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Sydney Opera House and Skyline, Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Beaches & The Blue Mountains

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,860 pp incl. flights


Short description

Discover Sydney and its diverse surrounds, from sprawling vineyards to striking mountain landscapes


  • Explore exciting Sydney and its bustling markets and nightlife
  • Relax in a beautiful white-sand bay, spotting kangaroos and birdlife
  • Hike through the famous national parks of the spectacular Blue Mountains
  • Stay in 5-star luxury throughout, from boutique mountain hideaways to glamorous urban boltholes

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Sydney NSW
  • 3 Nights Jervis Bay
  • 1 Night Kiama NSW
  • 2 Nights Blue Mountains
  • 2 Nights Double Bay NSW


Recommended for:
Beach | City | Mountains | Natural world | Self-drive

This tailor-made itinerary truly showcases the best of Sydney and its surrounds. You'll start in the buzzing city centre before picking up your included hire car and heading to the picturesque Jervis Bay, where a luxury safari bush camp will serve as your home as you trek and canoe among creeks and national parks. You’ll then drive along the coast to the coastal town of Kiama with sprawling vineyards close by, before a spectacular drive takes you to the striking Blue Mountain range, characterised by sandstone cliffs, eucalyptus trees and deep gorges. You'll explore extensive bushland trails and stay in an ultra-modern, all-inclusive lodge complete with spa, infinity pool and native forest surrounds. Finally, you'll loop back down to Sydney to stay in the glitzy suburb of Double Bay, where trendy coffee shops line bustling harbours and rooftop bars look down on iconic Sydney landmarks.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Sydney

You'll begin your trip in style with included VIP airport lounge access before boarding your flight to Sydney, arriving on day 2. 

Days 3-5

On arrival in Sydney you’ll be transferred via chauffeur-driven limousine to your hotel, the Four Seasons Sydney. You'll stay in a harbour view room overlooking the shimmering Port Jackson, relaxing among rich mahogany wood, silk fabrics and in the bathroom, deep tubs and stunning contemporary decor. A gourmet included breakfast each day perfectly sets you up to explore the likes of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, both of which lie on your doorstep. Take advantage of everything that this beach-framed city has to offer – perhaps with a stroll through The Rocks, a maze of historic lanes full of pubs, cafes and artisan markets with wonderful street food among them. Or perhaps spend an afternoon enjoying one of the most iconic walking trails in Sydney, the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk along sandstone cliffs, before exploring the city at night, from its opulent bars to gourmet restaurants. 

Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 6-8
Jervis Bay

Today after a final breakfast at the Four Seasons, you’ll pick up your included rental car before driving to your luxury tented camp, the Paperbark Camp in Jervis Bay. You’ll stay above ground in a deluxe safari tent pitched among soaring trees, where a private wraparound deck, hardwood floors and solar-powered lighting ensure perfect harmony with the natural surroundings, with an open air en-suite ideal for spotting birds and even that Australian icon, the kangaroo. Spend days exploring the spectacular Jervis Bay area with its pristine beaches and award-winning national parks of paperbark forest – a pre-breakfast stroll is particularly noteworthy as you've got a good chance of spotting kangaroos. Or perhaps rent some bikes and explore the charming bayside town of Huskisson, or embark on the 'Paperbark Challenge' by canoeing there – be sure to stop for a picnic and swim on the white-sand Currambene Creek. And when you return, perhaps enjoy a massage in the hotel's luxury spa before a sundowner and an included gourmet dinner on the large veranda, where the bush, candlelight and perching possums serve as your tranquil setting for the evening.  

Stay: Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 9

Today, enjoy a picturesque one-hour drive along the coast to reach the charming town of Kiama and your hotel for this evening, the Sebel Harbourside Kiama. Rooms, in keeping with their coastal location, feel fresh and laid-back with open plan, contemporary interiors. Take advantage of the area's dramatic coastline and pristine beaches by walking all or part of the 22km Kiama Coast Walk, where winding paths offer miles of panoramic ocean views, and don't miss a visit to the famous Kiama Blowhole, which sprays gallons of water up to 25 metres in the air. Be sure to visit the town's bustling seaside and produce markets held monthly, selling intricate local arts and crafts and gourmet food and produce respectively. This is also a fantastic wine region – the Shoalhaven Coast is home to 15 vineyards. Head to the Crooked River Winery, a 10 minute drive from the hotel, for tastings among lush green winelands. Or perhaps just relax with a stroll among Kiama's historic terrace shops overlooking the pristine harbour, before enjoying al fresco tapas at the hotel's onsite bistro or in one of the town's many casual harbourside eateries. 

Stay: The Sebel Harbourside Kiama 

Meals: B

Days 10-11
Blue Mountains

After breakfast overlooking the harbour you'll begin the spectacular journey to the rugged Blue Mountains. This ultra-scenic drive passes historic villages and hidden creeks, while winding roads hug blue eucalyptus forests and deep sandstone gorges. The Blue Mountains are home to an abundance of bushwalking trails as well as the iconic Three Sisters sandstone rock formation which lies an hour from your hotel, the luxury Spicers Sangoma Retreat. You'll stay in one of only 8 suites all constructed from natural materials; a perfect extension of their surrounds. Open plan, ultra-modern design combines with traditional African furnishings and natural fabrics, and stone tubs and wooden walls wonderfully offset the native forest that circles your glass-walled suite. And if you ever do want to leave your room, there's a sauna, spa and infinity pool in the main area. Enjoy long treks through the bush in the nearby national parks on foot, horse or bike, perhaps before returning to a massage in the luxury spa overlooking the pristine forest. And you'll enjoy it all alongside included meals, from bush picnic lunches and breakfast in your suite to dinner under the stars, using only fresh ingredients from the local gardens and surrounds.

Stay: Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 12-13

Just over an hour's drive will loop you back to Sydney for two nights at the exquisite 5-star InterContinental in the trendy Sydney suburb of Double Bay, where stylish coffee houses line the harbour and rooftop cocktail bars look over the shimmering ocean. You'll stay in ultimate luxury in a sprawling bayside view room, where an elegant grey interior is interspersed with splashes of colour beside your own private balcony and a white marble bathroom. Spend your days on the pretty Redleaf Beach a few minutes from your hotel, swimming in the tidal enclosure of Murray Rose Pool, or stroll along the jetty for views over Sydney Harbour Bridge and the stunning suburb of Darling Point. Or maybe you'll just want to enjoy the endless amenities of the hotel, whether that's indulging in cocktails by the rooftop pool, a massage in the luxurious spa, high tea, or a pre-dinner drink in the opulent lounge. This evening perhaps enjoy an exquisite dinner at the onsite Stockroom restaurant, or head to nearby Pink Salt for buzzing and sophisticated outdoor dining. 

Stay: InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Meals: B

Days 14-15
Sydney to UK

After breakfast you’ll transfer to Sydney airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving on day 14.



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

15-day tailor-made self-drive
from £4,860 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £4,860 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £6,205 pp. incl. flights

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between London and Sydney
  • Private arrival transfer in Sydney
  • 9 days medium car hire with max cover
  • 11 nights accommodation staying in a mix of 5* (Deluxe) & 4* (Superior) hotels on a mix of B&B & Full board basis 

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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