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Scenic Australia

8N / 9D
3N 
Gold Coast
 → 2N 
Cairns
 → 3N 
Sydney
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Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Policies
  • Tour Destinations

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrive in Gold Coast

Arrive into Brisbane and then proceed towards Gold Coast – Australia’s entertainment capital. Day is free for leisure to explore city at your own. Overnight stay in Gold Coast Hotel.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Gold Coast - Rainforest & 4WD Glow Worm Tour and Movie World

Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, A Southern Cross 4WD Tours coach will pick you up from your hotel to commence a Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour. Experience exciting night time four-wheel-driving, local commentary on nocturnal flora and fauna finished off with Glow Worms in their natural environment alongside a secluded National Park Waterfall. Your fully guided experience from start to finish is all about getting you into the forest to experience something that many have not. This is more than just a Glow Worm tour; it's all about seeing the Rainforest come to life at night time.
Next we will visit Movie World, the vehicles will then drop you at Warner Brothers ‘Movie World’ where movie magic happens every day. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all behind-the scene actions, comedy stunts along with Exhilarating rides, shows and attractions like the Superman Escape, Green Lantern, Scooby Doo, etc. Also have a chance of meeting and taking off on the ultimate Batwing Space shot ride.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Gold Coast - Fire Engine Experience & Dreamworld Tour

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a grand ride on a real fire 4 hire truck, with loud entertaining music. Experience hands on operation of a real fire hose, and wear an Authentic Fire Helmet with uniformed fire fighter chauffeurs! Later proceed to Dream World. Enjoy the tallest and fastest thrill rides, interactive shows and unique animal attractions; there’s something for everyone at Dream World. Rides that are stomach losing, packed with adrenalin, and give you a big dose of fear such as the Giant Drop, Tower of Terror, Wipe out, Cyclone roller coaster and Dream World’s scream machine. The Claw! Today enjoy local Lunch. Experience some more wonderful rides and attractions at Nick Central Wiggle’s World.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Gold Coast to Cairns - Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Rail

After Breakfast at the hotel, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Later proceed to Kuranda – a World Heritage Rainforest. Experience one way Skyrail journey that immerses you in an intimate experience where you will relax and enjoy the stunning rainforest scenery, panoramic views of the Cairns tropical region and the glittering waters of the Coral Sea. After a day of excitement and fun, we return to Cairns.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Cairns - Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

This morning you have an option to go for hot air ballooning (optional). Later after an early breakfast at your hotel, we proceed to board the cruise to Green Island. Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. There is an abundance of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy. A chance to Snorkel and dive, or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of an air-conditioned semi-submersible that will take you to an underwater world that has a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors. Enjoy continental lunch on board the cruise. Return to your hotel with fantastic memories of this living natural wonder. Later in the evening visit Cairns night market on your own

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Cairns to Sydney

After Breakfast at the hotel, we proceed to for airport to board your flight to Sydney. On arrival into the Harbour city proceed to hotel and check-in.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Sydney - City Tour, Sydney Aquarium & Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

After Breakfast at the hotel, we proceed on an exciting city tour of Sydney which includes highlights like the Darling Harbour, one of the world’s greatest waterfront destinations, orientation of Sydney city covering the Rocks area, the busy CBD area, Hyde Park, the Harbour Bridge, Mrs. Macquaries Chair and the world renowned Bondi beach. We also take you on a guided tour of one the world’s most spectacular landmark – the Sydney Opera House. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. Later take a journey through the world famous Sydney Aquarium and the wild life world.
Also experience the world of glamour, glitz, sport, politics and music when you visit the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum where you will see the life size wax statues of the famous personalities from all around the world. Visit the world famous Sydney tower.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 8 

Sydney - Leisure Day / Optional Tours

After Breakfast at the hotel, you have the opportunity to spend time at your own pace. You can shop at the classic Queen Victoria building – the most beautiful shopping center in the southern hemisphere on your own OR you can experience the spectacular blue-hazed beauty, dramatic cliffs and deep canyons of the Blue Mountains OR see Sydney from above the most iconic bridge in the world – the Sydney Bridge. The fully guided climb takes you to the summit of this world-famous bridge, 134 meters above Sydney Harbour.
Tonight, get set for a lifetime experience onboard the spectacular Showboat dinner cruise. Be captivated by the breath-taking scenery as you sail through the shimmering Sydney Harbour with its mesmerizing panorama of bright city lights, Opera House and the famous Harbour Bridge. Experience fine dining with Indian menu onboard followed by a dazzling theatre cabaret featuring professional Australian showgirls in their glamorous costumes!

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 9 

Sydney Departure

After the scrumptious Breakfast, we will check out at appropriate time and drive to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and give us your suggestions. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Scenic Australia tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights stay in Gold Coast
  • 2 Nights stay in Cairns
  • 3 Nights stay in Sydney
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Rainforest & 4WD Glow Worm Tour and Movie World
  • Fire Engine Experience & Dreamworld Tour
  • Kuranda Rainforest & Skyrail
  • Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
  • Visit the Sydney Wildlife World
  • Sydney Showboat Cruise with dinner
  • City tour of Sydney including Opera House
  • Visit the World Famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Visit Sydney Aquarium & World famous Sydney tower
  • Return Airport Transfers in all cities
  • All Tours & Transfers are on SIC basis (Seat in coach)

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, Visa Charges, Overseas Travel Insurance
  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Entry Tickets / Meals other than those mentioned in Inclusions
  • Anything other than those mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ list above
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable.

