8 Day East Coast Express Package

per person

Discounted Package Tour

Want to see the best of Australia's East Coast but short on time? This is the perfect trip for you! Includes Fraser Island, The Whitsundays, 7 nights accommodation and 9 meals. Can also be booked Cairns to Brisbane.

Being short on time and money wont stop you seeing the best of Australia's East Coast with this bucket list package that will see you exploring Fraser Island's most beautiful spots and living the dream, sailing the stunning blue waters of the Whitsundays.

The below itinerary is for Brisbane to Cairns but this package can also be booked Cairns- Brisbane. Please specify your requirements at time of booking

Day 1: Start your east coast adventure with a night at the award winning Brisbane City YHA. Whether it's a relaxed night in or a night out on the town tasting locally brewed craft beers, Brisbane is sure to impress.

Day 2: Board your Greyhound bus to Noosa at 11am. Arriving just a couple of hours later and giving you plenty of time to explore this stunning coastal town. Includes free shuttle from Greyhound bus stop to Noosa Heads YHA.

Day 3: You will be picked up from your hostel at 6:30am for your all-inclusive 2 day/ 1 night Fraser Island self- drive 4WD adventure. With an all you can eat menu, beach house accommodation, and awesome local guides to show you all the hidden, less crowded treasures of Fraser Island including crystal clear lakes, towering rainforests, and even coloured sands the memories of this trip will last a lifetime! This tour prioritises preservation over profit and provides an amazing opportunity to experience indigenous culture

Day 4: After two amazing days exploring Fraser Island you will be dropped back to Noosa Heads YHA at approximately 6pm.

Day 5: Spend the day exploring Noosa, take a canoe tour of the tranquil Noosa Everglades, hire a surfboard or go stand- up paddle boarding, walk the stunning Noosa Headland for epic coastal views before making your way back to the hostel for your free shuttle to the Greyhound bus departing at 5:25pm

Day 6: Arrive Airlie Beach @ 9:45am. Store your bags at Airlie Beach YHA and go and explore all that this town has to offer before hitting the world famous Airlie Beach nightlife or getting an early night in your comfortable hostel accommodation.

Day 7: Your 2 day/ 1 night Whitsunday Sailing tour departs from Abel Point Marina at 8:30am. Step aboard a multi award winning eco accredited safari vessel and learn to sail, enjoy kayaking at your own leisure, snorkel over some of the best reefs around the islands and visit the world-famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. This breathtaking trip also includes delicious meals and plenty of time and space for both relaxing and socialising, when under sail this boat is a truly spectacular sight to see.  

Day 8: You will arrive back from an unforgettable sailing tour at approximately 4pm giving you plenty of time to collect your bags from the hostel and relax before catching the bus to Cairns at 8:40pm

Day 9: Your bus arrives in Cairns at 5:35am. Cairns Central YHA offers free luggage storage when travelling on this package, so store your bags and take advantage of their free Wi-Fi to share all your amazing memories from the week just gone. Alternatively, keep the adventures going with a full day outer reef tour.


Staying on in Cairns? Add a full day outer Great Barrier Reef snorkelling tour and full day rainforest and waterfall tour for only $250. These two tours will show you the best that Tropical North Queensland has to offer. 

Check in for your full day outer reef trip at 7:15am from the Reef  Fleet Terminal. Experience a unique reef adventure with a personalised day exploring two pristine Great Barrier Reef locations without the crowds. Get up close to a giant maori wrasse, follow a turtle over colourful coral formations, spy a manta ray. Return to Cairns at approximately 4:30pm

The Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Tour will pick you up from Cairns Central YHA @ 8:15am. This full day tour Explores the stunning scenery of the Atherton Tablelands while bushwalking through ancient rainforest and swimming in pristine waterfalls and crater lakes. Returns to hostel at approximately 7:30pm.

This package does not include transport. Include your Greyhound Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass for just $333.00.


  • 1 Night @ Brisbane City YHA
  • 2 Nights @ Noosa Heads YHA
  • 2 Day/ 1 Night Fraser Island Self Drive 4WD Tour
  • 1 Night @ Airlie Beach YHA
  • 2 Day/ 1 Night Whitsunday Sailing Tour
  • 1 Night Cairns YHA
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • Free luggage storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Optional Transport add- on (extra cost): Greyhound Brisbane <-> Cairns Bus Pass.
  • Optional Cairns Tours: Full Day Outer Reef Tour, Full Day Waterfalls and Rainforest Tour.
The first night of this package is your night at Brisbane City YHA and commences every Monday or Thursday. Please contact us if you need to travel on other days or which to travel Cairns to Brisbane.


From 20/11/2017 until 30/05/2018
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Package Only 9 $899
Package including Greyhound Bus Pass 9 $1232
Package + Cairns Tours + Greyhound Bus Pass 11 $1497
Package + Cairns Tours 11 $1149

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This package is non-refundable. 

Any changes to this package after confirmation incur a $15 change fee.

Conditions for your 5 night accommodation ePack are: • Valid for largest multi-share dorm accommodation only. • Limited to a maximum of 3 consecutive nights per stay at any one hostel. • Valid for 2 months from date of issue. • Non-refundable and non-transferable. • Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotions per stay at any hostel. • Not valid at Thredbo YHA in ski season, Wilderness hostels (Hawkesbury Heights, Coles Bay-Freycinet & Mt Lofty), Ayers Rock YHA, Kings Canyon YHA or YHA Explore properties. • Only available to YHA/HI members.

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