Day 1: Arrival-Melbourne
Arrive at Melbourne airport and meet up with your guide outside the airport. After checking into the hotel, spend night at the hotel.
Day 2: Melbourne
Take a guided city tour of Melbourne. See the Town Hall first. Also visit the Bourke Street Mall which is one of the best shopping hubs in Melbourne; the Parliament House which is the first seat of the Australian federal government; St Patrick’s Cathedral which is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and boasts of splendid Gothic architecture; Chinatown which is a distinct and well known area with Chinese people, food and culture dating back to the 1850’s and Gold Rush period; and the Princess Theatre which is an imposing landmark building and seats 1488. Also see the Royal Botanical Gardens. Visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the best known landmark of Melbourne and the Mecca of Australian cricket. Overnight at hotel in Melbourne.
Day 3: Great Ocean Road-Melbourne
After breakfast, leave on a drive to the Great Ocean Road. Experience one of the most cherished drives of your life time. Prepare to be astonished by the sheer beauty of the Great Ocean Road, which hugs tightly to the coast and stretches along the Southeast coast of Australia between Geelong and Warrnambool. The road traverses rainforests, as well as beaches and cliffs composed of limestone and sandstone See the world famed ‘Twelve Apostles’ whose origin is about 20 million years ago when billions of tiny skeletal fragments created limestone formations. They were later exposed to violent seas and winds that carved out these remarkable features. Get back to Melbourne and overnight at your hotel in Melbourne.
Day 4: Cairns
Today in the morning, check out of the hotel and drive to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Your local guide will be waiting at the airport to welcome you. After checking into your hotel and relaxing, proceed to Kuranda, a village in the rainforest by Skyrail. Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey of 7.5 kms immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you will see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment. On return, come back by coach or take the railway line to enjoy stunning views and also listen to the fascinating history of Kuranda. Overnight at your hotel in Cairns
Day 5: Great Barrier Reef-Cairns
Leave early in the morning to see the natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef. The expanse of 2000 kms of Coral Reef makes it the largest of its kind in the world. See the brilliant colors and fascinating life forms as you glide in your Semi-Submersible glass bottom boat. Spend the day enjoying the most spectacular marine life and corals. Enjoy a swim or snorkel to view the coral and marine life. You can also try scuba diving, undersea walk or a helicopter ride over the scenic Barrier Reef on your own at an additional charge. For those wishing to just relax, the Green Island is the best place to be where you can explore the Green Island National Park or just relax on the white sandy beach and even have a bite or two at the hotels there. Return to Cairns and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Brisbane-Tangalooma
Leave next morning to the airport for your flight to Brisbane. On arrival at Brisbane International Airport, you will be met or assisted by your guide. Then drive to Holt St. Wharf to board the launch for Tangalooma Resort, a relaxing 75 minutes cruise from Brisbane across Moreton Bay. Fringed on 3 sides by Moreton National Park, Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort is subtly nestled amongst landscaped gardens and natural bush land, offering you a wide range of nature based and adventure activities. After leisure time, experience a four wheel Bus Drive. Be amazed by the sight that combines the desert and the sea, just a short distance away from each other. Dolphins swim right up to the beach, adjacent to the well-lit jetty, where they are hand fed fresh fish by Marine biologists, staff and even guests. Overnight at Wild Dolphin Resort in Tangalooma
Day 7: Brisbane-Gold Coast
Return to Brisbane in the morning. The Gold Coast is Australia’s entertainment capital. On arrival, you will be taken to the Q1 Observation Deck located on levels 77 and 78 of Q1, the world’s tallest residential tower overlooking one of the world’s longest beaches. Enjoy Italian Coffee and Signature Cake over there. The views from Q1 are nothing short of spectacular - across the Pacific Ocean, along the coast and west to the Gold Coast hinterland. Overnight at hotel in Gold Coast