Tour Activity

Pricing Calender

Visa Policies

Australia eVisa
  • Colour scan copy of  front & last page of a valid passport with at least six months validity from the date of departure. 
  • Confirmed Return Air ticket.
  • Income Tax Return for last 3 years.
  • Applicant Pan Card Copy & Aadhaar Card Copy.
  • Confirmed Hotel Reservation along with the Tour Itinerary.
  • Personal Bank Statement for last 6 months with sufficient balance.
  • Personal Covering letter mentioning the details of travel, details of the traveller, purpose of visit and duration of stay and Sponsorship Letter
  • Soft copy of recent coloured passport size photographs (35 mm wide by 45 mm high without border, white background)
Special Note:
The decision to grant or refuse a visa is the sole prerogative of the government of Australia.  We do not in any way influence the same.

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Hotel normal check in time is 1400 - 1600 hours and check out time is 1000 - 1200 hours
  • Package cost is subject to change until full confirmation for package tour.
  • Rooms are subject to availability.
  • Room type (double or twin is Subject to Availability and is at sole discretion of the hotel)
  • Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.
  • All transfers tours based on Seat-In-Coach (SIC) basis (Shared Basis) other than mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Dinner coupons are of Indian restaurant based on buffet or set menu basis, outside hotel, without transfers.
  • PAN card copy required for billing.
  • The cost of outbound package tour is payable in convertible foreign exchange (subject to RBI/GOI regulation) except cost of ticket. Package Cost includes (Ground handling charges) Dollar segment, which will be taken out of your BTQ (Basic Travel Quota). ROE will be applicable at the time of final payment of the Tour Package.
  • Reservation Vouchers and Air Tickets will be handed over 3 days before the scheduled Tour, after receiving the full and final payment.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is Subject to Availability. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • Tour is in group & one may have to wait intermittently for transfers especially for pick-up and dropping as transfers services are used for other group tourists too.
  • The time schedule fixed by the local tour operator should be strictly adhered to. For any inconvenience, loss or consequence suffered due to tourist’s failure to keep the local tour operators timings, the tourist alone would be responsible. Please also note that unlike in the case of individual tailor made tour packages; you might have to adjust timings for the sake of general member of your tour group. Hotels mentioned now are only proposed at the moment. The hotel named in the service voucher shall be final.
  • This intimation supersede all previous offers by Company and any verbal communication or offer made earlier by any of our representatives.

Condition Apply
The aforementioned description is just for informative purpose. Final package tour components shall be mentioned on the voucher at the time of finalizing the tour package. The travel tour components mentioned here are subject to change at last minute variation that may occur due to factors beyond control of the Company. It is entirely your responsibility to check the Service Voucher(s) / Tickets / Visas / Insurance Policies carefully on delivery thereof and to let the Company know immediately in the event of any error.

Tour Destination

About City

Gold Coast
"Sandy beaches, theme parks, and lush hinterland!"

A city seemingly built entirely from a tourism perspective, Gold Coast is one of Australia's most popular destinations, with a plethora of fun activities and experiences under the sun (pun intended). Home to some of the country's best beaches, surfing and water sports are highly popular here, with several themed parks also adding to the fun for adrenaline enthusiasts. For those who shy away from adventure sports, the shopping centres, fine dining restaurants, and art galleries are some of the best experiences in the city.

From its long spread of beaches to the crazy famous theme and amusement parks, and not to forget the near pristine rainforests, Gold Coast is a truly spectacular getaway city. Experience the vibrant treetop walkways through the forests, explore the elaborate aquariums, or have a fun surf lesson because you'll find yourself doing a variety of things all day. And not just that, for the adrenaline junkie, there are many challenging activities in the forests and bushlands of the Gold Coast hinterland!

Located south of Brisbane, Gold Coast for long served as a vacation spot for people looking to get out of the big city. Over time, it has grown spectacularly and expensively (hence the name). It is a vast city with endless sources for a great time! However, it has retained its holiday spirit and has a wide range of attractions and activities that keep people coming.

Things To Do In Gold Coast

1. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
A unique and interactive experience with the Australian wildlife. Located in Gold Coast, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for wildlife buffs and nature lovers. The park is a non-profit organization that has been nurturing wildlife for more than 70 years, while educating and entertaining visitors around the globe. Unlike most wildlife sanctuaries, Currumbin lets you have an interactive experience with its animals which you probably haven't had before! You can cuddle up with adorable koalas, or even feed kangaroos (yes, you can feed an animal!). The sanctuary is always buzzing with energy with live performances and shows, and even includes a tree-top challenge course for those who aren't happy with just walking around! There is also a wildlife hospital where you can see the vets work away to ensure good health of the animals, and all this while the kids can have a blast at the Wild Island play area!

