Australia: 5 Weeks


36 days / 35 nights

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The Route
  • Sydney
  • Byron Bay
  • Surfers Paradise
  • Brisbane
  • Noosa
  • Rainbow Beach
  • Fraser Island
  • Town of 1770
  • Airlie Beach
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Magnetic Island
  • Mission Beach
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Cairns
Trip overview

Throw yourself into the East Coast of Australia’s huge variety of unforgettable experiences on our 36-day adventure tour from Sydney to Cairns.

Trip Style

This trip is perfect for you if you want to explore Australia with the ease of a tour, but enjoy a more authentic travel experience. You’ll travel on public transport, stay in hostels and travel with a group of like-minded backpackers.

Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure the trip runs smoothly; getting everyone onto the right transport and making sure you arrive safely at your hostel in each city.


Get ready for an epic guided group adventure exploring the very best of the Australian East Coast on the Ultimate East Coast: 5 week package from Sydney to Cairns. Discover amazing Aussie locations, have heaps of fun, create unforgettable memories and make friends for life! Adventure leaders will show you the best of the region’s hidden gems and major highlights so you can get the most out of your trip. e– Explore floating markets. Visit long sandy beaches, hike over the coastal headlands and bathe in the champagne pools! This is a trip you’ll never forget.

With so many exciting places to visit – here are a few of our highlights:

– See some Australian Humpback dolphins
– Take a dip in the famous harbour-front lagoon
– Snorkel pristine island waters
– Visit the Great Barrier Reef

What's Included?

  • All transportation within Australia, including inter-city transfers (night trains or buses, with fully flat beds) and all transportation to and from included activities.
  • All taxes and charges.
  • Tickets to listed activities.
  • All accommodation. Hostels are safe, clean and hygienic and have their own unique charm. Standard accommodation is in dorm rooms but upgrading to a single, twin or double room is available on request.
  • First aid trained, professional, fun tour guides that have expert local knowledge & will show you the best time!

Not included:

  • Visas
  • Flights to tour start and end points
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities

The Route

Key Information



36 days/ 35 nights

Starts & finishes:

Starting in Sydney and finishing in Cairns.

Places Visited:

Sydney, Byron Bay, Surfer’s Paradise, Brisbane, Noosa, Rainbow Beach, Fraser Island, Town of 1770, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Mangnetic Island, Mission Beach, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef.


Public transport, including overnight buses


Some Meals & Drinks Included

Age range:

18 – 50

Local fees:

Optional activities – prices listed in the local currency, under Detailed itinerary below


£2059 per person


Twice monthly departures from 2018 to November 2019.


Day 1 – Sydney, Australia

Welcome to Sydney!

Your East Coast adventure starts here with airport transfer to the hostel, followed by a guided tour of the city and welcome dinner before we kick-start our journey up the coast!

Days 2-5 – Byron Bay, Australia

This morning, we arrive in Byron Bay. Chill on the stunning beaches and embrace the laid-back surfer vibes of Byron. We’ll explore the beaches, enjoy a surf lesson and head to the famous Byron lighthouse to take in the gorgeous ocean views. Tomorrow we’ll zen out at morning yoga on the beach, enjoy more time exploring Byron, and then have some tasty wine & cheese at our hostel this evening!

Days 6-8 – Surfers Paradise, Australia 

Known for its awesome waves, never ending nightlife and long sandy beaches, Surfers Paradise is a real highlight of the East Coast. We’ll explore the beautiful beaches and head out to our favourite bars and clubs for a fun night out on the town. Spend the next day chilling by the pool, soaking up the sun or exploring the city, before we get together for a Sausage Sizzle and a few bevvies.

Days 9-10 –  Brisbane, Australia

In the morning, we’ll hop on the bus and head to Brisbane! With accommodation right in the buzz of the city, we’ll explore the best bits of Brisbane, from man-made Streets Beach to Southbank, the cultural hub! Fancy spending some time with the wildlife? Take a visit to Australia Zoo.

Days 11-12 – Noosa, Australia 

Tropical greenery, diverse wildlife, and beautiful beaches – Noosa, our next stop, is gorgeous. Chill by the beach, take a hike over the coastal headlands taking in the amazing sea views or have a couple-a beers at the bar.

Days 13-14 – Rainbow Beach, Australia 

Our next stop is Rainbow beach, the gateway to Fraser Island! Check into our hostel and head out for a short hike where you can watch the sunset over the southern tip of Fraser Island! In the morning, we head out to see some Australian Humpback dolphins! Explore Rainbow or relax at the hostel – before our Fraser Island safety briefing.

Days 15-17 – Fraser Island

Today, we will begin our Fraser Island adventure! We will drive on the beach highway in a 4×4, take a dip in the amazing clear waters of Lake McKenzie, bathe in the champagne pools, and take in amazing views. Kick back and take in the amazing views from your very own private campsite! We’ll head back to Rainbow beach for another night, before journeying to our next spot.

Days 18-20 – Town of 1770, Australia 

Our next stop is Town of 1770. Enjoy a classic Aussie camp fire with marshmallows on the fire, play games by the pool, hire a surfboard and catch some waves or join 1770’s famous scooter tour. In the evening, we’ll hop on the overnight bus to Airlie beach, arriving the next morning.

