15 Day Brisbane to Cairns Budget East Coast Package



Why You'll Love it

  • Access to all the East Coast's hottest destinations 
  • Camp under the stars on Fraser Island 
  • Kick back and relax on Magnetic Island 
  • Snap a selfie at Whitehaven Beach 
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef 

What's Included

  • 2 nights in Noosa
  • 3 nights in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 Day, 2 Night Fraser Island Tag Along, Self Driver Safari
  • 2 nights in Airlie Beach
  • 1 Day Whitsundays Express Tour
  • 2 nights in Magnetic Island and return ferry
  • 2 nights in Cairns
  • 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Free Internet Access in all our Shops up the Coast
  • Discount and Freebie Vouchers in all of our Shops up the Coast


Day 1- Bus to Noosa / Overnight Noosa

Bye Brisbane, hey Noosa. Explore the Darling of the Sunshine Coast after you check into your central hostel. 

Day 2 - Free day - Noosa

Explore the Everglades, hit the beach or enjoy a well deserved beer overlooking the incredible coastline - you've earnt it. 

Day 3 - Bus to Rainbow Beach/Overnight Rainbow

This morning say goodbye to Noosa and hello to Rainbow Beach. This afternoon head and explore the town and the beach. 

Day 4 - 4pm Safety Brief/Overnight Rainbow

Today is yours free to explore Rainbow Beach. This afternoon you'll attend a compulsory safety briefing at 4pm to prepare you for your upcoming Fraser Island adventure! 

Day 5 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour

Rise and shine, at 9.30am you depart for Fraser Island! Drive approx 10 minutes to the barge (ferry) and board for your 10 minute barge crossing. Once you have arrived on the world's biggest sand island, you then drive for 1 hour to the Eurong resort along 75 Mile beach - Fraser Island's own highway with speed limits! From here is when the big adventure begins as you drive to the famous Lake McKenzie - arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of Fraser! Here, stop for some lunch, and for some quality time to have a play in the amazing clear waters with your new found friends! Around 3pm you drive up the beach to your campsite, for an early dinner and some well deserved drinks and fun!

Day 6 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour

Get up in the morning for a quick breakfast before you begin your busiest day on Fraser Island. First, head off to see Eli creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north you then stop at Maheno shipwreck for some photos and short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon. Shortly after, travel up to Indian head, Fraser Island's highest point. From here you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean, before you travel to Champagne pools for a dip! In the afternoon, travel back to camp for dinner and drinks.

Day 7 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour/Overnight Rainbow Beach

Start with breakfast, then drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk, where you walk through the sand dunes to this tropical paradise! Lunch follows your trip to Lake Wabby, before you begin your drive down the beach heading back to the barge. Once back on the mainland, head back to the 4WD shed where you unpack and quickly clean the cars. Tonight, enjoy a well deserved rest in Rainbow Beach before checking out in the morning. 

Day 8 - Overnight Bus to Airlie Beach

Today is yours free to explore Rainbow Beach. This place is a real beach haven so you guessed it, we're suggesting you hit the waves! Tonight, pack your bags as you board your overnight bus to iconic Airlie Beach. 

Day 9 - Arrive - Overnight Airlie Beach

Arrive bright and early in Airlie and check into your hostel for 2 nights. Today is yours free to Airlie this tropical paradise. Tonight, you can find out for yourself by Airlie nightlife is just so famous...

Day 10 - 1 Day Whitsundays Tour / Overnight Airlie Beach

This morning head out for a full day exploring the stunning Whitsunday Island on board a jet boat. See Whitehaven Beach, hill Inlet, Mantaray bay and more! This afternoon, hit the town.

Day 11 - Bus to Townsville, ferry to Magnetic Island/Overnight Magnetic Island

This morning check out and catch a bus to Townsville where it will connect with your ferry to take you over to magical Magnetic Island. Check in for your 2 night stay. 

Day 12 - Free day/Over night in Magnetic Island

Today you've got a full day in Magnetic Island so make it count. Tonight, enjoy your last night on the island. 

Day 13 - Ferry to Townsville, bus to Cairns/Overnight Cairns

This morning you will check out and catch the ferry back to Townsville where the connecting bus will take you onto Cairns. Check into your hostel then head out for the night - trust us, ain't no party like a Cairns party. 

Day 14 - 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour / Overnight Cairns

Escape for an unforgettable relaxed day to the Great Barrier Reef Snorkel amongst fantastic coral formations teeming with colorful tropical fish. You'll visit two different reef sights today. Firstly, you'll be visiting Hastings Reef -alive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, this marine park preserve is famous for its Giant Clam Gardens, inquisitive Moray Eels and Huge Cod. Next, head off to Breaking Patches - Located off Michaelmas Cay, this great location is renowned for its forest of corals, large sea fans and black coral tree’s, yielding some 400 species of coral in its shallow lagoon. You'll enjoy a fresh tropical lunch before heading back to Cairns. 

Day 15 - Check out, trip ends

This morning you'll check out of your hostel and your trip officially comes to an end. 

Pickups / Departures

Starts: Brisbane 

Finishes: Cairns

Departs: This flexible package can depart any day of the week