Fortune Tours Grand Australia & New Zealand Tour begins. Assemble at Kochi International Airport at 19.30 hrs. Check in starts at 19.55 hrs. After emigration and customs formalities Silk Airways Flight MI 467 depart to Singapore at 22.55 hrs. (Dinner in flight)
Welcome to Australia,the Pearl of Pacific Ocean!!
Arrive Singapore at 06.10 hrs. and connect Singapore Airlines Flight SQ 207 at 0745 hrs. to Melbourne and arrive Melbourne International Airport at 1810 hrs. Welcome to Australia, the Pearl of Pacific, the smallest continent that offers the biggest amount of fun and incredible experiences. On arrival and after immigration and customs procedure and baggage collection you will transfer to your hotel in Melbourne, the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Today begin your memorable journey through the Australia. Start your day with a buffet breakfast at hotel and soak in the sights of this magnificent Melbourne city on a guided city tour. We visit Town Hall, Old Parliament House, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Royal Exhibition Building, Federation Square, Arts Center, Outside view of Shrine of Remembrance, town hall......etc. Later visit Fitzroy garden and here visit the Captain Cook's, the famous navigator’s cottage. The cottage was constructed in 1755 in the English village of Great Ayton, by the parents of Captain James Cook and was brought to Melbourne in 1934 by Sir Russell Grimwade.
Later we visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). MCG popularly known as 'The G', is the largest Cricket Stadium with capacity of 100,024 spectators in the world and 10th-largest stadium in its size and has the tallest light towers of any sporting venue and interestingly, cricket's first ODI match was also held at the MCG. Nothing can match the tradition and heritage of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. The MCG Tour gives the visitor the opportunity to relive their great sporting memories through a comprehensive tour of this marvelous stadium. Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk on the hallowed arena and experience where legends play and visit and visit the famous MCC Long Room, MCG Tapestry, Player changing rooms, Ron Casey Media Centre, Portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar and walk on the arena...etc.
Shrine of the Remembrance
Later we visit The Shrine of the Remembrance. It is a war memorial in Melbourne, Australia, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road and was built to honour the men and women of Victoria who served in First World War, but now functions as a memorial to all Australians who have served in any war. It is a site of annual observances for ANZAC Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November), and is one of the largest war memorials in Australia.
Koala Conservation Centre
After buffet lunch you will transfer to Philip Island. Phillip Island is an Australian island about 140 km south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. The island was named after Governor Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, by explorer and seaman George Bass, who sailed in an open whale boat, arriving from Sydney on 5 January 1798. Phillip Island forms a natural breakwater for the shallow waters of the Western Port of 97 km of coastline and observe some of Australia’s most popular native wildlife on this tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island that includes a stop at Koala Conservation centre and interact with koalas and kangaroos before arriving at Phillip Island. See furry koalas and wallabies up-close in their native habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre. With boardwalks through the tree tops, close viewing areas and a tranquil bush setting, come ‘face to face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. This unique ecotourism attraction plays an important role in the conservation of Philip Island and the island’s Koala population.
Later we transfer to penguin colony in Philips Island. Phillip Island is an extraordinary place to visit the colony of little, fairy Penguins. It is now home to approximately 32, 000 little penguins. Here you witness the magical procession of famous little penguins; the world’s smallest penguins as they waddle ashore at sunset in our Penguin plus viewing area. You will have access to superb up-close viewing from tiered seating. For an enchanted evening experience, watch tiny fairy penguins emerge from the ocean and waddle across the beach to their burrows during the world-famous Penguin Parade. After dinner at Philip Island you will transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay: Oaks on Market Hotel or similar in Melbourne.
Experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives in Australia, Great Ocean Road
After breakfast at hotel we drive through Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most beautiful driving routes in Australia. The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world's largest war memorial. Embark on your journey and explore the region’s scenic landscapes and pretty coastal towns. Victoria's Great Ocean Road offers scenic surprises at every fork in the road in signature Australian style, endless stretches of white sandy beaches are flanked by dense pockets of rain forest, charming coastal towns, and canopies populated by koalas. The Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay and travels 243 kilometers westward to finish at Allansford. Torquay is a seaside town at the east end of the Great Ocean Road coastal drive, southwest of Melbourne. It’s known for surf beaches like Bells Beach and Jan Juc Beach. The road travels via Lorne and Apollo Bay. Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia and It is situated about the Erskine River and is a popular destination on the Great Ocean Road tourist route. Apollo Bay is an Australian popular town in southwestern Victoria. It's a stop on the Great Ocean Road, a driving route that winds along the coast, passing through the Great Otway National Park. After buffet lunch at Apollo Bay you will transfer to Port Campbell National Park in the south-western district of Victoria, Australia. The 1,750-hectare national park is situated approximately 190 km south-west of Melbourne. Later transfer to Port Campbell National Park. This is a beautiful place with amazing views, lovely combination of mountains and the ocean and while travelling on Great Ocean Road this will be the best place. Later visit The Gibson Steps are an area of cliffs on the south coast of Australia and are the first sightseeing stop off in Port Campbell National Park . The name Gibson Steps refers to the staircase leading down to the stretch of beach shown to the right. This is Shipwreck Coast of Victoria, Australia and there are approximately 638 known shipwrecks along Victoria’s coast, although only around 240 of them have been discovered. Here we will able to see the cemetery of the ship wreck victims. Here we visit the Twelve Apostles, is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Seven of the original eight stacks remain standing at the Twelve Apostles viewpoint, after one collapsed in 2005. London Arch is another offshore natural arch formation and a significant tourist attraction along the Great Ocean Road. This stack was formed by a gradual process of erosion, and until 1990 formed a complete double-span natural bridge. The Loch Ard Gorge is part of Port Campbell National Park and is Shipwreck Coast of Victoria, Australia. Later we pass through Colac city, a town with a rich farming and forestry history located just two hours from Melbourne. Later transfer to Melbourne city and overnight stay at hotel. Overnight stay: Oaks on Market Hotel or similar in Melbourne.
Breathtaking Kuranda Rain Forest Experience.
After buffet breakfast at hotel check out and transfer to Melbourne airport to fly to Cairns. Virgin Australia Flight VA1291 departs to Cairns at 08.55 hrs and arrive in Cairns International airport, Queensland at 11.20 hrs. On arrival after lunch you will transfer to Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park, World Heritage-listed rainforest. The scenic route provides you with incredible views of Cairns and the coast. Kuranda National Park is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia and covers 27,100 hectares of mountainous tropical forest. An extraordinary journey through World Heritage rainforest in coach and Cable car and Army Duck tour and watch an Aboriginal Dance Show at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and take a Dreamtime Walk through Kuranda village.
You can experience a unique rainforest tour in historic World War II Army Duck tour through water and over land. The friendly and informative Duck Captains will explain about some of the rate plants in the rainforest like flora and fauna and Koala, snakes, dingoes, cassowary and Tasmanian Devils...etc in North Queensland. You can see kangaroos and wallabies as they roam freely through the park and ride the amphibious Army Duck on a unique rainforest tour.
Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience in Kuranda is unforgettable and you will get a chance to use Boomerang. Follow your Pamagirri Guide along the Rainbow Serpent pathway, and learn how to use traditional boomerang. Your Pamagirri guide will demonstrate traditional spear throwing as well as a didgeridoo presentation, followed by an energetic and interactive traditional Aboriginal dance performance in the Rainforest Amphitheatre. The aboriginal dancers will be very entertaining. The performance depicts aspects of indigenous culture including animals, food gathering and hunting. The rainforest serves as the theatre walls whilst sounds of wildlife provide accompaniment to the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo and clapsticks. Evening you will have a sky rail experience and will return back to Cairns by Skyrail Rain Forest Cable car. After dinner at Indian restaurant you will transfer to hotel in Cairns.
Overnight stay: Rydges Esplanade Resort or similar in Cairns.
Visit Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. The Great Barrier Reef is a very famous and popular tourist destination in Australia and generating over AUD$3 billion per year. We will take you to Sunlover Reef Cruise and discover one of the great natural wonders of the world in Sunlover Reef Cruise. Sunlover Reef cruise operates a fast, air-conditioned catamaran to a large pontoon (floating platform) located at pristine Moore Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 40km from Cairns. Sunlover Reef cruise equipped with complete snorkel equipment, glass bottom boat, semi-submersible coral reef viewing boat, an underwater observatory, marine life touch tank, optional scuba diving, guided snorkeling safari, Sea walker and Helmet Diving. Sunlover Reef Cruises offers value for money to enhance our visitors experience, regardless of age and ability, to discover beauty and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Even if you cannot swim you will still enjoy a complete experience with Sunlover Reef Cruises and it offer the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience for people of all ages. Take advantage of the free inclusions, snorkeling with all equipment provided, guided coral viewing from our glass bottomed boat and semi-submersible, fish feeding presentation, a sumptuous hot and cold buffet lunch featuring seafood. Try the optional Sea walker Platform Helmet Diving & experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting your hair wet. Sunlover courtesy coach drop you at hotel. Later a Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park representative will pick you up from your hotel for your Tjapukai by Night tour at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Journey into the dreamtime for an unforgettable evening of delicious food and world-class entertainment. Take part in a welcome ceremony with drinks and canape’ and share in the celebration of authentic music, chanting and dance, as the world famous Tjapukai performers take to the rainforest stage followed by a spectacular Fire making Corroboree. Corroboree is an event where Aboriginals interact with through dance, music and costume. "Their bodies painted in different ways, and they wore various adornments”. Join in interactive activities and watch theatrical performances during a special evening of Aboriginal culture. Learn about the traditional customs of Australia’s indigenous Tjapukai people as they share stories of the rainforest during an enthralling dance show. Later enjoy a delicious hot and cold buffet dinner. The night culminates with an intimate chat with the performers by the fire and the chance to take photos. Later Tjapukai Courtesy coach drop you at hotel. Overnight stay in Cairns.
