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See and do it all with our 15 day package on the East Coast of Australia!

  • Visit Fraser Island to visit famous highlights on the world's largest sand island
  • Visit the beautiful Whitsundays and go on the sailing tour of a lifetime!
  • Snorkel or scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef on a day trip!
  • Visit beautiful waterfalls and go to where the reef meets the rainforest!
  • Something for every budget

fraser island camping

Book the perfect 15 day package that will allow you to see all the highlights of Australia's stunning East Coast. 

This is the best way to see all the highlights of the East Coast in a ready-made package, just for you! We will help you choose the right tours and accommodation for you to make sure you experience your trip the way you feel is best. This great package has been designed to work with any tour on Fraser Island 4WD tour and any Sailing Whitsundays tour to ensure you travel your way and within your budget.

This package is designed to start in Brisbane and end in Cairns - but if you need to make slight changes, we are here to help you to ensure you have the best trip possible. We will pre-book all of your accommodation ahead of time ensuring you are rested for your next day of adventuring; however, if you have a preference of hostel or have already booked some of your accommodation just let us know!

Package inclusions

  • Bus pass Brisbane to Cairns
  • Fraser Island 3 day, 2 night Tour
  • Whitsunday sailing 2 day, 2 night tour
  • Great Barrier Reef day tour with optional scuba dive
  • Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest tour
  • Atherton Tablelands tour

Popular add-ons

  • Whitsundays 15,000ft skydive
  • Noosa Everglades tour
  • Whitsundays day trip
  • Magnetic Island Extension - additional 2 nights 
  • Campervan or car rental upgrade

whitsunday sailing


Features

  • 15 day trip along the East Coast!
  • Visit all the highlights
  • Travel your way - we'll help you pick the right tour for you!
  • Worry-free travel

Sample itinerary

We have built a sample itinerary for the perfect trip along the East Coast. Our perfect trip starts in Brisbane and ends in Cairns, and includes all tours and accommodation along the way. This leaves you with worry-free travel and the time to let loose and have fun!


DAY 1: BUS FROM BRISBANE TO RAINBOW BEACH OR NOOSA

Start day 1 of your 15-day tour in Brisbane, setting off to Noosa or Rainbow Beach (2-3 hours by bus). The bus journey is comfortable and short and will allow you to enjoy the scenic drive up the coast. We can book you into your accommodation for the night, depending on which town you’d like to go to. Fraser Island tours depart from both Noosa and Rainbow Beach.

Inclusions

  • Bus pass from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach or Noosa
  • 1 night hostel accommodation in Rainbow Beach or Noosa 

Meals

  • Additional cost

bus, premium,


DAY 2 - 5: FRASER COAST AND FRASER ISLAND TOUR

On day 2, you will depart bright and early for your 3 day, 2 night Fraser Island tour. Tours leave early to head to the island, where you can look forward to a few days of fun and adventure. You can choose from a tag-along tour (with the option to drive on the island) or a guided tour, which is conducted from a 4WD bus. There are also camping options or resort accommodation available. Itineraries are dependent on your tour of choice and are influenced by the weather and tides, but generally, visit most of the island's highlights. You can look forward to visiting Lake McKenzie (great for swimming!), Eli Creek (great for floating - bring along a tube!), Champagne Pools (one of the most beautiful spots on the island), 75 Mile Beach (it doubles as both a highway and runway for scenic flights) and so much more. On day 4 you will return to Rainbow Beach or Noosa where you will have most of the day to explore and enjoy the coast. This is a great time to spend the day at the beach, enjoying the surf and sand! This part of Australia is known for its beaches and coastline. Maybe even do a surf lesson or visit the Noosa Everglades! In the evening, you will grab the overnight bus to Airlie Beach (10-12 hours).

Inclusions

  • 3 day, 2 night tour on Fraser Island with transfers from mainland accommodation. Accommodation and meals included on tour.
  • Bus to Airlie Beach
  • Accommodation in Rainbow Beach or Noosa

Meals

  • Included while on Fraser Island tour
  • All other meals are an extra cost

Optional Extras

  • Day tour in Noosa or Rainbow Beach

fraser island


DAY 6: OVERNIGHT BUS TO AIRLIE BEACH

You will take the overnight bus to Airlie Beach and arrive bright and early on day 6. From here you can explore, enjoy some free time and look forward to the next few days ahead of you!

Inclusions

  • Overnight bus to Airlie Beach

DAYS 7 - 12: AIRLIE BEACH AND THE WHITSUNDAYS

You will arrive in Airlie Beach early on day 6. This is a great day to enjoy the town and explore what it has to offer. Airlie Beach has many small shops, bars and restaurants, as well as a huge seaside lagoon (a great place for spending the day). We can help you book into your accommodation of choice for your first night in Airlie Beach. You will have a few free days in Airlie Beach, as well as a 2 day, 2 night sailing tour to look forward to!

During your free time, you can keep yourself busy by joining day trips in the area or by hanging out and relaxing. If you’re up for a bit more adventure, you can go skydiving over the stunning Whitsunday Islands, head on a day trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, or hop on a scenic flight and see the beautiful Heart Reef!

