If you and your partner are looking for lots of adrenaline pumping activities, then go on this 10-day Australia Unloaded trip that is completely action packed. You have excitement and adventure in the form of penguin sighting at Phillip Island, swimming with the whales off the Sunshine Coast, ziplining through a rainforest at Otway, and climbing atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You start your adventurous action-packed trip in Melbourne, then visit Brisbane and finally you leave for home from Sydney.
Day 1: Arrival in Melbourne
You arrive in Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia. Interestingly, it is also referred to as Australia’s Cultural Capital. After checking in to the hotel, you have the day free at leisure.
You can either explore the city or opt for any optional tour. You stay overnight in Melbourne.
Day 2: Melbourne - City Tour of Melbourne and Phillip Island and Penguin Parade
After breakfast at the hotel, you proceed on a half-day Melbourne city tour. you go to ‘Little Italy’, which is in the north-east corner of the city and here you can check out the many stores, boutiques and restaurants. Marvel at the architecture of the Melbourne University and the Royal Exhibition Building. Later, visit the Fitzroy Gardens. After which, you can walk around some of Melbourne's alleys, streets and arcades. Then you will drive past the venue of the world-famous Australian Open Tennis Tournament, the Rod Laver Arena, and you are taken to the Albert Park so you can catch a glimpse of the Formula 1 Grand Prix track.
Later, you will go on the Phillip Island Tour. While here, don’t miss seeing the Little Penguins that have inhabited the island. In fact, during sunset, you can see these Little Penguins coming out of the sea and waddling on the beach and then heading to the sand dune burrows. Incidentally, these Little Penguins are said to be among the smallest of all the penguin species. You return back to your hotel in Melbourne late and you stay the night here.
Day 3: Melbourne - Otway Treetop Ziplining Adventure
After breakfast at the hotel, you spend the day at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, a rainforest experience. You will go ziplining through the rainforest 600 meters above ground.
You stay overnight in Melbourne.
Day 4: Melbourne - Brisbane - Gold Coast
After breakfast in the hotel, an airport transfer takes you to the Melbourne Airport for your onward flight to Brisbane, where you have the rest of the day free at leisure.
You stay overnight in the Gold Coast area in Brisbane.
Day 5: Gold Coast - Swim with the Whales (Optional)
After breakfast, you have an option to head to the Sunshine Coast, where an interesting experience awaits you. You get to see whales up, close and personal and you can even swim with the Humpback Whales. Swimming along with these gentle giants is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
After an eventful day, you head back to the hotel and you stay overnight in Gold Coast.
Day 6: Gold Coast
After breakfast at the hotel, you have the day free at leisure where you can do whatever you choose to, or you can opt for any of our optional tours.
Optional: You can choose to visit the Movie World, a fantasy movie theme park. This is a theme park operated by the Warner Bros studio. While here, you get to see many shows and attractions based on a couple Hollywood blockbusters. A not-to-miss is the rides and also visiting the many movie set replicas here.
Day 7: Gold Coast - Sydney
After breakfast at the hotel, you check out and an airport shuttle takes you to the Brisbane airport from where you head to Sydney. On arrival, you are met by your tour representative in the airport and you are taken to your hotel.
Optional: You can head to King Street Wharf on your own to go on a Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise in the evening. After the cruise, you will head back to the hotel for your overnight stay.
You stay overnight in a hotel in Sydney.
Day 8: Sydney - Full-day tour of Blue Mountains National Park
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a day’s trip to explore the UNESCO nominated World Heritage site, the Blue Mountains National Park. While here, you are out in the wilderness that is filled mountains, cliffs, forestlands, and waterfalls. While here, you will learn a thing or two about the Aboriginal way of life. The day’s trip includes a visit to the nice little mountain town of Leura and visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park and get up, close and personal with the koalas and kangaroos.
After the trip, you return and stay overnight in a hotel in Sydney.
Day 9: Sydney - Sydney Bridge Climb and Jet Boat ride on the Sydney harbour
After breakfast at the hotel, you head for an adventurous day out. Instead of just viewing the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Wharf, for those with the adventurous zeal, can climb atop this world-famous structure, you will be about 134 meters above the Harbour. This gives you a ringside view, or a complete 360-degree view of the Sydney CBD area and much beyond.
After you have had your fill observing the city from atop, you then climb down and jump on to a Jet Boat that races on the waters at very high-speed. You will pass another iconic structure in Sydney, the Opera House.
You stay overnight in a hotel in Sydney.
Day 10: Departure from Sydney
After breakfast at the hotel, you check out from the hotel and an airport transfer takes you to the Sydney Airport, from where you are homeward bound.
Not included: Airfare, Visa, GST, Tips
Australia welcomes travellers, explorers and adventure seekers alike all through the year having food, literature, light and music festivals all year round. The high tourist season is during summer and spring that is December to February and March to May. The weather is warm all through the year, except for a brief winter spell from June to August.