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8 Day Sydney to Brisbane or Reverse Surf Bus Adventure From $2485pp

On an epic new Australian Surf Bus adventure is the ultimate experience for anyone looking for the perfect blend of Aussie culture, epic surf, and unforgettable memories.

This 8 day 7 night journey between Sydney and Brisbane or reverse takes you to the best surf spots and campsites along the East Coast, specially chosen for anyone wanting to surf, whether it’s your first time on a board or you’re seasoned looking to perfect your technique. Expect picture perfect beaches, brilliant starry skies, and a wholesome group of like minded travellers to take on each day’s adventures with. Travel in comfort on a private 11 seater minibus and navigate the stunning coastline, stopping at iconic destinations such as Kirra Beach in Gold Coast, The Pass in Byron Bay, Crescent Head, and more. Each day brings exciting surf lessons tailored for beginners, with experienced instructors providing daily surf technique analysis to help you progress. With surfboards and wetsuits provided, you’ll be ready to hit the waves and experience the thrill of surfing firsthand.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Australia’s natural landscapes as you camp under the stars, enjoying hot showers and delicious, nutritious meals prepared daily. Connect with nature and gain insight into the ancient culture of Indigenous Australians, adding depth to your incredible experience. From sunset walks to stargazing, each moment on this tour promises adventure, camaraderie, and the chance to create lifelong memories. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to discover the East Coast’s surf scene while forging lasting friendships and soaking up the laid-back Aussie lifestyle.

  • Money Icon From $2485 Per Person
  • Clock Icon 8 Days / 7 Nights

8 Day East Coast Surf Bus Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney to Norah Head

Join your team of fellow adventurers in Sydney and embark on a journey through Newcastle, arriving at the serene Norah Head. Here you’ll set up camp, unwind, and immerse yourselves in the beauty of this coastal gem.

Day 2: Norah Head to Seal Rocks

Rise and shine for an early breakfast and coffee before you head to Newcastle for a surf lesson with Newcastle Surf School at Nobby’s Beach. Afterward, you’ll make your way to Seal Rocks for a night under the stars.

Day 3: Seal Rocks to Scotts Head

Fuel up with breakfast before setting off for the renowned Crescent Head, home to a famous long point break. From there, continue your journey to Scotts Head for more surf adventures.

Day 4: Scotts Head to Red Rock

Greet the day with a sunrise wake-up call before joining former world tour surfer Trent Munro for today’s lesson. Afterward, head to Red Rock for a peaceful evening of camping.

Day 5: Red Rock to Yamba

Start your day early in picturesque Red Rock before travelling to Yamba for a surf session with Yamba-Angourie Surf School.

Day 6: Yamba to Byron Bay

After a quick morning coffee and breakfast, you’ll journey to the renowned Byron Bay for a surf lesson with Black Dog Surf School at the iconic point break of The Pass.

Day 7: Byron Bay to Gold Coast

Following a night in vibrant Byron Bay, make your way to the Gold Coast for another thrilling surf lesson with Kirra Point Surf School.

Day 8: Gold Coast to Brisbane

On your final day, enjoy a leisurely morning with a relaxed breakfast and coffee together. Then, head to Brisbane, where you’ll bid farewell to your fellow adventurers, concluding an unforgettable journey.

Inclusions & Extras


  • 7x Nights swag camping with full amenities
  • Daily surf lesson in iconic locations
  • Transport between Sydney and Brisbane in an airconditioned 11 seater minibus
  • Surfboard and wetsuit gear
  • 7x breakfasts, 7x dinners
  • Sunset walks and stargazing
  • Drop off and pick up from any hotel or hostel in Brisbane or Sydney


  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Extra activities

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

8 Day Sydney to Brisbane Surf Adventure

Sydney to Brisbane Australian Surf Bus with Daily Surf Lesson and Swag Camping


8 Day Brisbane to Sydney Surf Adventure

Brisbane to Sydney Australian Surf Bus with Daily Surf Lesson and Swag Camping


What to bring

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Power bank to charge phone
  • Phone charger
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Swimming attire
  • Snacks
  • Coins for washing machine/dryer

Pick Ups & Departures

Pick up from any hotel or hostel in Brisbane or Sydney (depending on your starting city for the trip).

Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t surf, will this trip be suited to me?

100%. This trip is perfect for you if you want to learn how to surf or have little experience surfing. You will be stopping at a new surf school each day and learning from some of the most experienced surf coaches, and each night you will be speaking about surfing techniques and learning as a group.

I’m an experienced surfer, will this trip be suited to me?

If you’re an experienced surfer you can still absolutely have a great time on this trip and gain insight into how you can further perfect your techniques.

Do I have to be able to swim?

Although you will be supervised in the water, all participants must be able to swim confidently.

Can I bring my own surfboard?

Unfortunately at this time you’ll have to leave your own boards at home. You will be using the surfboards provided by the surf schools as you make your way up and down the coast.

What if it rains on the week of my trip?

This tour has wet weather plans and will go ahead rain or shine!

Will there be WiFi available?

Yes! Each of the campgrounds you stay at have access to WiFi so you can keep your friends, family, and followers up to date on your travels or log on to work for a few hours.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

This is an alcohol free tour. This trip is all about connecting through health, wellbeing and improving your surfing each day, so we don’t want alcohol or partying getting in the way of this ethos.

How long do we drive everyday?

The beauty of the trip is that you only drive a short amount of time everyday, around 2 hours (traffic conditions dependent). This might be slightly different on the pick up and drop off days depending on the crew on board and where they are residing.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Australian Surf Bus Terms & Conditions

Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:

Cancellations within 28 Days of the start date incur a 10.00% fee.
Between 0 Seconds and 14 Days incur a 50.00% fee.

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