You can take 3 days to get from Brisbane to Sydney or you can take your time. Take a walk at Danger Point - the New South Wales/Queensland border crossing, chill out at Byron bay and then hop off at Spot X surf camp to learn to surf.
Take a tour on Australia's East Coast
The east coast of Australia has awesome beaches, great nightlife and all the adventure activities you want to do. The east coast is the common name for the route between Sydney and Cairns in both directions.
It's the most popular place to travel in Australia since the weather is always warm, there are many small towns and infrastructure to all the things you want to see.
There are different ways to travel the east coast including by bus and/or train on our hop on hop off transport pass or on a fully guided tour.
It's on the east coast of Australia that you'll find these popular destinations which the 16 day Sydney <> Cairns tours go to:
- Blue Mountains
- Surf Camp
- Byron Bay
- Rainbow Beach
- Fraser Island
- Kroombit Outback Cattle Station
- Whitsunday Islands
- Mission Beach
For more information on travelling the East Coast check out some of our helpful blogs;
- How long does it take to travel Sydney to Cairns?
- How best to travel the East Coast of Australia.
- What to do in Sydney.
Current East Coast Specials: $500 off February and March departures on our 14 day boutique Sydney to Cairns tour.
Special offer now on! Travelling the east coast of Queensland, Australia, has never been easier with this guided transport pass that allows you to hop and off the bus and train between Brisbane and Cairns.
Special offer book now! This pass is on special! Book before 16 November! Travel all the way from Cairns to Sydney down the east coast of Australia hopping off and on where you like on the route. Stay overnight in the Rainforest, Airlie Beach for Whitsunday Islands sailing trips, Noosa for the outstanding beach, Brisbane and the surf town of Byron Bay before heading to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp where you can hop off to stay longer and learn to surf.
Special offer book now! This classic east coast journey from Sydney to Cairns is on guided transport using buses and trains as you travel to overnight stops but also have the option to hop on and hop off along the route.
Special offer book now! The journey from Sydney to Brisbane is packed with activities in the bush, on the beach and up a river as you travel in a mini bus to your overnight stops. Hop on and off along the route where you would like to as you travel with your guide and other travellers going your way.
Start from Sydney and return to Sydney on this guided hop on hop off tour that will take you north to Byron Bay via Barrington Tops where you will go for a guided walk to spot platypus, snorkel in a marine reserve, chill out at Byron Bay and be able to get off and stay longer at Spot X Surf Camp to learn to surf.
Ideal for those traveling alone, this 7-night arrival package offers Sydney airport pick ups, accommodation as well as opportunities to meet with other travelers like you and do day tours and activities together coordinated by OzIntro guides.
Travel from the popular beach town of Byron Bay to the adventure capital of Cairns in far north Queensland. Along the way experience an Aussie farm stay, Magnetic Island and an Indigenous rainforest camp included in your pass. Hop on and off where and when you like along the way. Travel with a guide at every step of your adventure travelling on buses and trains.
Whitsunday Bullet is an exhilarating day tour from Airlie Beach. This tour includes Hill Inlet Lookout, visit the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach, plus a snorkeling and dive stop at the north end of the Whitsundays.
This two day, one-night adventure is a once in a lifetime experience. There can be few more unique experiences offered in the world than the chance to sleep under the stars, 39 nautical miles from shore on the Great Barrier Reef. Our permanently moored pontoon is located on Hardy Reef - one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef.
Experience all the fun and adventure of a Cape Byron Kayaks guided tour. Feel the exhilaration as you paddle with dolphins, turtles, and whales that frequent the enticing waters of Byron Bay. Whether you are a novice or experienced kayaker, you will love paddling our gorgeous Marine Park!
Whitsundays Bliss is our most luxury sailing boat on the Whitsundays. We take only 6 people on this comfortable, stylish yacht. An Australian designed Jutson 60 luxury cruising yacht available for sailing holidays in the beautiful Whitsundays, heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Aptly named for the experience it provides, 'Bliss' sets a new standard in luxury yacht charter in Australia.
An amazing East Coast Australia Tour 7 Days from Brisbane to Cairns in a small group. Enjoy food, wine, beaches, walks, wildlife, and nature from our locally owned and operated East Coast Australia experts.
A two day journey to explore the hill country and rainforest around Cairns. Experience waterfalls, swimming, wildlife spotting, guided canoeing and mountain biking. Something for everyone in the tropical north.
This 16 day experience offers iconic destinations including Cape Tribulation, Magnetic Island, the Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Byron Bay and The Blue Mountains. We visit three very different islands, four World Heritage National Parks and some secret spots recommended by locals. It offers a great mix of unique accommodation and experiences including snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, wildlife, beaches, hiking, rainforest walks, off-roading, and kayaking
Cruise along the coast for an action packed week of surfing, summer beach parties, exploration, and relaxation. Spend the week at our luxury surf camp in the sleepy surf town that holds Spot-X. This is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in Australia’s number one past time, and live the surf and beach lifestyle to its fullest.
This 8 day trip from Sydney to Brisbane is an active tour style providing the opportunity for nature walks, snorkeling, swimming, spotting animals in the wild. Stay in a mix of 4 stars, boutique and family-run accommodation so guests sleep well at night.
This adventure is for active people who want to explore the east coast of Australia in a small group that loves nature, beaches, food, wine and the friendly locals we meet along the way. Australia East Coast Tour 14 days from Sydney to Cairns in twin share hotel and lodge accommodation.
Capture the essence of the East Coast of Australia, one of the best road trips in the world, on this 16-day adventure.This tour offers iconic destinations including Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Magnetic Island and the Whitsundays. You will visit three very different islands, four World Heritage National Parks and some secret spots recommended by locals. You will enjoy a great mix of unique accommodation and experiences including wine tasting, wildlife, indigenous culture, beaches, hiking, rainforest, reef, off-roading, surfing, and kayaking. This is your adventure!
This great value package is a combination of our Sydney to Cairns tour and 10 Day Alice Springs to Darwin tour package including Uluru and Kakadu National Parks plus five nights extra accommodation spread across Cairns, Alice Springs and Darwin. The only other requirement is that you book your own domestic flight at additional expense between Cairns and Alice Springs. Let the Aussie Adventure begin!
The Tully River is Australia’s premier white water rafting experience and you will start your adventure from the upper gorge of the river. You’ll spend the day rafting through up to 44 rapids guaranteed to satisfy your thirst for adrenalin! Half way down the river stop to take in the spectacular scenery and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the riverbank, then it’s back to the action in the churning white water of the lower gorge. After changing into dry clothes you'll jump back on the bus and transfer to our café where you can view images of the day’s adventure (available for purchase).
Jump out of a plane one day and take to the sea to visit the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns the next. Life doesn't get much better. Come and enjoy it with this combo of activities. Choose from a sailing catamaran or a fast catamaran to the reef.
What a fantastic way to see the highlights of Australia! Explore the uniquely Australian, culture-rich Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs and then travel the ever-popular East Coast between Sydney and Cairns. Lead by professional guides, including all accommodation and a fantastic range of activities and experiences - this is your Real Aussie Adventure!