Cairns to Brisbane Express East Coast Tour Package – 14 days
$895.00 – $1,245.00
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 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!” – 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 endevour to make sure you have the best itinerary and time possible.
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 accross 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.
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 3am)
- Does not go to 1770, stops at the Turn off and some hostels will come and pick you up at midnight/1am for $15 each way
- Older buses
- Will get you from A to B
- The cheapest option!
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 choose to have open dated tickets or elect 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.