Australia East Coast Explorer (5 Weeks) Sydney – Cairns


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Package Description

The Ultimate East Coast Australia Package offers fun and adventure for backpackers in all the best spots along the East Coast.

Your Ultimate East Coast adventure starts here in Sydney, with a guided tour of the city and an orientation at our Ultimate HQ. Get to know your group at our welcome dinner before we begin our epic journey up the East Coast. We'll travel overnight by luxury, air conditioned coach, complete with wifi and reclining chairs so sit back, relax and get ready for 5 weeks exploring the very best of the wonderful East Coast of Australia!

The trips are led by a Group Leader for your entire itinerary from Sydney to Cairns.

The East Coast Explorer tours are easy paced adventures and are designed to give you Free Time at most itinerary stops so that you can customise your experience.

This tour is perfect for solo travellers and for those travelling with friends. Enjoy your trip with a group of up to 20 other 18-35s from all over the world and your Ultimate East Coast Group Leader.


  • 33 nights accommodation + 2 nights overnight bus
  • ULTIMATE Group Leader
  • All tour transport
  • Sydney City Tour
  • Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk
  • Byron Bay Surf Lesson
  • Surfers Paradise Beach & City Tour
  • Explore Brisbane Southbank
  • Noosa National Park and Headland Walk (Optional)
  • Rainbow Beach Sand Blow Walk
  • Venture across the whole of magical K'gari (Fraser Island)
  • Visit the beautiful Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and Champagne Pools
  • Discover Town of 1770
  • 2 day / 2 night Whitsunday Island Sailing
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Airlie Beach post cruise party
  • Magnetic Island Adventure incl return ferry transfer & Guided Fort’s Walk
  • Visit Mission Beach
  • Visit Cairns Lagoon
  • 1 day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Trip ($20 reef conservation levy payable locally)
  • 1 day Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls tour
  • 9 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 6 x Dinner
  • Optional Activities available

Where We Stay


The Ultimate East Coast Australia Explorer tour includes 33 nights accommodation and 2 overnight buses.

  • 29-nights are spent in dorm share accommodation in the very best hostels on the Aussie East Coast. You’ll be staying in a beachfront hostel, resort-style flashpacker accommodation and centrally located properties close to the best experiences at each stop.
  • You’ll also spend 2 nights sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and 2-nights camping on K’gari (Fraser Island.)
  • Accommodation is based on 4-10 bed shared dorm arrangements.
  • Twin share and Private  rooms upgrades are available.

Optional Extras

  • Extra Night Sydney $45
  • Skydive 
  • Cape Tribulation 
  • Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays scenic flight 
  • White water rafting 
  • Whitsundays jet ski tour 

This tour is designed to have free time in most locations so that you can participate in additional and optional activities

Transport & Leaders



We travel from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef via public transport, train and coaches. Our point to point transport feature air-conditioning, leather reclining seats, Wifi, in-seat USB chargers, and onboard toilets. We travel a whopping 2,420.2 km between Sydney and Cairns and to make the most of our time in each location, we use two overnight coach services to travel, so we arrive rested, refreshed and ready for our next adventure!


Your Ultimate East Coast Group Leader will be travelling with you from start to finish and will showcase the very best of the East Coast to you. 

Not Included


We have done our best to include the key touring components but have listed the below fee's that are required to be paid on arrival whilst on tour.  

  • Local fees: $80AUD Total Paid direct. $30 EMC Levy, $20 port fuel and reef levy - Great Barrier Reef, $30 insurance - Fraser Island Adventure.
  • Your flights into Sydney 
  • Your travel insurance which is required to participate in this tour



We recommend a travel budget of approx. $80-$100/ day for meals when not included in the itinerary.

Travel Insurance is required to take part in this package

** All information & pricing is current as of 23/2/24 but is subject to change


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