Day 1 Arrive Melbourne 

Melbourne Arrival Mantra 100 exhibition st (or Similar)
On arrival in Melbourne Transfer to your Hotel Enjoying close proximity to a multitude of Melbourne?s premier attractions, Mantra 100 Exhibition Street is ideally suited to both corporate and leisure travellers. The bustling Melbourne CBD, Crown Casino, Southbank dining and
Entertainment precincts and Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre will suit those that are traveling for business. While leisure travellers will enjoy the endless array of exciting offerings to include the Melbourne Museum and IMAX theatre, stunning Botanical and Fitzroy Gardens, MCG,

Telstra Dome Stadium, Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Aquatic Centre. Mantra 100 Exhibition Centre is an ideal base for holiday makers, business travellers and long-term guests who are looking for quality, yet affordable, central city accommodation.
Mantra 100 Exhibition Street boasts 87  recently refurbished modern, stylish one and two bedroom apartments. They are all fully furnished with kitchenette, laundry facilities, lounge and dining areas (in two bedroom apartments), LCD Televisions with digital and Foxtel stations, and a stereo with IPod dock and CD player. On-site guest facilities include 24 hour reception, concierge, same day laundry service and undercover parking area. Ideally located and offering premium guest services, Mantra 100 Exhibition Street is a central accommodation option to suit both business and leisure travellers. Guests flying out of Melbourne on an early flight might consider Mantra Tullamarine Hotel for convenient Melbourne Airport accommodation, located only five minutes drive from the airport.

Plus Phillip Island tour
Includes:-
* Entry into Maru Animal Park
* Penguin Parade
DURATION
10.5 hours DEPARTS
Daily at 1.15pm
MEETING POINT
Enjoy your tour to Phillip Island, home to an astounding array of
wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and cuddly koalas. Visit Maru Animal Park, for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and much
more. Enjoy the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a
host of Australian wildlife. View spectacular coastal scenery at the
Nobbies; two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. Browse
through the educational Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre. Learn about the Little Penguins and life on this stunning island. Watch the Little Penguins as they battle the surf and make their way to
their dune burrows and learn of the environmental and conservation
methods that are initiated to ensure the remarkable wildlife and
vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. See the
Little
Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young
families and view the powerful southern coastline with its clean, sandy
beaches and rocky shores. Stop in Cowes for dinner (own expense) before
returning back to Melbourne. (Summer season only)
Overnight: Melbourne

Day 2

Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles

View the popular coastal townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne a surfer’s heaven and retreat. See many fern filled gullies and river inlets on your journey. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery.

The Great Ocean Road is truly one of the world’s greatest scenic coastal drives. Witness a fabulous spectacle of massive natural erosion.
Contrasts abound between rugged coast and verdant rainforest living side by side. See the amazing Twelve Apostles – limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean and visit the Information Centre.
Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms. See Loch Ard Gorge and be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard. Explore Port Campbell National Park. Discover the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this rugged coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge. See the spectacular night lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge on your way back to Melbourne.

Day 3

Arrival in Sydney
Today your transfer will take you to Melbourne airport where your transfer will take you to your Sydney Hotel the Hyatt Regency in Sydney or Similar.
Located adjacent to Darling Harbour in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD), our hotel is a haven of relaxation for the business or leisure traveler. As Sydney’s largest premium hotel, Hyatt Regency Sydney boasts 892 guest-rooms, dining experiences and 3,700 sq m of flexible meeting and event space. We invite you to enjoy an unparalleled Australian getaway.
Opera House tour:
This afternoon make your way to the Sydney Opera House for your Sydney Opera House Tour:
DURATION
1 hour approximately

DEPARTURES
Daily between 9:00am and 5:00pm

MEETING POINT
Sydney Opera House Guided Tours Desk. Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House.

TOUR ITINERARY
When the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in 2007, it was hailed as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human
creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind. Now its your turn to step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jorn Utzons remarkable achievement. Journey through the foyers and hallowed theatres, where
more than 1800 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year. You’ll run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made Tasmanian Oak chairs and marvel at the
vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar-free chambers in the world.
The rest of today is at leisure.
Overnight: Sydney

Day4

Sydney – Blue Mountains Day Trip

Today, take a day trip to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Region of the Blue Mountains. Escape to the wilderness on this all-inclusive tour. First, climb into the mountains via the townships of Blaxland, Lawson, and Wentworth. View the famous Three Sisters, a trio of rocky pinnacles, from a perfect vantage point. From here, experience vast views over Jamison Valley.
Next, visit popular Scenic World. Ride the Scenic Railway, Cableway, and Skyway—great ways to experience the steep valleys, cliff tops, and canyons from different perspectives. Disembark the Scenic Railway at the bottom station to access the Scenic Walkway and stroll through 1.5 miles of the rainforest.
Stop in picturesque Leura at lunchtime. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafés. Then, there is time to explore Leura village, a blend of quaint shops and galleries. Next, follow the scenic Cliff Drive and enjoy views of the Megalong Valley. Travel through Katoomba, the heart of the resort region within the Blue Mountains. Encounter koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and other native animals at a wildlife park.
Following the day of exploration in the Blue Mountains, return to Sydney on the coach or cruise down the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour. Then, the evening is on your own to enjoy.

