Plan Trip Subscribe Contact
Home > Australia > 8 DAYS BEST OF NEW SOUTH WALES

8 DAYS BEST OF NEW SOUTH WALES

SYDNEY, BLUE MOUNTAIN, HUNTER VALLEY

Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture, Nature & Wildlife

Highlights

  • Join intimate small sized groups with like-minded individuals seeking in-depth experience and quality cultural and wildlife encounters.
  • DIY your Sydney experience to enjoy wildlife, nightlife and good life.
  • Exceptional Aussie bush experience in search of Australia’s Big 5 – Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Emus & Wombats and more!
  • Sip your way through Australia’s oldest wine region.
  • Explore the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains which forms part of the Great Dividing Range, hort bushwalks, crowd-avoidance, secluded lookouts and aboriginal

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.

From

SGD 3,980 Per person

8 Days 7 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY

ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY
Sydney
N.A.

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)  

Day 02 SYDNEY

SYDNEY
Sydney
Breakfast included

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

Operates Daily

 

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

Operates Daily

Day 03 SYDNEY / SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS / SYDNEY

SYDNEY / SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS / SYDNEY
Sydney
Breakfast, light lunch or afternoon tea, country-style dinner included

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!

Duration: 10hours  

Pick up: 11.30am – 10 pm (Apr-Sep); 1pm – 10.30pm (Oct-Mar)

Includes hotel pickup/dropoff

Group size: Max 10 persons

Day 04 SYDNEY / HUNTER VALLEY

SYDNEY / HUNTER VALLEY
Hunter Valley
Breakfast & lunch included

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.

Duration: 10hours  

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

Day 05 HUNTER VALLEY

HUNTER VALLEY
Hunter Valley
Breakfast included

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. 

Day 06 HUNTER VALLEY / BLUE MOUTAINS

HUNTER VALLEY / BLUE MOUTAINS
Blue Mountains
Breakfast, included

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.

Day 07 BLUE MOUNTAINS

BLUE MOUNTAINS
Blue Mountains
Breakfast, lunch included

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.

Duration: 10hours  

Pick up: 9am – 6am Includes hotel pickup/dropoff

Group size: Max 14 or 20 persons

Does not operate on Sundays

Day 08 BLUE MOUTNAINS / DEPARTURE FROM SYDNEY

BLUE MOUTNAINS / DEPARTURE FROM SYDNEY
N/A
Breakfast included

Take a private transfer back (Approx. 2 to 3 hrs) to Sydney airport for your flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative cost per person

Based on Private Chauffeur
S$ 3,980

Swissotel Sydney • Chateau Elan • Old Leura Dairy 

 

Sydney

Sydney

Swissotel Sydney (Premier Room)

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
Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

Chateau Elan (Spa Suite)

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
Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Old Leura Dairy (The Studio)

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

Category 2

Indicative cost per person

Based on Private Chauffeur
S$ 4,480

The Langham Sydney or Four Seasons Hotel Sydney • Spicers Vineyards Estate • Lilanfels Resort and Spa

Sydney

Sydney

Langham, Sydney (Deluxe Room)

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
Sydney

Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (Deluxe City Room)

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
Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Lilianfels Resort and Spa (Deluxe Room)

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

Category 3

Indicative cost per person

Based on Private Chauffeur
S$ 5,460

Pullman Quay Grand or QT Sydney • Tonic Hotel • Echoes Boutique Hotel

Sydney

Sydney

Pullman Quay Grand (One bedroom Harbour View)

Set majestically on the eastern shore of Circular Quay, this award-winning waterfront all-suite apartment hotel is superbly located in the midst of Sydney's key attractions including Sydney Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Opera House. (Renovated: 2019; Rooms: 70)
View More
Sydney

Sydney

QT Sydney (QT King Room)

— 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
Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

Tonic Hotel (Guest Room)

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
Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Echoes Boutique Hotel (Deluxe View Room)

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

Optional Excursion

Hot Air Balloon at Alice Springs

Indicative cost per person
S$ 780

Optionals

Indicative cost per person

Taste of Sydney (no hotel pick up/drop off)
S$ 140
Sydney Bridge Climb (no hotel pick up/drop off)
S$ 330
The Rocks by Night: An Insider Perspective
(no hotel pick up /drop off)

S$ 180

Optional extension

Indicative cost per person

3D Bush and Beach at Paperbark Camp ( Deluxe Safari Tent)
including return transfers from Sydney

S$ 2,200

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

Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay

Paperbark Camp

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

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transfer on private basis
  • All tours on join-in basis as stated
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa

ENQUIRE NOW

Kindly call us at (65) 6219 1359 if you require any immediate assistance.

Personal Particulars

    Travel Details


    captcha

    GET STARTED WITH YOUR PERSONALISED UNIQUE JOURNEY

    Call us at +65 6219 1359 or email us at enquiry@intriqjourney.com to start planning for a holiday that is completely tailored to your preferences.

    Contact Us