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An experience of diversity, New South Wales radiates out from Sydney at its centre, along unspoilt coastlines, up rugged





Sydney & New South Wales



Welcome... You’re in safe hands At Gold Medal we’ve been supplying scheduled flights, hotels, car hire, tours and excursions for over 40 years. We use this experience to carefully select the best range of holidays to offer you in each of our destinations.

Tomaree Head Summit, Port Stephens

The world may have changed of late, but there is always one thing you can count on with Gold Medal – you’re in safe hands with us. Trust, security and flexibility lie at the heart of everything we do. Trust us to create the bespoke holiday of your dreams, assured by the security that booking with a long-standing, ABTAbonded, ATOL holding tour operator provides. And most importantly in the current climate, have the confidence to book your next holiday, with much-needed flexibility and support. Throughout this mini-brochure you’ll find our greatest holiday deals so you can discover Sydney and New South Wales, flying from your local airport. Plus destination insight and the best exciting experiences to enhance your time in this enchanting destination.

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Discover New South Wales


New South Wales experiences


Tailor-made holiday: Sydney to Brisbane by motorhome with maui


Tailor-made holiday: Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and the Central Coast


Tailor-made holiday: Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive


Tailor-made holiday: Luxury Sydney & New South Wales road trip


Extend your Australia holiday: Sydney & Surrounds with experiences




Your holiday your way From simple breaks to complex multi-centre itineraries, our knowledge and experience means we can create your tailor-made holiday, your way.

Snorkelling, Lord Howe Island

Some bookings are more than just a holiday, they’re an experience, an adventure, an Incredible Journey.


Taronga Zoo Sydney

Complete peace of mind When your travel agent books your trip with Gold Medal you can be assured that you are fully protected. All the flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.


Why book with Gold Medal?

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Sydney and New South Wales is a beautiful destination with much on offer. There are many ways to explore the wonders that await, we know that creating these complex itineraries can be daunting, and that’s where Gold Medal, along with your travel agent can help. We can package together an array of specialist

product types with scheduled flights, accommodation, car hire and even prebooked day tours to create the ultimate Incredible Journey for you. For our latest complex tailor-made offers, look out for our Incredible Journeys throughout this mini brochure.

Wollongong Bay


Discover New South Wales

Essentials Flight time Approximately 21 hours GMT +10 hours

Fun Facts

An experience of diversity, New South Wales radiates out from Sydney at its centre, along unspoilt coastlines, up rugged mountains, across red desert sands and through sprawling vineyards on a breathtaking adventure. Some of the very best Australia has to offer can be found in New South Wales. Australia’s premier state has over 880,000sq km of beauty and diversity that is barely rivalled. There is something for every visitor. Big cities, glorious beaches, speciality food and wine, Outback regions, mountains, historical sites and culture in abundance. In essence it has it all. Byron Bay

A road trip is waiting… One of the best ways to explore Australia. Driving ‘down under’ has never been easier – take in miles of stunning beaches, explore the Outback, discover vibrant cities and witness the spectacular mountains all in this stunning destination. New South Wales caters for the adventurous and those who want to take in this magnificent state at their own pace. Just over an hour’s drive from Sydney and you can be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains. The Hunter Valley is an easy two hour drive from Sydney, with a relaxed and friendly charm. Tour the vineyards and over 150 cellar doors in Australia’s oldest wine region for a real taste of New South Wales.

Vineyard, Pokolbin


Go wild l Visitors to the crystal clear waters of the South Coast should look out for dolphins and whales between May and November l Over 800 national parks and reserves l Byron Bay is a favourite with the locals for a relaxing beach stay with a rainforest backdrop

l Some of Australia’s most famous icons can be found in New South Wales, including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge l The blue haze that covers the Blue Mountains is the result of the fine mist given off by the eucalyptus trees l The Hunter Valley is just a two hour drive from Sydney and is Australia’s premier wine making region, with over 150 wineries l The South Coast of New South Wales offers a fantastic diversity of coastal, mountain, forest and rural country landscapes l New South Wales’ coastline stretches for approximately 2,007km l New South Wales was named by Captain James Cook who thought it looked like South Wales in Great Britain l Byron Bay offers amazing surfing opportunities. This laid-back town has a chilled vibe that proves popular with visitors of all ages

Sydney Opera House

Taronga Zoo Sydney

Blue Mountains Explore the rugged wilderness of the spectacular World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park and the surrounding sights. The Blue Mountains are justifiably world famous. And it’s not just those World Heritagelisted landscapes that draw people back. Grand gardens, fabulous food, crisp mountain air, heritage hotels, galleries and artisans, and a string of townships each with their own charm… there are few better places to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. Visit the towns of Leura and Katoomba for a bite to eat or some shopping. Or, for the more active, there are over two hundred walks of easy to difficult grading, mountain bike trails and outdoor adventure tours that reveal the secret beauty of the landscape.

