Cairns to Melbourne East Coast Map
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Cairns to Melbourne CHEAP AS CHIPS East Coast Tour Package – 30 days

$1,835.00$2,291.00

Transport:
Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Difficulty:
Easy
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
30 days, 29 nights
Food:
Some Meals
Guided?:
While on activities/tours
Departs:
Daily
Arrives:
Melbourne on day 30
Explore The East Coast of Australia with the bare minimum Activities and tours included!

This is the ultimate adventure up the East Coast of Australia with most popular tours and sightseeing included!

You’ll explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road, Sydney, check out the hippy town Byron Bay and driving 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 before snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef!

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

Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation in Cairns including
  • 1 day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef (lunch included) Click Here to Check it out
  • 2 nights accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • 2 day 2 nights on a sailing boat on Whitsundays on the Budget Boat, James Bond Boat, Adventure Boat or Party Boat!
  • 2 nights accommodation in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 day-2 nights FRASER ISLAND  Tag Along Safari *$20 levy to pay on board Click here to check it out
  • 2 nights accommodation in Noosa
  • 1 night accommodation in Brisbane
  • 2 nights accommodation in Surfers Paradise
  • 3 nights accommodation in Byron Bay
  • 3 nights accommodation in Sydney
  • 3 nights accommodation in Melbourne
  • 1 Day Great Ocean Road tour Click here to check it out!

**Simply choose from below if you want to drive between destinations yourself or if you need to add in a Greyhound Bus Pass.

***You can do this trip in the reverse direction, Click here***

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“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

Want to Customize your trip? Email us at info@onestopadventures.com.au and tell us what you would like to add or remove on this package.

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  • Explore Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Noosa,  Rainbow Beach, Airlie Beach and Cairns!
  • Visit the Great Ocean Road, One of the top ten drives in the world
  • Explore Fraser island in a Tag Along Tour!
  • Sail and cruise around the Whitsundays over 2 nights!
  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef!

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 on Premier bus will have a 30 day itinerary as Premier does not have an overnight bus option between Airlie Beach and Cairns.

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

Cairns to Melbourne Cheap as Chips Calendar itinerary

Day 1 - Cairns

Arrive in Cairns at anytime and check into your accommodation the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Cairns or just chill in the pool!

Day 2 - The Great Barrier Reef (Lunch)

Enjoy a Day trip on Great Barrier Reef with Snorkelling!

Day 3 - Cairns

Today is free to explore Cairns at your leisure

Day 4 - Cairns

Chill poolside at your hostel then party it up for your last night in Cairns!

Day 5 - Cairns to Airlie Beach

Checkout of the hostel and enjoy the day in Cairns before making your way to Airlie Beach.

Day 6 - The Whitsundays (Dinner)

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

Day 7 - The Whitsundays (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Whitsundays sailing, Sleep on the boat itinerary will depend on the boat you choose, click the Whitsunday Boat Options tab to check out the boats and their itineraries

Day 8 - Return to Airlie Beach (Breakfast)

Return to Airlie Beach from your Whitsundays adventure and celebrate being back on dry land!

Day 9 - Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach

Enjoy the full day in Airlie Beach before hopping on an overnight bus to Rainbow Beach

Day 10 - Rainbow Beach

Arrive early in Rainbow Beach, there is a Safety Briefing at 4pm for your Fraser island Tour

Day 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - Return to Rainbow beach(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 4pm (depending on tides).

Day 14 - Rainbow Beach to Noosa

Travel to Noosa and check into your accommodation, afterwards it's time to hit the beach or explore!

Day 15 - Noosa

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

Day 16 - Noosa to Brisbane

Travel from Noosa to Brisbane and enjoy the afternoon discovering the city.

Day 17 - Brisbane to Surfers Paradise

Travel to Surfers Paradise and hit the beach or visit the theme parks!

Day 18 - Surfers Paradise

Relax on the beautiful beach or go shopping, Accommodation in Hostel

Day 19 - Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay

Checkout of the hostel and travel to Byron Bay, it is now time to relax!!!

Day 20 - Byron Bay

Keep relaxing! You can also take a lovely walk to the lighthouse. There is the possibility to have a surf lesson, go on a kayak tour to see the dolphins or visit Nimbin ( extra cost)

Day 21 - Byron Bay

Keep relaxing! You can also take a lovely walk to the lighthouse. There is the possibility to have a surf lesson, go on a kayak tour to see the dolphins or visit Nimbin ( extra cost)

Day 22  - Byron Bay to Sydney

Enjoy a full day in Byron Bay before hopping on an overnight bus to Sydney.

Day 23 - Sydney

Arrive in  Sydney early, the rest of the day is free to explore at your own leisure. See the Botanical gardens,Opera House and the Harbour Bridge or anything else you desire!

Day 24 - Sydney

Today is a free day to discover Sydney at your own leisure, check out the beaches! Bondi, Manly and Coogee.

Day 25 -  Sydney

Explore Sydney at your own leisure

Day 26 - Sydney to Melbourne

Enjoy a full day in Sydney before hopping on an overnight bus to Melbourne

Day 27 - Melbourne

Arrive in Melbourne early and check into your accommodation, the rest of the day is free to explore as you please!

Day 28 - The Great Ocean Road (Lunch)

Learn the history of the great ocean road while marveling at the coast line. You will visit Loch Ard Gorge,  see the famous Twelve Apostles and more in this great day tour.

*Tour intinerary may vary slightly due to weather.

Day 29 - Melbourne

Today is free to Explore Melbourne as you please, check out the graffiti laneways, Queen Victoria market, the Eureka Skydeck, St Kilda and more!

Day 30 - Melbourne

Today is the end of your journey, you can checkout of the hostel and travel onward at anytime.

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 Catmaran with a spa on deck and neon lights on the bottom to attract dolphins and squid with a maximum 18 guests

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Click here to Learn more about the James Bond Boat

The Party Boat

The Atlantic Clipper is a tallship 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 of 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

*All Bookings Subject to Availability One Stop Adventures is unable to book accommodation in Sydney and Byron Bay over the Christmas and New Year Period. Use the live chat or email info@onestopadventures.com.au to check availability and confirm dates.

**To Drive on Fraser Island You Must be 21 years of age or older**

What you need to bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, flashlight, toiletries, rain jacket, camera, towel, insect repellent, and a sense of adventure!

Itinerary will depend on 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.

You can also purchase this package open dated and organise the tours and accommodation at your own leisure while you travel.

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 elect 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 Accommodation will i be staying at? 

A: You will be staying in dorm rooms at 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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