Places Covered: Sydney
Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Tour Cost: On Request
Arrival at Sydney International Airport
Arrival at Sydney International Airport. Later transfer you will be transported in a private chauffeur driven car to your hotel in Darling Harbour. Overnight in Sydney.
Half day Sydney city tour
Start your day with a 30-minute stop in the historical city suburb of the Rocks. Situated at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks provides a mix of both heritage and modern day living, making it a popular suburb with the locals. Walk the cobblestone streets and admire the solid wood beams as you discover the heritage of this incredible suburb. You’ll hear about the traditional land owners, the Indigenous Gadigal people and the history surrounding the first European settlement in Australia in the Rocks.
Next, visit the iconic Mrs Macquarie’s Chair where you’ll have the perfect vantage point out over the picturesque Sydney Harbour. Here you’ll get the chance to take a seat and hear the tale of the then New South Wales Governor whose wife frequently perched on the sandstone bench waiting for ships to sail into the harbor. Make sure to bring your camera as the picture perfect views out to the world class performing arts venue, the Sydney Opera House are simply stunning.
Continue on to the famous Bondi Beach, renowned for their relaxed outdoor lifestyle. Here you’ll see one the most famous beaches in the world and soak up the incredible ocean views. Keep an eye out for the iconic Bondi lifeguards and surfers or simply relax at one of the many local cafes along the waterfront (own expense)
Port Stephens Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding and Australian Wildlife
After pickup from your Sydney hotel, head north by comfortable coach, crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Hawkesbury River along the way. Hear informative and entertaining live onboard commentary about the sights you pass.
About an hour from Sydney, stop at the Australian Reptile Park and have about 45 minutes to see the exhibits, which present a range of species from around the globe. Check out native Australian critters like platypus, Tasmanian devils, wombats, and wallabies; explore high-tech interactive displays in Spider World; feed a kangaroo or pet a koala.
Next, return to the coach and drive 1.5 hours to the picturesque bay of Port Stephens. The coach will take you to the town of Nelson Bay where you’ll have approximately one hour for lunch (own expense) before boarding your boat for the dolphin cruise. You also have the option to upgrade to an included buffet lunch on board the boat when you book your tour.
After lunch, set out on a 1.5-hour cruise to look for bottlenose dolphins. Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary as you cruise around the scenic waters, getting great views of the Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands as well. Grab your swim gear for a ride in the boom net and perhaps get close to a friendly dolphin! Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are provided on the cruise.
When you return to shore, meet the 4WD vehicle tour for a 1-hour experience in the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, the largest sand dune system in Australia. Some of the dunes measure more than 100 feet (30m) high! Try sandboarding on the dunes for a memorable thrill.
After the 4WD trip to the sand dunes, reboard your coach for your return to Sydney.
Check out from the hotel
After enjoying delicious cooked breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport in a private chauffeur driven car.
Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.