Sydney & Blue Mountains
4 Nights from $920 per person (twin share)* Sydney return
Being Australia’s most iconic City, time in Sydney, even if it’s just a day tour, is an absolute must for anyone visiting the land down under. From exploring the downtown streets of the CBD, to taking in the gorgeous views of Sydney Harbour, or even making the trip out to the beautiful Blue Mountains, we’ve got something for you.
Fondly known as the Harbour City, you’re more than likely to recognize some of Sydney’s world famous landmarks, like the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Sydney Opera House. The proof of their beauty is in the fact that it’s locals and tourists alike who flock to see them. And let’s not forget the fact that each of them have their own highly interesting histories and backgrounds. You’ve then also got rich cultural diversity on display in places like The Rocks and Chinatown where restaurants, cafes, attractions and theatres are in an abundance for you to enjoy.
Day 1: Arrive Sydney
On arrival at Sydney Airport, make your own way to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure.
Hotel: Rydges Central or Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, Sydney (3 nights)
Day 2: Sydney Sights & Harbour Cruise Lunch
Admire one of the iconic buildings of the 20th century during a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. See the city sights before visiting famous Bondi Beach. Back in the city board a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. Later, travel across the Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point for views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Head east to La Perouse, a historical headland suburb with views across the bay to Captain Cook’s landing place at Kurnell in 1770. See the historical buildings and learn how the Aboriginal people were impacted. Wander cobbled laneways in the Rocks District on a walking tour and hear how the area has transformed from a British colony of convicts and sailors to a thriving entertainment precinct.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3: Blue Mountains & Australian Wildlife
Explore the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. View the famous Three Sisters rock formation from a perfect vantage point before arriving at Scenic World, where you’ll witness the vastness of the Blue Mountains and enjoy 360° views of the Jamison Valley. You can ride the Scenic Railway, Cableway, or Skyway, a great way to see the steep valleys and canyons, and follow the boardwalk along the valley floor (own expense). Visit picturesque Leura, a delightful blend of quaint shops and groomed gardens. Visit Sydney Zoo, where you will see native Australian animals including dingoes, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils and echidnas in an open range, cage-free environment in the Australian Precinct. Kangaroos, wallabies and emus roam free for guests to interact with along the level pathways that lead to the Bungarribee Dreaming Experience which is delivered by Aboriginal guides. Hear dreamtime stories and learn about traditional tools, artefacts and bush tucker through interpretation within the talking huts in the Australian Precinct.
Visit the underground Nocturnal and Reptile House and see bilbies and ghost bats as well as a wide range of lizards, insects, pythons and venomous snakes in a huge world class facility. Continue along to the native aquarium with its underwater shark viewing, eye level little penguin display and enormous saltwater crocodile. Get a close-up view of chimps, baboons and monkeys, and see animals from Asia & Africa including lions, tigers, pandas, giraffes and rhinos, from the boardwalk.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: Depart Sydney
Your Short Break concludes this morning after breakfast. Make your own way to Sydney Airport (flights anytime).
Included Meals: Breakfast
Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets with pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.
Rydges Central, Sydney (3 nights from $920 pp twin share) - Located in Surry Hills, just meters from Sydney’s Central Railway Station, Rydges Sydney Central is only moments from exciting shopping, restaurants and nightlife, and offers easy connections to numerous local attractions.
Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, Sydney (3 nights from $1,190 pp twin share) - As one of Australia's largest hotels, they are a self-rated 4.5 star hotel with 648 rooms including 17 suites. Located in Sydney's Central Business District and overlooking the spectacular Darling Harbour, you'll be surrounded by all of Sydney's major entertainment and shopping districts including Pitt Street Mall and Queen Victoria Building with The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House just a 15 minute walk away!
- Captain Cook Harbour Cruise
- Entry to Sydney Zoo
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
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