When it comes to superlatives, Australia simply has no equals. On this ancient and spectacular continent, you can dive among the dazzling marine life of the world’s largest coral reef, explore its oldest living rainforests and most sacred rock formations, marvel at some of its rarest and most extraordinary animals, and engage with the descendants of its longest surviving culture.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
Arrive Melbourne Tullamarine Airport within 20:00 hrs and transfer to hotel (Extra Private Surcharge apply for late night arrivals). Check-in (Early Check-in is Not Guaranteed). Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Melbourne City Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Morning proceed to half day Melbourne city tour on seat-in-coach basis - no operations on Monday and Wednesday (complimentary and non-refundable). This Tour ends by 12:00 hrs at Federation Square. Later take the Melbourne Visitor's Shuttle Bus (at local Charge of AUD 5 per person extra) from stop # 2, outside the St Paul's Cathedral (opposite the Federation Square) to Sports Precinct (stop # 3) and walk across to Gate # 3 (between light towers 1 and 2) to Join the guided 1 hr Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) tour (operates between 1000-15:00 hrs on non-event dates) or Walk across to South gate Art and Leisure Precinct to Join 1 hr Melbourne Yarra River Cruise (Last departure time between 15:00-15:30 hrs). Return to Hotel on own and overnight stay at your Hotel.
Day 3: Optional Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Choice of full day tour on seat-in-coach basis, either - morning Great Ocean Road adventure tour departure at 08:00 hrs / returns after 19:30 hrs (compulsory and non-refundable) or ex Federation Square. Afternoon Phillip Island Penguins, Kangaroos and Koalas departure at 13:00 hrs / returns after 21:30 hrs (compulsory and non-refundable) or morning Sovereign Hill and Wildlife tour departure at 08:00 hrs only on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday / returns by 17:30 hrs (compulsory and non-refundable) or mid Morning Yarra Valley Wineries of Dominique Portet, Rochford and Fergusson's with Lunch departure at 10:00 hrs only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (compulsory and non-refundable). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Melbourne To Gold Coast
After breakfast depart to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and transfer for flights within 23:00 hrs. Arrive Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport within 23:30 hrs and transfer to your hotel.
Travel from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Fly to Gold Coast
Fly to Brisbane, train
Fly to Ballina, bus
Day 5: Dream World
After breakfast transfer for Dream World admission. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 6: Sea World Or Movie World
After breakfast transfer to Sea World or Movie World admission (Choice of 1 Theme Park - must be pre-booked). Overnight at your hotel.
Day 7: Gold Coast To Cairns
After breakfast check out and transfer to Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport. Arrive Cairns Airport within 22:30 hrs and transfer to hotel. Day free and overnight at hotel.
Travel from Gold Coast to Cairns
Fly from Gold Coast
Bus to Brisbane, fly
Day 8: Big Cat Cruise Tour
After breakfast full day Big Cat Cruise Tour to Green Island Reef with Buffet Lunch, Semi-submarine and Glass bottom boat or Snorkelling Gears (Pak 4). Overnight at hotel. (Upgrade options to Sunlover Outer Barrier Reef Cruise with Vegetarian Lunch available at Supplement Cost Extra AUD55/Adult & AUD35/Child).
Day 9: Optional Tour
After breakfast choice of either full day Kuranda Tour including 1Way SkyRail + Rainforestation (Pamagirri Dance and Army Duck) + 1Way ScenicRail (sky6) or full day Kuranda Tour including Tjapukai Cultural Park + 1Way SkyRail + 1Way ScenicRail (sky4) (No operations due to maintenance or closure of SkyRail on 7, 14, 21 May and 3, 07, 17 September). Overnight at your Hotel.
Day 10: Cairns To Sydney
After breakfast depart for Cairns Airport and transfer for your onward flight. Arrive Sydney Airport within 20:00 hrs and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
Travel from Cairns to Sydney
Day 11: Sydney City Tour
After breakfast half day Sydney City Tour with views of Opera House and Harbour Bridge and visit to Bondi Beach, etc (complimentary and non refundable) - Limited hotel pickup, No hotel drop, this Tour ends by 11:45 hrs near Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. Get down nearest to King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour and proceed to Sea Life Aquarium at Darling Harbour to exchange Combo 2 Pass voucher for admissions to Sea Life Aquarium and Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Experience (Transfers to Aquarium and Tower are not included). Evening proceed on own to King Street Wharf #5, Darling Harbour by 18:50-19:00 hrs to join Sydney Show Boat, Indian Dinner Cruise with Standard Seating (No Transfers – does not operates on Tuesday and Sunday and no operations or not valid on 08 JUN, 05 OCT, 25, 26, 28 & 31 DEC, 01 JAN, 26 JAN, 14 FEB - No Jain Menu catered). (Supplement cost of AUD20 Per Person extra to Upgrade to Priority Seating)
Day 12: Optional Tour
After breakfast choice of one full day tour either - Port Stephens' Dolphin and Dunes Tour Departure 08:00 hrs only on Wed and Sat / Returns by 18:30 hrs (Compulsory and non refundable) or Blue Mountains Tour with Wildlife Park, Scenic Rides at Scenic World and bonus River Cruise - Tour ends at Darling Harbour or Circular Quay (Compulsory and non refundable) or Hunter Valley Wineries Tour with Gourmet style Lunch - Departure 08:00 hrs only on Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun / returns 18:30 hrs (Compulsory and non refundable).
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast check out of hotel and transfer to Sydney Airport for onward flight.