09 August - 12 August 2022Action Level: Intermediate
$199+ NDIS Supports
$199+ NDIS Supports
$579+ NDIS Supports
$579+ NDIS Supports
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Trusted Travel acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the continuing custodians of the lands we will be visiting.
In this food and cultural tour of Sydney’s vibrant multicultural communities, Trusted Travel will take you off the beaten track to take in the sights and sounds and tastes of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. This is the side of Sydney that most tourists, and even many locals, miss. It is the Sydney where the aromas of Middle Eastern food fill the streets, where the chaotic excitement of an Asian city comes to life in our very own backyard.
If you have never been to Sydney, don’t worry, no trip to Sydney is complete without a quick jaunt out to Circular Quay to see the city’s most famous icons! We will absolutely make sure there is time to snap a selfie and take in the view of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and spectacular sparkle of Sydney Harbour.
Food, food and more food is at the heart of this trip! Food being one of the amazing imports we can thank Australia’s migrant history for, Sydney is jampacked with neighbourhoods and suburbs that bring you the tastes of the world. We will eat Vietnamese in Cabramatta, Yum Cha in Chinatown, Italian in Leichhardt, Greek in Earlwood and Middle-Eastern in Auburn as well as searching for some iconic underground dishes of Sydney’s multicultural culinary scene.
So if food and culture is your idea of an awesome holiday, consider saving yourself the flight overseas and soaking in the amazing food and diversity found right here in Australia.
Your Trusted Travel adventure includes:
Garden of Friendship
Yum Cha lunch
Italian on Norton Street
|Return transfers WOL - SYD (Wollongong departures only)
Return flights MEL - SYD (Melbourne departures only)
Return flights BNE - SYD (Brisbane departures only)
Staffing support at required ratio
All main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
3 nights shared accommodation
All reasonable transport on location (car hire, transfers, etc.)
Hire accessibility equipment as required
Fully accessible. This holiday package is completely accessible to a wide range of disabilities. If you require more information please contact one of our Trusted Travel Consultants.
The departure points for this trip are:
|Wollongong||Trusted Travel HQ, Wollongong|
|Melbourne||Melbourne (Tullamarine) Domestic Airport|
|Brisbane||Brisbane Domestic Airport|
We understand that not everyone lives near the departure location. If you need assistance getting to and from the meeting point, please contact our friendly Trusted Travel Consultants. They’ll happily give you some helpful tips on how to get from point A to point B.
Our staff will be ready to welcome you at the departure point. It’s time to farewell your families and friends and start the adventure! Our foodie tour starts in the heart of Sydney’s South-West. Cabramatta has long been known as Sydney’s “Little Saigon” and we will kick off our trip with some traditional phở or a bánh mì, or some other delicious traditional Vietnamese street food from one of the local shops.
In Cabramatta, the sounds and flavours of Vietnam come to life all around us and we will spend some time taking in the energy of the streets.
After lunch we will head back towards the city and check into our hotel in the heart of Chinatown. We will settle into our rooms and get ready for dinner.
More delicious Asian food is on the cards for dinner! This time, it’s Korean! Korean barbecue is the popular method in Korean cuisine of grilling meat, typically beef, pork or chicken prepared on gas or charcoal grills built into the dining table itself. Sydney is spoiled for choice when it comes to Korean barbeque and KOGI Korean BBQ, which is just a stone’s throw from our hotel, is possibly the most famous Korean restaurant in Sydney. Tonight we dine on delicious meats grilled right in front of us and get to know each other as we share our favourite food and travel stories.
No meal out in Haymarket is complete without going straight out for Sydney’s most well-known dessert. Emperor Puffs are delicious, warm custard filled balls sold only from a small window between a restaurant and bakery on Dixon Street. The line up is totally worth it!
Today we get out of the city centre and explore more of Sydney’s best food neighbourhoods. The St George District is an area shaped by Greek and Macedonian migrants, and more recently those from Asia. We will visit the lively streets of Hurstville, home to Sydney’s largest Chinese community (yes, even more than Chinatown) where the energy of an Asian city can be found all around us.
