Day 1: Sydney to Crescent Head
Set the tone for this fair dinkum (i.e. authentic) Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as we venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head. Before testing the waters, dip your ts into an oak barrel (literally) in the Hunter Valley.
-Wine tasting and grape stomping in the Hunter Valley
Day 2: Crescent Head to Byron Bay
Try a barrel of a different kind with an early morning private surf lesson on one of the best beaches in the world. Here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master. Our road trip continues with a traditional BBQ lunch and a cruise past the Big Banana icon before pulling into Byron Bay - where you can burn incense, sip chai and become a yoga teacher all in one day.
-Surf lesson at Topdeck's surf retreat
Day 3: Byron Bay
Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is glitzy on the outside but small town-hearted underneath. Hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. This is the town
where peace and tranquillity go to relax. You should too. Or jump out of a plane. Byron dsn't care as long as you're happy.
-Byron Bay highlights walking trip
Day 4: Byron Bay to Gold Coast
Leave the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major landmark, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for the golden sand beaches and bustlin nightlife of Surfers Paradise.
-Rainforest walk in Springbrook National Park
Day 5: Gold Coast to Fraser Island
Next stop: BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Don't let its namesake fool you - there are no late-night wedding chapels in the sunshine state capital. Just a whole lot of fun. After breakfast, say farewell to your trip buddies. Take a dip at the manmade beach and plan the next part of your adventure.