Australia / East Coast Packages
16 Days

Sydney to Cairns Budget Package


Adventure Awaits

Go 4x4 driving on the magical Fraser Island with visits to Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Indian Head, sailing through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, stopping off in Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Experience snorkelling with some of the worlds most fascinating marine life on the Great Barrier Reef and relax in Byron Bay before heading to Nimbin on a hinterland tour. 


Day 1 - Overnight bus from Sydney to Byron Bay

Enjoy a free day in Sydney and take the overnight bus in the evening to the beautiful Byron Bay.

Day 2 - 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 on the beach or wander around the shops in town. 

Day 3 - 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 4 - Bus from Byron to Noosa / Overnight Noosa

We continue your trip with a bus ride to beautiful Noosa. On arrival, you will check into an awesome hostel for 1 night.

Day 5 -Bus from Noosa to Rainbow Beach / Overnight Rainbow Beach

Jump on the bus from Noosa to Rainbow Beach where you will check-in for 2 consecutive nights. Today, you'll attend a safety brief for your Fraser Island to hear a little bit more about your self-drive safari.

Day 6-8 - 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 9 - Overnight Bus from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach 

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

Day 10 - Free day in Airlie Beach / Overnight in Airlie Beach

Arrive in Airlie Beach and check into the hostel for 1 night. You will also need to check-in for your amazing Whitsundays boat trip on this day.

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

Jump on the bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns. On arrival, you will check into your accommodation.

Day 15 - 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. Ask us about adding a scuba dive to your Great Barrier Reef experience and view this amazing place from a completely different angle.

Day 16: Check out

Check out of the hostel to finish your trip! 

Your Adventure Includes

  • 2 Nights in Byron Nomads Accommodation
  • 1 Day Nimbin Tour
  • 1 Night in Noosa Halse Accommodation
  • 2 Nights in Rainbow Beach
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights on Fraser Island
  • 2 Nights in Airlie Beach Nomads Accommodation
  • 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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Sydney To Cairns Budget Package

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