Australia: Luxury Sydney, South Queensland & Whitsundays
Your Australia tailor-made holiday includes:
- All international & internal flights
- 18 nights in 5* hotels
- 10 days car hire
- Sydney Opera House tour & tasting plate
- Captain’s Club Dinner cruise
- Hunter Valley sunrise balloon flight
- Fraser Island day tour
- Limousine airport transfer in Sydney
Your Australia travel itinerary:
Days 1 - 2: Sydney
Fly from the UK to Sydney.
Days 3 - 6: Sydney
Get your bearings in this sunny, laid back city with a stroll along the harbour front. Try out a café or two, or perhaps just head straight for the bars. Be sure to choose one with a fabulous Sydney Harbour Bridge or Opera House view, or maybe both! Later, you’ll tour the white sails of the Opera House itself, and tuck into a delicious tasting platter overlooking the harbour. In the evening, sit back, relax and let the twinkling lights of Sydney Harbour drift by as you indulge in to a sumptuous three-course meal on your evening dinner cruise.
Days 7 - 8: Hunter Valley
Sip fine wines and feast on delicious artisan produce among the rolling vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Although wine is the main event here, there are also plenty of craft beers, olives, cheeses and chocolates to choose from, and some fine vineyard restaurants. Finally, and the highlight of your Hunter Valley stay, soar above the vines on a magical balloon flight, taking in the sunrise from the air.
Days 9 - 10: Maryvale
Get away from it all among the mountains of Maryvale at Spicers Peak Lodge. Here you’ll stay on an all-inclusive rate, so it’s the perfect place to unwind and treat yourself. Perhaps relax with a treatment or two in the spa, throw the diet out of the window and indulge in the delicious degustation menu, or get outside and look for birds and local wildlife on a guided eco walk or mountain bike ride.
Days 11 - 12: Hinterland
Head to the Hinterland and wake up to the sounds of the rainforest at the romantic Spicers Tamarind Retreat. The air is cooler and fresher up here away from the Sunshine Coast, and the area has a quainter, more rural feel. Hike to flowing waterfalls and explore the rainforests by bike or on foot, or perhaps treat yourself to a picnic. For something a bit different, take a Thai cooking class at your Spicers hotel or sit back and relax in the rainforest spa.
Days 13 - 16: Noosa
Continue to Noosa Heads, a swanky area with some lovely beaches and a decent patch of rainforest. Wear off all that lovely food with a coastal walk in Noosa National Park – just follow the boardwalk from town. While you’re here you’ll spend the day on Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Swim in brilliant blue lakes and crystal clear creeks, look out for dingoes and spot dolphins, sharks, dugongs and seals off the coast.
Days 17 - 20: Hamilton Island
Cruise the crystal clear waters of Hamilton Island, one of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Relax in your luxury resort and explore the Great Barrier Reef by snorkel or yacht. Take a walk on over 12 miles of walking trails through the island’s forested interior, and later relax in the spa and enjoy the fabulous gourmet cuisine. For some fabulously fresh seafood, try the award-winning restaurant at the restaurant at Hamilton Island Yacht Club.
Days 21 - 22:
Return to Brisbane and depart for the UK.
Hotels on this Australia holiday:
- Sydney - 5* QT Sydney
- Hunter Valley - 5* Spicers Vineyard Estate
- Maryvale - 5* Spicers Peak Lodge
- Hinterland - 5* Spicers Tamarind Resort & SPA
- Noosa - 5* Peppers Noosa Resort & Spa
- Hamilton Island - 5* Qualia
Here are some of our other holidays to Australia
Perth: Perth - 4* Pensione Hotel Perth4 StarsRead more >>
This functional hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Perth, within easy reach of the popular Esplanade and the Swan River. With just 98 bright and comfortable guest rooms, you are guaranteed a private stay. Relax in the bar with your favourite drink, or take a seat at the independently-owned My Place Bar & Restaurant, which serves tasty cuisine all day.3 Nights from£575 ppBook by 28 Feb 2017
Perth: Perth - 5* Pan Pacific Perth5 StarsRead more >>
A foodie’s paradise, this hotel is conveniently located close to Barrack St Jetty, which is home to a plethora of stylish restaurants. Rooms and suites here boast wondrous views of the famous Swan River and lush gardens of Kings Park. Relax in the outdoor pool, or make use of the complimentary shuttle service and explore the city centre. You can look forward to treats including smoked salmon and caviar sandwiches, and apricot and poppy seed scones during High Tea at Origins Restaurant. Ensure you dine at Montereys Restaurant at least once during your stay. Here, an a la carte menu caters for all tastes, while the Lobby Lounge boasts a host of signature Pacific cocktails. The Pomegranate Mangostini is our favourite.3 Nights from£599 ppBook by 28 Feb 2017
Perth: Perth - 5* Crown Metropol Perth5 StarsRead more >>
With an elegant monochrome design throughout and unrivalled views across the Swan River and its verdant banks, the Crown Metropol Perth is the jewel in the city’s crown. Admire the skyline, river and rolling hills below from the tranquillity of the 9 Lounge at any time of the day, before taking your relaxation to the next level by the pool. Here you can choose six wooden cabanas, each of which comes equipped with a sunbed, plasma TV and mini bar. If you’ve got the whole family in tow, keep the kids entertained at ‘The Hub’, a club for children aged 16 and under, which offers gaming, movies and arts and crafts. And if its rejuvenation you seek, look no further than the ISIKA day spa and its water therapy space; we recommend the 60-minute Stress Fix massage.3 Nights from£619 ppBook by 28 Feb 2017
Sydney: Sydney - 4.5* Parkroyal Darling Harbour4.5 StarsRead more >>
Enjoy being right in the centre of Australia’s vibrant harbour city at Parkroyal Darling Harbour, where rooms and suites provide the perfect sanctuary. Work out in the gym, before tucking into a delicious breakfast spread at Barkers Restaurant. Situated on the original site of Thomas Barker’s steam flourmill, here you will find farmers’ market produce, including Whisk & Pin muselis and artisan breads. After a day of exploring, relax over a signature cocktail at the chic Abode Bistro and Bar, where an innovative menu is offset perfectly with boutique wines and craft beers.3 Nights from£725 ppBook by 28 Feb 2017
Australia: Campervanning near Perthtailor this journeyRead more >>Discover the delights of Western Australia by campervan. Starting in lively Perth, soak up the city sights before choosing to stay close and explore the islands and beaches in and around the city or head further afield to the vineyards, beaches, forests and parks of Australia’s south west. The beauty of this Journey is its freedom: where you go and how long for is entirely up to you.10 Days from£899 ppBook by 28 Feb 2017