Sydney to Cairns East Coast Map
Sydney to Cairns East Coast Map Scuba Diving Fraser Island Lake Mackenzie rainforest fraser island Eli Creek Fun Times Mojo Surf Living the Dream Double Island Point Dolphin Kayak Set Sail and enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays

Sydney to Cairns East Coast Essentials Tour Package 16 Days

$1,395.00$1,780.00

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:
Cairns, day 16
Explore the east coast of Australia from Sydney to Cairns with all the essential activities and tours included!

 

Tick off form your bucket list all the most popular tours in 16 days!

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 driving a four wheel drive on the world’s largest sand island Fraser Island! Before heading down to Sydney, you will explore Byron Bay, an iconic hippy town where you will have the chance to choose between kayaking with the dolphin or having a surf lesson. The 2 most popular activities of the town!

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:

  • 2 nights in Byron Bay
  • Half day Kayaking with dolphins OR half day Surf Lesson
  • 1 nights accommodation in Brisbane
  • 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 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!
  • 2 nights accommodation in Cairns including
  • 1 day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef (lunch included) including INTRO DIVE*  reef tax to pay onboard Click here to check it out!

**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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Description

  • Explore Byron Bay, Rainbow Beach, Airlie Beach and Cairns!
  • Explore Fraser island in a Tag Along Four Wheel Drive Tour!
  • Sail and cruise around the Whitsundays over 2 nights!
  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef with an intro dive!
  • Surf or kayak around the dolphins * indicate in the checkout section which activity you have chosen

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 endeavour to make sure you have the best itinerary and time possible.

Sydney to Cairns Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney  to Byron Bay 

Spend your day  in the city before to catch a night bus to Sydney.

Day 2: Byron Bay

Arrive in the morning in Byron Bay and enjoy your day discovering the beach and the lighthouse.

Day 3- Byron Bay -ACTIVITY

Choose between kayaking with the dolphin or having a surf lesson, the 2 most popular activity of Byron. They are both half day tours, simply write in the”Order Notes section”  in the shopping card  which one you have chosen.

Day 4- Byron Bay to Brisbane

Travel to Brisbane and discover the city.

Day 5 – Brisbane to Rainbow Beach

Travel to Rainbow Beach there is a Safety Briefing at 4pm for your Fraser island Tour. If you have chosen to travel with Premier Bus, you won’t arrive on time for the briefing. To not miss out on anything, we will include an extra day in Rainbow Beach for no extra cost! You will then arrive in the evening of day 2, discover Rainbow Beach during Day 3 and attend the briefing in the evening. Your journey will then finish on day 17.

Day 6 –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 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 – Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach 

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

Day 10 – Airlie Beach

Arrive in Airlie Beach and check in at your hostel. You will also have to check in for your departure on the Whitsunday for the following day. The instruction will be written on your voucher

Day 11 – 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 12 – 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 13 – Return to Airlie Beach (Breakfast)

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

 Day 14 – Airlie Beach to Cairns

Today you will be travelling to Cairns. 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 or after going on the Whitsundays and will then finish on day 14.. While making the booking, add your preference in the “Comment” section.

Day 15 – 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 16 – Cairns

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

Cairns, day 16

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