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Sydney to Cairns Fully Guided East Coast Tour Package – 43 Days

$4,299.00 $4,099.00

Transport:
Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Difficulty:
Easy
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
43 Days 42 Nights
Food:
Some Meals
Guided?:
Yes
Departs:
Mondays
Arrives:
Ends in Cairns on Day 43
Get a fully guided tour of the East Coast of Australia from Sydney to Cairns for Five Weeks!

This is the ultimate adventure up the East Coast of Australia from Sydney to Cairns with a group of 18 to 30 somethings and at a relaxed pace, 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!

It doesn’t stop there! You’ll Sail around the Whitsundays in style and adventure up to Cairns, discover Rainforest and Waterfalls 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!

Includes:**FULLY GUIDED BY AN AWESOME GUIDE**
40 x Nights Accommodation (+ 2 overnight bus)
Sydney Airport Transfer
Some Meals & Drinks Included
Information Session & Welcome Dinner
City Walk, Beach Walk & Sydney Party Night
Sydney Harbour Cruise
Rooftop Yoga & Cheese & Wine Night
Bus Pass <> Sydney to Cairns
Surf Lesson & Byron Bay Lighthouse
Guided City Walks & Bush Hikes
3 Day/ 2 Night Fraser Island Tour ($15 levy)
2 Day / 2 Night Whitsunday Island Sailing Tour
Magnetic Island Adventure incl return ferry transfer, Fort’s Walk & Aussie Wildlife
Explore tropical Airlie & Mission Beach
Party in Cairns
1 Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour ($20 levy)
1 Day Atherton Tablelands Rainforest Tour
Breakfast : Some
Lunch : Some
Dinner : Some

 

“ 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!  – Liz– One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

 

Description

**FULLY GUIDED BY AN AWESOME GUIDE**
40 x Nights Accommodation (+ 2 overnight bus)
Sydney Airport Transfer
Some Meals & Drinks Included
Information Session & Welcome Dinner
City Walk, Beach Walk & Sydney Party Night
Sydney Harbour Cruise
Rooftop Yoga & Cheese & Wine Night
Bus Pass <> Sydney to Cairns
Surf Lesson & Byron Bay Lighthouse
Guided City Walks & Bush Hikes
3 Day/ 2 Night Fraser Island Tour ($15 levy)
2 Day / 2 Night Whitsunday Island Sailing Tour
Magnetic Island Adventure incl return ferry transfer, Fort’s Walk & Aussie Wildlife
Explore tropical Airlie & Mission Beach
Party in Cairns
1 Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour ($20 levy)
1 Day Atherton Tablelands Rainforest Tour
Breakfast : Some
Lunch : Some
Dinner : Some

*Please note no departures in December

Below is an example Calendar and Written itinerary.

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

Sydney to Cairns East Coast Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Sydney
Day 1: Your Aussie adventure kicks off in Sydney! When you land, our driver will take you directly to your accommodation – one of Sydney’s best backpacker hostels. Settle in and get ready for your epic adventure in the land down under! Today, join us at HQ where you’ll meet the rest of your group. We’ll talk you through the plans for the next few weeks, answer any questions you have and introduce you to the crew. Next, we’ll take you on a guided city walk; think selfies in front of Sydney Opera House, lunch in Darling Harbour, lush Botanical Gardens and China Town. This evening we’ll take you to our favourite backpacker bar for our Welcome dinner.
Meal(s) included : Dinner
Day 2 : Sydney
Day 2: Today, we explore Sydney Harbour on our private catamaran! We’ll cruise under The Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House stopping off at one of Sydney’s hidden bays for a swim. Enjoy your first Aussie BBQ, jump into the warm harbour waters and sip on a few chilled beers in the sunshine! What better way to spend your first two days in Sydney?
Meal(s) included : Lunch
Day 3 : Bondi Beach
Days 3-4: This morning, leave the city behind and head to the world famous shores of Bondi. Your modern beach hostel is in prime position, overlooking Bondi beach. Learn to surf the waves in an optional surf lesson (add-on), take a dip in the clear blue waters, spot ‘Bondi Rescue’s’ Lifeguards or take part in a yoga class on the rooftop of your hostel. This evening, enjoy a ‘cheese and wine night’ with new mates. You’ll have two days here so unpack, unwind and soak up the beachy vibes of Bondi!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 4 : Bondi Beach
Meal(s) included : None
Day 5 : Blue Mountains
Day 5: This morning check out the boutique shops in Bondi’s laneways before washing the sand off your feet ready to embark upon a truly special day in one of the most spectacular World Heritage listed National Parks, ‘The Blue Mountains’. You’ll be dropped-off back in the city this evening and have a free night to rest or explore Sydney a little more. Be sure to ask your Guide for some suggestions!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 6 : Sydney
Day 6: Spend the next day chilling, climb the iconic Harbour Bridge, go Skydiving, or hop on a ferry to Manly. This evening, get ready for the Ultimate party night! We’ll take you on a pub crawl of the best backpacker bars and clubs in Sydney.
Meal(s) included : None
Day 7 : Sydney
Day 7: There’s no better way to shake off last night’s hangover than with some fresh sea air! After a little lie-in, we’ll take you on the famous Coogee to Bondi coastal walk, stopping off at five stunning beaches and coves along the way. Just another reason to fall in love with Sydney!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 8 : Welcome to Sydney
We’ll travel overnight by luxury, air conditioned coach, complete with wifi and reclining chairs so sit back, relax and get ready for 5 weeks exploring the very best of the wonderful East Coast of Australia!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 9 : Byron Bay
This morning, we arrive in Byron Bay, the boho hub of the East Coast. Explore the town, chill on the stunning beaches and embrace the laid-back surfer vibes of Byron! We’ll take part in a fun, professional surf lesson so you’ll be riding the waves like a pro in no time! We’ll explore the town, beaches and head to the famous Byron lighthouse to take in the gorgeous ocean views.  We’ll zen out at morning yoga on the beach, enjoy more time exploring Byron, and then have some tasty wine & cheese at our hostel this evening! For you fitness junkies, you also have the option to get some personal training at the hostel gym. Keen for more? No worries, go kayaking with Dolphins, or explore the famous hippie hub of Nimbin (add-ons). The choice is yours!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 10 : Byron Bay

