Australia and New Zealand Delights - 16 days
DAY 1 Arrive into Melbourne. Guaranteed early check in. Enjoy a City tour of Melbourne with MCG Guided tour
On arrival into Melbourne, proceed to your hotel and check in. Breakfast* will be available if you arrive before 1000 hrs. Enjoy lunch. After some rest proceed for a guided tour of the spectacular Melbourne Cricket Ground - one of Australia’s greatest assets. Next discover the breath taking landmarks and monuments of Melbourne on your city tour, which includes an orientation tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Town Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, National Tennis centre, the 1956 Olympic venue, the Shrine of Remembrance, Bourke Street Mall and some beautifully restored Victorian houses. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant in Melbourne. Overnight at Hotel Ibis Style Melbourne or Mantra Bell City or similar in Melbourne. (B*,L,D)
DAY 2 Enjoy a memorable excursion to the Great Ocean Road, where you will enjoy a breath taking view of the ‘Twelve Apostles’
After an early breakfast at the hotel, get set for a day tour to the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy the spectacular views over golden surf beaches, sheer cliff faces. Enjoy local lunch today. Drive along the coastline of Port Campbell National Park. The coastline with its twisted shapes of amazing rock formation, the famous ‘Twelve Apostles’ – huge stone pillars rising from the surf, the Loch Ard Gorge, will give a photographer some spectacular pictures. Enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ibis Style Melbourne or Mantra Bell City or similar in Melbourne. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 Flight into Gold Coast and then proceed towards Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary
Breakfast and this morning we will drive to Melbourne airport for your flight to Brisbane / Gold Coast. Upon arrival enjoy Lunch. Get ready for some fun and excitement today. Stroll through the exhibits in the 67-acre (27 hectares) refuge that is home to more than 1,400 animals. Currumbin features Australian natives such as the koala, echidna, wombat, Tasmanian devil, kangaroo, emu and dingo, and the animals live in bushland and rainforest settings that resemble their natural habitat. Interactive displays and keeper presentations provide a closer look at the critters, including lorikeet feeds that take place twice per day, free flight bird shows and reptile shows. Check into your hotel. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel or Hotel Vibe or similar in Gold Coast (B,L,D)
DAY 4 Have a fun-filled day at the ‘Movie World’ and ‘Sea World’– Hollywood in Gold Coast. Helicopter Ride in Gold Coast
Enjoy an American breakfast at the hotel this morning; we proceed to Gold Coast’s most spectacular theme park – Warner Brothers ‘Movie World’ where movie magic happens every day. It is the only Australian movie-related theme park. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all the behind-the-scene actions, comedy stunts along with exhilarating rides, shows and attractions. Enjoy thrilling rides like Superman Escape, Batwing Space Shot and many more. Enjoy Lunch. Later you proceed to Sea World. First enjoy a thrilling Helicopter Ride today. Next fun, laughter, excitement and entertainment reigns. You can see dazzling and dare-devil stunts by the park’s international ski team. See the highly trained dolphins and sea lions perform in circus-like acts. Also see the Sharks from both above water and underwater at “Shark Bay”. After loads of fun, laughter and entertainment, return to your hotel. Enjoy your delicious dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel or Hotel Vibe or similar in Gold Coast (B,L,D)
DAY 5 Flight into Cairns – The Tropical Paradise. Today experience one way Scenic Skyrail over the World Heritage Rainforest of Kuranda
After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out & proceed to the airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival into Cairns, enjoy lunch and proceed to Kuranda. The one way Sky Rail journey will take you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. Later you can relax in the comfort of your hotel or you can visit some of the exciting shops at the ‘Cairns Night Market’ on your own. Tonight dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Cairns or Colonial Club or similar in Cairns (B,L,D)
DAY 6 Join us on an unforgettable experience to the Great Barrier Reef – Green Island, the only living structure visible from space! A chance to enjoy Hot Air Ballooning
This morning you have an option to go for hot air ballooning (Boxed Breakfast). Later after an early breakfast at your hotel, we proceed to board the cruise to the Green Island. Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. There is an abundance of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy. A chance to Snorkel and dive, or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of an air-conditioned semi-submersible that will take you to an underwater world that has a dazzling kaleidoscope of colours. Enjoy continental lunch on board the cruise. Return to your hotel with fantastic memories of this living natural wonder. Later in the evening visit Cairns night market on your own. Tonight, a delicious dinner awaits you at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Cairns or Colonial Club or similar in Cairns (B,L,D)
DAY 7 Flight to Sydney. Chance to enjoy Optional – Showboat Dinner Cruise
After an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the airport for your flight to Sydney. Upon arrival at Sydney enjoy lunch. Check in and evening at leisure. Enjoy Dinner. Optional – Show Boat Dinner Cruise. You have a chance to go later in the evening, cruise through Sydney Harbour in style on board Sydney Showboat. Glide by landmarks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House and watch the city change colours with the sunset. The evening lights sparkle as you sit down for a dinner. Enjoy the views from your table or the viewing deck, and live entertainment on this 2.5 - hour dinner cruise. Overnight at Hotel Travel Lodge Airport or Ibis World Square or Ibis Airport or similar in Sydney. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 Sydney City tour with Bondi beach and photostop at Opera House. Discover stunning underwater life at the Sydney Aquarium. Visit the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Wild life zoo. Also visit Sydney Tower
