Australia Sightseeing

Auckland Sightseeing
No Image Half Day West Coast Wilderness Experience
In just 30 minutes you leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquility of the rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges. Travel to the Arataki Centre perched high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings. Continue on to the lush rainforest where you can walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand&#146s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Experience the power of the wild and rugged West Coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. Hotel pick up and off provided. Comfortable Walking Shoes & suitable outdoor clothing are suggested. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure
Ayers Rock Sightseeing
No Image Sounds of Silence Dinner
Tonight embark on an unforgettable dining experience as you sample local bush tucker (bush foods) accompanied by assorted cultural entertainment. The evening begins with chilled sparkling wine and canapes served on a viewing platform providing vistas of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The unique, reverberating sound of a didgeridoo will lead you into dinner as you settle down at your table. During dinner, enjoy a traditional Aboriginal dance performance and storytelling from the resident star talker as they de.code the night skies and point out assorted planets and galaxies that are visible thanks to the clarity of the atmosphere, weather permitting
No Image Uluru Barbecue
This evening enjoy a festive dinner in true Aussie style at an outback barbeque. Take a moment to sit back and relax with a glass of sparkling wine underneath the vast blanket of stars, weather permitting, while soaking up the ambiance of Uluru. This activity will immediately follow the afternoons activities. Hotel -off is provided. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
Cairns Sightseeing
No Image Cairns Highlights
The Cairns tour begins with highlights of the city including the Esplanade that parallels the harbor, Historic Courthouse Hotel, Reef Casino Hotel, and Grand verandah pubs and heritage buildings. Enjoy afternoon tea and scones in trendy Edge Hill, continuing on the tour to St. Monicas Cathedral where you can admire the incredible Creation Windows, Surprise Creek Waterfall in Barron Gorge which was an inspiration to set designers on the movie Avatar, and Copperlode Lookout with its panoramic views over Cairns. Next, take a guided walk through the Flecker Botanic Gardens with its breathtaking collection of lush native and exotic tropical plants including orchids, palms, heliconia, bamboo and tropical fruits and vines. Lastly, visit the resort town of Palm Cove and stroll along the Williams Esplanade beach front. Tour departs at 12:45 p.m. and returns at 6:15 p.m
No Image Daintree Wilderness (488)
Experience a gem of Australias crown of natural icons in the remote natural magnificence of the Daintree. Start the day heading north along the Coral Coast following the Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas. Take a tour of this resort playground and visit the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will have a guided tour through the three wildlife environments - rainforest, wetlands and grasslands. Next, head inland passing sugar cane fields towards Daintree National Park. Take a guided rainforest walk to Mossman Gorge where you will see fan palms, flying Paradise Kingfishers and Rainbow Lorikeets, tree frogs and butterflies of every color. Cross the Daintree River on board a cable driven vehicular ferry into Cape Tribulation National Park. After a delicious tropical lunch, arrive at Cape Tribulation where white sand beaches meet an azure tropical sea and the dense green of the jungle. You can choose to take a walk along the beach or view the headland from the boardwalk. Enjoy spectacular views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea from Alexandra Lookout, which will be followed by a cruise on the Daintree River. Look for birds and wildlife along the rivers mangroves including large spiders, pythons and crocodiles. Lastly, enjoy complimentary afternoon tea before returning to Cairns.
No Image Full Day Kuranda Train Tour with lunch
Today, enjoy a full day tour to the famous Kuranda Rainforest via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. An amazing journey awaits as you travel on one of the worlds most scenic rail routes, dipping through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. A stop will be made at Barron Gorge to view the Falls en route to Kuranda Station. Upon arrival, spend time exploring this quaint village before boarding the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a unique view of the Rainforest. Following your ride, join the Dreamtime Walk for an insightful glimpse into the ancient Aboriginal and Islander history of the region. Afterwards, continue to the Rainforest Amphitheater to enjoy a special performance by the Pamagirri Dancers as they perform a range of native dances which reflect the humor and excitement of their culture. Following a delicious BBQ lunch, travel to the Koala & Wildlife Park nearby. During your visit, youll see crocodiles, koalas, and even have the opportunity to hand-feed the kangaroos and wallabies. From here, the tour returns to the Kuranda Station where, upon arrival, you will board the Skyrail and experience views of the Rainforest canopy unlike any youve seen. Along the way youll stop briefly to take a stroll or a visit to the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Afterwards, continue to Caravonica Lakes where a coach awaits to transfer you back to your hotel. Departs at 7:45 a.m. from the Mercure Harbourside Hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the Mercure Harbourside Hotel.
