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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
Explore Jervis Bay and the South Coast on a full-day trip from Sydney. Take a dolphin-watching cruise in Jervis Bay Marine Park, and visit Bald Hill Lookout, Sea Cliff Drive and the Kiama blowhole for fantastic views and photo ops. Enjoy lunch along the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Jervis Bay. Your guide shares informative commentary about this scenic stretch of coast as you travel in comfort and discover the natural beauty of New South Wales.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of the South Coast and Jervis Bay, from Sydney
  • Stop for photos at Bald Hill Lookout and the Kiama blowhole en route to Jervis Bay
  • Drive over iconic Sea Cliff Drive and see the Illawara Escarpment
  • Watch for dolphins frolicking in the turquoise waters of Jervis Bay Marine Park on a 1.5-hour boat cruise
  • Savor a tasty lunch served on board the catamaran
  • VIsit Kiama to see the Kiama blowhole, the lighthouse, and renowned surfing beaches
  • Pickup and drop off at your centrally-located Sydney hotel included

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What You Can Expect

South Coast Day Trip from Sydney with Jervis Bay Dolphin Watching Cruise

The stunning natural beauty of Jervis Bay

After morning pickup from your central Sydney hotel, travel south by comfortable coach to Bald Hill Lookout, about an hour's drive. Stretch your legs and admire panoramic views from the 980 foot high (300m) overlook of the Illawarra region, Tasman Sea and Sea Cliff Bridge. The hill is a popular spot for hang gliding and parasailing and has roots in aviation history. In the late 1800s, a local man experimented here with aeronautics, contributing to the eventual development of airplanes.

Return to your coach and drive across the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge, which runs parallel to the steep sandstone cliffs of the Illawarra Escarpment. Built in 2005 to bypass a section of road known for rockfalls, Sea Cliff Drive has won accolades and been the backdrop for car commercials.

Continue south, past great surf beaches and pretty towns dotting the New South Wales coast. Arrive at Jervis Bay, its turquoise waters surrounded by seaside villages, white sandy beaches and national parks. Have a tasty lunch of fish and chips in the charming town of Huskisson, then board your boat for a 1.5-hour dolphin-watching cruise. The 55 foot (17m) triple-deck catamaran features three viewing decks, perfect for spotting playful dolphins and other creatures, including humpback and southern right whales that migrate through these waters from September to December. Feel free to enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits during your cruise.

After your cruise, reboard your coach and travel north to the coastal town of Kiama, known for great surfing. Enjoy a stop where you can purchase afternoon tea, then check out the famous Kiama blowhole, the largest in the world. The aboriginal people named this place kiama, meaning 'where the sea makes noise.' The name was inspired by sprays of water that shoot from the blowhole, reaching heights of up to 82 feet (25m). Also take a look at the Kiama Light nearby, an operating lighthouse since 1887, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Once you have taken in Kiama, reboard your coach to Sydney where you are returned to your hotel in the evening to end your tour.

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Itinerary

Hotel Pickups:

6.50am Crescent on Bayswater
8.00am Four Seasons
8.05am Four Points Sheraton
7.50am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
7.25am Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
7.55am Menzies Hotel
7.35am Novotel Darling Harbour
7.40am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7.45am Rydges World Square (Pitt st entrance)
7.05am Sofitel Wentworth
7.15am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7.20am YHA Sydney Central

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

In a very windy day visiting Kiama blowhole and getting wet. Although we did not see dolphins, the boat ride was great. Enjoyed the lunch too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fabulous trip! Although we didn't see any dolphins we did see whales up close! A mum and her baby we playing right next to the boat. The crew on the boat were great and passionate about what they do. Couldn't have wished for a better experience.

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