Australian Escapade 12 Nights / 13 Days

Australia

Customized Tour

on REQUEST

TOUR PLAN

Arrive  Melbourne  

Welcome to Australia. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to your hotel. Check in and relax. Later in the evening please make your own way to the departure point at Tramstop number 125, Normanby Road, near the corner of Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. The Tram departs at 5.45pm. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant cruises the scenic streets of Melbourne while you can enjoy the fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines, or make a selection from the fully stocked bar at a fully inclusive price. Enjoy a three course meal, all beverages from a bar service including tea, coffee and liqueurs in your 1.5 hours tram ride. Make your way back to the hotel on your own. Overnight in Melbourne

Melbourne 

A great city and has loads to do. Following breakfast this morning enjoy a full day trip out into Phillip Island, the home of the Fairy Penguins. Depart the city and travel around Westernport Bay en route to Maru Koala and Animal Park. Pat a koala, feed kangaroos and even meet a gold possum. See the Nobbies rock formations overlooking one of the most treacherous expanses of water in the world, Bass Strait. Arrive at the world famous Penguin Parade and watch the nightly ritual of penguins marching up the sand to their nesting places. The Penguin Parade Viewing Platform is located in a 'high penguin traffic area' and will place you in the best position to see the little penguins as they emerge from the ocean on their journey home. With a local ranger on hand providing informative commentary, you won't miss a moment of the wonderful spectacle. You will also have time to look around the educational centre and displays. Stop in Cowes for dinner (own expense) before heading back to Melbourne. Upon returning back to the city, relax at the hotel. Should time permit we recommend you taking a water taxi to the fabulous Al Fresco waterfront city and indulge at some of the best restaurants there. Overnight in Melbourne

Melbourne 

A great city and has loads to do. Following breakfast this morning enjoy a full day trip out into Phillip Island, the home of the Fairy Penguins. Depart the city and travel around Westernport Bay en route to Maru Koala and Animal Park. Pat a koala, feed kangaroos and even meet a gold possum. See the Nobbies rock formations overlooking one of the most treacherous expanses of water in the world, Bass Strait. Arrive at the world famous Penguin Parade and watch the nightly ritual of penguins marching up the sand to their nesting places. The Penguin Parade Viewing Platform is located in a 'high penguin traffic area' and will place you in the best position to see the little penguins as they emerge from the ocean on their journey home. With a local ranger on hand providing informative commentary, you won't miss a moment of the wonderful spectacle. You will also have time to look around the educational centre and displays. Stop in Cowes for dinner (own expense) before heading back to Melbourne. Upon returning back to the city, relax at the hotel. Should time permit we recommend you taking a water taxi to the fabulous Al Fresco waterfront city and indulge at some of the best restaurants there. Overnight in Melbourne

Melbourne - Adelaide 

Board your flight from Melbourne to Adelaide. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to your hotel. Check in and relax. Adelaide is a sophisticated city that has preserved its heritage and links with the past. It’s an elegant, clean and gracious city close to some of the best metropolitan coastal beaches in Australia.  There are close to 50 attractions in this city of which entry to more than half of them are FREE! Overnight in Adelaide.

Adelaide 

Following breakfast this morning you are taken on a panoramic city tour. Visit the Gouger St Restaurant precinct and Adelaide Markets, Victoria Square and the King William St Boulevard, the North Terrace historical and Arts precinct, River Torrens with its delightful garden banks, the glorious Plane Tree Drive passing the Botanic Gardens and Adelaide Zoo, the Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide's grand and stately homes, Trinity Church, a visit to Haigh's Chocolate Factory (not on Sundays), The National Wine Centre (visit on Sundays only), Colonel Light's Lookout on Montefiore Hill affording spectacular views over Adelaide. Our tour ends in the afternoon at the Adelaide Central Bus Station. Make your way to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and soak in the ambience the city has to offer. Overnight in Adelaide

Adelaide 

Early morning pick up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach trip to Cape Jervis to connect with SeaLink's ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. On arrival onto Kangaroo Island we visit Seal Bay Conservation Park where you will be taken on a beach walk with an experienced guide, and be amongst a colony of rare Australian Sea-lions. Get up close and see these wild creatures frolic and laze about - a truly amazing and unforgettable experience. Then enjoy a delicious two course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, set in a beautiful Australian bush land setting, followed by a visit to the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, were you will see koalas relaxing in the trees.

Spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, which is renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. See the rugged coastline from walks around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities, and the Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal the spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals. There is also the possibility that you will see more kangaroos and wallabies on your return to Penneshaw for your return journey to Adelaide. You will arrive back in Adelaide approximately 10.40pm. Overnight in Adelaide

Recommendation: Overnight to Kangaroo Island – Icon of South Australia – On Request

Adelaide – Cairns

Post breakfast it’s time for you to be transferred to the airport for your flight out to Cairns. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to your hotel. Check in and relax. Overnight in Cairns.

