AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND EXTRAVAGANZA by THOMAS COOK - 20 days / 19 nights
DAY 1: Welcome aboard Thomas Cook’s ‘Australia & New Zealand Extravaganza’ tour. Arrive into Brisbane (flight cost is not included) and then proceed towards Gold Coast – Australia’s entertainment capital. Later enjoy Jet Boat ride.
Bon voyage! Today, you are off to your exciting tour of Australia & New Zealand. Embark on your holiday to the vast island countries which have so much for you to explore, whether you want nature, wildlife, cityscapes, islands, rainforest and reef. It is also a haven of natural beauty, relaxation, culinary experience, adventure, wonderful sights and great shopping. On arrival at Brisbane airport (flight cost is not included), you will be greeted by your friendly and experienced Thomas Cook Tour Manager/ Local Representative outside the baggage hall. Proceed to Gold Coast for some fun and excitement as you enjoy 360° spin, on a high speed drifting Jet Boat ride on backwaters of Gold Coast. It is a great way to see what the glitzy Gold Coast is all about. Post lunch check into your hotel (Standard check in at 1400hr). Enjoy Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Mantra on View (4*) / Novotel (4*) or similar, in Gold Coast. (L,D)
DAY 2: Welcome aboard, a grand ride on a real fire 4 hire truck. Today get set to join us on a fun-filled day to Dream world which will provide a one stop shop for thrills, spills and family fun.
Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a grand ride on a real fire 4 hire truck, with loud entertaining music. Experience hands on operation of a real fire hose, and wear an Authentic Fire Helmet with uniformed fire fighter chauffeurs! Later proceed to Dream World. Enjoy the tallest and fastest thrill rides, interactive shows and unique animal attractions; there’s something for everyone at Dream World. Rides that are stomach losing, packed with adrenalin, and give you a big dose of fear such as the Giant Drop, Tower of Terror, Wipe out, Cyclone roller coaster and Dream World’s scream machine - The Claw! Today enjoy local Lunch. Experience some more wonderful rides and attractions at Nick Central Wiggle’s World. Enjoy a dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Mantra on View (4*) / Novotel (4*) or similar, in Gold Coast. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Welcome aboard, Enjoy a truly Australian Experience – Take 4WD ride along Hillside Tracks through the Rainforests with morning tea and Delicious Scones with jams & cream. Guided Rainforest walk & Free Boomerang lesson. Later proceed for a fun-filled day to ‘Movie World’ - Hollywood in Gold Coast OR meet your aquatic friends at ‘Sea World’.
Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, pick up by your 4WD vehicles and follow the original track built by early pioneer’s to transport their produce to the Coast. The tour winds through eucalyptus trees to enter the magnificent rainforests of Tamborine Mountain National Parks. While negotiating this seldom used track we keep a look out for koala and other native wildlife. Your guides have lived in the area for over 24 years and have extensive local knowledge and expertise. Share their favourite places and learn about the Hinterland, it’s unique flora and fauna. A break for morning tea of Delicious fresh scones, served with jams, cream, tea and coffee. A chance to check out Gallery Walk, Tamborine mountains Arts and Crafts region with locally made items. Tamborine is starting to build a reputation for its wineries so this tour would not be complete without a wine tasting at one of the local wineries. Reds, Whites and ports. Not into wine but enjoy beer then you can skip wine tasting and head to Mount Tamborine’s brewery to taste their extensive range of local beers. Time to stretch the legs and let us take you on a fully guided leisurely bush walk to the mountain’s only spring fed waterfall. Discovering the lush subtropical rainforests. And yes, boomerangs do come back. Haven’t thrown one since you were a kid, or first time to Australia, this is great fun for all ages. The return journey to the Gold Coast provides sweeping views of the Coast and surrounding mountain ranges. If you have opted for Movie World, the vehicles will then drop you back at Warner Brothers ‘Movie World’ where movie magic happens every day. Enjoy local lunch. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all behind-the scene actions, comedy stunts along with Exhilarating rides, shows and attractions like the Superman Escape, Green Lantern, Scooby Doo, etc. Also have a chance of meeting and taking off on the ultimate Batwing Space shot ride. Or for the once who opt for Sea World, the vehicles will then drop you back at ‘Sea World’. Enjoy local lunch. Get up close and personal with marine life wonders and experience a whole world of exciting rides, shows, laugh along with the crowd as the clever sea lions solves an environmental crime in a wonderful adventure – Fish detectives. Experience Affinity, an enchanting interactive Dolphin Show. Also, visit Sea World’s attraction – the Polar Bear shores. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Mantra on View (4*)/ Novotel (4*) or similar, in Gold Coast. (B,L,D)

NOTE – CHOICE BETWEEN MOVIE WORLD OR SEA WORLD SHOULD BE CONFIRMED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING. THE TOUR MANAGER WILL GO WITH THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PAX FOR MOVIE WORLD OR SEA WORLD.
