Combine two of Australia's most exciting cities with an escape to a paradise island
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- 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
- 2 Nights Macao
- 5 Nights Sydney
- 5 Nights Hamilton Island
- 2 Nights Brisbane
Activity adventure | Beach | City | Food & wine | History & culture | 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. Before your adventures Down Under, however, you'll be treated to the cultural and culinary delights of Macao with a two-night stopover at the destination's five-star Mandarin Oriental.
Day by day itinerary
Begin your trip with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to Hong Kong.
Arrive in Hong Kong and transfer by ferry to your chosen hotel in nearby Macao for two days of independent exploration in a city that still retains a unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage and culture. Among its greatest treasures is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Macao, which boasts Taoist temples, baroque churches, elegant piazzas and the iconic Ruins of St Paul’s. Elsewhere, the 338-metre Macau Tower offers stunning views across the Pearl River Delta while glitzy casinos and world-beating shows – not least the acclaimed House of Dancing Water – add flamboyance and style. It’s all enjoyed along a seemingly endless, and utterly delicious, menu of culinary delights, including Portuguese, Chinese and Macanese with elements from Portugal, India, South America, Malaysia, Africa and China.
Stay: Hotel Sintra (Standard) Hotel Lisboa (Superior) Mandarin Oriental, Macau (Deluxe)
Meals: B (Deluxe)
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.
Meals: B (Deluxe)
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. But, 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), Reef View Hotel (Superior) or Qualia, Great Barrier Reef (Ultra)
Meals: B (Ultra) B (Superior)
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), Pullman George Square (Superior) or Spicers Balfour Hotel, New Farm (Deluxe)
Meals: B (Deluxe)
Depart for UK
A final included transfer will bring you to the airport for your fovernight light home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £2,640 pp. incl. flights
from £2,810 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights between the UK and Sydney, Hamilton Island and Brisbane with Singapore Airlines
- 14 nights accommodation in typically 3* (Standard) hotels on a room only basis
- Return private transfers in Macao & ferry crossing
- Private arrival transfer in Sydney
- Shared shuttle transfer to Sydney domestic airport
- Return shared transfers in Brisbane and Hamilton Island
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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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