Sydney to Cairns East Coast Express Tour | 8 days 8 nights
$1,185.00 – $3,500.00
You are short on time but still want to see the whole East Coast? Let’s make this miracle happens! Travel overnight with the overnight Greyhound bus to save on time and travel, all the way from Sydney to Cairns!
You’ll visit Noosa, here you will have an adventure on Fraser Island in a 4 wheel drive warrior vehicle. The next stop is Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands before making your way up to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef!
This great value package includes all accommodations and some meals while on tours! What are you waiting for? Explore the East Coast of Australia today!
- 2 nights dormitory accommodation in Noosa
- Day trip to Fraser Island – contact our travel experts to book the best K’gari tour
- 2 nights dormitory accommodation in Airlie Beach
- Day trip to the Whitsundays on Ocean Rafting or The Thundercat
- 2 nights accommodation in Cairns
- 1 day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef (lunch included) – click here to check it out
- Greyhound Bus pass 15 day Whimit
*optional, can be booked without if you already have your 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.” – Liz – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert
- See the must do's of the East Coast in only 1 week
- Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef!
- Explore the Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout in the Whitsundays
- Get around the World's Largest sand island - Fraser Island in a 4X4 'Warrior' vehicle
One Stop Adventures will always endeavour to make sure you have the best itinerary and time possible.
Day 1 – Sydney
Explore Sydney at your own leisure before catching an overnight bus to Noosa.
Day 2 – Noosa
Arriving into Noosa, you will be picked up from the bus stop and taken to your accommodation to freshen up and then hit the beach or take a stroll around the beautiful national park.
Day 3 –Fraser Island
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 discovery 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/Noosa.
*Itinerary may vary
Day 4 – Noosa then overnight bus to Airlie Beach
Today you have the full day to explore Noosa before hopping on an overnight bus to Airlie Beach.
Day 5 – Arrive in Airlie Beach
Arrive in Airlie Beach, it’s time to relax, head to the lagoon and soak up the sun and go for a swim!
Day 6 – Whitsundays
Enjoy a scenic day of beaches and snorkelling on a fantastic speed boat giving you the chance to see the highlights such as Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout with plenty of beach time in the Whitsundays in only 1 day! Following this tour bid farewell to your tour mates and jump on a night bus to Cairns.
Day 7 – Day bus to Cairns
It's time to head to Cairns today! Hop on the bus that departs at 9:50am and arrives in Cairns around 8:00pm. After checking in at your hostel, check out the fun and buzzing city centre of Cairns. Or take it easy and hit the hay a bit earlier to feel fresh and fruity for the next day.
Day 8 – Cairns / Great Barrier Reef Day trip
After you've enjoyed your breakfast, head to the Reef Fleet terminal for the 7:00am departure Great Barrier Reef day trip. Enjoy a day of snorkelling on various exclusive sites on the Great Barrier Reef! *Scuba diving optional extra payable on board - introductory and certified options available.
Day 9 – End of trip
Check out is at 10:00am and this is the end of your trip. We hope you had a good one!
Greyhound (if you haven’t organised transport between locations you can add on a Greyhound bus pass)
- 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
- Here is a helpful article on Travelling Australia with Greyhound
What to bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Warm and cool clothing
- Rain jacket
- Insect repellent
- A sense of adventure!
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: What kind of accommodation is available to choose in this package?
There are 3 types of accommodation available with this package. Please see below. All accommodation will be in great quality reputable hostels along the East Coast of Australia which we are constantly reviewing to make sure our clients are happy, all hostels will have pools or will be super close to the beach which is why we get great reviews!
Dorm room: This type of accommodation is shared accommodation usually around 6 - 8 people per room. It will be a bunk bed with linen provided. There are always places to securely store valuables at every hostel.
Double /Twin room: This type of accommodation is a secure private room with either a double bed or two separate beds, most hostels have private bathrooms connected to the room, though in some cases the bathrooms and showers will be located close by outside the room, still indoors of the hostel. (Please note the double or twin room rate must be booked in multiples of 2).
Single Room: This type of accommodation is a secure private room with a double bed, most hostels have private bathrooms connected to the room, though in some cases the bathrooms and showers will be located close by outside the room, still indoors of the hostel.
Q: I am a solo traveller, will I still meet people on this package?
A: Yes, for sure! Hostels are very social places, if you stay in dorms it is very easy to strike up conversations with fellow travellers about where and what they have done on their travels! If you are in a private room, just head to the hostel common areas like the bar, swimming pool or tv rooms and you will be sure to meet some fellow travellers! Also, when you are on tours such as Fraser Island, Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef and on the busses you will be travelling with like-minded travellers as well, so it's super easy to meet other travellers!
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.