All about the 7 Day Sydney to Brisbane East Coast Tour

An exciting small group East Coast adventure from Sydney to Brisbane, if you love nature, food, wine and the friendly faces to travel with and guide you this tour is for you. There are plenty of nature-based activities and the chance to relax on the East Coast with some Me-Time too.

This Sydney to Brisbane tour not only includes the bucket list attractions of Port Macquarie and Byron Bay but also exposes you to family-run hospitality, locally-produced food and wine, and a variety of down-to-earth experiences. We understand the importance of utilizing the local community and businesses to create sustainable and long-lasting relationships. We visit best local cafes, restaurants and food producers every day.

This is an active tour style, which provides you opportunities for nature walks, snorkeling, swimming, spotting animals in the wild. Plus we have a great music playlist, informative, enthusiastic tour guides, and absolutely no boring commentary. 

This is our comfort back to nature, 'real' Sydney to Brisbane East Coast small group tour. Food, wine, beaches, walks, wildlife, and nature.

7 Day Sydney to Brisbane East Coast Tour
Tour itinerary - 10 Days

  • Day 1 Sydney
    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)
    Accommodation: Sydney, Macleay Hotel
  • Day 2 Hunter Valley and Newcastle (Sunday)
    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. We'll also visit the sunny port city Newcastle, rounding an eclectic day off with local live music (When available). (B)
    Accommodation: Newcastle: The Lucky Hotel.
  • Day 3 Port Macquarie via Forster (Monday)
    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 4 Dorrigo National Park (Tuesday)
    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)
    Accommodation: Dorrigo Heritage Motel (Traditional Australian Pub) or Bellingen Valley Lodge.
  • Day 5 Dorrigo National Park – Byron Bay (Wednesday)
    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)
    Accommodation: Byron Bay hotel & Apartments.
  • Day 6 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 7 Byron to Brisbane (Friday)
    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 10 am (Hotel - Royal On The Park). (B)

  • Day 8 Byron to Brisbane
    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 10 am (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)
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Real Aussie Says:
Small groups allow for an intimate touring experience. We include ‘must-sees’ like Port Macquarie and Byron Bay, you will also enjoy family-run hospitality, locally-produced food and wine, and a variety of down-to-earth experiences. You ill Dangar Falls in Dorrigo NP A hidden treasure on the East Coast of Australia 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 of course photos!

7 Day Sydney to Brisbane East Coast Tour Price information AUD per person



Tour code: 8VT
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Departure information


Departure Dates: *Day 1 is always in on a Saturday in Sydney

April: 6, 13, 20
May: 4, 18
June: 1, 15, 29
July: 13, 27
Aug: 10, 24,
Sept: 7, 21,
Oct: 5, 12, 19
Nov: 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec: 7, 14

Jan: 4, 11, 18, 25
Feb: 8, 22
Mar: 7, 14, 21, 28


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Age Requirements and Tour Style: Must be 18+ to travel on the tour unless an approved minor (8+ years old) is accompanied by an adult. Age limit is 65 years old, but all guest must be young in spirit and active enough to participate daily in light to medium walks, some lasting up to 2 hours.

Twin Share room with bathroom: AUD $2685 per person. An ideal option for a single traveller who wants to share a room (No forced single supplements - If we can't match you with a same gender traveller, we will upgrade you for free).
Adult Double Room with bathroom: AUD $2685 per person. Ideal for a couple or friends/family travelling together (Tell us if you want to share a bed together, or you want 2 single beds).
Single Room with bathroom: AUD $3530 per person: Private rooms with own facilities. Ideal for solo travellers enjoying the company of others by day & a private room at night

A minimum number of 4 passengers are required to operate each tour

Travel insurance is recommended for all guest. Get a quote here.

Special requirements will be considered upon request. All requests must be communicated at the time of booking. We will endeavour to cater to all requests although these cannot be guaranteed

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