Sydney, Opera House, drive across the Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Paddington, Chinatown, Circular Quay, Manly and Bondi Beach. Self-Drive Tour with Hotel Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Sydney. Themes include: New South Wales, Departs from Sydney, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Sydney. + Show more
3 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
3 nights good standard Sydney hotel (luxury upgrades available)
NSW Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
Sydney Opera HouseSydney Harbour BridgeThe RocksPaddingtonBondi BeachManlyDarlinghurstStar CasinoPalm BeachBlue Mountains National ParkKatoombaRoyal Botanic GardensHomebush Bay 2000 Olympics SiteHyde ParkCoogee Beach
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Sydney, the city of dreams, where the world famous harbour licks the Opera House and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge stands sentinel over the bustling ferries as they flit between the city and Sydney beaches, near and far. The oldest city in Australia (1788) buzzes with history, fashion and style, art and sport, cultural theatre and street theatre, chic cafes, riverside restaurants. Welcoming green spaces abound and the picturesque hinterland is a wonderland of National Parks; oceanside the many inlets, rivers, bays and world famous surf beaches with world famous Australian Surf Life Savers in season, such as Bondi Beach and Manly Beach.
Explore at leisure, The Rocks (historic convict area once the land of the bad boys and girls of Sydney, cobbled side streets and alleyways with thriving weekend markets, cafes, boutiques, galleries, Museum of Contemporary Art ), Darling Harbour, (Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre, ferry stop, shops, shops and shops, cafes and chic restaurants, wide walkways along the harbour, weekend entertainment, mini train ride around the harbour, The Chinese Garden, Haymarket, Chinatown (cafes, restaurants, shops), Kings Cross (The fountain, Art Deco buildings, clubs, pubs, and red lights), Darlinghurst (Art Deco buildings, Oxford Street shops, cafes, restaurants, great Mardi Gras venues) Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo (Finger Wharf, gentrified and very upmarket), West City (Powerhouse Museum, early morning fish markets, Star Casino), The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens (1816 overlooking the harbour near The Domain) The Sydney Opera House, The Domain (large open public gardens/space Lookout point, Mrs Macquarie's Chair (1816), carved from rock), Sydney Olympic Park, City (The Mint, Hyde Park Barracks, the Conservatorium, Centrepoint Tower, tallest building in Sydney, great views, St Mary's Cathedral) and the 70 beaches of Sydney: Bondi Beach (iconic beach, wide sands, esplanade, cafes, restaurants, surf, lookouts, walk trails and great views), Coogee Beach (great family beach, coastal walks, marine reserve surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling),Manly Beach (golden beach, shops, restaurants, oceanfront walkway to Fairy Bower and Shelley Beach), Bronte (Rock pool), Collaroy Beach, Mona Vale Beach, Palm Beach (of "Home and Away' fame), and the fabulous Blue Mountains.
Self-Drive Tours from Sydney
We highly recommend that you consider one of our extended packages that take you out of Sydney and self-drive touring throughout New South Wales (scroll down to see the orange deals highlighted).
Northern Beaches: Discover the delights of the Northern Beaches of Sydney, as you choose and when you choose with your own Self-Drive car package; perhaps even perhaps play a few holes in one of the myriad of golf courses on the way; cross the Harbour and follow the road to Palm Beach in the north, then decide which beaches suit you as you take a long, slow drive back, stopping at some of the many beaches where pretty coves and wide golden sands meet the Pacific Ocean and people come out to play; pass Millers Point, Dawes Point (and across the Harbour), Neutral Bay, Cremorne, Seaforth, Manly beach (ASLA, beyond Manly Cove, pier, golden sands, entertainment), Queenscliff Beach (on Queenscliff Bay, one of the many northern beaches patrolled by the vigilant Australian Surf Life Savers (ASLA) in season), Curl Curl, Dee Why, Collaroy (ASLA, rock pool, North Narembeen, Mona Vale, Newport, Bigola Beach (palm fringed beach, rock pool ASLA, good family beach) Avalon Beach ( by 60m tall cliffs, surfing, body boarding, swimming, rock pool, picnic and BBQ facilities), Avalon village (shops, cafes, shops) Whale Beach (ASLA, surfing at Whale Beach Wedge, short but solid left and good take off, fishing off wide rock platforms, good beach gutters) and Palm Beach.
Blue Mountains: Make an early start to enjoy the astounding natural wonders, pretty friendly mountain villages and amazing panoramic vistas of the Blue Mountains; cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge en route and follow the Bradfield Highway to discover the untold natural beauty. Cross the Western Plains, Leura (quaint mountain village, (just the place for lovers to walk hand in hand) picturesque streetscapes, cafes, antiques and galleries), Katoomba (alternative lifestyle, laidback town, Art Deco buildings, cafes, great restaurants, galleries, walk trail to Bridal Veil Lookout), Scenic Skyway (cable car across the valley, stupendous rainforest, mountain views, ) Scenic World (thrilling, steepest railway ride in the world, white cockatoos atop and wandering lyrebirds on the forest floor), Echo Point, (Megalong Valley, lookout over Jamison Valley, cliff 170m tall, Three Sisters rock formation (read the story of the Indigenous Maidens on the statues outside)), Norman Lindsey Gallery and Museum, Wentworth Falls, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, shops. Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park: Take the Sydney Harbour Bridge heading north to the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Mt. Colah, Kalkari, (Cowan Creek) Bobbins Head Inn, Bobbin Head (mangrove boardwalk), West Head (spectacular vista across over Pittwater and across to Barrenjoey Lighthouse) Barrenjoey (lighthouse tour) Ku-Rin-Gai Chase NP walk trails; Red Hands Cave (ancient Aboriginal hand handprints), Resolute Beach, The Basin Track, Resolute Beach (Indigenous rock carvings), water views (over Cowan Creek, Pittwater, Broken Bay) kayak hire, picnic areas, flora and fauna including the rare Lyre-bird.