Sydney to Brisbane Adventure

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

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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. Hang loose in the bustling beachside town of Byron, kayak the Byron Bay Marine Park 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

Map of Sydney To Brisbane Adventure including Australia
Start
Sydney, Australia
Finish
Brisbane, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
PZSB
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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.
  • Enjoy a guided sea kayaking tour of the Byron Bay Marine Park. See the beauty of the coastline while looking out for dolphins, turtles and whales and learning of the marine biology.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about 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. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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).

Itinerary

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

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Inclusions

Meals

1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights), Cabins (4 nights)

Activities
  • Hunter Valley - Winery Visit & Wine Tasting
  • Sydney - The Rocks Dreaming Walking Tour with Aboriginal Guide
  • Crowdy Bay National Park - Diamond Head Hike
  • Port Macquarie - Koala Hospital guided tour
  • Dorrigo National Park - Short Hike
  • Dorrigo National Park - Rainforest Centre & Skywalk
  • Coffs Harbour - 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

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Important notes

START & END POINT TIME & LOCATION
The trip starts at our joining point hotel in Sydney with a Welcome Meeting at 9am. 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 subject to availability.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Ryan · Traveled May 2024
Absolutely amazing and definitely eye opening trip with the aboriginals. It got me exercising in the kayaks and the walks with muscles I didn't know I had and I loved it. Would NOT recommend for those not physically fit. Overall fantastic trip, recommend for those looking for a slightly physical adventure and with an open mind. If you have Rachel you'll be in for a great trip
Review submitted 15 May 2024

Alistair · Traveled May 2024
My first trip to Australia and the intrepid gave me a fabulous insight into both the popular areas and the hidden gems. Intrepid worked hard to ensure all aspects of my trip was covered. I now have memories to last a lifetime thank you
Review submitted 15 May 2024

CJ · Traveled May 2024
This was an exciting tour with amazing views, and great experiences. Good blend of relaxing and staying busy. The best part of this trip was sharing the adventure with such a wonderful group of people!
Review submitted 16 May 2024

Kathy · Traveled May 2024
Fantastic all the way. Wonderful group and wonderful leader who took care of all our needs. Highly recommend this trip to all ages and cultures. You will learn a lot, especially about aboriginal history . That was amazing to be part of their ceremonies and learn directly from them .
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Kim Ngan · Traveled April 2024
Lots of different activities and places covered in this trip which is a great opportunity for me to immerse myself in nature and enrich my cultural knowledge. I have made lovely friends and had a great time to relax and unwind! My highlights would be the 2-hour kayaking at beautiful Byron Bay and seeing adorable koalas and kangaroos in the wildlife. Understanding that this trip is run for the first time, so "hiccups" (issues) are unavoidable. However, I am very pleased with our tour guide, Jonny Weston who was doing 2 people's jobs (tour guide & driver). Throughout the whole trip, Jonny was always happy to assist whenever needed. For example, although during a challenging time, Jonny remained calm, polite and showed his caring towards all tour members which made me impressed! Thank you and keep up the good work, Jonny :)
Review submitted 21 Apr 2024
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
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