14 Day Oz East Coast Adventure

Whirlwind Group Tour Up The East Coast!

Starting in Sydney or Cairns you travel the east coast of Australia in the company of fellow adventurers on an tour to remember. With lots of mini adventures on the way like Fraser island and the Whitsundays there is plenty of action on this epic road trip. Perfect if you are pushed for time and want to “do” the east coast in a few weeks.

14 Day Oz East Coast Adventure: Trip Highlights

This is the perfect tour if you are a little short on time, but don ´t want to miss out on the fun of the Australian East Coast. Lets have a look at some of the destinations and activities you will experience on this trip:


  • Two surf lessons at our surf lodge
  • Brisbane city river cruise and morning tea
  • Full-day 4WD experience on Fraser Island
  • Authentic ‘goat rodeo’ at Kroombit Park Outback Cattle Station
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • Two nights on a tropical island
  • Great Barrier Reef catamaran cruise


  • 13 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D)
  • 3 nights in hotels, 9 nights in lodges/cabins
  • 1 night ‘liveaboard’ sailing
  • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver
  • Group Size
  • Average 15, maximum 36

Transport:  Modern air-conditioned coach, including power points for charging electronics.

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DAY 1 : Sydney, New South Wales to Surf Camp
Set the tone for this authentic Aussie adventure by crossing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge en route to the surfing haven of Crescent Head. But first up, we’ve got a spot of wine tasting and grape stomping in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for the cheeky kangaroos that hang around the vines here, and leave enough space in your backpack for a bottle of wine or two…
    • Wine tasting and grape stomping in Hunter Valley
    • Dinner
DAY 2: Surf Camp to Byron Bay
Wake up, grab breakfast and get ready to hit the waves with an included surf lesson today. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, your instructors will give you some top tips that’ll have you surfing like a local in no time. Tear yourself away from the big blue as our road trip continues with a stop by the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour. Then: say hello to Byron Bay with an included orientation tour. Here you can burn incense, sip chai, practice yoga and go on an epic night out all in the space of 24 hours. Oh, and the beaches here are gorgeous.

    • Surf lesson
    • See the Big Banana
    • Orientation tour of Byron Bay
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
DAY 3: Byron Bay

Awww, yeah – you’ve got a free day to do your own thing! Anti McDonald’s and anti anything mass produced but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards, it’s no wonder Byron Bay is a traveller’s hotspot. Also, Chris Hemsworth has a house here. Eeeek! Optionals on the menu today? Surfing, stand up paddle boarding and skydiving.

    • Breakfast
    • Skydiving
    • Stand up paddle boarding
    • Surf lesson
DAY 4: Byron Bay to Brisbane

Leave Byron behind you as we head to Brisbane. But first up is the famous Surfers Paradise and an Aboriginal Cultural experience (with song, dance and storytelling). Once in Brisbane, there’s an orientation tour to get your bearings. Then, the night is yours to let your hair down.

    • Visit Surfers Paradise
    • Aboriginal Cultural experience
    • Orientation tour of Brisbane
DAY 5: Brisbane to Fraser Island

On our way to Fraser Island, we’ll swing by Noosa for a tour and a walk in Noosa National Park. Ten points if you spot a koala! There are also hidden natural pools around here, so bring your swimmers in case you have time for a quick dip. We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

    • Visit Noosa
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
DAY 6: Fraser Island (4WD Trip)

It’ll be love at first sight as you hit up the peaceful Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie and much more on Fraser Island.

    • Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
DAY 7: Fraser Island to Farm Stay

Wave goodbye to the coast this morning as our journey continues to the stunning landscape, wildlife and country hospitality of Myella Farm: a working cattle station and our unique home for the next two nights.

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
DAY 8: Farm Stay

Embrace your inner jackaroo (or jillaroo) and get amongst farm life during your time here. You could always go all out and opt in to explore the farm on horseback too. Giddy-up!

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
DAY 9: Farm Stay to Whitsundays Sailing

Been on a private yacht before? You will today as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. This is the life. Please note: We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Sail the Whitsunday Islands
    • Please note: The twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands.
DAY 10: Airlie Beach

Shorten your bucket list with a visit to Whitehaven Beach and get ready to feast, swim and snorkel the day away. Sounds good, huh? Grab a last pic of paradise before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. The nightlife here is a backpacker’s dream. Get amongst it and celebrate an epic start to the trip with your new travel mates.


    • Sail the Whitsunday Islands
    • Visit Whitehaven Beach
    • Snorkelling
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
DAY 11: Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island

Hop on a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island (cue pretty views en route). Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, seek out hidden beaches, hikes and swim out for a snorkel. This place is awesome and a little slice of paradise.

    • Visit Magnetic Island
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
DAY 12: Magnetic Island to Cairns

Before leaving, we’ve got a visit to a wildlife park lined up for you. Get ready for snakes, birds and koalas! Once we’re in Cairns, get your bearings on an orientation tour. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has got adventure for days. Take a stroll around. Then the night is yours to get out and experience some of the East Coast’s best nightlife.

    • Visit a wildlife park
    • Cairns orientation tour
    • Breakfast
DAY 13: Cairns

You’ve got two days to play with in Cairns. Start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip. Snorkel or scuba dive this world-famous reef and see what all the fuss is about. You might see turtles, reef sharks and Nemo! This place is special, trust us. There’s also bungy jumping if you’re game (optional). Please note: Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.

