Sydney to Cairns: East Coast Islands and Rainforests

Sydney Harbor from the Bridge

Small Groups Tours

This sociable small group road trip takes you from Sydney to Cairns via the seaside resorts and surfer beaches dotted along the Gold Coast. It’s the perfect chance to experience Australia’s eastern edge with overnight adventures on Fraser Island matched by opportunities to make the most of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a fully escorted tour, so all you have to do is sit back and relax as you’re driven between the farmsteads and rural towns of New South Wales and Queensland. From ferry rides and catamaran cruises to four-wheel-drive adventures and scenic sky rail rides, if you’re looking to experience Australia’s beaches, rainforests, and coral islands – here’s how to do it with newfound friends you haven’t met yet.

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  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value


16 meals

  • 11 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners


11 nights in hotels


Travel in destination by coach

Excursions and visits

  • Byron Bay and Surfers Paradise
  • 4WD tour across 75-Mile Beach on Fraser Island
  • Free time to explore the Whitsunday Islands
  • Scenic cable car ride across Barron Gorge National Park
  • Lake Barrine cruise in the Atherton Tablelands
  • Catamaran cruise across the Great Barrier Reef

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Optional excursions


  • 11 nights

  • Australasia . Australia . Sydney . Cairns

  • International flights not included

From £3,629 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 12 days

East Coast Islands and Rainforests map


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