TNT@MGS10 Great Ocean Road to Canberra 11 Days Package

 

About this tour:

Melbourne: Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city center. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million (19% of the population of Australia), and its inhabitants are referred to as “Melburnians”.

Gold Coast: The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometers (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. With a census-estimated 2016 population of 569,997, the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland’s second-largest city.

Canberra: Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory; 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne.

 

Travel Itinerary

 

Day 1: Dhaka to Melbourne

 

Departure from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka.

Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.

 Take your connecting flight to Airport in Melbourne Airport, Australia.

 Arrival at Melbourne Airport, Australia.

We will be received from the Melbourne Airport by a representative of Trips N Tours Ltd.

 Transfer & check in to Hotel.

Free time.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 2: Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

 

After breakfast at Hotel go for  Coordinate  & accompany the group enjoy Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne.

Discover some of Australia’s most photographed landscapes on this full-day tour of the famous Great Ocean

Road from Melbourne. Stop for morning tea in Anglesea, spot wild koalas along the Kennett River and tuck into lunch overlooking the dramatic Apollo bay. After lunch, enjoy a hike through the Otway Rainforest, learn how the notorious Shipwreck Coast earned its name and marvel over natural landmarks like the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and  Gibson Steps.

 

  • Full-day tour of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
  • Spot wild koalas in their natural environment
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps
  • Stop for lunch overlooking the famous Apollo Bay
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This classic Great Ocean Road is ideal for travelers who want to see it all while keeping costs low.

What’s Included

Coffee and/or Tea Professional guide Air-conditioned vehicle Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only Our tours are conducted in English. If you require translated tour commentary, download our FREE App “Tour Translations of Australia” before travel! Available in Google Play & Apply App Store, available in 10 languages. Additional snacks & beverages Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Departure & Return

Departure Point Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Traveler pickup is offered If you are traveling prior to this date, or wish to change your pickup location please contact our friendly reservations team on +61393931300. Departure Time 7:15 AM Return Details Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Anglesea Visitor Information Centre, Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria 3230 Australia
Once we have left Melbourne, we head down to the Surf Coast, passing through gorgeous seaside townships such as Anglesea, Lorne and Airey’s Inlet, we stop along the way for some morning tea and to breath in the fresh sea air whilst spotting surfers out on the water, with the proximity to Antarctica you will learn why this is great surf but also why wet suits are a necessity!
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, Victoria Australia
A monument to mark the original starting point of the Great Ocean Road.
After some photos at the iconic Memorial Arch and a lesson on the history of the soldiers who built this road and dedicated it to their fallen comrades, we will wind through more stunning views (of course stopping for pictures!)
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Apollo Bay Information Centre, 100 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia
A welcome lunch break is taken in Apollo Bay at the end of the surf coast, you’ll have plenty of time to explore this seaside community and eat from one of the many local cafe or pubs (at own expense). Once you have explored Apollo Bay, grabbed any souvenirs you wish to buy, or tasted some delicious ice cream then it is back on the bus to head inland to the Green Coast.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway VIC 3233, Australia
till on the Great ocean Road but now continuing up into the lush green Otway’s we drive through towering Eucalyptus trees until we arrive at a patch of Cool Temperate Rainforest. You will be amazed at the difference in scenery as we take a walk through the tree ferns and, marvel at the ‘ancient relics’ – the Myrtle Beach trees that provide perfect canopy shade and originate from when Australia was part of a super continent known as Gondwanaland. Breath in the fresh air before we take a relaxing drive out to the dramatic Shipwreck Coast!
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
Once out of the trees and back by the Southern Ocean we arrive in Port Campbell National Park, home to the iconic 12 Apostles. We will spend about 40mins at the Apostles where you will enjoy free time to take in the views from every angle, walk along the boardwalks, and get the perfect pictures of this wild and rugged coastline.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
Also in the National Park we head down to Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Australia’s most well know shipwrecks, hear the dramatic tale of Tom and Eva and then head down to the beach to look for the caves. This is also where you will find rock formations such as Island Archway, Razorback and the ‘Salt and Pepper Shakers’ too.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: WWI Memorial, 117 Murray St, Colac VIC 3250, Australia After a full day of exploring we say goodbye to the Great Ocean Road and turn back inland to drive back to Melbourne via country roads. We pass through farmlands en route to the country town of Colac, here you can grab a quick bite for dinner (at own expense) if you wish as we will arrive back home in Melbourne at approximately 7:00 pm.
Duration: 30 minutes

Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant and child seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers After dinner at a local restaurant return to hotel.

