From (AUD)$4,495
From the refined elegance of our nation’s capital, Canberra, to the sparkling Sapphire Coast, this 11 day small group tour highlights the natural beauty and vast wildlife this stunning region offers. Join us for an exciting adventure as we uncover our history and witness spectacular land and seascapes along the way.
Group Size — Max 20
Transport — We travel on full size coaches with plenty of space to spread out
No Hidden Extras

Hike the coastal wilderness trail through Ben Boyd National Park, discovering hidden beaches, curious wildlife and rugged cliffsides. Photo credit: Destination NSW

Sample the wine and cheese offering at the Tilba Valley Wine & Ale House, in this relaxed setting amidst the gorgeous forest surrounds. Photo credit: Eurobodalla Coast Tourism

All aboard Captain Sponge’s magical oyster tour, cruising the gorgeous Pambula Lake and learning the fine art of oyster farming, shucking and tasting, fresh straight from the water. Photo credit: Destination NSW

Experience the moving tribute to our brave fallen soldiers in a poignant Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial. Photo credit: Redbrick Roastery

Special Experiences

Experience an exclusive once in a lifetime opportunity to get a behind the scenes, private tour of Parliament House, including a mouth-watering meal specially prepared by the in-house chefs.
Keep your eyes peeled for whales as we take an exciting cruise along the stunning Sapphire Coast to try and spot a pod or two of these majestic mammals.
Explore the beautiful Lanyon Homestead, a fine example of 1850s life in southern NSW, on a private, guided tour that includes the restored homestead, convict-era outbuildings, lovingly cultivated gardens and a scrumptious high tea.

Itinerary Canberra & the Sapphire Coast



Inclusions Canberra & the Sapphire Coast



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  • Small Group of maximum 20 people
  • View The Story of Canberra at the National Capital Exhibition
  • Drive along Embassy Drive
  • Stop to view the memorials along ANZAC Parade
  • Ascend to Mount Ainslie for spectacular views of Canberra & surrounds
  • Tour the National Arboretum Complex and visit the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection
  • Enter the Telstra Tower for panoramic views
  • Enjoy free time to explore in Manuka
  • Wander the Australian War Memorial
  • Observe a poignant Last Post Ceremony
  • Parliament House tour including lunch, exclusive for Bunnik clients
  • Explore the Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • Visit the Royal Australian Mint
  • Choose your own adventure on board Bunnik Tours’ hop on hop off coach service including stops at:
    • Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and the National Rose Gardens
    • National Gallery of Australia and National Portrait Gallery
    • National Museum of Australia
  • Explore the art shops and time to grab a coffee at Mogo Village
  • Stop at Bodalla Dairy, famous for their ice cream and milkshakes
  • Travel the scenic route of Dalmeny Drive
  • Stop to view the seal colony at the Bar Rock Lookout in Narooma
  • Sample the cheese and wine at Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House, enjoying live music on the outside lawn
  • Explore the historic town of Central Tilba at your own leisure
  • Enjoy a morning stroll along the headlands from Dickinson Point to the famous Blue Pool
  • Try and spot a pod of whales on our whale watching expedition (Oct 2021, Aug-Nov 2022 departures)
  • Cruise along the Sapphire Coast out to Montague Island, a haven for marine and bird life (Nov 2021-Jul 2022 departures)
  • Tour the Montreal Goldfield, the only coastal goldfield in Australia
  • Walk to two lookouts, viewing Camel Rock and Horse Head Rock (weather and tide permitting)
  • Explore the Tathra Headland Walk with time to grab a coffee in this beautiful setting
  • Visit Bega Cheese Heritage Centre (subject to reopening)
  • Tour the Bega Pioneers Museum
  • Devour dinner at Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
  • Tour the Killer Whale Museum and learn the story of 'Old Tom'
  • Enjoy free time to explore Eden
  • Trek the Ben Boyd National Park, as we walk the Barmoth Beach to Pinnacles Trail
  • Walk along the Merimbula Boardwalk, offering great views at sunset
  • Head to the water for Captain Sponge's Oyster Boat Tour
  • Tour the Snowy Hydro facility
  • Wander the historical house and grounds of Lanyon Homestead, before enjoying high tea


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  • All touring in full sized 46-seater air-conditioned coach (max group size 20)
  • Whale watching or scenic wildlife cruise
  • Boat tour through the oyster farms on Pambula Lake


Accommodation icon
  • 5 nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel
  • 5 nights in motel accommodation

Properties include:

  • Novotel Hotel, Canberra
  • Harbourview House, Bermagui
  • South Seas Motel & Apartments, Merimbula

Hotels listed are an indication and are subject to change without notice.


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  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • Escorted by a Bunnik Tours representative
  • English-speaking driver guide

Some things to note

Some things to note icon
  • On day 6 the cruise itinerary will vary depending on the whale watching season. Departures from mid-November through to mid-July will enjoy an alternate scenic wildlife cruise to Montague Island, discovering the abundance of marine life that call this island home.
  • On day 6 the visit to Horse Head Rock will be dependent on weather conditions and tidal levels.

Traveller safety is our highest priority. Bunnik Tours’ has therefore adopted the covid safe travel protocols released by the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to ensure a high level of hygiene and safety on our tours.  Bunnik Tours has always practiced social distancing through our policy of using full sized coaches for small groups.

Information Canberra & the Sapphire Coast


Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Canberra & the Sapphire Coast

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
16 Feb 22
26 Feb 22
16 Mar 22
26 Mar 22
27 Apr 22
07 May 22
18 May 22
28 May 22
08 Jun 22
18 Jun 22
13 Jul 22
23 Jul 22
10 Aug 22
20 Aug 22
07 Sep 22
17 Sep 22
05 Oct 22
15 Oct 22
09 Nov 22
19 Nov 22

Additional Information

Single Supplement
From $1,225
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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