Sydney– Christchurch – Mt. Cook – Queenstown – Rotorua Auckland – Gold Coast – Brisbane – Melbourne, Starting from AED 15980

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  Sydney– Christchurch – Mt. Cook – Queenstown – Rotorua Auckland – Gold Coast – Brisbane – Melbourne 
from AED 15980 from AED 15980
Including
1. Return economy class air passage.
2. 13 nights hotel accommodation with daily buffet Breakfast.
3. 2 bottles of 500ml water per day.
4. All excursions & transfers by deluxe bus.
5. English speaking guide during sightseeing tour.
6. All collectable taxes and service charges.

Excluding
1. Optional tours.
2. Lunch or dinner.
3. Visa and Visa cost.
4. Anything of personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, shopping etc).
5. Anything not included in the itinerary.
6. Tips & gratuities.

Detailed ItineraryCosts (Per Person)Conditions
Day 1, 07 July (Thu) Dubai to Sydney

Evening, Assemble at Dubai International airport and meet with Hudson & Parker tour director who will be accompanying you in your trip and will be your first point of contact during the entire program. After a short program briefing, you will be guided to complete your check-in & immigration formalities.

Flight,    QR1065    07 Jul   Dubai – Doha      Dep 1930     Arr 1940 (1 hr Non-Stop)
                 QR 904     07JUL Doha – Sydney    Dep 2040    Arr 1735 (next day 15½ hrs – Non-Stop)

Hot food and beverages will be served onboard during the flight.

Day 2, 08 Jul (Fri) Sydney

mercuryhotel

Arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport at 5.35pm

Transfer to hotel Mercure Sydney or Cambridge hotel, Rydges World Square or similar

Overnight at Sydney.

 

Day 3, 09 Jul (Sat) Sydney

Breakfast at hotel.

Harbour-cruise

Tour, Sydney City tour covering Darling Harbour (oldest port in Sydney), Harbour Bridge (Australis’s iconic bridge built in 1932, 6th longest spanning-arch bridge in the world, tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m from top to water level. also the world’s widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m wide, carrying rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.), Sydney Opera House (multi-venue performing arts center, construction from 1957 but formally opened in 1973, by Queen Elizabeth II, host over 1,500 performances attended by some 1.2 million people and visited by 7million people visit the site each year) Sydney Tower (2nd tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, 309 m), The Rocks (urban tourist locality), Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair (rock cut bench, hand carved by convicts from sandstone in 1810 for Governor Macquarie’s wife Elizabeth), Hyde Park (the oldest public parkland in Australia spread over 16.2-hectare), Kings Cross and Bondi Beach (7kms long famous beach).

Shopping, Free time for shopping

Overnight in Sydney.

Day 4, 10 Jul (Sun) Sydney

Breakfast at hotel.

Tour, Visit Taronga Zoo (Overlooking Sydney harbor, the only city zoo in Southern Hemisphere, housing 4,000 animals of 340 species, spread out to 52-acres, divided into eight zoogeographic regions. Your activities can be varied from Safari Cable car, Zoo keeper talks, animal shows, bird show, animal petting etc)

Optional, Sydney Habour Cruise Enjoy a 1.5-hour Sydney harbour cruise on board our Private boat witnessing, early-evening views of Sydney Harbour with sunset. At the backdrop of sunset and city lights, a complimentary drink (spirits, beer and cocktail) of your choice.

Overnight at Sydney.

Day 5, 11 Jul (Mon) Sydney - Christchurch

check-out  (breakfast on board).

Transfer,  to airport for Emirates/Jetstar flight to Christchurch.
EK418     04JUL      Sydney to Christchurch     Dep 0915    Arr1420 (6 hrs – non stop)

Hot breakfast and snacks will be served onboard.

Tour,  Christchurch City tour – Upon arrival take a short orientation tour of Christchurch covering Botanical gardens (52-acre – tour by an electric-powered open-air shuttle bus – housing different plant species including 250 varieties of roses), Christchurch Cathedral (an Anglican cathedral dated 1864) Avon River, and other City highlights.

Check-in at Novotel, Ibis Christchurch, Sudima, Heartland Hotel, Rydges Latimer or similar.

