Your adventure begins with a tour of Sydney by bike! Join the Sydney Highlights tour to experience the city’s essentials. Take your time on a this 2.5 hour cycle featuring Circular Quay, Darling Harbor, Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. There's no better way to get a quick feel for the city, than the Harbour Highlights Tour! Overnight in Sydney.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel Sydney
sydney to port stephens
Make your way to the beach paradise of Port Stephens. Spend today relaxing on the shores of over 26 golden beaches or get out in the water for a day of swimming or snorkeling. For the adventure seekers, take to the skies and witness the incredible views from above on a parasailing experience or spot dolphins (year round) and Humpback whales on a cruise in May to November (own expense). Tonight be sure to try one of the gourmet restaurants before retiring to your accommodation.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Peppers Anchorage
Port Stephens to Port Macquarie
Enjoy a unique and fun filled experience on Port Macquarie’s most beautiful southerly beach. You will be warmly greeted and looked after by friendly and experienced cameleers. Hop aboard one of Australia’s own camels and be delighted with stories, amazing facts and history of this incredible ‘ship of the desert’ (own expense). Dolphins are frequently seen dancing the waves and whales are commonly seen migrating during the whale season. Where else could you experience a sight like this? From the elevated view on the back of a camel gently meandering along the golden sands of Lighthouse Beach. Overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Quality Inn HW Boutique
port Macquarie to coffs harbour
The diversity of marine life found within the Solitary Islands Marine Park are considered to be amongst the most outstanding in Australia. The Solitary Islands are recognized as the southern limit of many reef building corals. This tropical, subtropical and temperate scene is therefore of great interest to divers, photographers and scientists. Today you will have the opportunity to snorkel in this amazing Park. Overnight in Coffs Harbour.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort
Coffs harbour to byron bay
Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer on a three hour sea kayaking adventure. Paddling your kayak out through the surf and get up close and personal with the friendly Bottlenose Dolphins, discover how inquisitive they can be! There are estimated to be around 1500 dolphins in the greater Byron Bay area, and over 300 in Byron Bay’s immediate waters. These are called resident dolphins and will live in this area their entire lives. The species most commonly spotted include inshore and offshore bottle nose dolphins, along with some Indo Pacific humpback dolphins and common dolphins. Overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Byron at Byron Resort & Spa
Byron Bay to Gold Coast
Continue to Currumbin, just south of Gold Coast and meet the animals of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. From the biggest, proudest Kangaroo to the littlest gecko. They have one of the world's largest collections of Australian fauna, including many rare and endangered species. Visit the Crocodile Wetlands, the Free Flight Bird show, the mammal and lizard species at the Totally Wild Show, and some of the world's deadliest snakes in Snakes Alive. Tonight, enjoy the nightlife of this vibrant city. Stay in Gold Coast overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Mantra Q1 Resort & Spa
Brisbane to Noosa
Travel to Brisbane - the capital city of Queensland. Relax on the banks of the Brisbane River, climb Story Bridge or enjoy a meal in Southbank. This afternoon, continue to the holiday town of Noosa where you will stay for the night. Noosa is known for its north facing beach, Hastings Street shopping, National Park and the Noosa Everglades cruise.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort, Noosa
Travel to the pristine beaches of Hervey Bay and enjoy an afternoon whale watching cruise (July-Nov) including a buffet lunch and afternoon tea. Experience the ‘Closest Encounters with Humpback Whales‘ that you won’t get anywhere else in Australia. This extraordinary experience only happens in the calm, sheltered waters between Fraser Island & the Hervey Bay mainland. Stay for 2 nights.
Two Nights Superior Accommodation: Akama Resort
Fraser Island day trip
Discover the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island on this incredible day trip. Known as the world's largest sand island, you will be surprised by the diverse environments found here. Go for a swim in Fraser’s most beautiful fresh-water lake - Lake McKenzie. Relax on the white beaches and explore the former forestry camp of Central Station. For lunch enjoy a hot and cold buffet at Eurong Beach Resort. The tour also includes Wanggoolba Creek, the famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach and the wreck of the Maheno cruise ship. Return to your accommodation in Hervey Bay for the night.
Hervey bay to rockhampton
Today you will be part of an adventurous wild caving tour of the Capricorn Caves. 390 million years ago the sedimentary limestone rock of Capricorn Caves originated under the sea as corals growing in shallow waters around volcanic islands. These waters dissolved the calcite in limestone to form caves. Journey through these caves, tunnels and shafts on a wild and adrenalin pumping experience. Adventure awaits you at every corner including squeezing through Fat Mans Misery, a 30cm diameter hole or the Commando crawl. Eventually emerge on the surface ridge for panoramic views over the valley and hills.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: The Edge Apartments
rockhampton to airlie beach
Head up the coast to your next destination of Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Take the time to capture the beauty of the coast and stop off at Mackay to view the Art Deco buildings and explore the tree-lined streets. You will truly feel a sense of relaxation at this popular holiday destination with picturesque views of the Coral Sea. Stay 2 nights at Airlie Beach.
Two Nights Superior Accommodation: Pinnacles Resort & Spa
island escape day cruise
Today you will be cruising through the Whitsunday Islands and exploring two highlights destinations. Your morning will be spent touring around the well-known Hamilton Island, visiting scenic lookouts, resorts and the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. Explore the Front Street and village for a spot of shopping and enjoy a pub lunch at the local tavern. After lunch, reboard the cruise vessel and enjoy the views and natural wonders of the area. This afternoon you will have time to relax on the white sands of Whitehaven beach and take a dip in the crystal clear water. Once back on the mainland, stay overnight at Airlie Beach.
airlie beach to townsville
Make your way north to Townsville, Australia's largest tropical city with the Great Barrier to the east and the outback to the west. Townsville's many attractions include the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, a wildlife sanctuary, casino, beaches, museums, theaters, galleries and restaurants. Beautiful Magnetic Island is just 20 minutes from the city center by Fast cat ferry. Today is free for you to spend it however you like. Overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Oaks M on Palmer
townsville to cairns
Make your way back to your final destination of Cairns where you have time to unwind, relax and enjoy the last of your pacific coast journey. You will find plenty to do here from adventure activities to natural attractions.
Choose to extend your stay here or head to the Cairns International Airport for your departure.
Note: This self drive tour can be completed in reverse order, the tour cost remains the same. To view tour prices or to make an enquiry, please click on the Enquire Now tab at the top of this itinerary.
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