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Sydney & its Surrounds

Private Travel | Self-drive 10 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £1,395 Current prices from: £1,395
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

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

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 Brokenback Mountains, Spicers Vineyard Estate is the ideal base from which to explore the Hunter Valley. The property has just 8 King Spa Suites each with a lounge featuring an open fireplace, and large granite bathroom. Facilities include a restaurant, spa, outdoor swimming pool, guest lounge, nine-hole golf course, tennis court and vineyard walks. Stay includes breafast daily and all day complimentary espresso service.

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  • Paperbark Camp
    Paperbark Camp

    Situated on the banks of Currambene Creek, close to Jervis Bay, Paperbark Camp is a tented camp set among eucalypts and paperbark trees. Each tent sits on stilts and features wrap-around decking with full en suite facilities. The property takes around 2.5 hours to reach by car from Sydney and is surrounded by pristine nature. Features: 12 safari-style tents, restaurant, complimentary bicycle & canoe hire. Room amenities: Solar-powered lighting, hardwood floors, insect screening, decking area. Please note: The property recommends that dinner reservations are made at the Gunyah Restaurant no later than 3 days prior to arrival. The restaurant is open to non-guests and is heavily booked most weekends and during peak times. Guests can make dinner reservations direct with the property.

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  • Amora Hotel Jamison
    Amora Hotel Jamison

    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 canapés. 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 £1,395 per person

High season from £1,595 per person


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

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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