Sydney's laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world's easiest and most pleasant cities to visit. The people who live here are a friendly, energetic bunch with a tell-it-like-it-is approach to life as visitors to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games found out for themselves.
When it comes to which city is Australia's true global city, there's no argument. It's Sydney - with its sense of style, its love of sport and exuberant celebrations including New Year's Eve and Australia Day.
Soak up the city's gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun. You'll soon agree there's no place in the world like Sydney.
Catching the perfect wave at famous Bondi or Palm beaches.
Dining waterside in the historic Rocks precinct, by the beach at Balmoral or on the wharf at Woolloomooloo Wharf.
Climbing to the very top of Sydney Harbour Bridge's huge, over-arching span, by day or night with BridgeClimb.
Seeing the native fruit bats and 30 hectares of themed gardens in the Royal Botanic Gardens on a guided Aboriginal heritage tour.
Catching the ferry to Manly or a harbour cruise at sunset - or anytime - for one of Sydney's most popular experiences.
Learning about Australia's unique animals, overlooking the harbour, at Taronga Zoo or at Sydney Wildlife World, Darling Harbour.
Being inspired by a wonderful, magical performance at the Sydney Opera House or enthralled by one of the best Aboriginal art collections in the world at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Taking a skippered yacht or an adrenalin-pumping jet boat from Darling Harbour.
Cairns is the heart of Tropical North Queensland and Australia's primary gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is a vibrant, eclectic city framed by the spectacular twin backdrops of rainforest mountain ranges and the sparkling Coral Sea. The World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef and the Outback are all within easy reach.
The Cairns Esplanade is the city's main attraction with a lovely oceanfront promenade, saltwater swimming lagoon and beach. You'll find numerous restaurants, bars and hotels lining the Esplanade.all offering beautiful waterfront views. Thousands of visitors flock to the Esplanade to enjoy the alfresco dining and relax in the beautiful surroundings of this modern city.
Almost a century of architecture is reflected in the city streets - a comfortable blend of traditional Queensland style and contemporary designs. Make sure to visit the Reef Casino to view its unique rainforest simulation and wander through the Cairns Regional Gallery to see exceptional art and exhibitions that focus on Indigenous works. There's also the Flecker Botanic Gardens with its Gondawanan Evolutionary Trail that offers a glimpse into the ancient history of the rainforest plants.
Cairns is an adventure-lovers paradise with numerous tours and adrenalin activities on offer. From white water rafting to bungee jumping and skydiving, you'll find the perfect activity to suit your penchant. And with hundreds tours visiting the Great Barrier Reef each year, you're sure to find one, or a couple, to try.
Arrival in Cairns is simple, with several domestic and international flights arriving each day. And once you're in Cairns, stop by the Gateway Discovery Centre on the Cairns Esplanade. The centre will help you find plan your ideal, tropical holiday
Frolic on the sand or in the world-class nightclubs of Surfers Paradise. Then trek the World Heritage-listed rainforest of the Gold Coast hinterland, where you can swim in crystal-clear rock pools, explore rainforest retreats like Mount Tamborine and see Australia's largest glow-worm colony. Of course, you can't miss the Gold Coast's famous themed attractions. See dolphin and sea lion shows at Sea World, ride the world's tallest and fastest thrill rides at Dreamworld or jump in a giant wavepool at Wet 'n' Wild Water Park.
Moreton Island ( Tangalooma )
Moreton Island is home to some of the most beautiful sandy white beaches, crystal clear oceans, freshwater lakes, colored sands, rugged cliffs and the world's largest sand hill. An untouched paradise, Moreton Island is the perfect destination for 4wd wilderness tours, Whale Watching, Fishing, Sand Tobogganing, Surfing, Snorkeling and Dolphin Feeding. For the more adventure driven, Skydiving or a Dolphin Wild cruise may be in order. Moreton Island is an ideal location for a holiday, weekend getaway or one-day tropical island adventure.
Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is set around the shores of Victoria's Port Phillip Bay and boasts a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, with chic boutiques, buzzing cafés and bars, immaculate gardens and festivals and popular sporting events. The city sits on the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay.
