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21 Day East Coast Adventure Package

The 21 Day East Coast Adventure Package is the number #1 bucket list trip in Australia for those who want to visit all the best spots in a 3 week timeframe.

  • Money Icon From just $2799
  • Clock Icon Duration: 21 Days

Description

Three weeks of fun, adventure, and excitement! Our 21 day East Coast Mega Saver Package is the ultimate trip. You will experience driving 4×4’s across the sand dunes on K’Gari Fraser Island, sailing around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, snorkelling with exotic aquatic life hard to find anywhere else. As our most popular package it is preferred by adventure travellers looking to make memories that last a lifetime.

This package includes all of your activities and accommodation and you will be staying at popular, social hostels in 6 – 10 bed share dorms. Upgrading your accomodation is easy and starts at just $4 per night. Furthermore, you can add additional activities such as Bungy Jumping, Skydiving plus much more.

This tour is flexible with dates and can be started from Cairns or Sydney and leaves on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Depending on how you want to travel, you can book this East Coast Australia Package open dated and use your own transport, or we can add a bus pass and you’re good to go.

Our friendly team of travel experts will help you every step of the way on your journey. We have branches at all of the main stops along the way so if you have any questions about your trip you can pop in and see our team any day you like. Our customer support team is open 7 days per week so if you prefer to chat on the phone, you can give us a call whenever you like.

Package Inclusions

  • 3 nights in Byron Bay
  • ½ day Learn to Surf Experience
  • Kayak with Dolphins
  • 1 Night In Surfers Paradise
  • 4 Nights Noosa
  • Noosa Everglades Canoe Trip
  • 3 Day 2 Night Fraser Island Tag Along Tour
  • 2 Nights In Airlie Beach
  • 2 Day 2 Night Whitsundays Sailing
  • 2 Day 2 Night Magnetic Island Escape with Nomads Magnetic Island
  • 3 Nights Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Trip With A Free Intro Dive
  • Atherton Tablelands Day Trip With Uncle Brian’s
  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 5 Dinners
  • 21 Day East Coast Package

Itinerary

Day 1: Prologue

Your adventure kicks off in stunning Sydney city where tonight, you’ll hop on board the overnight bus that will take you to the iconic coastal town of Byron Bay.

Day 2: Byron Bay

This morning you’ll arrive bright and early and check into your central Byron Bay accommodation for the next 3 nights. Then, test yourself at the great Australian sport of surfing with a half day surf lesson to welcome you to the bay.

Day 3: Byron Bay

Enjoy a free day around Byron to explore. We recommend checking out the local beaches or hit up some of the top sights, such as The Lighthouse or The Farm Byron Bay. The perfect start to any East Coast Package.

Day 4: Byron Bay/Kayak with Dolphins

Today, you’ll be waking up in the beautiful Byron Bay. Your plan for the day will include an incredible 3.5 hour dolphin kayak tour. You will need to make your own way to the meeting point on Lawson Street where your tour guide and group will be waiting for you. Enjoy an awesome paddle around the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse and spot wild dolphins, rays, turtles & more. After your tour finishes you may want to head back to your accommodation or spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach.

Day 5: Surfers Paradise

After a short bus ride up to the famous city of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, you will check into your accommodation, ready to explore Australia’s answer to Miami. Walk down Miami Beach and take a picture under the Surfers Paradise sign, before heading out to explore the nightlife with your new mates.

Day 6: Noosa

Start the day by waking up and checking out of your Surfers Paradise 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.

Day 7: Noosa Everglades/Noosa

To start the day, you will be picked up for your everglades trip. The Noosa Everglades are one of two in the world, making this day a very special one. You will be canoeing through a stunning nature filled environment of serene beauty, bursting with rare animal and plant species.

Day 8: Noosa

Relaxing day exploring Noosa.

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

Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: Noosa

Tonight, you’ll be on the bus to Airlie Beach. The day is yours to freely explore and check out of your hostel before jumping on board your overnight bus to Airlie Beach.

Day 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 look, then a short stroll on to the world famous Whitehaven Beach.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Whitsundays/Airlie Beach

Wake up early again this morning for breakfast and the potential for another snorkel, with the hope to get one more snorkel before heading back to Airlie Beach. Check back into your hostel and join in the free after party with the crew and new friends.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Day 17: Magnetic Island

Today, you’ll make your way to Townsville where a ferry will take you to Magnetic Island. Your ferry crossing is included in this East Coast Package. Check in for two amazing nights at one of the beach side resorts. Kick back and relax on one of the island’s many iconic beaches, whilst you enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne.

Meal(s) included : Dinner

Day 18: Magnetic Island

Today is yours to freely explore, relax, or hire the well known ‘Barbie Cars’ and jet around the island in style.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Day 19: Cairns

Your final journey will be from Townsville to Cairns. Arrive in the tropical North Queensland city 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.

Day 20: Great Barrier Reef/Cairns

Today, your East Coast Package will include 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 both the reef and a sand cay. We will have a later departure time and return to Cairns at sunset. Your tour will focus on a fun and chilled day with mind-blowing reef to explore.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 21: Atherton Tablelands/Cairns

Today, you’ll be venturing into the depths of the Australian rainforests on the hunt for watering holes. The Atherton Tablelands is a circuit of waterfalls that need to be seen to be believed. You’ll spend your day swimming, jumping, and sliding into some of the most picturesque waterfalls and lakes you’ll see on your Australia trip. Try the famous “hair flick” at Milla Milla and try your best to recreate the TV adverts. Head back to Cairns and get ready for a fun evening.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 22: Cairns

This morning, you will have a completely free day. Add on a rainforest trip or bungy jump if you want to experience even more of Cairns.

Route Map

Highlights

  • Half Day Surf Lesson
  • 3 Day 2 Night Fraser Island Tag Along Tour
  • 2 Day 2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure
  • 2 Day 2 Night Magnetic Island Escape With Base Magnetic Island
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Trip
  • 3 weeks of hostel accommodation
  • 7 Breakfast, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • + Loads More

Transportation

Add a Bus Pass: SAVE 10% on any of the following passes when booking together with the package

Greyhound – WHIMIT Bus Passes starting from $265

Alternatively, why not 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. If you need information on planning your journey why not contact one of our friendly travel specialists.

What to bring

  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • 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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This 21 Day East Coast Adventure Package is a mega saver packed full of awesome adventures. Visit top spots like Cairns, Whitsundays & Fraser Island.

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