Australia

  • Destination: Australia
  • Duration: 9 days
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Overview

Tourism is an important industry for the Australian economy. In the financial year 2010/11, the tourism industry represented 2.5% of Australia’s GDP at a value of approximately A$35 billion to the national economy. This is equivalent to tourism contributing $94.8 million a day to the Australian economy. Domestic tourism is a significant part of the tourism industry, and was responsible for 73% of the total direct tourism GDP. Popular Australian destinations include the coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as other high profile destinations including regional Queensland, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef. Uluru and the Australian outback are other popular locations, as is Tasmanian wilderness. The unique Australian wildlife is also another significant point of interest in the country’s tourism.

Itinerary

Day 1
Shuttle Sydney Airport to Sydney City Hotel – One Way Passengers will then be transferred to their accommodation in modern, air-conditioned comfort. Accommodation based on: Property : Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour Number of nights : 3 nights Room type : Standard B&B Hotel Description : Set amongst the history, colour and excitement of Sydney’s vibrant Darling Harbour, Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour is a centrally located hotel, offering accommodation adjacent to the Entertainment Centre and within walking distance of popular King St Wharf and Cockle Bay restaurants, fantastic CBD shopping, attractions in Chinatown and Darling Harbour and only 15 minutes from the airport. This contemporary hotel offers a range of services and facilities including 230 guest rooms, 24-hour reception, an indoor heated lap pool with gym and heritage listed Pumphouse Bar and Restaurant specialising in local, imported and house brewed beers, wood fired pizzas and fine food.
Day 2
The morning Half Day Sydney Sights tour is a perfect option for those who have a tight schedule or those who don’t wish to be on tour for a full day. This tour is a thorough introduction to Sydney and its neighbours. Travel to Manly Beach for a wonderful stroll along The Corso to see the beach that has made Manly famous. Along the way to Manly, you will view Darling Harbour and then cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy views from Seaforth Lookout and stop at Arabanoo Lookout for a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy your time at Manly beach before heading back to Sydney via the exclusive and trendy suburbs of Neutral Bay and Mosman.
Day 3
Blue Mountains, Wildlife Park and Rivercat Return Discover the spectacular Blue Mountains and see native wildlife whilst you explore World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. This rugged and beautiful region forms part of the Great Dividing Range, linking tropical north to temperate south, while dividing coastal cities from the vast Outback. Pass by Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Olympics. Enjoy a stop at Echo Point and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and have an opportunity to visit the Koomurri Centre and hear the ancient Aboriginal legends of this impressive rock formation. Arrive at Scenic World and join the optional Blue Mountain rides – Scenic Railway, Cableway or Skyway (own expense). These rides are a great way to see the steep valleys, canyons and Three Sisters rock formation. Discover Leura village where you will have free time for lunch or the chance to wander the streets. Next we enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Park and have your photo taken with a cuddly koala, see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and cute little fairy penguins. The last stop will be at Homebush Bay, the venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The coach will arrive in Sydney at approximately 5.45pm. Hotel drop offs to most city hotels are available; your Coach Captain will ask you at the end of the day where you would like to be dropped off.
Day 4
Shuttle Sydney City Hotel to Sydney Airport – One Way Passengers will then be transferred to their accommodation in modern, air-conditioned comfort. Accommodation based on: Property : Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Number of nights : 2 Nights Room type : Standard Room B&B Hotel Description : The Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is the treasure of the tropical city. Combining fresh contemporary decor with relaxing North Queensland style ambience, the 314 room hotel provides the perfect base to explore the region’s exciting attractions. Experience the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef, explore the world heritage-listed Daintree rainforest, or journey to Kuranda and the Atherton Tableland on the scenic railway. Other nearby highlights include; Cairns Reef Casino, Reef Fleet Terminal, the Esplanade and night markets. After a day’s adventure unwind by the lagoon pool with a cocktail at the swim-up Aqua Bar, or enjoy a pre dinner at the Novo Bar & Terrace followed by a modern interactive dining experience in Mizuna Restaurant.
Day 5
Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise – Ex Cairns Discover the Outer Barrier Reef with Sunlover Reef Cruises. Journey to the Outer Barrier Reef in a air conditioned catamaran. Enjoy 4 hours to explore the reef from the pontoon, positioned in a sheltered coral lagoon on Moore Reef. Enjoy many free tour inclusions while you explore a true wonder of the world.
Day 6
AOT Airport Transfers Cairns City to Cairns Airport (one way) BrisbaneAirport Con-x-ion Australia Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Hotel Surfers Paradise – Gold Coast Accommodation based on: Property : Mantra Legends Hotel Number of nights : 3 Nights Room type : Hotel Studio B&B Hotel Description : Mantra Legends Hotel is perfectly located 100m from golden beaches and a two minute stroll to the heart of Surfers Paradise. Five minutes by taxi to Pacific Fair, Jupiters Casino and Convention Centre. Local theme parks are easily accessible via public transport. The hotel offers 403 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites with private balconies. Captivating views across the ocean, hinterland and the brilliant night lights of Surfers Paradise, provide pleasurable memories that will long outlast your stay.
Day 7
Gold Coast Hotel to Movie World – Return The fleet comprises of 7 seater luxury Tarago’s and 12-50 seat air-conditioned coaches, installed with GPS satellite tracking. Warner Bros Movie World. Park Combo – Movie World + Sea World
Day 8
Gold Coast Hotel to Seaworld – Return
Day 9
Gold Coast Hotel to Brisbane Airport – One Way AIRPORT – CRUISE – AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN SINGAPORE INCLUDED