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Highlights of New South Wales

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,010

Discover the charm and beauty of New South Wales on this journey to Sydney and beyond. In Sydney, tour The Rocks and the Sydney Opera House, before heading into the Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters and visiting award-winning wineries in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region.


This 8-day Australian vacation takes you to Sydney and surrounding to experience some of the most famous sights in New South Wales. It features moderate or first-class accommodations depending on your preference, shared tours, and is a great introduction to Australia. 

Your journey begins in Sydney, Australia’s largest city and one of the most beautiful centres in the world. You’ll have four nights in Sydney to experience its many cultural and natural wonders. A walking tour will unveil the historical attractions of The Rocks, the oldest neighbourhood in the city, while a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House will take you behind the scenes of the city’s most famous attraction and one of the most beloved architectural marvels in the world. You’ll then have two days at leisure to take advantage of the Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Cruise pass to see sights like the Taronga Zoo, where you can say ‘G’day’ to kangaroos and koalas, and venture along the waters of Darling Harbour for the best views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. 

You’ll then venture into the Blue Mountains to explore the natural world just outside Sydney. Start at a working farm at Calmsley Hill, where you’ll meet kangaroos, emus, and wombats, and start ascending into the mountains on the way to Eaglehawk Lookout, where you’ll savour stunning views of the Three Sisters, some of Australia’s most magnificent rock formations. Continue into the Hunter Valley, the oldest wine region in Australia, stopping off at the Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens along the way. Enjoy some wine tastings at cellar doors and tour the award-winning winery of Leogate Estate before returning to Sydney for one last night. 

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport to return home, or extend your stay in Australia and explore the other attractions the country has to offer. 


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,010

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Day 1

Sydney Domestic Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former wool store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. You can walk to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theatres and shopping complexes from the hotel.

Meal Plan Room Only $ Early Bird Offer - book before 31 March 2022
Duration5 Nights
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

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    Holiday Inn Darling Harbour



    Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former wool store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. You can walk to …

    Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former wool store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. You can walk to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theatres and shopping complexes from the hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Newsstand
    • Offsite Paid Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Panoramic Sydney Sights

Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day city sights tour. On tour you'll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point.

Visit Sydney's trendy new district Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte.

Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights.

Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre.

Passengers can join our optional harbour lunch cruises, seaplane tours or return directly to their hotels.

The designated harbour lunch cruise drop-off point is Darling Harbour (adjacent to the aquarium).

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Sydney Harbour Highlights Morning Tea Cruise

Begin your day with a sensational morning tea cruise. A unique, Sydney Harbour Highlights two-hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52-foot motor yacht. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a light morning tea with coffee, tea, juice, water and 5-star service.

Duration2 Hours
Day 4

Hunter Valley Diamond Daytour

Your informative and knowledgeable guide will collect you from your Sydney hotel. Departing from the city, we travel north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge via the Gore Hill Freeway to join the Pacific Highway and then the F3 freeway. We will travel directly to the Hunter Valley, which is nestled in the lee of the Great Dividing Range. En route we will stop for a short restroom visit.

180 years young, this is Australia's oldest and best-known wine region and is soaked in history. It's a dynamic and fascinating area that brims with over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries. Our first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well-renowned viticulture area. Sample exquisite wines in your own private area.

From here we continue onto Leogate Estate. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award-winning wines can provide. All wines are produced from the great vines of one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. Here we will enjoy a selection of wines followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the winemaking process.

On the conclusion of the tour, we enjoy a relaxing 2-course lunch (selection of platters, followed by a dessert of choice) accompanied by a glass of wine. Further beverages can be purchased at own expense.

Our final stop today is at Tulloch Wines. For over 122 years, the Tulloch family has been passionate about producing handcrafted, premium wines made to enjoy. At Tulloch you don't just do a wine tasting, you have a wine experience. Here we will enjoy a delightful Wine & Chocolate Experience, a foray into the world of "degustation" that is easy to reproduce at home or with friends. You will experience the indulgence of Hunter Valley made artisan chocolate as you partner each one with the mouth-watering flavours of Tulloch Wines.

From here we commence our return to Sydney to arrive back at your hotels approximately 5 - 5.30pm.

Duration10 Hours
Day 5

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 6

Sydney to Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.

7.00- 7.30AM Depart from the hotel with AEA Luxury Tours. Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.

From Calmsley Hill we continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. We will visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus our guests will enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by their guide.

Continuing on we arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can't help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.

From here, we arrive at your hotel accommodation approximately 11.00-11.30am with the remainder of the day at leisure to explore at your own pace. (Lunch own cost today).

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Carrington Hotel

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    Carrington Hotel



    Restored to it's former grandeur over the past decade, this heritage listed hotel is a local landmark offering the elegance, luxury & charm of yesteryear. Our spacious guest rooms & suites are offered in an array of different styles, catering for all tastes and budgets. …

    Restored to it's former grandeur over the past decade, this heritage listed hotel is a local landmark offering the elegance, luxury & charm of yesteryear. Our spacious guest rooms & suites are offered in an array of different styles, catering for all tastes and budgets. The Carrington is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a convenient base from which to explore the surrounding World Heritage listed National Park.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Blue Mountains to Sydney

A leisurely morning to relax in the Blue Mountains. You are collected from your hotel accommodation approximately 11.00 - 11.30am to re-join the tour group. We then make our way around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue Boiler House Cafe at the Hydro Majestic. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views. We enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea/coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.

The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you'll know why it's one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you're not mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray, you'll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. We then stop briefly to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens our last stop, where we enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4.30 - 5.00pm.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former wool store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. You can walk to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theatres and shopping complexes from the hotel.

Meal Plan Room Only $ Early Bird Offer - book before 31 March 2022
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

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  • starstarstar

    Holiday Inn Darling Harbour



    Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former wool store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. You can walk to …

    Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former wool store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. You can walk to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theatres and shopping complexes from the hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Newsstand
    • Offsite Paid Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

    More Details

    Preferred Hotel
Day 8

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Rount trip airport transfers
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Half day Sydney City Tour with the Opear House
  • Half day Sydney Harbour Cruise with entry to the Taronga Park Zoo
  • Full day Hunter Valley Tour
  • Small group touring between Sydney and the Blue Mountains including;
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Small group touring as per itinerary
    • Calmsley Hill Admission & Morning Tea Refreshments
    • National Park Fees
    • 2 Course Lunch with tea/coffee & Glass of Sparkling Wine on Day 2
    • 1-night accommodation & breakfast at Carrington Hotel

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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