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2 Week East Coast Campervan Road Trip w/ Travel Buddies Roady Australia From $2,799

A new way to travel. See the best of Queensland, Australia with Travel Buddies Roady with this exclusive package including a 2-week campervan hire, 2-day Whitsundays sailing trip, and 3-day K’gari tag-along adventure, all in a Jucy Crib+.

Perfect for the adventurous backpacker looking for epic times and road trip vibes. This trip is for independent solo travellers, who want to travel in a campervan, but don’t want to go alone, or can’t afford to do it as a single. We’ll find you the perfect travel companions. You will be able to change vehicles with each other as you travel around. Don’t worry, we’ll pair you with the same gender to start and you’ll have your own bed for the journey.

Embark on an unforgettable 2-week convoy travelling from Cairns to Brisbane as a group of 6. Begin your journey in the tropical paradise of Cairns, renowned for its lush rainforests, many waterfalls, coral reefs, and social vibes. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef as you explore the Whitsunday Islands on an exciting sailing adventure. See the enchanting swirling sands of Whitehaven Beach and snorkel the incredible reefs abundant in marine life. Discover the magic of K’gari, the world’s largest sand island, on an adventurous 4WD tag-along tour. Drive along the gorgeous 75-mile beach and see the bright blue waters of Lake Mckenzie and Eli Creek. Soak in the breathtaking scenery of the Queensland coast, stop off at popular backpacker spots or seek out hidden gems along the way. Spend every night with the campfire going, the good tunes playing, sleeping under a carpet of stars with some epic new friends for life. Nothing beats the road trip lifestyle.

This is a semi-planned road trip convoy with starting in Cairns and finishing in Brisbane. Travellers must be over the age of 21. Travel Buddies Roady includes a 2-week campervan hire, vehicle insurance, a 2 day Whitsundays sailing trip, a 3 day K’gari tag along tour, as well as 2 pre-tour camp nights in Airlie Beach and Rainbow Beach. The rest of the journey is yours to plan, but you can check out our recommended itinerary below. Perfect for those wanting the freedom of travelling in a campervan, without the stress of missing out on the highlights. Reserve your spot today.

Tour Inclusions


  • Jucy Crib+ Including Comprehensive Insurance
  • 2 day 2 night Whitsundays Sailing Trip
  • 3 day 2 night K’gari 4WD Tag Along Adventure
  • 1x Night Camping @ Nomads Hostel Airlie Beach
  • 1x Night Camping @ Freedom Hostel Rainbow Beach
  • 13x Meals
  • Group Chat with a Dedicated Travel Buddies Roady Rep


  • Travel Insurance is Highly Recommended
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any Meals or Accommodation Not Indicated in the Itinerary
  • Petrol Money
  • Must be 21 and Over

Vehicle Includes

  • Duvet, Pillows, and Sheets
  • Airport Shuttle Transfers
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance
  • Unlimited Kilometres
  • Bucket and Cleaning Equipment
  • All Cutlery and Dinnerware
  • Towels and Tea Towel

Travel Buddies Roady Suggested Itinerary

Get Road Trip Ready

This is a recommended itinerary for your 2 week Travel Buddies Roady trip. Your Whitsundays and K’Gari tours will have a set date as well as your two included camp nights in Airlie Beach and Rainbow Beach. 

Get ready for the road trip of a lifetime. This evening you’ll meet up with your roady buddies for a meet and greet dinner and drinks at Gilligans hostel in Cairns on us! Get to know your mates and start planning your epic adventure. We recommend downloading the WikiCamps Australia app to plan your camping stays.

Meals included: Dinner
Overnight: Gilligan’s Hostel | Cairns (optional extra)

Day 1: Start of Road Trip

Today is the day! The start of an epic Travel Buddies Roady adventure. Pick up your campers from Jucy depot in Cairns and familiarise yourself with your new homes for the next two weeks. Get the tunes pumping, and start your journey.

First stop we recommend is the Atherton Tablelands. Just over an hour south of Cairns, here you can enjoy a full day of waterfall hopping surrounded by stunning scenery and winding roads. Some of the hotspots are Babinda Boulders, Milla Milla Falls, Nandroya Falls, Josephine Falls, and Lake Eacham.

Overnight: Atherton Tablelands (recommended)

Day 2: Drive to Airlie Beach

You have a few days now to start making your way down to Airlie Beach for your first scheduled trip to the Whitsundays. Between Atherton Tablelands and Airlie Beach there are so many beautiful and exciting stops to explore.

