Welcome to the awe-inspiring East Coast of Australia, where adventure and natural beauty intertwine! Get ready for an extraordinary journey brimming with breathtaking landscapes, lively cities, and exhilarating experiences. Our Australia East Coast Adventure Tour is designed to ensure an unforgettable exploration of this remarkable coastline.
From the iconic Sydney Opera House that graces the shores to the pristine beaches of the renowned Whitsundays, every moment of this tour will leave you spellbound. Discover the stunning sights that showcase the very essence of Australia, immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, and craft memories that will stay with you forever. Get ready to embark on the East Coast adventure of a lifetime!
Welcome to our semi-guided tour, the perfect blend of group dynamics and personal freedom. Whether you’re embarking on a working holiday or exploring the wonders of Australia, our program offers an ideal introduction to the vibrant Australian way of life. Designed for individuals with an adventurous spirit, a curiosity for diverse cultures, and a passion for unforgettable experiences, this trip promises to be an extraordinary journey of discovery.
With our semi-guided approach, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and shared experiences of a group tour while still having the flexibility to follow your own interests and preferences. Whether you’re seeking thrilling adventures, cultural immersion, or simply the freedom to explore at your own pace, our program caters to your individual desires.
Get ready to embark on an incredible adventure, filled with new friendships, immersive cultural encounters, and unforgettable moments. Join us as we dive into the heart of Australia, where each day presents a new opportunity to embrace the spirit of adventure and uncover the wonders of this extraordinary country.
Embark on the ultimate Australia East Coast Adventure and immerse yourself in the best that this stunning region has to offer. Join a diverse group of like-minded travelers and forge lifelong connections as you embark on this unforgettable journey.
With our small group sizes ranging from 5 to 24 people, you’ll have the opportunity to build genuine relationships with fellow adventurers from all corners of the globe. Discover the joy of shared experiences, laughter, and exploration as you bond with your newfound travel companions. Together, you’ll create memories that will be cherished for years to come.
Experience the best of both worlds with our unique approach, offering you insider access to incredible destinations while still allowing you the freedom to pursue your personal interests. Enjoy the camaraderie and support of your close-knit group, knowing that you have the flexibility to tailor your experience to suit your own desires.
But the adventure begins even before you depart! Connect with your fellow travelers before your journey begins and start building friendships that will accompany you throughout the trip. Share stories, exchange travel tips, and get to know each other, creating a sense of anticipation and camaraderie that will enhance your East Coast adventure.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the East Coast with a group of fun and like-minded individuals. Join us on the Australia East Coast Adventure and be prepared to create lifelong friendships and memories that will stay with you long after the journey ends.
All visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or e-visa/ETA to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA will suffice. Both visas can be applied for online. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information.
Also, check out the general Australian visa requirement here.
If your start date is more than 40 days away, you can secure your spot by paying a 10% deposit.
Simply select the ‘deposit’ option when you Check out. We’ll hold you a spot on your chosen start date and send you a link to pay the remaining amount.
The balance must be paid in full at least 40 days prior to your tour start date. If you are booking within 40 days of your start date the deposit option is not available so you need to pay in full.
No matter when your flight arrives, we’ve got you covered! Our team will be there to pick you up from the airport and ensure a smooth transfer to your accommodation. Rest assured, we’re available to assist you any day, at any time.
For the optimal start to your Australia East Coast Adventure tour, we recommend arranging your flights to arrive in Sydney (airport code: SYD) on the designated start date, which is always a Monday. This allows you to seamlessly join the group and kick off your 30-day adventure with ease. However, if you wish to arrive a few days early to explore the vibrant city of Sydney at your own pace, we’re more than happy to assist you in arranging extra nights at our highly-rated accommodation in the heart of Sydney. It’s the perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with the surroundings and soak up the energy of this iconic city before the tour begins.
Rest assured, we’re here to ensure that your journey starts off on the right foot, providing you with a seamless and stress-free arrival experience.
Today marks the beginning of an extraordinary journey, as you meet your experienced tour guide and join your newfound travel family for an unforgettable four-week adventure.
We will start by getting acquainted during our meet and greet session, where we’ll not only introduce ourselves but also provide a detailed overview of your East Coast itinerary. Rest assured, all your questions will be answered, ensuring that you feel fully informed, relaxed, and excited about the amazing experiences that lie ahead.
