10 day Australian Experience - Time is Money 5*

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Overview

Day 1

Arrive Melbourne/Narrm

Melbourne/Narrm: Where Heritage Meets Modernity

Melbourne, situated in the south-eastern corner of mainland Australia, is a city that pulses with life. As one of the world’s most liveable cities, it seamlessly blends historic charm with contemporary energy. Here’s what makes Melbourne truly special:

  • Vibrant Energy: The bustling streets and lively neighborhoods create an ever-changing urban landscape.

  • Culinary Delights: From trendy cafes to fine dining restaurants, Melbourne’s diverse food scene satisfies every palate.

  • Fashion and Boutiques: Cutting-edge designs fill the boutiques, reflecting the city’s individualistic style.

  • Cool Bars: Rooftop bars, speakeasies, and themed establishments offer a vibrant nightlife.

  • Art and Culture: Galleries and museums showcase local and international talent, capturing Melbourne’s creative spirit.

  • Green Spaces: Spacious parks provide tranquility amidst the urban hustle.

  • Architectural Diversity: The skyline combines historic gems with modern structures, ensuring a dynamic visual experience

 

Melbourne International Airport to Hotel - Private Car/Driver Transfer

 

Park Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne

Accommodation in a King View Deluxe Room for 3 nights – Includes Full Breakfast

Nestled on the city’s fringe, this property is a stone’s throw away from the Parliament House, offering stunning views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens. This luxurious haven blends the charm of Victorian architecture with modern design elements.

The guest rooms and suites are spacious, adorned with custom-made furniture in soothing neutral tones. Wood panelling and Italian marble bathrooms add a touch of elegance. Select rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, offering panoramic views of the city, lush parklands, or the majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

You have the entire day at your leisure to unwind or explore the surroundings.

 

Day 2

Full Day Yarra Valley Tour – Private Tour

Included in your tour: Hotel pickup and dropoff, a two-course lunch complemented by a beverage of your choice (beer, wine, or soft drink), wine tasting at a selection of local boutique wineries tailored to your preferences, entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, and a private tasting paired with local produce.

About the tour: This 8-hour journey takes you to one of Australia’s premier wine regions, the Yarra Valley, just a short drive from Melbourne. With the breathtaking Yarra Ranges as your backdrop and renowned restaurants dotting the area, the Yarra Valley is a paradise for wine and food enthusiasts.

Throughout the day, you’ll enjoy an exclusive private tasting paired with carefully selected Yarra Valley produce at one of our handpicked boutique vineyards. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the region, meet local characters, and sample wines from esteemed wineries such as Yarra Yering, Coldstream Hills, Pimpernel, and Yering Farm.

The tour is tailored to your tastes, steering clear of the larger, crowded establishments. You might also be interested in trying a local gin at a distillery or sampling fresh cheese at the Yarra Valley Dairy.

No visit to the Yarra Valley would be complete without a delicious lunch at one of the region’s scenic vineyard restaurants, such as TarraWarra Estate or Oakridge Wines.

At the end of the day, you’ll return to Melbourne and be transferred back to your accommodation.

 

Day 3

Half Day Lanes and Arcades Tour  – Private Walking Tour

Included in your tour: Meetup at an Inner City Hotel, along with a drink and snack.

Ever visited a city and wondered what makes it so special? Or spent hours trying to find that recommended cafe, only to miss out on everything else? Experience Melbourne like a local with a 3-hour walk through its charming backstreets.

This tour helps you get a feel for the city’s vibrant life that locals adore. Discover local designers and unique retailers that are often hidden in the city’s heart. Melbourne’s backstreets are home to some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architectural gems, and historical narratives.

There’s something for everyone. On this leisurely stroll, you’ll see over 30 stores. After the tour, feel free to revisit your favorites in the afternoon. Enjoy Melbourne at your own pace!

 

Day 4

Melbourne to Port Douglas (via Cairns)

City Hotel to Domestic Airport – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Depart Melbourne/Arrive Cairns

Your flight today is not included in your Southern World arrangements.

Exemplar Coaches and Limousines

Domestic Airport to Port Douglas  – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Port Douglas, situated just north of Cairns, provides a refined yet laid-back retreat for travellers. This tropical paradise offers an unassuming and relaxed atmosphere. Indulge in retail therapy at boutique clothing stores, savour meals at exquisite alfresco restaurants, and marvel at the islands and coral cays of the nearby Great Barrier Reef.

