Sydney is an amazing city - just imagine a harbour cruise and taking pictures of the iconic Sydney Opera House. But for some, adrenaline is the order of the day and it’s easy to find close to Circular Quay; with a climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or surf off Bondi Beach. Then mix with the locals and enjoy some great street food at Tramsheds or schooners of cold beer at The Rocks. Just out of the city, the hazy Blue Mountains are a fine contrast to the city, as you enjoy the solitude on a mountain top walk while the coastal areas offer sparkling untouched bays.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Depart the UK to Sydney, with a variety of routes available.
Arrive in Sydney and take a private transfer to your hotel, with the day at leisure to explore the city from your central base. The area around Circular Quay, the Rocks and the Royal Botanic Gardens is a great place to start, see the famous sights and post photos to make everyone back home jealous.
Go on, you know you want to. This is one of those amazing things to do that you will absolutely never forget. See Sydney from on top of the bridge, with the waters of the bay glistening below, the Sydney Opera House in front and the bustling city all around. After that shot of adrenaline, round the day off with one of Dave’s Pub Walks, which is a great way to see the city centre and hear some of its colourful history.
Free day to hang out in the city, or head to one Bondi Beach or Manly Beach. On Bondi you can put on your board shorts for a taster surf lesson. Or go for a guided walk and snorkel at Manly and the protected Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve.
Pick up your hire car and head into the Blue Mountains. Just out of the city the scenery changes quickly from coastal and urban to the wide open, with green hills and mountains, deep valleys and big skies.
They say it’s the most important meal of the day, a four-wheel drive journey will take you to the edge of the escarpment for breakfast with kangaroos! Something only locals get to see, you’ll be served scones, and pastries with tea and coffee with beautiful birdlife, reptiles and eagles. The rest of the day is time to relax, explore and take it all in.
A guided signature walk in the Blue Mountains World Heritage area, through remote wilderness, ancient rainforest, deep gorges and canyons. Hiking at creek level, traverse a winding path along the base of the canyon before emerging through the eucalyptus forest for astounding views. A variety of walks are available from half to full day, a great way to experience Australia’s nature at first hand.
Head out of the mountains today, drive back to the city or you might want to head up the coast to the beaches of Coffs Harbour or Byron Bay, perhaps stopping in the Hunter Valley winelands en route. For further exploration of the New South Wales wilderness, you can head up the coast with Sydney OutBack on a wilderness safari.
Transfer to the airport for an onward overnight flight to the UK.
‘A charming conversion’
Originally the Grace Bros store but converted back in 1997, this superb Neo Gothic building displays many of its original features and is one of the most prestigious hotels in the whole city. Recipient of TripAdvisor 2008 Travellers’ Choice Award for Top 10 Luxury Hotels in its geographical category its stature continues to impress as one of the finest in the business district.
‘Enjoy This Award Winning Resort And Its Natural Beauty’
Lilianfels Blue Mountain is a renowned European style country house set amongst 2 acres of English style gardens. With the spectacular backdrop of the Blue Mountains, guests are treated to relaxing hues throughout the retreat. Accommodation at Lilianfels is suitably plush, with sophisticated décor and elegant marble tiled bathrooms. This award-winning resort is also a delight for gourmet meals and a treat for nature lovers.
What better place to learn to surf than on world-famous Bondi Beach? Here you'll find fantastic waves, sunbathing models, year-round sun and the coolest beachside vibe anywhere. And you'll find us, Lets Go Surfing (LGS), the friendliest and most professional surf school in Australia.At LGS, our dedicated , fully-qualified staff can help you catch the wave of your dreams, whether it's your first time setting foot in the ocean or you're a surf fanatic looking to ride the big one. For the ultimate in surfing instruction get your own personal coach. Private lessons are great for those wanting lots of feedback, for families looking to learn on their own, or for those wanting advanced or specific instruction not found in our standard group classes. With a private lesson, the sky's the limit. Plus with a dedicated male or female instructor, you're bound to learn at your fastest-possible pace. Whatever your individual needs, we'll be happy to do our best to meet them
Meet your local snorkel guide at the world famous Shelly Beach only minutes from one of Sydney’s most famous beaches – Manly. Your guide will give you a great idea of what native marine life to keep your eye out for as well as talk to you about native wildlife, Australian environment, heritage and culture of Sydney. Then cool off by snorkeling in the calm, clear waters. See Australia’s diverse marine wildlife in their natural environment in the sea grass meadows and rocky reefs of protected Cabbage Tree Bay at Aquatic Reserve. Basic introduction lessons available for first timers and beginner snorkeler
Return flights to Sydney in economy
Accommodation as detailed
Private arrival transfer
4 days car hire in compact class
Meals unless otherwise stated
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