15 Days

Brisbane to Cairns Budget Package



Short on time but don't want to miss all the magic, lakes and creeks of Fraser Island, the beautiful Whitsundays or the stunning Great Barrier Reef? This express East Coast package zooms you from Brisbane to Cairns, stopping off for all the best adventures! 


Day 1 - Bus from Brisbane Noosa / Overnight in Noosa

The trip starts with a bus ride to beautiful Noosa. Upon arrival, you will check into an awesome hostel for one night. 

Day 2 - Bus from Noosa to Rainbow Beach / Overnight Rainbow Beach

Jump on the bus from Noosa to Rainbow Beach where you will check-in for the night. Today, you'll attend a safety brief ahead of your trip and self-drive safari on Fraser Island.

Day 3-5 - 3 Day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour 

Join a three 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 such as Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek, camp in the sand dunes and even have a go driving the 4WD vehicles along the beach (providing you have had your full driving license for at least one year and are 21 years old). Once you have finished the tour, you will check back into the hostel in Rainbow Beach for one more night and a farewell gathering with your fellow explorers.

Day 6 - Overnight Bus to Airlie Beach

Jump on the overnight bus from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach. The coach has Free WIFI and USB chargers. 

Day 7 - Free day in Airlie Beach / Overnight Airlie Beach

Arrive in Airlie Beach and check into the hostel for one night. You will also need to check-in for your amazing Whitsundays boat trip on this day.

Day 8-10 - 3 Day / 2 Night Whitsundays Cruise 

To truly enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays, we recommend taking staying for at least a few days. This three day, two-night sailing adventure aboard Habibi will ensure you see the best sights, get active and take some time to relax in paradise. Visit Whitehaven Beach, the largest of the Whitsunday Islands, hike to Hill Inlet Lookout for an unforgettable view and snorkel the coral reefs in the area. The tour includes onboard accommodation and delicious daily meals. Once you return from the trip, you will have 1 more night in the hostel in Airlie Beach.

Day 11 - Bus to Cairns /Overnight Cairns

Jump on the bus up to Cairns. On arrival, you will check into your accommodation for four nights.

Day 12 - Free Day in Cairns / Overnight Cairns

Enjoy your first day in this incredible city north Queensland city! Feel the vibes of this party locale and hit the town tonight!

Day 13 - 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise/Overnight Cairns

Today, it’s out to the Great Barrier Reef for a day of snorkeling world heritage protected reefs, lounging on private islands and getting up close to some of the world’s most amazing marine life. This is a great trip that visits two different sites on the reef, includes loads of food and snorkeling equipment hire. Ask us about adding a scuba dive to your Great Barrier Reef experience and view this amazing place from a completely different angle.

Day 14 - Free Day in Cairns / Overnight Cairns

Your final day in Cairns is all about relaxation - which is why we are taking you to some of the areas best beaches. You can also join an optional tour to the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Explore the amazing jungle, swim in the stunning Mossman Gorge, learn about Indigenous culture from the regions First People and spot crocodiles on a river cruise.

Day 15- Check out

Check out of the hostel to finish your trip! 

Your Adventure Includes

  • 1 Night in Noosa Halse
  • 2 Nights in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights on Fraser Island
  • 2 Nights in Airlie Beach
  • 3 Days / 2 Night Habibi Cruise
  • 4 Nights in Cairns
  • 1 Day Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Cruise


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!

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Brisbane To Cairns Budget Package