City to Surf

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Important Notice:

Please note: Your hotel will be available to check into from 2pm on Day 1. Your trip will start in Sydney at 7.00am on Day 2 of your Itinerary.

Overview Reviews
8 days
1 World Heritage Site visited
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You will visit: East Coast, including Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay & Surfers Paradise

Want a taste of the big city but also lots of beachside action? City to Surf gives you a taste of both the buzzing city scene & chilled beach life, Aussie-style. Start off in Sydney & explore the iconic sites & maybe fit in some shopping before making your way to Coffs Harbour & our Surf Camp experience! Maybe cuddle a koala then take it up a notch in the ultimate Aussie party spot, Surfers Paradise, complete with amazing beaches too.

Top Offers & Trip Notes

Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Arrive Sydney

Check into your hotel from 2pm & spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Sydney

Hotel

2 Sydney

Meet up with your travel buddies & Contiki team & get ready for your Down Under adventure! This morning we’re heading out of the city & into the country for our included Blue Mountain’s day trip. The dramatic landscape of gorges (some up to 760m) are massive & will impress with the endless views into the distance. We’ll take a casual hike along the Jamison Ridge overlooking the ridge of the same name. You’ll also check out the iconic ‘Three Sisters’ – the famous rock formations at the same location. With amazing views & photos to keep your memories fresh when you get home, we’ll head back to Sydney. Later this evening experience true Aussie food when you get to cook you own delicious BBQ dinner of legendary Australian steak. Watching the sunset with a drink in hand & a great meal as you people watch the cool Sydney siders is the perfect way to end the day & the ideal start your trip.

Hotel Breakfast,Dinner

  • Day trip out to the stunning Blue Mountains
  • See the famous Three Sisters rock formation
  • Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley
  • Cook your own BBQ dinner
3 Sydney

Sydney rocks & with Contiki you’ll see the best of the city. First up, get in the know on Sydney as your Tour Manager points out all the hottest spots & icons of this harbourside haven. From the babes on the beaches of Manly, the buzzy Kings Cross & its colourful characters to Chinatown & Darling Harbour, the sights & sounds are as varied as its residents & we’re here to uncover it all. We’ll also take you to Macquarie Street & The Rocks, for undoubtedly the city’s best views of the Opera House & Harbour Bridge in one go (so it’s perfect for some of those legendary Sydney snaps). You could even try scaling the heights of the Harbour Bridge on an optional BridgeClimb or take a tour around the stunning Opera House! Later, it’s a totally Sydney experience with an included ride to the famous Manly Beach. We’ll drop you right at the beach. Bliss! On arrival, grab some lunch then throw down your towel, pop in your iPod & take time to paddle in the cool water, work on your tan if the weather is right, or just people watch as you soak up the vibes & atmosphere. There are loads of shops & restaurants here too, for those that are keen to check out the local buzz. Later, take the Sydney scenic route back - you’ll get a panoramic view of the city as your backdrop whilst you cruise on the famous & iconic ferry.

Hotel Breakfast

  • Take a tour of Kings Cross, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Macquarie Street & The Rocks
  • Cruise across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly
  • Sydney Opera House
    A$37
  • Harbour Bridge climb
    from A$198
4 Sydney to Coffs Harbour

Chill out on the coach today and chat with your travel buddies as we head northbound over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We stop by seaside Port Macquarie for lunch before heading to Coffs Harbour, home to surf beaches, fishing and banana plantations.

This is a chance for a real Aussie overnight as we arrive at our Special Stay experience at our Aussie Surf Camp. Maybe get to know your Contiki team & travel buddies over a few drinks. Our cabins are right on the beach so soak up the surf vibes and relax by the open fire under the stars.

