Brisbane to Cairns

 Day 01: Feel free to arrive whenever suits you.

Welcome to Brisbane! Tonight, prepare for an unforgettable evening out in the city with your fellow travelers. Experience the vibrant atmosphere and stunning views while enjoying local drinks together. You can arrive in Brisbane at your convenience. There are no scheduled activities during the day, so check in at the hotel and take the chance to discover the city.

If you arrive early, take the opportunity to explore Brisbane. You can stroll along the river, hop on a city cat, visit attractions like Howard Smith Wharves, the Botanical Gardens, and New Farm Park, or relax at Streets Beach on the South Bank.

 Day 02: Head out of the urban sprawl and north along the coastline to reach Noosa. Renowned for its warm sunlight, leisurely beach moments, vivid azure skies, and endless waves beckoning at every turn. Upon arrival at our hostel for the upcoming three nights, savor a delightful lunch before embarking on an adventure to discover the myriad offerings of the area.

 Day 03: Ready, set, explore! Embark on an adventure to K’gari (Fraser Island) with your crew, where you’ll discover the world’s largest sand island boasting unique rainforests. Named “K’gari” in the Butchulla language, meaning paradise, it’s a realm of blue lakes, clear creeks, and towering dunes. Hop on a 4×4 tour covering over 100km of scenic beaches and dive into Lake McKenzie. Keep your eyes peeled for wild Dingoes, a rare sight. Round off the day with a return to Noosa, brimming with unforgettable memories.

Day 04: Experience a delightful day in Noosa by exploring the charming boutiques on Hasting Street for unique souvenirs, savoring beachfront coffee, or catching waves in the ocean. Alternatively, unwind at the hostel or engage in optional local activities for added enjoyment.

Day 05: Rise and shine for a breathtaking journey along Australia’s scenic coastline. Today, we’ll trek the Noosa Coastal Track sections, treating ourselves to panoramic vistas over the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled – you might catch a glimpse of a koala or two in the treetops! Our path will lead us across serene beaches until we reach Hell’s Gate. Later, we’ll rendezvous at the train station for an overnight rail adventure to Airlie Beach. Get those cameras ready for some Insta-worthy moments!

Day 06: Wake up to the train halting at your next destination. Remember those childhood daydreams of being stranded on a deserted island? (Or was that just us?) Well, get ready to experience a taste of that castaway fantasy as you trek to an island lookout overlooking the renowned Whitehaven Beach. With its powdery sands and the azure waters of the Coral Sea, you might find it hard to tear yourself away. And that’s just the surface! After soaking up the sun on the beach, you’ll set sail for another hidden tropical paradise, where the group will drop anchor for the night.

Today’s sailing route retraces part of Captain Cook’s journey through the Whitsunday Islands, adding a historical touch to our adventure.

Day 07: Today’s forecast promises tranquility, breathtaking scenery, and a taste of paradise as we glide through the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Resist the urge to constantly capture the moment and instead immerse yourself fully in the experience. After a day of swimming, snorkeling, or simply lounging on deck, we’ll head to Airlie Beach for a lively evening with friends. Cherish every moment in this idyllic setting—not every day you find yourself in such a haven. Tonight, we return to Airlie Beach, where a local beach hostel awaits. Unwind by the pool and embrace the serenity of the evening.

Day 08: Prepare for an early rise as we embark on a journey to Cairns. Enjoy the picturesque views during the bus ride north. Don’t forget to pack snacks and entertainment for the trip – it might be lengthy, but reaching The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef will make it worthwhile!

Day 09: Explore Cairns, where the sun always shines and adventures await. It’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with temperatures rarely dipping below 20°C (68°F). Dive into the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, or get your heart racing with thrilling activities like whitewater rafting and skydiving. End the day with a lively night out, bonding with fellow travelers over well-deserved drinks. Don’t forget to secure your spot for the “Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling” activity in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun. And if you’re feeling adventurous, inquire about upgrading to SCUBA diving for an even deeper experience.

Day 10: Feel free to leave whenever suits you best.

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