34 Day Ultimate Sydney to Cairns East Coast Package


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Why You'll Love It

  • Learn to surf like the locals at Byron Bay
  • Party the night away infamous Surfers Paradise 
  • Spot wildlife as you canoe the stunning Noosa Everglades
  • Drive your own 4x4 across Fraser Island on a camping adventure 
  • Sail the Whitsunday Islands
  • Work on your tan at Magnetic Island 
  • Experience the adventure capital of Australia - Cairns! 
  • Did we mention your Cairns hostel boasts its very own club? 
  • Tick snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef of your bucket list 
  • get the best views in town with a 14,000 skydive 
  • Spot wildlife as you explore the ancient Daintree Rainforest 

What's Included

  • 2 day/2 night Surf Camp in Spot X
  • 2 nights in Byron Bay
  • Half Day Dolphin Kayak Tour
  • 1 Day Nimbin Tour
  • 2 nights in Surfers Paradise
  • 2 nights in Brisbane
  • 1 Day Moreton Island Adventure
  • 2 nights in Noosa
  • 1 Day Everglades Canoe and Cruise
  • 3 nights in Rainbow Beach
  • Dolphin feeding experience 
  • 3 Day, 2 Night Fraser Island Tag Along, Self Driver Safari
  • 2 nights in 1770
  • Motorbike Chopper Tour
  • 2 nights Accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • 2 day/2 night Whitsundays Sailing Cruise
  • 2 nights in Magnetic Island and return ferry
  • 7 nights in Cairns
  • 1 Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Adventure
  • 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour including 1 introductory Dive
  • 2 Day 1 Night Rainforest Hike Bike and Canoe
  • 14,000ft Skydive with Beach Landing
  • Backpackers World membership card valued at $39
  • 20 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 9 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- Overnight bus from Sydney to Spot X

Welcome to Sydney! If you're after some adventure, why not opt for sightseeing with a twist as you skydive over 14,000 complete with stunning views? For a tamer morning, why not kick back with a coffee in one of the city's many leafy parks and soak in some sunshine. Later tonight, hop on your overnight bus to Spot X where you'll spend the next two days learning to surf like the pros. 

Day 2 - 2 day/2 night Surf Camp - Overnight 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 3 - 2 day/2 night Surf Camp - Overnight Spot X

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 4 - Bus to Byron Bay/Dolphin Kayaking/Overnight Byron Bay

Today you're leaving Spot X! But don't cry just yet, you're off to even more stunning coastal scenery at the iconic seaside hub of Byron Bay. Check into your hostel for 2 nights before heading out on a sea kayak tour this afternoon to spot some local dolphins and other marine life. 

Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - Surfers Paradise - Free day

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 8 - Bus to Brisbane/Overnight 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. 

Day 9 - 1 Day Moreton Island Tour/Overnight Brisbane

Today you're off to explore Moreton Island. You'll be picked up in the city where you'll then be transferred via ferry over to the white sands of Moreton Island. Today is all about choice, with heaps of activities to choose from, there's something for everything. Our favourites are snorkelling the stunning Tangalooma Wrecks, getting up close and personal with the local marine life in a feeding session and exploring the island by bike. This afternoon, be transferred back to Brisbane where you'll spend your final night. 

Day 10 - 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. 

Day 11 - 1 Day Everglades Canoeing Trip/Overnight Noosa

Experience an Everglades adventure in a day! Enjoy a river cruise up through the Noosa River to the Noosa Everglades where you will then hop into your Canadian style canoe and paddle the "River of Mirrors" and all complete with authentic Aussie BBQ lunch. Your adventure begins with a river cruise through magnificent lakes & wetlands of the Noosa river to the start of the Noosa Everglades. Enjoy morning tea – then paddle upstream in your canoe through ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways & subtropical rainforest to re-join your tour group for a BBQ lunch. Tonight, enjoy your last night in Noosa. 

Day 12 - 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 13 - Dolphin Feeding/Safety briefing for Fraser Island at 4pm/Overnight Rainbow Beach

This morning you will board your Rainbow Beach dolphin at 6:30 from your hostel. On arrival, visitors are welcome to join the volunteers in the water and get to know these beautiful mammals with a small group of people in the water at any one time. Fish for the feeding is available on site. Dolphin feeding does mean getting wet, at least up to your knees...so come prepared! 

Day 14 - 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 amazingly clear waters with your new found friends! Around 3 pm you drive up the beach to your campsite, for an early dinner and some well-deserved drinks and fun!

Day 15 - 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 16 - 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 17 - 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. 

Day 18 - Motorbike Chopper Tour/Overnight 1770

Today get ready for some unique sightseeing! Enjoy 3 full hours driving your very own chopper motorcycle! Don't worry, we'll let you ride the training track first. Once you're feeling confident, hit the roads around Agnes Water, keep your eyes peeled for Kangaroos in the wild and watch the sunset. To top it all off, you finish your tour with some complimentary wine punch. Yes, please. 

