Australia East Coast: The Mid-Semester
- Duration: 11 Days (approx.)
- Location: Brisbane, Queensland
- Product code: ECT-WTT
NOOSA - DAY 1
Whether you’re driving from the Gold Coast or flying in from a major City, we’ll be there to pick you up at Brisbane Airport at 12pm.
This is the first time you’ll meet your group and tour leader for the best 10 days of your life.
Once we’re in Noosa we’ll be checking into the hostel and then heading down to the beautiful beaches and the Instagrammable Fairy Pools. It is time for you to relax and enjoy your journey.
That evening we’ll be having a welcome meal followed by a talk on how we’re going to travel to our next destination…Fraser Island.
FRASER ISLAND - DAY 2 & 3
By the end of this trip it will be hard to pick the highlight of the trip but it is guaranteed that Fraser Island will be up there!
Over the next 48 hours you will explore the world’s largest sand island in a convoy of 4xx4 vehicles. Following your guide in the lead car, you’ll be able to drive a on the freeway of Fraser Island which is a 75 Mile Beach, then detouring inland, discovering freshwater lakes, you’ll be carried down lazy rivers and explore the stunning rainforest.
This is once in a lifetime and we want to make the most of your time on Fraser, so we’ll be staying overnight on the island, camping close to the beach and chilling with your new travel fam.
Following that you’ll head back to the mainland where you’ll stay in the beautiful Rainbow Beach.
RAINBOW BEACH - DAY 4
You’ve had a day in maybe Australia’s most idyllic town, you’ve explored the world’s biggest sand island and now it’s time to tick off the number 1 Aussie bucket list item, SURFING!
A million miles away from the hustle and bustle of many surf spots, this quiet Queensland town is the perfect place to paddle out and catch a wave. You’ll have the afternoon free to chill by the pool, hit the beach or head to the Carlo Sandblow, a stunning lookout on the mainland of Australia looking back onto Fraser Island.
Following this you’ll jump on the bus up North to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the next life-changing couple of days.
THE WHITSUNDAYS AND AIRLIE BEACH - DAY 5, 6 & 7
THE WHITSUNDAYS! What more do we even need to say? You will snorkel, swim and bask in the sun as you sail around 74 paradise islands off the Queensland coast. I know it sounds terrible so far so what you’ll also do is visit the world’s best beach.
With its squeaky white sands and turquoise water, Whitehaven Beach is something that will stick in your mind for life. It is the jewel in the crown of the island group and that swirling white sands view from the Hill Inlet Lookout will provide you with the perfect backdrop for that dream travel group photo.
You’ll be exploring this region on an iconic sailing boat that’s so fast you get to spend more time snorkelling and exploring Whitehaven. You and your travel family will toast a beer to an incredible sunset before calling it a night.
Where will you spend the night? On the Whitsundays, in paradise itself! Bunking up in the sail boat, so you will see sunrise from the ocean.
After sailing back, Airlie Beach is home for the night. You can either kick on or take it easy before the next day of travel up to Cairns.
CAIRNS: ATHERTON TABLELANDS, THE GREAT BARRIER REEF & BUNGY JUMP PARTY- DAY 8 & 9
It’s been a wild week up to now and this day will see you get the bus to your last destination, the backpacker heaven that is Cairns. We are now deep in to tropical Queensland, a totally unique part of the world and the perfect place to finish your trip in style!
We will spend our first day exploring the waterfalls and rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands. We’ll pose in front of waterfalls, slide down natural waterslides, swim in volcanic crater lakes on the learning some pretty cool things about this different area.
Cairns is also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef so what kind of trip would it be without taking you there?! You’ll spend a full day exploring and snorkelling the world’s biggest living organism, any avid divers you have the chance to scuba dive.
After discovering the underwater world we’re going to the only bungy jump site in Australia for a bit of party. We’re gonna have an Aussie BBQ, with a drink or two and you have the chance to face your fears by jumping off the 50 metre platform. Are you brave enough?
CAIRNS: FREE DAY OR ADRENALINE DAY & THE LONG GOODBYE - DAY 10 & 11
This is your time and it’s up to you what you do with it. You may choose to laze by the lagoon but we’d recommend taking advantage of being in Northern Queensland while you can.
Cairns and its surrounds is made for adrenaline junkies. Whether it’s skydiving or white water rafting, this crazy town has it all and guess what? This can be organised with our team while on the tour, they’re the experts and can answer anything and everything as well as get you booked in.
We want you all to say a proper goodbye so we’ve got a farewell dinner and drinks planned at Gilligans, Australia’s most famous traveller venue! Cairns knows how to party and this will be a night to remember!
The next morning we’ll be saying our goodbyes and arranging your airport transfers, the real world awaits but now you have bragging rights as you’ve just had the time of your life up the East Coast of Australia.