Exotic Australia

Exotic Australia - 12 Nights / 13 Days

Itinerary

DAY 01:

Welcome aboard ! Today enter the world of Vacations Exotica as you begin your memorable journey to the Land Down Under – Australia. Fly to Brisbane. Onto Gold Coast – the fun capital of Australia. Enjoy stunning views of the Surfers Paradise from the Skypoint Observation Deck. Also enjoy a fun filled Aquaduck ride – a unique experience of touring Gold Coast by land and water.

Today, enter the world of Vacations Exotica as you embark on your tour to Australia. On arrival at the Brisbane airport you will be met by our professional and experienced tour manager in the arrival area outside the customs hall. Drive to Gold Coast. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Enjoy an Indian vegetarian lunch. Later, we take you to visit the SkyPoint Observation Deck, a must see for all Gold Coast visitors offering unrivalled 360 degree views from the coast to the hinterland. Next, enjoy the unique Aquaduck ride – an amphibious bus tour which gives you an opportunity to drive past Gold Coast on land and water. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner.

Overnight at Grand Chancellor or similar in Gold Coast. (L, D)

DAY 02:

Visit ‘Dream World’ – home to Tiger Island, Nick Central, the Australian Wildlife Experience with some of the tallest, fastest thrill rides in the world. This evening you have an option to join us for the Spectacular Outback Show, an evening dinner show filled with Outback music, drama and action!

After an American breakfast, proceed to Dream World, one of Gold Coast’s best theme parks. Here, experience the most thrilling rides and visit the White Tiger Island – home of the white Bengal Tiger. Enjoy the thrilling rides in the park. Enjoy lunch inside the theme park. After a fun-filled day, return to the comforts of your hotel. Enjoy an Indian dinner OR You also have an option to opt for the spectacular Australian Outback Show with dinner set in a giant 1000 seat arena with a cast of larger than life characters and amazing animals.

Overnight at Hotel Grand Chancellor or similar in Gold Coast. (B, L, D)

DAY 03:

Visit Movie World – the only Australian Movie related theme park where you experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Also experience the Aussie farm life on your visit to the Paradise Country Farm.

After an American breakfast, today visit the Warner Brothers ‘Movie World’ - a fun place for all and sure to delight kids of all ages, and adults too. Have the time of your life on the suspended roller coaster ‘Lethal Weapon’, enjoy thrilling stunts at the Police Academy stunt show and meet your favourite ‘Looney Toons’ characters. Enjoy lunch inside the theme park. Today, included is a visit to the Paradise Country Farm, the Gold Coast’s authentic Aussie homestead, which provides an opportunity to experience farm life and outback adventure. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Grand Chancellor or similar in Gold Coast. (B, L, D)

DAY 04:

Fly to Cairns – one of the best tropical cities in the world. Get set for a day of fun and excitement as you visit Kuranda – a rainforest village. Experience the Skyrail.

After an American breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Cairns. After an Indian lunch proceed to Kuranda – a village in the rainforest. Here, experience the Skyrail - a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey through Australia’s world heritage listed Tropical Rainforest. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Rydges Esplanade or similar in Cairns (B, L, D)

DAY 05:

Today you have one of the most unforgettable experience to Green Island – a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

After an early American breakfast, proceed to board the cruise liner to the Green Island – a Marine National Park with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs. Green Island is a true coral atoll and is one of the most picturesque island resorts on the Queensland coast. There are several activities like snorkelling, diving and swimming in the warm island waters. Enjoy a delicious continental lunch on board the cruise liner. After spending the entire day at the reef, return with lifetime of memories. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Rydges Esplanade or similar in Cairns. (B, L, D)

DAY 06:

Onto Melbourne - the sporting and cultural capital of Australia. Visit Phillip Island and enjoy the Penguin Parade and also visit a Chocolate factory.

After an American breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. After an Indian lunch, check in to the hotel. Later in the evening proceed to Phillip Island, home to Australia’s most popular wildlife attractions, the Penguin Parade, featuring dozens of fairy penguins which shuffle up from the sea at dusk on their way to underground burrows. En-route you will also have an opportunity to visit a Chocolate factory. After this beautiful spectacle, return back and enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Rendezvous / Citigate or similar in Melbourne (B, L, D)

DAY 07:

Proceed on a guided city tour of Melbourne. Also included is a visit to the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.

After an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a guided city tour of Melbourne. Visit the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens, Town Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, National Tennis Centre, the 1956 Olympic venue, the Shrine of Remembrance, Bourke Street Mall and some beautifully-restored Victorian houses. Enjoy a Chinese lunch. Visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground, an opportunity to relive great sporting memories through a comprehensive tour. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Rendezvous / Citigate or similar in Melbourne (B, L, D)

DAY 08:

Join us for an excursion to The Great Ocean Road – Australia's most spectacular coastal drive. Later drive to Sovereign Hill where you step back in time and experience and Australia's exciting gold rush days. Enjoy the colourful and spectacular 'Blood on the Southern Cross Show'.