Day 19 - 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. 

Day 20 - Arrive Airlie Beach/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 21 - 2 day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

Don't forget your camera because today you're leaving on your Whitsundays adventure! This afternoon you will depart from Abell Point Marina where you'll hop on board your boat and be taken to your exclusive Whitsundays Resort. Settle down for a delicious dinner overlooking the iconic landscape of the Whitsundays and get some rest because tomorrow is a big one! 

Day 22 - 2 day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

Wake up and head down to the main house for a continental breakfast and fruit salad before packing your dry bag and heading off on a Whitsunday Adventure! First stop is Whitehaven Beach and the amazing Hill Inlet Lookout. Once you’ve taken those lifetime pictures at the Hill Inlets you can stroll down to the silica sand and do some exploring. You'll then be taken to Mantaray Bay for an exciting snorkel amongst 100s of fish! Head back to the resort for a well-deserved spa and relax as your crew cook you another delicious dinner. 

Day 23 - 2 day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure - Overnight Airlie Beach

The boat will pick you up at the beach again before a refreshing morning race with the wind in your hair across the Whitsunday passage to Langford Sandbar. Here the boat will deposit you on the beach so you can enjoy a few hours of snorkelling with the resident turtles, or chillaxing on the beach. Soaking up your last bit of sun and enjoying morning tea. The ride home takes about 45 minutes, allowing you time to stare out across the islands and reflect on the last couple of day’s amazing adventures.

Day 24 - Bus to Townsville, ferry to Magnetic Island/Overnight 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 25 - 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 26 - Ferry to Townsville, bus to Cairns/Overnight Cairns

Check out of your hostel and board your ferry back to Townsville where you will continue onto the adventure capital of Australia - Cairns. Check into your hostel where you'll be staying for the next week 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. 

Day 27 - 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise/Overnight 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 28 - Free day - Cairns

Today you've got a full day free in Cairns and you're totally spoilt for choice. Get the blood pumping with some epic white water rafting, get the best views in time with a AJ Hackett bungy jump, or opt to go tame and cruise the city by bike. Whatever you're feeling, Cairns has it all! 

Day 29 - 1 Day Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest Tour/Overnight Cairns

Spend the day visiting the Oldest living Rainforest in the world! This tour will show all of the highlights that the Daintree and Cape Tribulation have to offer, you will even get to dine on Cape Trib Beach. Meet with one of the Indigenous owners of Mossman Gorge and learn about local traditions all while soaking in there stunning views of the surrounding rainforest! This afternoon you'll return to Cairns where you'll spend the night. 

Day 30 - 2 Day 1 Night Rainforest Hike Bike and Canoe

This morning you're off to spend the night in the rainforest! You trip begins when your local guide takes you up the spectacular Gillies Range and onto the tropical Atherton Tablelands. Explore the Cathedral Fig Tree and take a rainforest walk at Lake Barrine National park before lunch and a swim at Lake Eacham. Travel through the picturesque countryside for the day's highlights swimming at several pristine waterfalls, such as the famous Millaa Millaa, plus a jungle trek to view the raging Dinner Falls and the Crater in Mt Hypipamee National Park. Tonight you'll settle into your rainforest accommodation for some platypus spotting before enjoying a seriously good BBQ dinner.

Day 31 - 2 Day 1 Night Rainforest Hike Bike and Canoe/Overnight Cairns

This morning you're treated to a guided mountain bike ride through the lush, green Atherton Tablelands countryside or – an adventurous downhill ride on the trails of Mt Baldy in the Herberton Range National Park. Next, head to the local swimming hole for a refreshing swim. In the afternoon you explore a secluded area of Lake Tinaroo in the safety of two-person canoes. Your guide will help you spot rare wildlife such as tree kangaroos, birds and water dragons. Then, have your face painted with Aboriginal ochre clay before hot showers, tea and coffee. Feeling tired yet? No worries, you'll be back in your Cairns hostel by around 7pm.  

Day 32 - Free day - Cairns

Today you've got a full day free in Cairns and you're totally spoilt for choice. Get the blood pumping with some epic white water rafting, get the best views in time with a AJ Hackett bungy jump, or opt to go tame and cruise the city by bike. Whatever you're feeling, Cairns has it all! 

Day 33 - 14000ft Skydive with Beach Landing!/Overnight Cairns

Today you're in for a treat! Offering Australia’s highest jump, paired with the most idyllic landing on shimmering sands of Mission Beach, this skydive is adrenaline packed with the views of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical Islands and Rainforest. Without a doubt Australia’s best drop zone and the unforgettable experience of your lifetime.

Day 34 - 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. 

Pickups / Departures

Starts: Sydney

Finishes: Cairns

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



Please note that there is a $105 levy applicable to this product. This is quoted in your total price but must be paid directly to the suppliers on the day of your tours. 

Ask us about adding on:

  • Skydive Rainbow Beach
  • Scenic Flight Whitsundays
  • Double/Twin room upgrade

Why Place A Deposit

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.