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The Pacific Coast Explorer 06 Days / 05 Nights

In this 6-day exhilarating journey, you explore lovely destinations like Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour, Woodbum and Cape Byron. Taste the continent’s finest wines and delicious seafood; sail on the waters to see Bottlenose Dolphins and admire the scenic views of the lakes. Loads of other truly cherishable experiences await you on this trip.

Tour Nights

  • Hunter Valley: 1 nights
  • Port Stephens: 1 nights
  • Coffs Harbour: 1 nights
  • Byron Bay: 2 nights
  • Tour code: AWA08
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Taste some of Australia’s premium wines in the wineries
  • Observe the Bottlenose Dolphins on an afternoon cruise
  • Surf in the Cape Byron
  • Admire the magnificent sunrise over the Pacific Ocean
  • Appreciate the incredible views of the ocean beaches and inland lakes

Itinerary details

Hunter-Valley

Day 01

Sydney - Hunter Valley (247 km)

Set off from Sydney and travel north over the Harbour Bridge for Pacific Highway. Detour via Gosford and Newcastle – two vibrant cities with numerous attractions and activities. From Newcastle enter the Hunter Valley through Maitland. The plentiful wineries here let you taste and buy some of Australia’s best wines. The art and gourmet delights are not to be missed! 
Meals: Nil 
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Port-Stephens

Day 02

Hunter Valley - Port Stephens (161 km)

Depart from the Hunter Valley and head northeast to Port Stephens. Also called as the Blue Water Wonderland, Port Stephens is a natural bay bordered by two dormant volcanic headlands. After tasting the delectable seafood and exploring the golden sandy beaches, you take part in the afternoon cruise to visit the Bottlenose Dolphins. 
Meals: Nil
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Coffs-harbour

Day 03

Port Stephens - Coffs Harbour (418 km)

Leaving Port Stephens, travel north to reach Bulahdelah, the entrance to the Myall Lakes National Park. Proceed further along the Lakes Way, a route that provides picturesque vistas of the ocean beaches and inland lakes. Move to Port Macquarie, passing the Manning Valley and Taree. Go to the Coffs Harbour, the start of the sub-tropical northern coast of New South Wales. Its neighbouring district produces timber, vegetables, bananas, dairy products and fishes. Open every day, the ‘Big Banana’ displays the comprehensive elements from the banana industry. 
Meals: Nil
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Byron-Bay

Day 04

Coffs Harbour - Byron Bay (240 km)

From Coffs Harbour, the highway follows the coast to Woolgoolga. The road then turns towards Grafton, a charming old town on the banks of Clarence River. The destinations to be covered post it are Woodburn, Ballina, Byron Bay and Cape Byron. The most eastern point on the Australian Coast, Cape Byron provides amazing surfing opportunities. 
Meals: Nil
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Bavora-Beach-at-Punta-Cana

Day 05

Byron Bay

Spend the day at leisure. You can step into the popular restaurants and cafes, take surfing lessons or simply lie down on the sandy beaches. Have an extra day at hand? 
Meals: Nil
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Brunswick-head

Day 06

Byron Bay - Brisbane (165 - 180 km)

See the spectacular sunrise above the vast Pacific Ocean. Set off from Byron and travel towards the north for Brunswick Heads. You can either proceed along the shore via Pottsville Beach and Kingscliff and onto Brisbane through the Gold Coast or head inland to Murwillumbah. Continue on the Pacific Motorway for a direct route to Brisbane or go via Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise. Before entering Brisbane, you can also check out the Gold Coast Hinterland, making a halt at Lamington National Park. Drop off by car in the city or airport.  
Meals: Nil
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Dates and Prices

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Hotels

  • Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill
    Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill
    Hunter Valley
  • Ramada Resort Shoal Bay
    Ramada Resort Shoal Bay
    Port Stephens
  • Best Western Zebra Motel
    Best Western Zebra Motel
    Coffs Harbour
  • Lord Byron Resort
    Lord Byron Resort
    Byron Bay
  • Hunter Valley Resort
    Hunter Valley Resort
    Hunter Valley
  • Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley
    Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley
    Hunter Valley
  • The Nelson Resort
    The Nelson Resort
    Port Stephens
  • Sanctuary Resort Coffs Harbour
    Sanctuary Resort Coffs Harbour
    Coffs Harbour
  • Breakfree Eco Beach
    Breakfree Eco Beach
    Byron Bay
  • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
    The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
    Hunter Valley
  • Peppers Anchorage Port Stephens
    Peppers Anchorage Port Stephens
    Port Stephens
  • Ramada Resort Coffs Harbour
    Ramada Resort Coffs Harbour
    Coffs Harbour
  • Byron At Byron
    Byron At Byron
    Byron Bay

