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Pacific Coast Explorer - Sydney to Brisbane (Self Drive)
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This 12 night sample itinerary includes:
  Flight into Sydney and out of Brisbane
  6 Days Rental Car
  Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney
  Hotel for 1 night in Hunter Valley
  Hotel for 1 night in Port Stephens
  Hotel for 1 night in Coffs Harbour
  Hotel for 2 nights in Byron Bay
  Hotel for 3 nights in Brisbane
  NOTES: Please note that Rental Car pick up is in your last day in Sydney and drop off is the first day in Brisbane.
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Brisbane (28)     Sydney (117)     Hunter Valley (4)     Coffs Harbour (4)     Byron Bay (2)    

The Pacific Coast Touring Route showcases the very best of Australia`s eastern coastline. Starting from the glamour city of Sydney; a treasure trove of history, nature, culture, art, fashion, and cuisine. You`ll hop your way up the coast through a string of beautiful beaches, pretty bays and relaxing coastal towns before arriving in Brisbane, a fascinating place where each suburb is a hub of activity with its own distinct vibe, unique personality and seemingly endless offering of things to see and do. One of Australia`s great drive the ultimate combination of magnificent coastline and spectacular hinterland. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

 

Trip Summary
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Sydney is the largest, oldest, and most sophisticated city in Australia. It has been named one of the world`s most beautiful and most livable locations many times over. Sydney is a treasure trove of history, nature, culture, art, fashion, and cuisine; this incredible city encompasses miles of ocean coastline, sandy beaches, and a spectacular harbor that features two of the most iconic structures on the planet, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The entire city is surrounded by nature and national parks, which extend from the harbor`s shores, through the suburbs, and on to the Greater Blue Mountains, a world heritage site, at its far west perimeter.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See's: Sydney Harbour, The Opera House, Sydney Tower Eye, Circular Quay, Bondi Beach, Taronga Zoo, The Rocks, Queen Victoria Building, Royal Botanic Gardens, Blue Mountains and much more

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Sydney is the largest, oldest, and most sophisticated city in Australia. It has been named one of the world`s most beautiful and most livable locations many times over. Sydney is a treasure trove of history, nature, culture, art, fashion, and cuisine; this incredible city encompasses miles of ocean coastline, sandy beaches, and a spectacular harbor that features two of the most iconic structures on the planet, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The entire city is surrounded by nature and national parks, which extend from the harbor`s shores, through the suburbs, and on to the Greater Blue Mountains, a world heritage site, at its far west perimeter.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See's: Sydney Harbour, The Opera House, Sydney Tower Eye, Circular Quay, Bondi Beach, Taronga Zoo, The Rocks, Queen Victoria Building, Royal Botanic Gardens, Blue Mountains and much more

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Brisbane is a modern and traditional city, the capital of Queensland situated on the Sunshine Coast with the beautiful Brisbane River that divides the city. The energetic city boasts skyscrapers, historic buildings, vibrant gardens and an artificial beach. Visitors can enjoy walks along the river banks and take a ride on the city`s iconic CityCat boats along the river with spectacular sights of the stunning city skyline. The lively city offers plenty of adventures including hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming and a bustling nightlife. Dine on delectable cuisine at outdoor cafes and riverside restaurants along with shopping at Queen`s Street Mall and other serious shopping opportunities.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, Queensland Maritime Museum, Queen Street Mall, The Brisbane Wheel and so much more!

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Flexible Itinerary
Sydney
Day 1
Arrive to Sydney
Overnight in Sydney   109 hotels offered
Optional   325 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Sydney   109 hotels offered
Optional   325 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Sydney   109 hotels offered
Optional   325 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Sydney
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
_5 nights - Pacific Coast Explorer from Sydney to Brisbane
Day 4 to Day 9
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[ Day 1 ]

Sydney - Hunter Valley (247 km)

Depart Sydney and travel north over the Harbor Bridge and onto the Pacific Highway. Detour through the towns of Gosford and Newcastle. Newcastle is Australia's sixth largest city - enjoy a scenic walk along the foreshore. From Newcastle, travel via Maitland and into the Hunter Valley. With wineries in abundance, take the opportunity to taste and purchase some of Australia’s finest wines. Explore the art and gourmet delights that the Hunter Valley offers.

Overnight at: Hunter Valley

[ Day 2 ]

Hunter Valley - Port Stephens (100 km)

Leave the Hunter Valley and travel northeast to Port Stephens. Known as the Blue Water Wonderland, Port Stephens is a natural bay 2 1/2 times the size of Sydney Harbour and almost enclosed by two dormant volcanic headlands. There is fabulous seafood and over 26 golden sandy beaches to explore. Perhaps take an afternoon cruise to see the Bottlenose dolphins.

Overnight at: Port Stephens

[ Day 3 ]

Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (418 km)

Depart Port Stephens and continue north to Bulahdelah, the entrance to the Myall Lakes National Park. Travel north along the Lakes Way, a scenic route through rainforest with spectacular views of the inland lakes and ocean beaches. Travel on through the Manning Valley and Taree to Port Macquarie. Continue on to Coffs Harbour, which is the start of the sub-tropical northern coast of New South Wales and the surrounding district produces timber, bananas, vegetables, dairy products and fish. The 'Big Banana' is open daily with a comprehensive display on the banana industry.

