12 days in Airlie Beach, Sydney & Hunter Valley Itinerary

12 days in Airlie Beach, Sydney & Hunter Valley Itinerary

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12 days in Airlie Beach, Sydney & Hunter Valley Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  30​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  30​h
End: London

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 12th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner .

London, UK to Airlie Beach is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Airlie Beach reach 31°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, learn about winemaking at Hungerford Hill Wines, do a tasting at Harkham Wines, then do a tasting at Mount Pleasant Wines, and finally do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at Worthington's Vineyard, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about winemaking at Lucy's Run Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Waverley Estate.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pokolbin trip site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Pokolbin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lucy's Run Wines, Ernest Hill Wines
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

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