19 Days

Cairns to Melbourne Budget Package


Adventure Awaits

This package squeezes the wonders of Fraser Island, the stunning Whitsundays and the magical Great Barrier Reef into 19 action-packed days.


Day 1 - Free Day in Cairns / Overnight Cairns

Arrive anytime and check into our central hostel for 2 nights. Have a free day of exploration and relax before your trip begins!

Day 2 - 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 3 - Bus to Airlie Beach / Overnight Airlie Beach

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 Whitsundays Sailing trip on this day.

Day 4-6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 -11 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour 

Join a three-day two-night 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 12 - 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.

Day 13 - Bus to Byron Bay / Overnight Byron Bay

Now you take the bus a short trip to Byron Bay and check into your central hostel for 2 nights. You'll have this day free for exploring and relaxing on the beach.

Day 14 - Nimbin Day Trip / Overnight Byron Bay

Head out on the awesome Grasshoppers Nimbin Tour to check out this fun little town in the hills where the locals embrace the hippie lifestyle and all visitors. The tour includes plenty of time in Nimbin, a BBQ lunch at a secluded nature reserve and a chance to explore the local waterfalls and National Park.

Day 15 - Free Day in Byron Bay / Overnight Bus to Sydney

It’s your last day in Byron Bay! You can’t leave without visiting the Cape Byron Lighthouse to enjoy the magnificent view of Byron Bay and stand at the most easterly point in Australia. In the evening, jump on the overnight Bus to Sydney. 

Day 16 - Free day in Sydney / Overnight in Sydney

You've arrived in Sydney; one of the best cities Australia has to offer. Check in to your centrally located hostel for 2 nights then head out to explore. 

Day 17 - Free Day in Sydney / Overnight in Sydney

Take your time as you explore the city of Sydney; cruise around and visit the locals favorite sites, such as St Paddy's Markets.

Day 18 - Free Day in Sydney / Overnight Bus to Melbourne

You have a free day in Sydney before heading on an overnight bus from Sydney to Melbourne.

Day 19 - Trip ends!

Welcome to Melbourne! Your trip has ended and we hope you've had an incredible time! 

Your Adventure Includes

  • 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Passion of Paradise
  • 2 Nights in Cairns
  • 3 Days / 2 Night Habibi Cruise
  • 2 Nights in Airlie Beach Nomads
  • 3 Day/2 Night Fraser Island Trip
  • 2 Nights on Rainbow Beach
  • 1 Night in Noosa Halse
  • 1 Day Nimbin Tour
  • 2 Nights in Byron Nomads 
  • 2 Nights in Sydney summerhouse


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 Melbourne Budget Package