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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sightseeing and Things to Do in New Zealand and Australia

(Country wise World Heritage Sites are given at
For Travel and Sightseeing in India, refer

Around Three Weeks in New Zealand and Australia

New Zealand

Day 1: Christchurch, City tour

Christchurch Museum
Antarctic center and South Pole Attractions
Botanical Gardens along the Avon River
Cathedral Square
Enjoy Tram Ride within the city

Day 2: Christchurch - Wanaka - Queenstown

Proceed to Queenstown
En-route visit Lake Tekapo- carved out of mountain rock by glaciers and picturesque Lake Pukaki
Glimpse of Mt. Cook
Visit Puzzling world at Wannaka
Arrive at Queenstown

Day 3: Queenstown, City Tour

Arrowtown museum
Bungy Jumping Point
Experience Jet Boat Adventure in Kawarau river
Gondola ride to Bob Peak
Stroll around Queenstown's beautiful waterfront and enjoy shopping

Day 4: Queenstown - Milford Sound

Full day excursion to Milford Sound
Wakatipu Lake,
Te Anau Lake
Most scenic travel through the Fjiord Land National Park by Milford Sound Cruise
Chasm water fall

Day 5: Queenstown - Auckland - Rotorua - Waitomo

Flight to Auckland
On arrival proceed to Rotorua
En-route Waitomo caves
En-route Glow Worm Grotto with a Silent water boat ride
Government garden
Enjoy Maori Dance Concert in the evening

Day 6: Rotorua - Auckland

Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve
Agro Dome Sheep shearing show
Arrive at Auckland

Day 7: Auckland, City Tour

Mt. Eden
Harbour Bridge
Queens Street
Auckland Sky Tower Observatory Deck
Kelly Tarlton Underwater World
Shopping in the evening


Day 8: Auckland - Sydney, GAP, Showboat Cruise

Flight to Sydney.
On arrival tour of Bondi Beach and The GAP
In the evening board the Show Boat Cruise for dinner and dance and enjoy the view of Sydney harbor bridge and City Skyline.

Day 9: Sydney - Canberra

Full day excursion tour to Canberra
Embassy Road
New Parliament House
Mt. Ainslie
War Memorial
National Capital Exhibition Center

Day 10: Sydney - City Tour

Opera House
Harbor Bridge
Macquarie's Point
King's Cross
Views from Sydney Tower Observatory deck
Virtual Sky Tour
Darling Harbor
Shopping at Darling Harbor

Day 11: Sydney - Cairns

Flight to Cairns
Butterfly Park
Army Duck Tour.
Shopping in the night market

Day 12: Cairns - Great Barrier Reef – Cairns

Natural wonder of the world- The Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy glass bottom boat and Mini Submersible

Day 13: Cairns - Brisbane City tour - Gold Coast

Enjoy the Tjapukai Dance show
Try your hand at Boomerang Throwing
Enjoy Sky-Rail cable car ride through tropical wonderlands and Kuranda Rain Forest. Flight to Brisbane.
On arrival, tour of Brisbane includes Town Hall, Kangaroo Point and South bank waterfront
Proceed to Gold Coast

Day 14: Gold Coast

Visit Warner Brother's Movie World
In the evening enjoy Conrad Jupiter Show

Day 15: Gold Coast

Currumbin Bird Sanctuary: See Kangaroos, Koalas and hand feed the Lorikeet Birds Enjoy various shows at Sea World

Day 16: Gold Coast - Brisbane - Melbourne

Flight to Melbourne
On arrival do shopping

Day 17: Melbourne - Phillip Island - Melbourne

Proceed to Philip Island
En-route visit Shrine of remembrance.
Nobby Point to see several sea lions flopping about on rocks
Witness the Penguin Parade in the evening at Phillip Island

Day 18: Melbourne - Great Ocean Road, Helicopter Ride - Melbourne

Experience coastal drive at Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles rock formations including the Lock Ard Gorge
Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride
Later drive through Port Campbell National Park

Day 19: Melbourne City tour

Visit MCG ground
St. Patrick cathedral
Captain Cooks cottage
Fitzroy garden
Town hall
Old Parliament house
Enjoy the city tram ride
Visit the world famous Casino in the evening.

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