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Leisurely Beaches & Islands

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1 - Welcome to Oz!

Welcome to Sydney. Upon arrival at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. We have nothing planned for you today, so you can relax after the long flight and get accustomed to your surroundings. If you have some energy left, take a stroll to Circular Quay to watch the sun set behind Sydney Opera House. (Rendezvous Hotel The Rocks, Studio Room)

Sydney Opera House

2 - Explore Sydney

Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day city sights tour. On tour you’ll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, and travel to Bondi Beach.

Sydney Harbor Australia

3 - Sydney Harbour Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Sydney. You’ll be picked up from your hotel at 2pm and arrive at Circular Quay Wharf for a 3:45 departure for an unforgettable sail around they Sydney Harbour. Discover the most beautiful harbour in the world on a sightseeing cruise that takes you leisurely into the most beautiful and fascinating coves with commentary.

Bondi Beach Sydney Australia

4 - Leisurely Day in Sydney

We have nothing planned for you today. You may choose to climb the 200 stairs up to the Pylon Lookout, from where you can enjoy panoramic views. Take the lift up to Sydney Tower Eye, or visit the National Museum. What makes Sydney so exceptional is its wide range of stunning beaches which can easily be reached by public transport. Take a ferry to Manly today, laze at famous Bondi Beach or take the scenic coastal walk from Coogee to Bondi.

5 - Off to Lord Howe Island

This morning you will be transferred by Shuttle Bus to Sydney Airport, for your flight to Lord Howe Island (a 2 hour flight). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Take some time to explore this tiny magical island. You may want to rent a bicycle and explore the town and beaches. (Leanda Lei- Lord Howe Island, Double Studio room)

Lord Howe Island Australia

6 - Leisurely Day in Lord Howe Island

We have nothing planned for you the next couple of days on the island. Bicycles are the best means of transportation to get around the island is unreachable for cell phone signals. You can walk along white sand beaches, snorkel on the world’s southernmost coral reefs and explore the palm forest to the top of Mount Gower. Leave modern lifestyle pressures in this natural nirvana, while still enjoying modern comforts like restaurants, spas and luxury lodgings.

Lorde Howe Island Australia Snorkeling

7 - Leisurely Day in Lord Howe Island

Enjoy more beach time, snorkeling and/or diving. Warm tropical waters and cooler currents have created a diverse range of marine life, a unique mix of both tropical and temperate water fish…a diving paradise. Or simply curl up with a good book on your sunlounger. Kids will enjoy feeding the fish on Ned’s beach!

8 - Leisurely Day in Lord Howe Island

Another glorious day on the island.

Byron Bay NSW Australia Light house

9 - Off to Byron Bay

This morning you’ll be transferred to Lord Howe Airport where you’ll fly to Brisbane (2 hours). You’ll hire a car from the Brisbane airport and drive up the coast to Byron Bay (165km). (The Byron at Byron Bay, Standard Rainforest Suite)

Byron Bay Beach New South Wales Australia

10 - Discover Byron Bay

Unwind in the lovely beach town of Byron Bay, home to surf beaches, lush rainforest, delicious local cuisine, modern retreat. Stroll the Cape Byron Track to famous lighthouse, kayak with dolphins, shop at the market, and enjoy a day spa. Do as much or as little as you please! We’ve got many more suggestions as to how to spend your time.

11 - Surfs up!

Enjoy a day wandering through the quaint cafes and shops in town or laze away on the white sand beaches. For those who want to give surfing a go, we’ve booked a 3.5 hour surf lesson with Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay. There’s better place to learn then the epic breaks at Byron.

12 - Bon Voyage

Today you’ll hire a car and drive back south to Brisbane International Airport (approximate 2 hour drive). Safe travels!


This itinerary costs from £1,172 per person based on 2 sharing and includes all services and accommodation. Flights are not included.

We recommend booking international and domestic flights advance. Alternately, we can book flights on your behalf but a booking fee may apply.

Email or call (0207 112 0019) to get started.

