EAST COAST PACKAGES
How it works: This package combines three of the East Coast's top activities: Fraser Island, The Great Barrier Reef, and the Whitsunday Islands. This open-dated booking allows you to bundle and save on all the highlights while also giving you the flexibility to choose your travel dates in each location - Cairns, Fraser Island, and Airlie Beach - for whenever best suits your itinerary! Got questions? Chat with one of our East Coast travel gurus to find out more! Please note, this tour does not include your Hop on Hop off bus pass but we suggest it is purchased in conjunction with a Grey Hound flexible pass. Contact us to find out how.
Day 1: Depart Rainbow Beach, Lake McKenzie
We begin with a morning brief at Dingos Resort where we cover the following: Pack cars, check equipment, Dingo’s safety, and driver briefing. at 9.30am we depart for Fraser Island. We drive approx 10 minutes to the barge (ferry) and board for our 10 minute barge crossing. Once we have arrived on the world's biggest sand island, we then drive for 1 hour to the Eurong 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 is when the big adventure begins as we drive to the famous Lake McKenzie...arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of Fraser! Here we stop for some lunch, and for some quality time to have a play in the amazing clear waters with your new found friends! Around 3pm we drive up the beach to our campsite, for an early dinner and some well-deserved drinks and fun!
Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Eli Creek, Maheno shipwreck, Indian Head
Arise in the morning for a quick breakfast before we begin our busiest day on Fraser Island and head off to see Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north we then stop at Maheno shipwreck for some photos and short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon. Shortly after we 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 we travel to Champagne pools for a dip! We have lunch at either Maheno shipwreck or Champagne pools on Day 2 depending on time constraints, safety, and beauty! In the afternoon we travel back to camp for dinner and drinks
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Lake Wabby, Return to Rainbow Beach
Start with breakfast, before our cleaning and take down of our campsite. We then drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk, where we walk through the sand dunes to this tropical paradise! Lunch follows our trip to Lake Wabby, before we begin our drive down the beach heading back to the barge. Once back on the mainland we head back to the 4WD shed where you unpack and quickly clean the cars. We return to Dingos Resort between 3pm and 4pm.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch
All tours depart Daily from Dingo's Backpackers Resort, 18 Spectrum Street, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581
Must attend a safety meeting the day before at 5pm in Dingos Bar.
Customers must be present no later than 7am on the morning of departure.
Day 1: Afternoon sail to the Whitsunday Islands and Snorkel
Depart Abell Point Marina at 2pm Sail to Whitsunday or Hook Island Afternoon Snorkel if tide/weather permits Reef teach, island eco tour brief with crew Afternoon snacks served as we sail BBQ Dinner after sunset
Meal(s) included: Dinner
Day 2: Visit Whitehaven Beach/Hill Inlet Lookout, snorkel island coral reefs, bush walk, sail
Be one of the first visitors to Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach after a hearty breakfast After a few hours soaking up the scenery and exploring Whitehaven Beach, it's back onboard for lunch as we sail to our next snorkel local Normally we visit 2 different island coral reefs on the second afternoon and or a bush walk taking in some spectacular island scenery Afternoon tea/coffee and cakes served between snorkelling locations Italian feast for dinner!
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Morning Snorkel, return sail home
Early morning snorkel/swim followed by a hearty breakfast Sail back to Airlie Beach - participate in the sailing - hoist the sails, take the helm, even if only for the memorable photo's!! Return to Airlie Beach by 11.30am
Meal(s) included: Breakfast
Departs: Wed, Fri and Sun 2.00PM Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach
Returns: Fri, Sun and Tues 11.30am Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach
A half day reef cruise departing Cairns at 9.00am allows 2 hours on Green Island and arrives back in Cairns at 13.00pm. "Reef Rocket" is a modern comfortable air-conditioned high-speed catamaran with a relaxed atmosphere. Snorkel or GBB tour Included. Just 45 minutes from Cairns. Enjoy the beauty of Green Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef with a half day reef tour departing from Cairns. Choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reefs in our 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. Our friendly crew will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island.
Departs Daily at 9:00am
Approx 2 hours on Green Island
8:15am check in at The reef Fleet Terminal
This package is open dated. Book in the dates whenever you like! We recommend booking your trips 7-14 days in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note that departures are subject to availability.
Fraser Island: Compulsory Extras: $15 cash insurance to be paid by everybody on the day of travel direct to the tour operator.
Add on a bus pass to your package:
Also ask us about bus passes to Melbourne.
This package does not include accommodation in Cairns, Airlie Beach or Rainbow Beach. If you would like us to add accommodation please ask!
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.