Adelaide, Ayers Rock & Sydney [BU-SA25]
10 Days: Adelaide, Ayers Rock & Sydney [BU-SA25]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Adelaide (3 Nights), Ayers Rock (2), Sydney (3)
  • US Domestic Flights are not included, but can be booked at your request
  • International Flights are not included, but can be booked at your request. Suggested flights: Los Angeles to Adelaide via Auckland, Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Adelaide to Ayers Rock via Sydney, Ayers Rock to Sydney
  • Private Transfers - Adelaide Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Shuttle Transfers - Ayers Rock Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Day Tours Included - Adelaide: Penfolds Barossa Valley Winery Tour, Central Market Tour; Sydney: Sydney Opera House Tour
  • All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (additional US$15.00 per person)
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Itinerary Details
Day 1 - International Flight, Los Angeles to Auckland

Shortly after departing Los Angeles you will be served dinner and you will be given breakfast before landing in Auckland.

Relax, watch some movies, and try to get some sleep!

Please confirm with the airline at check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record (if applicable).

Day 2 - International Flight, Auckland to Adelaide

International flight from Auckland to Adelaide

Day 2 - Private Transfer, Adelaide Airport to Accommodation

Travel by private luxury sedan from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Adelaide, Australia.

Days 2 to 5 - 3 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide

Travel to your accommodation in Adelaide, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.

Located in the heart of the CBD the hotel’s 311 rooms comprise of the latest Samsung television technology and views over the Adelaide Hills. The restaurant and bar spill out onto balconies that overhang Grenfell Street and share the floor with restaurant and conference facilities. The indoor gym comprises of Technogym equipment and WiFi is located throughout the hotel. Your accommodation is adjacent to Rundle Mall and the Adelaide Oval, Casino, and Convention Centre are within walking distance.

With its versatile meeting facilities and vibrant bar and restaurant, ibis Adelaide makes the ideal venue for events and business meetings. This hotel offers convenient city centre accessibility, and the perfect place to relax after a long day.

Day 2 - Day Tour, Penfolds Barossa Valley Winery Tour

Guests are invited to the Winemaker’s Laboratory, to try blending their own wine from Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre, like Penfolds’ own Bin 138. The wine is then presented to take home in a personalized bottle.

Become a master winemaker for the day with an experience especially designed for discerning wine-lovers. Learn about the legend of Penfolds first-hand in the heart of premium winemaking country. Just a stone’s throw from where Penfolds’ team of winemakers work all year to create our famous wines, you’re invited to try blending your own wine, just the way you like it. You will enter the Winemakers’ Laboratory, and get to work blending your own special drop using Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre, the same wines used to make Penfolds Bin 138. At the end of the session you get the satisfaction of taking your wine home to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Tour available at 10.30am & 2.00pm, 7 days a week

Day 3 - Morning Tour, Central Market Tour

Discover and taste the best market in Australia on an Adelaide Central Market tour.

Since 1869, the Adelaide Central Market has been the jewel in the crown of South Australian Tourism experiences, a haven of premium food and wine products, and a second home to chefs and food lovers.

Explore the market on a sensory and interactive gourmet walking tour with a local food expert. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia, and taste the clean and green produce harvested from local farms and waterways. Meet some locals, enjoy their hospitality and discover the true South Australia.

Operates

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday mornings. The tours starts at 9:30am and lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Need to Know

A minimum of 2 people is required for tour departure. The tour departs from Providore, Stall 66 in the market.

Inclusions

Tastings from a wide selection of premium offerings at the Adelaide Central Market. Meet the producers, suppliers, and vendors who run the market with a knowledgeable, local guide.

Day 4 - Free Day to Explore Adelaide

Rest, Relax or Explore Adelaide

This elegant city is known for its colonial stone architecture, expansive parklands, lively festivals and incredible sense of space. Explore the museums and libraries of North Terrace, dine on dedicated “eat streets” or picnic in gardens that sprawl over almost half the city. Go bike riding in Botanic Park or row past rose gardens in Rymill Park. Swim with dolphins or fish from the jetty in Henley or take the tram to Glenelg Beach and learn to sail. Glenelg Beach is also a fabulous area to explore and full of terrific restaurants. Just beyond the city centre you’ll find the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the world-class wineries of the Barossa Valley.

Photo Credit: South Australia

Optional Morning Tour (Not Included) - Adelaide City Tour - Half Day

The city of Adelaide in South Australia is one of the most cosmopolitan cities that you’ll come across. One of the best ways to experience all that this wonderful city has to offer is through the Adelaide City Half Day tour that highlights the wonderful things about this city.

