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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
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.Flights
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.
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.
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.
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.
Low season from £2395 per person
High season from £2595 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
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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