Your guide shows you the best of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley wine region as you travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle. With the flexibility of a small group, you can avoid the crowds at popular spots and go to places that many visitors never see.
Your tour includes two overnights in deluxe accommodations, two breakfasts, two lunches, morning tea on the second day, wine tastings and transportation. Have the choice to add on optional activities or explore on your own during your free time each day.
This morning you will fly to the Hunter Valley, renowned for its wine and stunning scenery. On arrival at the Sydney Airport helipad, you'll receive a safety briefing and have plenty of time to take photos before boarding your flight. During the flight you will be able to hear the pilot point out all the must-see sights and talk to each other through your headset.
The one-hour helicopter flight to the Hunter Valley takes you over Sydney’s iconic landmarks and harbour, with amazing views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, then follows the coastline along the northern beaches to Palm Beach. As Pittwater emerges below, the flight heads inland to the Hawkesbury River and Brisbane Waters, before passing over the Central Coast to eventually land amongst the famed vineyards of the Hunter Valley.
Enjoy a wine tasting and sample some terrific wines the Hunter is renowned for, including crisp Semillon’s and ripe Shiraz. Then take time out for lunch among vines at an award-winning restaurant. While you sip a glass from you complimentary bottle of wine the chef will prepare a three-course gourmet lunch using the best local and seasonal produce.
Your decadent day ends with your return helicopter flight to Sydney -- with even more stunning aerial views!
Please note: The restaurant and lunch menu are subject to change. In the event that Talavera Grove is unavailable, an equally suitable lunch and wine tasting destination will be included.
With an early morning start, depart Sydney CBD for 1 hour and 45 minute drive to the stunning Blue Mountains.
As you make your way there, make sure to take in the stunning sights of Sydney as your guide gives you run down of the options to choose for your day of canyoning and abseiling.
Your canyoning and abseiling adventure involves abseiling down waterfalls, rock jumps and rock slides. All equipment is provided including harnesses, helmets, descending devices and backpacks. The activities included include Malaita Wall Multi-Pitch Abseiling, Claustral Canyon, Butterbox Canyon, Yileen Canyon and Empress Canyon.
Your guide can also arrange for a morning of dry abseiling and an afternoon in Empress Canyon. Tour includes professional guides, lunch and Sydney CBD transfers. This is a full day activity and requires a moderate level of fitness with a maximum of one guide to four participants.
Return to Sydney at approximately 5:30pm (for more advanced climbers, this may be later).
Let your private guide take you on a carefully planned tour from Sydney to the Blue Mountains, whose natural beauty will be revealed on your personalized exploration.
On this insider journey, you can see popular sights such as the Three Sisters at Echo Point in Katoomba as well as escape the crowds and find secluded angles known only to locals. Take in panoramic views at Kings Tableland, a location that wonâ€™t be full of tour buses, or visit Scenic World to ride the railway and cable car and explore the temperate rainforest (any entrance fees at your own expense). If a more active Blue Mountains experience is what you're looking for, your guide can choose a 2- to 4-hour bush walk based on weather and your fitness level.
There is also the option to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see koalas and kangaroos, or visit Pulpit Rock at Grose Valley, a location that few visitors have the chance to see. Or perhaps head to another secret gem called Shipley Plateau and admire the appropriately named Megalong Valley.
The choice is yours.
Enjoy a day of luxury on this scenic helicopter flight over Australiaâ€™s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. On arrival at the Sydney Airport helipad, you'll receive a safety briefing and have plenty of time to take photos before boarding your flight.
Take off on a scenic 45-minute flight high above the city and see two of Sydneyâ€™s iconic landmarks from the air -- the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge -- before heading west over Olympic Park, the site of the 2000 Olympic Games. Enjoy commentary provided by your pilot as you head toward the Warragamba Dam and into the Jamison Valley while admiring spectacular aerial views of the Blue Mountains and the famed Three Sisters rock formation.
Land at Scenic World, a park-like setting in the Blue Mountains near the village of Katoomba that offers amazing nature experiences. Relax as you enjoy a a la carte lunch overlooking the mountains. Then, hop on board the Scenic Railway, one of the steepest incline railways in the world, as you descend to the ancient rainforest floor. Or, take the Scenic Cableway, one of the steepest aerial cable cars in the Southern Hemisphere, across the Jamison Valley.