This half-day tour is filled with the sights and sounds that make this coastal town one of a kind. You’ll start with a morning pick up from area Adelaide hotels, and enjoy some wonderful commentary as you are driven through the city. You’ll get to see many of the places that Adelaide is famous for, including stops at the Haigh’s Chocolate Factory, the University of Adelaide, and even the world famous St. Peter’s Cathedral.

Operates

This tour operates daily, except for Christmas Day.

Need to Know

The itinerary can change without notice. Haigh’s Chocolate Factory does not offer tours or tastings on Sunday and South Australia Public Holidays. The National Wine Centre will be closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day

Times

The tour starts from either the Adelaide Central bus station, or select area hotels at 9:15am. You will be returned at 12:15pm.

Inclusions

A chance to see some famous Adelaide city sights.
A visit to Adelaide’s Cultural Boulevard of North Terrace, including the University, Library, Art Gallery and Museum.
A chance to see the heart of Historic North Adelaide.
A visit to St. Peters Cathedral.
A view of the famous Adelaide Oval.
Either a tour of Haigh’s Chocolate factory, a visit to the National Wine Centre, or a chance to explore the heart of the city.

Optional Tour (Not Included) - Kangaroo Island Discovery

Discover the magnificent flora and fauna of Kangaroo Island. Tour through several different island habitats to see wildlife in its natural environment.

Your day begins at the Adelaide bus terminal for a scenic coach trip down through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis.

You’ll then board a fast and comfortable ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. On arrival, settle back in comfort and let the scenery slide past on your way to Seal Bay. Here you will enjoy a beach walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea-lions. Guided by a National Parks Guide, this really is the experience of a lifetime. Bring your camera!

After a two course lunch, head on down to Flinders Chase National Park for the rest of the afternoon. Flinders Chase is internationally renowned as a sanctuary for a host of native Australian animals – kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas, goannas and more.

Walk along the rugged southern coastline (on specially constructed walkways to protect both you and the environment!) to Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Remarkable Rocks provides a spectacular backdrop for all you creative photographers so bring plenty of film.

Admiral’s Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to confront a spectacular rock arch and a nursery haven for fur seals. Watch the fur seals diving, playing or just lolling about on the sun-drenched rocks, warming up again after swimming in the surf. Your Kangaroo Island Highlights experience comes to a conclusion at the airport or ferry terminal for your return journey to Adelaide.

Operates

Daily, excluding December 25. Departs at 6:45am from Adelaide and returns at 10:40pm, lasting approximately 16 hours. Departs between 9:45am and 10:15am on island and returns between 6:30pm – 6:45pm.

Need to Know

Minimum of 4 passengers required. Maximum of 48 passengers allowed. Pickups from Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula, Cape Jervis and on island available.

Inclusions

– Selected Hotel pick up / set downs from Adelaide and Glenelg.
– Return travel to Kangaroo Island either by coach/ferry or air.
– Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk.
– Flinders Chase National Park including Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
– Koala viewing at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
– 2 Course Lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro.
– Expert Commentary by a local driver/guide.

Upgrades

Upgrade with one-way or return flights from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island and cut down on transfer times.

Photo Credit: Sealink

Optional Afternoon Tour (Not Included) - Hahndorf Highlights Tour - Half Day

Right outside Adelaide’s doorstep are the magnificent landscapes of the renowned Adelaide Hills. This sublime region is home to rolling vineyards, historic villages and boutique shops where local producers showcase their artisan foods and wines.

Get an insight into the rich Germanic heritage of Adelaide Hills as you travel through the villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater. Take in spectacular views out toward Adelaide and the coastline in the distance at Mount Lofty Summit.

Experience the region’s Bavarian heritage with a taste of tour the township of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Wander along the town’s charming main street, lined with beautiful historic German-style architecture. Step into boutiques, gift shops, art studios or sample regional fare at bakeries, cafes and pubs.

Known for artisanal food, numerous wineries, craft breweries and quaint museums, Hahndorf is an escape to where finer things are simply the way of life. Spend the afternoon enjoying tea or a traditional German beer tastings at the popular Hahndorf Inn.

Operates Departs daily (excluding Christmas Day); Tour departs at 1:15pm from Adelaide Central Bus Station or select Adelaide Hotels. Tour returns at 5:15pm.

