Australia - the island nation, is a vast country replete with affluent, multicultural and natural splendours. Its culture is as broad and varied as the country’s landscape, which makes it lively, energised, innovative and outward looking. Melbourne, the buzzing coastal city of Australia, has something to offer everyone. You explore spectacular wineries, delectable food, mesmerizing landscapes and more! Get the thrill of seeing kangaroos, koalas, penguins and seals in their natural habitat. Another thrilling destination is Sydney that waits for no reason to celebrate. Explore the natural beauty of the place and the amazing Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, enjoy the Sydney Showboat Cruise and Hunter Valley wineries, and have infinite fun. This six day tour, especially put together for wine-lovers, is backed by TravelOcat excellent travel arrangements. It is no wonder that TravelOcat is today India’s leading online travel brand.
What is included in the tour
- Return Economy class airfare
- Internal International Airfare
- Current applicable taxes
- 3 nights accommodation in Melbourne
- 3 nights accommodation in Sydney
- Daily Breakfast
- Return Sydney Air
Please note that flights mentioned herein are indicative and are subject to change as per the final itinerary, without any prior notice. Do note that a 1-stop flight from the hub you have booked from shall be provided. The flights would be of a similar category/type as mentioned here and the airport-hotel-airport transfers would be taken care accordingly.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Cost for Ticket + Visa + Insurance
- No Porterage included
- Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate changes substantially prior to the departure of your tour.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us.
- Pay TV, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc.
- Meals other than what is mentioned in your Itinerary.
- Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides other than that mentioned in “Tour Cost Includes”
- Overseas Mediclaim
- Tips to Driver: EURO 2 per pax per day (Compulsory)
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival in Melbourne: Upon your arrival at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, you will be transferred by a coach on sharing basis to the hotel. After filling up the formalities of check-in, retire into your rooms for an overnight stay. Lovely laid-back Melbourne, lying on the south-east coast and the second largest city in Australia, has something for everyone. A 21st century metropolis it continues to impress travellers far and wide with its 19th-century cultural, dining and sporting charm and passion. Right from family fare to local and international art to haute boutiques to eclectic cuisines to swanky nightlife and wineries galore, this city has a unique blend of everything to make your vacation a memorable one.Upon your arrival at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, you will be transferred by a coach on sharing basis to the hotel. After filling up the formalities of check-in, retire into your rooms for an overnight stay.
Lovely laid-back Melbourne, lying on the south-east coast and the second largest city in Australia, has something for everyone. A 21st century metropolis it continues to impress travellers far and wide with its 19th-century cultural, dining and sporting charm and passion. Right from family fare to local and international art to haute boutiques to eclectic cuisines to swanky nightlife and wineries galore, this city has a unique blend of everything to make your vacation a memorable one.
Day 2 - Full Day tour of Wine Tasting at Yarra Valley Including Lunch: If you have a love for wines, then be spoilt for choice! After having a delicious breakfast, get set for a Full-Day tour of Wine Tasting at Yarra Valley including some toothsome food. Explore the valley, which is not only a class-apart wine region but a wonderland of picturesque landscape and diversity. A perfect place to indulge in with family for a fine experience in wine tasting!
Situated at a short distance from Melbourne CBD, this valley is renowned for producing world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. With these two varieties only it represents over 60% of the total production. Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone of the region and Shiraz creates excitement and interest. You are surely going to excite your taste buds here today! Overnight stay remains in the hotel.
Post breakfast, embark on a half-day city tour of Melbourne. Located in the south-eastern corner of mainland Australia, it is a vibrant city filled with restaurants, cool cafés, unbeatable art galleries and hip suburbs. Melbourne has been conferred with the title of the Most Liveable City in the World. It has various tourist attractions like Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market and Royal Botanic Gardens.
