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13 Days Best of Australia

Tour Code: MSC13

Dates & Rates

Highlights

  • At sunset you’ll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a day’s fishing
  • See the rugged beauty of the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountain National Park
  • See one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Barrier Reef

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Home City  ✈️ Melbourne
Depart for Melbourne, the second-most popular city of Australia.

Day 2: En Route
Continuing our journey towards Australia.

Day 3: Melbourne (City Tour) – Phillip Island
Arrive in Melbourne in the morning. The morning Melbourne city tour includes the longest China Street, the Yarra River, Federation Square, Melbourne’s first Capitol, St. Paul’s Church, and drive to see the Flinders Railway Station, Captain Cook’s Cabin. Also, see a century-old en route. Later, proceed to the Phillip Island. We will stop at Chocolate factory (optional tour) and Maru Zoo (optional tour). Then, visit Seal Rocks. Before returning, experience the most interesting attraction on Phillip Island- Penguin Parade.  Each night at sunset you’ll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a day’s fishing.

Day 4: Great Ocean Road – Twelve Apostles
Mother Nature uses its magical power to create the Great Ocean Road. Here, you will see how straight and magnificent the cliff is. All makes you marvel at the wonders of nature. Next, have lunch (arranged on own) in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. You will first visit Port Campbell National Park, where the Gibson Steps are. Then go to see the Twelve Apostles and Lord Ard Gorge. Later, return to Melbourne in the evening. (B)

Day 5: Sovereign Hill Day Tour
Walk into a time machine taking you back to the 19th-century style gold mining city, experience the fun of gold rush. You will see the retro streets, the old mining car, and experience the life of Sovereign Hill at the time of the grand golden rush of 1850. Moreover, take a look at the largest gold nugget show in the Southern Hemisphere. (Admission ticket included; optional Fully-guided mine tours). (B)

Day 6: Melbourne ✈️ Sydney
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Sydney. Enjoy Sydney’s energy in the afternoon, and free leisure time shopping at Darling Harbour, Fish Market, QVB Centenary Department Store, Town Hall Downtown, and the Gallery. (B)

Day 7: Sydney City Tour
The city tour of Sydney begins from the icons – Mosman, Kirribilli, Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and the University of Sydney. The day, you can choose the optional tours you are interested in participating. (B)

Day 8: Blue Mountain
We travel west into the rugged beauty of the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountain National Park. We will get to the Scenic World Cable car station to take a cable car to see the view of Blue Mountain and view the famous 3-sister Rock. Then drive to Leura, which is a gorgeous small down by the blue mountain. Afterward, return to Sydney. (B)

Day 9: Port Stephens
Morning head to Port Stephens, enjoy the beauty of this city with the significant town. After a buffet lunch, head to the pier for a dolphin-watching cruise, a great chance to see the dolphin in person. After the cruise, enjoy a sand surf, take a four-wheel drive from Anna Bay and enter the 27km nature desert. Take a sandboard and enjoy the subduction from the highest sand dunes. It is like surfing and it is much safer. (B/L)

Day 10: Sydney ✈️ Cairns
Today, transfer to the airport to fly to Cairns. Upon arrival, proceed to the hotel downtown, where you can easily walk to some popular sites. For example, walk down Cairns Esplanade Lagoon for the Coral Sea, free Lagoon Pool, and man-made beach lagoon. There are many restaurants within the city center, shopping center, dock area, Reef Casino, and Night Market from 17:00 pm to 22:00 pm.

