Highlights

  • Hunter Valley Gardens admission
  • Sandboarding, 4WD adventure and dolphin watch cruise in Port Stephens
  • Dolphin Marine Magic admission
  • Dreamworld, Movie World or Sea World admission

Includes

  • Return economy airfare
  • 1 night accommodation in Sydney
  • 1 night accommodation in Hunter Valley
  • 1 night accommodation in Port Stephens
  • 1 night accommodation in Port Macquarie
  • 1 night accommodation in Coffs Harbour
  • 1 night accommodation in Byron Bay
  • 1 night accommodation in Gold Coast
  • 7 days Hertz car rental (1.8-litre) with NeverLost GPS

Day 1

Singapore – Sydney

Depart Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Sydney.

 

Day 2

Sydney

Upon arrival, collect your car from the airport. Drive towards Bondi Beach, one of Australia’s most famous beaches. Take a stroll along the breathtaking coastline or enjoy a tasty breakfast at one of the suburb’s excellent restaurants. Thereafter, proceed to Sydney Fish Market, the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. You may savour a variety of seafood for lunch. Spend the rest of the day exploring cosmopolitan Sydney and visit attractions such as Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. This evening, enjoy dinner at one of the many international restaurants at Cockle Bay Wharf or King Street Wharf.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Darling Harbour or similar

 

Day 3

Sydney – Hunter Valley

(Drive Time: 2 hrs)

This morning, drive towards Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine production region that is a must visit for wine connoisseurs. Upon arrival, you may wish to take a wine appreciation class, shop for local produce or visit some of the oldest wine families on a wine-tasting tour. This evening, partake in a cooking class and prepare your dinner with local organic produce. Thereafter, proceed to Hunter Valley Gardens to experience the Christmas Lights Spectacular, Australia’s biggest Christmas light display.

Accommodation: Hunter Valley Resort or similar

Note

The Christmas Lights Spectacular takes place from 6 November 2016 to January 2017.

 

Day 4

Hunter Valley – Port Stephens

(Drive Time: 1.5 hrs)

Depart Hunter Valley for Port Stephens, known for its nature and abundance of marine life. Port Stephens boasts an abundance of land activities on its pristine sandy beaches, sheltered bays and unspoiled national parks.

Accommodation: Oaks Pacific Blue Resort or similar

 

Day 5

Port Stephens – Port Macquarie

(Drive Time: 2.5 hrs)

This morning, enjoy a sandboarding and 4WD adventure at Stockton Beach. Later, hop onto a dolphin watch cruise and keep an eye out for these lovely creatures while you enjoy the sea breeze.

Accommodation: Oaks Pacific Blue Resort or similar

 

Day 6

Port Macquarie – Nambucca Heads – Coffs Harbour

(Drive Time: 2 hrs)

This morning, you may visit the unique Koala Hospital. Drive to Nambucca Heads, famous for surf beaches and fresh seafood such as oysters. Do not forget to leave your mark on the rock art gallery along Vee Wall before proceeding to Coffs Harbour. You will be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of activities ranging from helicopter rides to waterslides and ice skating. A trip to Coffs Harbour is never complete unless you have visited the iconic Big Banana and Forest Sky Pier.

Accommodation: Comfort Inn Big Windmill or similar

 

Day 7

Coffs Harbour – Byron Bay

(Drive Time: 3 hrs)

This morning, visit Dolphin Marine Magic and get up close with dolphins or seals. Thereafter, continue your journey to Byron Bay, a place of outstanding natural beauty set against lush volcanic hills. You may wish to luxuriate with a rejuvenating massage therapy or yoga session. Take a short scenic drive into Bryon Bay’s hinterland and visit the magical Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, home to a 4-metre-high blessing Buddha. Walk among gods through the famous Buddha Walk lined with rose quartz and hand-carved statues.

Accommodation: Lord Byron Resort or similar

 

Day 8

Byron Bay – Gold Coast

(Drive Time: 1.5 hrs)

This morning, you may wish to try parasailing which takes you 100 metres above a breathtaking seascape. Thereafter, drive towards the exciting city of Gold Coast. En route, stop by Ballina and experience close encounters with the many birds at Australian Seabird Rescue. Alternatively, visit Tropical Fruit World in Tweed Heads. Upon arrival in Gold Coast, you may spend a fun-filled day at Dreamworld, Movie World or Sea World. Your entry pass to the theme park includes all rides and attractions.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Surfers Paradise or similar

 

Day 9

Gold Coast – Brisbane – Singapore

Depart Gold Coast for Brisbane today. If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before you return your car at the airport and catch your flight home.

 

Remarks

The above itinerary is a suggested programme only. Refer to the inclusion list for actual package inclusions.


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