This tour is perfect for those who want to depart from Brisbane to Fraser Island and return on an inclusive tour. Great two days seeing all the highlights of Fraser Island.
All about the 7 Day Brisbane to Cairns East Coast Tour
An exciting small group East Coast adventure from Brisbane to Cairns, perfect for you if you love nature, food, wine and the friendly faces to travel with and guide you. Includes nature-based activities and the chance to relax with some Me-Time too.
This East Coast tour not only includes Australian East Coast Tours bucket list attractions like Fraser Island, The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, but also exposes you to family-run hospitality, locally-produced food and wine, and a variety of down-to-earth experiences. We understand the importance of utilising the local community and businesses to create sustainable and long-lasting relationships. We visit best local cafes, restaurants and food producers every day.
This is an active tour style, which provides you opportunities for nature walks, snorkeling, swimming, spotting animals in the wild. Plus we have a great music playlist, informative, enthusiastic tour guides, and absolutely no boring commentary! We donate $1 per day towards the food rescue charity “Oz Harvest” for every guest on board. They educate on how the local volunteers are helping rescue food in Australia, redistributing food to those in need.
KEY DESTINATIONS VISITED BETWEEN BRISBANE AND CAIRNS.
Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Aboriginal experience, Great Barrier Reef, nature walks, snorkeling, swimming, Aussie wildlife, gourmet food and wine
We use a mix of 4 stars, boutique, and family-run accommodation so you sleep well at night. Accommodation is hand-picked for the location, service, and comfort. We stay at:
Noosa: Noosa Lakes Resort
Airlie Beach: Mantra Croc Club
Mission Beach Castaways Resort
Cairns: Mantra Trilogy
*Similar accommodation may be used if necessary
This is our comfort back to nature, 'real' East Coast small group tour. Food, wine, beaches, walks, wildlife, and nature, perfect two weeks of travel.
7 Day Brisbane to Cairns East Coast Tour
Tour itinerary - 7 Days
Brisbane to Noosa
Meet your guide and new travel mates at Brisbane CBD (Hotel - Royal On The Park), or at Brisbane Airport between 10.30am and 11.30am (Please check with us what time to meet when booking your tour, as each tour varies by a few hours depending on our scheduled flight time). We're headed to Australia East Coast must-see sun-kissed Noosa (via one of Australia's top surf spots and home to some of our champion surfers). We're crossing into Queensland – the Sunshine State – which means koala-spotting in a national park followed by a magnificent sunset overlooking the Sunshine Coast hinterland from a coastal lookout. Rest up in the evening, or hit the bustling town for dinner and nightlife. (B)
Fraser Island and Noosa
Ready, steady, go, for a once-in-a-lifetime Fraser Island 4WD adventure today. You'll never want to leave, as we explore the largest sand island in the world, kick back at some of Queensland's most renowned lookouts, take a walk on the wild side, dive into a crystal-clear lake, and go dingo-discovering. The fun needn't stop there; after the tour feel free to enjoy Noosa's vibrant nightlife, or put your feet up in your accommodation. (L)
Noosa to Airlie Beach (Via Brisbane)
It's up, up, and away, as we take the plane to Airlie beach, the hub of the magnificent Whitsundays. You get the chance to take the reins today; whether you want to stroll through the town, find a cool bar, or explore the local swimming hole, the choice is all yours! (B)
Whitsunday Islands Cruise and Airlie Beach
After breakfast, we're taking a leisurely day cruise through the postcard-perfect islands of the Whitsundays, including a stop at famed Whitehaven beach. Words can't do justice to the dazzling white sands, azure waters, and densely verdant vegetation of this incredible corner of the world. Get a closer look by snorkeling with colorful coral, and an array of playful fish and turtles. Afterwards, it's your chance to relax or seek out the town's best food and drink options. (B, L)
All aboard! It's an early morning train ride and a change of scenery today as we head through undulating cane fields to historic Tully. We'll meet an Aboriginal family who'll escort us to a secluded swimming hole in the rainforest. You'll also get the chance to play bush explorer, as we venture into the dense rainforest of Tully Gorge National Park, prepare traditional food, and set up a campfire. We finish the day with a night spotlighting tour and the chance to see another world: Australia's animals under the cover of darkness. (D)
Cairns via the Atherton Tablelands
Enjoy breakfast in a local café before we travel into the wet tropics of Far North Queensland. We'll discover a magnificent plunge waterfall nestled in dense tropical rainforest en-route to the Atherton Tablelands. Take a dip in the cool water before we head to Lake Eacham, a crater lake with crystal-clear water, and visit the massive ‘Curtain Fig Tree’. We'll finish the day in Cairns, one of Australia's most vibrant, tropical and energetic cities. (B)
Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
It's one of the highlights of any trip to Australia: The Great Barrier Reef. Today, we take a cruise to the famed reef, where we'll go snorkeling and hear a marine conservation commentary. After an extraordinary day, we'll freshen up at the hotel before having our farewell dinner. It's a chance to compare memories, swap stories, and say farewell to your friends on the tour. (B, L, D)
Optional: Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef
Departure Dates: *Day 1 is always in on a Friday from Brisbane
2018: 7 Dec, 14 Dec
2019: 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 8 Mar, 22 Mar
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Age Requirements and Tour Style: Must be 18+ to travel on the tour unless an approved minor (8+ years old) is accompanied by an adult. Age limit is 65 years old, but all guest must be young in spirit and active enough to participate daily in light to medium walks, some lasting up to 2 hours.
Twin Share/Double Room with ensuite: AUD $3190 per person: Accommodation in all locations will be private double or twin rooms with private facilities. This package is ideal for single travellers (who want to share a room with a new travel buddy), couples or close friends travelling together and wanting some private time in the evenings. Single Room with ensuite: AUD $3890 per person: Accommodation in all locations will be in private rooms with own facilities. This package is ideal for solo travellers enjoying the company of others by day and having the option of returning to their private rooms for alone time and a good night sleep. Family Package with ensuite: AUD $3190 per adult, AUD $2870 per child 12-17 years old: Accommodation in all locations will be either a private family room or two twin rooms.
A minimum number of 4 passengers are required to operate each tour
Travel insurance is recommended for all guest. Get a quote here.
Some activities included in the Via Travel network may require a reasonable level of fitness.
Special requirements will be considered upon request. All requests must be communicated at the time of booking. We will endeavour to cater to all requests although these cannot be guaranteed
This tour will not operate after March 2019
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