Day 1- Arrive Cairns anytime/Overnight Cairns
Arrive in Cairns at anytime 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.
Day 3 - Cape Tribulation Tour / Overnight in Cairns
Your action packed Cape Tribulation full day tour with Active Tropics Explorer begins with the beautiful scenic drive along the coastline north of Cairns, Port Douglas and through the small township of Mossman heading towards the Daintree National Park. Our experienced guides will inform you of the amazing diversity you will see when entering this 130 million-year-old rainforest.
Day 4 - Waterfalls Tour / Overnight in Cairns
Today you'll be treated to a waterfall tour - a MUST do for anyone wanting to experience the pristine rainforest, cascading waterfalls, stunning panoramas of Queensland’s highest peaks and maybe a glimpse of rare and unique native wildlife. You will explore countless waterfalls and rivers where you'll have the chance to spot incredible wildlife and more deep within these ancient forests. This afternoon you'll be transferred back to Cairns where you'll head back to your hostel.
Day 5 - 15,00ft Skydive / Overnight in Cairns
Today you're in for a treat! This skydive is adrenaline packed with the views of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical Islands and Rainforest will be an unforgettable experience of your lifetime.
Day 6 - 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.
Day 7 - 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 8 - Ferry to Townsville, Bus to Airlie Beach / Overnight in Airlie Beach
heck out of your hostel and head back to the ferry. Pick up your bus in Townsville and head down to iconic Airlie Beach! Check into your hostel then get out and explore. Tonight, why not find out why the Airlie nightlife is just so famous.
Day 9 - Whitsundays Sailing
This tour offers time to explore the islands, including time to relax at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, walk to famous Hill Inlet Lookout and experience two snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the islands. This itinerary will cover around 100kms around the islands and is achieved in this time due to the sailing performance and ability of your Maxi Yacht to sail faster than other charter yachts can go, even when they use a motor, which is also really friendly for the environment as we use wind power. You'll be fed well with afternoon tea, pre-dinner snacks and dinner today. Bring Your Own alcohol so long as it's not glass. Spend your first night of fun under the stars of the Southern Hemisphere.
Meals Included : Dinner
Day 10 - Whitsundays Sailing
Not only will you visit the famous Whitehaven Beach on this trip but you will also get to the Northern end of the Whitsundays where the best fringing coral reefs in the Whitsundays are found - namely Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay. For guests who want to be involved, help the crew set the sails, have a turn on the wheel and get some amazing sailing photos. The Captain and crew will provide you with plenty of information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park. Meals today include breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-dinner snack AND dinner. Are you full yet?
Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11 - Whitsundays Sailing
Wake up on your final morning to that clear sea air before it's time for more thrilling sailing back to Airlie Beach. Pass along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, through Hook Passage and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, passing the Molle Islands allowing you further opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. Arrive back to Airlie Beach at approximately 11am.
Meals Included : Breakfast
Day 12 - 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 13 - Motorbike Chopper Tour / Overnight in 1770
Have a unique biker experience exploring the town of Agnes Water up through the hills and overlooking the ocean. Spot wild kangaroos and wallabies along the scenic drive then head for the historical Town Of 1770.
Day 14 - Free Day / Overnight Bus from 1770 to Rainbow Beach
Today you've got more time to explore 1770. Hit up somewhere new or head back to your favourite places. Tonight you'll check out of your hostel and make your way to Rainbow Beach.
Day 15 - Free Day / Overnight in Rainbow Beach
Here's a free day in Rainbow Beach to enjoy! Soak in some sun and work on the tan and maybe check out one of our favourite places, Carlo Sandblow - this is what the East Coast is all about.
Day 16 - Safety Briefing / 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!
Day 17 - Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
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 amazingly 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 18 - Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
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 19 - Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
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 20 - Bus to Noosa / Overnight in 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.
Day 21 - Everglades / Overnight in Noosa
Have a magnificent afternoon Everglades tour. Enjoy a river cruise up to Australia's Everglades where you will hop into your Canadian style canoe and paddle the "River of Mirrors". Includes morning tea at historic Harry's Hut.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Day 27 - Dolphin Kayak / Overnight in Byron Bay
This 3 hour guided tour is the perfect Byron Bay experience. Our marine park is home to dolphins, turtles and whales so keep your eyes peeled as you join our team of surf lifesavers for an unforgettable paddle to Australia's most easterly point.
Day 28 - Nimbin Day Tour/Overnight Byron Bay
Today you're off for a 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.
Day 29 - Bus from Byron Bay to Spot X / Overnight in Spot X
Hop on your bus and head to surfer central - 'Spot X'. Check into your beachside camp and kick back and relax - you've got a big couple of days ahead.
Day 30 - Surf Camp / Overnight in Spot X
Get off the beaten track and head to the secret surf location of 'Spot X' where you can experience stunning coastline, good times and discover what the Aussie way of life is all about. Today is an early start as you head out for your first surf lesson! With spectacular views, epic waves and good mates, what's not to love.
Day 31 - Surf Camp / Overnight Bus from Spot X to Sydney
Welcome to your second day at laid-back Spot X. Head out for another surf lesson and spend the rest of the day shredding waves or working on your tan. Tonight you'll spend another night around the campfire with some pretty awesome coastal views.
Day 32 - Arrive in Sydney, trip ends
Today is your last day! Arrive in Sydney and head off to explore!
Departs: This flexible package can depart any day of the week
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.
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.
This tour is 100% customisable and we can change the length of trip, what is included, or the destinations you’d like to go at a discounted rate. Some popular add on activities are as follows:
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 installments and decide on your travel dates.