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. 

You can depart on tours from Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns to the see the east coast of Australia

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:

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Our most popular tours to do the East Coast are our Hop on Hop off travel passes or our fully guided tours

Current East Coast Specials: $500 off February and March departures on our 14 day boutique Sydney to Cairns tour.

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Travel via Spot X Surf Camp where you can get off the bus to stay longer and learn to surf

Trev Pass - Cairns To Sydney Hop On Hop Off Tour

Take this flexible pass from Cairns to Sydney, travel with a guide on trains and buses, stopping at all the highlights on the way.

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.

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All transport on the Stray Australia bus

Mick Pass - Sydney to Cairns Hop On Hop Off Tour

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.

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.

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All transport on the Stray Australia bus

Nat Pass - Sydney to Byron Bay Return Hop On Hop Off Tour

Flexible hop on hop off pass from Sydney back to Sydney.

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.

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OzIntro Arrival Package

Oz Intro is the welcome package to your Australian adventure.

Ideal for those traveling alone, this 7-night arrival package offers Sydney airport pick ups, accommodation as well as opportunities to meet with other travelers like you and do day tours and activities together coordinated by OzIntro guides.

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See the Maheno Shipwreck on 75 Mile Beach

2 Day Fraser Island Explorer Tour

Go to Fraser Island from Rainbow Beach staying at Eurong Beach Resort on Fraser Island.

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.

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Spot native wildlife

3 Day Cool Dingo Fraser Island Tour

Fun and adventure tour for 18 to 35's on Fraser Island. Great value, fully guided and all-inclusive Cool Dingo Tour is Fraser Island's best guided tour!

3 day guided tour from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island to see the highlights of Lake McKenzie, Indian Head, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach. You will stay in comfortable Wilderness Lodge accommodation at Kingfisher Bay.

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Travel safely on Fraser Island with other 4WD vehicles

3 Day Fraser Island 4WD Tag-Along Camping Tour

A fun Fraser Island tag-a-long self drive adventure.

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).

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Swim in the Champagne Pools - a natural spa

2 Day Fraser Island Explorer Tour

Just imagine swimming in fresh-water lakes, bright as jewels ringed by white sandy beaches, walking through tall ancient rainforest growing in sand, four-wheel driving along a beach flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs to find a ship wreck.

A two day fully guided tour to see the highlights of Fraser Island from Hervey Bay travelling in a large 4WD vehicle for your comfort. Stay at Eurong Beach resort in comfortable accommodation.

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Check out the native wildlife on Fraser Island

3 Day Fraser Island Adventure Package

Itching to explore the world's largest sand island? This 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 air-conditioned, custom-designed 4WD

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.

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Indulge in cheese and wine with the sand between your toes

4 Day Fraser Island Romance Package

Romance on Fraser Island on this 4 day Romantic package

Share the love with your special someone on this romantic three night package on famous Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Enjoy a free upgrade to a spa room, a massage each and a cheese platter and bottle of wine to indulge in on the beach.

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Have an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach

1 Day Ocean Rafting Whitsunday Islands

Ocean Rafting visits the ‘Wild Side’ of the Whitsundays, offering exhilarating tours to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine reef snorkelling and guided bush walks.

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.

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Aussie farm experience, ‘swagman’s’ dinner and a farm tour

Kat Pass - Byron Bay To Cairns Hop On Hop Off Tour

Take this hop on hop off pass from Byron Bay to Cairns, seeing all the hot spots of the East Coast of Australia along the way.

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.

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Snorkel around the Whitsunday Islands

2 Day / 2 night Entice Catamaran Sailing

See the Whitsundays in style on this catamaran sailing trip.

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.

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Only 6 guests this is a personalised sailing, snorkelling and island experience.

3 Day / 2 Night Deluxe Sailing on Whitsunday Bliss

Comfortable and stylish yacht sailing on the Whitsunday Islands.

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.

Visit 'Reefworld” located on Hardy Reef, one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef

Overnight Reefsleep Experience

Reefsleep is the only place in Australia where you can sleep on the reef! Enjoy two days of unlimited snorkelling, one night at the pontoon and an experience of a lifetime!

