East Coast starting from Cairns (Mid-May to July)


I have 2 months to get down from Cairns to Melbourne. My plan is to either rent a car or camper an and I'm looking for a travel buddy to share the experience!

Im fine with anyone stopping in Sydney or even before. 

I am a French girl who grew up in Switzerland and I've been travelling for 2 months already in Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia

Posted By chloe0115 on 9th May 2017

Updated : 11th May 2017 | Words : 67 | Views : 1221 | Comments : 2

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Hi !
I'm 20 years old and from Switzerland. I've planed to travel with a camper from Sydney up to Cairns. (04.06 - 04.07) and than from there to Fiji. ( 04.07 - 07.07) Unfortunately my friend had to fly back home and now we want to give someone the opportunity to come with me for free. The camper and all hotels are already paid, also the privat island in Fiji. Maybe I've convinced you. Contact me if you want to join me :-)

0413 280 224

Posted By Joao on Thursday 11th May 2017 @ 06:49:32


My names Tamzin, I'm 25 years old and I work in marine conservation and scuba diving so it would be great to have a dive buddy so we could stop off along the east coast for some dives.

I am currently in Cairns and I will be here until about June 4th, I then plan to take a trip down to Melbourne.

I am looking for someone or some people to join me for my journey or parts of.

I am planning on hiring either a camper van or a stagon wagon from Travellers Autobarn - Unless you have any suggestions.

If you can't drive it doesn't matter too much as long as you chip in for petrol and beer.

So I am really big into wildlife, national parks and seeing as much coast line as possibe rather than staying in cities, hopefully this is something you'll be up for too. I love the outdoors and am really up for trying lots of activites and day trips as much as my budget can streach.

My rough plan is:

Leaving Cairns and heading to The Cassowary Coast: Mission Beach, Tully & Innisfail

(Canberra wrek dive!)

Then heading to Townsville along the Great Green Way - Where we will pass through National parks, Rainforest and miles of sugar cane fields and tropical fruit.

I was thinking of taking a trip to Cardwell to visit Wallaman Falls or driving through Charters Towers.

Once in Townsville there's Magnetic Island to see loads of wildlife.

Then heading to Airline beach & Whitsunday Islands - I hear the best way to do this is a two day boat trip?

After leaving Airlie Beach I believe we will go through Eungella National Park and the Town of 1770.

Agnes Water near by is meant to be a beautiful beach and maybe try some surfing?

Cania Gorge National Park is here and I heard about someone in town who lets you fly his plane and Bundaberg rum is made here.

Then on to Hervey Bay & Fraser Island for scuba diving and rusting shipwrecks.

Then the sunshine coast & Noosa Heads for more diving and shipwrecks!!

Onto Brisbane & the Gold Coast

Byron Bay!!!

After some days here heading to Yamba, Coffs Harbour

Sydney - Bondi Beach, Blue mountains, Kings cross, mueseum of human disease?

Then I think the coastal route to Melbourne where we should come across Jervis Bay, Gippsland Lakes, Croajingalong, Mornington Peninsula & Wilson's Promontory.

Melbourne - St Kilda beach, haunted bookshop, fruit bats, yarra river etc

Then If there is time I would like to try and see Tasmania - Maybe I am being hopeful

I have a flight leaving from sydney on the 7th August to New Zealand. I would probably take the van/car/wagon back to sydney after melbourne.

I am really open to route suggestions, things to do and see, places to stay etc

If you have any questions please message me, i'd be happy to meet up before and start planning :)

EMAIL : tammy.shepherd@outllok.com

PHONE : 0416577138

Posted By Tamzin on Wednesday 10th May 2017 @ 15:14:26


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