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Surf, sun and perfect days on the east coast of Australia
If you're thinking of backpacking along Australia's east coast, then why not join a hassle-free Topdeck trip for a real taste of Aussie life. Travel from Sydney to Cairns (or vice versa), or choose from a variety of convenient starting and finishing points including Brisbane, Gold Coast and Airlie Beach.
With Topdeck you'll tour the finest destinations in Queensland and New South Wales, plus some hidden gems! Each trip is packed with 'Totally Topdeck' experiences such as surfing in New South Wales, sailing in the Whitsunday Islands, an Aussie BBQ on the beach and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
It’s not just about world famous beaches. Stomp grapes in the New South Wales hinterland and taste the incredible wines of the Hunter Valley. Soak up the chill vibes of Byron Bay and get a taste of Aboriginal culture with traditional song, dance and storytelling. Did you pack your cowboy boots? Because you can get to know your inner jillaroo or jackaroo when we farm stay at a working Outback Cattle Station.
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East Coast Australia: Things to Do
Sail the WhitsundaysOn the 'East Coast Beachin'
Get ready for a slice of the high life as we sail the Whitsundays. Skim along the tropical waters of north Queensland and pass through reefs and sandy islands. Learn the ropes and be first mate or run the plank and dive overboard for swimming and snorkelling. The choice is yours.
Magnetic IslandOn the 'Tropical Adventure'
Set foot on Magnetic island and you’ll immediately feel the attraction. Whether you’re a dauntless explorer discovering secluded beaches and traversing the national park or just keen to relax under a cocktail umbrella by the pool, memories made here will really stick with you.
Surf Lesson at Crescent HeadOn the 'Ultimate Surfari'
There’s no better way to greet the morning than hitting the surf. Your instructor is full of top tips so whether you’ve never set foot on a board or can pick an A-frame from a mile away, you’re in for a barrel of fun and will be carving up waves in no time.