The Best of Australia I Spark Destinations
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT MELBOURNE Arrive Melbourne Airport Private Transfer Hotel check--‐in Overnight in Melbourne Meal plan--‐Dinner . Accommodation at Melbourne 3Nights
DAY 2:- MELBOURNE After a sumptuous breakfast at hotel, proceed for Melbourne City tour. Begin your journey from the Federation Square, visit the Fitzroy Gardens and explore Captain Cooka Cottage (Entry not included). Enjoy the city skyline at Bolte Bridge. The tour concludes at the Federation Square.
Later off for a Philip Island Tour Journey the coastal highway around the Bay with French Island and Churchill Island in the distance. Once you cross the bridge at San Remo you will enter Phillip Island natural habitat for Koalas, Fur Seals, Short-tailed shearwater, Little Penguins and many others. Take your place in special viewing stands and get ready for a memorable night as you watch the daily evening ritual of the wild little Penguins.
At sunset watch the adorable animals emerge from the sea and waddle to their sand dune destinations. If you want to learn more about the smallest species of penguins in the world head to the Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre. Also visit the Koala Conservation Centre. Evening at own leisure.
DAY 3: - MELBOURNE Charge up on a healthy breakfast at hotel, enjoy full day Great Ocean Road tour Drive past the world famous Bells Beach; known for hosting World Surfing Championships. See the popular coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne; a surferâ€™s heaven and retreat. See fern-filled gullies and river inlets on your journey. Tour the length of the Great Ocean Road passing through the towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Explore the Twelve Apostles Information Centre. Here the Twelve Apostles are limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean. An amazing photo opportunity! Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the breath taking scenery around. Listen to the romantic yet tragic story of Loch Ard and marvel at the natural beauty sculpted by years of erosion. Visit Port Campbell, a charming fishing village and summer holiday resort. Listen to the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this rugged coastline. Drive beyond Port Campbell towards the remnants of London Bridge, Razorback and Island Arch. Truly one of the worldâ€™s best scenic coastal drives. See the spectacular night lights of Melbourne as you drive past the West Gate Bridge. Evening at own leisure
DAY 4: - MELBOURNE - FLY -SYDNEY Breakfast Check out Private transfer to Melbourne Domestic Airport Arrive Sydney Airport Meet & Assist Private transfer to hotel . Afternoon at leisure In the evening get ready for Sydney Show Boat Cruise Sydney's premium dining experience. This is the most popular Dinner Cruise and a must for special occasions or visitors to Sydney or for those who just love a great night out. Dance the night away to popular tunes from the Sydney 2000 Band and star gaze from the ship's 360 degree open Star Deck as the million lights of Sydney city twinkle in the background. An evening to remember, with upper deck seating and superb dining. (Bar Package option includes open bar of House wines, beer & soft drinks).
DAY 5 SYDNEY Breakfast After breakfast depart for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day city sights tour. On tour you'll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point. Visit Sydney's trendy new district Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre. Includes Opera House guided tour [1 hour] Lunch Sydney Attraction Combo Passes Entry to 2 or 3 attractions at either SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Madame Tussauds Sydney or Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Evening at own leisure.
DAY 6 SYDNEY Breakfast Blue Mountains and Australian Wildlife Tour. This rugged and beautiful region forms part of the Great Dividing Range, linking tropical north to temperate south, while dividing coastal cities from the vast Outback. Enjoy a stop at Echo Point and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and have an opportunity to visit the Waradah Aboriginal Centre and hear the ancient Aboriginal legends of this impressive rock formation (own expense). Arrive at Scenic World and join the optional Blue Mountain rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway or Skyway (optional add-on). These rides are a great way to see the steep valleys, canyons and Three Sisters rock formation. Discover Leura village where you will have free time for lunch (optional add-on) or the chance to wander the streets. Next we enjoy an afternoon encounter at Feather dale Park and have your photo taken with a cuddly koala, see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and cute little fairy penguins. Our last stop will be at Homebush Bay, the venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Evening at own leisure.
DAY 7 SYDNEY - FLY - CAIRNS Breakfast Check out Private transfer to Sydney Domestic Airport Arrive Cairns Airport Meet & Assist Private transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure
DAY 8 CAIRNS Breakfast/Lunch After breakfast a full day Kuranda National Park Tour Experience three of Far North Queensland's most iconic attractions. After being collected from your accommodation in Cairns, your morning will begin at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where you will enjoy a morning of cultural activities and shows. Your next stop is next door to ride on Sky rail. You will Journey by cableway to Kuranda to spend some free time browsing the Kuranda Village and Heritage Markets. In the afternoon your day concludes with a spectacular ride back to Cairns on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Upon arrival at Freshwater station you will be met by your shuttle for the transfer back to your Cairns accommodation, arriving around 5.30 pm. Evening at own leisure.