No Image Half Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Extension
Your main Itinerary includes a day on Green island. If you wish you can upgrade to also include the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience when you cruise to our mulit-level reef activity platform. Situated on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, our spacious platform features undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers, sundeck, and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform. You will be able to snorkel and dive amongst some of the most spectacular coral gardens and marine life diversity on the Great Barrier Reef.Or if you choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below in our underwater observatory and spacious, air-conditioned semi-submersible vessel
No Image Outer Barrier Reef with Sunlover Cruise
Take a Sunlover Cruise aboard a 330 passenger catamaran to Moore Reef and the Sunlover pontoon. Explore the wonders of the reefs spectacular coral formations and prolific colorful tropical fish at your leisure by swimming, snorkeling, viewing the coral reef and fish life from a semi-submersible or glass bottom boat, or experience a tropical fish feeding presentation. Enjoy morning and afternoon teas and a sumptuous tropical hot and cold tropical buffet lunch with seafood on board. Tour departs at 10:00 a.m. from Reef Fleet Terminal (courtesy hotel transfer from Cairns and beaches to terminal) and returns at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a hat and sunscreen
Dunedin Sightseeing
No Image Otago Peninsula with Wellers Rock Cruise
This afternoon enjoy a stunning tour to the Otago Peninsula, home to many species of wildlife including seabirds, sea lions, fur seals and penguins. You will travel to New Zealands only castle, Larnach Castle, which was built in 1871 by William Larnach, a merchant baron and politician. Featuring magnificent architecture and superb craftsmanship and still privately owned, the castle is even more famous for its tragic and scandalous history. You will also have an opportunity to take photos in the Castle grounds before continuing to the Headland and Wellers Rock. Lastly, enjoy a one hour wildlife cruise with an opportunity to view the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head, the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world and home to New Zealand fur seals. You may also see dolphins, sea lions and a fascinating array of rarely seen ocean birds including other species of albatross, penguins and marine mammals in their natural environment. Return to Dunedin on completion. Hotel pick up and off is provided. Please be in the hotel lobby at 1:15 pm. Tour duration is approximately 4 hours
Melbour Sightseeing
No Image Full Day Savannah Walkabout with lunch 9:00 AM
Today enjoy a city tour of Melbourne, the heart of Australias classic south. See St. Patricks Cathedral, Captain Cooks Cottage (own expense) & Fitzroy Gardens, the ornate Victorian neighborhoods of East Melbourne, and Queen Victoria Market. Stroll through Chinatown, see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. To make it even more experiential, there will be a guided walk through some of Melbournes best arcades and laneways This tour offers comprehensive view of many of Melbournes must-see sights as well as a look into local culture - discover the real Melbourne Tour departs at 8:20 am from Gray Line office at: Melbourne Day Tour Centre Federation Square East, corner Flinders & Russell Streets Melbourne Vic 3000 AUSTRAliA Please report 30 minutes prior to departure
Melbourne Sightseeing
No Image Afternoon/Evening Little Penguin Parade
This afternoon travel to Phillip Island and visit Australias most popular wildlife attraction and home to the one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world. The Little Penguin is the worlds smallest penguin and the Penguin Parade is the best place to experience this natural phenomenon. Every sunset, wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows. Experience the parade from the viewing area at the beach and then wander the boardwalks and watch the penguins return to their burrows. Tour departs 3:00 PM from April to October and 5:00 PM November - May from the Grayline terminal. This is a quick 5 minute walk from the hotel. For those traveling in groups of 15 or more, direct pick-up and -off services at the hotel are provided. Tour duration is approximately 8 hours
No Image Full Day Penguin Parade 3:00 PM
This afternoon, witness the natural phenomenon of the Penguins Parade on Phillip Island. Every evening at dusk, the little Fairy Penguins come from the sea to burrow in the sands of Summerland Beach, an event which draws millions of visitors each year. Departs 3:00 PM from April to October and 5:00 PM November - May from the Grayline terminal. This is a quick 5 minute walk from the hotel. For those traveling in groups of 15 or more, direct pick-up and -off services at the hotel are provided. Tour duration is 8 hours
No Image Full Day Savannah Walkabout with lunch 9:00 AM
Depart Melbourne this morning for a brief journey west to the Serendip Open Range Sanctuary, a protected habitat for wild kangaroos and native birds, including cockatoos and honeyeaters. After a short walk to meet the kangaroos, begin a special safari drive around the sanctuary to see the animals. Then, disembark and walk to the billabong, home to a large population of waterbirds. Before lunch, visit a protected population of wallabies and have the opportunity to get close to some unusual endemic Australian birds. The open-air picnic includes gourmet sandwiches, fruit, cakes, and delicious Australian "Billy tea." Afterward, the tour continues a few miles north in the bushland of You Yangs Park, home to a large number of adorable wild koalas. Take a leisurely stroll amidst the gum trees, keeping an eye out for koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, and birds in their natural setting. Continue to walk through the granite formations of the You Yangs, which once hosted huge meetings of Aboriginal People from all over southeastern Australia, before finally returning to Melbourne in the early evening. Departs at 9:00 a.m from your hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at your hotel at approximately 6:00 p.m
Sydney Sightseeing
No Image Cuddle a Koala
This morning enjoy an opportunity to observe Australias most unique animals. Upon arrival at the Featherdale Wildlife Park see parrots, cockatoos, emus, and Australias largest crocodiles. Also, enjoy a walk through the Rainforest Aviary. Other animals to see include Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, owls and possums. The highlight will be a walk through koala enclosures and viewing koalas in trees. Here you will have the chance to Cuddle a Koala.* *Koalas cling to an object or branch. You may touch a koala, but you are not permitted to hold koalas. Tour departs at 9:30 am from Pier 26, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour, NSW 2009 AUSTRAliA. Please report 30 minutes prior to departure. Tour returns at 1:30 pm at Clocktower Square, Corner of Argyle & Harrington Streets.
