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Sydney to Cairns ULTIMATE East Coast Tour Package – 35 days

$2,495.00$2,951.00

Transport:
Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Difficulty:
Easy
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
35 days, 34 nights
Food:
Some Meals
Guided?:
While on activities/tours
Departs:
Daily
Arrives:
Cairns on day 35
Explore the ultimate East Coast of Australia with the most popular activities and tours included!

You’ll explore the Blue Mountains and learn the surfing skills you need in Spot X to take with you up the coast!

Visit Byron Bay and the Gold Coast before checking out Noosa! Adventure in a four-wheel-drive on the famous Fraser Island and become a biker in 1770!

It doesn’t stop there! You’ll sail around the Whitsundays in style and discover Magnetic Island. Explore Atherton Tablelands and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef!

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

Includes:

Simply choose if you would like to drive yourself or 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! ”  – Paul – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

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Description

  • Explore Sydney, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Noosa, 1770/Agnes Water, Rainbow Beach, Airlie Beach, Magnetic Island and Cairns!
  • Visit Australia's most popular national park - the Blue Mountains
  • Learn to Surf at Spot X!
  • Explore Fraser Island
  • Sail and cruise around the Whitsundays
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!
  • Enjoy the waterfalls and rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands

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

Sydney To Cairns Tour

 

Day 1 - Sydney

Arrive in Sydney at any time and check-in to your accommodation, the rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure or possibly recover from your arrival.

Day 2 - Blue Mountains tour (Lunch)

You will have the chance to see the Featherdale Wildlife Park, the Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls the Three Sisters and more!

*a medium level of fitness is required to join this trip

Day 3 - Sydney

Today is a free day to explore Sydney at your own leisure.

Day 4: Sydney to Spot X Surf Camp 

Enjoy a full day in Sydney before hopping on an overnight bus to Spot X Surf Camp.

Day 5 - Spot X Surf Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Arrive and begin learning to Surf at Spot X Surf Camp

Day 6 - Spot X Surf Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Continue learning to Surf!

Day 7 - Spot X to Byron Bay

Travel to Byron Bay, it is now time to relax!!!

Day 8 - Byron Bay

Keep relaxing on the beach! If you want you can hire a surf board, go on a kayak tour to see the dolphins or visit Nimbin (extra cost)

Day 9 - Byron Bay

Keep relaxing on the beach! If you want you can hire a surf board, go on a kayak tour to see the dolphins or visit Nimbin (extra cost)

Day 10 - Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

Check out of your hostel and make your way to Surfers Paradise where you will spend 3 nights

Day 11 - Surfers Paradise

Today is yours to explore at your own leisure. We suggest visiting theme parks or the beach!

Day 12 - Surfers Paradise

Today is yours to explore at your own leisure. We suggest visiting theme parks or the beach!

Day 13 - Surfers Paradise to Brisbane

Travel to Brisbane and spend the afternoon exploring

Day 14 - Brisbane

Explore Brisbane City!

Day 15 - Brisbane to Noosa

Travel to Noosa and hit the beach!

Day 16 - Noosa

Chill in Noosa

Day 17 - Noosa

Get your tan on at the beach in Noosa!!

Day 18 - Noosa to Rainbow Beach

Travel to Rainbow Beach, safety briefing at 4:00pm for your Fraser Island tour tomorrow.

Day 19 - Fraser Island (Lunch, Dinner)

Today you begin your Fraser Island tour! The morning of departure is a pretty hectic time, with excitement everywhere, we will again split you up into your groups and ask you to work together in checking off all your food to make sure it is all there before you go. You will pack your food into the eskies, alcohol into cool boxes, do a full vehicle inspection including checking all camping and cooking equipment is provided and then do a full driver briefing outlining the most important aspects of driving on soft sand and how to use the gears. Then it’s off you go!!

Day 20 - Fraser Island (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Due to tide times and changing conditions, the itinerary of the tour will forever change in terms of where you go, on what days but know that the experience of the lead driver will ensure you get to see the most important and beautiful sights on Fraser Island. Some of these should include Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby, Eli Creek, Champagne Pool, Indian Head and The Maheno Shipwreck to name but a few. You will only set up camp the one time and travel back to this area every evening so you can sit down, relax with a drink and cook your evening meals without the hassles of having to relocate every time.

