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Explore Australia’s sunny and vibrant buzz! Experience the stunning Sydney Harbour with a dramatic backdrop of the Opera House as well as the Harbour Bridge. Indulge in a wide-ranging cultural lifestyle, diverse foods, and a vibrant cityscape, or visit the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach and any of Sydney’s five national parks. From there, head onwards to other magical areas in Australia ending in Brisbane

The car rental and hotel stays are included in this package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy and unforgettable.

Inclusions
  • Flight to Sydney, Australia; return from Brisbane
  • 12 nights of accommodation in 4* hotel or similar
  • 9-day car rental (Hyundai i30 or similar with inclusive cover)
  • Private airport transfer to hotel in Syndey on arrival
  • Tour and admission to the Sydney Opera House
  • Entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and a river cruise on the way back
  • Travel Protection: Cancel up to 3 days prior

Book by Apr 30!

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Not included

  • Optional excursions
  • Porterage fees
  • Any meals/beverages (unless specified)
  • Fuel, parking fees, traffic violations, additional driver fee, car upgrades, roadside assistance, insurance coverages, child car seats, luggage racks, additional rental nights, late drop off fees
  • Airport service charges, personal accident insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Visa requirements
  • The sequence of the itinerary may be altered for reasons beyond the supplier’s control, such as accommodation availability, weather, national events, strikes, etc.

Hotels: Will be assigned by the supplier up to 3 days prior to departure. Travel Best Bets has no control over the hotels and their location that are arranged for this package.

Suggested Itinerary

Excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, or replaced with an alternate option depending on availability, weather, seasonality and operational reasons beyond the supplier’s control.

Day 1:  Depart Canada

Fly to Sydney

Day 2: Arrive Sydney

Upon arrival to Sydney, take your private transfer to your hotel and check in, where you will spend the next three nights.

Spend the day at leisure exploring the city and its laid-back outdoor lifestyle, stunning views, colonial architecture, restaurants and bars.

Day 3: Sydney

Make your way to the Sydney Opera House on your own to experience and discover insider secrets and stories of its artists and performances. Explore the building and learn about the fascinating insight into one of the most iconic buildings in Sydney.

After concluding your tour, continue exploring the vibrant city and its architecture, beaches, restaurants, and bars at leisure.

Day 4: Sydney at Leisure

Take your time exploring Sydney at your own pace on your last day.

Day 5: Sydney – Port Stephens 

After checking out of your hotel, make your way to the car rental location to commence your drive to Port Stephens, where you will spend the next two nights.

Enjoy the day and explore the towns along the way at a leisurely pace.

Day 6: Port Stephens

Spend the day at leisure exploring one of Port Stephens’ wonderful 26 golden beaches, famous for snorkeling, kayaking and beach walks.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try quad biking or sandboarding at Stockton Beach Sand Dunes or horseback riding through the bush or surf, from Anna Bay, Williamtown and Salt Ash.

Day 7: Port Stephens to Port Macquarie

Check out of your hotel and commence your drive to Port Macquarie, a fishing port where convicts were sent as punishment. There, the convicts cut cedar and build a harbour for the new town.

Check into your hotel for two nights and continue to explore the town and all it has to offer.

Day 8: Port Macquarie

Spend your day exploring Port Macquarie at leisure.

Check into your hotel for two nights.

Day 9: Port Macquarie – Byron Bay

Check out of hotel and drive to Byron Bay, which is home to sweeping surf beaches, lush rainforests, great regional dining and new-age retreats. Walk the Cape Byron Walking Track to its trademark lighthouse or kayak with dolphins. See the markets and indulge in a day spa if you have time.

Drive to the Pacific Coast from Sydney or Brisbane, and explore the surrounding national parks along the Rainforest Way at your own pace.

Check into your hotel for the next two nights and enjoy your day at leisure.

Day 10: Byron Bay

Continue exploring the destination at leisure.

Day 11: Byron Bay – Brisbane

Check out of your hotel and drive to Brisbane at your own pace.

Bisbane is the sunny, sophisticated capital city of Queensland and the gateway to many famous attractions. Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where the South Bank’s cultural institutions and restaurants meet the Riverside gardens and a lagoon. Take a paddle steamer or ferry down the Brisbane River, visit Abseil Kangaroo Point Cliffs, and bike ride through the Botanic Gardens. Day trips to Moreton Island, Noosa, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are other possibilities.

Check into your Brisbane hotel for two nights.

Day 12: Brisbane – Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Make your way to the Cultural Centre Public Pontoon for your early morning meet up

with your group to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and to enjoy a river cruise on the way back.

Enjoy the informative commentary from your captain as you glide along Brisbane’s

waterfront. You’ll also have three hours to explore the world’s largest koala sanctuary and see platypuses up close.

Day 13: Brisbane

Enjoy your last day in the city at leisure.

Day 14: Return to Canada

Return your rental car at the airport and board your flight back to Canada.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287