For 2 days and 2 nights, you will get to join a boat trip to the Whitsunday Islands! Tours include pick up from your accommodation, and all meals and fees are included on your tour. You will have to pack a small bag to bring along with you. Most tours are BYO so you should pick up any alcohol you will need during your trip and bring it with you! You can check each tour’s individual product page to see what you’ll need to bring and the details of your trip. There are many different tour types available including backpacker trips, luxury catamarans, family-friendly trips, tours with private accommodation, shared accommodation and even one where you can sleep on the deck! Ask your travel expert which tour is right for you. All tours include the same highlights including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkelling in the fringing reefs of the Whitsunday Islands. Each boat tour has a slightly different itinerary, each of which is dependent on tides and weather, but for the most part, you can look forward to seeing the ‘big 3’. Some tours have optional extras such as hot tubs, kayaks, paddleboards, rope swings, waterslides and more just to add a little something extra to your Whitsunday experience.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation in Airlie Beach 
  • 2 day, 2 night boat tour in the Whitsundays

Meals

  • Included during Whitsundays tour
  • Meals in Airlie Beach are an extra cost

Optional Extras

  • Day trip in Airlie Beach
  • Meals while staying in Airlie Beach

whitehaven beach tour


DAYS 12 - 15: CAIRNS AND FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Head up to Cairns on day 12 on the bus, with an optional 2 days on Magnetic Island. Make your way to your accommodation for a good nights’ sleep before setting off to explore Far North Queensland! Through days 13 - 15 you will get to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, the Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands. Venture to the Great Barrier Reef on a snorkelling tour with the option to scuba dive! We’ll help you select the perfect tour for you that has both snorkelling and optional scuba diving so you can see the reefs the way you want. The day tour will take up most of the day, returning you to your accommodation in the evening. Another day will be spent exploring Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest on a day tour. Look forward immersing yourself into the wilderness of the world’s largest rainforest and see where the rainforest meets the reef. Day trips also include wildlife spotting, and other great perks and famous natural landmarks. Lastly, you will get to visit the Atherton Tablelands! You will get picked up from your accommodation in Cairns for a day of adventure where you will explore waterfalls, lakes, rainforests and more. This is a great day for swimming and grabbing some stunning photos as you visit iconic waterfalls found in the tablelands.

Inclusions

  • Bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns
  • 4 nights accommodation in Cairns 
  • Great Barrier Reef day trip
  • Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest day trip
  • Atherton Tablelands day trip

Meals

  • Meals included during day tours (morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch)
  • All other meals in Cairns are an additional cost 

Optional extras

  • 2 nights on Magnetic Island off of Townsville
  • Scuba diving on Great Barrier Reef trip

cairns, great barrier reef, tour


Important Information

  • *Whitsundays boat trips may depart as follows: Depart day 7 and return on day 9, giving you ‘free’ days on day 10 and 11 or depart day 8 and return on day 10, giving you ‘free’ days on day 7 and 11.
  • Guests can choose to book their own accommodation along the way, or we can book it for you
  • This is a sample itinerary only. It may change depending on your dates of travel
  • Guests can choose to travel by campervan or car hire for an optional upgrade and altered itinerary - ask us how!

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What To Bring

Please refer to individual product pages for a full guide on "What To Bring" for each tour. 

What's Included

Sample itinerary:

Day 1 - Bus from Brisbane To Rainbow Beach or Noosa 

  • Inclusions: Bus pass, 1-night accommodation in Rainbow Beach or Noosa

Day 2 - Depart on Fraser Island Tour

  • Inclusions: 3 day, 2 night tour on Fraser Island with transfers from mainland accommodation. Accommodation and meals included on tour.

Day 3 - On Fraser Island tour

  • Inclusions: Day 2 of 3 day tour on the island, all meals and fees included

Day 4 - Return to Rainbow Beach or Noosa

  • Inclusions: Day 3 of 3 day tour on Fraser Island, transfers back to accommodation and cost of accommodation for the night

Day 5 - Overnight Bus Rainbow Beach or Noosa to Airlie Beach

  • Inclusions: Bus to Airlie Beach

Day 6 - Arrive in Airlie Beach 

  • Inclusions: 1 night accommodation in Airlie Beach (a total of 2 nights before boat trip)

Day 7 - Free day to explore the local area

  • Inclusions: 1 night accommodation in Airlie Beach (a total of 2 nights before boat trip)

Day 8 - Depart on 2 day, 2 night Whitsundays tour

  • Inclusions: 2 day, 2 night boat tour in the Whitsundays

Day 9 - On Whitsundays boat tour

  • Inclusions: Day 2 of 2 day tour, all meals included

Day 10 - Return To Airlie Beach for boat tour after party

  • Inclusions: 1 night accommodation in Airlie Beach (2 nights total)

Day 11 - Free day

  • Inclusions: 1 night accommodation in Airlie Beach (2 nights total)

Day 12 - Bus to Cairns 

  • Inclusions: Bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns, 1 night accommodation in Cairns (4 nights total)

Day 13 - Great Barrier Reef tour with optional scuba dive

  • Inclusions: Day tour to Great Barrier Reef, 1 night accommodation in Cairns (4 nights total)

Day 14 - Explore Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tour

  • Inclusions: Day trip to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest, 1 night accommodation in Cairns (4 nights total)

Day 15 - Explore Atherton Tablelands 

  • Inclusions: Atherton Tablelands tour, 1 night accommodation in Cairns (4 nights total)

For a more detailed list of inclusions, visit the individual product pages of your selected tours.

What's Extra

Please refer to individual product pages for a full guide on "What's Extra" for each tour. 

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to individual product pages for a full guide on "Terms and Conidtions" for each tour.

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.

Cancellations

Please refer to individual product pages for the "Cancellation Policy" of each tour. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are online 24/7 via phone, live chat and emails.

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