24 Day: East Coast of Australia

Travel on this incredible 24 day package travelling Australia’s East Coast, heading from Sydney to Cairns (or reverse Cairns to Sydney) and soak up the laid back surf culture of Byron Bay, the pure adventure on Fraser Island, the idyllic beauty of the Whitsunday Islands, and the shear wonder of the Great Barrier Reef.

This package is completely flexible, so for more ideas on East Coast activities click here: AUSTRALIA FLEXI TRAVEL ACTIVITIES

What’s included
  • 3 Nights in Byron Bay
  • 1 Day Tour to Nimbin
  • 3 Hour Dolphin Kayaking
  • 2 Nights in Surfer’s Paradise
  • 2 Nights in Noosa
  • 3 Nights in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Fraser Island 4×4 Tag Along Tour
  • 2 Nights in Airlie Beach
  • 2 Days / 2 Nights Whitsundays Sailing Tour
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights on Magnetic Island (return ferry included)
  • 3 Nights in Cairns
  • 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Cruise
  • 1 Day Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Tour
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Sydney > Cairns Hop-on-hop-off Bus Pass


This itinerary is just an example. Find below the itinerary from Sydney to Cainrs, but this can just as easily be flipped and run in the opposite direction. Also, as for more info about adding anything into the package, e.g. Skydiving, White Water Rafting, Blue Mountains, additional accommodation nights, etc.

Day 1:

After a free day in Sydney, exploring all the sights, jump on the overnight bus from Sydney Central through to Byron Bay to start your East Coast trip!

Day 2:

Arrive in Byron Bay in the morning and check into one of town’s best hostels for 3 awesome nights.

Day 3:

Today you will jump on the Grasshoppers bus to go and explore the “out-there” town of Nimbin. Travel through a stunning national park, jump off some waterfalls, and find yourself in the wacky little town of Nimbin, where the hippy lifestyle is the only lifestyle. BBQ Lunch included.

Day 4:

Spend your second day in Byron doing something truly unique… go and experience the stunning beaches of Byron Bay, and paddle a kayak around the most Easterly point of Australia to go and find some incredible playful dolphins. On this epic 3 hour dolphin kayaking adventure with Go Sea Kayak you will get up close to some amazing creatures, not only dolphins, but possibly turtles and even whales!

Kayaking not your thing… Swap your dolphin kayak tour for a 3 hour Surf Lesson with Mojo Surf and learn to catch waves Byron style!

Day 5:

Jump on the morning bus taking you from Byron Bay up to Surfers Paradise / Gold Coast and check into your hostel, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Ask us for more info about: Theme Parks, Water Parks, and Bar Crawls in Surfers Paradise.

Day 6:

Enjoy a free day in Surfers to explore the town and chill out on the striking beach!

Day 7:

After 2 fun filled days in Surfers Paradise, jump on the bus up to possibly the most beautiful town on the coast… Noosa! Check into another awesome hostel for 2 nights.

Ask us for more info about: Stopping for 1 Night in Brisbane.

Day 8:

Have yourself a relaxing free day in Noosa and choose to kick back on the beach, rent a surf board and build on your skills, or take a stroll through Noosa Heads National Park.

Ask us for more info about: Noosa Everglades Canoe Tours (1 Day and Overnight Options).

Day 9:

After some more free time in Noosa in the morning, take the afternoon bus from Noosa Junction up to Rainbow Beach, where you will check in for your first 2 nights in the “gateway to Fraser Island.”

Day 10:

Explore Rainbow Beach on your free day, before attending a compulsory safety briefing for your Fraser Island 4×4 Tag Along Tour later in the afternoon.

Ask us for more info about: Carlo Sand Blow, Sand Boarding and Sea Kayaking.

Days 11-13:

Start your 3 day / 2 night Fraser Island Tag Along Tour. On this incredible trip you will head out onto the world’s largest sand island – Fraser Island – and take a trip around this World Hritage listed area. Swim in the clearest fresh water lakes you will ever see, float along Eli Creek, camp in the dunes under the most insane stars (permanent campsite – toilets and showers available!), and for those over 21yrs and with a driving license, go driving along the beaches and through the rainforest in 4×4 vehicles. Includes: All meals, fuel costs, return ferry, camping fees – It’s all inclusive!

After your tour you will check back into your hostel in Rainbow Beach for 1 more night.

Day 14:

After another free day in Rainbow beach to remember how epic your Fraser Island trip was…hop on the overnight bus from Rainbow Beach up to Airlie Beach.

Day 15:

Arrive into Airlie Beach and check into one of the best hostel’s in town for your first night, before heading into town to check in at the Whitsundays Sailing office for your Whitsundays tour starting the following day.

Days 16-18:

Today is the day… it’s Whitsundays time! Head down to the marina and catch your boat to start your 2 days / 2 nights sailing around the Whitsundays! This tour is the ultimate way to explore the Whitsunday Islands, taking in all the highlights, including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, Langford Spit and loads of epic swimming and snorkelling spots along the way. Includes: All meals, reef & sailing taxes, snorkel equipment, wetsuit/stinger suits – It’s all inclusive! 

On return back to Airlie beach, you will check back in for 1 more night in your hostel.

Days 19-21:

Onwards up the coats. Hop on the bus from Airlie Beach up to Townsville where you will board the Magnetic Island Ferry. This Magnetic Island package is the best way to experience Magnetic Island, where you will be staying for 2 amazing nights at one of the best hostels on the coast! Includes: 2 nights accommodation, return ferry (Townsville <> Magnetic Island), 1 welcome drink, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, and free snorkel hire.

After the two great nights on the island, you will catch the ferry back to Townsville and then jump on the bus heading up to Cairns!

Arrive in Cairns and check into another awesome hostel for 3 nights of fun in the adventure capital of Australia.

Days 22:

You can’t come to Australia without visiting the Great Barrier Reef… that would just be rude! Today is the day you will explore the reef, with 1 Day Snorkel Cruise on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You will visits two amazing reef sites to get a real understanding of the diversity of the reef. Includes: Morning snacks, buffet lunch, afternoon snacks and all snorkel equipment.

Ask us for more info about: Intro / Certified Scuba Dives.

Day 23:

Take a 1 Day tour from Cairns up to Cape Tribulation, the only place in the would where 2 World Heritage Sites collide – the rainforest and the reef! Explore the rainforest, cruise the river in search of crocodiles, and experience the beauty of Cape Tribulation Beach!

Ask us for more info about: Overnight stays in the Daintree Rainforest, Jungle Surfing and Horse Riding.

Day 24:

Your final day on your East Coast trip… it’s been a blast, right!? Check out of your hostel and head onto your next adventure!


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