Discover Sydney

7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 1

Arrive Sydney

Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your own leisure time. Overnight at your preferred hotel.

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Day 2

Sydney

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your tour  at Circular Quay – a fabulous city harbor and wharf – to board a Matilda Cruise vessel. There’s hardly a better way to view the city than from the water, so make the most of this unique position as you journey around Sydney’s sensational harbor. See the iconic Sydney Opera House, the boomerang-shaped Harbour Bridge, the smiling face of Luna Park (a historic amusement park), far-off headlands, and Fort Denison (an island which served as a prison).

In the afternoon take a trip back in time as you tour the historic Rocks district. The area, which was named after its original sandstone buildings, was founded in the 18th century, shortly after the British settled Australia. As such, its tumultuous history involves intrigue, prostitution, crime, the bubonic plague, the building of the Harbour Bridge, threat of demolition, and a modern history painted with culture, art and tourism. Listen to tales of the dangerous Rocks Push Gang, convict labor, executions and visit some of the 100 heritage sites that remain to this day. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 3

Blue Mountains

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day exploring the area on your own, stopping at Echo Point, where the famous Three Sisters sandstone rock formation watches a valley steeped in blue.  Then, descend into the rainforest either by stairs, or the gentle (but still the world’s steepest) Scenic Railway. Visit the charming village of Leura, where antique boutiques and art galleries abound.  Or visit the town of Katoomba, named after a stunning waterfall, where you can visit boutiques, coffee shops and historic pubs.

In the afternoon continue your  adventure, climb on board a four-wheel drive and experience the best of the rainforest, mountain villages and breathtaking lookouts on a small group tour. Your guide will take you to photogenic areas, acquaint you with the history and legends of the land. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 4

Cairns (The Tropical North)

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day as you like. Walk along the Esplanade boardwalk and admire the views or explore the local art galleries and attractions. One that might be worth seeing is the Cairns Wildlife Dome, which recreates a rainforest environment under a giant glass dome where you can interact with local critters. In the afternoon enjoy leisure time. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 5

Cairns (Great Barrier Reef)

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your tour by boarding a catamaran and sailing to the breathtaking outer barrier reef on a full-day cruise. Away from the crowds, among some of the area’s most spectacular coral, seagrass and marine life, you will find true serenity and an unforgettable spot or two. Snorkel or dive to discover hidden realms bursting with color and life. Watch schools of thousands of little fish form unbelievable patterns, make friends with the braver — and more curious — of the sea’s inhabitants and marvel at the flamboyant contrasts of the reef itself. Keep an eye out for sea turtles, dolphins and clownfish, which make the occasional appearance. In between snorkeling destinations enjoy the sea breeze, remarkable views, a refreshing lunch and the knowledgeable guides who’ll pepper you with information about the area. In the afternoon enjoy leisure time. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 6

Cairns (A day of Nature and Culture)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your tour in the 120-year-old Kuranda Scenic Railway will give you your fist introduction to the spectacular area as you board a historic train and make your way through hand-carved tunnels, over bridges — including one that runs alongside a mountain and past a thundering waterfall — to the rainforest village of Kuranda. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee, visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or pat some of the country’s cutest inhabitants at the Kuranda Koala Gardens.

In the afternoon take your rainforest adventure will then continue high above the canopies, as you glide over the treetops in a Skyrail gondola. Admire the lush greenery beneath you and the spectacular views around you, while making your way to lower ground. Finally visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to learn about the indigenous people of the area. Listen to ancient legends, watch bush medicine demonstrations, try your hand at playing the didgeridoo or throwing a boomerang and witness a traditional dance performance. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 7

Depart Cairns / Sydney

Departure transfer, After breakfast, transfer from hotel to Sydney Airport  to board your flight back home..

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