7 Day Australia Tour
Australia is the sixth biggest country in the world and the smallest continent. It lies between the Pacific and Indian Ocean, about 3,000 km from mainland Asia.
It is quite far from Europe and will take 20 hours by plane to get there. Australia is often called “Down Under” because the whole continent lies south of the equator.
All the world’s climates are found on the continent – from the tropical rainforest in the north to the cool and temperate climates in the south and southeast. The continent is also one of the richest countries in the world. It produces wool and meat on one side, as well as gold, bauxite and other minerals on the other. Australians have a high standard of living.
Australia is a continent and a country in the Southern Hemisphere, lying to the south of Southeast Asia, and dividing the Indian and South Pacific Oceans.
Best time to go:
Airfares to Australia are lowest from mid-April to late August – the best time to visit the Red Centre, the Top End, and the Great Barrier Reef. The peak travel season in the most popular parts of Australia is the Aussie winter. The best months to visit Australia are September and October, when it's often still warm enough to hit the beach in the southern states, it's cool enough to tour Uluru, the humidity and rains have not come to Cairns and the Top End (although it will be very hot by October), and the wildflowers are in full bloom in Western Australia.
Arrive in Sydney. You will arrive in Sydney and clear customs. After you have completed the Australia immigration formalities a representative of Australia 2000 Travel will meet you and accompany you as you are transferred to your hotel in downtown Sydney via a chauffeur driven car. While traveling to your hotel, our agent will deliver your additional Australia travel documents and answer any questions you might have relating to the adventure awaiting you. The remainder of the day is yours to discover Sydney at your leisure.
During your 6 nights stay in Sydney you will be accommodated at one of Sydney’s most restored Neo-Gothic Heritage listed buildings located in the very heart of Sydney’s business district. Darling Harbour, the Opera House, shops, theaters, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Sydney night life are just minutes away.
Sydney Secrets Private Tour. (L)
Your specialist guide will meet you at your hotel the morning after for a delightful day discovering the Secrets of Sydney and its best sights. You will enjoy an exclusive inside look at this cosmopolitan city with its impressive Harbor foreshores, glamorous homes and coastlines dotted with jagged sandstone cliffs and golden beaches. Discover the beauty of the Australian bush in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park overlooking the shimmering waters of Broken Bay with its ancient Aboriginal sites and engraved rock art, topped off with a relaxing gourmet luncheon on the water’s edge. You will be privy to a rare glimpse of Sydney, far off the tourist tracks, with secrets even the locals do not know. Your guide will be certain that you return to you hotel with plenty of time to prepare for any evening activity.
Day at leisure. Dinner and evening performance at Sydney Opera House. (D)
You have the day to explore Sydney at leisure. The staff at Australia 2000 Travel will provide an information package on spending leisure time in Sydney.
The famous Sydney Opera House is a matter of minutes’ walk from your hotel. This evening you will enjoy the spectacle as you attend a performance of opera, ballet, music or drama in one of the three halls of at the world renowned Sydney Opera House. Your package for this evening’s performance will include a guided tour of Sydney Opera House, dinner at a leading restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour and seats booked in the A Reserve Section for the performance of your choice.
Sailing on Sydney Harbour. (L)
Today you will discover beautiful Sydney Harbour during a 5-hour cruise on board a 40 ft. beneteau sailboat. You will see the beautiful homes lining its foreshore and explore some of the picturesque coves. As the skipper, always has fishing tackle fins, masks and snorkels aboard, you may wish to try your hand at catching a Sydney fish or swimming like a fish in Sydney Harbor. At about 3.00 PM, you will return to Darling Harbor where you might enjoy stopping at one of the wide variety of restaurants and cafes, the Sydney Aquarium, The Powerhouse or Maritime Museums The Japanese Gardens, Chinatown or the IMAX Cinema before returning to your hotel.
The Blue Mountains derive their name from the oil released into the air by the native gum trees. This oil reacts with sunlight to produce a blue haze. Sydney people have long enjoyed the Blue Mountains as an ideal place to escape for a few days. The area is famous for bushwalking, horse riding, private garden tours, dining at cafes and restaurants. And, of course, the traditional Devonshire teas loved by many Aussies.
Full Day Private Tour to the Blue Mountains. (L)
Today discover the spectacular World Heritage listed Blue Mountains with your private wilderness guide. Your day begins as you drive out through Sydney’s south-western suburbs to Wirrimbirra Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to view some native wildlife up close, including emus, dingos and a variety of birds including parrots, galahs, kookaburras and the uniquely Australian frogmouth owl.
Your tour continues on to one of Australia’s oldest and most charming country towns, Berrima, which retains most of its early 19th century convict and colonial architecture including the old jail and courthouse. From Berrima, you will set off for a bush walk in search of koalas and lyrebirds amidst the eucalypt trees before stopping off at Joadja Vineyard, a small boutique family operated winery where you will sample a variety of the region’s cool climate wines. From Joadja your guide will head west into some of Australia’s most spectacular wilderness scenery. Your drive takes you into the Nattai National Park you will witness spectacular views over the Blue Mountains National Park and a chance to take in the breadth and beauty of this wilderness on Sydney’s doorstep.
This afternoon you will enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch and a bottle of wine in quiet seclusion on a private property on the banks of the Wollondilly River where you will have the opportunity to spot one of Australia’s more elusive mammals, the platypus. After lunch enjoy a short bush walk where you have the chance to see a variety of Australian animals including a goanna, grey kangaroo, wallaby and echidna before wrapping up your day with a drink and then returning to Sydney late this afternoon.
At leisure in Sydney. Sunset Harbour Bridge Climb.
You have the day at leisure to explore Sydney. This afternoon at sunset you will greet Sydney in unique style. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and is yours to climb to the very top with your specialist guide. Not only is the view breathtaking you will encounter one of Sydney historic gems and an engineering wonder.
You will be met and transferred to Sydney Airport in time to board your onward flight. During your brief stay, you will have experienced Sydney and the surrounding areas at their best and gained an understanding as to why we think Sydneysiders are amongst the luckiest people in the world.
- Return airfare including air taxes
- Meals plan as per your request
- Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
- Private car or van with English speaking guide
- Six nights' accommodation at the designated Hotels above with daily breakfast
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
- Tips to your tour guide and driver
- Travel insurance