New South Wales golf links: Surrounded by National Park, the NSW
Golf Club is located at Cape Banks on the northern headland of
Botany Bay approximately 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD. It is rated
in the top 50 golf courses in the world. In fact it is the only
Sydney Course rated in the top 100 best golf courses listing. The
character of the course is unique, a links style course set amongst
the hills and valleys that hug the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline
boasting magnificent ocean views as backdrop.
Sydney Harbour Cruises: Here's how to really enjoy Sydney; get your 3 day Sydney
Pass for about AU$120 and cruise the entire harbour and Botony Bay
all day for 3 days if you want. Your Sydney pass includes
unlimited use of all Sydney trains, buses & ferries to all
points of interest & places in all harbours, bays and river crossings
The Pontoon: your very own Sydney
glass ballroom & restaurant. Look through 3 metre high surround glass windows into
Sydneys changing panorama whilst cruising this worlds famous
waterway. Take in the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park
& our world renowned city skyline. Their 3 metre high
surround glass windows bring Sydney Harbour to you as they
offer the ultimate Sydney Harbour cruise with unobstructed
360 degree views over both deck levels. Cruise Sydney
Harbour on board this magnificent & stylish Harbour Glass
Ballroom & restaurant. Whether entertaining overseas guests
or just wanting to impress with unbeatable waterviews of
Sydney Harbour, why not entertain on this truly unique
Sydney Harbour Cruise boat.
Blue Mountains Tour
The most comprehensive overview of the Blue Mountains
available. Let Sydney's original & best valued Blue
Mountains tour specialists take you there.
Sydney Sights Tour: The independent and easy way to get around Sydney and its
best attractions. The City Hop On - Hop Off double decker
bus allows you to discover vibrant Sydney at your own pace.
Stay on board for a 90 minute guided tour of the city or hop
on - hop off all day - it's up to you!
BridgeClimb is the ultimate experience of Sydney.
Choose from three guided Climbs that take you to the summit
of this world famous Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.
Hunter Valley Wineries
For lunch, the tour visits the Hunter Valley Gardens Village for 60
to 90 minutes to enjoy a two-course gourmet lunch (and a
complimentary glass of wine) at one of the wineries' award-winning
More wine tastings will be done in the valley's
fabulous wineries after lunch before returning to Sydney in the late
afternoon. The on-board refrigerator has plenty of room to store
And, this tour is about more than just wine
tasting. It provides a great chance to see some of the countryside
outside of Sydney, where you can spot some of the local wildlife
along the way. (Apparently, kangaroos love the Hunter Valley
Canberra Tour from Sydney
Australia's most modern capital city and the political
and administrative heart. Striking architecture contrasts
with natural bushland. Visit the new billion dollar
Parliament House and New Museum for an exclusive guided tour
of both, pass the Prime Minister's Lodge and diplomatic
embassies and visit the Australian War Memorial.
The nation's capital - a purpose built city, ultra modern,
with imposing architecture yet a rural charm of lakeside,
gardens and open spaces. This hi- tech city is the seat of
Parliament and home of superb national monuments, museums
Broughton Island National Park
Cruise from Nelson Bay Australia A full day all
inclusive cruise! Cruise of Port Stephens Outer
Islands, fabulous ploughmans style buffet lunch,
morning and afternoon tea, snorkeling, fish feeding,
Island walks... or just relax on the beach! Boom net
rides and bonus dolphin watch on the return journey.
Twelve nautical miles from Nelson Bay, the sea
journey is a kaleidoscope of sea cliffs, swells,
terns, flying fish, dolphins and salt spray. Most
visitors come for what lies below the water:
snapper, drummer, kingfish, flathead and groper. For
scuba divers there are undersea caves, coral, sponge
gardens, boulders, sandy gutters, ledges, sheer
walls and marine life of every type.
Grand Sydney Bus Tour &
Captain Cook Harbour Lunch Cruise
In the afternoon experience the vibrance of
Sydney, which is one of the world's most spectacular
cities. Then join one of Sydney's best experiences,
a luncheon cruise on the beautiful Sydney Harbor
Tour includes hotel pickups and drop-offs. Pick up
at 8:15am duration 9 hours
Cross the Harbour Bridge, witness
spectacular views of the harbour and visit Manly
Beach. Enjoy a superb luncheon cruise on the Sydney
Harbour with Magistic Cruises. In the afternoon
experience the vibrance of Sydney, which is one of
the world's most spectacular cities. See The Rocks -
Sydney's birthplace, the Opera House, the Harbour
Bridge, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and cosmopolitan
Kings Cross. Tour downtown Sydney and visit Bondi
Beach, Australia's most famous surf beach. Tour
includes hotel pickups and drop-offs. Pick up at
8:15am duration 9 hours
Twilight Dinner Cruise in Port Stephens Australia --
Cruise with great sunsets and moonrises, buffet dinner
featuring Hunter beef, chicken and fresh local seafood, with
desserts, tea and coffee, and live soloist music. Wine,
Beautiful Port Stephens is the perfect holiday
destination... a blue water paradise made up of pristine and
unspoiled waterways, over 26 golden sandy beaches,
eco-diverse Marine and National Parks, all the soft
adventure and fun that you could wish for.
