Amazing activities and experiences, including a Port Macquarie sunset cruise and waterfall swims. Three- and four-star twin share accommodation and guaranteed small group travel, with a maximum of 16 tour members. Local food experiences, including the celebrated cheese, charcuterie and wine of the Hunter Region.
Experience the unique cultural and natural wonders of Australia’s eastern coast, as you discover everything this breathtaking landscape has to offer between vibrant Brisbane and stylish Sydney. Hang with the surf crowd in Byron Bay, meet some of Australia’s friendliest resident koalas, and indulge in the culinary luxuries of Northern Sydney’s Hunter Valley.
Breakfast Included: 5 Lunches Included: 3 Lunches Included: 1
Byron Bay and Port Danger
Begin your East Coast adventure in Queensland’s bustling riverside city, Brisbane. After meeting your leader and travel mates at our leafy CBD starting point, Royal on the Park Hotel, jump into the van for the drive to laid-back NSW surf town, Byron Bay.
Beautiful Byron Bay
On today’s agenda? A free day. Maybe start the day with an early morning swim in the ocean, or experience the healing powers of reiki relaxation. In the afternoon, visit an organic farm where we’ll pick our own veggies for a delicious healthy lunch.
Dorrigo National Park
Head inland to Dorrigo National Park, famous for its lush rainforest and waterfalls. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a traditional Aussie pub.
This morning, have a refreshing dip at Dangar Falls before following the coast down to Port Macquarie. Meet the koalas at the Port Macquarie koala hospital - the quintessential Australian tourist experience. In the evening, board a sunset cruise – with complimentary snacks and drinks – and watch playful dolphins swimming past.
Port Macquarie to Newcastle
After a delicious local breakfast, take a coastal walk on the scenic Lakes Way. Feel like relaxing? Kick back on the sand or have a refreshing dip. Those feeling more active may like to try out stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or hiking up to the lookout. Afterwards, continue on to Newcastle.
Hunter Valley and Sydney
Leave the coast behind as you travel to the renowned Hunter Valley. Learn about the region’s fauna and flora from a local wildlife ranger, as we head to a gourmet lunch. Take the opportunity to taste the Hunter’s incredible cheeses, wines, and chocolates. Continue on to Australia’s beautiful harbour city, Sydney.
Sydney city sights
See the city’s best spots from the ground, as you explore locations like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House on a walking tour. Catch the ferry across to Watson’s Bay for a fish and chip lunch, before following the dolphins on a walk across the coastal cliffs.