Our 14 day Sydney to Cairns tour with via travel is a unique experience on the east coast of Australia.

It doesn't take the same route as all the other backpacker trips you will have been offered.

Via Travel tour takes you up the East Coast without staying in one single backpacker hostel, only the best most comfortable 3 and 4 star accommodation on this trip. What really sets this tour apart is the off the beaten track destinations and adventures you will have. Dont be part of the tourist trail, stay away from the crowds and go your own way with Via Travel.

Here we let you into our Top 5 surprises on the East Coast you will experience with Via Travel:

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 with live music on a Sunday night.
Check out their website for a sneaky look at this local institution: The Lucky Hotel in Newcastle.


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.

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3. Be Active: Dangar Falls in Dorrigo NP

A hidden treasure on the East Coast 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 ofcourse photos! Check out Dorrigo National Park online for more details.


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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 favourite stops on the Via Travel East Coast Adventure 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 from hitting these hidden gems, we also visit East Coast classics – Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands and Cairns.

Check out our Sydney to Cairns 14 day Tour for more information on our awesome itinerary.

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