Following the meet and greet, get ready for a delightful surprise as we embark on a cool secret inclusion, adding an extra element of excitement to your day. And what better way to celebrate the start of our adventure together than with a Welcome Dinner, where we’ll share our first meal as a tight-knit travel family, creating bonds that will last a lifetime.
As the evening unfolds, we’ll board the overnight bus, setting off to our next destination – the picturesque Byron Bay. Get comfortable, settle in, and prepare for a restful journey as we make our way towards the captivating beauty that awaits us in Byron Bay.
Byron Bay, renowned for its stunning beaches, legendary surf breaks, delectable cuisine, and vibrant atmosphere, is a must-visit destination for every traveler’s bucket list.
Your adventure begins with an immersive tour of ‘the Bay’ alongside your knowledgeable tour guide, offering you insights into the town’s captivating charm. Afterward, we gather as a group to commemorate our first night in town with a delightful group meal, sharing stories and creating lasting connections.
The following two days are all about you, allowing you to embrace the flexibility and freedom that our style of trip offers. Whether you’re drawn to riding the waves, practicing yoga on the beach, or simply lounging and soaking up the sun’s warmth, our dedicated tour guide will be there to assist and provide guidance, ensuring that you can pursue the activities that resonate with you.
As twilight sets in on the second evening, we embark on a mesmerizing sunset river kayak tour, culminating in a well-deserved visit to a local pub. And to conclude our time in Byron Bay on a high note, we come together for a memorable team night out, celebrating the incredible experiences we’ve shared during these initial days of our journey.
Throughout our stay in Byron Bay, we’ll be accommodated at the exceptional Surf House, situated a mere 100 meters from the beach and boasting a rooftop bar. This fantastic location allows you to seamlessly immerse yourself in the vibrant beachside culture, ensuring an unforgettable stay in this captivating coastal paradise.
Leaving Byron Bay behind, we embark on the next leg of our journey up the coast as a group, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore independently without your tour guide. However, before parting ways, our guide will host a special session to equip you with valuable information and resources to make the most of your remaining time in Australia, ensuring you have all the tools you need for a seamless and memorable experience.
Our next destination is the renowned Surfers Paradise, situated on the stunning Gold Coast. Prepare to be amazed as you settle into the best hostel the Gold Coast has to offer. Here, you’ll have ample time to enjoy the golden sandy beaches, dive into the crystal-clear waters, or embark on thrilling adventures at one of the many theme parks in the area. Don’t worry about the logistics – our dedicated team is here to assist you in organizing and arranging your preferred activities, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.
Continuing our journey, we make our way to Brisbane, the bustling capital city of Queensland. Get ready to explore this vibrant metropolis, known for its cultural attractions, bustling markets, and vibrant culinary scene. From stunning riverfront walks to vibrant nightlife, Brisbane offers a plethora of experiences to suit every interest. Immerse yourself in the energy of the city as you uncover its hidden gems and create lasting memories.
Throughout our adventure, rest assured that our team is here to ensure your journey is filled with seamless transitions, unparalleled experiences, and the support you need to make the most of your time in Australia.
Our aim is to introduce you to new and captivating experiences in unfamiliar places, and today’s itinerary perfectly embodies this spirit of exploration. Prepare for an extraordinary day spent at the picturesque Tamborine National Park, where you’ll be enchanted by breathtaking viewpoints, indulge in refreshing swims at hidden waterfalls, and even have the opportunity to savor delightful wine tastings. But that’s not all – brace yourself for an unforgettable encounter with the mesmerizing glow worms, an enchanting sight that is sure to leave you in awe. Trust us, this is an experience you won’t want to miss!
Noosa is a sought-after holiday destination, attracting both international travelers and locals alike. It’s a place that embodies perfection and offers an unparalleled experience. Just like Byron Bay, Noosa boasts stunning beaches and a vibrant food scene. However, what sets it apart is its proximity to a magnificent National Park, located a mere 500 meters from town. This National Park is renowned for its captivating Fairy Pools, providing a magical oasis for exploration and relaxation.
When it comes to discovering the wonders of Noosa, we have you covered with expert advice on navigating the National Park and uncovering the hidden gems that make this destination truly exceptional. Whether it’s finding the best spots to witness breathtaking sunsets or getting insider tips on how to make the most of your time here, we’ve got you covered.
