Sydney to Brisbane

7 days from 629pp

Think Australia’s out of your league since you’re short on time and cash? Nope! This quick and economical Sydney-to-Brisbane jaunt squeezes tons of excitement into a short time frame at a price that fits any budget. Learn to surf and sip Australia’s viticultural bounty on the coast, then move inland to the Outback to take in rural life in the country music capital of Australia. It’s Oz in a flash for a fraction of the cost.
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7 days Sydney to Brisbane

From 629 per person

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Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 3 – Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16

Age requirement: 18-39

 

Day 1: Sydney

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city.

If you arrive early enough, head down to the harbour’s edge to ‘The Rocks’ historic area and the Opera House.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting:
1h19:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Optional Activities – Day 1

The Rocks Neighbourhood Visit
The Rocks1h-2h

Free

Set out and explore this historic colonial neighbourhood in the city centre. Bordered by the Sydney Harbour on one side, it is home to vibrant cafés and pubs, cobbled alleyways, and charming shops. Snap some shots of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get a feel for cosmopolitan Sydney.

Sydney Opera House Visit
Sydney

37-165AUD per person

Stroll along the waterfront to admire Sydney’s most iconic landmark, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 in 1973. Take a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site to discover its history, folklore, and more.
Some two million people a year come to see concerts and cultural performances Opera House. Catch the boom of the grand organ–with more than 10,000 pipes, it took 10 years to build and is the largest mechanical organ in the world.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
3h-4h

Climb one of the most famous bridges in the world – the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Soak in amazing panoramic city views of Sydney at the top – a perfect photo opp and memory to take home with you!

Taronga Zoo
Sydney

46AUD per person

Accommodation

Wake Up – Sydney (or similar)

 

Day 2: Sydney

Enjoy a free day to explore Sydney. Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hop on a jet boat ride through the harbour, or chill out at Bondi Beach.

Free Time
Sydney Full Day

There’s lots to do and see in Sydney – make the most of a free day to explore.

Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Optional Activities – Day 2

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
3h-4h

Climb one of the most famous bridges in the world – the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Soak in amazing panoramic city views of Sydney at the top – a perfect photo opp and memory to take home with you!

Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach Coastal Walk
Coogee Beach – Bondi Beach

Go for a walk along one of the most iconic trails in Australia. Pass by secluded beaches, massive cliffs, and more breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean than imaginable – all before arriving at the world-famous Bondi Beach. From May to December, keep a keen eye on the ocean to try and spot migrating humpback whales.

Sydney Opera House Visit
Sydney

37-165AUD per person

Stroll along the waterfront to admire Sydney’s most iconic landmark, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 in 1973. Take a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site to discover its history, folklore, and more.
Some two million people a year come to see concerts and cultural performances Opera House. Catch the boom of the grand organ–with more than 10,000 pipes, it took 10 years to build and is the largest mechanical organ in the world.

Jet Boat Ride
Sydney

85AUD per person

Want an adrenaline rush? A jet boat is the way to go. Hold on and get ready for a white-water thrill while gorgeous scenery whizzes past. Explore Sydney Harbour, jetting by the Opera House, Harbour Islands and more!

Taronga Zoo
Sydney

46AUD per person

Accommodation

Wake Up – Sydney (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3: Sydney/Tamworth

Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting before continuing on to Tamworth for a taste of Australian country living.

Private Vehicle
Sydney – Hunter valley2h-3h170km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Hands-on: Wine Tour

Drive to the famous wine region of Hunter Valley for an included wine tasting. Sample some reds and whites, and find a new favourite (the area is known for its semillon and shiraz). Learn about the the history of wine-making in the oldest wine region in Australia.

Private Vehicle
Hunter valley – Tamworth3h-4h240km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Tamworth YHA (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4: Tamworth/Yamba

Travel over the Great Dividing Range to Yamba, a quaint beach town. Go for a swim at the beach, relax, and enjoy the view.

Continue north, visiting Raspberry Lookout and Boundary Falls in Gibraltar National Park en route. Once in Yamba, head to the beach for a swim.

