Australia: 6 Weeks

Duration

43 days / 42 nights

Reviews
471 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

4.88 Average

471 Reviews

Overall Rating

3 days ago

I was so happy that I decided to choose Euroventure to help me organize my interrailing experience. All of the guys working on my account were helpful and readily contactable if there were any issues! Thanks to my customized booklet, I knew exactly where to go in each of my stops and how to get there in the easiest way possible. I have already recommended Euroventure to many of my friends and intend to organize many trips with them again in the near future! Thanks to all of my Euroventure team! Michelle x

Michelle Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

4 days ago

My friend and I have just returned from our interrailing trip which we organised through euroventure, and I could not recommend them enough!!!! They were able to help us plan our trip, whilst accommodating to our needs (whether that was having private hostels, allowing us to find our own accommodation in some places and book just the trains for us, find the cheapest travel routes, etc.). All of our hostels were nice and in good locations, which without them we aren't sure where we would have ended up! The book we received before our trip also ensured we knew exactly where to go to find them once getting off at the train/bus stations. The team were constantly available whilst sorting our trip, and were quick to respond to any queries or concerns that we had. They also were happy to recommend places to go whilst we were there. I would recommend using euroventure to anyone who is thinking about going interrailing. They were 100% worth it, and put me and my friend at ease throughout our travels, knowing that they had sorted everything.

Helen Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

5 days ago

I would highly recommend the Eastern European tour if you are after an experience of a lifetime!! I had the best time meeting new people and visiting some amazing places with memories that will stay with me forever. Everything ran smoothly and was very well organised, the included activities and optional activities were great with a good balance of getting your own free time too. Our trip leader David was lovely, friendly and hilarious, making everyone’s trip something they will never forget 😊 I 100% recommend Euro venture!

Katie Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

5 days ago

Had an amazing time meeting new people and having such a great tour leader. All travels went smoothly and most of the accommodations were great. This has been a trip I’ll never forget and will always think back on fondly.

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

5 days ago

I just did the 3 week Eastern Europe tour from Berlin to Split and I’d recommend to anyone! A great balance of fun activities with your own free time and also a perfect way to meet new people and visit some amazing places. Our trip was faultless and our tour guide David was lovely, very friendly, hilarious and lit AF. Experience of a lifetime 😊

Katie 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

4.88 Average

471 Reviews

Overall Rating

3 days ago

I was so happy that I decided to choose Euroventure to help me organize my interrailing experience. All of the guys working on my account were helpful and readily contactable if there were any issues! Thanks to my customized booklet, I knew exactly where to go in each of my stops and how to get there in the easiest way possible. I have already recommended Euroventure to many of my friends and intend to organize many trips with them again in the near future! Thanks to all of my Euroventure team! Michelle x

Michelle Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

4 days ago

My friend and I have just returned from our interrailing trip which we organised through euroventure, and I could not recommend them enough!!!! They were able to help us plan our trip, whilst accommodating to our needs (whether that was having private hostels, allowing us to find our own accommodation in some places and book just the trains for us, find the cheapest travel routes, etc.). All of our hostels were nice and in good locations, which without them we aren't sure where we would have ended up! The book we received before our trip also ensured we knew exactly where to go to find them once getting off at the train/bus stations. The team were constantly available whilst sorting our trip, and were quick to respond to any queries or concerns that we had. They also were happy to recommend places to go whilst we were there. I would recommend using euroventure to anyone who is thinking about going interrailing. They were 100% worth it, and put me and my friend at ease throughout our travels, knowing that they had sorted everything.

Helen Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

5 days ago

I would highly recommend the Eastern European tour if you are after an experience of a lifetime!! I had the best time meeting new people and visiting some amazing places with memories that will stay with me forever. Everything ran smoothly and was very well organised, the included activities and optional activities were great with a good balance of getting your own free time too. Our trip leader David was lovely, friendly and hilarious, making everyone’s trip something they will never forget 😊 I 100% recommend Euro venture!

Katie Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

5 days ago

Had an amazing time meeting new people and having such a great tour leader. All travels went smoothly and most of the accommodations were great. This has been a trip I’ll never forget and will always think back on fondly.

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

Overall Rating

5 days ago

I just did the 3 week Eastern Europe tour from Berlin to Split and I’d recommend to anyone! A great balance of fun activities with your own free time and also a perfect way to meet new people and visit some amazing places. Our trip was faultless and our tour guide David was lovely, very friendly, hilarious and lit AF. Experience of a lifetime 😊

Katie 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.