Pacific Coast Self Drive Explorer 10D/9N
Explore a section of the East Coast of Australia on this self drive between Sydney and the Gold Coast.
Spend a day at Port Stephens – the ‘Dolphin Capital’ of Australia and book on a Dolphin tour. Cuddle a koala at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Have a banana split at the Big Banana. Take a walk up to the Byron Bay lighthouse and try and spot a passing whale (during whale watching season). Enjoy a multitude of theme parks, mountain or coastal walks and beautiful beaches on Gold Coast.
- Walk to the most Easterly point in Australia at the Byron Bay Lighthouse
- Take a break at a multitude of beach towns along this coastal journey
- Explore the diverse landscapes on the Gold Coast from arguably the best beaches in the world to National Parks where you can get amazing views back over the Gold Coast from Mt Tamborine
Max group size:
- - 10 Day intermediate auto car hire on standard insurance, pick-up Sydney Airport on day 1 and drop-off Gold Coast Airport on day 10.
- - 9 Nights accommodation:
- - 1 night Ettalong Beach,
- - 2 nights Nelson Bay,
- - 1 night Port Macquarie,
- - 1 night Coffs Harbour,
- - 2 nights Byron Bay and
- - 2 nights Surfers Paradise
Departures:Departs Daily, Year Round
Day 1: Sydney Airport. Overnight Ettalong Beach.
Sydney Airport to Ettalong Beach 100 km / approx. driving time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Day 2: Nelson Bay. Overnight Nelson Bay.
Ettalong Beach to Nelson Bay 223 km / approx. driving time of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Day 3: Nelson Bay. Overnight Nelson Bay.
Optional Add-On: 4WD Sand Dune Tours and Sandboarding. Half Day Tour.
Day 4: Port Macquarie. Overnight Port Macquarie.
Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie 250 km / approx. driving time of 3 hours.
Day 5: Coffs Harbour. Overnight Coffs Harbour.
Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour 153 km / approx. driving time of 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Day 6: Byron Bay. Overnight Byron Bay.
Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay 263 km / approx. driving time of 3.5 hours.
Day 7: Byron Bay. Overnight Byron Bay.
Optional Add-On: Dolphin Kayak Tour. Half Day Tour.
Day 8: Surfers Paradise. Overnight Surfers Paradise.
Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise 93 km / approx. driving time of 1.5 hours.
Day 9: Surfers Paradise. Overnight Surfers Paradise.
Optional Add-On: 1 Day Sea World Theme Park entry.
Day 10: Gold Coast Airport.
Surfers Paradise to Gold Coast Airport 27 km / approx. driving time 30 minutes.