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7 day Sydney to The Gold Coast
Prices From £459


Self Drive Tours
This self-drive route from Sydney to Brisbane encompasses some of New South Wales' most picturesque scenery and coastline and combines the vineyards of Hunter Valley with the dolphins at Port Stephens and the surf of Byron.
Includes 6 nights’ accommodation on a room-only basis unless specified
Avis car rental for the tour duration. We’ve included a compact car on our ‘Standard’ tour, an intermediate car on our ‘Superior’ tour, and a full-size car on our ‘Deluxe’ tour
Self-drive kit, including maps and instructions
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Day 1: Sydney - Hunter Valley
Collect your car and head north across the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's oldest and most important wine regions. You'll have plenty of time this afternoon to begin your exploration of the region's many vineyards, an activity which can be enjoyed by car, bicycle or horse-drawn carriage, before checking in to your chosen hotel for a two-night stay.
  • Standard: Hunter Valley Resort - Hunter Room
  • Superior: Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley - Deluxe Room

Day 2: Hunter Valley
Enjoy a full day at leisure for further exploration of Hunter Valley's wineries, or piece together a delicious picnic lunch visiting the local growers and gourmet food producers to buy the ingredients. Don't miss the chance to visit the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens, and you may even have time to visit the industrial port of Newcastle to explore its historic Victorian architecture.
  • Standard: Hunter Valley Resort - Hunter Room
  • Superior: Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley - Deluxe Room

Day 3: Hunter Valley - Port Stephens
Travel east to Port Stephens, where the wide bay extends some 25kms inland and its calm waters and numerous coves are ideal for swimming, fishing and watersports. Dolphin cruises are available year-round, or you can relax on Stockton Beach which boasts huge sand dunes.
  • Standard: The Nelson Resort - Garden View Queen
  • Superior: Oaks Pacific Blue - Hotel Room

Day 4: Port Stephens - Coffs Harbour
This morning, travel north along the Lakes Way, a scenic route through Myall Lakes National Park. Head north past Port Macquarie, which has a lovely setting at the mouth of the Hastings River. Coffs Harbour marks the start of the sub-tropical northern coast of New South Wales, and the mountains of the Great Dividing Range seem to fall almost directly into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Standard: Break Free Aanuka Beach Resort - Hotel Room
  • Superior: Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour - 1 Bedroom Apartment

Day 5: Coffs Harbour - Byron Bay
The popular holiday playground of the Gold Coast stretches northwards through the resorts of Coolangatta and Broadbeach towards Surfers Paradise. The fantastic beach is a great place to learn to surf, plus there's shopping, a vibrant nightlife, and nearby theme parks including Warner Bros. Movie World, Dream World, Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild.
  • Standard: Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments - King Bedroom
  • Superior: Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments - 1 Bedroom Studio

Day 6: Byron Bay - Surfers Paradise
Cross the border into Queensland, where you'll reach the popular holiday playground of the Gold Coast, which stretches northwards through the resorts of Coolangatta and Broadbeach towards Surfers Paradise. This busy and bustling holiday area boasts a fantastic beach where you can learn to surf, great shops and a vibrant nightlife. If you're travelling with children, you may also wish to visit one of the numerous theme parks which include Warner Bros. Movie World, Dream World, Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild.
  • Standard: Mantra Sun City - Hotel Room
  • Superior: Mantra Legends - Hotel Deluxe Ocean Studio

Day 7: Surfers Paradise - Brisbane
Head north to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, where your self-drive holiday comes to an end.
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