2. Coolangatta Beach
Witness Gold Coast’s sandy allure at Coolangatta Beach, which ranks among the most popular and adventurous beaches in the city. From surfing the perfectly-shaped ocean waves to diving among fish and dolphins, Coolangatta Beach is a hub of family entertainment and adventures. Embark on skydiving sessions, spot migratory humpback whales, swim around with your loved ones, and watch sunsets at Coolangatta Beach.

3. Deamworld
Part of the Gold Coast's impressive collection of theme parks, Dreamworld is yet another memorable experience for the family! Whether you want to get up close and personal with tigers, cuddle up with koalas, or meet you favourite Dreamworld characters, the park has it all! You'll find yourself surrounded with a buzzing atmosphere and loads of fun rides and activities. Be it an adventure with our favourites from 'Madagascar' or one with the Dragon Warrior Po, or even a fairytale game with Shrek, the fun never ends!

4. Warner Bros Movie World
A brilliant, vast, and absolutely fascinating theme park, Movie World will take you into an experience of Warner Bros like never before. With tons of stalls, games, live performances, and big rides, you're sure to have a ball of a time over here. Among the many attractions at the park, the most famous is the Justice League 3D, where you join forces with the famous superheroes in a bid to save the world! Not just that, there are rides specific to superheroes too like the Arkham Asylum and the Superman Escape. The brand new Rio 4D is another fabulous attraction, and at the Junior Driving School, children of all ages can learn how to drive. And finally, absorb the best of Hollywood in the Star Parade on Main Street. Get ready for an action packed day at WB Movie World!

5. Sea World
Australia's Sea World is a true paradise for kids! Home to a variety of species of marine life like dolphins, polar bears, turtles, penguins and many more, there is more to the aquarium than just that! With exhibitions such as Half Shell, where you meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or the wonderfully interactive Dora the Explorer show, and there's even the exhillerating Jet Stunt Extreme show! In short, a foolproof plan for a fun day out!

6. Tree Top Walkway
As the name suggests, the walkway, which is almost 200 metres in length, sits at a height of 15 metres above the ground and gives you a chance to view the rainforest canopies from angles you wouldn't have seen before. The flowering trees and plants, the lush orchids, and the various birds and animals make this a pure and calming experience. There are even observation decks, one of which is 30 metres high, to give you vistas of the forest to capture in your mind and cameras! The best part? It's all free.

7. Holoverse
The world's first hologram entertainment centre, Holoverse is a an absolutely fantastic outing for the family. Made from state of the art technology, the entire arcade will make you feel like you're in a movie yourself! Explore ancient civilizations, discover things you've never seen, or have a battle with enemies using swords and guns! Interact with your environment as if it's all real and turn into dragons and battle your friends high up in the sky! Holoverse is truly a place which pushes limits. To avoid the long lines, book your tickets online beforehand.

8. Treetop Challenge
One of Gold Coast's more 'hands-on' attractions, the Treetop Challenge is a massive area of unadulterated bushland where you take on more than a 100 pulsating and thrilling challenges! Spread over 6 courses, covering an area of 10 acres, you will find yourself hanging and swinging from trees, tackling risky looking bridges, and jumping on some really long flying foxes! All the equipment is provided at the venue, and is super safe with a number of qualified supervisors looking after you as you take on the countless adventures!

9. Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain is the perfect escape from the heat of the Gold Coast and this picturesque mountain destination is popularly known as the "Green behind the Gold". This enchanting mountain village is located on a mountain plateau and it is surrounded by evergreen rainforests and cascading waterfalls. Tamborine Mountain is a great place to explore nature, indulge in some locally made wine, beer or gin while you enjoy the mesmerizing sunsets.

10. Burleigh Heads
Witness a world of rainforests, beaches, eucalyptus forests, rocky foreshore, pandanus groves, creeks, tussock grasslands, mangroves, and coastal heath at the iconic Burleigh Head National Park of Gold Coast. Situated in the Burleigh Head area amidst Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta Beach, the national park offers stunning nature trails where visitors can climb hills or go around headlands to explore Gold Coast’s unique flora and fauna.

11. Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park is a spectacular verdant alternative to the typical gold and blue scenery of the Gold Coast. The park is famous for its beautiful scenery, cascading waterfalls, meandering creeks running between trees and hundreds of rare and unique varieties of flora and fauna. The park is just a 40 minutes drive from the main hub of Gold Coast.

12. Natural Bridge
In the western part of the Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge is a heavenly cave-like rock formation created by the waterfall over the basalt cave. This attraction offers an excellent opportunity for tourists to encounter green catbirds, paradise riflebirds, wompoo fruit-doves, and other endangered species of koalas, tusked frogs, sooty owls, and cascade tree frogs

13. Infinity Attraction Gold Coast
The future is at INFINITY Attraction, one of Gold Coast’s premier tourist and nightlife destinations. Located in Surfers Paradise, this family-friendly entertainment attraction offers a maze of futuristic wonders created with high-quality light and sound effects that promise to transport you and your loved ones to a never-seen-before dimension. Explore 20 multi-sensual rooms in this 30-minute journey of excitement and fun.

