be here to support you and help you plan your adventure!

Includes: Onward Travel Support

DAY 33 – 35  MAGNETIC ISLAND

DAY 33 – 35 MAGNETIC ISLAND

Just a short ferry crossing from Townsville, we’ll arrive in Maggie island, a gorgeous tropical haven with heaps to see and do! Explore the many bays and golden sandy beaches, snorkel the pristine island waters, take the guided Fort’s walk offering incredible views of the island and come up close with koalas and wallabies at our hostels on-site wildlife park (add-on). In the evening, we’ll enjoy a few drinks and games at our hostel bar. Feeling adventurous? Take your new mates on a tour of the island in a 4WD ‘barbie’ car (available for daily hire). The photo opportunities are endless!

DAY 31  Atherton Tablelands

DAY 31 Atherton Tablelands

Today, experience the highlights of the Atherton Tablelands; a tropical rainforest located west of Cairns! You get to swim in a volcanic crater lake and play in fairy-tale like waterfalls on a fun, fresh & laid-back tour! A great day with stunning scenery guaranteed!

DAY 36-37  MISSION BEACH

DAY 36-37 MISSION BEACH

This afternoon we leave Magnetic Island and travel to the beautiful beachside town of Mission beach where the reef and rainforest meet. The sunrise here in Tropical North Queensland is magical! This morning we recommend hiking into the neighbouring National Park, part of the traditional country of The Djiru Aboriginal people. Feeling adventurous? You have the option of joining our awesome white water rafting adventure in Tully, just a short distance from Mission Beach! (add-on). Mission beach is also home to Australia’s highest (15,000ft!) and most popular skydiving spot – an experience not to be missed for the adrenaline junkies out there! You’ll get the chance to do a skydive the following morning, before we travel on to Cairns. Pre-book your skydive (add-on) or arrange with the help of your guide as you travel, no worries!

Day 32 – Ongoing Support

Day 32 – Ongoing Support

If you would like to make any changes to your trip, simply let us know. We can add extra accommodation, skydives, white water rafting trips, bungy jumps and much more; we will make sure you’ll get to tick everything off your Aussie bucket list!

DAY 38 – 42 CAIRNS

DAY 38 – 42 CAIRNS

This evening we arrive in Cairns, our final stop along the East Coast and the Ultimate backpacker destination – you are in for a treat! Our resort style accommodation is one of the best in Cairns, with luxury air conditioned en-suite dorm rooms, a huge pool and daily entertainment. Sit back, relax, and prepare for the next few exciting days! Keen to see more? Explore the rainforest on our Cape Tribulation add-ons!

On day 43, the Ultimate East Coast Explorer + Sydney tour comes to an end. Your guide will be available to provide you with outward travel support.

DAY 39Atherton Tablelands

DAY 39Atherton Tablelands

Our first adventure in Cairns takes us to the Tablelands region where we’ll spend the day swimming under waterfalls, sliding down natural rock slides and spotting shy platypuses in the wild.

DAY 40 GREAT BARRIER REEF

DAY 40 GREAT BARRIER REEF

The next day, we explore the famous Great Barrier Reef. We’ll cruise to the outer reef to snorkel with inquisitive Nemos, stingrays, turtles and friendly Maori Wrasse and learn all about the diverse marinelife of the reef. When we’re not exploring the rainforest and reef, we’ll hang out at Cairn’s famous harbourfront lagoon, hit the local bars and party the night away at our hostel’s very own club! On our last evening we’ll take you to our favourite spot to reflect on an epic 6 weeks of Aussie East Coast fun!

Day 43 – Onward Travel

Day 43 – Onward Travel

Whether you plan to stay in the tropics, travel elsewhere in Australia or onto a different destination, your tour guide and the crew at Ultimate HQ will be here to support you and help you plan your adventure!

Includes: Onward Travel Support