Lord Howe Island
& Blue Mountains

17 Day self-drive tour
Lord Howe Island
& Blue Mountains
Sydney, <br /> Lord Howe Island <br /> & Blue Mountains

Your first and longest flight takes you from one side of the world to another, and lands you in Sydney.

A city full of iconic sights, a sparkling nightlife, world class restaurants and almost endless cultural opportunities, as well as the much-vaunted Bondi Beach.

Another – somewhat shorter – flight takes you to a completely different world. One that is multi-coloured and populated by astonishing creatures. Lord Howe Island is one of the best places to discover some fabulous fringing coral reefs and hand feed fish on Ned's Beach.

Yet another flight – by helicopter this time – presents you with the outrageous landscapes and natural wonders of the countryside surrounding Wolgan Valley.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

days 1 - 6


Travel to and arrive in Sydney


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Travel to and arrive in Sydney

You’ll be met at the airport and taken to one of Sydney’s most upmarket hotels in an exclusive position almost underneath Sydney Harbour Bridge. From this vantage point you’ll have easy access to Sydney’s dynamic Rocks area, plus a wide-ranging list of the city’s cultural opportunities, sizzling restaurants and bars, outstanding architecture, harbourside, and any number of different experiences.

You’ll be able to stroll past the Opera House and around the Circular Bay, relax in the Royal Botanic Gardens, take stunning photos from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, cruise across the harbour, visit Manly by ferry or simply laze on the world-renowned Bondi Beach.

Stay: Five nights in the ultimately luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel.

days 7 - 11

Lord Howe Island

Now it’s time to tick off one of …

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Now it’s time to tick off one of Australia’s massive ‘must-sees’. You’ll fly to the little known but scenically dramatic Lord Howe Island, where you’ll be able to experience the Great Barrier Reef at its best.

The island is not crowded, so you can expect uninterrupted enjoyment of the spectacular reefs and stunning turquoise seas. As well as lovely beaches, snorkelling and diving, the Lord Howe Island’s UNESCO-listed interior offers some great hiking options.

Stay: Five nights at five star Capella Lodge, overlooking the ocean at Lover’s Bay.

days 12 - 15

Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

You could drive, and it would be a rewarding …

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You could drive, and it would be a rewarding three hours spent travelling from Sydney to the inspiring Wolgan Valley in the awesome Blue Mountains. But take a helicopter and you’ll arrive in just 50 minutes and along the way you’ll gain a different perspective on the local countryside.

However you journey, once in the valley you’ll be able to explore the fantastic landscapes of the Gardens of Stone National Park just to the north, or the untouched natural beauty of the Wollemi National Park to the east. Or you may prefer to simply chill by the pool in your luxury resort and soak up the sun and staggering scenery of the sandstone escarpments of the Wolgan Valley.

Stay: Four nights at the Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley Resort.

days 16 - 17

Fly home

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  • Rob was fab - super knowledgeable and really helpful. Will definitely use his services again.

    J and CR, Malaysia, 2016