The Best Queensland Backpacker Tours

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Planning a trip down the Queensland East Coast? This guide to the best Queensland backpacker tours will have you ticking off bucket-list items faster than Usain Bolt.


Daintree & Cape Tribulation

Jungle Tours & Trekking

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If you’re looking for the best of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation rolled into one fun adventure package, look no further than Jungle Tours & Trekking! Hop on board an air-conditioned bus with young, like-minded folk and join your guide for the adventure of a lifetime.

The first stop is Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, an eco wildlife park where you can get up close to a range of iconic Australian animals. Hand-feed kangaroos, see the endangered Cassowary and cuddle a koala!

Head north along the stunning Cape Tribulation Road via the Daintree Cable Ferry and travel deeper into the jungle. Enjoy lunch in Cape Tribulation before delving into the ancient Daintree on a guided boardwalk tour.

See the point where the Great Barrier Reef and the World-Heritage rainforest meet on Cape Tribulation Beach, which is pretty much the dictionary definition of paradise!

Hop onto a Daintree river cruise and look for giant crocodiles in their natural habitat.

If you want to make your Daintree tour even more memorable, you can even zipline over the Daintree!


Whitsunday Islands

Spank Me Whitsundays Tour

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Don’t let the cheeky name put you off, Spank Me really does deliver all the magic of the Whitsunday Islands on an all-inclusive two day, two night cruise. “Spank Me” is an 82 foot maxi yacht with 27 fellow backpackers bunking onboard.

Watch the sunset over the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. wake up to turtles coming up for air and enjoy regular snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

The gem of this Queensland backpacker tour is visiting Whitehaven Beach, which, with its swirls of white sand and vibrant turquoise water, is truly one of the most beautiful beaches on the globe.

Fraser Island

Dingoes Tours

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Looking to drive a 4WD on world’s biggest sand island? Look no further than Dingo Tours. Departing from both Rainbow Beach, these 3 day 2 night 4wd group tours include all the best bits of Fraser Island! Take a dip in the serene blue water of Lake McKenzie, enjoy the bubbling champagne pools and tube down the relaxing Eli Creek.


Noosa Everglades Canoe Tour

Although Noosa may be known for its laid-back vibe and stunning beaches, the Noosa Everglades are well worth a visit! One of only two everglades in the world, this series of rivers is like endless mirrors. The best way to explore this stunning ecosystem is on a one day self-guided kayak tour.

Ready to book one of the best Queensland backpacker tours? Book Jungle Tours & Trekking today!

To all our wonderful passengers, visitors, supporters, and followers past and future, we are required to follow government regulations and stop operation until further notice due to COVID-19. The animals at the CaPTA Group's parks will continue to be cared for during this time by our wonderful wildlife staff. It is sad to have to write this after over 39 years of operation, however we will get through this together and look forward to reopening and welcoming you all back in when possible. We will keep you posted, please be patient as we work through this.

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