15 Day Brisbane to Cairns Budget East Coast Package


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Why You'll Love it

  • Access to all the East Coast's hottest destinations 
  • Explore 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
  • 1 Day Fraser Island Adventure
  • 3 nights in Airlie Beach
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsundays Adventure
  • 2 nights in Magnetic Island
  • Return ferry to Magnetic Island
  • 2 nights in Cairns
  • 1 Day Green Island Great Barrier Reef Tour
  • Hop on hop off bus from Brisbane to Cairns
  • Backpackers World membership card valued at $39
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Free Internet Access in all our Shops up the Coast
  • Discount and Freebie Vouchers in all of our Shops up the Coast
  • Free job help and advice from our dedicated Job Club
  • Backpackers World Travel Membership, worth $39



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 - 1 Day Fraser Island Adventure/Overnight Rainbow 

Over to Fraser Island we travel along the spectacular Seventy Five Mile Beach to explore the natural beauty of this magnificent wilderness with a guided rainforest walk. On for a refreshing Lake McKenzie swim and an authentic Aussie lunch tops off a perfect day of discovery on the World’s largest sand island! Return through the towering forests of Satinay and Brushbox and navigate your way down the ‘sandy highway’ enjoying an afternoon tea stop on remote beach stretches before returning to Noosa. Experience the excitement of the worlds best beach drive in one of our purpose built “Warrior” 4WD vehicles. Specially designed and engineered for our day tours, they are simply the toughest and most comfortable 4WD on Fraser.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5 - Free Day - Rainbow Beach 

Today is yours free to explore Rainbow Beach! Grab some rays at the beach with an optional surf lesson or kick back with a coffee. It's up to you

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Overnight Bus to Airlie Beach 

This morning is your last chance to soak in the relaxed vibe of Rainbow Beach before hopping on your overnight bus to Airlie Beach! 

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Arrive/Overnight Airlie Beach 

Arrive bright and early in Airlie Beach

Day 8 - 2 Day/1 Night Whitsundays Adventure 

 Sail through to Whitsunday passage, hook pass and around to Hill Inlet, and then to Whitehaven Beach depending on the Weather conditions / or the better snorkelling sites of the day.

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - 2 Day/1 Night Whitsunday Adventure - Overnight Airlie Beach 

Sail to several of the coral-fringed reefs such as Butterfly Bay, Mantaray Bay, to Luncheaon Bay, Hook Island or Hayman Island or Langford Is; usually a couple of snorkelling sites, we do Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet 

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 - Free Day - Airlie Beach 

Today is yours free to enjoy Airlie Beach! Head to the beach, treat yourself to an epic skydive or simply kick back and relax at a waterfront bar. 

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/Overnight 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 to 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 Green Island/Great Barrier Reef Tour/Overnight Cairns

Only 45 minutes transfer from Cairns on a high-speed catamaran, this full-day cruise to Green Island, a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, departs Cairns at 11.00am and allows 4 hours on the Island and arrives back in Cairns at 5.00pm. Choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reefs in our semi-submarine or glass bottom boat, or simply laze on the white sandy beach. These are only a few of the many reef and island activities available at Green Island. Your friendly crew will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island. 

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