From the fascinating metropolis of Sydney, you travel through the varied landscape along the Australian east coast to the tropical Cairns.
On your program are many highlights such as Byron Bay, Fraser Island and the Whitsunday Islands.
Discover Australia’s most beautiful city, from the iconic Sydney Opera House and sparkling blue Sydney Harbour to fabulous beaches, delicious food and blockbuster shows.
You leave Sydney and drive north on the Pacific Highway to Port Macquarie.
Today’s drive ends in Byron Bay, often referred to as the most beautiful spot on the East Coast.
Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of New South Wales, home to Australia’s most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse.
Through mountainous landscapes continue north and cross the border with Queensland. Finally, you reach the modern city of Brisbane.
See the impressive Glasshouse Mountains as you drive along the Sunshine Coast.
Visit the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast, where you will experience a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine.
Drive along the coast to River Heads, where you can take a ferry to Fraser Island without a rental car.
World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a rare and beautiful destination at the most southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, offering a refreshing change from the hustle of mainland Australia.
You take the ferry back to River Heads and continue north to Bundaberg
After crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, you are now in the Australian tropics. You reach Rockhampton, known as the “Cattle Capital” of Australia.
This is the longest stretch of your drive, and you will notice the scenery beginning to get more tropical as you proceed.
Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays and the ideal mainland base for fun and adventure in the Whitsundays. It is the perfect launching pad for activities on the water and in the lush, green rainforest of the Whitsunday Coast.
Take in the highlights of tropical North Queensland between Airlie Beach and Townsville.
From Townsville, travel throughIngham and Cardwell, to reach Mission Beach with its 14km of sandy beaches.
Today you arrive at Cairns, the destination of your journey. On the way it is worthwhile to make a detour into the rainforest to the Josephine Falls.
Drop your rental car at the return loction before heading to the airport for your flight home.