Sydney to Brisbane Adventure

7 Days | Explore wineries and wilderness on Australia’s beautifully diverse East Coast

GBP £1,470
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Explore the wilderness, discover wildlife and taste wines on a seven-day adventure from the iconic cityscape of Sydney to Queensland’s capital of Brisbane. Venture through the picturesque Hunter Valley – one of Australia’s most popular winery regions and visit some cute and cuddly koalas in an animal hospital near Port Macquarie. Hike to the cascading waters at Dorrigo National Park, hang loose in the bustling beachside town of Byron, cruise the Brunswick River on a rainforest boat ride and learn about First Nations history from local Aboriginal guides. From ancient forests to popular surf hubs, take a laidback road trip that hits all the highlights in just one week.

Trip overview

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Sydney, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Start your trip in Sydney – Australia's unofficial capital, home to the Harbour Bridge, a bustling CBD, heaps of cool restaurants and bars and of course, the Opera House!
  • Take a guided walkabout tour around The Rocks with a local Aboriginal guide who will teach you about local First Nations history, Dreaming and the spiritual connection to Country, while you soak in gorgeous harbour views.
  • Keep your eye out for kangaroos on your way to a wine tasting in the chilled-out Hunter Valley – a picturesque region in the rural hills of New South Wales – then take an easy hike through Crowdy Bay National Park.
  • Get in touch with Australia’s wilderness and wildlife. Meet cute and cuddly koalas at an animal hospital, look out for whales if the season is right and explore the rainforest and waterfalls in Dorrigo National Park.
  • Soak up the beachside vibes of Byron Bay with a free day in this surfer’s haven. Go for a dip in the ocean, take a kayaking tour, listen to buskers by the beach, join a yoga class or just hang loose in a quirky café.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip covers around 1000 km (620 miles) over seven days. There are some long travelling days but it’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.
  • This itinerary is part of longer combination trips – the 14-day Sydney to Cairns Adventure (trip code PZSPC) and the 18-day East Coast Adventure (trip code PZSVC).


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 March 2024

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1 breakfast, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


Hotel (2 nights), Cabins (4 nights)

  • Hunter Valley – Distillery Tasting
  • Sydney – The Rocks Dreaming Tour
  • Crowdy Bay National Park – Short Hike
  • Hunter Valley – Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Dorrigo National Park - Dangar Falls
  • Port Macquarie – Koala Hospital guided tour
  • Dorrigo National Park – Short Hike
  • Red Rock – Red Rock - Gumbaynggirr First Nations experience
  • Byron Bay - Sea Kayaking Tour
  • Byron Bay - Lighthouse Walk
  • Springbrook National Park – Natural Bridge
  • Byron Bay - The Farm visit
Add on activities
  • Byron Bay - Yoga Lessons - AUD70
  • Byron Bay - Learn to Surf - AUD70

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Important notes

1. The trip starts in Sydney with a Welcome Meeting at 9am on Day 1 at our joining point hotel.
2. The trip finishes in Brisbane on Day 7 at our finish point hotel. You are free to depart at any time on this day. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.
3. A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability.

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Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
GBP £1,470