Explore the East Coast of Australia in a small group, with a locally owned & operated company that loves nature, food, wine & the friendly faces that we work closely with. Includes nature based activities each day and the chance to relax with some “Me Time” too. Sleep well in hand picked 3 & 4 star accommodation. Must be 18+ to travel on the tour unless an approved minor (8+ years old) is accompanied by an adult. There is not age limit, but all guest must be young in spirit & active enough to participate daily in light to medium walks, some lasting up to 2 hours. Think about what is the best way for you to travel on the east coast of Australia?
Key: B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner
We start in Australia’s Harbour City, the glittering jewel in the east coast’s crown. Check in at 2pm, then relax for the afternoon. At 6pm meet your guide in hotel reception for introductions and a multicultural welcome dinner. (D)
After breakfast in a local cafe, let’s set off to discover Sydney. We begin with a walking tour of Australia’s east coast most famous city. Watch how the sun glints on the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and even the historic ferry we take to Watson’s Bay. Over fish ’n chips, we’ll plot our next course: a walk along the east coast’s must-see towering cliffs – aboriginal rock carvings, ocean spray and stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and even the occasional whale. (B, L)
We leave behind east coast city of Sydney’s skyscrapers and sidewalks for a wildlife park boasting an all-star cast of koalas, kangaroos, and more guided by our own personal wildlife ranger. We’re in the heart of the Hunter Valley, so there’s nothing better than to take a wine, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka tasting tour, complete with gourmet lunch. We’ll also visit the sunny east coast city Newcastle, rounding an eclectic day off with local live music. (B, L)
It’s all about water today. After an amazing local breakfast, we hit the scenic Lakes Way for a coastal walk and lookout climb. Sunbathe on the sand or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, dive into a stand-up paddle or kayak experience. Afterwards, we’re off to follow our East Coast of Australia itinerary to Port Macquarie in time for a sunset cruise, with complimentary drinks and snacks to enjoy – if you’re not distracted by the dolphins that frequently swim past. (B)
Optional: Stand-up paddle board, kayak
We start by meeting the volunteers at a local koala hospital. If you’re able to tear yourself away from the cuddly critters, you’ll be rewarded with a stop at gorgeous Dorrigo National Park, known for its lush, sub-tropical rainforest and waterfalls. A must see on the East Coast of Australia! We finish the day in true Aussie style: a traditional pub where you can relax, order some grub, have a few drinks and even play some pool. (B)
It’s off to Dangar Falls for a refreshing dip in its cascading waters. Once dry, we’re headed to Australia East Coast must-see Byron Bay, a laid-back surf paradise with boundless coastline, sand and friendly locals. We’ll pay a visit to the local lighthouse for a unique photo opportunity, and the chance for the eagle-eyed to spot dolphins, whales, and other marine life. (B)
Today we’re talking relaxation, relaxation, and relaxation. Spend the morning on the warm sand, shopping for bargains, or indulge in one of our optional activities: yoga, surfing, kayaking, skydiving or getting a massage. We’ll pop to an organic farm where we’ll pick and prepare a healthy lunch, then the rest of the day is all yours – put your feet up, head to a cosy bar, or watch the world go by from one of the local cafes. Byron Bay its one of the East Coast of Australia highlights. (L)
Optional: Yoga session, surf lesson, kayak experience, skydive or massage
We’re a week into our adventure and today sees a visit to sun-kissed Noosa (via one of East coast of Australia’s top surf spots and home to some of our champion surfers). We’re crossing into Queensland – the Sunshine State – which means koala-spotting in a national park followed by a magnificent sunset overlooking the Sunshine Coast hinterland from a coastal lookout. Rest up in the evening, or hit the bustling town for dinner and nightlife. (B)
Ready, steady, go, for a once-in-a-lifetime Fraser Island 4WD adventure today. You’ll never want to leave, as we explore the largest sand island in the world, kick back at some of Queensland’s most renowned lookouts, take a walk on the wild side, dive into a crystal-clear lake, and go dingo-discovering. The fun needn’t stop there; after the tour feel free to enjoy Noosa’s East Coast of Australia vibrant nightlife, or put your feet up in your accommodation. (L)
After breakfast, we travel to Brisbane where its time to say farewell to your travel mates: You can be dropped either at Brisbane CBD (Hotel – Royal On The Park), or at Brisbane Airport between 10.30am & 11.30am* (Please check with us what time to meet when booking your tour, as each tour varies by a few hours depending on our scheduled flight time). Hope you enjoyed your East coast of Australia itinerary. (B)
Departure Dates: *Day 1 is always a Friday in Sydney & Day 10 is always a Sunday in Brisbane
14 days from Sydney to Cairns. Locally owned & operated Australia East Coast Tours in small groups – Food, wine, beaches, walks, wildlife and amazing nature experiences daily. Sleep well in hand picked hotel accommodation.
Local & authentic knowledge and experienced guides.
Small group Australia East Coast Tours.