Overnight stay: Rydges Esplanade Resort or similar in Cairns.
Visit Sydney Opera House, one of the Indisputable masterpieces of human creativity.
After buffet breakfast at hotel check out and transfer to Cairns International airport to fly to Sydney. Virgin Australia Flight VA1418 departs to Sydney at 11.30 hrs and arrive in Sydney International airport at 15.30 hrs. On arrival you will transfer to Sydney and explore the secrets of the Sydney Opera House with a guided tour of the world heritage listed building on sparkling Sydney Harbour. A masterpiece of architecture, the Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most famous buildings. You can take a photo on the steps of the Opera House, explore it majestic exterior and splendid interior on guided tours, and enjoy performances held under its iconic white sails. The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour and hosts 1,600 performances every year including ballet, opera, theatre, dance, music and stands by itself as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973. On 28 June 2007 the Sydney Opera House was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, placing it alongside the Taj Mahal, the ancient Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China as one of the most outstanding places on Earth and it is the youngest cultural site to ever be included on the World Heritage List. Sydney Opera House was the finalist in the New7 Wonders of the World campaign list. Now it is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, the site is visited by more than eight million people annually. Later Sydney Opera House Trust will transfer you to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Overnight stay: Holiday Inn Darling Harbour or similar in Sydney
Enjoy breath-taking views from the scenic skyway, cableway, walkway & railway!
Experience Thrilling Rides & Stunning nature for yourself in the Blue Mountains!
After continental breakfast at hotel and coach will pick you from hotel to Scenic Blue mountain Tour. Explore Australia's Blue Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering an area of around 3,861 square miles featuring tall forests, sandstone cliffs, dramatic canyons, and scenic lookouts and waterfalls, the area is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Greater Blue Mountains makes for a great day of adventure! See the best views of the park on a number of breathtaking rides and walkways, and conquer your fear of heights with a ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world, and feel the thrill of a 52-degree incline. The 415 metres descent will take you through a cliff side tunnel down into an ancient rainforest. From here, you are free to explore the Scenic Walkway which will guide you to the Scenic Cableway platform for the journey back to the top. The glass-roofed carriages offer amazing views of the lush rainforests and the spectacular Jamison Valley. Stroll along the Scenic Walkway and enjoy the ultimate tranquility of an ancient rainforest on a 2.4-kilometer path or traverse the Scenic Skyway, suspended 270 m above a deep ravine. Ride the longest cableway in the Southern Hemisphere and explore the majesty of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Scenic World offers the most accessible way to experience the Blue Mountains through 4 unique attractions; Scenic Railway - the world's steepest train, Australia's highest and steepest cable cars - Scenic Skyway & Cableway, and the country's longest elevated boardwalk - Scenic Walkway. From every ride, enjoy jaw dropping views of the iconic Three Sisters, spectacular Katoomba Falls, epic Jamison Valley, and Mount Solitary.....etc. (Subject to the availability)
Later after lunch you will transfer to Sydney harbour. Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. The tower stands 309 m (1,014 ft) above the Sydney central business district (CBD), located on Market Street, between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets. It is accessible from the Pitt Street Mall, Market Street or Castlereagh Street and sits above the Westfield Sydney shopping centre. The tower is open to the public, and is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city. Designed by Australian architect Donald Crone, Sydney Tower Eye takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful harbour city. From the golden beaches to the distant Blue Mountains, you'll be amazed by the views.