 

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3: Free day

 

After breakfast at Hotel. Enjoy & explore the day on your own.

After Lunch at a local restaurant return to hotel. After dinner at a local restaurant return to hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 4: Melbourne to Gold Coast

 

After breakfast, check out from Hotel, transfer to Airport to catch the flight for Gold coast.

 After arrival at Gold coast Airport.

 We will be received from the Gold coast Airport by a representative of Trips N Tours Ltd.

Transfer to Hotel

After dinner at a local restaurant return to hotel.

 Free day

 After dinner at a local restaurant return to hotel.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 5: Gold Coast Sightseeing Cruise

 

After breakfast at Hotel go for  Coordinate & accompany the group enjoy Gold Coast Sightseeing Cruise.

Admire the glittering Gold Coast from the water on a relaxing cruise from Surfers Paradise. On either a morning or afternoon tour, glide along the Nerang River and other coastal waterways to take advantage of photo ops of the Gold Coast’s high-rise hotels and resorts. Head toward Broad water, pass by Marina Mirage and see Palazzo Versace. Coffee and tea is served on board the morning cruise, accompanied by either cake or a cheese platter, depending on the cruise selected.

 

  • Sightseeing cruise from the Gold Coast
  • Admire Surfers Paradise views from the Pacific Ocean
  • Enjoy cake and refreshments at morning tea, or a cheese platter with afternoon tea
  • Choice of morning and afternoon departures
  • Live commentary provided on board

What’s Included

  • Morning tea or afternoon snacks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

58 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Your Gold Coast sightseeing cruise starts in Surfers Paradise, where you’ll hop aboard your boat and set off along the winding Nerang River, passing by hotels and skyscrapers. Follow the river to Broadwater, and admire impressive vacation homes from the water.
Spot attractions like Palazzo Versace, SeaWorld and the Marina Mirage resort complex, where sleek luxury yachts bob in the harbor. You can either stay cool and shaded in the interior cabin or head to the sundeck for fresh air. Drinks can be purchased from the onboard bar, and narration is provided. Depending on the option selected at booking—either the morning or afternoon cruise—you’ll enjoy tea and coffee served with cake or a selection of cheese. Kid-themed activities are also available for little ones.

Your cruise ends with return to the departure point.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please dress appropriately. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended during the summer months, and warm clothing is recommended during winter months

 

After dinner at a local restaurant return to hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Free day

 

After breakfast at Hotel. Enjoy & explore the day on your own.

After Lunch at a local restaurant return to hotel. After dinner at a local restaurant return to hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 7: Gold Coast to Sydney

 

After breakfast, check out from Hotel, transfer to Airport to catch the flight for Sydney.

 After arrival at Sydney Airport.

 We will be received from the Sydney Airport by a representative of Trips N Tours Ltd.

Transfer to Hotel

 After dinner at a local restaurant return to hotel.

 Free day

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 8: Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch

 

After breakfast at Hotel go for  Coordinate & accompany the group enjoy Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch.

Explore Sydney from the water during this luxury lunch cruise. Hop on board your yacht at Circular Quay then set out on Sydney Harbour. Snap photos of landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as you glide past the glittering city skyline. Visit pristine spots around the harbor where you can swim, kayak or hit the beach. Top off your Sydney cruise with a three-course barbecue lunch served with beer and wine. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring a personalized experience.