Sunrise over the Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters in the scenic Blue Mountains National Park

Meals included: Breakfast Overnight: Sydney
Sydney Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Park Zoo

TOUR ITINERARY
The Harbour Explorer 2-Day Pass gives you the freedom to hop on and hop off at up to eleven famous harbour precincts and includes entry to
Sydney’s famous Taronga Zoo. Passengers must check-in at the Captain
Cook Cruises ticket office to collect boarding passes (vouchers cannot be exchanged at Taronga Zoo). Cruise Pass valid over 2 calendar days.
Zoo entry valid for one day only.
Overnight: Sydney

Day 5

Cairns arrival and Stay at Bailey

After arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred from the airport After arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred from the airport directly to your Hotel The Newly opened Bailey by Crystalbrook
Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, is modern, innovative and has a true appreciation for all the arts. Bailey chooses the path less travelled. The type of character you’ll find at the local farmer’s market rather than a supermarket or exploring the latest exhibition at the museum rather than at a rock concert. Bailey loves originality, individuality and attention to detail.
Positioned in the heart of the Cairns CBD, Bailey, is just a short stroll from the Cairns Esplanade boardwalk, lagoon and the Great Barrier Reef departure terminal.
Staying with Bailey, you’ll find artists-in-residence and artwork from across Australia displayed in and around the hotel, as well as art events for all guests to enjoy. With 217 spacious rooms filled with design details that will appeal to your inner artist, you’ll be sure to leave enchanted and enriched.
Bailey is about seeing, feeling, touching and getting lost in the details. Bailey boasts state of the art
technology and each room has an Apple iPad control centre, Staycast by Google for video streaming, access to hundreds of complimentary movies and box sets and Nespresso machines (naturally with recyclable pods). All public and in-room areas are equipped with fast and free Wi-Fi.
Bailey is a food lovers haven with an enviable selection of stunning on-site restaurants designed to cater to any mood or occasion. Throwing down the gauntlet as the culinary destination for locals and tourists alike, the world-class restaurants are guaranteed to gratify your hunger.
Transport your taste buds to the rugged Australian outback at
CC’s Bar and Grill, celebrate the best of
Australian heritage with a nostalgic feast at the Milk Bar, or take a quick trip to Mexico and ablaze your senses at Colada.
Embrace the warm ambience of local surroundings and savour a bottle of red or a cocktail (or two) at one of our exemplary on-site bars.our incorporating the Kuranda rail and Sky rail tour and dropped back to your hotel.
After arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred from the airport directly or on your optional not included tour (Coach) incorporating the Kuranda rail and Sky rail tour and dropped back to your hotel.
Airport pickup’s / dropoff’s & Flexible Timings.
This operator is very flexible and can include a pick up or drop off from the airport to meet your flight arrival / departure
time, for a very small fee. They will hold your luggage for the day while you are in kuranda and then take you to your hotel after (arrival day)
This option is so flexible you can do the train up or the train down – to suit your timing:-
3.30 pm train from Kuranda down to Cairns
And we can lock in any skyrail up or down – the skyrail takes 45 mins in the air plus time at each of the 2 stops – an info centre and a boardwalk – we usually allow 90 mins in 1 direction for the whole experience!
Skyrail
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.
The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.
Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment.
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Our world famous railway experience is a must-do when visiting Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, Australia. You will discover the pioneering history of the tropical north from way back in the late 1800’s, be astounded by a magnificent engineering feat and explore some of the great characters involved in the construction of this great railway.
Kuranda Village
Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60’s. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions. Kuranda’s shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination.
Kuranda is surrounded by World Heritage listed wet tropics rainforest. It includes around twelve hundred species of flowering plants, eight hundred of which are rainforest trees. There are also orchids, ginger plants, strangler figs, palms and an immense variety of climbing plants. At any time of the year you will wonder at the richness and diversity of the lush foliage.
Overnight Cairns

