13 Day East Coast Adventure

Travelmarvel Tour starting in Sydney and finishing in Cairns

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 13 Day East Coast Adventure. Join Travelmarvel for a 13 day affordable escorted coach tour and explore the East Coast from Sydney to Cairns, staying at Queensland's Fraser and Hamilton Islands. Highlights include...read more
Overview
Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 13 Days
From: Sydney to Cairns
Tour Code: TQ13
Visits: Australia
Our Price From:
$ 4,699
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 260
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Arrive Sydney
Your holiday begins in Sydney with a sightseeing tour. This evening, enjoy uninterrupted city views and delicious cuisine as you enjoy a Welcome Dinner while cruising Sydney Harbour. Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour (D)
2
Sydney, Gold Coast
Enjoy some leisure time this morning before being transferred to Sydney airport. Fly to the Gold Coast and transfer to the hotel. Stay Two Nights: Gold Coast, Mantra on View (B)
3
Gold Coast
After breakfast this morning, spend the day at leisure exploring beautiful Surfers Paradise. Perhaps wander downtown or walk along the golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach. (B)
4
Gold Coast, Australia Zoo, Noosa
Depart Surfers Paradise and head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Continue to Noosa for the night. Stay: Sebel Noosa (B/D)
5
Noosa, Fraser Island
Spend some time this morning exploring Noosa before travelling north to beautiful World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Stay Two Nights: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort (B/D)
6
Fraser Island
Today you'll discover this beautiful island with a half-day guided tour. Then, with an afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the historic wreck of the Maheno - a Trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1932. Alternatively, make the most of the island's many walking tracks, or simply relax on a peaceful stretch of white sand with a good book. (B)
7
Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton
This morning, enjoy a ferry crossing to picturesque Hervey Bay while keeping an eye out for marine-life. Rejoin your coach for the journey north, travelling through sugar cane country. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Australia, farming more than 2.5 million head of cattle within a 250-kilometre radius of the city. Wide streets and fine Victorian architecture reflect the region's wealthy 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, as well as the successful cattle industry. Stay: Rockhampton, Central Park Motel (B/D)
8
Rockhampton, Hamilton Island
Travel to Airlie Beach where you'll board a ferry for your journey through the Whitsunday Islands for a stay at the picturesque resort of Hamilton Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Hamilton Island features brilliant white beaches, coral and marine life as well as natural bushland with a variety of native animals and birds. Stay Two Nights: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island Resort (B/D)
9
Hamilton Island
Today is yours to spend at leisure on spectacular Hamilton Island. Perhaps snorkel off the beach and discover the region's many species of tropical fish; explore the walking trails through the bushland; or simply take the time to relax by one of the resort's swimming pools. Alternatively, embark on a half-day excursion to Whitehaven Beach, regarded as one of Australia's most stunning beaches (own expense). (B)
10
Hamilton Island, Townsville, Mission Beach
Transfer from Hamilton Island to Port of Airlie and re-board your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this tropical city, surrounded by rainforest and the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Depart Townsville for beautiful Mission Beach. Stay: Mission Beach, Castaways Resort & Spa (B/D)
11
Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns
Rolling green hills, open farmland and tropical rainforest characterise the Atherton Tablelands, which form part of the Great Dividing Range. Surrounded by tranquil rainforest, experience the peaceful oasis of Millaa Millaa Falls. You'll also visit the Curtain Fig Tree, a unique example of nature's unpredictability and wonder. Later, at the scenic village of Kuranda, you'll board the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Arrive in Cairns this afternoon and enjoy views of the lush mountain-scape from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International. Stay Two Nights: Pullman Cairns International (B)
12
Great Barrier Reef
Cruise from Cairns by catamaran to Reef Magic's exclusive activity platform and enjoy hours amid the colourful coral and marine-life. Later, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai by Night. Discover Dreamtime stories and take part in a corroboree. (B/L/D)
13
Port Douglas, Depart Cairns
Drive to Port Douglas for a tour. Later, transfer to the airport. (B)
1
Arrive Sydney
Arrive in Sydney and enjoy a sightseeing tour. Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour (D)

Insider Experience: This evening, enjoy uninterrupted city views as you enjoy a Welcome Dinner while cruising Sydney Harbour.
2
Sydney, Gold Coast
Enjoy some leisure time this morning before being transferred to Sydney airport. Fly to the Gold Coast and transfer to the hotel. Stay Two Nights: Gold Coast, Mantra on View (B)
3
Gold Coast
After breakfast this morning, spend the day at leisure exploring Surfers Paradise. Perhaps wander downtown or walk along Surfers Paradise Beach. (B)
4
Gold Coast, Australia Zoo, Noosa
Depart Surfers Paradise and head to the Sunshine Coast. Continue to Noosa for the night where you will enjoy dinner at the iconic Noosa Surf Club. Stay: Sebel Noosa (B/D)

Insider Experience: Visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.
5
Noosa, Fraser Island
Spend some time this morning exploring Noosa. Stay Two Nights: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort (B/D)

Insider Experience: Travel north to beautiful World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
6
Fraser Island
Today you’ll discover this beautiful island with a half-day guided tour. Then, with an afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the historic wreck of the Maheno - a Trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1932 (own expense). Alternatively, make the most of the island’s many walking tracks, or simply relax on a peaceful stretch of white sand with a good book. (B)
7
Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton
This morning, enjoy a ferry crossing to picturesque Hervey Bay while keeping an eye out for marine life. Rejoin your coach for the journey north, travelling through sugar cane country. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Australia, farming more than 2.5 million head of cattle within a 250-kilometre radius of the city. Wide streets and fine Victorian architecture reflect the region’s wealthy 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, as well as the successful cattle industry. Stay: Rockhampton, Central Park Motel (B/D)
8
Rockhampton, Hamilton Island
Travel to Airlie Beach where you’ll board a ferry for your journey through the Whitsunday Islands to Hamilton Island. Stay Two Nights: Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel (B/D)

