11-Day Australia East Coast Self-Guided Adventure Tour to Cairns
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  • • Travel up Australia's East Coast from Byron Bay, Gold Coast, or Brisbane to Cairns
  • • Swim in Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island
  • • Take a fantastic Whitsundays sailing experience
  • • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns
Tour Code
11 days
Departure City
End City
Tour Type:

Experience: Nature, Adventure, Backpacker

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who wants to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Style: Independent

No guide will be available except during included excursions/activities/transfers

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Day 01

Home - Brisbane

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

On arrival at Brisbane Airport you will be picked-up and transferred to your new accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to settle in and overnight.

The name of the hostel or the hotel will be provided to you once the reservation is confirmed.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Hervey Bay

Brisbane - Hervey Bay

Hotel: Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay / Mantra Hervey Bay / Ramada Hervey Bay or similar

Make your way to the bus terminal in the morning to board your transportation and travel north along Sunshine Coast to the beautiful Coastal Village of Hervey Bay.

Mostly famous for the incredible humpback whale watching opportunities, beside being the gateway to Fraser Island, together with its climate, beaches, gorgeous ocean, and a laidback local community, you will fall in love with Hervey Bay. On arrival, check-in your accommodation and enjoy this relaxing town.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Fraser Island

Hervey Bay - Fraser Island - Arlie Beach (Overnight)

Hotel: Overnight bus or similar

Today, get ready to experience Fraser Island, a stunning island set in the Great Barrier Reef. After being picked-up from your accommodation in Hervey Bay, you'll transfer to the beautiful island!

Aboriginal legend names Fraser Island K'Gari, meaning paradise, probably because there are about 75 miles of incredible nature to enjoy: fresh-water lakes with turtles, rocky outcrops with magnificent views and a natural jacuzzi - all perfect to relax or swim.

Discover its amazing beauty with a 4WD tour. You'll start with a visit to Central Station, a former logging station where you can stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Gum and Pine trees. Then, you'll head to Lake McKenzie for a revitalizing swim in the crystal blue waters and relax on the sandy white beaches...it’s picture perfect!

Next, drive along the Seventy-Five Mile Beach, a stunning sandy highway where you can spot local birds of prey hunting along the shore or humpback whales migrating through the region (between July - November). From here you'll travel to Eli Creek for a dip in this fast-flowing freshwater creek, which pours out 80 megalitres of water daily into the ocean.

Afterwards, you'll encounter the Maheno Shipwreck, a rusting wreck washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935 - it's one of Fraser Island’s most recognizable sites. Finally, you'll reach the last great attraction: the Pinnacles Coloured Sands. Here, you'll learn how these technicolour sand formations were created and the Butchulla legends surrounding them.

Returning to Hervey Bay in the evening, you will have time to grab dinner before catching an overnight bus to Airlie Beach (about a 12-hour duration).

Lunch is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

Hotel: Nomads Airlie Beach / Airlie Beach Hotel or similar

This morning you will reach the beautiful Airlie Beach.

Upon arrival make your way to your new accommodation to drop your bags and explore the town and coast before checking in from 3:00pm. Airlie Beach has a beautiful waterfront with a large lagoon to dip your feet and take in some sun surrounded by nature! Enjoy the rest of the day sunbathing or visiting the many cafes and restaurants Airlie Beach has to offer.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach - Whitsunday Island - Airlie Beach

Hotel: Nomads Airlie Beach / Airlie Beach Hotel or similar

Have an early start today with a morning trip to go sailing to Whitsunday Island.

You'll be picked up right from your accommodations and head out on a sailboat through the islands and onto the most famous of them all: Whitsunday Island. Here you'll be awe-struck by Whitehaven Beach, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which stretches for a spectacular seven kilometers and the sand is almost 100% silica, giving it a vivid white color. As you step ashore and sink into the powder-fine sand you will realize why this place is so famous.

