AUSTRALIAN SPLENDOURS & DELIGHTS OF NEW ZEALAND - 2017
17 Days / 16 Nights (in hotels)


Cities Covered


  • GOLD COAST
  • CAIRNS
  • MELBOURNE
  • SYDNEY
  • CHRISTCHURCH
  • FRANZ JOSEF
  • QUEENSTOWN
  • ROTORUA
  • AUCKLAND

Tour Cost Starts From
Rs. 3,83,500 /- + 5% GST

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  • Day 1 : CHENNAI – SINGAPORE – BRISBANE

    Assemble at the departure terminal of Chennai Anna International airport at 21:15 hours. Our departure flight No. SQ 529 of Singapore airlines from Chennai will take off at 23:15 hours.

  • Day 2 : BRISBANE – GOLD COAST

    Arrival Singapore at 0605 hours. After a period of transit, our next flight no. SQ 245 will depart Singapore for Brisbane at 09:40 hours. Arrival Brisbane airport at 1930 hours. Meet and transfer to Gold Coast.

  • Day 3 : GOLD COAST

    After breakfast, we drive to Sea World which is Australia’s No.1 tourist attraction. Marvel at the Dolphin and Sea Lion aquatic show. See divers hand feed Sharks, Stingrays and Gropers. Visit the 3D theatre to view the new “Pirates” movie and enjoy the dozens of thrilling rides including the famous Corkscrew roller coaster and the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. Check-in hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 4 : GOLD COAST

    After breakfast, we proceed to Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary, where you can see more than 15:00 animals and birds. This sanctuary is a home to one of the largest collections of Australian Native Wildlife in the World. After lunch, we drive to the Movie World for half a day entertainment. Enjoy Stunt Shows, special effect stages and adventures in the 4th dimension. See your favourite Looney Tune cartoon characters and tour through a live working film studio. Experience “Lethal Weapon” – the ride, marvel at the Maverick illusion and magic show and take the thrilling waterborne ride through the Wild Wild West. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 5 : GOLD COAST – BRISBANE – CAIRNS – KURANDA RAIN FOREST

    After breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to the Brisbane airport to board the flight no. VA773 of Virgin Australia which takes off at 0700 hours to Cairns. Arrival Cairns at 09:30 hours. On arrival, we have lunch and then proceed to Kuranda Rain Forest. Once inside the Rain Forest, you can enjoy the Skyrail experience, which allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient Tropical Rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth. After a day of excitement, we return to city and check-in hotel. The rest of the day is on your own. You can visit some of the exciting shops at the Cairns Night Market. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 6 : CAIRNS

    After breakfast, proceed to Sun Lover Cruise for outer Great Barrier Reef. The Cruise will take you to a Reef at the very edge and to an Underwater World that has a dazzling Kaleidoscope of colours. Enjoy the ride on semi submersible and glass bottomed boats to see the marine life of Great Barrier Reef. Return back to hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 7 : CAIRNS – MELBOURNE

    After breakfast we proceed to the airport to board the flight no. VA1294 of Virgin Australia departing Cairns airport at 12:00 noon and reaching Melbourne Airport at 16:25 hours. Arrival Melbourne and check-in hotel. Rest of the time is free for you. Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 8 : MELBOURNE

    Breakfast at hotel. We go out for the city tour visiting first the MCG and then The Fitzroy Garden, St. Patricks Cathedral, Royal Exhibition Building, Federation Square, Arts Centre, Shrine of Remembrance, Town Hall and Parliament House. After lunch, we proceed to visit the Philip Island. First visit the Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate. Next we will visit the most popular wildlife attractions, the Penguin Parade, featuring dozens of fairy Penguins which shuffle up from the sea at dusk on their way to underground barrows. After watching this spectacle return to hotel. Return back to hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 9 : MELBOURNE – SYDNEY

    After early breakfast at hotel or with a packed breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to Melbourne airport to board the flight no. VA 833 which takes off at 1000 hours for Sydney. Arrival Sydney at 1125 hours. On arrival, we go out for the City Tour first visiting the Opera House (guided tour for 1 hours) and then the Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, the Rocks, Kings Cross and The China Town (if time permits, the Paddy Market). After lunch we will visit the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower, Sydney Oz Trek and finally the Bondi Beach. Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 10 : SYDNEY – BLUE MOUNTAINS TOUR

    Breakfast at hotel. Travel over Sydney Harbour Bridge for a full circle tour of the Blue Mountains. Sheer escarpments, rugged bushland and awe-inspiring views from mountain lookouts. Ride the Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway and Skyway Cable Car and see the Three Sisters rock formation. Visit the Katoomba & Echo Point Lookout. On the way visit the Featherdale Wild Life Park, meet unique Australian animals and perhaps have your photo taken with a cuddly Koala! In the evening proceed to Kings Wharf & get ready for Sydney’s unique attractions the Sydney Show Boat Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a spectacular cabaret show by the show boat Follies as you cruise the famous Sydney Harbour & enjoy the magnificent sights. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 11 : SYDNEY – CHRISTCHURCH

    After early breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to the airport to board the flight no. NZ 884 of Air New Zealand which takes off at 0800 hours to Christchurch. Arrival Christchurch at 1310 hours. On arrival, visit the International Antarctic Centre. Later we proceed for a city tour of the Garden CityChristchurch, visiting The Cathedral Square, the Canterbury Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum, Mona Vale, Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park and The famous Gothic-style University building. Proceed to the Cashmere Hills for a breathtaking view of Christchurch and the Southern Alps. Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 12 : CHRISTCHURCH – FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

