The East-Coast is a stunning stretch of coastline and you will be blown away by all the pretty sides. It is not surprising that the East-Coast is the most popular backpack trail in the world. Sail the Whitsundays, explore the magical coastline of Fraser Island and dive into the Great Barrier Reef and this is just a small preview of what the East-Coast has to offer. The entire coastline has many highlights that attract backpackers from all across the world.
The consensus from backpackers all over is that Hop-on hop-off bus passes are by far the most cost effective and popular method to travel the East Coast. They allow for safe travel but still a very flexible itinerary and you can also package the pass with tours and accommodation to save loads! You can start your trip in several places like, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.
If you want to see all the beautiful sights going, popping into to a travel agency (i.e. Peterpans Adventure travel, Backpackers World Travel, The Travel project) is advisable. Travel agencies specialized in youth travel offer amazing itineraries which you can customize and fit to any budget. Most of the time they can even get you amazing discounts and they know all the highlights and where to stay. If living by the day is more your thing, they can also help you hire a car or campervan. Anyhow, the East-Coast is never
getting old. That is why we have created a guide for traveling the East-Coast.