15 Days

Cairns to Brisbane Budget Package


Adventure Awaits

Short on time? We've got you covered with this incredible 15 day package zipping you from Cairns to Brisbane. Stopping off in world class wonders like the Great Barrier Reef, magical Fraser Island and the stunning Whitsundays, this adventure covers the best bits of the Australian East Coast for those travellers limited on time. 


Day 1 - Free Day in Cairns / Overnight Cairns

Arrive anytime and check into our central hostel for four nights. Have a free day of exploration and relax before your trip begins!

Day 2 - Free Day in Cairns / Overnight Cairns

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

Day 3 - 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise / Overnight Cairns

Today, it’s out to the Great Barrier Reef for a day of snorkelling 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 snorkelling 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 4 - Free Day in Cairns / Overnight Cairns

Your last 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 5 - Bus to Airlie Beach / Overnight Airlie Beach

Jump on the bus up to Airlie Beach. On arrival, you will check into your accommodation for 2 nights. You will also need to check-in for your Whitsundays Sailing trip on this day.

Day 6-8 - 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 9 - Free day in Airlie Beach / Overnight Bus to Rainbow Beach

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 10 - Free day in Rainbow Beach / Overnight in Rainbow Beach

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

Day 11-13 - 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 14 - Bus to Noosa / Overnight Noosa

Check out of the hostel and jump on a bus to Noosa. On arrival, you will check into an awesome hostel for 1 night. Enjoy the last day of your trip in the town!

Day 15 - Trip ends!

Take the bus to Brisbane today. Your trip has ended and we hope you've had an incredible time!

Your Adventure Includes

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


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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Cairns To Brisbane Budget Package