  • Small group luxury cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Discover the secret beaches known only to locals
  • Enjoy a gourmet Australian barbecue lunch including beer and wine
  • Have fun in the sea kayaks
  • See iconic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House
  • Limited to 14 people for an intimate experience

What’s Included

  • 4-hour Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • BBQ lunch including local beer and wine
  • Use of Kayak and fishing gear
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

 

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Commissioner’s Steps Circular Quay, 1A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

 

After making your own way to Circular Quay, step on board your 52-foot (16m) motorized yacht for your deluxe lunch cruise in Sydney Harbour.

Get great photo ops of iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and more. Enjoy ample time to discover the delights of the harbor and learn about its history from your informative captain.

Your crew cooks up a tasty Australian barbecue lunch (see Itinerary for sample menu) while you relax on deck. Try some local beer and wine while you eat and soak in the sights around you.

Visit secluded locations around the harbor where you can enjoy a side of Sydney known mostly to locals. Your captain anchors in a sheltered cove where you can try fishing, take a swim or paddle a kayak on calm waters.

This small-group tour has a maximum of 14 people, providing a relaxed and intimate atmosphere to enjoy with friends new and old. Your entertaining captain and crew make sure that you experience the best of Sydney Harbour during your cruise, taking great memories home with you when the tour ends.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

Entree

  • Prawns served with mayonnaise
  • Fresh bread & butter Main Course
Cooked on the barbecue, shared platters of:
  • Grilled salmon with drizzle of olive oil & lemon
  • Marinated grass fed rump steak
  • Mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes and a balsamic dressing
  • Creamy German potato salad Dessert
  • Selection of cheeses with crackers and seasonal fruit Drinks
  • Local beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Tea and coffee Vegetarian and kosher options available by request

 

Please note: Menu subject to change

 

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wear non-marking, soft soled shoes. Boat shoes, sneakers/runners are recommended
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

 

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Return to Hotel & stay overnight.

Day 9: Free day

 

After breakfast at Hotel. Enjoy & explore the day on your own.

After Lunch at a local restaurant return to hotel. After dinner at a local restaurant return to hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 10: Canberra Day trip from Sydney.

 

After breakfast at Hotel go for  Coordinate & accompany the group enjoy for Canberra Day trip from Sydney.

Take full day tour from Sydney to explore Canberra, the fascinating capital city of Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the National Museum or National Portrait Gallery, and the Lodge, home to the prime Minister. As you approach Canberra, stop in the quaint town of Berrima and snap photos from Mt Ainslie. Your guide shares the backstory behind the design of Canberra , conceived of by visionary architects and one of only a handful of planned cities in the world.

 

 

 

  • Full-day trip from Sydney to Canberra
  • Visit Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands for morning tea (own expense)
  • Get panoramic views of Canberra from the summit of Mt Ainslie
  • Take a guided tour of the Australian War Memorial and hear the history of ANZAC troops
  • Follow your guide on an illuminating tour of either the National Art Gallery or National Museum of Australia
  • Take a private tour of the billion-dollar Parliament House, which has 4,700 rooms and many parts open to the public
  • Drive by The Lodge, Captain Cook Memorial Fountain, National Library, National Carillon and High Court of Australia

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See more of the country and learn about its politics and history in one well-planned day.

 

What’s Included

  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Selected hotel pickup and drop-off
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Guided tours of Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and National Museum of Australia
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from Sheraton on the Park Sydney- Castlereagh St

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

 

Begin with early morning pickup from your Sydney hotel and start the 3-hour drive to Canberra in your climate-controlled deluxe coach. Stop halfway in the quaint town of Sutton Forest located at the Southern Highlands to stretch your legs or perhaps purchase or morning tea (own expense).

Drive into central Canberra where you drive by important civic monuments such as National Library of Australia, the High Court of Australia, National Carillon bell tower and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet (fountain).

Your tour to Canberra can include stops at the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the High Court of Australia, the National Museum and National Art Gallery of Australia, and the National Carillon.

The War Memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia; you will have a private tour with a guide through the shrine and honor the people who have sacrificed their lives during the wars.

Your guide will provide fascinating insight into an exhibit at either the National Art Gallery or the National Museum of Australia, which present top-notch exhibits that explore Australian culture and history.

