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highlights
  • Travel to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a sailing trip to the amazing Whitsunday Islands
  • Learn to surf in the iconic Byron Bay
  • See some major highlights of Sydney
  • Explore the oldest rainforest in the world in Nimbin
Join us on this epic, 28-day tour of Australia's east coast and get the chance to see some of the most beautiful destinations along the way. Starting from Cairns, this 4-week guided trip will take you to places including the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island, the Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Byron Bay, Sydney and Blue Mountain before ending in Melbourne.

Enjoy cruising on the Great Barrier Reef, a stunning, 2,300km-long ecosystem made up of reefs and islands made of over hundreds of different types of corals. Explore the Whitsundays during a sailing trip and spend 3 days on Fraser Island. Learn to surf from the pros in Byron Bay.

See beautiful coastal towns such as Noosa and Surfers Paradise. Spend 3 nights exploring places in and around Sydney. See some of its major landmarks, including the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, and visit the awesome Blue Mountains. This trip comes to an end in Melbourne. For more about this adventure, please go through the itinerary below.

Hostel
Arrive in Cairns at any time and check in at your centrally located hostel where you'll be spending the next few days. Sleep well tonight - you've got a big couple of weeks ahead of you!
Hostel
It's here. The day you've been waiting for. Head out to explore the Great Barrier Reef today. Get the chance to see 2 stunning reef sites. Spend 6 full hours exploring the reef with plenty of diving opportunities, awesome lunch and knowledgeable guides.
Meals
  • Lunch
Hostel
Spend the day visiting the oldest living rainforest in the world! This tour will show all of the highlights that Daintree and Cape Tribulation have to offer. Meet with one of the indigenous owners of Mossman Gorge and learn more about local traditions while soaking in the stunning views of the surrounding rainforest!

Return to Cairns in the afternoon.
Meals
  • Lunch
Hostel
Check out of your hostel and make your way to Townsville. Board the ferry that will take you to Magnetic Island, where you will spend the next 2 days.
Meals
  • Dinner
Hostel
Explore the island on your own. There's plenty to do on the island, but our personal favourite is to do nothing. Just kick back and relax. Once you soak in the views of the ocean and swaying palm trees, you'll know exactly what we're talking about.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
Check out of your hostel and board the ferry back to Townsville. Continue onto Airlie Beach. Check in at your hostel and then head out to explore the area on your own.
Boatstay
You're off to the Whitsundays today. Board your vessel at Abel Point Marina from where you'll be taken to your first snorkelling location - no time to waste! As you head to one of the northern islands of the Whitsundays, you will cross the Whitsunday Passage and pass the Mole group of islands before arriving at either Hook or Hayman Island.

Its time to take the plunge into the blue tropical waters and see the stunning underwater world of fascinating creatures. After the snorkelling is over, you are back on board and cruising to your overnight anchorage.

The crew will invite you to view an eco slide show after dinner. Look out for shooting stars or sit on the back deck and watch the fish swim in and out of the water.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
Boatstay
Head for the magnificent Whitehaven Beach after breakfast. Walk on the white silica sands of the beach. You will be taken on a short bush walk to a lookout from where you can see the entire beach and the inlet in their finest glory.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Boatstay
Take the final splash in Whitsundays before you make the journey back to Airlie Beach.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Overnight bus
Check out of your hostel and take an overnight bus to the Rainbow Beach.
Hostel
This morning is yours to explore! Why not catch the morning sun over Carlo Sand Blow? Soak in the views at your leisure. You've got a couple of big days to come!
Hostel
You can join us on an optional dolphin-watching experience today. Leave the hostel at 6:30 in the morning if you have booked this activity. On arrival, visitors are welcome to join volunteers in the water and get to know these beautiful mammals.

Fish for feeding the dolphins is available on site. Dolphin feeding does mean getting wet, at least up to your knees. So come prepared! This evening, you will attend a compulsory safety briefing to prepare for your next couple of days on the stunning Fraser Island!
Meals
  • Breakfast
Camping
Head for Fraser Island at 9.30 in the morning. Drive approx 10 minutes to the barge (ferry) and spend another 10 minutes on the water to reach the world's biggest sand island. Drive for 1 hour to the Eurong Resort along 75 Mile Beach Road - Fraser Island's own highway with speed limits!

