23 DAY SYDNEY TO CAIRNS TOUR


Details

Visit some awesome East Coast hot spots like Noosa, Cairns and Airlie Beach. Drive 4x4s on Fraser Island with a 4x4 tag-along safari, stopping off at the amazing Champagne Pools, Indian Head, Eli Creek and of course stunning Lake McKenzie and sail through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, stopping off at stunning Whitehaven Beach and some amazing snorkelling locations. Stay in beachfront accommodation surrounded by palm trees on dreamy Magnetic Island and enjoy 3 amazing days in beautiful Byron Bay

This awesome package includes: 

  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 3 nights Byron Bay hostel accommodation 
  • 2 nights Noosa hostel accommodation 
  • 3 nights Rainbow Beach hostel accommodation 
  • 3 day/2 night Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
  • 3 nights Airlie Beach hostel accommodation 
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsundays Trip
  • 2 nights Magnetic Island hostel accommodation 
  • Return Magnetic Island Ferry transfers
  • 4 nights Cairns hostel accommodation 
  • Flexible Sydney to Cairns bus pass

Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney - Byron Bay 

Spend the afternoon exploring all the excitement Sydney has to offer before boarding your overnight bus from Pitt Street to the beautiful town of Byron Bay. 

Optional Extras: 

  • Sydney Hostel Accommodation $25pp
  • Blue Mountains Day Trip $135pp
  • Jenolan Caves Day Trip $149pp
  • Port Stephens Day Trip $165pp
  • Jervis Bay Day Trip $155pp
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tasting $155pp
  • 15,000ft Tandem Skydive $294pp + $35 APF Levy

Bus time: 

  • Departure: 6:45pm

Note: 

  • Bus times are subject to change, please check the exact time on your ticket.

 

Days 2, 3 and 4: Byron Bay 

Arrive in Byron Bay and check into your laid-back, village style hostel for 3 nights. It’s then time to set out and explore the town! Byron Bay boasts some of the best beaches in the world and there is no better way to discover this than with a surf lesson on its awesome waves. Perhaps you’d like to kayak with dolphins along the glorious coastline. 

Included: 

  • 3 nights Byron Bay hostel accommodation 

Optional Extras: 

  • 15,000ft Tandem Skydive $264pp + $35 APT Levy
  • Dolphin Kayaking $69pp
  • Half Day Surf Lesson $69pp
  • Nimbin Day Trip $65pp
  • Hostel accommodation: private room. (Check with our travel experts the options and rates available).

 

Bus time: 

  • Arrival: 8:55am

 

Days 5 and 6: Byron Bay - Noosa 

Today it’s onto Noosa, a dreamy coastal town boasting world-class beaches and some striking national parks. After get on your bus you will have a short stop in Brisbane City. Arrive at Noosa Junction, check into your central accommodation for 2 nights and dive into a glistening town lake or the ocean just down the road. Ever heard of the Noosa Everglades? A lake spanning 1948km’s wide, untouched by man. Ask us how!

Included: 

  • 2 night Noosa hostel accommodation 

Optional Extras: 

  • Noosa Everglades Day Trip $135pp
  • Hostel accommodation: private room. 

Bus time: 

  • Departure: 8:55am
  • Arrival: 4:20pm 

 

Days 7 and 8: Noosa - Rainbow Beach 

This afternoon depart Noosa and head for Rainbow Beach, feel the excitement begin to bubble as this is the gateway to magical Fraser Island! On the afternoon of day 8, attend a safety briefing in preparation for your Fraser Island trip ahead and meet your fellow adventurers.

Meals: 

  • Day 8 – Breakfast

Included:

  • 2 nights Rainbow Beach hostel accommodation  

Optional Extras: 

  • 15,000ft Tandem Skydive - $334pp + $35 APF Levy fee
  • Dolphin Kayaking tour - $79pp
  • Hostel accommodation: private room. 

Bus time: 

  • Departure: 4:20pm
  • Arrival: 7pm

 

Days 9, 10 and 11: Fraser Island 

Today you will set out on an unforgettable trip of a lifetime on magical Fraser Island. Your 4x4 tag along tour is world renowned and the ultimate way to discover Fraser Island. The next 3 days are spent in a tour group of young adventurous backpackers driving 4x4’s along the beach to swim through crystal clear Lake McKenzie, dive into the Champagne Pools float down Eli Creek. Hike Indian Head to take in 360-degree views of the island, stop off at world-renowned icons like Maheno Shipwreck and trek through the tranquil, ancient rainforests. 

Meals: 

  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast, Lunch

Included:

  • 3 day/ 2 night Fraser Island Tag Along Camping Safari
  • 2 nights camp accommodation
  • 1 night Rainbow Beach hostel accommodation  

Optional Extras: 

  • Hostel accommodation: private room.  

 

Day 12: Rainbow Beach - Airlie Beach 

Enjoy a relaxing day to kick back and recover from your Fraser Island adventure before boarding your overnight bus from the front of your hostel to Airlie Beach.

