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Sydney Rocks Blue Water Classic Luxury Adventure Cruise

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,160

It’s time for some intimate indulging. Slip away for a sumptuous Christmas dinner on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Take the best seat in the harbor for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, one of Australia’s most spectacular sporting events, before exploring the bays north of the city.


This 5-day cruise takes in the opening of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race before venturing to the tranquil Hawkesbury River north of Sydney.

Your cruise starts on Christmas Day in Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Celebrate with a Christmas dinner aboard the True North before anchoring in the harbour to witness one of the most difficult yacht races in the world, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Watch from the best seat in the harbour as captains begin the 630 nautical mile race to Hobart, Tasmania. Afterwards, tour the unforgettable Sydney Opera House and say “G’day” to kangaroos, koalas and other marsupials at the Taronga Zoo before cruising out of town aboard the True North.

The Truth North is a small luxury cruise vessel that carries a maximum of 36 passengers. The fully-equipped vessel has an upscale bar, lounge, dining room and observation deck, as well as an onboard helicopter. It’s well suited for maximum comfort as you explore the waters north of Sydney.

Just north of Sydney is Jerusalem Bay and the Hawkesbury River. This wild, tranquil region boasts honeycombed cliffs and crystal blue waters. Explore the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, one of the country’s oldest national parks. Take a helicopter ride over Cowan Creek and head to the Hunter Valley to sample the region’s celebrated wines. Hike the Jerusalem Bay Bush Track and swim in the crystal waters of the bay.

This Christmas cruise takes in one of the most exciting races in the world before exploring the peaceful wilderness north of Sydney.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,160

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Sydney

Welcome aboard the magnificent TRUE NORTH in magnificent Sydney Harbour. Christmas dinner will be served as the TRUE NORTH cruises one of the finest harbours in the world!

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

True North

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    True North



    The True North is purpose built to sail deep into the very heart of wilderness- we visit areas that larger ships simply cannot access. Our itineraries specifically exclude lengthy periods at sea and feature frequent daily excursions and, an Australian crew that will uniquely chaperone ...

    The True North is purpose built to sail deep into the very heart of wilderness- we visit areas that larger ships simply cannot access. Our itineraries specifically exclude lengthy periods at sea and feature frequent daily excursions and, an Australian crew that will uniquely chaperone your holiday experience.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Room
    • Lounge(s)
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

See Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and Cruise

Start the day with something special - a visit to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on starting day! See and experience the pre-race tension as the contenders prepare for one the world's famous yacht races! Enjoy a champagne breakfast on the bow and watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart from one of the most enviable platforms in the harbour. Then visit famed Taronga Zoo or the ubiquitous Opera House before enjoying a leisurely afternoon cruise 'past the heads' and along Sydney's revered northern beaches to picturesque Pittwater - more opportunity to dine in style!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Cruise

Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of Pittwater. Morning activities will include a walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, beach combing and a scenic cruise past the Pittwater Yacht clubs. There may also be a chance to walk from Longnose Point to Flint and Steel Bay through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Australia's second oldest national park.

A helicopter flight to the Hunter Valley and wine tasting at a feature winery is sure to be a cruise highlight! Whilst you are enjoying lunch the TRUE NORTH will cruise to Maitland Bay. Enjoy a swim or a bush walk through the surrounding national park. Sunset drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served on the beach before an evening cruise to Jerusalem Bay.

For the disciples, an afternoon round of golf might also be possible.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Jerusalem Bay and Hawkesbury

Wake up to the shrill of the Jerusalem Bay cicadas. Join the crew for a bush walk along the Jerusalem Bay Bush Trail or head out in the tenders for sightseeing and swimming. Then savour a lunch on the sparkling waters of Cowan Creek, or get an aerial perspective of this stunning region from the luxury helicopter! In the afternoon the TRUE NORTH will anchor at the mouth of the mighty Hawkesbury. Take a scenic ride in one of the ship's expedition boats to the river's upper reaches or visit a local Oyster farm. And in the evening a live band to make your last night in the Hawkesbury a night to remember!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Arrive Sydney

The TRUE NORTH will cruise back into Sydney Harbour for 0800 disembarkation.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Dec 25

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in air conditioned cabins
  • All meals
  • Non alcoholic beverages
  • All activities such as fishing, sight-seeing, swimming, on-shore visits, etc.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • All scenic helicopter flights
  • Purchases from resort shop
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal valet/laundry
  • Use of satellite phones
  • Internet access

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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