This morning we fly from Brisbane to Sydney. Note, if you live outside of the Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast area we will book your flights from your nearest regional airport. First we take a sight seeing tour of Sydney, visiting some of the best known landmarks and beaches. First stop is Bronte Beach and we take coastal walk to Bondi Beach, where the lifesavers are kept alert on Australia's busiest beach. Lunch is at own expense today.
We farewell Bondi and head to the city for a city sights tour including the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Botanical Gardens. This afternoon we visit Paddys Markets, with plenty of stalls and shops to buy the perfect gift! It's a short walk to the hostel in time for dinner and unpack at our accommodation for the next 3 nights. This evening we are transported to Luna Park – you can admire the night time view of Sydney, enjoy sideshow alley where you may win a prize before you enjoy a few rides.
Meals included: Dinner
Early rise this morning (7am) as we enjoy a day trip to the Blue Mountains. It can be cold here, please make sure you have packed a warm jacket! First we drive to
to Katoomba to visit the Three Sisters. There is time to visit the Information Centre and learn about the history of these imposing mountain ranges before we are met by National Park Rangers who will take us on a guided walk of the Blue Mountains Heritage Trail. Your guides will help you to spot the local flora and fauna of this National Park, and you may even spot a koala or two! After an interesting walk you can explore the rainforest floor before we take the Scenic Railway; one of the steepest vernicular railways in the Southern Hemisphere; to the top of the valley and enjoy a well earned rest. We enjoy a town tour of Katoomba and there is time to explore some of the quaint shops and cafes before we head back to Sydney arriving early evening.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Today we travel to Circular Quay and see Sydney
from the best vantage point, on the water!
Take a thrilling, high speed Jet Boat Ride, with 360 turns, be prepared to get wet! To help you dry off we walk to Mrs
Macquarie’s Chair for some great photo opportunities. You have free time to explore the Rocks
area and purchase lunch (own expense). We now visit
Lookout. There are 200 stairs to
the Lookout, 87 metres above sea level and 3 levels of exhibits to learn about
the history and construction of this famous bridge. Return to the hostel in time for dinner.
This morning we explore more of Sydney including Darling
Harbour. If you want to
experience quiet tranquility in the heart of the city visit the Chinese
Gardens (own expense approx. $8).
Finally it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends and we catch the
3pm flight back to Brisbane arriving at 4.30pm.
Meals included: Breakfast
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