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. 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 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 Byron Bay, a laid-back surf paradise with boundless coastline, sand and friendly locals. We’ll pop 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. (B, L)
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: Yoga session, surf lesson, kayak experience or massage
After breakfast, we travel to Brisbane where it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. You can be dropped either at Brisbane CBD at 10am (Hotel – Royal On The Park), or at Brisbane Airport at 10.30am (Please confirm your meeting location and exact times when booking your tour). (B)
Departure Dates: *Day 1 is always a Friday in Sydney & Day 10 is always a Friday in Brisbane
2018: 5th Jan, 19th Jan, 2nd Feb, 16th Feb, 2nd March,16th March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 20 July, 3 August, 17 August, 7 September, 5 October, 19 October, 2 November, 16 November, 30 November.
2019: 4 January, 18 January, 1 February, 15 February, 1 March, 15 March.
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.