Asia, Australia and Oceania · 8 Days · 35 Moments · December 2017

Australia New Years Eve 2017

6 January 2018

Wildlife from our trip
Sunrise over the Blue Mountains
5.30am wake up to see sunrise over the three sisters at Echoes Point

5 January 2018

Jill doing her best David Bellamy impression
The view from Govett’s Leap lookout
Govett’s Leap and walk to Pulpits Rock
A Mexican wave under a overhang. El’s even dressed for the occasion
Walk to Wentworth Falls for some stunning views across Blue Mountains
Some views from near the hotel

4 January 2018

Steep climb up to the car park but a nice view as a reward
Pretty walk and lots of wildlife to see
Walk along Jenolan River
Jenolan River walk via the blue lake apparently you can see duck billed platypus here but not today.
Lucas Cave and the broken pillar
Great drive today to Jenolan Caves time for a quick stop on the way for photo op and some high jinx

3 January 2018

Saving the best till last. Echoes Hotel, Blue Mountains. Not a bad view from your balcony!
3rd January 2018 - So its good bye to the Wine Country before hitting the scenic drive to the Blue Mountains

2 January 2018

Full boot of wine before heading back to the villa for a BBQ and to test a bottle or two.
Scarborough Wines and the best wine tasting to end.
McGuigans and Hunter Valley Cheese Company for a nice Shiraz and cheese for supper
Quick stop off at Mount Pleasant for a nice full bodied Shiraz followed by Gundog for lunch and some of our favourite wines in particular their semillon.
First stop Cockfighters Ghost for a stunning Shiraz liqueur wine
2nd January 2018 - Wineries, courtesy of Tones Tours!
Up for sunrise on the deck and to watch the hot air balloons floating over and the Kangeroos on the lawn, including a little Joey popping out of mums pouch to say hello.

1 January 2018

Today we all headed to Hunter Valley to stay at Wine Country Villas near Pokolbin as modelled here by Tony.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Sydney once more puts on a spectacular display to bring in 2018. Front row views from the Balcony of the Sydney Opera House.

31 December 2017

Fortunately the girls largely ignored the directions of Tones Tours and Webbs Walkabouts meaning that they got front row seats for the 9 o’clock fireworks. The trial run left us well prepared for the parade of lights and the main event at midnight.
The Opera Gala - Effectively ‘Opera’s Greatest Hits’ all in one show, the perfect introduction and for some of us the only way to see opera.
Enjoying a pre-concert drink at the Sydney Opera House
We head straight to the Opera House, where Tone’s Tours had laid on burgers, pies, beers and some fizz on the steps whilst soaking up the sunshine and atmosphere.
Glad Rags on for the big night out. Waiting for one of the last ferries from Manly. Cliff looking fully refreshed from his excellent sleep at the Manly Beach House Hotel.

30 December 2017

After a nice afternoon in Sydney we all met up with Lee and Nalla Whitney at the The Port in Darling Harbour.
We checked into the Manly Beach House Hotel. Sadly no photos exist of this little treasure but suffice to say we were all pleased that we had plenty of things to occupy us over the next couple of days. As Tone’s Tours highlighted it was cheap and that meant we were able to make more of the News Years Eve celebrations. He was not wrong ! So we head off to explore Sydney and board the ferry from Manly to Circular Quay.

29 December 2017

Meanwhile in Singapore Tone’s Tours gather their guests and treats them to dinner at the airport which judging from the photo’s was well received.
Guests of Webb’s Walkabouts enjoy a relaxing drinks at Hong Kong International Airport before boarding their overnight flight to Sydney.