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Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: 7 Days

Duration
7 Days
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US$ 627

Self-drive holidays are a very unique way to travel. Begin in Sydney then head to wine country in Hunter Valley. Next is Port Stephens and Coffs Harbour before arriving in the Gold Coast.


From cosmopolitan Sydney to sunny Brisbane, the New South Wales coast is one of Australia’s most diverse and enjoyable drives. This 7 day itinerary combines world class wineries with stunning beaches and just a little history to create the perfect self drive adventure.

Just 2.5 hours north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s favourite winemaking regions. Set off early to give yourself ample time to taste the delights of this area. After a night in the Valley, head back to the coast and Port Stephens, where you might enjoy a dolphin cruise or 4WD sand dune tour.

Make a quick stop in Port Macquarie to explore its fascinating convict history on your way to Coffs Harbour, a favourite family holiday destination and home to the Big Banana. Visit Byron Bay, the eastern tip of Australia, renowned for its laid back, alternative lifestyle.

Spend a fully day in Coolangatta to enjoy all the Gold Coast has to offer, including world class theme parks, a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options, and miles of beautiful beach.


At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 627

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Day 1

Sydney to Hunter Valley 180 km (112 miles) 2.5 Hours

Pick up your car and drive to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's premium wine producing regions.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hunter Valley Resort

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    Hunter Valley Resort



    The Hunter Resort is a perfect place to stay for a getaway in the Hunter Valley. Within minutes are 2 championship golf courses, chocolate and cheese factories, hot air ballooning, antique stores, bookshops, award winning restaurants and cafes, and over 90 wineries, all accessible with ...

    The Hunter Resort is a perfect place to stay for a getaway in the Hunter Valley. Within minutes are 2 championship golf courses, chocolate and cheese factories, hot air ballooning, antique stores, bookshops, award winning restaurants and cafes, and over 90 wineries, all accessible with the Vineyard Shuttle. There are 35 rooms and cottages with 4 different styles of accommodation to try.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Horseback Riding
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis

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Day 2

Hunter Valley to Port Stephens 94 km (59 miles) 1.5 hours

Drive to Nelson Bay and Port Stephens. Join a dolphin cruise or 4WD tour across the san dunes (optional) or relax on one of the beautiful beaches.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Ibis Styles Salamander Shores Port Stephens

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    Ibis Styles Salamander Shores Port Stephens



    Ibis Styles Salamander Shores, with sensational water views of Nelson Bay, provides a truly affordable waterfront accommodation destination. The hotel is located on the Soldiers Point peninsula, only minutes away from Nelson Bay and local attractions. Comprising of 76 guestrooms designed to allow guests to ...

    Ibis Styles Salamander Shores, with sensational water views of Nelson Bay, provides a truly affordable waterfront accommodation destination. The hotel is located on the Soldiers Point peninsula, only minutes away from Nelson Bay and local attractions. Comprising of 76 guestrooms designed to allow guests to enjoy the ambience of the relaxed feeling of the hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 3

Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour 450 km (280 miles) 4 hours

Drive along the Pacific Highway to the former convict settlement of Port Macquarie then continue through beautiful countryside to Coffs Harbour.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Opal Cove Resort Coffs Harbour

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    Opal Cove Resort Coffs Harbour



    Just north of Coffs Harbour City centre, Opal Cove Resort commands an absolute beachfront position on the beautiful beach of Korora Bay. The resort offers families, couples and conference delegates alike a chance to unwind in an almost perfect climate amidst the sub-tropical surroundings of ...

    Just north of Coffs Harbour City centre, Opal Cove Resort commands an absolute beachfront position on the beautiful beach of Korora Bay. The resort offers families, couples and conference delegates alike a chance to unwind in an almost perfect climate amidst the sub-tropical surroundings of banana plantations and rainforest covered hills. With a range of accommodation including hotel style rooms and self-contained villas there is something to suit every taste or budget.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Golf
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Coffs Harbour to Coolangatta 330km (205 miles) 4 hours

Travel via Cape Byron (Australia's most easterly point) to the stunning Gold Coast. This evening visit Jupiter's Casino.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Mantra Twin Towns Resort

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    Mantra Twin Towns Resort



    Mantra Twin Towns Resort overlooks the pristine beaches of the Southern Gold Coast, the sparkling Tweed River, and the area's picturesque hinterland. This unique location at the twin towns of Coolangatta and Tweeds Heads sits astride the border of Queensland and New South Wales. This ...

    Mantra Twin Towns Resort overlooks the pristine beaches of the Southern Gold Coast, the sparkling Tweed River, and the area's picturesque hinterland. This unique location at the twin towns of Coolangatta and Tweeds Heads sits astride the border of Queensland and New South Wales. This resort offers stylishly appointed hotel rooms and fully self-contained apartments with an array of facilities that are superior among Tweed hotels.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Mini Golf
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Tennis

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Day 5

Coolangatta

Today is at leisure to enjoy the many attractions of the Gold Coast.

Day 6

Coolangatta to Brisbane 100km (61 miles) 1.5 hours

Join the Pacific Highway, northbound to Brisbane - the capital city of Queensland. You may like to spend time at South Bank on the bank of the Brisbane River.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Novotel Brisbane Hotel

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    Novotel Brisbane Hotel



    Novotel Brisbane is conveniently located next to Central Station and the central business district, with Queen Street Mall, the Treasury Casino, Southbank, and the Riverside boardwalk all within walking distance. A premium accommodation with 296 contemporary guest rooms and suites, comprehensive conference and leisure facilities ...

    Novotel Brisbane is conveniently located next to Central Station and the central business district, with Queen Street Mall, the Treasury Casino, Southbank, and the Riverside boardwalk all within walking distance. A premium accommodation with 296 contemporary guest rooms and suites, comprehensive conference and leisure facilities right in the heart of Brisbane.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Depart Brisbane

Drop off your rental vehicle and depart Brisbane.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

Six nights accommodation, transfers, a Hertz Group C car rental for 7 days with unlimited kilometres, mandatory vehicle insurance, and Goway's Co-Pilot Kit.

 

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