After an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on an exciting and interactive city tour of Sydney which includes highlights like the Darling Harbour, one of the world’s greatest waterfront destinations, experience a slice of the city’s history at the Rocks area, the busy CBD area, Hyde Park, the Harbour Bridge, Mrs. Macquarrie’s Chair, Eastern suburbs – home to the city’s rich and famous and the world famous Bondi beach. Enjoy photo stop at worlds architecture marvel – Opera House. Enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant. Later take a journey through the world famous Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life. Also experience the world of glamour, glitz, sport, politics and music when you visit the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum where you will see the life size wax statues of the famous personalities from around the world. Enjoy the view of Sydney from atop Sydney Tower. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Travel Lodge Airport or Ibis World Square or Ibis Airport or similar in Sydney. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 Onto Auckland - “The city of Sails”
After breakfast at the hotel, check out & proceed to the airport to board your flight to Auckland. On arrival at Auckland airport, you will be greeted by your friendly and experienced Thomas Cook Tour Manager/ Local Representative outside the baggage hall. Later check into your hotel. Standard Check-in time is 1400 hours. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this vibrant city on your own. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ibis Ellerslie or similar in Auckland. (B,D)
DAY 10 Enjoy a city tour of this beautiful, pristine city and also enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck. Proceed to Rotorua – “The Thermal city”. Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserves
After an American breakfast at the hotel, get set for a day of fun as we take you for a city tour of Auckland featuring Harbour Bridge and waterfront drive. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck. Enjoy Lunch. Next proceed for a guided tour of Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you can wander around the bubbling mud pools and see the famous ‘Pohutu’ Geyser. Tonight Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Ibis Rotorua or similar. (B, L, D)
DAY 11 See the sheep shearing show at Agrodome. Later enjoy at Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Agrodome which will give you a chance to see through the eyes of a true New Zealand farmer. Witness the Agrodome Sheep Shearing Show an exciting and informative insight into the world of New Zealand agriculture, featuring different breeds of sheep, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations. Enjoy lunch. Later visit the Waitomo Caves in the lush Waikato region. Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display, as you glide silently through the starry wonderland caves of Glow-worm situated underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow-worm lights that make up the Glow-worm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you will immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glow-worms that light your way. Later enjoy an Indian Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ibis Ellerslie or similar in Auckland. (B, L, D)
DAY 12 Fly to Queenstown – “The adventure capital of the world.” Onto the scenic Te Anau
After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival into Queenstown, enjoy Lunch and then proceed and travel through to Te Anau. Te Anau is a town on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s known as a gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Kings Gate Te Anau or similar in Te Anau. (B, L, D)
DAY 13 Enjoy the scenic Milford Sound Cruise. Drive back to Queenstown
After an American breakfast at the hotel, enjoy an unforgettable journey onboard the Milford Sound via the awe inspiring Homer Tunnel and the stunning glacier – carved Eglington Valley. The Milford Sound Cruise sails right up to the mouth of the Tasman Sea (weather permitting). Journey into the untouched paradise of Milford Sound and explore the natural wonders and history surrounding these deep fjords. Enjoy lunch. Afternoon drive back to Queenstown and check into your hotel. Enjoy Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Heartland or Copthorne Lakefront similar in Queenstown (B, L, D)
DAY 14 Enjoy the “Puzzling World” at Wanaka. Visit Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard. Today visit the Historical Arrowtown and also the worlds first Bungy site A J Hacket Kawarau River, next experience the Gondola ride to Bob’s Peak, that gives you the best view of this city
After an American breakfast at the hotel; proceed to Puzzling world at Wanaka, a unique attraction specializing in puzzling eccentricity. Offering the world’s first “modern-styled” Great Maze, incredible Illusion Rooms, and the most eccentric architecture and Oddities. Enjoy Lunch and then visit the famous Arrowtown. Proceed to A J Hackett Bungy Jump Site. Later get ready to enjoy a Gondola ride to Bob’s Peak, which is also a fast convenient access to the best views in the region, it is reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Heartland or Copthorne Lakefront similar in Queenstown (B,L,D)
DAY 15 Day is complete free at leisure to explore the many adventure activities in Queenstown
Enjoy an American breakfast at the hotel. Lunch Coupon will be provided today. Queenstown is considered to be the adventure capital of the world. Hence the day is free to explore at your own pace or choose an optional activity. (Pre booking compulsory on all activities on Day 1 or Day 2 of the tour with the tour manager. Also all optional activities are weather permitting)
DAY 16 Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday
This morning after breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport, where your memorable Thomas Cook tour comes to an end. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback form and hand it over to your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your “Australian and New Zealand Delights” tour. (B)
 
Package Includes
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Ibis Style Melbourne or similar in Melbourne
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Novotel or Hotel Vibe or similar in Gold Coast
  • 02 nights’ accommodation Hotel Cairns or Colonial Club or similar in Cairns
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Travel Lodge Airport or Ibis World Square or Ibis Airport or similar in Sydney
  • 01 night’ accommodation at Hotel Ibis Ellerslie or similar in Auckland
  • 01 night’ accommodation at Hotel Ibis Hotel or similar in Rotorua
  • 01 night’ accommodation at Hotel Ibis Ellerslie or similar in Auckland
  • 01 night’ accommodation at Hotel Kingsgate Te Anau or similar in Te Anau
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Heartland or Copthorne Lakefront or similar in Queenstown
  • Daily American buffet breakfasts at the hotel. (Except on Day of Arrival)
  • 14 Basic Vegetarian Lunches
  • 14 Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian dinners & 1 local Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian dinner
  • Sightseeing, excursions, accommodation and meals as per above mentioned itinerary
 
AUD 3,960*
AUD 3,710*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Departure Dates: Apr: 27 May: 04, 11, 18, 25 Jun: 01, 15, 29 Jul: 06, 20 Aug: 03, 17, 31 Sep: 14, 28
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