After the city tour ends at the Federation Square, depart for Phillip Island. Phillip Island (Optional Tour), located approximately 140 km from Melbourne, is a tourist destination with more than 3 million people visiting it annually. Rich in wildlife, this island provides ample spots for whale and bird watching. It features some spectacular beaches that are famous for activities like surfing and swimming. While you are here, see koalas, kangaroos and penguins in their natural habitat.
Later, travel back to Melbourne and reach the hotel for some rest.
Day 3 - Optional Phillip Island tour with Kangaroos, Koalas & Penguin Parade: Post breakfast, you can opt to visit the Phillip Island, located approximately 140 km away from Melbourne. You will find distinctive and adorable animals that make way straight into your heart, which is why it’s one of the favourite tourist destinations drawing more than three million visitors annually. Witness the spectacular scenery, rich heritage and wildlife galore at this island. Gear up for some adventurous fun! Let your excitement soar upon getting a chance to hand feed kangaroos and get up close and personal with Koalas, Emus, Wombats and Dingos. Get your spirits high as you see the rugged beaches and the huge roaring surf along the coastline. Don’t miss out on the seals while strolling down the rocky coast. Proceed to watch the wonder of the day, world's smallest penguins perform the world famous Penguin Parade. A truly unforgettable experience to watch their nightly ritual of waddling out of the water and along the beach to their burrows! Later travel back to Melbourne and get some rest in your hotel.
Have a delicious breakfast, and then go out for an excursion on the Great Ocean Road. Great Ocean Road is approximately 240 km long, stretching along the south-eastern coast of the country. Built by the soldiers as a memorial to the martyrs of World War I, this long road connects places like Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. On the Great Ocean Road Adventure Tour, enjoy scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, and see attractions like Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
Day 4 - Melbourne to Sydney: Arrive at Sydney Airport, transfer (seat-in-coach basis) to the hotel and check-in for an overnight stay. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales that features the world’s largest natural harbours and iconic tourist destinations like Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Upon arrival in Sydney, transfer to the hotel on SIC basis. Check-in at the hotel, and enjoy a good night's sleep. Get ready for some more fun! Post breakfast you will proceed towards Sydney. Upon your arrival at Sydney Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel on SIC basis. Check-in at the hotel and slumber to get ready to explore the state capital of Australia. Sydney, the splendid destination offers enjoyment round-the-year. You will get to have unlimited fun in this fast paced city that knows how to celebrate, live it up and relax.
Day 5 - Sightseeing in Sydney | Sydney Showboat Cruise: Post breakfast, explore the most iconic Sydney Opera House giving you spectacular views in sunshine. It’s a great architectural work of the 20th century that sets forth creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design, with Its structure resembles a sailing yacht. It serves as a venue for dance, music and opera performances. From here, proceed to Harbour Bridge, a gigantic steel bridge which is also known as Coathanger, due to its singular strcuture. The combined view of the bridge, the harbour and the Opera House is simply awe-inspiring and a perfect photo-op. Thereafter, you can indulge in some thrill at Bondi Beach, located at a sea side neighbourhood in eastern Sydney. An idyllic place for basking or negotiating the roaring waves for surfing! In the evening, reach King Street Wharf number 5 on your own to join Sydney Showboat cruise. Indulge in the impressive show featuring ballet dance and charismatic performances by magician and cabaret singers. After a fun-filled day, return to the hotel and relax before tomorrow’s enjoyment.
Have a delicious breakfast and then go out for a sightseeing tour.
In the morning, you can enjoy the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and a visit to Bondi Beach. Sydney Opera House is perhaps the most famous tourist attraction in Sydney as well as Australia. Opened in 1973, this place is among the greatest constructions of the 20th century. Its structure resembles a sailing yacht in appearance, and serves as a venue for dance, music and opera performances. From here, move to Harbour Bridge, a gigantic steel arch bridge that was opened to the public in 1932. It weighs more than 50000 tonnes and has a height of around 134 metres above the harbour. Proceed to Bondi Beach, a sea side neighbourhood in the eastern Sydney. It is an ideal place to soak up the sun or a session of surfing on gentle waves.
