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.
Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
Arrive Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Melbourne City Tour
After breakfast at hotel. Proceed for morning half day Melbourne city tour – No operations on Monday and Wednesday (complimentary and non-refundable). This Tour ends by 1200hrs at Federation Square. Later take the Melbourne visitor’s Shuttle Bus (at local charge of AUD 5 per Person extra) from stop number 2, outside the St Paul’s Cathedral (opposite the Federation Square) to Sports Precinct (stop number 3) and walk across to Gate number 3 (between light towers 1 and 2) to Join the guided 1Hr Melbourne Cricket ground (MCG) tour (operates between 1000-1500hrs on non-event dates) OR Walk across to South gate Art and Leisure Precinct to Join 1Hr Melbourne Yarra River Cruise (Last departure time between 1500-1530hrs). Return to Hotel on own. Overnight stay at your Hotel.
Day 3: Great Ocean Road Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for the Great Ocean Road Tour. 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.
Full Day Tour – Approximately 12 hours
Departs Daily 8.00am
from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets or earlier from your hotel
Returns 8.00pm approximately
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243 kilometres along the stunning south-eastern coast between Torquay and Warrnambool. An Australian National Heritage listed road, it was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932. The road winds through gorgeous terrain along the coast and leads you to many significant landmarks and natural wonders.
At the foothills of the Otways lies the gorgeous seaside village of Apollo Bay. Surrounded by rolling green hills and ocean, Apollo Bay is a lively holiday destination during summer. Here you can relax and treat yourself to lunch at one of the many cafés and restaurants, or you can take a stroll along the picturesque beachfront.
The Twelve Apostles
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. Your Guide will share the history of their fascinating evolution while you take in the great spectacle of this natural wonder. If you find you can only count 8 Apostles and not 12 – test your Driver Guide’s knowledge as to why!!
There are many walks around the location of the Twelve Apostles providing closer access to the shoreline. From the cliff top viewing area you can absorb the grandeur of this iconic site and take some photographs.
Loch Ard Gorge
Now you’ll 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 ship sank within 15 minutes, taking with it all but two of the 54 passengers and crew on board. The survivors came ashore and found refuge at what is now known as Loch Ard Gorge, a striking example of the process of erosion.
Now you can take a well earned break at the gorgeous little seaside village of Port Campbell. Sheltered by cliffs and Norfolk pines, this little haven has a colourful and lively personality. You can treat yourself to afternoon tea at one of the cafés or bakeries luring you to homemade treats (own expense). You can also enjoy a wander through the boutique stores and galleries – there’s plenty here to tempt you.
Overnight at your hotel
Day 4: Melbourne To Gold Coast
After breakfast depart to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and transfer for flights. Arrive Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport within and transfer to your hotel.
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 and transfer to hotel. Day free and overnight at hotel.
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.
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. Overnight at your Hotel.
Day 10: Cairns To Sydney
After breakfast depart for Cairns Airport and transfer for your onward flight. Arrive Sydney Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
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 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 to join Sydney Show Boat, Indian Dinner Cruise with Standard Seating (No Transfers – does not operates on Tuesday and Sunday)
Day 12: Optional Tour
After breakfast choice of one full day tour either – Port Stephens’ Dolphin and Dunes Tour Departure only on Wed and Sat (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 only on Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun (Compulsory and non refundable).
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast check out of hotel and transfer to Sydney Airport for onward flight.