Once at the bottom, follow the signs through the rainforest and take a walk along the boardwalks of the Scenic Walkway. Stroll through the lush rainforest and keep an eye out for native birds and other animals as you take in the gorgeous scenery.
Board the cableway or railway and head back up to the top, where the helipad at Scenic World is located, and board the helicopter for your return flight to Sydney.
Sydney has a great deal of diverse sights to see, whether you want to stick to classic attractions like The Rocks, Sydney Harbour, and Bondi Beach, or venture off the beaten track to discover art galleries, local eateries, quiet beaches, or cultural hotspots. Your private guide will tailor your tour to suit your interests and make sure that your day is comfortable and full of local hospitality.
You may check out destinations like the Chinese Gardens, Watson's Bay, the Sydney Opera House, Kings Cross, and the scenic Eastern Suburbs, or visit the inner west to explore village suburbs like Balmain, Leichardt, Haberfield, and Five Dock. Or, get out of the city on a day trip along the beautiful coastline, from the far north of Palm Beach to Manly to Coogee, and right down to the southern reaches of Cronulla.
The choice is yours.
Departing from Sydney, arrive at your first stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can get up close and personal with over
2200 native animals - koalas, kangaroos, emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils and many more.
Next, depart for the Blue Mountains where you will take in the spectacular scenery and views of the Jamieson Valley at Flat Rock, discover the beautiful waterfalls as you stroll through native forest and experience the Blue Mountains' famous rock formation, the Three Sisters.
Visit the mountain village of Leura, where you will have lunch at one of the local restaurants (own expense) followed by a stop at Scenic World where you can ride the Scenic Skyway and travel down world's steepest railway (own expense).
Enjoy a relaxing drive back down the mountains, including a stop at Sydney Olympic Park, home of Sydney's 2000 Olympic Games.
Your professional guide will return you to your Sydney CBD hotel.
Be collected from your hotel in the morning and head out on an eventful day packed with close encounters, vistas and walks. Take a walk and discover the true beauty of the Jamison and Gross Valleys, Australia's Grand Canyon. Shorter and longer walks of approximately 1-2 hours are available, depending on your agility and the weather. Wild kangaroos, and an abundance of local birds may be spotted along the way, as well as the iconic Three Sisters, Narrowneck and other spectacular lookouts. The tour will also visit Featherdale Wildlife Park for a close encounter with all Aussie animals.
Enjoy an Aussie picnic lunch, including a gourmet sandwich (choice of wholemeal, white or Turkish bread), with choice of:
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city for the beautiful and scenic Blue Mountains. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and hand-feed kangaroos and emus, see stunning mountain views and travel through historic towns. Stay overnight at Lilianfels and enjoy a morning of exploring the countryside at your own pace.
Day 1: Sydney to Blue Mountains (L)
Departing early from Sydney and traveling to the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, we make our first stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you have the opportunity to get up-close to the animals, stroke a koala and hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus.
Then head through the northern section of Blue Mountains National Park, visit one of a range of stunning outlooks over the Jamison Valley to take in the spectacular views before visiing Eaglehawk Lookout for views of the 3 Sisters from a Remote Lookout Location.
Your overnight stay is at the beautiful five-star Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort, housed in a historic country house set amidst two acres of manicured gardens.
Arrive at your hotel around 12noon and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Overnight: Lillianfels Blue Mountain Resort
Day 2: Blue Mountains â€“ Sydney (B)
In the morning there is more time at leisure to explore more great views, unique rock formations, deep canyons and ancient rainforests before being collected at approximately 11:45am. Travel around the mountains to arrive at Blackheath and enjoy a delicious 2-course meal at a picturesque Hydro Majestic overlooking the stunning Megalong Valley (beverages not included and at own expense)
After lunch visit one of the most spectacular lookouts in the Blue Mountains, Govetts Leap. Enjoy the stunning views of the Escarpments and the falls. The last stop is to Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens where you'll enjoy afternoon tea and Tim Tams. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens and see the expansive views before departing the mountains and heading back to Sydney.
