Sydney & Lord Howe Island

Contrast Sydney’s urban delights with an intimate stay at Capella Lodge on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island.

Journey Overview

Enjoy striking views at Sydney’s luxurious Four Season’s Hotel, situated next to the Rocks district overlooking Sydney Harbour. Cross the iconic bridge to the Northern Beaches for a surprising coastal bush walk and lunch in a private home. Contrast Sydney’s urban delights with an intimate stay at Capella Lodge on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, a spectacular paradise of dramatic scenery, lush subtropical forests, rare flora and fauna, pristine beaches and colourful marine life.

Journey Highlights

  • Stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel, in Sydney’s historic Rocks area
  • Explore the hidden wonders of Sydney’s Northern Beaches with a local expert on a coastal walk
  • Savour a feast of local epicurean delights, showcasing indigenous flavours and Australian seafood
  • Revel in the natural wonders of World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, and the world’s southernmost coral reef

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Sydney

On arrival into Sydney you will be transferred to your luxury accommodation at the Four Seasons Hotel. The day is yours to explore the harbour city’s cosmopolitan delights.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Day 2: Sydney

Today, you’ll enjoy one of Sydney’s most stunning coastal bushwalks with an expert local guide – a truly unique off-track experience.

Venture north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, before meandering down through various microclimates and hidden beaches, learning about Sydney’s stunning ecology and wildlife as you go. Visit a 5,000-year-old Aboriginal site with ancient rock art before continuing uphill to breath-taking views over Sydney Heads to the Tasman Sea.

Arrive at Crater Cove, with the opportunity to spot water dragons and see the hermits' huts, dating back to the Depression era. Enjoy a delicious morning tea in a tranquil spot before you journey downhill to Reef Beach for a refreshing swim.

For lunch, enjoy genuine hospitality in a local’s home – showcasing indigenous flavours, local seafood and barbecue fare.

This afternoon you’ll indulge in spectacular views from some of Sydney's highest sandstone cliffs before venturing down to the hidden idyll of Shelley Beach, where you may like to take a swim or snorkel. Finish at the local Sailing Club for a cold beer or Australian wine to toast a blissful day.

Return to the city for an evening at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | BL

Day 3: Lord Howe Island

Wake and savour a delicious breakfast before flying to the idyllic paradise of World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island*. The day is yours to explore the island at your leisure.

Capella Lodge | BD

Day 4 & 5: Lord Howe Island

Spend the next two days immersed in the breathtaking landscapes that surround you. Rare birds, plants, geology and marine life are abundant, as are views across the stunning sleepy coastline. Explore the most remote rocky coves, spend a day walking to the summit of Mt Gower or simply unwind on one of the island’s many pristine beaches.

Alternatively, discover the island by push bike, with a delicious picnic or BBQ lunch. Or for a more immersive experience, head down to Lovers Bay to discover the lagoon – snorkel and mask in tow – to experience the wonders of the world’s southern-most coral reef. Perhaps cruise by boat to picturesque North Bay, circumnavigate the island or journey to Balls Pyramid. If you’re looking to learn more about this unique island, visit the Lord Howe Island Museum for a deep dive into the island’s captivating history.

Capella Lodge | BD

Day 6: Depart Lord Howe Island

Farewell this otherworldly paradise today, transferring to the airport for your onward flight*.



*Flights not included.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

Sydney & Lord Howe Island

Resting above the jewel-toned lagoon, Capella Lodge is the only Island accommodation that commands spectacular views of the ocean and awe... Read more

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Sydney & Lord Howe Island

Situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, Four Seasons is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbourfront views... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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