+61 7 4128 4479

East Coast on a Shoestring

5.0 (2 Reviews)

See and do the best of the East Coast on a Shoestring

  • Sail on a fun catamaran around the Whitsundays
  • Have the time of your life exploring the beautiful reefs!
  • Sleep underneath the stars and experience the best of the Whitsundays
  • Have the adventure of a lifetime with a tag along tour on the world's largest sand island
  • 4 additional nights accommodation  so you can explore 2 new towns!

This action-packed tour will allow you see both the stunning Whitsunday Islands and the unique Fraser Island! See the best of both with 2 tours for those who want to enjoy a social experience exploring the East Coast of Australia! The East Coast on a Shoestring Package combines the two most popular East Coast destinations in a way that fits your individual travel schedule and your budget! Explore Fraser Island on a self-drive tour in a 4WD vehicle and chill out at Nomads Fraser for 2 nights. Then head on up the coast to Airlie Beach for an exciting Whitsunday Islands escape on an overnight boat cruise and 2 nights accommodation in the tropical paradise of Airlie Beach. Or you can start in Airlie Beach instead, the itinerary is as flexible as you would like it to be!


  • 3 days/2 nights Nomads Fraser Island 3 Day self-drive Tour
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 16 bed ensuite dorm at Nomads Noosa
  • 2 days/2 nights Tongarra - departing from Airlie Beach
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation at Nomads Backpackers, Airlie Beach

Whitehaven Beach, Hands in the air, East Coast package

Fraser Island From above

Nomads 3 day, 2 night
Get a thrill out of driving around the World Heritage listed island in a 4WD on the Nomads Fraser Island 3 Day self-drive Tour. For 3 days and 2 nights, you can spend your time exploring all of the natural beauty it has to offer. Cruise around 75 Mile Beach, which is actually the island's official road! Enjoy bushwalks, refreshing swims at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and Champagne Pools and see the stunning views from Indian Head. This tour includes 2 nights accommodation in a 16 bed dorm at our Nomads Noosa property and you'll get to enjoy a comfortable 2 night stay in a 4 bed dorm at Eurong Resort on Fraser Island.

Nomads tag along tours, Fraser Island


  • 2 nights accommodation in a 16 bed ensuite dorm at Nomads Noosa
  • 2 nights accommodation at Eurong Resort in Tipi accommodation
  • 4WD Vehicle hire
  • Professional and knowledgeable guide
  • Meals while on the Island  (Day 1 lunch, dinner, Day 2 breakfast, lunch)
  • Return ferry transfer to the Island
  • Exclusive post tour party at KB's Bar!

Eli Creek floating down

Departs: Noosa 6:30 AM - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Returns: Noosa 4:30 PM - Friday, Sunday, Tuesday

Tongarra 2 day, 2 night
An incredibly fun and entertaining 18-35's party catamaran, Tongarra boasts with lots of deck space to relax and socialise! For 2 days and 2 nights, you will sail around the Whitsunday Islands and experience all that they have to offer... explore the protected bays, snorkel the stunning fringing reefs, top up your tan at Whitehaven beach and sleep under the stars at night! An extremely popular boat among the backpacker community, Tongarra has a stellar reputation for exceeding passengers expectations. This is a trip that will not disappoint! You will be spreading the word as you continue your travels... Tongarra is where the party is at in the Whitsundays!

Tongarra Cruising the Whitsundays


  • 24 passengers
  • Snorkelling gear and wetsuit hire
  • All meals, morning and afternoon snacks
  • Huge foredeck for lounging and sleeping under the stars
  • Evening fun and games
  • Extra costs are just bringing own alcohol and soft drinks and luggage storage in Airlie

Group shot Tongarra, Whitehaven Beach

Departs: 2:30pm - Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Returns: 1:00pm - Wednesday, Friday, Monday

You start in Airlie Beach or Fraser Island and use the nights accommodation in both places on whatever nights you like, but we would recommend using one night before and after each trip. Transportation between the two destinations is not included, the distance between Fraser Island and Airlie Beach is 960km (roughly a 12 hour drive), so you need to allow at least one day for travel.

Please note this package may not be suitable if you have existing neck or back problems or are pregnant. Check with your agent to make sure this tour is suitable for you.


More Information

What To Bring

Please refer to each individual product for a full guide on "What To Bring" for each tour. 

What's Included

Please refer to each individual product for a full guide on "What's Included" for each tour. 

What's Extra

Please refer to each individual product for a full guide on "What's Extra" for each tour. 

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to each individual product for the full "Terms & Conditions" of each tour. 

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Please refer to each individual product for the full "Cancellation Policy" of each tour.

If you have any questions, please get in touch!


Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 2 reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Reviews by our Fraser Tours customers

Donavan, 21 Feb 10
My friend and i were on a tight budget but wanted to see as much as possible and have lots of un. This package saved us so much money and time. We were so happy with our choice and met so many friends.We didn't miss out at all!
Sully, 21 Feb 10
I am travelling by myself and just finished my package. The booking agents were so nice and helpful, and my trip was so wonderful. I met many other people travelling alone and made so many friends.
Click To Chat


  • Can answer all your Fraser Island questions
  • We will build you exclusive packages to save you money
  • Our experts are all experienced locals
  • Live chat with a real person

Quick Enquiry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.