Scenic Australia and New Zealand - 18 days
DAY 1 Arrive into Cairns – The Tropical Paradise
On arrival at Cairns airport, you will be greeted by your friendly local representative outside the baggage hall. Check into your hotel (Standard check in at 1400hr). Enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant (If arrival is before 1200 hrs*) and Enjoy Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Pacific or Hotel Holiday Inn Cairns or Rydges Esplanade or similar in Cairns (L*,D)
DAY 2 Today, get set for a day of fun and excitement as you visit Kuranda - a village in the rainforest. Also enjoy Tjapukai show. A chance to enjoy Hot Air Ballooning
This morning you have an option to go for hot air ballooning (Boxed Breakfast). After an American breakfast at the hotel explore the esplanade area on your own. Enjoy lunch. Later proceed to Kuranda – a World Heritage Rainforest. Experience one way Skyrail journey that immerses you in an intimate experience where you will relax and enjoy the stunning rainforest scenery, panoramic views of the Cairns tropical region and the glittering waters of the Coral Sea. After a day of excitement and fun, we return to Cairns. In the evening enjoy a unique Tjapukai cultural experience with performance and dance. Tjapukai is a perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s diverse aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. Dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Pacific or Hotel Holiday Inn Cairns or Rydges Esplanade or similar in Cairns (B,L,D)
DAY 3 Join us on an unforgettable experience to the Great Barrier Reef – the only living structure visible from the space
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 Pacific or Hotel Holiday Inn Cairns or Rydges Esplanade or similar in Cairns (B,L,D)
DAY 4 Arrive in to Melbourne – the Victorian Capital. Visit Eureka Sky Deck the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. Enjoy Local Lunch. On arrival into Melbourne transfer to Eureka Sky Deck. Situated in the heart of Southbank in the iconic Eureka Tower, the Sky deck stands at a staggering 297 metres above the streets of Melbourne. It is the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere, which offers unparalleled views over Melbourne. Later check into your hotel. Evening is free to enjoy Melbourne Shopping precincts on your own. Enjoy the fantastic lanes of Melbourne to truly feel the vibrancy Melbourne has to offer. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant in Melbourne. Overnight at Hotel Oaks on Market or Oaks on Collins or similar in Melbourne (B,L,D)
DAY 5 Enjoy a memorable excursion to the Great Ocean Road, where you will enjoy a breath taking view of the ‘Twelve Apostles’ on a Helicopter Ride
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 lunch. Drive along the coastline on entire length 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 on an exhilarating Helicopter Ride. Enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Oaks on Market or Oaks on Collins or similar in Melbourne (B,L,D)
DAY 6 Explore the charm, history and character of Melbourne on an exciting city tour. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (In case of a game / event guided tour of MCG does not operate). Flight to Sydney – one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant cities to visit
After an American breakfast at the hotel , check out & proceed to 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. Also, enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular Melbourne Cricket Ground - one of Australia’s greatest assets. After Lunch proceed to the airport to board your flight to Sydney. On arrival into the Harbour city proceed to hotel and check in. Enjoy dinner at local Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Mercure Sydney or Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney (B,L,D)
DAY 7 Explore the landmarks of Sydney - the Rocks area, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach on your exciting city tour. Enjoy a spectacular guided tour of the world-renowned Sydney Opera house. Next enjoy an amazing Lunch atop the Sydney Tower with sweeping views of Sydney. Discover stunning underwater life at the Sydney Aquarium and visit Sydney Wildlife World. Visit the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Have the time of your life as you get set for the most exciting, entertaining and fun night on Showboat dinner cruise along Sydney Harbour!
After an American breakfast at the hotel, we 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. Macquaries Chair, Eastern suburbs – home to the city’s rich and famous and the world renowned Bondi beach. We also take you on a guided tour of one the world’s most spectacular landmark – the Sydney Opera House. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. Today enjoy an International hot buffet lunch at the revolving restaurant in Sydney Tower. 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 all around the world. Tonight, get set for a lifetime experience on board the spectacular Showboat dinner cruise. Be captivated by the breath-taking scenery as you sail through the shimmering Sydney Harbour with its mesmerizing panorama of bright city lights, Opera House and the famous Harbour Bridge. Experience fine dining with Indian menu on board followed by a dazzling theatre cabaret featuring professional Australian showgirls in their glamorous costumes! Overnight at Hotel Mercure Sydney or Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney (B,L,D)
DAY 8 Day free at the most amazing City of Australia ! Today you have your day at leisure at the most happening city of Australia. You can enjoy the many adventures in Sydney on your own or take an optional trip to the Blue Mountains OR Sydney Bridge climb
After an American breakfast at the hotel, you have the opportunity to spend time at your own pace. You can shop at the classic Queen Victoria building – the most beautiful shopping centre in southern hemisphere on your own OR you can experience the spectacular blue-hazed beauty, dramatic cliffs and deep canyons of the Blue Mountains OR see Sydney from above the most iconic bridge in the world – the Sydney Bridge. The fully guided climb takes you to the summit of this world famous bridge, 134 meters above Sydney Harbour. Overnight at Hotel Mercure Sydney or Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney. (B,D)
DAY 9 On to 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. Proceed and check into your hotel. (Standard Check in time: 1400Hrs). Enjoy a Snack Lunch today. Day free to explore Auckland on your own.Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Crowne Plaza or similar in Auckland. (SL,D)
DAY 10 Orientation tour of this pristine City of Sails – Auckland. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck. On to Rotorua – The Thermal city. Today enjoy guided tour of Hobbiton movie set
