Sydney and the Tropical Island

Sydney • Blue Mountains • Hamilton Island • Whitsundays • Great Barrier Reef • Brisbane

About This Journey

8 Days Starting from $1880 AUD

per person based on 2 people
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You’re amongst a sea of icons in Sydney, from Bondi Beach, to the Harbour Bridge, to the Opera House. Witness the famous blue haze of the aptly named Blue Mountains. Immerse yourself in The Whitsundays island lifestyle on tropical Hamilton Island. Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Finally, discover the river city of Brisbane by ferry.

Domestic airfare prices are subject to variables. Contact us for a tour quote including current domestic airfares.

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  • 7 nights 4 Star accommodation
  • Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
  • Blue Mountains Day Tour
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Highly detailed and comprehensive travel pack
  • Selection of maps, brochures and guide books
Not Included: International & domestic flights, Meals & drinks (unless stated), Petrol/gas, Personal travel insurance, Suggested activities,
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Day 1
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Welcome to Australia

Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
G'day Sydney

A private transfer will meet you from your flight, provide you with your travel pack and drive you to your accommodation.

No trip is complete without exploring the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you’re game, take on the BridgeClimb or Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Stroll amongst museums, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in The Rocks historical precinct. Catch a ferry to Manly Beach or Taronga Zoo and a bus to vibrant Bondi Beach. Sydney Aquarium and the Australian National Maritime Museum are located in popular Darling Harbour. Stroll amongst the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Uncover the city’s past at the Museum of Sydney.

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Wynyard
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    Sydney – Travelodge Wynyard

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: bar fridge, microwave

    Laundry facilities: on site

    24-hour reception

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central Wynyard Express, Cnr Wynyard & Carrington St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm


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      Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer

Suggested Activites:

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    Sydney Opera House Tour
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    Sydney Opera House Tour

    Step inside the Sydney Opera House and discover the history and stories on a 1 hour guided tour. Visit off limits areas, capture photographs from rare vantage points, sit in the theatres custom-made timber chairs, touch the famous shell tiles and marvel at the vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar free chambers in the world.

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    Sydney Sights Afternoon Tour
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    Sydney Sights Afternoon Tour

    Begin this afternoons 3 1/2 hour adventure at the historic Rocks precinct, including magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Kings Cross, Double Bay and Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights, then its onto famous Bondi Beach. Return to city via the beach coast line, Centennial Park, Paddington, Oxford Street then onto Darling Harbour.

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Free Time Sydney

Explore Sydney

No trip is complete without exploring the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you’re game, take on the BridgeClimb or Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Stroll amongst museums, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in The Rocks historical precinct. Catch a ferry to Manly Beach or Taronga Zoo and a bus to vibrant Bondi Beach. Sydney Aquarium and the Australian National Maritime Museum are located in popular Darling Harbour. Stroll amongst the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Uncover the city’s past at the Museum of Sydney.

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Wynyard
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    Sydney – Travelodge Wynyard

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: bar fridge, microwave

    Laundry facilities: on site

    24-hour reception

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central Wynyard Express, Cnr Wynyard & Carrington St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Walking Tour
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    The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Walking Tour

    Join an Aboriginal guide on a 90 minute walkabout, uncovering Sydney’s connection to Aboriginal culture in The Rocks precinct. Experience an Aboriginal greeting and learn about the story of Aboriginal Dreamtime. View cultural objects harvested from the landscape. Discover why Aboriginal acknowledge “country” using earth mother’s traditional ochre paint.

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    Tea At Sea Morning Cruise
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    Tea At Sea Morning Cruise

    Begin your day with a unique Sydney Harbour highlights 2 hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52 foot motor yacht. Your captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and beautiful bays and coves.

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    Sydney Convict Colony Walking Tour
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    Sydney Convict Colony Walking Tour

    Fascinating history, delivered with energy and insight on a 2 hour walking exploration of Sydney’s original European settlement; The Rocks. Uncover the scallywag stories of convicts, soldiers, rum and rebellions.

Day 3
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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains Day Tour

View the Jamison Valley from a cliff lookout. Ride the Scenic Rail, Cableway, Skyway and walk amongst ancient rainforest at Scenic World. View the famous Three Sisters. After lunch admire the Blue Mountains beauty from a remote lookout. Meet koalas and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Return aboard a leisurely river cruise into Sydney Harbour.

