East Coast Australia Trip
Australia | Jan 7 - Jan 19, 2024

MapMan
MapMan L.
Quincy, MA | Reviewed on Jan 20, 2024

We booked a 2 week trip along the east coast, starting in Sydney and then driving north to Brisbane. Everything arranged through Kim Kim went well. The hotels selected were excellent, the car and tour arrangements that were made went off without a hitch. We lucked out and only had 1 rain out day of the two weeks, the locals said were lucky as the 2023-2024 spring / summer season has been especially wet. If in Sydney don't miss a guided tour of the Opera House, and in Brisbane be sure to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Gold Coast Beaches are not to be missed and Sydney is very sightseeing friendly with an excellent mass transit system including ferries to visit parts of the town adjacent to Sydney Harbor.

Hotel Reviews
The Convent Hunter Valley
Pokolbin

Boutique hotel in the middle of "wine country", we plan on staying here again if we ever get the chance to visit Hunter's Valley in the future!

Authenticity & Character
Restored old convent, like visiting an 19th century Victorian mansion.
Location
Staff
Very helpful and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Discovery Parks - Emerald Beach
Emerald Beach

Glamping on the beach, if that is your thing rent a cabin here.

Authenticity & Character
It is a campground, cabins available.
Location
Only about 100 yards away from a fabulous beach.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cabin was modern and very clean, think Glamping!
QT Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise, QLD

The room, staff and views are top notch!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Just 1 block off the Esplanade, close to the beach, shops and dining.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Morning Private Hidden Gems & Historic Artefacts - Australian National Maritime Museum
Morning Private Hidden Gems & Historic Artefacts - Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney

If you are into history, take this tour very worthwhile. you can visit the archives with a docent and go behind the scenes where they are restoring items and exhibits. One can visit a number of ships while there.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Sydney Opera House Tour
Sydney Opera House Tour
Sydney

We had an excellent tour guide a Texan actually. Very informative on the creation of and the construction of the Opera House.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Connie Campos
Connie
Connie Campos
Local specialist in Washington and New Zealand | Replied on Jan 21, 2024

Dear Mark and Lori,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating. We appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future. I am so glad you enjoyed everything during your trip. I see you would like to stay again in the wine country; I can't wait to hear back from you and put another incredible journey together.
Looking forward to working with you in the near future!

Best regards
Connie