Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

HUNTER VALLEY HOT AIR BALLOONING Departures & Duration: 1 hour, Daily (except 25 Dec & 1 Jan) from Crowne Plaza At sunrise your will meet your flight crew before experiencing the best views in the Hunter Valley - Australia’s premier wine region - aboard a hot air balloon. Enjoy 1 hour of scenic views of the wine region, mountains and Australian wildlife before touching down and returning to the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for a gourmet Champagne buffet breakfast. Digital photos are made available following the flight. Departure time is4.30am (summer)or6am (winter)and isweather dependent. Weightnotification:BeyondBallooningwillrequire, for flightmanifest purposesallpassengers’namesandestimatedweights (inkilograms). FULL DAY HUNTER GATHER TOUR Departures & Duration: 7 hours, Daily (except 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan & selected special event days) Join this tour to discover why the Hunter Valley is not just famous for its wines. After enjoying wine tasting at 4 or 5 selected wineries, you will also experience cheese and wine matching, a tranquil vineyard walk (weather permitting), a chocolate and wine matching experience, a fun and tasty brewery tour, as well as the chance to see kangaroos and local wildlife. A generous lunch overlooking the vines is included, as well as return transportation from local accommodation. Prices from: Adult £148, Child £130

Hunter Valley Although increasingly recognised for its olive growing and cheese production, the Hunter Valley is synonymous with wine. The region boasts almost 150 vineyards ranging from little independent estates to world-famous names such as Lindemans and Rosemount. Many even offer free wine tasting!

Prices from £98 per person

Days 1 & 2: Sydney - Blue Mountains (102km/ 63 miles/ 1.5 hours) Collect your car and head west into the Blue Mountains. Visit Echo Point for the best views and see spectacular Wentworth Falls. On your free day, perhaps take a walking track for views of the Three Sisters, or explore the shops in Katoomba and Leura. (B*) Standard: Leisure Inn Spires; Superior: The Mountain Heritage; Deluxe: Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa *Superior only Day 3: Hunter Valley (230km/ 143 miles/ 3 hours) Travel through beautiful Brisbane Water and Wollemi National Parks to Cessnock, gateway to the Hunter Valley where you can visit the many vineyards and fantastic gourmet restaurants. Standard: Hunter Valley Resort; Superior: Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley; Deluxe: Chateau Elan Hunter Valley Day 4: Port Stephens (87km/ 54 miles/ 1.5 hours) Drive to Port Stephens; home of wonderful beaches, fresh seafood and bottlenose dolphins playing in the bay. (B*) Standard: Hotel Nelson; Superior: Oaks Pacific Blue; Deluxe: Anchorage Port Stephens *Deluxe only Day 5: Sydney (207km/ 129 miles/ 2.5 hours) Travel south along the Pacific Highway through the historic port of Newcastle, and back into Sydney over the iconic Harbour Bridge. Note: Your car is booked until the following day, but must be returned by the same time it was picked up on Day 1 to avoid additional charges. PRICES INCLUDE • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation on room-only basis (unless specified otherwise) • Avis car rental for the tour duration • Self-drive kit, including maps & instructions

5 day Blue Mountains & Beyond Self Drive •

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