No Image Full Day Blue Mountains (234)
Enjoy a full day tour of Australias Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel over Sydney Harbour Bridge to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you will have the chance to meet unique Australian animals, feed a kangaroo, and have your picture taken with a koala. Then continue to the Blue Mountains. Marvel at the sheer escarpments, rugged bushland, and awe-inspiring mountain lookouts. Enjoy a two course lunch before having the opportunity to ride the worlds steepest Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway, or the Skyway Cable Car (own expense). The tour then continues past Homebush Bay, the site of the 2000 Olympic Village. Tour departs at 8:15 a.m. from STAR CITY COACH TERMINAL Pirrama Road, Darling Harbour, NSW 2009 AUSTRAliA. Please report 30 minutes prior to departure
No Image Full Day Blue Mountains with Featherdale Wildlife Park
For wilderness and wildlife, the magnificent Blue Mountains is a must see for any visitor to Sydney. Todays full day tour to the region will give you a chance to see it for yourself. Passing through quaint mountain villages, we access spectacular lookouts and the rugged Australian Bush. View the unique Three Sisters rock formation, and visit Scenicworld where there is the opportunity to ride the vertical railway (the steepest in the world according to Guinness Book of Records) or cableway into the deep canyon. Drive through picturesque Katoomba and the quaint village of Leura before descending the mountains. We visit Featherdale Wildlife Park where you may Cuddle a Koala (Note: Koalas cling to an object which you hold. At no stage are you permitted to hold Koalas directly), feed the kangaroos, view the Fairy Penguins, see the colorful Parrots, Cockatoos and Lorikeets. Walk through the reptile area, the native bird aviaries and see other unique Australian wildlife. Returning to the City in the late afternoon . Departs at 8:00 AM from your hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at your hotel at approximately 5:00 PM
No Image Full Day Hunter Valley Wineries Tour
Today, depart on a full day tour of the Hunter Valley Wineries. The Hunter Valley is Australias oldest commercial wine producing district with over 7,000 acres under vine. You will tour Cessnock and the lower Hunter Valley noted for its early Australian townships. Visit the world renowned Lindemans for a private wine tasting and cheese platter. Enjoy a two course lunch accompanied by a wine taster at Hunter Resort. Afterward, view a presentation in the Hunter Wine Theatre on how the winery operates. After time to enjoy the Gardens village for wine tasting or boutique shops, continue to Oakvale Wines for more wine tasting. Tour departs at 8:00 am from STAR CITY COACH TERMINAL Pirrama Road, Darling Harbour, NSW 2009 AUSTRAliA. Please report 30 minutes prior to departure. Tour returns at 6:15 pm
No Image Full Day Kuranda Train Tour with lunch
Today, enjoy a full day tour to the famous Kuranda Rainforest via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. An amazing journey awaits as you travel on one of the worlds most scenic rail routes, dipping through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. A stop will be made at Barron Gorge to view the Falls en route to Kuranda Station. Upon arrival, spend time exploring this quaint village before boarding the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a unique view of the Rainforest. Following your ride, join the Dreamtime Walk for an insightful glimpse into the ancient Aboriginal and Islander history of the region. Afterwards, continue to the Rainforest Amphitheater to enjoy a special performance by the Pamagirri Dancers as they perform a range of native dances which reflect the humor and excitement of their culture. Following a delicious BBQ lunch, travel to the Koala & Wildlife Park nearby. During your visit, youll see crocodiles, koalas, and even have the opportunity to hand-feed the kangaroos and wallabies. From here, the tour returns to the Kuranda Station where, upon arrival, you will board the Skyrail and experience views of the Rainforest canopy unlike any youve seen. Along the way youll stop briefly to take a stroll or a visit to the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Afterwards, continue to Caravonica Lakes where a coach awaits to transfer you back to your hotel. Departs at 7:45 a.m. from the Mercure Harbourside Hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the Mercure Harbourside Hotel.
