Optional Private Excursions available for purchase
Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!
Continuing your journey to the Blue Mountains National Park, where you will enter a little known hidden clearing to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. Enjoy morning tea in a secluded valley, where you may see kangaroos grazing in the wild.
Visit a number of scenic lookouts, including Kings Tableland with its breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley. See firsthand the ruggedness and beauty that the Blue Mountains are famous for.
Lunch is included today at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Then head to Wentworth Falls and take a short walk to the falls with your guide. Enjoy stunning views and experience the local flora and fauna up close as your guide shares their knowledge of the incredible geology of the Blue Mountains and how they were formed.
Re-join your vehicle and travel towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters and learn the Aboriginal legend behind this famous rock formation while marvelling at the stunning views of Jamison Valley. Then continue around Narrow Neck Plateau for more incredible vantage points.
Then sit back and relax during your journey back through Sydney’s western suburbs and across the ANZAC Bridge to reboard your cruise vessel.
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, wildlife park entry fee, morning tea, lunch, national park fee
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
180 years young, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that is home to over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
Travelling north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, your first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well-renowned viticulture area, where you sample exquisite wines in a private area.
Then continue on to Leogate Estate, one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award-winning wines can provide. Sample a selection of cheeses to accompany your wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the winemaking process. Then enjoy a relaxing 2-course lunch: a selection of platters with a glass of red or white wine, followed by a dessert of choice.
After lunch, travel to Keith Tulloch Winery, a small family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”. Sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine – a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
Tour duration: approximately 10 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, morning tea, lunch, wine tasting
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
- See the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and Fort Denison from the water
- A barbeque lunch is served on board, while anchored in a secluded cove
- Get up close and personal with this amazing structure
- Celebrate with your group at the top and take photos that will last a lifetime
- Return private transfers
- Stunning views of Sydney from the seaplane
- Fly a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
- 3 course lunch
- Return transfers to/from Rose Bay
- Beverages during lunch (payable direct to Cottage Point)