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Sydney & its Surrounds

Private Travel | Self-drive 10 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2395

This self-drive itinerary combines a cosmopolitan city break in Sydney with its spectacular surrounding natural scenery, including the world-class wine region of Hunter Valley, the ancient forests of the Blue Mountains and coastal scenery of Jervis Bay.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Sample exceptional wines in the Hunter Valley wine region
  • Take a cruise in search of dolphins found in the waters of Jervis Bay
  • Discover the steep cliffs, eucalyptus forest and waterfalls of the Blue Mountains
  • Visit the celebrated sights of Sydney
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Sydney

Arrive in to Sydney and make your own way to the Amora Hotel Jamison for a 2-night stay. Following day at leisure to explore the city. (N)

Days 3-4: Hunter Valley

Collect your hire car and drive to Hunter Valley. Stay 2 nights at Spicers Vineyard Estate and sample some of the fine wines from this region. (N)

Days 5-6: The Blue Mountains

Drive into the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park and on to the historic town of Katoomba. Travel down by railway or cableway into the Jamison valley, and follow boardwalks through the ancient rainforest. Stay 2 nights at Lilianfels. (N)

Days 7-8: Jervis Bay

Drive south to Jervis Bay, stopping at the Kiama blowhole and Seven Mile Beach. Join a harbour cruise in search of dolphins and, between September and December, it may be possible to spot whales during their migration. Stay 3 nights at Paperbark Camp. (D)

Day 9: Canberra

Drive inland to Australia’s capital, Canberra, home to the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament Triangle and the Canberra Glassworks. (B, D)

Day 10: Sydney

Drive to Sydney and return your hire car or continue your holiday south-west towards Melbourne. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.


Please note that international flights are not included in the guideline price.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Spicers Vineyard Estate
    Spicers Vineyard Estate

    Located on a private vineyard in Pokolbin, with views rolling out to the stunning Brokeback Mountains, Spicers Vineyard Estate is the ideal base from which to explore Hunter Valley and try some of the region's exceptional wines. There is a restaurant offering modern Australian cuisine. Many of the herbs and vegetables used in the dishes are sourced from the restaurant's kitchen garden. Stays include breakfast daily and all-day complimentary espresso service.

  • Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
    Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

    The Amora Hotel Jamison is just a short stroll from the main sights and features an art deco- inspired lobby with a collection of modern art. The Jamison Club Rooms on the top five floors feature spectacular city views and include access to the Jamison Club Lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast and evening drinks with canaps. Features: 415 rooms, 2 restaurants, cocktail bar, indoor pool, gym, spa, sauna. Room amenities: Television, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, bathrobes.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2395 per person

High season from £2595 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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