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Do you want to live the Aussie Dream? Beaches, waves and great new mates, this is what it is all about dude. Beach parties, incredible breaks and learning to surf on some of Australia’s most untouched beaches. We will take you from Sydney to Byron Bay on an unforgettable 5-day surfari, all you have to do is look good on a board and enjoy Aussie BBQs and hospitality.

Aussie Surf Trip

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Surfing is the ultimate Australia lifestyle. Beaches, waves, parties and BBQ ´s. This is your chance to sample it with the best of them. Cool surf instructors will teach you how to surf and catch the perfect wave (or you can improve if you know what you are doing), in one of the most stunning and fun surf spots in Australia. Travel does not get much better than this. With different route options from Sydney to Byron Bay, Sydney to Sydney or Brisbane to Sydney you do quite some distance and see a lot of the east coast too!

Aussie Surf Trip  Highlights Include:

This is one of the most popular activities for backpackers in Australia for good reason:

  • Get picked up from Sydney. Head up the coast on a train. Alternatively, start in Brisbane.
  • Surfing with new mates and learning this fun sport
  • You get to socialise and meet lots of people quickly as you are hanging out learning how to surf by day and partying together at night
  • You visit and stay at one of the most fantastic beaches off the beaten track
  • Surfing gets you super fit!




Full Trip Details

The Surf Trip departs from Sydney or Brisbane on any Monday, during Australian Summer there are also departures on a Wednesday.

For the standard five-day trip you can start from:

  • Sydney and finish in Byron Bay or Brisbane (Byron is a hip and popular surf town close to Brisbane). Most Popular!
  • Start in Brisbane and finish in Sydney
  • Start in Sydney and finish in Sydney (also known as the boomerang)

Itinerary based on Sydney to Byron Bay

Day 1

At 6:15 you will be picked up opposite the Wake Up hostel in Down Town Sydney. We can book you in the hostel one or more days before so you can enjoy Sydney (check the wake-up package). . You head up the coast on a train with the guide. It’s a long 9-hour journey but super fun once you arrive.

Day 2

Early rise and get ready for a 2-hour surf lesson after a good breakfast. The beach is just a short stroll across the sand and after lunch and an hour or so to chill we will take you back in the water. You will probably catch your first wave standing up today if you did not already yesterday! In the evening, it is time for an Ozzie barbeque and the group hangs out together. By now everyone knows one another and you will have settled in nicely.

Day 3, 4

Morning and afternoon surfing lessons. This is where you find yourself improving, and if your luck is in the surf condition may pick up some bigger waves to test you! Be warned, though, you may start to find your muscles aching at this point, but hey, the first rule of surfing is to look cool, so no pain NO GAIN!

Day 5

After breakfast, we take you to Byron Bay! You can check into one of the hostels, we can recommend you one, and in the evening, we meet up with the whole group to party and say goodbye. Expect a night out at the infamous Cheeky monkeys. Drinking games and partying to end an epic five-day adventure, before going to bed to face a new day of travel in the morning.

PLEASE NOTE:  Sydney return trips (‘Boomerang’) you stay at our surf camp only, with all lessons, accommodation and meals at the Surf Camp. No trip to Byron Bay is included with this option.

Meet people!

If you are nervous about going it alone in Australia and want to know which is the best way to have fun and meet people, then this is the trip for you. Most of the people on the trip are solo travellers, but by the end of the trip everyone knows every one! You party together, surf together, eat and sleep (in dorms ;)) together. You will make great mates for life guaranteed.

The surf crew at the camps go along way to easy you into it as well, in fact they are a really good laugh and groups can ´t help but have a good time with the team. Check out the Crescent head video on the video section to meet some of the crew.

Incredible beach front camp

Tents, no thanks. Imagine spectacular beaches and comfy chilled accommodation where you can relax in between surfing. See accommodation section for details.

You would be nuts not to…

This trip was voted as the best backpacker trip for good reason, if you are coming to Australia, and not intending to surf, you are missing out. Big time! This is the nation that made surfing famous! With the days of fun, top instruction and incredible settings it will be one of your Australian highlights.


Spot X Surf Camp

Your accommodation on the surf trip will be in the legendary spot X surf camp.  In Summary:

Right on the beach with the prime spot in a popular surfers hang out. A great place to hook up with lots of travellers all trying out some surfing. For the extra brave you can also do a sky dive from this location. You stay in dorms up to 12 share, a great way to meet people!

This is just North of Coffs Harbour, and located on a huge sandy beach, set right at the door of the camp. There is a great vibe at the camp as quite a few surf trips stop here. The area is not exclusive to us, but we do occupy the best spot, with a cool club house, bar, chill out zone and all the surf equipment you could need located right on the beach. There is an internet cafe to show your mates of Facebook the awesome (or serious wipe outs) of the day and the support team are on hand to not only get you out in to the waves, but keep you entertained with some serious partying!

Home comforts and great food

Battling the monster waves leaves you pretty exhausted after a 2 hour session, so waiting for you back at camp is some home comforts, chill out areas and unbelievable food. When the party dies down at night, you can rest your now aching muscles in comfortable dorms ready to wake up to an awesome breakfast and another day of hitting the surf under the watchful eye of top surf pros.

Where to start

Most travellers start this programme in Sydney and we also offer a combination pack with a few nights in a hostel with many many extra’s in Sydney. We call this programme Awesome Oz. At the end of the trip you get dropped of in Byron Bay or Brisbane and you can decide to travel further up the coast.

You can also start in Brisbane (Or Byron Bay) and end in Sydney. If you do not intend on travelling up the coast (or not yet anyway) you can also do the boomerang trip, this heads from Sydney and arrives back in Sydney.

If you are looking to travel up the east coast and do all adrenaline activities like surfing, skydiving, off roading on Fraser island and diving, check out our Ultimate Australia programme!

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all. Most don ´t in fact, but that is what it is all about, sampling the ultimate Aussie lifestyle of surfing, parties, beaches and great food.
The groups sizes vary but can be up to 50 people! Wow! But the lessons are not as big you will have a low instructor to student ratio, so we can keep an eye on you and make sure you are improving your surf skills!

No, although this is a big part of it, it is also about the surfing lifestyle of beach parties, good times and one exciting road trip up the coast. In fact, this is a great way to meet people and escape the stress of the cities, do some easy travel and see some of the amazing coastlines. One thing is for sure, whether you catch an amazing wave or fall flat on your face, you will have a great time.

We do have wifi available, the price is $5AUD for 24hours, $10AUD for 3 days and $15AUD for 7 days.

There isn’t an ATM, however, we do accept Eftpos and there are daily shuttles running to Woolworths so you can get cash out there.

Yes. You can link up with the Oz experience, greyhound or be dropped of in Byron bay or Brisbane afterwards. Most people end in Byron Bay through because it is an awesome town and a East Coast hot spot. If you are planning on travelling up the east coast then this is perfect for you. The price covers your transport costs from Sydney to Byron (or Brisbane), Accommodation, activities and food. The distances covered are pretty big, so it will take a load off your transport budget.

Yup you probably do! Arrange an impartial, no obligation Skype conversation, or drop us an email and we can answer all your questions. Also, don ´t forget to sign up to trip notes as well! We also have reviews and behind the scenes action on our blog too.

Duration Option Price  


  • Pre departure information pack
  • All transport by train
  • All Accommodation at our surf camp in shared accommodation
  • New surf equipment with a range of long and short boards, wetsuits and sun cream (you will need it!)
  • All instruction (with professionally qualified surf instructors)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the surf camps (except lunch on the road on the travel days but we do stop for supplies.)



  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Lunch on travel days


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