One glance at a map and it's obvious Melbourne is a planned city: a tidy, balanced grid of neatly angled streets. But beneath this sense of restraint lies a restless creative energy. Discover the work of talented local artists, architects and designers in stylish fashion boutiques, buzzing laneway cafés, hidden galleries and trendy bars.
Melbourne is a city of style and sophistication, with an inviting cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is a melting pot of cultures reflected in its microcosm of restaurants, cafés, bistros and bars. Melbourne's dining offers a dizzying spread of great cuisines, serving meals from the substantial and classic to the truly exotic.
From locally designed originals to the best of international fashion brands you'll be spoilt for choice in Melbourne's shopping precincts. Explore the inner city shopping centres and the city's myriad of arcades and laneways.
The CBD is made up of many precincts - enclaves with their own distinct flavour and charm. Some are just a lane or two, while others cover a suburb or a busy CBD street. Spend time experiencing the richness of Melbourne's different cultures from the Greek Quarter around Lonsdale Street, Italian in Lygon street, Vietnamese in Victoria Street to the Chinese culture in Chinatown and the upmarket Paris End of Collins Street.
Leave time to admire the elegant Victorian-era streetscapes, take in a film or food festival and add a visit to one of the many galleries and opulent theatres.
Day 1 : Arrive Sydney
Welcome to Sydney. After immigration formalities, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening take the Show Boat Dinner Cruise.
" Revel in the carnivale Harbour cruise atmosphere while enjoying the luxurious comfort of our dinner cruise paddlewheelers. Relish the finest and freshest international and Australian cuisine. Be captivated by the breathtaking scenery as you sail through shimmering Sydney Harbour with its mesmerising panorama of bright city lights, Opera House and famous Bridge."
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Sydney
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a half day tour of Sydney & Manly beaches. ** Includes free pass to Aqua & Tower ( Sydney aquarium, Sydney Tower & Oz trek included )
" Discover the tempo of the city as you explore Sydney, Manly and northern beaches. Capture the beauty and lifestyle of the harbour city from specially selected vantage points. . See Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay . Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge . Stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the famous city skyline . Travel through the exclusive northern suburbs of Sydney . Enjoy magnificent views from Seaforth Lookout over Middle Head and Pearl Bay Marinas . Stop at Arabanoo Lookout for a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and rugged headland . Enjoy morning tea (own expense) at the seaside town of Manly . Take a walk along The Corso, which separates harbour from ocean . See the beautiful beach that has contributed to Manly's reputation as a popular waterfront suburb . Tour through the northern leafy beach suburbs . Travel through Queenscliff passing Freshwater Bay and Curl Curl Beach . "
Return to hotel on your own & overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Sydney
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on a Full day visit to Blue Mountains & Australian Wildlife.
"Explore World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Stretching for over one million hectares the Blue Mountains is an inspiring mix of rainforest, canyons, tall forests and heathlands, truly one of Australia's natural wonders. View this wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines, pristine bushland and dramatic cliffs. This region is one area not to be missed. This rugged and beautiful region forms part of the Great Dividing Range - linking tropical north to temperate south, while dividing coastal cities from the vast outback. Later, enjoy seeing unique Australian wildlife. Get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats. . Pass by Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Olympic Games . Discover Leura village - a delightful blend of groomed gardens and quaint shops . Enjoy free time to wander the streets of Leura . Stop at Echo Point and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation . Discover the aboriginal dreamtime legends of the mountains and Three Sisters . Breathe in the mountain fresh air and marvel at the majesty of nature . Follow the scenic Cliff Drive and enjoy breathtaking views of the Megalong Valley . See Katoomba - heart of the resort region within the Blue Mountains . Enjoy an easy walk and stroll along the boardwalk through the Rainforest . Grab a bite for lunch (optional, own expense) or sit and enjoy the 360° views at Scenic World - the only view of the Three Sisters from your table! . Scenic Railway (optional, own expense) or Cableway (optional, own expense) - great ways to see the steep valleys and canyons . Ride the steepest incline Railway (optional, own expense) in the world down to the lush and hidden valley . Glide out of the valley on the Cableway (optional, own expense) taking in the panoramic views . Take a ride on the recently unveiled Skyway (optional, own expense), a journey 370 metres above ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls . Take in the fabulous views from Govett's Leap Lookout . Enjoy a guided bushwalk along the Fairfax Heritage Walk . Take in the views over the Grose Valley . Many stunning photographic opportunities . Enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Have your photo taken with a cuddly koala and get up close to our native wildlife . See kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and cute little penguins . Why not catch the rivercat back to Sydney and enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Parramatta River! Tickets can be purchased onboard the boat . Don't forget your cameras as we embark on a great number of spectacular photo locations . Return to Sydney having an unforgettable day "
Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : Sydney - Cairns
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Cairns. Meet & greet at Cairns airport followed by transfer to your hotel.
