Your Holiday Includes:
- 3 night hotel stay in Sydney
- 10 day motorhome journey from Sydney to Brisbane
- Optional UK flights
Day 1 to 5 - Sydney
Board your flight to Sydney and sit back in comfort as you enjoy the complimentary onboard entertainments, drinks, meals and refreshments. On arrival into this iconic Australian city you will have three days to explore the sights and sounds. Its compact structure means that you can discover the beauty of this city by foot or board one of the many ferries from Circular Quay with the local commuters and explore some of the picturesque suburbs, including the beachside resort of Manly.
There is so much to see and do in Sydney. Climb the iconic Harbour Bridge, get a glimpse into the backstage workings of the Sydney Opera House or escape the city and head to the nearby Blue Mountains – check out some of our recommended day tours and experiences in Sydney.
Day 6 - Hunter Valley
Pick up your choice of Australian motorhome – the depot staff will guide you through the features before you head off on the open road. The beauty of a motorhome is that every day is a new adventure and you don’t necessarily need to plan your route beforehand, but this itinerary acts as a suggestion.
Spend your first night surrounded by the vines and vineyards of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales premium wine producing region. Here you can indulge in some of the finest food and wine.
Day 7 - Port Stephens
Today you will travel to the coastal paradise of Port Stephens, a beautiful natural bay famed for its picturesque beaches, sweeping sand dunes and pristine waters. Walk some of the many coastal walks, dine at one of the harbour fronted al fresco restaurants or take a cruise to see the local dolphin inhabitants of the bay.
Day 8 – Coffs Harbour
Depart Port Stephens and continue passed the inland lakes and national parks to Coffs Harbour. Spend the night in a local motorhome park amongst the rainforests, banana plantations and coastal scenery of this popular holiday destination.
Day 9 to 10 – Byron Bay / Gold Coast
Journey north to Byron Bay where the pace of life slows down and the focus is on the unique Aussie coastal lifestyle. Relax on the sands of Byron Beach and watch the skilled surfers effortlessly ride the waves, watch the sunset from the Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia’s most easterly point, and indulge in some of the local artisan food which can be bought from local markets.
We’ve earmarked two nights in Byron Bay, but alternatively you may wish to leave a day early to stay a night in the Gold Coast, where you’ll find 50 km of sandy beaches stretching from Coolangatta on the New South Wales border, past Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise. There are also bars and restaurants aplenty and numerous theme parks and family attractions. Not to mention migrating humpback whales in the Pacific waters between June and early November and caves, waterfalls and walking trails in Lamington National Park.
Day 11 to 12 – Brisbane & the Glasshouse Mountains
Journey through Brisbane and, if time permits, spend your day exploring Queensland’s capital city. Meander along the lively Southbank precinct with its museums, children’s play areas and al fresco dining outlets, shop till you drop on Queens Street or relax and unwind with the locals in the Botanical Gardens, all within easy walking distance of each other.
Tonight, spend the evening in the Nature Coast’s Hinterlands just one hour north of Brisbane. The eleven dramatic peaks are a nature lovers paradise with its walking tracks and lookout points. Browse through the quaint townships with their artisan food produce and hand-crafted treasures or visit the world famous Australia Zoo which is nestled between the peaks.
Day 13 to 14 – Noosa
Drive up the coast, passing the surf clubs and lively esplanades of the Nature Coast’s beach resort towns before arriving in popular Noosa. This desirable holiday destination is brimming with fashionable outlets, a fine mix of restaurants and nearby natural wonders in the form of the Noosa National Park where you will get the best chance of spotting a koala in the wild.
We would recommend a few days here to take in the relaxed sophisticated lifestyle. Peruse the shops and boutiques of Hastings Street, relax on the soft sands of Noosa Beach afterwards and be sure to join the locals in a lively evening at the local surf club overlooking the beach.
Day 15 to 16 – Farewell from Brisbane
Drive back towards Brisbane and return your motorhome to the depot located close to the airport. It is time to bid farewell as you depart on your return flight back to the UK.
16 day Holiday Idea - from £550
With flights from £1399
Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.