Get picked up from your Sydney accommodation at 9am for your private day tour of the Hunter Valley wine region. This tour is flexible, allowing you to customize your itinerary to your own preferences, and is the ideal romantic experience for couples.
Travel in your private vehicle to the Hunter Valley to meet local winemakers with your sommelier guide. Visit Brockenwood, Peppertree, Scarborough, Audrey Wilkinson â€“ or concentrate on the smaller boutiques and up-and-coming new labels. Tour the vineyards and sample the wares to your heartâ€™s content. As you are touring privately, anything is possible, including cheese and olive oil tastings, sampling boutique beers, and visiting farmers markets.
At the end of your day tour, arrive back in Sydney and get dropped off back at your hotel.
Catch a Sydney Seaplane and fly to Cottage Point Inn for lunch. Perched on the water's edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the award-winning Cottage Point Inn is one of Sydney's best kept secrets. You'll enjoy a leisurely three-course Ã la carte lunch, featuring exceptional modern Australian cuisine, and travel to and from Sydney by seaplane.
Tranquil Cottage Point Inn is only 20 minutes' flying time from Sydney's hustle and bustle. On arriving at Cottage Point Inn, you'll land on the water and taxi to the restaurant's seaplane dock, where the inn's friendly staff will be waiting with a warm welcome ' and some great Australian wines!
To top off your magical afternoon, on your flight back to Sydney you'll have incredible photo opportunities as you fly over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House before landing at Rose Bay, eight kilometers from Sydney's city center.
This exclusive tour gives you the opportunity to design your very own perfect beach day out. The base of the day will be provided which will include private hotel pickup and drop off, touring and history of the area, private surf lesson, three course fine dining lunch, souvenir T-shirt/hat and photos on your very own surfboard USB. You will have your own private surf guide, who will be not only be extremely knowledgeable about the area but also a professional lifesaver and surf instructor. They will be able to work with you from the start of the day to ensure every need is met.
Explore Bondi Beach with your own private local guide and customise your day to suit you and your friends or families wants and needs. You get to see Bondi Beach through a localâ€™s eyes, get to know the hidden spots and see things you wouldn't if you went alone.
Start the day offÂ whenever you like,Â you will be picked up from your hotel by your guide who will be not only be extremely knowledgeable about the area but also a professional life saver and surf instructor. Once on board the surf combi, you'll travel through the city to the beach, checking out some great sites along the way.
Your guide will work with you to design exactly what you would like from the day, however you will Â have the opportunity to go on a Discover Bondi Tour to find out why Bondi Beach is such an important part of Sydneyâ€™s beach and coastal lifestyle, the home of surf lifesaving and the famous Bondi Lifeguards. Fun, interactive and informative, you will be taken on a relaxed guided walking tour which allows you to learn all about the colorful history of Bondi and how surf lifesaving began. You will also get an exclusive tour inside Australiaâ€™s oldest surf lifesaving clubs and have your photo taken with a Bondi Lifesaver on Bondiâ€™s golden sand.
While at Bondi Beach you can enjoy a private surf lesson!Â Â Awaken the surfer within you during this introductory group surf lesson, even if this is your first time around a board, your guide will have you safely up and onto your first wave before youâ€™ve had time to worry about falling off. You will surf in a private group,Â starting with important surf and safety rules and covering all the basics from warm-up to paddling, catching waves and standing. All equipment is included; surfboard, wetsuit, sunscreen, rash vest and zinc! Already had some experience surfing? No worries, your guide will adapt the lesson around all abilities. If you don't want to surf you can also have the option to body board, stand up paddle board or enjoy a guided swim.Â
Other optional activities for the day include; taking in the breathtaking Coastal cliff top walk, chill out with a relaxing yoga or spa session or shop till you drop with a guided shopping tour of Bondi's funky back streets, cafes and hidden galleries.
After all of these activities you will definitely have built up an appetite, so the next stop is lunch! Get ready to enjoy a delicious three course fine diningÂ lunch overlooking beautiful Bondi Beach. Your taste buds will be tantalized by whats on the menu and you get to enjoy 5 star views while you enjoy this.Â
You can finish the day at any time you choose and you can be driven past some of the other hidden gems of Sydney on return to your accommodation.