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.

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Spot dolphins, whales, and turtles as you Kayak from Byron Bay

Kayak with Dolphins Tour

Kayak from Byron Bay to spot the Dolphins and enjoy the view of the lighthouse.

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!

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Fraser Island 4WD adventure with lunch included

7 Day Brisbane to Cairns East Coast Tour

Visit the ‘must-sees’ of Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, but also enjoy family-run hospitality, locally-produced food and wine, and a variety of down-to-earth experiences.

An amazing East Coast Australia Tour 7 Days from Brisbane to Cairns in a small group. Enjoy food, wine, beaches, walks, wildlife, and nature from our locally owned and operated East Coast Australia experts.

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Go for a swim at Millaa Millaa Falls

2 Day Atherton Tablelands Tour

Get back to nature. Explore the stunning scenery of the Atherton Tablelands while bushwalking.

A two day journey to explore the hill country and rainforest around Cairns. Experience waterfalls, swimming, wildlife spotting, guided canoeing and mountain biking. Something for everyone in the tropical north.

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Visit the tropical paradise of Magnetic Island

16 Day Cairns to Sydney East Coast Essentials Tour Package

East Coast guided tour package including transport (private bus and Queensland Rail) plus Cape Tribulation day trip, Great Barrier Reef tour, 14 nights budget accommodation, a 2 Day / 1 Night Fraser Island tour, a Whitsundays trip and Rainbow Beach dolphin kayak.

This 16 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

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See the Heart Reef from the air

Reef and Whitehaven Scenic Flight from Whitsunday Airport

A 1 hour scenic flight over Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef and Heart Reef from Airlie Beach.

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.

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Take a seaplane over Whitehaven Beach

Reef Adventure Flight from Whitsunday Airport

See the Great Barrier Reef by seaplane on this Reef Adventure Flight from Air Whitsunday

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!

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Raft the famous Tully River with its 45 rapids

1 Day Xtreme Tully River Rafting

Cairns White Water Rafting is all about team adventure! White Water Rafting is not for the faint-hearted.

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).

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Small group tour Sydney to Brisbane

8 Day Sydney to Brisbane East Coast Tour

8 day tour from Sydney to Brisbane. Local adventures, food, wine, beaches, snorkelling, walks, wildlife and nature.

This 8 day trip from Sydney to Brisbane is an active tour style providing the opportunity for nature walks, snorkeling, swimming, spotting animals in the wild. Stay in a mix of 4 stars, boutique and family-run accommodation so guests sleep well at night.

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Small group East coast tour including all transport and accommodation

14 Day Sydney to Cairns East Coast Tour

Australia East Coast Tour 14 days from Sydney to Cairns. Local adventures, food, wine, beaches, snorkeling, walks, wildlife & nature.

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. 

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Relax, surf, party, and enjoy the vibe of the beach town of Byron Bay

16 Day Sydney to Cairns East Coast Essentials Package

Travel Sydney to Cairns on this fully guided,16 day inclusive tour. Activities include visiting stunning Fraser Island, sailing the Whitsunday Islands, chilling in Byron Bay plus a hop over to magnificent Magnetic Island.

Capture the essence of the East Coast of Australia, one of the best road trips in the world, on this 16-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, indigenous culture, beaches, hiking, rainforest, reef, off-roading, surfing, and kayaking. This is your adventure!

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Visit world famous Fraser Island

21 Day Extraordinary East Coast Sydney to Cairns Package

This 21 day small group experience offers an unrivalled trip between Sydney and Cairns.

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.

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Swimming at beautiful Lake McKenzie

30 Day Australia's East Coast and Outback Package (Sydney to Cairns / Alice Springs to Darwin)

Take in the highlights of the East Coast; Byron Bay, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays and Cairns. Plus Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. The best bits of Australia in one amazing tour!

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. Let the Aussie Adventure begin!

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Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

30 Day Outback and East Coast Package (Darwin to Alice Springs / Sydney to Cairns)

Explore the Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs and then hop across to the East Coast between Sydney and Cairns.

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 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!