Day 8: Gold Coast
Leave to spend a delightful day at the ‘Movie World’, also called ‘Hollywood on the Gold Coast’. It is a fabulous extension of a fully operational movie studio. Enjoy breakfast with the stars in Movie World. From out of this world and beyond the darkness enjoy Batwing Spaceshot, the latest thrill ride attraction. It is a rapid 4.5 G vertical launch up a 60 meter tower, followed by a drop into a breathtaking negative descent - beyond freefall. Scooby- Doo Spooky Coaster is a $13 million indoor rollercoaster ride inspired by the Scooby-Doo feature film. Superman Escape is an unprecedented Roller Coaster Ride experience which travels 0 - 100 km in just 2 seconds! Hold on tight for the most heart thumping ride of all time - ‘Lethal weapon’. Or for the light hearted enjoy the colourful and gentle rides in ‘Looney Tunes’ Village. Overnight at hotel in Gold Coast
Day 9: Gold Coast
Today, go on a full day visit to Australia’s most spectacular marine theme park, Sea World. Visit Shark Bay in Sea World. Shark Bay comprises of three main zones all allowing for unsurpassed viewing and interaction, including a touch pool, a snorkel and dive lagoon and a shark lagoon housing the world’s most feared sharks. Also visit Sea World’s famous attraction - the Polar Bear shores. There are a whole range of rides that you can avail. Also take a helicopter ride over Gold Coast. Overnight at hotel in Gold Coast
Day 10: Sydney
Today, drive to the Brisbane airport for your flight to Sydney where you will be welcomed by your local guide. On arrival check into the hotel. In the evening, leave for the Sydney Show Boat Cruise. Revel in the carnival atmosphere of Sydney Showboats’ unique live entertainment extravaganza a vibrant, fast-paced cabaret show reflecting the grandeur, glamour and splendour of the original performance genre that began in the sidewalk cafes of 19th century France. Enjoy a veg /non-veg Indian dinner on board along with a spectacular cabaret show by the Sydney Show Boat Follies. Overnight at hotel in Sydney
Day 11: Sydney
Today, go on a guided city tour of Sydney. Start your day with a private guided tour of the world famous, uniquely designed Opera House. The Opera house is an architectural masterpiece and Australia’s most popular sightseeing attraction. Visit the magnificent wood panelled Concert Hall, the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room the only interior room designed by Jorn Utzon, the main architect of Opera House. Later, see the Harbour Bridge which is an iconic symbol of Sydney and offers stunning views, the Rocks which an urban locality is offering much of history in Sydney’s city centre and Hyde Park which is the city’s central open green space. Stop at Darling Harbour, one of Australia’s major attractions offering shopping delights, gardens, entertainment centres and much more. Also, visit the famous Sydney Aquarium containing a large variety of Australian aquatic life, Sydney Wild Life World containing a diverse range of exhibits on wildlife and also home to crocodiles, koalas and kangaroos. Finally, see the Sydney Tower, the City’s tallest free standing structure. Overnight at hotel in Sydney
Day 12: Sydney
Today, embark on a full day excursion to Blue Mountains with Jenolan Caves. Experience fresh mountain air as you rise above Sydney and enter the spectacular Blue Mountains region. The Blue Mountains is perfect for exploring the best that nature has to offer. Bushwalking, galleries, fine dining, shopping and numerous attractions on offer. Visit the Three Sisters, the famous rock formation and one of the Blue Mountains’ most famous sights, towering above the Jamison Valley. Also see the Jenolan caves which are truly remarkable and are the oldest discovered open caves in the world. Regarded as Australia’s most outstanding cave system with 11 spectacular show caves, pure underground rivers and amazing formations, it is among the finest. Overnight at hotel in Sydney
Day 13: Sydney (Leisure Day)
You have a day off to explore Sydney on your own. You can shop to your heart’s content at the various malls for designer clothes, the famous Australian wines and cheese, watches, perfumes, cosmetics, electronics etc. at Center Point, Pitts Street or Queen Victoria Building. Overnight at hotel in Sydney
Day 14: Sydney-Departure
After a leisurely morning, proceed to the airport for your flight back home.