After an American breakfast, proceed on an excursion to the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy spectacular views over golden surf beaches, sheer cliff faces and magnificent stands of Eucalyptus. The Great Ocean Road hugs the coastline along the entire length of Port Campbell National Park. See the famous ‘Twelve Apostles’ – huge stone pillars rising from the surf, remnants of the London Bridge. Enjoy vegetarian lunch. You can also experience a once in a lifetime thrill of a scenic helicopter ride over Port Campbell. Later, drive to Sovereign Hill and step back in time and experience Australia’s gold rush days, set on a former gold mining site, this award winning outdoor museum recreates in fascinating detail, the hustle and bustle of life in the 1850s.Later, tonight enjoy the spectacular sound and light show “Blood on the Southern Cross”. Tonight enjoy a vegetarian / non-vegetarian local dinner.

Overnight at Ballarat Lodge or similar in Sovereign Hill. (B, L, D)

DAY 09:

Enjoy a tour of Sovereign Hill. Visit the Gold Museum. Fly to The Australian Capital Territory - Canberra.

After an American breakfast, proceed on a tour of Sovereign Hill including a visit to the Gold Museum. Discover the beauty and power of gold, view an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, alluvial deposits, priceless gold artefacts and gold coins. After lunch, proceed to the airport for your flight to Canberra. On arrival into Canberra check into your hotel and relax. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Rydges Lakeside or similar in Canberra (B,L,D)

DAY 10:

Guided city tour of Canberra. Visit the Parliament. Drive to Sydney. Enjoy the spectacular Showboat Dinner Cruise along the famous Sydney harbour.

After an American breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour of Canberra. See the Australian War Memorial, including the Hall of Valour, the Roll of Honour, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and an overview of World War 1 and World War 2, Anzac Parade, Commonwealth Bridge, The National Library, Questacon, along Commonwealth Place, the High Court, The National Gallery of Australia, The Portrait Gallery. Tour the Old Parliament House, (now known as The Museum of Australian Democracy) view the past Prime Ministers office and other areas of this historic building, then up Federation Mall for a tour of Parliament House. After an Indian lunch, drive to Sydney and check in to your hotel. Tonight, get set for the time of your life on board the Showboat Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a three – course Indian dinner, followed by a spectacular cabaret show, with a cavalcade of glamorous Australian and International artistes.

Overnight at Hotel Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney (B, L, D)

DAY 11:

Guided city tour of Sydney. Enjoy a tour of the world famous Sydney Opera House. Also visit the famous Sydney Tower and 4D experience. Visit the Sydney Wildlife World. Visit the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

After an American breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour of Sydney. Enjoy a guided tour of one the worlds’ most spectacular landmarks – the Sydney Opera House. Visit the Sydney Tower, the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere - here visit the observation deck for spectacular 360° view of Sydney. Uncover a new dimension to Sydney with the brand new 4D Cinema Experience. See what makes Sydney the city it is through a whole new perspective with spectacular footage transporting you across Sydney Harbour, its famous coastline, iconic landmarks and events that are integral to the city. The engaging film experience is taken to the fourth dimension with evocative in-theatre effects including wind, bubbles and fire - a perfect way to get to know the inspiring city of Sydney After a Thai lunch, discover an authentic Australian wildlife experience in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour at the Sydney Wildlife World, featuring the largest variety of all-Australian animals under one roof. Get up close to iconic kangaroos, cuddly koalas, colourful butterflies and vivid birds in the remarkable walk-through habitats! Later, visit the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Get up close and personal with over 75 of the world’s most iconic celebrities. Walk along the red carpet and revel in the unique atmosphere of glamour, fame and history at Madame Tussauds Sydney and go on an interactive star-studded journey through the world of music, sport, culture, film and much, much more! Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney (B, L, D)

DAY 12:

Day at leisure. You can experience the many adventures in Sydney on your own OR join us on a full day optional excursion to Blue Mountains.

After American breakfast at the hotel, you have the opportunity to spend time at your own by exploring some of the good cafes and restaurants, shopping avenues, gardens and parks, museums galleries, dazzling beaches and many more tourist attractions in Sydney. You can shop at the classic Queen Victoria building – the most beautiful shopping centre in Sydney OR you can experience the spectacular blue- hazed beauty, dramatic cliffs and deep canyons of the Blue Mountains on a full day excursion. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney (B, D)

DAY 13:

Fly back home with wonderful memories of your holiday OR extend your holiday to New Zealand.

Today after an American breakfast, proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Return home with great experiences and wonderful memories of your holiday with Cathrrine Travels. (B)

OR

continue on to Add-On New Zealand Tour.

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