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1. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 5y


Is anyone planning on traveling down the east coast from Cairns soon?. I am looking to stop off at Airlie Beach, Whitsundays and possibly Magnetic island so it would be great to meet up with some people heading that route.

Laura x

2. Posted by c.bear (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y

Hi Laura,

I'm hoping to travel from Cairns to Melbourne, but this will be from around Oct/Nov time...
and i'm thinking of getting a Greyhound pass to do this.
When are you planning on travelling?

3. Posted by KyleMac (Full Member 60 posts) 5y

If I were you I would skip Magnetic Island (I lived in Townsville for a while and it's nothing special) and spend that time/money in Airlie Beach (also lived there) or one of the Islands - I highly recommend Hamilton Island.

4. Posted by irish_ash (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

hey im planning on that too but again prob closer to october time. and from my research greyhound def seems the way to go.
so excited!!

Ash xx

5. Posted by KyleMac (Full Member 60 posts) 5y

Yes greyhound is a good comfortable option. Although for some shorter bus trips you can find other local alternatives cheaper.

Also don't forget to bring any student cards you might have. Perhaps a short break in your flight to Bangkok to pick up a fakey :)

6. Posted by onepromise (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y


I'm planning on doing Cairns to Brisbane from late Sept for about a month. I'm looking at similar stops - definitely Airlie Beach, Whitsundays & Fraser Island for me! I'm thinking Greyhound too!

Rach x

7. Posted by DavidAtk (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y


Yeah I'm planning the same. I'll be in Cairns from the 18th September. Can't wait! Not long now!

8. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 5y

Hey guys so sorry for delay.

I have been doing some research som planning on leaing cairns next few days. I have been recommended oz experience for a 25 day pass although its the same price as a 3 month greyhound however I am planning on onli doing airlie/whitsundays/fraser island then My aim is to get fruitpicking then. Some people have told me greyhound is good but I dont want to get A 3 month pass to Brisbane. bet you's are all excited. I know I am.

Laura xx

9. Posted by DavidAtk (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y


It looks like you're a bit ahead of us then if your leaving soon. It'll be 3 weeks till I even get to Cairns but if you're going to work we may catch you up!
Add me on facebook if you like to keep me up to date with your movements -
I'll be buying a car and will need to share petrol costs if any one is interested!
Anyways have fun!!!

10. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 5y

I just added you david :-)

I will be in Brisbane in 3 months then hope to get farm work around then so give me a shout if ya catch by then. If anyone is around Brisbane in a few weeks give me a shout. I have just booked oz experience. I hope its worth it lol.

Laura x