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Sydney to Brisbane Adventure

7 Days | Big cities, surf towns, wineries and wilderness – experience the beauty and diversity of Australia’s east coast.

4.6 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
ZAR  29,943
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Explore wilderness, discover wildlife and indulge in wine on this laid-back adventure from the iconic cityscapes of Sydney to Queensland’s capital of Brisbane. Sample cheese and chocolate as you venture through the picturesque Hunter Valley, get up close to cute and cuddly koalas in an animal hospital near Port Macquarie, hike down for a dip in cascading waters at the beautiful Dangar Falls and hang loose in the bustling beachside town of Byron. From city to surf, wineries to waterfalls, take an epic road-trip that hits all the highlights in just one week.

Trip overview

Map of Sydney To Brisbane Adventure including Australia
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
  • Keep your eye out for kangaroos on your way to a cheese, chocolate and wine tasting in the chilled-out Hunter Valley – a picturesque region in the rural hills of New South Wales.
  • Soak up the beachside vibes of Byron Bay with a free day in this surfer’s haven. Go for a dip in the ocean, listen to buskers by the beach, join a yoga class or just hang loose in a quirky cafe – it’s a hard life!
  • Set sail along the azure waters of Port Macquarie on an incredible sunset cruise. Keep an eagle eye out for local pods of dolphins as you enjoy the perfect end to a scenic day.
  • Get in touch with Australia’s wilderness and wildlife. Meet cute and cuddly koalas at an animal hospital and explore rainforest and waterfalls in Dorrigo National Park.
  • Enjoy amazing local food including a 'farm to plate' experience in beautiful Byron Bay. Head out and collect local ingredients before indulging in a healthy and delicious dinner.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip covers around 1000km / 620miles over 7 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 the first section of longer combination trips, the 14 day 'Sydney to Cairns Adventure' (trip code PVOSC) and the 18 day 'East Coast Encompassed' (trip code PVSCD)


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 March 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2024 - 31 March 2025

Map of Sydney To Brisbane Adventure including Australia



5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


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

  • Sydney - Welcome Dinner
  • Hunter Valley - Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
  • Hunter Valley - Wildlife Sanctuary Visit with Ranger
  • Forster - Wallis Lake Lunch Cruise
  • Port Macquaire - Meet Volunteers at the Koala Hospital
  • Dorrigo National Park - Dangar Falls
  • Byron Bay - Walking Tour with Cockatoo Paul
  • Orara East State Forest (Niigi Niigi)- Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience
Add on activities
  • Sydney - Burrawa Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb with Indigenous Storyteller - from - AUD328
  • Byron Bay - Yoga Lessons - AUD70
  • Byron Bay - Learn to Surf - AUD70
  • Byron Bay - Sea Kayaking Tour - AUD64

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Important notes

The trip starts with a welcome meeting at 2pm (for departures up until and including May 2023) or 6pm (for departures from June 2023) on day 1 and finishes upon arrival into Brisbane on the last day at approximately 10am.

A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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4.6 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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deborah · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 14 Nov 2023

Debbie · Traveled August 2023
We really enjoyed everything about our Sydney to Brisbane trip. Our tour guide Chris was awesome! His passion for wildlife and photography was amazing! Intrepid arranged so many great places to rest our head with all the comforts of home! Truly a amazing experience! Deb and Ray
Review submitted 07 Sep 2023

Nicholas · Traveled August 2023
Sydney to Brisbane - 7 days. Great tour, great guide, great time! Wonderful way to see Australia’s east coast!
Review submitted 15 Aug 2023

Kerryn · Traveled April 2023
Sydney to Brisbane gives you a taste of the East Coast. the itinerary is excellent and varied, runs at a steady but relaxed pace. Great inclusions- wildlife, beaches, forests and cities. Eoin was a fabulous trip leader who had immense knowledge and enthusiasm about the destinations. The koala hospital was a great inclusion.
Review submitted 16 Apr 2023

Jasmine · Traveled January 2023
Amazing tour, activities & meals were great, a really easy way of seeing everything in a short time! Our tour guide was brilliant,it was a great opportunity to meet new people and excellent value for money. We were very happy with our trip😊
Review submitted 20 Jan 2023
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
ZAR  29,943