17 Day Adventure Brisbane to Cairns Tour

Travel from Brisbane to Cairns in 17 action packed days! Stop off to drive 4x4's on Fraser Island, sail the Whitsundays, kayak with dolphins and so much more with this epic East Coast adventure!

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Highlights: 

  • Discover the magic of Fraser Island with a Dingos Tag Along Tour. Drive 4x4’s on 75 Mile Beach, swim through Lake McKenzie and the Champagne Pools and hike Indian Head
  • Sail through the stunning Whitsundays, stopping off to explore Whitehaven Beach and snorkel with incredible marine like on world class reefs 
  • Scuba dive and snorkel the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover the awesome hiking trails, snorkelling spots and dreamy beaches of Magnetic Island 
  • Be a bikie for a day and ride Chopper motorbikes through Town of 1770 with Scooteroo

 

Inclusions: 

  • 3 nights in Rainbow Beach at Dingos Hostel
  • Dolphin Kayaking with Epic Ocean Adventures
  • 3 day/2 night Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
  • 2 nights in 1770 at Southern Cross Backpackers
  • 3 hour Motorbike Tour with Scooteroo
  • 2 nights in Airlie Beach at Nomads
  • 2 day/2 night Whitsundays Sailing on Wings
  • 2 nights on Magnetic Island at Base
  • Return Magnetic Island Ferry transfers
  • 2 nights in Cairns at Gilligans
  • 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Trip On Ocean Freedom including 1 introductory dive

 

**Please note that this package is designed to work in conjunction with an East Coast bus pass. We can help you arrange your epic East Coast adventure inclusive of transport so you don't have to worry about a thing with our range of flexible travel passes including Premier, Greyhound and Loka. Drop us a line to find out how.

Day 1: Brisbane - Rainbow Beach 

Your adventure kicks off in Brisbane. Spend the afternoon exploring before boarding your 2pm bus to Rainbow Beach, gateway to Fraser Island! Arrive at 7pm and be dropped off out the front of your hostel where you will check in for 2 nights and set out on a free guided walk tour to Carlo Sandblow, this magnificent sand dune overlooks the coloured sands making sunset an incredible time of day. Spot migrating whales if you’re very lucky as well as dolphins at Tin Can Bay, this is also a great time to meet some of your fellow Fraser Island adventurers.  

 

Day 2: Rainbow Beach 

Today you’ll join a tour to 4WD along the beach, before kayaking alongside frolicking dolphins beyond the waves and along the coast line of Rainbow Beach. You may even have the chance to watch the sun rise over the horizon, amazing! In the afternoon, join a quick safety briefing at the hostel with your Fraser Island tour group in preparation for the adventure ahead.

 

Days 3, 4 and 5: Fraser Island 

Today you will set out on an unforgettable trip of a lifetime on magical Fraser Island. Dingo’s 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. Nights will be spent with your group telling tales beneath the stars in your own private campsite, just metres from the beach. What better way to experience with gem of a location? Return to Rainbow Beach via ferry late on day 5 for a farewell gathering and one more night.

 

Day 6: Rainbow Beach - 1770 

Farewell Rainbow Beach and your Fraser Island adventure at 7pm to head on to the dreamy, coastal Town of 1770, home to some awesome wave breaks, beautiful beaches and hiking tracks. Your overnight bus will arrive at 1770 at 12:10am where a shuttle will be waiting to take you to you hostel. Check into your hostel for 2 nights and set out to explore the town. Keen to brush up on your surfing skills? Get amongst the 1770 surf with another lesson, Ask Us How!

Optional add on's:

3 hour surf lesson $65pp

14,000ft Skydive $369pp

 

Day 7: 1770 

After a morning on the beach, you’ll gather in your Scooteroo tour group to get decked out in leather, fake tattoo’s and bandanas for 3 hours of riding Chopper Motorbike’s. Feel like a real life bikie as you ride with your gang down the open roads of Agnes Waters. These machines are very easy to ride. If you can ride a bike you can ride with Scooteroo! 

 

Day 8: 1770 - Airlie Beach 

Spend the day farewelling Town of 1770 before boarding your overnight bus at 12:10am to Airlie Beach. 

 

Day 9: Airlie Beach 

Arrive at 9:30am and check into your hostel for 1 night and head down for a refreshing dip in the town lagoon. Afterwards set out to explore the towns great walking tracks and bustling bars. You may even want to take a mini 4x4 for an afternoon spin through a muddy obstacle course in a group of adventurous travellers, Ask Us How!

Optional add on's:

14,000ft Skydive $334pp

60 min scenic flight $219pp

Jetboat $69pp

 

Days 10, 11 and 12: Whitsunday Sailing 

Feel a rush of excitement as you board Wings 2, your luxury catamaran and home for the next 2 days of snorkelling exploring and sailing! Cruise across crystal clear waters to glistening white beaches and stunning coral reefs. There will be stops at beautiful Whitehaven Beach and plenty of time to explore the stunning rainforests, walking trails and beach stretches that make up this world class destination! Return after midday on day 12 and check into your hostel for a final night in Airlie Beach.

 

Days 13 and 14: Airlie Beach - Magnetic Island 

Depart Airlie Beach at 9:30am as you head north to the amazing Magnetic Island, via Townsville. Your bus will drop you off at the Sealink Ferry Terminal at 1:50pm where you will board your ferry to Magnetic Island. A short cruise will bring you to shores lined with palm trees on a dreamy island, check into your beach front hostel for 2 nights and enjoy your free welcome cocktail at the Island Bar. 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.

 

Day 15: Magnetic Island - Cairns 

Today it’s back en route to Cairns, gateway to world heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef and ancient Daintree Rainforest with your bus debating from the Townsville Sealink Ferry Terminal at 1:50pm. Check into your central hostel for 2 nights and set out to explore the town full of endless activities. Embark on a hike along the Barron Falls wilderness track or if you’re feeling very adventurous Ask Us How you can add a 50 metre bungy jump to your bucket list! 

 

Day 16: Great Barrier Reef Day Trip 

Make your way to the Cairns marina to depart for a day of snorkelling the amazing Great Barrier Reef! Today you will cruise on luxury catamaran Ocean Freedom to Upolu Cay. You’ll spend the day snorkelling over stunning coral reefs alongside an abundance of incredible fishes, turtles and marine life. Hop aboard a glass bottom boat tour before spending the afternoon sun lounging on a private island! There will be seafood smorgasbords for lunch, unlimited snorkelling and world class scuba diving opportunities! 

 

Day 17: Cairns 

Today you will check out of your Cairns hostel to look back on an incredible adventure of a lifetime with unforgettable lifelong memories. 

The duration of this package is subject to availability.

This package can depart any day of the week.

 

 

Start Times: Brisbane Roma Street Transit Centre: 2pm 

Finish Times: Cairns Central Accommodation: 10am 

 

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

  • Optional $10 sleeping bag hire on Fraser Island
  • Some meals are not included, see inclusions

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