24 Day Social Sydney to Cairns Tour

Make moments, memories and lifelong mates with this incredible Sydney to Cairns package! Stopping off to explore Fraser Island and party through the Whitsundays on the Atlantic Clipper, the good times won't stop rolling with this East Coast tour. 


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  • Join a Dingos Tag Along tour and drive 4x4's on Fraser Island in a group of adventurous backpackers! Swim through Lake McKenzie and hike Indian Head between camping beneath the stars in a private campsite! 
  • Cruise through the Whitsundays on the Atlantic Clipper, a boat famous for it's awesome facilities, great crew and amazing parties
  • Spend time on beautiful Whitehaven Beach 
  • Snorkel and scuba dive the spectacular Great Barrier Reef 
  • Stay in beach front accommodation on Magnetic Island 
  • Travel through the Atherton Tablelands in a young, fun group of travellers with Uncle Brians 
  • Be shown the ropes of partying in Cairns and Surfers Paradise 


  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • 3 nights in Byron Bay at Nomads
  • 1 Day Nimbin Tour with Grasshoppers
  • Half Day (4hrs) Surf Lesson with Mojo Surf
  • 2 nights in Surfers Paradise
  • The Wicked Pub Crawl Surfers Paradise
  • 3 nights in Rainbow Beach at Dingos Hostel
  • Dolphin Kayaking with Epic Ocean Adventures
  • 3 day/2 night Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
  • Dingos Afterparty
  • 3 nights in Airlie Beach at Nomads
  • 2 day/2 night Whitsundays Sailing on the Atlantic Clipper
  • Atlantic Clipper Afterparty
  • 2 nights Magnetic Island at Base
  • Return Magnetic Island Ferry
  • 4 nights Cairns at Gilligans
  • 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Trip On Ocean Freedom including 1 introductory dive
  • 1 Day Uncle Brians
  • Ultimate Party Pubcrawl Cairns
  • Cruising Cairns Bike Tour

Day 1:

Spend the afternoon exploring the iconic bars and historic pubs of Sydney before boarding your overnight bus to beautiful Byron Bay!

Day 2:

Upon arrival to Byron Bay, check into your central accommodation at Nomads and get to know your dorm mates before setting out to explore the town. Byron comes alive at night with awesome beachside bars, bustling nightclubs and an epic line up of live music, get amongst it!

Day 3:

Today it’s off into the Byron Bay hinterland better known as Nimbin, a quirky hippie town full of dreadlocked locals and some “home grown surprises”. Board your rainbow bus with your fellow backpackers and set out into the township for some “souvenir shopping”, a BBQ lunch (yes, there are vegetarian options) and an afternoon of tunes and waterfall hopping with an awesome crew! 

Day 4:

Today is all about great waves, sand and sun as you join a Mojo Surf lesson on a beautiful, uncrowded beach. You’ll be riding like a pro in no time!

Day 5:

Farewell beautiful Byron Bay as you board your bus to Surfers Paradise, home to Australia’s most amazing nightlife and an ongoing party in a city on the beach! Check into your central hostel for 2 nights and get to know your fellow dorm mates. Come evening, we’ve taken the stress out of your party planning and signed you up for the city’s biggest night out! “The Wicked Party Tour”, is infamous for it’s knowledge of the best clubs and bar owners, creating the perfect combination of venues to show you and get your fists pumping all night long.

Day 6:

Spend time in this beautiful city on the beach, where the skyline meets the ocean and the sun is always shining. You might like to visit Dreamworld to take on the 9 big thrill rides or jump into a powerful Surfers Paradise Jet Boat for some 360 degree spins and shallow water skimming, Ask Us How.

Day 7:

Today, it’s on to Rainbow Beach, feel the excitement bubble as you pull into this cruisy beach town which is also gateway to magical Fraser Island. Check into Dingos hostel for 2 nights and meet your fellow dorm mates, we guarantee most of them will be joining you on your Fraser Island safari! Join a free guided walk tour to Carlo Sandblow, this magnificent sand dune overlooks the coloured sands making sunset an incredible time of day.

