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24 Day East Coast – Cairns to Sydney2019-04-11T09:30:44+00:00

Project Description

From Only $2599

What’s Included

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Cairns

  • Cape Tribulation Overnight Trip

  • Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Magnetic Island

  • Magnetic Island Return Ferry

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Airlie Beach

  • 2 Day/2 Night Whitsundays Resort Stay

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Rainbow Beach

  • 2 Day Fraser Island Eco Safari

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Noosa

  • Everglades Day Trip

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Brisbane

  • Moreton Island day Trip

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Surfer’s Paradise

  • 2 NightsAccommodation in Byron Bay

  • Sea Kayaking Day Trip

  • Greyhound Bus Pass – Sydney to Cairns

base magnetic island accommodation

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 is our ultimate East Coast experience!

Spend the night under a million stars and the canopy of the ancient Daintree rainforest, Snorkel the Great Barrier reef and explore the magic of Magnetic Island. Stay at a private resort and explore the Whitsundays by power boat, drive along the beaches of Fraser Island and explore the beautiful backwaters one of the World’s only two Everglades. Visit bustling Brisbane, the sands of Surfers Paradise and the beautiful Byron Bay.

This package is the perfect combination of relaxation and activity.


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Arrive in Cairns any time today and check into your hostel accommodation. Relax after your flight or head out and meet some fellow travellers!

Your days starts at approximately 7:25am with a scenic Coastal Drive to Mossman Gorge. When you arrive at Mossman Gorge where you will be met by the traditional owners of the land and will participate in a traditional “welcome to country” and smoking ceremony with a kuku yalanji tribal member. Your next stop will take you deep into the heart of the 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. Enjoy a wildlife river cruise where you’ll search for crocodiles and other wildlife whilst learning about the fragile ecosystem of the Daintree River and try the locally grown organic black tea. Drop off to your selected accommodation is at approx 2pm.

This morning is yours to enjoy as you wish! Your tour will pick you up at approximately 2pm and will start with a guided walk. Journey into the oldest living rainforest in the world as our knowledgeable guides share with you the ecology and wonder of this World Heritage Listed Rainforest. Stop for Ice-cream stop at Floravilla where they have at least 26 flavours available!! Finally, enjoy scenic views at Alexandra Range Lookout and the Daintree River Cable Ferry Crossing Port Douglas. Your tour returns to Cairns at approximately 7.30pm.

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 guided day 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, a 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 last night in Cairns.

*Lunch Included

Hop on the bus at 8.15 this morning and head to the majestic Magnetic Island! Your bus will drop you off after lunch at Townsville where you’ll catch your 25 minute ferry crossing to Magnetic Island. Check into your beach side accommodation and enjoy some island time. Expect crystal blue waters, swaying palm trees and amazing views!

There’s plenty to do on this beautiful island! Grab a snorkel, hire a Barbie car and explore the island by land or sea!

Today you start your journey South to Airlie Beach; the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Catch the morning ferry back to Townsville to meet the 13.45 bus to Airlie Beach! Download a boxset and pack your snacks! Arrive into Airlie Beach at 7.40pm and check into your hostel accommodation.

Join the group at 2.30pm and get ready for the fast and fun Wildcat will cruise to the idyllic Paradise Cove Resort! Glide onto the exclusive sandy beach and enjoy a cheese and dips platter while the crew explains the resort and the plan for the next few days. The afternoon is yours to play pool, tennis, paddle board, kayak, walk on the beach, chill by the pool/spa or simply relax in a hammock by the beach. After dinner the crew will light the fire down on the beach and you can try your hand at roasting some marshmallows. Count the shooting stars while you head back to your room and fall asleep to the sounds of nature in the most comfortable bed you have slept in for a long time.  

