Australia / East Coast Tours

10 Day Brisbane to Cairns Budget Package



  • Drive 4x4s on K'gari Fraser Island with a 3 day tag-along safari
  • Cruise & snorkel through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands on a day trip
  • Enjoy relaxed Rainbow Beach & epic colourful sand walks
  • Visit awesome East Coast hot spots like Cairns & Airlie Beach on your flexible Greyhound Bus Pass


  • 1 Night in Rainbow Beach at Freedom Hostel
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Dingos Fraser Island Tag Along Safari
  • 2 Nights in Airlie Beach
  • 1 Day Whitsundays Cruise & Snorkel
  • 3 Nights Cairns
  • 7 Day WHIMIT Greyhound Bus Pass (can be optional)
  • Some Meals


Day 1: Brisbane – Rainbow Beach

Welcome to the sunny tropical of Queensland - Brisbane! Today you'll make your way up the East Coast to your next destination Rainbow Beach. Check into your beachfront accommodation and then head out to explore! You'll be staying at Freedom Rainbow Beach for a total of 2 nights so get comfortable - with daily free guided walks to the Carlo Sandblow, that's not hard to do!

Meals included: None


Day 2: 3 Day / 2 Night K'gari (Fraser Island) Dingo's Tag Along Safari

Your K'gari Fraser Island adventure begins with a quick morning brief at Freedom Hostel. At 9:30 am, depart for Fraser Island and drive approximately 10 minutes to the barge (ferry) and board for your 10-minute barge crossing. Once you have arrived on the world's largest sand island, drive for 1 hour to the Eurong Beach Resort along 75 Mile beach - Fraser Island's own highway with speed limits! There you can grab a coffee and chocolate croissant (own cost) for morning tea. From here, the adventure really begins, as we drive to the famous Lake McKenzie, one of the most popular and picturesque highlights of Fraser. We stop for lunch and time to swim and relax in the amazingly clear waters of the lake before driving up the beach to your campsite. Settle in for an early dinner, some well-deserved drinks and plenty of fun!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: 3 Day / 2 Night K'gari (Fraser Island) Dingo's Tag Along Safari

The day begins with a quick breakfast to fuel your busiest day on K'gari Fraser Island! First stop is Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north, stop at Maheno Shipwreck for a photo opportunity and a short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon before continuing on to Indian Head. Fraser Island's highest point, from here you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean before travelling to Champagne Pools for a drop. Lunch is served at either Maheno Shipwreck or Champagne Pools on Day 2 depending on time constraints, safety and beauty. In the afternoon, travel back to camp for dinner and drinks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: 3 Day / 2 Night K'gari (Fraser Island) Dingo's Tag Along Safari - Rainbow Beach

Start with breakfast before cleaning and disassembling your campsite. Once packed up, you'll drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk where you'll stride through the dunes to find a tropical paradise! Lunch follows your trip to Lake Wabby before you begin the drive down the beach and back to the barge. Once arrived on the mainland, head to the 4WD shed where you can unpack and quickly clean the cars. You will return to Freedom Hostel between 3:00 pm and 5:00pm, depending on the tides. Tonight you will hop on board the overnight bus to tropical Airlie Beach.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Airlie Beach

Spend your day relaxing on the pristine coastline and take in the serenity of Airlie Beach - the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and prepare for your incredible Whitsunday experience tomorrow. Today you will have the chance to explore the stunning sights of Airlie Beach. Experience the vibrant nightlife, where the bars, restaurants, and nightclubs keep you entertained until the wee hours of the morning. Thrill-seekers can indulge in adventure activities like skydiving and jet skiing - just ask us for more information! The town's relaxed and laid-back atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for everyone to enjoy.

Meals included: None


Day 6: Whitsundays Sailing Trip - Airlie Beach

The day has come to discover the Whitsunday Islands on your day sailing and snorkeling adventure! You will encounter the most incredible range of tropical fish, colourful coral and witness the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the surface. This day sail offers a large comfortable catamaran with a huge deck, spacious seating, chilled tunes and spectacular scenery. Snorkel at pristine locations in secluded anchorages and bays.

Meals included: Snacks, Lunch


Day 7: Airlie Beach - Cairns

Today you will take the bus to Cairns - a place that has it ALL. This hot location is the gateway to both the Great Barrier Reef as well as the Daintree Rainforest and offers heaps of awesome activities for travellers from nature to extreme sports! This vibrant tropical city is a top destination for backpackers from all over the world, thanks to its stunning natural beauty, laid-back atmosphere, and lively nightlife. Check into your Cairns accommodation for 3 nights and then head out to explore the city.

Meals Included: None


Day 8: Cairns

Now that you're settled into the adventure capital of Australia, why not jump on a skydive, bungy jump or an unreal rafting trip - ask us, the experts today for more information!

Meals Included: None


Day 9: Cairns

You can't stay in Cairns without heading out to the Great Barrier Reef! We highly recommend either a day trip or a multi-day experience to the Reef. The vibrant marine life, colourful coral and chance to scuba dive is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - contact us for more information! Kick back and relax in this thrilling location and take a stroll to the lagoon.

Meals Included: None


Day 10: Depart Cairns

Your East Coast adventure has come to an end, today you can say goodbye to like-minded friends as you set off on the rest of your travels. We hope you have made memories to last a lifetime and hope to help you on your next adventure! Fiji or New Zealand anyone….?

Meals included: None

Pickups / Departures

This package has select departure dates.

Please contact our travel specialists to discuss your preferred date of travel.

Departs: Brisbane or Cairns

Returns: Cairns or Brisbane


Extra Costs

There is an optional driving insurance levy to pay directly for the K'gari 4WD Safari
The bus + package price includes a specific bus pass, selected to work with this trip length

Please note: If you are travelling in Peak Season between the 15th December to the 15th January 2024 there is a slight rate increase as reflected on our package pricing.
Please contact us for any questions.

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10 Day Brisbane To Cairns Budget Package

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