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Tell us what you want to experience, how you want to travel and your travel style. Build your perfect itinerary  and create your own ULTIMATE moment.

Australia is home to one of the most adventurous, safest and popular Backpacker travel routes in the world. If you can’t find a group tour that fits your schedule or just want a customised experience, use our East Coast Trip Builder and create your very own adventure.

Get familiar with some of the best East Coast Hotspots and Start Building your customised East Coast travel itinerary below. Our Travel Crew are available to help finalise your itinerary and you can plan, confirm, book and pay for your adventure online. Learn more here

BUILD YOUR OWN

EAST COAST ITINERARY

PACKAGE BUILDER

Australia is home to one of the most adventurous, safest and popular Backpacker travel routes in the world. If you can’t find a group tour that fits your schedule or just want a customised experience, use our East Coast Trip Builder and create your very own adventure.

Tell us what you want to experience, how you want to travel and your travel style. Build your perfect itinerary  and create your own ULTIMATE moment.

STEP 1

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WHERE TO START!

Lets begin by choosing your starting location! The most popular travel itineraries begin in Sydney and travel north through to Cairns. You can always choose to travel in reverse and start your trip in Cairns, making your way down to Sydney. Other popular starting locations are Brisbane and Melbourne.

STEP 2

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WHAT TO SEE!

The next step is to pre-select what regions of Australia you want to visit and experience! Get some travel inspiration by exploring this page or visiting our travel blogs here. Sill undecided on what is best for you? No problem! Simply select ‘Give me advice’ and we will prepare the most popular itinerary for you.

STEP 3

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BUCKET LIST STUFF!

This is the fun part! This is your chance to tell us what you simply cannot miss on your trip! Keen to Skydive or Learn to Surf like an Aussie? Great! Tell us everything and anything you want to do and we will add it to your itinerary!

STEP 4

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TELL US ABOUT YOU

The final step is for us to learn a bit more about you! Do you want to travel like a ‘Flashpacker,’ are you wanting to experience the best Australian parties and nightlife or are you preferring to go ‘Off the Beaten Track’?  Tell us all about it and make some extra notes and submit your request! Remember to leave us your full name and email address for our team to contact you with your itinerary.

EAST COAST HOTSPOTS

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SYDNEY

Tick this iconic Harbour city off of your bucket list! Iconic beaches, sunshine and entertainment make it a desirable destination all year. Spend your days swimming or learning to surf at Bondi Beach, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge and end your day with a drink at the popular Opera House bar!

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FRASER ISLAND

The worlds largest sand island is home to the crystal-clear waters of Lake McKenzie and the Maheno Shipwreck. Best explored by camping along the beach, spend your days travelling with your own 4WD and adventure around the Heritage sight and float down Eli Creek!

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BYRON BAY

This Bohemian beach town is the ultimate escape from the main cities and tourist spots. Take up a Surf Lesson and visit the most easterly point of Australia or spend your days exploring the town and local beaches with the locals.

SKYDIVE AUSTRALIA

Experience the ultimate thrill down under by skydiving at Mission Beach! This is the best value exhilarating and adrenalin pumping activity. Add it to your unforgettable adventure that will leave you feeling high.

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WHITEHAVEN BEACH 

Whitehaven Beach is one world renowned and award-winning as one of the world’s most unspoiled and beautiful beaches. Stretched over seven kilometres, Whitehaven boasts white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.

THE WHITSUNDAYS

The Whitsundays are home to 74 Islands that lie between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef. Home to a massive stretch of coral and marine life, spend your time exploring on a Sailing adventure.

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NOOSA

Beautiful Noosa…. This popular beach town 2 hours north of Brisbane is popular for it’s National Parks and scenic views. A coastal trail is found north past the beaches of Noosa National Park and is home to koalas and fairy pools. South of the Noosa are the Everglades which you can explore by kayak.

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MAGNETIC ISLAND

Get off the main track with a visit to Maggie Island, 8 kilometres offshore from the city of Townsville. Palm-fringed beaches, rock wallabies and koalas, hiking trails and snorkelling adventures are just a few of the things you’ll find on Magnetic Island, best explored with your own ‘Topless’ Car.

LAKE MCKENZIE

Found hidden away on Fraser Island, Lake Mckenzie is  a must-visit hotspot on Australia’s East Coast!   Well known as one of Australia’s most purest freshwater lakes, the incredibly pure waters are ideal for swimming and exploring.

GREAT BARRIER REEF

The iconic Great Barrier Reef is home to the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. This UNESCO heritage site made up of over 2,900 individual coral reefs is best accessed via Cairns.

EAST COAST ACTIVITIES

WHITE WATER RAFTING

Navigate through the through remote tully river surrounded by a World Heritage Rainforest.

  • Mission Beach.

SKYPOINT TOWER 

Head 230 metres off the ground to the top of the Q1 on the Gold Coast for the ultimate sunset setting.

  • Gold Coast, Queensland.

BUNGY JUMPING

Ready to take the leap? Cairns is the Australia’s capital of Adventure and there is no better place to get your adrenaline pumping!

  • Cairns, Queensland.

