The East Coast: Mid-Semester
THE EAST C0AST: MID-SEMESTER TOUR
The East Coast: Mid-Semester tour is the best way to experience the most popular travel route in the world, in a short amount of time.
This tour was created with students in mind. Studying in Australia but only have mid-semester and end of semester to travel, then this will ensure you get to see the very best of Australia.
This is the first time you’ll meet your group and tour leader for the best 11 days of your life.
Once we’re in Noosa we’ll be checking into the hostel before heading to the beach and the extremely beautiful (and Instagrammable) Fairy Pools! It is time for you to relax and enjoy your journey….
That evening we’ll be having a welcome meal followed by a talk on how we’re going to travel to our next destination…Fraser Island.
Coastal Walk In Noosa
Over the next 48 hours you will explore the world’s largest sand island in a convoy of 4×4 vehicles. Following your guide in the lead car, you’ll be able to drive on a 75 Mile Beach known as the freeway, before detouring inland discovering freshwater lakes, floating down lazy rivers and exploring the stunning rainforest.
This is once in a lifetime experience and we want to make the most of your time on Fraser, so we’ll be staying overnight on the island, camping close to the beach and chilling with your new travel fam.
Following that you’ll head back to the mainland where you’ll stay in the beautiful town of Rainbow Beach.
Fraser Island – 4×4 Tag Along Safari
Perfect Insta Spots
A million miles away from the hustle and bustle of many surf spots, this quiet Queensland town is the perfect place to paddle out and catch a wave. You’ll have the afternoon free to chill by the pool, hit the beach or head to the Carlo Sandblow, a stunning spot that looks back on to Fraser Island from the mainland.
Following this you’ll jump on the bus up North to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the next life-changing destination….
Carlo Sandblow Lookout
Surfing in Rainbow Beach
With its squeaky white sands and turquoise water, Whitehaven Beach is something that will stick in your mind for life. It is the jewel in the crown of the islands with that view of the swirling white sands (from Hill Inlet Lookout) providing the perfect backdrop for that dream travel group photo.
You’ll be exploring the islands on an iconic sailing boat that’s so fast you get to spend more time snorkelling and exploring Whitehaven. You and your travel family will toast a beer to an incredible sunset before calling it a night.
Where will you spend the night? On the Whitsundays, in paradise itself! You’ll be bunking up on the sail boat meaning you will see sunrise from the ocean.
After sailing back, Airlie Beach is home for the night. You can either kick on or take it easy before the next day of travel up to Cairns.
Snorkelling On The Whitsundays
We will spend our first day exploring the waterfalls and rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands. We’ll pose in front of waterfalls, slide down natural waterslides and swim in volcanic crater lakes while learning some pretty cool things about this epic landscape. We will have a big family dinner out and give recommendations of where to head out that night, but you may want an early night as you could be skydiving the next day!
Cairns and its surrounds is made for adrenaline junkies. Whether it’s skydiving or white water rafting, this crazy town has it all and guess what? This can all be organised with our team while on tour. They’re the experts and can answer anything and everything as well as get you booked in.
If you want to have a chill day that is fine. This is your time and it’s up to you what you do with it. You can easily laze by the lagoon but we’d recommend taking advantage of being in Northern Queensland while you can.
After a day of chilling or jumping out of planes or rafting down a roaring river we will head to the only bungy jump site in Australia for a bit of party. We’re gonna have an Aussie BBQ and a drink or two in the rainforest! To top that off you’ll have the chance to face your fears by jumping off a 50 metre platform amongst the rainforest. Are you brave enough?
Your Guide Will Be With You Every Step Of The Way
Where You’ll Be On The Great Barrier Reef
We want you all to say a proper goodbye so we’ve got a farewell dinner and drinks planned at Gilligans, Australia’s most famous traveller venue! Cairns knows how to party and this will be a night to remember!
The next morning we’ll be saying our goodbyes and arranging your airport transfers, the real world awaits but now you have incredible memories and bragging rights from the time of your life up the East Coast of Australia.
7 dorm bed in hostels.
1 night camping on Fraser Island.
1 night on a maxi sailing yacht on the Whitsundays.
1 overnight bus.
Overnight Whitsundays Sailing Trip
1 Day Great Barrier Reef Trip
1 Day Atherton Tablelands Trip
2 Hour Surf Lesson
Day 1 – Dinner
Day 2 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4- Breakfast
Day 5- Lunch, Dinner
Day 6- Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7- Dinner
Day 8- Lunch
Day 9- Lunch and Dinner
Day 10- Dinner
4×4 Vehicles: Noosa to Fraser Island / Rainbow Beach
Local Buses: Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach & Airlie Beach to Cairns
Private Maxi Sailing Yacht for The Whitsundays
Eco Certified Catamaran Boat For The Great Barrier Reef
Private Bus For The Atherton Tablelands
Alongside this we’ll be joined by local experts in Fraser Island, Whitsundays, The Atherton Tablelands & The Great Barrier Reef.
The optional extras are:
Day 9: Skydiving
Day 9: White Water Rafting
Day 9: Bungy Jumping
Day 10: Scuba Diving Add these in the ‘Book Now’ page.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The tour starts at Brisbane Airport, when future dates get announced we will inform you of the best value for money flights.
If you are driving or getting the bus? No worries, meet us at the airport too. We’ll
send the exact pickup details together with your confirmation.
A lot of the food is included on our tour and there are many destinations where you can bring your own drinks.
With this in mind, we’d say $300-$500 spending money is realistic, but it also depends on if you want to add on any activities.
This is a unique itinerary with limited spots, so the maximum group size is 25 people.
There are small changes depending on the tour that you depart on.
The Mid-Semester tour option doesn’t allow for canoeing in Noosa, however the End of Semester does.
The Whitsunday experience may change. We will either be sailing and staying on a boat rather or travelling on a fast catamaran and staying at a resort.
In Cairns we will be exploring the Atherton Tablelands, whereas the video shows parts of Cape Tribulation.
This tour is for everyone aged 18-39 years old, who wants to explore as much of the East Coast of Australia in a short amount of time.
The itinerary works perfectly for students in Australia wanting to travel in their mid-semester break. We also have an option for the End of Semester too.