Activity

Sydney – Canberra Trip via Grand Pacific Drive (Stay Overnight)

Sydney, New South Wales

Explore Canberra without the hassle of navigating on an overnight trip from Sydney, with round-trip transport and accommodation included. Our tour includes Grand Pacific Drive when we are on our way to Canberra! Unlike most group tours, day two offers free time to explore the city at your own pace before the return trip to Sydney.

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Sydney, New South Wales
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Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney to Canberra.

Stop At: Grand Pacific Drive – Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, From Royal National Park to Bomaderry, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia
The Grand Pacific Drive is a scenic coastal drive that stretches from the Royal National Park about an hour south of central Sydney, through the seaside New South Wales villages and towns of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, and Shoalhaven. Visitors can choose their own adventure with numerous coastal and rainforest walks, surfing, swimming, shopping, and endless dining options along the route.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent Campbell, Canberra 2612 Australia
The Australian War Memorial is Australia’s national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia, and some conflicts involving personnel from the Australian colonies prior to Federation. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum. The Australian War Memorial was opened in 1941, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant memorials of its type in the world
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory 2609, Australia
The Mount Ainslie tourist outlook, one of Canberra’s most popular, provides excellent views of central Canberra and Red Hill to the south and Black Mountain to the west especially towards sunset. According to an article written in 1922, this outlook ‘will afford an ever changing bird’s eye and panoramic picture of the city’s buildings and beauty spots, as well as of the lovely plains that run to join the Yass Plains on the north. An air beacon located at the summit is part of the national capital’s air navigation system guiding air traffic towards the nearby Canberra Airport.

A walking trail which leads from the back of the Australian War Memorial, called the Mount Ainslie Kokoda summit trail, is well maintained with steps and is paved. The trail is used by around 200 people each day. It has a number of plaques commemorating the battles fought in World War II in the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, with the plaques set out as though it was on the Kokoda Trail. A quarry is located around 200 metres (660 ft) from the peak.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Ibis Style Canberra Tall Trees or The Sebel Canberra Civic or equivalent

Day 2: Canberra to Sydney

Stop At: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra 2601 Australia
The National Gallery of Australia (originally the Australian National Gallery) is the national art museum of Australia as well as one of the largest art museums in Australia, holding more than 166,000 works of art. Located in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, it was established in 1967 by the Australian government as a national public art museum.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Australian Parliament House, The Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra 2600 Australia
Parliament House is the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia, located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. The building was designed by Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp Architects and built by a Concrete Constructions and John Holland joint venture. It was opened on 9 May 1988 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. It cost more than A$1.1 billion to build.

Federal Parliament meetings were held in Melbourne until 1927. Between 1927 and 1988, the Parliament of Australia met in the Provisional Parliament House, which is now known as “Old Parliament House”. Construction of Australia’s permanent Parliament House was delayed while its location was debated. Construction of the new building began in 1981. The principal design of the structure is based on the shape of two boomerangs and is topped by an 81-metre (266 ft) flagpole.

Parliament House contains 4,700 rooms, and many areas are open to the public. The main foyer contains a marble staircase and leads to the Great Hall, which has a large tapestry on display. The House of Representatives chamber is decorated green, while the Senate chamber has a red colour scheme. Between the two chambers is the Members’ Hall, which has a water feature and is not open to the public. The Ministerial Wing houses the office of the prime minister and other ministers.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601 Australia
The National Museum of Australia, in the national capital Canberra, preserves and interprets Australia’s social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation. It was formally established by the National Museum of Australia Act 1980.

The museum did not have a permanent home until 11 March 2001, when a purpose-built museum building was officially opened.

The museum profiles 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage, settlement since 1788 and key events including Federation and the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The museum holds the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal bark paintings and stone tools, the heart of champion racehorse Phar Lap and the Holden prototype No. 1 car
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel
No accommodation included on this day.

Location

Sydney, New South Wales

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