Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Noosa
- 2 nights Fraser Island
- 1 night Rockhampton
- 1 night Airlie Beach
- 1 night Whitsundays Sailing
- 1 night Cairns
Day 1: Brisbane to Noosa
On arrival into Brisbane, collect your car from either the airport or downtown and begin your journey up the east coast. The first stop is Noosa, a 1.5 hour drive north where you’ll check into you hotel.
Noosa is well known for its laidback personality and access to the Noosa River and everglades. If you’d like to extend your stay here we can recommend activities (the canoe safari is a sure fire hit!).
Day 2: Noosa
You have another free day, so why not head down to the beach or shop in the local boutiques. If you prefer something more active we can make some suggestions for your time here.
Day 3: Noosa to Fraser Island
Head off early this morning for your 2.5 hour drive up to Hervey Bay. Head straight to the ferry terminal to connect with your boat over to Fraser Island. You will be greeted off the ferry and taken to your hotel where you will check in for the next 2 nights.
Day 4: Fraser Island
After breakfast, you will be taken on a full day 4WD explorer tour of the island covering the main beauty spots on the island. You’ll visit Lake Mackenzie - known for its clear waters and silicon sands and Seventy Mile Beach which is home to the Maheno shipwreck.
Day 5: Fraser Island to Rockhampton
After breakfast, you’ll depart the island at your chosen ferry time, pick up your car and make the 4-hour drive up to Rockhampton where you will spend the evening.
Day 6: Rockhampton to Airlie Beach
Head off bright and early today as you have a 5 hour drive to your next destination, Airlie Beach. After checking in head to the lagoon for an afternoon relaxing by the pool and enjoying a swim!
This evening, you’ll check in for your Whitsunday sailing trip tomorrow and receive all the information you need to set sail in the morning!
NB There are many different options for sailing in the Whitsundays, from catamarans, yachts to tall ship sailing in what looks like an old pirate ship! Trips can range from 1 day up to 3 nights so speak to one of consultants when planning your trip and they can recommend the best boat for you.
Day 7: Whitsundays sailing
Today you’ll board your maxi yacht and embark on a Whitsundays sailing adventure with opportunities to snorkel and if you wish, dive from boat. Visit the iconic Whitehaven Beach as well as 2 different spots at the end of the reef where you can get into the water and check out the tropical marine life!
Guests on the Maxi Yachts are encouraged to get involved with the sailing of the boat - so now is the perfect chance to learn how to crew a yacht!
Day 8: Airlie Beach to Cairns
You will arrive back at 11am this morning, so it’s time to collect your car and head off on your final journey up to Cairns. The journey is a long one taking 7 hours, if you feel this is too long we can break the journey along the way – just let your consultant know.
You will check in to your hotel in Cairns on arrival for a 1 night stay
Day 9: Depart Cairns
You east coast trip ends here but if you wanted to extend your holiday we can make some great suggestions about what you can do in the tropical north - how about our Northern Queensland & Whitsundays getaway?