Sightseeing, exploring, partying!
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Group Size: Avg 10-20
Trip code: AUSI
Duration: 8 days
Discover the highlights of Sydney on this bonza group trip. With tours of all the city’s most iconic sights, dolphin cruises, surf lesson, beach crawls, 3 days in an outback beach camp, and some seriously big nights out, this trip has it all. Come on sport - experience the wonder of Down Under!
- See all the most Instagrammed Sydney sights on a walking tour
- Party on the water with a catamaran trip round the harbour
- Do the famous Coogee to Bondi walk
- Spot wild dolphins and turtles on a dolphin cruise
- Carve up the dunes with a 4WD sandboarding tour
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Day 1: G’day Australia! Fly into Sydney Airport where you’ll and take the included transfer to your hostel. Take some time to unwind, or get straight out into the city. You’re really centrally located with many major attractions within walking distance and lots of pubs, shops and cafes.
Day 2: Sydney Walking Tour. Start the day with an orientation meeting, before heading out on a guided tour of the city. We’ll have lunch in Darling Harbour followed by a tour of the most iconic sights including the Opera House, Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour Bridge. This evening, we’ll have a welcome meal and then you are free to hit the city’s banging bar scene.
Day 3: Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise. This morning, have a free morning to relax and explore at your leisure. Afterwards, grab your swimmers and selfie-stick – we’re heading for the the sun-soaked deck of our party catamaran for a harbour cruise!
Day 4: Beach Camp. We’re leaving civilisation today with 2 nights in an outback beach camp. On arrival, walk through the bushland down to the beautiful beach for a swim and sunbathe, keeping your eyes peeled for the local critters on the way. As the sun goes down, grab a cold beer and kick back with your mates and the camp’s tame kangaroo!
Day 5: Sandboarding and Bush Walk. Channel your inner adrenaline junky today with a 4WD trip though the massive sand dunes in the area and some sandboarding! After, we’ll learn a bit about local Aboriginal culture before looking for cuddly koalas in Tomaree National Park. Get ready for a night of drinks and laughs round the camp-fire tonight with a cracking barbecue.
Day 6: Wild Dolphin Cruise. Leave dry land behind this morning. We’re heading out into the blue to look for wild bottle-nosed dolphins, turtles and maybe even whales. You can either sun yourself on deck or sit in the boom-net at the back of the boat and watch the dolphins playing underneath. After, travel back to Sydney where we’ll freshen up ready for another night on the town.
Day 7: Surfing Lesson or Blue Mountains Tour. It’s your choice today - board shorts or hiking boots? Learn how to surf like a true Aussie or explore the breathtaking Blue Mountains – it’s a tricky decision! Tonight we’re going ‘out out’ in Sydney, with express entry to 4 bars and clubs!
Day 8: Bondi to Coogee Beach Tour. After a big night out, clear your head with a coastal walk and some time on Sydney’s stunning beaches. Mellow out on the sands, mess around in the waves and nail the perfect ‘beach hair, don’t care’ pic. Finish up with an ice-cold beer with your mates on Bondi late this afternoon.
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Most expensive: £1,411 December, 2023
Arrive into Sydney Airport (SYD) on a Sunday. The included shuttle transfer will take you to your accommodation. There are no activities planned for day 1, so you can either chill out at the hostel after your long flight, or head out into the city.
Activities finish in the evening of day 8, so we strongly recommend that you stay on an extra night in the city as it’ll be a bit of a squeeze getting to the airport on time.
We can help you arrange accommodation for an additional cost. Please speak to a Travel Advisor for more information.
Your accommodation is included for the first 7 nights of your trip. You’ll be staying in a city centre hostel in Sydney for nights 1,2,3,6 and 7 and in a beach camp on nights 4 and 5. All accommodation is shared mixed dorm-style of between 6-10 people. We recommend that you plan to stay in Sydney for the 8th night of the trip as activities don’t finish until the evening.
Your Sydney hostel is a gorgeous historic building that has been fully renovated and offers fresh, modern rooms, right in the heart of the city. Facilities include one of the biggest and best backpacker bars in Sydney, a buzzing cafe serving delicious food and drinks 7 days a week, and includes a lounge area with TV’s. There’s also free wifi and a 24 hour reception – it’s the perfect introduction to the city. Staying in a hostel is a great way of meeting people and you’re sure to have tons of new mates by the end of the week!
3 dinners, 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts are included in your trip price. Meals at the beach camp are all included. You’ll need to hunt down the rest of your tucker yourself. Sydney is a foodie’s paradise and buying your own grub leaves you free to explore it however you choose. If you prefer to stretch your budget out you can cook some of your meals yourself, there are kitchen facilities at the hostel and plenty of grocery stores within walking distance of the accommodation.
The minimum age for this trip is 18. If you’re planning to work while you’re in Australia, you’ll need to be 30 or under.
All visitors to Australia (except those from New Zealand) will need a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. However, if you’re just heading to Australia for fun, an ETA will be enough. Both visas can be applied for online. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more info.
Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.