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Hunter Valley
  • Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Located in the heart of Pokolbin, Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill is the ideal location for a romantic break or a trip with friends and family. Hunter Valley Gardens and Hope Estate are also within 15 minutes. this apartment is wit

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Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Port Stephens
  • Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment is within 3 kilometer of Point Stephens Lighthouse, Fly Point Marine Reserve, and Nelson Head Lighthouse. Shoal Bay Ramada Resort is 2.5 kilometer from Nelson Bay and 7.3 kilomet

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Best Western Zebra Motel

Coffs Harbour
  • Best Western Zebra Motel

Located in the centre of Coffs Harbour, less than 10 minutes’ drive from Park Beach. This motel is within 2 kilometer of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour Golf Club, and Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. North Coast

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Lord Byron Resort

Byron Bay
  • Lord Byron Resort

Property is located on a main street, within easy walking distance of a surfing beach, shops and the Cape Byron lighthouse. It is situated 1 hour's drive from the Gold Coast, 2 hours from Brisbane and 10 hours from Sydney.

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Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley
  • Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley hotel is located near the airport, within 2 kilometer of Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club, Hungerford Hill, and Allandale Winery. Just 2 hours’ drive north of Sydney and ideally located on Wine Cou

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The Nelson Resort

Port Stephens
  • The Nelson Resort

Located in the heart of Nelson Bay, Just a 45-minute drive from Newcastle, the resort offers free private parking for all guests. This motel is within a 15-minute walk of d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay, Dutchies Beach, and Fly P

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Sanctuary Resort Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour
  • Sanctuary Resort Coffs Harbour

Located just 2.5 kilometer from Coffs Harbour city centre. Situated near the airport, this motel is within 5 kilometer of Coffs Harbour Golf Club, Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. North Coast

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Breakfree Eco Beach

Byron Bay
  • Breakfree Eco Beach

Breakfree Eco Beach is strategically situated in the beautiful Byron Bay city. The resort is a short stroll from the beach, shops, cafes and restaurants. Ballina Airport is only 35 kilometers and Gold Coast Airport is about 7

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The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley
  • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

The Sebel Kirkton Park Hotel Hunter Valley is a superb, colonial style hotel nestled in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. Set within a 40-hectare estate in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. Sydney Airport is abou

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Peppers Anchorage Port Stephens

Port Stephens
  • Peppers Anchorage Port Stephens

Peppers Anchorage Port Stephens is situated on the Anchorage Marina, overlooking the sparkling waters of Corlette Beach and provides a perfect launching point for the delights of Port Stephens and the Myall Lakes. The resort

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Ramada Resort Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour
  • Ramada Resort Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Airport is almost 8 kilometers from Ramada Resort Coffs Harbour

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Byron At Byron

Byron Bay
  • Byron At Byron

Byron at Byron Resort is set within a stunning 45 acres rainforest. The resort is only 5 minutes from south Byron Bay town center and near Tallow Beach. It is only a short stroll to beaches and Byron Bay Golf Course. Gold Coa

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Hunter Valley Resort

Hunter Valley
  • Hunter Valley Resort

It is an easy 2 hours motorway drive north of Sydney. Located within minutes of Hunter Valley Resort are three golf courses, Hunter Valley Gardens, cafes, restaurants, hot air ballooning, cheese and chocolate factories, antiq

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What's Included?

  • Transfers.
  • Accommodation at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned.
  • Co-Pilot with Maps.
  • 6 Days Rental Car Intermediate Automatic (ICAR) including Unlimited Kilometers, Excess reduction, LDW and GPS.
  • Service charge and current government VAT tax.

What's not Included?

  • International / Domestic flight and airport taxes.
  • Fuel and Optional extras.
  • Visa fees.
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme.
  • Christmas/ New Year/ peak season supplements.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

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