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Sydney to Cairns CHEAP AS CHIPS East Coast Tour Package – 26 days

$1,557.00$2,042.00

Transport:
Mixed (Bus, 4X4, Boat)
Difficulty:
Easy
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
26 days, 25 nights
Food:
Some Meals
Guided?:
While on activities/tours
Departs:
Daily
Arrives:
Cairns on day 26
Explore The East Coast of Australia with most 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 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 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:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Sydney ( in the centre of CBD)
  • 3 nights accommodation in Byron Bay
  • 2 nights accommodation in Surfers Paradise
  • 1  nights  accommodation in Brisbane
  • 2 nights  accommodation in Noosa
  • 2 nights  accommodation in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 day-2 nights FRASER ISLAND Tag Along Safari *$10 levy to pay on board click here to check it out
  • 2 nights accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • 2 day- 2 nights on a sailing boat in the Whitsundays on the Budget Boat, Adventure Boat, James Bond Boat or Party Boat!
  • 4 nights dorm accommodation in Cairns
  • 1 day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef (lunch included) *reef tax to pay on board Click here to check it out!

**Simply choose below if you would like to drive between destinations or add in 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! 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!”  – Clinton – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

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Description

  • Explore  Sydney, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Noosa,  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!

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 by premier bus will have a 26 day itinerary due to premier bus not having an overnight bus from Airlie beach to Cairns.

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

Sydney to Cairns Cheap as chips tour calendar itinerary

Day 1 - Sydney

Arrive in Sydney at any time and check into your accommodation. The rest of the day free to explore as you please! See the Botanical garden,Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Day 2 - Sydney

Today is free to explore Sydney at your leisure, head to one of the many beaches or go for a cruise on the harbour!

Day 3 - Sydney

Explore Sydney at your own leisure

Day 4 - Sydney to Byron Bay

Today you have the full day to explore Sydney before hopping on an overnight bus to Byron Bay

Day 5 - Byron Bay

Arrive in Byron Bay early in the morning, it's time to relax!

Day 6 - Byron Bay

 Enjoy Byron Bay as you please! There is the possibility to have a surf lesson, go on a kayak tour to see the dolphins or visit Nimbin (extra cost)

Day 7 - Byron Bay

Enjoy Byron Bay as you please! There is the possibility to have a surf lesson, go on a kayak tour to see the dolphins or visit Nimbin (extra cost)

Day 8 - Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

Travel to Surfers Paradise and hit the beach or head to one of the theme parks.

Day 9 - Surfers Paradise

Explore Surfers Paradise at your own leisure, go shopping or visit a theme park!

Day 10 - Surfers Paradise to Brisbane

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

Day 11 - Brisbane to Noosa

Travel to Noosa and hit the beach or explore

Day 12 - Noosa

Explore Noosa as you please! head to the beach, Australia Zoo or Noosa National park or the everglades!

Day 13 - Noosa to Rainbow Beach

Travel to Rainbow Beach and check into your accommodation, you have a safety briefing at 4pm for your Fraser island Tour.

Day 14 - 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 15- 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 16 - 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 17 - Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach

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

Day 18 - Airlie Beach

Arrive in Airlie Beach early and Check in for Whitsundays tour

Day 19 - 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 20 - 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 21- Return to Airlie Beach (Breakfast)

Return to Airlie Beach this day and celebrate being back on land

Day 22 - Airlie Beach to Cairns 

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns this day

Day 23 - Cairns

Arrive in Cairns Early, Today is free to explore Cairns as you please 

Day 24 - The Great Barrier Reef (Lunch)

Day Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef with snorkelling and lunch included

Day 25 - Cairns 

Today is free to explore Cairns as you please

Day 26 - Cairns

Your journey is complete, you are free to checkout of your hostel and 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!

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

The Tongarra is a cool Catamaran with an awesome crew and a maximum of 21 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.
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.