Your big adventure begins from here as you drive to the famous Lake McKenzie - arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of Fraser! Stop for lunch and spend sometime playing in the amazingly clear waters with your new-found friends! Drive up to your campsite at around 3:00 PM.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
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. Travel north and stop at the Maheno wreck for some photos and a short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon.

Shortly after that, 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 the island's champagne pools for a dip! Travel back to your camp in the afternoon.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hostel
Have your breakfast, then drive to the starting point of Lake Wabby Circuit. Enjoy walking on sand dunes. Lunch follows your trip to Lake Wabby before you drive down the beach back to the barge. Tonight, enjoy a well-deserved rest on Rainbow Beach before checking out in the morning.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hostel
Wave goodbye to Rainbow Beach and say hello to the darling of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa! Check in at your hostel then head out to enjoy some stunning coastal views. The best way to experience Noosa is to go with the flow. We're talking lazy afternoon drinks, sunset beach walking and all the other good stuff.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
Take a stroll along the waterfront. Opt for an Everglades tour or simply wander through the shops stuffed full of charm. Today is yours to explore!
Hostel
Wave goodbye to Noosa as you make your way to Surfers Paradise on the stunning Gold Coast. The place is all about stunning beaches, towering skyscrapers and some of the country's best nightlife spots.
Hostel
You have a full day to explore the area. There are heaps of local shops to explore, secluded spots to work on your tan or hipster cafes with the best views in town.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
You'll arrive at the iconic coastal town of Byron Bay in the morning. Once you have checked in at the hostel, you are free to hit the town.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
Learn to surf from the pros while the stunning Byron Bay coastal scenery acts as your backdrop!
Hostel
Head for Nimbin. Spend the morning meeting dreadlocked locals and exploring the colourful streets before a fun-filled afternoon of waterfall hopping. Head back to Byron Bay after that.
Meals
  • Lunch
Overnight bus
You have a free day to explore Byron Bay by yourself today. Head up to the Lighthouse and go dolphin spotting, or feel the Byron vibe by chilling out and relaxing on the beach before catching your overnight bus to Sydney!
Hostel
Head out to explore Sydney upon arrival and check in. Your first stop is the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour, but don't forget about iconic Bondi Beach and an abundance of museums and quirky sights that city has to offer.

Optional tours include a trip to Taronga Zoo. Be a bit greedy and pick up one of our iVenture cards to make the most of your time.
Hostel
Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney with a trip to the Blue Mountains. Combine this trip with a visit to an award-winning wildlife park with koalas and kangaroos, a relaxing lunch, fun guides and you have a memorable day out with amazing photos.

Explore Blue Mountains National Park and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Enjoy stunning views of the Three Sisters and relax over a picnic-style lunch, stuffed full of local produce.
Meals
  • Lunch
Hostel
Today you've got a whole day and night to explore what Sydney has to offer. Trust us - its a lot!
Overnight bus
Spend a lazy morning around the city and pack your bags because tonight you're heading off on an overnight bus to Melbourne.
Hostel
This morning you'll arrive in the cultural capital of Australia where your trip will officially ends. Don't cry - there's heaps more of Australia to explore still.
what’s included
  • Transport provided by shuttle buses (hop-on, hop-off) and ferries as per the itinerary. You will have to travel between the destinations by yourself (we will provide you with tickets and information)
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • An experienced tour guide at every destination
  • All activities except those that are optional and those mentioned in the 'What's Excluded' section
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Skydive Fraser Island
  • Whitsundays Scenic Flight`
  • Everglades
  • Koala Cuddle, Currumbin
  • Dolphin Kayak
what's excluded
  • Excluded activities: Fraser Island 4WD driving compulsory insurance levy: AUD15. Dolphin experience: AUD5
  • Meals except those as per the itinerary
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • Pickup and drop off
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 28 days
Tour Type Group Tour
Age Requirement 18 - 50
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Cairns, Australia/ Melbourne, Australia
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationThese packages are only suitable for those over age 18, and it is only possible to drive on Fraser Island if you are over 21 and have held a drivers license for 1 year. It is still possible to partake if you are not over 21, or if you have not held your license for 1 year, you are just not able to drive.
Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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