Day 6

Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Includes:-
* Transfers to and from accommodation
* Return wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas
* Morning & afternoon tea onboard
* Reef presentation by a marine biologist
* Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch
* Snorkelling equipment
* Qualified snorkelling safety officers on hand
* Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
* Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
* Fish feeding (conducted by crew)
Not Included:* Fuel surcharge
DURATION
6.5 hours DEPARTS
Daily at 10:00am
MEETING POINT
Cairns/Northern Beaches Accommodation
TOUR ITINERARY
From Cairns and Northern Beaches:
Our luxury air-conditioned coaches tour Cairns and Northern Beaches passengers along one of Australia’s most beautiful scenic coastal drives with a full commentary. A pick-up service is available from your accommodation to take you to the catamaran departure point in Post Douglas about one hour from Cairns. Cruise in comfort aboard a sleek wavepiercing catamaran to Quicksilver’s
unique and stunning outer reef destination – the renowned Agincourt Reef situated on the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. Here a spacious reef activity platform with semi-submersibles, underwater observatory, heli-tours and exciting in-water activities let
you fully enjoy the Outer Barrier Reef for your personal reef discovery
– whether you are a swimmer or non swimmer. From the wide viewing windows, the reef is revealed in its full glory before your eyes. Marvel at spectacular coral formations thousands of years in the making and home to an amazing array of exotic rainbow-coloured tropical fish. With some of the highest biodiversity in the world, some 1500 species of fish are found in the Great Barrier Reef! What will nature reveal to you today… spy the reef shark, colourful parrot fish and butterfly fish darting amongst the corals, sergeant majors on patrol, schooling giant trevally or a graceful sea turtle gently swimming by in this underwater kingdom..
The semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour takes approximately 25 minutes and includes an informed commentary on the marine life observed during the journey and an overview of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore the Reef in comfort
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its wonder forever.” Jacques Yves Cousteau.
Even without entering the water, you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver sub. Seated just one metre underwater, experience a diver’s view of the reef as you glide slowly through the reef lagoons and colourful coral gardens in air conditioned comfort.
From the wide viewing windows, the reef is revealed in its full glory before your eyes. Marvel at spectacular coral formations thousands of years in the making and home to an amazing array of exotic rainbow-coloured tropical fish. With some of the highest biodiversity in the world, some 1500 species of fish are found in the Great Barrier Reef! What will nature reveal to you today… spy the reef shark, colourful parrot fish and butterfly fish darting amongst the corals, sergeant majors on patrol, schooling giant trevally or a graceful sea turtle gently swimming by in this underwater kingdom..
The semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour takes approximately 25 minutes and includes an informed commentary on the marine life observed during the journey and an overview of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
View the Reef and Marine life
Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique viewing platform and underwater observatory located directly in front of the platform. From here, you can also view “first time” divers taking part in introductory dives. You can see the reef vibrate with the hues, stripes, and shimmering’s of a myriad of fishes.
Butterfly fish, parrot fish, angel fish and elegant nudibranchs dance before your eyes and coral gardens beckon you to explore. Watch, entranced, as a clownfish snuggles into the embrace of a sea anemone.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Cairns

Day 7

Full Day Cape Tribulation + Daintree Tour
The Cape Tribulation region in Northern Queensland is known for its picturesque scenery and year-round good weather.
Because of this, it is a haven for travellers from around the world. Visitors flock to the region from all corners of the globe to enjoy the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere that the locals know and love. TOUR ITINERARY
Join Down Under Eco Tours for a day exploring the rainforest and amazing
landscapes of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Parks
wilderness area. Your informative and knowledgeable driver/guide will
collect you from your accommodation and travel one of Australias great
scenic Highways. Visit Mossman Gorge Centre and enjoy morning tea before boarding the shuttle for your transfer to Mossman Gorge. Discover
secrets of the world’s oldest rainforest as your driver takes you on a guided walk through the Gorge boardwalk.

Then hop aboard the Daintree River Cruise and reach an understanding of the intricate Daintree eco-system. Keep an eye out for wildlife including the elusive Saltwater Crocodile.

BBQ Lunch: Relax and enjoy the delicious food in the rainforest of Noah
Valley. This area is renowned for the existence of primitive flowering
plants. Cape Tribulation Beach: After lunch, we continue on to
Cape
Tribulation Beach while your driver explains the rich history of the
area. Walk the beach or boardwalk and relax in this tranquil setting. We then visit Daintree Ice Cream Company. Enjoy an afternoon refreshment
included at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Try a delicious exotic fruit
ice cream cup featuring four flavours (gluten free and dairy free options are available).

Alexandra Lookout: After winding through the rainforest, enjoy this
spectacular lookout over the Daintree River Estuary, Snapper Island and beyond the Coral Sea.

Day 8 Depart Cairns

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