Sydney to Brisbane Northbound East Coast Australia Tour - 8 days
- Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
- Product code: PVON
8 Day Sydney to Brisbane Northbound Tour
Boutique Australia East Coast Tours, locally owned & operated 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.
Twin Share/Double Room with en-suite: AUD $2790 per person: Accommodation in all locations will be private double or twin rooms with private facilities. This package is ideal for single travellers (who want to share a room with a new travel buddy. **No forced single supplements – we will match pax with someone of the same sex in a twin room - or upgrade to single if no match possible.). Double or Twin bed for Couples or close friends travelling together.
with en-suite: AUD $3590 per person: Accommodation in all locations will be in
private rooms with own facilities. This package is ideal for solo travellers
enjoying the company of others by day and having the option of returning to
their private rooms for alone time and a good night sleep.
Family Package with en-suite: AUD $2790 per adult, AUD $2510 per child (8-17 years old): Accommodation in all locations will be either a private family room or two twin rooms.
· Small Group Tour (Min 4, Max 16 Guests)
· All transport (Private bus, boats cruises)
· 6 breakfasts, 3
lunch experiences, 1 dinner experience
· Australian animal conservation park - Get up close to
kangaroos, emus & more with a ranger to guide us
· Port Macquarie sunset cruise
· Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
· Included free activities (Walks, waterfalls, beaches, local experiences daily)
Australia East Coast Tours in small groups – Are our tours the right match for you?
Our Australia East Coast Tours explore in small groups, we are a locally owned & operated company that loves nature, food, wine & the friendly faces that we work closely with. Tours include 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.
Focus and unique selling points of Via Travel Australia East Coast Tours
- Small groups (Min 4, max 16)
- Includes Australia East Coast Tours ‘must-see’ attractions like Sydney, Byron Bay, Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, but we also expose our guests to family-run hospitality, locally-produced food and wine, and a variety of down-to-earth experiences that can only be enjoyed in small groups with local knowledge
- We understand the importance of utilising the local community and businesses to create sustainable and long lasting relationships. We visit best local cafes, restaurants & food producers everyday.
- Mix of 3 & 4 star hand picked accommodation so you sleep well at night.
- Active tour style provides opportunities for nature walks, snorkeling, swimming, spotting animals in the wild
- Great music playlist, informative, knowledgable & enthusiastic guides
Key: B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Sydney
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). Accommodation: Sydney: Macleay Hotel
Day 2: Sydney
Enjoy a local breakfast. We begin 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. (B, L). Accommodation: Sydney: Macleay Hotel
Day 3: Hunter Valley and Newcastle
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 and organic vodka tasting tour, complete with gourmet lunch. We'll also visit the sunny port city Newcastle, rounding an eclectic day
off with local live music. (B, L). Accommodation: Newcastle: The Lucky Hotel
Day 4: Port Macquarie via Forster
It's all about water today. After an amazing local breakfast, we hit the scenic Lakes Way for a coastal walk and lookout climb. Afterwards, we're off 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) Accommodation: Port Macquarie: El Paso Motor Inn
Day 5: Dorrigo National Park
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. 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) Accommodation: Dorrigo Heritage Motel (Traditional Australian Pub) or Bellingen Valley Lodge
Day 6: Dorrigo National Park – Byron Bay
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) Accommodation: Byron Bay hotel & Apartments
Day 7: Byron Bay
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. Accommodation: Byron Bay hotel & Apartments
Day 8: Byron to
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)
What to bring:
All tours require comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (We travel
over 1200km from Sydney to Brisbane so one day it could be cold and wet and the next
sunny and hot). Sunscreen is recommended on sunny & cloudy days. Swimmers and
Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with their
1. Kayak Tour in Byron Bay: $69
2. Learn to Surf Byron Bay: $70