We’ll zen out at morning yoga on the beach, enjoy more time exploring Byron, and then have some tasty wine & cheese at our hostel this evening!

Meal(s) included : None
Day 11 : Byron Bay
Optional Extra: Dolphin Kayak Tour – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : None
Day 12 : Byron Bay
Optional Extra: Nimbin Tour – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : Dinner
Day 13 : Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise
 After a morning exploring Byron’s boutique shops, we’ll set off for our next stop; Surfers Paradise! Known for its awesome waves, never-ending nightlife and long sandy beaches, Surfers is a real highlight of the East Coast. We’ll explore the town and the beautiful beaches, before getting dressed up and heading out to our favourite bars and clubs for a fun night out on the town. If you love theme parks – your tour guide can also help you organise a visit to Dreamworld, the most famous theme park on the Gold Coast.
Meal(s) included : None
Day 14 : Surfers Paradise
Spend the next day chilling by the pool, soaking up the sun or exploring the city, before we get together for a Sausage Sizzle and a few bevies. Optional Extra: Big Night Out – Additional Cost
Day 15 : Surfers Paradise
Explore Surfers Paradise
Meal(s) included : Dinner
Day 16 : Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
In the morning, we’ll hop on the bus and head to Brisbane! With accommodation right in the buzz of the city, we’ll explore the best bits of Brisbane, from man-made Streets Beach to Southbank, the cultural hub. .
Meal(s) included : None
Day 17 : Brisbane
If you fancy, you also have the option to head to the famous Australia Zoo and see some amazing wildlife! (add-on)
Optional Extra: Australia Zoo – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : None
Day 18 : Brisbane to Noosa
Tropical greenery, diverse wildlife, and beautiful beaches – Noosa, our next stop, is gorgeous. We’ll arrive in the afternoon, chill by the beach and watch the sunset.
Meal(s) included : None
Day 19 : Noosa

We’ll take a hike over the coastal headlands taking in the amazing sea views. The rest of the day is yours: chill by the pool or have a couple-a beers at the bar. The choice is yours!

Optional Extra: 1 Day Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Adventure – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : None
Day 20 : Noosa to Rainbow Beach
Our next stop is Rainbow beach, the gateway to our Fraser Island adventure! Check into our hostel and head out for a short hike to Carlo Sand Blow, a unique sand mass where you can watch the sunset over the southern tip of Fraser Island!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 21 : Rainbow Beach
In the morning, we head out early to Tin Can Bay, home to Australian Humpback dolphins! You’ll get the opportunity to enter the knee deep water in the marina to feed the resident pod of dolphins. The rest of the day is free for you to chill on the beach, explore Rainbow or relax at the hostel – before our Fraser Island safety briefing in the evening.
Meal(s) included : None
Day 22 : Fraser Island
Days 15-17:  Ready to explore the world’s largest sand island? Today, we will begin our Fraser Island adventure, exploring this vast island in a 4×4! We will drive on the beach highway, take a dip in the amazing clear waters of Lake McKenzie, bathe in the champagne pools, and take in vast views from Indian heads lookout. We’ll be spending the 2 nights here in our own private campsite, just a few metres from the beach, so kick back and take in the amazing views! We’ll head back to Rainbow beach for another night, before journeying to our next spot.
Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner
Day 23 : Fraser Island
Explore Fraser Island
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24 : Rainbow Beach
Return from Fraser Island and chill at hostel!
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 25 : Rainbow Beach to 1770 (Agnes Water)
 Our next stop is Town of 1770 – named after Captain Cook’s second landing spot in Australia. We’ll check into our accommodation before having a classic Aussie camp fire with marshmallows on the fire – bliss! Our next two days here are free for you to spend as you like. Play games by the pool, chill on the beach, hire a surfboard and catch some waves or join 1770’s famous scooter tour (add-on). In the evening, we’ll hop on the overnight bus to Airlie beach, arriving the next morning.
Meal(s) included : None
Day 26 : 1770 (Agnes Water)
Meal(s) included : Breakfast
Day 27 : 1770 (Agnes Water)

