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Days 1-2

Sydney, port macquaire & Byron Bay

Leaving Sydney via the Harbour Bridge we travel the coast road through Taree to our overnight stop at Port Macquire. In the morning we continue up the coast through Ballina to Byron Bay. Stroll the beach promenade; hang-out with the locals or just visit the famous lighthouse.

Accommodation included: Camping or Budget lodging

Eastern Dream route map

  • Tour Code: ED
  • Trip Cost: £1299.00
Departure Dates:
Depart Sydney
ED1 07 Apr 12
ED2 21 Apr 12
ED3 05 May 12
ED4 19 May 12
ED5 02 Jun 12
ED6 16 Jun 12
ED7 30 Jun 12
ED8 14 Jul 12
ED9 28 Jul 12
ED10 11 Aug 12
ED11 25 Aug 12
ED12 02 Sep 12
ED13 22 Sep 12
ED14 13Oct 12
Depart Cairns
ED15 21 Apr 12
ED16 05 May 12
ED17 19 May 12
ED18 02 Jun 12
ED19 16 Jun 12
ED20 30 Jun 12
ED21 14 Jul 12
ED22 28 Jul 12
ED23 11 Aug 12
ED24 25 Aug 12
ED25 08 Sept 12
ED26 22 Sep 12
ED27 13 Oct 12
ED28 27 Oct 12
Day 3

rainbow beach

Crossing the Queensland border this morning we have the option to visit Australia Zoo or take one of the many hikes found in the Hinterland area. We arrive early evening at our hostel just metres from the Pacific Ocean for our Fraser Island tour briefing.

Accommodation included: Camping or Budget lodging

Days 4

fraser island

We catch a barge over to the world's largest sand island. Here we visit Central Station, Lakes' Wabby and Mackenzie, the coloured sand cliffs, Indian Head, Eli Creek and the Maheno shipwreck. Returning to the mainland we stay overnight at Rainbow Beach again before heading inland.

Accommodation included: Budget lodging

Days 5-6

rockhampton yeppoon and great keeple island

We're up early to enjoy a rare encounter with the local dolphin community before we head to Rockhampton, tour picturesque Yeppoon travel by launch to Great Keppel Island. PARTY NIGHT.

Accommodation included: Budget lodging

Eastern Dream 21 days £2199

Days 7-9

great kepple island to Airlie Beach/whitsunday sailing

We leave Great Kepple Island behind and head to the coast and Airlie Beach. Here we board our boat for a three island cruie. Swim, snorkel and explore the deserted beaches or maybe hike to the lookout on Whitsunday Island. All of your meals are supplied.

Accommodation included: Resort

Days 10-11

airlie beach to Mission Beach

Back on the mainland we head to Mission Beach, which works all year around. For those with a strong sense of adventure the adrenaline pumping white water rafting awaits you. Alternatively, come and hike in the rain forest were everything is lush and green! There is also tandem sky diving, fishing or even try sea-kayaking out to luxurious Dunk Island. For a more leisurely day simply lounge on Mission Beach and soak up the sun. The choice is yours.

Accommodation included: Camping or Budget lodging

Days 12-15 Mission Beach to cape tribulation & cairns

Heading further north we stop at the Boulders for a refreshing swim before catching the ferry across the Johnson River to our rainforest retreat. There are plenty of options available here from evening spotlight tours to an early sunrise kayaking trip (own expense). Swim at the local beach or head back into the rainforest. Finally our journey takes us back down the coast road to Cairns where we can do a day tour of Atherton Tableland.

Accommodation included: Camping or Budget lodging

Eastern Dream 21 days £2199
Eastern Dream 21 days £2199


  • Services of a professional tour leader.
  • All transportation.
  • All 14 nights camping or budget lodging,
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on most days
  • Boat trips, admission to Australia Zoo
  • All camping eequipment, tents and mattresses
  • Admission to all National Parks and Aborigional sites as per itinerary


(Costs can vary)
  • Hot Air Ballooning -AU$225
  • Scuba Diving (certified)- AU$90
  • Scuba Diving introduction -AU$150
  • Tandem Skydiving - AU$300
  • Sea Kayaking - AU$125
  • Mountain Biking - AU$80
  • Bungy Jump - AU$140
  • Whitewater Rafting - AU$200

Payment Methods

You can pay by cheque, credit card, bank transfer or by PayPal account. All UK cheques must be made out to OzBus Tours. Please note that online payments will incur a 2.5% handling charge.
Please read our terms & conditions prior to booking

Click here to download the Booking Form (Adobe pdf)

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If sending Deposit cheques and/or deposit slips must be accompanied by the signed Booking Form (see above). Please post your booking form and deposit to:
OzBus Tours, Unit 6A, Home Farm, Diddington, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5XU

Please contact us for our bank details if you wish to pay by bank transfer.

Eastern Dream - 15 day trip

The total price for the trip = £1,295

  • Deposit: £130
    Non refundable deposit to secure place
  • Final instalment: £1,165 Within 4 weeks of departure

Online Payments:
If you wish to pay using secure PayPal account/card payment page for online payment.

Deposit: £133.25
(including 2.5% surcharge)
Final Instal: £1,194.13
(including 2.5% surcharge)