All about the 10 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 Byron Bay, Noosa, and Fraser Island, 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. We donate $1 per day towards the food rescue charity “Oz Harvest” for every guest on board. They educate on how the local volunteers are helping rescue food in Australia, redistributing food to those in need.


Fraser Island, Noosa, Byron Bay, nature walks, snorkeling, swimming, Aussie wildlife, gourmet food and wine

We use a mix of 4 stars, boutique, and family run accommodation so you sleep well at night. Accommodation is hand picked for the location, service, and comfort. We stay at:

Sydney: Macleay Hotel
Newcastle: The Lucky Hotel
Port Macquarie: El Paso Motor Inn
Dorrigo National Park: Dorrigo Heritage Motel (Traditional Australian Pub) or Bellingen Valley Lodge
Byron Bay: Apartments Inn
Noosa: Noosa Lakes Resort

*Similar accommodation may be used if necessary

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

10 Day Sydney to Brisbane East Coast Tour Itinerary - 10 days

  • Day 1 Sydney
    You will arrive in Sydney today to start your Sydney to Brisbane adventure. Sydney is Australia's Harbour City, the glittering jewel in the east coast's crown. Check in, relax, and get some sleep: the adventure begins bright and early tomorrow.
  • Day 2 Sydney
    8am meet your guide in hotel reception for introductions and 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. We're back in the heart of the city later for a multicultural welcome dinner, and the chance to sample Sydney’s funky nightlife. (B, L, D)
  • 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)
  • 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 look out climb. Sunbathe on the sand or, if you're feeling more adventurous, dive into a stand-up paddle or kayak experience. 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)
    Optional: Stand-up paddle board, kayak
  • 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. Seeking something stronger? Ask about our visit to the local gin distillery. (B)
  • Day 6 Dorrigo National Park to 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 the boundless coastline, sand, and friendly locals. We'll pay 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)
  • Day 7 Byron Bay
    Today we're talking relaxation, relaxation, and relaxation. Spend the morning on the warm sand, shopping for bargains, or indulge in one of our optional activities: yoga, surfing, kayaking, skydiving or getting a massage. We'll pop to an organic farm where we'll pick and prepare a healthy lunch, then the rest of the day is all yours – put your feet up, head to a cozy bar, or watch the world go by from one of the local cafes. (L)
    Optional: Yoga session, surf lesson, kayak experience, skydive or massage
  • Day 8 Noosa
    We're a week into our adventure and today sees a visit to sun-kissed Noosa (via one of Australia's top surf spots and home to some of our champion surfers). We're crossing into Queensland – the Sunshine State – which means koala-spotting in a national park followed by a magnificent sunset overlooking the Sunshine Coast hinterland from a coastal lookout. Rest up in the evening, or hit the bustling town for dinner and nightlife. (B)
  • Day 9 Fraser Island and Noosa
    Ready, steady, go, for a once-in-a-lifetime Fraser Island 4WD adventure today. You'll never want to leave, as we explore the largest sand island in the world, kick back at some of Queensland's most renowned lookouts, take a walk on the wild side, dive into a crystal-clear lake, and go dingo-discovering. The fun needn't stop there; after the tour feel free to enjoy Noosa's vibrant nightlife, or put your feet up in your accommodation. (L)
  • Day 10 Noosa 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 (Hotel - Royal On The Park), or at Brisbane Airport between 10.30am & 11.30am* (Please check with us what time to meet when booking your tour, as each tour varies by a few hours depending on our scheduled flight time). Hope you enjoyed your East coast of Australia itinerary. (B)
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Real Aussie Says:
Small groups allow for an intimate touring experience. We include ‘must-sees’ like Fraser Island, Noosa, 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!

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



Tour code: 10VT
Twin/Double Ensuite (per person)
Single Ensuite
Child (12-17 years) sharing with one adult

Departure information


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


February 3, March 10 and 31, April 14, May 5, June 2, July 7 and 21, August 4, September 1, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 1


January 5 and 19, February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, April 5, July 6 and 20, August 3, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16 and 30


January 4 and 18, February 1 and 15, March 1 and15


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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/Double Room with ensuite: AUD $3190 per person: Accommodation in all locations will be private double or twin rooms with private facilities. This package is ideal for single travelers (who want to share a room with a new travel buddy), couples or close friends traveling together and wanting some private time in the evenings. Single Room with ensuite: AUD $3890 per person: Accommodation in all locations will be in private rooms with own facilities. This package is ideal for solo travelers 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 ensuite: AUD $3190 per adult, AUD $2870 per child 12-17 years old: Accommodation in all locations will be either a private family room or two twin rooms.

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 endeavor to cater to all requests although these cannot be guaranteed

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