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Australia New Year's Eve in Sydney

  • Luxury
Watch the fireworks on the Sydney Harbor Bridge! With the gorgeous city behind you and the high energy locals sharing in your joy to welcome the New Year. Not only will you take in Syndey, but the city of Melbourne will be animated this time of year and a not to miss city escape. Come celebrate with us!

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: ​Arrive Sydney

Private transfer Sydney International Airport to city.


Day 2: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

A stunning award-winning hotel with a reputation as a market leader in service and style, offering spacious guestrooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, day spa, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, spa, gymnasium, and an excellent central location.

Amora Hotel Jamison (Sydney)

Day 3: Panoramic Sydney

Half Day Small group tour. Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day city sights tour. On tour you’ll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point. Visit Sydney’s trendy new district Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach.

Amora Hotel Jamison (Sydney)

Day 4: The Opera Gala on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is the night when Sydney puts on the bling, kicks up its heels and shows the world what a gorgeous thing it is, as a festival of fire explodes across the midnight sky. Ringside seats to the greatest show on earth are hard to come by, but we've saved some great ones, and you're invited. Be entertained at the Opera Gala, featuring favorites by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and more.

​Then, with a heart full of song, watch the fireworks the whole world watches. Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the midnight fireworks. There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year's Eve and there's nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House. Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever.


Day 5: Free day in Sydney

Day at leisure


Day 6: Sydney to Cairns

Private transfer to Sydney Airport, fly Sydney to Cairns, transfer to Mossman.


Day 7: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Today you’ll journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one meter underwater. Watch the fish feeding from a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory. Whatever you choose, this will be a day to remember!

Day 8: Daintree Rainforest

Together with our experienced guides cross the Daintree River and explore ancient pristine Cape Tribulation rainforest crocodile and bird spotting on the Daintree River and an Australian BBQ lunch beside a secluded forest billabong.

Great Barrier ReefDaintree Rainforest

Day 9: Welcome to Melbourne!

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. Outside Melbourne, you’ll find a host of regional attractions, from the Little Penguins to the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River.

​Private transfer Melbourne Domestic Airport to hotel.

Daintree Rainforest, CairnsMelbourne

Day 10: Crown Promenade Hotel

Stylish and thoroughly modern, Melbourne's Crown Promenade Hotel offers you a fresh perspective on how good a hotel really can be. Located in the heart of the action - Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The natural tones of the decor and the illuminating light from floor to ceiling windows give the rooms a calm, natural, minimal feel.


Day 11: Yara Valley Wine Experience

Our expert guides guarantee a social, entertaining and educational day out. Enjoy a personalized Yarra Valley tour in the company of an average number of 12 -20 people (max. 24) in our luxury, air-conditioned fun bus. Your guide is a real wine expert, (not a snob!) and will take you to cellar door tasting at Yering Station, Yering Farm and Rochford Wines. You’ll have an a la carte lunch at Rochford Wines Restaurant, take a private tour of Domaine Chandon - our special access guided tour through the winery, demonstrates the process for making these world famous bubbles.

MelbourneYarra Valley

Day 12: Kangaroos, Koalas and australian wildlife, in the wild

See Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild! Interact with wild animals in their natural habitats on this full day, fully inclusive small group (max 8 people) eco-tour, led by an experienced Wildlife Guide. Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help collect important data, remove Boneseed (a weed) and make a difference to koala habitat. Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care we often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life.

Yarra Valley

Day 13: Departure

Private transfer to Melbourne Airport.


Sydney Bondi Beach Cairns Mossman Great Barrier Reef Daintree Rainforest Melbourne Yarra Valley

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $5,480 / 13 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person$5,480

Included in price:

  • Luxurious accommodation in Sydney (4), Silky Oaks Lodge (3) and Melbourne (3)
  • Small group half day Sydney tour
  • The Opera Australia Gala on New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Small group Daintree Rainforest tour
  • Small group Kangaroos & Koalas in the Wild tour
  • Small group wine tour to the Yarra Valley
  • Private airport transfers
  • Includes 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan

Not included in price:

  • International and national airfares

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