14. Point Danger Gold Coast
Explore one of Gold Coast’s most iconic landmarks at Point Danger, named so as a warning to sailors about the dangerous coastline around it. Watch the waves as they collide and crash at the shore and witness the bewitching Point Danger Lighthouse, Captain Cook Memorial, and the war memorial commemorating soldiers of WWII. Various corals, dolphins and surfers also abound in Point Danger’s waters.

15. ArtVo Gold Coast
Explore an art gallery that makes the classic experience a fun family outing at ArtVo Gold Coast. An interactive ‘trick-art’ gallery, ArtVo’s artworks are life-size murals depicting larger-than-life scenarios that range from fighting dragons to meeting King Kong and flying on magic carpets. Click fun photographs with the artworks to create moments to cherish.

16. Draculas Cabaret Gold Coast
The wild nightlife of the Gold Coast comes to life at one of the city’s most renowned attractions, Dracula’s Cabaret. Hop on the spooky Ghost Train and enter a world of vampires, where supernatural creatures sing, dance, and make you laugh with their comic antics. From burlesque to aerial performances and gory chills, Dracula’s is a uniquely spooky yet entertaining tourist attraction.

17. Wax Museum Gold Coast
A unique take on iconic wax museums awaits you at Wax Museum Gold Coast, which blends classic wax figurines with history. Renowned as the Southern Hemisphere’s largest wax museum with a collection of over 110 life-size figurines, the Museum has four exhibits. Apart from the wax statues, one can explore a historical torture chamber and replicas of British crown jewels at the Wax Museum.

18. Australian Outback Spectacular Gold Coast
Australian Outback Spectacular is a wonderful show and dinner place that touches the heart of tourists with breathtaking productions about the rugged Outback since its inception in the year 2006. The attraction showcases stories that leave a great impression on the hearts of the audience and instill a sense of courage and patriotism. It uses innovative technologies, events, and moving musical scores and performances to bring the stories to life.

19. Broadbeach
Experience the magic of the suburban Gold Coast as you explore Broad Beach. A hub of shopping and entertainment, Broad Beach is home to iconic restaurants, local markets, music festivals, lounges, bars, gaming centres and kid adventures. Broad Beach attracts millions of visitors throughout the day with its shopping and family-friendly activities and offers the best of Gold Coast nightlife as well.

20. Skypoint Observation Deck
Touch the skies and challenge gravity at SkyPoint Gold Coast, one of the city’s prominent adventure attractions. Situated at the highest point of one of Gold Coast’s tallest skyscrapers, SkyPoint Climb and Observation Deck stands 230 metres above ground and offers 360-degree views of the entire city. Embark on the daring external building climb to the top in one of Gold Coast’s most sought-after adventures.

21. Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park is a park which is part of the larger Gondwana Rainforests of Australia which, in turn, is the largest expanse of subtropical Rainforests in the world. There are more than 500 waterfalls in the park and the place is famous for its ancient trees, variety of birds, walking trails, mountain views, rare and unique wildlife and its mesmerizing natural environment.

22. Cavill Avenue Gold Coast
Named after the hotelier Jim Cavill, Cavill Avenue is a street and a pedestrian mall in Surfers Paradise. Lining with bars, shops, nightclubs, and fast food outlets, this street is a hub for shopping and entertainment with music memorabilia. In this attraction, you will find numerous surf art and regular live music performances from buskers and pub bands that line the street at night.

23. David Fleay Wildlife Park
Embark on a unique wildlife affair at David Fleay Wildlife Park, renowned as one of Gold Coast’s hidden crown jewels. Meet a wide range of wild species of snakes, flying foxes, koalas, wallabies, and the rare shy bridled nailtail wallaby in their natural habitats. Witness ‘benevolent captivity’ and conservation efforts at this small wildlife park.

24. iFly Gold Coast
Challenge yourself to a skydiving experience that is conducted indoors at iFly Gold Coast, renowned as one of the most popular tourist experiences in the city. Designed to cater to visitors aged 3 to 103, the air tunnel of iFly mimics the exhilarating free fall of skydiving without the actual jump from the plane. Watch and fly with friends and family at iFly Gold Coast.

25. Hota Gold Coast
Gold Coast’s most iconic hub of live entertainment, art and culture awaits you at the Home of the Arts. Renowned as HOTA, the performing arts centre located in Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise is one of the city’s most prominent family-friendly attractions. From participating in performing arts events and exploring exhibitions to shopping souvenirs and local products and dining at high-end restaurants, HOTA incorporates the best of Gold Coast attractions.

26. Gold Coast Motor Museum
History and technology come together at Gold Coast Motor Museum, which houses a stunning collection of vintage cars, bikes, and motor memorabilia of the twentieth century. From Lamborghini to BMW, witness 75 vehicles that narrate their own special stories as they stand as exhibits at the museum. Part of the personal collection of the Amor brothers, the Museum blends sentimentality with vintage motors.

27. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Gold Coast
Pacific Fair Shopping Center is one of the largest shopping destinations in the Gold Coast. It houses over 400 of the best international and local fashion brands, luxury brands from across the globe and super speciality stores. There are over 65 dining options spread across four food courts. Play Street is the latest addition to the Center which caters to children featuring slides, climbing walls and more.

