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
BrisbaneReduced room rate
Brisbane: Brisbane - 4.5* Mantra Terrace Hotel4.5 StarsRead more >>
Conveniently located on Astor Terrace, just minutes from the Queen Street Mall, this hotel boasts spacious rooms and superb facilities. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at The Terrace Café and Restaurant, before making the most of complimentary passes to the nearby Fitness First gym. With an evening menu featuring dishes including pan-fried Tasmanian salmon and salt and pepper squid, you are guaranteed to return to a feast following a full day of sightseeing.3 Nights from£1254 pp£769 ppBook by 28 Jun 2017
MelbourneReduced room rate
Melbourne: Melbourne - 4* Causeway 353 Hotel4 StarsRead more >>
Experience the best of Melbourne right from your doorstep at Causeway 353 Hotel, where the Bourke Street Mall is just a five-minute walk away. Contemporary accommodation ranges from deluxe rooms to suites equipped with spa baths and living rooms. Ahead of a full day of sightseeing, the delicious breakfast buffet is a welcome sight to wake up to. With warm croissants, pastries, fruit and cereal, there is plenty to choose from. After a busy day, retreat to the sanctuary of the steam room and Jacuzzi to relax, before venturing to one of the many bars and restaurants surrounding the hotel.3 Nights from£1516 pp£925 ppBook by 28 Jun 2017
MelbourneReduced room rate
Melbourne: Melbourne - 3.5* Pensione Hotel Melbourne3.5 StarsRead more >>
Situated in the heart of Melbourne, this boutique haven features spacious accommodations, including a rooftop apartment complete with kitchenette. Start the day with an on-site Thai massage, before taking a seat at Olivier’s Café, which serves steaming cups of coffee and eggs exactly how you like them. After working up an appetite exploring Melbourne, you can look forward to returning to a glass of your favourite tipple. Why not take it up to rooftop sundeck and sip it as the sun slowly sets?3 Nights from£1548 pp£949 ppBook by 28 Jun 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£1453 pp£999 ppBook by 28 Jun 2017
Melbourne: Melbourne - 5* Crown Metropol Melbourne5 StarsRead more >>
Teetering above the buzzing restaurants and entertainment offering of Melbourne’s Southbank, this modern, 650-room luxury property is right at the city’s heart. As soon you set foot inside the sky-high lobby you’ll be blown away by its chic design and artistic flair. Start your holiday by going on a journey of flavours through the hotel’s abundant restaurants; be sure to try Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar and its crispy Otway pork belly – served with lentils and squash, it’s utterly delicious. And if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the shops outside, why not unwind in your well-equipped guestroom – complete with blissfully-oversized showers and vanity units – or indulge in a treatment at the on-site ISIKA day spa, before lazing on its indoor sun-deck?3 Nights from£1751 pp£1,079 ppBook by 28 Jun 2017