AEA Luxury Tours focuses on 3 key destinations for our small group touring and private charter touring:
Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and Sydney Eastern & Northern Suburbs
However, some times we get unique requests and what follows is a report from our super guide Lindsay who went the extra mile for guests wanting to see the Southern highlands of Sydney…..
Charter 16 January 2018
Hi An Overview of this Tour
We left the City at 7.30. Out past Botany Bay viewing the shipping terminal in the distance. ( about 1700 ships per year).
Onto the Royal National Park.
Stopped at Audley. Wonderful spot.
Great Information/ visitors center.
They have a stuffed Lyre Bird on display. Very appropriate as we saw a couple of Live ones during the day!
( Audley was named after Lord George Audley who set up camp here in 1863. Later he married a pretty girl called Emily. She was the second daughter of the amazing explorer Major Sir Thomas Mitchell the Surveyor General. His trips covered Qld, NSW and VIC. He was the Father to 12 children and of course Emily was number 2 ! ) From Audley we wound our way until we got to the turnoff to a beautiful spot called Wattamolla. Means place beside running water. (about 9 Kms off the main road) Photos enclosed.
From here to Bald Hill/ Stanwell Tops looking down to the Sea Cliff Bridge and Wollongong.( Photos) Across the $52 Million Sea Cliff Bridge which was opened in 2005.(locals were without road access for 2 years) The bridge is a Oceanside balanced cantilever Bridge.There are only 7 off shore parallel to coast bridges in the World.
From here past Dairy Farms and up thru Macquarie Pass.
Our next stop was the Belmore Falls.Just fantastic views .It is little known which makes it even more special. ( photos).
From here to the Fitzroy Falls.( Photos) Onto Bowral stopping at the Racecourse where the famous Bong Bong races are held each year.
We had lunch appropriately at the delightful Stumps Cafe at the Bradman Museum. Excellent.
Fred and Karen loved the museum even though they are American.The museum is so interesting to anyone that likes Sport.
From Bowral we went to the Centennial Vineyard.Excellent wine from this region and the Orange area.They really enjoyed the Tasting.
From here back to Sydney arriving about 5pm.
( I gave them a little gift for the memory of the day. In 1958 my Mother gave my Father a Christmas gift a Book. It was The Art of Cricket by Sir Donald Bradman. It is particularly special as it has been personally signed by Sir Donald Bradman besides his photograph.I photocopied it and some other cricket information on the other side and laminated it)
Well that’s all. Maybe we could do this Tour once a week !!!