Tour Code: T010
✓ Meals- as per the itinerary
✓ Air ticket
✓ Entrance fees for the sites mentioned above
✓ Accommodation in standard rooms
✓ Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
✓ NZ Visa services and fees
✓ English speaking guide
✘ Personal expenses
✘ Travel Insurance
✘ Any other services not specified above
Discover the beauty of Queenstown, during the city tour, Walk through historic Arrow town. View the
Arrow river and the magnificent Lake Hayes, in Wakatipu basin, renowned for its scenic beauty, AJ
Hackett Bungee Bridge, Edith Cavell Bridge. Kawarau Bungy Bridge. Enjoy a Gondola Ride to Bob’s peak
for stunning views. The rest of the day is at leisure to opt for K-Jet Boat ride and get adrenaline rush as
you enjoy twists and turns in the boat Or Kawarau Bungee Bridge and try optional Bungee Jumping.
Overnight in Queenstown.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Maru Koala & Animal Park
First stop is Maru Koala & Animal Park for up close and personal encounters with koalas,
kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more!
You’ll cross the only bridge that connects Phillip Island to the mainland. Home to the famous
Penguin Parade, Phillip Island also features a stunning coastline with great surf conditions and a
range of wildlife including the largest colony of fur seals in Australia. It is also the location of our
Motorcycle Grand Prix track, so it’s no wonder this island paradise attracts up to 3 million
visitors each year.
Nobbies Rock Formations
Before reaching the Penguin Parade site you’ll see the ‘Nobbies’, so named for its unique rock
formations. Located at the western tip of the island, this area has high conservation significance
due to its population of penguins and graceful sea birds.
So you think the koalas are cute – just wait until you see the Little Penguins. After visiting the
information centre, you’ll head down to Summerland Beach to witness penguin magic. As the
sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle
across the sand to their dune burrows. These Little Penguins are the smallest of the penguin
species and Phillip Island is home to the largest colony in the world. It’s easy to understand why
this wonderful spectacle is one of Australia’s most popular wildlife attractions. To protect these
Little Penguins, all revenue generated from the parade is invested into environment and
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243 kilometres along the stunning south-eastern coast
between Torquay and Warrnambool. An Australian National Heritage listed road, it was built by
returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932. The road winds through gorgeous terrain along the
coast and leads you to many significant landmarks and natural wonders.
You’ll make a stop at the Memorial Arch, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. The arch was
built in honour of the 3,000 returned soldiers who worked on the road and its creation during
World War I. The stretch of road was completed in 1932.
At the foothills of the Otways lies the gorgeous seaside village of Apollo Bay. Surrounded by
rolling green hills and ocean, Apollo Bay is a lively holiday destination during summer. Here you
can relax and treat yourself to lunch (own expense) at one of the many cafés and restaurants,
or you can take a stroll along the picturesque beachfront.
The Twelve Apostles
The rugged splendour of the approaching Twelve Apostles is just breathtaking. These incredible
limestone rock formations up to 45 metres high are the result of erosion that began up to 20
million years ago. Your Guide will share the history of their fascinating evolution while you take
in the great spectacle of this natural wonder. If you find you can only count 8 Apostles and not
12 – test your Driver Guide’s knowledge as to why!!
There are many walks around the location of the Twelve Apostles providing closer access to the
shoreline. From the cliff top viewing area you can absorb the grandeur of this iconic site and
take some photographs.
Loch Ard Gorge
Now you’ll visit the beautiful Loch Ard Gorge and learn of the ill-fated English ship ‘Loch Ard’
that ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island in 1878. The ship sank within 15 minutes, taking
with it all but two of the 54 passengers and crew on board. The survivors came ashore and
found refuge at what is now known as Loch Ard Gorge, a striking example of the process of
Now you can take a well earned break at the gorgeous little seaside village of Port Campbell.
Sheltered by cliffs and Norfolk pines, this little haven has a colourful and lively personality. You
can treat yourself to afternoon tea at one of the cafés or bakeries luring you to homemade
treats (own expense). You can also enjoy a wander through the boutique stores and galleries –
there’s plenty here to tempt you.
First you’ll tour through Melbourne’s city centre. Considered the shopping capital of Australia,
the city and surrounding suburbs are home to modern shopping malls and boutique stores
featuring world-class brands and products.
