Sydney & Whitsunday Islands Extension

Price:          £3,925 / US$4,895 per person (Single Supplement £975 / US$1,195)

Highlights:  Sydney, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach

Includes:    See below itinerary for full details of all inclusions

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia - 2023 solar eclipse tour
Hamilton Island Hill Inlet, Australia - 2023 solar eclipse tour
Great Barrier Reef, Australia - 2023 Total Solar Eclipse

Day 1 (22nd April 2023) - Arrive in Sydney the vibrant capital city of New South Wales

Leave the Western Australia eclipse tour on the final day and fly from Perth to Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities. Sydney is best known for its harbourfront Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design, and the arched Harbour Bridge. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

 

Day 2 - Fly to Hamilton Island for your Whitsunday Island experience

Today fly to Hamilton Island, one of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia, close to the Great Barrier Reef. Most of the car-free island is covered in bushland, and the coast is fringed by coral reefs. This is your base for the next four nights.

 

Day 3 - Today join a full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

After breakfast join a cruise to the Great Barrer Reef. Explore the reef on a semi-submersible or snorkel the reef at leisure. All snorkelling equipment is included along with morning and afternoon tea and a buffet lunch onboard the cruise today.

Day 4 - Today join a half day cruise to Whitehaven Beach

After breakfast join a half day cruise to Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This famous beach stretches for seven kilometres and is washed by swirls of turquoise, blue and green water. The sand is 98% pure white silica, which gives it a brilliant, near luminescent colour.

Day 5 - Day at leisure on Hamilton Island

After breakfast enjoy a day at leisure to explore this wonderful island. Perhaps visit the Wildlife Park or take advantage of the water activities including catamarans, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and snorkelling equipment on Catseye Beach.

 

Day 6 - Today join you return flight to Sydney

Today join your return flight to Sydney and spend a further three nights in this fascinating city. Marvel at the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch the ferry to Manly, have a swim at Bondi Beach or stroll through the historic Rocks district which is just on the hotels doorstep.

Day 7 - Day at leisure in Sydney with optional excursions available

Enjoy a day at leisure in the city of perhaps join an optional half day excursion exploring the city sights. Overnight in Sydney.

Day 8 - Day at leisure in Sydney with optional excursions available

Enjoy a day at leisure in the city of perhaps join an optional full day excursion out to the spectacular Blue Mountains. Just 50km west of Sydney, it is known for dramatic scenery and has rugged sandstone tablelands, wilderness, valleys, waterfalls, rainforests, lookouts, canyons and many wonderful walking trails. Return for an overnight in Sydney.

Day 9 (30th April 2023) - Join your return flight

Time at leisure until your transfer to the airport to join your return flight.


WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS EXTENSION PACKAGE?

Sydney/Whitsundays Extension Package Price £3,925 / US$4,895

*Please note these costings are based on March 2021 prices and are subject to change.

  • The price for this extension package is for bed and breakfast accommodation in hotels in Sydney and Hamilton Island, lunch onboard the Whitsundays cruise on Day 3, flights between Sydney and Hamilton Island (return) and flight from Perth to Sydney at the end of the Western Australia eclipse tour to join this extension tour and all transfers.

  • Hotel accommodation is provided in twin or double bed rooms with a private bathroom.

  • Single rooms for sole occupancy are available for this extension package. Single room supplements are £975 / US$1,195.

  • Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner about 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.

  • Current return air fares from London to Perth and then Sydney to London are between about £1,300 and £3,400 and from the US about US$1,975 to US$4,000.

  • The tour connects with the main tour that you have chosen and ends at the hotel on the final day.  We can arrange private arrival and/or departure airport transfers if required (additional cost).

  • Please note that this extensions is not available with the Overland Coastal Main Tour as the group dates do not fit with this extension.