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14 Day East Coast Travel Package

You’re short on time but you want to see the maximum possible in under two weeks. If you’re looking to get the most out of your time, then this package could be perfect for you.

  • Money Icon Now from $2,499
  • Clock Icon Duration: 14 Days


This package has flexible start dates and runs all year round. It includes everything you need from the best must-do tours, as well as transport and accommodation. The only thing you’ll need on top is a bit of spending money for drinks and meals. This package is aimed at a young at heart adventurous traveller keen to meet other people and have a fun-filled time whilst doing it.

You can start this package in Cairns and head south to Brisbane OR start in Brisbane and travel north to Cairns. Just tell us your plans and we’ll make it happen. The East Coast of Queensland’s beauty is calling your name from water activities, plenty of fun filled day trips, and an abundance of nightlife to keep you busy.

Explore more with our incredible 14 day East Coast Express Package.

Package Inclusions

  • 2 Nights Dorm In Brisbane
  • 2 Nights In Noosa
  • 3 Day/2 Night Fraser Island Tag Along Safari Tour
  • 1 Night Dorm In Agnes Water/Town Of 1770
  • Half-Day Surf Lesson In Town Of 1770
  • 2 Nights Dorm In Airlie Beach
  • 2 Day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure
  • 2 Nights Dorm In Cairns
  • 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Day Trip With Intro Dive
  • Hop On Hop Off Greyhound Bus Pass From Brisbane To Cairns
  • 5 Breakfast, 7 Lunches, and 4 Dinners


Day 1: Brisbane

Spend your day exploring the city before checking into your accommodation. Explore some of the bars and nightlife this evening.

Day 2: Brisbane

Wake up bright and early to explore one of the amazing destinations Brisbane has to offer. Join a Moreton Island adventure day tour and see the iconic Tangalooma Wrecks; visit Steve Irwin’s legacy, the Australia Zoo, to see lots of exciting wildlife; enjoy a peaceful scenic cruise along the Brisbane River for a more relaxed day.

Return back to Brisbane City in the evening for your final night of accommodation.


Day 3: Noosa

Start the day by waking up and checking out of your Brisbane accommodation, ready to say hello to Noosa as you make your way to the Sunshine Coast. Check in to your hostel, drop down your bags, and explore the beautiful beach side town, home of surfing and amazing national parks.

In the evening, you’ll attend a compulsory 6PM safety briefing at your hostel for your upcoming Fraser Island tour.

Day 4: Fraser Island

Your Fraser Island tour departs first thing from Nomads Hostel in Noosa
You will have transfers included with your group to Rainbow Beach where you will pick up your 4WD.

Ferry from Inskip Point to Fraser Island
Drive on famous 75-mile beach
Head to Lake Wabby and/or Lake Birrabeen
Enjoy lunch with rest of your group
Explore the rainforest at Wanggoolba Creek & Central Station
Drive through the rainforest back to camp
Enjoy sunset and dinner with your group
Check out the stars at night. Camp out on the beach.

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Fraser Island

Basic brekkie before heading off to Fraser’s highlights.
Visit Eli Creek for a swim in its fresh waters
Explore the world famous Maheno Shipwreck.
Lunch on the move
Quick stop at ‘Pinnacles’ coloured sands.
Cruise over to Indian Head Lookout & Champagne Pools.
Head back to camp for the final night.
Enjoy dinner with your group.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Fraser Island/Noosa

Last brekkie on the island
Drive to Lake Mckenzie. Relax and enjoy the white silica sand
Lunch before making your way to the ferry to return to shore.
Depart the island at approximately 2:30pm.
Drop the 4WD’s back at Rainbow Beach
Transfer back to Noosa arriving at around 5pm

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Town Of 1770

This afternoon, you’ll hop on your bus and take a quick journey up to the east coast’s Town Of 1770. Check into your hostel and get ready for a relaxing couple of days of beaches, relaxing, and surfing.

Day 8: Town Of 1770/Surf Lesson

Learn to catch a wave with a morning surf lesson in Agnes Water,  before you hop on your overnight bus up to Airlie Beach.