While other states may disagree, Melbourne is the sporting capital of the country. Today you’ll
see the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which hosts Aussie Rules football and is the
birthplace of Test Cricket. You’ll also drive past Rod Laver Arena, the venue for the Australian
Open Tennis Tournament and into Albert Park to see the Formula 1 Grand Prix track.
Next you can take a look at the imposing Parliament House. Construction of this enormous
building commenced in 1855 and continued in stages until 1929. It is the largest 19th century
building in Australia and is considered to be one of the finest examples of architecture from
that period anywhere in the world.
Queen Victoria Market photo opportunity
Drive past this treasured icon to the locals, a major landmark in Melbourne. It’s the only
surviving 19th century market in the CBD and is also the largest open-air market in the
Now it’s time to stretch your legs and take a look around the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Set on
26 hectares, these gardens were classified by the National Trust in 1974 and are highly valued
for their historic and horticultural significance. Here you can visit the Conservatory for its
incredible floral display, or the quaint Tudor Village.
This lovely little cottage in the heart of Fitzroy Gardens was the original home of Captain James
Cook’s parents. It has been carefully restored and maintained, filled with furniture of the period
and surrounded by a garden of the 18th century. Take a wander into the cottage (own expense)
and you’ll be transported back in time to the 1700s.
Shrine of Remembrance
You’ll be deeply moved by this proud memorial to the men and women of Australia who served
in the First World War. It is one of the largest memorials in the country and is Melbourne’s
most recognised landmark.
After that transfer to the airport for your fight to Sydney. On arrival transfer to your hotel.
You’ll head out over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the largest steel arch bridges in the
world. Its arch-based design has led to it being known to locals as ‘the Coathanger’. Designed in
1924 to connect the northern and southern shores of this growing city, the Harbour Bridge
opened in 1932 and is one of the city’s most photographed icons.
Just a few kilometres from Sydney city on the lower North Shore is Milsons Point. One of
Sydney’s more affluent suburbs, the streets are filled with beautiful homes, churches and
schools, many built in the late 1800s. With its incredible views of the harbour and Opera House,
and an abundance of leading restaurants, cafés and boutique shops, Milsons Point is a popular
destination for both locals and visitors.
Sydney Opera House views
From Milsons Point you’ll get a fantastic view of the iconic Sydney Opera House. This World
Heritage listed building designed by Jørn Utzon is considered a masterpiece of modern
architecture and a world class performing arts venue. Make sure you have your camera ready,
as views of the Opera House don’t get any better than this!
North Head Lookout
The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views and a
spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline.
Time to feel the sand between your toes! The exciting suburb of Manly is famous for its
beaches that stretch from Queenscliff up to the North Steyne Beach to Manly Beach. With its
relaxed, outdoor lifestyle, Manly is a great place to take some time wandering on the beaches
and checking out the sights. You might also like to take in some of the local sights and treat
yourself to morning tea in one of the many cafés (own expense).
The Three Sisters
Entering the National Park and winding your way along Cliff Drive, you’ll take in spectacular
views of the Jamison Valley before arriving at a vantage point that has views stretching across
to the Three Sisters – a trio of rocky pinnacles. Learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime legend of
the Three Sisters.
At Scenic World enjoy 360° views of the Jamison Valley. To ride on the famous Scenic Railway,
Cableway and Skyway, why not purchase the Unlimited Discovery Pass (see right). Alternatively,
embark on a scenic walk for spectacular views over the Jamison Valley, or relax over a coffee in
Next is a stop at the picturesque and quaint town of Leura. Here you can grab a bite to eat at
one of the many restaurants and cafés or why not choose our optional lunch (see right). This
beautiful town will take you back in time and is famous for its antique stores and of course its
Candy Store which is stocked floor to ceiling with more than 1,000 unusual sweets gathered
from all over the world.
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Situated on seven acres of natural bush setting, you’ll be able
to hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus and enjoy a face-to-face encounter with one of
the friendly koalas.
Parramatta River Cruise Option
You have the option to escape the city traffic on your return to the city (see above). Board your
cruise and relax as you make your way down the Parramatta River, admiring waterside suburbs
and scenery along the way, passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge before arriving at Darling
Harbour or Circular Quay.