Our commitment to providing you with the best accommodation continues in Noosa, as we stay at Bounce, a brand new hostel located just minutes away from the turquoise river. Its convenient location allows for easy access to the inviting waters, perfect for a refreshing swim. Not only is Noosa itself a haven of beauty, but it’s also in close proximity to one of the world’s two Everglades National Parks. Can you guess where our next adventure will take us?
Following your time in Noosa, we have arranged a remarkable lakeside stay at Habitat Noosa. Prepare for a unique experience as you and your fellow travelers reside in cozy cabins surrounded by the presence of kangaroos each evening. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere and embrace the natural beauty that surrounds you. Take advantage of the opportunity to embark on thrilling adventures – grab a kayak or paddleboard and glide across the serene lake, or simply unwind on land with a refreshing beer from the onsite brewery.
On your second day at Habitat Noosa, get ready for an extraordinary exploration of the Everglades National Park. Your adventure begins with a captivating boat cruise along the magnificent River of Mirrors, offering breathtaking views and an immersive experience in this pristine environment. Following the cruise, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to continue your journey by canoe, paddling along the tranquil waterways. Don’t worry about the logistics – everything you need will be provided, making it a seamless and unforgettable experience. Prepare to be mesmerized by the untouched beauty of the Everglades and create memories that will last a lifetime.
K’Gari, known as Fraser Island, derived from its traditional name meaning paradise, is a destination that holds immense allure for travelers like yourself along the East Coast. As the world’s largest sand island, it captivates visitors with its remarkable features and natural wonders.
Prepare to embark on an unforgettable 4WD tag along tour, where we will explore the island’s diverse landscapes, including its lush rainforests, awe-inspiring sand blows, and pristine freshwater lakes (such as the mesmerizing Lake McKenzie showcased in the photo above). With the opportunity to take the wheel yourself*, you’ll have an immersive experience, witnessing every facet of this remarkable island.
During our time on Fraser Island, we’ll stay together as a group, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the island’s charm and create lasting memories. Upon our return to the stunning Rainbow Beach, renowned as the ideal beginner’s beach along the coast, we have an exciting option available for you – a thrilling surf lesson. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or new to riding the waves, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the coastal lifestyle and experience the joy of catching your first wave.
We are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate East Coast experience, and the Whitsundays is an absolute must-see destination. What could be better than visiting the Whitsundays once? Visiting it twice! Rest assured, we have planned a remarkable itinerary to ensure you fully immerse yourself in the beauty of this tropical paradise.
Prepare to embark on a fantastic day trip that takes you on a breathtaking boat journey through the Whitsundays. This excursion includes snorkeling in pristine waters, allowing you to discover the vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life. And of course, no visit to the Whitsundays would be complete without setting foot on the iconic Whitehaven Beach, renowned for its pure white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters.
But the surprises don’t end there! We have a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in store for you. Brace yourself for a 60-minute scenic flight over the magnificent Heart Reef, a natural wonder shaped like a heart. This extraordinary aerial perspective will leave you in awe as you witness the breathtaking beauty of the reef from above. And the best part? It’s all included in your tour package!
Prepare to be mesmerized by the stunning landscapes, pristine waters, and natural wonders of the Whitsundays as you embark on this unforgettable journey.
Prepare to be introduced to a hidden gem that may have escaped your radar: Magnetic Island. This captivating destination holds a special place in the hearts of Welcome to Travel, and once you see it, you’ll understand why.
After indulging in a plethora of thrilling activities, Magnetic Island provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate before reaching our final destination, Cairns. Known affectionately as ‘Maggy,’ this island sanctuary is home to an abundance of wild koalas and wallabies, offering you the chance to observe these adorable creatures in their natural habitat.
During your time on Magnetic Island, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on the renowned Forts Walk, immersing yourself in the island’s rich history while reveling in breathtaking panoramic views. Additionally, you can choose to explore the island at your own pace by hiring kayaks, snorkels, or even opting for a unique experience with the iconic Barbie Cars. Whatever your preference, we’ll be there to assist you every step of the way.
Prepare to be captivated by the tranquility and natural wonders of Magnetic Island, where the company of wildlife and the beauty of the surroundings will provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation.
As if by magic, you’ve journeyed nearly 3000km and have become a tightly-knit travel family. To commemorate this incredible milestone, we have a special day planned for you on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Prepare to snorkel alongside the enchanting Nemo, immersing yourself in the vibrant underwater world. And if you’re feeling adventurous, seize the opportunity to explore deeper by indulging in an unforgettable scuba diving experience. As the day draws to a close, we’ll raise our glasses in a heartfelt toast, celebrating the cherished memories we’ve created together during this remarkable month-long journey.
