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Sydney and the Hunter Valley Program Pitch
Discover the iconic attractions of Sydney Harbour and sample the enduring wines of the Hunter Valley Wine region on this three-day program that showcases culture, food and wine. Stellar views and Indigenous history accompany you to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and exclusive experiences await at the Sydney Opera House. Take an Indigenous adventure on the Southern Hemisphere’s largest sand dunes and savour artisan dining and oyster farming on your return to the city before you celebrate on Sydney Harbour’s newest super yacht.
Start your exploration of Sydney on BridgeClimb’s 3-hour guided Burrawa climb, led by an Indigenous story teller. Each step to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge heralds stellar views and a historic narrative. Back on the ground, lunch on south Aegean cuisine at nearby Ploos, on the water’s edge at the heritage-listed Campbells Stores in The Rocks. After lunch, take the 10-minute walk along the promenade to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) to have fun in a creative and art driven team building activity, followed by an interactive tour of the gallery. Transfer to Barangaroo to check-in at the impressive Crown Sydney and refresh for dinner. Spend the evening at the iconic Sydney Opera House for an exclusive Taste of Opera tour, including a private tour of ‘the house’ before an Opera recital with sparkling wine and canapés. Then, take your seat at the table at Bennelong, Peter Gilmore’s restaurant housed under one of the Sydney Opera House sails, where the menu of Australia’s finest produce and wine take centre stage.
Awake to a private yoga session on the Stargazer Lawn at Barangaroo followed by a catered breakfast by the Fresh Collective. Then take a scenic 45-minute helicopter ride to the Hunter Valley to explore the Ultimate Winery Experiences of the region. Start at Tyrrell's with a private winery tour and showcase of the flagship Winemaker’s Selection Vat 1 Semillon, an iconic bottle-aged white wine. Enjoy a 6-vintage vertical tasting of the Vat 1 accompanied by local cheeses. Transfer to Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, set high on a hill with vine-laden views. Explore the museum before your private master class and premium tasting. Then, lunch amongst the vines with your choice of wine and a picnic hamper. A 5-minute drive away awaits a private tasting of reds and whites at Brokenwood Wines served with canapés. Take a behind the scenes tour, ending in the barrel room for a pre-release barrel tasting. From here, take the 3-minute drive to Spicers Guest House where you can unwind in relaxed luxury or explore the 40-acre (16 hectare) property. Dine on modern Italian cuisine onsite in the Éremo Restaurant before a night cap under the stars at the firepit.
Greet the dawn with Tai Chi on the Mountain View Lawn before breakfast. Drive 50-minutes to Sand Dune Adventures for an exhilarating 1.5 hour guided quad bike tour to the expansive Stockton Sand Dunes, to sand board. Your Indigenous guide will provide insight into the culture of the Worimi people who have cared for the dunes for generations. From here, begin your return to Sydney on the scenic Pacific Highway. Stop for lunch at Saddles Mount White Bakery set on 28-acres (11 hectares) of bushland. Dine on homemade breads, charcuterie and a delectable menu of fresh local produce. A further 15-minute drive is picturesque Mooney Mooney. Explore an operating oyster farm on a Sydney Oyster Farm Tour, including a boat ride to the oyster leases and a sample of a dozen fresh Broken Bay Oysters for each guest. The final 45-minute drive returns you to your hotel at Barangaroo. Refresh and prepare for an exclusive evening on The Jackson, Sydney’s newest superyacht. Start with cocktails and canapés in the Jackson Bar before your gala dinner. Celebrate as you cruise past the icons of Sydney Harbour for your final farewell.