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Day 01 : Begin Your Tour • Arrive Into Brisbane • Onto Gold Coast • Sea World • Optional Australian Outback Spectacular Show.

Welcome to  Spirits Of Australia & New Zealand’ tour! Arrive into Brisbane, transfer to the fun city “Gold Coast”. Gold Coast is also called Surfers’ Paradise. Today proceed to Sea World theme park. Experience the Penguin Encounter and the Dolphin Nursery Pool, or head to Shark Bay, Ray Reef and Polar Bear Shores to see some of the Australian larger marine animals. Watch marine mammals perform at shows. Enjoy thrilling rides like Storm Coaster and Jet Stunt Extreme. Observe polar bears’ graceful underwater swimming. Watch penguins, Seals and Sea Lions. You may opt for a scenic Helicopter Ride of ten minutes to get panoramic views of Gold Coast skyline. Check into the Hotel. (Check-in after 1400 hrs). Enjoy Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant. You may opt for Australian Outback Spectacular Show. Enjoy the show, and your sumptuous three-course Aussie dinner! Experience the heart, soul and true Aussie spirit of the outback with Australian Outback Spectacular and filled with more outback music, drama and action. Enjoy watching the colourful lights and animal stars ! Return transfer to hotel. (Indian style Lunch coupon, Indian Dinner) Please note : if you opt for Australian Outback Spectacular Show, the dinner will be Australian style at the Show and not at Indian restaurant. Vegetarian meal is available.

Day 02: Optional : Hot Air Ballooning • Included – Paradise Country (Aussie Farm) • Movie World

Optional : Early morning, enjoy 30 minutes of Hot Air Ballooning. The breathtaking views of the Gold Coast skyline as the balloon flies over the land are memorable. Start your day, watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Gold Coast hinterland. Enjoy your Hot Air balloon ride with sweeping scenic views. Return to hotel for breakfast. Today morning we visit Paradise Country to experience an authentic Aussie Farm experience that reflects the traditional Australian Bush Culture. View the friendly kangaroos, sheep and Koalas.

Optional : You can have your photo taken with a cuddly Koala (at extra cost). Later proceed to “Movie World”. Movie World brings Hollywood to the Gold Coast, with Thrill Rides, Kids Fun and Family Entertainment shows. The Green Lantern Coaster, Superman Escape and Batwing Spaceshot are some of the fastest thrill rides on offer, along with the Wild Wild West and Scooby Coaster. Evening return to hotel. Enjoy Indian dinner at local Indian restaurant. OPTIONAL : You may opt for Dracula’s Cabaret Show with dinner. Dracula’s is a humorous tribute to the Bgrade horror genre that incorporates entertaining musical productions alongside side-splitting comedy to provide a memorable evening. Return to hotel on Seat in coach basis. (Breakfast, Lunch coupon of Pizza and Pasta menu, Dinner) Please note : if you opt for Dracula’s Show, the dinner will be at the Show and not at Indian restaurant.

Day 03 : Jet Boat Ride included • Optional Tours : Full day Dream World with Tiger Island OR Full day Dolphin Watching and Tangalooma Wrecks Cruise OR half day Whale Watching Cruise.

Morning enjoy Jet boat ride, enjoy the fresh breeze in the morning as the Jet boat spins and turns as you enjoy the thrilling ride ! Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the fun city of Gold Coast on own.

OR Optional Tour : Full day Dream World and Tiger Island Today opt for a fun-filled full day at Gold Coast’s biggest Theme Park, Dream World! Enjoy many thrilling rides like the Giant Drop, Wipeout, etc at Dream world and view Australian wildlife. Visit Tiger Island at Dream World. Evening return to hotel.

OR Optional Tour : Full day Dolphin Watching and Tangalooma Wrecks Cruise Opt for and enjoy full day cruise to Moreton Bay National Park and watch Bottlenose Dolphins play, and Dugongs feed amongst the Giant Logger Head Turtles. The Marine naturalist will enlighten you with interesting commentary. Enjoy local lunch on board. Enjoy snorkelling around the Tangalooma Wrecks. Return to Gold Coast and transfer to Hotel. OR Optional Tour : Half day Whale Watching Cruise Opt for a very memorable half day Whale Watching Cruise (duration 3.5 hrs). Watch the Humpback Whales near the Gold Coast. Standing against rail-side viewing decks, enjoy unobstructed view of the Humpback Whales doing spectacular acrobatic displays in the water. The crew will entertain you on board. Enjoy cruising and watch the stunning Nerang waterways. Cruise past the magnificent homes and gardens of the Rich & Famous Waterways. Enjoy complimentary tea or coffe and cookies on board. Return to Hotel. Please note: This tour is available from June to November. Tonight, enjoy Indian dinner at local Indian restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner) Please note: Dream World optional tour includes one lunch coupon for Burger Pack. Please note: Dolphins and Tangalooma Wrecks Cruise optional tour includes local lunch on board. Please note: Whale Watching Cruise optional tour includes tea or coffee and cookies on board.

