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Cairns to Brisbane Express East Coast Tour Package 14 days
Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Set Sail and enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays Fraser Island Lazy River

Cairns to Brisbane 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
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.

Arrive in Cairns and tick the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list on an amazing day trip! Head south afterwards to Magnetic island form some sunshine, relaxation and exploration.

Following that arrive in Airlie Beach for a tour of the amazing Whitsunday islands before continuing down to Rainbow beach where you can enjoy a 4 wheel drive experience of Fraser Island.

Finally have time to explore Noosa and Brisbane before the end of a memorable journey.


  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Cairns
  • 1 day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef (lunch incl) * reef tax to pay onboard Click here to check it out
  • 2 days 2 nights on Magnetic island in dorm including return ferry, dinner, breakfast and snorkel hire. Click here to check it out!
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • Day trip to the Whitsundays on Ocean Rafting or The Thundercat
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Rainbow Beach
  • Day trip to Fraser island Click here to check it out
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Noosa
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Brisbane

Simply Choose below if you are driving or if you would like to add in a Greyhound 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!”  – Liz – 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 in a 4X4 Warrior vehicle
  • Sail/Motorboat around the Whitsundays!
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef!

Below is an example calendar and written itinerary. However your itinerary will depend on 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.

Cairns to Brisbane tour

Day 1 – Cairns

Arrive in Cairns at anytime this day and check into your accommodation, the rest of the day is free to explore at your own leisure.

Day 2 – Great Barrier Reef

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

Day 3 – Cairns to Magnetic island

Travel from Cairns to Townsville and take the ferry across to Magnetic island. Check into your accommodation and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring or relaxing by the pool

Day 4 - Magnetic Island

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

Day 5 - Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach

Travel from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach this day

Day 6 – Whitsundays (Lunch)

Enjoy a scenic day of beaches and snorkelling on the Whitsundays! Click the other information tab to checkout the boat choices and their itineraries!

Day 7 – Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach

Enjoy a relaxing day in Airlie beach before boarding the overnight bus to Rainbow Beach

Day 8 – Rainbow Beach

Arrive in Rainbow Beach and check into your accommodation before spending the afternoon exploring the own, the beach or relaxing!

Day 9 – 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 tour 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 10 – Rainbow Beach to Noosa

Travel to Noosa and hit the beach or explore.

Day 11 – Noosa

Explore Noosa as you please. Head to the beach, Australia Zoo or Noosa National park or the Everglades!

Day 12 – Noosa to Brisbane

Travel to Brisbane and spend the afternoon checking out the city!

Day 13 - Brisbane

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

Day 14 – Brisbane

Your journey comes to an end. Check out of your hostel and you are free to travel onward at anytime this day.


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 on board. 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

**Certain boats on the Whitsundays will incur a $40 per person public holiday fee, which is payable on check-in. If you would like to check if this applies to your boat, please contact our office**

*All Bookings Subject to Availability. One Stop Adventures is unable to book accommodation in Sydney and Byron Bay over the Christmas and New Year Period. Use the live chat or email to check availability and confirm dates.

What you need to bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, flashlight, toiletries, rain jacket, camera, towel, insect repellent, and a sense of adventure!

Itinerary will depend on 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.

You can also purchase this package open dated and organise the tours and accommodation at your own leisure while you travel.

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 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 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.