There are a tonne of day trips to head off on in Australia – one of the many reasons why Aussie is the number 1 travel location! Most of the top spots are along the East Coast, the most popular backpacker route in the country.
From sky diving to diving in the ocean, to some incredible coastlines and islands, you’re in for a treat.
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As you travel up or down the East Coast, you’re gonna want to be stopping off at all of these epic adventure spots we’re about to tell you about.
And don’t forget, when it comes to booking these trips, we can get you a load of fab deals so you don’t have to break the bank to see these beaut places.
You can book most of these trips with us around a week or two in advance, so you can be super spontaneous and flexible.
The Great Barrier Reef 100% has to be on your Aussie bucket list – if it’s not, what are you playing at! It’s an epic spot, it’s one of the seven wanders of the world and it’s incredibly easy to access for a sick day trip…
Cape Tribulation is just above Cairns. It is a coastal area within Daintree Rainforest and it is beaut! Just imagine it, stepping out of the rainforest straight onto the beach! Best of both worlds!!
Daintree Rainforest is a huge tropical rainforest and thought to be one of the oldest in the world.
Click here to check out the EPIC rainforest experiences
A trip around the Atherton Tablelands is an epic roadie if you’ve got a camper, oooooorrr you can hop on a tour and see the sites that way.
This park is waterfall paradise – the whole environment is so beautiful and untouched. The top spots are:
Feeling brave and up for an adrenaline rush like no other?? Experience the sky high activity thats on every backpackers aussie bucketlist and get your heart pumping for a crazy experience of falling out of a plane that you will never forget!
Where to skydive?
Need some more location inspo? Check out our locations here
Ever wanted to visit one of the worlds best beaches? Well here in the Whitsundays you can!
You can head off on a sailing trip around the islands for a couple of days or if you’re short for time, why not zoom around in a speed boat and see it that way?
Ocean Rafting is the ULTIMATE day tour of the Whitsundays, these legends from Ocean Rafting are at the top of the Whitsundays game and produce awesome memorable trips day in day out.
Thinking about a longer tour for the Whitsundays? Check out the overnight sailing trips here
Just an hour North of Brisbane, Australia Zoo is the perfect destination for a day trip.
It’s pretty cool as you are able to see wildlife that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.
Aside from the party vibe and epic beaches, the Gold Coast is a hot spot for theme parks and water parks – not a bad way to spend a day.
Here’s what you can get up to:
We always have a lot to say about Byron as it’s the home to RatPack yeeeewwww. So, we have not 1, but 3 activities to head off on for a wicked day trip.
In need of some more inspiration of things to do whilst you are in the bay? Click here to find out our TOP tips…
Just outside of the hustle of Sydney city life is the incredible Blue Mountains National Park, if you are into unreal views and a bit of nature – this is a bit of YOU.
The Blue Mountain range offers one million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, caves, walking tracks and waterfalls! It’s here that you’ll find the famous three sisters rock formation – which is an EPIC site to see.
The legends over at Coast Warriors are the ultimate day trip to see the beauty of the Blue Mountains (and have some bants in the process).. click here to read more about this unreal experience..
St Kilda is a beachy suburb of Melbourne. You can get to it if you hop on the city tram.
This beachside spot makes for an epic day trip. After a day soaking up the sun on the beach or checking out Luna Park, head to the breakwater at the end of St Kilda pier at sunset for the chance to spot some wild penguins.
Are you planning your trip and wondering HOW to put it all together? It can feel pretty overwhelming right? We have been there and felt exactly the same and now the RatPack crew are here to help YOU!
We can help you by:
We operate a 24/7 service across multiple time zones. Our RatPackers have all been there and done it! Get the ball rolling on your upcoming trip. Send over your rough travel plans (including your flight details / dates). If you are yet to book a flight and seeking advice – HIT US UP ↡
I hope my tips and tricks encourage you to add some of these spots to your own Aussie bucket list. You’re gonna have the time of your life!
Yewwwwwwwwwwwwww Holly (RPT Blog Writer)
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