Australia & New Zealand

Highlights

 

Maximum sightseeing with minimum travelling time.

Enjoy daily American breakfast at the hotels.

Stay at conveniently located hotels.

Explore the adventurous Australia extensively.

Stay 3 nights at the fun capital of Australia – Gold Coast!

Enjoy a day at Sea World, enjoy antics of different sea creatures like Dolphins, Seals and the Polar bear.

Spend the day at Movie World – get to meet your favourite movie characters, enjoy rides & shows, which give you a feel of Hollywood.

Stay 2 nights in Cairns.

Enjoy a cable car ride to Kuranda – a village in the rainforest.

Enjoy a full-day Great Adventure cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with lunch on board.

Stay a 2 nights in the beautiful city of Melbourne.

Enjoy an exciting city tour of Melbourne.

Enjoy a trip to the Great Ocean Road.

Stay 2 nights in Sydney.

Enjoy an Indian dinner on board the Showboat cruise with a cabaret show.

Enjoy a full-day city tour of Sydney visiting the famous Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour.

Visit the famous Bondi beach.

Go up the Sydney Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in Sydney and get a 360° view of the city.

Experience the largest simulated ride the Oz-Trek at the Sydney Tower.

Get close to the animals at the Sydney Aquarium - an exhibit of aquatic life.

Visit the Sydney Wildlife World.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 BANGALORE 

Assemble at Kempegowda International Airport at 07:00 AM. Pass through security gate by producing ticket and passport, and then proceed towards Jet Airways counter for check-in; after check-in complete the immigration & security process and board the flight to Singapore. After arrival in Singapore, quickly proceed towards Terminal 1 to board the Qantas flight at 19:15 hrs (local Singapore time) to Melbourne.

  

 

Day 2 MELBOURNE

Arrival at Melbourne Airport at 10:30 AM local time. Complete immigration formalities, collect the baggage, clear customs and board the coach. Transfer to an Indian restaurant for lunch. After lunch, check-in to the hotel at 14:00hrs. Proceed to Phillip Island for a visit to the marvelous Maru Koala Park and witness the spectacular Penguin Parade of Little Penguins returning to their burrows on the Island. Stay for dinner at the Park before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.

          

 

Day 3 MELBOURNE

After an early breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy the scenic route with large expanse of the ocean, surf beaches and spectacular cliff formations spreading out on one side of the Road and dotting the other side are evergreen rainforests, gushing waterfalls and lush grasslands. The Road has multiple vantage points, like Cape Patton and Cape Otway, over remarkable sites for traveller’s to take in the full beauty of nature around them. Traverse through historic towns of Anglesey, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, stopping for lunch on the way. Arrive at the spectacular Twelve Apostles, a set of historic stone monolith rock formations. Return to the city for lunch at an Indian restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

Day 4 MELBOURNE - BRISBANE/GOLD COAST 

After and early breakfast, proceed to check-out of the hotel. Explore Melbourne on a quick city tour, covering popular landmarks such as Royal Botanical Gardens, Town Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, National Tennis center, the 1956 Olympic venue, the Shrine of Remembrance, Bourke Street Mall and some beautifully restored Victorian houses. Following this, head for a personal guided tour of the marvelous Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG). Proceed for lunch before heading to the airport, to board the flight to Brisbane. After arrival at Brisbane, take transfer to Gold Coast. Check-in to the hotel at Gold Coast and relax. In the evening proceed for dinner at an Indian restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

              

 

Day 5 GOLD COAST 

After breakfast, proceed to visit Warner Brothers Movie World, a popular movie themed park on the Gold Coast. Winding and loopy roller-coaster joy rides dot the amusement park with several street shows and performances carried out during the day. Some of the most entertaining shows include the famous Hollywood Stunt Driver 2, Lego Movie 4D Experience, Justice League 3D interactive ride, Looney tunes musical show, among others. Followed by a quick lunch at the Theme Park, stick around for the Superhero Parade marking the last live performance at the Theme Park. Return to hotel and spend your time at leisure. Reconvene for dinner and return to hotel for overnight stay.

          

 

Day 6 GOLD COAST

After breakfast, make your way to the spectacular Sea World Marine Park. Complete with exhilarating water rides, the Marine Park also has outdoor water-body enclosures for dolphins, penguins, seals, polar bears and manta rays. Some of the most entertaining shows include the famous Dolphin Show, Penguin Presentation, and more. The Park also has a Penguin Arctic Adventure Centre, taking visitors on a journey of the extreme weather and living conditions of penguins in the Arctic zone. Lunch will be provided at the Park. After a fun-filled day spent with marine creatures, return to the hotel. In the evening, head for dinner and return to hotel for overnight stay.