    • Breakfast
    • Great Barrier Reef day trip
    • Bungy jumping
DAY 14: Cairns

After breakfast, say bye to your trip mates. But with so much more on offer in and around Cairns, we won’t blame you for sticking around.

    • Breakfast


-4 nights in hotels, 1 night in a motel, 5 nights in lodges, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night sailing on a private yacht


14 Days - 2019 prices

USD 3059

What's Included?

  • 13 nights shared dorm accommodation
  • Meals
    Breakfasts : 11 Lunches : 3 Dinners : 4
  • Experienced guide
  • Surf lesson at spot X
  • 2 night Whitsunday sailing adventure
  • 4WD Fraser Island group tour
  • Outback ranch cattle station. Goat Rodeo baby!
  • Full staff support
  • Access to 24 emergency assistance in the UK

What's Excluded?

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Most tours require: sturdy walking shoes (preferably ankle high), hat, sunscreen, towel, toiletries, swimming gear, warm clothing, waterproof jacket, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, fly net to cover your head if you are bothered by flies (outback tours particularly), camera, motion sickness tablets (NZ and boat tours, especially) pillow, sleeping bag (can be hired for AUD $25 for Northern Territory Tours and AUD $30 for tours in Western Australia or purchased for AUD $50 for Western Australia Tours; not necessary for fully accommodated tours ie Tasmania), money for optional snacks and activities.

  • A local payment is an amount of money paid in local currency (eg, Australian or New Zealand dollars) on the first day of your tour. It is used to pay for activities and fees that need to be paid directly to a service provider on the day of services. These include national park entry fees, equipment hire and environmental management fees. All the prices on our website include local payments, where relevant.

  • Part of the enjoyment of our tours is bonding with a group of likeminded adventurers, so we make them active and hands on. With the exception of our Safari in Style tour, passengers are expected to help prepare food, wash dishes and generally assist the guide as directed.

  • Our tours are active and require a reasonable level of fitness. Please refer to our fitness guide. If you enjoy hiking through gorges, swimming in waterfalls and directly experiencing the environment, then our tours are perfect for you. If you have any doubts about your suitability for our tours, please check with our Reservations Department before making a booking. We reserve the right to assess your ability to participate at check-in.

  • Our emphasis is on fresh food wherever possible and our meals are nutritious and varied. If you are vegetarian or gluten intolerant we can cater for you, but if you have very specific dietary needs you may need to provide your own food, so please discuss this at time of booking. For breakfast we supply cereals, toast, tea and coffee. Lunch is usually a self-serve sandwich and salads; in the evening we have a cooked dinner. Some tours, such as Safari in Style, have a focus on ‘bush tucker’, giving you the chance to experience this uniquely Australian cuisine (refer to your itinerary for details). We always carry water in the vehicle and you will often have the chance to buy your own drinks, ice-creams etc at stops.

  • Australia is a large country with weather conditions varying considerably from one region to another. Generally, you can expect high temperatures in the summer (Dec-Feb), often extending into autumn, with lower temperatures at night and during winter (Jun-Aug), particularly in southern Australia where conditions can change quickly. The top half of Australia, particularly the Northern Territory, is known for its ‘wet’ (Oct-Mar) and ‘dry’ (Apr-Sept) seasons. New Zealand has a sub-tropical to temperate climate but be prepared for lower temperatures during winter (Jun-Aug) and we recommend you bring a good wind and/or waterproof jacket, as well as warm clothing, year-round.

  • No. Australian government regulations prohibit smoking and the drinking of alcohol inside tourist vehicles in Australia (smoking and drinking should be limited to stops along the route).

14 Day Oz East Coast Adventure Trip Dates

Dates Sydney to Cairns below.
If you wish to travel from Cairns to Sydney please ask us for the dates.

Please contact us with your travel plans

2020 Start Dates:

Mar 2020
Mon 09 Mar – Sun 22 Mar (Ex Sydney)
Mon 23 Mar – Sun 05 Apr (Ex Cairns)
Mon 30 Mar – Sun 12 Apr (Ex Sydney)

Apr 2020
Mon 06 Apr – Sun 19 Apr (Ex Sydney)
Mon 13 Apr – Sun 26 Apr (Ex Cairns)
Mon 20 Apr – Sun 03 May (Ex Cairns)

May 2020
Mon 4 May – Sun 17 May

June 2020
Mon 1 Jun – Sun 14 Jun

June 2020
Mon 29 Jun – Sun 12 Jul

July 2020
Sun 5 Jul – Sat 18 Jul
Mon 27 Jul – Sun 9 Aug

August 2020
Mon 24 Aug – Sun 6 Sep

September 2020
Mon 21 Sep – Sun 4 Oct

October 2020
Mon 19 Oct – Sun 1 Nov

November 2020
Mon 16 Nov – Sun 29 Nov
Mon 23 Nov – Sun 6 Dec

December 2020
Sat 12 Dec – Fri 25 Dec
Mon 14 Dec – Sun 27 Dec

2021 Start Dates:

January 2021
Sun 3 Jan – Sat 16 Jan
Mon 11 Jan – Sun 24 Jan
Sun 31 Jan – Sat 13 Feb

February 2021
Mon 8 Feb – Sun 21 Feb

March 2021
Mon 8 Mar – Sun 21 Mar

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