Christine

Australia, a mix of nature and modernity - Apr 11 - Apr 22, 2022

Traveler: Christine M. - Local specialist: Liz Neal

Despite we planned to do this trip very late (less than 1 month before the departure), everything was done perfectly: all bookings made in 1 week And targeting exactly what we expected (hotels and activities). The hotels were very comfortable and in a ideal place in each city. We really loved all the activities : excellent guides with a lot of experience, good advices and sense of humor. The only activity we liked less was the barrier reef boat trip because the weather was quite bad but... read more

Despite we planned to do this trip very late (less than 1 month before the departure), everything was done perfectly: all bookings made in 1 week And targeting exactly what we expected (hotels and activities). The hotels were very comfortable and in a ideal place in each city. We really loved all the activities : excellent guides with a lot of experience, good advices and sense of humor. The only activity we liked less was the barrier reef boat trip because the weather was quite bad but also because it was a “mass “ activity (more than 100 people in the boat). Our best memories will be the biking in Sydney, the magnificent blue mountains, we did by ourselves a walking day starting in Bondy beach and it was great !, in Cairns, we visited the beautiful tropical gardens, and finally in Melbourne, we loved the arcades walk with the guide (despite the rain) and the trip to Philip Island (it was so fantastic to see penguins and wallabies in their natural environment!). Australia was full of surprises even for people like us who live in an exotic country (Thailand) : seeing cacatoès, ibis, perrots and giant bats in the middle of a big city is really unusual ! We loved this mix of nature and modernity.

Hotel Review

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

Sydney

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

good location close to Darling harbor and only 30 minutes walking to the Sydney opera. Comfort and very good breakfast.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Unfortunately the hotel is stuck between a road bridge and a massive hotel so the view is really bad
Location

Close to public transportation and Sydney places to visit
Activity Review

Full Day Blue Mountains tour with hike

Sydney

Overall Rating
Activity Review

Very difficult to choose the best activity: blue mountains is finally our choice because of the stop to the farm so we could see koala, wallaby and kangaroo very close and then the fantastic views and water falls! It was a perfect day

Food

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

Quality of Experience

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Liz Neal, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Christine,
It was a pleasure to work with you also!! I'm very glad you enjoyed the trip and we hope to hear from you when you plan your next adventure !!
Liz