DAY1. Arrive Sydney (L,D)
Flights arrive in Sydney mid-morning and a luxury comfort plus coach will transfer us from the airport to the CBD for lunch at the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Our elite ‘Diamond Class’ will meet us here. 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. 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. 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. Blue Mountains & Vivid Sydney cruise (B,L,D)
Admiring the majestic World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, we stop at Echo Point lookout before arriving at Scenic World, home to Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway and Rainforest Walkway. Glide between clifftops on the Scenic Skyway with 360-degree views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Tonight, we take a cruise around Sydney Harbour on the luxury Blue Room glass boat, offering magical views of the Vivid Sydney lights at night. Enjoy canapes and drinks on the Sky Deck and marvel at the spectacular Sydney skyline up in lights as we cruise under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House. We then enjoy a quality buffet dining experience in the saloon with included beverages. **Please note: Dinner venue will not cater to gluten, dairy or nut free requirements. Anyone with an allergy must self manage.
DAY 4. Sydney to Port Macquarie (B,MT,L,D)
Departing Sydney, we make our way to Wauchope to arrive at Timbertown Heritage Theme Park for an afternoon of heritage delights. Take a scenic tour around the village behind one of the gentle giant Clydesdale horses whilst enjoying some local commentary. Afterwards, we take a short journey to Port Macquarie to check in to our water view rooms in the hotel. 1 Night Stay: Sails Resort, Port Macquarie Marina
DAY 5. Port Macquarie to Ballina (B,MT,L,D)
This morning we discover Coffs Harbour to add a little ‘wildlife’ into our day with a visit to Dolphin Marine Magic. Home to Indo- Pacific bottlenose dolphins, seals, penguins, turtles and fish, the marine park provides an educational and enjoyable experience. 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. Ballina to Brisbane (B,MT,L)
This morning we make our to Cape Byron Distillery. Here we take a guided tour and short stroll through the subtropical rainforest. We continue north stopping at Tropical Fruit World for lunch followed by a guided farm tour by tractor train and delicious tasting session. We then head for home making our way back to Brisbane Transit Centre arrivng approximately 4:30pm.
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
dates & pricing
- An $800 per person non-refundable deposit required to secure your reservation
- 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