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 & 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. Make your own way to our joining hotel. At 2pm meet your guide in hotel reception for a welcome meeting. This afternoon enjoy walking tour of the local area and a multicultural welcome dinner. (D)
We leave behind 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 tasting tour. We’ll also visit the sunny port city Newcastle, rounding an eclectic day off with local live music (When available). (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. In your free time, sunbathe on the sand or enjoy a swim in the ocean. 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)
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 in Nambucca Heads to share in a unique and immersive Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal experience that will get you in touch with the traditional custodians of this land, lore and ancient cultural knowledge. We finish the day in true Aussie style in the Dorrigo National Park: at 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. We visit Dorrigo National Park, known for its lush, sub-tropical rainforest and waterfalls. Next, we’re headed to Byron Bay, a laid-back surf paradise with boundless coastline, sand and friendly locals. We will be 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. We’ll finish the afternoon by popping to an organic farm where we’ll pick and prepare a healthy dinner (B, D)
Today we’re talking relaxation, relaxation, and relaxation. This day is all yours. Spend the morning on the warm sand, shopping for bargains, or indulge in one of our optional activities: yoga, surfing, kayaking or get a relaxing massage. In the afternoon, put your feet up, head to a cozy bar, or watch the world go by from one of the local cafes.
Optional: Surf lesson, kayak experience
After breakfast, we travel to Brisbane where it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. We drop you off in Brisbane’s CBD at 10am (Hotel – Royal On The Park). (B)
Post Tour accommodation is available to book through us at Via Travel Australia:
Departure Dates: *Day 1 is always a Saturday in Sydney & Day 14 is always a Friday in Cairns
2019: April: 6th, 13th, 20th May: 4th, 18th June: 1st, 15th, 29th July: 13th, 27th Aug: 10th, 24th, Sept: 7th, 21st, Oct: 5th, 12th, 19th Nov: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th Dec: 7th
2020: Jan: 4th, 11th, 25th Feb: 8th, 22nd Feb Mar: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
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.