Explore 1770 then Catch overnight bus to Airlie Beach

Optional Extra: Scooteroo 1770 Mini Chopper Motorbike Tour – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : Breakfast
Day 28 : Airlie Beach
 Check into your hostel before heading out to explore tropical Airlie Beach, taking a dip in the famous harbour front lagoon.
Meal(s) included : None
Day 29 : Whitsundays
The next day, it’s time to start our Whitsundays adventure! We’ll be spending the next few days cruising around the stunning Whitsunday islands on a Maxi sailing yacht. We’ll be sleeping onboard so get comfy, have a drink, enjoy some delicious food, and settle into the gorgeous surroundings. Snorkel in pristine blue waters, visit some of the whitest sandy beaches in the world, chill with your mates and witness some incredible sun sets. The Whitsundays are breathtaking! After two amazing days on the boat, we’ll head back to our hostel in Airlie Beach for the next two nights.
Meal(s) included : Dinner
Day 30 : Whitsundays
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 31 : Airlie Beach
Arriving in the evening, we’ll hit the hostel terrace bar and reminisce on our Whitsundays adventure! The next day
Day 32 : Airlie Beach
Soak up the paradise vibes at Airlie’s lagoon, wander around the town or explore the surrounding national park before our journey to Townsville, the gateway to Magnetic Island!
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Extra: GSL Aviation: Whitsunday Heli Experience – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : None
Day 33 : Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island
Days 26-28: You’re in for a treat as we spend the next 3 days exploring Magnetic Island – home to wild koalas, wallabies, and golden sandy beaches. Snorkel in the pristine island waters, take the guided Fort’s walk offering incredible views of the island and chill at the hostel. Our hostel even has an on-site wildlife park where you can get up close to Aussie wildlife such as koalas and wallabies! Want to explore the rest of the island? Rent a 4×4 ‘Barbie car’ and drive around the island with your mates (available for hire)!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 34 : Magnetic Island
Meal(s) included : None
Day 35 : Magnetic Island
Meal(s) included : None
Day 36 : Magnetic Island to Mission Beach
Days 29-30: Our next stop is Mission beach, where the rainforest and the reef meet and renowned for incredible sunrises. After a few drinks at the hostel bar, we’ll wake and explore the neighbouring National Park, traditional country of The Djiru Aboriginal people. If you’re up for a bit of adrenaline action, you have the option of joining an awesome white water rafting adventure in Tully, just a short distance from Mission Beach (add-on). Mission beach is also home to Australia’s highest skydive (15,000ft!) so if you’re feeling adventurous and ready for some adrenaline pumping action – get signed up (add-on). Fly over a reef, jump out a plane and land on a beach. Awesome!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 37 : Mission Beach
Optional Extra: Tully Full Day White Water Rafting – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : None
Day 38 : Mission Beach to Cairns
Days 31-35: Tonight we arrive in Cairns – the Ultimate backpacker destination, and home to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy luxury air conditioned en-suite dorm rooms, a huge pool and daily entertainment in our resort style accommodation. We’ll be spending the next 5 days here, so settle in and get ready for an exciting few days ahead! Keen to explore the rainforest? You’re in the right place – Cape Tribulation add-ons available. Optional Extra: Skydive Mission Beach – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : None
Day 39 : Rainforest & Waterfalls
Our first full day in Cairns will be spent exploring the Tablelands region, swimming under waterfalls, exploring rainforest and sliding down natural rock slides. If you’re lucky, you may even see some shy platypuses in the wild!
Meal(s) included : None
Day 40 : Great Barrier Reef
What better way to spend your last few days in paradise than a day trip to the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef? We’ll take a boat to the outer reef and snorkel around the vibrant coral, encountering turtles, stingrays and maybe even Nemo – an experience you’ll never forget! The final two days are open for you to explore Cairns. Chill at the hostel pool, make the most of the nightlife, visit the Cairns Lagoon and soak up the sun while you reminisce on the past 5 week of adventure with your new mates!
Meal(s) included : Lunch
Day 41 : Cairns
Optional Extra: Active 1 Day Tour to Cape Tribulation – Additional Cost
Meal(s) included : None
Day 42 : Cairns
Meal(s) included : None
Day 43 : Onward Travel Support
Whether you plan to stay in the tropics, travel elsewhere in Australia or onto a different destination, your tour guide or the crew at One Stop Adventures will be here to support you and help you plan your adventure!
Meal(s) included : None

 

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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 info@onestopadventures.com.au

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 info@onestopadventures.com.au

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