SYDNEY, BLUE MOUNTAIN, HUNTER VALLEY
Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture, Nature & Wildlife
There is so much that Sydney and New South Wales have to offer – from Australia’s biggest icons to many hidden gems in this harbour city, which you will have plenty of opportunities to discover on this itinerary. Next, meet passionate winemakers and sample their prized wines in Hunter Valley which played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions in the early 19th century, and today has received international acclaim from their classic shiraz to emerging varieties. Lastly, head to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area with one million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and bush land, with plenty of walking and hiking trails to appreciate its beauty.
Upon arrival in Sydney, meet your private chauffeur for your transfer to hotel. (Early check-in subject to hotel’s discretion only).
Enjoy this afternoon at leisure or choose from 1 of the below 3 optional activities:
Option A: Taste of Sydney on Bike (2.5 hrs, Join in Basis)
Enjoy stunning harbour views as we pedal past Circular Quay, the piers at Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Helmets, bicycle mounted bag, ponchos, bag storage included. (2.5hours, starting at 2.15pm or 3.15pm. Join in basis – Max 20 persons; child bikes available)
Option B: Sydney Bridge Climb (3.5 hrs, Join in Basis)
Climb to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, day, or night! A comprehensively trained Climb Leader escorts each group of Climbers, while delivering commentary on the history of the Harbour Bridge and interesting facts about Sydney. (3.5hours, Join in basis – Max 14 persons; allows children 10 years and above)
Option C: The Rocks by Night: An Insider Perspective (4 hrs, Join in Basis)
Walk into back alleys of the Rocks and delve into Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood. Hear stories of the powerful black market rum trade and how it led up to The Rum Rebellion. Hop between some of the Rocks’ favourite pubs and top it off with a Aussie BBQ in true local style! (4hours, Join in basis – Max 12 persons; no children below 18 years old; Operates daily except Mon)
Today, choose between one of the two options:
Option A: Sydney Harbour Kayak Adventure with Picnic Lunch (4 hrs, Join in Basis)
Enjoy a guided kayak adventure on Sydney’s inner harbour offering fantastic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Take a break at a stop for a delicious picnic lunch in a pretty location. Embark on this adventure with a professional kayaking guide in state-of-the-art dagger double sea kayaks which are the most stable kayaks in the market.
Duration: 4 hours; starting at 9.45am – 2.30pm; includes hotel pickup/drop-off
Children: 8 years and above only
Group size: Max 16 persons; suitable for beginners
Option B: Essentials of Sydney (6 hrs, Join in Basis)
Learn about Sydney with a knowledgeable guide and small group of like minded travelers. Start with a tour of the historic Rocks precinct. We soon make our way to the stunning botanical gardens and on to Macquarie Street with a walking tour of the harbour’s edge to enjoy the magnificent view. Enjoy lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Australia’s premier yacht club. We continue on through Darling Point and soak up the atmosphere of this beachside Mecca – Bondi. We make our way back to Sydney via the vibrant Oxford Street and the suburb of Paddington; admire this boutique shopping precinct and the charming Georgian and Victorian architecture of the homes.
Duration: 6 hours; 10am – 4pm ; includes hotel pickup/drop-off
Group size: Max 12 persons
Big 5 of Australia on 4WD – Aussie Bush Experience with Naturalist Guide (10 hrs, Join in Basis)
This is an exceptional Aussie Bush experience in search of Australia’s Big 5 – Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Emus & Wombats and more!
This is an in-the-wild experience, travelling to private farmland & swathes of quintessential, pristine bushland in the Southern Highlands, 90 min drive south of Sydney. Walk through towering forests of Grey Gums in search of koalas, look for platypus along the riverbanks, drive through woodlands as mobs of kangaroos & emus feed. After dinner, go night-spotting for nocturnal wombats, gliders & possums when their most active!
Pick up: 11.30am – 10 pm (Apr-Sep); 1pm – 10.30pm (Oct-Mar)
Includes hotel pickup/dropoff
Group size: Max 10 persons
Boutique Gourmet Wine Tour with Expert Guide (10 hrs, Join in Basis
Morning, check-out and meet your private guide for a beautiful day to Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region (Approx. 2.5 hours’ drive).
We focus on the boutique wineries, where the passion of the wine-makers is obvious. Gain access to a range of excellent wineries, meeting the people who make and grow the wine. We also enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at one of our favourite boutique wineries.
Pick up: 7.20am- 4.30pm; Includes hotel pickup/drop-off; those self-driving will make your way and be picked up at the next hotel in Hunter Valley
Group size: Max 14 or 20 persons
Hunter Valley at Leisure
Have an easy day at leisure enjoying the wine region for more opportunities of tasting. You might like explore vineyards on bike, play a game or two of golf, enjoy top regional produce, try hot-air ballooning or go horse-riding etc.
After another free morning, be met by your private chauffeur to your hotel in Blue Mountains in the afternoon (Approx 3hours.).
Check into your hotel in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains which is a rugged and beautiful region forming part of the Great Dividing Range – linking tropical north to temperate south, while dividing coastal cities from the vast Outback.
