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. What is the best way for you to tour on the east coast of Australia?
Key: B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner
Meet your guide & new travel mates 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). 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 pop in to an organic farm where we’ll pick and prepare a healthy lunch before paying 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. After checking into the hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner. (L, D)
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.
Today we head inland to get a different view of Australia & 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)
This morning it’s off to Dangar Falls for a refreshing dip in its cascading waters before following the coast to the beautiful coastal city of Port Macquarie, we make it 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.
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 the sunny port city of Newcastle. (B)
Today 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 continue onto Australia’s Harbour City, the glittering jewel in the east coast’s crown: Sydney. After checking into our hotel to freshen up, we walk to a local restaurant for a multicultural farewell dinner (B, L, D)
We begin the day with a walking tour of Australia’s 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 towering cliffs – aboriginal rock carvings, ocean spray and stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and even the occasional whale. After Bondi, we travel back into Sydney where it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates: You can be dropped either at Sydney (Macleay Hotel), or at Sydney Airport between 4.30pm & 5.30pm. (B, L)
All tours require comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (We travel nearly 1000km from Brisbane to Sydney so during the week it could be cold and wet and the next day sunny and hot). Sunscreen is recommended on sunny & cloudy days. Swimmers and a towel
Departure Dates: *Day 1 is always a Sunday in Brisbane & Day 7 is always a Saturday in Sydney