ATHERTON TABLELANDS

Spend a day exploring waterfalls and nature at this World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest (older than South Americas Amazon Rainforest) 

  • Cairns, Australia.

LEARN TO SURF!

Learn the local way of Aussie life with an introductory surf lesson along the East Coast of Australia.

  • Bondi Beach, Australia.

AUSTRALIA ZOO

Experience Australian wildlife and the ethical conservation efforts of the Irwin Family Zoo.

  • Brisbane, Queensland.

SKYDIVE AUSTRALIA

The ULTIMATE high! Tandem skydive from Australia’s highest altitude of up to 15000 ft over the most spectacular beach.

  • Various Locations.

DOLPHIN KAYAKING

What better way to experience Byron Bay than kayaking through the marine park, home to bottle nose dolphins!

  • Byon Bay, Australia.

REEF SCENIC FLIGHT

The Great Barrier Reef is not to be missed. Why not check it our from the skies! Fly over the iconic ‘Heart Reef’ and more on a 30 minute scenic flight.
  • Airlie Beach, Queensland.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Your Adventure:  This is your adventure. You have created your own itinerary, so travel your way. Your itinerary can be flexible, and you can change certain aspects of your itinerary once your adventure has begun. Hop on and Hop off your buses and choose to stay longer at certain stops and add more extras and activities while you go! Our Travel Crew are available throughout your travels to assist with your travels and ensure your ULTIMATE adventure!

Start Dates:  When using the Adventure Builder, select your preferred start date. Every itinerary is checked by our Travel Crew and will reconfirm that your travel dates to ensure transport aligns with your preferences. No buses on the day you want to travel? No worries, simply extend your stay in your location and wait for the next bus.

Transport: All transport to and from each location is provided by our bus travel partners. Based off the duration of your itinerary, travel on the bus network is unlimited. All transport includes WIFI, on board toilets, recliner seats and USB chargers. You can manage your own bus dates prior to the start of your journey online, giving you access to select your seats, change your transport days and more.

Included meals: Meals are not included in your price, unless specified otherwise. Check with our Travel Crew to discuss any dietary requirements or allergies that need to be advised to any local tour operators prior to the commencement of your travels. You should account for meals in your daily travel budget and spending.

Guides: Your customised itinerary is predominantly unguided.  Certain aspects of your itinerary may be guided. Eg – Whitsundays Sailing Adventures and Fraser Island Camping. Day trips may be fully or partially guided. Ultimate operate fully guided group tours between Sydney and Cairns all year. If you are looking for a guided group experience, find our more here.

Travel Mates: Solo Travel is a great experience and will give you the opportunity to meet as many people as you like! The East Coast is full of independent travellers, but if you want to find a travel mate prior to your adventure, join our East Coast travel community here.

Your Accommodation: Based off of your ‘Travel Style’ and selected East Coast stops, our travel crew will prepare your itinerary accordingly. Once confirmed, your accommodation can be changed or altered in line with the applicable terms and conditions of each accommodation provider. If you choose to amend your travel itinerary once you have started travelling, you must account for any potential additional fees that come with altering your accommodation. Find out more here by reading the booking policy.  If you decide to stay longer in a certain location, a change of future accommodation is required.

Local Levies/Taxes: Though we have made significant effort to book most of your arrangements, certain stops and activities require local payments. A $20 cash Insurance is to be paid to your Fraser Island tour operator and an optional $15 sleeping bag/linen hire is available on Fraser Island. You are also required to pay a $30 Great Barrier Reef levy if you book a Great Barrier Reef cruise trip.

Terms and Conditions – Check them all out here.

HOW TO BOOK

BUILD YOUR TRIP

You’ve used our Trip Builder to submit your draft travel itinerary. Great! This is the first step in planning your dream adventure along the East Coast of Australia. If you haven’t, Build your Trip here.

CONFIRM YOUR ITINERARY

If you have created your itinerary in the Trip Builder, you will have received an approximate price for your travels. There is still time to plan and change so be sure to read through these notes and reconfirm where you want to visit and what you want to experience while travelling Australia!

TALK TO AN EXPERT

Shortly after submitting your itinerary via our Trip Builder, our crew will be in touch via email to discuss your travel plans and reconfirm your price. We get access to some great deals and discounts and will let you know if your itinerary qualifies for some sweet deals!

LOCK IN YOUR DEPOSIT

Happy with your itinerary and ready to lock in those travel plans? Secure your Dream Trip with a $200.00 AUD deposit. Your final payment is due 8 weeks before your trip starts. Remember to secure your Flights and Travel Insurance and then your trip is closer to being a reality! Get the Sunscreen ready!

MEET OTHER TRAVELLERS

The East Coast of Australia is perfect for solo travellers and for those travelling with friends. Australia is one of the worlds most welcoming destinations for Solo Travellers. If your travelling solo but still feel its better to share some of your experience, connect and meet other travellers via our Facebook groups.

START YOUR ADVENTURE.

Once your trip is paid off, now the main thing you need to do is look forward to is the trip of a lifetime! You also need to start packing and ensuring you have your flights, insurance and tourist visa sorted! Your travel expert will issue you with official tour vouchers and talk you through the travel process.

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