On arrival at Melbourne Airport, you will be met by our local representative in Australia for a brief meet and greet. Later, proceed to your city centre hotel in Melbourne for check-in.
Declared capital of the British colony of Victoria in 1851, Melbourne is today recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world. A prominent financial center and Australia’s cultural capital, much of the city’s growth and wealth is attributed to the gold rush that happened in Victoria in the 1850s. The residents refer to themselves as ‘Melburnians’ and are extremely fond of sports and love to leisure around local artisan cafes which sell freshly brewed coffee.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Melbourne.
SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – Melbourne star is an iconic observation wheel situated in Melbourne’s lively waterfront precinct. With a height of 120m, the 360 degree view from the passenger pods is stunning. The background commentary informs the visitors about the history and significance of important landmarks of the city. During the evening, thousands of LEDs transform the observation wheel into a sparkling kaleidoscope of colours.
After breakfast, we will proceed for a sight-seeing tour of Melbourne.
We will begin the sight-seeing tour with a panaromic city tour of Melbourne which will take you to the most popular attractions in the city including the Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and Princess theatre. The tour ends at Federation square which is an open air venue built over a railway junction that is surrounded by world class art galleries and museums. Also visit the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground where we can book for you a behind the scenes tour of the famous MCG lounge and changing rooms.
In the evening, we will proceed to Philips Island to see the native Australian wildlife. At Philips Island, you get to watch little penguins return to their burrows on the sand shore during sunset, after completing their marine adventure for the day.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day tour of the Great Ocean Road.
The world’s largest war memorial, the Great Ocean Road is a scenic drive hugging the coast line and provides fantastic views of the Antarctic Ocean and the bizarrely shaped limestone cliffs. During the scenic drive, we shall first stop at the most famous attraction on Great Ocean Road 12 apostles, where beautiful limestone structures formed due to the destructive force of wind and water stand tall at sea. Next we will travel to Shipwreck coast, also called Loch Ard Gorge, named after a ship by the same name that crash landed here with just two survivors who managed to tell the tale. Finally, enjoy watching the surfers tackle the waves at one of the best surfing destinations, Bells Beach. Overnight stay at hotel in Melbourne.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Sydney airport to catch a flight to Cairns.
Cairns, originally a mangrove swamp home to Aboriginal Australian tribes, has today evolved into a world famous tourist town. It serves as the gateway to two UNESCO world heritage sites – The Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics. A favorite destination for adrenaline junkies, you can enjoy fantastic scuba diving experience here.
Overnight stay at hotel in Cairns.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a Catamaran Cruise To Green Island, The Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral system in the world.
A combination of 2500 coral reefs and 900 islands of various sizes, The Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure on Earth that is visible from space. The rich and complex natural ecosystem below the ocean surface comprising of naturally shaped corals and beautiful fishes boast of splendid colours, unique species and spell-binding scenery. Here you can explore the underwater world either by glass bottom boat or snorkelling. Those who wouldn’t like to get wet won’t miss out as they can go on a underwater tour in a semi-submersible. You can also chose to do a helicopter tour to get a magnificent view of the magnificent Green Islands. The Great barrier Reef is also the world’s best spot for scuba diving – so diving enthusiasts can enjoy an out-worldly scuba diving experience here.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Cairns.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed for a full day tour of Kuranda rainforest which is a part of Wet Tropics of Queensland. Wet Tropics are one of the oldest continuously existing rainforest in the world, that has been in existence since 550 Million years ago, preceding even the dinosaurs. Both the koalas and Kangaroos trace their origin to this region.
We will start the action-packed tour with a spectacular journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway that flies above the forests canopy giving magnificent views of the surroundings. Next, hop on to an amphibious vehicle from world war II called ‘Army Duck‘ that takes you on a journey of exploration through the stunning rainforest both over land and water. Next learn about the traditions and culture of the aboriginal people of Australia who have been living in these forests since ages. Watch a live folk-dance performance at Rainforestation Nature Park by traditionally-clothed forest dwellers with fabulous body-tattoos. Also learn how to throw weapons used by the Pamagirri Aboriginal people such as boomerang and spear. Kids can also spend a fun time playing with Koalas, Kangaroos, crocodiles and Lizards at The Koala and Wildlife Park. Finally return to Cairns city.
Overnight stay at hotel in Cairns.
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the hotel. We will transfer to Cairns airport to catch a flight to Sydney. Upon Arrival, we will proceed to our city center hotel in Sydney for Check-in.
A vibrant city and Australia’s financial capital, Sydney regularly features as one of the most liveable cities in the world. It was Sydney’s fine harbour that drew Captain Philip to the shore of this city who later established this as a British Colony where British prisoners were sent to serve their sentence. The Victorian Gold Rush in Australia in 1852 transformed Sydney into a major global cultural and financial centre.
In the evening, proceed to Sydney harbour to catch a ride on the Sydney showboats dinner cruise. Enjoy spellbinding views of the illuminations on the beautiful Opera House and Harbour Bridge while relishing a tasty 3-course meal. A one-hour cabaret show is also performed on the cruise for your entertainment. Sailing since 1987, the old world charm of the showboat cruises are cultural legacy of Sydney.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Sydney.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Sydney.
We will begin our city tour with a visit to the Darling Harbour. Here, learn about Australia’s beautiful aquatic animals at the SEA-Life Aquarium and get clicked with Australia’s cutest furry animals such as Koala and Kangaroos at Wildlife World, stand next to world famous celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and see the amazing cityscape from the tallest building in Sydney at Sydney Tower Eye.
Afterwards, we will continue the city tour with a 1-hour guided tour of Opera House – one of the world’s most iconic building. During the tour, you get a chance to see exclusive areas within the building which are off limit to the general public and capture photos from rare vantage points.
After the Opera House tour, we shall continue our city tour with a panoramic tour of the city. We will visit Harbour Bridge, The tallest steel arch bridge in the world. Apart from this we will visit the Parliament House, Art Gallery of NSW Royal, Botanic Gardens, Sydney Town Hall, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and much more.
Overnight stay at hotel in Sydney.
SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – The Opera house is much more than a beautiful building, it is the world’s finest performing venue where more than 450 performances by world renowned artists are held every year. Enjoy sunset drinks at Opera Bar in the theatre complex before catching a live show. Performances here span various crafts including music, dance, theatre and more.
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Blue Mountains.
The Blue Mountains region comprises of dense Eucalyptus forests, majestic waterfalls and breath taking sandstone caves which make it a perfect destination. Ride the Blue Mountains Scenic Cableway and Scenic skyway to enjoy the amazing views from various look-out points, ride the Scenic Railway which is steepest train in the world and marvel at the iconic three sisters rock formation. If you are fond of adventure activities, Blue mountains is the perfect place to engage in trekking, rock climbing, abseiling, trekking and cycling.
After the tour of blue mountains, visit the popular white sand Bondi beach. Spend an hour at this world-class surfing destination and a favourite place of Sydneysiders to spend an evening.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Sydney.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Melbourne International airport to catch a flight back to India.
Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Australia tour organised by State Express Global Voyages, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime.