Pacific Coast Explorer - Leisure Holidays

Pacific Coast ExplorerAustralia

From RM2,648 / per person for 5 nights
Explore the stretch of the Pacific Coast.

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Summary

Explore the beauty of the Pacific Coast on this fantastic 5 nights self drive tour. Starting from Sydney, your trip will take you on a journey full of delicious food and wine in the Hunter Valley and divine seafood in Port Stephens, before heading to the stunning surf beaches in Byron Bay. Admire beautiful lanscapes in Lakes Way and Coffs Harbour along the way, ending your journey in Brisbane.


NOTES: Ground arrangements are subject to availability. Surcharge applies for higher alternative & subject to client’s acceptance. Minimum age of driver 21 years old for SCAR  and 25 years old for FVAR. Cancellation fee applies after booking is confirmed.

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Itinerary

Vehicle

Choice of SCAR - Hyundai Elantra (or similar) or FVAR - Hyundai imax (or similar). Surcharge applies higher vehicle category.

Accommodation

Day 1 - Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Day 2 - Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Day 3 - Best Western Zebra Motel

Day 4&5 - Lord Byron Resort

Day 6 - Depart Brisbane 


Sightseeing

Day 1 - Sydney to Hunter Valley (247 km)

Depart Sydney and travel north over the Harbour 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.


Day 2 - Hunter Valley to Port Stephens (100km)

Leave the Hunter Valley and travel northeast to Port Stephens. Known a 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.


Day 3 - Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (418 km)

Depart Port Stephens and continue north to Bulahdelah, the entrande 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.


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 Habour, 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 38km to Byron Bay, which attracts surfers from near and far to Watefos 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.


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 or 180km)

For early risers, it's well worth taking 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 past 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.


Note: 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

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Car Rental

4 days car rental includes unlimited kms, NIL Excess, 10% GST, GPS rental & Co-Pilot Kit (maps, driving instructions, itineraries)

Admission Ticket

Admission to Hunter Valley Gardens (Day 1 or Day 2)

Sightseeing Tour

Dolphin Watch Cruise & Sandboarding (Day 2) [ Daily tours at 10.30am & 12.15pm ]

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Young Drivers Surcharge

Young drivers between 21-24 years old surcharge applies, to be paid to Avis by the renter.

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