7 Days Brisbane to Sydney 1147.4 km
Get a taste of both country and tropical lifestyle on this diverse 7 day itinerary that guides you down the popular East Coast of Australia. Enjoy the laidback atmosphere of Brisbane and drink in all that laidback South Bank has to offer. Visit the Gold Coast’s golden beaches and fun-filled Theme Parks before stopping by country Tamworth famous for its vibrant music culture. Drink in the magic of stunning Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour and get lost in the hustle and bustle of picturesque Sydney with its magnificent iconic Harbour.
Day 1: Brisbane
Day 2: Brisbane to the Gold Coast
Day 3: The Gold Coast to Byron Bay
Day 4: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour
Day 5: Coffs Harbour to Tamworth
Day 6: Tamworth to Newcastle
Day 7: Newcastle to Sydney
DAY 1: BRISBANE
Explore the sub-tropical capital of Queensland. Take a stroll along leafy South Bank and sit at one of the many cafes, ride the Giant Observation Wheel for panoramic views or dip your feet in the country’s only street beach. Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and cuddle a furry friend or take the kids to the nearby Australia Zoo and keep your eye out for the famous Irwin family.
DAY 2: BRISBANE TO THE GOLD COAST
Time: 1 Hour
Swim at one of the pristine patrolled beaches of the area. Get lost in Pacific Fair, the giant shopping complex or visit Jupiter’s Casino for entertainment and dining. Stop by laidback Broadbeach and ritzy Surfers Paradise or take a short trip to one of the area’s fun-filled theme parks: WB Movie World, Sea World, Dreamworld and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
DAY 3: THE GOLD COAST TO BYRON BAY
Time: 1 Hour
Marvel at the natural beauty of Byron Bay. Take a surf lesson or lie on one of the white beaches. Experience a bird’s eye view of the area with Byron Bay Ballooning or stop by one of the many Wellness Centres for a health treatment. Explore the iconic lighthouse and snorkel the crystal clear waters and spot local sea turtles.
DAY 4: BYRON BAY TO COFFS HARBOUR
Time: 3 Hours
byron bay to coffs habour
Take a lazy stroll around the picturesque harbour and visit The Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout with its spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and rugged coastline. The Lookout stands at 15 metres above the forest floor and is the perfect viewing point. Take a snap of the famous Big Banana. Play with dolphins at Dolphin Marine Magic or visit the Bellingen Markets and experience live music, a range of stalls and delicious fresh produce.
DAY 5: COFFS HARBOUR TO TAMWORTH
Time: 4 Hours
Catch a glimpse of the The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre in this country music oasis. Stop by the Walk a Country Mile Museum or enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens.
DAY 6: TAMWORTH TO NEWCASTLE
Time: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Walk around the scenic port area and watch the giant freight shops enter the harbour. Visit one of the top quality galleries and shops along Darby Street or watch a performance at the modern Art Deco Civic Centre. Take a tour of Fort Scratchley Historic Site and learn about the city’s history. Dine in one of the fine cosmopolitan restaurants.
DAY 7: NEWCASTLE TO SYDNEY
Time: 2 Hours
Experience the magic of vibrant Sydney. Take a cruise past the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Visit Manly and Bondi and become part of the popular surf culture. Dine at The Rocks at one of the many up-market restaurants or take a whale cruise from the harbour.