East Coast Australia by Campervan
Travel 01 May 2021
Book by 31 Aug 2020
Saving £310 per person
- 2 nights Ibis Sydney World Square, Sydney - Standard room
- 2 nights Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns - Garden View room
- 10 nights Britz Venturer Motorhome with Inclusive Pack, Brisbane -
- Flights to Sydney and onwards to Cairns, return from Brisbane with Qantas Airways from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, Britz Venturer Campervan, including Britz Inclusive Pack – Pick up from Cairns Airport – Drop off at Brisbane Airport and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
Matching contemporary urban style and energy with warm, welcoming service and a casual spirit, the ibis Sydney World Square Hotel is one of the top places to stay in Sydney CBD.
Garden View room
At Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns you will discover three superb resort swimming pools, two tennis courts, a complete complimentary health & fitness centre & spa — all these facilities set within the lush tropical surround.
The Venturer is a fantastic option for the couple who want to travel in comfort. With its flexible and spacious bed configurations, Exterior slide out BBQ, LCD and DVD player, and toilet and shower facilities on board it is a true home away from home. Hire the Britz Venturer and explore New Zealand your own way!
Britz inclusions are: - Liability Reduction Option (liability reduced to Nil)
- Single vehicle rollover cover
- WiFi, including 1GB of data
- Extra Driver Fees
- Linen exchange
- Picnic table
- Picnic chairs (chairs per person travelling)
- Baby / Booster seat - on request (cannot be fitted to some vehicle categories)
- Portable fan heater if required
Motorhome one way drop off fee AUD165 to be pay locally.
Flights to Sydney and onwards to Cairns, return from Brisbane with Qantas Airways from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, Britz Venturer Campervan, including Britz Inclusive Pack – Pick up from Cairns Airport – Drop off at Brisbane Airport and prepayable taxes.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Seductively draped around its harbour and beaches, Sydney has a striking waterfront setting. Graced by the impressive steel arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the pearly sails of the Sydney Opera House, the sparkling harbour is one of the world’s most photographed sites. Hop aboard a ferry or harbour cruise to best see these iconic landmarks or, if you have a head for heights, book a heart-pounding BridgeClimb.
Bustling Circular Quay, which is the launch pad for harbour ferries and sightseeing boats, throngs with visitors and locals alike who are drawn to the fabulous restaurants, cafes and bars. Adjacent to Circular Quay is The Rocks, once home to the Gadigal Aboriginals and then the first colonial settlers in 1788. Today this trendy area has over 100 heritage sites and buildings, many now housing a great selection of eateries, galleries and shops.
Cross the pedestrianised Pyrmont Bridge to lively Darling Harbour, a waterfront precinct packed with shops, restaurants, museums and entertainment venues.
Further city attractions include the Royal Botanic Gardens, a true oasis in the heart of the city, home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas; Hyde Park, which is Australia's oldest park and contains the ANZAC Memorial building and visitor centre along with nearly 600 mature exotic and native trees; Barrangaroo Reserve; Macquarie Street; the Sydney Tower Eye and its Skywalk, an alfresco glass-floored moving platform; and the award-winning Taronga Zoo, where admission includes daily keeper talks and shows and access to Sky Safari, Sydney's only cable car.
Also not to be missed is Bondi Beach and Manly for the chance to sink your toes into the soft sand, admire the bronzed lifesavers or sign up for a surf lesson. Further beach fun is up for grabs at Cronulla, Bronte, Coogee, Tamarama and Maroubra.
Garden View room
Capital of the Tropical North the cosmopolitan city of Cairns is framed by a backdrop of rainforest mountain ranges and is the perfect base for every activity you could imagine – on land, in the air or below the sea.
No trip to Cairns is complete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system. Numerous day cruises head out and give you the opportunity to snorkel and dive among vivid coral gardens and colourful fish. Underwater viewing stations and glass bottom boats also offer a window into this astounding wonderland.
In the heart of Cairns is the Esplanade, a scenic 2.5km expanse home to parklands, playgrounds and recreational facilities, as well as the spectacular, man-made swimmable lagoon. The city has shopping precincts and local markets for picking up regional produce and handicrafts as well as a thriving café scene with many trendy eateries dotted along Grafton and Spence Streets while The Esplanade is also brimming with great restaurants.
Outside of the city there is much to see and do. The mountain village of Kuranda is tucked within the tropical rainforest and is known for its vibrant arts community with local markets open daily. It is however the journey to and from Kuranda that is arguably the highlight. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides above the rainforest canopy then descends deep into its heart while on your way back to Cairns you can travel on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. This two jour train journey traverses dense rainforest, winding past rugged mountains, tumbling waterfalls and the stunning Barron Gorge.
At Tjapukai Aboriginal Park, just 20 minutes outside Cairns, guests have the opportunity to experience authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through live performances, guided bush walks and activities such as boomerang throwing and didgeridoo playing.
South west of Cairns are the Atherton Tablelands, home to cooler climes, volcanic craters and deep blue lakes, endless waterfalls, quaint villages, gourmet food producers and an abundance of rare wildlife.
Delivering big-city attractions with a small-town feel Brisbane is a grand city bursting with life and colour. The capital of Queensland is one of Australia's most up-and-coming cities with glittering high rises, lush parks, historic buildings, an edgy arts scene, pumping nightlife, great restaurants, numerous outdoor attractions and an incredible array of annual blockbuster events.
A great way to get your bearings is to hop on a CityCat and take a cruise along the meandering Brisbane River. Get on and off wherever you fancy and acquaint yourself with the variety of landscapes and cultures of its individual precincts.
For panoramic views across the city consider the two hour guided Story Bridge Adventure Climb, with the option to abseil back down! Alternatively, head just four miles out of the city to Mount Cootha where on a clear day you can see the ocean at Moreton Bay. This area is also home to the Botanic Gardens and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.
The picturesque South Bank is a riverside precinct filled with parklands, plazas, promenades, markets, bars, restaurants and Australia's only inner-city beach. South Bank is also the epicentre for the arts, with the huge Cultural Centre that includes a concert and theatre venue as well as three museums. Right next to this is the Gallery of Modern Art.
Queen Street Mall is Queensland's premier shopping destination with over 700 shops as well as a plethora of cafes. Other popular shopping haunts include Ann Street or James Street in Fortitude Valley where you'll find a mixture of boho chic and ultra-trendy style, while at South Bank Lifestyle Markets you'll find everything from local crafts to unique artworks.
Food and drink is taken seriously in Brisbane, be it tasty pub grub, a good coffee or exquisite fine dining. The pleasant outdoor climate and abundance of fresh produce allows for al fresco dining and menus brimming with locally sourced delights. Fortitude Valley has countless bars, clubs and restaurants, so deciding where to go can be difficult! The city also has numerous rooftop bars, live music venues, gastropubs, craft beer bars and much, much more.
Within easy reach of the city there's so much more to explore. Not to be missed is Moreton Island, where you'll discover spectacular sunsets, crystal lagoons and a variety of hiking trails; or World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park which gives you access to lush rainforest, waterfalls and walking trails.