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14 Day Brisbane To Cairns Tour package
Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Set Sail and enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays Fraser Island Lazy River Base Magnetic island Sunrise Noosa

Brisbane to Cairns Express East Coast Tour Package – 14 Days

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Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
14 Days, 13 nights
Some Meals
While on activities/tours
Cairns on day 14
Explore The East Coast of Australia even if you are short on time!

If you want to experience as much of the East Coast as you can but are short on time then this package is the time and money saver for you!

You’ll have time to check out Brisbane before having an adventure on Fraser Island in a 4-wheel drive warrior vehicle.

It doesn’t stop there! You’ll explore the Whitsundays in style and adventure up to Cairns before snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

This great value package includes all accommodation and some meals while on tours. What are you waiting for? Explore the East Coast of Australia today!


Simply choose below if you are driving or if you would like to add in a Greyhound or Premier Bus Pass.

*You can do this trip in the reverse direction, click here*


“Our East Coast packages offer the best tours, trips and accommodation at an amazing price! We’ve been sending people up and down the East Coast of Australia for years and are 100% confident you will have an amazing time on any of our packages. You can keep all your tours, buses and accommodation open dated or give us the date you want to start and we’ll book everything for you! If you want to add or take anything out just contact us for a custom quote!”  – Cameron – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert



  • Explore Brisbane, Noosa, Rainbow Beach, Airlie Beach, Magnetic Island and Cairns
  • Get around the world's largest sand island - Fraser Island
  • Sail/motorboat around the Whitsundays
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef!

Below is an example calendar and written itinerary - your itinerary will depend on the availability of tours and accommodation from your start date.

One Stop Adventures will always endeavour to make sure you have the best itinerary and time possible.

Brisbane to Cairns Tour

Day 1 – Brisbane

Arrive in Brisbane anytime this day and check into your accommodation, you can then explore or relax!

Day 2 - Brisbane

Today is free to explore Brisbane as you please, walk around the CBD or Southbank or head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary!

Day 3– Brisbane to Noosa

Travel to Noosa and hit the beach or explore.

Day 4 – Noosa

Explore Noosa as you please - head to the beach, Australia Zoo, Noosa National Park or even the everglades!

Day 5 – Noosa to Rainbow Beach

Travel to Rainbow Beach and check into your accommodation.

Day 6 - Fraser Island (Lunch)

Jump aboard one of our brand new purpose-built “Warrior” 20 seat 4WD and experience a great value tour of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.

Your discovery departs from Rainbow Beach highlighting Teewah or Rainbow Beach coloured sands before stopping for morning tea on the beach.

Over to Fraser Island, we travel along the spectacular 75 Mile beach to explore the natural beauty of this magnificent wilderness with a guided rainforest walk. An authentic BBQ lunch followed by a refreshing freshwater lake swim tops off the perfect day of discovery on the world’s largest sand Island!

Return through the towering forests of Satinay and Brushbox and navigate your way down the ‘sandy highway’ before returning to the Sunshine Coast.

*Itinerary may vary

Day 7 - Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach

Enjoy the day relaxing in Rainbow Beach before hopping on the overnight bus to Airlie Beach.

Day 8 - Airlie Beach

Arrive at Airlie Beach in the morning with the rest of the day free to relax.

Day 9 - Whitsundays (Lunch)

Enjoy a scenic day of beaches and snorkelling on the Whitsundays! Click the 'Whitsunday Boat Options' tab to check out the boat choices and their itineraries!

Day 10 - Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island (Dinner)

Travel from Airlie Beach to Townsville and board the ferry to Magnetic Island.

Day 11 - Magnetic Island (Breakfast)

Explore Magnetic Island as you please, go hiking, hire a topless car and explore the island or snorkel one of the many beaches.

Day 12 - Magnetic Island to Cairns

Today you depart Magnetic Island, catch a ferry to Townsville and travel to Cairns.

Day 13 - Great Barrier Reef (Lunch)

Enjoy a day of snorkelling at various reef sites on the Great Barrier Reef!

Day 14 - Cairns

Today is the end of your journey, you can check out at anytime today and travel onward.

What exactly are the differences? 


  • Up to 3 departures a day
  • Goes to all the places you want to visit on the East Coast
  • Newer luxury coaches with Wifi and USB charging ports
  • Overnight buses can be utilised to save on accommodation while travelling


  • 1 departure a day, some departures are at painful times (such as Coffs Harbour which is 3:00am)
  • Does not go to 1770, stops at the turn-off and some hostels will come and pick you up at midnight/1:00am for $15 each way
  • Older buses
  • Will get you from A to B
  • The cheapest option!

Ocean Rafting

Ocean Rafting offers an exhilarating thrill ride around the Whitsundays, it's fast and able to make sure you can experience as much as possible in a day trip to the Whitsundays with 25 to 32 guests onboard. One Stop Adventures will book you on the Southern lights tour but you can let us know if you would rather the northern exposure itinerary instead.

Rafting in the Ocean Whitehaven Ocean rafting boatWhitehaven fun

Click here to learn more about Ocean Rafting

The Thundercat

Zip around the Whitsundays on a boat designed for speed and comfort - it’s a smooth ride on the Thundercat with a maximum of 31 passengers on board.

Thundercat Whitsundays Thundercat Whitsundays Thundercat Whitsundays

Click here to learn more about the Thundercat

The Derwent Hunter

If you enjoy sailing or even if you’ve never tried it before the Derwent Hunter makes for a great day out on the spectacular Whitsundays with 39 people maximum on board.

Derwent hunter Day TripSailing WhitsundaysWhitsundays Turtle

What you need to bring: 

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm and cool clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Most importantly, a sense of adventure!

Q: Is this a fully guided Tour?

A: No, this is a combination of accommodation and separate tours that we organise for you. You need to choose how you travel between your destinations whether by bus or driving. You can then choose to have open dated tickets or select a starting date and we’ll organise everything and send you an itinerary!

Q: Can I change anything?

A: Of course, just call or email us and we can organise a custom package in no time and set you on your adventure.

Q: Will I meet lots of people this way?

A: Definitely, this is the most popular way of travelling and experiencing Australia’s East Coast, so no matter if you’re on tour or on a bus or in a hostel you’ll make lots of new friends.

Q: What accommodation will I be staying at? 

A: You will be staying in dorm rooms at the accommodation we book for you, we use accommodation that we know are awesome because we've been sending people there for years. If you would like to stay somewhere in particular just let us know and we will do our best to make it happen.

If you would like to stay in private rooms, get in touch with us and we can make a custom package for you.

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