Need to Know Minimum of 4 people required for this tour. Maximum of 48 people allowed for this tour.

Inclusions Pick-up and drop-off transportation. Expert commentary by local driver/guide. A stop at Mount Lofty Summit Lookout. Drive past Bridgewater Mill water wheel and the villages of Crafers, Stirling and Aldgate. Stop at the Beerenberg Farm Shop. Free time in the German village of Hahndorf where you can explore many shops including art, craft, leather and fabric shops, butchers, bakers, cafes and pubs. Afternoon tea or beer tastings.

Insider's Tip: National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Be sure to see the world’s largest display of Aboriginal culture and artifacts in the South Australian Museum and Tandanya (National Aboriginal Cultural Institute).

As a visitor to Tandanya, you can meet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, walk through diverse and exciting exhibitions in the art galleries, watch a cultural presentation and yidaki (didgeridoo) or dance performance (Tuesday – Sunday at 12pm) and browse in the colourful award winning shop. On Thursdays at 11am join in learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history on a free guided cultural tour.

Free Entry (Cultural Performance is an additional cost)
Open Daily: 10am to 5pm & Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Day 5 - Private Transfer, Adelaide Accommodation to Airport

Travel by private luxury sedan from your vacation accommodation to the airport in Adelaide, Australia.

Day 5 - Australian Domestic Flight, Adelaide to Sydney

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Adelaide to Sydney

Day 5 - Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Ayers Rock

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Ayers Rock, the Red Centre of the country.

Days 5 to 7 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Ayers Rock

Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Australia, the Red Centre, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your 4 1/2 Star vacation accommodation is centrally located to all resorts and Australia touring facilities and offers a range of stylish accommodations, from shaded poolside rooms to the magnificent deluxe rooms overlooking the desert. You can relax from your travel in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel’s refreshing pool, sipping cocktails. It’s only a short stroll to the resorts numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia’s best sunset. Its spectacular display of colours across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert turns your vacation into a memorable event.

Airport shuttle transfers included.

Day 6 - Free Day To Explore Ayers Rock

Visit one of Ayers Rock’s many attractions.

Uluru Sunset and Kata Tjuta: Travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. Walk the trail through Walpa Gorge following the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. Travel to our exclusive venue to enjoy a barbecue dinner including steak, sausages, kangaroo meat, salads and bread with sparkling wine. There is time for stargazing too (weather permitting).

Sounds of Silence: Forty minutes before sunset, travel into the desert where a didgeridoo welcome awaits you. As the sun sinks behind the domes of Kata Tjuta (Olgas), enjoy a selection of fine beverages and sample delicious Outback canapés. At sunset, enjoy a special bush-blend vegetable soup followed by choice cuts of Australian delicacies, including kangaroo, emu, crocodile and barramundi, all served with fresh salads and followed by a selection of desserts. Then relax as an astronomer guides you through the stars. Sit around the campfire (winter only) with tea or coffee and a glass of port. (Minimum Age is 10 yrs)

Pre-Booked Touring Options >>
Optional Morning Tour (Not Included) - Outback Camel Ride to Sunrise over Uluru

On your vacation participate in a unique camel riding adventure at Uluru, Australia’s Red Centre.

Central Australia is home to approximately 700,000 wild camels and supports a thriving camel industry. Many wild camels are herded and exported to Arabian countries for breeding and racing.

Meet our friendly dromedary camels and ride away from the crowds and get closer to nature. Your skilled guides will describe the flora and fauna along the way.

This camel to sunrise tour travels for an hour over big red sand dunes to watch the sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas). Billy tea and freshly baked beer bread is served at the depot. Enjoy the camel story in the display and take home unique souvenirs from the Camel Shop.

Operates All year round except December 25th and January 1. Pick ups from accommodation are 1 hour prior to sunrise (seasonal) and returns 2.5 hours later.

Need to Know Two passengers travel per camel. Maximum number of 40 guests allowed. Please advise if your weight exceeds 220 lbs. Helmets may be provided on request. No bags, fanny packs or large camera bags allowed while riding. Bags and other loose items may be stored for passengers upon request. Guests with disabilities will be accommodated where possible, however all guests must be able to mount the camel unaided. Sunset tour also available.

Inclusions One hour camel ride. Light breakfast. Time in museum and shop. Return transfers.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Piti Pass to include Uluru, the Olgas & Culture

Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s outback in the Red Centre.

Sunrise/Morning

Enjoy tea or coffee and be inspired by an incredible view through stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

From the viewing platform it is possible to see way into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity.

