Pre-Race Extension to Sydney | Three Night Package: Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23
Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoiled beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbor, before discovering its iconic opera hall, thriving restaurants and markets. Top it off with a trip to the Blue Mountains or a day of wine tastings in historic Hunter Valley, both are popular excursion among locals.
Optional Full Day Tour | Wednesday, July 22
Blue Mountains with Self-Guided Hike and Picnic Lunch | $165 per person | 7:30am – 5:00pm
The Blue Mountains National Park is one of the seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderful sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. 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. A highlight today will be a 1 ½ to 2 hour hike along the top of the Grouse Valley – it provides an exhilarating walk while seeing wildlife such as the elusive Lyre Bird. We’ll stop and enjoy a picnic style lunch while looking over one of the world class views this walk provides.
• Wildlife emersion
• Early entry to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Park
• Complete circle loop of the Blue Mountains
• Visit to remote regions with stunning views
• Historic Hartley Vale
Wine Tastings in the Hunter Valley | $180 per person | 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
180 years young, the Hunter Valley, is Australia’s oldest and best known wine region and is soaked with history. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that brims with over 150 top class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries. Today you will enjoy three tastings at local vineyards, lunch and a chocolate pairing.
• Tasting at a local boutique winery
• Tasting and lunch at Brokenback Vineyard
• Wine and chocolate tasting at Keith Tullochs