 

           

Day 7 GOLD COAST/BRISBANE - CAIRNS

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to Brisbane International airport at 10:30 to board the flight to Cairns. Arrive at Cairns International Airport, later transfer to Cairns hotel for Check in. Dinner at Indian restaurant, overnight stay at the hotel.

           

 

Day 8 CAIRNS

 After breakfast, proceed to visit Kuranda – a World Heritage Rain-forest and get on board the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Chug up the hill with a running commentary (inside the train) on the history of the railway, the Rainforest and its relevance in shaping the Gold Rush era in Australia. Enjoy spectacular views of Barron Falls and Barron Gorge – a deep chasm lining the dense Rainforest vegetation. Disembark from the train at Kuranda Station, located in the very heart of the Rainforest, and explore the local shops and pop ups on display in Kuranda Village. Next, board a Sky Rail gondola and glide over the Rainforest’s dense tree tops to Smithfield Station. At Smithfield Station, disembark and head to Tjapukai, located a few hundred metres from the Station. Indulge in lunch before you are escorted by a native tour guide on your journey through the Indigenous cultural centre. After an educational day, return to your hotel and relax. Convene for dinner in the evening and return to hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

Day 9 CAIRNS - GREAT BARRIER REEF

After an early breakfast, proceed to the Great Barrier Reef – most spectacular underwater phenomenon, on a Big Cat catamaran. Enjoy Glass Bottom Boat ride, which will give you a clear view of the beautiful and abundant marine life below. You can wade deeper into the waters on a Semi-Submarine boat ride, a unique experience taking you into the depths of crystal blue waters and giving you a glimpse of the beautiful marine life without the need of a wet suit or diving gear. You can swap this ride for snorkeling gear and dive into the clear water and explore the abundant reefs and corals for yourself. Lunch will be served on board the catamaran. Spend the whole day on the island and explore all of its hidden gems. In the evening, return to the hotel and relax. Step out for dinner and return to hotel for overnight stay. 

           

 

Day 10 CAIRNS - SYDNEY 

Depart from Cairns and head to Sydney. On arrival, proceed for lunch and check-in to the hotel. Relax and unwind before proceeding for the glamorous Sydney Showboat Cruise in the evening. Enjoy a fun night with live entertainment and performances by the crew as they serenade the guests through dinner. At the conclusion of the 3 hour Dinner Cruise, head back to the hotel for overnight stay.

              

 

Day 11 SYDNEY

After breakfast, hop on the coach and enjoy a tour of the city. Explore popular tourist spots like Queen Victoria Building, Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, the Rocks, Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Circular Quay and more. Stop for a quick lunch before heading to Sydney Tower Eye for a panoramic, 360 degree visual over Sydney. In the evening, visit the Sealife Aquarium and watch millions of fish, jellyfish, dolphins, dugongs, manta and sting rays swim overhead as you venture through the life-size aquarium. Proceed for dinner and return to hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

Day 12 SYDNEY - CHRISTCHURCH

Check out of the hotel and head for lunch. Following this, proceed to the airport for your flight. Arrive at Christchurch, the “Garden City” of New Zealand. After completing airport formalities, transfer and check-in to the hotel and retire for the day.

           

 

Day 13 CHRISTCHURCH

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour to explore the beautiful city. Discover the resilient spirit of the city and its local folk by paying a visit to the catastrophic earthquake memorial sites – White Chairs, Cardboard Cathedral, and Christchurch Cathedral. Pay a visit to the beautiful Botanic Garden and the neighbouring Canterbury Museum. Other city highlights include, Avon River, Bridge of Remembrance and Victoria Clock Tower. Make a quick stop for lunch before proceeding. Leave the inner city and travel to Mona Vale – an historic homestead and gardens, up to the Sign of Takahe – historic building providing spectacular views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps, then over to the Port Hills to the Port of Lyttleton through the harbour tunnel to the seaside suburb of Sumner and cave rock before returning to the central city. Proceed for dinner before returning to hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

