The ULTIMATE East Coast Itinerary

East Coast Australia is the TOP destination for travellers – why? Well, let’s just say it pretty much has something for everyone. If you want the best experience possible, most spots are worth booking a tour for – plus, this means you can relax and let the experts lead the way yewwwwwwww….

We’ll be sharing with you:

  • Where you can actually drive on the beach
  • The BEST place to head on a sailing trip
  • Our favourite beach town
  • AND of course, how we can help you save money on your adventure

Read on for our ULTIMATE hot spots….

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Great Barrier Reef

You can’t really visit Australia and not tick the Great Barrier Reef odd your Aussie bucket list – it’s THE dream destination right!?

Passions of Paradise catamaran day trip to the reef is an epic way to experience all of its glory. Snorkel equipment and food is included plus, you have the option to have a go at scuba diving if you’re keen! Expect to see unreal marine life on the reef and you might even get lucky and see turtles and non people eating sharks!

Sky Dive with a Beach Landing

Calling all adrenaline junkies – did you hear, Mission Beach is the place to be if you’re keen to sky dive as you land on the beach! Think Mission Impossible – Aussie styleee!

If you’re gonna brave it, do it in style at Mission Beach – taking the dive at 15,000 ft, above the Great Barrier Reef, now that’s a sick story to tell for the rest of your life!

Magnetic Island Escape

A less familiar spot, but none the less an absolute MUST to add to your Aussie itinerary.

Staying on Maggie Island – just off the coast of Townsville – is like staying on some tropical island in the middle of the ocean. There’s wild koalas, wallabies come out at sunset, epic walks, 360 views…the place has it all.

Base is a legendary sociable and fun hostel – it hosts boozy bingo bingo nights, bar wars and themed Thursdays and is one of our fave hostels on the east coast for many reasons. If you fancy something a little more chilled, they run free walking tours and free yoga classes.

Whitsundays Sailing trip

The Whitsundays >> what a beaaaaaaaauty! We love abit of Whitehaven Beach & The New Horizon sailing boat visits both Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet and is the perfect balance between chilled and party vibe…

So, if snorkelling and lounging on white sandy beaches during the day and partying hard at night sounds like your kind of thing, this is the option for you.

Why Book

with RatPack Travel?

  • Cheaper than booking direct

  • Free date changes

  • Personalised all the way

  • 5 star reputation

The home of RatPack Travel > Byron Bay

We might be biased because its our home BUT Byron is a spot you can’t miss out on your East Coast roadie… just under Brisbane you’ll find the infamous Byron Bay.. Here you’ll find unreal beaches, hippy vibes, great food, live music,  wildlife, activities and you’ll find the RatPack HQ in real life!

When staying in Byron make sure you check out the epic Belongil Beach or Wategos, and have some legendary nights out at the beachy or rails..

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is sick! Where else can you drive around in 4x4s, cruise along a 75 mile beach and trek through the bush to incredible spots such as Lake McKenzie!?

With Nomads, based in Noosa, you get to experience all that the island has to offer over 3 day and 2 nights of jam packed, action filled days.

We can also get you $10 hostel nights in Noosa (2 pre and 1 post).

Getting around

Wondering how on earth you’ll get to all of these incredible destinations?

Just grab a Greyhound coach ticket and hop on – it’s as easy as that – they’ll take you to all the hot spots along the East Coast.

We get 10% off these passes! So hit us up, loads of routes available, to hit up the east coast we recommend the Cairns <> Sydney route!

  • Grab a Greyhound WHIMIT pass valid for your duration of travel, book your buses and hop on – it’s as easy as that – they’ll take you to all the hot spots along the East Coast.
  • We get 10% off these passes! So hit us up, loads of routes available, to hit up the east coast we recommend the Cairns <> Sydney route!
  • Roaddddie – get yaselves a campervan and cruise your way down or UP the East Coast..

We get 10% off all campervan rentals! So hit us up and we’ll find you some epic wheels at a discounted backpacker rate for your East Coast Roadie..


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22 September 2023

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Lindy Jurd
22 September 2023

Steve and I were incredibly impressed with Reuben's great professionalism and his ability to find us a wonderful deal for our upcoming N.Z holiday in 2024. Reuben was so helpful, informative and gained us a awesome JUCY Campervan package. Thank you so much for all your assistance.🤩 I would highly recommend Rat Pack Travel to all travellers. 😊Lindy Jurd.

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22 September 2023

Jenna was a huge help getting me a camper for my trip up through the East Coast. Availability was tight and I can’t thank Jenna enough for sorting and at a great price. Definitely worth taking the stress out of searching and using these guys.

Emma Harris
21 September 2023

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Paris Scott
21 September 2023

Ben from RatPack Travel was amazing!! Highly recommend getting in contact with this company if you’re unsure what kind of vehicle is best suited for your road-trip plans!

Jodie McWilliams
21 September 2023

Jenna was so helpful and informative. She made the whole process of booking a camper so easy and answered any questions that I had. I would 100% recommend Ratpack travel for booking a campervan trip! Thanks Jenna 😀

Donna Burke
21 September 2023

Jenna was amazing! She took all the worry and stress out of booking our holiday! She was so helpful and patient, offering so much advice and securing us a lovely discount as well! Congratulations RatPack Travel - you have a winner in Jenna!

Ryan Kelly
20 September 2023

Messaged on Instagram and within a few minutes Reuben had replied, he went through every bit of detail to help arrange our east coast trip, providing the specification of the van and the true costings without any pressure. Very excited to start our trip next month, credit to the team for sure

Ella Hickman
20 September 2023

Mikey was amazing and helped us out a great deal! Can’t recommend them enough!

Laura Brisdion
20 September 2023

Just booked a camper through Ratpack Travel with Gregg. He was super professional and talked me through the entire process with constant updates - absolute legend. One of the easiest experiences booking a camper I've had. Would definitely recommend!

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20 September 2023

Reuben was so helpful to deal with. Would highly recommend

Zelah Fines
19 September 2023

Thanks for sorting out a camper for us Ben! I look forward to the trip and travelling in the RV you found for us

Mark Camilleri
19 September 2023

Gregg was fantastic chasing a great price and was extremely responsive - he called when he said he would, chased options immediately and was quick with follow up communication. The process was quick and painless and ended with us getting a great deal.

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