28. Miami Marketta
Miami Marketta is a unique and enthralling night market that puts together a spectacular selection of the best ethnic food stalls from all over the Gold Coast as well as an amazing variety of international cuisines. The venue also hosts several live music programs and events representing local and international performers.

29. Glow Worm Caves
An enchanting natural wonder awaits at Glow Worm Gold Coast, where tourists can witness caves illuminated by the twinkling lights of glow worms. Head on a guided tour of the iconic man-made caves that replicate the natural habitat of these unique creatures, and feel the sensation of stars on earth. The one-hour tour ends with a fun shopping spree at the local souvenir shop.

30. Tallebudgera Creek
Tallebudgera Creek is one of the best locations for a family trip, which is a wonderful place to enjoy swimming or fishing. The Creek is known for offering amazing water activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. You can also have a picnic at the beach situated alongside or go to the local Surf Club which has a beautiful Cafe where you can enjoy a mouthwatering meal.

31. Purling Brook Falls
Purling Brook Falls is a waterfall in the Springbrook National Park known for its unique structure and natural value. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose name has been derived from the gurgling sound of the water that rushes down the pool. On your visit to the attraction, visitors can indulge in hiking and trekking activities and explore the other places around the tourist interest.

32. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Gold Coast
Enter the mind-boggling world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! during your exploration of Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise. One of the most renowned family-friendly and nightlife destinations of the Gold Coast, Ripley’s is home to more than 300 exhibits inspired by the world of science and illusions that promise to trick your senses. From classic brain twisters to new additions, Ripley’s has something for all ages.


What are the top sightseeing places in Gold coast? 

The top sightseeing places in Gold coast are Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Beaches in Gold Coast, Dreamworld, Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk.

Must Know Before You Visit Gold Coast

1. Tourists can get a rechargeable Go Card to travel via buses of TransLink to get around Gold Coast. AUD 10 gives unlimited travel per day.

2. Farther tourist spots can be reached by travelling on the light rail transport along the Gold Coast highway. Go Cards can also be used for the same.

3. The city experiences over 300 days of sunshine annually. It is recommended to carry sunscreen lotions, hats and protective headwear as it can get really hot aside from the winter season, especially during the summer.

4. Gold Coast is a surfer's haven and is popular for swimming as well, among other activities. Tourists are recommended to watch out for days of yellow flags that warn of dangerous swimming conditions. Red flags are indicative of beaches being closed.

Nightlife in Gold Coast 

Nightlife on Gold Coast is just like it is with the big Australian cities - energetic and wild.
Surfers Paradise is the hottest precinct in Gold Coast for that perfect night out, with a young and electric crowd and some of the Gold Coast's best nightclubs such as Shooters, Sin City, The Avenue, Underground, and The Bedroom.
Broadbeach too has a couple of great clubs and lounges such as Love Nightlife and Platinum Nightclub. But if you're confused and just want to head out for a night of club-hopping, Surfers Paradise is definitely the place to go.
Always remember to carry your Photo ID, and the LDA in Australia is 18.

Shopping in Gold Coast 

Shopping is a crazy affair in the Gold Coast. With a fantastic collection of markets and products, you'll find yourself shopping for hours on end. The Carrara Markets, to start with, are Australia's biggest permanent markets. You'll find great discounts on nearly anything you can buy - from fresh produce to arts and crafts, and to pots and plants! The Chevron Rennaisance Shopping Centre has been renovated too now and is home to a variety of brands, boutiques, and bars! Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is a relatively new but truly luxurious location to shop. It has all the major global brands and places to dine. Along with these markets, the Gold Coast also has a number of Arts and Crafts markets such as Burleigh, Broadbeach, and Coolangata Arts and Crafts markets for when you're looking for that perfect souvenir.

Exchanging Money in Gold Coast 

Currency exchange options are aplenty in Gold Coast.
Services are provided by Crown Currency Exchange, Travel Money Oz, Travelex, and American Express Currency Exchange, among many others.
The local bank ATMs can also be used.

Traveller's Tips for Gold Coast 

1. Tipping for good service is a common practice in the city, and the amount of the tip, or even tipping at all, is totally at your discretion.

2. Tap water is safe to drink in the city. Be sure to carry your own water bottle which can also be filled at public drinking taps.

3. Do not carry valuables when heading to the beach. 

4. In case of any emergency dial 000 immediately.

How can I commute within Gold coast? 

The city is very well connected by an efficient public transport system. Be it by bus, trams, cars or taxis, you will never be inconvenienced. That being said, trams are perhaps the best connected form of transport in the city. They run from 0500 to 00:00 during the weekdays and well into the mornings during Friday and Saturday. Buses mostly run along the main roads but are 24x7, while cars are also a good option since traffic isnt't very bad. For a fresher and healthier mode option, however, grab a bike and cycle down the Gold Coast Oceanway and enjoy a wonderful and breezy ride down the 36km path!