Blue Mountains

The Hunter Valley Row after row of tended vines, stretching as far as the eye can see, is quite a sight. Then, things get even better as you indulge in fine regional wines and gourmet food in the many superb restaurants and cafés. Magnificent vineyards aside, the Hunter Valley has so much to explore and you can do so by car, bike or horse-drawn carriage.

Play Hunter Valley

Play Wategos Beach, Byron Bay Avoca Beach

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Discover New South Wales

Discover Sydney & New South Wales

Sydney It has to be said Sydney, the state’s capital, is one of the greatest cities on earth. Take in the forward-thinking architecture of the Sydney Opera House, especially beautiful from the water, and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge – you can even climb it for the most amazing views.

Pearl Beach, Central Coast

Newcastle Memorial Walk, The Hill

Central Coast A stone’s throw from Sydney, a million miles from a care in the world… that wraps up the Central Coast region in a nutshell. There’s an enviably relaxed beach lifestyle here – with kilometres of sand and Pacific Ocean to explore – but national parks abound, too, and calm waterways ideal for throwing in a line, or conquering with a kayak. The coast with the most? You bet. 5

New South Wales experiences

Sydney Opera House Tour & Dine Step beneath the sails and discover what makes Sydney Opera House so inspiring. Discover insider secrets and stories of the artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1,800 performances each year. Explore the building with knowledgeable guides, learn about how Jørn Utzon’s vision came into existence against impossible odds, and capture photographs from rare vantage points, off-limit to the general public. Your tour guide will then escort you directly to Portside Restaurant where you will finish the night dining on a two-course dinner including two paired wines.

Tailor-made packages

Sydney & New South Wales experiences BridgeClimb Burrawa Climb With Burrawa — a local Aboriginal word that means “above” or “upwards”— you can experience unrivalled views of the Indigenous landmarks around Sydney Harbour including Bennelong and Barangaroo, while hearing the stories of Australia’s First Nations people. Climbers will be encouraged to experience the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and its view from an Aboriginal perspective; looking down on the shores where Patyegarang taught William Dawes the language of Sydney; and learning the origins of the familiar place names that circle the water’s edge, Bennelong Point and Barangaroo.


Nobby Head, Port Macquarie

Blue Mountains

There is so much to see and do in Australia – the key to having the best trip is to plan, plan, plan before you fly. Where will you go, what will you see? These fantastic day tours and experiences are just a taste of some of the incredible options available across Sydney and New South Wales. Blue Mountains Deluxe Day Tour This is a luxury small group journey into the heart of a UNESCO world heritage listed region. Start with a fabulous early arrival experience at Calmsley Hill Farm with morning tea, followed by up close and personal koala encounters and other native animal experiences. Later, explore and immerse yourself amongst towering escarpments, waterfalls and ancient landscapes away from the major crowds. Lunch is provided at an exclusive venue with fabulous views. Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise Pre-theatre dining or a great way to finish a spectacular day sightseeing, this is without a doubt the best way to start your evening. The views, food and wine set the perfect atmosphere and give you a chance to wind down from the day. Cruise on MV Sydney 2000, John Cadman 2 or Captain Cook 3 and enjoy spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as you cruise the main harbour.

Sydney to Brisbane by motorhome with maui Set out on the road and explore New South Wales at your own pace on this motorhome adventure. Start in the iconic city of Sydney, where shopping and entertainment are available in abundance. Visit the dolphins at Port Stephens, relax on pristine beaches at Port Macquarie, hit the waves at Byron Bay and the Tweed or take in the chilled out vibes in Brisbane. It’s all yours to discover. Dolphins, Port Stephens

Itinerary: l Sydney l Port Stephens l Port Macquarie l Coffs Harbour l Byron Bay l Tweed Heads l Gold Coast l Brisbane

ParkRoyal Darling Harbour, Sydney HHHH 2 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY

Maui motorhome 14 NIGHTS SELF CATERING

BridgeClimb, Sydney

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Road trip highlights not to be missed... l Arrive in Sydney undoubtedly one of the greatest cities on earth, boasting iconic architecture, an eclectic food scene and expansive harbour vistas. No matter your age or interests, Australia’s most vibrant city has an endless supply of attractions to dazzle your senses. l Make friends with Port Stephens’ most famous residents - the families of dolphins found in abundance in its protected waters, also famed for its idyllic landscape of fabulous coastline, striking sand dunes and crystal clear bays l Arrive in the beautiful Port Macquarie, where you can visit Koala Hospital, a particular highlight in this region

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l Discover Coffs Harbour area, a haven for whales, turtles and grey nurse sharks. You’ll find plenty to do in the city, along with a delicious range of restaurants and cafés to enjoy l Head to Byron Bay, known for it’s relaxed bohemian atmosphere. For phenomenal views take a visit to Cape Byron headland and lighthouse l End this fantastiic road trip along the Legendary Pacific Coast in Brisbane

16 nights. Departure 06 - 07 Feb 2023. Includes indirect return flights with British Airways/Qantas Airways from London Heathrow, Cathay Pacific from Manchester and British Airways/Qantas Airways from Edinburgh. 14 night Motorhome hire (Maui Ulitima with standard motorhome insurance & one way fee $165 AUD) and accommodation (Superior Room). Based on two adults sharing.