Here you will have a 4D cinema experience - the first produced in Australia - where you can uncover a new dimension to Sydney through a whole new perspective. The engaging film experience is taken to the fourth dimension with evocative in-theatre effects including wind, bubbles and water! The Observation Deck offers state-of-the-art technology, including high powered binoculars and multilingual touch screen panels that tell every visitor interesting facts about the famous landmarks they are looking at. Later you will transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Overnight stay: Holiday Inn Darling Harbour or similar in Sydney.
Queenstown, one of the most beautiful towns in the world!
After breakfast check out hotel and transfer to Sydney International airport to fly to Queenstown. Virgin Australia Flight VA163 G departs to Queenstown at 10.30 hrs and arrive in Queenstown Airport in Frankton, Otago, New Zealand at 15.30 hrs. Welcome to the ‘Global Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand! New Zealand is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean located about 2000 km south east of Australia. This land is known for its exquisite ambience and exotic atmosphere waiting to amaze every visitor and this land is a unique combination of beautiful coastal towns and sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps and built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown is a very beautiful place in New Zealand and the town and the surroundings area used as the locations for many Hollywood and Bollywood films. Upon arrival at Queenstown Airport, meet and greet by our Travel Staff who shall help us to reach in touring vehicle and transfer to hotel. Check in hotel. Later transfer to Skyline Complex to for a bird eye view of beautiful Queenstown city from Skyline Gondola. Skyline Gondola is a major attraction in Queenstown you can explore the beauty of Queenstown in Skyline Gondola ride. Ride the Queenstown gondola and enjoy the scenic views over Lake Wakatipu, Coronet Peak, Queenstown and the aquamarine waters of Lake Wakatipu. The most remarkable sight is the Remarkables, which is a saw-toothed range of mountains on the opposite side of the lake from the town. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Ramada City Centre hotel or similar in Queenstown.
Overnight stay: Ramada City Centre Hotel or similar in Queenstown.
Enjoy continental breakfast at hotel and we will take you to the most beautiful day of the trip to Milford Sound. Milford Sound – the Eighth Wonder of the World in New Zealand. It has been judged as the world's top travel destination in an international survey and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous and favorite tourist destination and owns a legendary appraisal by Rudyard Kipling, who called Milford Sound as the eighth Wonder of the World. Milford Sound is a long narrow inlet located at the northernmost end of Fiordland National Park, opening out onto the Tasman Sea.
The drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound is almost as very scenic and good as the actual place. On the way we pass through little town Lumsden and Te Anau. Te Anau, which is about halfway between Queenstown and Milford. It’s known as a gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound and enter into Eglington Valley.
One of the first highlights of a trip to Milford Sound is the Eglinton Valley. It was carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago. The Eglinton Valley is a favourite photo stop for visitors – the eye-catching contrast between the dark tree-clad hillside and the rippling golden tussock makes for a stunning backdrop. Several areas in the Eglinton Valley were locations in ‘the Lord of the Rings’ movies, in particular the Eglinton mountains which represented the Misty Mountains in the Fellowship of the Ring. Within the Eglinton Valley you’ll also find the famous Mirror Lakes and Knobs Flat. One of the highlights of the Milford Road, the Mirror Lakes are world famous for their beauty and the way they reflect their surrounding scenery. You’ll find the Mirror Lakes within the Eglinton Valley, a breath-taking reflections of the Earl mountain ranges opposite. Knobs Flat was the site where the workers building the road to Milford Sound camped up until the 1980s. Then pass through Pops View Lookout and Hollyford Valley Lookout, Falls Creek waterfalls, monkey creek, Tutoko River Bridge, The Chasm...etc and reach in Homer Tunnel. The highest point of the Milford Highway, the start of Homer Tunnel is a great piece of engineering. The Homer Tunnel is just one of the many amazing features on the Milford Road one of the world's finest drives, which takes you from Te Anau to New Zealand's number one attraction. (Subject to time permitting)
Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxurious catamaran. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise by Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. The beauty and majesty of Milford is something that you will never, ever, forget. Departing from Milford Wharf, this boat cruise glides past snow-capped Mitre Peak and waterfalls cascading down steep-walled mountains that rise straight up from the water. See Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point while searching the deep fiord for marine life including bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. With a delicious Picnic Lunch and visit to the Milford Discovery Centre included, it’s the complete cruise experience.
