24 Day Cairns to Sydney Tour

Start in Cairns

Product Info

Duration 24 Day Package
Meals 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Starts Cairns
Ends Sydney
Accommodation Dorms, Boat Cabins, Camping


Moving rapidly down the East Coast, stopping off to sail the Whitsundays, drive 4x4's on Fraser Island and explore ancient rainforests, this 24 day cheap East Coast package is perfect for the travelling adventurous student! 

Trip Highlights:

  • Spend a day snorkelling the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef 
  • Sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, making a stop off to relax on Whitehaven Beach 
  • Explore Fraser Island from your own 4x4 vehicle, swim through stunning Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek
  • Visit the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
  • Stay in beach front accommodation on tranquil Magnetic Island 
  • Learn to surf in beautiful Byron Bay 
This Awesome Package Includes:
  • 21 Nights accommiodation 
  • 1 Day Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
  • 1 day tour to the Daintree & Cape Tribulation
  • Magnetic Island with return ferry
  • 2 Days, 2 Nights Sailing in the Whitsundays
  • 3 Day, 2 Night Fraser Island Tag Along, Self Driver Safari
  • Half day Learn to Surf Adventure
  • 1 Day tour to Nimbin and the surrounding countryside
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Free Internet Access in all our Shops up the Coast


Day 1 - Arrive anytime and check into our central hostel for 3 nights. Have a free day of exploration and relax before you trip begins!


Day 2 - Join an awesome tour to the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Explore the amazing jungle, swim in the stunning Mossman Gorge, meet the local Aboriginals and learn about their culture, spot crocodiles on a river cruise and so much more!


Day 3 - Its off to the Great Barrier Reef for an amazing day snorkeling amongst some of the best coral that Cairns has to offer! You will visit two different reef destinations in the day to see a huge variety of reef species.


Day 4 - Jump on the bus from Cairns to Townsville. You will get off the bus right by the Ferry Terminal where you will be taken over to the beautiful Magnetic Island for 2 nights. The hostel is located right on the beach and includes a couple of meals as well as free snorkel hire so you can see some coral straight from the beach.


Day 5 - Free day in Paradise! There are several beautiful beaches and awesome walks on the island for you to enjoy.


Day 6 - Return on the ferry back to the mainland where you will jump on the bus up to Airlie Beach. On arrival, you will check into your accommodation for 1 night. You will also need to check in for your Whtisundays Sailing trip on this day.


Days 7-9 - Head out for 2 days and 2 nights Sailing the Whitsunday Islands on an incredible boat trip. You will sail around the Islands, snorkel over the beautiful coral and visit the breath-taking Whitehaven Beach. You will actually sleep on the boat and all meals/taxes/snorkel equipment/etc is included so there's nothing extra to pay or worry about. After your awesome trip, you will return to Airlie Beach for one more night.


Day 10 - You have a free day to explore Airlie Beach before heading on an overnight bus trip to Rainbow Beach, where you will stay for 2 nights.


Day 11 - You have arrived in Rainbow Beach. While you're here, you can relax on the beach or even add on a Skydive, Kite Surfing or Kayaking. Ask us for information.


Day 12- On this day, you will need to attend a compulsory safety meeting for Fraser Island


Days 13-15 - Join a 3 day Fraser Island, Self Drive, Tag Along Tour. This is an amazing trip around this World Heritage Listed island with a chance to explore, swim in freshwater lakes and creeks, camp in the sand dunes and even have a go driving the 4WD vehicles (providing you have had your full driving license for at least 1 year and are 21 years old). Once you have finished the tour, you will check back into the hostel in Rainbow Beach for 1 more night.


Day 16 - Check out of the hostel and jump on a bus to Noosa. On arrival, you will check into an awesome hostel for 2 nights.


Day 17 - Free day to explore the beautiful beaches and National Parks that make Noosa Famous.


Day 18 - Check out of your hostel in Noosa and catch a bus to Surfers Paradise. You will stay for two nights in a backpackers right in the heart of Surfers Paradise, only a short 1-block walk to the beach!


Day 19 - Free day to explore and relax in Surfers Paradise. Why not visit one of the awesome Theme Parks this area is famous for? (Optional extra)


Day 20 - Now you take the bus a short trip to Byron Bay and check into your central hostel for 3 nights. You'll have this day free for exploring and relaxing on the beach.


Day 21 - It's time to hit the waves and have a go at Surfing - a true Australian past-time that you have to experience when you're here! This half day adventure will take you to a quiet beach with perfect beginner waves and includes plenty of instruction as well as all the equipment you'll need.


Day 22 - Join an incredible day trip to explore the surrounding countryside of Byron Bay and the quirky Hippie Town of Nimbin. Here you can explore the funky shops and cafes, before heading to a beautiful lake and nature reserve for lunch. On the way back to Byron, you will visit a stunning waterfall to make your day complete!


Day 23 - You have a free day to explore Byron Bay, before heading on the overnight bus to Sydney.


Day 24 - You've arrived in Sydney; one of the best cities Australia has to offer.


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


*This package is designed to work with a national bus pass but can be purchased without transport if you already have your bus ticket or other transport.


Pickups / Departures

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


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

  • Adding Scuba Diving to the Reef Trip
  • 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!