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Driving the Pacific Coast: Sydney to Brisbane

Private Travel | General interest | Self-drive 10 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £1395

Explore the natural beauty of the Pacific coast, passing incredible coastal scenery, lush rolling hinterland and outstanding national parks.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Enjoy the coastal drive north from Sydney
  • A great range of experiences, from wine tasting to whale watching
  • Relax on spectacular beaches
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Sydney

Make your way to the Harbour Rocks Hotel for a 1-night stay. (N)

Days 2-3: Hunter Valley

Collect your hire car and drive 2 hours north to Hunter Valley. Explore the various vineyards with the chance to sample food and wine made by local producers. Stay 2 nights at Spicers Vineyard Estate. (N)

Days 4-5: Port Stephens

Continue to Port Stephens to visit the rainforests, extinct volcanic peaks, mountains, rivers and waterfalls of nearby Barrington Tops National Park. Between June and November, it may be possible to see bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales. Stay 2 nights at The Anchorage. (B)

Day 6: Port Macquarie

Head north along the Pacific Highway to Port Macquarie, known for its extensive beaches and waterways. En route, visit the beautiful lakes, wildflowers (in season) and rainforest of Myall Lakes Area. Stay 1 night at Rydges Port Macquarie. (B)

Day 7: Coffs Harbour

Visit Coffs Harbour, a large town surrounded by golden beaches, mountains, dense rainforest and banana plantations. Stay overnight at Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort. (N)

Days 8-9: Byron Bay

Continue up the coast to the beachside town of Byron Bay. Here you can find an eclectic mix of cultures and lifestyles, bordered by beautiful beaches and rugged mountainous hinterland. Stay 2 nights at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa (Standard suite). (B)

Day 10: Brisbane

Drive to Brisbane to continue your holiday, or return your hire car at the airport before your flight home. (B)

Meal Basis

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Important Information

Available on request.

Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Spicers Vineyard Estate
    Spicers Vineyard Estate

    Located on a private vineyard in Pokolbin, with views rolling out to the stunning Brokeback Mountains, Spicers Vineyard Estate is the ideal base from which to explore Hunter Valley and try some of the region's exceptional wines. There is a restaurant offering modern Australian cuisine. Many of the herbs and vegetables used in the dishes are sourced from the restaurant's kitchen garden. Stays include breakfast daily and all-day complimentary espresso service.

  • BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
    BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort

    Situated on the beachfront at Diggers Beach, BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort is just 2km from the town centre. The resort has a variety of accommodation options including hotel rooms and 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom spa villas, all of which include kitchen facilities, modern decor and amenities. Casay on the Beach restaurant has a stunning location overlooking the secluded Diggers Beach and offers a memorable dining experience for lunch and dinner.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £1395 per person

High season from £1545 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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