Koala | Australia
FROM: £3,115 pp

PREMIUM YOUTH TOUR: This 13-day group tour travels from Brisbane to Cairns along Australia's east coast. Relax on the beaches of Byron Bay, spot koalas in Noosa National Park and take a memorable 4WD drive adventure to Fraser Island. Unwind at Airlie Beach, cruise the picturesque Whitsundays and explore Magnetic Island. Walk through the ancient Daintree Rainforest, meet aboriginal families and end your journey in Cairns. Recommended for those aged under 55.

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Trip Highlights

Byron Bay - Kayak along this blissful stretch of coastline and spend a free day unwinding in one of Australia's most famous beach locations
Airlie Beach - Unwind with free time to soak up some sun and explore this famous resort town
Magnetic Island - Spot Aussie wildlife on a guided walk and spend a free day hiking, snorkelling or unwinding at leisure
Daintree Rainforest - Explore the rainforest on foot and by boat, keeping your eyes peeled for cros and meeting local families
Fraser Island - Get the adrenalin pumping on a 4WD adventure, search for dingoes, enjoy a rainforest walk and opt to swim in a crystal clear lake
Whitsundays - Cruise around this stunning group of islands, stop at famous Whitehaven Beach and snorkel in the clear ocean
Atherton Tablelands - Take a dip under a plunging waterfall, see the crater Lake Eacham and admire the famous Curtain Fig Tree
Great Barrier Reef - Snorkel amongst the corals and tropical fish at one of the world's more famous and fragile natural wonders


11 breakfasts & 2 lunches
Escorted by an expert local guide
Economy class flight Noosa (Sunshine Coast) - Airlie Beach
Byron Bay kayaking adventure
Noosa National Park tour
Whitsundays Island cruise with snorkelling
Atherton Tablelands tour
Mossman Gorge visit and leader led walk
Immersive 2-hour First nations experience
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
12 nights simple accommodation, hostels & eco-cabins
All transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicles & Magnetic Island return ferry
Orientation tours in Brisbane, Airlie Beach & Cairns
Noosa Eumundi Markets visit
Kgari (Fraser Island) 4wd adventure
Magnetic Island wildlife walk
Visit to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest
Half-day snorkelling adventure to the Great Barrier Reef
Crocodile and nature cruise

Not Included

International flights and visas
Additional meals and drinks unless specified
Optional activities & additional attractions unless specified above
Airport transfers
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Our adventure begins!

Our tour begins in Brisbane, Queensland's capital city. There's a 5pm welcome meeting before we enjoy an included orientation walk along the Brisbane River.

With its laid-back environment, sunshine, and upbeat outlook, Brisbane embodies the unique Australian experience, making it a great backdrop for socializing with the group and getting to know each other.
Overnight: Brisbane

Day 2

Byron Bay kayaking

Brisbane - Byron Bay. Departing Brisbane, we head to Byron Bay, a peaceful surf sanctuary with limitless coastlines, beautiful golden sand, and a welcoming community. 

During an exciting included kayaking expedition in the afternoon, we may have the opportunity to see spectacular marine species such as dolphins, turtles, and whales. The evening is at leisure, why not head out and embrace Byron's famous nightlife?
Overnight: Byron Bay  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Byron Bay - Free time

Today is entirely free for you to hit the beach or further explore Byron Bay. You can spend the morning on the warm sand, shopping for bargains, or participating in one of the area's many optional activities. Take some time to unwind, whether it be by putting your feet up, visiting a cosy bar, or taking a seaside walk to the Cape Byron lighthouse.

If you're feeling courageous and full of energy, our guide will help you plan any additional activities you're interested in, such as surfing classes, skydiving, balloon rides, or snorkelling/scuba diving.
Overnight: Byron Bay

Day 4

Noosa National Park

Byron Bay - Noosa. Today we are traveling to Noosa, a stunning beach area famed for its top surf spots and champion surfers. We will begin our day by shopping for locally manufactured arts and crafts at Eumundi Markets.