Surf Village Breakfast,Dinner

  • Stop in the seaside resort town of Port Macquarie
  • See the famous 'Big Banana' & banana plantations
5 Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay

This morning wake up to one of our Aussie highlights, a surf lesson! An awesome Aussie experience – hit the waves & learn to surf with some professional instructors as you have a go at surfing! Join some of the coolest people on the planet as you get involved with Australia’s beach culture. It’s a fun way to learn how to surf as our professional local instructors show you just how it’s done. The perfect Aussie experience & will top off your Coffs Harbour stay!

Later, it’s time to hit the road for our next overnight stop, gorgeous Byron Bay – one of Australia’s gems & a great place to hang out! With a laid-back lifestyle, cute little shops, organic food, alternative therapies and around 30km of pretty beaches, it’s a must see. Byron Bay is also known for its incredible marine life. Head out to Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point and see dolphins and humpback whales if you’re lucky, then grab some lunch back in town and maybe take a swim at the beach & soak up the hippy vibes & easy going atmosphere.

Byron Bay is situation on a marine park also known for its incredible marine life. Head out to Cape Byron, the mainland Australia’s most easterly point and see the local pod of dolphins and if you’re lucky the seasonal humpback whales. Grab some lunch back in town and maybe take a swim at the beach.

There are loads of other things on offer here too, like a sea kayaking adventure where you catch up with a family of dolphins at Wategos beach, their curiosity often brings them right up next your kayak, and snorkeling at Middle reef home to turtles, rays, corals, eels, starfish and sharks.

Hostel Breakfast

  • Learn to surf the waves or ride a kayak at our beachside surf camp
  • Visit Australia's most eastern point & Cape Byron lighthouse
  • Get into Byron's organic lifestyle & cool nightlife
  • Byron Bay Kayaking 3hrs
    A$65
6 Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

This morning we cross over into Queensland and visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you’ll get up close to Australia’s amazing native animals. Cuddle a koala, feed the kangaroos and see wombats, emus, crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils and colourful birds. You can feel good about doing this too, as our visit to this not-for-profit organisation goes towards the sanctuary’s animal hospital which helps over 4,000 injured animals every year.

Tonight we pull into legendary Surfers Paradise, the Gold Coast’s party hot spot and home to some of the best surfing beaches in the world.

Grab some of your new friends and join the party atmosphere of Surfers tonight. With heaps of restaurants and a buzzing nightlife, there’s something for everybody. Head to the happening Orchid or Cavill Avenues, where clubs and bars line the street or shoot some pool at a pub.

Resort Breakfast

  • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - cuddle a koala and see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils
  • Stay at a resort located right by the beach
7 Surfers Paradise

With a free day, hang out among the bronzed bodies, bikini babes and surfer dudes on the golden sands. Check out what Surfers is most famous for, the three kilometers of gorgeous natural beaches. Kick back and spot some locals showing off their talents in the waves.

If you want to get amongst the action there’s so much happening in Surfers Paradise you are spoilt for choice. You could head up into the Hinterland Mountains on a 4WD trip, visit South Stradbroke Island on a kayaking safari or spend all day at Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's Zoo, Australia Zoo.

Our hotel is only a short walk from both the beach and downtown Surfers Paradise so you could also hit the shops – Surfers has some great places to shop and a huge outlet mall for bargains, so get some tips from your Tour Manager on where’s best to head.

Resort Breakfast

  • Relax on some of Australia's most famous beaches on the Gold Coast
  • VIP nightclub entry
  • Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant
    A$95
  • Tandem Skydiving
    from A$345
  • Splash Sea Kayaking Tour
    A$90
  • Learn To Surf Lesson
    from A$50
  • Australia Zoo
    A$128
8 Surfers Paradise

Your tour ends after breakfast and it’s time to say goodbye to your Contiki crew and friends.

Breakfast

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 7 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night in a hostel
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
  • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Food

  • 9 meals:
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners

Inclusions

  • Day trip out to the stunning Blue Mountains
  • See the famous Three Sisters rock formation
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Me Time

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Harbour Bridge climb
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$186
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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