Coast to Coast Australian Adventure

Duration 14 days
Price guide
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Enjoy a two-week odyssey across the captivating landscapes of Australia, immersing yourself in a kaleidoscope of natural wonders, and luxurious coastal retreats. Start in the enchanting Daintree Rainforest, then explore the vibrant marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. Dive into the cultural richness of Darwin before heading to Perth, a lively city by the Indian Ocean. Wrap up your adventure with a luxurious beachside retreat in Western Australia.

Trip highlights

  • Explore one of the oldest rainforests in the world
  • Stay within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Take a scenic flight above the floodplains of Bamurru
  • Enjoy the thrill of swimming with whale sharks

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips and safaris include:

  • Exclusive luxury camps, lodges and hotels
  • Curated experiences and private tours
  • Skilled guides and local wildlife experts
  • Decades of combined safari expertise from our team
  • Full support from your local concierge
  • Days 1-3 Daintree Rainforest
  • Days 3-6 Lizard Island
  • Days 6-7 Darwin
  • Days 7-10 Top End
  • Days 10-12 Perth
  • Days 12-14 Western Australia
Coast to Coast Australian Adventure
Price guide
  PP
  • Days 1-3 Daintree Rainforest
  • Days 3-6 Lizard Island
  • Days 6-7 Darwin
  • Days 7-10 Top End
  • Days 10-12 Perth
  • Days 12-14 Western Australia

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1-3

Two nights at Silky Oaks in the Daintree Rainforest

Explore the beautiful surroundings of the Daintree Rainforest from the comfort of Silky Oaks. Take a relaxing stroll along the lush riverbank, explore the local area by bike, paddle a canoe or snorkel the Mossman River, join a guided rainforest walk or play tennis. Whichever pursuit you choose, indulge at the end with a relaxing treatment at the Healing Waters Spa.

An adventure in the rainforest

This full-day adventure traverses diverse environments, from estuaries to mangroves, and from lush rainforests to pristine beaches.

Your exploration begins with a visit to Mill Walk in Cape Tribulation National Park, an exclusive track accessible only to guests of Silky Oaks Lodge. Here, away from the crowds, you’ll be immersed in the ancient rainforest, guided by a knowledgeable naturalist who will illuminate the ecology and wildlife of the area.

Next, a short drive takes you to Myall Beach, where you can leisurely stroll amidst breathtaking vistas of Cape Tribulation and the Great Dividing Range. Then, indulge in a traditional Australian BBQ lunch at a secluded bush camp, followed by a refreshing swim in a freshwater swimming hole to rejuvenate yourself.

In the afternoon, embark on a wildlife spotting tour along the picturesque Daintree River, keeping an eye out for crocodiles and other native fauna.

Days 3-6

Three nights on Lizard Island

Enjoy exploring the largely uninhabited and breathtakingly pristine Lizard Island. This beautiful national park is an idyllic escape, where you can swim in crystal clear waters; snorkel and dive with colourful schools of fish; fish off the reef; and relax on the powder soft sand. Your luxury lodge is also the perfect place to simply take it all in, watching the sun set over the ocean with a crisp glass of wine in your hand.

 

Days 6-7

An introduction to Darwin

Explore Darwin, the vibrant capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory, or the Top End, where a fusion of cultures and landscapes awaits. Perched on the Timor Sea, Darwin boasts a tropical climate, making it an ideal destination year-round. Dive into the city’s rich history at the Darwin Military Museum, which commemorates the area’s role in World War II. Discover the unique flora and fauna of the region at the lush George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, home to over 400 species of native plants. Don’t miss the chance to experience the multicultural cuisine and lively markets, such as the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market, offering an array of culinary delights and local crafts

Board a scenic flight to Bamurru

Embark on an extraordinary aerial journey as you transfer to Bamurru Plains. You’ll soar above the vast Northern Territory landscape, treated to panoramic views of rugged terrain, winding rivers and sprawling wetlands.

Days 7-10

Three nights at Bamurru Plains

Enjoy your days exploring the wilds of Bamurru Plains. The wildlife on show is some of the most impressive in Australia, and expert field guides will help you discover it. Watch hundreds of birds take flight from the lake as you fly by on an airboat, or slowly cruise down the Sampan River keeping an eye out for glimmering fish breaking the surface; there’s no shortage of captivating sights. In the grasslands, creatures of all kinds stir, while the warm, tranquil air invites you to scan the shallows for majestic saltwater crocodiles. Guided walks and drives offer opportunities to encounter free-roaming horses, buffalo, dingoes, and wallabies, or you can opt to spend time in the tower hide, where you’ll delight in spotting the vibrant birdlife that inhabits the area.

Days 10-12

Two nights in Perth

Perth, situated on the far western coast of Australia, serves as the capital city of Western Australia. While it may seem distant from other major urban centers, Perth boasts a distinctive blend of relaxed atmosphere and cosmopolitan allure. Renowned as one of the most livable cities globally, it beckons visitors to immerse themselves in its charms. Whether strolling through its vibrant streets, hopping on a ferry to cross the Swan River, or venturing to Rottnest Island to encounter its adorable quokka inhabitants, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy in Perth.

A tour of Perth and Fremantle

Get to know Perth, starting with a walk in Kings Park where spectacular views reveal the city skyline, the hills and the Swan River. Visit the key precincts of the city from cosmopolitan Northbridge with its many restaurants to the exclusive Kings Street, lined with high-fashion boutiques and cafes. As you go, you guide will point out various landmarks including WA’s Parliament House, the Perth Mint, the WA museum and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Leave Perth city behind and drive along the scenic Swan River through the exclusive areas of Dalkeith Nedlands, Claremont and Peppermint Grove to the world-famous Cottesloe Beach. Following the coast south you will reach the historic port of Fremantle, a lively and cosmopolitan area filled with Victorian buildings, cafes and restaurants. It is home to the popular Fremantle market and Fremantle prison, one of the best examples of the British convict establishment in the world. Return to Perth on the southern shores of the Swan River.

Days 12-14

Two nights at Sal Salis

Sal Salis’ primary allure lies in its unparalleled access to the reef. Delight in days immersed in the warm waters, where you’ll have the chance to marvel at an array of marine life, including awe-inspiring encounters with the majestic whale shark, the largest fish on the planet. Thanks to the proximity of the reef to the shore, even children can effortlessly explore this captivating underwater realm. For those visiting between August and October, an extraordinary treat awaits: the chance to swim alongside majestic Humpback Whales as they journey through these waters.

 

 

sal salis aerial view

Why book with Jacada

Personalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.