Unchartered Blue Mountains (10 hrs, Join in Basis)
This award winning trip of the Blue Mountains stands out from others as one with a strong focus on nature, short bushwalks, crowd-avoidance, secluded lookouts and aboriginal culture.
We begin our day at the stunning clifftop location of Wentworth Falls, overlooking Jamison Valley. We’re here early in the morning to enjoy the views in peace with a number of short or long walks to stretch your legs. Next we travel to Echo Point beside the famous Three Sisters rock formation, where we’ll find Waradah Aboriginal Culture Centre for an insight into aboriginal culture. At lunch we visit the quaint town of Leura – a great place to wander. Enjoy the included cafe lunch. In the afternoon, explore the views throughout the mountains and see wildlife at Euroka Clearing.
Pick up: 9am – 6am Includes hotel pickup/dropoff
Group size: Max 14 or 20 persons
Does not operate on Sundays
Take a private transfer back (Approx. 2 to 3 hrs) to Sydney airport for your flight home.
Swissotel Sydney • Chateau Elan • Old Leura Dairy
Located within the city’s most exclusive shopping centres, such as the beautiful Queen Victoria Building, and is within walking distance to all of Sydney’s famous landmarks and cultural attractions including The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the beautiful Botanic Gardens. (Renovated: 2017; Rooms: 369)View More
Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Offering a luxury escape for up to 200 guests, the resort comprises a spa with 17 treatment rooms, a hair and beauty salon, 20 super-luxury spa suites and a series of private lifestyle villas. Château Élan believes in ‘the subtle difference of excellence’. It is driven by innovation and attention to detail in both service and design. (Refurbished: 2014; Rooms: 100)View More
This whimsical converted dairy complex consists of six distinctive private self-contained lodgings - The Milking Shed, The Studio, Buttercup Barn, Moo Manor, The Worker's Cottage and The Straw Bale House - set amid mature native gardens. (Refurbished: 2019; Rooms: 13)View More
The Langham Sydney or Four Seasons Hotel Sydney • Spicers Vineyards Estate • Lilanfels Resort and Spa
The Langham Sydney enjoys a premium location in the heart of the Rocks, one of Australia's most historic districts. Close to Sydney's iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and surrounded by exclusive boutiques, prized restaurants and tourist attractions, It embodies the Langham legacy of timeless sophistication. (Renovated: 2015; Rooms: 96)View More
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney captures all of Sydney's most celebrated icons - from the Harbour Bridge to the Opera House. Set in the city's most desirable area with 531 rooms - the historic rocks district of The Rocks - Four Sesons welcomes you with a traditional Australian warmth. (Renovated: 2016; Rooms: 531)View More
Lilianfels Resort and Spa is a renowned haven for relaxation in one of Australia's most beautiful destinations. This multi-award winning resort is set amidst two acres of manicured gardens, overlooking the most spectacular scenery in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park in NSW, Australia.It has 85 Deluxe rooms and Suites. (Rooms: 89)View More
Pullman Quay Grand or QT Sydney • Tonic Hotel • Echoes Boutique Hotel
— QT Sydney: is a designer boutique resort with a contemporary quirky theme, carefully crafted within the historic Gowings and State Theatre Buildings. Many of the buildings’ distinctive features are retained. Conveniently located in the shopping district. (Renovated: 2012; Rooms: 200)View More
Tonic Hotel boasts opulent minimalism –small and private - only 8 secluded guest rooms. 6 stunning big rooms - king sized beds, crisp white linen, goose down doona's, indulgent bathrooms with heated floors. No children under 15 years allowed. (Rooms: 8)View More
Echoes Boutique Hotel is perched at the very edge of the Jamison Valley at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains. Its unique location offers uninterrupted panoramas of the National Park from every room. This boutique hotel only has 14 guestrooms. (Renovated: 2014; Rooms: 14)View More
Escape the city bustle into Jervis Bay 2.5hours away! Hide out in unique tented camps amidst tranquil bush setting- nestled amongst 88 acres on the banks of Currambene Creek and 5 minutes from the pristine beaches of Jervis Bay. Soak into spectacular coastal scenery, dramatic escarpments, secluded beaches and national parks!
This package includes:
• 2 nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe safari style tent with private ensuite
• Full breakfast each morning
• 3 course dinner in the gunyah treetop dining room each night
• 2 hr dolphin cruise with dolphin Watch cruises
• Gourmet picnic lunch one day
• Entry to the illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk – one of Australia’s premier walks
• Complimentary bikes and canoes for an eco-friendly exploration of the area
• Return transfer (shared) from Sydney OR extension of car rental
Other suggested activities:
• Walking trails that meander through paperbark, gum and mangrove forests
• Picnic and swimming in the banks of Currambene creek
• Night spotting of kangaroos and possoms
• Fishing, sea-kayaking
• Diving, snorkeling or surfing
• Massage and spa
• Boat charters
Combining premium tented accommodation with wonderful food & warm hospitality, Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat in beautiful Jervis Bay – think camping for grownups! (Refurbished: 2020; Tents: 13)View More
Kindly call us at (65) 6219 1359 if you require any immediate assistance.