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Highlights of New South Wales

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,966

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$ 1,966

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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
Duration4 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 captainand 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

Day at Leisure

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

Day 5

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. This morning 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, you are taken to your accommodation to check in. The remainder of the day at is free at leisure to relax and explore. Lunch is 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 6

Blue Mountain to Hunter Valley

In the morning, we will collect you at 8:30am and travel around the mountains, stopping at Govetts Leap for spectacular Escarpment views. We then continue on to the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens where we have a short walk through the gardens enjoying expansive views followed by morning tea/coffee refreshments. From here, we make our way through to Bilpin and then into the Wollemi National Park to Putty and on to the Hunter Valley. On arrival, we enjoy a delightful lunch with glass of wine at a Vineyard Cafe followed by a visit to a boutique winery for tastings. We then deliver you to your accommodation to enjoy the remainder of afternoon and evening relaxing at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hunter Valley Resort

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    Hunter Valley Resort



    The Hunter Resort is a perfect place to stay for a getaway in the Hunter Valley. Within minutes are 2 championship golf courses, chocolate and cheese factories, hot air ballooning, antique stores, bookshops, award winning restaurants and cafes, and over 90 wineries, all accessible with …

    The Hunter Resort is a perfect place to stay for a getaway in the Hunter Valley. Within minutes are 2 championship golf courses, chocolate and cheese factories, hot air ballooning, antique stores, bookshops, award winning restaurants and cafes, and over 90 wineries, all accessible with the Vineyard Shuttle. There are 35 rooms and cottages with 4 different styles of accommodation to try.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Horseback Riding
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis

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Day 7

Hunter Valley to Sydney

After breakfast time to relax. Approximately 11.15am - 11.30am you are collected from your accommodation to re-join the wine tour and 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 produced from the great vines of one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. Here we will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process.

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

After lunch we travel to Keith Tulloch Winery. This small completely family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Here we will enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier "Cocoa Nib". You will sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine - a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region. From here we commence our return to Sydney to arrive back at your hotels approximately 5 - 5.30pm.

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
Duration1 Night
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

    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
  • Small group touring between Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley including;
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Admission to Calmsley Hill Farm
    • Morning tea refreshments x 2
    • National Park Fees
    • Lunch x 2
    • Wine & cheese pairing
    • Wine & Chocolate Tasting

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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