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14 Day East Coast – Sydney to Cairns2019-04-11T09:30:33+00:00

Project Description

From Only $1889

What’s Included

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Byron Bay

  • Sea Kayaking Day Trip

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Rainbow Beach

  • Overnight Fraser Island Safari

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Airlie Beach

  • Overnight Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Cairns

  • Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

  • Cape Tribulation Day Trip

  • Greyhound Bus Pass – Sydney to Cairns

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10 Trees Planted

We will plant 10 trees to offset the carbon emissions caused by your adventure! This will more than cover your carbon footprint as the trees could collectively absorb as much as 10 tons of Carbon Dioxide over their lifetime.

This donation will be made on your behalf and is included in the price you pay.

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Why we love this package

This package includes all of the must-see destinations of the East Coast.

Kayak with Byron Bay’s beautiful sea life, drive along the beaches of Fraser Island and sail the stunning Whitsunday Islands.

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and visit the wilderness of the Daintree Rainforest.

Perfect if you’re short on time!

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Itinerary

Your tour begins as soon as you board your overnight bus from Sydney. Tonight you head North to your first stop. The bus departs Central Sydney at 7pm. Grab some snacks and a book and jump aboard. Next stop.. Byron Bay

Arrive into Byron Bay and check into your hostel accommodation. Spend the day exploring the beaches and brunch spots and soak up the hippy vibe. Hire a surf board, bicycle or snorkel set to really get to know this beautiful bay.

Grab your swimmers and a coffee from one of Byron’s many boutique coffee shops and head to the beach for a 9am start. Join a passionate team of surf lifesavers for an unforgettable kayak to Australia’s most easterly point. The Byron Bay Marine Park is home to bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and three species of sea turtle, so keep your eyes peeled for them as you glide along the clear blue ocean. Knowledgeable guides will share stories of local history, aboriginal culture and marine biology, making this tour the perfect combination of education and adventure. Oh, and prepare to save the best for last as your guide teaches you to surf your kayak back to shore!

The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish, take it all in and then watch the beautiful sunset at main beach where you will find nothing but good vibes! Byron Bay will spoil you for choice for places to eat and hang out!

Today your bus journey will see you pass through the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast on your way to Rainbow Beach! Arrive late this afternoon and check into your accommodation. Have a swim, head to the beach or just relax and get a good sleep in, ready for tomorrow’s island adventures!

Your adventure starts at 10.30am at Rainbow Beach where you’ll stop to see the famous Coloured Sands and Pinnacles. Then head out to Australia’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, to see the majestic Maheno Shipwreck, the beauty of Eli Creek boardwalk and the freshwater streams flowing into the ocean. Stop for a picnic lunch and then head to the stunning Indian Head lookout to view the white sand desert, beach and ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sharks, turtles, manta rays, sharks and whales (during Whale Season). This evening, enjoy an epic buffet style dinner at Eurong Resort Beach Bar before heading to your comfortable accommodation.

*Lunch + Dinner Included

Enjoy a yummy breakfast at Eurong Resort before a big day of exploring the rest of the Island. Visit tranquil Pile Valley and Woongoolba Creek boardwalk. Swim in beautiful Lake Birrabeen and scrub with the white sands in the tea tree lake. Drive along 75 Mile Beach and arrive back to Rainbow Beach this afternoon. Enjoy your last night in Rainbow Beach at the onsite bar, sing some karaoke, shoot some pool or just relax.

*Breakfast Included

Spend the morning exploring the beach, shops and restaurants of Rainbow Beach today before hopping on the bus this afternoon. Recline your seat and relax for the longest of your bus journeys so far!

Arrive into Airlie Beach this morning and check into your accommodation. Spend the day exploring the lagoon and many shops, bars and restaurants of Airlie Beach.

Depart Airlie Beach at 8.30am and head out on your Eco guided Whitsunday Island exploration adventure! Once on board the friendly crew will brief you about safety and sailing. You will visit a number of top snorkel destinations in the region which might include Luncheon Bay, Blue Pearl Bay or Mantaray Bay. As well as snorkelling around the beautiful coral reefs, guests can help the crew pull the sails and have a go at driving the boat, for a real Aussie experience. You can also sit back and relaxing, enjoying the heat from the sun as you watch the amazing scenery pass you by. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as turtles, eagles, sharks, dolphins and whales!

Enjoy a hot shower, afternoon canapes and a cold beer or wine before dinner. Listen out for the friendly dolphin pods which frequent the Northern islands. Finally, enjoy a delicious dinner, enjoy some fun on the back deck or find a quiet spot and star gaze before falling into bed for a good night’s sleep.

*Lunch + Dinner Included

Visit Whitehaven Beach, with its 7 kilometres of silica sand and pristine ocean waters, including a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout, one of the most photographed places in Australia! Relax out on deck and spend time socialising with the other like-minded travellers. Return to Airlie Beach at 4pm – spend the evening chilling at your hostel or exploring Airlie Beach.

*Breakfast + Lunch Included

Today is a travelling day between Airlie Beach and Cairns. Pack your snacks and get comfortable whilst you head to Australia’s tropical North! Arrive into Cairns this evening and have an early night before your snorkelling adventure tomorrow.

Check in at Reef Fleet Terminal at 8am and hop aboard for fresh coffee/tea and muffins before your safety briefing commences. You’ll then start your cruise to your first Outer Barrier Reef Location! Passions of Paradise has a selection of more than 24 superior outer reef locations to choose from. After snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing at your first location, lunch is served on-board; enjoy a sumptuous hot and cold buffet lunch including local prawns, selection of fresh salads and tropical fruits. Enjoy another couple of hours at your second reef spot then it’s time to enjoy a cold beverage on the way back to Cairns. Arrive back at approx. 5pm and join your new sailing pals for your free time in Cairns.

*Lunch Included

Leave Cairns at around 8am and head along the Scenic Coastal Drive on your guided day trip to Cape Tribulation! You’ll be met by the traditional land owners and participate in a traditional “welcome to country” and smoking ceremony with a kuku yalanji tribal member. Then head deep into Mossman Gorge where you have the opportunity for a refreshing swim in the cascading water and majestic pools that make Mossman gorge such an iconic place to visit. Next onto your Wildlife River Cruise and search for crocodiles and other wildlife whilst learning about the fragile ecosystem of the Daintree River. Enjoy an awesome lunch at the beach where the rainforest meets the reef. Return to Cairns approximately 7.30pm and explore the awesome nightlife of Cairns on the last night of your trip.

*Lunch Included

Arrive into Cairns around XXX, where your trip ends. Ask us about accommodation in Cairns or your onward travel! Where will you go next?

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Important Information

  • Departs:

    Sydney at 19.00 on Day 1

  • Ends:

    Cairns on the morning of Day 14

  • Departure Dates:

    This flexible package is custom built and can depart on a daily basis.

  • Extra Costs: 

    $60 Ferry + Local Tax Levy

    $20 Reef + Fuel Levy

Sydney Cairns

During tours and activities, you will be led by an experienced guide.

We book your accommodation and bus travel between locations and the remainder of the trip is self-guided.

This is an open-aged tour, however, most passengers are between the ages of 18 and 39.

If this is not you please contact us and we can custom build a package that suits your needs.

This package operates all year round

When on tour you may leave you luggage at your accommodation.

All hostel accommodation is ensuite.

Single upgrade does not include the Whitsundays trip where accommodation is dormitory style.

Please contact us for more details.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Pricing

Dorm

$1889
  • Standard 6-8 Share

Double/Twin

$2410
  • Per Person. Must be booked in quantities of 2

Single

$3212
  • Private room *See Accommodation Notes