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Hamilton Island, Australia

Sydney, the Whitsundays and Brisbane

16-day tailor-made holiday from £3,595 pp incl. flights


Short description

Combine two of Australia's most exciting cities with an escape to a paradise island


  • Uncover Sydney's icons and unique heritage
  • Relax on Hamilton – a white-sand island paradise
  • Enjoy the chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • End with artsy Brisbane's waterfront good looks
  • Enjoy included transfers and flight hops throughout

In Brief

  • 5 Nights Sydney
  • 5 Nights Hamilton Island
  • 2 Nights Brisbane


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Beach | City | History & culture | September holidays | Spa

From urban magnificence to island idylls, Australia is a land of icons. And, starting in Sydney, you'll take in one of the world's city greats before hopping on to Hamilton – a Whitsundays island jewel. Ringed by palm-fringed white sands, it’s an ideal launchpad for archipelago cruises, hikes, kayak trips and the next-door Great Barrier Reef. You’ll then end with Brisbane’s pretty riverside setting of waterfront parks and world-class restaurants. Throughout, you'll be treated to included transfers and flights along with an excellent choice of accommodation to suit any taste.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Depart UK

Begin your trip with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to Sydney, arriving on day three.

Days 3-7

On arrival, a private driver will see you to your central accommodation. You’ll then have five days to uncover the myriad delights of Australia’s most iconic city. Perhaps start with the headlines – the sweeping curves of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge – before zooming in on Bondi’s beach idyll and the Rocks District. Here, you’ll wander cobblestone lanes lined with historic courtyards and, this being Australia, watering holes. Or, see the city from the water with a ferry trip out to the waterfront cafés of Manly and Darling harbours. Lastly, the word-class wines of the Hunter Valley and the towering scenery of the misty Blue Mountains are just a short drive away.

Stay: Rendezvous The Rocks (Standard), Amora Hotel Jamison (Superior) or Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (Deluxe)

Meals: B (Deluxe)

Days 8-12
Hamilton Island

Today, an included transfer will bring you to your flight hop to Hamilton, a slice of the Whitsundays paradise. With each of our accommodation options found right on the island’s white-sand coast, you’ll have five days to relax in the sun with beaches consistently recognised among the best in the world. There's even the chance to upgrade further with a stay at the ultra-luxurious Qualia – speak to our specialists for details. Wherever you choose, you’ll also want to explore. Snorkel, kayak and cruise out through the archipelago’s azure waters to take in its green-dappled beauty with pretty hikes, or head out further afield to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the chance to dive among rainbow coral animated by technicolour marine life.

Stay: Whitsunday Apartments (Standard), Palm Bungalows or Reef View Hotel (Superior) or Beach Club (Deluxe)

Meals: B (Ultra) B (Superior)

Days 13-14

Your last domestic flight, again bookended by included transfers, will see you end in Brisbane – Queensland’s sunny capital. With two days to explore, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the city’s vibrant riverside delights, with everything from cafés and art exhibitions to botanic gardens and rooftop bars lining its pretty waterfront. You’ll also be able to sample Australia’s foodie renaissance with  local markets and a thriving restaurant scene showcasing the best in farm-to-table produce.

Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor (Standard), Hyatt Regency Brisbane (Superior) or Emporium Hotel South Bank (Deluxe)

Meals: B (Deluxe)

Days 15-16
Depart for UK

A final included transfer will bring you to the airport for your overnight light home.



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

Accommodation rating: Standard Superior Deluxe Ultra

16-day tailor-made holiday
from £3,595 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £3,595 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,780 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between the UK and Sydney, Hamilton Island and Brisbane
  • 12 nights accommodation in typically 3* (Standard) hotels on a room only basis
  • Private arrival transfer in Sydney
  • Shared shuttle transfer to Sydney domestic airport 
  • Return shared transfers in Brisbane and  Hamilton Island

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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At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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