Day 04: Onto Cairns * Kuranda • One way Skyrail Gondola Ride • View of Barron Falls • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

Today morning, transfer to airport for flight to Cairns. Arrive into Cairns. Enjoy lunch. Proceed to Rainforestation Nature Park in the beautiful World Heritage Rainforest. Learn about indigenous culture with the interactive Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and watch a traditional dance performance in a rainforest. Then proceed to visit Kuranda village in the Tropical Rainforest. Enjoy one way Skyrail ride (rainforest cableway) which offers spectacular views over the rainforest canopy, enroute enjoy views of Barron Falls from boardwalk in the rainforest. Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey through Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Time permitting, browse through shops. Later check-in at Hotel. (After 14.00 hrs). Enjoy dinner in Indian Restaurant.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)

Day 05 : Full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise.

Proceed on a full day Great Barrier Reef cruise. The Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world, offers spectacular colourful natural Coral formations in the ocean. Watch amazing corals from a semisubmersible or you may choose to snorkel. Marvel at the deep waters and amazing underwater reefs. You may select to enjoy a dive (cost extra, to pay on own). Walk on the white sandy beaches or through the rainforest. Return to Hotel. Enjoy Indian dinner at local Indian restaurant.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)

Day 06: Onto Sydney • Guided tour of Opera House • Sydney SeaLife Aquarium * Sydney Tower • Panoramic City Tour • Bondi Beach.

Today morning transfer to airport, flight to Sydney. Arrive and proceed for a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, at the Darling Harbour. Later visit the magnificent Sydney SeaLife Aquarium, and watch Sharks, Manta Rays, octopus and many aquatic and marine life. Visit Sydney Tower Observation Deck to get bird’s eye view of this beautiful city. Watch fascinating Harbour Bridge. You may opt for Seaplane ride at the Darling Harbour (without transfers). Proceed for a panoramic city tour to Rocks area, CBD area, Hyde Park, Kings Cross, Harbour Bridge, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, Bondi beach. Check-in at hotel after 1400 hrs.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian dinner)

Day 07: Day at leisure • Included: Evening Showboat Dinner Cruise Optional: Full day Blue Mountains tour & Featherdale Wildlife Park.

The day is at leisure to explore the vibrant city on your own. OR you may opt for full day Blue Mountains Tour. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, Blue Mountains National Park offers a spectacular natural playground just 1.5 hours from Sydney. Your full-day wilderness adventure includes views of the park’s ancient plateaus and valleys along the spectacular Cliff Drive. Take in panoramic views of the Megalong Valley and the Three Sisters sandstone rock formation at the awe-inspiring Echo Point. Later visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. Included : This evening proceed to Showboat dinner cruise. Watch a dazzling cabaret featuring professional Australian showgirls with super music and live singing while you enjoy a dinner ! As you sail through the shimmering Darling Harbour, watch the Sydney skyline glittering at night. Return to hotel.

(Breakfast, Fusion meal Dinner)

Please note:

 Jain meals are not available on Sydney Showboat Dinner cruise.

 Vegetarian fusion cuisine meals (International + Indian) and non-vegetarian fusion Cuisine meals (International + Indian) will be served.

 Sydney Show Boat cruise is not offered between 30 Dec 2018 – 2nd January 2019.

 

Day 08: Onto Melbourne * Panoramic City Tour •Guided tour of Melbourne Cricket Ground •Phillip Island Transfer to airport, flight to Melbourne.

Melbourne is a vibrant city of Victoria ! On arrival, enjoy a panoramic Melbourne city tour, pass by the Royal Botanical Gardens, Town Hall, visit Fitzroy Gardens, and view Southbank Waterfront and CBD and the majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, War Memorial, Flinders Station. Later enjoy a guided tour of the big famous Cricket ground, Melbourne Cricket Ground .

Enjoy lunch at Indian restaurant. Check-in at Hotel. Later proceed to Phillip Island tour. At Phillip Island Nature Park, watch the little penguins emerge from the sea at dusk, and waddle along the sandy beach heading to their burrows !!! (seating in Standard viewing platform). Later enjoy Indian Dinner. Return to Hotel.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)

Day 09: Day at leisure * Optional tour : Full day Great Ocean Road with Twelve Apostles * Optional Helicopter Ride Today day is at leisure to explore the beautiful city on own, or opt for Great Ocean Road tour.

