Walking? Wilderness? Wildlife? Wine? Enjoy them all – along with pristine beaches and delicious food – on this east coast adventure.

Explore Australia’s stunning east coast, taking in the iconic sights of Byron Bay and Fraser Island, as you make your way from continental Sydney to bustling Brisbane. Sample wine and cheese in the Hunter Valley, get up close to koalas at an animal hospital, splash about in pristine swimming holes, and cruise around the picture-perfect Fraser Island.


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

Why we love this trip

  • Three to four star hand-picked twin share accommodation, amazing inclusions such as a Port Macquarie sunset cruise and day trip to Fraser Island

  • Amazing local food experiences such as a 'farm to plate' experience in beautiful Byron Bay

  • Small group travel, maximum of 15 people

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 15 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Your East Coast Australia tour experience starts in Australia's Harbour City, the glittering jewel in the east coast's crown. Make your own way to our joining hotel, check in at reception and relax. We meet this evening at 6pm in the lobby for a welcome meeting before heading out to dinner.
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Meet your guide early this morning around 7am and hit up a local café for breakfast. Set off to explore some of Sydney’s most beautiful spots on a walking tour, taking in the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Hop on the ferry to Watson’s Bay for lunch (fish and chips!), then walk along the towering coastal cliffs – keep your eye out for dolphins swimming below. Return to the CBD to relax, explore further or a chance to indulge in some of Sydney’s famous nightlife.
Included Activities
  • Sydney city sights tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Leave the hustle and bustle of Sydney behind for the chilled out Hunter Valley. Our own personal wildlife ranger will point out koalas and kangaroos as we make our way to a gourmet lunch – yes, there will be cheese, and wine, and chocolate (the Hunter is famous for it!). Visit Newcastle for an evening of live music.
Included Activities
  • Hunter Valley wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka distillery tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
After breakfast, hit Lakes Way for a coastal walk, then climb up to the lookout for exceptional views across the water. In your free time, perhaps stretch out on the beach (don’t forget the sunscreen) or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, hire a stand-up paddleboard or kayak, or just enjoy a swim. In the afternoon, continue on to Port Macquarie for a sunset cruise.
Included Activities
  • Port Macquarie sunset cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Meet the fuzzy patients at the local koala hospital, then travel to Dorrigo National Park, an area famous for its lush rainforest and waterfalls. End the day in true Australian style – at a traditional Aussie pub.
Included Activities
  • Koala Hospital Dorrigo National Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Splash about in Dangar Falls, then head to the laid-back surfer hub of Byron Bay. Visit the local lighthouse for photos, and keep your eyes open for a chance to spot dolphins and whales frolicking off the coast.
Included Activities
  • Byron Bay farm to plate organic lunch experience
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
It’s a free day today. Perhaps start the day with a swim in the ocean, indulge in a massage, or stretch out your limbs at an optional yoga class. Visit an organic farm, where we’ll pick our own veggies and herbs for a healthy lunch, then the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy.
Optional Activities
  • Yoga in Byron Bay - AUD70
  • Learn to Surf Byron Bay - AUD70
  • Kayak Tour Byron Bay - AUD64
Meals Included
  • Lunch
Cross the border into Queensland and head to Noosa, one of Australia’s top surf spots and home to some of the country’s best beaches. Walk through the national park before hitting up Noosa’s vibrant nightlife or taking it easy at your hotel. Decisions, decisions…
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Explore the world’s largest sand island by 4WD! Swim, walk and play in this wild wonderland, before heading back to Noosa for the evening.
Included Activities
  • Fraser Island 4WD day trip
Meals Included
  • Lunch
After breakfast, we travel to Brisbane where its time to say farewell to your travel mates: You can be dropped either at Brisbane CBD (Hotel - Royal On The Park), or at Brisbane Airport between 10.30am & 11.30am* (Please check with us what time to meet when booking your tour, as each tour varies by a few hours depending on our scheduled flight time).
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights)

Included activities

  • Sydney city sights tour
  • Hunter Valley wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka distillery tour
  • Port Macquarie sunset cruise
  • Koala Hospital Dorrigo National Park
  • Byron Bay farm to plate organic lunch experience
  • Fraser Island 4WD day trip

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Important notes

1. Day 1 is an arrival day. You can arrive into Sydney at any time this evening and head to the hotel. There will be a reservation under your name.
2. This trip finishes around midday on day 10. You are free to depart on a late flight (please check time with us) or anytime the following day.

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