Cairns 

Wake up to breakfast this morning following which you are taken to visit the rainforests of Kuranda and the aboriginal experience at Tjapukai. Your driver will meet you at your hotel and check you in for your tour using your Kuranda Boarding Pass. The pass includes a detailed itinerary, pre-allocated preferential Kuranda Scenic Railway seating, map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions. On arrival, meet your Indigenous guide who will show you through the remainder of the park, including bush food demonstrations, didgeridoo demonstrations, movie theatres, fire making and the famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. At the scheduled time board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Once aboard, you will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are 2 stations enroute where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest to spectacular lookouts.

Upon arrival in Kuranda Village, you have 2 hours free time to do your own exploring, the Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into many of the Kuranda Attractions a detailed map of Kuranda including key points of interest. Later avoid the ticketing lines and board the Kuranda Scenic Railway, sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Barron Gorge on your journey to Freshwater Station. Disembark at Fresh water Station where our coaches are waiting to return you to your accommodation. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax and unwind. Overnight in Cairns

Cairns 

Today you will depart Cairns for Green Island an area where one of the Natural Wonders of the World is housed – the ONLY wonder that can be seen from the Moon!! – The Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. Lunch is on own. Enjoy the Fish feeding display. You will depart Green Island for Cairns at evening. The rest of the evening is free for you. Overnight in Cairns

Cairns 

Today you will depart Cairns for Green Island an area where one of the Natural Wonders of the World is housed – the ONLY wonder that can be seen from the Moon!! – The Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. Lunch is on own. Enjoy the Fish feeding display. You will depart Green Island for Cairns at evening. The rest of the evening is free for you. Overnight in Cairns

Sydney – Blue Mountains – Sydney 

Following breakfast this morning get ready to discover the spectacular Blue Mountains and see native wildlife whilst you explore World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Echo Point has views stretching across to the Three Sisters - a trio of rocky pinnacles. Here you'll learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime legend of the Three Sisters. Stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park, one of Australia's largest private collections of Australian native animals and bird life. Situated on seven acres of natural bush setting, here you'll be able to hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus or enjoy a face-to-face encounter with one of the friendly koalas. Overnight in Sydney

Sydney 

Armed with your combo pass today, post breakfast, its time for you to explore the city further. Enjoy exploring some of Sydney's most loved attractions, including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye or Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

This pass allows you to visit your choice of 3 of the following Attractions: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds Sydney. Nowhere else in the world will you find a larger collection of Australian aquatic life than at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, with over 11,500 animals. You will find an extensive collection of huge sharks and rays, and the world's first all-natural seal sanctuary. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo showcases Australia's unique and bizarre flora and fauna.

Take a walk on the wild side and jump into Wallaby cliffs with the Yellow-footed rock wallabies, or meet one of Australia's icons, the koala. Allow yourself to be completely immersed within this world class exhibit, where animals will be living within their natural habitats and ecosystems. Sydney Tower Eye takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360 degree views of our beautiful harbour city. Rub shoulders with over 70 stars on display at Madame Tussauds Sydney including some of Australia's most loved Aussie personalities. See the wonders of the deep at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary with a myriad of marine life on 3 levels.

You can plan your day leisurely so that nothing is missed. It is recommended to fit in a visit to the Opera House (on own) and also do the Discovery Bridgeclimb first thing in the morning (can be prebooked). For those not doing the Bridgeclimb, you could also spend time at Bondi Beach and later enjoy a coffee cruise along the harbor.

Overnight in Sydney

Depart Sydney

Breakfast this morning is followed by your transfer to the airport in order to board your flight back home.

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    • 3 Nights Melbourne in 3* hotel or similar
    • 3 Nights Adelaide in 3* hotel or similar
    • 3 Nights Cairns in 3* hotel or similar
    • 3 Nights Sydney in 3* hotel or similar
    • Daily breakfast
    • Airport transfers on seat in coach basis in all the cities
    • Adelaide City Tour on seat in coach basis
    • Kangaroo Island Experience Tour - Cruise/Cruise
    • Full Day Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
    • Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Tjapukai on seat in coach basis
    • Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour – no transfers
    • Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife With Viewing Platform on seat in coach basis
    • Dinner at Colonial Tramcar Restaurant – no transfers
    • Showboats Dinner Cruise and Show – no transfers
    • Blue Mountains and Australian Wildlife Park with packed Lunch on seat in coach basis
    • Sydney Attraction Combo Passes
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