Natural features of Milford Sound include the many peaks which surround the water. At the pinnacle of Milford Sound is iconic Mitre Peak – standing a proud 1,692 metres above sea level, it is certainly an impressive sight to behold. Mitre Peak is a mountain in the South Island of New Zealand, located on the shore of Milford Sound. It is one of the most photographed peaks in the country. Breath-taking in any weather, the fiord's cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards from as high as 1000 metres. You able to see number of waterfalls like Bowen waterfall and Stiring waterfalls and temporary waterfalls. A majestic 161m Bowen Falls is the highest waterfall that we encountered while visiting the famous Milford Sound and Stirling Falls is the second.
The cruise also let us see other waterfalls and when passing through Bowen Falls and other falls, we will able to see lot of playful dolphins, seals swimming around our cruise vessel and we will visit some of their colonies in Milford.. Finishing the cruise with these views was a good ending to what had been one of the greatest things we’ve done in New Zealand. And you will understand why the great English author Rudyard Kipling described Milford sound as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Ramada City Centre hotel or similar in Queenstown.
Overnight stay: Ramada City Centre Hotel or similar in Queenstown.
Queenstown City Tour
After continental breakfast check out hotel check out hotel and meet English speaking guide for Queenstown guided city tour. Queenstown is on the northern shore of the lake close to eastern end of its middle section. And Lake Wakatipu is icon attraction in Queensland and renowned for its scenic beauty, being surrounded by mountains. Here we visit Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, AJ Hacket Bungy Jump site, Gibbston valley and historic Arrowtown......etc. (All Subject to time permitting). Lake Hayes is a small and beautiful lake in the Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. It is located close to the towns of Arrowtown and Queenstown. Gibbston valley. Gibbston is a community in the Wakatipu Basin and the most visible aspect of the area are the vineyards and wineries and is the coolest and highest of the Central Otago regions with the majority of land gently sloping to the north. This northerly aspect greatly assists vineyards to grow grapes because of increased sunlight and with a reduced possibility of frost and we arrive at Arrowtown. And we visit Arrow Town.
Arrowtown is one of the most picturesque settlements in New Zealand and sits alongside the gold-bearing Arrow River and is just 20 minutes from Queenstown. The town was established in 1862, during the height of the Otago gold rush. The gold days are long over (although you can still pan for gold in the river with some success), so Arrowtown's focus is on hosting visitors. The settlement grew quickly as pioneers constructed cottages, shops, hotels and churches, more than 60 of which can still be seen today. Later visit
to bungy jumping site (Jump not included)
The Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge is popular tourist destination in New Zealand famous for Bungy Jumping. The bridge is mainly used for commercial purposes by the AJ Hackett Bungy Company for the purposes of bungy jumping; the site was the world's first commercial bungy jumping site. Kawarau Bridge, home to the world's first and most famous Bungy Jumping site located in New Zealand. Thrill-seekers' attraction offering jumps from as high as 134 m, plus catapulting & zip-lining. Later transfer to Queenstown Airport in Frankton, Otago to fly to Auckland. After security check in Air New Zealand Flight NZ 616 departs to Auckland at 12.00 hrs and arrive in Auckland International Airport at 13.50 hrs.
Flight from Queenstown to Auckland
“ Haere Mai” Welcome to Auckland - the City of Sails. Arrival Auckland Airport and proceed for lunch and later farewell to the ‘City of Sails’ and travel south to the market garden area of Pukekohe. Continue through Hamilton - New Zealand’s fourth largest city and the fertile Waikato region to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua from which the city takes its name, located in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island and is the seat of the Rotorua District, a territorial authority encompassing Rotorua and several other nearby towns. It is a major tourist destination in New Zealand known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. The moment of arrival in Rotorua is somehow quite different. There is a scent of sulphur in the air. At the nearby geothermal hotspots, there are spouting geysers, mud pools bubbling and warm geothermal pools and ponds that create a kaleidoscope of colour. On arrival in Rotorua we will transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Rotorua, New Zealand.
Overnight stay: Rydges Rotorua or similar in Rotorua.
Enjoy your time in Rotorua Duck Tour
After continental breakfast at hotel enjoy a Rotorua Duck Tour and ride, laugh, quack and splash with Rotorua Duck Tours! Experience New Zealand’ s WW2 landing crafts for a truly memorable experience! Travel from land onto water without leaving your seat! Explore the magical Rotorua lakes district seeing amazing sights and hearing the history of the area as your passionate conductor retells new and old stories including the history of the land and people and so much more. This is the only tour of its kind in New Zealand, and with over 15 years in operation around Rotorua this tour has proven to be a favorite for many visitors to Rotorua and hopefully will remain that way for years to come. The tour begins in the heart of Rotorua and see historic buildings, government gardens, Rotorua Museum (outside view) the blue paths and more. From there, head out to the picturesque Lake Tikitapu (Lake blue) for the first splashdown before you head to lake Okareka for your second splash down, nestled in the heart of a small vibrant community. It will be a life time experience in Rotorua Duck Tour.
Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s Geothermal Wonder and Maori Culture
Later transfer to Te Puia, located in the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley to view the bubbling mud pools and hot springs of Rotorua’s most popular geothermal park at the edge of Rotorua features Pohutu Geyser. This tour will deliver you to the shores of several volcanic lakes and includes a bush walk to a waterfall and the Tarawera lookout. Situated five minutes from central Rotorua, Te Puia is an iconic destination for visitors around the world featuring the world famous thermal volcanic pools. Visitors can tour the bubbling mud pools with a local Maori guide and choose from among myriad activities. Home to Rotorua's Pohutu Geyser, Te Puia has plenty of geothermal marvels to explore, just on the outskirts of the town center. Pohutu Geyser is the southern hemisphere's largest geyser and sprays water up to 30 meters in the air in eruptions that can last for days on end (one eruption lasted for 250 days) but are more likely to last a few minutes. Nearby is another active geyser, Te Tohu, which also has regular, although smaller, eruptions. As well as all the geyser action, there are steaming alkaline springs, which the Maori use for cooking, and bubbling mud pools in the area. When the geothermal sightseeing has finished, you able to see Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you can watch masters and students working on traditional wood and bone carvings and learn about the preservation of Maori artistry. Later we transfer
Agrodome Farm Tour
Later we transfer to Agrodome. After buffet lunch at Farmside buffet restaurant we visit Agrodome farm. The Agrodome is a 350-acre sheep farm located in Rotorua, with excellent public transport from the city center suitable for all ages, the Agrodome makes a great family entertainment. Learn about wool processing and watch a carding and spinning demonstration at the century-old Woollen Mill. Then get a taste of life on an authentic working New Zealand farm with your choice of the award-winning Agrodome Sheep Show or Agrodome Farm Tour. During the show you’re introduced to 19 different breeds of sheep. Take part in a live sheep auction, then admire the remarkable agility and speed of the dogs as they herd sheep after the show. In Agrodome Farm Tour the site farmer introduces you to a variety of farm animals besides sheep, including cattle, deer, llamas, pigs, alpacas, emus and ostriches. During your ride you may even spot some rare breeds of Romney sheep. Feed the critters by hand before a stop at the organic fruit orchard to taste honey and kiwifruit wine or juice. Later we will return back to hotel. Dinner. Dinner and overnight stay at Rotorua, New Zealand.
Overnight stay: Rydges Rotorua or similar in Rotorua.
Discover your moment of magic in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour
After buffet breakfast check out hotel and you will transfer to Waitomo. Waitomo is a village on the North Island of New Zealand. It’s known for its extensive underground cave systems. Thousands of glow-worms light up the Glowworm Caves. Here we visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are one of New Zealand's most popular sights, and for good reason. This deep limestone cave system, littered with huge stalactites, is home to hundreds of thousands of glowworms (Arachnocampa Luminosa) who illuminate the rock ceilings and walls in a spectacular display of twinkling, tiny spotlights. Boat tours head 250 meters into the subterranean passages of these cathedral-like caverns to witness the phenomenon. As well as the main caves, the Waitomo area has several surrounding caves for more underground adventures. Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto.
Experience the serene ambience as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights. The glowworm is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glowworm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves tours are made up of two levels. The upper being dry and decorated with stunning, delicate cave formations and the lower level consisting of stream passages, glowworms and the Cathedral, the tallest chamber in the cave. Many of our guides are direct descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave, bringing the cave to life through story-telling and explaining the history, features and legends of the world-famous cave.
Later after lunch you will travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions and you will pass the sites of interest including Rangiriri and reach in Auckland. Auckland was the second capital from 1841 until 1865, when Parliament was permanently moved to Wellington after an argument that persisted for a decade. Auckland is built on a series of dormant volcanos. The youngest and largest of these is called Rangitoto. Rangitoto is an island just a few kilometres from the city centre. It has many pohutukawas, native trees also known as the New Zealand Christmas trees. On arrival in Auckland you will transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Auckland, New Zealand.
Overnight stay: Crown Plaza Auckland or similar in Auckland.
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with about 1.4 million people live and for a short time in New Zealand's history it was the capital city. It is known as the "City of Sails" because there are many sailing boats in the city and is situated on two harbours: the Manukau and Waitemata harbours. The Hauraki Gulf has many different islands and provides safe anchorage and good sailing that is recognised around the world.
