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  • Explore Fraser Island during a 4WD safari trip
  • Sail around and explore the amazing Whitsunday Islands
  • Enjoy snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Learn to surf in the iconic Byron Bay
This 28-day, guided trip is ideal for those who are hoping to visit the major landmarks along Australia's east coast. Starting from Australia's cultural capital, this 4-week trip will take you to places including Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Byron Bay, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays, Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef before terminating in Cairns.

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. Walk on the floor of the oldest rainforest in the world in Cape Tribulation & Daintree. Explore the Whitsundays during a sailing trip and spend 3 days on Fraser Island, exploring its nooks and corners during 4WD safari trips. Also included in the tour is the chance to learn surfing from the pros in Byron Bay.

See beautiful coastal towns such as Noosa and Surfers Paradise. Participate in tons of included activities and make the trip fun, exciting and memorable. For more about this adventure, please go through the itinerary below.
Overnight bus
You can spend the day exploring the stunning architecture and visiting mouth-watering eateries of Melbourne. Head to the bus station as the sun sets. You have an overnight bus trip to Sydney today.
Hostel
Head out to explore Sydney upon arriving in the city and checking into the hostel. 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 and 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 is another free day in Sydney. Explore the city on your own.
Overnight bus
Spend one last day exploring Sydney before taking an overnight bus to the laid-back Byron Bay.
Hostel
Arrive at the iconic coastal town of Byron Bay in the morning. Check into your hostel where you'll be spending the next 2 nights and then head out to explore!
Hostel
Get a real local experience today. Learn to surf with the pros while the stunning coast of Byron Bay acts as your backdrop. Your surfing lesson cannot get better that this.
Hostel
Travel to the nearby 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
Hostel
Wave goodbye to Byron Bay today as you make your way to Surfers Paradise located on the stunning Gold Coast. Check into your centrally located hostel where you will be spending the next 2 nights before heading out to explore the town. We're talking about stunning beaches, towering skyscrapers and some of the country's best nightlife.
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 and hipster cafes with the best views in town.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
Wave goodbye to the Gold Coast and say hello to the darling of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa! Check into your hostel before heading out to explore the area. Just kick back and 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
Check out of your hostel and make your way to Rainbow Beach. Get comfortable with the relaxed pace of life here upon arrival.
Hostel
This morning is yours to explore! Why not catch the morning sun over Carlo Sand Blow? This afternoon, you will attend your compulsory safety briefing to prepare you for your next couple of days driving 4x4s across 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.

Once back on the mainland, head back to the 4WD shed where you will unpack and quickly clean the cars. Tonight, enjoy a well-deserved rest in Rainbow Beach before checking out in the morning.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
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! You are free for the rest of the day. Tonight, pack your bags as you board your overnight bus to iconic Airlie Beach.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
Arrive bright and early in Airlie and check into your hostel for 2 nights. You are free for the rest of the day.
boatstay
Board your vessel at Abel Point Marina from where you'll be taken to your first snorkel location - no time to waste! As you head to one of the northern islands of the Whitsundays, you will cross 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 get to see what the Great Barrier Reef is really about. After you are done snorkelling, its time to head for your overnight anchorage. The crew will invite you to see an eco slide show after dinner. Go through the images of what you may see and observe underwater before calling it a day.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
boatstay
After breakfast, you will be taken to the magnificent Whitehaven Beach where you will be able to walk on the beautiful white silica sands. Take a short bushwalk to the lookout from where you will be able to see the entire beach in its finest glory. Back onboard, you will then sail to two different snorkel sites.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hostel
Grab your last chance to see the amazing underwater world of the Whitsundays on a snorkelling trip before you make the journey back to Airlie.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hostel
Check out of your hostel and make your way to Townsville where you will catch the ferry that will take you to Magnetic Island.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
Hostel
Today is yours to explore the island. There's plenty to do here, but our personal favourite is to do nothing...kick back and relax. Once you soak in the views of the water and the swaying palm trees, you'll know exactly what we're talking about.
Hostel
Check out of your hostel and board your ferry back to Townsville from where you will continue onto the adventure capital of Australia - Cairns. Pull your socks and explore the city upon arrival. As well as offering 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.
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 the highlights that Daintree and Cape Tribulation have to offer. Meet with one of the Indigenous owners of Mossman Gorge and learn about local traditions all while soaking in the stunning views of the surrounding rainforest. Return to Cairns in the afternoon.
Meals
  • Lunch
Prepare for your journey home. Check out of your hostel in the morning. Don't cry! There's plenty more of Australia left to explore. Just let us know and we will help you see more of this amazing country.
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 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/charges: 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
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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.

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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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