East Coast of Australia - Itinerary

Thursday, 15 March 2018

If you've been following my Australian Adventure, you'll know that I visited quite a few places on my trip to Australia including:

I was in Australia for 5 weeks and travelled over 1500 miles along the East Coast between Sydney and Cairns. We bought a 'Hop On Hop Off' Sydney to Cairns Greyhound bus pass and it was SO easy to use. We stayed in hostels, mostly booked through Hostelworld. If you're a first time traveller/backpacker (like I was!) then I would recommend Australia. They speak English, it's super easy to travel around and there are thousands of other people doing the same route as you are! We did this trip in June/July, just in case you wondered! Enjoy!

Day 1: Fly Manchester - Dubai. Dubai - Sydney.

Day 2-5: Sydney

Day 7: Sydney - Coffs Harbour (10 hours)

Day 8: Coffs Harbour

Day 9: Coffs Harbour - Byron Bay (4 hours)

Day 10-12: Byron Bay

Day 13: Byron - Surfers Paradise (2 hours)

Day 14: Surfers Paradise-Brisbane (1.5 hours)

Day 15: Brisbane

Day 16-19: Samford

Day 20: Brisbane

Day 21: Brisbane - Noosa (2.5 hours)

Day 22: Noosa

Day 23: Noosa - Rainbow Beach (1.5 hours)

Day 24: Rainbow Beach - Fraser Island

Day 25: Fraser Island

Day 26: Fraser Island - Rainbow Beach

Day 27: Rainbow Beach - Airlie Beach overnight (15 hours inc. 3 hour stop at Hervey Bay)

Day 28: Airlie Beach

Day 29: Airlie Beach - Whitsundays (Ride to Paradise)

Day 30: Whitsundays (Ride to Paradise)

Day 31: Whitsundays (Ride to Paradise) - Airlie Beach

Day 32: Airlie Beach - Cairns (11 hours)

Day 33: Cairns (Great Barrier Reef)

Day 34: Cairns (Cape Tribulation)

Day 35: Cairns - Sydney (flight - 3 hours)

Day 36-37: Sydney

Day 38: Fly home. Sydney-Dubai. Dubai-Manchester


  1. I do agree with all of the ideas you have offered in your post.
    They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very quick for newbies.
    Could you please lengthen them a little from next time?

    Thank you for the post.

    1. Thank you for reading!
      If you click on the names of the places I visited (at the top of the post) there is more information on each place.

      Hope this helps :)

  2. Now I am going to do my breakfast, when having my breakfast coming
    again to read further news.

  3. Good day! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be
    okay. I'm absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

    1. I do have Twitter - find me at @megan_ata. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog, thank you for reading!


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