East Coast Packages / Start in Cairns
33 Days / 32 Nights

33 Day Do It All Cairns to Melbourne East Coast Package

Cairns

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 2 Night Sydney Accommodation at Wake Up!
  • 3 Night Byron Bay Accommodation at Byron Beach Hostel
  • 2 Night Surfers Paradise Accommodation at BUNK Surfers Paradise
  • 2 Night Brisbane Accommodation at Summer House Brisbane
  • 3 Night Noosa Accommodation at Halse Lodge
  • 3 Night Rainbow Beach Accommodation at Freedom Hostel Rainbow Beach
  • 2 Night 1770 Accommodation at Southern Cross 1770
  • 2 Night Airlie Beach Accommodation at Nomads Airlie Beach
  • 2 Night Magnetic Island Accommodation at Base Magnetic Island + Return Ferry
  • 1 Night Mission Beach Accommodation at Jackaroo Hostel Mission Beach
  • 3 Night Cairns Accommodation at Freedom Hostel Cairns

 

Activities

  • 1 Day Nimbin Tour with Grasshoppers
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
  • 2 day/2 night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure
  • 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including 1 Introductory Dive with Ocean Freedom
  • 1 Day Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour with Waterfall Warriors

 

Transport & Food

  • Return Magnetic Island Ferry
  • 17 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 30 Day WHIMIT Greyhound Bus Pass 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Cairns anytime/Overnight Cairns

Arrive in Cairns at any time and check into your central hostel. Better get some rest, you've got a huge couple of weeks to come! 

 

Day 2 - Great Barrier Reef Cruise / Overnight in Cairns

It's here. The day you've been waiting for. Today, you're heading out onto the big blue to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Today you get to explore 2 stunning reef sites; Upolu Cay and the 'Wonder Wall' on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. You're treated to 6 full hours exploring the reef with plenty of snorkelling and diving opportunities, awesome lunch and knowledgeable eco-guides.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

  

Day 3 - 1 Day trip to Waterfalls & Rainforest / Overnight Cairns

You will be collected from your Cairns accommodation at approximately 6.55 am. Departing Cairns early, you will visit the iconic Babinda Boulders for some sightseeing and exploration. Stroll to the viewing platforms to fully appreciate the beautiful scenery. On your return, enjoy a complimentary delicious brunch. Next stop is the spectacular Josephine Falls. Bring your camera for this one!  Then travel onto the Atherton Tablelands via the Palmerston Hwy to Millaa Millaa Falls. Stop for lunch at Milla Milla or Malanda, depending on timing (B.Y.O. or purchase). Then visit the Malanda Environmental Park and Curtain Fig Tree. You will go platypus spotting before arriving at Lake Eacham in the late afternoon. You can enjoy a quiet swim, do some bird spotting or just enjoy a peaceful time here. Then it’s time to head back to Cairns! You will be dropped off at your accommodation at around 6:30 pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 4 - Mission Beach

Today you'll be waving goodbye to Cairns and hello to Mission Beach. Check into your hostel for 2 nights and then kick back to explore. You can opt for one of the extreme adrenaline activities available in the town like white water rafting and skydives

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 5 - Bus to Townsville, Ferry to Magnetic Island / Overnight in Magnetic Island

Make your way to Townsville where you will catch a ferry over to the magical Magnetic Island. Settle into your beachside hostel where you will stay for 2 nights and then why not hit the beach. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 6 -  Free Day Magnetic Island / Overnight in Magnetic Island

Today is yours free to explore. There's plenty to do on the island, but our personal favourite is to do nothing...kick back and relax. Once you soak in the views of the aqua water and swaying palm trees, you'll know exactly what we're talking about. 

 

Day 7 - Ferry to Townsville, Ferry to Airlie Beach / Overnight in Airlie Beach

Make your way back to Townsville where you will catch a ferry Airlie Beach and spend the night in a beachside paradise. 

 

Day 8: Whitsundays Sailing - Airlie Beach to Whitsundays

This itinerary will cover about 100kms around the islands and will be done at this time due to the sailing capacity and skill of your Maxi Y. This tour provides time to discover the islands, including time to relax at the stunning Whitehaven Beach, walk to the popular Hill Inlet Lookout and enjoy two snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs that stretch right from the edge of the islands. 

