SYDNEY AND THE WHITSUNDAYS WITH DAYDREAM ISLAND
11 days Sydney to Brisbane | 10 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches
Double: CA $5,995 per person
Includes flights from Vancouver to Sydney and return from Brisbane. Internal Domestic Australian flights are not included.
Valid for Travel from May 1 2023 to June 8 2023 and July 24 2023 to August 31 2023. Ask for quotes on alternative dates.
• Full Day Blue Mountains Deluxe Day
• Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney - Morning Aboriginal Bush Tucker Tour
• WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo - Breakfast with the Koalas
• Sydney Princess Cruises - Sydney Harbour Long Lunch Cruise
• Morning Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach
ACCOMMODATIONS AND OTHER INCLUSIONS
• 5 Nights at Parkroyal Darling Harbour - Superior Room Includes Full Breakfast
• 4 Nights at Daydream Island Resort - Resort King Room Includes Full Breakfast & Selected Activities
• 1 Night at voco Brisbane City Centre, an IHG Hotel - Queen Standard City View Room Includes Full Breakfast
• Private Car and Driver transportation between hotels and airports
• Ferry transfer between Daydream Island and Hamilton Island Airport
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DAY 1: Arrive Sydney (Warrane)Hotel: Parkroyal Darling Harbour in a Superior Room
Exclusive Bonus: Welcome Bottle of Wine & Cheese Platter
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel by a Private Car & Driver. Today is a free day to relax and get to know the area surrounding your hotel.
Your hotel is located on the city-side of Darling Harbour, a short distance from the restaurants and bars of Darling Quarter, and 2 kilometres from Circular Quay. The spacious guest rooms and suites have a contemporary design, with cityscape or darling harbour view.
DAY 2: Blue Mountains - Guided TourHotel: Parkroyal Darling Harbour in a Superior Room with Breakfast
FULL DAY BLUE MOUNTAINS DELUXE TOUR
This 9.5 hour tour travels to the Blue Mountains. Stop at Calmsley Hill, a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure. Visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas and enjoy a stress and hurry free environment. Arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous Three Sisters. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Stop at Blackheath and enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea/coffee (beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the bar). Visit a selection of lookouts. Experience the view of Govetts Leap and the magnificent waterfall. Stop briefly to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, where you will enjoy sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to Sydney.
DAY 3: Sydney (Warrane)Hotel: Parkroyal Darling Harbour in a Superior Room with Breakfast
FREE DAY TO RELAX AND EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN
Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24/7 fun.
DAY 4: Sydney (Warrane) - Guided TourHotel: Parkroyal Darling Harbour in a Superior Room with Breakfast
MORNING ABORIGINAL BUSH TUCKER TOUR
Walk with your First Nations guide on a 1 hour tour through the Royal Botanic Gardens to learn more about Indigenous bush foods and how these foods were used traditionally and adapted to the modern plate and palate. You’ll journey through the Cadi Jam Ora garden and learn about some of the hottest bush foods on the market right now, all while tasting some goodies for yourself! At the completion of your tour, make your own way to your Sydney accommodation. You'll have the afternoon at leisure and explore on your own.
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
DAY 5: Sydney (Warrane) - Breakfast with the Koalas & Sydney Harbour CruiseHotel: Parkroyal Darling Harbour in a Superior Room
Exclusive Bonus: Bottle of Wine
You'll start your day having Breakfast with the Koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo located in Darling Harbour. This experience offers the unique opportunity to meet the beautiful koalas while enjoying breakfast in a bush garden setting. Listen to an informative koala talk from one of the keepers as well as get close to these furry friends for a memorable photo opportunity. You will then move on to a Sydney Harbour Long Lunch Cruise experience. Enjoy a 4 hour cruise on the iconic Sydney harbour on board a luxury cruiser. Cruise past the world famous landmarks of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as your crew will be on hand to tell you about the past and modern day history of the harbour. Start with an entree at Watsons Bay and then cruise onto Middle Head and into Middle Harbour. Discover the beauty of the harbour and then stop at Balmoral for lunch at a world famous iconic harbourside restaurant. Depart Balmoral and cruise past the Spit Bridge while you indulge on your dessert and cheese platter & wines to match before the return to the main harbour where you will have an opportunity to stop for a swim if you choose (time & weather permitting).
DAY 6: Sydney (Warrane) to Daydream IslandHotel: Daydream Island Resort in a King Room
Daydream Island is one of 74 Islands in the Whitsundays region. The island is also home to the Living Reef, a free-form coral lagoon holding over 1.5 million litres of water, and over 100 species. The Resort offers a range of tastefully decorated modern rooms and suites, with ocean, marina, or tropical garden views.
DAY 7: Daydream IslandHotel: Daydream Island Resort in a King Room with Breakfast
Enjoy the day today to explore and experience all that Daydream Island has to offer. The island is also home to the Living Reef, a free-form coral lagoon holding over 1.5 million litres of water, and over 100 species of marine fish, rays, coral, and invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers, and crabs. Guests can get up close and personal by hand-feeding resident stingrays, sharks, and barramundi.
DAY 8: Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach - ExperienceHotel: Daydream Island Resort in a King Room with Breakfast
MORNING WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS & WHITEHAVEN BEACH EXPERIENCE
This fantastic 6 hour experience takes you past some of the Whitsundays remote areas, beautiful bays, peaceful islands and onto dazzling Whitehaven Beach. Sit back, breathe in the sea air and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays, starting with views of the imposing Pentecost Island, while enjoying the commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. The waters of Solway Passage lead to the world famous Whitehaven Beach. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It is Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia and named 'Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach'. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters. This uninhabited island is one of Australia's true gems.
What to bring: swimwear and a beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, protective clothing, light jacket/sweater for a cool or windy day.
DAY 9: Daydream IslandHotel: Daydream Island Resort in a King Room with Breakfast
Enjoy another day to rest and relax or continue your exploration of Daydream Island and its fascinating surroundings.
DAY 10: Daydream Island to Brisbane (Meeanjin) via Hamilton IslandHotel: Voco Brisbane City Centre in a Queen City View Room with Breakfast
The river city of Brisbane is a modern and diverse sub-tropical metropolis. As Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane offers visitors a stimulating city experience in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. It is well-serviced by city infrastructure, including cultural precincts of theatres, museums, and international cuisine. World-class sporting venues, conference facilities, parklands, and river walks create a vibrant metropolitan city. Brisbane is Australia’s third-largest city and home to nearly two million culturally diverse people. Visitors can enjoy the temperate year-round climate at one of the city’s many outdoor areas including South Bank Parklands or Queen Street Mall shopping precincts.
DAY 11: Brisbane (Meeanjin)
Today marks the end of your Sydney & Whitsundays tour. Your Private Car & Driver will pick you up and transfer you to the Brisbane Airport for your flight home.