10 Day Intro Guided Sydney To Brisbane Adventure


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Adult (18 - 45 yrs)
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5 Meals Included

10 Day Intro Guided Sydney To Brisbane Adventure


Dive straight into the highlights of the East Coast with the 10 Day Intro Sydney to Cairns itinerary! Make new friends as you road trip Australia, learn to surf and explore the nightlife capitals on this jam-packed experience - perfect for backpackers short on time still looking for a social trip!

The recipe for this 10-day adventure goes a little something like this: sun, salt, surf, sand and endless starlit nights! You will discover Sydney’s beaches, surf in Byron Bay, party in the Gold Coast and explore Brisbane! With all transport, deluxe accommodation and activities included, you really can’t find a better deal anywhere else.

    • Relax on Bondi Beach, tour Sydney, do yoga in Byron Bay and party in Surfers Paradise.
    • Discover hidden corners of iconic Aussie gems with your local guide and fun group.
    • Make friends to last a lifetime on this social trip for backpackers on a time-budget.
    • Deluxe hostel accommodation, 5 meals and comfortable shuttle bus transport sorted!
    • 24/7 support from our travel experts, ready to assist you in getting set up in Australia.


    Your Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    A street sign in Sydney on a sunny day

    Arrive in Sydney

    Touch down in Sydney and travel easily to your accommodation with your airport transfer included and organised for your arrival! Put your bags down and meet your crew - your guide and travel companions for the next 10 days. G’day!


    Shared dorm in Nomads Sydney hostel

    Trip Extensions

    Day 2

    Two backpackers jumping and smiling in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Sydney City guided tour

    Today your tour guide will weave you and your group through the charming, bustling streets of Sydney! Learn about the history, culture and fun facts of Australia’s most iconic city, with ample time at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge! Head back to your hostel and get ready in your finest threads, tonight you’ll experience the glamour of Sydney nightlife!


    Shared dorm in Nomads Sydney hostel

    Day 3

    Two women at the Icebergs Sydney

    Bondi Beach bummin’

    Today holds guided exploring of Sydney’s best beaches! Make the essential stop at Bondi Beach, relax, swim and unwind with new friends! Then embark on a gorgeous coastal walk, spotting marinelife like dolphins on the way. A classic Aussie BBQ and cold beers will fill your arvo, before returning to your hostel to prepare for your bus trip to Byron!


    Overnight bus to Byron Bay


    Day 4 - 6

    byron bay lighthouse at sunset

    Byron Bay surfing, hiking & yoga

    Welcome to the quirky and colourful streets of Byron Bay! Enjoy a relaxing free day on day 4, wandering the boutiques, strolling along the beach and checking out farmer’s markets, before a night out with your crew! On day 5, learn to surf with a professional like a Byron local, followed by a yoga class. The highlight of day 6 in Byron is a stunning coastal walk up to the Cape Byron lighthouse, with exquisite scenery at every turn!


    Shared dorm in beachy Wake Up! Hostel

    Day 7 & 8

    City at night with Gold Coast nightlife

    Get that Gold Coast tan!

    Rock up in Surfers Paradise for more sunshine and salty swims! Boasting the perfect combo of city fun, beachy calm and buzzing nightlife, get amongst the Gold Coast. Shack up on the golden sandy beaches, rent a surfboard and swim in blue waters. On day 8, opt for a free day at your own pace, or add a day at one of the Gold Coast theme parks to your itinerary!


    Shared dorm in Budds Surfers hostel

    Trip Upgrade

    • Day at a Gold Coast theme park

    Day 9 & 10

    Lights in a tree in Brisbane

    Brisbane brilliance

    Your ultimate destination is Brisbane, a colourful and unique city built around a grand, winding river. Your group leader will introduce you to the city and cultural burrows like Southbank with a guided tour. Cool off in “Street’s Beach” a lagoon right next to the Brisbane River in the middle of the city! Explore the nightlife of Fortitude Valley by night, before a farewell send-off with your group. Swap Instagram handles and photos, until next time!


    Night 9 - Shared dorm in Bunk Brisbane hostel

    What's Included?

    • Sydney city tour
    • Bondi Beach coastal walk & BBQ
    • Byron Bay surfboard hire
    • Byron Bay yoga session
    • Byron Bay guided lighthouse walk
    • Brisbane City tour
    • 9 nights of accommodation
    • 5 meals
    • Airport to Sydney accommodation shuttle
    • All transport from Sydney to Brisbane
    • Fun, knowledgeable group guide
    • 24/7 support from your travel agents

    What's Extra?

    • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
    • Pre or post-itinerary accommodation
    • Gold Coast theme park upgrade

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read our terms, conditions and cancellation policies before booking your East Coast itinerary package. 


    Do I need travel insurance?

    It is compulsory to have travel insurance for the entire duration of this itinerary.

    What are the departure dates for this trip?

    Please chat with our friendly travel agents about available upcoming dates for this itinerary.

    Is there a tour guide?

    Yes! This trip is completely guided, meaning that a friendly and knowledgeable guide will lead the way and illuminate hidden local spots.

    Who will I travel with?

    You will travel with a small, fun group of other adventure travellers aged between 18 and 39, and of course, your group leader.

    How big is the group?

    The maximum number of travellers on your trip is 22 people, making for a lively yet not overcrowded Aussie adventure.

    Are meals are included?

    This itinerary includes five group meals. The rest of the meals are up to you, and there will be plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and supermarkets along the way.

    What should I pack?

    Check out our ultimate East Coast packing list for everything you need to bring along.

    How will I get around?

    You will travel from Sydney to Brisbane in a private, comfortable coach bus with the rest of your group! Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

    What is the age bracket for this trip?

    You must be between 18 and 39 when booking. Designed as a social, fun and young experience, have a blast with other like-minded adventurers!

    Is there free time?

    There is free time in this itinerary, particularly in Sydney, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Brisbane for a bit of self-paced exploring.

    East Coast Tours acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners of Country and recognises their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.

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