DAY 4: (FLIGHT TO CAIRNS - flight cost is not included) Onto Cairns – The Tropical Paradise. Today, get set for a day of fun and excitement as you visit Kuranda - a village in the rainforest. Also enjoy Tjapukai show.
After an American breakfast at the hotel, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cairns (flight cost is not included). On arrival 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 and Check in. 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 Tjapukai. Overnight at Hotel Pacific (4*)/ Hotel Abbot (4*) or similar, in Cairns. **For the clients staying at Hotel Abbot, breakfast will be served at Hotel Pacific. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Join us on an unforgettable experience to the Great Barrier Reef – the only living structure visible from the 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 Pacific (4*)/ Hotel Abbot (4*) or similar, in Cairns. **For the clients staying at Hotel Abbot, breakfast will be served at Hotel Pacific. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: (FLIGHT TO MELBOURNE - flight cost is not included) 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 (flight cost is not included). 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 (4*) / Oaks on Collin (4*) or similar, in Melbourne. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: 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 local lunch. 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 on an exhilarating Helicopter Ride. Enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Oaks on Market (4*) / Oaks on Collin (4*) or similar, in Melbourne. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: (FLIGHT TO SYDNEY - flight cost is not included) 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 tour does not operate). Flight to Sydney (flight cost is not included) – 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 orientation tour, where we drive pass Town Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, National Tennis centre, National Tennis centre , visit the Royal Botanical Gardens and visit the Shrine of Remembrance. Also, enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular Melbourne Cricket Ground - one of Australia’s greatest assets. After Indian Lunch proceed to the airport to board your flight to Sydney (flight cost is not included). On arrival into the Harbour city proceed to hotel and check in. Enjoy dinner at local Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Mercure Sydney (4*) / Park Royal Parramatta (4*) / Rydges Central (4*) or similar, in Sydney. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: Today visit the Blue Mountains and enjoy Scenic World Rides.
After an American breakfast at the hotel, sit back and relax as you travel to the amazing Blue Mountain and enjoy the journey west. Upon arrival see the imposing Three Sisters, a great photo opportunity. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. They stand an incredible 922, 918 and 906 metres respectively and are an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colours across the rock face. Next we proceed to Scenic World, located in southern Katoomba, which provides the ideal location to experience all that the Blue Mountains has to offer. It’s like nowhere else on earth with its 360° views of this incredible landscape. Here you’ll ride the steepest incline railway in the world down into a hidden valley. Glide out on the Cableway for panoramic views. Then ride the Skyway 370 metres above the ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls. Today enjoy lunch at the charming village of Leura which is one of several in the Blue Mountains that perfectly captures the spirit of the region – fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. Later return to Sydney. Enjoy dinner at local Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Mercure Sydney (4*) / Park Royal Parramatta (4*) / Rydges Central (4*) or similar, in Sydney. (B,L,D)
DAY 10: 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. We later visit the wild life world & find yourself an amazing animal adventure as your journey into Australia’s most famous locations & experience most loved and featured animals that call Australia home. Later 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 (4*) / Park Royal Parramatta (4*) / Rydges Central (4*) or similar, in Sydney. (B,L,D)
DAY 11: (FLIGHT TO AUCKLAND - flight cost is not included) On to Auckland - “The city of Sails”.
After an American breakfast check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Auckland (flight cost is not included), New Zealand. On arrival at Auckland airport, you will proceed and check into your hotel. (Standard Check in time: 1400Hrs). Day free to explore Auckland on your own. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Crowne Plaza (4*) or similar in Auckland. (B,D)
DAY 12: Orientation tour of this pristine City of Sails – Auckland. 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. 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. Highlight of the tour includes Bagshot Row, Party Tree and Bilbos Bag end home. 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 (4*) or similar in Rotorua. (B,L,D)
DAY 13: Enjoy guided tour of Te Puia See the sheep shearing show at Agrodome followed by a farm tour and Maori Cultural Show.
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. Later 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. You also have the chance to indulge in some adventure activities at Agroventure Adventure Park. You have the chance to choose any 02 of the adventure activities: Agro jet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb. Later enjoy Indian Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel (4*) or similar in Rotorua. (B,L,D)
DAY 14: Onto Auckland. Enroute visit the Waitomo glow worm caves. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck.
