22 Day Bucket List – Sydney to Cairns (For Two People)
Choose your dates and travel from Sydney to Cairns in 22 days of non-stop action! Drive 4x4s on magical Fraser Island and sail through the spectacular Whitsundays with this incredible adventure East Coast Package!
Limited dates available, 1st July 2020 – 31st October 2020
983 in stock
- Drive 4x4s on Fraser Island with a 4×4 tag-along safari
- Sail through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
- Stay in beachfront accommodation on dreamy Magnetic Island
- Enjoy 2 amazing days in beautiful Byron Bay
- Visit some awesome East Coast hot spots like Surfers Paradise, Noosa, Cairns and Airlie Beach
- 2 Nights in Byron Bay Beach Hostel
- Full day Nimbin and Byron Hinterland tour
- 1 Night in Surfers Paradise at Bunk
- 2 Nights in Noosa at Halse Lodge
- 3 Nights in Rainbow Beach at Freedom Hostel
- 3 Day/2 Night Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
- 2 Nights in Airlie Beach at Nomads
- 2 Day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing
- 2 Nights on Magnetic Island at Base
- Return Magnetic Island Ferry transfers
- 3 Nights Cairns at Freedom Cairns Central Hostel
- 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Trip on Ocean Freedom including 1 introductory dive
- 1 Day Rainforest & Waterfalls Tour
- 11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 4 Dinners
- 30 Day WHIMIT Greyhound Bus Pass (Optional)
Day 1: Overnight bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Your adventure kicks off in stunning Sydney city where you’ll have time to explore all the highlights including the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour.
Day 2: Byron Bay
Today is yours free to kick back and enjoy Byron. With stunning coastal walks as well as plenty of hinterlands, and awesome nightlife – there’s plenty to keep you busy.
Day 3: Nimbin and Byron Hinterland / Byron Bay
Today you’ll be heading out on one of the most famous Byron Bay tours to the neighbouring town of Nimbin, nestled high in the Byron Bay Hinterland. Travel in a custom-built retro coach with kick-ass beats choreographed to the day! Visit the beautiful national park and waterfall, check out an authentic country Aussie pub, venture into the rainforest and even cook up a massive Aussie BBQ lunch! Explore the historic village of Nimbin, where you can visit the hemp museum, check out some of the weird and wonderful local stores. In the afternoon you’ll head back into town for your second night’s included Byron Bay accommodation.
Meals Included: Lunch
Day 4: Surfers Paradise
Head from the laid back town of Byron to the thriving coastal city of Surfers Paradise! Chill out on the beach, head out on a national park day tour or simply hang out at one of the local beachside coffee shops. As well as incredible beaches, Surfers Paradise is also iconic for its thriving nightlife!
Day 5: Bus from Surfers Paradise to Noosa
Jump on board a bus to Noosa in the Sunshine Coast where you will check-in for 2 nights. Spend your first day exploring the area!
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 6: Noosa
Enjoy your free day in Noosa. Chill on the beautiful clearwater beach, take a stroll along the waterfront, opt for an Everglades tour, rent a bike, take a surf lesson and go hiking. Simply Enjoy Noosa’s life.
Day 7: Bus from Noosa to Rainbow Beach
Today, you’ll head up to Rainbow Beach. Check into your beachfront accommodation and then head out to explore! You’ll be staying at this Rainbow Beach hostel for a total of 3 nights so get comfortable – with daily free guided walks to the Carlo Sandblow and free pancake breakfasts, that’s not hard to do!
Day 8: Rainbow Beach
Today, you’re free to explore! This evening you’ll attend a compulsory 5 pm safety briefing at your hostel for your upcoming Fraser Island tour tomorrow! Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 9: 3 Day / 2 Night Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
Your Fraser Island adventure begins with a quick morning brief at Freedom Hostel. At 9:30 am, depart for Fraser Island and drive approximately 10 minutes to the barge (ferry) and board for your 10-minute barge crossing. Once you have arrived on the world’s largest sand island, drive for 1 hour to the Eurong Beach Resort along 75 Mile beach – Fraser Island’s own highway with speed limits! There you can grab a coffee and chocolate croissant (own cost) for morning tea. From here, the adventure really begins, as we drive to the famous Lake McKenzie, one of the most popular and picturesque highlights of Fraser. We stop for lunch and time to swim and relax in the amazingly clear waters of the lake before driving up the beach to your campsite. Settle in for an early dinner, some well-deserved drinks and plenty of fun!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: 3 Day / 2 Night Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
The day begins with a quick breakfast to fuel your busiest day on Fraser Island! First stop is Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north, stop at Maheno Shipwreck for a photo opportunity and a short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon before continuing on to Indian Head. Fraser Island’s highest point, from here you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean before travelling to Champagne Pools for a drop. Lunch is served at either Maheno Shipwreck or Champagne Pools on Day 2 depending on time constraints, safety and beauty. In the afternoon, travel back to camp for dinner and drinks.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: 3 Day / 2 Night Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
Start with breakfast before cleaning and disassembling your campsite. Once packed up, you’ll drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk where you’ll stride through the dunes to find a tropical paradise! Lunch follows your trip to Lake Wabby before you begin the drive down the beach and back to the barge. Once arrived on the mainland, head to the 4WD shed where you can unpack and quickly clean the cars. You will return to Freedom Hostel between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm, depending on the tides
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12: Overnight bus to Airlie Beach
This morning you’ll check out of your hostel and have a final chance to soak in the atmosphere of Rainbow Beach. Tonight you’ll be heading on an overnight bus to Airlie Beach – the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13: Airlie Beach
You’ll arrive in the tropical paradise of Airlie Beach bright and early. This morning you’ll check into your central Airlie Beach accommodation. No time to waste! Drop your bags and head out to explore this beachside town before preparing for your Whitsundays tour tomorrow!