Cairns, a bustling hub for backpackers, offers an array of thrilling activities for you to continue your adventure. Whether you’re up for white water rafting, immersive rainforest trips, adrenaline-pumping bungee jumps, or even a breathtaking skydive, we’re here to help you book these incredible experiences in Cairns.
Throughout your stay in Cairns, you’ll find comfort at the renowned Gilligans Resort, a popular destination among travelers. Unwind and make a splash in the refreshing pool, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at the resort’s lively bar. This will serve as the perfect base for your Cairns escapades.
Prepare to make the most of your time in Cairns, where excitement and unforgettable experiences await.
Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from the airport and transported to your accommodation at any time, ensuring a seamless start to your Australia East Coast Adventure tour.
For the optimal tour experience, we recommend arranging your flights to arrive in Sydney (airport code: SYD) on the designated start date, which is always a Monday. However, if you wish to arrive a few days early to explore the vibrant city of Sydney, we are more than happy to assist you in arranging extra nights at our highly-rated accommodation in the heart of Sydney’s central area. This way, you can make the most of your time and immerse yourself in the city’s captivating atmosphere before embarking on your thrilling 30-day adventure.
Your Australia East Coast guide will be travelling with you from start to finish and available 24/7. Our guides are experienced, first-aid trained, professional, fun and have expert local knowledge – they will show you the best time!
We understand that everyone has different interests and preferences, and that’s why we offer a variety of options to cater to every traveler’s desires. Some activities are included because they are simply must-do experiences, while others are available for those who have a particular interest or passion. Whether you want to learn scuba diving or prefer to keep your feet on the ground, or whether you love water activities or prefer thrilling adventures on land, we are here to support you in creating the best possible experience for yourself. Our team is dedicated to helping you with all the additional extras along the way, ensuring that your journey is tailored to your individual preferences.
When you’re traveling, there are times when you may crave a little personal time, and our semi-guided style of travel ensures just that. You’ll have the perfect balance of engaging activities, a welcoming group atmosphere, and comfortable accommodations, while still allowing for those cherished moments of solitude.
Undoubtedly, you’ll also want to make the most of your free time by exploring the unique destinations you visit. Perhaps you’ll be drawn to exploring a breathtaking national park in one town, while in another, you may prefer to unwind at a local pub. We understand that each individual has their own preferences and desires.
At the core of travel lies the beauty of encountering new experiences with diverse individuals. It’s the variety of personalities that makes traveling so enriching. As we embrace these differences, we recognize that everyone enjoys spending their free time in their own unique way. That’s why we’re here to offer recommendations, valuable advice, and local tips that cater to every mood and personality type. We strive to ensure that each person on our tour has an exceptional experience tailored to their individual preferences.
Travel Insurance is NOT included, however it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance for the duration of your tour. You can get this in the Travel Insurance section of our website.
Of course you are – anyone would be – and of course we will! We completely understand you because we’ve been you.
One thing about our tours that amazes us the most is how close our travellers get on tour, and how they become one big, tight-knit family at the end.
We have people who were in the same tour group with us a year ago, who are still travelling the world together now! Everyone’s in the same boat, and you will make friends for life.
It was a perfect mix of included and optional activities and free time to do some of your own exploring, or just relax by the beach if you wanted! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to travel the east coast and make amazing friends :)
Australia is amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to show me around this gorgeous country. Tom is calm, patient, knowledgeable and knows how to party when the time comes for it.
Loved it!! Weather wasn’t fantastic to begin with but trip was so much fun and well organised. Sailing Whitsundays was the highlight!
The trip was well laid out with enough time in each location. The guides definitely made the trip, always up for fun but also took care of everyone when mass food poisoning hit the group. The people in the group wasn’t what I had expected. The ratio was 9 girls to 3 guys and it definitely changed the flow of the trip. I think more care should be taken to try to keep groups smaller and more of an equal mix. Still a great time to see Australia and some awesome hidden gems!
I went on a 3 weeks Aussie East coast trip and it was awesome! This tour is rather unstructured so if you prefer every minute planned then this is not for you! But saying that there were always a variety of things to do at each place! The tour leaders were super nice and always pointed out cool things to do at each place.