All Bridge & Wickers holidays are tailor-made and no two are the same. We have made some accommodation suggestions, however we will tailor your quote to your preferred standard and style of accommodation.
Such are the pleasures of this trio of destinations, a blend of striking landscapes and beaches, famous vineyards and arguably the world’s most alluring city, that they could justify an entire holiday Down Under.
Days 1 to 3: SYDNEY
You’ll stay at Quay Grand Suites, a hop from the Opera House, with several of the seventy suites facing the Harbour Bridge. The hotel offers the best of Sydney with remarkable ease. You are just a two minute walk from the ferries that shuttle across to the beach at Manly or Darling Harbour, five minutes from the historic Rocks and a short stroll from the Botanic Gardens.
Days 4 and 5: THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
Although more plateau than peaky mountains that you look down to appreciate rather than up, the two million acre World Heritage Site is riddled with deep canyons and gorges, spread with rainforests, dotted with waterfalls and Aboriginal sites and alive with the sounds of wonderful birds, with cockatoos and parrots taking centre stage for sheer decibel performance. The Blue Mountains are also famous for their eucalyptus trees, some 91 different species whose resin, vaporised through the leaves and mixed with fine particles of dust, accounts for the area’s distinctive blue haze. Your base will be the elegant Lilianfels, English country-house in style and perched right on the edge of an escarpment, with a choice of two restaurants, a Li’Tya spa (where several therapies are based on ancient Aboriginal healing traditions), a heated pool, tennis, billiards and mountain bikes. Alternatively consider the new luxurious Wolgan Valley Resort, modelled on the acclaimed Al Maha desert resort in Dubai, set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve.
Days 6 and 7: HUNTER VALLEY
Australia’s oldest wine growing district is an easy cross country drive from the Blue Mountains. Most of the seventy wineries put out a welcome mat for visitors. But the area, as much woodland as vineland, also offers a broad spectrum of activities, including hot air ballooning, golf, horse riding and cycling. You’ll be staying in one of the dozen guest rooms at Spicers Vineyards Estate.
This suggested itinerary can be easily combined with one of our other luxury southern modules, such as Melbourne and Great Ocean Road, Tasmania, Adelaide and Kangaroo island or perhaps one of the luxury Island Resorts. Ask one of our consultant for a tailor-made quotation.
Guideline Price per person, based on two sharing
Low Season (Apr – Aug) from £1239
High Season (Sep– Mar) from £1298
5 days’ car hire
7 nights’ accommodation as indicated
Private transfers on arrival at Sydney.
All our holidays are tailored to your individual requirements and budget so please get in touch for a quote.
International flights are not included as our consultants will quote the best flight offer and include any hotel specials at time of booking.
A similar itinerary based on more modest accommodation costs from £772 per person.