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Sydney to Cairns Fully Guided East Coast Tour Package – 21 days


Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
21 days, 20 nights
Some Meals
Cairns, day 21
Get a fully guided tour of the East Coast of Australia from Sydney to Cairns!

This is the ultimate adventure up the East Coast of Australia from Sydney to Cairns with a group of 18 to 30 somethings, we arrange everything for you so it is hassle free! This tour is perfect for the solo travellers or travelling with friends as you will have a crew up to 20 people with you the whole way!

You’ll explore Sydney, beautiful Byron Bay and check out the Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise and drive a four wheel drive on the famous Fraser Island and explore Australia Zoo!

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

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


  • Airport arrival transfer
  • All transport from Sydney to Cairns
  • Ultimate East Coast tour guide – available 24/7 on tour
  • 20 nights’ Accommodation
  • Sydney city tour
  • Brisbane Southbank tour
  • 3 day Whitsunday Islands Sailing Adventure
  • 3 day Fraser Island Camping Adventure
  • Dolphin Kayaking
  • Australia Zoo
  • Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Trip
  • Surf lesson in Surfers Paradise
  • 4 x Breakfast 5 x Lunch 6 x Dinner


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“ The Fully Guided East Coast tours we offer are all about having fun, exploring amazing locations and making great friendships that will last a lifetime. We arrange everything for you so your trip will be easy and hassle-free!  – Paul – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert



  • Airport arrival transfer
  • All transport from Sydney to Cairns
  • Ultimate East Coast tour guide – available 24/7 on tour
  • 20 nights’ Accommodation
  • Sydney city tour
  • Brisbane Southbank tour
  • 3 day Whitsunday Islands Sailing Adventure
  • 3 day Fraser Island Camping Adventure
  • Dolphin Kayaking
  • Australia Zoo
  • Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Trip
  • Surf lesson in Surfers Paradise
  • 4 x Breakfast 5 x Lunch 6 x Dinner

*Please note no departures in December

Below is an example Calendar and Written itinerary. However your itinerary will depend on availability of tours and accommodation from your start date. Those travelling by premier bus will have a 26 day itinerary due to premier bus not having an overnight bus from Airlie beach to Cairns.

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

Sydney to Cairns Tour Map

Day 1 – Sydney

Day 1: Today our East Coast tour kicks off in Sydney with a City Orientation tour. We will visit all of the cities famous landmarks and finish at the the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House! Tonight, we depart the city on our journey up the East Coast. First stop, the vibrant Byron Bay.
Meal(s) included : None

Day 2 – Byron Bay

After settling into our beachfront Byron Bay home, we enjoy an afternoon learning about local history, Aboriginal culture and marine biology with an unforgettable kayak to Australia’s most Easterly point. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as we kayak through the marine park, home to bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and various species of sea turtles. Tonight, we get to know our travel mates at our first group dinner.
Meal(s) included : Dinner

Day 3 – Byron Bay

We’ll wake early and head to Byron Bay lighthouse in time for the sunrise. We’ll explore the area of Cape Byron by foot, taking in the incredible coastal views from the walking track then spend our final afternoon soaking up Byron’s unique vibes and exploring the town by bike.

Meals included: none

Day 4 – Surfers Paradise 

This morning we arrive in Surfers Paradise where we’ll spend the next 3 nights! We spend the first afternoon exploring the golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach and discover the endless entertainment of nightlife on offer!

Meal(s) included : None

Day 5 – Surfers Paradise 

After a relaxing morning, we embrace the local way of life with a surf lesson – you’ll be riding the waves like a pro in no time! After the surf lesson we will head back to the accommodation for a spa/swim/tanning or a beverage at the bar if you like before exploring more of what Surfers Paradise/Gold Coast has to offer.

Meal(s) included : None

Day 6 – Surfers Paradise 

Today the group will usually get together and do an optional activity(not included in price) all together though if you want some free time to yourself for shopping or theme parks or whatever just have a chat to our awesome guide and they will help you organise a rad day!

Day 7 –  Brisbane

We continue our travels up the coast to Brisbane, the capital of the Queensland state. We spend our first day exploring the Southbank cultural precinct of the city featuring man-made Streets Beach (outdoor swimming pool!), walking tracks and picnic areas!