What is the best time to visit Gold Coast?
Gold Coast sees bright sunshine for nearly 300 days every year; however, the best time to visit the Gold Coast is between May and October. The warm weather is ideal for beach activities and boat tours. End of January and most of February is the time when humidity is high, and the region sees a lot of rainfall. Also, in the peak winter months of June to August, while the days are sunny, temperatures drop to as low as 11-12 degrees. Owing to its subtropical location, the climate in this region never gets too hot or too cold and the days are mostly dry and sunny. The period from June to August is an ideal time for whale watching. The months from November to April form the low season for tourism in The Gold Coast. You can expect to find the cheapest deals on accommodation and flights, but there will not be any boat tours or parties going on during these months. However, there is a surge in tourism during Christmas and New Year. Travellers are advised to make their bookings in advance to avoid any last minute rush. That being said, the Gold Coast is a year-round destination known for a wide array of outdoor activities like golfing, hot air ballooning, fishing, nature walks etc.

About City

Cairns
"The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef"

Situated in Far North Queensland, Cairns is synonymous with Australia's tropical climates and oceanic bliss intertwined. Popularly known as the gateway to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, this city is the home base for those who wish to explore the abundant tropical riches of the region. While soothingly laid back in some parts, Cairns is rife with chic cafes, bustling markets and beaches spotted with bars and clubs.

With 3000 coral reefs, 600 islands and 300 coral cays, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral system in the world and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is only natural that the coastal city of Cairns sees scores of tourists coming to admire and experience this reef in every way possible, be it snorkelling, scuba diving, island getaways, or even helicopter rides that presents the beauty of the reefs from above. Its proximity to the ocean means that it offers a range of restaurants, cafes and pubs offering delicious food with amazing views of the coast found along the Cairns Esplanade, with the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon offering visitors a relaxing swimming experience as they admire the beautiful foreshore of the city.

Visitors looking to explore the greenery of Cairns and North Queensland can hop on the Kuranda Scenic Railway from the Cairns Railway Station and be delighted by the most scenic train route of tropical Queensland. Those not wanting to stray too far from Cairns have the option of visiting the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. More of the natural beauty of Cairns can be found at the Flecker Botanic Gardens, home to verdant rainforest species found in the area. Visitors can also learn about Aboriginal plant use in these gardens. 

While it is a haven for natural beauty, Cairns is so much more than that. It also has a thriving art scene, being the city where you can find three huge and real former World War 2 tanks converted into art galleries at the Tanks Arts Centre. The Canopy Arts Centre and Cairns Regional Gallery are also interesting places where one can see the beauty and talent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. To learn more about the rich aboriginal history of the area, the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park not only explores the history of the indigenous community, but also has regular cultural performances to showcase the Tjapukai culture.

Places To Visit In Cairns

1. Cairns Botanic Gardens
The Cairns botanical gardens officially known as Flecker botanical garden is a botanic reserve in Collins Avenue. It is named after Dr. Hugo Flecker who is known for his immense botanical contribution to this place. Commenced on the 2 of February 2007, it has since become a world heritage listed site. It is also known as Fitzalan's Botanical gardens and Edge hill nursery and it is one of the best places to visit in Cairns.

2. Palm Cove
Palm Cove is the shy, quiet chilled-out unique village which is referred to as the Spa capital of Australia. Some who visit it call it 'the ultimate tropical serenity'. It offers the best of tropical adventure with its reef, rainforest, and indigenous culture and it is one of the best places to visit in Cairns. Relax by the ancient paper bark Melaleuca trees lining the casually styled esplanade. There are various world class beach resorts and hotels here to pamper you and further cater to your every whim and fantasy. 

3. Green Island
Most people come to Cairns to visit the Great Barrier Reef. There are many rainforests, white beaches, corals and abundant and diverse marine life. You can do several activities here at Green Island where the clear water invites you to dive, swim, and snorkel to your heart's content. Also very famous here is the semi-submarine ride and the glass bottom boat ride and it is one of the best tourist places in Cairns Australia.

4. St Monica's Cathedral
The St Monica's Cathedral is a Catholic Church in Cairns. This nondescript Building which most people miss is a delight in itself. A witness to the battle of Coral Sea, this unknown building is a hidden gem and a wonder of architecture and interior design. There are a number of stained glass windows of which 24 depict the creation. It is a modern Cathedral which does not require any sort of religious affiliation and it is one of the best places to visit in Cairns.

5. Yorkeys Knob
Yourkeys Knob is your ideal Beach front Destination for your holiday in Cairns. The wide expanse of sand covered by a palm-fringed hammock will surely seduce you. With a large stinger net, you can swim all you want in pure unrestricted pleasure. Windsurfing and sailing are big attractions at Yorkeys. With Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef nearby, your nature dose is never too far away. There is just so much to do that it will be really hard to explore all of it in just one day and it is one of the amazing tourist places in Cairns Australia.

6. The Reef Hotel Casino
Bask in luxury at this five star hotel that will spoil you with its luxurious facilities among the best places to see in Cairns. It is equipped with 127 lavish rooms where you are treated with your own spa bath and a garden which overlooks the city.

7. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Hailed as the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest, this place is often quoted among Australia's wet tropics world heritage areas. The natural landscape will transport you into an ethereal realm where you can have the most amazing experience of your life. The rainforest ride takes you in gondola cabins for a 1.5 hour experience offering you the most magnificent views of the beautiful rainforest in Australia. Riding at 11 miles per hour, this cableway ride has a seating capacity of 700 passengers that covers some of the most beautiful places like Kuranda, Barron, Jumrum Creek Conservation Park etc. 

8. Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
This rainforest aviary is the enchanting getaway you want to experience to see the most exotic ones like Cairns Birdwing Butterfly and iconic Monarch. At this amazing aviary, you can opt for a guided tour which will tell you many interesting facts about these butterflies along with the breeding laboratory which has more than 4000 caterpillars.

9. Fitzroy Island
A tropical paradise awaits you at Fitzroy Island that welcomes you with a resort, two restaurants, a National Park and myriad activities to keep you occupied. Just 45 minutes away from Cairns, Fitzroy Island can be reached by a high speed ferry. Sprawling over an area of 339 hectares, Fitzroy Island mesmerises you with its natural beauty. You can choose to stay in one of the sea view rooms which are well equipped with all the amenities and will spoil you with luxury. You can hire a sea kayak or a boat to travel around the island. For those who are looking for some recreational experiences, there are activities like snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour  etc. The pristine island offers some superb walking trails and presents a nice getaway for families and honeymooners. 

10. Kuranda Koala Gardens
Situated in the noteworthy Kuranda rainforest village, Kuranda Koala Gardens is a superb attraction for all the wildlife lovers among the places to visit in Cairns. It is well known to house many animals like wallabies, wombats, quokkas, gliders and freshwater crocodiles.

11. Esplanade
Offering the majestic views of the Trinity Inlet, Esplanade is where you can enjoy a memorable picnic near the swimming pool with your loved ones. They also have BBQ facilities which makes the social gathering activities enjoyable for everyone. It is a spectacular place to take along your friends and families as it has many fun places to gather like Muddy’s Playground, Skatepark, Beach Volleyball, Healing Garden playground and Funship Playground. The place is ideal for visiting for the whole year and gives you a superb memory of the salubrious climate of Cairns.

12. Kuranda Scenic Railway
The railway journey from Cairns to Kuranda offers the most majestic views of waterfalls through the rugged mountains and ravines. The 1.5 hour journey is accompanied by an English commentary that tells you the history of this railway line. The railway is more than 100 year old and passes through the gorgeous patches of rainforests, dark tunnels and curvy bridges. The scenic railway ride is a brilliant feat of human engineering and will give you the most breathtaking time of your life. 

13. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
A visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park offers a distinct glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture that dates back to more than 40000 years. The cultural experience makes it one of the best places to visit in Cairns where you can see dance, food and arts.

Enchanting you with mountain backdrops and the canopy of lush green rainforests, this cultural park is where you can celebrate the most important events of your life. It is praised as one of the most authentic Aboriginal tourists in Australia as it offers a unique experience by combining entertainment and education. 

14. Tinaroo Falls Dam
Surrounded by rainforests, this lake offers an amazing opportunity to trek and get a closer sneak peek into the pristine landscape of nature. You can also enjoy a picnic here or engage in fishing for the best Barramundi fish when you are exploring the offbeat places to see in Cairns.

15. Daintree Rainforest
Calling out all the adventure lovers, Daintree Rainforest is one of the best places to visit in Cairns. Surrounded by a lush green landscape, Daintree Rainforest is a place where you get to have a closer look at the most rare plants and animals that thrive here.

16. Barron Gorge National Park
Stretching from Lake Placid to Atherton Tableland in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Barron Gorge National Park is a superb experience for all nature lovers among tourist places in Cairns. Believed to be formed 400 years ago, the national park was a part of the supercontinent Gondwana. In the midst of verdant green mountains, cascading waterfalls and exotic wildlife, Barron Gorge National Park enchants everyone with its pristine natural beauty.

The tropical rainforest is dominated by the Barron River that creates the beautiful Barron Falls. The park is renowned as one of the traditional lands where the local Aboriginal people known as the Djabagandi Bama used to live. Many of the walking trails that you see now are a part of the Bama trails which were developed back then.

17. Barron Falls
Located in the Barron Gorge National Park, this beautiful waterfall is tucked away amidst the lush green rainforests. Offering pristine views of nature, this scenic waterfall is a picture of sprawling mist over lush greenery. It is a steep tiered cascade which can be reached via the Kennedy Highway in the Atherton Tablelands.

18. Crystal Cascades
Tucked amidst the beautiful rainforests of Cairns, Crystal Cascades is one of the hidden secrets among tourist places in Cairns that draws in tourists for its enchanting waterfalls. The secret freshwater lake is an ideal getaway for swimming which is encompassed by large granite boulders.

19. Cairns Aquarium
Showcasing wildlife from the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest, Cairns Aquarium is one of the most spectacular aquariums in Cairns. The aquarium has on display 71 exhibits that present the most rare species which are found in the marine ecosystem of North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

20. Stony Creek Falls
Situated in the Barron Gorge National Park, Stoney Creek is where you can escape from all the hustle and bustle of nature. Surrounded by rainforests, this is one of the best places to visit in Cairns for all the nature lovers. A great place to beat the summer heat, this is the place where you can go for a cool dip and enjoy a nice day away from the bustling crowds.