After the amazing sunrise and a relaxing morning tea, you will join a tour around the base of Uluru learning details on its geology and incredible history.

Last on the morning tour is a visit to the Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Sunset/Afternoon

Your experienced driver guide will give you an overview of the fascinating history of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as you make your way to Walpa Gorge, a lush desert haven for plants and animals.

The gentle but rocky track will lead you into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood.

Time to head off to the Uluru sunset viewing area. On arrival you’ll be served from a selection of Australian wines and nibbles.

You can just sit and relax or stroll around the area to find your own personal space to watch an amazing outback sunset.

Operates

Daily.

Need to Know

  • Full breakfast is not provided. Bringing snacks for breakfast is recommended.
  • Please wear closed walking shoes, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
  • Bring your own water bottle.
  • Wear warm layers in cooler months.

Times

Morning tour pick ups are 1.5 hours before sunrise and returns approximately 11:00 – 11:30am, lasting approximately 5 hours (seasonal). Afternoon tour pick ups are 2:30pm – 3:00pm and returns half an hour after sunset, lasting approximately 5 hours (seasonal).

Inclusions

Morning tour:

  • Tea, coffee and cookies at sunrise and snacks.

Afternoon tour:

  • Wine and canapes at sunset.

Upgrades

Upgrade to a 2-day tour pass and split the tours over two days. Add a BBQ dinner with your Uluru sunset tour.

Photo: Tourism NT

Optional Evening Event (Not Included) - Sounds of Silence Dinner

Enjoy a unique gourmet desert dining experience at Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia’s Red Centre.

Forty minutes before sunset, travel into the desert where a didgeridoo welcome awaits you.

As the sun sinks behind the domes of Kata Tjuta (Olgas), enjoy a selection of fine beverages and sample delicious Outback canapés. At sunset, enjoy a special bush-blend vegetable soup followed by choice cuts of Australian delicacies, including kangaroo, emu, crocodile and barramundi, all served with fresh salads and followed by a selection of desserts.

Then relax as an astronomer guides you through the stars. Sit around the campfire (winter only) with tea or coffee and a glass of port.

Operates Daily; Departs 1 hour prior to sunset and lasts approximately 4 hours.

Need to Know Not available for children ages 9 and under.

Inclusions Canapes and sparkling wine. 3-course bush tucker inspired buffet. Didgeridoo performance. Guided tour of the night sky. Return transfers from accommodation.

Optional Evening Event (Not Included) - A Night at Field of Light

As night descends upon Uluru, watch the dark desert landscape come to life as thousands of lights illuminate Uluru. See this breathtaking spectacle as you enjoy an Australian buffet dinner.


This art installation, designed by critically acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, invites guests to let their inner wonder take over and immerse in the stunning lights twinkling before this outback icon.

One hour before sunset, travel into the desert where this magical landscape awaits you. Uluru and its surrounds will be transformed into a sparkling dream.



Experience Field of Light from the dune top viewing area with a dedicated Tour Leader. A delicious Australian buffet dinner will be served in this twinkling outdoor setting.

Each family will receive a memento booklet of the experience.

Operates: Daily, excluding Christmas Day. Departs 1 hour before sunset (seasonal) and lasts approximately 4.5 hours.

Need to Know: No children 9 or younger. Long pants and closed shoes are recommended for touring Field of Light.

Inclusions: Buffet dinner served on site. Self-guided walk through Field of Light. Program guide per family/couple. Return transfers from accommodation.

Day 7 - Australian Domestic Flight, Ayers Rock to Sydney

Travel within Australia by domestic air from the Red Centre at Ayers Rock to Sydney.

Day 7 - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle transfer from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Days 7 to 10 - 3 Nights Accommodation in Sydney

Travel to your accommodation in Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights in your studio room apartment.

Just 30 minutes from Sydney Airport, your accommodation is conveniently located between Darling Harbour and the Sydney CBD.

The friendly staff at your accommodation can attend to your every need with 24 hour guest reception. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at their signature restaurant.

Relax in a stylish and comfortable haven whilst being in close proximity to shopping at Westfield’s Pitt St Mall and Darling Harbour. Don’t forget to take a stroll down Pitt St towards Circular Quay to take in more of Sydney’s world famous sites- like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Day 7 - Day Tour, Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hour)

On your vacation, participate in an inspiring tour of the Sydney Opera House.


This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece. You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room. You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour – a perfect photo opportunity.