Optional tour: Today proceed for full day to Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road is world famous most spectacular scenic coastal drive along the side of the ocean. Enjoy local lunch en-route. View the majestic Twelve Apostles, limestone shacks majestically rising from the ocean. Option to take a Helicopter ride at the Twelve Apostles. In the evening, return to hotel. Enjoy Indian Dinner at local Indian restaurant.

(Breakfast, Indian Dinner)

Day 10 : Onto Queenstown * Onto Te Anau Transfer to airport. Depart by flight to Queenstown. After immigration and customs, meet our  local representative.

Proceed by road to the picturesque town in South Island, Te Anau. The picturesque township of Te Anau is the main and closest visitor base for the glacier-carved wilderness that is Fiordland National Park. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Arrive and Check in at Hotel. Visit Lake Te Anau. Rest of day free for optional activities like Float Plane on own. Enjoy Indian style dinner. (Breakfast, Indian Style Dinner) Day 11: Full day Milford Sound Cruise •Onto Queenstown Today breakfast at hotel and proceed for day tour of Milford Sound. Explore the scenic surroundings with photo stops enroute to Milford Sound Cruise. Situated within Fiordland National Park, part of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site, lies New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction – Milford Sound. Milford Sound is the best known of all the Fiords in New Zealand. Cruise amidst beautiful scenery. Enjoy lunch on cruise. You may spot seals or dolphins. After return from cruise, proceed to Queenstown. Check in at Hotel. Enjoy Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch (set menu) on board Cruise, Indian Dinner).

Day 12 : Queenstown City Tour •Lake Wakatipu * Lake Hayes * Walking tour of Arrowtown * Gold Nugget Shop * Arrow River * AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge * Gondola Ride to Bob’s Peak

•optional activities Discover the beauty of Queenstown and surrounds on a panoramic city tour with photostops. Proceed to historic Arrowtown and enjoy a walking tour of this old Gold Mine town. Visit Gold Nugget Shop and browse through for New Zealand souvenirs. Pass by Lake Hayes and Arrow river. View the magnificent Lake Wakatipu, renowned for its scenic beauty and surrounding mountain peaks, AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge, Edith Cawell Bridge, Kawarau Bungy Bridge. Post lunch, proceed to Skyline and enjoy a Gondola Ride to Bob’s peak for stunning views of the surrounding Remarkables Mountains and Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Optional activities : You may try optional Bungy Jumping (at additional cost). You may opt for Jet Boat ride or Shotover Jet, and get adrenaline rush as you enjoy twists and turns in the boat. Or opt for Skydiving/ parasailing/ paragliding / quadbiking/ horse back safari etc. Enjoy Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant.

(Breakfast, Indian lunch, Indian Dinner).

Please note: K- Jetboat Ride, Shotover Jet, Skydive etc are weather permitting.

Day 13 : Onto Christchurch •via Canterbury region * Lindis Pass * Mt. Cook photostop * Lake Pukaki * Lake Tekapo * Sheep Dog monument * Church of Good Shepherd * Orientation tour of Christchurch

•optional: Antarctic Centre (time permitting) Check out of hotel and proceed to Christchurch. Enjoy a scenic drive passing through Lindis Pass, through beautiful Canterbury region. Enroute enjoy photo-stops at Mt. Cook view point, Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo.

Enjoy photostop at Sheep Dog monument and Church of Good Shepherd. Arrive into Christchurch. Proceed to Orientation tour of Christchurch. View Hagley Park (outside view), Christ Hospital, Christ College, Botanical Garden and Christchurch Museum (visit time permitting). Time permitting, you may opt for Antarctic Centre. Check in at Hotel. Enjoy Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14 : Flight to Auckland * onto Hamilton * Hamilton Gardens Today morning check out and transfer to airport for flight to Auckland.

Arrive into Auckland. Enjoy Lunch. Proceed to Hamilton. Visit the decorative section of Hamilton Gardens. The international award-winning Hamilton Gardens is unique, it unfolds the story of gardens through themed garden collections. Visit Lal Bagh the Indian gardens. Check into hotel. Evening at leisure. Enjoy Indian dinner. (Breakfast, fast food lunch, Indian Dinner) Day 15 : Onto Rotorua •Agrodome

•Optional: Agroventures activities * Te Puia thermal village * View Kiwis * meet the native Maori people Proceed to Rotorua. Rotorua, located on a volcanic plateau is a popular sight of New Zealand’s spectacular geothermal wonders.

Visit the Agrodome and watch Sheep Shearing at a Farm Show. View amazing native dogs and animals. Get a feel of a real New Zealand farm. Optional : you may opt for activities at Agroventures. Experience thrills while taking a ride on Agrojet, New Zealand’s fastest Jet Boat ride. Enjoy Swoop, the soft adventure ride, and enjoy Freefall Xtreme, enjoy a free flight. Race and pedal on the Shweeb.

