Cruiser Package - Backpack Between Sydney & Cairns

Price Includes

  • One way hop-on, hop off travel between Sydney and Cairns (or vice versa)
  • Overnight stopover in Byron Bay (Byron Bay)
  • 3D/2N Fraser Island Tour Plus 2 Nights accommodation in Hervey Bay
  • 2D/1N Whitsunday Sailing (Airlie Beach)
  • 1N Stopover at Magnetic Island (Townsville)
  • Day tour of Atherton Tablelands (Cairns)
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Tour (Cairns)


Travel at your leisure with Greyhound Australia between Sydney and Cairns with this Cruiser Package.

This package lets you hop on and off wherever you like along the way; stay and explore the places you want to visit the most and soak up your trip in Australia.

Travel from Sydney to Byron Bay, the most eastern town in Australia, where your included overnight stop and surf lesson is included. Staying at Backpackers Inn right on the beach and a stones throw to the centre of town it is a great spot to base yourself. Speak with the surf desk on arrival to book in your surf lesson.

There is plenty to do in and around Byron Bay for an extended stay, we suggest you save a day and go on a day tour of Nimbin Town before you leave.

Upon arriving in Hervey Bay your first nights accommodation is included at Palace Backpackers, right where the 3 Day, 2 Night 4WD tour of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island starts. You will be guided through the rainforest to stunning lakes, creeks and coloured sands that make up the worlds largest Sand Island. When you get back you have another night in Hervey Bay too. You can stick around town a little longer or continue on your way.

Arriving in to Airlie Beach will see you located a stones throw from the Whitsunday Islands and this is where your Maxi Sailing adventure will take place. Enjoy 2 days sailing, swimming, snorkelling and relaxing on board.

Continuing along and your one night stop at Magnetic Island is a stunning place to sit at the bar and relax overlooking the pristine waters. Magnetic Island is a short 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville.

When you arrive in Cairns, you have two adventure packed days; a day tour of the gorgeous Atherton Tablelands will see you in a region laden with cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests and perfect scenery. You will see the amazing Cathedral Fig, have the opportunity to swim in Lake Eacham and be taken to Millaa Millaa waterfall.

A full day sailing tour of World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef will get you up close and personal with some of the most colourful, untouched coral and abundant marine life. You will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, dive or relax on-board.

Minimum suggested travel time: 20 Days

Departure: Sydney (NSW) or Cairns (QLD)
Arrival: Cairns (QLD) or Sydney (NSW)
  Cruiser Sydney to Cairns