Welcome to your tour of Australia !!! A country that offers you endless sun baked horizons, dense tropical rainforests, chilly southern beaches and much more. On arrival at Brisbane International Airport / Coolangata Airport, please proceed to the CON - X-ION counter located inside the airport terminal for your seat-in-coach shuttle bus transfer to your Gold Coast hotel. Overnight at the hotel, Gold Coast.
Day 02 : Gold Coast
Enjoy Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be picked up from your hotel lobby for a tour to Movie World on seat in coach basis. Visit Warner Bros. Movie World on Australia Gold Coast - where movie magic happens every day! As the only Australian movie related theme park, you will experience a fun-filled, Gold Coast theme park family adventure with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all the behind-the-scenes action, comedy stunts and exhilarating rides, shows and attractions! Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel, Gold Coast.
Day 03 : Gold Coast
Enjoy Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be picked up from your hotel lobby for a tour to Sea World on seat in coach basis. Visit Sea World on Australia's Gold Coast! Make contact with marine life wonders and experience a whole world of amazing rides, shows and attractions at a Gold Coast theme park favourite! More than just a theme park, Sea World is committed to educating guests about the marine environment, and playing an active role in Australian marine research and rescue. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel, Gold Coast.
Day 04 : Gold Coast - Melbourne
Enjoy Buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will be met by our representative at your hotel lobby for your seat-in-coach shuttle bus transfer to Brisbane Airport / Coolangata Airport to meet with your onwards flight to Melbourne. Arrive Melbourne before 1040 hrs and join the Half Day Morning City Tour on seat in coach basis. Discover the charm of Melbourne. See Captain Cook's Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens, see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct. See some of the city's architecture including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Princess and Regent theaters. Cross the Bolte Bridge for great city views. Later walk across to Federation Wharf (Princes Walk) OR Southgate Arts Precinct to Join 1Hr Yarra River Cruise with Complimentary Tea/Coffee. Make your own way to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel, Melbourne.
Day 05 : Melbourne
Enjoy Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your tour to Phillip Island, 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. 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. View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. From the walkways you may be able to catch a glimpse of Australia's largest population of fur seals living along the rugged coastline. 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 and 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 and view the powerful southern coastline with its clean, sandy beaches and rocky shores. Note : Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependant on daylight hours. OR Enjoy a Full Day Tour of the Great Ocean Road. View the popular coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne - a surfer's haven and retreat. Pass world famous Bells Beach, home to World Surfing Championships. See many fern filled gullies and river inlets on your journey. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Truly one of the world's great scenic coastal drives. Witness a fabulous spectacle of massive natural erosion. Contrasts abound between rugged coast and verdant rainforest living side by side. See the amazing Twelve Apostles - limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean and visit the Information Centre. Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms. See Loch Ard Gorge and be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard. Explore Port Campbell National Park. Discover the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this rugged coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge. Don't forget extra film as we embark on a number of great photo locations including Razorback and Island Arch. See the spectacular night lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge. OR Enjoy the Sovereign Hill Gold Mine, Ballarat & Wildlife Tour. The past is very much present in towns like Ballarat whose early wealth and proud history was due to the mighty gold discovery of the mid 1850s. The glorious legacy that gold bestowed on this colonial town is still evident in the respectfully restored buildings and atmosphere of proud Ballarat. Sovereign Hill in Ballarat is a perfectly re-created example of Gold rush life during Victoria's Golden era. Explore the daily ritual of this Gold town and stroll the main street to visit with goldsmiths, crafts people, traders, soldiers and the like. Find your own fortune whilst panning for gold in the stream, go "underground" to the fascinating Gold mine and museum or ride the stage-coach through the village. Exhibits and displays unfold before you as you stroll though this bustling pioneer township. Have a chat to the gentle town folk and be captivated by the friendly outlook on their 1850s daily life.Overnight at the hotel, Melbourne.
