18 DAYS DETAILED ITINERARY:
DAY 1 : 23 MAY ARRIVE BRISBANE - GOLDCOAST
Arrive Brisbane, complete your customs and immigration then board your coach and transfer to Gold Coast. Enroute orientation tour of Brisbane city … includes King George Square, City Hall, Chinatown, Treasury Building & Southbank Parkland.
DAY 2 : 24 MAY AT GOLDCOAST
Breakfast. Full day at the Sea World. Tour commencing 0830 hrs from hotel. Admission includes entry to all rides and shows Dolphin Cove; Sea Lion Show; Water Ski spectacular, Corkscrew Roller coaster, Bermuda Triangle adventure; Viking Flume ride; Monorail; Skyway; Aquatic Park; Sea aquarium; Shark encounter; 3D Movie ”Pirates” (Swim with the dolphins available as optional extra activity). Evening return to hotel. Indian dinner.
DAY 3 : 25 MAY AT GOLDCOAST
Breakfast. Morning excursion for a full day at Movie World. First we visit Warner Brother’s Movie world… enjoy Plice Academy stunt show, Batman Adventure, Movie magic special effects show etc. Lunch. Return to hotel. Indian dinner.
DAY 4 : 26 MAY GOLDCOAST – BRISBANE – CAIRNS
Breakfast at the hotel. Then board your coach to Brisbane airport to take your flight to cairns.
Arrive cairns airport, board your coach and transfer to Kuranda for half day city tour. The tour comprising Skyrail Cable ride oneway, visit Kuranda Village, Army Duck tour at Rainforestation. Then transfer to hotel and check in. Indian dinner.
DAY 5 : 27 MAY AT CAIRNS
Today we have in store for you one of the natural wonders of the world – ‘THE GREAT BARRIER REEF’ the World’s largest living reef; enjoy sub-sea Coral viewing from observatory (for non-swimmers). Snorkel your way through & you will explore an enchanting sea escape of unequal beauty. Buffet lunch on board. Return in the evening. Dinner at Indian restaurant.
DAY 6 : 28 MAY CAIRNS – SYDNEY
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Cairns airport and board your flight to Sydney.
On arrival Sydney complete your immigration and customs formalities and then transfer to hotel and Check into. Balance day at leisure. Evening Showboat cruise with Indian Banquet Dinner.
DAY 7 : 29 MAY AT SYDNEY
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning City tour includes Bondi Beach, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, King Cross, Chinatown and Opera House (from outside), Sydney Tower & Oztrek. Then mono rail ride. Balance day at leisure. Indian dinner.
DAY 8 : 30 MAY SYDNEY-CHRISTCHURCH
Very early morning boxed breakfast. Then transfer to Sydney airport for your flight to Christchurch.
Arrive Christchurch board your coach and transfer to Indian restaurant for lunch. Post lunch city tour of this English Garden city. Colour, a cosmopolitan ambience and world-class attractions combine to make Christchurch a city experience that’s second-to-none. This gateway city is blessed with fine public buildings, parks, the Queen of which is the Hagley Park in the city center. The picturesque Avon river winds its way through the city. Old style trams ply through the city. Evening dinner at Indian restaurant.
DAY 9 : 31 MAY CHRISTCHURCH-FRANZ / FOX JOSEF
Breakfast. Begin the scenic feast in store for you during your stay in New Zealand as we board coach and transfer to railway station and board Scenic Tranz Alpine Train to Graymouth. Arrive Graymouth board your coach and drive through winding mountain roads to reach the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Here you will experience the timelessness of this region and the imposing spectacle of these ancient “Rivers of Ice”. The Fox Glacier falls, 2,600 m on its 13 km journey from the Southern Alps; its terminal face creaks and arches over the cave from which the Fox River emberges, pale with powdered rock. The Franz Josef Glacier, 11 Km in length and over 7,000 years old, can advance or retreat at over a meter perday. These living “Rivers of ice” a “must see” for any visitor to New Zealand.
Arrival Franz Josef stay at hotel. Afternoon is at leisure to feel this quaint little town surrounded by Mountains. Perhaps take an optional Ski Helicopter ride with snow landing. Dinner at hotel.
DAY 10 : 01 JUN FRANZ / FOX JOSEF-QUEENSTOWN
Today is truly the most scenic drive. After breakfast, we drive through the most stunning highway along the world heritage Westland National Park with the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps and the rivers and the rainforests that dominate the landscape. Then descend through the Haast Pass to the treeless grasslands of central Otago to reach the shores of lovely Lake Wanaka for a lunch stop. Then along the plains to South Island’s top destination – Queenstown along the Kawarau Gorge (1st Bungy Jumping sight in New Zealand). On arrival at beautiful Queenstown, check into hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner at Indian restaurant. Take a stroll in the evening by the lakeside and/or the lively downtown. Queenstown is small … may be just 1.5 km X .5 Km !
