Enjoy Queensland’s spectacular rainforests, islands and beaches on a road trip up the spectacular northern leg of Australia’s east coast.
Victoria has the Great Ocean Road, New South Wales has Bronte and Bondi, but head further north up Australia’s east coast and it’s a whole different kettle of fish. Queensland offers one coastal paradise after another: the atmospheric dunes of Fraser Island, the impossibly white beaches and blue waters of the Whitsundays, and the colourful coral tapestry of the Great Barrier Reef. But before you delve into that legendary world wonder, detour inland to discover Tully Gorge National Park, where the the Jirrbal and Gulnay people have nurtured the rainforest for thousands of years, and make tracks for the lush green hills of the Atherton Tablelands. With four-star accommodation throughout, this is one unforgettable east coast adventure.
Bask in the beauty of Fraser Island on a 4WD adventure, visiting key panoramic lookout points, swimming in a clear lake, and searching for a dingo or two
Enjoy the stunning white beaches of the Whitsunday Islands. You’ll be left in no doubt that Whitehaven Beach is one of the finest slices of shoreline in the world
Follow Indigenous locals to a secluded swimming hole, prepare bush tucker, relax by the campfire and go spotlighting after dark – it’s all in a day’s work in the lush rainforest of Tully Gorge National Park
Swim in a plunge waterfall, visit a crater lake, and check out the Curtain Fig Tree in the Atherton Tablelands
Discover the beautiful coral and tropical fish of the one and only Great Barrier Reef. A day cruise includes snorkelling and a commentary about conservation efforts
Soak up the nightlife of lively beach towns along the way, with free evenings in Noosa, Airlie Beach and Cairns
Only some meals are included on this trip. This allows for more freedom and flexibility, as there are often many great dining options along this part of the coast.
This trip covers a lot of ground, there are some long driving days.
This trip is part of a combination with other travellers coming from Sydney when you join in Brisbane. If you'd like to check out the Sydney to Cairns 14 day trip, please search for PVOSC on our website.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 04 August 2017 to 31 March 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020
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1. This trip starts at Hotel Royal on the Park at 10am.
2. Trip finishes in Cairns after dinner on day 7. No accommodation is included on day 7.
3. A single supplement is available for all days of this trip.
Our Brisbane to Cairns Northbound trips score an average of 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
The staff at the initial meeting site has no information at all. The trip starts with some unresolved questions. Overall a fairly good trip, although time could be used better.
Review submitted 05 Sep 2018