Australia / East Coast Packages
19 Days

Melbourne to Cairns Budget Package


Adventure Awaits

This amazing East Coast package takes you straight from Melbourne to Cairns, stopping off for only the best experiences like driving 4x4's on Fraser Island, sailing between Islands on the beautiful Whitsundays, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and exploring Byron Bay!


Day 1 - Overnight Bus from Melbourne to Sydney

Have a free day exploring Melbourne city before jumping on the overnight bus to Sydney.

Day 2 - Free Day in Sydney / Overnight Sydney

Arrive in Sydney and check into your central accommodation for 2 nights. Remember to visit the famous Opera House while you're here along with the beautiful beaches in the surrounding suburbs. You may also want to head to the incredible Taronga Zoo, ask us how!

Day 3 - Free Day in Sydney / Overnight Sydney

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

Day 4 - Overnight Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay

Enjoy your last free day in Sydney! In the evening, you will head north and take the overnight bus to the beautiful Byron Bay.

Day 5 - Free Day in Byron Bay / Overnight Byron Bay

It’s your first day in beautiful Byron Bay and we are certain you’re going to enjoy the laid-back vibes this place is so famous for! Surf The Pass, take a walk to the beach or wander around the shops in town. In the evening, stroll down the main street, listen to the street musicians and have a drink in one of the numerous bars in town. 

Day 6 - 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 7 - Bus to Noosa / Overnight in Noosa

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

Day 8 -  Bus Noosa to Rainbow Beach / Overnight Rainbow Beach

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

Day 9 - 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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 14-16 - 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. 

Day 17 - Bus to Cairns /Overnight Cairns

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

Day 18 - 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 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. Once you return from the trip, you will have 1 more night in the hostel in Cairns.

Day 19- Check out

Check out of the hostel to finish your trip!

Your Adventure Includes

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


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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Melbourne To Cairns Budget Package

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