Australia: 6 Weeks

Duration

43 days / 42 nights

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

Throw yourself into East Coast Australia’s huge variety of unforgettable experiences in our 43-day adventure tour from Sydney to Cairns.

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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.

Description

From Sydney to Cairns, we’ll explore the best of Australia’s East Coast in an epic 6 week adventure. From Sydney’s city vibes to the surf culture of Bondi Beach to The Blue Mountains, we’ll experience everything this amazing city has to offer before starting our Ultimate East Coast adventure! Chill in Byron Bay, Explore Fraser Island by 4×4, sail the Whitsundays, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and everything in between – we’ll check everything off your Aussie bucket list!

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

Duration

43 days / 42 nights

Starts & finishes:

Starting in Sydney and finishing in Cairns.

Places Visited:

Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Noosa, Rainbow Beach, Fraser Island, Town of 1770, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Magnetic Island, Mission Beach, Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Great Barrier Reef.

Transport:

Public transport, including overnight buses

Meals:

Some Meals & Drinks Included

Age range:

18 – 50

Local fees:

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

Price:

£2459 per person

Dates:

Twice monthly departures from 2018 to November 2019.

Day 1 – Sydney, Australia

Welcome to Sydney!

Your Aussie adventure kicks off in Sydney! Today, join us at Ultimate HQ where you’ll meet your group and hear about the plan for the next few weeks. Then, we’ll explore the city checking out Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour and The Botanical Gardens on our guided city walk. This evening we’ll take you to our favourite backpacker bar for dinner and drinks.

Day 2 – Sydney Harbour, Australia

Today, we explore Sydney Harbour on our private catamaran! We’ll cruise under The Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House stopping off at one of our favourite hidden bays for a swim and your first Aussie BBQ!

Days 3-4 – Bondi Beach, Australia

This morning, leave the city behind and head to the world famous shores of Bondi. Your modern beach hostel is in prime position, overlooking Bondi beach. Watch the surfers, take a dip in the clear blue waters, take part in a yoga class on the rooftop of your hostel and enjoy a ‘cheese and wine night’ with new mates. You’ll have two days here so unpack, unwind and soak up the beachy vibes of Bondi!

Days 5-7 – Bondi and Manly Beach, Australia

This morning check out the boutique shops in Bondi’s laneways before washing the sand off your feet and heading back to the city. Spend the next day chilling, hop on a ferry to Manly or join a day trip to The Blue Mountains. This evening, get ready for the ultimate party night! We’ll take you on a pub crawl of the best backpacker bars and clubs in Sydney. The next morning, we’ll take you on the famous Coogee to Bondi coastal walk, stopping off at five stunning beaches and coves along the way. Just another reason to fall in love with Sydney!

Day 8: East Coast Australia

This evening, we begin our East Coast adventure. We’ll travel overnight by luxury air-conditioned bus – complete with WiFi, USB ports and reclining seats – to our first destination, Byron Bay. Sit back, relax and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure!

Days 9-12 – Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay is famous for it’s amazing beaches, laid-back-surfer attitude and boho vibes. Here we’ll explore the town and beaches and take part in a professional surf lesson. We’ll also explore the famous Byron Lighthouse, standing at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.

Days 13-15 – Surfer’s Paradise, Australia

Surfer’s Paradise: where long stretches of stunning sandy beaches meet high rise buildings and never ending nightlife! By day we’ll explore the town and beaches and at night, we’ll get dressed up and head to some of our favourite party bars and clubs for the real Surfer’s experience!

Days 16-17 – Brisbane, Australia

Our Brisbane accommodation is right in the city centre. We’ll spend the next two days checking out some of Brisbane’s hotspots including Street’s Beach, Brisbane River and the cultural hub of the South bank. You’ll also have the option to head to the famous Australia Zoo to see some amazing wildlife!

Days 18-19: Noosa

You will love Noosa! We’ll hike to lookouts boasting incredible views over Noosa’s spectacular coastline, spotting amazing Australian wildlife along the way. Chill by the resort pool or enjoy a few cold ones at the bar.

Days 20-24 – Rainbow Beach + Fraser Island

This morning, we arrive at Rainbow beach, the gateway to Fraser Island! Spend the next day visiting the resident pod of dolphins! The next 3 days will be spent on beautiful Fraser Island: explore sand dunes by 4×4, drive through lush rainforest, swim in crystal clear lakes and spot rare Aussie wildlife. We’ll be staying at our private campsite just metres away from the beach!

Days 25-27 – Town of 1770, Australia

Next, we arrive in the small coastal town of 1770. Enjoy a camp bonfire and gather around the fire pit for some wood-fired marshmallows. Keen to explore the area? Channel your inner biker with 1770’s famous scooter tour of the town. This evening, we’ll hop on the bus, waking up in Airlie Beach!

Days 28-30: Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands 

We’ll check into our Airlie hostel in the centre of town and check out the harbourfront. Our next few days will be spent sailing around the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands, sleeping under the stars on a sailing yacht! We’ll snorkel in pristine blue waters, getting up close with tropical fish and visit some of the whitest sandy beaches in the world. The views here are breathtaking!

Days 31-32: Airlie Beach

This morning, we return to the tropical bliss of Airlie beach. Later on, we’ll head to the bar for our post-island party; eat, drink and be merry as we reminisce on our past few days! Wander to Airlie’s harbourfront lagoon for a dip, or explore the surrounding national park.

