16 Days

Cairns to Sydney Budget Package


Adventure Awaits

Starting in Cairns and heading to Sydney? Want to drive 4x4s on Fraser Island, sail the stunning Whitsundays and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, but you're short on time? This amazingly cheap East Coast package zooms from Cairns down to Sydney in 16 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

It's 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 3 - Bus to Airlie Beach / Overnight Airlie Beach

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


Day 4-6 - 3 Day / 2 Night Habibi 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.


Day 8 - Free day in Rainbow Beach / Overnight Rainbow Beach

Today explore Rainbow Beach before you will need to attend a compulsory safety meeting for Fraser Island. 


Day 9-11 - 3 day/2 Night Fraser Island 4WD camping tour +  1 Overnight Rainbow Beach

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 such as Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek, 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 and a farewell gathering with your fellow explorers.


Day 12 -Bus from Rainbow Beach to Noosa / Overnight Noosa

Today you'll wave goodbye to Rainbow Beach and hello to Noosa as you check into the town for one night's accommodation. 


Day 13 - Bus from Noosa to Byron / Overnight Byron Bay

We continue your trip with a bus ride to beautiful Byron Bay. On arrival, you will check into an awesome hostel for 2 nights.


Day 14 - Nimbin Tour / 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 waterfall and national park.


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

You have a free day in Byron Bay to really explore this lovely hippy town before heading on the overnight in Sydney


Day 16 - Trip ends!

You have arrived in Sydney! 

Your Adventure Includes

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


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 Sydney Budget Package