DAY 11 : 02 JUN AT QUEENSTOWN
Breakfast. Set off today for your unforgettable Fiordland excursion. The Milford Sound Experience - Travel along the edge of Lake Wakatipu beneath the rugged Remarkables to Te Anau, the “Gateway to Fiordland”, for a morning tea break (own expense). From here we will enter the Fiordland National Park; prepare to be mesmerised by the rugged grandeur of this region. As we pass through the Eglinton Valley, you will see ancient beech forest, stunning waterfalls, and the famous Mirror Lakes where we will pause of a photo stop. From here we will progress through the Upper Hollyford Valley past the stunning Chrisite Falls and enter the 1.2 km Homer Tunnel, drilled through the solid rock of a mountain. As we exit the Homer Tunnel prepare yourself for the breathtaking impact of the Cleddau Valley and the descent into Milford sound. Here you will see the wonders of Mitre Peak, rock walls scarred by glaciers that rise 1,200m vertically from the sea and waterfalls from hanging valleys tumble in to the sound. After your cruise reboard your coach for the return journey to Queenstown. Evening return to Queenstown. Indian dinner.
DAY 12 : 03 JUN AT QUEENSTOWN
Breakfast. Day at leisure. Free to explore this beautiful resort town.
Optional : Queenstown combo tour. The tour include Jetboat – Skyline: Jetboat the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers, , Visit to the Skyline Complex by skyline Gondola and then Gondola ride back to Town. The Tour duration is 2 ½ hrs. Evening Indian dinner.
DAY 13 : 04 JUN QUEENSTOWN-ROTORUA
Breakfast. Morning board your coach and transfer to airport for your flight to Rotorua.
Rotorua internationally famous thermal city is the oldest and perhaps best known resort in the country, where generations of visitors have enjoyed the “healing” waters of its thermal spas and marvelled at its natural wonders. Rarely will you find such a concentration of attractions and activities as in this resort.
Arrive Rotorua, check into hotel. Indian lunch and dinner. Late afternoon Te Puia guided tour.
DAY 14 : 05 JUN ROTORUA-AUCKLAND
Morning, comprehensive sightseeing provides for what is known as the 3* Combo attractions. Tour includes Agrodome Sheep Show for a memorable experience on New Zealand’s sheep farming history.
Then drive to Auckland. Enroute we visit one of New Zealand’s top and unique attraction… the famous Waitomo Caves. Where you will be guided through the long galleries and lofty chambers to view stalactites and stalagmites forms over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water.
Arrive Auckland Indian dinner and check into hotel.
DAY 15 : 06 JUN AT AUCKLAND
Breakfast. Late morning half day city tour of of Auckland including Mt.Eden, Queen Street, Harbor bridge and Waterfront.
Post lunch Kelly Traltons tour … Plunge under Auckland's waterfront and you'll discover spectacular secrets of the Southern Ocean and see the magic of an Antarctic fantasyland, complete with Penguins strutting in fresh snow and ice!
Head for the Antarctic Encounter, where you'll be taken back in time to the life-sized replica hut of intrepid South Pole explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Come out of the hut and into an Antarctic snowcat, where you're transported to a magical world of snow and ice. Frolicking in the white wilderness is a colony of sub-Antarctic Penguins. From your snowcat, you'll get a fantastic fish eye view of the birds as they swim underwater.
After your Antarctic encounter; head to the Amazon tank to view the deadly Piranha. Now step onto the moving walkway in the Underwater World, you'll come face-to-face with a Broadnosed Sevengill Shark, proudly displaying some of the most powerful jaws on the planet.
You're travelling in a clear tunnel, surrounded by two million litres of ocean water and the hundreds of awesome sea creatures within it - you're just centimetres away from a Bronze Whaler and a two-metre wide Stingray!
There's so many sea creatures for you to enjoy at Kelly Tarlton's, including the Moray Eels, magical Seahorses, huge Crayfish and some of the worlds most poisonous fish.
Evening at leisure at waterfronts. Indian dinner and return to hotel.
DAY 16 : 07 JUN AUCKLAND-MELBOURNE
Morning transfer to Sydney airport for your flight to Melbourne.
Arrive Melbourne proceed to hotel and check in. Late afternoon why not take the tram ride (free of cost) and visit the pedestrian area. Melbourne is very Victorian but yet the most stylish of places in Australia. Indian dinner.
DAY 17 : 08 JUN AT MELBOURNE
Breakfast. Full day city tour and Philip Island tour. First we do the city tour includes Fitzroy Garden, St. Patricks Cathedral, Royal Exhibition Building, Federation Square, Arts Centre, Shrine of Remembrance, Town Hall & Parliament House. Then Melbourne Cricket Ground. Post lunch drive to Philip Island which includes visit the Nobbies Seal Centre And Penguin Parade & Koala Centre. Indian Dinner
DAY 18 : 09 JUN DEPART MELBOURNE
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Late morning transfer to airport for your flight back to India.