East Coast Australia is the TOP destination for travellers – why? Well, let’s just say it pretty much has something for everyone. If you want the best experience possible, most spots are worth booking a tour for – plus, this means you can relax and let the experts lead the way yewwwwwwww….

We’ll be sharing with you:

  • Where you can actually drive on the beach
  • The BEST place to head on a sailing trip
  • Our favourite beach town
  • AND of course, how we can help you save money on your adventure

Read on for our ULTIMATE hot spots….

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Great Barrier Reef

You can’t really visit Australia and not tick the Great Barrier Reef odd your Aussie bucket list – it’s THE dream destination right!?

Passions of Paradise catamaran day trip to the reef is an epic way to experience all of its glory. Snorkel equipment and food is included plus, you have the option to have a go at scuba diving if you’re keen! Expect to see unreal marine life on the reef and you might even get lucky and see turtles and non people eating sharks!

Sky Dive with a Beach Landing

Calling all adrenaline junkies – did you hear, Mission Beach is the place to be if you’re keen to sky dive as you land on the beach! Think Mission Impossible – Aussie styleee!

If you’re gonna brave it, do it in style at Mission Beach – taking the dive at 15,000 ft, above the Great Barrier Reef, now that’s a sick story to tell for the rest of your life!

Magnetic Island Escape

A less familiar spot, but none the less an absolute MUST to add to your Aussie itinerary.

Staying on Maggie Island – just off the coast of Townsville – is like staying on some tropical island in the middle of the ocean. There’s wild koalas, wallabies come out at sunset, epic walks, 360 views…the place has it all.

Base is a legendary sociable and fun hostel – it hosts boozy bingo bingo nights, bar wars and themed Thursdays and is one of our fave hostels on the east coast for many reasons. If you fancy something a little more chilled, they run free walking tours and free yoga classes.

Whitsundays Sailing trip

The Whitsundays >> what a beaaaaaaaauty! We love abit of Whitehaven Beach & The New Horizon sailing boat visits both Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet and is the perfect balance between chilled and party vibe…

So, if snorkelling and lounging on white sandy beaches during the day and partying hard at night sounds like your kind of thing, this is the option for you.

The home of RatPack Travel > Byron Bay

We might be biased because its our home BUT Byron is a spot you can’t miss out on your East Coast roadie… just under Brisbane you’ll find the infamous Byron Bay.. Here you’ll find unreal beaches, hippy vibes, great food, live music,  wildlife, activities and you’ll find the RatPack HQ in real life!

When staying in Byron make sure you check out the epic Belongil Beach or Wategos, and have some legendary nights out at the beachy or rails..

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is sick! Where else can you drive around in 4x4s, cruise along a 75 mile beach and trek through the bush to incredible spots such as Lake McKenzie!?

With Nomads, based in Noosa, you get to experience all that the island has to offer over 3 day and 2 nights of jam packed, action filled days.

We can also get you $10 hostel nights in Noosa (2 pre and 1 post).

Getting around

Wondering how on earth you’ll get to all of these incredible destinations?

Just grab a Greyhound coach ticket and hop on – it’s as easy as that – they’ll take you to all the hot spots along the East Coast.

We get 10% off these passes! So hit us up, loads of routes available, to hit up the east coast we recommend the Cairns <> Sydney route!

  • Grab a Greyhound WHIMIT pass valid for your duration of travel, book your buses and hop on – it’s as easy as that – they’ll take you to all the hot spots along the East Coast.
  • We get 10% off these passes! So hit us up, loads of routes available, to hit up the east coast we recommend the Cairns <> Sydney route!
  • Roaddddie – get yaselves a campervan and cruise your way down or UP the East Coast..

We get 10% off all campervan rentals! So hit us up and we’ll find you some epic wheels at a discounted backpacker rate for your East Coast Roadie..

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