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Byron Bay & Beyond

From Sydney to Brisbane

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Group Size: Max 20 

Trip code: OASQ

Duration: 7 Days

Group tour
Surf lesson
Sydney, Byron Bay and Brisbane

Tour Sydney to Brisbane and everywhere in between on this incredible 7 day group tour. See the stunning East Coast, dramatic landscapes and lush wildlife. Start with the Sydney Opera House and vibrant nightlife in Sydney, take a surf lesson and meet like-minded travellers in Spot X Surf camp and experience the unique vibes of Byron Bay. Meet kangaroos and koalas on epic hikes and spot amazing marine life, including migrating whales and dolphins.  Relax on perfect Aussie beaches and make friendships to last you a lifetime before finishing your trip in iconic Brisbane. 

Trip highlights

  • Spot the landmarks in iconic Sydney 
  • Epic views as you travel along the coast 
  • Aussie surf lesson at vibrant Spot X Surf camp 
  • Meet adorable kangaroos on a unique trek along the sea
  • Adrenaline pumping activities in Brisbane  
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What's included
  • Transport between destinations 
  • Some meals, including 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners 
  • 6 nights of accommodation 
  • Small group, max 20 people 
  •  Expert “CEO” to guide you through the trip 
  • Surf lesson at Spot X
  • Sydney Orientation tour 
  • Kangaroo trek tour
  • Cape Byron Bay visit 
  • Brisbane Koala Bushlands visit 
  • Byron Bay visit 
  • 24/7 support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Some meals, snacks and drinks 
  • Insurance 
  • Airport transfers 
  • Optional activities 
Further trip information

Day 1 - Sydney. Welcome to Aus! Arrive at the hotel at any time and get ready to meet your group leader and your new mates for the week! Get settled in at your hostel, enjoy some free time exploring the city and try out Sydney’s iconic nightlife. 

Day 2 - Sydney. Time to explore the best of Sydney! Your tour guide will give you a quick introduction to the city before you’re free to explore. Spot iconic sights, including Sydney Opera House, and get started on your tan on sandy Bondi Beach. 

Day 3 - Sydney to Arrawarra. All aboard a train up the coast today, offering spectacular views, as we head to Spot X Surf camp in Arrawarra. 

Day 4 - Arrawarra. Enjoy an epic beach sunrise and test out the waves with a surf lesson. Spend the morning in the sea and then it’s time to meet the stars of Australia on a Kangaroo trek! 

Day 5 - Arrawarra to Byron Bay. First stop, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia's most easterly point! Keep an eye out for migrating whales and adorable dolphins as you soak up the unbelievable views. Then, continue to the relaxed town of Byron Bay - a must visit for all Aussie travellers! 

Day 6 - Byron Bay. You will be spoilt for choice in this surfers town. Kick back on the sandy beaches, practice your surfing, and enjoy a beer in the sun. Why not try a bit of skydiving? Or, enjoy kayaking and whale watching in the gorgeous sea.

Day 7 - Byron Bay to Brisbane. Pass lush national parks, beaches and mountains as we travel up to Queensland. Stop off in Brisbane Koala Bushlands for a relaxing walk and a chance to see the cuddly creatures up close! We’ll end our tour in vibrant Brisbane, which you are free to explore long after the tour ends. Just speak to your leader for guidance, including onward travel arrangements.

Please note that all activities, inclusions and itineraries are subject to change.

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Arrival information

You may arrive at any time on the start date as there are no activities planned for this day. It takes approximately 40-60 minutes on shuttle services from Sydney Airport to the starting accommodation. It takes 20-25 minutes to travel from Sydney Airport to the city centre by train and the starting accommodation is located close to Central Station. Your tour leader will leave a note in your accommodation on where to meet for your welcome meeting.  

If you choose to arrive before the start date, you can book extra nights in the accommodation. Please contact your travel advisor to book this at an additional cost. 

On Day 7, please do not book a flight to depart Brisbane any earlier than 6pm. 

Accommodation & meals


6 nights of accommodation is included on this trip, typically in multi-share, single-sex rooms. Below is listed an example of accommodation you may be staying in. Please note that all accommodation is subject to change. 

  • Wake Up! Sydney 
  • Spot X Surf Camp 
  • Wake Up! Byron Bay   


This trip includes 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners. The remaining meals will need to be purchased yourself, which is an excellent opportunity to try local foods and visit local markets, restaurants and supermarkets. 

Minimum age & eligibility

You need to be a minimum of 18 years old to join this trip, and the tour is designed for 18-39 year olds. 

British passport holders will need a visa, typically either a Tourist Visa or a Working Holiday Visa (WHV), to enter Australia. Your passport needs to be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. 

If you are planning on working in Australia, you will need to apply for a WHV before departing for your trip. A WHV is only available to those aged 18-30 years from the UK and is valid for up to 12 months from the day you arrive in Australia. To travel to Australia for leisure purposes only, you usually can get an eVisitor visa (no application charge or service fee), or an Electronic Travel Authority (no application charge but a service fee may apply). Generally, a period up to 3 months is granted. 

It is important to note that visa rules are constantly changing. Please check up to date information and requirements before you travel. 

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.