A visit to the pristine Four Mile Beach is a must, where you can spend the day lounging on the sand. Port Douglas also serves as an ideal base for exploring the rainforests of the Wet Tropics, Daintree, and Cape Tribulation.

Peninsula Boutique Hotel, Port Douglas

Enjoy a 3-night stay in an Ocean View Suite, complete with a continental breakfast. This adults-only boutique hotel is conveniently located directly opposite Four Mile Beach and at the quieter end of Macrossan Street.

The hotel offers spacious, contemporary guest rooms, designed with a tropical flair. All rooms are equipped with a discreet kitchenette and a large private balcony or terrace, offering a serene place to unwind.

 

Day 5 Great Barrier Reef

Full Day Outer Reef  Mackay Coral Cay Cruise – Shared Cruise

Included in your tour: Hotel pick up and drop off, morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch, snorkelling equipment, optical mask, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits, wet suits & floating devices, instruction and in-water assistance, guided snorkel tour, glass bottom boat viewing, reef interpretation, and Environmental Management Charge (EMC).

Your adventure begins with an early departure from Port Douglas Marina. Relax on a beautiful yacht as you set sail to the Coral Cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs. Enjoy an authentic sailing experience, following the coastline with views of the Daintree mountains.

Once you reach the protected sites at the Coral Cays, you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel over the pristine coral reef. A qualified marine biologist will provide reef interpretation on a guided snorkel tour. A glass bottom boat tour for coral viewing is also available.

The premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and a stunning display of giant clam gardens, beautiful corals, and a wide variety of fish. Explore the white sands of the coral cays to relax your mind. Soak up the sun, peace, and tranquility, and swim in the clear turquoise waters.

With small guest numbers, you’ll enjoy personal interaction with our experienced guides. A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas & coffees, supplied by local plantations, will complement a day of adventure and relaxation. Expert guiding and first-class services are all included, provided by our helpful, friendly crew.

 

Day 6

 Port Douglas

Full Day Ngana Julaymba Dungay Cultural Tour – Private Tour

Included in your tour: Hotel pick up and drop off, guidance from a professional Aboriginal guide, Bush Tucker Tasting (subject to season and tide), and lunch.

Embark on a 7.5-hour journey where you’ll spend the day with a local Aboriginal guide, delving into the culturally significant areas and understanding the enduring bond the Kuku Yalanji people share with their land.

Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and traditions of the local Aboriginal people and the area. Enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest and coastal habitats, learning about the environment, the diverse foods, and medicines derived from nature. Sample some bush tucker, gather shellfish, and try your hand at traditional Aboriginal hunting practices. Test your skills at spear throwing and, if you’re lucky, you might even catch a mud crab.

To round off the adventure, take a refreshing dip in a pristine freshwater stream. At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your accommodation in Port Douglas.

 

Day 7

Port Douglas to Sydney (via Cairns)

Port Douglas to Domestic Airport – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Depart Cairns/Arrive Sydney

Your flight today is not included in your Southern World arrangements.

Royale Limousines, Sydney

Domestic Airport to City Hotel – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Immerse yourself in the allure of Sydney, with its stunning harbour, enticing outdoor lifestyle, and remarkable natural beauty. Enjoy a cruise under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ferry across the harbour to Manly. Try your hand at surfing at Bondi Beach or take a dip in the tranquil waters of Coogee. Get lost in the charming cobblestone lanes of The Rocks or explore the markets, boutiques, cafes, and pubs of Paddington. With a world-renowned harbour, over 70 pristine beaches, delectable food, vibrant festivals, and round-the-clock entertainment, Sydney has something for everyone.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a Deluxe Full Harbour King Room, complete with a full breakfast. This vibrant and elegant hotel is just a short walk from Circular Quay and the historic Rocks district. All rooms are thoughtfully designed and subtly furnished with top-quality amenities. The decor of the guest rooms is inspired by the soothing blues and crisp whites of the nearby harbour, complemented by wood details and spacious marble bathrooms. Ranging from 26 to 53 square metres, the rooms offer views of the city, partial harbour, or the harbour.

BridgeClimb Sydney, Sydney

Experience the Summit at Twilight - a shared tour in a small group.

Included in your tour: The climb, a group photograph, a Certificate of Achievement, and a BridgeClimb cap.

Embark on a 3-hour journey that begins with a thorough briefing and safety demonstration. Following this, one of BridgeClimb’s experienced Climb Leaders will guide you on a journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The tour takes you along the upper arch of the Bridge, traversing catwalks and ladders to reach the summit, situated 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. The steady ascent allows you to fully absorb your surroundings, offering a 360-degree panorama of Sydney. This includes views east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains, and a sweeping vista of the Harbour City.

