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To the poor souls who leg it from Sydney to Surfers Paradise on a 1-hour flight, our thoughts are with you. What a bounty of beauty you are missing! 7-days means doing it properly; taking in the incredible Blue Mountains, visiting a wildlife sanctuary, learning to surf & partying with your new posse along the way.

Australasia
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: 85.166A/210657
  • Starts: Sydney (NSW), Australia
  • Finishes: Surfers Paradise, Australia
You will Visit
  • Sydney
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Byron Bay
  • Surfers Paradise

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Sydney

Welcome to Sydney. After meeting up with your brand new travel family, we’ll be hitting the road, country bound, for a day trip to one of Australia's finest the majestic Blue Mountains (which aren’t actually blue, but are still damn beautiful). Out here in the great Aussie outdoors we’ll be learning the legend behind the famous Three Sisters rocks formation and exploring the Jamison Ridge area, basically living out all our rustic dreams. Back in Sydney later, we'll eat ourselves silly with a hands-on cook your own BBQ dinner, contemplating how it's possible to do so much in just one day. Waterfalls and mini-hikes by day, sunset drinks and a BBQ by night that's just how we roll on day-1 of Contiki.

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Day 2: Sydney

Today we have one main mission – to explore the sun drenched, eternally cool city of Sydney. Your team will give you the down low on all of Sydney’s best bits as you take a tour of the highlights, including a ferry ride across the world famous harbour. Beach hangs in Manly & the chance to climb the Harbour Bridge are all in a days work.

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Day 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour via Port Macquarie

With Sydney satisfaction levels on high, today we start our Aussie road trip and hit the road, East Coast bound.
We'll break up our journey to Coffs Harbour with a lunch stop in Port Macquarie. This pretty seaside town sits at the end of the Hastings River and gives us a taste of life on the New South Wales mid coast.
Your surf bum dreams are all about to come true as we shack up for the night in our Coffs Harbour surf camp. Sitting right on the beach, a constant stream of swims and beach hangs are the norm, then come night fall it’s all about an open fire, great chats with new friends, and occasional star gazing. Perfection much?

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Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay

Byron may be calling, but this morning is all about living the Aussie dream as we finish off our Coffs stay with a professional surf lesson. Could this be the secret talent you never knew you had?
Dolphins and humpback whales sailing past the lighthouse of Australia's most easterly point. Organic cafes and bohemian bazaars. 30 kilometres of perfect sand. Oh yes - Byron Bay is every kind of beach paradise with a cherry on top, and our time here will be nothing short of magic.

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Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

Today is all yours to explore at your own pace. Early birds why not head towards the Byron Bay Lighthouse for a mesmerising (and romantic) sunrise experience. Then, maybe opt for a cheeky tanning session at one of the many golden beaches. When you're done wiggling your toes in the sand, it's time to satisfy your hunger at one of the many delicious cafes and restaurants. Venture through the streets and soak up the hippie vibes this town has to offer before we make our way to our next destination, Surfers Paradise, where 'beautiful one day, perfect the next' is how the lifestyle goes.

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Day 6: Surfers Paradise incl Currumbin

This morning is all about chilling, hitting the beach, and getting a little R'n'R after the night before. We're nice like that. But remember, you're not in Surfer's forever, so do this thing right - don't stay in bed when there's a parachute with your name on it at the nearby skydiving centre. How's that for a rush of adrenaline? In the afternoon just make sure you're back (on earth) in time for some serious koala cuddling sessions at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
All animal cuteness goals can easily be achieved in this neck of the woods. The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is undeniably a must-see destination if you've made it as far as Surfer's Paradise. Here's your chance to see how cute koalas really are, feed a kangaroo & see a crocodile up close (but not too close, obvs). Best of all, it's a non-for-profit set up, so our visit supports the sanctuary's animal hospital and gives back to Oz's furry friends. Soak up on all the cuteness this place has to offer before we head back to Surfer's for a relaxing night by the resort pool or choose to live it up in one of the many nightclubs this city has to offer.

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Day 7: Depart Surfers Paradise

OK we get the hype, the love the world has for the Gold Coast is totally justified. Set your alarm early for one last beachside stroll, then it’s time to say goodbye. Swap social deets, squeeze in last minute hugs and start thinking about the destination for the much anticipated reunion trip...

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • Hotels, resorts and surf villages, plus 1 night in a hostel. Enjoy a good mix of comfort, surf and social opportunities
      Food
    • BBQ your own steak and drink a banana smoothie at the iconic Coffs Harbour. This trip includes breakfast every day and couple of dinners, plus a lot of beach BBQ opportunities
      Staff
    • Don't worry, your experienced Trip Manager and Driver will show you the ropes, not to mention all your new travel mates. Whether providing local knowledge or lols, our team members are people you can trust 100%
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Tour Highlights:
  • Sydney: Day trip out to the stunning Blue Mountains,See the famous Three Sisters rock formation,Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley
  • Sydney: Experience Darling Harbour, Mrs Macquarie's Chair Lookout & The Rocks,Cruise across Sydney Harbour on a ferry from Manly
  • Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay: Learn to surf the waves at our beachside surf camp at Coffs Harbour
  • Surfers Paradise: Relax on some of Australia's most famous beaches on the Gold Coast