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Cairns to Brisbane East Coast Essentials – 13 Days

$1,255.00$1,650.00

Transport:
Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Difficulty:
Easy
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
13 days, 12 nights
Food:
Some Meals
Guided?:
While on activities/tours
Departs:
Daily
Arrives:
Brisbane on Day 13
Explore the east coast of Australia from Cairns to Brisbane with all the essential activities and tours included!

 

You will be able to tick off from your bucket list 3 of the most popular activities in less than 2 weeks!

Starting with the world famous Great Barrier Reef, you will have the chance to see more coral and marine life than anyone else with an intro dive included while on board. You will continue your journey sailing around the Whitsundays in style and will finish driving a four wheel drive on the world’s largest sand island Fraser Island!

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 below if you are driving yourself or if you need to add on a Greyhound or premier 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! 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 Brisbane, Rainbow Beach, Airlie Beach and Cairns!
  • Explore Fraser island in a Tag Along Tour!
  • Sail and cruise around the Whitsundays over 2 nights!
  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef with an intro dive!

Below is an example itinerary . However your itinerary will depend on availability of tours, transport (Greyhound and Premier have different departures) and accommodation from your start date.

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

Cairns to Brisbane East Coast 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 and lunch included. You will also have the chance to have  FREE intro dive onboard!

Day 3 – Cairns to Airlie Beach

Today you will be travelling to Airlie Beach. If you are travelling with Premier, you will catch a day bus and arrive in the evening but if with Greyhound, you will have the option between a day or a night bus. With the night option, it is possible to have an extra free day in Airlie Beach before going on the Whitsundays. While making the booking, add your preference in the “Comment” section, you will then finish on day 14.

Day 4 – The Whitsundays (Dinner)

Begin 2 days 2 nights Whitsundays sailing boat between lunch time and early afternoon. The departure time will depend on the boat you choose, click the Whitsunday Boat Options tab to check out the boats and their itineraries

Day 5 – The Whitsundays (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner)

Explore the Whitsunday and snorkeling in the ocean and exploring the islands. The options on board may depends the boat you have chosen.  Click the Whitsunday Boat Options tab to check out the boats and their itineraries

Day 6 – Return to Airlie Beach (Breakfast)

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

Day 7 – Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach

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

Day 8 – Rainbow Beach

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

Day 9 – 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 10 – 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 11 – 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 12 – Rainbow Beach to Brisbane

Travel to Brisbane and check in in your hostel for your last night before to enjoy the afternoon discovering the city.

Day 13 – Brisbane

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

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 3am)
  • Does not go to 1770, stops at the Turn off and some hostels will come and pick you up at midnight/1am 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 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

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

*** If you choose Budget Boat for the Whitsunday, it will include Wings OR Tongarra depending of the availability.

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.

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 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’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 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.

Additional information

Arrives

Brisbane on Day 13

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