No Image Full Day Sydney City Tour with Opera House & Cruise
The independent and easy way to get around Sydney & its best attractions. The hop on and off open top double decker allows you to discover vibrant Sydney at your own pace. Stay on board for a, full commentary, 90 minute guided tour of the city or hop on, hop off, all day. It is up to you. Highlights of the tour include, Sydney City tour, you will view the historic Rocks area and Mrs. Macquaries Chair, views of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the famous Bondi Beach. Tour also includes entrance to 4 major attractions, enjoy a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, a tour of the world-famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower and Sydney Monorail/ Tour departs at 9:00 am from STAR CITY COACH TERMINAL Pirrama Road, Darling Harbour, NSW 2009 AUSTRAliA. Please report 30 minutes prior to departure.
No Image Half Day Sydney City Tour with Opera House (281OT)
This morning, enjoy a comprehensive tour of Sydney providing you with a quintessential introduction to the various city highlights. See Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Parliament House, Hyde Park, historic and trendy Paddington, and more Make a stop at Mrs. Macquaries Chair to admire the iconic view of the bridge behind the Opera House and visit Bondi Beach, Australia most famous surf beach. To conclude the sightseeing, experience an inside tour of the Sydney Opera House introducing you to the innovation, creativity and controversy that went into the forging of this remarkable structure. Tour departs at 8:15 am from STAR CITY COACH TERMINAL Pirrama Road, Darling Harbour, NSW 2009 AUSTRAliA. Please report 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours
No Image Hop On/Hop Off Sydney City Tour with Opera House & Cruise
The independent and easy way to get around Sydney & its best attractions. The hop on and off open top double decker allows you to discover vibrant Sydney at your own pace. Stay on board for a full commentary, 90 minute guided tour of the city or hop on, hop off, all day. It is up to you. Highlights of the tour include: Sydney City tour, you will view the historic Rocks area and Mrs. Macquaries Chair, views of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the famous Bondi Beach. Tour also includes entrance to 4 major attractions, enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour, a tour of the world-famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower and Sydney Monorail. This tour is sold as a 1 day tour. The hop on hop off component is the only part that has an expiration - 24 hours from the time you first get on the bus. All other activities are open dated and can be used at any time during your time in Sydney. Tour departs at 9:00 a.m. from STAR CITY COACH TERMINAL Pirrama Road, Darling Harbour, NSW 2009 AUSTRAliA. Please report 30 minutes prior to departure
No Image Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Take a two-hour luncheon cruise by catamaran on Sydney Harbour. Youll feast on a seafood buffet while cruising Sydney Harbour in a luxury air-conditioned catamaran - an unforgettable dining experience Youll see all the sights of Sydney Harbour from the catamarans extensive decks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Fort Denison. The buffet lunch, freshly prepared onboard features hot & cold dishes, a ion of salads, fresh fruit and tea or coffee. Pick up and off at hotel is not included. Cruise departs from Jetty No 6 at Circular Quay at 12:45 pm, boarding commences at 12:30 pm. Disembark at Circular Quay at 2:30 pm. This is appoximately a 10 minute walk from your hotel
No Image Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Experience the climb of your life Enjoy an invigorating climb to the top of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and admire panoramic views of the city and harbour below. A professional team of experienced climbers will escort you to the very top. A complimentary photo of your climb is included. Please be advised that there are no hotel pick-up or -off services included with this tour. Passengers must provide their own transfer to the Bridgeclimb Office at 5 Cumberland Street, just a short walk from the center of the CBD. Prior to the climb, passengers must take a breathing test for acclimating purposes. Rubber soled shoes are recommended for the climb. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to climbing time. Details to be advised locally.
No Image Sydney Opera House Tour & Harbour Luncheon Cruise
This afternoon, enjoy a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, followed by a tour of the world-famous Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Harbour is said to be one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and the lunch cruise will prove to be an excellent way to see this natural beauty. Afterward, enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera house. Formally opened by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, in 1973, the Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent, world famous performing arts centre has come to represent Sydney
No Image Sydney Opera House Tour & Harbour Luncheon Cruise
This afternoon, enjoy a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, followed by a tour of the world-famous Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Harbour is said to be one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and the lunch cruise will prove to be an excellent way to see this natural beauty. Afterward, enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera house. Formally opened by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, in 1973, the Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent, world famous performing arts centre has come to represent Sydney.
No Image Welcome Dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant
Enjoy a welcome dinner at the famous Waterfront Restaurant, located in the historic Rocks area of Sydney. Here you will enjoy a fine dining experience while appreciating the impressive views of the Sydney Harbour and Opera House.
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