Private Vehicle
Tamworth – Yamba4h30m-5h30m360km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities – Day 4

Swimming

Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

 

Accommodation:

Pacific Hotel (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5: Yamba/Byron Bay

Continue up the coast to Byron Bay, an alternative hippie paradise. Hit the beach and enjoy an included surf lesson.

After breakfast, travel the coastal road to the stunning surf and arts town of Byron Bay. Enjoy plenty of free time to experience the hippie surfing town. Options are abound — walk to the lighthouse (located on Australia’s most easterly point) for a chance to see whales swimming off shore or hang ten with the locals after an included surfing lesson.

Private Vehicle
Yamba – Byron Bay2h128km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Hands-on: Surfing Lesson

Hit the beach and get ready to hang ten with a surf lesson from trained surf instructors. Spend some time in the water getting friendly with the waves, practice paddling, then pop up to balance on the wider, softer beginner boards. Too easy.

 

Accommodation:

Wake Up! Byron Bay (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6: Byron Bay

Enjoy free time to hit the beach, get a massage, or try sea kayaking.

The free time is yours to explore. Walk along the long stunning beach, play in the surf, or simply hang out at the Byron Bay Brewery and people watch. Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch.

Carte Blanche
Byron Bay Full Day

There’s plenty to see and do in Byron Bay, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like sea kayaking, yoga, and skydiving. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities – Day 6

Skydiving
Byron Bay2h-5h

310-369AUD per person

Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Byron Bay from an eagle’s perspective. Suit up, get briefed, and board the prop plane to soar high about the land and sea. Strap onto your instructor, take a breath, and leap into a once-in-a-lifetime free fall. This is what a natural high truly feels like!

Yoga Class
Byron Bay

18AUD per person

Zen out during a yoga class with a qualified instructor and learn various stretches, postures, and breathing exercises.

Hinterland and Minyon Falls Tour
Byron Bay

139AUD per person

Head inland to Nightcap National Park, a subtropical rainforest in part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, for a 2-hour guided walk through the rainforest to beautiful Minyon Falls. After a refreshing swim at the base of the 100m falls, visit the quaint town of Bangalow, the oldest town in the region and known for its historic storefronts. After perusing local shops and cafés, enjoy the drive back to Byron Bay, passing through historic towns and beautiful scenery. Locally sourced barbecue lunch included.

Whale Watching
Byron Bay2h30m-3h

89AUD per person

Enjoy a thrilling excursion on the water in search of the magnificent Humpback whales. Between June and November, they migrate north from their feeding grounds in Antarctica to breed and birth in the tropics. See the distinctive flukes (tails), and also look for dolphins, turtles and a variety of sea birds.

Cape Byron Lighthouse Visit
Cape Byron30m-2h

Free

Cape Byron Lighthouse is 3km (1.9 mi) northeast of Byron Bay. The popular white structure emits the most powerful light of all working lighthouses in the country, and it’s also located at the most easterly point of the Australian continent. Head up to the top of the tower to scan the ocean for whales (the Southern Cross University’s Whale Research Centre is located here).

Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking
Byron Bay

Slice through the waters of the iconic Byron Bay on this half-day kayaking adventure. Paddle past the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, see the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, and ride the waves into shore. On top of it all, keep a close eye for dolphins and whales (in season) who call these waters home. Epic? Definitely.

Accommodation

Wake Up! Byron Bay (or similar)

 

 

Day 7: Byron Bay/Brisbane

Head north to the capital of Queensland. Tour ends upon arrival to Brisbane in the afternoon.

Private Vehicle
Byron Bay – Brisbane4h288km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Departure Day (Activities)
18:00

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

Meals included:

Breakfast

What’s Included

  • Hands-on: Wine Tour, Hunter valley
  • Hands-on: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay
  • Sydney orientation walk
  • Beach time in Byron Bay
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hostels (6 nts, multi-share).

Meals

5 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Allow USD180-235 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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