Meals: 

  • Day 12 – Breakfast

Optional Extras: 

  • 3 hour Surf Lesson - $65pp

Bus time: 

  • Departure: 7pm 

 

Days 13 and 14: Airlie Beach 

Arrive at the Port of Airlie check in for 2 nights and set out to explore the town. Head down to the town lagoon and relax before your Whitsundays adventure ahead. 

Included:

  • 2 night Airlie Beach hostel accommodation  

Optional Extras: 

  • 15,000ft Tandem Skydive - $299pp + $35 APF Levy fee
  • 60 min Scenic Flight - $219pp
  • Ultimate Bay Blast Jet boat - $69pp
  • Hostel accommodation: private room. (Check with our travel experts the options and rates available).

Bus time: 

  • Arrival: 9:30am

 

Days 15 and 16: Whitsunday Sailing 

The day has arrived! Today you will begin to sail through the spectacular Whitsundays. The next few days will be action-packed with snorkelling stunning reefs like Blue Pearl Bay and Mantaray Bay with, of course, a stop off on stunning Whitehaven Beach. 

Meals: 

  • Day 15 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16 - Breakfast, Lunch

Included: 

  • 2 day/1 night Whitsunday Sailing tour 
  • 1 night Whitsundays sailboat accommodation 
  • 1 night Airlie Beach hostel accommodation  

 

Days 17 and 18: Airlie Beach - Magnetic Island 

Depart Airlie Beach as you head north to the amazing Magnetic Island, via Townsville. Your bus will drop you off outside the Sealink Ferry Terminal where you will board your ferry to Magnetic Island.  Grab your free hire snorkel gear and discover the stunning coral reefs right off the shore or set out on one of the many awesome island hiking tracks.

Included: 

  • 2 nights Magnetic Island hostel accommodation
  • Welcome drink
  • Snorkel hire

Optional Extras: 

  • Hostel accommodation: private room. 

Bus time: 

  • Departure: 9:30am
  • Arrival:  1:50pm

 

Day 19: Magnetic Island - Cairns 

Farewell Magnetic Island as you board your ferry back to Townsville. Your bus will meet you at the terminal to take you on to Cairns! Arrive at the Central Railway Station check into your hostel for 4 nights and set out to explore Cairns.

Included: 

  • 1 night Cairns hostel accommodation 

Optional Extras: 

  • Hostel accommodation: private room. 

Bus time: 

  • Departure: 1:50pm
  • Arrival: 7:30pm

 

Days 22, 21 and 22: Cairns 

These days are yours to play with! With the world heritage listed areas, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef right at your doorstep, there has never been a better time to tick waterfall hopping and world-class snorkelling off your bucket list! Perhaps you’re feeling brave enough to plummet from a 50-metre ledge in thick wilderness with a Cairns Bungy? 

Included: 

  • 3 nights Cairns hostel accommodation 

Optional Extras: 

  • Cruising Cairns Bike Tour - $79pp
  • Extra Cairns hostel accommodation - $24 per night
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise + Introductory dive - $249pp
  • Cape Tribulation Day Trip - $169pp
  • Waterfalls Day Trip - $109pp
  • 15,000ft Tandem Skydive - $299pp + $35 APF Levy fee
  • Hostel accommodation: private room. (Check with our travel experts the options and rates available).

Notes: 

  • An introductory dive requires no previous experience. The dive instructors on Ocean Freedom boat are specialists in first time diving – guaranteed 1 instructor per 2 divers on your first dive (normal ratio 1:4)!
  • To be able to dive, you must have no medical condition/not be taking any medication that interferes with diving. If you have a medical condition/are taking medication that interferes with diving you are able to change from including 1 introductory dive to snorkelling instead which would reduce the price of your package by $44. 

 

Day 23: Cairns

Today you will check out of your hostel at 10 am and look back on an incredible trip and lifelong memories.


Pickups / Departures

This package can depart any day of the week and can be altered to better suit your travel dates.

Start Time:

Sydney Pitt Street Station, Bay 17 at 6:45pm

Finish Time:

Cairns Central Railway Station: 7:30pm


Extras

  • Please note that this package includes dorm hostel accommodation however you are able to upgrade the accommodation to private
  • Fraser Island accommodation can’t be upgraded as it is camp accommodation
  • Apart from the $10 levy for Fraser Island which needs to be paid directly on the day of travel, there are no other compulsory extra costs for this package.
  • Please be advised that the price advertised includes this levy but when you proceed to checkout, the price you pay does not include the levy.
  • There is an optional $10 sleeping bag hire on Fraser Island. 
  • Extra accommodation can be purchased for the following fees: 

-       1 night Sydney hostel accommodation $25/night

-       1 night Cairns hostel accommodation  $24/night

  • Please note that surcharges may apply to holiday periods, Christmas and New Years.

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