Sydney to Brisbane Adventure - 8 days

Sydney to Brisbane Adventure - 8 days

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Sydney to Brisbane Adventure - 8 days

8 Days Starting in Sydney and ending in Brisbane

Visiting: Sydney, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, Noosa Shire, K'gari, Brisbane

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

Min:18 / Max:88

Trip Styles:

Small Group

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NB: Prices correct on 20-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey along Australia's east coast on this 8-day tour. Begin in the vibrant city of Sydney, then delve into an Aussie adventure featuring wine and cheese tasting in the Hunter Valley, wildlife encounters, Byron Bay relaxation, and the natural beauty of K'gari (Fraser Island). Experience the thrill of a 4WD tour on K'gari, indulge in Hunter Valley's delights, and connect with Australia's wildlife before ending in laid-back Brisbane.


  • Hunter Valley - See koalas, kangaroos and more at a wildlife park and enjoy a wine and cheese tour

  • Port Macquarie Koala Hospital - Tour the hospital to learn about the cuddly critters and the amazing centre’s conservation efforts

  • Port Macquarie foreshore walk - Enjoy the native bird population and sightings of the local wild dolphins

  • Byron Bay - Spend a free day unwinding in one of Australia's most famous beach locations and enjoy a First Nations experience

  • Noosa National Park - Explore the National park and spot koalas and other Aussie critters

  • Fraser Island - Get the adrenalin pumping on a 4WD adventure, search for dingoes, enjoy a rainforest walk and opt to swim in a crystal clear lake

  • Brisbane - Embark on a guided orientation walk and enjoy free time in Queensland's capital


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Day 1: Sydney

Location: Sydney

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Australia's Harbour city, Sydney. Upon arrival, you'll be met and transferred to our hotel for the night. After settling into our rooms and freshening up, we join the welcome meeting and orientation walk at 6pm. Following that, we head out for a fantastic welcome dinner.

Day 2: Newcastle

Location: Newcastle

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sydney - Newcastle. After breakfast, we leave behind Sydney's urban landscape and head to a wildlife park. We have a guided tour of the park waiting for us, where we encounter koalas, kangaroos, and more. Then, we travel to the heart of the Hunter Valley, we indulge in a delightful wine, cheese, and chocolate on a tasting tour. Our journey ends in the sunny port city of Newcastle, rounding off a day of exploration and discovery.

Day 3: Port Macquarie

Location: Port Macquarie

Meals Included: Breakfast

Newcastle - Port Macquarie. After breakfast, we head to Port Macquarie and visit the volunteers at a local koala hospital. During our visit, we learn a great deal about these endangered creatures and understand how our participation in this tour supports the conservation efforts of the incredible centre.

The evening is spend at leisure. Take a walk along the shoreline and listen to the melodic tunes of the local birds and keep an eye out for the wild dolphins that often visit the area.

Day 4: Byron Bay

Location: Byron Bay

Meals Included: Breakfast

Port Macquarie - Byron Bay. This morning we delve into the rich culture of the Gumbaynggirr nation, the authentic custodians of the land, as we connect with their indigenous traditions. Following this, our journey continues to Byron Bay, a serene haven for surf enthusiasts, boasting endless stretches of pristine coastline and a warm, welcoming community. Then, we visit the local lighthouse, be on the lookout for dolphins, whales, and various marine creatures.

Day 5: Byron Bay

Location: Byron Bay

Today brings ample opportunities for unwinding and indulging in leisure activities. Begin your day by lounging on the inviting warm sand or exploring the local shops for great deals.

Additionally, you have the option to partake in one of our suggested activities: surfing or kayaking. Choose to kick back and relax, visit a cosy bar, or observe the bustling atmosphere from one of the charming local cafes. Optional activities include a surf lesson or a kayak experience.

Day 6: Queensland

Location: Noosa Shire

Meals Included: Breakfast

Byron Bay - Noosa - Rainbow Beach. Today, we head out into Queensland, known as the Sunshine State. Our first stop is the picturesque town of Noosa, renowned as one of Australia's premier surf spots and a hub for successful surfers. Then, we head to the Noosa National Park. Here, we have the chance to observe koalas and other native Australian animals thriving in their natural habitat.

We spend the next two nights in the beachside town of Rainbow Beach.

Day 7: Fraser Island

Location: K'gari

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we venture to renowned K'gari Island, formerly known as Fraser Island, and uncover the reason behind its name as "paradise" in the original Butchulla language. We delve into the largest sand island globally, soak in breath-taking views from Queensland's most iconic lookouts, wander through a vibrant rainforest, swim in pristine lakes, and catch sight of majestic dingoes along the golden beaches.

After our once in a life time 4WD adventure, we return to Rainbow Beach, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the vibrant nightlife or simply unwind for the evening.

Day 8: Brisbane

Location: Brisbane

Meals Included: Breakfast

Rainbow Beach - Brisbane. This morning we set off to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, fondly known as Bris-vegas, set to host the upcoming summer Olympics. With its relaxed vibe, sunny climate, and optimistic atmosphere, Brisbane perfectly captures the essence of Australia.

Take a leisurely stroll along the Brisbane river to soak in the city's charm and get acquainted with its surroundings. After our brief tour, our journey comes to an end.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    3-4 star hotels

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

  • Escorted by an expert local guide

  • 7 nights 3-4 star hotels

  • All transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicles

  • Orientation tours in Sydney, Newcastle & Brisbane

  • Newcastle Conservation Wildlife Park visit

  • Hunter Valley wine, cheese & chocolate tasting tour

  • Port Macquarie Koala Hospital visit

  • Byron Bay immersive First Nations experience

  • Noosa National Park visit

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What's Not Included

  • International flights and visas

  • Airport transfers

  • Additional meals and drinks unless specified

  • Optional activities & additional attractions unless specified above

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

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  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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