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Day 1 Your informative and knowledgeable guide will collect you from your Sydney hotel as we commence our small group deluxe tour into the heart of the unique Blue Mountains World Heritage Region. The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and the world’s steepest railway. Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.
Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill a working farm also home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.
Departing from Calmsley, we commence our drive to the Blue Mountains via the highway. We will visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day, thus our guests will enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by their guide.
Continuing on we arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.
From here, you are taken to your accommodation to check in. The remainder of the day at is free at leisure to relax and explore. Lunch is own cost today.
Day 2 In the morning, we will collect you at 8:30am and travel around the mountains, stopping at Govetts Leap for spectacular Escarpment views. We then continue on to the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens where we have a short walk through the gardens enjoying expansive views followed by morning tea/coffee refreshments. From here, we make our way through to Bilpin and then into the Wollemi National Park to Putty and on to the Hunter Valley. On arrival, we enjoy a delightful lunch with glass of wine at a Vineyard Cafe followed by a visit to a boutique winery for tastings. We then deliver you to your accommodation to enjoy the remainder of afternoon and evening relaxing at leisure.
Day 3 After breakfast time to relax.
Approximately 11.15am – 11.30am you are collected from your accommodation to re-join the wine tour and continue onto Leogate Estate. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award winning wines can provide. All wines produced from the great vines of one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. Here we will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process.
On conclusion of the tour, we enjoy a relaxing 2 course lunch (selection of platters, followed by dessert of choice) accompanied by a glass of wine. Further beverages can be purchased at own expense.
After lunch we travel to Keith Tulloch Winery. This small completely family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Here we will enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”. You will sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the winery’s current release wine – a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.
From here we commence our return to Sydney to arrive back at your hotels approximately 5 – 5.30pm.
|DEPARTURES||Sunday/Monday / Tuesday/Wednesday from Sydney City Hotels from 7:00am and returns to hotels at approximately 5:00-5:30pm on the third day (subject to accommodation availability). Tour runs with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 14.|
|LUGGAGE||Due to space restrictions on the vehicle, only a small overnight bag can be taken. The remainder of luggage can be stored at Sydney hotels prior to tour departure.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.|
|GUIDES||Please note that a different guide may be used for each new day of touring.|
|Accommodation||Lilianfels and Chateau Elan, Mountain Heritage & Mercure Hunter Gardens, No Accommodation|
- Morning tea at Calmsley Hill City Farm
- Short walks to explore the remote regions with stunning views
- Spend an evening at leisure in the Blue Mountains
- Unique tour from the Blue Mountains to the Hunter Valley
- Wine tasting at boutique wineries
- Gourmet lunch experience
- Spend an evening and morning at leisure in the Hunter Valley
Mountain Heritage – Heritage Room
These charming country style guest rooms have a queen or king size bed, high ceilings and feature solid recycled Australian Timber furniture, with full ensuite.
Mercure Hunter Gardens – Studio King
Beautifully appointed and spacious Hunter Valley accommodation, the Studio Room boasts contemporary design with natural, muted colour tones. Studio Rooms are available in king or twin bedding configurations and also feature a private balcony.
Lilianfels Blue Mountains – Valley View Room
Whisk someone special away to a charming and elegantly designed Deluxe Valley View Room in the heart of the Blue Mountains. The ideal accommodation for a short escape with a loved one, our Deluxe Valley View Rooms are designed to reflect the peaceful, laid back atmosphere of its idyllic Blue Mountains setting. Reflecting a bygone era the Deluxe Valley View Room features traditional design with sumptuous soft furnishings, elegant décor with Wedgwood wallpaper and are available with a king bed or two king single beds andviews overlooking the picturesque Jamison Valley.
Chateu Elan – Spa Suite
Spa Suites offer 60 square metres of space, carefully tailored to augment the processes of relaxation and rejuvenation: exclusive to the Suite is an open, plinth-mounted spa bath that is both sophisticated and sensual, and an Ergomotion king size bed offering multiple massage therapies and ‘zero-gravity’ function.