Auckland harbour sightseeing cruise.
After continental buffet breakfast at hotel escape from the bustle and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour and learn about the city's best-loved landmarks with full commentary from the knowledgeable crew. This cruise tour gives a fish-eye view of the North Head, Devonport Naval Base, Chelsea Sugar Refinery, Westhaven Marina and the Viaduct, Harbour Bridge; the city Skyline Tower; Devonport’s historic naval base; Bean Rock Lighthouse; and panoramic views of Rangitoto Island and much more!
Auckland Sky Tower
Later we transfer Sky City Sky Tower to get a bird eye view of Auckland city, the city of sails. The Sky Tower is a telecommunications and observation tower in Auckland, New Zealand. Located at the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets, it is 328 metres tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere and the 25th tallest tower in the world. It has become an iconic landmark in Auckland's skyline due to its height and unique design.
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World.
After lunch we visit the Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World. And discover secrets of the Southern Ocean and see the magic of an Antarctic fantasyland, complete with Penguins strutting in fresh snow and ice. Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985. Located at 23 Tamaki Drive, it was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton. Built in disused sewage storage tanks, the aquarium used a new form of acrylic shaping, which allowed curved tunnels rather than viewing areas with flat panels only, as in previous aquariums. The project is also one of the first to use conveyor belts to slowly move people through the viewing areas. Visitors can view aquarium's penguins, shark species in large numbers and red bellied piranha, octopus, sea horses, moray, eels, crayfish plus stonefish and pufferfish in different size
Auckland Guided City Tour
Later you will have guided tour of Auckland and dscover first-hand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best places in the world to live, with a half-day tour of its scenic highlights. Travel through the city centre, along Karangahape Road with its chequered past and eclectic vibe, past fashionable Ponsonby and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland's famous Queen Street before continuing to the Auckland Domain. The Domain is the city's oldest park and, at 75 hectares and developed around an extinct volcano, it features tropical gardens, duck ponds and public art, and is also home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. After visiting the Domain, the tour continues to Parnell the historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed into a trendy shopping area featuring a range of boutiques, craft and specialty stores. Our tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, above Mission Bay. Named after one of New Zealand's most revered Prime Ministers, the park, with its formal gardens and tranquil atmosphere, offers a panoramic outlook over the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city and the Waitemata Harbour (subject to the time permitting). Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Auckland, New Zealand.
Overnight stay: Crown Plaza Auckland or similar in Auckland.
It’s the time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back happy memories of your tour. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your tour and any suggestions you may have for the future. After buffet breakfast free time for leisure and shopping. Later check out hotel and drive to Auckland International Airport for your flight back to home. After emigration and customs formalities Singapore Airlines Flight SQ 286 depart to Singapore at 15.15 hrs and arrive Singapore International airport at 20.55 hrs and connect Silk Air Flight MI 462 at 22.25hrs. SINGAPORE- KOCHI Fortune Tour’s Grand Australia & New Zealand Tour group arrive Kochi International airport at 00.20 hrs with the sweet memories of the trip.
Continental buffet breakfast at hotels. Lunch and Dinner will be in buffet restaurants and you will get a chance to experience variety of International taste buds.
AIRLINE & VISA
Return economy class airfare in Silk Air and Singapore Airlines.
Three Virgin Australian internal flight rates and one Air New Zealand Internal flight rate
Single Entry Australian and New Zealand visa costs are included. Visa granting is the sole discretion of the concerned Consulate. Visa fees and other expenses like advance for hotel booking, Insurance and ticket charges are not refundable, if the visa got rejected or delayed. In case the candidates are called for personal interview, the candidate should appear before the consulate at their own cost.
All hotels will be of premium 4 Stars standards.
Multi Axle airconditioned coaches in all cities for transfers and sightseeing’s.
Professional, friendly, caring and well experienced Malayalee Tour manager will accompany the tour and the service of the local tour guides will be provided in all cities.
ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR
The tour cost includes travel Insurance upto 70 yrs., airport taxes, all entry tickets, tips to the driver and guides, mineral water, service tax….etc. and no optional and extra tour expenses incurred.
Any expenses of personal nature like telephone charges, porterage, laundry expenses, excess baggage charges beverages, mini bars and anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Adult Rate : ₹375900
Break up for Adult rate : USD 2900 + Rs.1,72900 ( Rs. 3,75,900 - approx.)
Single Supplement Cost : USD 4100 + Rs. 1,72900 ( Rs. 4,59,900 - approx.)
