Fair Dinkum Package - Backpack From Cairns to Darwin

Price Includes

  • One way, hop on and off travel between Cairns and Melbourne
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Tour (Cairns)
  • Atherton Tablelands (Cairns)
  • 1N Magnetic Island stopover (Townsville)
  • 2D/1N Whitsunday Sailing (Airlie Beach)
  • 3D/2N Fraser Island Tour Plus 1 Nights accommodation BEFORE your tour
  • Overnight stopover in Byron Bay (Byron Bay)
  • Phillip Island Day Tour (Melbourne)
  • 3D/2N Great Ocean Road Tour (Melbourne)
  • 2D/1N Kangaroo Island Tour (Adelaide)
  • One way travel between Adelaide and Alice Springs
  • 1N stopover at Radekas underground Motel (Coober Pedy)
  • 3D/2N Rock Tour (Alice Springs)
  • One way travel between Alice Springs and Darwin
  • 3D/2N Kakadu & Litchfield Tour


This package includes travel at your own leisure with Greyhound Australia between Cairns and Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin as well amazing iconic destinations and guided tours. 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.

Starting 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.

Start your trip travelling with Greyhound down the east coast of Australia, stopping at Airlie Beach, just one of the magnificent gateways to The Whitsundays! This is where your Maxi Sailing adventure will take place. Enjoy 2 days sailing, swimming, snorkelling and relaxing on board.

Upon arriving in to Hervey Bay you will be taken to Fraser Island for a nights accommodation before embarking on your included 3 Day, 2 Night tour of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. You will be guided through the rainforest to stunning lakes, creeks and coloured sands that make up the worlds largest Sand Island.

After making your way 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.

After making your way to Melbourne you have a full day tour to Phillip Island included, this is where you get to see the furry little Penguins in their natural habitat. Then when you are ready to move on, embark on a 3 day, 2 night tour of the Great Ocean Road, driving along the winding coastal roads you will visit The Twelve Apostles, Bells Beach, Loch Ard Gorge, Grampians and more.

Your 2 day, 1 night tour of Kangaroo Island departs from Adelaide. On this adventure you will explore the wilderness and wildlife of the Island, go hiking on guided walks and have many photo opportunities at Admirals Arch and Seal Bay just to name a few. After a full day of exploring, you can relax by the campfire toasting marshmallows while rugged up in your swag!

When you’re ready to trek to the Red Centre, Greyhound will take you through Coober Pedy where you have a one night stop over included, you can experience life underground in this Opal Mining Town where you’ll sleep at the Underground Motel.

Make your way to Alice Springs where your 3 day adventure to the real outback “Red Centre” and Uluru begins. You will go on guided walks, see some amazing once in a lifetime sights like the The Lost City, feel the spiritual significance of The Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta, try real Bush Tucker, and see the picturesque sunset over Uluru!

Then travel from Alice Springs to Darwin, where you have a 3 day, 2 night tour of the amazing Top End taking in the sights of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

Minimum suggested travel time: 45 Days

Departure: Cairns (QLD)
Arrival: Darwin (NT)
  Fair Dinkum Cairns to Darwin