What's included

  • 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners<br />
    14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 13 nights sharing twin rooms <br />
    13 nights sharing twin rooms
  • All activities from urban hiking in Sydney, quad biking in Port Stephens and snorkelling the barrier reef <br />
    All activities from urban hiking in Sydney, quad biking in Port Stephens and snorkelling the barrier reef
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • 1 domestic flight to Proserpine airport
    1 domestic flight to Proserpine airport
  • Private minibus, arrival airport transfer anytime on Day 1<br />
    Private minibus, arrival airport transfer anytime on Day 1

Discover the hidden delights of Australia’s most iconic city before getting out into the rural beauty of the stunning east coast. Immerse yourself in the local way of life and adopt the infamous Aussie laid back, adventurous attitude. Discover one of the worlds most photographed cities on an urban hike before visiting wine regions, rainforests and coral reefs on your intrepid journey north. Sand board and quad bike on the dunes of Port Stephen and taste some of the best wines and cheeses that Australia has to offer in the Hunter Valley. Embrace your inner adventurer as you navigate the world’s largest sand island in a 4×4 and enjoy a day onboard a luxury yacht in amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands. The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park offer further opportunities for some wildlife spotting before your epic adventure culminates with a visit to the urban coastal oasis of Cairns.

 

If you’ve always dreamt of visiting the promised land of Australia but just not quite known where to start then this is the adventure for you. Australia is such a vast expanse that it can be a challenge to know where the best places to go are, so think of this trip as the perfect introduction to the land of sunshine, blue skies and awesome chilled out vibes. Your adventure begins in the world famous city of Sydney where you will get to know your fellow Flashpackers during an urban hike and ferry ride around the diverse areas of the city.  No trip to Australia is complete without sampling the wine on offer therefore your next stop will be the Hunter Valley wine region, following which you will head further north to the sand dunes of Port Stephens for some sand boarding and quad biking.  Dorrigo National Park houses the famous Dangar Falls where we will stop off on our way to the beach town of Byron Bay.  If there is anywhere that you want to have your first surf lesson then surely it is Byron Bay?! We will work up an appetite for a ‘pick to plate’ farmers lunch with an introductory surf lesson and then head on further up the coast to the sunshine coast which will be our base for a day of cruising around Fraser Island in our 4×4.  Anyone looking for THAT Instagram photo opp will not be disappointed by our next stop which is the Whitsunday Islands, famed for their powder white sands and sparkling azure waters.  As if that is not enough sun, sea and sand, we will spend the next day snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef – a bucket list activity if ever there was one.  Our final day will be spent with the crocs in Daintree National Park before finishing up in the chilled out coastal town of Cairns.  A truly epic adventure with the perfect mix of decadence, adrenaline and an absolute plethora of instagrammable moments.

 

The Flash Pack promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

  • Discover the highlights of Sydney on an urban hike
  • Drink in the sights and tastes of the Hunter Valley Wine region with a boutique tasting
  • Get that adrenaline pumping with a sand boarding experience in Port Stephens
  • Cruise around the world’s largest sand island in a 4x4
  • Get up close and personal with the multi-coloured world of the barrier reef
  • Come face to face with the wild crocs in Daintree National Park
  • Soak up the chilled vibes of Byron Bay
  • Enjoy a luxury yacht cruise around the idyllic Whitsunday Islands

Itinerary

Day 1: SENSATIONAL SYDNEY

Take a private transfer from the airport to your trendy hotel in the cool neighbourhood of Potts Point. Settle in and catch a first glimpse of the iconic opera house and harbour bridge before meeting your fellow Flashpackers for some welcome drinks in a typical Aussie pub.

 

Flashpackers, welcome to Sydney!  You can arrive at any time on day one and we will meet you at the airport and whisk you away to start your epic adventure, exploring Australia’s awesome east coast.  Settle into your harbour view hotel where you will catch your first glimpse of that oh so famous Sydney view – the iconic Sydney Opera House juxtaposed against the modern high rises that offer headquarters to many of the FTSE 500 companies present in Sydney.  Look slightly to the right and you will also see the beautiful harbour bridge – you’ve landed in an Instagram dream world!  Your first evening will be spent meeting and getting to know your fellow Flashpackers over some food and drinks at a typical Aussie pub before bedding down and getting ready for some serious exploration and adventure over the next 14 days.

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Say g'day to your new adventure!

Touch down in a land down under

Settle into your harbour view hotel

Arrive in the awesome city of Sydney

Day 2: URBAN DISCOVERY

Enjoy an urban hike around Sydney, exploring it’s many different neighbourhoods and imbibing the local culture and vibe. You will then hop on to a Sydney Ferry to the beautiful Watson’s Bay for the freshest fish and chip lunch you have ever tasted. The leisurely amble back in to central Sydney will take in a cooling swim at Bondi Beach to rejuvenate you for an evening out in the buzzing bars of the city.

 

Following a good nights sleep, you will awake to those magnificent views over the gorgeous harbour and enjoy breakfast in your hotel before setting out to explore the real Sydney.  You will take in the contrasting areas of the bustling CBD with its landmarks the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, The Rocks with its stunning architecture and fab coffee culture and the historic Macquarie Street with the State Parliament House, The Barracks and Rum Hospital.  After a brief sojourn to the botanical gardens for some more instagrammable photo moments, you will hop on one of the traditional yellow and green Sydney ferries and enjoy a trip around the coast to the slightly more chilled out vibes of Watson’s Bay.  Being so close to the sea, Watson’s Bay is infamous with the locals for being the best place to get your freshly caught fish.  We will sit down to enjoy the freshest, tastiest fish and chips you will ever have tasted (bold claim we know!) before ambling back towards the city via the crashing waves and surfer dudes of Bondi Beach.  The evening is then your own to sample the night life of Sydney!

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Kick back on Bondi Beach

Explore the iconic sights of Sydney

Catch the ferry out to Watson's Bay

Explore the backstreets of Sydney

Day 3: BOUTIQUE WINE AND STUNNING VISTAS

Leave the hustle and bustle of Sydney behind for the all together more chilled vibes of the Hunter Valley. You will visit family run, boutique wineries and sample their wares amongst the most stunning scenery. Suitably satiated, you will then make your way to Newcastle where you will have some free time before your high octane adventures tomorrow…

 

The Hunter Valley is one of the worlds largest wine producing regions and is just a short drive away from the cosmopolitain hub of Sydney.  Prepare to adopt the slow and chilled out pace of life that Aussies are so famous for as you leave behind the bright lights of the city for the vast expanse of glorious vineyards.  You will visit boutique, family run operations where you will learn all about how they produce their famous wines whilst sampling some of the best they have to offer.  There will also be some accompanying cheeses and chocolates to taste that have been specially chosen for the way that they complement the delicious wines.. Once you have been suitably satiated and educated, we will hop back in our air conditioned vehicle and mosey on up to Newcastle. On arrival, you will check in to your hotel and have the chance to chill and snooze off all that wine before grabbing some dinner and preparing yourself for some super high octane fun and adventure tomorrow…

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Drink your way through Hunter Valley

See local harvesting in action

Explore boutique wineries

Drink in the glorious views

Then hit the road to the dunes of Port Stephens

Important notes

Fly into: Sydney Airport (SYD)

Fly out of: Cairns Airport (CNS)

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

 

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