    After breakfast, we drive to Christchurch railway station and board the Tranz Alpine Express. While passing through Greymouth railway station, you come across some of the most beautiful scenery in New Zealand as you climb over the Southern Alps. You pass through the small towns of Hohitika, Ross and Hari Hari. Travel south along the west coast and reach Franz Josef Glacier. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 13 : FRANZ JOSEPH GLACIER – QUEENSTOWN

    After breakfast, drive along the west coast through the scenic bushclad Haast Pass to Lake Wanaka and then across Lake Hawea and along the shores of Lake Dunstan. The scenery will change dramatically several times during the course of today. Reach Queenstown and after dinner check-in hotel. Overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 14 : QUEENSTOWN – MILFORD SOUND – QUEENSTOWN

    After breakfast, get ready to go on a full day tour to Milford Sound. Depart Queenstown and follow along the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu beneath the towering peaks of The Remarkable above. Travel across the flat Southland Plains to Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordland National Park, now proclaimed a World Heritage Park. Pass through Beech Forests and open U shaped glaciated valleys before climbing up to the Homer Tunnel and then descend the 1:10 gradient down into Milford Sound itself. Board your launch for the cruise out along Milford Sound to open Tasman Sea and back. See stunning scenery and spectacular waterfalls and dolphins, seals and penguins. Return to hotel at Queenstown. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 15 : QUEENSTOWN – AUCKLAND – ROTORUA

    After breakfast, drive to Queenstown airport and take your flight no. NZ 610 of Air New Zealand which leaves Queenstown at 0700 hours. Arrival Auckland at 0850 hours. Meet and board the coach which will proceed to Rotorua. Once in Rotorua, we visit the Agrodome and see a sheep show which features the various sheep breeds which are found in New Zealand, as well as the sheep dogs at work in the paddock with the sheep. From here you will visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute where you will have a guided tour and an explanation of the local Maori culture and carvings, as well as visit the local Meeting House and Marae. Also experience the wonders of nature as you are taken on a tour of the Thermal areas with boiling mud pools, geysers and silica terraces. Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 16 : ROTORUA – WAITOMO CAVES – AUCKLAND

    This morning after breakfast, drive alongside the Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand towards Waitomo Caves. You will come across several small farming servicing centers. Once you reach Waitomo Caves take a guided tour through this Subterranean Grotto with Stalagtites, Stalagmites and thousands of tiny sparkling Glow Worms. Proceed to Auckland through the “Bombay  Hills” and the Southern motor way. Reach Auckland. After Indian dinner check-in hotel. Overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 17 : AUCKLAND

    After breakfast, you will be taken on a half day morning sightseeing tour of the “City of Sails”. Drive through the America’s Cup Village at the Viaduct Basin and through the Westhaven Yatch Marina before crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge for a view of the city centre on the return. Travel along the waterfront via Tamaki Drive to the Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World and Antarctic Encounter after which drive through Parnell Village to the Auckland Domain and the Auckland Mount Eden before visiting the Sky Tower. Return to your hotel afterwards and the rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the city on your own. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 18 : AUCKLAND – SINGAPORE – CHENNAI

    After breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to the airport to board the flight No. SQ 286 at 12:10 for Singapore. After a period of transit, we board our next flight No. SQ 528 at 2025 hours for Chennai. (B)

  • 25.10.2017 Wednesday to 10.11.2017 Friday

Airline:

  • SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Meals:

  • Daily Buffet breakfast at hotel
  • 15 Non Vegetarian (pick up option for Vegetarians) Lunches
  • 16 Non Vegetarian (pick up option for Vegetarians) Dinners

Airfare:

  • Return economy class group fare as per the itinerary

Tips & Porterages

Notes:

  • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by a deluxe air conditioned coach
  • Services of a friendly English & Tamil Tour Manager from Shalom
  • No refund on unutilized services
  • Once the tickets are issued, NO REFUND WILL BE ALLOWED
  • Standard Cancellation Charges apply as per our policy mentioned in the Fact sheet of every tour of 2017
  • A person below 11 years is considered a child and above 11 years, an adult
  • As a 3rd person in a Triple room, most hotels use roll away beds or 2 queen size beds and the room size may be the same as a double room
  • Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during the stay shall be payable by the passengers. Shalom will not be liable for the same.
  • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However all services will remain the same.
  • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
  • Standard check-in time for the hotels is 1400hrs while check-out is at 1200hrs.
  • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in the schedule of flights, coach, cruise or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passenger. Shalom will not be liable for any loss of baggage by the Air-line.

WHAT YOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Applicable GST on the Total Tour Cost at the time of final payment. Any increase in the GST by the Government of India will be extra.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry expenses, hot drinks, mineral water, food not in the regular menu provided by us, minibar, telephone calls etc.
  • Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.
  • Any increase in Fuel Surcharge, Q Tax, JN Tax, Airport Tax before departure of the tour

 

Possible Hotels Destination Nights
Hotel Watermark
Gold Coast 3 Nights
Bay Village Tropical Retreat
Cairns 2 Nights
Ibis Styles, The Victoria
Melbourne 2 Nights
Breakfree on George Hotel
Sydney 2 Nights
Quality Elms Hotel
Christchurch 1 Night
Heartland Glacier Country
Fox Glacier 1 Night
Copthorne Lakefront Hotel
Queenstown 2 Nights
Sudima Lake Hotel
Rotorua 1 Night
Auckland City Hotel
Auckland 2 Nights
TOUR COST PER PERSON IN A TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING ROOM (for a minimum of 20 adult paying passengers)

Per Adult Sharing a room
Rs. 3,83,500 /- + 5% GST
Child with Extra Bed (2 - 11 years)
Rs. 2,91,500 /- + 5% GST
Child with No Bedsharing parents’ bed (2 - 11 years) Rs. 2,30,500/- + 5% GST
Single Supplement Rs. 67,000/-