Pacific Coast Touring Route
Pacific Coast Touring Route
9 days

Featuring the Grafton Jacaranda Festival

Overview

Join us for a fabulous nine-day tour along the legendary Pacific Coast to discover the diverse coastline of northern New South Wales and Grafton’s vibrant jacaranda trees. Touring from Ballina to Sydney, weave your way through coastal towns and a World Heritage Listed rainforest.

Australian Destination New South Wales
International Destination
Tour Date 06 to 14 November 2022
Number Of Days 9 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $4,085
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $655

Holiday Activity Level

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highlights
  • Pacific Coast route from Ballina to Sydney
  • Tropical Fruit World
  • Byron Bay and Cape Byron Lighthouse
  • Macadamia and avocado tour
  • Koala Care and Research Centre
  • Lismore and Bangalow
  • Grafton Jacaranda Festival
  • Forest Sky Pier
  • Butterfly House
  • Clogg demonstration
  • Dorrigo National Park and Rainforest Centre
  • Timbertown Heritage Park
  • Port Stephens and Nelson Bay

Pre/post tour transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and taxes (ex Perth, WA)

18 meals

8 nights’ accommodation

Tours and attractions

Professional Villa Tour Leader

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. Perth to Ballina (D)          
We will arrive in Queensland then transfer to our accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Overnight: Comfort Inn, Ballina
 
Day 2. Tropical fruit and Byron Bay (BD)        
Across the border in Queensland, discover more than 500 fruit varieties at Tropical Fruit World. Enjoy tastings and a plantation tour before the journey to Byron Bay for lunch at leisure followed by a visit to Australia’s most easterly point then return to Ballina via the coastal route. Overnight: Comfort Inn, Ballina
 
Day 3. The Hinterlands (BD)      
In the hinterlands, visit a beautiful working macadamia and avocado farm, then tour a farm by tractor and check out the café, nursery, gift shop and grocer. In Lismore, visit the Koala Care and Research Centre then tour the hinterlands via quaint villages before returning to Ballina. Overnight: Comfort Inn, Ballina
 
Day 4. Coffs Harbour (BLD)
In Coffs Harbour, stroll amongst hundreds of colourful Australian butterflies in an indoor subtropical rainforest setting. At a miniature Dutch village complete with a working railway watch a clogg making demonstration and dine at Big Oma’s Coffee House. A magical encounter with dolphins awaits in the afternoon. Overnight: Best Western Zebra Motel, Coffs Harbour
 
Day 5. Grafton Jacaranda Festival (BD)                      
Today, travel to Grafton where the Jacaranda season has gloriously transformed the streets and parks into a sea of purple blooms. Visit Prince Street, where the markets are in full swing and tour the famous streets lined with purple-blossomed jacaranda trees. Not far from Coffs Harbour, admire amazing panoramic views from the Forest Sky Pier. Overnight: Best Western Zebra Motel, Coffs Harbour
 
Day 6. Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie (BD)            
Step into a World Heritage Listed rainforest at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre today. Stroll along the elevated boardwalk above the rainforest canopy for stunning views, then explore a delightful range of arts and specialist retail outlets in the charming town of Bellingen. Travel on to Port Macquarie in the afternoon. Overnight: Waters Edge, Port Macquarie
 
 
Day 7. Timbertown and Cedar Creek Goldfields (BD)          
Visit Timbertown in Wauchope to ride the steam train, see the bullock display, observe the timber craftsmen at work and smell the coals of the blacksmith. Set amongst 87 acres of natural forest, the entire village has been recreated. The remainder of the day is at your leisure in Port Macquarie.  Overnight: Waters Edge, Port Macquarie
 
Day 8. Port Macquarie to Port Stephens (BLD)
Travel to Nelson Bay and enjoy a spectacular cruise of the headlands and islands. One of Australia’s most extraordinary marine playgrounds, the Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park features islands, wetlands and lake systems that are home to diverse wildlife and marine life. Overnight: Peninsula, Nelson Bay
 
Day 9. Port Stephens to Sydney (B)     
Today we travel from Port Stephens to Sydney before transfering to the Sydney Airport for the flight home to Perth. Upon arrival we will see you safely home.
 
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