Sydney, Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour &
Byron Bay

17 day self-drive tour
Sydney, Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour &
Byron Bay
Sydney, Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour & <br>Byron Bay

Immerse yourself in the fabulous architecture, the sight-seeing, the cultural opportunities, the ambience, nightlife, bars and restaurants of Sydney.

Then put the city to one side…and the ocean on the other. Point your hire car north and drive up the Pacific Coast Highway – one of the world’s great coastal routes – with the Pacific on your right. Mile after mile of superb oceanic views will be your constant companion.

You’ll pass almost irresistible beaches, hidden coves and quiet, sand-lined inlets. You’ll also motor through regions of swampy bayous, purple-headed mountains, and slow-moving rivers to stop off in characterful towns like Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

days 1 - 7


Travel to and arrive in Sydney


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Travel to and arrive in Sydney

You’ll be welcomed off your UK flight and taken to your hotel in the heart of Sydney’s dynamic Rocks area. So the city’s wide-ranging cultural opportunities, sizzling restaurants and bars, outstanding architecture, the harbourside and any number of different experiences are all close by.

You’ll be able to stroll past the Opera House and around the Circular Bay, relax in the Royal Botanic Gardens, take stunning photos from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, cruise across the harbour, visit Manly by ferry or step outside the city boundaries to discover fabulous beaches.

Stay: Six nights in the Amora Jamison Hotel.

days 8 - 9

Port Stephens

Tear yourself away from the bright lights of Sydney …

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Tear yourself away from the bright lights of Sydney and set off on a drive that takes a winding course along the magnificent coast line of the Pacific Ocean. Expect a route that is flooded with sunlight and studded with inviting beaches, hidden coves and wave-lapped shores as you head north towards Port Stephens.

Here you’ll be staying in a luxurious resort that reflects the style of a typically Australian fishing village on the edge of the ocean. You can take a boat out to watch dolphins or wander through Tilligerry National Park on the lookout for koalas.

Stay: Two nights in an interlinked guesthouse at Peppers Anchorage.

days 10 - 11

Coffs Harbour

Your next port of call along the Pacific Coast …

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Your next port of call along the Pacific Coast Highway is wonderful Coffs Harbour – a lively seaside known for its great nightlife, good mixture of restaurants and bars and hedonistic lifestyle.

It’s also a great starting point for taking in the swampy bayou countryside, lazy rivers spanned by bridges apparently constructed from giant Meccano, vast plantations of whispering sugar cane and tiny lanes leading to deserted beaches.

Stay: Two nights in Santa Fe Hotel.

days 12 - 15

Byron Bay

Even when it’s hot, Byron Bay is cool. …

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Even when it’s hot, Byron Bay is cool. This 25 mile crescent of glorious beach and surf is tucked into a huge horseshoe of purple-headed mountains. With more than a nod to the hippies of the 1960s, Byron Bay’s shops feature local arts, crafts and artisan food.

The restaurants are fine and the bars and cafés are all laid back. It’s a cool place to learn to surf, or go out in a sea kayak. You can also wander through lush rainforest, play golf or tennis, or pamper yourself in your hotel’s luxurious spa.

Stay: Three nights in the five star Byron at Byron Hotel.

days 16 - 17

Fly Home

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  • Absolutely outstanding. This was the best holiday we have ever had.

    SF, Mexico, 2013