Sydney to Cairns Adventure - 24 Days
Always wanted to do East Coast Oz but never sure how to cover the distance? We've got you! Our trip takes you on an adventure to see the amazing sights of the beautiful and lush East Coast, keeping costs low and affordable for backpackers!
A side note: There's also the 15 Day Express Tour, or the Lazy 32 Day Tour, ask us for more details!
- Sailing on the Whitsundays
- Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
- Cape Tribulation & Daintree tour
- Fraser Island Tour
Is this trip for you?
If you like to do things your own way, but also like for a few things to be organised on your behalf, then this is the trip for you!
This isn't a organised trip in the traditional sense- you'll do most of the activities on your own accord, but can enjoy them with your new friends!
- Your transport from Sydney to Cairns
- Accommodation: 3 Nights in Byron Bay, 2 Nights in Surfer's Paradise, 2 Nights in Noosa, 3 Nights in Rainbow Beach, 2 Nights in Airlie Beach, 3 Day, 2 Night Fraser Island Tag Along, Self Driver Safari, 2 Days, 2 Nights Sailing in the Whitsundays, 2 Nights on Magnetic Island with return ferry,
- 1 Day Tour to Nimbin, 3 Nights Accommodation in Cairns
- Your choice of Half day Learn to Surf Adventure OR 3 Hour Dolphin Kayaking
- 1 Day Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
- 1 day tour to the Daintree & Cape Tribulation
- 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners
- Free Internet Access in all our Shops up the Coast
What's not included?
- Flights (Request a quote)
- Most food
This trip leaves Sydney on day 1, however if you want to add a Sydney 3 day add on please hit the Enquire Now button, this add on includes 3 nights in a Sydney central hostel, plus 1 day trip to the beautiful Blue Mountains.
We'll overnight our way to Byron Bay from Sydney
We arrive in Byron Bay (Beautiful!) and check in our hostel for the next three nights!
Do the Nimbin tour- it's a cute little hippy town embracing the lifestyle in full! Our tour includes some time in Nimbin to walk around, a BBQ lunch at a nature reserve, and if you want, you get a chance to go to a nature reserve and enjoy the waterfall!
If you're feeling the surfing vibe, head out for a surf lesson (which beach is decided on the day dependent on waves!). The surf school is so good, it's you stand up or your money back (as long as you apply yourself!). You can also go and experience the beaches of Byron Bay with a dolphin kayaking adventure!
From here we head out to Surfers Paradise, where a hostel is booked for two nights!
Take the day for yourself! Go out and relax on the beach or have a coffee in town to soak up the atmosphere!
Today we bus it up to Noosa where you'll stay at a hostel for 2 nights (if you like, you can also decide to stop in Brisbane!)
Here's a day to check out all that Noosa has to offer- National Parks, beaches, the lot!
From here, we head over to Rainbow Beach, where you have a 2 night stay ahead of you.
Explore Rainbow Beach today! You have to check out the Carlo Sand Blow, and there's also a briefing (compulsory!) meeting for the Fraser Island tour.
Today, we head on a 3 day Fraser Island Self Drive/Tag Along Tour. The World Heritage Listed island is stunning, with freshwater lakes and brooks for you to swim in. We'll camp in the sand dunes, and you can even try your had at driving the 4WD vehicles (as long as you've had a full driving license for at least a year). This trip is all-inclusive, so you don't have to pay for anything other than extras like snacks and alcoholic drinks. At the end of the tour, we'll head back to Rainbow Beach for one last night!
Today we head on the overnight bus to Airlie Beach.
Upon arrival at Airlie Beach, we check in for our boat trip and the hostel!
Are you ready for an amazing 2 day-2 night sailing trip around the Whitsundays??!! This takes in all the highlights that the gorgeous islands have to offer, including the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, and of course, fabulous snorkelling spots! Again, this trip is all inclusive, so stuff like food, reef taxes, snorkelling equipment is all included (except for snacks and alcoholic drinks). When we get back to Airlie Beach, we've got a rest night at the hostel.
We are literally going from strength to strength on this trip, heading to Townsville today to get the ferry to Maggie Island (Magnetic Island). This package includes 2 nights dorm accommodation, return ferry transfers, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, and a welcome drink. You'll also get a half day snorkel hire (weather permitting). On Day 21, we'll head back to Townsville and head up to Cairns. In Cairns, you'll have a hostel booked for 4 nights.
Why not go out to the Great Barrier Reef today? It's an amazing trip, because it visits two different reef sites, and includes food and snorkelling stuff!
No trip to Cairns is complete without going to Cape Tribulation & the Daintree, which is a spectacular site because the rainforest LITERALLY meets the sea!
Our trip finishes today! Don't forget to ask about the check-out time!
If you want more of the good stuff (as in additional activities), you can let us know and we can book it for you!
- Waterfalls Tours
- Bungy Jumping
- Scenic flights over the Reef and Whitsundays
- White Water Rafting
- Canoeing in the Noosa Everglades
- Tours to the Daintree Rainforest
DeparturesDepartures / Pickups
This package can depart on any day of the year so just let us know when you want to travel and we will sort you out!