As this Aussie Adventure departs at 8.00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Welcome to Sydney
Your Aussie Adventure begins today with an exciting sightseeing tour. You’ll travel east to Bondi Beach where you’ll have the opportunity to complete part of the famous Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and rugged coastline. Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair to take a perfect photo of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House before you continue over the Harbour Bridge to Sydney’s Northern Beaches to enjoy fish and chips on the beach at Manly. Later join a local guide to discover the beaches and Sydney Harbour National Park by bike. There’s no better way to discover the harbour city. Tonight is free for you to do as you wish. You may like to take a walk to nearby Surry Hills for a bite to eat and to experience the inner city culture, or even head to Chinatown for the best Chinese food this side of the Orient. Your Driver Guide will be able to point you in the right direction.
Hotel: Sydney Central YHA (Budget), Dormitory, Shared facilities
Included Meals: Lunch
Day 2: Sydney – Blue Mountains
Head out of the city and start your day looking for wildlife at Euroka clearing. You’ll see native birds and wild Eastern Grey Kangaroos in their natural habitat. After a morning tea stop at Glenbrook, continue to Wentworth Falls to experience a 2 hour guided walk (reasonable fitness required). See Australian native flora and fauna as you make your way into the valley of Wentworth Falls and learn about Aboriginal culture and history as you pass ancient rock carvings. Enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing to the famous Three Sisters. As your Driver Guide leads you down the historic rock carved Furber stairs, you’ll have spectacular views of the Jamison Valley. Next you’ll have the chance to ride the Scenic Railway (own expense), the steepest railway in the world, from the bottom of the valley back to the top, or you can walk back up to Echo Point. The choice is yours! Continue to your accommodation for the night, in the historic town of Katoomba.
Hotel: Blue Mountains YHA Katoomba (Budget), Dormitory, Shared facilities
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley
Experience a day exploring the delights of the beautiful Hunter Valley. With over 100 wineries set amongst picturesque landscape, the Hunter Valley region offers great food and amazing wines to excite your taste buds. We’ll show you the best the Hunter has to offer! Taste great Australian wine & port with cheese and crackers at the world renowned Drayton’s Family Wines. Your private tasting takes place in the estate’s historic cellar. Continue to Hope Estate and take a tour of the vineyard, wine in hand! You’ll not only hear about the estate’s wine production, but also about their boutique brewery on site. At lunch time, feast on a wood fired pizza lunch and a glass of wine or beer. Visit one last boutique winery for an intimate tasting experience before enjoying some free time to explore the Hunter Valley Village. This evening you’ll enjoy a barbecue dinner over-looking the surrounding vineyards.
Hotel: Hunter Valley YHA (Budget), Dormitory, Shared facilities
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4 Day Aussie Adventure
Tuesday 8.00am, Sydney
Day 4, 2.00pm in Sydney
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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- Breakfast (3)
- Lunch (3)
- Dinner (1)
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Small group experienc with no more than 20 guests
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle to hold 3 litres
- Jacket/warm layers in the cooler months
Tour with Shared Accommodation (AAS4)
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
The following pick-ups will be in effect from 1st April 2016.
|Hotel||Pickup Location||Pickup Time|
|Crescent on Bayswater||Front of Hotel||7.00am|
|Four Points Sheraton||Front of Hotel||8.10am|
|Four Seasons||Level 3 – Harrington Street entrance||8.15am|
|Hilton Hotel Sydney||Pitt Street entrance||8.00am|
|Novotel Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7.45am|
|Parkroyal Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7.50am|
|Rydges World Square||Front of Hotel - Pitt Street entrance||7.55am|
|Sofitel Wentworth||Front of Hotel||7.15am|
|Vibe Hotel Sydney||Front of Hotel||7.25am|
|YHA Central||Front of Hostel||7.30am|
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The local nickname for the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the 'Coat Hanger'.
Hunter Valley is home to Australia’s first boutique winery, Lakes Folly, established in 1963 and produced Australia’s first Chardonnay in the early 1970’s.
The reason for the name ‘Blue Mountains’ is because of the blue haze produced by the oil from the Eucalyptus trees.