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, 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 clear blue waters off Port Macquarie.


Start
Sydney, Australia
Finish
Brisbane, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Explorer
Code
PVON
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 16

Why you'll love this trip

  • Three to four star hand-picked twin share accommodation, amazing inclusions such as a Port Macquarie sunset cruise.

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

  • Small group travel, maximum of 15 people

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip covers around 1000km / 620miles over 7 days. There are some long travelling days.

  • The weather can change considerably between Sydney and Brisbane. Please pack accordingly.

  • This trip visits some amazing beaches along the way. Please consider your swimming competency before getting in the water.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020.
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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, where we meet this afternoon at 2pm in the lobby for a welcome meeting. Head out to to explore this historic area around the hotel and then onto dinner.
If you arrive into Sydney a few days early,  check out the great range of Urban Adventures on offer.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Eat, Drink, Walk Sydney - Urban Adventure - AUD109
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Please meet your guide in the lobby of the starting hotel at 2pm today.
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!). Continue to the beach side city of Newcastle, a friendly pub and hopefully an evening of live, local music.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hunter Valley wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka distillery tour
  • Wildlife Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
t's all about water today. After an amazing local breakfast, we hit
the scenic Lakes Way for a coastal walk and lookout climb.
Afterwards, we're off to Port Macquarie in time for a sunset cruise.
Keep an eagle eye out for local pods of dolphins.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Port Macquarie sunset cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
We start by meeting the volunteers at a local koala hospital. If you’re able to tear yourself away from the cuddly critters, you’ll be rewarded with a stop In Nambucca Heads to share in a unique and immersive Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal experience that will get you in touch with the traditional custodians of this land, lore and ancient cultural knowledge. We finish the day in true Aussie style in the Dorrigo National Park: at a traditional pub where you can relax, order some grub, have a few drinks and even play some pool
Accommodation
  • Pub (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Dangar Falls
  • Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal experience
  • Koala Hospital - Port Macquaire
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
It’s off to Dangar Falls for a refreshing dip in its cascading waters. Dorrigo National Park, known for its lush, sub-tropical rainforest and waterfalls. Once dry, we’re headed to Byron Bay, a laid-back surf paradise with boundless coastline, sand and friendly locals. We will be paying a visit to the local lighthouse for a unique photo opportunity and the chance for the eagle-eyed to spot dolphins, whales, and other marine life. We’ll finish the afternoon by popping to an organic farm where we’ll pick and prepare a healthy dinner
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Byron Bay farm to plate organic dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Get up early or sleep late, sunrises are pretty ace at from Australia's most easterly point, but the choice is yours. 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. Otherwise take a stroll around town and check out what all the fuss is about. Today is the last full day of your trip before we head into QLD tomorrow after breakfast.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Yoga in Byron Bay - AUD70
  • Learn to Surf Byron Bay - AUD70
  • Kayak Tour Byron Bay - AUD64
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Continue to Brisbane where your trip will come to an end this morning.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Meals

4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Pub (1 night) Motel (1 night)

Included activities

  • Hunter Valley wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka distillery tour
  • Wildlife Park
  • Port Macquarie sunset cruise
  • Dangar Falls
  • Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal experience
  • Koala Hospital - Port Macquaire
  • Byron Bay farm to plate organic dinner

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Important notes

1. Please meet your guide in the lobby of your Sydney hotel at approx. 2pm on day one for a brief joining meeting.
2. A single supplement is available for each night of this trip.
3. This itinerary is the first section of a longer 14 day Sydney to Cairns trip. Please see trip code PVOSC

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