Days 33-35: Magnetic Island

Magnetic island is a gorgeous tropical haven with heaps to see and do! Explore the many bays and golden sandy beaches, take the guided Fort’s walk offering incredible views of the island and come up close with koalas and wallabies at our hostels on-site wildlife park. Feeling adventurous? Take your new mates on a tour of the island in a 4WD ‘barbie’ car. The photo opportunities are endless!

Days 36-37: Mission Beach

Today we travel to the beautiful beachside town of Mission beach where the reef and rainforest meet. We’ll rise early the following morning and hike to the neighbouring National Park, part of the traditional country of The Djiru Aboriginal people. Mission beach is also home to Australia’s highest (15,000ft!) and most popular skydiving spot – an experience not to be missed for the adrenaline junkies out there!

Days 38-42: Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Great Barrier Reef

This evening we arrive in Cairns, our final stop along the East Coast and the most amazing backpacker destination! Our first adventure in Cairns takes us to the Tablelands region where we’ll spend the day swimming under waterfalls, sliding down natural rock slides and spotting shy platypuses in the wild. The next day, we explore the famous Great Barrier Reef. We’ll cruise to the outer reef to snorkel with inquisitive Nemo’s, stingrays, turtles and learn all about the diverse marinelife of the reef. In Cairns, we’ll hang out at Cairn’s famous harbourfront lagoon, hit the local bars and party the night away at our hostel’s very own club!

On our last night we’ll meet for a farewell dinner and reflect on an epic 6 weeks of Aussie East Coast fun!

Day 43: Cairns, Australia

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

 

Reviews

reviews.co.uk

4.9 Average

554 Reviews

Overall Rating

1 week ago

Did the 3 week Eastern Europe tour and it was amazing! Couldn't recommend Euroventure enough! Took all the hassle out of travelling, particularly for someone as unorganised as I am! All the hostels were clean, comfortable and friendly. Our tour guide Dave was great too! Knew all the good places to go to, even gave us a free walking tour in Prague. Couldn't do enough for us. Thanks everyone involved!

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience working with Amy. She helped us work out so many details and made sure we were taken care off after complications with our booking. We are so grateful for her help and so excited for our trip

Georgia Newman-Taylor Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

1 week ago

I did the one week iron curtain tour with Davo and it was the best week of my life. The way euroventure took care of everything took the stress out of solo travelling. Davos knowledge of every country we went to was good as were the activities included and also the pub crawls. It’s a good trip for a week plus you meet some amazing people. Would recommend, cheers Davo and euroventure

Jess Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

1 week ago

Just recently got back from the Iron Curtain tour and already have post tour blues! I enjoyed the trip immensely, met some fab people and felt like I laughed the whole week. I liked using euroventure as having everything planned out in advance took all the stress away compared to if I planned it myself. Big shout out to our tour leader David who was great to hang out with. He made the transitions between places and cities very easy and stress free. His sarcastic wit and humour made my week. He also had great knowledge on the sights we visited. The itinerary was jam packed with activities to do. Would highly recommend using Euroventure, will definitely be using them again!

Abbie Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

1 week ago

What a Trip!! Got back from the Central Europe trip and already looking at more trips through Euroventure! Was fantastic and will definitely be recommending! Tour Leader Tom was fun, friendly and professional, he definitely knows his stuff and offered help and suggesting about all things in each city! Euroventure have been fab, no problems at all! Well worth the money for a fun, hassle free way to see europe and beyond! 👍🏻🌍

Grace Verified Reviewer

Optional Extras

Extra Information

A deposit is required to make a reservation, with the balance due 60 days 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.

Reviews

reviews.co.uk

4.9 Average

554 Reviews

Overall Rating

1 week ago

Did the 3 week Eastern Europe tour and it was amazing! Couldn't recommend Euroventure enough! Took all the hassle out of travelling, particularly for someone as unorganised as I am! All the hostels were clean, comfortable and friendly. Our tour guide Dave was great too! Knew all the good places to go to, even gave us a free walking tour in Prague. Couldn't do enough for us. Thanks everyone involved!

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience working with Amy. She helped us work out so many details and made sure we were taken care off after complications with our booking. We are so grateful for her help and so excited for our trip

Georgia Newman-Taylor Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

1 week ago

I did the one week iron curtain tour with Davo and it was the best week of my life. The way euroventure took care of everything took the stress out of solo travelling. Davos knowledge of every country we went to was good as were the activities included and also the pub crawls. It’s a good trip for a week plus you meet some amazing people. Would recommend, cheers Davo and euroventure

Jess Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

1 week ago

Just recently got back from the Iron Curtain tour and already have post tour blues! I enjoyed the trip immensely, met some fab people and felt like I laughed the whole week. I liked using euroventure as having everything planned out in advance took all the stress away compared to if I planned it myself. Big shout out to our tour leader David who was great to hang out with. He made the transitions between places and cities very easy and stress free. His sarcastic wit and humour made my week. He also had great knowledge on the sights we visited. The itinerary was jam packed with activities to do. Would highly recommend using Euroventure, will definitely be using them again!

Abbie Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

1 week ago

What a Trip!! Got back from the Central Europe trip and already looking at more trips through Euroventure! Was fantastic and will definitely be recommending! Tour Leader Tom was fun, friendly and professional, he definitely knows his stuff and offered help and suggesting about all things in each city! Euroventure have been fab, no problems at all! Well worth the money for a fun, hassle free way to see europe and beyond! 👍🏻🌍

Grace Verified Reviewer

Questions and Answers

How do I book flights?

International flights aren’t included however we are happy to help you with advice on what flights to book.