Topdecker – Island Suntanner

So at the end of May I found out I unfortunately had to leave Australia to return to the UK, before that was going to happen I wanted to make the most of some free time before making my way back to London.

So after searching online I eventually decided to book a Topdeck Tour up the East Coast, it ended up being one of the best trips I have ever done, ticked off some once in a lifetime experiences and made some friends for life (cheesy but true).

So over my next few posts I’m going to throw back to each part of the trip…

Day 1: Sydney to Crescent Head

28/05/17 the morning we all met outside our ‘Top Decker’ coach (literally our home for the next 14 days), we made our first hellos to each other and were introduced to our tour guides Anthony, Meg & driver Lee.

Once we boarded we set off across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, even after this being my regular commute to work for the past 6 months, the view of the Sydney Opera House still never gets old!

First stop – Wine Tasting and Grape Stomping in the Hunter Valley!


What better way to get acquainted with the new group than with some wine tasting in the amazing Hunter Valley! We got to sample various wines and then spilt into groups to take part in a grape stomping competition – so much fun!



Where? Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

Top Tips?

  • In relation to joining a Top Deck tour… Don’t be nervous! Everyone is in the same boat and the tour guides really help you all to feel like you have all known each other for years. 
  • Make sure you are prepared to get a little sticky… Main tip for girls – not to wear tight skinny jeans that you can’t roll up and need for the rest of the trip (lesson learnt the hard way)!
  • Make sure you try the Hunter Valley Moscato – the best wine I’ve ever tasted and I’m partial to a glass after work every now and then.

After the wine tasting we headed towards Cresent Head to our first night at Surf Camp and we got to witness the first of some of the most amazing sunsets I have ever witnessed – all to come over the next couple of weeks!!



Lots of Love Drew x