Today we recommend travelling through Mission Beach, with beautiful beaches and scenic rainforest roads. Be sure to keep your eye out for a cassowary! Then keep travelling south along a beautiful rural coastal road towards Townsville. Maybe stop off for lunch at Hinchinbrook lookout and enjoy a quick walk to see the towering mountains of the island across the river.

Travel Buddies Roady Hot tip: Townsville council runs a handful of stunning free campsites along the coast which you can find on Wiki Camps. Just be sure to book your spot online before arriving.

Overnight: Townsville (recommended)

Day 3: Drive to Airlie Beach

Today, why not hop on a quick 25 minute ferry over to Magnetic Island? Here you can explore secluded beaches and awesome hikes to where old forts still stand with stunning views of the island below. Keep an eye out for Koala’s in the trees around you, the island is famous for them. The ferries run all day, which means you can spend the whole day exploring the gorgeous island and still get back to your campers in time for a beautiful evening under the stars.

Overnight: Saunders Beach (recommended)

Day 4: Drive to Airlie Beach

Crank the tunes and play some car games as you make your way to Airlie Beach today. Maybe stop off at Bowen for lunch, and get a quick pic with the giant mango. Be sure to arrive at Airlie Beach with enough time to explore the lively town. Chill out at the lagoon and enjoy one of the many backpacker bars. You have a night of camping sorted at the central Nomads Hostel, with an awesome social vibe. Pack an overnight bag with your swimmers and drink of choice, because tomorrow you’re off to the Whitsunday Islands!

Overnight: Nomads Airlie Beach Camping (included)

Day 5: Whitsundays Sail Trip

Today you’re heading out to the glorious Whitsundays! You can leave your camper safely at Nomads hostel. Meet your crew at Coral Sea Marina, and depart for the Whitsundays. After a couple hours sailing, your first spot will be the iconic Whitehaven beach where you’ll have a few hours to explore and relax. Trek to Hill Inlet lookout for those epic views of the swirling white sands before spending time relaxing on the pristine beach. Keep an eye out for baby stingrays that chill out in the shallow waters. Tonight you’ll sleep on the boat enjoying beers over a beautiful sunset, delicious dinner, and some games with your tour group and crew.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Whitsundays Sailboat (included)

Day 6: Whitsundays Sail Trip

You’ll have the full day just to explore the epic Whitsunday Islands. Bush walk to Tongue Point for breathtaking views of the island below. Snorkel at 3 different spots over the 2 days to see some vibrant coral and awesome marine life. See if you can spot turtles, reef sharks, manta rays, and a flurry of colourful fish. Get hands on and help the crew out with sailing. Tonight you’ll camp at a beautiful and secluded spot on an island, watch the twinkling stars above over a campfire and fresh dinner with some more drinks and games.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Whitsundays Camping (included)

Day 7: Drive to Rainbow Beach

After breakfast and a refreshing swim, say goodbye to the Whitsundays this morning as you sail back to Airlie Beach. You’ll be arriving back to the mainland around 10:30 am, depending on the tide, so still plenty of time to explore new places today. We recommend heading directly to Eungella National Park to seek out hidden gems. Visit Finch Hatton Gorge and trek to the secret waterfall where you can take a refreshing dip. Hike through lush rainforest to the peak of Eungella where, if you’re lucky, you can spot the elusive Platypus in the creeks. Then tonight we recommend camping at Cape Hillsborough National Park, so you can wake up to an epic sunrise on the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight: Cape Hillsborough National Park (recommended)

Day 8: Drive to Rainbow Beach

One of the best sunrise experiences on the East Coast. Cape Hillsborough is famous for its many kangaroos that roam the shores at sunrise. Watch the gorgeous colours play over the water and say hello to the friendly kangaroos and wallabies. A perfect spot for breakfast before carrying on your way down the coast. Todays a bit of a long one, so crank the tunes and play another round of ‘Who am I’ before settling somewhere like Emu Park for the night.

Overnight: Emu Park (recommended)

Day 9: Drive to Rainbow Beach

Did you know that Agnes Water is the most northern point along the East Coast you can surf? Make the most of it today, drive down to Agnes Water and hire a board or hop on a surf lesson to surf the beautiful waves at the main beach – ideal for beginners or advanced. Explore the laid back town of 1770 and enjoy beach vibes and beautiful surroundings.