Rest of the day at your leisure and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 : Cairns
Breakfast will be served at your hotel coffee shop. Proceed on a full day tour or Kuranda Rainforestation with scenic rail.
". Skyrail Rainforest Cableway - Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smell of the rainforest as you glide over 7.5 kms of World Heritage canopy with stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak where you can enjoy a boardwalk through the rainforest, surrounded by a diversity of plants and birdlife . Kuranda 'Village in the Rainforest' - Spend your free time in this picturesque Mountain Village, wandering through the many shops and markets offering a full range of local and unique handicrafts, souvenirs and gifts. There are many restaurants and cafes to choose from for lunch . Kuranda Scenic Railway - This famous historic rail is a spectacular journey and winds its way along the Kuranda range, through 15 tunnels and over 40 bridges passing the impressive Stoney Creek and Barron Falls "
Return to the hotel in the evening and overnight in Cairns.
Day 6 : Cairns
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by an amazing cruise on board the Big Cat to Green Island.
"A full day reef cruise departing Cairns at 9.00am allows 5 hours on Green Island and arrives back in Cairns at 5.00pm.
"Big Cat" is a comfortable air-conditioned 35 metre catamaran with spacious interior cabins and a relaxed atmosphere. Travel time to Green Island is just over one hour from Cairns. Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Our friendly crew will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island.
Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life."
Overnight at your hotel in Cairns.
Day 7 : Cairns To Brisbane (Gold Coast)
After breakfast and depending your flight timings, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Brisbane.
Meet & greet at Brisbane airport and transfer to your hotel in Gold Coast.
Remaining day at your leisure and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 : Gold Coast
After breakfast a full day of excitement lies ahead as you visit the very popular Warner Bros. Movie World.
"Experience the magic and excitement of a world where everyone's a star at Warner Bros. Movie World! Experience heart thumping thrill rides like Lethal Weapon and Wild West Falls, Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Kids'WB Fun Zone and the spectacular Star Parade
Transfer ton your hotel and overnight at your hotel in Gold Coast.
Day 9 : Gold Coast
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on another day of excitement at the Sea World.
"Sea World is the most amazing world of all with a host of exciting rides, shows and attractions offering a full day of family fun.
Join the Sea World Rescue team on an exciting mission to save our precious marine life on the all new Jet Rescue coaster now open at Sea World.
Meet one of the ocean's most misunderstood inhabitants when you visit Sea World's all new Ray Reef.
Visit Australia's very first Sesame Street attraction now at Sea World - home to everybody's favourite friends including Bert and Ernie, Big Bird and Elmo! Experience an awesome live stage show at Bert and Ernie's Island Holiday.
At Sea World's awesome Shark Bay come face to face with the world's most feared predators in an impressive multi-level exhibit with breathtaking viewing both above and below water.
Polar Bear Shores is home to Australia's only Polar bears providing a near-natural Arctic Summer environment.
Sea World also offers the adrenaline pumping Corkscrew Roller coaster and the ever-popular Imagine Dolphin Show. "
Transfer back to the hotel & overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Departure Gold Coast
After breakfast you will be transferred to Holt St. Wharf to board catamaran to Tangalooma. Check-in to your room upon arrival and rest of the day at your leisure.
