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Sydney to Brisbane Experience
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Until Dec 17 From Dec 17

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, while further inland in the Outback, try your hand at panning for gold and sheep shearing. It’s Oz in a flash for a fraction of the cost.

Australasia
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Surfing
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: OASB.A/201752
  • Starts: Sydney, Australia
  • Finishes: Byron Bay, Australia
You will Visit
  • Sydney
  • Nundle
  • Bingara
  • Yamba
  • Byron Bay
  • Brisbane

Itinerary

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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.

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Day 2: Sydney/Nundle

Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting. Overnight at a sheep station, which includes a shearing demonstration.
Depart in the morning and head to a small country town for lunch before continuing to Nundle Sheep Station for the night.

At the sheep station, have the unique opportunity to meet an expert sheep shearer. Experience a shearing demonstration and learn about local sheep farming. At the end of the day, enjoy dinner with the locals before sleeping in historic shearer's quarters.

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Day 3: Nundle/Bingara

Visit a working mine and have a go at panning for gold.
After breakfast, drive to Tamworth, the country and western music capital of Australia and home to a giant guitar. Arrive in Bingara in the early afternoon for an included visit to a historic gold mine where you can try gold panning.

Later, opt for a swim in the local watering hole.

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Day 4: Bingara/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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 7: Byron Bay/Brisbane

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

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hands-On: Wine Tour, Hunter valley Hands-On: Sheep Shearing, Nundle Hands-On: Gold Mine Tour, Bingara Hands-On: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay
    • Beach time in Byron Bay
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (6 nts, multi-share)
    • 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Taste wine in the Hunter Valley
  • Stay overnight at a sheep station
  • Pan for gold
  • Learn to surf in famous Byron Bay.