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Eastern Odyssey

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Sydney is first on many travelers’ list of places to see in Australia, but for Renee Van Drent of Cox & Kings the city is just the starting point of a two-week journey that ends in Port Douglas in northern Queensland. Along the way, you’ll visit some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and islands. If your ideal vacation involves a lot of time on the sand and in the sea, you’ll want to visit AFAR Journeys for all the details of Renee’s trip as well as other itineraries to Australia.
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46 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
After seeing the sights of Sydney, the first stop in your journey north is Brisbane, the capital of Queensland that has emerged alongside Sydney and Melbourne as one of the country’s most exciting cities. Renee’s itinerary leaves time to visit...
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Renee will arrange for a private tour of the Australia Zoo on your way north from Brisbane to Fraser Island. While the Australia Zoo offers the opportunity to view some of the country’s famous crocodiles, from a safe distance, the wildlife of...
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384 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Back on the mainland, Renee has included three nights at Airlie Beach, at the Coral Sea Resort, on her itinerary. The largest town on the Whitsunday Coast, this is a convenient base for taking advantage of all the activities that the area offers—...
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Whitsunday Island QLD 4802, Australia
After a 15 minute 'bushwalk' though the Queensland rainforest, we got rewarded with one of the most-photographed views in Australia, Whitehaven Beach. Located on Whitsunday Island, a 40 minute boat ride from Airlie Beach, it is definitely worth...
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2333 Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia
At the end of your itinerary is a stay in Port Douglas, in northern Queensland. Not many itineraries include opportunities to see two UNESCO World Heritage sites, but Renee’s does. You’ll depart from Port Douglas for a day in the Daintree...