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Australia's East Coast: Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns

Visit Australia's East Coast

Introduction

Driving from Sydney to the reefs and rainforests of north Queensland is one of the most popular ways to discover Australia. The section from Sydney to Brisbane, known as ‘The Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route', is the country's top tourism drive. A typical East Coast trip might pass through the lakes and sleepy coastal towns of the New South Wales South Coast, the harbour city of Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the wineries of the Hunter Valley, the subtropical surfing towns along the New South Wales North Coast, Queensland's buzzing capital Brisbane and surrounding Gold and Sunshine coasts, and on through the Fraser Island Coast and Whitsundays to Cairns and Port Douglas.

 

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Tomaree Head Lookout, Port Stephens, New South Wales

Highlights of New South Wales

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,290 pp incl. flights

New South Wales offers a plethora of attractions. Explore them all on this self-drive that visits Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Killcare.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australia’s East Coast: Sydney to Byron Bay

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,745 pp incl. flights

Be charmed by Sydney before discovering the stunning beaches, coastal towns and lush hinterland of New South Wales' East Coast as you wind your way north.

Sydney Opera House and Skyline, Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Beaches & The Blue Mountains

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,165 pp incl. flights

Take to the open road as you explore the Idyllic New South Wales coast and the spectacular Blue Mountains, between luxury stays in central Sydney and ultra-trendy Double Bay.

Uluru / Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia

Sydney, Uluru & the Great Barrier Reef

15-day tailor-made journey from £2,590 pp incl. flights

Discover the city sophistication of Sydney, the monolithic beauty and Aboriginal culture of Uluru and the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Top itineraries in Australia's East Coast: Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns

Hamilton Island, Australia

Sydney, the Whitsundays and Brisbane

16-day tailor-made journey from £2,190 pp incl. flights

Between the sights of Sydney and Brisbane, hop out to the Whitsundays to enjoy some island relaxation alongside hikes, cruises, kayak paddles and snorkelling trips.

Sea Cliff Bridge, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,855 pp incl. flights

Discover the dramatic coastline between two of Australia's city greats, enjoying the likes of penguin parades on beautiful island reserves and stays in luxury bush camps.

Indian Pacific, Pinnacles, Western Australia

Australia by Rail: Indian Pacific

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £2,880 pp incl. flights

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Take to the rails on this luxury journey aboard the Indian Pacific. You'll travel across Australia’s vast outback as you journey coast-to-coast from Perth to Sydney, enjoying fine dining and tailored touring throughout.

Lord Howe Island, Australia

New South Wales: Mountains and Beaches in Style

7-day tailor-made journey from £4,260 pp

This itinerary features a collection of ultra-luxurious lodges on Sydney's doorstep, from the majestic Blue Mountains to the turquoise waters of Lord Howe Island. Included gourmet dining and activities make the most of your unforgettable surroundings.

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Top places to stay in Australia's East Coast: Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns

Shangri-La

Shangri-La, Sydney

Contemporary hotel

Shangri-La, Sydney offers fine facilities and finer dining set back from Sydney harbour. Its location gives it superb access to both the waterfront and the city centre.

1888 Hotel Bar/Lounge

Ovolo 1888, Darling Harbour

Contemporary hotel

Ovolo 1888 is one of Sydney’s most unique hotels. The modern rooms are stylishly decorated in bold colours that belie the hotel’s friendly, boutique atmosphere.

Lily Pily Country House exterior

Lily Pily Country House, Bellingen

Small & intimate hotel

Lily Pily is no ordinary B&B. Cutting a perfect balance between modern and eco-living, the house’s stunning architecture is second only to its beautiful locale.

Harbour Rocks, Sydney

Harbour Rocks, Sydney

Contemporary hotel

For those looking for luxury heritage in a city-centre location, the recently renovated Harbour Rocks Hotel is ideal.

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Where to go in Australia's East Coast: Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns

Sydney, Australia

Sydney

Sydney is blessed with the one of the world’s most iconic harbours. But, look beyond its historic Rocks District, city icons and foodie scene and you’ll find the Australian outdoors obsession in harbourfront parklands, mountain day trips and countless inviting beaches.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Australia's northeast is a tropical paradise. Chief among its unique natural attractions is its wildlife-filled ancient rainforests and the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Here you'll find an otherworldly underwater realm of spectacular coral and colourful marine life.

Maheno Shipwreck, Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, located roughly 300 km north of Brisbane, off the coast from whale-watching hotspot Hervey Bay.

Noosa, Queensland

Australia's Sunshine Coast

Just north of Brisbane and you'll find the Sunshine Coast. From the surf beaches and esplanades of Caloundra, Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba to the cosmopolitan café culture of Noosa, the region is one of the most relaxing, and beautiful, in Southern Queensland.

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