Queensland and East Coast tours and trips
The holy grail of any great Aussie adventure and home to pretty much every quintessential Australia experience going, Queensland and New South Wales’ coastline is our spiritual home. Game faces (and sunnies) on, GoPros at the ready.
When you’re not too busy nursing that Woolshed hangover whilst lying poolside shaking your phone exasperatedly trying to get it to connect to rubbish Wi-Fi, visit our Cairns Backpacker store to book your Whitsundays adventure, camper hire, and general east coast awesomeness. Our Wi-Fi is good and free, too.
GREAT BARRIER REEF
‘Passions of Paradise’ might sound a bit naughty, but our naught-ical friends in the Passions crew have been running multi-award winning Great Barrier Reef tours for two decades – on super-luxe high-speed catamarans, equipped with everything you need for a slap-up day on the reef.
On this full-day excursion, you’ll visit two outer reef locations to try your hand at an introductory dive, or simply splash around with a snorkel trying to find Nemo. There’s a glass-bottomed boat tour for those who left their sea legs at home, as well as a chef-prepared seafood lunch and a free $20 bar tab exclusively for Backpacker customers. Helloooo, sailor!
Departs: Daily from Cairns.
Includes: Morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch with seafood and fruit, snorkelling stuff, free glass bottom boat ride, wetsuit, and that cheeky $20 bar tab. Please note there’s a levy fee of $15 ($20 as of April 2018) not included. Worth it, we promise.
There’s a Great Barrier Reef trip to suit every budget – we’ve got luxury catamarans, and we’ve got some impressive budget options too. And when we say ‘budget’, we don’t mean ‘the opposite of catamaran’. Head into the Cairns Backpacker store to find out more.
ATHERTON TABLELANDS WATERFALL HOPPING
Who the hell were TLC to tell us not to go chasing waterfalls? In the Atherton Tablelands, you definitely should. Then you should climb to the top and slide down them into crystal clear pools. On this 12-hour roadie, you’ll also swim in volcanic crater lakes, trek through ancient rainforest in search of native wildlife and visit Millaa Millaa waterfall – made famous by that Peter Andre video. Get perfecting your Herbal Essences hair flick now.
Departs: From Cairns daily apart from Saturdays. You’ll probably be too hungover then anyway.
Inclusions: Lunch, afternoon tea, transport, all of your park fees and a guide
“Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe.”
You’ll get to put this age-old traveller’s pearl of wisdom into action on this oar-some day trip to Fitzroy Island’s remote beaches and exclusive snorkelling sites. Don your gear and dive in to discover turtles, reef fish and (fingers, toes, arms, eyes crossed for you lot), maybe even dolphins. Plus optional jungle hiking or a sun-soaked lunch on the beach. We’ve got various tours and passes available for this bobby-dazzler of a beach day, so head to a store to book your ideal one.
Departs: Daily from Cairns
Inclusions: Picnic lunch, your kayak, return transfers. Note: the levy tax of $10 per person is not included.
We love to party as much as the next possum, but sometimes, you just need to get off radar (don’t panic, there’s still Wi-Fi, it’s not Mars).
Disappear for two days of rainforest hikes, salty vibes, starry skies and beach house nights on the Cape Trib Go Wild Overnighter. Family operated and eco-certified, these adventure-loving and tree-hugging heroes are the original Cape Tribulation tour specialists. Drive along one of Australia’s most scenic drives to Port Douglas, visiting some cute furries at a sanctuary before crossing by ferry to the Daintree Rainforest and your beachfront digs.
Spend two days in the wilds, with an included rainforest walk and river cruise. Choose to chill on the beach, or opt to horseback ride, jungle surf or go on a snorkel safari out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Accommodation: Cape Tribulation Beach House (1nt)
Inclusions: one lunch, transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas via mini-van and boat, guided rainforest walk, Daintree River Cruise, plus paid optional activities like snorkelling or jungle surfing.
BUNGYS, SKYDIVES AND WHITEWATER RAPIDS
Fed up of being a beach potato?
It’s a good job a few crazy cats in Oz and New Zealand were at some point in recent history, too. They turned Australia’s East Coast into one of the action and adventure capitals of the world. If you want to hurl yourself out of a plane, into a canyon or down some waterfalls, click here to see what they have to offer you. You nutter.
OPEN: 7 days a week 09.00-20.00#