Four star twin share accommodation, amazing inclusions such as a Whitsundays Cruise and day trip to Fraser Island. Amazing local food experiences such as a ‘farm to plate’ experience in beautiful Byron Bay. See the East Coast by private bus and plane as we travel over 4000km.. Visit the Great Barrier Reef on an included day cruise
Explore Australia’s stunning east coast, taking in the iconic sights of Byron Bay, Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, as you make your way from continental Sydney to tropical Cairns. 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 islands of the Whitsundays.
Breakfast Included: 10 Lunches Included: 6 Lunches Included: 3
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.
If you arrive early or are stuck on things to do in Sydney, check out our great range of Urban Adventures.
Get up bright and early to hit up a local café for breakfast. After 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, relax or head out for a taste of some of Sydney’s famous nightlife.
Hunter Valley and Newcastle
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.
Port Macquarie via Forster
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.
Dorrigo National Park
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.
Splash about in Dangar Falls, then head to the laid-back surfer hub of Byron Bay. Visit an organic farm, where we’ll pick our own veggies and herbs for a healthy lunch. Head to Cape Byron lighthouse for photos, and keep your eyes open for a chance to spot dolphins and whales frolicking off the coast.
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. The day is yours to enjoy.
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…
Explore the world’s largest sand island by 4WD! Swim, walk and play in this wild wonderland, before heading back to Noosa this evening.
We head back to Brisbane airport for the flight to Airlie Beach, the jump off point to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. When we arrive, enjoy free time exploring, swimming, or relaxing with a cool drink in a local bar.
Whitsunday Islands Cruising
Keep your camera at the ready as we hit the water on a leisurely day cruise around the perfect islands of the Whitsundays. Stop at world famous Whitehaven Beach, then snorkel amid coral and colourful fish, or just kick back on the boat.
A change of scenery today as we head through undulating cane fields to historic Tully. We'll meet an Aboriginal family who'll escort us to a secluded swimming hole in the rainforest. You'll also get the chance to try your hand at Aboriginal art, as we are guided by local Jirrbal Aboriginal Artists on traditional techniques after a tour of the Ingan Cultural Centre. We finish the session with a candid discussion on Aboriginal culture, history and contemporary life for Indigenous people in Australia, followed by a delicious BBQ.