View of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
FROM: R60,025 pp

Embark on an unforgettable journey along Australia's east coast on this 8-day tour. Begin in the vibrant city of Sydney, then delve into an Aussie adventure featuring wine and cheese tasting in the Hunter Valley, wildlife encounters, Byron Bay relaxation, and the natural beauty of K'gari (Fraser Island). Experience the thrill of a 4WD tour on K'gari, indulge in Hunter Valley's delights, and connect with Australia's wildlife before ending in laid-back Brisbane.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Hunter Valley - See koalas, kangaroos and more at a wildlife park and enjoy a wine and cheese tour
Port Macquarie foreshore walk - Enjoy the native bird population and sightings of the local wild dolphins
Noosa National Park - Explore the National park and spot koalas and other Aussie critters
Brisbane - Embark on a guided orientation walk and enjoy free time in Queensland's capital
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital - Tour the hospital to learn about the cuddly critters and the amazing centre’s conservation efforts
Byron Bay - Spend a free day unwinding in one of Australia's most famous beach locations and enjoy a First Nations experience
Fraser Island - Get the adrenalin pumping on a 4WD adventure, search for dingoes, enjoy a rainforest walk and opt to swim in a crystal clear lake

Included

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Escorted by an expert local guide
Orientation tours in Sydney, Newcastle & Brisbane
Hunter Valley wine, cheese & chocolate tasting tour
Byron Bay immersive First Nations experience
Kgari (Fraser Island) 4wd adventure
7 nights 3-4 star hotels
All transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicles
Newcastle Conservation Wildlife Park visit
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital visit
Noosa National Park visit
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Additional meals and drinks unless specified
Optional activities & additional attractions unless specified above
Airport transfers
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Sydney!

Welcome to Australia's Harbour city, Sydney. Upon arrival, you'll be met and transferred to our hotel for the night. After settling into our rooms and freshening up, we join the welcome meeting and orientation walk at 6pm. Following that, we head out for a fantastic welcome dinner.
Overnight: Sydney  |  Dinner

Day 2

Newcastle

Sydney - Newcastle. After breakfast, we leave behind Sydney's urban landscape and head to a wildlife park. We have a guided tour of the park waiting for us, where we encounter koalas, kangaroos, and more. Then, we travel to the heart of the Hunter Valley, we indulge in a delightful wine, cheese, and chocolate on a tasting tour. Our journey ends in the sunny port city of Newcastle, rounding off a day of exploration and discovery.
Overnight: Newcastle  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Koala hospital visit

Newcastle - Port Macquarie. After breakfast, we head to Port Macquarie and visit the volunteers at a local koala hospital. During our visit, we learn a great deal about these endangered creatures and understand how our participation in this tour supports the conservation efforts of the incredible centre.

The evening is spend at leisure. Take a walk along the shoreline and listen to the melodic tunes of the local birds and keep an eye out for the wild dolphins that often visit the area.
Overnight: Port Macquarie  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Byron Bay

Port Macquarie - Byron Bay. This morning we delve into the rich culture of the Gumbaynggirr nation, the authentic custodians of the land, as we connect with their indigenous traditions. Following this, our journey continues to Byron Bay, a serene haven for surf enthusiasts, boasting endless stretches of pristine coastline and a warm, welcoming community. Then, we visit the local lighthouse, be on the lookout for dolphins, whales, and various marine creatures.
Overnight: Byron Bay  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Byron Bay at leisure

Today brings ample opportunities for unwinding and indulging in leisure activities. Begin your day by lounging on the inviting warm sand or exploring the local shops for great deals.

Additionally, you have the option to partake in one of our suggested activities: surfing or kayaking. Choose to kick back and relax, visit a cosy bar, or observe the bustling atmosphere from one of the charming local cafes. Optional activities include a surf lesson or a kayak experience.
Overnight: Byron Bay

Day 6

Noosa National Park

Byron Bay - Noosa - Rainbow Beach. Today, we head out into Queensland, known as the Sunshine State. Our first stop is the picturesque town of Noosa, renowned as one of Australia's premier surf spots and a hub for successful surfers. Then, we head to the Noosa National Park. Here, we have the chance to observe koalas and other native Australian animals thriving in their natural habitat.