Day 14: Whitsundays Sailing Trip – Airlie Beach to Whitsundays
This tour offers time to explore the islands, including time to relax at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, walk to famous Hill Inlet Lookout and experience two snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the islands. This itinerary will cover around 100kms around the islands and is achieved in this time due to the sailing performance and ability of your Maxi Yacht to sail faster than other charter yachts can go. You’ll be fed well with afternoon tea, pre-dinner snacks and dinner today. Bring Your Own alcohol so long as it’s not glass. Spend your first night of fun under the stars of the Southern Hemisphere.
Meal(s) included: Dinner
Day 15: Whitsundays Sailing Trip
Not only will you visit the famous Whitehaven Beach on this trip but you will also get to the Northern end of the Whitsundays where the best fringing coral reefs in the Whitsundays are found – namely Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay. For guests who want to be involved, help the crew set the sails, have a turn on the wheel and get some amazing sailing photos. The Captain and crew will provide you with plenty of information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park. Meals today include breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-dinner snack AND dinner. Are you full yet?
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16: Whitsundays Sailing Trip – Whitsundays to Airlie Beach
Wake up on your final morning to that clear sea air before it’s time for more thrilling sailing back to Airlie Beach. Pass along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, through Hook Passage and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, passing the Molle Islands allowing you further opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. Arrive back to Airlie Beach at approximately 11 am.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast
Day 17: Magnetic Island
Today you’ll make your way to Townsville where a ferry will take you to the stunning Magnetic Island. Check-in for 2 nights and then kick back and relax on one of the island’s many iconic beaches.
Day 18: Magnetic Island
Today is yours free to soak in the sunshine of Magnetic Island for your final day here.
Day 19: Cairns
Today you’ll wave goodbye to Magnetic Island and hello to Cairns as you catch the ferry back to Townsville and then head further north. Cairns is the gateway to both the Great Barrier Reef as well as the Daintree Rainforest and offers heaps of awesome activities for travellers from nature to extreme sports! Check into your Cairns accommodation for 3 nights and then head out to explore the city.
Day 20: Great Barrier Reef / Cairns
This morning you’re treated to one of Australia’s must-do bucket-list activities – a Great Barrier Reef tour. You’ll board at 7:30 am on the Ocean Freedom for a full day including an introduction dive! Enjoy a morning tea or coffee + Danish pastries in the comfortable lounge. Following an introductory safety brief – kick back, relax and enjoy the one hour cruise to Upolu Cay. Surrounded by stunning turquoise water and many types of corals, reef fishes, stingrays, cucumbers, sea stars this is a great introduction to the reef. Snorkel and dive here under the watchful eye of our safety-conscious staff. Then, you’ll explore the amazing “Wonder Wall” on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. View many different types of hard and soft coral in addition to fans, giant clams, turtles, a huge diversity and abundance of reef fish of all sizes, nemos everywhere! Snorkel and dive here. Enjoy an informative adventure drift snorkel tour with our Marine Naturalist. After a full 6hrs of unrushed pleasure on the reef and Cay, cruise home while our crew serve a sumptuous selection of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and the decadent cake plate,¬ an ultimate way to wind down after a magical day on the one and only Great Barrier Reef.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 21: Atherton Tablelands/ Cairns
Today you’ll be heading into Australia’s ancient rainforests – some of the oldest and most diverse on the planet! Travel south and discover the majesty and beauty of North Queensland’s most iconic waterfalls, a MUST see for anyone wanting to experience the pristine rainforest, cascading waterfalls, stunning panoramas of Queensland’s highest peaks and maybe a glimpse of rare and unique native wildlife. Journey on to Australia’s most iconic waterfall MillaaMillaa Falls made famous by Qantas and herbal essences commercials. This 18 m single drop waterfall lies in the heart of the Wet Tropics World Heritage-listed rainforest. You will return to Cairns around 6:30 pm where you’ll spend one final night!
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 22: Depart Cairns
This morning you will check out of your hostel and wave goodbye to your East Coast adventure! If you want to add on some time to this trip but don’t want to add on destinations, Cairns is a great place to add on a few nights and explore!
Meals included: Breakfast
Note: The lucky winner will be contacted within 48hours of the draw taking place to arrange a suitabledate and time to collect their prize. Prizes can be collected at our head office, 635 Gardeners Road, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, 2020. Delivery can also be arranged at the expense of the customer.