This morning we fly from Brisbane to Sydney to start our adventure. 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 head to our accommodation to unpack. Then we take a tour of Sydney – lunch is at own expense.
We tour the Rocks historic area which still has some original colonial buildings. We enjoy a city sights tour including the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Botanical Gardens.
Time to see Sydney Harbour from the water! Take a thrilling, high speed Jet Boat Ride, with 360 turns, be prepared to get wet! We return to our accommodation to dry off and enjoy dinner.
Meals included: Dinner
Early rise this morning (6am) 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 Jenolan Caves and explore the Chifley cave, an amazing treasure trove of caves featuring large chambers richly draped in colourful limestone crystal. This is the first cave to be lit with electric light in 1880 and was one of the earliest places in the world to use light bulbs.
This afternoon we travel 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
Day 326 September
Today we travel to Taronga Zoo. On arrival you enter the Zoo and begin your journey around one of Sydney's famous attractions. As you visit the exhibits, see the animals and listen to the informative animal talks, don't forget to look across the water to one of the best view's in Sydney. Lunch is at own expense today.
We return to Circular Quay by ferry and enjoy the sights of the harbour at a relaxed pace. This afternoon we visit Paddys Markets, with plenty of stalls and shops to buy the perfect gift! It's a short walk back to the hostel in time for dinner.
Day 427 September
This morning we explore more of Sydney and see Sydney Harbour from the highest vantage point – walking the Bridge Climb. Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit of the bridge. You ascend 4 ladders to the upper arch, below you the busy Sydney traffic. At the summit celebrate with your group before descending this magnificent bridge. You will receive a group photograph, BridgeClimb cap and certificate of achievement. Once you have completed your climb you can visit the Pylon Lookout and learn about the history of this fascinating structure. Lunch is at own expense today
This afternoon we visit some of Sydney's famous beaches. First stop is Bronte Beach as we take the coastal walk to Bondi Beach, where the lifesavers are kept alert on Australia's busiest beach. You have time to wander the esplanade before we farewell Bondi and head to Watsons Bay for a walk up to the Gap and stunning views across to Manly.
This evening we visit China Town Markets – a vibrant and colourful area with lots of restaurants to choose from (dinner at own expense).
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 528 September
This morning we explore Darling Harbour. Perhaps visit the Chinese Gardens (own expense approx. $9pp) a tranquil and beautiful garden in the heart of a busy city.
Early afternoon it is time to pack your bags and say farewell to this beautiful city. We are transported to the airport by coach to catch your flight home to Brisbane.
Meals included: Breakfast
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