What's included?

  • Prices start from £1,172 per person
  • Accommodation as stated
  • Transfers as stated
  • Excursions in small groups as per itinerary
  • Rental car (return trip) from Brisbane Airport to Byron Bay, damage cover (DC) for the vehicle and third party property, vehicle registration recovery (VRR), administration recovery, GST, Location Fee, Max Cover (which reduces excess to NIL) & GPS (tolls and petrol are not included)
  • Local taxes
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully co
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If you’re seeking a leisurely holiday where you can spend your days relaxing on the most stunning West Coast beaches and discover the mystifying marine life and breathtaking coastline of Lorde Howe Island, then look no further.


  • Discover Sydney, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House while cruising Sydney Harbour
  • Explore the unsurpassed underwater life and epic beaches of Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage site.
  • Relax on the long stretches of white sands of Byron Bay, while enjoying local beach-town life.

Please remember that this is a sample itinerary; we specialise in creating tailor-made holidays that are unique to you and your style.

Sydney (4 days) – Lord Howe Island (4 days) – Byron Bay (3 days) – Brisbane.

The capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Explore the famous coastal beaches like Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Palm Beach. Explore the jungles of Sydney Harbor National Park, dine in world-class restaurants, visit Blue Mountai
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. Explore the hidden halls and rooftops of Melbourne, Federation Square cultural hubs, bars, boutiques and restaurants, as well as the iconic MCG. Visit St Kilda, Royal Botanic Garden, Brunswick Street bohemian style, and the Spring Horse Carnival.
Located in the tropical Far North Queensland, Cairns is considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Stunning beaches, spectacular hinterland, local and organic produce, delightful cafes and bars, a hustle and bustle market and its friendly and relaxed community make Cairns a favorite holiday destination.
The capital of Western Australia, Perth, is known for its exquisite beaches. However it also has bustling city areas filled with amazing shopping, nightlife and dining. Discover stylish bars in Northbridge or visit theater along streets of Subiaco.
Brisbane is Queensland's vibrant and elegant capital and gateway to major tourist destinations. It's a large city on the Brisbane River and is a blend of cultural institutions and South Bank restaurants with riverside parks and lagoons.
Uluru/ The Red Centre
The Red Centre is an extraordinary landscape of desert plains, weathered mountain ranges, rocky gorges and some of Aboriginal Australia's most sacred sites, including Uluru and Kata Tjuṯa. The only town of sizable population is Alice Springs.
Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums and culture. It's known as the city of the Australian festival. Spacious boulevards and lush gardens in Adelaide are becoming an event of endless excitement.
Great Barrier Reef
Explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, stretching over 2,000 kilometers along the Queensland coastline. Snorkel, dive, or cross-reef flight. Sail to Whitsundays, trekking the Daintree Forest or relax on tropical islands like Hayman and Lizard.
The 74 Whitsunday Islands lie between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, a massive stretch of coral teeming with marine life. Most of the islands are uninhabited.
Byron Bay
Byron Bay is a lovely coastal town in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales. It’s a popular holiday destination, known for its beaches, surfing and scuba diving.
Fraser Island
Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world's largest sand island, stretching over 120km. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island's easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand.
Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. The area encompasses towns such as Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa, and an array of high-profile wineries offering tours and cellar-door tastings.
Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island lies off the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves, home to native wildlife like sea lions, koalas and diverse bird species.
Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach, an Australian resort town on Queensland's Whitsunday Coast, is a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
Port Douglas
Port Douglas is a town on the Coral Sea in the tropical far north of Queensland, Australia. It's known for its beach resorts and as a base for visits to both the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef system, and Daintree National Park, home to biodiverse rainforest.
Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and the gateway to famous Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park.
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Reef is a World Heritage Site located in the north west coastal region of Western Australia along the East Indian Ocean. It's Australia's largest fringing coral reef and the only large reef positioned very close to a landmass.
Alice Springs
Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide. It’s a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country's interior desert region.

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