Day 11: Green Island & Outer Barrier Reefs Full-Day Tour
After breakfast, head to the pier and take a luxury cruise to the outer barrier reef offshore platform to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Barrier Reef. Take a sightseeing boat to watch the underwater world, enjoy snorkeling or fun free leisure time while enjoying the beautiful coral reefs. Enjoy a free buffet lunch (shrimp, beef, chicken legs, curry, noodles, salad, tropical fruits, bread, etc.) and return to the hotel to rest in the evening. (The tour guide does not board the boat on this day, only the terminal is arranged for pick-up.) The Big Adventure Island Green Island Kawai Reef Day Tour offers 2 hours to enjoy the natural beauty of Coral Island on Green Island and 3 hours on the outer barrier reef offshore platform. Discover the beautiful coral and underwater world, and have a great day in Cairns! (L)

Day 12: Rainforest Day Tour
In the morning, take the 7.5km long rainforest cable car (Skyrail) to discover the ancient rainforest. Sightseeing over the rainforest, you can stop at the two stops on the way to enjoy the inner rainforest trail, enjoy the coral seascape, Mountain View and high altitude view. With a panoramic view, the cable car experience is 70-90 minutes long!! Enjoy the BBQ buffet lunch in the Rainforest Park (buffet steak, Australian sausage, salad, rice, Italian powder, etc.). In the afternoon, you can choose an optional tour to take an antique steam train down the mountain. (L)

Day 13: Cairns ✈️ Home City
At the time specified, transfer to the airport and wish you a pleasant homebound flight.

Accommodation:

  • Melbourne: Mercure therry / Mercure Albert park / Great Southern Hotel / Grand Chancellor Melbourne / Travelodge Dockland or similar
  • Sydney: Great Southern Hotel Sydney, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, Metro Marlow Hotel Sydney Central or similar
  • Cairns: Novotel Oasis, Rydges Tradewinds, Pacific International, Rydges Plaza, Rydges Esplanade, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, Ibis Style Cairns, Park Regis, Southern Cross Atrium, Hotel Cairns, Cairns Plaza Hotel, Mantra Esplanade, Manta Trilogy or similar 

Images

Remarks

* LAX / SFO / SEA / PDX / HOU / DFW Departure
* Other departure cities please contact us for more information
* Child fare applies to children from 2 to 11 years old, no extra bed.
* The above tour fares are based on US Dollar; two (2) adults sharing one (1) room.
* Fare includes: daily hotel accommodation; all listed transportation arrangements;
all listed tour itineraries, tickets, and meals; professional tour guides and drivers.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

  • At sunset you’ll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a day’s fishing
  • See the rugged beauty of the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountain National Park
  • See one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Barrier Reef

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Home City  ✈️ Melbourne
Depart for Melbourne, the second-most popular city of Australia.

Day 2: En Route
Continuing our journey towards Australia.

Day 3: Melbourne (City Tour) – Phillip Island
Arrive in Melbourne in the morning. The morning Melbourne city tour includes the longest China Street, the Yarra River, Federation Square, Melbourne’s first Capitol, St. Paul’s Church, and drive to see the Flinders Railway Station, Captain Cook’s Cabin. Also, see a century-old en route. Later, proceed to the Phillip Island. We will stop at Chocolate factory (optional tour) and Maru Zoo (optional tour). Then, visit Seal Rocks. Before returning, experience the most interesting attraction on Phillip Island- Penguin Parade.  Each night at sunset you’ll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a day’s fishing.

Day 4: Great Ocean Road – Twelve Apostles
Mother Nature uses its magical power to create the Great Ocean Road. Here, you will see how straight and magnificent the cliff is. All makes you marvel at the wonders of nature. Next, have lunch (arranged on own) in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. You will first visit Port Campbell National Park, where the Gibson Steps are. Then go to see the Twelve Apostles and Lord Ard Gorge. Later, return to Melbourne in the evening. (B)

Day 5: Sovereign Hill Day Tour
Walk into a time machine taking you back to the 19th-century style gold mining city, experience the fun of gold rush. You will see the retro streets, the old mining car, and experience the life of Sovereign Hill at the time of the grand golden rush of 1850. Moreover, take a look at the largest gold nugget show in the Southern Hemisphere. (Admission ticket included; optional Fully-guided mine tours). (B)

Day 6: Melbourne ✈️ Sydney
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Sydney. Enjoy Sydney’s energy in the afternoon, and free leisure time shopping at Darling Harbour, Fish Market, QVB Centenary Department Store, Town Hall Downtown, and the Gallery. (B)

