The Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback and the roos. Australia is all that, but it is also so much more. Breathtakingly beautiful with white sand beaches, rainforests, red deserts and urban oases, Australia offers travellers an experience that can only be called life-changing. On your Australia tour, see vibrant Melbourne, suave Sydney, the psychedelic colours of the Great Barrier Reef and palm-fringed beaches of the Whitsundays. And that’s barely scratching the surface. There is so much to see and so much to do in the Land Down Under.
Welcome to Melbourne. A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne. From its creative exciting city centre to its buzzing, neighbourhood hubs, it’s the gateway to Victoria’s world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages. Discover more when you play Melbourne. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Please note all arrivals into Melbourne after 21:30 will be charged for additional charges.
This morning’s tour is packed with city sights and historical landmarks. Take a seat and enjoy the bustle of Melbourne’s city as your Driver Guide keeps you posted on what to look out for along the way. First, you’ll tour through Melbourne’s city centre. Next, you can take a look at the imposing Parliament House followed by a stop at Queen Victoria Market (photo stop only). Next, we will stop at the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. You will be allowed some time to explore the gardens. Here you can visit the Conservatory for its incredible floral display, or the quaint Tudor Village. You also have the opportunity to visit the lovely little Cooks Cottage in the heart of Fitzroy Gardens, which was the original home of Captain James Cook’s parents. Take a wander into the cottage (own expense) and you’ll be transported back in time to the 1700s. Your last stop will be at the Shrine of Remembrance. It is one of the largest memorials in the country and is Melbourne’s most recognized landmark. Tour ends at Federation Square.
Later walk across to MCG Gate # 3 between light towers (1 & 2) to join the guided 1 Hour Melbourne Cricket Ground (subject to operation). Explore the inner sanctum of the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on a behind the scenes tour. Venture into the player changing rooms and step onto the arena itself. Highlights of this must-see tour include: The famous MCC Long Room, MCC Library( Founded in 1973) MCG tapestry, player change rooms, cricketers’ viewing room, Ron Casey media centre, portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar, a walk on the arena, Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre, City Terrace with vies of the Melbourne Skyline. (No Transfers)
Walk across to Southgate Art & Leisure Precinct to Join 1Hr Melbourne Yarra River Cruise (operates between 1100-1500hrs) – (No Transfers). Return to Hotel on own. Overnight at your Melbourne Hotel.
Today’s tour is packed with great locations, incredible views and natural wonders. So, sit back and relax while your Driver Guide provides expert commentary on all the key landmarks along the way. The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed road stretching 243 km along the Victorian coastline. It is one of the most beautiful drives in the world, with pristine beaches, picturesque seaside towns and the 12 Apostles. You will make plenty of scenic stops, including a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View. At the foothills of the Otways lies the gorgeous seaside village of Apollo Bay. Here you can relax and treat yourself to lunch (own expense) at one of the many cafés and restaurants, or you can take a stroll along the picturesque beachfront. The rugged splendour of the approaching Twelve Apostles is just breathtaking. These incredible limestone rock formations up to 45 metres high are the result of erosion that began up to 20 million years ago. There are many walks around the location of the Twelve Apostles providing closer access to the shoreline. From the clifftop viewing area, you can absorb the grandeur of this iconic site and take some photographs. Later, Visit the beautiful Loch Ard Gorge and learn of the ill-fated English ship ‘Loch Ard’ that ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island in 1878. The survivors came ashore and found refuge at what is now known as Loch Ard Gorge, a striking example of the process of erosion. Later we will take a well-earned break at the gorgeous little seaside village of Port Campbell. Treat yourself to afternoon tea at one of the cafés or bakeries (own expense). You can also enjoy a wander through the boutique stores and galleries – there’s plenty here to tempt you.
Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Sydney.
Welcome to Sydney. From splendid Sydney Harbour, idyllic beaches and great national parks, to the marvellous creativity of the Sydney Opera House, dazzling entertainment and fascinating heritage, discover all the things to do and see throughout the year. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Note: SIC Transfer is valid for flights departing after 07:05 Hrs for Domestic Flights OR 08:35 for International Flights. Flights arriving in Sydney after 21:30 will be subject to additional charges.
In the morning you will be picked up for the Sydney City Tour including Manly Beach. Your Driver Guide will provide expert commentary as you weave your way through the beautiful northern beach suburbs of Sydney. You’ll head out over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the largest steel arch bridges in the world. Just a few kilometres from Sydney city on the Lower North Shore is Milsons Point. One of Sydney’s more affluent suburbs, the streets are filled with beautiful homes, churches and schools, many built in the late 1800s. With its incredible views of the harbour and Opera House, and an abundance of leading restaurants, cafés and boutique shops, Milsons Point is a popular destination for both locals and visitors. From Milsons Point, you’ll get a fantastic view of the iconic Sydney Opera House. This World Heritage-listed building designed by Jørn Utzon is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture and a world-class performing arts venue. Time to feel the sand between your toes! The exciting suburb of Manly is famous for its beaches that stretch from Queenscliff up to the North Steyne Beach to Manly Beach. With its relaxed, outdoor lifestyle, Manly is a great place to take some time wandering on the beaches and checking out the sights.
Tour ends at King Street Wharf.
Make your own way to Darling Harbour to utilize your 3 in 1 pass- Choice of any 3 – The Sydney Tower Eye, SEA Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds OR Wildlife Sydney (10 minutes walk from King Street Wharf)
Today in the evening make your way to King Street Wharf 5 to check-in for the Showboat Dinner Cruise (Indian menu). Sydney Showboats is one of the most unique dining destinations on Sydney Harbour! An authentic paddle wheeler with historic good looks, the Sydney Showboat exudes old-world charm and glamour unlike any other vessel plying Sydney Harbour. Its outer decks and wrap-around verandas serve as fantastic viewing galleries to take in all the dazzling harbour sights! The dining experience is a seamless blend of old and new that gives you a taste of the old world with all comforts and luxury of modernity to enhance your Sydney dinner cruise experience!
Note: (Showboat Dinner cruise does not operate on Sun & Tue)
Today you will be picked up from your hotel for a Full day tour to the Blue Mountains. Enjoy a stop at Echo Point and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation. Arrive at Scenic World and experience the Blue Mountains rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway or Skyway. These rides are a great way to see the steep valleys, canyons and Three Sisters rock formation. Arrive at Leura village for lunch. Next, enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park and have your photo taken with a cuddly koala (own expense), see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and little penguins. Travel back to Sydney.
Post Breakfast we will transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight back to India. We hope you have enjoyed Australia and we would love to see you soon!!