DAY 9 CAIRNS Breakfast/Lunch After lunch a full day Green Island After collection from your accommodation you will be transferred to the terminal to board the 'Big Cat' for your day on Green Island. Enjoy tea or coffee before you depart. Once on Green Island discover the fascinating underwater world among the coral reefs, you will see an endless variety of colourful fish, turtles, giant clams, starfish, shells, anemones, eels, sponges, sea urchins and many more incredible marine creatures. You have the choice of experiencing the glass bottom boat tour or snorkel in the clear cool island waters. Enjoy a delicious Aussie style buffet lunch on board the comfort of your vessel. Your Semi-Submarine experience lets you explorer the underwater world in air-conditioned comfort with a lively fish feeding display and commentary. Explore the island, stroll along the beach and rainforest tracks. You will also be participating in carbon offset by traveling to Green Island through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park tourism operator to have achieved carbon neutral status. Evening at own leisure.
DAY 10 CAIRNS - GOLD COAST Breakfast Check out Private transfer to Cairns Domestic Airport Arrive Brisbane Airport Meet & Assist Proceed to Brisbane City Tour Includes King George Square ,City Hall, Chinatown ,Treasury Building & Southbank Parkland Transfer to GOLD COAST- Evening at leisure
DAY 11 MOVIE WORLD - SEA WORLD - WET n WILD
Breakfast Enjoy a combo pass to the Big 3 Theme Parks combining a visit to SeaWorld, Movie world and Wet'n'Wild Water World. SeaWorld is one of the Gold Coast's prime attractions offering something for everyone with a mixture of rides, shows and animal exhibits. For the thrill seeker there are a variety of rides available including the Corkscrew roller coaster. You can also enjoy close up encounters with marine animals such as polar bears, dolphins and even sharks. At the Shark Bay exhibit, the worldâ€™s largest man-made lagoon system for sharks, is a highlight and offers visitors the unsurpassed viewing and interaction with these awe inspiring animals. At Movie world you will experience all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all the behind-the-scenes action, comedy stunts and exhilarating rides, shows and attractions. Wet'n'Wild Water World combines all the fun and excitement of the world's latest water slides and leisure pools with a shaded twenty acre subtropical garden. Whether you choose to laze in the shallows of the Wave Pool or plunge down a seven-story high Speed Coaster, you will find some fun for all ages. For the thrill seekers, enjoy the rides at Extreme H20 Zone such as Kamikaze, Tornado and Black hole. Then experience the ultimate in white-water rafting on Mammoth River. Evening at leisure
DAY 12 BRISBANE - FLY - DARWIN Breakfast Check out Private transfer to Brisbane International Airport Arrive Darwin Airport Meet & Assist Private transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure
DAY 13 Darwin - Kakadu National Park Lunch Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles, on the Jumping Crocodile cruise. See these prehistoric creatures up-close as your local guide entices the crocodiles to leap out of the water. Then youâ€™ll travel into Kakadu National Park. Covering more than 19,800 square kilometres, World Heritage listed Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia. The combination of mangrove fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills, and open woodland and forest habitats, make Kakadu one of the most diverse landscapes youâ€™ll ever experience. Its home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. Stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre then continue to Ubirr, where youâ€™ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Evening at leisure
DAY 14 Kakadu National Park - Katherine Lunch Youâ€™ll be mesmerized as you wander around the Nourlangie rock art site. It has provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years, and while taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates their very deep spiritual culture. With your Driver Guide, youâ€™ll have the opportunity to see many different forms of Aboriginal rock art paintings. The Bininj people are the traditional custodians of Kakadu and now youâ€™ll visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to introduce you to their way of life. Later, join your local guide for a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, Kakaduâ€™s most famous wetland. The picturesque yellow waters are home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful birdlife. This afternoon travel to Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory. Evening at leisure.
DAY 15- Katherine - Darwin Breakfast Enjoy an early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge. One of the most visited sites in Australia Top End, it is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls, flowing from the Katherine River. The cruise will put you at the heart of Katherine Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and some of the most amazing scenery the Northern Territory has to offer. Afterwards proceed to the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre for breakfast. The Display Centre and Heritage Museum features large scale models illustrating the flora, fauna and rock formations of the park. If you would like to purchase your own memory of Nitmiluk, the centre has a range of souvenirs and artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people. Next stop is Leliyn (Edith Falls). The paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). Return to Darwin via Pine Creek, an historic gold mining town and stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many of those killed in the World War II air raids on Darwin.
DAY 16 DARWIN - FLY - HOME Breakfast Check out Private transfer to Darwin International Airport TOUR COST
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