Day 9: Airlie Beach

This morning, you’ll check into your amazing Airlie Beach accommodation. Check out the fantastic Airlie Beach Lagoon, then start preparing for your Whitsundays trip.

Day 10: Whitsundays

Sail out to one of the Whitsundays most picturesque islands and jump in the water to experience what all this fuss about snorkelling and scuba diving is about. While you sail around to our first sleeping location in the protected waters of Whitsunday Island, settle into the evening on the deck with a beer or wine, and tuck into some freshly cooked dinner, sourced locally of course.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Whitsundays

Wake up bright and early to a freshly cooked breakfast. Today, depending entirely on weather/tides, you can look forward to two other snorkels at two different beautiful locations around the islands, or a quick 10 minute bush walk up to Hill Inlet lookout. Take a quick pic, then a short stroll on to the world famous Whitehaven Beach. Also, expect a fully catered lunch and dinner.

Weather/Tide Dependent

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Whitsundays/Airlie Beach

Wake up early again this morning for breakfast and to soak in your final day on the Whitsundays. More beaches and snorkels before heading back to Airlie Beach in the late afternoon where you have another night’s stay in Nomads.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Cairns

Arrive in the tropical north Queensland city of Cairns and check into your central accommodation. Spend the rest of your day and evening enjoying the culture and nightlife. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep for your Great Barrier Reef trip the following day in Cairns.

Day 14: Great Barrier Reef/Cairns

Today, you will be part of a unique reef experience, catering for small groups only, and for both experienced and first time snorkelers and divers. The tour will have a very relaxed, chilled, tropical vibe, allowing passengers to experience the Great Barrier Reef. It will be an early morning departure time and return to Cairns before sunset. The tour provider will focus on a fun and relaxing day with mind-blowing reef to explore.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Package Highlights

  • Free Half Day Surf Lesson In 1770
  • Scuba Dive On The Great Barrier Reef
  • Accommodation Included
  • 4WD Adventure On Fraser Island
  • Includes Hop on Hop off Bus Pass


Hop on Hop off bus pass is included.

Add a Campervan:

Let us find a great deal on a campervan for you: Custom Campervan Quote

Own Transport:

We can build an itinerary taking into account the fact that you have your own transport already.

What to bring

  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
  • Spending Money
  • Overnight Bag
  • Snacks
  • ID

Supplier Terms & Conditions

All of our discount package deals are comprised of a combination of various tour providers, accommodation providers, and transport providers. Each of these suppliers and/or providers have their own individual terms and conditions in addition to Happy Travels standard terms and conditions. To view Happy Travels’ terms and conditions, please click here. For more information for individual supplier terms & conditions, please contact us by making an inquiry. Alternatively, they will be listed on your travel vouchers at the time of purchase.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

Do I need insurance when travelling to Australia?

Before your visit, you should arrange a sufficient and helpful medical and travel insurance. You should make sure the policies are adequate to cover costs for any possible emergency, including ambulance, boat, or helicopter rescue.

What do I need to know about driving in Australia?

Australians drive on the left hand side of the road. The steering wheel is on the right hand side of the car. Maximum speed limits in cities and towns do not exceed 60km/h and on highways/country roads, they range from 100km/h-110km/h. Strict drink-driving laws apply and drivers/passengers must wear seat belts at all times.

Does every town have hostel or budget friendly accommodation?

Most small cities and towns do offer hostels or some type of budget accommodation, but if not, we recommend being prepared with appropriate camping gear in case you want to go off the normal track.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

What is the best time of year to travel the East Coast?

It really depends on where you are going! Summers (December-February) brings the warmest temperatures, but in Far North Queensland, the cooly dry season from April to November is the best time to visit. Winter in Australia can get wet, but hardly every drops before 12C.rnrnThere are plenty of things to do in Australia year round, so it is quite difficult to get bored with loads of festivals, nightlife, adventures, and beautiful natural sights to see.

What do I do if I need help with my existing package booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

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