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East Coast: Sydney to Cairns (Dec8-Jan4)

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1. Posted by mysticaleyes (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y


I'm travelling up the East Coast in December and hopefully end up spending New Years in Cairns.

I'll be staying at each of these places for 1-4 days (depends).
Byron Bay
Surfers Paradise
Hervery Bay
Fraser Island
Airlie Beach
Whitsunday Islands
Magnetic Island
Mission Beach
Port Douglas

Anyone else going on an East Coast adventure in December? or anyone around during that time for meeting up? It would be nice to meet people on the way!

2. Posted by lyndonb (Budding Member 46 posts) 2y


I arrive in Sydney on the 1st of December and want to leave on the 7th, basically want to go up the coast like you to all them places, don't have anything booked after my weeks stay in Sydney soo yeahhh!

3. Posted by Katbeard (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hi there ! You pretty much have the same plan as me! I'm traveling from Sydney to cairns from the 4th December. I'm planning on doing the 'oz experience' backpackers tour :) all of those places you listed are on my bucket list! :)

4. Posted by bensjamin (Inactive 5 posts) 2y

This looks like my exact plan but from Jan onwards - if anyone is doing the same please say!


5. Posted by mysticaleyes (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Nice, sound like we all want to do the same things!

6. Posted by lyndonb (Budding Member 46 posts) 2y

Let's all meet lol

7. Posted by jannina (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hi, it looks like I will be in Sydney around Christmas and New Years...working a bit and than travelling up north in Queensland. Would love to meet up

8. Posted by cheap az (Budding Member 91 posts) 2y

just remember that is we season far north but not really bad until mid jan .:)