Koalas, Kangaroos & Wine
Day 1Welcome to Sydney! For the next three nights you will be guests at a beautiful hotel located in the heart of the city. Checking in and take time to relax before venturing into Sydney. Walk along York, King and Clarence Streets, stopping to enjoy the excitement of a bustling trendy shopping district. You are also within minutes of King Street Wharf, Darling Harbor and Cockle Bay. This evening look forward to an inviting welcome glass of wine waiting for at your first dining experience.
Day 2Enjoy Sydneys famous attractions today! First, your city adventure will include a backstage tour of the amazing Opera House. Stand on stage where Sydneys most beloved idols have performed. Next is an exhilarating climb to the top of the Harbor Bridge. Make sure to remember a camera for a world-class photo of the city. To conclude a perfect day
.your vacation includes a luxury cruise ship for a tour of the bay.
Day 3After a hearty breakfast, meet your driver in the lobby to begin a full day tasting the wine of the Hunter Valley. Enjoy your winery appointments and a yummy lunch!
Day 4Start today with a short flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival you will begin your Melbourne experience with a city tour in route to a chic hotel located on the Yarra River. Your hotel is within walking distance to the Crown Entertainment Complex, many fine galleries and Federation Square.
Day 5Enjoy the wine of the Mornington Peninsula, the fastest growing boutique wine region in the country. You will also have the opportunity to stop for lunch at a famous wine country restaurant. Explore the enchanting streets of Melbourne tonight.
Day 6Kick back and enjoy a scenic drive to Phillip Island for a day of eco-adventure and get up close and personal with the darling Koalas who call Phillip Island home. Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery at the Royal Botanical Gardens. To top off a perfect day, watch a chocolatier create delicate confections at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. Dinner will be a delightful affair in the township of Cowes. If luck is on your side you may see a parade of penguins waddle through the dunes on their way back from a long day of fishing. It will be a highlight of your wine vacation!
Day 7Taste the award-winning wines of the Yarra Valley today stopping for lunch and specialty boutique shops located in this savvy wine region. The Yarra valley is the oldest and one of the most diverse regions in Australia.
Day 8Its off to Cairns, considered a tropical paradise in Australia. Your fabulous hotel and spa is located on a famous reef. Your hotel features many pools, gardens and waterfalls. All amenities are located within footsteps of your room.
Day 9Today your guide will transfer you to Port Douglas. Once in this quant-endearing town, you will board a boat for a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. On board you will find a marine biologist to explain all the wonders of the reef and many of its endemic marine plants and fish. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef is an experience loved by all who participate. The vessel crew pride themselves with serving a wonderful gourmet lunch after a busy time of snorkeling.
Day 10All Aboard! Wine Tours of the World has booked tickets for a rail excursion. While kicking back, look forward to sights of beautiful waterfalls and hand cut tunnels as you make your way to Kuranda. Here, you will have time to explore artisan crafts in the open-air market. Then climb into a sky rail as you glide over the rainforest canopy. Your sky rail will deliver you to Caravonica Lakes and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for another unique experience.
Day 11Its a Down Under day! The Cairns Zoo was established in 1890 and is one of the most diverse zoos in the world. The zoo is famous for its interactive participation. Each exhibit will bring a memorable and new experience.
Day 12Board a flight to Sydney for your last minute souvenir shopping. Tomorrow you will be transferred to the airport for your journey home.