There are a couple of ways to travel along this 3000km stretch on the East Coast of Australia. The first is to fly into each destination from a main town i.e Brisbane and Sydney. This is usually for the people who can only visit one of the sights in a short amount of time. The other way is to hire/buy a car and drive up or down the coast, either staying in accommodations along the way or camping at designated sites.
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QANTAS - National Carrier which will take you to smaller destinations.
Jetstar - Budget airline
Virgin Australia - above budget to budget airline.
Tiger Air - Budget airline.
Greyhound - National Coach carrier.
Premier - Usually cheaper than Greyhound.
Contiki - 18-35 year olds.
G Adventures - Available to anyone who is young at heart.
YHA - Clean and respectable hostel chain.
Nomads - Budget and known for partying.
Base - The hostels have bars attached to the accommodation. Party hostel.
Travellers Autobarn - Range of vehicles to suit your needs.
Wicked Campers - Known for grafiti on outside of vans.
Jucy rentals - Newer fleet.
Now you know how to travel along the East Coast, here are a few destinations along the way:
Cooktown - Rainforrest, see crocodiles
Port Douglas - Beaches, rainforrest
Cairns – Great Barrier Reef, islands
Atherton Tablelands - Rainforrest
Mission Beach – Skydiving, White Water Rafting
Magnetic Island – See a Koala, partying, walks
Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays – Great Barrie Reef, sailing trips, partying
Eungella – See a platypus, walks, rainforrest
Rockhampton – Cattle Country
Hervey Bay – Whale Watching
Fraser Island – driving on beaches
Rainbow Beach – gateway to Fraser Island
Noosa - Beaches, bush walks
Mooloolaba - Beaches
Brisbane – Food and beer, shopping, bushwalks, international airport
Gold Coast – Beaches, theme parks, surfing, Night clubs
Byron Bay - Beaches, surfing, partying
Coffs Harbour - Beaches
Port Macquarie - Beaches
Newcastle – Beaches and coffee
Northern Beaches - Beaches
Sydney – Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Shopping, Coastal walks, partying, sports
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