EAST COAST

of Australia

 Explore what the East Coast of Australia has to offer – you will be surprised with its variety of natural wonders from stunning costal beaches,

through Everglades, tropical islands through to Worlds oldest rainforest with crocodiles and the biggest Barrier Reef on the planet

– East Coast simply has it all and we are more than happy to send you up there and have you experience every bit yourself 😉

 

“You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination and a great travel agent!”

EXPLORE the EAST COAST

We specialize in custom built travel itineraries

which include all the East Coast must-do’s

and pretty much everything else you might desire !

Minimum recommended time for the whole coast

is 2 weeks and ideally 4 weeks

to cover everything without much of a rush.

 

For further destination info – please see below

Byron Bay

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BYRON BAY

The most eastern point of whole Australia land – Cape Byron lighthouse. Explore this ‘True Aussie’ magical costal town, where you can learn to surf, kayak with dolphins, visit the hippie town of Nimbin or hardcore chillax with the locals while enjoying a beach bonfire. If you are flexible on time – you’ll definitely get stuck here for a couple of weeks, if you are ina bit of a hurry – still make sure you’ll have at least 3 Nights in this laid-back town.

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Surfers Paradise

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SURFERS PARADISE/GOLD COAST

Where the city meets the surf – nicknamed ‘Australian Miami’ Surfers paradise is not only the Theme Park Central – with Water World, Dream World, Sea World and Warner Brothers Studios, has amazing surfing conditions, but it’s also known for its huge outlets and great night life. Also home to Q1 skyscraper – with stunning views of the whole city, beach, coastal line, Byron Bay and Brisbane from the 77th floor (250m high)

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Brisbane

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BRISBANE

The capital city of Queensland with beautiful Botanic Gardens, famous cultural institutions in South Bank, a lagoon and ferry rides down the river – this city will keep you occupied for a day or two.

Insider info: locals call it Bris Vegas or Brisneyland 

Noosa

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NOOSA

With a nice and relaxed vibe and no buildings higher than the trees, the sub-tropical paradise of Noosa is a place where you can chill out and enjoy the crystal clear water. There’s plenty to see and do in Noosa:

  • Surfing, kayaking, fishing, snorkelling & diving
  • Short bus ride to Australia Zoo
  • Everglades – day kayak trip (over-night camping options)
  • One of Fraser island departure towns
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FRASER ISLAND

Welcome to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island and one of 2 biggest highlights of the whole coast.

Over an hour drive from Noosa and a short ferry ride from Rainbow Beach on Queensland’s Fraser Coast. Once on Fraser island, you will 4WD next to coloured sand cliffs, admire the famous ship wreck, hike through rainforest, meet local dingos, swim in freshwater lakes (incl. famous Lake McKanzie) and camp on the beach or stay in a island resort.

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Town of 1770 (Agnes Water)

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TOWN of 1770 – AGNES WATER

The towns of 1770 and Agnes Water offer the discerning traveller a piece of paradise.

Board a tiny plane to a Castaway island where you’ll be surrounded by stunning nature, year round swimming in crystal clear waters, coral reefs and just a hand full of other ‘survivors’ like you – that’s it – nothing nor no-one else! Don’t miss-out on this one of a lifetime & unforgettable experience.

  • The closest point to access to the Southern Great Barrier Reef
  • The northern most surf beach on the East Coast of Australia (your last chance to surf on the East Coast)
  • One of only three places on the East Coast of Australia that a sunset is experienced over water
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WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS   (AIRLIE BEACH) 

The Whitsunday Islands is a group of 74 islands bordered by the Great Barrier Reef. The best and most popular way to discover the beautiful Whitsunday islands is to sail between them on a over-night trip – we have everything from romantic yachts, super fast Maxi-racing boats, through diving boats and luxury catamarans.
Swim, snorkel and dive straight from your boat or simply sit back, relax and enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset in this tropical paradise.
‘for all youse in need of Vitamin Sea’ 😉 
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Magnetic island

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MAGNETIC ISLAND

Take just a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville to this tropical island with beautiful secluded palm beaches, wildlife and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef straight from the beach.
Magnetic island has a great wildlife park where you can hold and cuddle a koala and even hold snakes.
This tropical paradise is perfect for all types of outdoor activities and water sports.
Great news for dive addicts – Magnetic Island has many excellent dive sites, including the shipwreck of the ‘HMAS Yongala’, renowned as the best wreck dive in Australia and one of the top five in the world.
Total dive beginners – you can try intro dives or go all the way and get certified before you hit Cairns or Whitsunday islands (if travelling south-bound) and get cheaper dives which you will enjoy more once you know and understand how it all works.
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MISSION BEACH

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MISSION BEACH

Mission Beach is the perfect stop between Townsville and Cairns. It is an unspoilt tropical paradise of World Heritage rainforest fronting 14 kilometres of golden, sandy beach. The relaxed nature of Mission Beach makes it a great place for all sorts of travellers to visit. If you are a looking for a chilled out place to laze on the beach, a nice walk in a heritage listed rainforest, or somewhere to indulge in some awesome activities, Mission Beach has something for you.

One of the best places to skydive in Australia – you’ll see the Great Barrier Reef & all the islands from above plus you’ll land on the beach 😉

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CAIRNS

Queensland’s tropical far north where you can swim, snorkel, dive or take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so big it stretches for more than 2,000 km and can be seen from outer space.
Cairns also is Australia’s adrenalin capital – from jungle swings, skydiving over the reef and white water rafting, Cairns also it’s the only place in Australia where you can test your self and go through with a total adrenalin rush called ‘Bungy Jump’
GO FAST !  GO HARD !
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INTERESTING/FUN FACTS

  • Sydney to Cairns = almost 3,000 km
  • The Great Barrier Reef – the largest living structure on the planet, stretching 2,300 kilometres, with 600 types of soft and hard corals and over 1,500 types of fish; this natural icon can even be seen from outer space.
  • it’s illegal to hold a koala in NSW, but you can do so in Queensland – we recommend Australia Zoo or Magnetic island
  • Fraser island is the largest sand island in the World
  • Whitsundays – formed by 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Everglades – there are only 2 everglades in the World – one of which are in Noosa
  • The water temperature in Cairns is between 22°C to 29°C