East Coast Beachin'

14 day Adventure - from £2199

Begin amid the tropical charms of Cairns and make your way south to the vibrant streets of Sydney, swapping island sailing and beaches with cattle stations and the Outback along the way!

Highlights:

  • Explore incredible Magnetic Island
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • Epic Myella Farm stay
  • Full-day 4WD experience on Fraser Island
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Cairns

Welcome to the trip. You’re in Cairns, baby! Get your bearings on an orientation tour. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has got adventure for days. Take a stroll around. Then the night is yours to get out and experience some of the East Coast’s best nightlife.

Day 2 - Cairns

Wanna see turtles, reef sharks, rays and more? Then don’t miss the optional excursion to dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef today! Other optionals include skydiving, bungy jumping, Minjin Jungle Swinging and jungle surfing. Pluck up the courage and go for it.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Magnetic Island

Leave the reef behind with a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island (cue pretty views en route). Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, seek out hidden beaches, hikes and swim out for a snorkel. This place is awesome and a little slice of paradise.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Whitsunday Sailing

Before leaving Magnetic Island we’ve got a visit to a wildlife park lined up for you. Get ready for snakes, birds and koalas. Eeeek! Later, hop in the coach as we’re headed to the Whitsunday Islands. Been on a private yacht before? You will today as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. This is the life. Please note: We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Airlie Beach

Shorten your bucket list with a visit to Whitehaven Beach and get ready to feast, swim and snorkel the day away. Sounds good, huh? Grab a last pic of paradise before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. The nightlife here is a backpacker’s dream. Get amongst it and celebrate an epic start to the trip with your new travel mates.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6 - Farm Stay

Wave goodbye (briefly) to the coast this morning as our journey continues to the stunning landscape, wildlife and country hospitality of Myella Farm. A working cattle station and our unique home for the next two nights, we’ve got a welcome dinner here to help get us settled.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 - Farm Stay

Embrace your inner jackaroo (or jillaroo) and get amongst farm life during your time here. You could always go all out and opt in to explore the farm on horseback too. Giddy-up!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Fraser Island

Kick off your day with a farm breakfast before catching a ferry bound for the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fraser Island. This place is the world’s largest sand island and has the longest beach in Queensland. Epic! We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 - Fraser Island

It’ll be love at first sight as you hit up the peaceful Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie and much more on Fraser Island.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 10 - Brisbane

On our way to Brisbane, we’ll swing by Noosa for a tour and a walk in Noosa National Park. Ten points if you spot a koala! There are also hidden natural pools around here, so bring your swimmers in case you have time for a quick dip.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Byron Bay

Leave Brisbane behind you as we head to Byron Bay. But first up is the famous Surfers Paradise beach and an Aboriginal Cultural experience (with song, dance and storytelling). Don’t miss the nightlife in Byron Bay tonight. It’s pretty special!

Day 12 - Byron Bay

In Byron Bay, you can burn incense, sip chai, practice yoga and go on an epic night out all in the space of 24 hours. Oh, and the beaches here are gorgeous. Get a feel for the place with an included orientation tour. Then, you’ve got a free day to do your own thing! Anti-McDonald’s and anti-anything mass produced but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards, it’s no wonder Byron Bay is a traveller’s hotspot. Also, Chris Hemsworth has a house here. Eeeek! Optionals on the menu? Surfing, stand up paddle boarding and skydiving.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Surf Camp

See ya Byron. It’s been real. Tear yourself away as our road trip continues with a stop by the Big Banana statue in Coffs Harbour. Then: say hello to our epic Surf Camp in Crescent Head. Once here, get ready to hit the waves with an included surf lesson today. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, your instructors will give you some top tips that’ll have you surfing like a local in no time. Dinner’s on us tonight.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 14 - Sydney

Bye Surf Camp! We’re continuing our journey down the coast and we’ve got a spot of wine tasting and grape stomping in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for the cheeky kangaroos that hang around the vines here, and leave enough space in your backpack for a bottle of wine or two… Then we’ll be crossing Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge on our way back to the big city. Cheers Topdeck, it’s been epic.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

14 day Adventure - from £2199

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Itineraries for tours departing after 1 April 2020 may vary.

East Coast Beachin

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Your Adventure includes:

  • 12 nights accommodation & 1 night sailing
  • Sightseeing and activites
  • 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 6 dinners
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Air conditioned coach with free wi-fi
  • Expert driver / guide

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