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DAY1 Wednesday – Arrive Sydney (L,D)

Flights arrive in Sydney mid-morning where we board our elite ‘Diamond Class’ coach to make our way into the CBD for lunch at the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Next up we visit Madame Tussauds, taking the red-carpet entry to this celebrity experience and meeting a stunning collection of lifelike wax figures. Get up close and personal with your favourite stars and sports heroes from around the world; sit at Obama’s desk, jump on stage with Taylor Swift, and strike a pose with Nicole Kidman just to name a few. We then make our way to Circular Quay to check-in to our hotel. Tonight, enjoy welcome drinks with your fellow passengers and crew before dinner in the hotel restaurant. 3 Night Stay: Sir Stamford Hotel at Circular Quay

DAY 2 Thursday – Sydney (B,L,D)

Today we join the Riverboat Postman, established in 1910, as it delivers mail and other essentials to the riveraccess- only settlements on the Lower Hawkesbury River. All the skippers are locals who have lived in the area their whole lives. Enjoy lunch on board and be entertained by the stories of the river whilst cruising in comfort up this spectacular waterway. On returning to Sydney, the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps visit one of the many attractions that are within walking distance of the hotel. After dinner tonight, take a walk around the harbour and be dazzled by the lights and music of Sydney’s Vivid Festival. The city transforms into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures, installations and grand-scale projections sure to light up your eyes. Maps are available to guide you through the many free public exhibitions on and around Sydney’s most iconic buildings.

DAY 3 Friday – Sydney (B,L,D)

Today we visit World Heritage listed Blue Mountains taking in the spectacular Echo Point look-out before arriving at Scenic World. Glide between cliff tops on the Scenic Skyway, with 360° views, the journey providing the best views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley. Descend into the Jamison Valley on the Cableway that provides a unique vantage point for viewing and then discover the tranquillity of ancient rainforest strolling along on a guided walk through the Rainforest Walkway. Tonight, we take a cruise around Sydney Harbour on the city’s newest ‘clearview glass boat’, offering magical views of the world’s largest outdoor ‘light art’ gallery. For the first hour of the cruise, you will be on the Sky Deck with a retractable roof enjoying canapés, drinks and the spectacular skyline of Sydney Harbour up in lights as you cruise under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House. Wewill then enjoy a quality buffet dining experience in the saloon with included beverages. **Please note: The dress code for tonight is semi-formal. GGP

DAY 4. Saturday – Sydney to Port Macquarie (B,MT, L,D)

Departing Sydney, we hug the eastern seaboard making our way to Wauchope to arrive at Timbertown Heritage Theme Park. We break here for lunch followed by an afternoon of heritage delights. Take the opportunity to stretch your legs and walk through the heritage park that will awaken your senses with sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the late 1800s to early 1900s period. To help you immerse yourself in this exciting time of Australian history, we take a scenic tour around the village behind one of the gentle giant Clydesdale horses whilst enjoying some local commentary. See Craig Lockwood, one of the last bullock drivers still practising the trade. Watch as he manages the Timbertown team of 12 bullocks, demonstrating the training methods and operational practises used to successfully operate a bullock team in the bush. From here we take a short journey to Port Macquarie to check-in to our hotel. 1 Night Stay: Sails Resort Port Macquarie Marina

DAY 5. Sunday – Port Macquarie to Ballina (B,MT,L,D)

Leaving Port Macquarie behind us we head north to break at Coffs Harbour to add a little ‘wildlife’ into our day with a visit to Dolphin Marine Magic. Established in 1970, this rescue and rehabilitation centre is home to Indo- Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins, seals, a flock of Little Penguins, Green Sea Turtles, fresh water turtles and a variety of endemic fish species. The marine park provides an educational, enjoyable and above all ‘hands-on’ experience. You might even get the opportunity to be kissed by a seal or a dolphin! We hit the highway mid-afternoon taking us to Ballina where we bed down for the night. 1 Night Stay: Quality Hotel Ballina Beach Resort, Ballina

DAY 6. Monday – Ballina to Brisbane (B,MT,L)

This morning we follow the scenic coastal route via Lennox Heads as we make our way to Byron Bay. We break here for some retail therapy before reboarding and taking a short journey to ‘The Farm’. Get to know ‘the farmers’ on a private tour and gain firsthand knowledge on the unique farming practices whilst getting up close and personal with the farm animals. We then get to experience ‘The Farm’ produce dining onsite at the Three Blue Ducks Restaurant where the chefs are passionate about nourishing their diners with ethical, authentic, quality food and hospitality. They endeavour to source as much as possible from ‘The Farm’ then venture further afield, embracing produce that is organic or spray free and sustainably farmed. We then head for home making our way back to Brisbane Transit Centre.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2018
$2999 $3779 May 30
  • An $800 per person non-refundable deposit required to secure your reservation
  • GGP Option (GGP) Select the GGP option on this tour and help reduce extra pressures on our natural environment. You will be rewarded with a reduced rate on your tour. Save $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach components
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Walk 10 min without stopping
    • Ascend stairs without stopping
    • Stand for 30 min without sitting
    • Walk over uneven ground
    • Embark/debark transport unaided
    • Manage their own luggagee

Highlights & inclusions

  • One way economy class flight to Sydney ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
  • Visit to Madame Tussauds
  • 3 nights Sydney
  • Riverboat Postman cruise on the Lower Hawkesbury River
  • Scenic World Blue Mountains
  • Sydney Harbour Clearview Glass Boat buffet dinner cruise to see the VIVID lights at night
  • Timbertown Heritage Park
  • 1 Night Port Macquarie
  • Marine Magic at Coffs Harbour
  • 1 night Ballina
  • The Farm tour and lunch at Byron Bay
  • 16 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner standard beer, wine and soft drink

POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION EX MELBOURNE & SYDNEY

  • EXTENDER INCLUSIONS 1 additional day (TOTAL 7 DAY TOUR)
  • One way economy class flight ex Brisbane to Melbourne or Adelaide
  • 1 additional night bed & breakfast in a deluxe room pre-tour at Hotel Jen on Roma Street, Brisbane
  • Plus $625pp Twin Share
  • Plus $718 Sole Use
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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