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The Happy Travels East Coast Essentials

Here at Happy Travels, we love the East Coast of Australia, and we want to show you why…

  • Money Icon From: $1,599
  • Clock Icon Duration: Travel at your own pace.


It’s one of the most amazing places to travel and we know it inside and out. We also know that Australia is a big place full of amazing things to see and do, so it can be tough deciding where to go and how to fill your time! That’s why we’ve pieced together our Happy Travels East Coast Essentials package, which includes our four favourite trips and tours so you can get all the big bucket list items all sorted. We’ve even made the whole thing open dated for ultimate flexibility so whether you’re spending weeks, months, or years in Australia, it’ll easily fit into your plans!

Package Inclusions

  • Surf lesson in Byron Bay with Mojo Surf
  • 3 day 2 night Fraser Island Tag A Long Safari Tour
  • 2 day 2 night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure
  • Great Barrier Reef Trip in Cairns


Day 1: Itinerary

This trip does not have a set itinerary. You can pick your preferred dates, let us know your plan, and we’ll send you an itinerary to fit your schedule. Alternatively, you can book this package open dated. These tours are valid for 12 months and can be used in one go or as seperate trips.

Please contact our travel experts for more information on this package.


  • Surf lesson in Byron Bay with Mojo Surf
  • 3 Day/2 Night Fraser Island Tag A Long Safari Tour
  • Great Barrier Reef Trip in Cairns
  • 2 Day 2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure
  • Open dated & flexible for 12 months


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

Greyhound – WHIMIT East Coast 30 Day Pass $389.00

Greyhound – WHIMIT National 30 Day Pass $439.00

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

  • Camera
  • 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.

There 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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The Happy Travels East Coast Essentials

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Explore Australia's East Coast on a budget with our popular East Coast Essentials package. Enjoy discounted access to Fraser Island and The Whitsundays.

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