Tailor-made packages


Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and the Central Coast Prepare yourself for an adventure of what dreams are made of as your make your way from the cultural melting pot and vibrant city of Sydney through the majesty of the Blue Mountains. Taste the wonders of the Hunter Valley as you drink delicious wines and eat tantalisingly delicious gourmet food. Relax on a beautiful beach in Port Stephens and hit the waves on the stunning Central Coast. Itinerary: l Sydney l Blue Mountains l Hunter Valley l Port Stephens l Central Coast Hunter Valley

Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour, Sydney HHHHh 3 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains HHHH 2 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY

Hunter Valley Resort HHHh 2 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY

The Anchorage Port Stephens HHHHh 2 NIGHTS WITH BREAKFAST

Nesuto The Entrance Apartments HHHH 2 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY Sydney

Icebergs, Bondi Beach


Tailor-made packages

Tomaree Head Summit Walk, Port Stephens

Begin this epic Australian adventure in Sydney, with the Sydney Opera House to your right, the Sydney Harbour Bridge to your left and the warm sun smiling down is something everyone should experience once in their lifetime. Head to the Blue Mountains and take in the natural wonderland of untamed bush, spectacular rock formations and native wildlife, you can breathe in the clear mountain air, take in the incredible views and

Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive

An awesome adventure where you will experience the very best of New South Wales. From city to coast and everything in between, you will discover wildlife, culture, urban jewels and spectacular wildness.

11 NIGHTS London Heathrow Manchester Edinburgh

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wander the bush before settling down in front of a roaring log fire. The Hunter Valley offers a relaxed and friendly charm. Touring around the vineyards and cellars for a real taste of Australia, makes this region a wine lover’s paradise. Discover Port Stephens’ wonderful 26 sandy beaches and resident wild dolphins. To top off your adventure see even more amazing wildlife, including whales. During the New South Wales whale watching season, from May to November, up to 30,000 whales migrate along the coastline. Discover wide river valleys, dramatic volcanic hinterlands and long uncrowded beaches. The region of the Central Coast has it all.

11 nights. Departure 08 Mar 2023. Includes indirect return flights with British Airways/Qantas Airways from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh, touring (as specified) and intermediate car hire with Avis (pick up in Sydney on day 4 and drop off in Melbourne on day 12) and accommodation (various room types). Based on two adults sharing.

Itinerary: l Sydney l Wollongong l Kiama l Shoalhaven Coast l Jervis Bay l Batemans Bay l Sapphire Coast l Lakes Entrance l Melbourne

Rendezvous Sydney the Rocks HHHH Blue Pool, Bermagui


Sebel Kiama Harbourside, Kiama HHHHh 2 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY

Huskisson Bayside Resort, Jervis Bay HHH 2 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY

Lincoln Downs Resort, Batemans Bay HHHHh 2 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY


Comfort Inn Merimbula HHH 1 NIGHT ROOM ONLY Seven Mile Beach, Shoalhaven

Lakes Entrance Waverley Cottages HHHH 2 NIGHTS WITH BREAKFAST

The Victoria Hotel, Melbourne HHHh 1 NIGHT ROOM ONLY

Begin in Sydney. Vibrant, dazzling, full of life, Sydney is an incredible city built around one of the world’s most spectacular harbours. You can’t help but love it. Head to Wollongong, adorned by rainforest-covered escarpment

Sea Cliff Bridge, Clifton

14 NIGHTS London Heathrow Manchester Edinburgh

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and the stunning golden beaches of the South Coast. If whale watching is your thing then you’re in luck. You will arrive at the Shoalhaven coast and Jervis Bay which marks the halfway point on the Humpback Highway, the whales’ 5,000km annual migration between May and November to and from warmer waters. Batemans Bay is next. Not only is it an amazing destination in itself, it is also a great base for exploring all the wonders and natural beauty of this pristine region. Named by Captain James Cook in 1770, the region boasts magnificent beaches, fresh seafood and a myriad of watersports both on the sea and in the sparkling Clyde River. Travel to the beautiful Sapphire Coast a jewel of the New South Wales far South Coast. It sparkles with stunning beaches, spectacular wilderness, great fishing, exhilarating bushwalks, delicious oysters and charming towns. Last but certainly not least its Melbourne. Discover the laneways and arcades hidden off the beaten track and bursting with atmosphere.