Your excursion includes a private tour with a guide of Parliament House, which reopened in 1988 after extensive renovations. The innovative buildings include rooftop gardens with 360-degree views of the city. You maybe even get to witness the Houses of Parliament in session (subject to sitting times). Later, drive past The Lodge, which is the official residence of the Prime Minister. As Australia’s political and administrative center, Canberra houses various foreign embassies and other key national institutions.

After taking in the many highlights of Canberra, take in views of the city at the Mount Ainslie Lookout and then head back to Sydney, stopping briefly en route at a restaurant where you can purchase dinner. Your tour ends in the evening when you are returned to your Sydney hotel.

Hotel Pickup Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

 

  • Additional Info Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark Children
  • must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that no bags or backpacks allowed in the War Memorial
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

 

Dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Return to Hotel & stay overnight.

 

Day 11: Sydney to Dhaka

 

After breakfast check out from Hotel & Departure from Sydney Airport, Australia.

Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.

Take your connecting flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Arrive Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

 

Our Group Travel Dates:

  • DEPARTS: Every Thursday from the beginning of April until the end of October. Please advise your accommodation in Broome so we can arrange the closest pickup location
  • ARRIVES: Saturday Evening at approximately 6:30 pm

 

Accommodation

  • 3 nights Camping with shared bathroom facilities
  • 3 nights Bush Camping with limited bathroom facilities
  • 4 night Lodge with shared bathroom facilities

 

Vehicle

  • Custom made, comfortable 4 Wheel Drive

 

Meals Included

  • 11 Breakfasts / 1 Lunches
    (Special Dietary Requirements can be catered for and must be advised at time of booking)

 

Luggage Restrictions

  • Maximum of 15 kilogram’s in a Soft Bag or Backpacker plus a Day Pack. No suitcases are permitted on this tour.

 

Fitness Level

Advanced: No need to be a mountaineer, but some walks are reasonably challenging: on uneven terrain, sometimes unstable underfoot, and including steep (but usually short) descents and ascents into gorges. It is possible to opt out of the more difficult walks, so those with Moderate fitness may still be able to choose one of these trips.

 

What to bring

 

On all tours we recommend you bring…
A broad-brimmed sun hat
Good walking boots or sturdy shoes for hiking over rocky terrain
Fitted shoes for walking in water
Torch / Flashlight (a head torch is ideal)
Swimmers & towel
Personal water bottle (1 Liter recommended)
Sunscreen

 

On short breaks and extended adventures we recommend you also bring…
Long-sleeved cotton shirt (sun protection) and loose-fitting pants (warmth and insect protection for evenings)
Towels – shower and swimming
Personal toiletries* & medication
Insect Repellent*
Ear Plugs – you never know when you might need these!
Sleeping bag (available for purchase $35 from office prior to tour – can be kept or donated to local communities after your tour)
A pillow (if you have your favorite)

 

*Please choose environmentally-friendly toiletries so as to minimize chemical residue in waterways!

 

General Information:

This tour is ‘Participatory’ which means the groups rally together and assist the guide – our program is designed to foster a ’group of friends’ dynamic as everyone works together to make it all happen, alongside the leadership of an experienced Tour Guide. This not only makes for a fun adventure shared with like-minded travelers, but also enables us to provide affordable travel options in the Kimberley.

On those nights where we are not staying in one of our fantastic private permanent camp sites, it is important that travelers participate in setting up camp, though the Tour Guide will also be on hand to help – it is a team effort! Your Guide will always appreciate the assistance of one or two group members in preparing/clearing meals.

It is essential that all our groups leave the camps they stay in as they found them for the next travelers – the Kimberley is a pristine wilderness and it is our responsibility to ensure it stays this way.

 

Insurance

Travel insurance is definitely recommended for all tours reserved through Travel Forever. As we are travelling in a remote area, you should ensure you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation at a minimum. We recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Finally, to ensure you are covered in the event of unseasonable weather and conditions that may cause road and national park closures, please make sure your policy considers costs incurred by any unforeseeable tour cancellations. Travel Forever can assist you with the purchase of Travel Insurance or, if you are coming from Overseas, we recommend you purchase Travel Insurance through Insurance Company in your home country.

 

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