Meal(s) included: Dinner

 

Day 9: Whitsundays Sailing 

Not only are you going to visit the famous Whitehaven Beach on this journey, but you'll also get to the northern end of Whitsundays where the best fringing coral reefs in Whitsundays are found-namely Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay. For the guests who want to be part of it, help the crew set up their sails, turn on the wheel and take some awesome sailing pictures. The Captain and the crew are going to give you the wit.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10: Whitsundays Sailing - Whitsundays to Airlie Beach

Wake up to that clean sea air in your final morning before it's time for more fun sailing back to Airlie Beach. Travel along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, along Hook Passage, and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, past the Molle Islands, giving you the opportunity to snorkel and swim. Return to Airlie Beach at about 11 am.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

 

Day 11 - Bus to 1770 / Overnight in 1770

Rise and shine, it's an early start for your hostel checkout. Next, grab some snacks and prepare yourself for another travel day. Today you're heading up to the tropical paradise of 1770. Once you arrive, check into your hostel for 2 nights. 

 

Day 12 - Free day 1770 / Overnight in 1770

Enjoy your free day in 1770! Explore the Historical town of 1770 or opt for a Scooteroo tour to explore the surroundings! 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 13 -  Overnight bus to Rainbow Beach

Rise and shine, it's an early start for your hostel checkout. Next, grab some snacks and prepare yourself for another travel day. Today you're heading up to Rainbow Beach. Once you arrive, check into your hostel for 2 nights. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 14 - Free Day Rainbow Beach / Overnight in Rainbow Beach

This morning is yours to explore! Why not catch the morning sun over Carlo Sand Blow? Soak in the views and kick back and relax; you've got a couple of big days to come! This afternoon, you will attend your compulsory safety briefing to prepare you for your next couple of days driving 4x4s across stunning Fraser Island!

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 15 - Safety Briefing for Fraser Island / Overnight in Rainbow Beach 

This afternoon, you will attend your compulsory safety briefing to prepare you for your next couple of days driving 4x4s across stunning Fraser Island! 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 16 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island Adventure

Your Fraser Island adventure begins with a quick morning brief at Freedom Hostel. At 9:30 am, depart for Fraser Island and drive approximately 10 minutes to the barge (ferry) and board for your 10-minute barge crossing. Once you have arrived on the world's largest sand island, drive for 1 hour to the Eurong Beach Resort along 75 Mile beach - Fraser Island's own highway with speed limits!  There you can grab a coffee and chocolate croissant (own cost) for morning tea. From here, the adventure really begins, as we drive to the famous Lake McKenzie, one of the most popular and picturesque highlights of Fraser. We stop for lunch and time to swim and relax in the amazingly clear waters of the lake before driving up the beach to your campsite. Settle in for an early dinner, some well-deserved drinks and plenty of fun! 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 17 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island Adventure

The day begins with a quick breakfast to fuel your busiest day on Fraser Island! First stop is Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north, stop at Maheno Shipwreck for a photo opportunity and a short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon before continuing on to Indian Head. Fraser Island's highest point, from here you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean before travelling to Champagne Pools for a drop. Lunch is served at either Maheno Shipwreck or Champagne Pools on Day 2 depending on time constraints, safety and beauty. In the afternoon, travel back to camp for dinner and drinks. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 18 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island Adventure / Overnight Rainbow Beach

Start with breakfast before cleaning and disassembling your campsite. Once packed up, you'll drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk where you'll stride through the dunes to find a tropical paradise! Lunch follows your trip to Lake Wabby before you begin the drive down the beach and back to the barge. Once you’ve arrived on the mainland, head to the 4WD shed where you can unpack and quickly clean the cars. You will return to Freedom Hostel between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, depending on tides.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 19 - Bus to Noosa / Overnight in Noosa

Travel to Noosa and check into your hostel for 3 nights, then treat yourself to a drink at one of the many cafes that boast stunning coastal views. The best way to experience Noosa is to kick back and go with the flow. We're talking lazy afternoon drinks, sunset beach walking and all the other good stuff.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 20 - Free Day in Noosa / Overnight in Noosa

Take a stroll along the waterfront, opt for an Everglades tour or simply wander through the shops, stuffed full of charm. Today is yours to explore!

 

Day 21 - Free Day in Noosa / Overnight in Noosa

Today is your last day in Noosa! Opt for a surf lesson or just chill on the beach! 

 

Day 22 - Bus from Noosa to Brisbane / Overnight in Brisbane 

Today you're waving goodbye to Noosa, and hello to Brisbane! Check into your central hostel for 2 nights then why not hit the shops of Queen Street! Tonight, there's no better way to get to know the city then heading out to the clubs of Fortitude Valley. 

