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Cairns to Brisbane Time Saver East Coast Tour Package – 16 days

$1,305.00$1,630.00

Transport:
Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Difficulty:
Easy
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
16 days, 15 nights
Food:
Some Meals
Guided?:
While on activities/tours
Departs:
Daily
Arrives:
Brisbane on day 16
Explore The East Coast of Australia even if you are short on time!

The East Coast time saver package includes all the essential spots as well as 2 day 1 night trips to Fraser Island and the Whitsundays to save you time!

Arrive in Cairns and tick the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list on an amazing day trip! Head south afterwards to Magnetic Island for some sunshine, relaxation and exploration.

Following that arrive in Airlie Beach for a tour of the amazing Whitsunday Islands before continuing down to Rainbow Beach where you can enjoy a 4 wheel drive experience of Fraser Island.

Finally have time to explore Noosa and Brisbane before the end of a memorable journey.

Includes:

  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Cairns
  • 1 day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef (lunch incl) * reef tax to pay onboard Click here to check it out
  • 2 days 2 nights on Magnetic Island in dorm including return ferry, dinner, breakfast and snorkel hire. Click here to check it out!
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • 2 day 1 night tour of the Whitsundays on the Siska, Hammer or SV Whitehaven*
  • 2 nights in Rainbow Beach
  • 2 day 1 night tour of Fraser island Click here to check it out
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Noosa
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation in Brisbane

 

Simply choose if you are driving or if you would like to add in a Greyhound or Premier bus Pass.

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

Clinton little face“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.”  – 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, Noosa, Rainbow beach, Airlie Beach, Magnetic Island and Cairns!
  • Get around the World's Largest sand island - Fraser island in a 4X4 Warrior vehicle
  • Sail around the Whitsundays!
  • Snorkel on 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.

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

Cairns to Brisbane Tour

Day 1 – Cairns

Arrive in Cairns at anytime this day and check into your accommodation, the rest of the day is free to explore at your own leisure.

Day 2 – Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy a day of Snorkelling on various reef sites on the Great Barrier Reef!

Day 3 – Cairns to Magnetic island

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

Day 4 - Magnetic Island

Explore Magenetic Island as you please, go hiking, hire a topless car and explore the island or snorkel one of the many beaches.

Day 5 – Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach

Travel from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach this day, taking the ferry to Townsville before catching the bus from the terminal. Arrive in Airlie Beach early evening and check into your hostel before to explore the town.

Day 6 – Whitsundays (Lunch, Dinner)

Get ready for the 2 day 1 night on the Whitsunday Island! You will have information for the departure time and location on your voucher. Enjoy a scenic day of beaches and snorkelling on the Whitsundays! Click the Whitsunday Boat options tab to checkout the boats and their itineraries!

All Whitsundays Trips in the time saver packages are on sailing boats with 22 to 24 passengers maximum on board, you can let us know if you have a preference otherwise we will put you on the boat that best lines up with the rest of your trip.

Day 7 – Whitsundays (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today is your second day on the Whitsundays! Enjoy the beaches, snorkelling and sailing before returning to Airlie Beach in the Afternoon Click the Whitsunday Boat options tab to checkout the boats and their itineraries!

All Whitsundays Trips in the time saver packages are on sailing boats with 22 to 24 passengers maximum on board, you can let us know if you have a preference otherwise we will put you on the boat that best lines up with the rest of your trip.

Day 8 – Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach

Enjoy a relaxing day in Airlie Beach before boarding the overnight bus to Rainbow Beach

Day 9 – Rainbow Beach

Arrive in Rainbow Beach and check into your accommodation before spending the afternoon exploring or relaxing!

Day 10 – Fraser island (Lunch, Dinner)

Departure for the 2 day 1 night Fraser Island:
Get picked up from your Rainbow Beach accommodation and take a ferry across to the World Heritage sand island that is Fraser Island. Today you will get to have a swim in famous Lake McKenzie, visit the historical heart of the island – Central Station and the rainforest boardwalk, see ancient King Ferns at Wanggoolba Creek, visit Pile Valley’s famous Satinay trees and trek to Basin Lake which is perched high in the dunes.

Day 11 – Fraser island (Breakfast, Lunch) 

Today we discover the ocean highway of 75-Mile Beach and it’s famous icon of the SS Maheno Shipwreck, swim in crystal-clear Eli Creek with ocean views, visit The Pinnacles Coloured Sands where you learn about local mythology, climb Indian Head for Fraser Island’s most spectactular views, experience the natural rock pool jacuzzis at Champagne Pools plus time for an optional joy flight with Air Fraser taking off right from the beach. Take the ferry back to the mainland and be dropped at your accommodation around 6pm (times vary due to tides)

*Itinerary may vary

Day 12 – Rainbow Beach to Noosa

Travel to Noosa and check into your accommodation.

Day 13 – Noosa

Explore Noosa as you please! Head to the beach, Australia Zoo or Noosa National park or the Everglades!

Day 14 – Noosa to Brisbane

Travel to Brisbane and spend the afternoon checking out the city!

Day 15 – Brisbane 

Today is free to spend exploring Brisbane at your own leisure!

Day 16 - Brisbane

Your journey comes to an end, you can check out of the hostel and are free to travel onward anytime this day!

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!

All Whitsundays Trips in the time saver packages are on sailing boats with 22 to 24 passengers maximum on board, you can let us know if you have a preference otherwise we will put you on the boat that best lines up with the rest of your trip.

The Siska

Siska Sailing WhitsundaysSnorkelling on the siskaSnorkel the Whitsundays

Click here to learn more about the Siska Whitsundays Boat

The Hammer

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Click here to learn more about the Hammer Whitsundays Boat

The SV Whitehaven

The Whitsundays Sail BoatWhitsundays SunsetWhitsundays sailing

Click here to learn more about the SV Whitehaven Whitsundays Boat

All Whitsundays Trips in the time saver packages are on sailing boats with 22 to 24 passengers maximum on board, you can let us know if you have a preference otherwise we will put you on the boat that best lines up with the rest of your trip.

*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.

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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