Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country and local wildlife. Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state. Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to picturesque wineries and national parks teeming with wildlife.
DAY 1 ARRIVE MELBOURNE
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Melbourne.
DAY 2 MELBOURNE CITY SIGHTSEEING & PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUINS (B)
This full day tour will include a guided walk through Melbourne’s best arcades, laneways, Queen Victoria Market and Chinatown. Visit Churchill Island to look for unique birdlife and see Koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre. Your highlight today will be witnessing the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the premium viewing area.
DAY 3 GREAT OCEAN ROAD SIGHTSEEING (B)
The spectacular Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most beautiful and naturally maintained secrets. Experience and enjoy the breathtaking coastline. Every twist and turn exposes you to stretches of broad, uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines and the lush rainforests of the Otway Ranges.
DAY 4 MELBOURNE – SYDNEY (B) (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED)
Upon arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your downtown accommodation.
DAY 5 SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING (B)
Set on beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world’s most beautiful places. Enjoy an unforgettable cruise with buffet lunch aboard Captain Cook Cruises while taking in the splendour of Sydney Harbour and surrounds. Your tour will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Manly and the Northern beaches.
DAY 6 BLUE MOUNTAINS & WILDLIFE PARK SIGHTSEEING (B)
Travel into the backcountry of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. In a 4WD explore the tracks of Grose Valley. Enjoy a delicious lunch and explore Sydney’s premier wildlife park.
DAY 7 SYDNEY – CAIRNS (B) (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED)
Fly into Cairns located on the stunning coast of Northern Queensland.
DAY 8 KURANDA NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING (B)
Enjoy a full day tour to Kuranda. The tour includes Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Kuranda Scenic Rail, lunch, and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
DAY 9 CAIRNS – GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE – PORT DOUGLAS (B)
Travel by catamaran today out to Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as -ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognised as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef’s environment. You will enjoy lunch, snorkeling, coral viewing by a semi submersible, underwater observatory and informative talks by a marine biologist. Return to Port Douglas.
DAY 10 PORT DOUGLAS AT LEISURE (B)
Take a day to relax in this quaint seaside town, or join an optional tour up to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest.
DAY 11 PORT DOUGLAS – CAIRNS
Your vacations ends.