We spend the next two nights in the beachside town of Rainbow Beach.
Overnight: Rainbow Beach  |  Breakfast

Day 7

4WD adventure on Fraser Island

This morning we venture to renowned K'gari Island, formerly known as Fraser Island, and uncover the reason behind its name as "paradise" in the original Butchulla language. We delve into the largest sand island globally, soak in breath-taking views from Queensland's most iconic lookouts, wander through a vibrant rainforest, swim in pristine lakes, and catch sight of majestic dingoes along the golden beaches.

After our once in a life time 4WD adventure, we return to Rainbow Beach, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the vibrant nightlife or simply unwind for the evening.
Overnight: Rainbow Beach  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Brisbane

Rainbow Beach - Brisbane. This morning we set off to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, fondly known as Bris-vegas, set to host the upcoming summer Olympics. With its relaxed vibe, sunny climate, and optimistic atmosphere, Brisbane perfectly captures the essence of Australia.

Take a leisurely stroll along the Brisbane river to soak in the city's charm and get acquainted with its surroundings. After our brief tour, our journey comes to an end.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 4 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
R60,025
R76,795
R60,025
R76,795
R60,025
R76,795
R60,025
R76,795
R60,025
R76,795
R60,025
R76,795
R62,745
R80,985
R62,745
R80,985
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
R62,745
R80,985
R60,025
R76,795
R60,025
R76,795
R60,025
R76,795
R60,025
R76,795

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Holiday Inn Potts Point, Sydney

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Guests at Holiday Inn Potts Point can enjoy sweeping views over Sydney Harbour and across Potts Point from this well-located 4-star hotel. It's a nice walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens to landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the hotel is right next to the train station with easy access to the city centre. It's also just 15 minutes by car from the airport. Rooms are bright and modern with large windows, and there is an onsite bistro restaurant and outdoor terrace. There's also a fitness centre and free Wi-Fi throughout.

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

Located in the heart of Newcastle and just a few minutes walk from the popular Wharf Road area, the recently renovated Lucky Hotel is a boutique hotel featuring 30 well-appointed rooms with modern furnishings and L'Occitane amenities. The onsite restaurant uses only fresh local ingredients and guests can enjoy a cocktail or beer in The Lounge bar and there is a pretty courtyard area for relaxation and in which to enjoy a drink. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered throughout the property.

El Motor Inn, Port Macquarie

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located just a few metres from the beach in the heart of Port Macquarie and offering an outdoor pool and BBQ dining area, the El Motor Inn is a great option for exploring Port Macquarie. All rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and flat-screen TV, whilst some rooms also come with a balcony. Dining is at the onsite El Cafe restaurant, which is open for breakfast and serves Australian cuisine in the evening.

Byron Beachcomber Resort, Byron Bay

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just metres from the beach, Byron Beachcomber Resort has everything you could want for a stay in one of Australia's gems. The resort boasts a solar-heated saltwater pool, a hot tub and a free-to-use BBQ area. Accommodation is in a range of self-catering rooms and apartments decorated in neutral colours and equipped with TV, kitchenette, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The front desk can help to arrange activities including surfing and snorkelling to fill your Byron Bay free time!

Rainbow Getaway Apartments, Rainbow Beach

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the rural beach town of Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Getaway Apartments are just 5 minutes from the beach and boast an outdoor pool, fitness centre and complimentary Wi-Fi. Self catering apartments are air-conditioned, with flatscreen TV, attached kitchen and private patios or balconies. Activities including dolphin feeding and horse riding on the beach can be arranged at the front desk.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Sydney
Ends
Brisbane
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
16 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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