Day 14 CHRISTCHURCH – QUEENSTOWN

After breakfast, depart early morning from Christchurch for a scenic drive to Queenstown by coach. Watch the countryside roll by as you make your way further South, via Mt Cook. Make quick stops at quaint towns and visit the beautiful, crystalline lakes of Tekapo and Pukaki. Stay a while longer at Tekapo and visit the Church of Good Shepherd, perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Tekapo. Pull over at one of the quaint towns, Twizel, for lunch. Proceed to Queenstown and check-in to the hotel. Rest and unpack before convening for dinner. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

Day 15 FULL DAY EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

After an early breakfast, drive through Fiordland National Park, via Te Anau and marvel at the untainted landscape. While on the Milford Route, you will be amidst spectacular scenery venturing through the iconic Homer Tunnel, a fascinating tunnel of 1km stretch drilled through a mountain, several waterfalls and creeks, the curious formations of Knobs Flat, the picturesque Eglinton Valley and its marvelous Mirror Lake and a 10 minute trek around The Chasm walkway. The route concludes at Milford Sound where you will board a Cruise to journey across the beautiful fiord. Proceed to enjoy the Milford Sound Cruise, which comes complete with Indian lunch to satiate your appetites. Cruise along the Tasman Sea as you glide across the fjord with breathtaking views of Mitre Peak, Fairy Falls, Seal Rock, among others. After the 1h45m Cruise, return to Queenstown in time for dinner. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

Day 16 QUEENSTOWN 

After breakfast, depart for a city tour. Drive around Queenstown, pulling stops at some of the most idyllic spots in South Island, such as Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, AJ Hackett’s Bungee Jumping Centre, Edith Cavell Bridge, and Lake Wakatipu. Make a quick stop for lunch before driving to the neighbouring town of Wanaka and visit Puzzling World. A tourist attraction unlike any other, Puzzling World is renowned for its quirky and eccentric art installation, mind boggling puzzles and illusion sets. After a quick respite, proceed to take a Skyline Gondola ride up to Bob’s Peak, with a spectacular view of The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peaks, Coronet Peak, Queenstown and Frankton Township, Queenstown Bay and Gardens. Return to the city for lunch and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. In the evening, proceed to dinner and return to the hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

 

Day 17 QUEENSTOWN - AUCKLAND - ROTORUA  

Wake up early for flight to Auckland from Queenstown. Arrive at Auckland and take a transfer to Waitomo. Visit the mesmerising Waitomo Caves, situated on the banks of Waitomo River. The Caves are known for their millennials old stalagmite and stalactite formations and high chambered walls that provide superb acoustics inside the Cave. Proceed to take a boat tour along the winding tracks of Waitomo River as it descends further into the depths of the Cave, with millions of glow worms lighting the way to the exit. Proceed to lunch after the tour, and then on to the small thermal city-town of Rotorua. Check-in to the hotel and explore the small town at your leisure. Convene for dinner and return to hotel for overnight stay.

              

 

Day 18 ROTOURA - AUCKLAND

In the morning, head to Te Puia, a thermal village with strong native historic and cultural significance. The village comprises of many thermal pools, medicinal mud pools, geysers and hot springs along with exhibits of Maori Gods and an Art and Craft Institute that teaches traditional native art skills such as jewellery making (from whale bones and jade), carving, weaving and more. After an educational tour of the thermal village, proceed to Agrodome for the Farm Show. The show features various pedigrees of native sheep, like the Marino Sheep, sheep shearing and a segment showcasing managerial talent of sheep dogs. Following this, explore New Zealand’s abundant and native evergreen flora and fauna at Rainbow Springs. Proceed to lunch and make your way to New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’ – Auckland. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and proceed for dinner. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

Day 19 AUCKLAND

After breakfast, embark on an interesting tour of the city, covering major attractions such as Whitemata Harbour, Eden Park, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, Harbour Bridge, Victoria Street and adjoining CBD highlights, Viaduct Harbour and Auckland Domain. Proceed to lunch, after which make a trip to the iconic Auckland Sky Tower– perched at a height of more than 200mts, with a 360-degree view over the city. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Convene for dinner and return to hotel for overnight stay.

           

 

Day 20 AUCKLAND – BANGALORE 

Arise early and pick up breakfast before heading to the airport for your flight home. With a mind full of memories and suitcases filled with goodies, return to your loved ones with stories as pure and reminiscent of New Zealand. 

Safe travels, Kia Ora!

DMC Japan & Registered JATA Member

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