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EAST COAST EXPERIENCE

 

Routing: Cairns to Sydney

Duration: 15 Days

Code: C04

 

From AUD$2,434.00 per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.

Includes: 14 nights’ accommodation, 15 days unlimited km use of a compact size car, light breakfast in Atherton Tablelands, full breakfast in Daydream Island, return ferry transfers to Daydream Island, return ferry transfers to Kingfisher Bay, Full 4WD Beauty Sport tour and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.

From AUD$2,792.00 per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.

Includes: 14 nights’ accommodation, 15 days unlimited km use of a compact size car, breakfast hamper in Atherton Tablelands, full breakfast in Daydream Island, return ferry transfers to Daydream Island, return ferry transfers to Kingfisher Bay, Full 4WD Beauty Sport tour and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.

From AUD$3,124.00 per person, based on boutique double/twin share accommodation.

Includes: 14 nights’ accommodation, 15 days unlimited km use of a compact size car, breakfast hamper in Atherton Tablelands, full breakfast in Daydream Island, return ferry transfers to Daydream Island, return ferry transfers to Kingfisher Bay, Full 4WD Beauty Sport tour and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.

 

DAY 01: Cairns to Atherton Tablelands (109 km)

Today your journey takes you inland, through the rainforest village of Kuranda where you can stop for lunch and enjoy the local markets, before heading west to the Atherton Tablelands. The flora on the Atherton Tablelands is a lovely tropical green most of the year due to the high rain fall in the area.

 

DAY 02: Atherton Tablelands to Townsville (361 km)

Today your journey takes you south, take a small detour onto the Old Bruce Highway and travel through Mena Creek to visit the intriguing Paronella Park. Continue south to Cardwell and Ingham. Townsville is a modern, tropical city and the administrative capital of North Queensland.

 

DAY 03: Townsville to Daydream Island (275 km)

Continue south from Townsville along the Bruce Highway and pass through the twin towns of Ayr and Home Hill. Take a detour through Bowen, before arriving in Airlie Beach. From Able Point Marina take the Ferry to Daydream Island, your tropical island escape.

 

DAY 04: Daydream Island

A day at leisure to enjoy what the beautiful Whitsunday’s has to offer. Take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef (own expense), or enjoy the Living Reef on Daydream Island; or it is the perfect place to relax by the water and enjoy the island life.

 

DAY 05: Daydream Island to Yeppoon (505 km)

Take the Ferry back to Able Point Marina and from Airlie Beach, travel back to Proserpine to join the highway and continue your journey south onto Mackay. Travel south towards Marlborough. Detour to Yeppoon, a seaside resort located on the coast overlooking Great Keppel Island.

 

DAY 06: Yeppoon to Fraser Island (433 km)

Continue south today, passing through Rockhampton, you will follow the Bruce Highway towards River Heads. River Heads is the gate way to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island; from River Heads you will board the Catamaran Transfer.

 

DAY 07: Fraser Island

Today you will explore this amazing sand island on the 4WD Beauty Spots Tour.

 

DAY 08: Fraser Island to Brisbane (298 km)

Disembark the Catamaran at Riverheads and collect your car, you will then head towards to Brisbane, Queensland’s Capital City.

 

DAY 09: Brisbane

Today is at your leisure to explore Brisbane, head to Southbank for a relaxing day by the river and manmade lagoon surrounded by the city skyline or take in some shopping in the Queen Street Mall.

 

DAY 10: Brisbane to Byron Bay (165 km)

From Big City lights to tranquil beaches, a nice easy 2 hour drive south will take you through to Byron Bay. Bypass Australia’s holiday mecca the Gold Coast, head through Brunswick heads and through the rolling hills towards Byron Bay. Byron Bay is renowned for its beaches, Café Culture and totally relaxed vibe.

 

DAY 11: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour (238 km)

A mostly coastal drive today will give you some great photo opportunities. Make sure you take a short detour to Cape Byron, the most easterly point on the Australian coast and it also has Australia’s most powerful lighthouse. Pass through the seaside towns of Woolgoolga before arriving in Coffs Harbour, the friendly beachside town surrounded by National Parks with a natural environment and uncrowded beaches.

 

DAY 12: Coffs Harbour to Port Stephens (334 km)

Continue to track the coast south, and pass through historic Port Macquarie before continuing along to Port Stephens, a stunning beach side town. Take a walk along the beach, possibly spot one of the many local bottle nosed dolphins or visit the Shark and Ray Centre to get up close and personal with the marine life.

 

DAY 13: Port Stephens to Hunter Valley (100 km)

You’ll now start to head west, to the Hunter Valley; a world renowned wine region, filled with luscious gardens, vineyards and friendly cellar doors. Pick up a few bottles of local wine to enjoy over dinner.

 

DAY 14: Hunter Valley

Today is at your leisure to enjoy the local wineries or take a walk through the extensive Hunter valley gardens where you might just find yourself in the middle of a fairy tale.

 

DAY 15: Hunter Valley to Sydney (160 km)

Your last day of driving today takes you onto Sydney, Australia’s gateway city. Make time to stop in one of the many affluent suburbs for lunch as you arrive into Sydney, the views of the harbour and the harbour side mansions are not to be missed.

Your vehicle needs to be returned tomorrow at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1 to avoid any additional charges.

 

Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2015. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.

 

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