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.
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 in the Rainforest, 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. Travel Sydney- Cairns. Valid for 12 months. Start date is fully flexible. Pay as you go for accommodation and activities
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.
A great way to see Fraser Island from Rainbow Beach staying at Eurong Beach Resort on Fraser Island in comfortable lodge accommodation.Visit on a guided tour the highlights of 75 Mile Beach, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head, Eli Creek and Lake McKenzie in a large and comfortable 4WD vehicle.
Explore Fraser Island on a 4-wheel drive tag-a-long self drive adventure. The lead vehicle is driven by an experienced trip leader and one of the vehicles following could be driven by you. Whether travelling on your own or with a group of friends you’ll be equipped with everything you need to know and need to take with you (including food and camping equipment).
Kingfisher Bay’s adventure package gives you the opportunity to see Fraser’s iconic beauty spots - Seventy Five Mile Beach, Lake McKenzie and beautiful Wanggoolba Creek from the comfort of an airconditioned, custom-designed 4WD coach.
Visit three top destinations whilst having the ride of your life! An Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Beach and Lookout, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting’s Whitehaven Beach tours visit the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. We are the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach on our Whitehaven Beach tours and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.
Visit the Whitsunday Islands on a 2-day/2-night sailing tour and discover the pristine beaches, flourishing marine life and amazing snorkelling sites. Travel on Wings, an ultra-modern, purpose-built cruising catamaran and visit Whitehaven Beach, walk to Hill Inlet Lookout, enjoy multiple sessions of snorkelling and savour freshly prepared meals on-board.
Sail for 2 days and 2 nights on the Catamaran Entice. A short walk takes you up the Hill Inlet Lookout, from where you have a breathtaking view over Whitehaven Beach. The tour stops in various of the dreamy Whitsunday Bays for snorkeling. Underwater you’ll find a whole world of itself, full of colorful corals and fish.
Whitsundays Bliss is our most luxury sailing boat on the Whitsundays. We take only 6 people on this comfortable, stylish yacht. An Australian designed Jutson 60 luxury cruising yacht available for sailing holidays in the beautiful Whitsundays, heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Aptly named for the experience it provides, 'Bliss' sets a new standard in luxury yacht charter in Australia.
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 farm stay, 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 two day, one-night adventure is a once in a lifetime experience. There can be few more unique experiences offered in the world than the chance to sleep under the stars, 39 nautical miles from shore on the Great Barrier Reef. Our permanently moored pontoon is located on Hardy Reef - one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef.
Experience all the fun and adventure of a Cape Byron Kayaks guided tour. Feel the exhilaration as you paddle with dolphins, turtles, and whales that frequent the enticing waters of Byron Bay. Whether you are a novice or experienced kayaker, you will love paddling our gorgeous Marine Park!
Experience the beautiful marine life at one of the most amazing places in the world - The Great Barrier Reef. A perfect mix of nature, relaxation and swimming with an extremely passionate crew who will treat you like friends as they aim to give you the best day of your life.
The Tully River is Australia’s premier white water rafting experience and you will start your adventure from the upper gorge of the river. You’ll spend the day rafting through up to 44 rapids guaranteed to satisfy your thirst for adrenalin! Half way down the river stop to take in the spectacular scenery and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the riverbank, then it’s back to the action in the churning white water of the lower gorge. After changing into dry clothes you'll jump back on the bus and transfer to our café where you can view images of the day’s adventure (available for purchase).
Minke Whale expeditions to The Great Barrier Ribbon Reefs between May and July yearly. Explore the wonders of the Ribbon Reefs on board our luxury liveaboard vessel OceanQuest. See the best of The Great Barrier Reef at our most exciting time of year. BOOK NOW 2019 DATES AVAILABLE!
It's easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World on this scenic flight. On our Reef and Whitehaven Beach flight, see the ultimate view of the Whitsundays. Sights include Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Hook Reef, Hayman Island, Hook Island, and Daydream Island.
Experience the beauty and excellent photo opportunities of Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hearty Reef and Heart Reef as you fly over, then enjoy 2 hours of personalized snorkelling and coral viewing in a private sheltered lagoon, where you will also enjoy sparkling wine, chilled water, cheese and crackers!
Capture the essence of the East Coast of Australia, one of the best road trips in the world, on this 17-day adventure. This tour offers iconic destinations including Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Magnetic Island and the Whitsundays. You will visit three very different islands, four World Heritage National Parks and some secret spots recommended by locals. You will enjoy a great mix of unique accommodation and experiences including wine tasting, wildlife, beaches, hiking, rainforest, reef, off-roading, surfing, and kayaking. This is your adventure!
Visit iconic destinations including Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Magnetic Island and the Whitsundays. We stay on two farms, visit three very different islands, four World Heritage National Parks and some secret spots in between. It offers a great mix of unique accommodation and experiences including wine tasting, wildlife, indigenous culture, beaches, hiking, rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, off-roading, horse-riding, surfing, kayaking….and more.
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. Let the Aussie Adventure begin!
Discover amazing Aussie locations, have heaps of fun, create unforgettable memories and make friends for life! We’ll show you the very best spots along the East Coast including Byron Bay, Brisbane, Magnetic Island & Cairns! We’ll sail around the Whitsunday Islands, camp on Fraser Island, party in Surfer’s Paradise, spot Aussie wildlife, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef & more!
This 17 day experience offers iconic destinations including Cape Tribulation, Magnetic Island, the Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Byron Bay and The Blue Mountains. We visit three very different islands, four World Heritage National Parks and some secret spots recommended by locals. It offers a great mix of unique accommodation and experiences including snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, wildlife, beaches, hiking, rainforest walks, off-roading, and kayaking