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Explore one of the world’s most loved cities in Sydney and it’s sunny and vibrant buzz. Experience the magnificent Blue Mountains region, learn the history of Australia in the capital city of Canberra, and marvel at the wildlife of Jervis Bay at your own pace on this self-drive tour of the South Coast of Australia.

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
  • Round-trip flight to Sydney, Australia
  • 9 nights 4-star accommodation
  • 5-day car rental (Hyundai i30 or similar with inclusive cover)
  • Private transfer to hotel in Syndey
  • Panoramic city tour of Sydney and harbour cruise and lunch
  • Blue Mountains day trip
  • Admission to Calmsley Hill, morning tea refreshments, national park fees
  • Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah visit with 1 beverage
  • 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 four 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 Excursion – Panoramic city tour & cruise (L)

Take a half-day panoramic Sydney city sights tour to the historic Rocks area and learn about Australia’s early convict history, then see the Central Business District (CBD) and Macquarie Street for magnificent views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. 

The tour takes you through Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, home to the rich and famous. Travelling along the coves and shores of one of the worlds most impressive harbours, you will pass through areas such as Kings Cross, Double Bay, and Rose Bay before arriving at Watsons Bay. You’ll also travel to the famous Bondi Beach for a 30-minute stop to dip your toes in the sand. 

The city tour will end at Darling Harbour, where you will embark on a 3-hour cruise with lunch and live commentary.

Day 4: Sydney – Blue Mountain

Start your day early with a first stop at Calmsley Hill, a working farm that is also home to kangaroos, emus, wombats and koalas. You’ll continue to ascend the Blue Mountains from there. Enjoy a morning tea and some time to wander around at leisure.

The journey takes you off the beaten track to the Blue Mountains National Park, one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Learn about the history, flora, and fauna of this magnificent region.

Eaglehawk Lookout is a remote lookout point where you’ll be able to get views of the famous Three Sisters rocky landmark. The Govetts Leap lookout nearby is one of the most famous lookouts in Australia that provides sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness.

Stop to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or juice at the delightful Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, our last stop, where we get to enjoy the sweeping views of Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back to at the hotel.

Day 5: Sydney at Leisure 

Enjoy the day exploring the city at a leisurely pace.

Day 6: Sydney – Canberra

Check out of your hotel and make your way to the car rental location to start your drive to Canberra, Australia’s capital city and a treasure trove for national attractions.

Explore Canberra for a closer look at Australian culture and history as well as superb monuments and galleries surrounded by parklands and native bushland. Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. Experience the Balloon Festival in autumn, the Fireside Festival in the winter, and Floriade in the springtime.

Check into your hotel for two nights.

Day 7: Canberra at Leisure

Continue exploring the area at leisure.

Day 8: Canberra – Jervis Bay/Shoalhaven

Check out of your hotel for a leisure drive to Jervis Bay/Shoalhaven, which has vivid aquamarine waters, a menagerie of wildlife and white-sand beaches.

Jervis Bay is home to two national parks, as well as the Indigenous-owned Boodereev Botanic Gardens.

Check into your hotel for two nights.

Day 9: Jervis Bay/Shoalhaven at Leisure

Continue exploring the area at leisure.

Day 10: Jervis Bay/Shoalhaven – Sydney

Check out of your hotel and make your way back to Sydney by car, where you will stay overnight at the airport area.

Day 11: Sydney

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