With over 75 tours and activities on offer, Tangalooma is Australia's premier island resort and is a perfect destination for guests seeking an action packed, educational, nature based or relaxing experience - the choice is yours!
The unforgettable experience of hand feeding a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins that visit Tangalooma each evening is by far the favourite activity of our overnight resort guests.
Overnight at the resort.
Day 11 : Departure Gold Coast
After breakfast you will be transferred by catamaran to Holt St. Wharf where another transfer will take you to Brisbane airport for your onward flight to Melbourne.
Upon arrival at Melbourne airport, you will be met by our office representative who will transfer you to your hotel .
Check-in to your hotel room upon arrival & rest of the day at your complete leisure and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 : Departure Gold Coast
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed on a morning city tour of Melbourne followed by a tour covering Phillip Island, Penguins, Koalas, Kangaroos & Seals.
"Melbourne is a wonderful blend of architectural heritage, modern skyscrapers and contemporary designs. Vibrant cafés and cosmopolitan restaurants, colourful parklands and beautiful waterways - they are all found throughout this charming city. Discover its appeal for yourself. . Explore the cosmopolitan city with wide boulevards and fine historic buildings . View Bourke Street Mall and the tree-lined beauty of Collins Street - the ultimate shopping strip and business centre . View fine examples of Melbourne's architectural splendour, including St. Paul's Cathedral, Princess and Regent Theatres . See Melbourne Town Hall, the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square . Stroll around Melbourne's spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens . Visit the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and explore Captain Cook's Cottage (optional) . See the bustling Queen Victoria Market and tranquil Albert Park Lake . See our world renowned sporting arenas, including the MCG and Rod Laver Arena (home of the Australian Tennis Open) . Pay tribute to the soldiers of war at the historic Shrine of Remembrance . View Southbank - a world of waterfront shopping, dining and arts; incorporating the Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct and Crown Entertainment Complex (Casino) . Cross the Bolte Bridge for amazing views of the city skyline as well as the scenic bayside suburbs - St Kilda and Albert Park "
"Get close to the remarkable penguins and wildlife of Australia. Phillip Island is home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia's largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and cuddly koalas. Enjoy getting close to koalas and kangaroos before joining the Little Penguins at dusk as they emerge from the surf and waddle to their burrows. The Phillip Island Nature Park also offers three up-close ways to witness the Penguin spectacle. . Visit Warrook, a working cattle farm in the prosperous Gippsland region. Enjoy the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of farm animals . Encounter koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre . Stroll along elevated boardwalks and spot koalas in the trees . Browse through the educational Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre. Learn about the Little Penguins and life on this stunning island . Watch the Little Penguins as they battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows . Learn of the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure the remarkable wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected . See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families . See the Little Penguin rockeries . View the powerful southern coastline with its clean, sandy beaches and rocky shores "
Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 13 : Departure Melbourne
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to onward destination.
Packages starting from AUD 2138 per person Your Package includes :
3 nights accommodation in Sydney as per choice of hotel
3 nights accommodation in Cairns as per choice of hotel.
3 nights accommodation in Gold Coast as per choice of hotel.
2 nights accommodation in Melbourne as per choice of hotel.
1 night accommodation in Tangalooma.
Meet & Greet at the airport with return transfers at all cities
Evening show boat dinner cruise with Indian dinner
Half Day Sydney City tour with Manly beach
Full day Blue mountain tour with Australian wild life
Entrance pass to Aqua & Sydney Tower ( Sydney Aquarium, Oztrek included )
Full day tour of Kuranda rainforestation with scenic rail in Cairns
Full day Big Cat green Island cruise in Cairns
Transfer & entrance to Movie World & Sea World in Gold Coast
Catamaran transfers to Tangalooma
Full day tour of Melbourne covering City & Penguin parad, Philip Island
Hotel taxes included
* All prices are per person sharing a double room & quoted in Australian Dollars
* Surcharges may apply for certains dates
Our packages do not include air fare. Please consult us for Air Inclusive packages.