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.
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1. This trip starts in Brisbane either at the airport or your accommodation. Please see joining point for correct times
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 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
This was a terrific tour with great sites and activities nearly every day. Guide was exceptional.
Review submitted 20 Jun 2018
I think an organized tour is a great idea when you're traveling solo. You get to pick your overall experience but all the details of planning, where to stay, what to do and how to get from place to place etc are taken care of which is really nice.
Review submitted 03 Apr 2018