6D Pacific Coast Explorer Queensland

6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS PACIFIC COAST EXPLORER

Set the wheels in motion and cruise along rainforests, white-sand beaches, aquamarine seas, a wildlife sanctuary and wineries. Make sure to treat your palate to delicious fares from fine cafes and restaurants on the way.

6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS PACIFIC COAST EXPLORER
(BRISBANE TO SYDNEY SELF-DRIVE)

ITINERARY

Day 1: Brisbane to Byron Bay (165 km)
After collecting the vehicle and leaving Brisbane, you have a choice of two itineraries today – either via the coast, taking in the beaches along the Gold Coast, then travel along the Northern New South Wales coast through the towns of Kingscliff, Casuarina and Pottsville Beach, before joining the Pacific Highway again to reach Bryon Bay. Alternatively, you can travel via the scenic, rainforest hinterland, travelling from Nerang to Murwillumbah, via the Numinbah Valley, stopping at the beautiful Natural Bridge. For both routes, it is then on through Brunswick Heads, continuing south to Byron Bay. Byron Bay attracts surfers from near and far to Wategos Beach, on Cape Byron – its northerly aspect makes it one of the best beaches for surfboard riding on the East Coast of Australia. Nearby, Cape Byron is the most easterly point on the Australian Coast.

Day 2: Byron Bay
Today is free to spend at your leisure, enjoying Byron Bay. Enjoy the restaurants and cafes, take a surfing lesson or simply relax on the beach.

Day 3: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour (240 km)
For early risers, it’s well worth going out on the beach this morning to watch the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean. From Byron Bay travel 31 km to Ballina, and then through Woodburn to Grafton. Grafton is a graceful old country town on the banks of the mighty Clarence River. Continue on to Woolgoolga and then return to the coast and follow it south until you reach Coffs Harbour.

Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Port Stephens (418 km)
There are a couple of ways to Port Stephens but we recommend the scenic route. Follow the Lakes Way through the rainforest with spectacular views of the inland lakes and ocean beaches. Continue south to Bulahdelah, the entrance to the Myall Lakes National Park and then on to Port Stephens. There is no actual township of Port Stephens, rather it is the name given to the area that encompasses the towns of Nelson Bay, Corlette, Salamander Bay, Soldiers Point and Shoal Bay. The white volcanic sand and aquamarine waters of the beaches of Port Stephens have a distinctly tropical look and the annual temperature is very mild.

Day 5: Port Stephens to Hunter Valley (100 km)
Take a stroll around the harbour or a morning cruise with the dolphins before heading on to the Hunter Valley. From the Port Stephens area continue along the Pacific Highway and then turn west through Hexham and Kurri Kurri and into the Hunter Valley. With wineries in abundance, take the opportunity to taste and purchase some of the finest wines Australia has to offer, as well as gourmet delights, art and gardens.

Day 6: Hunter Valley to Sydney (212 km)
Start the morning with a sunrise champagne flight (own expense) before heading back to Sydney stopping off at Newcastle via Maitland. Newcastle is Australia’s sixth largest city; enjoy a scenic walk along its foreshore. Leaving Newcastle travel via Gosford where a visit to the Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a memorable experience. It is now an easy drive into Sydney. 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.

 

 Travel from now till 31 March 2023
 Book from now till 15 March 2023
 Package Code: AUS-16108

 

 PACKAGE INCLUSION:
• 6-day car rental included unlimited kms, VRF (Vehicle Registration Fee), CRF (Concession Recovery Fee), PLS (Premium Location Surcharge), LDW (Loss Damage Waiver), Super Excess Reduction (NIL Excess), one way fee (if applicable), admin fees and 10% GST.
• GPS and Co-pilot kit (maps, driving instructions, itineraries)
• Vehicle type: Group C (ICAR) - Hyundai I30 Active Hatch. 
• 5-night accommodation, excluding breakfast (ie: 2-night in Byron Bay, 1-night in Coffs Harbour, 1-night in Port Stephens and 1-night in Hunter Valley)

 PACKAGE EXCLUDES: 
 • Airfare, airport taxes, travel insurance, entry visa to Australia
 • Covid-19 test
 • Beverages and meals, tipping & porterages, and other personal expenses

 

 

 

6D5N PacifIc Coast Explorer
(Price Per Person)
Price in Australia Dollars (AUD)

 

Hotels

Type of Hotel

Twin/Double
Sharing

Byron Bay: Discovery Parks
Coffs Harbour: Breakfree Aanuka Resort
Port Stephens: Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
Hunter Valley: Hunter Valley Resort

Standard

843

Byron Bay: Eco Beach Resort
Coffs Harbour: Sanctuary Resort
Port Stephens: Anchorage Port Stephens Resort
Hunter Valley: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Superior

949

Note:
• Itinerary can be reserved from Sydney to Brisbane

 

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices shown are per person in Australia Dollars (AUD) based on per person in a twin-sharing room. 
  • Payment in Ringgit Malaysia, subject to prevailing BSR at time of payment.
  • Prices are correct at the time of printing & time of website's updating, and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Confirmation of reservations are subject to availability of rooms at time of booking.
  • Prices are strictly not valid during special events, fairs, conferences and peak period. Surcharge will be advised upon booking confirmation. Surcharge applies for higher category alternatives and subject to clients acceptance. 
  • Any unutilized services included in the package are non-refundable, non-exchangeable & non-transferable.
  • Pick-up and drop-off for car rentals can be at either the airport or city/town depot.
  • Leisure Holidays & Holiday Tours and its suppliers' standard terms & conditions apply
  • Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by destination, and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Bookings cancelled within 60-days priort to travel incur a cancellation fee of AUD 65, in addition to any fees levied by the hotels/suppliers in the program. 

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