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: Arrival At Melbourne - Check-in
Arrive at 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). Rest of the day is free for you to explore Melbourne on your own. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Melbourne City Tour
Morning Breakfast at Hotel. Pick up from Hotel or nearby Point for Seat In Coach Half Day Melbourne City Tour Inclusions: Fitzroy Gardens and Captain Cook's Cottage (Optional), Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens, Albert Park - Grand Prix race track, Federation Square, Shrine of Remembrance, Southbank Waterfront precinct, St Paul's Cathedral, Bolt Bridge. Drop off at Federation Square make your way Melbourne Cricket Ground 75 min. Guided Tour (Subject to availbility). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Full Day Great Ocean Road Tour
This 1 Day Great Ocean Road Day Tour is one of Melbourne’s most popular tours. On the spectacular Great Ocean Road Tour experience a breathtaking coastline with pristine beaches, rainforests and charming seaside towns and of course the 12 Apostles. Leaving Melbourne we head first to one of the Great Ocean Road's surf beaches, Urquhart Bluff, where we will have morning tea and watch some surfers catch waves at one of the Great Ocean Road’s famous surfing destinations. We visit the historic Memorial Arch to get our photo taken before passing through the quaint coastal resort towns of Lorne and Anglesea. After lunch, drive through the Otway rainforest, see the giant and uniquely famous rock stacks that are the 12 Apostles and see the rugged shipwreck coast of the Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps before returning to Melbourne!
Day 4: Full Day Philip Island Tour
Today after breakfast proceed for full day Philip Island Tour. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island features spectacular coastal scenery, charming heritage and an abundance of Australia wildlife. On this 1 day Phillip Island Tour you will have the chance to hand feed kangaroos and get up close and personal with Koalas, Emus, Wombats and Dingos. Be blown away by the rugged beaches and the huge roaring surf along the coastline. Stroll the boardwalk to view the rocky coast, home to a colony of fur Seals. Then watch the magic of the world's smallest penguins hit the beach and make their way to the sand dunes and the safety of the homes after a long day in the sea in the world famous Penguin Parade. This is a truely unforgettable experience and one that should not be missed. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Transfer From Melbourne To Gold Coast
After breakfast depart to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to catch your flights to Brisbane/Gold Coast. Arrive at Brisbane Airport within 23:30 hrs and transfer to your hotel in Gold Coast and check-in. Rest of the day is free for you to explore Gold Coast on your own.
Travel from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Fly to Gold Coast
Fly to Brisbane, train
Fly to Ballina, bus
Day 6: Full Day Sea World
Today after breakfast proceed for a full day tour to Sea World. Get below the surface to discover a world of fun and adventure at Sea World. Flip in and out with the dolphins; seal this new friendship with a kiss or dare to dive with the predators of the undersea! Dive into the Sea World, as you are transported to the wonderful underwater world of Bikini Bottom that comes to life right before your eyes with extravagant floats, stunning water displays and spectacular thematic boats in the world’s first SpongeBob parade! Later, sing and dance to an educational stage show, as you help Dora the Explorer and friends find each other in a delightful live show ‘Dora’s Best Friends Adventure’. Scale new heights at Castaway Bay – the World’s best adventure playground. Enter the amazing frozen world of Penguin Encounter, home to the King Penguin. Be enchanted by the charm and beauty of the iconic Sea World dolphins in their new show ‘Imagine’ while the clever and hilarious Sea Lions will have you in stitches in their new show ‘Fish Detectives’. With a host of exciting rides, shows and attractions, Sea World offers a complete day of fun. Return back to your hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 7: Full Day Movie World
Today after breakfast proceed for a full day tour to Movie World. Experience the magic and excitement of a world where everyone’s a star at Warner Bros- Movie World! Experience the fun and thrill of a galactic proportion as you take on the steepest drop in the world. The amazing new Green Lantern Rollercoaster ride is in a league of its own! While you’re here, get lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favourite stars and super-heroes and experience the exhilaration of world-class adventure rides and movie attractions including the awesome Batwing Spaceshot and the adrenalin pumping Superman Escape. Kids will love the colourful Kids’ WB! Fun Zone takes you into a magical cartoon world for the young and for the young at heart! Other not-to-miss attractions include, the multi-million dollar live action stunt show ‘Hollywood Stunt Driver’, presented by Castrol Edge and the spectacular Star Parade. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Full Day Tangalooma Island And Dolphin Watching Tour
Today after breakfast you will spend a full day at Tangalooma Island, which is about 75 minutes from Brisbane. Head from the Gold Coast to lovely Tangalooma Island just off the coast of Brisbane on a day tour to visit the white, sandy beaches of Moreton Island with the change to swim, snorkel, play and even feed wild dolphins by hand! Relax in the sunshine, take a desert safari tour to look in-depth at the island's untouched national parks, hit the water for some aquatic fun and marine life spotting, do sand tobogganing down the sand dunes, and cap it all off with feeding dolphins in the evening before returning back to the Gold Coast around 10pm!
Day 9: Transfer From Gold Coast To Sydney
After a sumptuous breakfast at hotel, check out of the hotel and board your coach for your transfer to the Brisbane airport. Board your flight for Sydney. On arrival in Sydney, board your coach for your transfer to your hotel. Check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to explore Sydney on your own.
Travel from Gold Coast to Sydney
Fly from Gold Coast
Bus to Brisbane, fly
Day 10: Sydney City Tour + Wildlife And Sealife Aquarium
Morning Breakfast at Hotel. Pick up from Hotel or nearby Point for Seat In Coach Half Day Sydney City Tour - Manly view Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, stopping at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy time at Manly beach suburbs of Neutral Bay and Mosman. Tour concludes drop off at King Street Wharf . Visit Combination 2 ticket (any 2 Sydney attractions: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye) make your way to Hotel. Overnight at Sydney.
Day 11: Full Day Blue Mountains Tour
Morning Breakfast at Hotel. Pick up from Hotel or nearby Point for SIC Full day tour to the Blue Mountains. Enjoy a stop at Echo Point to view famous three Sisters rock. Arrive at Scenic World rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway or Skyway. Arrive at Leura village for lunch (own expense) then enjoy some free time at Leura. Afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park and have your photo taken with a cuddly koala, see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and little penguins. Travel back to Sydney at approximately 6.00pm. Overnight at Sydney Hotel.
Day 12: Full Day Hunter Valley Wine Experience
Morning Breakfast at Hotel. Today you will experience one of the oldest Wine regions in Australia, The Hunter Valley. Following your pickup in Sydney, you will head out into the beautiful countryside to taste some world-renowned wines and meet the people behind this famous region. With over 90 cellar doors, your guide will focus on a few of the boutique wineries where soaking in the passion of the winemakers is unavoidable. Meet the winemakers, try some cheese, and enjoy the glorious wine straight from the source. With lunch, local experts, and a small group of travelers, there isn't a better way of moving around The Hunter Valley. Bring your taste buds. You are in for a real treat. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Departure From Sydney
After breakfast check out of hotel and you will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your return flight back home.