Nature is at the centre of all that is Port Stephens. With a
resident population of bottlenose dolphins, whales in
season, spectacular bushwalking and wildflowers and endless
water activities such as first-class snorkelling and diving
in marine parks. Enjoy Port Stephen and then a romantic
dinner cruise with us at twilight!
Harbor Coffee Cruise & Cuddle a Koala in Sydney Australia
An excellent opportunity to observe Australia's most unique
native animals-close up. Then enjoy a spectacular coffee
cruise on beautiful Sydney Harbour
Whale Watching Cruise from Nelson Bay Australia --
Excellent humpback whale sighting rate, bonus dolphin watch,
morning or afternoon tea, commentary, ocean going cruise
including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands and the
Get Up Close & Personal with the Whales! We have the largest
whale watch vessel in the Bay, purpose-designed for ocean
cruises, with three viewing decks and underwater video
cameras to see the marine life at close range.
Blue Mountains & Jenolan Caves
Hunter Valley Golf & Wine
Kings Cross at Night
Sydney Harbour Ferry Cruise
Sydney Sights Tour
Sydney Explorer Bus Tour
Sydney Bridge Climb
We use & recommend local experienced
Aussie tour operators for all add-on tours that we can include in
your golf & leisure itinerary.
Vacation Australia's Kangaroo Kelly will
include any tour of your choice in your custom planned
Vacation Australia provides self drive or
driver guide luxury coach tours to independent groups.
Ask about our Preferred Partner Itineraries for those who wish to join a group
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Sydney, the capital of New South Wales. Australia's biggest and
oldest city where settlers first landed in 1788. Population 4.5
course, you must cruise
the Sydney Harbour. The Jetcat Express Ferry or quaint old English Ferries leave
Circular Quay for Taronga Zoo, Watson's Bay and the seaside harbour suburb of
Sydney's famous Opera House can be visited on the Quay where you can see the Harbour
Bridge from a close vantage point. Daily tours are available.
The former wharf area,
Harbour in the inner city has been revitalized. The centre has shops, restaurants, the
Sydney Aquarium, Imax Theatre, Sega World, The National Maritime Museum, the Convention
Centre and Chinese Gardens. A cost saving pass is available to all attractions. Take the
10 minute monorail ride from the city centre.
The Sydney Rocks
Just a short walk from the
city centre is The Rocks. Explore the history of Sydney in this harbourside village
where European settlement began in 1788. Elegantly restored buildings house a wide variety
of restaurants, entertainment venues and speciality shops.
The Rocks is one of the most-visited parts of Sydney. It is not hard to see why. Nestled at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and on the
western shores of Sydney Cove, The Rocks is the foundation place of Sydney and Australia, and of enormous historical signifiance. It is often described as "Sydney's
The Rocks is the oldest area of Sydney and has recently undergone an amazing metamorphosis, the old district being transformed into a vibrant pocket of cafes and
restaurants and interesting tourist shops and stalls. This has been achieved without destroying the area's Old World charm and historic buildings. Sydney's town
planners have put in place a sensitive conservation program that has preserved the heritage and character of The Rocks and brought about an interesting fusion of
modern amenities in an old and valued setting.
Most activities centre around walking, looking and eating. The Rocks is Sydney's oldest preserved colonial district so the main emphasis is on the historical
importance of the area. The Sydney Visitor Centre, Corner, Argyle and Playfair Streets, The Rocks (Open daily 9.30am to 5.30pm [Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day]),
is a logical and excellent starting point. This centre has a wealth of information on points of interest around The Rocks and provides free information and literature,
as well as having souvenirs and momentos that can be purchased.
Now you see why I recommend the Kirketon Hotel, a speak easy on the
heart of the Rocks Harbour District" Gentlemen, I suggest that you
keep your wife close at hand pr you will be lost forever to a
luscious lovely of the night!
Visit the Museum of
Contemporary Art at the Sydney Observatory
Adjacent to the Royal
Botanical Gardens is Macquarie Street which has many fine examples of colonial and
convict built sandstone buildings.
Visit Hyde Park Barracks, the
Mint Museum, Parliament House and St James Church. Close by is the Museum of Sydney, the
Art Gallery of New South Wales and the library.
Sydney offers great
venues such as the Pitt Street Mall, Strand Arcade and the Queen Victoria Building.
Paddington, especially along Oxford Street and Double Bay to the east, Neutral Bay and
Mosman in the north, are elegant suburbs to shop for designer clothing. Try the weekend
markets of the Rocks, Paddington and Paddy's in Chinatown or visit the Sydney Fish
To the north and south of the
city, you will find white sand beaches minutes away by bus, ferry or taxi. Within the
harbour are Nielsen Park, Balmoral and Camp Cove. For surfing, there's Bondi,
Bronte, Coogee and Maroubra; Manly, Collaroy, Newport or Palm Beach in the north.