Day 6, 12 Jul (Tue) Christchurch – Mt. Cook

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive, Christchurch to Twizel (285km – 3½ hrs with photo stops)

Glacier-flight

Tour,  Your full-day trip begins with hotel pickup in Christchurch, taking you through the foothills of the magnificent Southern Alps. Listen to onboard commentary about the sights from your guide, who stops in Geraldine (or in Lake Tekapo). Follow up with a photo stop at the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Disembark to soak up the idyllic alpine scenery before continuing on to Lake Pukaki. Here, the Tasman Valley opens into the MacKenzie Basin en route to Mount Cook National Park, a World Heritage site. Enjoy views of Mount Cook (Aoraki) ), marvel at New Zealand’s highest mountain, which towers 12,217 feet and a backdrop of snow-capped peaks.

 

Optional,  The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre’s  126-seat custom-designed theater is the world’s only theatre with 2D, 3D and a Digital Dome Planetarium, contained within the same space. It also showcases the history of the Mount Cook region through transport, climbing, The Hermitage Hotel and pioneer extraordinaire, Sir Edmund Hillary himself.

Optional, Scenic Glacier flight On this special flight you will soar high above Aoraki/Mt Cook, the tallest peak among New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and look down upon the country’s largest glacier, milky blue waters of Tasman Lake, formed from glacial melt. Upon landing atop the remote Tasman Glacier, disembark the helicopter and follow a brief walk across a pristine alpine wonderland of dramatic ice-blue pinnacles, crevasses and seracs.

Overnight at Mackenzie Hotel.

Day 7, 13 Jul (Wed) Mt. Cook - Queenstown

Breakfast at hotel.

Kawarau-Gorge-Bungy

Tour, Today we travel deep into the Southern Alps on a half-day sightseeing tour from Aoraki/Mount Cook to Queenstown. Traveling south through the high-country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin, you’ll round the shoreline of Lake Dunstan, whose shimmering waters reflect the surrounding landscape in its mirror image. After traversing Lindis Pass into Omarama, see the historical gold mining region of Central Otago and watch the rugged scenery transform along the winding Kawarau Gorge before coming upon the lush farmlands surrounding Queenstown.

Arrive, to Queenstown – the adventure capital of New Zealand.
On arrival you may check-in at your hotel and relax or join any of the following optional programs at a discounted price.

Optional, Zip Line Ride A unique opportunity to get the best framed views of Lake Wakatipu is from Zipline Moa, – comprises four ziplines starting and finishing at the top of the Skyline gondola. Moa is designed to start low and slow and gradually build your confidence as it gets progressively longer, higher and faster.

Optional, Gondola Ride Once on top take the journey on our iconic Gondola up Bob’s Peak to enjoy – a ride over Queenstown city! Skyline also offers access to scenic Queenstown activities such as walking tracks in the Ben Lomond Reserve, mountain bike trails in the Queenstown.

Overnight  at Queenstown, Hotel Heartland, Novotel , Crowne Plaza or Copthorne.

Day 8, 14 Jul (Thu) Milford Sound – Day Trip

Breakfast at hotel.

Fur-seals

Tour, After you’re picked up at your hotel, we drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, situated against the jagged backdrop of the snow peaked mountain range, and we make our forst stop at Te Anau. On arrival at the World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park, step off the coach at the Mirror Lakes. Snap photos of this natural roadside attraction before passing through the Hollyford Valley. Your coach then enters the Homer Tunnel ,a 1.2 km long road tunnel linking Milford Sound to Te Anau, emerging above the Cleddau Valley, where you’ll follow a footbridge over the Cleddau River to the Chasm to view the river’s turbulent whirlpools. Upon reaching Milford Sound, board the Pride of Milford, a 112-foot-long (34-meter) catamaran. Throughout the 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, listen to expert commentary about the pristine environment and natural landmarks such as Mitre Peak. Rising dramatically to a height of 5,551 feet (1,692 meters) above sea level, it’s one of many towering cliffs carved by a massive glacier in the last ice age. Pass cascading waterfalls, and search for birdlife and marine mammals including New Zealand fur seals in addition to penguins and pods of dolphins– all in their natural habitat. If you opted for a provided lunch, open your snack box (sandwich roll, cheese, crackers and fruit) or dig into a buffet lunch of international dishes, before you’re returned by coach to your Queenstown hotel.

(This is one of the highly recommended activities in New Zealand Sound Isand)

Overnight at Queenstown.

Day 9, 15 Jul (Fri) Queenstown – Auckland - Rotorua

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer, to Queenstown Airport for early check-in for Jetstar flight to Auckland
                    JQ 294    15UL     Queenstown – Auckland      Dep 1135    Arr 1325 (1 hr)

Transfer, After immigration/customs, transfer to Rotorua.

Check-in, at Millennium Hotel, Sudima hotel, Novotel, Holiday Inn or similar.