*Dinner Included

*Lunch + Dinner Included

The boat departs the resort at 9am and takes you on ride of a lifetime to Whitehaven Beach and the amazing Hill Inlet Lookout. The next stop is the renowned Mantaray Bay for an exciting snorkel amongst hundreds of colorful fish. The last stop of the day is Peters Bay to view some amazing colourful soft corals. The ride back to Paradise Cove Resort through the Whitsunday islands is simply breathtaking. Either continue with free resort activities or enjoy a nice relaxing sunbath by the pool while we get dinner prepared. After dinner relax and socialise with new friends, sit back in the hot spa or join in on a nature bush walk with one of our experienced crew.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After breakfast the boat departs to Langford Sandbar for you to soak up some sun, enjoy a last snorkel or take a short walk to the lookout to take a stunning photo of the Whitsunday Islands. Morning tea is served before the ride home. The return journey gives offers one last chance to marvel at the Whitsunday islands and reflect on the amazing adventures of the last couple of days.

Arrive back to Airlie Beach at around 12pm and explore the many awesome eateries that this beach town has to offer.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Spend the day exploring the lagoon and many shops, bars and restaurants of Airlie Beach today, before hopping on the overnight bus this evening. Recline your seat and relax for the longest of your bus journeys so far!

Arrive into Rainbow Beach and check into your hostel accommodation. Have a swim, head to the beach or just relax in the onsite bar at the resort.

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 a full-spread 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

Just a couple of hours to your next stop today: Noosa. Expect a lush subtropical rainforest setting and a chilled out beach vibe. Tomorrow you’ll visit one of the only two Everglades in the World!

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!

Your adventure begins at 8am from the magnificent Cootharaba lake to the start of the Noosa Everglades in our brand new boat. Stop at Fig Tree point and paddle upstream in your classic Canadian style canoe through ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways and sub-tropical rainforest to rejoin your tour group for a brunch with tea, coffee & biscuits in the tranquil surrounds of historic Harry’s Hut. After brunch, experience the magnificent wonders of the Everglades, recognised as one of the most spectacular canoeing adventures in Australia – a place you MUST see to believe. Return to our Cootharabar Restaurant where you will be served a delicious authentic Aussie Roast lunch prepared by our Chef.  

*Lunch Included

A change of scenery today as you head to the first of your Australian cities – bustling Brisbane. Today is yours to spend as you please; Visit the shops, hop on a boat up the river that winds through this city or watch the sun set behind the bridge at the South Bank. This evening go for a stroll, visit one of the cities awesome food stalls or chill at your hostels onsite bar!

Enjoy a beautiful cruise across the magnificent Moreton Bay on the MiCat Ferry with air-conditioned comfort with cafe and bar facilities. Relax on the beach at the Tangalooma Wrecks and have fun in the sun. Enjoy a fully guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma Ship Wrecks (wind, weather & tidal conditions apply) Swim with our special “See Thru” body boards to see turtles, dolphins, coral and thousands of beautiful reef fish. Discover the hidden underwater wonders of the Tangalooma Wrecks with our fully guided Transparent Kayaks (weather & wind conditions apply) Feel the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of up to 70km/h and experience a 4WD adventure in our 4WD “Tough Bus” as we travel the rugged 4WD tracks of Moreton Island to “The Desert” Swim the crystal clear beaches of Tangalooma Beach.

*Lunch Included

Catch the afternoon bus to the “Miami’ of Australia’s East Coast – Surfers Paradise. Spend the afternoon chilling at the beach!

Today is yours to enjoy as you wish; grab a true Aussie brunch, head to the beach to see surfers, swimmers and lifeguards. Grab a coffee and stroll through the streets or do some shopping at one of the many malls.

Time to head down to the legendary town of Byron Bay! Arrive into ‘The Bay’ late this evening and check into your hostel accommodation for a good sleep, ready for tomorrow’s beach and sea adventures!

Grab 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!

Spend the day exploring the beaches, shops and brunch spots of Byron Bay. Hire a surf board, bicycle or snorkel to really get to know this beautiful bay. Stock up on snacks from the supermarket and hop on your overnight bus, next stop.. SYDNEY!

Arrive into Sydney around 8am, where your trip ends.


Important Information

  • Departs:

    Cairns at 19.00 on Day 1

  • Ends:

    Sydney on the morning of Day 24

  • Departure Dates:

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

  • Extra Costs: 

    $20 Reef + Fuel Levy

    $60 Ferry + Local Tax 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

A maximum of 20kg + a day pack can be carried on the buses.

When on tour you may leave you large bag/case 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.



  • Standard 6-8 Share


  • Must be booked in quantities of 2


  • Private room *See Accommodation Notes