East Coast Discovery - Brisbane to Cairns

Sunrise aerial shot of Brisbane, the Story Bridge and the Brisbane River

Self-drive Holidays

There’s no better route to take in Queensland other than the Bruce Highway that leads along the east coast from Brisbane to Cairns. Not only does it incorporate a succession of seaside towns and white sand beaches, but you’ll also find a ferry across to Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, as well as optional trips out to the Great Barrier Reef. This is life on the Sunshine Coast where waterfalls, whale watching and the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands are all in reach over the course of 13-days on the road. With sensible daily distances and a choice of standard or superior accommodation, this trip gives you the freedom to travel in Australia with more confidence.

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  • Incredible value



12 nights in standard or superior accommodation, room only basis

Excursions and visits

  • Soft sand beaches on the Sunshine Coast
  • Giant dunes in Great Sandy National Park
  • Forests and white sands on Fraser Island
  • Optional 4WD tour and whale watching cruise
  • Capricorn Caves and Eungella National Park
  • The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Granite gorges, rainforests and tumbling waterfalls
  • Two nights in the Atherton Tablelands

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals, unless stated


13 days Avis Group C car rental

Return Fraser Island ferry


  • 12 nights

  • Australasia . Australia . Queensland . Brisbane . Cairns

  • International flights not included

From £1,249 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 13 days


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