Upgrade to Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate Available

Days 8 to 9 - Free Days to Explore Sydney

With Sydney at your fingertips, take the chance to explore the Darling Harbour area at your leisure, which is a modern collection of Shopping Malls, Parkland, Restaurants and Harbour Front activities.

Walk to Circular Quay and catch a ferry to our wonderful harbour-side Taronga Park Zoo, or take the 30 minute ferry ride to Manly Beach, Sydney’s premier beach resort. Here you can enjoy the laid back beach culture as well as many festivals and events. If you prefer to stay closer to downtown Sydney, Bondi Beach is approximately a 10 minute train ride and is one of Australia’s most famous and iconic beaches. Save some time to take a beach walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach, it’s known to be a true highlight. If visiting on a weekend then go to the Rocks Market and shop for local Arts, Crafts & unique Australian Souvenirs.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

Discover the natural and cultural history of Sydney through the eyes of the Aboriginal people who have lived here for thousands of years. Explore The Rocks, Sydney’s historic harbor precinct, on a guided walking tour uncovering the authentic Aboriginal heritage of Sydney Harbour, and learn how modern Aboriginal people maintain their cultural practices in such a dynamic global city.

The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour is 100% Aboriginal owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti-Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who share cultural knowledge and interpretation of Sydney’s Dreamtime symbology and creation, a living history passed down through generations. Learn how the Dreamtime ties within Sydney’s natural billion year old saltwater harbor and marine environment, sandstone strata, fresh waterways, flora and fauna that continue to influence Aboriginal people’s thinking and lifestyle today in modern Sydney.

Your journey begins with a traditional OCHRE acknowledgement of Earth Mother’s EORA Cadigal heritage. This is further showcased in a leisurely ‘walking on county experience’ that will connect you to the living wisdoms inherent in Sydney’s natural waterways, skies, and landscape.

This 90 minute walkabout tour in The Rocks is a perfect introduction of Aboriginal culture. It highlights the perspective of Sydney’s Dreamtime heritage that is intimate, enlightening and transformative.

Operates

Daily, on request. Does not operate on Christmas Day (December 25) and Good Friday.

Need to Know

– Tour departs at Cadman’s Cottage courtyard area (110 George Street, The Rocks).
– The tour is an all-nature activity.
– Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and bring a bottle of water.

Times

Departs at 10:30am and returns 12:00pm, lasting approximately 1.5 hours (90 minutes).

Inclusions

– Local Aboriginal basic ceremonial greeting (good manners) that connect to Dreamtime Custodian Characters who Belong to Sydney Harbour’s saltwater sunrise and freshwater environment.
– Knowledgeable Aboriginal guides.
– Discover Aboriginals’ acknowledgement of “country” using Earth Mother’s traditional ochre paint.
– Discover everyday resources/equipment manufactured from natural environment – its origin source of cultural objects and materials harvested from landscape and handle small samples.
– Learn about the story of Aboriginal DreamTime, it’s origin, history and how culture evolved.
– Understanding the connection of modern Sydney and the Aboriginal Dreaming in The Rocks Sydney.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Hunter Valley Wine Tour - Full Day

Explore the fertile Hunter Valley and taste delicious food and awardwinning wines. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn of the winemaking process. Spend time strolling in the vineyards, purchase some wine or simply enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside.

Admire the magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River on your drive through the Central Coast. The Hunter Valley is home to Australia’s oldest wine-producing region and owes its fame to world-class viticulturists and fertile soils.

Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at Leogate Estate Wines, which produces trophy-winning wines such as Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz, and learn of local wine-making techniques. Visit Hunter Valley Resort, where you can walk among the vines and learn about the wine-making process and the key role the resort plays in this region.

Enjoy lunch made with local produce, while you sample some of the area’s best wines. You’ll also have the chance to purchase a beer tasting paddle from the on-site brewery. The McGuigan family are respected pioneers of the industry and at their cellar door you’ll be greeted warmly and welcomed to a tasting of their fine wines.

Finish the day at Roche Estate, where you’ll have free time to explore the shops offering Australian cheeses at the Smelly Cheese Shop and gourmet delights plus coffee, gelato, craft beer and cellar doors (own expense).

Operates

Daily

Times

Sydney CBD hotel Pick-up 7:45 – 8:00am & Return 6:30pm (approximate times)
 
Inclusions

– 3 Wine Tastings
– Lunch
– Experienced Driver Guide
– Comprehensive commentary
– Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Upgrades

Upgrade to a Small Group Luxury Tour

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Blue Mountains Deluxe Day Tour - Full Day

The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a real journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. Let the landscape work its wonders and become part of you for a lifetime.

