Now’s the time to explore Australia on your terms with this tour that’s affordable for young travellers. If you’re big on wanderlust but short on time, sign yourself up for this whirlwind 10-day tour up the East Coast of Queensland. Play transport bingo as you hop on a yacht, train, truck, and private vehicle to get around your destinations. Hit K’gari (Fraser Island) and the Whitsundays, go snorkelling and explore the beauty of Noosa. Your time here may be fleeting, but the photos you snap, post, and caption will have “humblebrag” written all over them forever.
Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings. Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
Service Level: Basic. Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
Physical Rating: 3 – Average. Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
Trip Type: Small Group. Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
Age requirement: 18-39
Day 1 Brisbane
Arrive at any time.
Welcome to the “Land Down Under”! Tonight, gear up and get ready for a night out in Brisbane with the group. Enjoy an evening filled with friendly vibes, epic times, and dope views of the city as you sip some local bevvies in the beer garden of the Bunk Hostel in Brisbane with your new travel tribe by your side.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Welcome Moment Welcome Meeting – Meet Your CEO and Group| Your First Night Out Moment Connect With New Friends
Day 2 Brisbane/Noosa
Escape the city as you journey north up the coast to Noosa. Noosa is known for its balmy sunshine, slow beach days, bright blue skies, and rolling waves around every corner. Arrive at our hostel for the next three nights and enjoy lunch before heading out to explore all the area has to offer.
Meals included: Lunch
Day 3 Noosa Everglades to K’gari (Fraser Island)
On your mark…get set…. go! Travel by private vehicle and ferry with your group to reach K’gari (Fraser Island); for a true Aussie experience. K’gari (Fraser Island) is the largest sand island in the world and the only known place where rainforest grows on sand.
In the traditional Butchulla language the name of K’Gari means paradise; think striking blue lakes, crystal clear creeks, giant dunes, and dense rainforests in a place truly unlike any other. Once on the island, the group will go for a 4×4 tour, driving along over 100km of beach to get a sense of your surroundings. Then take a swim in Lake Mckenzie, or be on the lookout for wild Dingoes (this is one of the few places in Australia where you are able to see them). Return to Noosa later in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4 Noosa
Enjoy a free day in Noosa by taking in the shops along Hasting Street in search of souvenirs, having a coffee on the beach, or a surf in the Ocean. You can also choose to spend time back at the hostel or participate in some of the optional activities offered in the area.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Noosa/Airlie Beach
Wake up and get ready to see some of the most beautiful coastline in Australia. This morning the group will hike parts of the Noosa Coastal Track with stunning views across the water and if you look up you may just spot a Koala or two! We will cross secluded beaches before ending up at Hell’s Gate. In the afternoon the group will head to the train station to board an overnight train (get ready to post some ‘grams) as the group travels north to Airlie Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
Awake as the train pulls to a stop in your next destination. Remember those stranded-on-a-deserted island fantasies that we all had growing up? (no just us?) Either way get ready to relive that castaway dream as you hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach (one of the most famous beaches in the world) and enjoy the views of powdery sand and the Coral Sea’s azure waters. You probably won’t ever want to leave. And you haven’t even gone below the surface yet! After some free time on the beach basking in the sun you’ll spend time as a group learning about the community efforts to protect and restore coral in the Great Barrier Reef before heading out to snorkel; over a Planeterra-supported coral garden. Then it’s off to another secluded tropical island spot where the group will anchor for the night.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Reef Ecologic Coral Restoration
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 7 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach
Expected forecast today is; peace, serenity, paradise, and lots of gorgeous views. You may want to pull out your phone or camera every chance you get, but try to refrain and simply enjoy the moment as you and the group continue sailing through the picturesque backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands. Swim, snorkel, or lounge on the boat deck before sailing to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night on the town with your best adventure buds! Live it up because let’s face it, how often are you really in this kind of paradise?
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 8 Airlie Beach/Cairns
With an early morning departure, admire the scenery on the train ride north to Cairns.
Day 9 Cairns
Cairns is quite the place to visit if you love warm weather (it would be headline news for the city’s temperature to drop much below 20°C (68°F)) and want to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Take advantage of a free day to book one of the many optional activities that will get you out in nature’s playground. Snorkel or dive in the Great Barrier Reef, get that adrenaline pumping by whitewater rafting, skydiving, or bungee jumping and cap it all off on a Big Night Out in Cairns with your fellow travellers. Drinks all around are well deserved after spending the day escaping your comfort zones.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Big Night Out Moment | Your Discover Moment
Day 10 Cairns
Depart at any time.
We know it’s time for this tour to end, but what if you don’t want to go home just yet? (We would want to stay too… trust us). Well the good news is you can keep exploring Australia by extending or adding on to your trip! Get in touch with us today to plan and book!
Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling – From £126.00
You haven’t truly visited Australia until you’ve experienced the Great Barrier Reef. Climb aboard a 25m (82 ft) catamaran and take the journey out to the largest coral reef system in the world, spending time snorkelling in search of colourful fish, majestic coral, and Nemo (of course). With the option to upgrade to go diving locally, get up close and personal with this natural wonder of the world.
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