 

Day 8 Sydney/Warrane

Sydney Opera House Tour – Private Tour

Included in your tour: A guided tour conducted in English.

Over 60 years ago, Jorn Utzon designed what is now hailed as one of the architectural marvels of all time - the Sydney Opera House. However, the journey to its creation was far from a fairy tale for Utzon. This one-hour tour brings to life the dramatic saga behind the construction of this iconic building.

Your guide will take you on an immersive journey inside this modern masterpiece, placing Jorn Utzon at the heart of the narrative as a tribute to his creative genius. You’ll discover how Utzon was more than just an architect - he was an architect of change. Despite facing a barrage of political and public criticism, he created the youngest building ever to be listed as a World Heritage site.

The tour takes you inside one of the working venues, offering a glimpse into the magic behind some of the world’s most extraordinary opera, ballet, symphony, and dramatic performances.

Please note: The Sydney Opera House Tour includes up to 200 steps. Participants must wear flat, enclosed shoes with rubber soles. All bags larger than A4 size will need to be cloaked. A complimentary, secure cloaking facility is available near the tour desk.

Sydney Princess Cruises, Sydney

Experience the Sydney Harbour Long Lunch – a private cruise.

Included in your cruise: A progressive 3-course lunch and beverages.

Embark on a 4-hour luxury cruise on the iconic Sydney Harbour. As you sail past world-renowned landmarks like the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, your knowledgeable crew will share fascinating stories about the harbour’s history, both past and present.

Your culinary journey begins with an entrée at Watsons Bay. From there, you’ll cruise to Middle Head and into Middle Harbour, taking in the stunning beauty of the harbour. Your next stop is Balmoral, where you’ll enjoy lunch at a famous harbourside restaurant.

After departing Balmoral, you’ll sail past the Spit Bridge while indulging in a dessert and cheese platter, paired with matching wines. As you return to the main harbour, you’ll have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim, time and weather permitting. Enjoy the perfect blend of sightseeing, dining, and relaxation on this memorable cruise.

 

Day 9 Blue Mountains

Full Day Blue Mountains Luxury Diamond Day – Private Tour

Included in your tour: Hotel pickup and drop off, private touring as per the itinerary, admission to Calmsley Hill, morning tea, a 2-course lunch at Echoes Restaurant with a glass of beer, wine, or soft drink per person, national park fee, and bottled water on board.

Embark on a 9-hour journey to the Blue Mountains. Your first stop is Calmsley Hill, a working farm that’s home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats, and Koalas. Enjoy morning tea and take your time to explore.

Next, visit one of the stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley, where you can enjoy beautiful vistas in a relaxed environment. Arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote viewpoint away from the crowds, offering views of the famous Three Sisters. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day as the sunlight illuminates their magnificent colours.

Savour lunch at Echoes Restaurant, located at the edge of the Blue Mountains, with views of mountains, cliff edges, and lush rainforest valleys. After lunch, visit Govetts Leap, one of Australia’s most famous lookouts.

Your final stop is the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, where you’ll have time for a brief exploration of the flora, including the ancient Wollemi Pine.

At the end of the tour, you’ll return to Sydney and be transferred back to your accommodation.

 

Day 10 

Depart Sydney/Warrane

City Hotel to International Airport – Private Car/Driver Transfer

Validity: 06 July 2024 to 31 March 2025


Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

•		Prices are “As From”, per person sharing, subject to change and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
•		Accommodations and other services are subject to availability at time of booking and general conditions of Coquille 
                Bonheur Voyage.
•		Rates may change without prior notice.
•		Acceptable travel documents: Original ID cards, passports, birth certificate (child), police authorization for minors not 
                travelling with 
                parents or one parent, residence permit.
•		Be advised that we offer a wide variety of itinerary options and combinations, all customizable to suit your specific 
                requirements and 
                financial considerations.
•		Any further local conditions shall be communicated to you upon booking.  
•		Prices are valid for the dates specified.      

Days : 10 | Nights : 9


Inclusions


  •     Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  •     Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  •     All activities specifically listed in the itinerary
  •     All meals and accommodation as per itinerary

Exclusions


  •     Medical and Travel Insurance    
  •     Tips and Gratuities    
  •     Any optional tours    
  •     Visa Fees    
  •     Meals and Beverages not explicitly listed    
  •     Internal and International Airfare and Airfare Taxes