Cairns, North Queensland
Airlie Beach, Queensland
Mission Beach, Queensland
Whale Watching In Hervey Bay
Eli Creek, Fraser Island
Mount Cootha Lookout, Brisbane

East Coast Islands & Sun

10 day Self Drive Holiday - from £1025

With flights from £1819

Embrace Australia’s coastal magic as you discover secluded bays, idyllic towns and a myriad of wildlife on a spectacular journey along Australia’s Nature Coast.


  • Queensland’s islands and coast
  • Stay on Hamilton Island
  • The shops and boutiques of Noosa
  • Fraser Island 4×4 tour

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 1 night in tropical Cairns
  • 2 nights on stunning Hamilton Island
  • Full day Fraser Island tour
  • 1 night stay in Noosa
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Cairns

Arrive in Cairns for an overnight stay overlooking Trinity Harbour before picking up your choice of hire car at the city or airport depot the following day.

Day 2 - Mission Beach

This morning travel through the high tropical plateau Tablelands to Kuranda for a chance to explore the village in the rainforest. Continue to the Atherton Tablelands where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes are in an abundance. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. This evening, stretch your legs as you walk along the shore and feel the golden sand between your toes on Mission Beach.

Day 3 to 4 - Hamilton Island & Airlie Beach

Travel down the coast towards tonight’s stopover in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef on spectacular Hamilton Island. Take the time to look around Townsville before continuing on to Airlie Beach to catch the ferry to the island, one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays. You’ll be surrounded by pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life!

Day 5 - Hamilton Island

This morning take a cruise to spectacular Whitehaven Beach, voted the number one beach in Australia. If you’re feeling active, take a walk to Hill Inlet for views over the Whitsunday islands and sparkling waters.

Day 6 - Rockhampton

Return to the mainland and travel south through Mackay, Australia’s sugar capital. Continue to Rockhampton and make sure you try some local beef at one of the town steakhouses.

Day 7 - Hervey Bay

Continue to Hervey Bay, dotted with cosmopolitan and alfresco cafes. Its safe, sheltered waters make it an aquatic paradise perfect for year-round swimming, diving, sailing, water sports and fishing.

Day 8 - Fraser Island

A day of discovery lies ahead as you cross by ferry to explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser Island on a full day 4×4 Fraser Island Tour.

Day 9 - Noosa

Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy, spectacular walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may like to hire a stand-up paddle board or even take a boat ride through the incredible Noosa Everglades, one of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas. You’ll love the dark waterways and myriad of wildlife along the Noosa River – it’s truly spectacular!

Day 10 - Brisbane

After an exciting adventure, continue to Brisbane where you can return your car and explore a city with contagious energy and plenty of activities to choose from.

10 day Self Drive Holiday - from £1025

With flights from £1819


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Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

East Coast Islands and Sun 2 Week

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We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • Exciting city stays with a choice of hotels
  • A relaxing island stay with a choice of resorts
  • Air-conditioned hire car
  • Activities and experiences
  • Optional UK flights

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in Australia.

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