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Smooth Sailing Into Christmas

Smooth Sailing Into Christmas

Enjoy three nights at a centrally located Darling Harbour hotel, with a special Christmas luncheon to savour. Another highlight will be the four hour cruise on Sydney Harbour to view the start of the legendary Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

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6 days



  • Experience Christmas lunch with all the trimmings high above the city at Sydney Tower Restaurant

  • Enjoy 3 nights at the centrally located Hotel Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

  • View the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on board a cruise on Sydney harbour


  • Motel Accommodation, en suite – twin share basis

  • Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane, Hunter and Central Coast area*

  • Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

  • 16 quality meals

  • Traveller’s Refund Guarantee*

  • Entries and attractions as shown

  • Modern luxury tour coach

  • Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

  • Morning Tea



*Refer to full itinerary for Booking Conditions

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Day 1

Brisbane - Ballina - Coffs Harbour
Your Christmas getaway begins as we travel through the lush Northern Rivers countryside, stopping for morning tea along the way and later enjoying lunch in Ballina. Continue south via Big River Country through Grafton before arriving for our overnight stay in Coffs Harbour.

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Day 2

Coffs Harbour - Thornton - Sydney
Enjoy travelling on a varied route today via highways and scenic coastal roads, with a lunch stop at the popular holiday spot of Forster Tuncurry, situated at the Northern tip of the Great Lakes area. The twin townships are surrounded by National Parks and feature majestic headlands and long secluded beaches. Continue on via Thornton where we will meet our Hunter passengers, before crossing the Hawkesbury River into Sydney. Settle in for the next 3 nights at our centrally located hotel.

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Day 3

Merry Christmas
For those who wish to attend a morning Christmas church service, your Coach Captain and Hostess will assist with your transport. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxed morning before celebrating over a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings at the Sydney Tower Restaurant. This afternoon we will tour Sydney's northern beaches via Palm Beach, Warriewood, Dee Why, Curl Curl, Manly and North Head, before returning to our accommodation for a light dinner.

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Day 4

Sydney Harbour Cruise
It's Boxing Day and in Sydney that means the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Enjoy a walk around Darling Harbour taking time to purchase your own morning tea, before boarding the All Occasion Cruises vessel for a spectacular day on Sydney Harbour and the start of the big race. Enjoy a prawn and cold meat buffet lunch on board, taking in the fantastic views of the yachts as they jockey for position prior to the starter's gun.

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Day 5

Sydney - Lake Macquarie - Armidale
Sydney's festivities behind you, it is time to bid the Harbour City farewell. Travel north to Pelican on the edge of beautiful Lake Macquarie, for morning tea, saying goodbye to our Hunter friends at Thornton. Enjoy lunch at Raymond Terrace before making our way along Thunderbolts Way, arriving onto the New England Tablelands for our overnight stay in Armidale.

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Day 6

Armidale - Brisbane
After breakfast say farewell to this charming city and travel via Guyra and Glen Innes. From Tenterfield's Boulder Country to Queensland's Granite Belt, the New England Highway winds its way to Warwick, where we will stop for lunch. This afternoon, we will travel through Cunninghams Gap and back into Brisbane, where on arrival your transfers will be arranged.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

6 day departing from Brisbane


Single Supplement available @ $749.00 extra


4 day departing from The Hunter


Single Supplement available @ $574.00 extra



Refer to full itinerary for Booking Conditions


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