Travel beyond the hustle and bustle of Sydney and get out into the gorgeous New South Wales countryside on this invigorating Journey.
Discover the tranquil bays and sandy beaches of the spectacular Pacific Coast before retreating inland to the soaring summits of the Blue Mountains and the fine wines of the Hunter Valley. Complete the loop back to Sydney, where you’ll be glad you took the time to venture beyond the confines of the city.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Watch the surfers ride the waves on Bondi Beach
- Hike the forest trails in the magnificent Blue Mountains
- Enjoy a sunrise hot-air balloon ride in the stunning Hunter Valley
- Relax on peaceful Pacific white-sand beaches
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- International flights
- 12 nights in 4.5* hotels & hand-picked local gems
- 8 days car hire
- Bondi Beach & Sydney Sights tour
- Hunter Valley Sunrise Balloon Flight
- Airport transfers
Need to know+
- Arrives: Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)
- Time difference: GMT+10
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
- Language: English
- Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
- Flying time from UK: Around 22 hours
- Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
- Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
Fly from UK to Sydney
Dynamic Sydney is a world-beater; an effervescent, multicultural and vibrant city filled with sights to see and things to do. Marvel at such iconic landmarks as Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Rocks, wander the picturesque waterfront areas of Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, and hop on the ferry to Manly for classic harbour views. Take a trip to the perennially popular Bondi Beach, where backpackers and sun-worshipers hang out with the rich and famous – not forgetting the many surfers and boogie-boarders who flock here to ride the waves.
Watch the whales and dolphins splashing in the turquoise waters of Jervis Bay, a nature-lover’s paradise where surfing, fishing, snorkelling and walking are the order of the day. For exquisite ocean views, follow the White Sands Walk from Hyams Beach to nearby Greenfield Beach – Hyams Beach’s powder-soft sands have been declared the whitest in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, so leave your shoes behind, wander barefoot along the shore and feel the softness between your toes.
Just an hour’s drive from Sydney but a whole world away, the dramatic Blue Mountains offer a tranquil escape from the hubbub of the city. Marvel at the spectacular forests and towering peaks of this World Heritage-listed site, named after the blue-hued haze emitted by the region’s dense carpet of eucalyptus trees. Walk the pathways to the majestic Three Sisters, hear the Aboriginal legend of their formation and let the peaks and valleys of this splendid region take your breath away.
Visit some of Australia’s finest boutique vineyards in the stunning Hunter Valley. Sup on an assortment of wines, from dry whites to sparkling and even fortified varieties. You won’t go hungry either, with tasty cheeses, spiced olives and artisan chocolate all offered up for tasting. With plenty of activities to choose from, the Hunter Valley is not just for wine enthusiasts – enjoy your included sunrise hot-air balloon ride, and perhaps join in carriage rides, golf, horse riding and cooking classes, all just a couple of hours from Sydney.
Swim in peaceful coves and bask on wide sandy beaches in Port Stephens, an area dubbed the ‘Blue Water Paradise’ – and for good reason. Its gorgeous marine scenery, calm waters and sheltered bays spread across 19 miles of clean white sandy beaches, making it the perfect seaside haven. Activities range from swimming in peaceful coves and basking on wide sandy beaches, to fishing, water sports and whale watching (June to November). For something a little bit different, Stockton Beach, which in some places is nearly a mile wide, is backed by a rolling row of golden sand dunes, where sandboarding, quad biking and tobogganing are popular.
Depart Port Stephens and return to the UK
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