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Discover the Wonders of Australia and New Zealand on an 18-Day, 17-Night Tour for One Adult

260e Ashokarama Mawatha, Katunayake 11558, Sri Lanka

Activity provided by CTKTRAVELS LLC

7 days (approx.) - English

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EXPLORE AUSTRALIA -01
Australia and New Zealand Tour (18Days/17Nights)(1 ADULT)

Highlights
  • Explore Australia and New Zealand on an 18-day tour
  • Visit the Blue Mountains National Park and spot wild kangaroos
  • Explore Watson’s Bay, Manly Beach, and Melbourne’s culinary scene
  • Visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Mossman Gorge, and Port Douglas
  • Experience the glowworms in the Waitomo Caves and explore Waiheke Island
Description

EXPLORE AUSTRALIA -01

Australia and New Zealand Tour (18Days/17Nights)(1 ADULT)

Day 01

Arrival at Sydney & Stay Night in there

Day 02

Blue Mountains National Park.

The Blue Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in NSW with more than half of domestic visitors originating from Sydney and one of the easiest locations to spot wild kangaroos in Sydney. The majority of tourists to the Blue Mountains see the national park from one of the many lookouts between Wentworth Falls and Blackheath, and many of these never actually set foot in the park. Activities for the visitor include short walks to lookouts above cliffs and waterfalls, overnight and longer walks to more remote areas of the park and more extreme sports such as canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and mountain biking. A number of Blue Mountains sightseeing and adventure tour companies can assist visitors in safely experiencing these activities. It is also home to the world’s steepest railway, the Katoomba Scenic Railway.

The national park is renowned for the Three Sisters rock formation. Both north and south of Blackheath, the cliffs are the most spectacular as the rock faces are several hundreds metres tall.

Stay Night in Sydney

Day 03

Watson’s Bay

Watsons Bay is a mostly residential area with some recreational areas and beaches, including Camp Cove and a legal nude beach located at Lady Bay. Some restaurants, cafes and a hotel are located here. The coastal walk with ocean views of the Gap along South Head make Watsons Bay a popular tourist attraction in Sydney. The Sydney Harbour Pilot Boat Station was located on the bay, and the naval training base HMAS Watson is located nearby at South Head.

Enjoying at Manly Beach & Stay Night in there

Day 04

City tour at Sydney & Stay Night in there

Day 05

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

There are a number of sightseeing and cultural tours to Uluru that offer walks that visitors can take around the major attractions of the park. The Base Walk is one of the best ways to see Uluru. Other walks surrounding Uluru include the Liru Walk, Mala Walk and Kuniya walk, while the sunrise and sunset viewing areas provide great photo opportunities.

Stay Night in there

Day 06

Uluru – Stargazing in Ayers Rock

The sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high, rising 863 m (2,831 ft) above sea level with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total perimeter of 9.4 km (5.8 mi). Both Uluru and the nearby Kata Tjuta formation have great cultural significance for the local Aṉangu people, the traditional inhabitants of the area, who lead walking tours to inform visitors about the bush, food, local flora and fauna, and the Aboriginal dreamtime stories of the area.

Uluru is also very notable for appearing to change colour at different times of the day and year, most notably when it glows red at dawn and sunset.

Kata Tjuta, also called Mount Olga or the Olgas, lies 25 km (16 mi) west of Uluru. Special viewing areas with road access and parking have been constructed to give tourists the best views of both sites at dawn and dusk.

Stay Night in there


Day 07

Port Douglas

Kitesurfing is common at the southern end of Four Mile Beach, particularly during the winter months when trade winds blow from the South.

Port Douglas is near the Great Barrier Reef. Numerous companies run daily trips from the marina to the outer reef and the Low Isles for scuba diving and snorkelling. Port Douglas is also well known for its many restaurants, walks, golf courses, and five-star resorts.

Near the center of town is a wildlife park that displays crocodiles, tree-kangaroos, cassowaries, koalas, quolls, flying foxes and other native animals.

Stay Night in there

Day 08

Mossman Gorge.

Fauna commonly observed in the gorge includes the Australian brushturkey, orange-footed scrubfowl, the brilliant metallic-blue Ulysses butterfly and the Boyd’s forest dragon. More than 430 species of birds have been spotted in the gorge, along with 18 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians and several species of fishes. Seasonally, the buff-breasted paradise kingfisher visits, nests and breeds. Jungle perch or spotted flagtail fish are commonly observed in the river waters from the popular tourist spot at the river’s edge.

Stay Night in there

Day 09

Moving to Melbourne & Stay Night in there

Day 10

Enjoy the Melbourne’s culinary scene From Vietnamese noodle soups to Jewish bakery treats

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena is a multipurpose arena located within Melbourne Park, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The arena is the main venue for the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the calendar year. Rod Laver Arena is the centrepiece of the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park, and besides tennis, the arena has hosted basketball, motorbike super-crosses, music concerts, conferences, World Wrestling Entertainment events and ballet. Other than for tennis, during sporting events or concerts, a section of the southern lower seating bowl is retracted to allow space for a stage or special floor level seating.

