- 33 nights accommodation + 2 nights overnight bus
- ULTIMATE Group Leader
- All tour transport
- Sydney City Tour
- Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk
- Byron Bay Surf Lesson
- Surfers Paradise Beach & City Tour
- Explore Brisbane Southbank
- Noosa National Park and Headland Walk (Optional)
- Rainbow Beach Sand Blow Walk
- Venture across the whole of magical K'gari (Fraser Island)
- Visit the beautiful Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and Champagne Pools
- Discover Town of 1770
- 2 day / 2 night Whitsunday Island Sailing
- Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
- Airlie Beach post cruise party
- Magnetic Island Adventure incl return ferry transfer & Guided Fort’s Walk
- Visit Mission Beach
- Visit Cairns Lagoon
- 1 day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Trip ($20 reef conservation levy payable locally)
- 1 day Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls tour
- 9 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 6 x Dinner
- Optional Activities available
Local fees: $20 port fuel and reef levy - Great Barrier Reef, $30 insurance - Fraser Island Adventure.
We recommend a travel budget of approx $30-$50/ day for meals when not included in the itinerary.
BEFORE THE TOUR
We'll organise your airport transfer so your arrival into Sydney will be smooth and easy.
The Ultimate East Coast Australia Explorer tour departs from Sydney on Mondays on Day 1 of the itinerary.
Arriving early? Choose to add additional pre-tour nights when you book online, or chat with our reservations team to organise extra nights.
Keen to explore Sydney before your East Coast adventure? The East Coast Australia Explorer + Sydney tour is available and combines Ultimate Sydney with the East Coast Australia Explorer tour. Check out the East Coast Australia Explorer + Sydney tour here.
WHERE WE STAY
The Ultimate East Coast Australia Explorer tour includes 33 nights accommodation and 2 overnight buses.
29-nights are spent in dorm share accommodation in the very best hostels on the Aussie East Coast. You'll be staying in a beachfront hostel, resort-style flashpacker accommodation and a leafy island bungalow with an on-site wildlife park.
You'll also spend 2 nights sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and 2-nights camping on Fraser Island.
Accommodation is based on 4-10 bed shared dorm arrangements.
Twin share and Private rooms upgrades are available.
TRANSPORT & GUIDES
Our itineraries travel point to point via Scania Coach and Public Transport (Trains and Buses). Our coach transport partners feature air-conditioned vehicles, leather reclining seats, Wifi, in-seat USB chargers and onboard toilets. To make the most of our time in each location, we use several overnight coach services to travel.
ULTIMATE GROUP LEADERS
Your Ultimate East Coast Group Leader will be travelling with you from start to finish and will showcase the very best of the East Coast to you.
Whilst our tours are jam-packed with awesome activities, you may choose to add our optional activities to your booking.
Whether you'd like to brave a Skydive, a Bungy Jump, go White Water Rafting, visit the Daintree Rainforest or extend your stay in Cairns, we're here to help you plan the trip of a lifetime!
You can pre-book optional activities guaranteeing availability on your chosen departure date or organise any additional activities with your Ultimate guide as you travel, for the same price (subject to tour availability.) Check out some of our popular optional extras and simply add them to your booking at checkout.
Ultimate East Coast Australia Explorer + Sydney
Many Ultimate East Coast Australia Explorer customers will arrive into Sydney early to explore the Harbour City with our Ultimate East Coast Australia Explorer + Sydney option.
The East Coast Australia Explorer + Sydney tour includes seven nights in Australia's Top Hostel located in central Sydney. The Sydney week includes a city walk, Harbour Cruise, a visit to the Blue Mountains and 2 nights in Bondi Beach! Check it out here.
Experience Outback Australia on our 3-day tour of the iconic Red Centre. Visit the sacred sites of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, sleep in an Aussie swag under the stars and learn about Aboriginal history and current day Aboriginal culture.
Looking to do a stopover on the way to Australia? Join our Ultimate guided tours in Thailand, Bali and Vietnam!
Want to explore another part of Australia or keen for an activity we haven't mentioned? Let us know! We're the Aussie travel experts and are here to help you plan your dream adventure Down Under!
HOW TO BOOK
To book this East Coast Australia tour, select your chosen departure date and any optional extras you would like to book. We'll send you a booking confirmation as well as important information about your tour.
If you have a travel date in mind but you're not ready to pay in full, you can secure your spot with a $200AUD Deposit
- Book your flights into Sydney (not included)
- Organise your travel insurance which is required to participate in this tour (not included)
Tour starts in Sydney (Mondays/Thursdays at 11am)
Tour ends in Cairns (Monday/Thursdays at 10am)
LOCAL CHARGES (Paid direct on arrival)
We have done our best to include the key touring components but have listed the below fee's that are required to be paid on arrival whilst on tour.
- Fraser Island Insurance Fee ($20 AUD) - Paid direct on arrival
- Fraser Island Sleeping Bag Hire ($10AUD) - Paid direct if required
- Great Barrier Reef Conservation Levy ($20 AUD) Paid direct on arrival
- Dolphin Feeding ($5 AUD) Paid direct on arrival. Optional only.
OPEN DATED BOOKINGS
Book open dated when you have not decided on a tour date yet, but want to confirm your travel plans and secure a price. Once you have booked open dated, you can book on any available start date of your choosing, subject to availability.