Insider Experience: Stay at the picturesque resort of Hamilton Island. In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this small island is one of the only inhabited islands in the Whitsundays.
9
Hamilton Island
Today is yours to spend at leisure on spectacular Hamilton Island. Perhaps snorkel off the beach and discover the region’s many species of tropical fish; or simply take the time to relax by one of your resort’s swimming pools. (B)
10
Hamilton Island, Townsville, Mission Beach
Transfer from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie and re-board your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this tropical city, surrounded by rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Depart Townsville for beautiful Mission Beach. Stay: Mission Beach, Castaways Resort & Spa (B/D)
11
Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns
Rolling green hills, open farmland and tropical rainforest characterise the Atherton Tablelands, which form part of the Great Dividing Range. Surrounded by tranquil rainforest, experience the peaceful oasis of Millaa Millaa Falls. You’ll also visit the Curtain Fig Tree. Continue to Kuranda, then onwards to Cairns. Stay Two Nights: Pullman Cairns International (B)

Insider Experience: At the scenic village of Kuranda, you’ll board the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
12
Great Barrier Reef
Spend today exploring the Great Barrier Reef. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Cruise from Cairns by catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and enjoy hours amid the colourful coral and marine-life.
13
Port Douglas, Depart Cairns
Drive to Port Douglas for a tour. Later, transfer to the airport. (B)
Travelmarvel Inclusions
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Travelmarvel Guaranteed Inclusions
  • Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner while cruising Sydney Harbour
  • Visit world-renowned Australia Zoo, the legacy of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin
  • Stay at Hamilton Island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Ride over the rainforest aboard the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Take in the lush mountain hinterland at the Pullman Cairns International
  • Snorkel from Reef Magic's exclusive activity platform or stroll through the enchanting underwater observatory
  • Indulge in a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai by Night, while discovering mystical Dreamtime stories
Trip Inclusions
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and an experienced Driver
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All airport transfers, sightseeing tours, cruises and entrance fees as specified
Dining & Accommodation
  • 20 delicious meals - 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • 12 nights in premium accommodation in comfortable hotels and stylish resorts
Trip Notes
Journey Highlights
  • Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner while cruising Sydney Harbour
  • Visit world-renowned Australia Zoo, the legacy of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin
  • Dine at the iconic Noosa Surf Club
  • Enjoy a stay at the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island
  • Stay at the picturesque Hamilton Island Reed View Hotel
  • Ride over the rainforest aboard the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Take in the lush mountain hinterland at the Pullman Cairns International
  • Snorkel from Reef Magic's exclusive activity platform or stroll through the enchanting underwater observatory
  • Indulge in a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai by Night, while discovering mystical Dreamtime stories
Trip Inclusions
  • 12 nights in premium accommodation in comfortable hotels and stylish resorts
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and an experienced Driver
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • All airport transfers, sightseeing tours, cruises and entrance fees as specified
Included Meals
  • 20 delicious meals - 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
Trip Notes
Travelmarvel
Travelmarvel Reviews: (246)
Tours on Sale: 161
Tour Accommodation: 4 Star
Tour Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & River Cruises
Budget: Premium & Affordable
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, New Zealand, South & Central America, USA
Reviews (4)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on East Coast Adventure with Travelmarvel.
NSW, Australia
Jan 2018
1 Trip
“East Coast Adventure with Travelmarvel”
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I liked the Travelmarvel system leaving us lots of free time to choose our own meals and excursions. There should have been water on the bus and the guide who was otherwise excellent did not direct the guests to the many excellent indigenous art galleries on the trip. Driver was top class.
Australia
Apr 2016
1 Helpful Vote
4 Trips
“12 Day East Coast Adventure”
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Very good experience. Booking through Emily at Global Journeys was a pleasure. The Tour Guide was very helpful & knowledgeable & kept us well informed about the countryside & attractions as we progressed through all the areas. The Coach Driver was also very helpful at all times & took wonderful care of our luggage & assisted the hotel porters to get it to our rooms in a timely manner.
Virginia, United States
Mar 2016
1 Helpful Vote
“Good sightseeing tour of the east coast.”
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This was a tour suitable for over 55's but not disabled. It was a sightseeing holiday, not an exploring tour. It benifited from 3 days where we were free to do what we liked when we got to our daily itinerary destination. It lacked a visit to a sugar mill, though there were many we passed on the tour. 14 days touring would have been better than the 12 scheduled, but we enjoyed the trip.
United Kingdom
Dec 2012
2 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Inspired me to travel more through Australia”
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The whole experience was very positive and I would definitely book through Global Journeys again. I was booking from the UK over the internet and found the personal approach used by Global Journeys really easy to deal with. Having the same individual (Kirby) at the other end of the emails allowed me to plan and build up a good level of confidence in your company and the tour operator. I feel I got great value for money as well. Travelmarvel and APT put on an excellent tour. The staff (driver and tour manager) were great and did all they could to make ure I had the best possible trip. The hotels were all good and some were tremendous - especially Daydream Island. The tour has inspired me to hopefully travel more through Australia - it has given me an insight into Australian life - its culture (old and now) - and I have visited some beautiful places. Really enjoyed it - thanks.
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