Stay Night in Melbourne

Day 11

Phillip Island

The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island Nature Park, in which little penguins come ashore in groups, attracts visitors from all over the world. They come to see one of the few areas where this species of penguin can be seen. Phillip Island is home to approximately 32,000 penguins, which can be seen by tourists at sunset every day of the year.

City tour at Melbourne

Stay Night in there

Day 12

Moving to Queenstown

City Tour at Queenstown

A resort town, Queenstown boasted 220 adventure tourism activities in 2012. Skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing are all popular.

Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.

The 100-year-old twin screw coal fired steamer TSS Earnslaw traverses Lake Wakatipu.

Queenstown lies close to the centre of a small wine producing region, reputed to be the world’s southernmost. The Two Paddocks vineyard is owned by internationally known local actor Sam Neill. Neighbouring, historic Arrowtown features restaurants and bars.

Stay Night in There

Day 13

Milford Sound

Many tourists take one of the boat tours which usually last one to two hours. They are offered by several companies, departing from the Milford Sound Visitors’ Centre.

Tramping, canoeing, and some other water sports are possible. A small number of companies also provide overnight boat trips. There is otherwise only limited accommodation at the sound, and only a very small percentage of tourists stay more than the day.

Milford Sound is home to a variety of marine mammals, including seals and the southernmost wild population of bottlenose dolphins. Whales, especially the humpback and southern right whales, are increasingly observed due to recoveries of each species. Penguins are also common within the sound, which is a breeding site for the Fiordland penguin and has subsequently been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.

As a result of Milford Sound’s high rainfall and the density of saltwater, the surface of Milford Sound is a layer of freshwater containing tannins from the surrounding rainforest. This filters much of the sunlight which enters the water, allowing for a variety of Black coral to be found at depths of as shallow as 10 metres, significantly closer to the surface than usual.

Stay Night in There

Day 14

Moving to City of Christchurch & Visit the city

Moving to Rotorua & Stay Night in there

Day 15

Enjoy the volcanic crests of Mount Tarawera with a float-plane flight

Stay Night in Rotorua

Day 16

Moving to Auckland

Glow Worms in the Waitomo Caves

The attraction has a modern visitor centre at the entrance, largely designed in wood. There are organized tours that include a boat ride under the glowworms.

The guided tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves brings the visitor through three different levels and begins at the top level of the cave and the Catacombs. The levels are linked by the Tomo, which is a 16 m vertical shaft made of limestone. The second level is called the Banquet Chamber. This level is where early visitors stopped to eat and there is evidence of this in the smoke on the ceiling of the chamber. From here it may be possible to link back to the upper level to see the largest formation called the Pipe Organ but on busy days this area is closed to the public because the build-up of carbon monoxide may be hazardous.

Stay Night in Auckland

Day 17

Visit the Waiheke Island & Stay Night in there

Day18

Move back to Airport

Itinerary

Day 01 | Arrival at Sydney & Stay Night in there | Explore the city of Sydney and get settled in your accommodationDay 02 | Blue Mountains National Park | Visit the Blue Mountains National Park and spot wild kangaroosEnjoy the stunning views from the lookouts and take part in activities such as canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and mountain bikingDay 03 | Watson’s Bay | Visit Watson’s Bay and enjoy the coastal walk with ocean views of the Gap along South HeadDay 04 | City tour at Sydney | Take a tour of the city of Sydney and explore the attractionsDay 05 | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park | Visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park and take part in the Base WalkEnjoy the stunning views of the rock formation and learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime stories of the areaDay 06 | Uluru – Stargazing in Ayers Rock | Enjoy the stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at dawn and duskDay 07 | Port Douglas | Visit Port Douglas and enjoy the wildlife park, restaurants, cafes and resortsParticipate in activities such as kitesurfing and scuba divingDay 08 | Mossman Gorge | Visit Mossman Gorge and observe the wildlife such as the Australian brushturkey, orange-footed scrubfowl, the brilliant metallic-blue Ulysses butterfly and the Boyd’s forest dragonDay 09 | Moving to Melbourne & Stay Night in there | Travel to Melbourne and explore the cityDay 10 | Enjoy the Melbourne’s culinary scene & Rod Laver Arena | Enjoy the culinary scene of Melbourne and visit the Rod Laver ArenaDay 11 | Phillip Island | Visit Phillip Island and witness the Penguin ParadeDay 12 | Moving to Queenstown | Travel to Queenstown and explore the cityDay 13 | City Tour at Queenstown | Take a tour of Queenstown and enjoy the adventure activities such as skiing, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishingDay 14 | Moving to City of Christchurch & Rotorua | Travel to Christchurch and Rotorua and explore the citiesDay 15 | Enjoy the volcanic crests of Mount Tarawera | Enjoy a float-plane flight over the volcanic crests of Mount TaraweraDay 16 | Moving to Auckland | Travel to Auckland and explore the cityDay 17 | Visit the Waiheke Island | Visit the Waiheke Island and explore the attractionsDay 18 | Move back to Airport | Return to the airport and end your tour.

Starting Location
260e Ashokarama Mawatha, Katunayake 11558, Sri Lanka.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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