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melbourne–canberra-sydney

 

Your Tailored Itinerary
Combine Melbourne’s markets, museums and many restaurants with the charms of Canberra and some of Sydney’s secret spots and stunning sights
Day 1–3
Fly from London to Melbourne with Singapore Airlines, in Economy. Visit the Queen Victoria Market and the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria).
Day 4–6
Drive to Mornington Peninsula; visit the hot springs.
Day 7–9
Drive back to Melbourne; fly to Canberra for two days exploring Australia’s capital city.
Day 10-13
Fly to Sydney and spend four days surfing on Bondi Beach, climbing the Bridge, exploring the markets and cruising the Harbour.
Day 14
Fly from Sydney to London with Singapore Airlines, in Economy.
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Day 1: Fly into Melbourne and check into Coppersmith, a poised pub with a clever chef (and Melbourne-centric boutique bedrooms).

Day 2: Go for a rummage around the Queen Victoria Market (‘Queen Vic’ to the locals), which also has plenty of street-food stalls and pop-up bars to tempt you with. 

Day 3: You’ll easily lose a day at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Australia’s oldest public art museum.

Day 4–6: Once you’ve had your fill of culture, you deserve some pampering: spend time on the Mornington Peninsula (an hour from Melbourne by car) enjoying the famous Peninsula Hot Springs. Arrive by late afternoon so that you can idle in the hot pools at night, admiring the twinkling lanterns that light the way for bathers. The springs are mega popular, so be sure to book your spot in advance.

Day 79: Once you’re suitably relaxed, drive back to Melbourne and fly to Canberra, Australia’s capital city (flight time: 1 hour 5 minutes). Wine and dine in some of the country’s best restaurants, visit The National Gallery of Australia and tour Parliament House. If you’re in town on a Sunday shop at the Old Bus Depot markets, a hipster hangout selling great produce and homewares.

Days 10-13 Fly from Canberra to Sydney (55 minutes). Start by people-watching on Bondi and Tamarama Beach (bikinis, biceps and miniscule beach shorts a-go-go). Stay at Pier One Sydney Harbour, a nautical bolthole with harbour-view rooms and sea-fresh cuisine.

Hunt for vintage treasures at friendly Glebe Markets, held every Saturday between 10am and 4pm and if the market isn’t on, hit the boutiques in fashionable Newtown. Spend some time around the historic Rocks and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Day 14: Fly back to London from Sydney.

WHERE TO STAY
CALL MR & MRS SMITH NOW TO BOOK YOUR AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE: 0330 100 3180
Pier One Sydney Harbour
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