Road Trip in Australia - from Sydney to Cairns

8th Aug 2017
Photo of Road Trip in Australia - from Sydney to Cairns by WanderNiks

Road trip done alone with the Greyhound Hop On/Off pass - $443

First two nights in Newcastle, Backpackers by the beach $36/night

Day 1
Nobbys Beach & Lighthouse
Day 2
Head Summit Walk

Bus 130 to Port Stephens, 1h40

Day 3

Beachside backpackers $27,50/night

I stopped in this town to visit the only Koala Hospital of the world. The volunteers are passionate about Koalas and they take great care of them. I really enjoyed my visit and recommend to stop by.

Koala Hospital
Day 4


Great vibe a bit hippy, you can choose to sleep in a tipi with a fireplace, coziest night I've spent ! During the day enjoy the beach, walk the Cape Byron walking track to lighthouse - I've seen some dolphins. Don't forget the sunset on the beach, musicians will be entertaining you !

Day 6


Such a great hostel, little garden area with pool. Clean city as well, looks like Miami. Nothing much to do really except the beach, kilometers long.

Day 8


Cute city, no beach though but Southbank is a great area to sunbathe and take a dip in the pool. Accomodation : Bunk $27/night located in Chinatown, would have chosen something else if I had know how far it was from everything.

Day 10


The hostel was very far from everything so look for something else.

National Park coastal walk
Day 11


From Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by ferry $187, can be done on a day tour or camping on the island few nights. 4x4 ride along the beach and you may be lucky to see a dingo ! (i did)

One of Fraser Island day tour attractions
Day 13

BASE $28/night

Airlie Beach is really small but the market in the mornings is quite nice, also it is the point of departure for the famous Whitsunday Island. Many trips are offered for you to sail around the island, with small to big party boats. I've chosen a 12people catamaran called Adventurer for 2days/1night ($480), captain and cook on board. Delightful experience !

It's a must see !
Day 17

MAD MONKEY $27/night

Great Barrier Reef scuba diving $270 with Pro Dive, amazing day.

Skydive in Mission Beach, landing on the beach.

More of the road trip in this video ! Enjoy and safe travels !