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$136.97 Day Trips & Excursions

Canberra Day Trip from Sydney

Your full-day tour starts with morning pickup from your Sydney hotel. Set out for Canberra aboard your comfortable air-conditioned coach, listening to your guide’s informative commentary about the sights you pass. On the way to Canberra you’ll stop in Southern Highlands at Sutton Forest. Here you can stretch your legs or treat yourself to morning tea (own expense). Continuing on, your coach climbs to the summit of Mt Ainslie where you get panoramic views over Canberra. Look for the large red-brick boulevard named ANZAC Parade, in honor of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops. It forms the main axis between Parliament House and Mount Ainslie. As you drive through central Canberra, your guide points out important civic monuments such as National Library of Australia, National Carillon bell tower, the High Court of Australia and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet (fountain). Your day trip includes private guided tours of the Australian War Memorial, and the National Museum of Australia. Your guide provides fascinating insight into the museum, which present top-notch exhibits that explore Australian culture and history. You also get a guided tour of the stunning Parliament House, which reopened in 1988 after extensive renovations. The innovative buildings include rooftop gardens with 360-degree views of the city. Later, drive past The Lodge, which is the official residence of the Prime Minister. As Australia’s political and administrative center, Canberra houses various foreign embassies and other key national institutions. After taking in the many highlights of Canberra, head back to Sydney in the late afternoon, with a stop en route where you can purchase dinner. Your tour ends in the evening when you are returned to your original pick-up points. NB: As 01 April 2018 we will no longer visit the National Art Gallery

$216.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney

After being picked up from your Sydney hotel, travel out of the city by luxury 4WD on this small-group tour to the Southern Highlands, just 90 minutes from Sydney.Accompanied by your naturalist guide, learn about Australia's wildlife and environment as you go on safari to see the country's unique animals at play and at rest in their native habitats, outside of a zoo or reserve.Be in place at dusk to see nocturnal animals emerge from their resting places to begin their day's activities. Go spotlighting in the dark to spot possums and wombats, and enjoy unexpected glimpses of animals that are more active after dark.Search for Australia's Big 5: kangaroos, koalas, platypus, emus and wombats, plus possums, echidnas and many other native animals.Your wildlife-spotting tour includes lunch or afternoon tea and dinner in a typical Australian hotel, one of the country's oldest pubs.

$869.63 Private & Custom Tours

Private Sydney South Coast to the Southern Highlands Tour

Begin with a drive through the secluded splendour of the Royal National Park, then come upon the spectacular Illawarra coastline (a little Big Sur) and take in the view from Bald Hill, walk the distinctive Sea Cliff Bridge and cruise Grand Pacific Drive in style. Next is the cute coastal town of Kiama with its harbour and blowhole, then on to the wineries of the Shoalhaven to sample their wares before lunch in the beautiful dairy town of Berry. Climbing up the escarpment to the Southern Highlands, we dip through rainforest, into quaint Kangaroo Valley and over historic Hampden Bridge. Lastly, the majesty of Fitzroy Falls and the 1830s stagecoach stop of Berrima, before finally heading back to the big smoke Beauty and history, this tour has beaches, scenery, wineries and plenty of quaint towns and country pubs, if that’s what takes your fancy Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour Tour Duration: 9-10 hours Driving Time: 4 hours This tour is flexible and customisable

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