Day 1 : Arrive in Melbourne
Welcome to Melbourne - the most romantic city in Australia. On arrival we take you to your hotel and check-in. Later, we take you on a city tour of Melbourne. See the Town Hall, Bourke Street Mall, Parliament House, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Chinatown and the Princess Theatre. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the best known landmark of Melbourne and the Mecca of Australian cricket. (Visit to MCG from inside will not be available during events / matches). Overnight at your hotel in Melbourne.
Day 2 : Great Ocean Road
Today morning embark on a breath-taking journey to the Great Ocean Road. You will be spellbound by the sheer beauty of the Great Ocean Road, which hugs tightly to the coast and stretches along the Southeast coast of Australia between Geelong and Warrnambool. See the world famed ‘Twelve Apostles’. Its origin is about 10 - 20 million years ago when billions of tiny skeletal fragments created limestone formations. They were later exposed to violent seas and winds that carved out these remarkable features. From the most amazing stretch of cliff tops, sandy beaches, lush rainforest, spectacular waterfalls, and arguably, one of the most breathtaking views in Australia. Overnight at your hotel in Melbourne.
Day 3 : Fly to Brisbane
Today, we check out of the hotel and drive to the airport for our flight to Brisbane. On arrival at Brisbane International Airport, we drive to Holt St. Wharf to board the launch for Tanglooma Resort. Fringed on 3 sides by Moreton National Park, Tanglooma Wild Dolphin Resort is subtly nestled amongst landscaped gardens and natural bush land, offering you a wide range of nature based and adventure activities. Overnight at your hotel in Tanglooma.
Day 4 : Marine Discovery Cruise
Today after breakfast, enjoy a Marine Discovery Cruise as you journey along the coastline in search of dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles, sea cucumbers, rays and more! You will enjoy unobstructed views of Moreton Bay’s intriguing marine life along with commentary provided by a qualified eco ranger from the Marine Education Centre.
In the evening we take you for a unique experience of wild dolphin feeding. Dolphins swim right up to the beach, adjacent to the well-lit jetty, where they are hand fed fresh fish by Marine biologists, staff and Resort guests. Whether you are feeding Dolphins or simply watching from the jetty, the experience is unforgettable.
In the evening we take a ferry back to Brisbane and transfer by coach to Gold Coast. Overnight at your hotel in Gold Coast.
Day 5 : Enjoy Jet boating
Today after breakfast we visit the “must do” adventure activity on Gold Coast, Jet Boating ,get ready to experience unique combination of Jet Boat Thrills & Excitement mixed with Stunning Scenery & Sightseeing. Experience full 360° spins, high speed drifting, incredible beach buzzing and other exciting manoeuvres in as little as 10cms of water…while we explore the Gold Coast’s unique waterways.
Later, we visit Australia’s most spectacular marine theme park, Sea World. Visit Shark Bay in Sea World! Shark Bay comprises of three main zones all allowing for unsurpassed viewing and interaction, including a touch pool, a snorkel and dive lagoon and a shark lagoon housing the world’s most feared sharks. Visit Sea World’s famous attraction - the Polar Bear shores. Later we spend a delightful day at the ‘Movie World’, also called ‘Hollywood on the Gold Coast’. It is a fabulous extension of a fully operational movie studio.From out of this world and beyond the darkness enjoy Batwing Spaceshot, the latest thrill ride attraction. And for the ones who love speed - Superman Escape is an unprecedented Roller Coaster Ride experience which travels 0 - 100 km in just 2 seconds!
Later, we transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Gold Coast.
Day 6 : Day Free
Today the day is free to Explore Gold Coast on your own, Fast-track fun on the Gold Coast, where the high-rises are built around superb surf beaches like Surfers Paradise. Dive into lively nightlife, international theme parks and designer boutiques, see the coast from a Spitfire plane and cheer on competitors in the Coollangatta Ocean Swim. Experience the opulent Palazzo Versace or head to the hinterland for rainforest walks and spa retreats
Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Gold Coast, Queensland is the most popular place in Australia to float in a hot air balloon. We take off up into the skies with many colourful balloons, over Brisbane’s hinterland, the Gold Coast. Start your day, watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Gold Coast hinterland. Enjoy your Hot Air balloon ride with sweeping views of Mt. Tamborine & Lamington National Park. Overnight at your hotel in Gold Coast.
Day 7 : Curumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Today we check-out and we take you to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary which provides a rare opportunity to see and experience our amazing native wildlife. A place where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalypt and rainforest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. Every day at Currumbin is a new adventure. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get amongst a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays.
Later, we drive to the airport for our flight to Cairns. Welcome to Cairns, a living museum of Australia Later, check into your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cairns.
Day 8 : The Great Barrier Reef
Today, we take you on a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world. The expanse of 2000 km of Coral Reef, makes it the largest of its kind in the world. See the brilliant colours and fascinating life forms of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, as you glide in your Semi-Submersible. You can also try Scuba Diving, Undersea Walk at the scenic Barrier Reef on your own at an additional charge. Overnight at your hotel in Cairns.
Day 9 : Kuranda Rain Forest with Skyrail
Today we check-out from the hotel and proceed to Kuranda, a village in the rainforest on a Skyrail. Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey of 7.5 kms immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment.
Later, we take you to Cairns airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival we check into the hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Sydney.
Day 10 : City Tour of Sydney
Today, we take you on a city tour of Sydney. We start the day with a private guided tour of the world famous uniquely designed Opera House. See inside the world’s most recognizable sails. Later, we drive to see the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and Hyde Park. We stop at Darling Harbour, one of Australia’s major attractions. Visit the famous Sydney Tower, Sydney Wild Life World and Sydney Aquarium. Next, take you to visit the newest attraction in Sydney the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Experience a unique line-up of celebrities already featured at Madame Tussauds Sydney including Captain Cook, Sir Donald Bradman, Albert Einstein, Nicole Kidman and more. Overnight at your hotel in Sydney.
Day 11 : Sydney Seaplane ride & Showboat Cruise
Today, we take you on an unforgettable experience of a sea plane ride over the stunning city of Sydney. Enjoy a 10 minute scenic flight over Sydney’s beautiful Bondi Beach and the iconic city skyline taking in the world famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taking off from Rose Bay, venture along the magnificent sandstone cliffs rising from the sea until you reach the world famous Bondi Beach. The pilot will manoeuvre the aircraft so that all on board have a great view. From Bondi, head back into the Harbour and circle the Harbour Bridge and Opera House - even seasoned locals find the vista truly stunning. On descent back to Rose Bay your pilot points out the beautiful houses of the rich and famous that punctuates the area, before gently splashing back down to earth.
In the evening get ready for a unique attraction the Sydney Show Boat Cruise. Revel in the carnival atmosphere of Sydney Showboats’ unique live entertainment extravaganza a vibrant, fast-paced cabaret show reflecting the grandeur, of the original performance genre that began in the sidewalk cafes of 19th century France. Enjoy a veg / non-veg Indian dinner on board along with a spectacular cabaret show by the Sydney Show Boat Follies. Overnight at your hotel in Sydney.
Day 12 : Depart Sydney
Today, we drive you to the airport for our flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your SOTC holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.