Specials Trip Finder Brochures Menu

Sydney Discovery Tour: For 18-39 year olds

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 672

Step outside the city and explore more of the Sydney region, heading up to Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley, then out to the Blue Mountains for more adventures in the beautiful hinterland.


There’s more to Sydney than the city itself. Discover the surrounding region on this 5-day trip that combines beach, wine country, and mountains before returning you to Sydney.

Your trip begins with a short tour of Sydney’s harbourside sights. Visit Kirribilli, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, then head to Manly, one of the city’s most famous beach suburbs. Then it’s time to head up the coast to Port Stephens, where the local Aboriginal people await with a traditional ‘welcome to country’ and smoking ceremony.

Port Stephens is an active coastal town offering plenty of activities that make the most of its spectacular setting. Embark on a dolphin cruise with a swim and boom net ride, enjoy the sandy thrills of dune quad-biking or sand boarding, or just explore the many trails for spectacular views. Then drive inland to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ biggest wine producing region. Learn about the winemaking process and taste some of the local flavours, overnighting before your onward journey to the Blue Mountains.

Rising to the west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s most accessible and picturesque regions. See the major sights including Wentworth Falls, Katoomba Falls, Narrow Neck lookout, and the towering Three Sisters, spending the night in Katoomba, one of Australia’s most picturesque mountain towns. Explore some more on your last scheduled day, perhaps try your hand at abseiling, or take a tour of the area on a Harley Davidson. You can also visit Scenic World, a small collection of attractions designed to showcase the natural beauty of the surrounding cliffs and bush. You can also explore on foot along one of the many trails before returning to Sydney.


 

Read More

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 672

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Sydney to Port Stephens

Good day and welcome to Sydney Discovery trip with Topdeck! Your 5 day adventure we'll kick off today with a short drive across to Kirribilli on the north side of the Sydney Harbour to check out some of the best views that Sydney has to offer. You'll see where Australia's European settlement kicked off, as well as learn more about two of the city's most famous icons, the Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House. After a short walking tour of the area, and up onto the Harbour Bridge, we'll then head to the beach to check out the laid back lifestyle of Manly Beach. From here a quick trip up the freeway where we are then met by some local Aboriginal people for a "Welcome to Country and Smoking ceremony" and learn of some local indigenous Rock Art sites, bush tucker and of course some tastings! Arriving into the coastal area of Port Stephens we will get our bearings and after such a jam-packed first day on our travels it is time for a filling feast and maybe even a 'coldie' at the local bar.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Peninsula Nelson Bay

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Peninsula Nelson Bay



    The newly renovated Peninsula Nelson Bay is centrally located on Shoal Bay Road between the world famous Shoal Bay Beach and Nelson Bay Marina. Everything that you would expect from a 4 star fully serviced Hotel, ranging from budget rooms Peninsula Palms to deluxe guest ...

    The newly renovated Peninsula Nelson Bay is centrally located on Shoal Bay Road between the world famous Shoal Bay Beach and Nelson Bay Marina. Everything that you would expect from a 4 star fully serviced Hotel, ranging from budget rooms Peninsula Palms to deluxe guest rooms Peninsula Hotel and fully equipped apartments (some with spas) Peninsula Apartments. All rooms have brand new king beds with pillow tops and flat screen TV with Foxtel.

    We are only 2 minute walk from Nelson Bay Wests Club and a 5 minute walk to Little Beach or Shoal Bay Beach and a 10 minute walk to Nelson Bay Marina. Climbing Tomaree Head will provide you with a spectacular view over Nelson Bay and the area of Port Stephens.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Lounge
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

    More Details

Day 2

Port Stephens

With the surf on one side and the bay on the other there is certainly no shortage of things to do in this area -- one of our Topdeck favourites is a Dolphin Cruise* with a swim and boom net ride, hike to the top of Tomaree Head for sensational views, of for exploring further there is an option for Sand Dune Quad Biking* and of course Sand Boarding*. This chilled and laid back holiday town has so much to offer and it all relates to relaxing and enjoying the outdoors and waterways. With this comes seafood and there are plenty of options to choose from but we will start with some tastings of the local catch along the way.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Port Stephens to Hunter Valley

Detouring off the main roads, we venture into the famous Australian wine region of the Hunter Valley. Our time in wine country begins by jumping in an oak barrel and experience the age-old tradition of pressing the grapes by foot! A walk through the vines then in to the Hunter Wine Theatre where we learn all about the grape's fascinating journey from vine to bottle before enjoying an intimate, structured wine school. The Hunter Valley's local produce is mouth-watering and you'll have plenty of choice to sample this all right here in this stunning setting. Rounding out the day overlooking the rolling vine striped hills with a glass of something in hand - this is sure to make the best cover photo ever!

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hunter Valley Resort

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstar

    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

    More Details

Day 4

Hunter Valley to Blue Mountains

You'll have time to explore the small town of Glenbrook (don't forget to try the coffee!) and then it's up into the Blue Mountains. Once in the mountains, we'll follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and head towards the magical Wentworth Falls, rising 187m above the canyon floor, then check out the huge drop waterfall of Govetts Leap, Narrow Neck lookout, and Katoomba Falls, before checking out the "3 Sisters" at sunset. We'll show you around town and get settled into our Heritage listed and award winning accommodation. There are numerous places for food and drink in this alpine town, so pick your flavour.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Blue Mountains YHA

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Blue Mountains YHA



    Stay at the award-winning Blue Mountains YHA hostel and enjoy the comfort of the log fire, cosy warm rooms (many with ensuite), large kitchen and free Wi-Fi hotspot (premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). Located in the heart of Katoomba, Blue Mountains, the adventure capital of ...

    Stay at the award-winning Blue Mountains YHA hostel and enjoy the comfort of the log fire, cosy warm rooms (many with ensuite), large kitchen and free Wi-Fi hotspot (premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). Located in the heart of Katoomba, Blue Mountains, the adventure capital of NSW, this YHA is ideal accommodation for backpackers.

    Housed in a beautifully restored National Trust building, the hostel is a stone's throw from breathtaking national parks and bush landscapes of Leura, Echo Point and Three Sisters.

    Whether you are after a city break or are travelling around Australia, you won't be disappointed with your stay at our Blue Mountains YHA.

    Facilities

    • Game Room
    • Lounge
    • Parking

    More Details

Day 5

Blue Mountains to Sydney

This morning is all about exploring Katoomba and some of the awesome selection of activities available in the Blue Mountains. Maybe some abseiling* is on your agenda, or see more of the area on a local Harley Davidson ride*, or the Scenic World Cable Car* to the valley floor for some rainforest walks. There are a number of local short and medium walks close by in the National Park also like Leura Cascades, Rieds Plateau and the Giant Stairway, all offering magic views and nature trails. Leaving the Blue Mountains mid-afternoon, we track back into the Harbour City of Sydney.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES: 

Mondays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Meals as indicated
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Air conditioned vehicle

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:

This tour is suitable for travellers ages 18-39. 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.

TB TOPDECKSYD17SG: AATMSS
19 Mar 2018
Trip Finder

What our travelers say

Goway Toolkit


Need help planning your holiday? Our toolkit is a great place to get started.