THE EAST C0AST - MID-SEMESTER TOUR

PERFECT TIMING

There is a LOT to do on the East Coast but our itinerary makes it perfect for students on their semester break or travellers with a short time to travel. 

OUR GUIDES

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Thanks to the quality of tours we run, we’re an award-winning travel company based in Melbourne. The tours we run are for people aged 18 – 39 years old who want to see the best of Australia.

EXCLUSIVE

This tour is exclusive to you! In line with semester breaks and generally great times to travel, this tour will only run 4 times a year meaning you’ll need to get in fast if you want a spot!

THE TOUR

THE ITINERARY

NOOSA - DAY 1
Whether you’re driving from the Gold Coast or flying in from a major city, we’ll be there to pick you up at Brisbane Airport at 12pm.

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

Fairy Pools

FRASER ISLAND - DAY 2 & 3
By the end of this trip it will be hard to pick the highlight but it is guaranteed that Fraser Island will be up there!

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

RAINBOW BEACH - DAY 4
You’ve been to one of Australia’s most idyllic towns, you’ve explored the world’s biggest sand island and now it’s time to tick off the number 1 Aussie bucket list item, SURFING!

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

THE WHITSUNDAYS AND AIRLIE BEACH - DAY 5, 6 & 7
THE WHITSUNDAYS! What more do we even need to say? You will snorkel, swim and bask in the sun as you sail around 74 paradise islands off the Queensland coast. I know it sounds terrible so far, so what you’ll also do is visit the world’s best 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.

The Whitsundays

Snorkelling On The Whitsundays

CAIRNS: RAINFOREST & CHILL OR ADRENALINE - DAY 8 & 9
Wow, it’s been a wild week up to now! This day will see you get the bus to your last destination, the backpacker heaven that is Cairns! We are now deep into tropical Queensland, a totally unique part of the world and the perfect place to finish your trip in style!

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

CAIRNS: THE GREAT BARRIER REEF & THE LONG GOODBYE - DAY 10 & 11
Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, so what kind of trip would it be without taking you there?! You’ll spend a full day exploring and snorkelling the world’s biggest living organism and get this, if you want to Scuba Dive, you can do that too! But it is a must see the largest living organism in the world and see the underwater world.

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.

INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATION
10 nights accommodation.

7 dorm bed in hostels.

1 night camping on Fraser Island.

1 night on a maxi sailing yacht on the Whitsundays.

1 overnight bus.
EXPERIENCES
Fraser Island Overnight 4 Wheel Drive Adventure

Overnight Whitsundays Sailing Trip

1 Day Great Barrier Reef Trip

1 Day Atherton Tablelands Trip

2 Hour Surf Lesson
MEALS
4 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 8 Dinners

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
TRANSPORT
Private Shuttle: Brisbane Airport to Noosa

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
TOUR GUIDES
There will always be at least one Welcome to Travel guide with you from Brisbane Airport to Cairns but most of the time there will be two.

Alongside this we’ll be joined by local experts in Fraser Island, Whitsundays, The Atherton Tablelands & The Great Barrier Reef.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
We don’t want you to do anything you don’t feel comfortable with.

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.

REVIEWS

Rodrigo
Rodrigo@Rogunter
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As an exchange student the east coast is for sure a highlight of the semester. Welcome to Travel made it possible to have a trip with chill times, fun activities, unreal places and of course party. Totally would do it again with them if I had the chance.
Maria
Maria@marifermtzg
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Travelling around the East Coast with Welcome to Travel was the best experience. Saw the most incredible places and they made sure we didn't have to worry about a single thing but having a good time. Definitely a must!
Mauricio
Mauricio@mauub
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The East Coast for sure is one of the best trips you can make in Australia, and Welcome to Travel organised it all. They came up with amazing places, activities and partying! I would definitely travel with them again.
Michelle
Michelle@michellemg97
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Welcome to Travel was the greatest decision, nicest people and services. We did a lot of fun activities and visit beautiful places. Wouldn’t change that experience.
Tiko
Tiko@Tikoruiz
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I had an awesome time with welcome to travel. They made sure we had an amazing time in all the places so that we can enjoy our time in the east coast. Very nice service and awesome people to talk too. Definitely contact welcome to travel if you want to have a good time in the east coast.
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The tour starts in Brisbane and we will pick you up from Brisbane Airport at 12pm. This means you just have to get a flight that lands before 11am

We’ve put a list of flights from Melbourne and Sydney below.

Driving or getting the bus? No worries, meet us there too. We’ll send exact pickup details with your confirmation.

Flights from Sydney under $150:

  • Virgin 6am
  • Jetstar 6.05am
  • Virgin 6.30am
  • Tiger Air 6.45am
  • Virgin 7am
  • Virgin 9am
  • Tiger Air 9.15am

Flights from Melbourne under $220:

  • Virgin 6am
  • Jetstar 7am
  • Virgin 8am
  • Tiger Air 7.05pm
  • Virgin 9am
  • Tiger Air 9.20am

*Prices as of 31/1/2020.

Links to these respective airlines are here:

Virgin Australia

Tiger Air

Jetstar

With a lot of the food included and destinations where you can bring your own alcohol.

With this in mind we’d say $300-$500 spending money is realistic, but it also depends on the if you want to add on any activities.

You sure can! Your last day is a free day in Cairns but we’re experts in what to do and have options to add on everything from White Water Rafting and Skydive. This can be organised now or whilst you are on tour.

This is a unique itinerary with limited spots. This is available for only 25 people.

There are changes depending on the tour which you depart on.

April 2020 departure doesn’t allow for canoeing in Noosa.

The Whitsunday experience is sailing and staying on a boat rather than travelling on a fast catamaran and staying at the resort.

In Cairns we will be exploring the Atherton Tablelands, where as the video shows parts of Cape Tribulation.

This is for everyone aged 18-39 years old who is wanting to explore the East Coast of Australia in a short amount of time.

The itinerary works out perfectly for students in Australia wanting to travel in their mid-semester or at the end of term.

If you are needing advice on travelling this destination but can’t travel on these dates, then go to our Travel Advice page.

In Cairns we will be exploring the Atherton Tablelands, where as the video shows parts of Cape Tribulation.

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