Highlights of this Itinerary
- Explore Sydney and visit the iconic Opera House with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the backdrop
- Visit Bondi Beach and enjoy the various water activities
- Experience Blue Mountains, a large part of which is recognized as World Heritage Site and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park
- Experience Cairns – the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef and explore the beautiful coral reef
- Explore Kuranda Rainforest, a tropical rainforest and visit Rainforestation Nature Park (a world heritage site)
- Visit Gold Coast - famous for the world renowned ‘Surfers Paradise’ and explore the Sea World Theme Park and Byron Bay
An Itinerary For A Holiday In The Great Southern LandGet a glimpse of 9 Nights & 10 Days Cherishtrip Australia Tour
Day 1India – Sydney – Relaxation
Welcome to Sydney, a world of its own. Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrance of this spectacular city. Soak up the beauty of the iconic Opera House with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the backdrop, indulge in the seductive lifestyle or simply cherish the great natural beauty this city has to offer. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. In the evening explore the surrounding markets and enjoy a sumptuous dinner at one of the quiet restaurants that offers you a view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Day 2Sydney – City Tour and Bondi Beach Visit
Get everything set for a half day sightseeing tour of Sydney. Get around to several sites such as the iconic Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour where you can witness the Sydney skyline, Sydney tower to take a bird’s eye view of the city, Hyde Park and the Parliament House. Proceed to Bondi Beach where you enjoy the village atmosphere and learn to surf. In the evening you may take a drop at one of the two Harbour and enjoy the vibrant streets and nightclubs before heading for the comfort of your room.
Day 3Sydney – The Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park
Proceed for a full day tour of the Blue Mountains, a large part of which is recognized as World Heritage Site. The Blue Mountains has deep gorges, steep cliffs, spectacular lookouts, excellent bushwalks and rich flora and fauna. Enjoy refreshments on Nepean River, the tranquil western border of Sydney. Visit Kings Tableland or Evans Lookout which is the best place to view the wilderness of the Blue Mountains. Take a pleasant bushwalk to Wentworth Falls, one of the most spectacular lookout points in the Blue Mountains. Next up is Katoomba, the centre of the Blue Mountains and the gateway to its two most popular tourist attractions: The Three Sisters rock formations and The Katoomba Scenic World. It offers lovely heritage cottages, a well-established hotel industry and a wide range of cafes and restaurants.
Day 4Sydney – Cairns – Local Exploration
Cairns – the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience. If you are seeking thrilling adventures, looking to connect with aboriginal experiences or simply want to immerse yourself in an exotic tropical rainforest, Cairns has it all within easy reach. Enjoy the day at the beach and later you may visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome to witness the huge Australian Saltwater Crocodiles and several wildlife entertainment shows. In the evening let your foot loose at one of the several nightlife clubs and party.
Day 5Cairns – Green Island Cruise
Depart for a full day Big Catamaran Green Island Cruise. The tour allows you to enjoy the beauty of Green Island and part of the Great Barrier Reef with a full day reef tour departing from Cairns. Green Island, a Marine National Park is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Green Island boasts unique rainforest, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. Choose to swim, snorkel, dive and plunge deep into the sea to explore the spectacular Great Barrier Reef or simply laze on the white sandy beach.
Day 6Cairns – Kuranda Rainforest Excursion, Skyrail, Scenic Railway
Experience the local aboriginal culture and the tropical rainforest in Australia. Hop on the Kuranda Scenic Railway to the picturesque village of Kuranda; explore the small village and the lush green surroundings. It is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. Proceed to the Rainforestation Nature Park (a world heritage site) for a sumptuous barbeque lunch accompanied by a performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Troupe. While returning hop on to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the lush rainforest and sprawling wilderness.
Day 7Cairns – Gold Coast – City Explorations
Welcome to Gold Coast - a modern city of glittering high-rise buildings built around superb beaches is famous for the world renowned 'Surfers Paradise'. Venture out to explore the style capital of Australia. Along with endless stretches of golden beaches, there are international theme parks, designer boutiques, luxurious spa retreats, world-class golf courses, award-winning restaurants, upmarket bars and lively nightclubs. Enjoy sunbathing at the beach and the warm Pacific waters. Try some water sports like surfing and sailing and cool drinks at the seaside bars.
Day 8Gold Coast – Sea World Theme Park
Head to visit one of the Gold Coast's prime attractions offering something for everyone with a mixture of rides, shows and animal exhibits. For the thrill seekers, there are a variety of rides available with a wide range of waterslides at the Seaworld Waterpark. Enjoy close-up encounters with marine animals such as polar bears, dolphins, seals, rays and even sharks. Watch and interact with the awe Sharks at the Shark Bay exhibit, the world's largest man-made lagoon system for sharks. The theme park also offers its guests a number of spectacular shows such as the Dolphin show, the famous seal show and the "Pirates unleashed".
Day 9Gold Coast – City Explorations/ Optional Activities
Go for a day trip to trendy Byron Bay and relax at a cafe, indulge in some retail therapy, spend time at the beach or enjoy a scenic drive down the coast to New South Wales. Stop by the Byron bay lighthouse. Standing on a bald rocky cliff, this working lighthouse marks the eastern most point of the Australian continent. Head to the township of Byron Bay. This trendy town has an international charm offering unique shopping, pristine beaches, market stalls, fun activities, a beachside Aussie pub and quality dining choices. Alternatively you can choose a full day tour of O'Reilly's Mountains which is situated in the centre of the cool and quiet rainforest of World-Heritage listed Lamington National Park that offers a spectacular panoramic view.
Day 10Gold Coast – Sydney – India
Catch your domestic flight to Sydney. You will have ample to time to transfer from the domestic terminal at Sydney to the closely located International Terminal. Checkin at the International Airport to catch your return flight to India.