Thereafter, reach King Street Wharf near Darling Harbour on your own and exchange Combo 4 Pass voucher for admissions to Sea Life Aquarium, WildLife Sydney, Madame Taussads, and Sydney Tower Eye.
Sea Life Aquarium displays more than 700 species, in around 14 different themed zones. This public aquarium provides an insight into the marine life of Australia. The animals on display here are sharks, octopus, dugong, penguins and platypus. Exchange your Combo Pass for admission in Sydney Tower Eye.
Standing approximately 300-metre tall on Darling Harbour, it provides panoramic views of the surroundings from its viewing gallery. Indulge in a unique 4D experience here. It includes 3D video of underwater and aerial view of the city with in-theatre physical effects, such as showers, winds and lightings. In the evening, reach King Street Wharf number 5 on your own to join Sydney Showboat cruise (Optional Tour). During this cruise experience, enjoy a show featuring ballet dance, and performances by magician and cabaret singer.
Day 6 - Hunter Valley Wineries – Optional: Wine lovers, get set for some more wine tasting! After breakfast, get ready to enjoy a full-day wineries tour at the Hunter Valley. This tour is optional which is set to offer you magnificent scenery in the beautiful valley that houses more than 150 wineries. Picturesque landscape, tantalising food and amazing wines to excite your taste buds, the Hunter valley has much to offer. Our experienced guide will assist you in every manner to show you the best of the valley. Indulge in sampling great Australian wines and porting with cheese and crackers at the world renowned Draytons Family Wines! While on your trip to this scenic landscape, celebrate with your new friends a glass of wine with a wood-fired pizza lunch. Relish in tasting some fine wines as you visit the Savannah Estate. Later in the afternoon, relax at the Hunter Valley village and don’t miss the delights in the chocolate shop. After your great experience at wineries, proceed towards your hotel and relax.
After breakfast, travel to the Blue Mountains (Optional) for exploring the regional flora and fauna of this place. The Blue Mountains is a part of the Greater Blue Mountains Area – a World Heritage Site. It features scenic waterfalls, deep gorges, lush eucalyptus forests, high rising cliffs and ancient caves. It is a biodiversity hotspot and an appropriate personification of the endemic flora and fauna of the country.
You can see and admire the diverse wildlife in a nearby Wildlife Park. Also visit Scenic World, and enjoy adventurous rides that offer breathtaking views of Katoomba Falls, Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. During this tour, you will be served a delicious lunch.
You may also opt to Visit picturesque coastal town of Port Stephens (Optional) heading out over iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge with expert commentary from driver cum guide and travel through beautiful Hawkesbury ranges. Dolphin Watching at Port Stephens' quiet golden beaches is surrounded by crystal clear water and never ending blue skies. Stretching for 32 kilometres, this surreal landscape is barren of vegetation and has dunes that climb up to 40 metres high. You'll travel on a purpose built 4WD to Stockton Bite where you can sand-board at your own pace or experience the thrill of high speed down the enormous dunes
Experience a full day with spectacular scenery in the beautiful Hunter Valley (Optional). With over 100 wineries set amongst picturesque landscape, the Hunter Valley region offers great food and amazing wines to excite your taste buds. Enjoy the company of our experienced guide while they show you the best the Hunter has to offer! Sample great Australian wines and port with cheese and crackers at the world renowned Draytons Family Wines. Feast on a wood fired pizza lunch over a glass of wine with your new friends. Taste some fine wines as we visit Savannah Estate. Why not buy a bottle to take home! Our small group allows us to visit boutique wineries for an intimate tasting experience. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Hunter Valley village. Dont miss the delights in the chocolate shop. Our fun filled day is done! Relax as we travel back to the city with a smile on our face.
Day 7 - Departure from Sydney: After having a filling breakfast, proceed for transfer to the airport on SIC basis for departure with a smile on your face and innumerable memories.Have a filling breakfast and then transfer to the airport on SIC basis for departure.