Overnight in Rotorua.

Day 10, 16 Jul (Sat) Rotorua – Hamilton - Auckland

Breakfast at hotel and check-out.

Waikato-River-Cruise

Tour, Rotorual Thermal Tour – Lake rotorua (second largest lake in the North Island – 79.8 km2, formed from the crater of a large volcanic eruption), Government gardens, Te Puia (experience the culture &history of Maori community, stunning geothermal activity, boiling mud pools and cultural performance – haka dance)

Drive, Rotorua to Auckland.

Cruise, Enroute visit to Hamilton Garden (most visited attraction with approx. 1 million visitors each year). Later if time permits we will take Wiakato River Cruise (1 hour scenic cruise along Wailato River)

Overnight at Auckland, Crowne Plaza, Amora, Lengham, Rendevouz, Heritage, or similar.

Day 11, 17 Jul (Sun) Auckland – Brisbane – Gold Coast

Breakfast at hotel.

Tour, Half day Auckland city tour covering Harbour Bridge (an 1020 m long, eight-lane box truss motorway bridge, 43 m above water), North Shore, Queen Street, Viaduct Harbour (Auckland’s popular waterfront), Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), Parnell, Tamaki Drive (the famous coastal road along Waitematā Harbour), and finally visit Kelly Tartons Aquarium (home to 1800 plus marine creatures (Underwater World) & Antarctic Penguins (Antarctic Encounter)

Shopping time.

Transfer, to Auckland airport.

Check-in, for Emirates/Jetstar flight to Brisbane.
                    EK 435   17JUL    Auckland – Brisbane     Dep 1810 Arr 1900 (Non-Stop 4 hrs)

Arrive, at Brisbane International Airport

Transfer, to Gold Coast Hotel Vibe, Grand ChancellorIslander hotel or similar

Overnight at Gold Coast hotel.

Day 12, 18 Jul (Mon) Gold Coast

Breakfast at hotel.

Alpaca-farm

Tour, Full day tour to O’reilly’s Tour Today we set our on a different experience – the incredible beauty of Queensland’s Lamington National Park, a World Heritage-listed site, on this day trip from Brisbane or Gold Coast. The main attraction of the tour is O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, an idyllic, family-owned property in the heart of Lamington National Park, where rainforest activities abound. On the drive up Mt Tamborine, stop at Gallery Walk, a collection of arts and crafts shops, where you can shop for jewelry, paintings, and ceramics, by local artisans or just stretch your legs. On arrival at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, you’ll be enchanted by the lush surroundings and the calls of native birds – the rare Alberts Lyrebird, Bowerbirds, Wedge Tailed Eagles, plus the beautiful King Parrots in their hundreds. We proceed to the Treetop Canopy Walk is a series of nine suspension bridges approximately 45 feet (16 meters) above the ground. From Mount Tamborine, you can also see fantastic views of the rainforest and on a clear day the shimmer of the Pacific Ocean. On the journey back down the mountain, you will stop an Alpaca farm where you can pet and take photos of the alpacas.

Before we return to our hotel, we will visit Canungra Winery – the proud producers of fine quality, award-winning wines in the Scenic Rim. It is one of the premium boutique cellar doors in South East Queensland. We will have a chance to taste different types of Australian wines here.

Day 13, 19 Jul (Tue) Gold Coast

Breakfast at hotel.

Free day to enjoy any of the optional programs at your own.

Optional, River Cruise Cruises depart from Surfers Paradise covering Chevron Island, Paradise Waters and out to the Broadwater with English commentary highlighting the history and interesting facts about the people and properties along the waterways. You’ll then cruise into the marina precinct, past Palazzo Versace and the southern end of the Seaworld area. Keep an eye out for the local birds and wildlife. Food & beverages available onboard.

Catch-a-crab

Optional, Catch a Crab An experience of a lifetime – Drive to Get on board a purpose build boat, which will take you through Tweed – one of most scenic boat ride you can get in Gold Coast region. We start with hand feeding friendly wild pelicans flocking on our boat, pumping for yabbies – experience the Australian outdoor lifestyle, slowly turned to an Oyster farm – learn its life cycle and finally catch mud those huge crabs – weigh upt 3.5 kgs.

Optional, Whale Watching Board your state of the art vessel, and starts with a scenic canal cruise down the Nerang River – view the spectacular homes of the rich and famous. Your cruise continues past the beautiful South Stradbroke Island to the nearby waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. You will be lucky to get a whale family next to your boat, when humpbacks whales migrate to these subtropical waters to mate and give birth, between May and October. With the narration of an onboard marine naturalist your tour will be a content full one when you return back to your hotel.