Upon departing from the city, you will travel directly to the Blue Mountains and your first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill Farm a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.

From Calmsley Hill you will continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. Visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus you will have the opportunity to enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by your guide.

Continuing on you will arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout points away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can’t help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colors. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.

Next you will be taken around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue the Boiler House Cafe. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views, you can enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea or coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Please note that beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.

The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you’re not mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness.

Then take a brief stop to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before traveling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4:30pm.

Operates

Daily.

Need to Know

This is a specialized small group tour with a maximum group size of 17 passengers.
Minimum of 2 guests required for tour departure.

Times

Pick-up from Sydney CBD hotel between: 7:00am – 7:30am.
Drop-off at Sydney CBD hotel between: 4:30pm – 5:00pm.
 
Inclusions

– Professional Guide
– Hotel pickup & drop off from Sydney CBD
– Small group touring
– Morning tea
– National Park Fees
– 2-Course Lunch (Beverages with meals are not included)
– Glass of Sparkling Wine
– Mt Tomah visit

Upgrades

Private Touring

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sydney Harbour Cruise Express Pass

On your vacation explore Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia with this unlimited full day pass, or take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.

Hop On and Hop Off at up to seven famous harbour attractions with this unlimited full day pass, or simply take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.

The Harbour Express stops at:
Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos.
Shark Island: This island national park is the perfect destination for a BYO picnic lunch, complete with a small beach area for swimming.
Watson’s Bay: Home of Doyle’s famous seafood restaurant and only a short walk to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.
Luna Park: Sydney’s famous fun park with rides and games, or walk across the Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point station.
Darling Harbour: Aquarium & Wildlife World, Australian Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants and only a short stroll or Monorail to Sydney Tower, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum and China Town.
Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon.

(Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo).

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18 Pitt St., Sydney, NSW 2000 / Ph: 61 (02) 9251 9477

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm / Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Insider's Tip: Hop on the Sydney Explorer bus to explore the city

Experience all the excitement of Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city, and the capital of NSW with the Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Explorer – Sydney’s only Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus service.

The Sydney and Bondi Tours are included with this pass. The Sydney tour features 23 stops and the Bondi tour features 11 stops.

As well as Sydney’s glorious harbour and stunning beaches the city offers a multi cultural lifestyle, exuberant festivals and events, a dynamic food scene and a striking cityscape of modern and colonial architecture.

Don’t miss a thing aboard this open-top double-decker bus tours with 34 stops in Sydney and Bondi Beach. Plan your own itinerary and visit the landmarks and attractions at your own pace. Buses run frequently so rejoining the tour is easy! Plus, you’ll receive a booklet with travel information, detailed maps, discount vouchers and much more!

Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the excitement!

Operates
Daily

Times
Sydney Tour: 1hr 45min end to end with 23 featured stops
First tour departs Circular Quay at 8:30am. Frequency every 20-30 mins
Bondi Tour: 1hr 30min end to end with 11 featured stops
First tour departs 9:30am. Frequency every 30 minutes

All services terminate at 7:30pm in peak season (Oct – April) and 6:30pm in off peak season (May – Sept).

Need to Know
– Frequency and tour times very according to season and traffic. Please check with the bud driver on your day to travel to confirm pick up and drop off times.

Inclusions
– 1-Day Hop-on-Hop Off Bus Pass for Sydney Route and Bondi Route with 34 stops including: Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Kings Cross, Hyde Park, Maritime Museum, SeaLife Sydney Aquarium, Barangaroo, The Rocks, Australia Museum, Bondi Beach, Rose Bay & More!

Upgrades
Upgrade to a 2-Day Pass and receive a complimentary walking tour of Sydney’s laneways, bars, cafes and galleries.

Day 10 - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.

Day 10 - International Flight, Sydney to Auckland

International flight from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand

Your International flight will take you from Sydney Australia to Auckland, New Zealand.

Day 10 - International Flight, Auckland to Los Angeles

Today depart Auckland and fly to the USA. Enjoy an in-flight dinner and movie with arrival in the USA. Note: you will be traveling back across the International Date Line. Gain that day back you lost on the way over, you actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Auckland.

Note: Flight may include a stop over in Australia.

Packages by About Australia, a fully bonded and ARC Accredited travel company.