We will then explore Noosa National Park, a small, 28 square kilometre reserve home to koalas, bandicoot, possums and other Australian species. Depending on the time of year, you may also be able to see humpback whales off the coast. Arriving in Noosa, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight: Noosa  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Fraser Island 4WD experience

Noosa - Fraser Island - Noosa. Today we're exploring Fraser Island, recently renamed to its aboriginal name, K'Gari - this translated to 'paradise'. Our included four wheel drive experience sees us drive down the famous 75 Mile Beach Road. Keep a look out for the local dingoes as we travel, and then enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear waters of Lake McKenzie.
Overnight: Noosa  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Flight to Airlie Beach

Noosa - Airlie Beach. We're on our way to Airlie Beach, a beautiful Whitsundays destination. We take an included domestic flight this morning to reach our destination. Arriving in Airlie Beach, the rest of the day is free to relax or head out and explore.
Overnight: Airlie Beach  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Whitsundays Islands cruise

After breakfast, we enjoy a memorable day cruise through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. During the trip, we will stop at the famous Whitehaven Beach. Words cannot express the breathtaking beauty of the white sandy beaches, crystal-clear oceans, and lush green flora found in this extraordinary region of the world.

As well as cruising around the islands, you will have the opportunity to don a snorkel and dive beneath the waves in order to see the colourul coral reefs and tropical fish that leave in the area. Returning to dry land after our cruise, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Airlie Beach  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Journey to Magnetic Island

Airlie Beach - Magnetic Island. Magnetic Island is so named because in 1770, Captain Cook noticed a strange magnetic pull on his compass as he sailed past the island. Today, the main drawcard of the island is its healthy fauna poulations, which includes various species like koalas and wallabies, as well as its lush woods and beautiful views of the huge ocean.

We take the ferry to Magnetic Island and during our stay we enjoy an included walk with our tour leader, during which we hope to spot some of the island's resident wildlife.
Overnight: Magnetic Island  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Magnetic Island free time

Today is an entirely free day. You can explore more of Magnetic Island on foot, head for a swim at the coast, or take a leisurely hike through the lush forests of the island. Your guide will be able to recommend activities for you, and you can do as much or as little as you like!
Overnight: Magnetic Island  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Atherton Tablelands to Cairns

Magnetic Island - Cairns. Returning to the mainland, we make our way into the tropics of northern Queensland. On our way to the Atherton Tablelands, we will come across a breathtaking waterfall surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. Take advantage of the opportunity to have a relaxing swim in the refreshing water.

Then we'll visit Lake Eacham, a beautiful crater lake known for its crystal-clear water, and we can see the amazing 'Curtain Fig Tree'. In addition, we will have the opportunity to visit the charming settlement of Yungaburra, which is recognized for its delicious cuisine.

To conclude the day, we arrive in Cairns, a dynamic and energetic city famed for its tropical climate. Enjoy a brief orientation tour to get acquainted with the city.
Overnight: Cairns  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation & Barrier Reef

Cairns - Cape Tribulation. Today we're taking in the ancient Daintree Rainforest on foot and exploring Cape Tribulation on a short ferry ride. We also visit spectacular Mossman Gorge. During our tour, we will meet a local family that had the honour of hosting the documentary crew of renowned naturalist David Attenborough.

And we are in for a real treat this afternoon. After exploring the rainforest, it's time to tick off the other UNESCO-listed wonder in this area - the Great Barrier Reef. During our included snorkelling tour, keep your eyes peeled for some of the rich marine life that lives along the reef, including tropical fish, turtles, rays and perhaps even a shark or two!
Overnight: Cape Tribulation  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Croc spotting cruise

Cape Tribulation - Cairns. Embark on an enchanting crocodile-spotting cruise today, where we have the chance to encounter these prehistoric reptiles, reminiscent of dinosaurs, thriving in their native environment.

Following this thrilling encounter, we will enjoy a two-hour Indigenous experience that includes a cultural immersion in the local community's traditions, cuisine, and rituals.

After an eventful day, we'll return to Cairns and head out for a group dinner on our final night together.
Overnight: Cairns  |  Breakfast

Day 13


Following a hearty breakfast, it is time to say farewell to the group as our tour comes to an end.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 4 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room. For travellers willing to share a triple room with other travellers of the same sex, we can offer a lower price for this tour. Please contact us for a price.

Guaranteed Departure
Twin Share
Single Room
Twin Share
Single Room

At a Glance

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Hostels & eco cabins
Tour Guide
Escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 11, Lunch: 2
Minimum Age
Arr. Transfer
Dep. Transfer
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