Later visit Te Puia thermal geysers. On a guided tour, Rotorua’s best-known reserve of thermal springs, where bubbling mud, pools of boiling waters, and roaring geysers greet you. At Te Puia you can see live Kiwi, the native New Zealand bird very closely. Meet the local Maori people, and master carvers and weavers. You may opt for Polynesian Spa, and rejunevate yourself in natural mineral springs waters. Later proceed back to your hotel. Enjoy dinner at local Indian restaurant.

(Breakfast, indian lunch/ pizza, Indian Dinner)

Day 16 Onto Waikato region * Waitomo Glow worm Caves guided tour * Orientation city tour of Auckland •Sky Tower.

After check-out, proceed to Waikato region and enjoy a guided tour Glow Warm caves tour. On the tour of the caves, the guide will point out the highlights and share the knowledge of the caves and its history. This underground world is astonishingly beautiful. Pass through limestone passages filled with sculpted rock. Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden Glow Worm Grotto inhabited by thousands of glow worms, unique to New Zealand. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display. Depart Waitomo. Proceed to Auckland.

Auckland is often called as “City of Sails”. Today enjoy viewing famous landmarks and harbor during Orientation Tour. The landmarks like the War Memorial Museum and the Viaduct Harbor will fascinate you. View Mission Bay, Tamaki Drive, Michel Josef Savage Memorial, Queen Street & K Road. Auckland’s harbors are filled with yachts –a very popular place in the world for sailors! Enjoy spectacular views from the Observation Deck at the Sky Tower; the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere. Later Check into hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure or some shopping on your own. Enjoy Indian dinner at local Indian restaurant. (Breakfast, international lunch, Dinner) Day 17 Homeward Bound Good times need never end!! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your ‘Cox & Kings Spirits Of Australia and New Zealand’ tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon. (Breakfast/ packed breakfast) Please note :  The itinerary order may be re-shuffled due to operational reasons.  Certain Attractions/Monuments/Activities may be closed due to local events/Trade fairs/Repairs/ festivals/ Boxing Day/ Christmas/ New Year Please note : At Cairns, Skyrail operation is subject to maintenance. At Melbourne, In case of any game or event, Melbourne Cricket Ground guided tour will not operate. At Gold Coast, Whale Watch cruise is available from June to November while Dolphin Watching Cruise is available year-round. Pre Booking before departure is recommended. Subject to weather permitting. Optional tours are without return transfers for Seaplane ride at Sydney. Passengers can buy the optional while the group is at Darling Harbour. Blue Mountains and Feather dale Wildlife Park tour in Sydney and Great Ocean Road tour in Melbourne are on seat-in-coach basis and passengers need to make own arrangements to reach starting point of tour and return to hotel after tour ends in city. Optional tours are without return transfers in New Zealand, and weather permitting

Milford Sound Cruise is weather permitting.

Room Type Brochure Price AU$
Adult in Single 6750
Adult in Twin/Trpl  5100
Child No Bed  2900
Child with Bed 3900

 

PRE / POST TOUR ACCOMODATION ( PRICE PER PERSON IN AUD & NZD)
Package Includes Accommodation with breakfast only  Single Twin CWB CNB
Hotel Mantra Legend or Similar, Gold Coast AU$ 180 AU$ 110 AU$ 95 AU$70
 Rose park hotel / IBIS Ellerslie or Similar, Auckland  NZ$ 150 NZ$ 85  NZ$ 75 NZ$ 60
Reservation and payments for pre / post tour package has to be made at the time of booking your tour in AUD & NZD only.

WHAT YOUR MAIN TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Meals (set menu), coach tours, transfers, entrance fees,
  • sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides The tour price mentioned is applicable provided there are more than 20 adult passengers travelling on tour,else an FIT supplement may be applicable.
  • Services of Tour Manager(provided there are more than 20 adult passengers)or Local Representatives.
  • If there are less than 15 adult passengers traveling on a group departure, all applicable transfers will be on Seat-in-Coach (SIC) basis.

WHAT YOUR MAIN TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDES

  • Any Airfare,Visa and Insurance
  • Porterage at hotels, airports and seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water (unless specified).
  • telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season/trade fairs to be paid extra per person.
  • Cost of any private transfers taken to move from one place to another instead of coach as per tour itinerary.
  • Cost of Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise. Any extra expenses incurred for route change, airline change/ date change / accommodation due to any unforeseen circumstances, forced majure instances, natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in “What Your Tour Price Includes” box.

DEPARTURE DATES ( Dates are day 01 of Itinerary )

October 2018 – 28

November 2018 – 07,16,25

December 2018 – 09,16,26

January 2019 – 05,15,27

February 2019 – 17,24

March 2019 – 20,29