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Melbourne To Cairns Express Tour

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  • Enjoy a 4WD safari trip on Fraser Island
  • Explore the amazing Whitsunday Islands on a sailing adventure
  • Dive into the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Go surfing in Byron Bay. Enjoy its laidback vibe
This awesome, 19-day guided tour package is great for those who have a very limited timeframe but are hoping to see the main highlights along Australia's east coast. Starting from Melbourne, this trip will take you through Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Fraser Island, coming to an end in Cairns.

Explore the amazing Blue Mountains and learn to surf in Byron Bay, one of the most stunning coastal destinations in the world. Go out on a 4WD safari trip on Fraser Island and visit some of its incredible lakes. Enjoy 2 nights of sailing in the Whitsundays.

Walk on the pristine sands of Whitehaven Beach and dive into the water in the Great Barrier Reef. With some of the most beautiful coastal destinations in the world on the itinerary and tons of included activities, this trip is sure to be give you memories for a lifetime.
Overnight bus
You can spend the day exploring the stunning architecture and mouth-watering eateries of Melbourne before hopping on an overnight bus to Sydney.
Hostel
Check into your centrally located hostel for 2 nights, drop your bags and get out to explore! Of course, your first stop is the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour, but don't forget about iconic Bondi Beach, numerous museums and the stunning views from the Rocks.

Today's list of optional tours includes a trip to Taronga Zoo among others. Be a bit greedy and pick up one of our iVenture cards to make the most of your stay in this beautiful city.
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
Overnight bus
No time for sleep-ins. This is your last day! If you're after some adventure, why not opt for a sightseeing tour with a twist as you skydive from over 14,000 feet complete with stunning views?

For a tamer morning, why not kick back with a coffee in one of the city's many leafy parks and soak in some sunshine? Later tonight, hop on your overnight bus to Byron Bay.
Hostel
Rise and shine! Today you'll be learning to surf like a pro. Take your newfound skills to the waves later.
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
Hostel
Pack your stuff, you're off to Brisbane today. Check into your lively hostel where you'll be staying for 1 night then head out to explore to city. Brisbane is affectionately called BrisVegas by the locals and you'll soon find out why.

This city is the perfect mix of relaxed summer vibes and a bit of city chic. Head out to Queen Street Wall, explore South Bank or cycle through Newfarm Park.
Hostel
Say goodbye to Brisbane and hello to Rainbow Beach this morning. Attend a compulsory safety briefing at 4:00 PM to prepare you for your upcoming Fraser Island adventure!
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
Overnight bus
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! The rest of the day is yours to explore Rainbow Beach. 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
Depart Abel Point Marina at around 2:00 PM and sail off to Nara Inlet. Relax and get to know your fellow passengers. On arrival, while dinner is prepared, try the dive board, waterslide and paddleboard. After dinner, chill out with your friendly crew or just relax under the stars.
Meals
  • Dinner
boatstay
Sail to the breathtaking Hill Inlet and take a bushwalk to a lookout. Continue your bushwalk over the other side onto Whitehaven Beach to enjoy its splendour. Get back onto the boat and head to the southern end of the beach enjoying the long stretches that its white silica sands have to offer.

After lunch and plenty of time for fun in the sun, you head up to the north end of Hook Island for snorkelling, diving and swimming in some of the best coral bays that the Whitsundays has to offer. The evening is yours to relax under the stars.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hostel
Wake up and enjoy your breakfast. Go for your final snorkel, dive and swim before lunch. Sail back to Airlie Beach, arriving there between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM. Check in and recover at the hostel.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hostel
Check out of your accommodation and board your bus to the adventure capital of Australia - Cairns. Check into your new hostel where you'll be spending your final days of the trip and then head out to explore.

In addition to 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
Check out of your hostel in the morning. Don't cry! There's plenty more of Australia to explore. Give us a call if you want to see more of this amazing country.
what’s included
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus from Melbourne to Cairns
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All activities except those mentioned in the 'What's Excluded' section
  • An experienced tour guide at each destination
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Skydive Fraser Island
  • Whitsundays Scenic Flight
  • Koala Cuddle, Currumbin
  • Dolphin Kayak
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Phillip Island
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
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • Pickup and drop off
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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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