14 nights. Departures 01- 28 Feb 2023. Includes indirect return flights with British Airways/Qatar Airways from London Heathrow and Edinburgh, Cathay Pacific from Manchester. Intermediate car hire with Avis for full duration (pick up in Sydney and drop off in Melbourne) and accommodation (various room types). Based on two adults sharing.


Tailor-made packages


Start in Australia’s largest city, Sydney. Take in all the sights and be immersed in its fascinating culture before heading off on your journey. Discover the splendours of the Wolgan Valley and discover hidden gems as you go. Indulge in the riches of the Hunter Valley before enjoying more of what Sydney has to offer. Itinerary: l Sydney l Wolgan Valley l Hunter Valley l Sydney


Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley HHHHH 2 NIGHTS FULL BOARD

Pretty Beach House, Pretty Beach HHHHH 2 NIGHTS FULL BOARD

Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley HHHHH 3 NIGHTS WITH BREAKFAST

Four Seasons Sydney HHHHH 1 NIGHT ROOM ONLY Pretty Beach House

Wolgon Valley


Extend your Australia holiday: Sydney & Surrounds with experiences

Luxury Sydney & New South Wales road trip

Spicers Vineyards

Tailor-made packages

Perth Sydney

Sydney has a laid-back, outdoor lifestyle and its beauty, both natural and manmade, make it one of the world’s most pleasant cities to visit. Make a dramatic descent into the sublime Wolgan Valley, nestled between towering sandstone cliffs. Situated in the heart of the Blue Mountains you will stay in luxurious villas, surrounded by Australian bushland, wallabies and wombats. After your luxurious stay in the Wolgan Valley you make your way to the Hunter Valley.

Are you heading to Australia and fancy extending your holiday? Maybe you’re visiting friends and relatives and would love to explore more at your own pace. This fantastic add-on package provides a great extension for visiting New South Wales. Whatever you fancy doing the options are endless... your travel agent will work with you to tailor-make a trip to your every need.

11 NIGHTS London Heathrow Manchester Edinburgh

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Explore the national parks in and around the area and you’ll find ancient Aboriginal rock art and engravings, not to mention the renowned wine region with acclaimed restaurants and spas. If you want to learn more take a tour with an indigenous guide to find out more about the region’s history and discover Aboriginal artworks at galleries and cultural centres. You will then head back to Sydney where you can discover even more of this vibrant city. The city has an eclectic cultural life and a dynamic dining scene. The vibrant cityscape blends outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture, and the Sydney fine dining restaurants offer incredible views of the harbour, while the iconic beaches and diverse major National Parks create yet more unforgettable experiences.

11 nights. Departures 01 - 28 Feb 2023. Includes indirect return flights with British Airways/Qatar Airways from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh. Premium car hire with Avis (pick up on day 4 in Sydney and drop off on day 11 in Sydney) and accommodation (various room types). Based on two adults sharing.

Vibe Hotel Sydney HHHH 3 NIGHTS ROOM ONLY BridgeClimb, Sydney

Adina Apartments Hotel Bondi Beach HHHHh

South Coast, Curracurrong Falls


Day tours included: BridgeClimb Sydney Summit Climb, Captain Cook Harbour Experience and Bondi Surf Lesson

5 nights from £869pp

Bondi Beach

Sydney Cuisine

Get out and about and discover even more of New South Wales for yourself. Enjoy the stunning and very popular Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk or for the more adventurous, the Bondi to Manly walk which is around 80 kilometres and can be done over a few days. Dine waterside in the historic Rocks precinct, by the beach at Balmoral or on Woolloomooloo Wharf. Climb to the very top of Sydney Harbour Bridge’s huge, over-arching span, by day or night with BridgeClimb. These are just some of the fantastic things you can see and do whilst on your Australian Adventure.

Manly Beach, Sydney

5 nights. Includes accommodation (Deluxe Suite/One Bedroom Guest Apartment). Based on two adults sharing. International flights not included. Priced on 10 May 2023.


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To book or for more information please contact Queensferry Travel Terms & conditions: All prices are ‘from’ amounts per person based on number sharing specified for selected departure dates within the travel period shown. Package pricing includes pre-payable taxes, Airline Failure & ATOL protection cover, return economy flights and accommodation. All offers are subject to availability and are correct at time of publication, restrictions and book by dates may apply – this supplement will become invalid on 31 July 2022. Please refer to the UK Government website for the latest FCDO travel advice and visit your chosen hotel website for the most up to date Covid-19 safety measures and restrictions in place. All available discounts and savings are included in the price shown. For full booking terms & conditions please ask your travel agent for details. Holidays operated by Gold Medal Travel Group Limited, ATOL protected 2916, ABTA V6805.