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From Sydney to Byron Bay return

This itinerary will lead you from Sydney to Byron Bay through a delightful coastal and hinterland discovery! Let yourself be surprised by the variety of landscapes, between stunning beaches, impressive sand dunes, breathtaking lookouts and lush forests. Enjoy one of New South Wales’ famous jewels, Byron Bay and its unique atmosphere. Your trip will also include getaways in several great national parks – a welcome immersion in nature – and several fascinating Indigenous experiences!


  • Port Stephens – The charming coastal town where you will meet friendly dolphins and explore vast sand dunes.
  • National parks – Rainforest, waterfalls and stunning lookouts all the way.
  • Beaches – Stunning beaches to relax, play and surf.
  • Byron Bay –The iconic surfer’s town, famous for its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful hinterland.
  • Indigenous culture – Meet and connect with the people and land through fascinating and thrilling experiences.


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Day 1: Sydney to Port Stephens


  • Enjoy a relaxing stop in Caves Beach
  • Discover the charming coastal town of Port Stephens

Day 2: Port Stephens


  • Have some fun quad biking the dunes of Port Stephens whilst discovering the local Aboriginal culture
  • Meet the local friendly dolphins or whales (depending on the season) on a cruise

Included Experiences:

  • Aboriginal culture & sand boarding quad bike tour
  • Dolphin or whale watching cruise

Day 3: Port Stephens to Seal Rocks


  • Hike through Tomaree National Park and take in the stunning views
  • Visit the sand dunes in Worimi National Park.
  • Discover Myall Lakes National Park
  • Enjoy a beautiful sunset near Seal Rocks

Day 4: Seal Rocks to South West Rocks


  • Stop in Port Macquarie for a nice lunch and swim
  • Discover the coastal town of South West Rocks and its surroundings

Day 5: South West Rocks to Bellingen


  • Enjoy a swim at one of the beautiful beaches of the area
  • Explore nearby historic ruins perched on the cliffs above the sea
  • Visit one of Australia's oldest lighthouses
  • Finish the day with a refreshing swim in a magical creek near Bellingen

Day 6: Bellingen


  • Explore Dorrigo National Park
  • Hike through New England National Park
  • Discover the village of Bellingen and its surrounds

Day 7: Bellingen to Byron Bay


  • Stand Up Paddle your way through Gumbaynggirr country with an Aboriginal local guide
  • Settle into the famous beach town of Byron Bay

Included Experiences:

  • Stand up paddle and walk cultural tour

Day 8: Byron Bay and Surrounds


  • Start your day with a thrilling sea Kayak tour
  • Make it to the most Eastern point of Australia as you walk the popular Cape Byron Lighthouse trail at Tallow Beach
  • Relax a moment at beautiful Tallow Beach
  • Stroll the streets of Byron Bay and take in the bohemian vibe

Included Experiences:

  • Sea kayak tour

Optional Extras:

  • Surf lesson
  • Sunset rainforest river cruise

Day 9: Byron Bay and Surrounds


  • Wander further off the beaten track and visit Byron's mesmerising hinterland

Included Experiences:

  • Tweed River rainforest cruise

Day 10: Byron Bay to Yuragir National Park


  • Marvel at the colour contrasts in Yuraygir National Park
  • Enjoy some relaxing beach time
  • Visit Nightcap National Park and enjoy a walk with views across to Mount Warning and the dramatic mountains of the Nightcap escarpment

Day 11: Yuraygir National Park to Barrington Tops National Park


  • Cut the long drive and stop on a nice beach for lunch
  • Take a look at the spectacular Ebor Falls
  • Take a walk in Wollomombi Gorge and see one of the highest falls in Australia: Wollomombi Falls
  • Visit the Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place showcasing a diverse range of Australian Indigenous arts and culture

Day 12: Barrington Tops National Park to Sydney


  • Explore the beauty of the lush Barrington Tops National Park

Included Experiences:

  • 2 hour surf lesson in Yamba

Optional Extras:

  • Local produce tasting tour

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What’s Included

  • Your 12 day itinerary
  • 1.5 hour Aboriginal culture & sand boarding quad bike tour
  • Dolphin or whale watching cruise (depending on the season)
  • 2.5 hour stand up paddle tour with an Aboriginal guide
  • 2 to 2.5 hour guided Byron Bay sea kayak tour
    • Our expertise and knowledge for a unique & conscious travel experience.
    • All the must-do experiences, both iconic and off the beaten track.
    • Customer care from start to finish.
    • Personalised electronic travel documents.
    • Transparency guarantee – no bad surprises.


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