Travel along Australia's East Coast on this adventure from Brisbane to Sydney

Experience the unique cultural and natural wonders of Australia’s eastern coast, as you discover everything this breathtaking landscape has to offer between vibrant Brisbane and stylish Sydney. Hang with the surf crowd in Byron Bay, meet some of Australia’s friendliest resident koalas, and indulge in the culinary luxuries of Northern Sydney’s Hunter Valley.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Brisbane, Australia
Finish
Bondi Beach, Australia
Country
Australia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Explorer
Code
PVOBS
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 4, Max 16

Why we love this trip

  • Amazing activities and experiences, including a Port Macquarie sunset cruise and waterfall swims

  • Three- and four-star twin share accommodation and guaranteed small group travel, with a maximum of 16 tour members

  • Local food experiences, including the celebrated cheese, charcuterie and wine of the Hunter Region

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip is a higher standard of accommodation and uses twin share motel rooms rather than budget multishare accommodation

  • Due to the meal options of this region, dinners are generally not included

Itinerary

Begin your East Coast adventure in Queensland’s bustling riverside city, Brisbane. After meeting your leader and travel mates at our leafy CBD starting point, Royal on the Park Hotel, jump into the van for the drive to laid-back NSW surf town, Byron Bay.
Meals Included
  • Dinner
On today’s agenda? A free day. Maybe start the day with an early morning swim in the ocean, or experience the healing powers of reiki relaxation. In the afternoon, visit an organic farm where we’ll pick our own veggies for a delicious healthy lunch.
Included Activities
  • Byron Bay farm to plate organic lunch experience
  • Byron Bay lighthouse walk
Optional Activities
  • Yoga in Byron Bay - AUD70
  • Learn to Surf Byron Bay - AUD70
  • Kayak Tour Byron Bay - AUD64
Meals Included
  • Lunch
Head inland to Dorrigo National Park, famous for its lush rainforest and waterfalls. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a traditional Aussie pub.
Included Activities
  • Dorrigo National Park walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning, have a refreshing dip at Dangar Falls before following the coast down to Port Macquarie. Meet the koalas at the Port Macquarie koala hospital - the quintessential Australian tourist experience. In the evening, board a sunset cruise – with complimentary snacks and drinks – and watch playful dolphins swimming past.
Included Activities
  • Port Macquarie sunset cruise
  • Koala Hospital Dorrigo National Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After a delicious local breakfast, take a coastal walk on the scenic Lakes Way. Feel like relaxing? Kick back on the sand or have a refreshing dip. Those feeling more active may like to try out stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or hiking up to the lookout. Afterwards, continue on to Newcastle.
Included Activities
  • Lakes Way coastal walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Leave the coast behind as you travel to the renowned Hunter Valley. Learn about the region’s fauna and flora from a local wildlife ranger, as we head to a gourmet lunch. Take the opportunity to taste the Hunter’s incredible cheeses, wines, and chocolates. Continue on to Australia’s beautiful harbour city, Sydney.
Included Activities
  • Hunter Valley wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka distillery tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
See the city’s best spots from the ground, as you explore locations like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House on a walking tour. Catch the ferry across to Watson’s Bay for a fish and chip lunch, before following the dolphins on a walk across the coastal cliffs.
Included Activities
  • Sydney city sights tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights)

Included activities

  • Byron Bay farm to plate organic lunch experience
  • Byron Bay lighthouse walk
  • Dorrigo National Park walk
  • Port Macquarie sunset cruise
  • Koala Hospital Dorrigo National Park
  • Lakes Way coastal walk
  • Hunter Valley wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka distillery tour
  • Sydney city sights tour

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Brisbane either at the Hotel Royal on the Park or pick up from the Brisbane Airport for morning flights
2. A single supp is available for this trip

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