Child without bed : USD 1600 + Rs. 1,72900 ( Rs. 2,84,900 - approx.)
Child with bed : USD 2350 + Rs. 1,72900 ( Rs. 3,37,400 - approx.)
*The rate quoted is on the basis of 1 US Dollar @ 70 Rupees. The fluctuation in the exchange rate will reflect in the total tour cost.
Next Package Dates : 16 February 2020
The rate quoted is on the basis of 1 US Dollar @ 70 Rupees and the fluctuation in the exchange rate will reflect in the total tour cost. A person below 11 years is considered as child and above 11 years as an adult. Advance payment will be Rs.50,000.
Please do remember the Laws of Australia and New Zealand and with that rule 10 hrs straight driving and 12 hrs a day is maximum driving limit for a driver and additional hours used will be chargeable $125 per hour. Visa fee and flight ticket (onward & return) will be non –refundable at any circumstances. Once an airline ticket is issued, date change penalty will be applicable. There are coach restrictions in some cities, in such situation the tour manager and the driver will do their best to drop you as near to the monuments as possible. No refund can be entertained for any expenses incurred by the passengers due to circumstances beyond our control such as flight cancellation, airport closure, delays, accident of any nature, bad weather, natural calamities, medical evacuation, supplier policies, visa rejection and visa delay etc. The Cancellation Charge is applicable in case of any passenger with granted visa, denying to travel or cancel his/her own tour on account of visa rejection caused to their co-passenger or travel companion, since the granting of visa is the sole discretion of the concerned Consulate. The company reserves the right to postpone or cancel any of the tours advertised, without assigning any reason. In this case, amount paid by the passengers will be refunded in full and no compensation claim will be entertained. Due to certain unavoidable circumstances, the company reserves the right to change / modify / vary and alter the tour itinerary. In such changes, compensations or claim for refund by the passengers will not be entertained by the company for limitation and also for the non-availability of certain services with entry tickets, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping etc. even though included in tour itinerary. For Single Passenger travelling without family have to share a room either on twin or triple sharing basis (Roll away bed) depending on the booking. If we do not have another single passenger to share the room, Single Supplement with additional cost is applicable. The tariff of the tour quoted is calculated as per the rates prevailing at the time of quoting it. The Company reserves the right to change the tariff in the event of modification / alteration / change / variation in the said rates before the date of departure. Tour tariff is based on departure from Cochin, unless specifically mentioned. Tourists boarding flights at places other than Cochin have to pay the entire airfare difference and bear and pay any other additional expenses including airport transfers, hotel stay etc. on that account. Company takes care to select hotels and book the same on behalf of tourists at convenient locations subject to availability. In case of non-availability of rooms in same hotel, company has the right to split the accommodation in different hotels. Hotel accommodation is generally provided on Twin sharing basis in standard rooms and the third bed is often a roll-away mattress put in a twin-bedded room. Air-conditioning, central heating and other facilities are provided by the hotels depending upon various factors including weather / climatic conditions, local systems, tour type, etc. As a Travel House / Tour Operator, the company does not have any control over Airlines, Coach Companies, Shipping Companies, Hotels, Local Transport or any other facilities, provided by the third parties. The company is not responsible for the delays or deficiencies in the services provided by outside agencies. Also please note that the company does not have any control on schedules of opening and closing timings of the tourist attractions. In computerized reservation system of Airlines seats once reserved cannot be changed. Tour participants will have to travel by the same seat provided by Airline. Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during your stay shall be payable by the passengers. Fortune Destination Management India Pvt Ltd will not be held responsibility for the same. There are no refunds for any services, i.e. meals, sightseeing's, flight delay or cancellation of flight etc. not utilized on the tour. The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, natural calamity, delay, breakdown or irregularity that may occur in carrying out the tour arrangement. (Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause, whatsoever, and all such losses or expenses must be borne by the passengers). Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Ernakulum Jurisdiction.
A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers canceling before 15 days of departure and 100 % of the tour cost will be levied as the cancellation charge for the cancellations within 15 days prior to the departure.
Period of Cancellation
15 Days before departure
50% of the Tour Cost
Within 14 days prior to departure
100% of Tour Cost
|First Instalment||Rs.50,000/-||Booking Advance|
|Rs.22,900/-||Before Australia visa submission|
|Third Installment||Rs.1,00,000/-||Before New Zealand visa submission|
|Final Payment||USD 2900||Before 15 days of departure|
The itinerary can change without notice due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control such as political unrest, natural calamities, traffic regulations, etc.