Day 7: Sydney City Tour
The city tour of Sydney begins from the icons – Mosman, Kirribilli, Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and the University of Sydney. The day, you can choose the optional tours you are interested in participating. (B)

Day 8: Blue Mountain
We travel west into the rugged beauty of the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountain National Park. We will get to the Scenic World Cable car station to take a cable car to see the view of Blue Mountain and view the famous 3-sister Rock. Then drive to Leura, which is a gorgeous small down by the blue mountain. Afterward, return to Sydney. (B)

Day 9: Port Stephens
Morning head to Port Stephens, enjoy the beauty of this city with the significant town. After a buffet lunch, head to the pier for a dolphin-watching cruise, a great chance to see the dolphin in person. After the cruise, enjoy a sand surf, take a four-wheel drive from Anna Bay and enter the 27km nature desert. Take a sandboard and enjoy the subduction from the highest sand dunes. It is like surfing and it is much safer. (B/L)

Day 10: Sydney ✈️ Cairns
Today, transfer to the airport to fly to Cairns. Upon arrival, proceed to the hotel downtown, where you can easily walk to some popular sites. For example, walk down Cairns Esplanade Lagoon for the Coral Sea, free Lagoon Pool, and man-made beach lagoon. There are many restaurants within the city center, shopping center, dock area, Reef Casino, and Night Market from 17:00 pm to 22:00 pm.

Day 11: Green Island & Outer Barrier Reefs Full-Day Tour
After breakfast, head to the pier and take a luxury cruise to the outer barrier reef offshore platform to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Barrier Reef. Take a sightseeing boat to watch the underwater world, enjoy snorkeling or fun free leisure time while enjoying the beautiful coral reefs. Enjoy a free buffet lunch (shrimp, beef, chicken legs, curry, noodles, salad, tropical fruits, bread, etc.) and return to the hotel to rest in the evening. (The tour guide does not board the boat on this day, only the terminal is arranged for pick-up.) The Big Adventure Island Green Island Kawai Reef Day Tour offers 2 hours to enjoy the natural beauty of Coral Island on Green Island and 3 hours on the outer barrier reef offshore platform. Discover the beautiful coral and underwater world, and have a great day in Cairns! (L)

Day 12: Rainforest Day Tour
In the morning, take the 7.5km long rainforest cable car (Skyrail) to discover the ancient rainforest. Sightseeing over the rainforest, you can stop at the two stops on the way to enjoy the inner rainforest trail, enjoy the coral seascape, Mountain View and high altitude view. With a panoramic view, the cable car experience is 70-90 minutes long!! Enjoy the BBQ buffet lunch in the Rainforest Park (buffet steak, Australian sausage, salad, rice, Italian powder, etc.). In the afternoon, you can choose an optional tour to take an antique steam train down the mountain. (L)

Day 13: Cairns ✈️ Home City
At the time specified, transfer to the airport and wish you a pleasant homebound flight.

Accommodation:

  • Melbourne: Mercure therry / Mercure Albert park / Great Southern Hotel / Grand Chancellor Melbourne / Travelodge Dockland or similar
  • Sydney: Great Southern Hotel Sydney, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, Metro Marlow Hotel Sydney Central or similar
  • Cairns: Novotel Oasis, Rydges Tradewinds, Pacific International, Rydges Plaza, Rydges Esplanade, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, Ibis Style Cairns, Park Regis, Southern Cross Atrium, Hotel Cairns, Cairns Plaza Hotel, Mantra Esplanade, Manta Trilogy or similar 

Images

Remarks

* LAX / SFO / SEA / PDX / HOU / DFW Departure
* Other departure cities please contact us for more information
* Child fare applies to children from 2 to 11 years old, no extra bed.
* The above tour fares are based on US Dollar; two (2) adults sharing one (1) room.
* Fare includes: daily hotel accommodation; all listed transportation arrangements;
all listed tour itineraries, tickets, and meals; professional tour guides and drivers.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

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