10D EAST COAST AUSTRALIA offers an iconic experience replete with a variety of memorable moments comprising of sights rarely found elsewhere. Visit Brisbane, Sydney & Cairns, all of which are coastal cities and hence provide a great beach life.
Drive along the stunning Great Ocean Road, or explore the Great Barrier Reef, Enjoy Full Day Tour to SEA World, Full Day Tour to Movie World, Morning Jet Boating in Brisbane / Gold Coast.
While at Cairns, enjoy Full Day "Big Cat" Green Island Reef Cruises and a Full day Kuranda Rain Forest tour where you get to see see the cuddly koalas and kangaroos or the menacing crocodiles.
At Sydney share a half day city tour of Sydney with Bondi Beach, Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye, Madame Tussauds. You can also choose any one of the optional tours: a) full day Tour to Blue Mountain b) Full day Tour to Port Stephens Dolphin Watcher (with 4WD & Sandboarding) c) Full day Tour to Hunter Valley
The pubs and resorts reverberate with music, laughter, and liquor after sunset. The food is delicious and the cuisine is global. Australia is a place to be for a carefree vacation that will refresh and rejuvenate.
Kuranda Rain Forest Tour
Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise
Gold Coast | 03 Nights
Sydney | 03 Nights
Cairns | 03 Nights
a) Full day Tour to Blue Mountain
b) Full day Tour to Port Stephens Dolphin Watcher (with 4WD & Sandboarding)
c) Full day Tour to Hunter Valley
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 harbour front 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.
Cairns considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges, and beaches.
Cairns Wildlife Dome is an enclosed zoo offering koala and crocodile encounters, while the Cairns Night Zoo house kangaroos and wallabies. The Kuranda Scenic Railway winds up and along the forested hillside, tracks carved out by early settlers, while the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides ocean views above the rainforest canopy. Both terminate in the mountain village of Kuranda, known for Aboriginal art galleries and markets selling clothing and souvenirs. Bungee jumping, fishing, and white water rafting are popular outdoor activities.
WHEN TO VISIT:
Winter (Jun–Aug) is when most people visit Cairns. Apr-Oct is peak visibility time for divers, and the whale-watching season is roughly Jun-Sep. Summer (Dec–Feb) can be hot and humid, and the monsoonal wet season is Nov–Apr.
Day 1: Arrival in Brisbane / Gold Coast
Upon arrival at Brisbane international airport, get transferred to your hotel in Gold Coast. Brisbane is lively with coffee houses, restaurants, colourful nightlife, lush parks, and historic buildings. Overnight at Gold Coast.
Day 2: Gold Coast
After breakfast, head out to Dreamworld, the biggest theme park in Australia. This place features animal exhibits and thrilling rides. Various shows performed here and the food outlets in this place should be explored. Overnight at Gold Coast.
Day 3: Gold Coast
After breakfast, get transferred to experience the Jet Boat ride on the Gold CoastBroadwater. Feel the adrenaline rush of thrilling Jet Boat manoeuvres. After the adventurous morning get transferred to the Sea World, a theme park based on the marine mammal. This huge park offers various water-based rides and animal exhibits for tourist's entertainment. The shows give you the opportunity to witness the interactive nature of marine creatures, such as penguins, polar bears, and seals. Overnight at Gold Coast.
Day 4: Gold Coast to Cairns
After breakfast, board the flight to Cairns. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Adorned with serene beaches, lush forests, and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is a great tourist attraction. Relax and spend the day in leisure or explore the city on your own. Overnight at Cairns.
Day 5: Cairns
After breakfast, head out to the marina and enjoy a full-day cruise to the Green Island Reef Cruise. Located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Green Island is a well-known attraction in the region. Board a glass-bottom boat to see the terrific reefs and ecosystem of the Coral Sea or put on some snorkeling gear to get close to these amazing structures. Overnight at Cairns.
Day 6: Cairns
After breakfast, head out to Kuranda National Park, to explore the area. The site is also known to protect and preserve some endangered ecosystems. This tour includes a one-way sky rail ride to enjoy a bird's eye view of the rainforest.
At a 5-minute drive from Kuranda National Park, Rainforestation Natural Park houses Koala and wildlife where tourists can capture sights of kangaroos, turtles, snakes, and dingoes. Explore the area with a 45-minute Army Duck ride, and later, witness the hospitality of Australia with Pamagirri aboriginal experience.
The famous Kuranda Scenic railway offers scenic views of the steep ravines, thick forests, and bewitching waterfalls. Overnight at Cairns.
Day 7: Cairns to Sydney
After breakfast, transfer to Cairns airport to board the flight to Sydney. Overnight at Sydney.
Day 8: Sydney
After breakfast go for the sightseeing tour. In the morning, enjoy the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and a visit to Bondi Beach.
Thereafter, reach King Street Wharf near Darling Harbour on your own and exchange Combo 4 Pass voucher for admissions to Sea Life Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney, Madame Tussauds, and Sydney Tower Eye. 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 9: Sydney
After breakfast, travel to the Blue Mountains for exploring the regional flora and fauna of this place. Also, visit Scenic World, and enjoy adventurous rides that offer breathtaking views of Katoomba Falls, Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley.
You may also opt to visit the picturesque coastal town of Port Stephens dolphins Watcher Cruise.
The abundance of marine life here makes it the ideal location to spend some time on the water in search of dolphins and other amazing aquatic creatures. Sand Boarding at The Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Bite Sand Dunes) is also available for the adventure enthusiasts.
Experience a full day in the beautiful Hunter Valley. With over 100 wineries, the Hunter Valley region offers great food and amazing wines. Enjoy the best Hunter Australian wines over a wood fired pizza lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Hunter Valley village. Later in the evening, return to Sydney. Overnight at Sydney.
Day 10: Departure from Sydney
After breakfast get transferred to the airport to board your return flight.
Movie World in Gold Coast (Mainly Roller-coaster rides)