Overnight: Agnes Water (recommended)

Day 10: Drive to Rainbow Beach

It’s not far to Rainbow beach now, so why not stop off at the Bundaberg Turtle Sanctuary to treat yourselves today. Learn all about these extraordinary animals and the conservation efforts and research programs that are protecting them. Finally, make the drive to Rainbow Beach, where you have a camping spot at Freedom Hostel waiting for you. Spend sunset at the Carlo Sandblow for an epic view and enjoy a drink or two at Freedom’s social bar. Get ready for another guided tour in the morning, a 4WD Tag Along adventure to the stunning island of K’gari.

Overnight: Freedom Hostel Camping (included)

Day 11: K'gari

Start bright and early with your 7am safety briefing at Freedom Hostel in Rainbow Beach. Meet your fellow travellers who will be joining you on this epic adventure. Depart Rainbow Beach and head over to the world’s largest sand island! Once you are on the island the real adventure begins. Drive along 75 mile beach, blast the tunes, and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Stop for a quick lunch before heading to one of the best spots on the island – Lake Mckenzie! Swim in the amazingly blue water and relax on the white sands. Head out for another drive towards your Dingo safe campsite before dark – just in time for a fun and relaxing evening of dinner and drinks.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: K’gari Camping (included)

Day 12: K'gari

Today begins with a quick breakfast before heading out to make the most of your day on the island. Your first stop will be Eli Creek, the natural lazy river. Chill out on floaties as you slowly drift through the relaxing creek. Next, enjoy the beach drive to the SS Maheno Shipwreck. Take a few awesome pictures as you learn a bit about the history of this famous icon of the island. Make sure to watch for Dingoes as you drive! Continue on to Indian Head, K’Gari’s highest point, where you may be lucky enough to spot sharks, whales, or stingrays in the waters below. Stop for lunch before making your way to the scenic Champagne pools. Enjoy the clear rock pools, crashing waves, and beautiful views. Final drive of the day back to camp for another evening of delicious food and a fun night ahead.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: K’gari Camping (included)

Day 13: Rainbow Beach and Noosa

After breakfast, packing up, and saying farewell to your camp, enjoy another day of driving along the epic 75 mile beach. Today, enjoy a 2km hike through stunning forest as you make your way to Lake Wabby. A lusciously green lake in the middle of a sandblow, the lake’s waters will leave your skin and hair feeling super smooth. Relax by the lake as you take in the beautiful sounds and sights of nature. Finally, it’s time to make your way back to the mainland. Enjoy the final drive along 75 Mile Beach before grabbing the barge back to Rainbow Beach, where you will arrive back at the hostel between 3 and 4pm.

Once you’re back on the mainland, pick up your campers again and we recommend driving the hour and a half down to Noosa to spend the evening, where social bars and beautiful beaches await.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Noosa (recommended)

Day 14: End of Epic Road Trip

The final day of your Travel Buddies Roady trip has come – but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun today. Spend the morning in the beautiful town of Noosa. Head into the National Park to enjoy many walks past gorgeous native trees and maybe spot a koala. Trek along the Noosa headlands and find the hidden fairy pools for a dip with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Or maybe join an Everglades cruise and canoe tour, for a serene kayak through stunning waterways and refreshing tea tree lakes. After an epic 2 weeks on the road, it’s time to make your way back to Brisbane via the Sunshine Coast to drop off your camper. Say goodbye to your new friends for life, maybe explore a bit of Brisbane city, and get to planning your next epic adventure.

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

2 Week East Coast Road Trip

East Coast Road Trip including 2 week campervan hire, 2 day Whitsundays sail trip ad 3 day K'Gari 4WD adventure



  • 2 Week Campervan Rental With Unlimited Kilometres
  • Whitsundays Sail Trip
  • K’Gari 4WD Adventure
  • Travel in a Convoy
  • Semi-Self Guided Experience = Best of both worlds
  • Meet people, Make friends, Create memories

What To Bring

  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Spending Money
  • Overnight Bag For Scheduled Tours
  • Snacks
  • ID
  • Epic Playlist
  • Sense of Adventure

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Travel Buddies Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 14 Days of the start date incur a 100 % fee.
Cancellations within 21 Days of the start date incur a 80% fee

Cancellations outside of these periods incur a 50% fee.

Please note that changes to the itinerary may occur due to weather, operator changes & cancellations. A suitable and comparable replacement will take place on such occasions.

Pick ups & Departures

This self guided tour departs Cairns and finishes in Brisbane.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers 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.

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).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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