Optional, Dreamworld is a theme park situated on the Gold Coast in Queensland. It is Australia’s largest theme park with over 40 rides and attractions, including five roller coasters and lot of onsite shows & activities.

Optional, Seaworld is an Oceanographic theme park, a marine mammal park, and a theme park includes rides, animal exhibits, shows and other attractions.

Movie-world

Optional, Movie world A popular movie related theme park, contains various movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from motion simulators to roller coasters and slow river rides. In addition, costumed character performers (Batman, Austin Powers, Marilyn Monroe, Scooby-Doo, The Mystery Inc. Gang stc )also patrol the park, allowing visitors the chance to take photos with them. Minor street shows including skits and singing performances are also present. The All-Star Parade showcases costumed characters alongside vehicles and movie-themed floats. There are a number of active film studios (House of Wax, the first Scooby-Doo film, the 2003 Peter Pan film, Ghost Ship, The Condemned, Fortress etc) are also in the Movie World complex.

 

Currumbin-Wildlife

Optional, Currumbin Wild Life Sactury is natural habitat display of Amazing Australian wildlife – you can cuddle a koala; feed a friendly kangaroo, experience the wild lorikeet feeding, free-flight bird show and Australian sheep shearing. Witness Aboriginal presenters perform didgeridoo and dancers shows, test your physical ability on the Adventure Parc High Ropes Course, an exhilarating 80 challenge tree-tops ropes course, let the kids loose on Wild Island, the fun-filled outdoor adventure playground and see our wonderful vets in action within the Wildlife Hospital precinct, free flight bird shows and even crocodile feeding of the park’s massive saltwater crocodile.

Day 14, 20 Jul (Wed) Gold Coast – Brisbane - Melbourne

Breakfast at hotel and check-out.

Tour, Explore the river city – Brisbane – which includes City Hall, Parliament House, St Johns Cathedral and Treasury Casino, Newstead Gardens, Customs House, Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, South Bank and finally Mt Coot-tha Lookout.

Transfer, Transfer to Brisbane airport for your Jetstar flight to Melbourne
                    Flight JQ 569    20 JUL    Sydney – Melbourne    Dep 1700    Arr 1900 (2hrs Non-Stop)

Hot food and beverages will be served onboard during the flight (paid)

Transfer, On arrival transfer to hotel Rydges Melbourne, Travelodge , Holiday Inn Flinders, Grand Mercure or similar.

Overnight at Melbourne hotel.

Day 15, 21 Jul (Thu) Melbourne

Breakfast at hotel.

Tour, Melbourne City tour covering Bourke Street Mall, Collins Street, St. Pauls Cathedral, Princess & Regent Theatres, Town Hall, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Federation Square. Royal Botanic Gardens, Shrine of Remembrance. Bolte Bridge, Southbank Waterfront, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, War Memorial, guided tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground etc.

Boating, Yarra River Cruise You’ll get a new perspective on Melbourne from your Yarra River cruise which covers both past settlement era and new waterfront developments. Have your camera ready as you’ll want to capture important city views you’ll pass.

Overnight at Melbourne hotel.

Day 16, 22 Jul (Fri) Melbourne - Dubai

Breakfast at hotel.

Day Free to enjoy an optional tours or shopping.

Kola-Sanctuary

Optional, Philip Island tour This tour will cover Koala Conservation Centre (see koalas up close from treetop boardwalks, and join a ranger-led eco-explorer tour to learn more about these beloved Australian animals). Our next stop is Churchill Island Heritage Farm (explore the homestead and working farm to watch daily farming activities like milking cows and sheep shearing sheep, Kangaroos, and local birdlife). We proceed to the Nobbies (Australia’s largest colony of fur seals and enjoy views of Seal Rocks from the chain of boardwalks.) and finally by sunset we reach Penguin Parade (watch the world’s smallest penguins waddle out of the sea and parade across Summerland Beach to their sand burrows.)

Transfer, to airport for flight to Dubai.
Flight  QR 905    22 JUL    Melbourne – Doha    Dep 22.55    Arr 5.15 (non-stop 14.15 hrs)

Day 17, 23 Jul (Sat) Dubai/Abu Dhabi

Breakfast at hotel.

Flight QR 1000   23 JUL    Doha – Dubai       Dep 0700      Arr 0900hrs (non-stop 1 hour)

Cost per person in AED

15980 for adults and 8980 for childs

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