Day 21 - Fraser Island (Breakfast, Lunch)

Due to tide times and changing conditions, the itinerary of the tour will forever change in terms of where you go, on what days but know that the experience of the lead driver will ensure you get to see the most important and beautiful sights on Fraser Island. Some of these should include Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby, Eli Creek, Champagne Pool, Indian Head and The Maheno Shipwreck to name but a few. You will only set up camp the one time and travel back to this area every evening so you can sit down, relax with a drink and cook your evening meals without the hassles of having to relocate every time.

On the third and final day, you will arrive back into Rainbow Beach approximately around 4:00pm (depending on tides).

Day 22 - 1770/Agnes Water

Travel to 1770 and chill out!

Day 23 - Motorbike Tour with Scooteroo 

Check in at Southern Cross Backpackers to start your quick training before to get on your bike. Hit the country roads around Agnes Water and see kangaroos in the wild. Watch the start of the sunset and cruise back to enjoy a fun night with new found friends!

Day 24 - 1770/Agnes Water to Airlie beach

Checkout of the hostel and relax on the beach before your departure to Airlie Beach

(We suggest you choose an overnight bus to Airlie Beach to save on accommodation and time)

Day 25 - Airlie Beach

Arrive in Airlie Beach, chill at the Airlie Beach lagoon. Check in for your Whitsundays tour.

Day 26 - The Whitsundays (Dinner)

Begin 2 days 2 nights Whitsundays sailing. The itinerary will depend on the boat you choose, click the 'Whitsunday Boat Options' tab to check out the boats and their itineraries.

Day 27 - The Whitsundays (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Whitsundays sailing!

Day 28 - Return to Airlie Beach (Breakfast)

Return to Airlie Beach this day and celebrate being back on land.

Day 29 - Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island 

Travel to Townsville and catch the ferry to Magnetic Island. This includes the ferry return, 2 nights of accommodation, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, 1 complimentary drink.

Day 30 - Magnetic Island 

Second day on Magnetic Island. You can relax, go snorkelling or visit the Koala Sanctuary.

Day 31 - Magnetic Island to Cairns

Ferry to Townsville, travel to Cairns where you will spend the next 4 nights in a hostel

Day 32 - Great Barrier Reef (Lunch)

Day cruise on the Great Barrier Reef with snorkelling and lunch included

Day 33 - Cairns

Free day in Cairns to do as you please!

Day 34 - Atherton Tablelands (Lunch)

1 day tour to the Atherton tablelands. Bring your swimming gear as you will visit loads of waterfalls and waterslides through the magnificent rainforest.

Day 35 - Trip Complete!

You are free to travel onwards at anytime this day.

What exactly are the differences? 

Greyhound 

  • 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

 

Premier

  • 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!

The Adventure Boat

A maxi sailing adventure on the British Defender, Condor, Boomerang, Broomstick with 28 guests maximum

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Click here to learn more about the Adventure Boat 

The James Bond Boat

The Powerplay is a sleek catamaran with a spa on deck and neon lights on the bottom to attract dolphins and squid with a maximum of 18 guests

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Click here to learn more about the James Bond Boat

The Party Boat

The Atlantic Clipper is a tall ship with an inflatable slide, spa on deck, dive board and a maximum of 55 guests

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Click here to learn more about the Party Boat

The Budget Boat

We usually choose between Wings or Tongarra as budget boat depending on the availability. They are both cool catamarans with an awesome crew and a maximum of 21 to 23 guests

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Click here to learn more about the Budget Boat

These are our favourite boats to include on your East Coast adventure though you can do the trip on any boat you want!

Click here to check out all the Whitsunday Boat Options

*To drive on Fraser Island you must be 21 years of age or older.

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm and cool clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Rain jacket
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
  • A sense of adventure!

Luggage restrictions: 20 kg max

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’s the difference between Greyhound and Premier Buses?

A: Greyhound has new buses with Wi-Fi, USB plugs for charging devices and up to 3 departures per day. Premier has older buses with usually 1 departure a day.

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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