Day 8:

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 9 and 10:

Today you will set out on an unforgettable trip of a lifetime on magical Fraser Island in a group of fellow young, venturous backpackers. Dingo’s 4x4 tag along tour is world renowned as the ultimate way to discover Fraser Island. The next 3 days are spent driving 4x4’s along the beach to swim through crystal clear Lake McKenzie, dive into the Champagne Pools and 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 this gem of a location?

Day 11:

After one last day uncovering all the magic of Fraser Island, you will return to Rainbow Beach for an after party at the hostel in celebration of an incredible 3 days, lifelong memories and new found mates!

Day 12:

Enjoy a much needed sleep in and a day recovering from your adventure by the ocean before boarding your overnight bus to Airlie Beach.

Days 13 and 14:

Arrive in Airlie Beach early on day 13 and check into Nomads for 2 nights. Mingle with your fellow dorm mates and be sure to find out who will be joining you on your Whitsundays adventure ahead. Head to the town lagoon for chill time before an evening spent partying in true tropical Queensland! Be sure to head to Mama Africa’s and Down Under Bar for those cheap drinks, awesome atmosphere and good tunes!

Days 15 and 16:

Are you ready for the ride of your life? Feel the excitement kick in as you board the world famous Atlantic Clipper for 2 days and 2 night as you sail through the Whitsundays on a party boat equipped with 52 young, fun travellers, 2 waterslides, a dive platform, a heated spa bath and many other awesome facilities. There will be nothing but epic parties, awesome activities, good tunes and great vibes, with of course a stop off at Whitehaven Beach and some incredible snorkelling locations! The Atlantic Clipper is world renowned for its amazing atmosphere and crew, we guarantee an unforgettable experience!

Day 17:

Return to Airlie Beach for an epic after party with your new found mates and the crew! Look back on some hilarious moments, good memories and the amazing sightseeing in between!

Days 18 and 19:

Pull yourself out of bed as your adventure kicks on to Magnetic Island! Board your bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville, upon arrival you’ll be able to hop right off the bus and onto the ferry, a short ride will bring you to the sandy shores of beautiful Magnetic Island! Check into your beach front hostel for 2 nights and head straight to the Island Bar for your free welcome cocktail! Meet your fellow dorm mates and set out to party it up, island style! On day 19, grab your free hire snorkel gear and discover the stunning surrounding coral reefs or round up a crew to hire a convertible barbie car to drive around the island, we guarantee laughs!

Day 20:

Farewell the island vibes of Magnetic Island as you board your ferry and head back to Townsville. Your bus will then take you further on to Cairns! Check into Gilligans for 4 nights, a hostel famous for its social atmosphere, pool and central nightclub! We’ve hooked you up with our mates at Ultimate Cairns Pubcrawl to show the ropes of partying through this town on a double decker bus, stopping off at all the best bars and hotspots. Enjoy a tonne of free stuff, meet fun likeminded backpackers and receive a party pack for the rest of the week!


Day 21:

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 22:

Board “Gus the Wonder Bus” to make your way into the Atherton Tablelands region on your Uncle Brian’s day tour! World famous for its incredible guides, rainforest walks and Australian wildlife, Uncle Brian’s is an epic, social day out that is sure to leave you with lifelong memories and new mates! Swim beneath Milla Milla and Josephine Falls, spot platypus and Cassowary birds and explore Lake Eacham, a volcanic crater lake over 60 meters deep!

Day 23:

Join an awesome guided bike ride along Cairns Warf and down the esplanade. Visit butterflies and learn about the teachings of aboriginal bushtucker in the botanic gardens. Your trip ends at Marlin Marina with some locally made gelato.

Day 24:

Today you will check out of your Cairns hostel to look back on an incredible adventure of a lifetime full of amazing memories and lifelong mates! 

The duration of this package is subject to availability. This package can depart any day of the week and can be altered to better suit your travel dates. Please note, surcharges may apply to holiday periods, Christmas and New Year. 

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

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