Express Southern Australia (Melbourne & Tasmania)
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Destination for this trip:
Hobart, Australia; Melbourne, Australia
Length of trip:
Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 500 to $ 1000
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Detailed Description of this trip:
The Express Southern Australia gives you a quick taste of a very fascinating area of Australia; from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and Tasmania. Melbourne is a classic city in Australia with some of the most beautiful older, European-style buildings. You will also see the delightful Procession of the Faery Penguins. The Great Ocean Road is a gorgeous drive through this majestic coastline and Tasmania is a beautiful natural part of Australia with great national parks, wildlife, food, wine and georgeous scenery.
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Day 1 - On the Plane
Leave LAX or SFO for Melbourne The adventure begins!
Day 2 - On the Plane
The flight does not actually take two days, but you lose one day because of the International Date Line. You will gain it at the end of your trip.
Day 3 - Melbourne
Welcome to Melbourne.
You arrive in Melbourne and will be transferred to your hotel.
This afternoon you will have a half day city sights tour of Melbourne. There are tons of great places to shop in Melbourne.Evening option:
Food and Dining
The Colonial Tramcar Dinner.
Day 4 - Melbourne
Today you will see the famous Great Ocean Road. You will have a coach tour along the Great Ocean Road, where you will be able to see the Twelve Apostles, Island Arch, Razorback and the rugged coastline.
You will be returned to your hotel in the late evening.
Day 5 - Melbourne
This afternoon travel south to Phillip Island. Stop at Warrook Cattle Farm for afternoon tea (own expense). Visit the Koala Conservation Centre and enjoy dinner at Cowes (own expense), where there is a variety of cafes and restaurants. Witness the Penguin's daily journey from the sea to the land, returning to their nests to feed their awaiting families.
Day 6 - Hobart
You will fly from Melbourne to Hobart.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
You will next have a walking tour around the downtown area. The rest of the day is free, there are great dining options around downtown.
Day 7 - Hobart
You will be picked up from your hotel this morning for a tour of Port Arthur. Port Arthur Historic Site is a compelling and dramatic reminder of Australia's convict past and early settlement of the Colony of Van Dieman's Land, now Tasmania. Full day tour includes Guided tour of Port Arthur, Harbour cruise, Port Arthur admission, Bush Mill Steam Train Rise and Bush Mill Admission.
Day 8 - Hobart
Today you will see one of the World's last remaining wilderness frontiers, South West Tasmania by a scenic flight. Within this remote World Heritage national park are magnificent Federation Peak, Western Arthur Range and Australia's southern most point, South East Cape. The tour includes aircraft transfers, boat trip to Bathurst Harbour, even a chance to see the endangered Orange Bellied Parrot.
Day 9 - Melbourne
Leave Melbourne for LAX or SFO with a lifetime of wonderful memories!
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