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33 Days / 32 Nights

33 Day Do It All Melbourne to Cairns East Coast Package

Melbourne

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- Overnight bus from Melbourne to Sydney

Spend the day exploring the stunning architecture and mouth-watering eateries of Melbourne before hopping on an overnight bus to Sydney 

 

Day 2 - Free Day Sydney/Overnight Sydney

Check into your central hostel for 3 nights, drop your bags and get 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 activities include the stunning Blue Mountains or going for wine tasting in the Hunter Valley

 

Day 3 - Free day - Sydney / Overnight Sydney

Today is your final free day to explore all that Sydney and its surroundings have to offer. Check out the zoo, head to one of the many gardens by the bay or ask us how you can take a day trip to the iconic Hunter Valley to explore rolling hills and boutique wineries. 

 

Day 4 - Overnight bus to Byron Bay

Spend one last day exploring Sydney before heading on an overnight bus up to laid-back Byron Bay. 

 

Day 5 - 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 6 - Full Day in Nimbin and Byron Hinterland / 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. 

Meal(s) included: Lunch

 

Day 7 - Free Day Byron Bay

Today is your last day in Byron! Opt for an optional surf lesson or just chill on the Beach!

  

Day 8 - Bus to Surfers Paradise/Overnight Surfers Paradise

Wave goodbye to Byron 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. 

 

Day 9 - Free day in 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 10 - Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane

Pack your stuff, you're off to Brisbane today. Check into your lively hostel where you'll be staying for 2 nights then head out to explore. Brisbane is affectionately called BrisVegas by the locals and you'll soon find out why. It's the perfect mix of relaxed summer vibes meet bit city chic. Head out to Queen Street Wall, explore South Bank or cycle through Newfarm Park. Tonight, what better way to get acquainted with the city then heading out for a big night in Fortitude Valley. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 11 - Free Day Brisbane /Overnight 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 12 - Bus to Noosa/Overnight Noosa

Wave goodbye to Brissy and hello to the darling of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa! Check into your hostel for 2 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 13 - 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 14 - 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 15 - Bus to Rainbow Beach/Overnight Rainbow Beach

Check out of your hostel and make your way to Rainbow Beach. Check into your hostel and get yourself comfortable with the relaxed pace of life here. 

  

Day 16 - 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 17 - 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 18 - 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 19 - 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 3:00 pm and 5:00pm, depending on the tides

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 20 - Bus to 1770/Overnight 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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 21 - 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 22 - Overnight bus to Airlie beach

Today is yours free to explore 1770. 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 23 - Free Day / Overnight in 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 24: 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 25: 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 26: 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 27 - Bus to Townsville, Ferry to Magnetic Island / Overnight in Magnetic Island 

You may be leaving Airlie Beach, but the tropical paradise doesn't stop there! 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. 

 

Day 28 - Free day/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 29 - Mission Beach

Today you'll be waving goodbye to Magnetic Island and hello to Mission Beach. Check into your hostel for the 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

 

Day 30 - Bus to Cairns/ Overnight Cairns

Check out of your hostel and continue onto the adventure capital of Australia - Cairns. Check into your hostel where you'll be staying for the next 3 nights and then head out to explore. As well as stunning views and being stuffed full of adventure activities, Cairns is also a huge party town so get ready for tonight. The best way to say hello to Cairns is to hit the town. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 31- 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 32 - 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.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  

Day 33 - Check out/Trip Ends

This morning you will check out of your hostel where your trip will officially end. Don't cry! There's plenty more of Australia to explore. 

Meals Included: Breakfast


Pickups / Departures

Starts: Melbourne 

Finishes: Cairns

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.


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