31 Days
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Australia
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When it comes to the East Coast of Australia trying to figure out where to go and what to do can be tricky – there are so many options for stops and experiences along the way!

That’s why we’ve teamed up with award-winning travel blogger Backpacker Banter to offer up his recommended East Coast Australia Itinerary – all in an easy to book, self-guided package.

It combines all his favourite stops, hostels and trip along the Sydney to Cairns route – all tried and tested during his numerous trips to Australia.

You can’t ask for a much better recommendation than that!

 

So what do you get?

  • 3 nights at Wake Up Sydney
  • 2 nights at Yamba YHA
  • Shanes Famous Yamba Tour
  • 3 nights at Nomads in Byron Bay
  • Half day surf lesson in Byron Bay with Mojo Surf
  • Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay
  • 2 nights at Nomads Central in Brisbane
  • 2 nights at Nomads in Noosa
  • 2 nights at Pippies in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 Day/2 Night Fraser Island tag along tour with Pippies on Fraser (All-Inclusive)
  • 3 nights at Beaches in Airlie Beach
  • 2 Day/2 Night  Whitsundays Sailing Adventure on Tongarra
  • 2 Night Magnetic Island Escape with Base Magnetic Island (inc return ferry transfers)
  • 2 nights at Absolute Backpackers in Mission Beach
  • 14,foot skydive in Mission Beach with Skydive Australia
  • 3 nights at Gilligans in Cairns
  • Cape Tribulation day trip with Uncle Brians
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Trip with Deep Sea Divers Den (Inc an Intro Scuba Dive)

That’s 30 nights of Aussie goodness!

But of course there is still more you can do and instead of locking in your dates and completing the trip in 31 days, you can also book it open dated and use it as the main structure of an even bigger East Coast Adventure – perfect for those on a year-long working holiday visa!

And if you want to bundle in a Greyhound Bus Pass to get you from Sydney > Cairns we can include it in this for the special deal of just $399!

Additional information

Add OnsSydney to Cairns Greyhound Pass, Melbourne to Cairns Greyhound Pass

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Itinerary

 
1-3

Day 1-3

Sydney

4

Day 4

Sydney & Overnight Bus to Yamba

(10 hours, 10 mins)

5-7

Day 5-6

Yamba

7

Day 7

Yamba to Byron Bay

(2 hours, 12 mins)

8-9

Day 8-9

Byron Bay

10

Day 10

Byron Bay to Brisbane

(2 hours 30 mins – 5 hours 25 mins depending on departure time)

11

Day 11

Brisbane

12

Day 12

Brisbane to Noosa

(2 hours 10 mins – 3 hours 15 mins depending on departure time)

13

Day 13

Noosa

14

Day 14

Noosa to Rainbow Beach

(2 hours 30 mins) 

Please Note: you need to arrive in Rainbow Beach before 6pm for most of the pre Fraser safety briefings

15-16

Day 15-16

Fraser Island Tour

17

Day 17

Fraser Island & Rainbow Beach

18

Day 18

Rainbow Beach and Overnight Bus to Airlie Beach

(18 hours 45 mins! You can break it up in Agnes Water/1770 but if you’re short on time power through!)

19

Day 19

Airlie Beach

20

Day 20

Airlie Beach

21-22

Day 21-22

Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

23

Day 23

Whitsundays & Airlie Beach

24

Day 24

Airlie Beach to Townsville to Magnetic Island

(3 hours 40 mins – 5 hours depending on departure time)

25

Day 25

Magnetic Island

26

Day 26

Magnetic Island to Townsville to Mission Beach

 (3 hours 20 mins)

27

Day 27

Mission Beach

28

Day 28

Mission Beach to Cairns

(2 hours – 2 hours 15 min depending on departure time)

29-30

Day 29-30

Cairns

Information

 

This is a self guided package so you can begin any day you choose.

Fraser Island Tour only departs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday and

Whitsundays Tour only departs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Includes;

  • 3 nights at Wake Up Sydney
  • 2 nights at Yamba YHA
  • Shanes Famous Yamba Tour
  • 3 nights at Aquarius Backpackers in Byron Bay
  • Half day surf lesson in Byron Bay with Mojo Surf
  • Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay
  • 2 nights at Nomads Central in Brisbane
  • 2 nights at Nomads in Noosa
  • 2 nights at Pippies in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 Day/2 Night Fraser Island tag along tour with Pippies on Fraser (All Inclusive)
  • 3 nights at Beaches in Airlie Beach
  • 2 Day/2 Night  Whitsundays Sailing Adventure on Tongarra
  • 2 Night Magnetic Island Escape with Base Magnetic Island (inc return ferry transfers)
  • 2 nights at Absolute Backpackers in Mission Beach
  • 14,foot skydive in Mission Beach with Skydive Australia
  • 3 nights at Gilligans in Cairns
  • Cape Tribulation day trip with Uncle Brians
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Trip with Deep Sea Divers Den (Inc an Intro Scuba Dive)

Add Ons;

  • Add in a Greyhound Sydney <> Cairns Bus Pass +$435
  • Add in a Greyhound Melbourne <> Cairns Bus Pass +$529
  • Extend your time frame to include additional East Coast stops and activities

Please refer to individual products pages for full terms and conditions

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