Days 21-23 – Airlie Beach + Whitsunday Islands

Check into your hostel before heading out to explore tropical Airlie Beach, taking a dip in the famous harbour front lagoon. The next day, it’s time to start our Whitsundays adventure! We’ll be spending the next few days cruising around the stunning Whitsunday islands on a Maxi sailing yacht. We’ll be sleeping on-board so get comfy, have a drink, enjoy some delicious food, and settle into the gorgeous surroundings. Snorkel in pristine blue waters, visit some of the whitest sandy beaches in the world, chill with your mates and witness some incredible sun sets. The Whitsundays are breathtaking! After two amazing days on the boat, we’ll head back to our hostel in Airlie Beach for the next two nights.

Days 24-25 – Airlie Beach

Arriving in the evening, we’ll hit the hostel terrace bar and reminisce on our Whitsundays adventure! Take in the beauty of the Whitsundays with the Heli Experience. The next day, soak up the paradise vibes at Airlie’s lagoon, wander around the town or explore the surrounding national park before our journey to Townsville.

Days 26-28 – Magnetic Island

You’re in for a treat as we spend the next 3 days exploring Magnetic Island – home to wild koalas, wallabies, and golden sandy beaches. Snorkel in the pristine island waters, take the guided Fort’s walk offering incredible views of the island and chill at the hostel. Our hostel even has an on-site wildlife park where you can get up close to Aussie wildlife such as koalas and wallabies! Want to explore the rest of the island? Rent a 4×4 ‘barbie car’ and drive around the island with your mates!

Days 29-30 – Mission Beach

Our next stop is Mission beach, where the rain forest and the reef meet and renowned for incredible sunrises. We’ll wake and explore the neighbouring National Park, traditional country of The Djiru Aboriginal people. If you’re up for a bit of adrenaline action, you have the option of joining an awesome white water rafting adventure in Tully or Australia’s highest skydive (15,000ft!) – get signed up! Fly over a reef, jump out a plane and land on a beach. Awesome!

Day 31 –  Cairns, Australia

Tonight we arrive in Cairns – the Ultimate backpacker destination, and home to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy luxury air conditioned en-suite dorm rooms, a huge pool and daily entertainment in our resort style accommodation. We’ll be spending the next 5 days here, so settle in and get ready for an exciting few days ahead!

Day 32 – Cairns, Australia

Our first full day in Cairns will be spent exploring the Tablelands region, swimming under waterfalls, exploring rain forest and sliding down natural rock slides. If you’re lucky, you may even see some shy platypuses in the wild!

Days 33-35 – Great Barrier Reef, Australia

What better way to spend your last few days in paradise than a day trip to the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef? We’ll take a boat to the outer reef and snorkel around the vibrant coral, encountering turtles, stingrays and maybe even Nemo – an experience you’ll never forget! The final two days are open for you to explore Cairns. Chill at the hostel pool, make the most of the nightlife, visit the Cairns Lagoon and soak up the sun while you reminisce on the past 5 week of adventure with your new mates!

Day 36 – Cairns, Australia

Whether you plan to stay in the tropics, travel elsewhere in Australia or onto a different destination, your tour guide and Euroventure will be here to support you and help you plan your adventure!


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1 month ago

I recently used Euroventure to book a holiday through Europe. They were absolutely brilliant. Everything was taken care of, and I was able to pay it off in monthly installments. My itinerary was perfect, and it was altered to fit my wants and needs. The booklet they sent out with the tickets was amazing. I loved the personalisation, and the tips and information on each place I visited were well used. The hostels they chose were all really good, and in great locations. The transport organised was also good, and I had enough time in each city before moving on to the next. I only had one problem throughout my entire 7 week trip (one of my trains was delayed, so I missed the connecting train), and it was resolved swiftly and without any issues. I had an amazing time, and if I could do it all again, I wouldn't change a thing! I would definitely recommend Euroventure, and hopefully I'll get the chance to use them again.

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1 month ago

We traveled for 7 nights through Berlin, Prague, Vienna and budapest. We had a lovely time. Euroventure were very helpful, prompt, reliable and professional. We received a personalised booklet for our trip with helpful information for each city and trip. I found this very helpful and thoughtful. The hostels we stayed in were mostly very nice and located close to metro lines for traveling the cities. I would highly recommend them as a travel operator.

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1 month ago

From start to finish we were looked after very well, our trip ran very smoothly and we loved that there was constant support should we have needed it both before our trip or during!

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1 month ago

I've recently got back from Bali with euroventure/ultimate travel and I had the most amazing time! I would like to thank Richard from the euroventure team for helping me so much with booking it all and with any questions (however stupid) I asked him! He is an absolute star and so is the company on a whole! I definitely would recommend euroventure and would definitely do it again! Thank you so much for everything

Dana Verified Reviewer

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1 month ago

The hostels and coaches we were booked on were well staffed, clean and of a great standard. Responses were during working hours, and the travel app was a little limited. Will definitely book again.

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Extra Information

A deposit is required to make a reservation, with the balance due 6 weeks prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply). The deposit is £600 GBP.

Optional Activities – Available to book pre-departure or during tour (non-comissionable)

While the trip will already tick off all the bucket list items, if your customer wanted to add on extra activities to make it even more awesome, our favourites are below. These are bookable before your customer travels or through their tour guide after arrival. To be book pre-arrival, please contact us for pricing and availability.

Optional Extras

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