For lunch we will grab a traditional Greek Gyro from Gyrodiko Kitchen in Earlwood or, if you prefer something heartier, you can try slow cooked lamb shank, moussaka or another Greek classic. We will need this food to settle because you better believe there’s ANOTHER awesome meal planned for dinner.
We head back to the hotel in the afternoon to let the lunch settle, before heading loading up the bus again and heading out West.
Auburn is a hub of of Lebanese, Turkish and other Middle-Eastern culture in Western Sydney. Here the smells of the middle east fill the streets and tonight we will be eating authentic Afghani food. All the Middle-Eastern favourites like Kebabs and Kofte are found on the menu at Khaybar restaurant but those more adventurous should dive into uniquely Afghan dishes like Buranee (sauted eggplant in rich tomato sauce with mint yoghurt) or Mantu (Lamb and herb dumplings).
If you have room for dessert. And that’s a big IF, we will swing by Strathfield on the way back to the city to grab something sweet from one of the neighbourhood’s many late-night Korean bakeries.
Today we will explore the area immediately around our hotel. We will spend some time looking around the Chinese Garden of Friendship before getting a fix of souvenir shopping at Haymarket’s famed Paddy’s Market.
Keeping it local for lunch, we will sample bite-sized portions at the Marigold Yum Cha restaurant. The great thing about Yum Cha is you can try a little bit of everything!
We will head out in the afternoon to look at the trendy neighbourhoods of the Inner West. Traditionally home to Sydney’s Italian community, all things Italian are still the focus of the food scene in suburbs like Leichhardt and Haberfield. This afternoon we will checkout the wonderful views around Balmain and pop into a traditional Italian Pasticceria (bakery) in Haberfield for a sweet bite of afternoon tea.
When in Rome, do as the Romans! Italian is the plan for tonight’s dinner. Norton Street, Leichhardt was once home to over 30 Italian restaurants. A handful still remain on a street that is changing to meet the diverse tastes of modern Australia. Everyone loves Italian food! Tonight we fill up on pizza and pasta! Good times always flow over a delicious Italian meal.
Sadly today is the last day of our wonderful time exploring the sights, smells and tastes of multicultural Sydney. Of course, no trip to the Harbour City is complete without ducking down to Circular Quay for views of Sydney’s most famous attractions, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. We will have breakfast at The Dining Room at the Park Hyatt with Sydney’s best view! After spending some time by the water and exploring the alleys of The Rocks, Australia’s oldest suburb, we will head back to Chinatown for one last meal.
Gumshara Ramen is Sydney’s most famous Japanese quick eat. Found in the Eating World food court, Gumshara’s MSG-free pork broth is made daily, the result of 200kgs of fresh pork boiled for over 14 hours overnight. The beauty of Sydney’s Asian food courts is that the world of food is quite literally at your fingertips. So if Ramen isn’t your thing, you can choose your own adventure for your last meal of this trip. Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and more can be found right there in Eating World.
What a weekend of food delights we have had! We make our way home with big smiles, full bellies and new friendships, we will remember this trip and the tastes of Sydney for a long time to come!
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As listed in our terms and conditions, Trusted Travel will endeavour to operate all tours/holidays as planned and to the itinerary advertised. Due to circumstances out of our control, this itinerary may be subject to change.
Cancellations by Trusted Travel due to COVID-19
Unfortunately, where increased risks indicate the best course of action at that time is to cancel plans for travel, Trusted Travel may need to cancel a group holiday prior to departure. The health, wellbeing and safety of our participants and the enjoyment of travelling on holidays without extra stress are of the upmost importance. If this decision is made, we will notify affected travellers as soon as possible.
Trusted Travel will not charge any cancellation fees or charges where the change has been deemed required by our Travel Consultants. Anything already paid by the participant in this instance will be offered as a full refund or credit for a future holiday.
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