In the south, golfers will be more likely to want to go to Maroubra than swimmers. The peninsula just south of the
beach is home to four golf courses - Randwick Golf Club, The Coast Course, St Michaels and
NSW, which is one of the best in Sydney. For more golf, go to the
Sydney golf page.
Southside Beaches See
Between Mcquarie Street and the harbour are the
Royal Botanic Gardens where 74
acres of lawns, gardens and exotic Australian plants are established on the site of
Australia's first farm.
Hyde Park, featuring
the Anzac Memorial, is located in the city centre and provides a restful scene of shady
trees, flowers and fountains amid the city bustle. Sydney Harbour National Park, around
the harbour forshore, offers many scenic walks and picnic spots.
View Australia's wildlife at
Taronga Zoo, The Australian Wildlife Park, Waratah Park and the Koala Sanctuary.
Restaurants and Pub
Almost every cuisine of of the highest quality is available in Sydney from local seafood
to international cusines. Some of Sydney's best eating can be enjoyed in the city
precincts Chinatown, The Rocks and Circular Quay, Darlinghurst and King's Cross.
For city views, try a revolving restaurant.
Enjoy Sydney's lively
theatre, dance, opera, concert and pub and club entertainment. The Rocks, Darling Harbour,
Chinatown and Darlinghurst have pubs and restaurants. Kings Cross offers all
night entertainment in bars and discos. George Street and the southern part of the city
are the places for cinema complexes, concerts and fast food outlets. Choose from one of
the many harbour dinner cruises offering entertainment and superb scenery or try your luck
at the Star City Sydney Casino.
For singles, the Bondi Beach Hotel is where everybody meets. Delicious king
crabs, Sydney rock oysters can be devoured at Peter Doyles Seafood Restaurant, especially
at the harbourside tables over water on the jetty. There are far too many classy little
Pubs and clubs to mention but if you get an invite to a the Sydney Rugby Leagues Club, be
sure to go as you will enjoy.
Australian Rules Football,
national and international Rugby League, interstate and international cricket, The
Australian Open tennis, dog, trotters and horse racing at the Royal Randwick Racecourse,
what more could you want. Australians also play real squash raquets and about any other
sport you like to mention. Horse Racing is very popular as is golf and Sydney offers a
number of world rated golf courses open to international visitors.
Beyond the City
Day tours to the
should not be missed. This mountain range with
resorts and small villages is surrounded by the Blue Mountains National Park. About 90
minutes from the city, accessible by train and car, the mountains provide sweeping views
of the bushland and valleys, eucalypt forests, waterfalls, sheer cliffs and dramatic
scenery. Vist the Koala Wildlife Sanctuary and ride the flying fox across deep gorges.
While you are in the Blue
Mountains, stay overnight at the Jenolan Caves Lodge and in the morning, tour a network of
the extraordinary Jenolan limestone caverns.
Two hours drive north from
Sydney is the diverse Hunter Valley, featuring the sparkling waterways of Lake
Mcquarie and Port Stephens, rugged mountains and forests of the Barrington Tops National
Park and historic towns such as Newcastle, Maitland and Scone. If you enjoy good wine,
don't miss a tour of the Hunter Valley wineries.
The Snowy Mountains are 327/526 kilometres south west of Sydney where many of Australia's best ski resorts are
to be found. Summer activities are bushwalking and fishing in the magnificent Mt Kosciosko
National Park which is usually a blaze of colour with spring wildflowers.
If you are interested to see
Australia's national capital, a trip to Canberra can be made from Sydney by car or
short flight. Go to Canberra.
Suburbs Airport Shuttle - Low cost service all Eastern Suburbs
Public Transport: Buses and
trains operate in the city and suburban areas. Ferries link harbourside suburbs and
Circular Quay. The monorail links the city with Darling Harbour.
Sydney Harbour is easily
explored by ferry, sailing boat, cruiser or by express Jetcat hydrofoil to the north head
suburb of Manly.
The Sydney Explorer bus follows a 17 mile/28 kilometre route stopping at
The Bondi and Bay Explorer Bus travels on a 22 mile/35 kilometre route,
visiting Bondi Beach and other beautiful harbourside suburbs.
Day tickets and a 3 day Sydney
Pass providing unlimited Sydney bus and
ferry travel, limited rail travel, special harbour cruises and journeys on the Sydney
Explorer Bus, Bondi & Bay Explorer and the airport Express Bus over any
8 day period are available. 5 and 7
day passes are also available.
and Great Southern Railways for Australia's great train journeys
See Sydney City by Monorail or
Budget Rental Car
Vacation Australia recommends URBAN WALKABOUT TOURS for the discerning
gourmet & shopper
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Vacation Australia's "Kangaroo Kelly" has comprehensively golf and travelled
all States in Australia. He not only knows the
popular tourist regions but also knows the favourite places of the crafty
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