What a totally amazing trip. Via Travel have small group Travel sorted. It’s a long way from Sydney to Cairns even if you do fly the bit from Brisbane to Proserpine and Ralph, our brilliant tour guide, made sure we packed as much into 2 weeks as possible. I am a regular visitor to Australia but thanks to Ralph and his “let’s get off this highway and see the real Australia” attitude the whole trip has given me a greater understanding of this wonderful country, it’s geology, history and culture. There is some typically touristy stuff (Sydney, Hunter Valley) but more importantly lots of interesting places and activities off the beaten track on this tour. Although it is a very busy schedule, it seemed there was always time for a swim here, in waterfalls and swimming holes, a bit of kayaking or surfing there, and some free time to do as you wanted. A certain degree of fitness is required not to mention a love of the outdoors - bush walks and visits to small family run animal sanctuaries give a brilliant insight into Australian flora and fauna. Ralph is incredibly knowledgable about everything Australia and was always ready to share this with us and enthrall and entertain us with his stories of bush life. A week on from finishing the tour I am still on a high and already planning the next one. Thank you Ralph and Via Travel for helping me make so many wonderful memories.