Brisbane to Cairns Adventure

8 Days | Experience wildlife and wilderness with all the creature comforts on this sun-kissed adventure along Queensland’s east coast.

5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
EUR 2.165 €
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Explore Australia’s sun-kissed east coast from Queensland's capital of Brisbane to the tropical hub of Cairns on an epic trip that offers one coastal paradise after another. Take an off-road adventure across the undulating dunes of K'gari (formerly Fraser Island), sail through dazzling waters to discover the impossibly white beaches of the Whitsundays, flop and drop on the palm-fringed sands of laidback Mission Beach, soak up the energy and nightlife of Airlie Beach after sunset and explore the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Get wet and wild in waterfalls and rainforests and salty and sandy on islands and beaches, then retreat to your four-star accommodation for a refreshingly hot shower – Queensland is calling!

Trip overview

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Brisbane, Australia
Cairns, Australia
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Take an incredible 4WD adventure through the breathtaking landscape of K'gari (formerly Fraser Island). Venture across undulating sand dunes and vast golden beach in search of that iconic outback creature, the dingo!
  • You have a full free day in Airlie Beach, so perhaps choose to cruise through the postcard-perfect islands of the Whitsundays, including a stop at the world-famous Whitehaven beach. Surround yourself with dazzling white sands and azure waters as you discover this idyllic corner of Queensland.
  • Enjoy a free afternoon in the tropical bliss of Mission Beach. Soak up the salty sea breeze and laze on the palm-fringed sands, stretch your limbs with a yoga class or go for a dip in the pool – it’s a hard life!
  • Venture into the wilderness of the Atherton Tablelands – take a dip in a magnificent plunge waterfall nestled in dense tropical rainforest and admire the beautiful blue-green hues of Lake Eacham.
  • Witness the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef on a bucket-list-ticking snorkelling adventure. Brimming with colourful coral and tropical fish, enjoy an included cruise from Cairns to explore this underwater paradise.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are some long travelling days. (An included flight between Brisbane and Proserpine speeds things up) but it’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.
  • This trip is part of a combination tour, with other travellers joining from Sydney when you’re starting in Brisbane. If you'd like to check out our 14 day Sydney to Cairns Adventure, please search for trip code PVOSC on our website.
  • If you have a bit more time on Australia's East Coast, why not consider extending your trip to include the Daintree Rainforest. Search trip code PVBCC for more information on our Brisbane to the Daintree Discovery.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 March 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2024 - 31 March 2025

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7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner


Private vehicle, Ferry, 4WD vehicle, Plane, Boat


Resort (4 nights), Hotel (3 nights)

  • Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sandblow walk
  • Noosa - Noosa National Park visit
  • K'gari - Highlights tour by 4WD, including Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie & 75-Mile Beach
  • Great Barrier Reef - Day Cruise & Snorkelling Adventure
  • Atherton Tablelands - Highlights Tour
Add on activities
  • Airlie Beach - Whitsunday Islands Full Day Cruise - AUD195
  • Airlie Beach - Cedar Creek Falls Waterfall Tour - AUD149

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Important notes

This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 10am in Brisbane on day 1 and finishes on the last day after breakfast. Please take this into consideration when booking your arrival and departure flights.

A single supplement is available if you prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Checked luggage limit for the internal flight on this trip is 20kg.

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5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Stephanie · Traveled January 2024
My Australia trip with Intrepid exceeded my expectation! A true trip of a lifetime with great activities, outstanding accommodation and a fantastic local guide. Highly recommended!
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024

Daniel · Traveled December 2023
Review submitted 02 Jan 2024

Debra · Traveled March 2023
I and a few others joined the group in the middle, and marvelous guide Eoin made sure that we were welcomed and integrated into the group dynamic. Excellent tour, great activities, highly rated.
Review submitted 11 Apr 2023

Michaela · Traveled December 2022
Really amazing trip, thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the tour and all the places visited were spectacular. Eoin was a great guide and made the trip even better.
Review submitted 22 Dec 2022

Melanie · Traveled September 2022
I highly recommend this trip! I learnt so much about my own country, its diversity and how big it really is - all the while enjoying the amazing places and activities. You don't notice the travel with the fun activities along the way.
Review submitted 29 Sep 2022
Brisbane to Cairns Adventure
EUR 2.165 €