07D EAST COAST AUSTRALIA tour to Brisbane and Sydney offer the two most attractive tourist destinations in Australia. Both of these locations offer a wide choice of activities, luxury, wild-life, and abundant sightseeing opportunities.
Enjoy a full day Tour to Dream World Theme Park at Gold Coast and a half day city tour of Sydney with Bondi Beach.
The modern architecture coupled with modern art is a perfect foil for the cuddly koalas and lovely kangaroos. Aboriginal settlements add another dimension to the whole experience. The luxurious beaches and resorts provide superb staying options along with top-notch spas.
Take this 07D EAST COAST AUSTRALIA vacation if you want to be luxuriously close to nature, wildlife, sea, adventure sports, great partying options and some memorable good times together with your family or loved one.
03 Nights in Gold Coast
03 Nights in Sydney
Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia's major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
Ferries cruise the winding river. At one bend, modern skyscrapers crowd around the restored 1920s City Hall. Nearby, the Roma Street Parkland is a subtropical garden that’s home to native and endangered plants. For shopping, the Queen Street Mall is also in the central business district, and James Street in Fortitude Valley has restaurants and cafes. Further upriver, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers visitors the chance to hold koalas and hand-feed kangaroos. Out in Moreton Bay, North Stradbroke Island is home to an Aboriginal settlement, a former convict station, and shipwrecks.
WHEN TO VISIT:
Many people travel to Brisbane in winter (Jun–Aug) and the Dec–Jan school holiday break. Key events include Ekka (Aug), an annual agricultural event also called the Royal Queensland Show. The popular Brisbane Festival (Sep) draws crowds to music, theater, dance, and circus performances. The rainy season (Nov–May) begins late in the spring and runs through fall, with tropical cyclones possible Jan–Mar.
Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.
Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo and Wildlife Sydney Zoo shelter animals like koalas, kangaroos, sharks, and snakes. Pyrmont’s Sydney Fish Market has a working seafood auction and restaurants serving the day’s catch. There are multicultural dining opportunities all over the city, including in Haymarket’s Chinatown and the restaurants serving the Italian community in Leichhardt. A ferry ride through the harbor is part of the experience in visiting outer Sydney destinations such as Bondi and Manly Beaches – both popular for surfing.
When to Visit:
Sydney is temperate and sunny all year, and crowds are highest during summer (Dec–Feb) and during school holidays. Major events that increase hotel demand are the performing-arts–focused Sydney Festival (Jan), the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (Feb–Mar), the Sydney Royal Easter Show (dates vary) and the Sydney Film Festival (Jun). Severe thunderstorms are most likely Oct-Mar.
Day 1: Arrival in Brisbane / Gold Coast
Upon arrival at Brisbane international airport, get transferred to your hotel at the Gold Coast. Rest of the day is on leisure to explore the coffee houses, restaurants, colorful nightlife, lush parks and historic buildings of the city. Overnight at Gold Coast.
Day 2: Gold Coast.
After breakfast head out for a visit to Dreamworld. Dreamworld is the biggest theme park in Australia, featuring animal exhibits and thrilling rides. Some of the animals on display are crocodiles, snakes, koalas, and tigers. Later, you can entertain yourself with the various shows performed here and explore the food outlets in this place. Overnight at Gold Coast.
Day 3: Gold Coast.
After breakfast, transfer to experience the Jet Boating (Optional Tour) which provides the best-valued jet boating experience in Australia. Later, transfer to the Sea World (Optional Tour). A theme park based on the marine mammal, it offers various water-based rides and animal exhibits for entertainment. The shows offer a view of the interactive nature of marine creatures, such as penguins, polar bears, and seals. Overnight at Gold Coast.
Day 4: Brisbane to Sydney
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Sydney. Sydney features the world’s largest natural harbours and iconic tourist destinations like Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Upon arrival in Sydney, get transferred to the hotel. Overnight at Sydney.
Day 5: Sydney
After breakfast go out for a sightseeing tour. In the morning, you can enjoy the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and a visit to Bondi Beach. Sydney Opera House resembles a sailing yacht in appearance and serves as a venue for dance, music and opera performances.
From here, move to Harbour Bridge, a gigantic steel arch bridge that has a height of around 134 meters above the harbour.
Proceed to Bondi Beach. It is an ideal place to soak up the sun or a session of surfing on gentle waves.
Thereafter, reach King Street Wharf near Darling Harbour on your own and exchange Combo 4 Pass voucher for admissions to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney zoo, Madame Tussauds, and Sydney Tower Eye.
Sea Life Aquarium displays more than 700 species, in around 14 different themed zones.
Sydney Tower Eye stands approximately 300-meter tall on Darling Harbour, providing panoramic views from its viewing gallery.
In the evening, reach King Street Wharf number 5 on your own to join Sydney Showboat cruise (Optional Tour). During this cruise experience, enjoy a show featuring ballet dance, and performances by magician and cabaret singer. Overnight at Sydney.
Day 6: Sydney.
After breakfast, travel to the Blue Mountains for exploring the regional flora and fauna of this place. The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage Site featuring scenic waterfalls, deep gorges, high rising cliffs, and ancient caves. It is a biodiversity hotspot teeming with the endemic flora and fauna of the country.
You can see and admire the diverse wildlife in a nearby Featherdale Wildlife Park, to see kangaroos, koalas, and emus. Also visit Scenic World options, home to the scenic railway, skyway, cableway and rainforest walkway and enjoy adventurous rides that offer breathtaking views of Katoomba Falls, Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley.
You may also opt to Visit picturesque coastal town of Port Stephens (Optional) heading out over iconic Sydney harbor bridge. Keep an eye out for the Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Park, as you travel through the stunning Hawkesbury region, viewing natural sandstone, waterways, and eucalyptus forests. Dolphin Watching cruise at Port Stephens' quite golden beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters and never-ending blue sky is abundant with marine life and is the right place to spend some time in search of dolphins and other amazing aquatic creatures. Next proceed for Sand Boarding at The Stockton Bite Sand Dunes is the largest sand dune system in Australia, where you can sandboard on a customized 4WD at your own pace or experience the thrill of high-speed sandboarding down the enormous dunes.
Experience a full day with spectacular scenery in the beautiful Hunter Valley. With over 100 wineries set amongst picturesque landscape, the Hunter Valley region offers great food and amazing wines. Sample great Australian wines along with cheese and crackers at the world-renowned wineries. Feast on a wood fired pizza lunch over a glass of exotic wine. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Hunter Valley village. Don’t miss the delights in the chocolate shops. Overnight at Sydney.
Day 7: Departure from Sydney
After breakfast, get transferred to the airport for your return flight.