After an American breakfast proceed for an orientation Auckland city tour that includes highlights like Harbour Bridge and waterfront drive. Drive past the West Haven Marina, the War Memorial Museum and through the Parnell, onto Bastion Point amongst Auckland’s most expensive residential area and Waite Mata Harbour. Next enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck. Lunch and next we proceed towards Rotorua. En route get set for fun as you proceed to Matamata to the Hobbiton Movie set, which was a significant location for the “Lord of the Rings” Movie Trilogy and “The Hobbit” film series. There are now 44 hobbit holes on view. Next check into the hotel. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar in Rotorua. (B,L,D)
DAY 11 Enjoy guided tour of Te Puia and Maori Cultural Show. See the sheep shearing show at Agrodome followed by a farm tour
After an American breakfast, 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. Also discover Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditions, experience thrilling song and dance at a traditional Maori Cultural show. Proceed for a quick photo stop at Government Gardens (originally known as Paepaekumana) is a public park partly laid out as gardens. After Indian lunch visit 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 19 different breeds of sheeps, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations. Today get an experience of the farms on your farm tour. Learn about the farming. Opportunity to take photos and hand feed the animals like Sheep , Cattle, Deers , Llamas and Alpacas. View the kiwi fruit orchard and olives groves, get a chance to taste kiwifruit juice and delicious sweet honey. Later enjoy Indian Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar in Rotorua. (B,L,D)
DAY 12 Onto Auckland. Enroute visit the Waitomo glow worm caves
After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to visit the Waitomo Glow-worm 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. Enjoy this galaxy of tiny living lights, The Glow-worms that light your way. Enjoy Local Lunch today. Drive towards Auckland and check into your hotel. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Crowne Plaza or similar in Auckland. (B,L,D)
DAY 13 Proceed to Queenstown – New Zealand’s adventure capital. Today visit the Historical Arrowtown and also the worlds first Bungy site A J Hacket Kawarau River, next experience the Gondola ride that gives you the best view of this city
After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the airport to board your flight to Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. On arrival, experience the famous Gondola ride to Bob’s peak, also a fast convenient access to the best views in the region, which is reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy lunch. Proceed to the historical small quaint town of Arrowtown. Next we visit A J Hacket Bungy Jump site at the Kawarau River. Optional Bunjy Jumps and Zipline activity available. Proceed to check in at the hotel. Tonight Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel (4*) or similar in Queenstown. (B,L,D)
DAY 14 Today drive via Te Anau to arrive at Milford Sound to enjoy the most spectacular cruise
After an early American breakfast, depart from Queenstown and travel via Te Anau through the awe inspiring Homer Tunnel and the stunning glacier-carved Eglington Valley, to arrive at Milford Sound & enjoy the unforgettable Milford Sound cruise, which sails right up to the mouth of the Tasman Sea (weather permitting). Enjoy lunch on board. Sail into the untouched paradise of Milford Sound and explore the natural wonders and history surrounding this deep fjord. Later tonight, enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel (4*) or similar in Queenstown. (B,L,D)
DAY 15 Day is completely 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 Proceed to Fox Township / Franz Josef, West Coast. Enroute visit “Puzzling World” at Wanaka
After American breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Fox Township / Franz Josef, west coast. Enroute visit the 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, this place is a photographer’s delight. Enroute we visit Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard. Enjoy lunch. Later drive to Glacier country of Fox Township / Franz Josef, west coast & view the glacier from the lookout point at a distance. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Enjoy dinner. Overnight in Scenic Hotels at Franz Josef / or similar hotel in Fox Township (B,L,D)
DAY 17 Today proceed to Christchurch. Get set to drive through one of the most scenic route in New Zealand. Panoramic city tour of Christchurch
Today after an American breakfast, you have a chance to opt for a Glacier Landing Helicopter ride (Weather permitting). Later travel to picturesque Hokitika. Visit Jade Boulder Gallery, Glass Blowing gallery. Enjoy lunch. Later continue descending the mountain ranges across Canterbury plains to the Garden City - Christchurch. Enjoy panoramic city tour that includes the beautiful Botanical gardens, reconstructed CBD and the new ‘cardboard’ Cathedral, drive past the Art Centre and the Canterbury Museum. Overnight at Hotel Crown Plaza or similar, in Christchurch. (B,L,D)
DAY 18 Fly back with pleasant memories
After buffet/boxed breakfast, we check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Do spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Australia & New Zealand tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (B)
 
Package Includes
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Pacific or Hotel Holiday Inn Cairns or Rydges Esplanade or similar in Cairns
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Oaks on Market or Oaks on Collins or similar in Melbourne
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Mercure Sydney or Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney
  • 01 night accommodation at Crowne Plaza or similar in Auckland
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Novotel or similar in Rotorua
  • 01 night accommodation at Crowne Plaza or similar in Auckland
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Novotel or similar in Queenstown
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Scenic or Similar in Fox Township / Franz Josef
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Crown Plaza or Similar in Christchurch
  • Item Daily American buffet/boxed breakfasts at the hotel. (Except on Day of Arrival)
  • 15 basic lunches + 1 Snack Lunch
  • 17 Indian Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinners
 
AUD 5,830*
AUD 5,330*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Departure Dates: April: 23*, 30 May: 07, 14, 21, 28 June: 04, 18 July: 02, 16, 30 August: 13, 27 September: 03, 10, 17, 24 October: 1.
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