Singapore - Sydney
Depart Singapore for your flight to Australia – Sydney.
Sydney - Central Coast - Hunter Valley
Pick up rental car at Sydney Airport. Drive northwards from Sydney for about an hour and 20 minutes and you will arrive at the Central Coast. Along the way, you can stop at the Australian Reptile Park for a close encounter with the crocodiles Tasmanian Devils, spiders, snakes koalas, dingoes and more. Watch daily Pelican feeding at The Entrance, Memorial Park at 3.30 pm. Have a go at horse-riding at Glenworth Valley Horse Riding, which is highly recommended for new riders. Continue north west to visit the Hunter Valley. Choose from more than 120 cellar door outlets and a myriad of international brands and boutique winery. Visit the 25-hectare Hunter Valley Gardens, which has 12 different feature gardens.
Hunter Valley - Port Stephens
Drive approximately 90 minutes from the Hunter Valley to Port Stephens. Popularly known as the Blue Water Paradise or the Dolphin Capital of Australia, Port Stephens is home to more than 160 bottle-nose dolphins.
Take a Dolphin Watch Cruise to get closer to these highly social mammals or experience whale watching from May - Nov.
The 4WD Sand Dune tours are very popular as well as it takes you on a thrilling ride across the 32km long Stockton beach – the largest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.
Port Stephens - Port Macquarie
Continue north from Port Stephens to Port Macquarie.
Along the way, visit Honeycomb Valley Farm at Nabiac, to get up close and personal with the sheep, goats and other domestic animals.
Visit the world's only Koala Conservation Centre, a volunteer run centre dedicated to the rescue, care and eventual release of sick and injured koalas.
Port Macquarie is also renowned for beautiful beaches, ocean front rainforest boardwalks, whale watching and a relaxed waterfront township with great shopping and dining options. Visit Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries, a farmgate haven where you can pick your own strawberries or enjoy Café Red with budget priced refreshments and gourmet produce.
Port Macquarie - Coffs Harbour
Just another 90 minutes drive will take you to Coffs Harbour.
Visit the delightful Nambucca Heads that lies at the centre of the North Coast region, famous for its surf beaches, fresh oysters and seafood.
Children will particularly enjoy Coffs Harbour's Dolphin Marine Magic and the iconic Big Banana which celebrates nearly fifty years of big-kitsch iconography. It has since been converted into a theme park with fun waterslides, ice-skating and other themed activities.
Coffs Harbour - Byron Bay - Kingscliff (B)
Stop by at Byron Bay, at Australia's eastern-most point, world famous for its stunning beaches, yoga and massage therapies. With a spectacular headland crowned with the beautiful Cape Byron Lighthouse, this charismatic town is certainly a good stop for an overnight stay. Take a short drive into the spectacular hinterland and visit Crystal Castle Shambhala Gardens, a landscaped wonderland of new age experiences, including the Budhha walk, World Peace Stupa, a rose quartz labyrinth.
Byron Bay - Tweed Heads - Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise)
Continue northwards and arrive in the lush Tweed Valley.
Enjoy a Crab catching cruise at the picturesque Tweed River, or try your hand at yabbie pumping, fishing or feeding wild pelicans.
Along the way, you can stop at the Australian Reptile Park for a close encounter with the crocodiles Tasmanian Devils, spiders, snakes koalas, dingoes and more.
Then take a short drive to Tropical Fruit World, Australia's largest fruit plantation, where you can take a tractor ride through the orchards and taste all sorts of unusual tropical fruits, including the miracle fruit, chocolate pudding fruit and champagne fruit. Make your way to the Gold Coast, famed for its beautiful beaches, world-class theme parks and vibrant nightlife.
Arrive at the bustling Surfers Paradise.
Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise) (B)
Visit the Gold Coast's famous theme parks, which offer plenty of fun for both young and old, or enjoy a leisure day relaxing by the beach.
Take in stunning 360-degree views of the Gold Coast from Sky Point Observation Deck, Australia's only beachside observation deck (own expenses). Surfers Paradise offers late night shopping every day. You can also buy souvenirs, arts and crafts at its beachfront night market, held on Wednesdays and Fridays. If shopping is not your thing, check out the Australian Outback Spectacular, a unique dinner show with wild horses, daring stunts and stampeding cattle.
Gold Coast - Brisbane - Singapore (B)
Drive to Brisbane, Queensland's vibrant capital, known for its laidback lifestyle, picturesque city skyline and lush parks. Enjoy shopping at Queen Street Mall, or explore the colourful weekend markets at South Bank, the arts and culture hub of Brisbane. Visit the Gallery of Modern Art, or take a dip in the large man-made lagoon, complete with a sandy beach.
Drop off rental car at Brisbane International Airport before flight home.