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. Now moving ahead with its unique volcanic landscape, living Maori culture and natural hot springs, Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most famous destinations. Next enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Crowne Plaza (4*) or similar in Auckland. (B,L,D)
DAY 15: (FLIGHT TO QUEENSTOWN - flight cost is not included) 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 (flight cost is not included), the adventure capital of New Zealand. On arrival, 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. Lunch will be provided today in Queenstown. Proceed to check in at the hotel. Next 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. Tonight Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel (4*) or similar in Queenstown. (B,L,D)
DAY 16: 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 the cruise. Journey into the untouched paradise of Milford Sound and explore the natural wonders and history surrounding this deep fjord. Today you have an option of taking a Helicopter ride with Glacier Landing (Weather permitting) back to Queenstown. Later tonight, enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel (4*) or similar in Queenstown. (B,L,D)
DAY 17: Day is complete free at leisure to explore the many adventure activities in Queenstown.
Enjoy an American breakfast at the hotel. 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. Enjoy Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Novotel (4*) or similar in Queenstown. (B,D)
DAY 18: Proceed to Twizel, Mount Cook Region. Enroute visit Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard and “Puzzling World” at Wanaka.
After American breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Twizel, Mount Cook region. Enroute visit Mrs Jones Fruit Orchards and next 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. Enjoy lunch. Resume the journey to Mt Cook region. Located in the centre of New Zealand's South Island, Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie is the home to breathtaking landscapes and the kiwi spirit of adventure. Here you get time for optional flight seeing to view mountain range. The flight is within the national parks and has access to some of the most iconic landscapes within New Zealand. On arrival to Twizel, proceed to the hotel and check in. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the comfort of your hotel. Overnight at Hotel MacKenzie Country (4*) or similar (B,L,D)
DAY 19: 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, travel to picturesque Lake Tekapo and see the iconic Sheep Dog Monument and Church of Good Shepherd. Lake Tekapo is one of the six beautiful lakes in Twizel. Enjoy Indian lunch. Later continue descending the mountain ranges across Canterbury plains to the Garden City - Christchurch. Enjoy a city tour that includes the beautiful Botanical gardens, reconstructed CBD and the new ‘cardboard’ Cathedral, drive past the Art Centre and the Museum. Overnight at Hotel Ibis (3*) or Sudima Airport (3*) or similar, in Christchurch. (B,L,D)
DAY 20: Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday (flight cost is not included).
This morning after an American breakfast / Boxed Breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport (flight cost is not included), 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 “Australia & New Zealand” tour. (B)
 
Package Includes
  • Sightseeing & excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Mantra on View (4*) / Novotel Surfers Paradise (4*) or similar in Gold Coast.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Pacific (4*) / Hotel Abbot (4*) or similar in Cairns. **For the clients staying at Hotel Abbot, breakfast will be served at Hotel Pacific.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Oaks on Market (4*) / Hotel Oaks on Collins (4*) or similar in Melbourne.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Mercure (4*) / Hotel Park Royal Parramatta (4*) / Hotel Rydges Central (4*) or similar in Sydney.
  • 01 night accommodation at Crowne Plaza (4*) or similar in Auckland.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Novotel (4*) or similar in Rotorua.
  • 01 night accommodation at Crowne Plaza(4*) or similar in Auckland.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Novotel (4*) or similar in Queenstown.
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel MacKenzie Country (4*) or similar
  • 01 night accommodation at Ibis (3*) or Sudima Airport (3*) or Similar in Christchurch.
  • Daily American buffet/boxed breakfasts at the hotel. (Except on Day of Arrival).
  • 11 basic lunches, 06 local lunches.
  • 19 Indian Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinners.
  • Hot Masala Chai on Day of arrival at Jet Boat Ride Center
  • Morning tea with Delicious fresh scones, served with jams and cream at Mount Tamborine
  • Masala Chai and Potato Wedges at Green Island while on the Great Barrier Reef Tour
  • Enjoy ice cream during Great Ocean Road tour.
  • Enjoy a truly Australian local Delicacy - TIM TAM Biscuit packet for each of our guests once during the tour
  • Masala Chai will be served during Milford Sound Cruise
  • Enjoy Patagonia Silver Award Winning Flavour Ice Cream (To be served once during the tour) at Queenstown
  • Visit Mrs Jones Orchards at Cromwell with an Exclusive Gift of 1 Fruit Basket from Thomas Cook (Per room 1 Basket)
  • Taste the amazing Local Delicacy of New Zealand - Raspberry or Chocolate Lamington (To be served once during the tour)
 
AUD 5,545*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Departures until March 2018
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