Day 8 – Brisbane – Australia Zoo – Brisbane

Today is spent at the home of the crocodile hunter, Australia Zoo! We’ll spend the day learning about the conservation efforts of the famous Irwin family and getting up close to a variety of native Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and wombats!

Day 9 – Hervey Bay

Today we arrive into Hervey Bay, the gateway to the World’s largest sand island. We settle into our accommodation for the night and get ready for an exciting few days ahead on stunning Fraser Island.
Meal(s) included : None

Day 10 – Fraser Island

The next three days are spent exploring world famous Fraser Island. We’ll swim the crystal waters, discover secret lakes, explore the Maheno shipwreck and hike to island lookouts for stunning panoramic views across the island.

Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – Fraser Island

Exploring Fraser Island and it stunning four wheel drive sandy tracks, lush rainforests and Aussie Wildlife!

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Return to Hervey Bay then overnight bus to Airlie Beach

On our third day of island paradise, we return to Hervey Bay ready for the next part of our adventure.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 – Airlie Beach

We continue our journey to Airlie Beach, home to the Whitsundays Islands. We settle into the vibrant coastal town before boarding our sailing boat for a two night sailing adventure exploring some of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays! Here you will be treated to the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation; Take it easy on deck while you sail around the islands, stopping off to snorkel, swim and explore the world famous Whitehaven beach.

Meal(s) included : None

Day 14 – Whitsundays Sailing Trip

Depart on a 2 day 2 night Whitsundays Sailing trip, exploring the amazing islands including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout heaps of fun fun fun!

Meal(s) included :  Dinner

Day 15- Whitsundays Sailing Trip

Explore Whitsundays!

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 – Return to Airlie Beach

 It’s time to head back to land! Our afternoon is spent in Airlie Beach, chilling by the Harbour front lagoon, wandering around the local shops and checking out some of the great backpacker bars.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Day 17 – Airlie Beach then overnight bus to Cairns 

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

Day 18 – Cairns

The final stop on our journey is Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the adventure capital of Australia! Check into our resort-style accommodation, chill by the pool and settle in ready for an awesome few days ahead!

Day 19 – Great Barrier Reef Day trip 

Discover UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef on our snorkel day trip of the outer reef. Encounter marine life such as turtles, stingrays and clown fish at the best snorkel spots, enjoy a buffet lunch onboard and learn all about the areas diverse reef.

Meal(s) included : Dinner

Day 20 – Cairns

During our time in Cairns you’ll have the opportunity to customise your experience and add some additional activities to your adventure. From Skydiving and Bungy Jumps to White Water Rafting and Rainforest Tours, Cairns has endless adventures on offer! On our final night in this North Queensland paradise we say farewell with a group dinner.

Meal(s) included : None

Day 21- Check out of accommodation in Cairns and end of trip. 

Check out time is 10am, make sure you add your new found friends on social media and let us know if you need help or wish to extend your travels as we would be happy to help!



Q: Is this a Fully Guided Tour?

A: Yes, we have an awesome tour guide who will be available every step of the way should you have any questions.

Q: Can I add any other activities whilst on the trip?

A: Of course, you can either book with your tour guide on the trip or contact us via phone, facebook or email us at

Q: I am travelling solo? Will I meet lots of people this way?

A: Most of the people who book onto our tours are travelling solo, so you won’t be the only one! On all of our tours you’ll be travelling with like-minded people, who enjoy the comfort of a guided tour. So you may start off as strangers, but will finish as Family! A great reason to book a group tour is to meet new people!

Q: Who will be my tour guide? 

A: Our guides are fun, experienced, knowledgeable locals whose job it is to make your tour the best it possibly can be! Your guide or guides will be English speaking, first-aid trained and available throughout your tour.

Q: What Accommodation will I be staying at? 

A:  The Sydney to Cairns Fully Guided East Coast Package tour includes 20 nights total.

We’ve included 13-nights dorm accommodation in the very best hostels on the Aussie East Coast. You’ll be staying in a variety of hostels, some are beachfront hostels, resort-style flash packer accommodation with access to spas and pools . You’ll also spend 2 nights sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and 2-nights camping on Fraser Island.

Accommodation is based on 4-8 bed shared dorm arrangements. Upgrades to private rooms are available please let us know at

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