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Cairns to Melbourne East Coast Map
Cairns to Melbourne East Coast Map The Whitsundays Sunset at the 12 Apostles Atherton Tablelands Soaking up the rays Fraser Trip Lake Mackenzie View out of Fraser Car From the air Whitsundays

Cairns to Melbourne ULTIMATE East Coast Tour Package – 41 days

$2,895.00$3,401.00

Transport:
Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Difficulty:
Easy
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
41 days, 40 nights
Food:
Some Meals
Guided?:
While on activities/tours
Departs:
Daily
Arrives:
Melbourne on day 41
Explore the East Coast of Australia with all the best Activities and tours included!

This is the ultimate adventure up the East Coast of Australia with all the must-do tours and sightseeing included!

You’ll explore the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and the Blue Mountains! Learn the surfing skills you need in Spot X to take with you up the coast!

Visit the Gold Coast before checking heading to Noosa! Drive 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. Adventure through the Atherton Tablelands and snorkel 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!

Includes:

Simply choose if you would like to drive yourself between destinations or if you need to add on 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!”  – Paul – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

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Description

  • Explore Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Noosa, 1770/Agnes Water, Rainbow Beach, Airlie Beach, Magnetic Island and Cairns!
  • Visit the Great Ocean Road - one of the top ten drives in the world
  • Visit the little penguins at Phillip Island
  • 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
  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy the waterfalls and rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands

Below is an example calendar and written itinerary. However, 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.

Day 1 - Cairns

Arrive in Cairns and check into your accommodation, the rest of the day is yours to relax and explore

Day 2 - The Atherton Tablelands (Lunch)

1 day tour to the Atherton tablelands. Bring your swimming gears as you will visit loads of waterfalls and waterslides through the magnificent rainforest. Return to your Cairns hostel for the night.

Day 3 - Cairns

Today is a free day in Cairns to do as you wish, explore or relax!

Day 4 - The Great Barrier Reef (Lunch)

Enjoy a magnificent day cruise on the Great Barrier Reef with snorkelling and lunch included.

Day 5 - Cairns to Magnetic Island

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

Day 6 - Magnetic Island 

The second day on Magnetic Island. You can relax, go snorkelling as you are still on the Great Barrier Reef or visit the Koalas Sanctuary.

Day 7 - Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach

Catch the Ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville and travel to Airlie Beach!

Day 8 - The Whitsundays (Lunch)

Do an early check-in for your Whitsunday tour. Begin 2 days 2 nights Whitsundays sailing around the magnificent 74 tropical islands!

Day 9 - The Whitsundays (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

Continue exploring the Whitsundays!

Day 10 - Return to Airlie Beach (Breakfast)

Arrive back to Airlie Beach and celebrate being back on dry land!

Day 11 - Airlie Beach to Agnes Water/1770

Relax in Airlie Beach for the day before hopping on the overnight bus to 1770/Agnes Water

Day 12 - Agnes water/1770

Arrive in 1770-Agnes Water relax on the beach or go exploring

Day 13 - 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 newfound friends!

Day 14 - Agnes Water/1770 to Rainbow Beach

Make your way to Rainbow Beach you have a Safety Briefing at 4:00pm regarding your Fraser Island tour.

Day 15 - 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 16 - 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 17 - Return to Rainbow Beach

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 18 - Rainbow Beach to Noosa

Travel from Rainbow Beach to Noosa, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore!

Day 19 - Noosa

Explore Noosa at your own leisure, head to Australia Zoo, the Everglades, Noosa National Park or just chill on the beach.

Day 20 - Noosa

Today is yours to enjoy and explore Noosa as you wish!

Day 21 - Noosa to Brisbane

Travel the short distance to Brisbane and enjoy time to explore.

Day 22 - Brisbane

Today is yours to explore Brisbane at your own leisure

Day 23 - Brisbane to Surfers Paradise

Travel From Brisbane to Surfers Paradise where you can hit the beach or head to the theme parks!

Day 24 -  Surfers Paradise

Enjoy Surfers Paradise! We suggest visiting theme parks or the beach!

Day 25 - Surfers Paradise

Enjoy Surfers Paradise! We suggest visiting theme parks or the beach!

Day 26 - Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay

Travel to Byron Bay, it's time to relax!

Day 27 - Byron Bay

Today is yours to enjoy Byron Bay at your own leisure!

Day 28 - Byron Bay

Enjoy Byron Bay how you please! There is the possibility to hire a surf board, go on a kayak tour to see the dolphins or visit Nimbin  extra cost)

Day 29 - Byron Bay to Spot X Surf Camp (Dinner)

Checkout of your hostel and make your way to Spot X Surf Camp, your stay includes 2 nights of accommodation, 6 meals and 2 surf lessons, accommodation at Surf Camp

Day 30 - Spot X Surf Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Continue learning to Surf at Spot X Surf Camp, accommodation at Surf Camp

Day 31 - Spot X to Sydney (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today you have your last surf lesson before making your way to Sydney on an overnight bus

Day 32 - Sydney

Arrive in Sydney early in the morning. Today is yours to explore Sydney as you wish. See the Botanical garden, Opera House and the Harbour Bridge or do whatever you want!

Day 33 - Blue Mountains (Lunch)

You will have the chance to see in this full day tour 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 34 - Sydney

Today is yours to explore Sydney as you wish. See the Botanical garden, Opera House and the Harbour Bridge or do whatever you want!

Day 35 - Sydney to Melbourne

Today you can enjoy a full day in Sydney before hopping on the overnight bus down to Melbourne!

Day 36 - Melbourne

Arrive in Melbourne early, the rest of the day is yours to explore Melbourne at your leisure

Day 37 - The Great Ocean Road (Lunch)

Learn the history of the great ocean road while marvelling at the coastline. You will visit Loch Ard Gorge,  see the famous Twelve Apostles and more on this great day tour.
*Tour itinerary may vary slightly due to weather.

Day 38 - Melbourne

Today is a free day to explore Melbourne at your own leisure

Day 39 - Phillip Island (Lunch)

Phillip Island day tour is a great opportunity to learn more about Austrian wildlife while visiting a conservation park, different lookout and the famous penguin parade.

*Tour itinerary may vary slightly due to weather.

Day 40 - Melbourne

Today is a free day to explore Melbourne at your own leisure

Day 41 - Melbourne

Today is the end of your journey, check out of your hostel and you are free to travel onward at any time.

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 catamaran 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 (please note if you don't have a drivers licence or don't want to drive you can be a passenger)

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm and cool clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • 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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