You can take 3 days to get from Brisbane to Sydney or you can take your time. Take a walk at Danger Point - the New South Wales/Queensland border crossing, chill out at Byron bay and then hop off at Spot X surf camp to learn to surf.
Take a tour on Australia's East Coast
The east coast of Australia has awesome beaches, great nightlife and all the adventure activities you want to do. The east coast is the common name for the route between Sydney and Cairns in both directions.
It's the most popular place to travel in Australia since the weather is always warm, there are many small towns and infrastructure to all the things you want to see.
There are different ways to travel the east coast including by bus and/or train on our hop on hop off transport pass or on a fully guided tour.
It's on the east coast of Australia that you'll find these popular destinations which the 16 day Sydney <> Cairns tours go to:
- Blue Mountains
- Surf Camp
- Byron Bay
- Rainbow Beach
- Fraser Island
- Kroombit Outback Cattle Station
- Whitsunday Islands
- Mission Beach
For more information on travelling the East Coast check out some of our helpful blogs;
- How long does it take to travel Sydney to Cairns?
- How best to travel the East Coast of Australia.
- What to do in Sydney.
Current East Coast Specials: $500 off February and March departures on our 14 day boutique Sydney to Cairns tour.
Travelling the east coast of Queensland, Australia, has never been easier with this guided transport pass that allows you to hop and off the bus and train between Brisbane and Cairns.
Travel all the way from Cairns to Sydney down the east coast of Australia hopping off and on where you like on the route. Stay overnight at the Indigenous Camp with local Aboriginals for a variety of cultural activities, Airlie Beach for Whitsunday Islands sailing trips, Noosa for the outstanding beach, Brisbane and the surf town of Byron Bay before heading to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp where you can hop off to stay longer and learn to surf.
This classic east coast journey from Sydney to Cairns is on guided transport using buses and trains as you travel to overnight stops but also have the option to hop on and hop off along the route.
The journey from Sydney to Brisbane is packed with activities in the bush, on the beach and up a river as you travel in a mini bus to your overnight stops. Hop on and off along the route where you would like to as you travel with your guide and other travellers going your way.
Start from Sydney and return to Sydney on this guided hop on hop off tour that will take you north to Byron Bay via Barrington Tops where you will go for a guided walk to spot platypus, snorkel in a marine reserve, chill out at Byron Bay and be able to get off and stay longer at Spot X Surf Camp to learn to surf.
Travel from the popular beach town of Byron Bay to the adventure capital of Cairns in far north Queensland. Along the way experience an Aussie farmstay, Magnetic Island and an Indigenous rainforest camp included in your pass. Hop on and off where and when you like along the way. Travel with a guide at every step of your adventure travelling on buses and trains.
This adventure is for active people who want to explore the east coast of Australia in a small group that loves nature, beaches, food, wine and the friendly locals we meet along the way. Australia East Coast Tour 14 days from Sydney to Cairns in twin share hotel and lodge accommodation.
Capture the essence of the East Coast of Australia, one of the best road trips in the world, on this 16-day adventure. Stay on a private farm in a World Heritage listed area, stay on a tropical Island and relax in Byron Bay, spend the night on the world’s largest sand island and visit stunning beaches whilst also snorkelling in the Whitsundays. Stay overnight with Indigenous custodians in the rainforest, learn to care for koalas, how to surf, and learn to how live like a traditional 'swagman' and about life in outback Australia. From Sydney to Cairns – this is your adventure.
This great value package is a combination of our Sydney to Cairns tour and 10 Day Alice Springs to Darwin tour package including Uluru and Kakadu National Parks plus five nights extra accommodation spread across Cairns, Alice Springs and Darwin. The only other requirement is that you book your own domestic flight at additional expense between Cairns and Alice Springs.
What a fantastic way to see the highlights of Australia! Explore the uniquely Australian, culture-rich Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs and then hop across to travel the ever-popular East Coast between Sydney and Cairns. Lead by professional guides, including all accommodation and a fantastic range of activities and experiences - this is your Real Aussie Adventure!