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Wynyard
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    Sydney – Travelodge Wynyard

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: bar fridge, microwave

    Laundry facilities: on site

    24-hour reception

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central Wynyard Express, Cnr Wynyard & Carrington St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm


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      Blue Mountains Day Tour
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Fly to Hamilton Island

Sydney to Hamilton Island

Farewell Sydney and make your own way to Sydney Airport and catch your flight to Hamilton Island. Upon arrival at Hamilton Island a hotel transfer will meet you from your flight and drive you to your accommodation.

Unwind along palm fringed Catseye Beach or with a cocktail by the pool. Hit the water and go snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. Enjoy cafes, restaurants and bars along the vibrant marina precinct. Cuddle a koala at Wild Life Hamilton Island, or tee off on Dent Island’s golf course. Get a bird’s eye view of The Whitsundays or Great Barrier Reef on a scenic flight. Walk to Passage Peak, and look out for wallabies, kookaburras and goannas in the islands bushland.

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    Accommodation    Reef View Hotel
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    Hamilton Island – Reef View Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants/beaches

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Hamilton Island General Store, Front Street, Hamilton Island; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Sunset Sail Whitsunday Islands
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    Sunset Sail Whitsunday Islands

    Step aboard a magical 90 minute sunset sail as the sun drifts below the horizon. Sit back and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, champagne or soft drinks as you sail amongst sheltered waters surrounding Hamilton Island. Enjoy the local skippers and informative commentary on the history and heritage of the Whitsundays.

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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Cruise aboard a modern catamaran for 2 hours to Reefworld pontoon, floating above Hardy Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Jump in and snorkel or dive amongst stunning colourful corals and vibrant marine life, or stay dry in a semi-submersible or underwater viewing chamber. Purchase a scenic helicopter flight over famous Heart Reef at the pontoon.

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    Accommodation    Reef View Hotel
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    Hamilton Island – Reef View Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants/beaches

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Hamilton Island General Store, Front Street, Hamilton Island; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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      Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
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Free Time Hamilton Island

Explore Hamilton Island

Unwind along palm fringed Catseye Beach or with a cocktail by the pool. Hit the water and go snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. Enjoy cafes, restaurants and bars along the vibrant marina precinct. Cuddle a koala at Wild Life Hamilton Island, or tee off on Dent Island’s golf course. Get a bird’s eye view of The Whitsundays or Great Barrier Reef on a scenic flight. Walk to Passage Peak, and look out for wallabies, kookaburras and goannas in the islands bushland.

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    Accommodation    Reef View Hotel
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    Hamilton Island – Reef View Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants/beaches

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Hamilton Island General Store, Front Street, Hamilton Island; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Day Cruise
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    Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Day Cruise

    Cruise through Solway Passage to breathtaking Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Step ashore and sink into pure white sands and swim in crystal clear waters. Learn about local Aboriginal history on a guided walk to picturesque Hill Inlet Lookout. Join a short walk to Solway Circuit Lookout and cool off at Chance Bay, or simply find a secluded part of Whitehaven Beach and unwind.

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    Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise
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    Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise

    Sit back, breathe in the sea air and view the beautiful islands of the Whitsundays. Enjoy the skipper’s commentary on the history and natural wonders. Cruise through Solway Passage to reach dazzling Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Step off the vessel and relax along the secluded bays, walk on pure white sand and swim in the crystal clear waters.

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Fly to Brisbane

Hamilton Island to Brisbane

A hotel transfer will return you to Hamilton Island Airport to catch your flight to Brisbane. Upon arrival at Brisbane Airport make your own way to your accommodation.

Soak up Brisbane’s relaxed outdoor lifestyle at South Bank’s cafes, restaurants, bars, lush gardens and man-made beach. Feeling adventurous then climb the Story Bridge or ride the Wheel of Brisbane. Explore the Queensland Museum and Gallery of Modern Art. Step aboard a CityCat ferry to explore the river city’s urban villages. Uncover Brisbane’s history at the Museum of Brisbane and take a ride up the iconic City Hall Clock Tower. Meet koalas, a mob of kangaroos, wombats and platypus at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Beautiful panoramic city views and Brisbane Botanical Gardens can be found at Mount Coot-tha.

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    Accommodation    Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street
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    Brisbane – Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Elizabeth St, Myer Centre, Brisbane; Open Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 9am-6pm


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Farewell Australia

Depart Brisbane

Farewell Brisbane and make your own way to Brisbane Airport and continue your onward journey.

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