1. Explore: Live Music in Newcastle
Sitting 162kms north of Sydney and East of the gorgeous Hunter Valley Wine Region is New South Wales second most populous city – the Sunny Port of Newcastle. Throughout the 70s and 80s, this urban metropolis established as not only a thriving mining port but also a heaving cultural location for live music. Join Via Travel as we visit one of the best beer gardens on the East Coast of Australia trip with live music on a night.
2. Taste: Fresh seafood in Forster/Tuncurry
There is a certain sweetness in eating the freshest of fresh seafood straight from a catch! Providing a huge percentage of NSW’s seafood, we go to the heart of it all to experience the best of Australia’s East coast.
3. Be Active: Dangar Falls in Dorrigo NP
A hidden treasure on the East Coast of Australia is the stunning dense rain forest in Dorrigo National Park, which is home to all kinds of beautiful plants and wildlife. A small walking trail rewards you with a swim at the bottom of a beautiful cascading waterfall. The perfect opportunity for refreshment and of course photos!
4. Taste: Organic Field to fork experience in Byron Bay
The growing movement of organic farming throughout Australia is something which has gained in popularity for good reasons. We stop in the iconic surf side town of Byron Bay for a lunch which is not only educational and healthy but also extremely delicious.
5. Local: Aboriginal family experience in Tully
One of our favorite stops on the Via Travel East Coast Australia itinerary is our visit to Tully where we meet the Jefferies family for an authentic Indigenous experience. Go swimming in a gorge and go spot-lighting for nocturnal wildlife in the rainforest before sitting down around the campfire for a traditional bush tucker feast not to be missed!
Apart hitting these hidden gems, we also visit East Coast of Australia must do’s – Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands and Cairns. Visit our page for more information on our awesome itinerary: