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Love is in the Air
(13 days) Blue Mountains to Sydney/Warrane
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Slower paced with longer stays in each destination, this itinerary is for those wanting to relax and do as little or as much as they want in quiet secluded locations.
Day 1 Blue Mountains

Arrive Sydney. Sydney to Blue Mountains

Royale Limousines, Sydney

International Airport to Blue Mountains – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Named the Blue Mountains because of the blue haze that can be seen by light interacting with the vapour emanating from the millions of eucalypt trees, this rugged region features dramatic cliffs, rock formations, waterfalls and caves. Many quaint villages dot the landscape, offering excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs, gardens, galleries, antique stores and other shops to entertain less energetic visitors. The area was listed in 2000 as Australia’s 14th World Heritage Area for its unique landforms, geological history, flora and fauna and its cultural significance to the Daruk and Gundungura Aboriginal people. Older than America’s Grand Canyon, the area is home to living fossils like the Wollemi Pine. Bushwalking, rockclimbing, canyoning, abseiling, mountain biking and 4WDriving are all possible.

Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains Region

Accommodation in an Escarpment Suite for 3 nights – Includes All meals and beverages (excluding cellarmaster wines).

Cocooned by the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains, this property is as unique as it is private. As an eco-retreat nestled amongst giant boulders and stunning eucalypts, the retreat offers a tranquil escape. With individually designed and decorated suites, there is a strong emphasis on luxurious and relaxing spaces that exist in harmony with nature. Interiors feature in floor heating, fire places, free standing bath-tubs and outdoor decks commanding spectacular views. The retreat offers an all-inclusive experience, with menus featuring locally sourced produce. The property has a host of walking trails nearby.

Day 2 Blue Mountains

Today is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring, or just relax.

Day 3 Blue Mountains

Today is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring, or just relax.

Day 4 Sydney/Warrane

Blue Mountains to Sydney

Royal Limousines, Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains to City Hotel – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24/7 fun.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Sydney

Accommodation in a Deluxe Full Harbour King Room for 3 nights – Includes Full Breakfast

This property is a short walking distance to Circular Quay and the historic Rocks district. The hotel is vibrant and elegant, and all rooms have been carefully designed and subtly furnished with the highest quality amenities. The guest rooms decor is inspired by the soothing blues and crisp whites of the surrounding harbour, with wood details and spacious marble bathrooms, starting from 26 sq. metres to 53 sq. metres and offers city, partial harbour or harbour views.

This afternoon is at leisure to relax and explore on your own.

Day 5 Sydney/Warrane

Sydney Princess Cruises, Sydney

Sydney Harbour Long Lunch – Private Cruise

Departs: King St Wharf #8 or Campbells Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay (This is a floating pontoon located between the Overseas Passenger Cruise Terminal and the Park Hyatt)

Enjoy a 4 hour cruise on iconic Sydney harbour on board a luxury cruiser. Cruise past the world famous landmarks of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as your crew will be on hand to tell you about the past and modern day history of the harbour. Start with entree at Watsons Bay and then cruise onto Middle Head and into Middle Harbour. Discover the beauty of the harbour and then stop at Balmoral for lunch at a world famous iconic harbour side restaurant.
Depart Balmoral and cruise past the Spit Bridge while you indulge on your dessert and cheese platter & wines to match before the return to the main harbour where you will have an opportunity to stop for a swim if you choose (time & weather permitting).

This afternoon is at leisure to relax and explore on your own.

Day 6 Sydney/Warrane

Sydney Opera House Tour –  Private Tour

Inclusions: 1 hour guided tour (English Language).

More than 60 years ago, Jorn Utzon designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. But for Utzon, the Sydney Opera House story was no fairy tale. The 1 hour tour brings to life the saga behind the making of the world’s most famous house. Your guide will take you on an emotional journey inside this modern masterpiece, putting Jorn Utzon on centre stage and is a tribute to his creative genius. You will discover why Utzon was more than an architect: he was an architect of change. And how, against a landslide of political and public criticism, he created the youngest building ever to be World Heritage listed. You will be taken inside one of the working venues to experience the magic behind the world’s most extraordinary opera, ballet, symphony and dramatic performances.

Note: The Sydney Opera House Tour includes up to 200 steps. Flat, enclosed rubber soled shoes must be worn. While on a tour, all bags larger than an A4 size will need to be cloaked. A complimentary, secure cloaking facility is available near the tour desk.

BridgeClimb Sydney, Sydney

Summit at Twilight – Shared Tour

Inclusions: Climb Group Photograph, Certificate of Achievement & BridgeClimb Cap

Your 3 hour tour commences with a comprehensive briefing and safety demonstration, before you are led by one of BridgeClimb’s Climb Leaders, on a guided journey (including preparation and briefing), to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The tour takes you along the top arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on the surroundings, with the opportunity to witness 360 degree views of Sydney including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour City surrounds.

Day 7 Hamilton Island

Sydney to Hamilton Island

Royale Limousines, Sydney

City Hotel to Domestic Airport – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Depart Sydney/Arrive Hamilton Island 

Your flight today is not included in your Southern World arrangements.

Hamilton Island is nestled amongst the Whitsunday Islands at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Set amidst pristine surroundings, guests at Hamilton are spoilt for choice with a multitude of activities and accommodation options to suit the most discerning traveller. Of course, there is also the option of doing nothing at all and simply just enjoying island life by laying around one of the pools or by relaxing on the beach. Hamilton Island is also a gateway to other gems in the Whitsundays including Heart Reef, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

qualia, Hamilton Island

Accommodation in a Windward Pavilion (Gourmet) for 5 nights – Includes Dinner & Full Breakfast

Inclusions at qualia: Return transfers from Airport/Marina, full breakfast and dinner daily, all non-alcoholic beverages at qualia, a golf buggy for the duration of stay, a chauffeur service around Hamilton Island, use of non-motorised watercraft.

Embedded on 30 acres of tropical garden landscape on the northern most tip of Hamilton Island. The very private individual pavillions offer state of the art amenities and have been erected with the least possible intervention of the surroundings. All offer stunning ocean views and boast a private plunge pool or sun deck. The resort features 2 fine dining restaurants, a guest library and a day spa.

This afternoon is at leisure to relax and explore on your own.

Day 8 Hamilton Island

Today is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring, or just relax

Day 9 Hamilton Island

Today is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring, or just relax

Day 10 Hamilton Island

Today is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring, or just relax

Day 11 Hamilton Island

Today is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring, or just relax.

Day 12 Sydney/Warrane

Hamilton Island to Sydney

Depart Hamilton Island/Arrive Sydney

Royale Limousines, Sydney Domestic Airport to City Hotel – Private Car/Driver

Your flight today is not included in your Southern World arrangements.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Sydney

Accommodation in a Deluxe Full Harbour King Room for 1 night – Includes Full Breakfast

This property is a short walking distance to Circular Quay and the historic Rocks district. The hotel is vibrant and elegant, and all rooms have been carefully designed and subtly furnished with the highest quality amenities. The guest rooms decor is inspired by the soothing blues and crisp whites of the surrounding harbour, with wood details and spacious marble bathrooms, starting from 26 sq. metres to 53 sq. metres and offers city, partial harbour or harbour views.

Day 13 Sydney/Warrane

Depart Sydney

Royale Limousines, Sydney

City Hotel to International Airport – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Accommodation
Blue Mountains
Spicers Sangoma Retreat
Sydney/Warrane
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Hamilton Island
qualia