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Australia / BEYOND SYDNEY FEATURED PARTNERS AND LOCAL TOURING Australia / MELBOURNE FEATURED PARTNERS AND LOCAL TOURING 6 Day Sydney and Surrounds 4 Day Melbourne City Stay Sydney is home to a great lifesyle, an abundance of sightseeing and activities and a great base camp to explore a little further. From Sydney you can easily explore the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains area, known for its sheer cliffs and deep valleys and sights such as Three Sisters mountains. The Hunter Valley, also in close distance is one of Australia's oldest wine producing regions and renowned for its fine-dining, cooking schools, galleries, spas and golf courses. Highlights (included): • Melbourne sightseeing tour • Phillip Island tour • Great Ocean Road tour Highlights (included): • Sydney sightseeing • Blue Mountains guided tour • Hunter Valley guided tour Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Philip Island - Penguins, Kangaroos and Koalas Melbourne buzzes with chic fashion stores, intimate lane-way cafés and bars, shows and nightlife. Scenic coastal drives, prized surfing beaches, fine wines and refined living are all part of the quintessential Victorian experience. Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Arrive Sydney Sydney Sightseeing Sydney – Blue Mountains Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley Hunter Valley – Sydney Package ends Melbourne Melbourne sightseeing Melbourne sightseeing Depart Melbourne Package includes: 3 nights of accommodation, airport transfers sightseeing and attractions as listed above. Package includes: 5 nights of accommodation, airport transfers, sightseeing and attractions as listed above. Pricing from. $1,499 Pricing from. Pricing is per person, double occupancy $649 Pricing is per person, double occupancy Kookaburra | David Ireland/Tourism Australia Travel south-east, through many of Melbourne’s affluent suburbs where you’ll see tree lined streets and beautiful homes, many built in the late 1800s, to Westernport Bay. As the South Gippsland Highway approaches, the landscape becomes more rural dotted with smaller townships and farming properties. Visit the Maru Koala & Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos and other animals. View Seal Rocks and the Nobbies - two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life- overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. At the Penguin Parade witness the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard day’s fishing and waddle across the sand to their nests. Hunter Valley Gourmet Delights Magnificent Melbourne Day Touring Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles Day Tour Taste your way through the Hunter Valley region and visit three boutique wineries while enjoying private wine tastings accompanied by local cheeses and olives. Travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the Hawkesbury River before stopping to take in the rugged cliff tops and local fishing hot spot. Start the day visiting the Tintilla Estate, a family run winery known not only for their wine but also olives and conserves. Relax on the deck overlooking the vines as you sample a selection of the family’s favourite wines accompanied by local cheeses and olives. Visit Bimbadgen Estate for a private wine tasting, then head to an intimate lunch at the elegant Esca restaurant, where you will meet the chef and learn about the "Paddock to Plate" journey of your meal using fresh local produce. Finish the day at Blueberry Hill Wines, a boutique winery with a rustic cellar door surrounded by vines that was once a blueberry farm. Enjoy a unique wine tasting where you will sample Hunter Valley grown wines together with chocolate-coated blueberries and sorbet. Day Touring Packed with city sights and historical landmarks, take a seat and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city as your driver guide keeps you posted on what to look out for along the way. Hear about Melbourne’s wonderful history, its famous buildings and sensational shopping. Explore Fitzroy Gardens, Cook’s Cottage, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. Travel over the Westgate Bridge, drive along the Grand Prix Track and visit the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, home to Australian Rules football and the birthplace of Test Cricket. Finish your day learning about St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Arts Centre, Crown Casino and Port Phillip Bay. Day Touring Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience Discover one of the world’s most iconic coastal drives. Sit back and relax while your driver guide provides expert commentary on all the key landmarks, natural wonders and spectacular scenery along the way. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Enjoy a photo stop at the Memorial Arch, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Take a break at seaside Apollo Bay, a surfers’ haven and retreat and continue on for an amazing view of the amazing Twelve Apostles. Marvel at beautiful Loch Ard Gorge, see the remnants of London Bridge, take a break in Port Campbell and wander through the quaint shops and galleries. Daylesford and Macedon Ranges 2-Day Tour Day Touring Great Ocean Road 2-Day Tour The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. The first stop on the tour is Calmsley Hill Farm where we have exclusive early entrance. Enjoy morning tea, get up close and personal with native Australian animals, stroke a Koala and hand feed Kangaroos, Wallabies and Emus. This is a very unique interactive experience not to be missed. We will travel through picturesque villages and see spectacular views and waterfalls. Enjoy a short walk to a lookout point and hear about the unique Australian forest species. Our lunch venue at the Boiler House Café is our exclusive lunch location and offers magnificent valley views where you can enjoy your choice of tastes from our special menu. The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of scenic lookouts doing our best to stay away from crowds enhancing your small group experience. The view from Govett’s Leap is one of the most famous lookouts in Australia across the Gross Valley. Here the magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180 metre to the base of the cliff. Making our way across the Blue Mountains via Mt. Victoria, the last stop is the delightful Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens where we stop briefly to enjoy the sweeping views and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice before travelling back to your hotel via orchards and the Bells Line to Sydney. 52 Day Touring ANDERSON VACATIONS This gourmet 2 day experience explores the diversity of culinary delights and unique food experiences just a short distance from Melbourne. This is topped off by staying at the Lake House complete with a 3 course dinner in their highly awarded restaurant. The days are filled with visits to an organic farm, tasting at wineries and a cidery, liquor chocolates, honey sampling, wonderful lunches, scenic views and rambling through beautiful country towns. A simple, fun and tasty sample of rural victorian charm. www.andersonvacations.ca Multi-day Touring The Great Ocean Road is home to some of the best coastal scenery in the world but there is so much more to see off the beaten track. This journey highlights the diversity of this beautiful region including, native wildlife, gourmet treats, pristine beaches, coastal townships, ancient rainforests, famous shipwrecks and iconic landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles. The accommodation and meals are carefully selected to highlight the region and enhance your experience. The accommodation is set into the hills overlooking the ocean and dinner is at the most renowned restaurant along the coast. Your guides are enthusiastic professionals that love showing the many highlights of the region at a calm, thorough pace. Multi-day Touring 53