At Whitehaven, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, beside taking in the beautiful beaches and bays. Before feeling the thrill of high speed sailing again, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch and get ready to return to Airlie Beach, where you will spend your second night.

Lunch is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

Hotel: Nomads Airlie Beach / Airlie Beach Hotel or similar

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Airlie Beach. Sit by the beach or lagoon and read a book, take in the sun and enjoy all the beauty this amazing location has to offer.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07

Airlie Beach - Cairns

Hotel: Nomads Serpents Cairns / Comfort Inn / Holiday Inn or similar

It is time to say goodbye to Airlie Beach as you board the bus early to head up to Far North Queensland, into Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Your bus will arrive in the evening after a 10-hour ride, and you'll check into your accommodation.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08


Hotel: Nomads Serpents Cairns / Comfort Inn / Holiday Inn or similar

Enjoy a full day at leisure the explore Cairns, a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambiance, and the famous getaway to the World Heritage wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Overnight in Cairns.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Great Barrier Reef

Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Hotel: Nomads Serpents Cairns / Comfort Inn / Holiday Inn or similar

Today you will go to the meeting point to start your cruise to the Great Barrier Reef via Green Island. Enjoy five hours visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations on board of a large luxury vessel that will provide a superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds and exclusive protected Reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff will ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.

During the cruise you will go on a guided snorkeling tour, and receive a scuba diving lesson for you to understand what it is all about. On board, there will be live musical entertainment and you will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas.

After the tour, return to your accommodation in Cairns for overnight.

Lunch is included.
Day 10


Hotel: Nomads Serpents Cairns / Comfort Inn / Holiday Inn or similar

Have another free day in Cairns to discover this subtropical paradise on your own, or to just chill and enjoy the city life trying out delicious food and checking-out the local pubs. Overnight in Cairns.

Visiting Attractions

Day 11


Today after checking-out of your accommodation, you will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your outbound flight. We wish you safe travels onwards.

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.


Package Includes

  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Meals: 3 lunches
  • Bus Transportation
    - Byron Bay to Hervey Bay
    - Overnight Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach
    - Airlie Beach to Cairns
  • Fraser Island Tour
  • Whitsundays Sailing Experience
  • Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour

Package Excludes

  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Transfers to/from bus stations
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable once confirmed.
  • There’s no tour leader to follow around on these adventures, only local guides for each included activity. You will travel independently on a fixed itinerary with prebooked public transportation, activities and accommodation. Take advantage of some free time to go explore at your own pace. Choose to stay overnight in hostels, 3-star, or 4-star hotels.
  • Most of travelers on this tour fall between the ages of 18 - 35, but everyone is young at heart and welcome to come experience the world with us! If you are between the ages of 18 and 118, we invite you to take this trip and have the time of your life! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Your day trips will include:
    Fraser Island Experience
    - Accommodation Pick-up/Drop-off
    - Guided 4WD Tour
    - Buffet Lunch
    - National Park Entrance Fees

    Whitsundays Sailing Experience
    - High Speed Sailing
    - Whitehaven Beach
    - Swimming & Snorkelling
    - Snorkelling Gear & Light Wetsuit
    - Morning & Afternoon Tea
    - BBQ Lunch
    - Refreshments

    Great Barrier Reef Experience - Snorkeling or Diving at Two Locations
    - Snorkelling Tour
    - Scuba Diving Lesson
    - Snorkel, Dive Equipment & Flotation Devices
    - Live Music
    - Aussie BBQ Lunch

  • Tours4fun requires passengers to be aware of the importance of travel insurance when traveling on adventure style tours. We strongly advise to take out travel and cancellation insurance to cover against cancellation costs, lost or damaged luggage or costs incurred from injury or illness. If you choose not to travel with travel insurance please be aware Tours4fun or any of its affiliates will take no liability for any cost incurred while traveling on this tour.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* You must be at least 18 years old to join the tour.
* The display price is per person for travelers sharing a room with other travelers in hostels. You can upgrade to single occupancy or double/twin occupancy in the check-out page.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.









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