Australian Explorer(9 Nights)

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Sydney

for Family Traveller

Holiday Overview

Sydney Opera House (Photo Courtesy: John Hill)
Manly Beach (Photo Courtesy: Enochlau)
Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House (Photo Courtesy: Koika)

Australian Explorer stands up to its name and gives you an insight into Australia’s most visited destinations - Gold Coast, Cairns and Sydney. Explore tropical rainforests, caves, reefs, beaches and engage in fun filled activities at theme parks along with experiences such as wine tasting and river cruises.


Gold Coast(3) - Cairns(3) - Sydney(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Brisbane
  • Day-2 Free at leisure or OPTIONAL - Dreamworld.
  • Day-3 Full day at Sea World / Movie World
  • Day-4 Transfer from Brisbane / Gold Coast Airport – Cairns
  • Day-5 Full Day Sightseeing at Cairns
  • Day-6 Free at leisure or OPTIONAL- Kuranda Sightseeing
  • Day-7 Cairns – Sydney Transfer
  • Day-8 Half Day sightseeing at Sydney
  • Day-9 Free at leisure or OPTIONAL - Day Excursion from Sydney
  • Day-10 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Cairns - Visit to Green Island (25.00 kms)

Gold Coast - SeaWorld (8.00 kms)

Sydney - Sydney Opera House (2.00 kms), Manly Beach Sydney (15.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Brisbane Departure - Sydney
Best Season to Travel
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  • Brisbane to Gold Coast -80 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Gold Coast to Cairns
  • Cairns to Sydney

Brisbane - Gold Coast(3) - Cairns(3) - Sydney(3)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Brisbane Arrive at Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport.

Day-2 Free at leisure or OPTIONAL - Dreamworld. Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure or OPTIONAL - Visit Australia’s largest theme park – Dreamworld in Queensland known for over 40 rides and 5 roller coasters. Next visit Gold Coast’s WhiteWater World water park and Skypoint Observation Deck (at 750 ft off the ground).

Day-3 Full day at Sea World / Movie World Spend the entire day at either Seaworld – marine mammal park, oceanarium and theme park, OR at Warner Bros. Movie World.

Day-4 Transfer from Brisbane / Gold Coast Airport – Cairns Transfer from Brisbane / Gold Coast Airport and arrive at Cairns by late evening.

Day-5 Full Day Sightseeing at Cairns Full day sightseeing to Green Island Reef, semi-submarine and Glass bottom boat ride includes lunch, OR snorkelling.

Day-6 Free at leisure or OPTIONAL- Kuranda Sightseeing Day Free at leisure or OPTIONAL -sightseeing at Kuranda which is surrounded by tropical rainforest and World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park. Over here, visit Tjapukai Cultural Park – One way Skyrail – One way Scenic Rail.

Day-7 Cairns – Sydney Transfer Depart from Cairns via flight to Sydney. Evening proceed on OWN to King Street Wharf # 5, Darling Harbour by 1850-1900hrs to join Sydney ShowBoat Indian Dinner Cruise with Standard Seating (No Transfers - No Jain Menu / does Not operate on TUESDAY & SUNDAY)

Day-8 Half Day sightseeing at Sydney Half day morning tour of Sydney to Opera House, Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point, Manly Beach, etc. No Hotel Drop, this Tour ends near Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. Proceed back to hotel on your own. (No Dropoff service).

Day-9 Free at leisure or OPTIONAL - Day Excursion from Sydney Free at leisure or OPTIONAL -Visit Blue Mountains tour with wildlife Park and scenic rides at Scenic World OR Blue Mountain Tour with 2 Course Lunch & River Cat Cruise OR Blue Mountains Tour with Jenolan Caves OR visit Hunter Valley Wine Taster Tour with 3 Winery & Lunch OR visit Australia’s Capital tour with Parliament & National Museum at Canberra.

Day-10 Departure Departure from Sydney Airport.

Detailed Sightseeing

Cairns :

  • Visit to Green Island - Green Island near Cairns is where guests experience Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef with unique island rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches & coral reefs and abundant marine life

Gold Coast :

  • SeaWorld - Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park in Gold Coast. There are several rides on offer, exhibits and experiences. Guests can even take a helicopter ride.

Sydney :

  • Sydney Opera House - Settled on Bennelong Point, Sydney Opera House is a multipurpose performing arts centre identified as one of the 20th century's most distinctive building. Its largest venue, the Concert Hall can seat 2,679 and hosts symphony concerts, music shows and choir performances. This building even houses restaurants and a professional recording studio.

  • Manly Beach Sydney - A two kilometre stretch of sand with tall pine trees along the esplanade, Manly Beach is situated among Sydney's northern beaches in New South Wales. This beach was named after the indigenous people living here. One can engage in snorkelling and surfing on Manly Beach.

Destination Overview

Brisbane - Brisbane is a city renowned for its culture, architecture and landscape. The metropolitan area is surrounded by many national parks, and contains many rivers, bays and inlets.

Gold Coast - Gold Coast City is known for its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, waterways and canal systems, a skyline dominated by high-rise apartment buildings, a rainforest hinterland in the west of the city, nightlife and its tourist attractions.

Cairns - Cairns in North Queensland in Australia is a popular travel destination for foreign tourists because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions.

Sydney - Sydney most visited destination in Australia. The city is home to many prominent parks, such as Hyde Park, Royal Botanical Gardens and national parks. This is a major factor, along with Sydney Harbour that has led to the city’s reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world.

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Prefered Departure : No ImageSydney
  • Brisbane to Gold Coast -80 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Gold Coast to Cairns
  • Cairns to Sydney

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  • Brisbane to Gold Coast -80 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Gold Coast to Cairns
  • Cairns to Sydney

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