Day 06 : Melbourne - Cairns
Enjoy Buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will be met by our representative at your hotel lobby for your seat-in-coach shuttle bus transfer to Melbourne Airport to meet with your onwards flight to Cairns. On arrival in Cairns you will be met by an Airport Connections Representative or Driver will be at the baggage collection carousels and will be holding an AIRPORT CONNECTIONS sign for your shuttle bus transfer to Kuranda. The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Arrive at the Village in the Rainforest “ Kuranda” and board the Skyrail. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth. Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment. A one-way Skyrail Experience will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Transfer to the Hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel, Cairns.
Day 07 : Cairns
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a full day Great Adventure OUTER Barrier Reef Cruise Tour with Tropical Lunch. The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience when you cruise to our mulit-level reef activity platform. Situated on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, our spacious platform features undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers, sundeck, and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform. You will be able to snorkel and dive amongst some of the most spectacular coral gardens and marine life diversity on the Great Barrier Reef. Or if you choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below in our underwater observatory and spacious, air-conditioned semi-submersible vessel! Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight at the hotel, Cairns.
Day 08 : Cairns - Sydney
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure until you are picked from your Cairns hotel for your seat-in-coach shuttle bus transfer to Cairns Airport, in time to connect with your departing flight. If you are staying at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort they will organise a personal courtesy Airport transfer to connect with your flight to Sydney. On arrival at Sydney Airport, please meet with our local representative from SUNBUS at Sydney Airport for your seat-in-coach shuttle bus transfer to your hotel. On arrival at Sydney Airport, please meet with our local representative from SUNBUS at Sydney Airport for your seat-in-coach shuttle bus transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel, Sydney.
Day 09 : Sydney
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be picked up from your hotel lobby for a Half Day City Sights Tour including the Manly Beaches. Gain an insight into the famous city of Sydney and capture the beauty of this harbour city from selected vantage points. Enjoy morning tea (own expense) at Manly and walk along The Corso. After Tour get down at King Street Stop, Darling Harbour & Proceed to Aquarium to exchange SYDNEY 3-in-1Pass for Entry to Sydney Aquarium + Unlimited 1Day Ride on Sydney MonoRail + Sydney Tower & OzTrek + Complimentary Glass Bottom Boat Ride at Aquarium. Return to the hotel own. In the evening proceed on OWN to King Street Wharf # 5, Darling Harbour by 1850-1900hrs to join Sydney ShowBoat STANDARD Indian Dinner Cruise (No Transfers - No Cruising WED/SUN). The show revolves around the central theme of 'love' featuring 10 different segments, with showgirls in Vegas, Brazil, Spain, Korea, Japan, India and Africa. There's even a contemporary upbeat version of the traditional French Can Can and a dynamic Australian finale symbolizing Sydney's Opera House which would make any Australian proud. The glamorous and gorgeous Australian showgirls, who have danced at the Moulin Rouge, splash with vibrancy, and deliver a riveting show, with a cavalcade of ever changing performances and costumes. The Showboat also delivers an innovative dining experience where the food is as much an art form as Sydney's beautiful harbour. And of course there are the million dollar views and five-star service, which the Sydney Showboat is renowned for. Come and enjoy this 2.5 hour dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. Return to the hotel on own. Use the One day unlimited MonoRail pass to travel from nearest station to Hotel & Darling Harbour. Overnight at the hotel, Sydney.
Day 10 : Sydney
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be picked up from your hotel lobby for a Full Day excursion to the Blue Mountains including the entry to the Wildlife Park. Travel west beyond the suburban sprawl of Sydney into the rugged beauty of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. See magnificent steep valleys, canyons and the Three Sisters on the Skyway, Scenic Railway or Cableway (own expense). Listen to ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime legends before travelling via the townships of Leura and Katoomba. Journey along the scenic Bells Line of Road and enjoy a stop at Govetts Leap and Cahills Lookout for fabulous views. Enjoy a walk among the native bush and visit an Australian wildlife park with an opportunity to touch a cuddly koala and see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and other unique Australian animals in this natural setting. Overnight at the hotel, Sydney. enjoy a delicious afternoon tea (own expense) with town folk in Babakin. Stop to view colourful banks of wildflowers when in season. Return to the hotel Overnight at the hotel, Sydney.
Day 11 : Depart Sydney
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure until you are met by our local representative at the hotel lobby for your SUNBUS seat-in-coach shuttle bus transfer to Sydney International Airport.