Day 01: Sydney
Arrive in Sydney by flight and transfer 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.
Day 02: Sydney (B)
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 .
Rest of the day is at leisure
Day 03: Sydney (B)
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.
Day 04: Sydney – Melbourne (B)
Today transfer to Sydney Airport for flight to Melbourne
Transfer to your Hotel in Melbourne
Rest of the day is at leisure
Day 05: Melbourne (B)
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
Day 06: Melbourne (B)
Full day is at leisure to explore on your own
Day 07: Melbourne (B)
Transfer to Melbourne Airport for return flight
Inclusions: 06 Nights accommodation in Hotels including breakfast, other meals as specified in the itinerary, Airport transfers in a private car, tours & excursions on shared basis with local English speaking guide, monument entrance fees and domestic flights.
Exclusions: International/Domestic flights, Visa, Insurance, meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature.
Note: Price Quotation on request