Australia: 6 Weeks

Duration

43 days / 42 nights

Reviews
580 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 the 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 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

Euroventure Australia 6 weeks group tour

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:

Multiple, monthly departures for 2021 & 2022!

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

Today, we 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

Spend your morning checking 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. As the day comes to an end, 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

It is time to 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 its 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, which is located 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 to wake 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 harbour front. 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 town of Mission beach where the reef meets the rainforest. We’ll rise early the following morning and hike to the neighbouring National Park, which is 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 Nemos, stingrays, turtles and learn all about the diverse marine life of the reef. In Cairns, we’ll hang out at Cairn’s famous harbour front lagoon, hit the local bars and party the night away at our hostels’ very own club!

On our last night we’ll meet for a farewell dinner and look back on 6 epic 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

4.89 Average

580 Reviews

Overall Rating

2 months ago

From the moment we booked our week long trip with Goat, via Amy, nothing was too much trouble and she talked us through the process and made the whole thing a breeze. The van itself was clean, well equipped and very easy to drive. We opted for GOAT (Amy) to arrange our campsites and were presented with a personalised itinerary that was extremely welcomed as we were given all the information needed to glide in and out of the sites selected and we were not disappointed in anyway. I can thoroughly recommend this efficient operator without any hesitation. My deposit was returned within 48 hours without a hitch. We will use them again.☺️❤️❤️

Doug Beadle Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

5 months ago

I CANNOT recommend this travel agency enough! I booked a surprise honeymoon for my nephew and his spouse with Euroventure Travel Ltd. and their customer service is unparalleled! For reference, I live in the US and wanted to plan a multi-country trip via rail through Europe for my nephew and his spouse for their honeymoon. They helped me customize the trip, (3 countries) keep in a budget I wanted, and picked out some amazing hotels all within the city centers of their itineraries. I wanted the trip to include a a few countries, but I didn't have a huge budget, and they really worked with me to make this an amazing trip! We went through a few scenarios, trying to decide what would be the best itinerary for the time period and budget I was able to afford. It was great. There were a few times that I had simple (and sometimes complicated) questions regarding the trip and I would email the travel team in the evening and wake up to detailed responses in the morning. If I emailed during their working hours, I received an almost instant response from the team, not an automated response. I honestly felt like I was talking to a friend and not a travel company. I can't thank them enough for helping me plan an unforgettable honeymoon for my loved ones!! If you are planning a holiday via rail throughout Europe and need help planning, look no further, Euroventure Travel is the agency you want to use for your holiday!!!!!

Dana Gilbert Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

7 months ago

I had the most amazing time on the Iron Curtain Tour! We managed to fit so much into the week, with so many great recommendations by our awesome tour leader. Any difficulties as a cause of current travel situations were resolved without issue, and I always felt safe. Euroventure tours are to the best places, with the best people, and I cannot recommend them enough. Please do yourself a favour and book with them!

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

7 months ago

I had an amazing time on the iron curtain tour which was well organised so I could see a lot in a short space of time. Our tour leader was great; very knowledgeable and made good recommendations in each city. I was also pleased with the quality and location of the hostels. I will definitely consider booking with euroventure again.

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

7 months ago

The Iron Curtain Tour I went on was a great adventure! Euroventure was responsive with communication and on the tour the hostels were wonderful! My group was affected by the pandemic closures, but we made the most of it and Euroventure kept us updated throughout the week. No issues during travel!

Anonymous 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

4.89 Average

580 Reviews

Overall Rating

2 months ago

From the moment we booked our week long trip with Goat, via Amy, nothing was too much trouble and she talked us through the process and made the whole thing a breeze. The van itself was clean, well equipped and very easy to drive. We opted for GOAT (Amy) to arrange our campsites and were presented with a personalised itinerary that was extremely welcomed as we were given all the information needed to glide in and out of the sites selected and we were not disappointed in anyway. I can thoroughly recommend this efficient operator without any hesitation. My deposit was returned within 48 hours without a hitch. We will use them again.☺️❤️❤️

Doug Beadle Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

5 months ago

I CANNOT recommend this travel agency enough! I booked a surprise honeymoon for my nephew and his spouse with Euroventure Travel Ltd. and their customer service is unparalleled! For reference, I live in the US and wanted to plan a multi-country trip via rail through Europe for my nephew and his spouse for their honeymoon. They helped me customize the trip, (3 countries) keep in a budget I wanted, and picked out some amazing hotels all within the city centers of their itineraries. I wanted the trip to include a a few countries, but I didn't have a huge budget, and they really worked with me to make this an amazing trip! We went through a few scenarios, trying to decide what would be the best itinerary for the time period and budget I was able to afford. It was great. There were a few times that I had simple (and sometimes complicated) questions regarding the trip and I would email the travel team in the evening and wake up to detailed responses in the morning. If I emailed during their working hours, I received an almost instant response from the team, not an automated response. I honestly felt like I was talking to a friend and not a travel company. I can't thank them enough for helping me plan an unforgettable honeymoon for my loved ones!! If you are planning a holiday via rail throughout Europe and need help planning, look no further, Euroventure Travel is the agency you want to use for your holiday!!!!!

Dana Gilbert Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

7 months ago

I had the most amazing time on the Iron Curtain Tour! We managed to fit so much into the week, with so many great recommendations by our awesome tour leader. Any difficulties as a cause of current travel situations were resolved without issue, and I always felt safe. Euroventure tours are to the best places, with the best people, and I cannot recommend them enough. Please do yourself a favour and book with them!

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

7 months ago

I had an amazing time on the iron curtain tour which was well organised so I could see a lot in a short space of time. Our tour leader was great; very knowledgeable and made good recommendations in each city. I was also pleased with the quality and location of the hostels. I will definitely consider booking with euroventure again.

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

7 months ago

The Iron Curtain Tour I went on was a great adventure! Euroventure was responsive with communication and on the tour the hostels were wonderful! My group was affected by the pandemic closures, but we made the most of it and Euroventure kept us updated throughout the week. No issues during travel!

Anonymous 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.