16 Day Noosa to Cairns Tour

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Description

Noosa is beautiful, but now it is time to depart on an epic East Coast trip. This package includes the major highlights from the Gold Coast to Cairns.


Details

You've seen Noosa - what's next? This package offers you a great value trip from the Gold Coast to Cairns, including all of the major highlights - snorkel, trek, sail and explore!

 

Tour Highlights:

  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
  • Relax on the stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • Explore Fraser Island from your own 4x4 vehicle
  • Visit the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
  • Meet local Aboriginals at Mossman Gorge
  • Spot wild Crocodiles on the Daintree River

 

This is a package tour made up of several different trips with additional accommodation included where needed. You will be traveling on your own, but meeting loads of other like-minded travelers on the way and having a fantastic time. Although this is unguided, we provide you will full information for all pick ups and transfers and is a really easy way to travel.

 

This Awesome Package Includes:

  • 3 Nights accommodation in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 Day, 2 Night Fraser Island camping safari
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • 2 Day, 2 Night Whitsunday Sailing Experience
  • 2 Nights accommodation on Magnetic Island including return ferry tickets
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Cairns
  • 1 Day Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef
  • 1 Day Tour to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners

 

This package is designed to work with a Greyhound bus pass (optional extra - see Extras tab for more information) but can be purchased without transport if you already have your bus ticket or other transport.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Bus to Rainbow Beach/Overnight Rainbow Beach

Check out of your hostel and make your way to Rainbow Beach. Check into your hostel and get yourself comfortable with the relaxed pace of life here. 

 

Day 2- Safety briefing for Fraser Island at 4pm/Overnight Rainbow Beach

This morning is yours to explore! Why not catch the morning sun over Carlo Sand Blow? Soak in the views and kick back and relax; you've got a couple of big days to come! This afternoon, you will attend your compulsory safety briefing to prepare you for your next couple of days driving 4x4s across stunning Fraser Island!  


Day 3 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour

Rise and shine, at 9.30am you depart for Fraser Island! Drive approx 10 minutes to the barge (ferry) and board for your 10 minute barge crossing. Once you have arrived on the world's biggest sand island, you then drive for 1 hour to the Eurong resort along 75 Mile beach - Fraser Island's own highway with speed limits! From here is when the big adventure begins as you drive to the famous Lake McKenzie - arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of Fraser! Here, stop for some lunch, and for some quality time to have a play in the amazing clear waters with your new found friends! Around 3pm you drive up the beach to your campsite, for an early dinner and some well deserved drinks and fun!


Day 4 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour

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. Travelling north you then stop at Maheno shipwreck for some photos and short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon. Shortly after, 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 Champagne pools for a dip! In the afternoon, travel back to camp for dinner and drinks.


Day 5 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour/Overnight Rainbow Beach

Start with breakfast, then drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk, where you walk through the sand dunes to this tropical paradise! Lunch follows your trip to Lake Wabby, before you begin your drive down the beach heading back to the barge. Once back on the mainland, head back to the 4WD shed where you unpack and quickly clean the cars. Tonight, enjoy a well deserved rest in Rainbow Beach before checking out in the morning. 


Day 6 - Overnight bus to Airlie Beach

Today is yours free to explore Rainbow Beach. This place is a real beach haven so you guessed it, we're suggesting you hit the waves! Tonight, pack your bags as you board your overnight bus to iconic Airlie Beach. 


Day 7 - Free day/Over night in Airlie Beach

Arrive bright and early in Airlie and check into your hostel for 2 nights. Today is yours free to Airlie this tropical paradise. Tonight, you can find out for yourself by Airlie nightlife is just so famous...


Day 8- 2 day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

Today you're heading out to the Whitsundays! Board your vessel at Abel Point Marina 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 Whitsunday Islands you will cross Whitsunday Passage and pass the Mole group of islands before arriving at Hook or Hayman Island. Once your at your first location its time to take the plunge into the blue tropical waters and get to see what the Great Barrier Reef is really about. After the snorkeling has finished its back on board for a coldbeer and some sunset snacks whilst you cruise to your overnight anchorage. After diner thecrew will invite you to view an eco slide show, showing you some photos of what you may see and observe underwater and also pictures that have been taken whilst that day.  Look out after dark for shooting stars or sit on the back deck and watch the fish swim in and out of our underwater blue lights. 


Day 9 - 2 day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

After breakfast you will be taken to the magnificent Whitehaven Beach where you will be able to explore the beautiful white silica sands of Whitehaven. You will be taken on a short bush walk to the lookout where you will be able to overlook the entire beach and the inlet and view it in its finest glory.  After Whitehaven beach its back onboard for a sail to two more different snorkel sites.  Another great opportunity to explore the reefs of the Whitsunday Islands.


Day 10 - 2 day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure/Overnight Airlie Beach

After breakfast it’s the final splash at another new snorkel site.  It’s your last chance to see the amazing under water world of the Whitsunday Islands before you make the journey back to Airlie Beach. 


Day 11 - Bus to Townsville, ferry to Magnetic Island/Overnight Magnetic Island

Check out of your hostel and make your way to Townsville where you will meet up with the ferry that will take you to Magnetic Island for the next 2 days. 


Day 12 - Free day/Over night in Magnetic Island

Today is yours free to explore. There's plenty to do on the island, but our personal favourite is to do nothing...kick back and relax. Once you soak in the views of the aqua water and swaying palm trees, you'll know exactly what we're talking about. 


Day 13 - Ferry to Townsville, bus to Cairns/Overnight Cairns

Check out of your hostel and board your ferry back to Townsville where you will continue onto the adventure capital of Australia - Cairns. Check into your hostel where you'll be staying for the next week and then head out to explore. As well as 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.


Day 14 - 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise/Overnight Cairns

It's here. The day you've been waiting for. Today, you're heading out onto the big blue to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Today you get to explore 2 stunning reef sites; Upolu Cay and the 'Wonder Wall' on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. You're treated to 6 full hours exploring the reef with plenty of snorkelling and diving opportunities, awesome lunch and knowledgeable eco guides. 


Day 15 - 1 Day Cape Tribulation & Daintree Tour/Overnight Cairns

Spend the day visiting the Oldest living Rainforest in the world! This tour will show all of the highlights that the Daintree and Cape Tribulation have to offer, you will even get to dine on Cape Trib Beach. Meet with one of the Indigenous owners of Mossman Gorge and learn about local traditions all while soaking in there stunning views of the surrounding rainforest! This afternoon you'll return to Cairns where you'll spend the night. 


Day 16 - Check out, trip ends

This morning you will check out of your hostel where your trip will officially end. Don't cry! There's plenty more of Australia to explore. 


Pickups / Departures

This package can depart on any day of the year! Please note there may be surcharges for travelling during Xmas/New Years.


Extras

Contact us if you are keen on any of these great upgrade options:

  • Adding Scuba Diving to the Reef Trip - $70
  • Dreamworld Theme Park Ticket - $49
  • Accommodation upgrades are available to private rooms, premium backpackers or hotels

 

This package can be made completely flexible. If you are interested in making any changes to this package, please just Contact Us and we will plan you your perfect custom trip!


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