Sydney & the Blue Mountains

Discover the best of Sydney, the famous harbour city with icons such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House to sparkling beaches and the nearby Blue Mountains.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Sydney

On arrival at the Airport, make your own way to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel Options:

  • Rydges Sydney Central (Standard), 3 nights
  • Hyatt Regency (Superior), 3 nights
Day 2: Sydney Sights & Harbour Cruise Lunch

Admire one of the iconic buildings of the 20th century during a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. See the city sights before visiting famous Bondi Beach. Back in the city board a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. Later, travel across the Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point for views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Head east to La Perouse, a historical headland suburb with views across the bay to Captain Cook’s landing place at Kurnell in 1770. See the historical buildings and learn how the Aboriginal people were impacted. Wander cobbled laneways in the Rocks District on a walking tour and hear how the area has transformed from a British colony of convicts and sailors to a thriving entertainment precinct.

Day 3: Blue Mountains & Wildlife Park

Explore the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. View the famous Three Sisters rock formation from a perfect vantage point before arriving at Scenic World, where you’ll witness the vastness of the Blue Mountains and enjoy 360° views of the Jamison Valley. You can ride the Scenic Railway, Cableway, or Skyway, a great way to see the steep valleys and canyons, and follow the boardwalk along the valley floor (own expense). Visit picturesque Leura, a delightful blend of quaint shops and groomed gardens. Visit Sydney Zoo to see native Australian animals including koalas, wombats and echidnas. There are free-roaming kangaroos, wallabies and emus to interact with. There’s also an aquarium with bull sharks and penguins, and an underground Reptile & Nocturnal House. Get a close-up view of chimps, baboons and monkeys, and see animals from Asia & Africa including lions, tigers, pandas, giraffes and rhinos, from the boardwalk.

Day 4: Depart Sydney

Your Short Break concludes this morning after breakfast. Make your own way to the Airport (flights anytime).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April to March: Daily
Standard$920.00$1,310.00
Superior$1,190.00$1,770.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Standard$920.00$1,310.00
Superior$1,190.00$1,770.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:3 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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East Coast Islands & Rainforest

Explore the epic Eastern Australian coastline on a journey that takes you from spectacular Sydney to the glamorous Gold Coast. Cruise to pristine Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, and head to tropical Cairns to discover the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. There are hinterland experiences too – you’ll taste premium wines in the Hunter Valley and tour a remote Rockhampton cattle station.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consult

Start discovering the landscapes of Australia’s east coast as you travel northward to the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. From your accommodation nestled amongst sprawling tropical gardens, you’ll have the opportunity to wander down to Little Diggers Beach and Diggers Head. Enjoy the early evening sea breeze just like the locals do. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director.

Please note: Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Hotel: BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort

Journey to Cape Byron Lighthouse for superb views from Australia’s eastern-most point over the Pacific Ocean. Afterwards spend time discovering the relaxed bohemian vibe of Byron Bay. For lunch we recommend fresh fish and chips on the beach, there’s nothing more Australian. Continue to the famous holiday destination, the Gold Coast.

Hotel: Novotel Surfers Paradise, 2 nights

Today you have the freedom to enjoy the Gold Coast in your own style. Nature lovers may head to Mt. Tamborine, foodies explore the growing culinary culture or those needing relaxation just stroll down to the sand and salt of Surfers Paradise Beach.

Enjoy a sneak peek into the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. See how AAT Kings works with the Wildlife Warriors to support the koala rehabilitation project at the hospital, the country’s largest and busiest wildlife facility. This afternoon the ferry will take you across to the World Heritage listed K’gari, also known as Fraser Island.

Hotel: Kingfisher Bay Resort, 2 nights

A day of discovery lies ahead as your 4WD tour takes you for a ride around the island’s must-see sites. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees. Across the island to 75 Mile Beach, the sand highway will take you up the eastern coast to the Pinnacles Coloured Sands; cooling, calm waters of Eli Creek and the famous sinking Maheno Shipwreck.

Visit Langmorn Station, a fully operational family run cattle station. Meet the Creed family and take a guided tour of the property including the original family homestead, built in 1873. Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden in the company of the pet kangaroo! Cross the Tropic of Capricorn as you arrive in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. Your night is free so why not try some local beef at one of the town’s steakhouses.

Hotel: Quality Hotel Regent

Travel north to Sarina today for a guided tour of its unique miniature sugar mill and distillery. At Airlie Beach you’ll catch the ferry to Hamilton Island, one of 74 islands that make up the Whitsunday group in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The spectacular island boasts pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life.

Hotel: Reef View Hotel, 2 nights

Today is yours to indulge in your own pleasures – consider an optional experience. Perhaps cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach, take a scenic flight over the iconic Heart Reef or sit back with a good book by one of the resort’s stunning pools.

Take the ferry back to the mainland this morning, from where you’ll head north to the seaside town of Mission Beach. Nestled between World Heritage rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, your accommodation offers superb views over the Coral Sea.

Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa

Today’s journey takes you to the Atherton Tablelands, with its lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and peaceful lakes. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the heritage listed 500-yearold Curtain Fig Tree, and keep an eye out for the magnificent Ulysses butterfly. Spend some free time in Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’, before travelling on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Your six-person gondola will provide spectacular views of the rainforest and the Coral Sea.

Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns, 2 nights

Board a high-speed catamaran today and cruise out to the iconic Great Barrier Reef, the only living organism that can be seen from the moon. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling (equipment provided) or view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and glass bottom boat. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board, before you return in the late afternoon for a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 05$4,825.00$6,105.00
June: 07$4,825.00$6,105.00
July: 12$4,825.00$6,105.00
September: 13$4,825.00$6,105.00
October: 11$4,825.00$6,105.00
November: 08$4,825.00$6,105.00
December: 06$4,825.00$6,105.00
2022 Dates & Prices
January: 10, 21$4,825.00$6,105.00
February: 07, 18$4,825.00$6,105.00
March: 07, 18$4,825.00$6,105.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 2 lunchs, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation:11 nights accommodation
Guide:Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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