Overnight at: Coff Harbour

[ Day 4 ]

Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay (240 km)

This northern stretch of New South Wales contains some of the most beautiful landscapes in Australia. From Coffs Harbour, the highway follows the coast to Woolgoolga and then turns inland towards Grafton, a graceful old country town on the banks of the mighty Clarence River. From Grafton travel to Woodburn and on to Ballina, and then a further 38 kilometres to Byron Bay, which attracts surfers from near and far to Wategos Beach, on Cape Byron – its northerly aspect makes it one of the best beaches for surfing on the East Coast of Australia. Cape Byron is the most easterly point on the Australian coast.

Overnight at: Byron Bay


[ Day 5 ]

Byron Bay

Today is free to spend at your leisure. Enjoy the restaurants and cafes, take a surfing lesson or simply relax on the beach. For those who may have an extra day on their hands, we recommend an additional night’s stay at Byron Bay.


[ Day 6 ]

Byron Bay to Brisbane (165 - 180 km)

For early risers, it’s well worth going a trip to the beach this morning to watch the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean. Depart Byron and travel north to Brunswick Heads. You can either continue along the coast via Pottsville Beach and Kingscliff and travel onto Brisbane via the Gold Coast, or travel inland to Murwillumbah. Continue on the Pacific Motorway for the short, direct route to Brisbane or travel via Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise. You can also discover the Gold Coast Hinterland, stopping at Lamington National Park, before arriving in Brisbane. Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.


Included

- Accommodation where specified with private facilities.
-Touring as per details above.
- Unlimited Kilometers.
- VRF (Vehicle Registration fee)
- CRF (Concession Recovery Fee)
- PLS (Premium Location Surcharge)
- LDW (Loss Damage Waiver)
- Super Excess Reduction (NIL Excess)
- GPS.
- One way fee (if applicable)
- Admin fees and GST.

Not Included

- Fuel for car rentals.
- One Way drop off fees if applicable.
- Any bonds for the rental vehicle. (Clients must have a widely recognized Credit Card).
- Meals, Tips, Porterage, Gratuities or items of a personal nature.
-Extra tours not detailed above.

Notes

- The driving time is calculated at 75 Kms per hour.
- Australians drive on the left hand side of the road. The maximum limit in cities is 50 km/h and 110 km/h on country highways, unless signs indicate otherwise.
- All renters must be aged between 21 and 75 inclusive.
- All drivers must hold a current, non-probationary license

Day 4
Arrive to Sydney
Overnight in Sydney   109 hotels offered
Optional   325 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Sydney   109 hotels offered
Optional   325 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Sydney   109 hotels offered
Optional   325 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Sydney   109 hotels offered
Optional   325 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Sydney   109 hotels offered
Optional   325 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Sydney
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Brisbane
Day 9
Arrive to Brisbane
Overnight in Brisbane   84 hotels offered
Optional   50 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Brisbane   84 hotels offered
Optional   50 Things to do
Day 11
Overnight in Brisbane   84 hotels offered
Optional   50 Things to do
Day 12
Departing from Brisbane

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Sydney
Sydney is the largest, oldest, and most sophisticated city in Australia. It has been named one of the world`s most beautiful and most livable locations many times over. Sydney is a treasure trove of history, nature, culture, art, fashion, and cuisine; this incredible city encompasses miles of ocean coastline, sandy beaches, and a spectacular harbor that features two of the most iconic structures on the planet, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The entire city is surrounded by nature and national parks, which extend from the harbor`s shores, through the suburbs, and on to the Greater Blue Mountains, a world heritage site, at its far west perimeter.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See's: Sydney Harbour, The Opera House, Sydney Tower Eye, Circular Quay, Bondi Beach, Taronga Zoo, The Rocks, Queen Victoria Building, Royal Botanic Gardens, Blue Mountains and much more

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Sydney
Sydney is the largest, oldest, and most sophisticated city in Australia. It has been named one of the world`s most beautiful and most livable locations many times over. Sydney is a treasure trove of history, nature, culture, art, fashion, and cuisine; this incredible city encompasses miles of ocean coastline, sandy beaches, and a spectacular harbor that features two of the most iconic structures on the planet, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The entire city is surrounded by nature and national parks, which extend from the harbor`s shores, through the suburbs, and on to the Greater Blue Mountains, a world heritage site, at its far west perimeter.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See's: Sydney Harbour, The Opera House, Sydney Tower Eye, Circular Quay, Bondi Beach, Taronga Zoo, The Rocks, Queen Victoria Building, Royal Botanic Gardens, Blue Mountains and much more

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Brisbane
Brisbane is a modern and traditional city, the capital of Queensland situated on the Sunshine Coast with the beautiful Brisbane River that divides the city. The energetic city boasts skyscrapers, historic buildings, vibrant gardens and an artificial beach. Visitors can enjoy walks along the river banks and take a ride on the city`s iconic CityCat boats along the river with spectacular sights of the stunning city skyline. The lively city offers plenty of adventures including hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming and a bustling nightlife. Dine on delectable cuisine at outdoor cafes and riverside restaurants along with shopping at Queen`s Street Mall and other serious shopping opportunities.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, Queensland Maritime Museum, Queen Street Mall, The Brisbane Wheel and so much more!