 

Day 23 - Free Day / Overnight in Brisbane 

Today is yours free to explore sunny Brisbane. Head to Southbank and check out the waterfront galleries or ask our travel gurus how to upgrade to a tour of the stunning Moreton Island! tonight, why not hit the town?  

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 24 - Bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise / Overnight in Surfers Paradise

Wave goodbye to Brissy as today you make your way to Surfers Paradise on the stunning Gold Coast. Check into your central hostel for 2 nights before heading out to explore the town. We're talking stunning beaches, towering skyscrapers and some of the country's best nightlife. 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 25 - Free Day Surfer Paradise / Overnight in Surfers Paradise

Today you have a full day to explore Surfers. This could be your perfect opportunity to hit the waves and put your new-found surfing skills to the test. Otherwise, there are heaps of local shops to explore, secluded spots to work on your tan or hipster cafes with the best views in town.  

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 26 - Bus from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay / Overnight in Byron Bay

Check out of your hostel and make your way to laid-back Byron Bay! This iconic coastal town is stuffed full of charm and boasts pretty awesome views to boot! Check into your hostel where you'll spend the next 2 nights. 

Meals included: Breakfast

  

Day 27 - Free Day in Byron Bay /Overnight Byron Bay

Today is yours to explore  Byron! Explore the town, hike to the lighthouse, chill on the beach. Tonight, have a drink and listen to live music by the buskers in this chilled-out town. 

 

Day 28- Nimbin Day Tour/Overnight Byron Bay

Today you're off for real local experience - hippy central Nimbin. This tour is all about venturing into village vibes so bring out the hippie colours to explore Nimbin and the incredible surrounding Byron Bay hinterland. Spend the morning meeting dreadlocked locals and exploring the colourful street before a fun-filled afternoon of waterfall hopping. This afternoon, head back to Byron Bay for a well-deserved beer on the beach. 

Meals Included: Lunch

 

Day 29: Free day in Byron Bay / Overnight Bus to Sydney

Enjoy your last hours in Byron. Tonight, you’ll take the overnight bus to Sydney!

 

Day 30 - Free day - Sydney

This morning you'll check into your hostel then head out to explore. Of course, your first stop is the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour, but don't forget about iconic Bondi Beach, an abundance of museums, the stunning views from the Rocks and way more. Optional tours include a trip to Taronga Zoo, or be a bit greedy and pick up one of our iVenture cards to do the lot. 

 

Day 31 - Free Day in Sydney/Overnight Sydney

Today is your last day in a beautiful city! Explore the city or opt for a Blue Mountains tour! 

 

Day 32 - Overnight bus from Sydney to Melbourne

Spend a lazy morning around the city and pack your bags because tonight you're heading off on an overnight bus to Melbourne. 

 

Day 33- Arrive Melbourne/Check out, trip ends

This morning you'll arrive in artsy Melbourne where your East Coast trip will come to an end! Ask us how you can extend your stay to explore all that this awesome tour and its surroundings have to offer!  


Pickups / Departures

Starts: Cairns 

Finishes: Melbourne

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


Extras

Levies:

Please note there is a $20 levy to be paid on arrival for Fraser Island. This is quoted in your total price but must be paid directly to the suppliers on the day of your tours. 

 

Optional extras:

You also can hire a sleeping bag for your Fraser Island tour for just a $15 one-off payment for your entire trip, or you may bring your own. Whilst on the Whitsundays, you are able to store your luggage for just $5, as you are only able to take a small zipless bag onto the Whitsundays.

 

Customisations:

This tour is 100% customisable and we can change the length of the trip, what is included, or the destinations you’d like to go at a discounted rate. Some popular add on activities are as follows:

  • 15,000ft Skydive
  • Bungy Jumping
  • Scenic Flight over the Whitsundays
  • Chopper Tour
  • Noosa Everglades
  • Moreton Island
  • Dolphin kayaking
  • Surf camps
  • Double/twin rooms

Pay In Instalments

Be aware that at any time, the price of this package can fluctuate based on seasonality and availability. By simply placing a $100 deposit for this package, it will remain available to you at the current price and you are protected from fluctuating fares. You then have the option to pay off in instalments and decide on your travel dates.


Check Availability

Enquire

33 Day Do It All Cairns To Melbourne East Coast Package

Call +61 2 9336 9309‬ for immediate availability and information