21. Rainforestation Nature Park
Located in the kuranda rainforest, Rainforestation Nature Park is one of the astounding places to visit in Cairns. Located amidst World Heritage Rainforest, this place sprawls over an area of 100 acres that attracts all the nature lovers for an exciting day getaway with loved ones. The park is well-known to enthrall you with activities like Army Duck Rainforest tour on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and watching Australian animals in the Koala and Wildlife park.

22. Trinity Beach
This beach is the favorite beach of a true Cairns local. Trinity Beach is an amazing beach known for its clear waters. The beach offers a beautiful ambiance that never fails to impress anyone. Even more so than the other beaches, the locals and tourists mingle here to give it a much friendlier vibe. This beach is not far from the Cairns International Airport so it is a preferred destination and usually the first beach tourists end up going to and it is one of the best tourist places in Cairns Australia.

Which are the best romantic places to visit in Cairns?

1. Cairns Botanic Gardens: With a wonderful display of tropical plants, Cairns Botanic Gardens enchants all the love birds as you get to feel rejuvenated in the stunning surroundings and learn about the tropical flora. Walking under the green canopy and getting to see the beauty of nature offers a wonderful romantic experience to everyone. 

2. Kuranda Scenic Railway: Pass through the pristine rainforest, deep gorges and scintillating ravines on this amazing journey to see one of the most beautiful places to see in Cairns. The 2 hour journey offers a spectacular view of the Barron Falls and the best landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park. 

3. Cairns Aquarium: This beautiful aquarium in Cairns is a splendid getaway to have a closer look at the marine animals and enjoy a visit to one of the finest aquariums. It is here where you can see tons of amazing fish, marine creatures and underwater life that is sure to enthral you. 

4. Cairns Esplanade Lagoon: A superb experience to escape the hustle and bustle of life, this place in Cairns will make you fall in love again. The relaxing getaway is for everyone who enjoys nature with some luxuries.


Must Know Before You Visit Cairns

1. It is recommended to get the Go Card to avail of the public transport systems. It is cost-effective and can save up to 30% on daily travel.

2. Bicycles and scooters can be used to travel within Cairns. It is another cost-effective way to travel within the city. Many hostels and hotels also offer bicycles and scooters for rent at affordable rates.

3. As Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Forest region, the city plays host to a large number of tourists every year. During peak season, it is recommended to book accommodations well in advance.

4. Book tours and excursions well in advance as they are highly sought after in Cairns. Your package operators or hotel can arrange for the same when requested months before your travel.

Nightlife in Cairns 

Being a haven for tourists and backpackers, Cairns’ nightlife is bustling and lively. Popular bars and clubs include the Pier Bar, Jack and the Woolshed.

Which are the best places to visit in Cairns at night?

1. Cairns Night Markets: For some memorable souvenirs and amazing food, Cairns Night Market is one of the best places to be. Whether you want to indulge in great seafood or an affordable massage session, these bustling markets will not disappoint you at all.

2. Cairns Sunset Cruise: If you love sunsets, this cruise is one of the most recommended activities in Cairns. With a dinner near the Marina and serene glimpses of the Trinity Inlet National Marine Park, this one and a half hour cruise is a great way to spend time with your better half.

3. Tjapukai: Hailed as the aboriginal cultural park, this place is a nice way to learn about the aboriginal culture and see many cultural activities. Here you can enjoy a heartsome meal, watch a dazzling fire show and spend a wonderful evening with your significant other. 

4. Night dive at Great Barrier Reef: Enjoy a wonderful night dive at the Great Barrier Reef by booking a liveaboard package. This thrilling activity is a superb way to see the beauty of Cairns and have a good time with your loved ones.

Shopping in Cairns 

Rusty’s markets is the best place to go shopping in Cairns, with the bustling stalls offering everything from fresh produce to flowers to clothing. It offers a multicultural experience, with vendors of different nationalities showcasing their interesting products to locals and tourists alike. It is also a great place to learn more about indigenous food, with stalls set up by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Cairns Night Market and the Cairns Central Shopping Centre are great options for visitors seeking a more conventional shopping experience.

Interesting Facts about Cairns 

Some time in November or December is the annual coral spawning, where the coral reef reproduction takes place with millions of eggs and sperm released into the water together. Observers of this phenomenon have likened it to a ‘psychedelic snowstorm’ with rainbow colours forming on the sea surface.
Due to the tropical climate, items such as medicines, cosmetics, perfumes need to be kept in the fridge, as room temperature is often above 30 degrees Celsius.
The largest moth in Australia, the Hercules moth, can be found in Cairns
The Cassowary, considered the world’s most dangerous bird, can be found in Cairns
Cairns is the only Australian city close to 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

How to reach Cairns?

There are the following ways to reach Cairns:

1. By air: You can take an international/national flight from any of the major airports across the world to reach Cairns International Airport. 

2. By rail: You can opt for a scenic train ride to Cairns by the famous Queensland Sunlander or their Tilt train fleet which connects you to the major places in North Queensland 

3. By boat: You can opt for a wonderful cruise to the Cairns seaport which provides a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. 

4. By road: The major cities which allow you to take a ride via road to Cairns are Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin and Melbourne from where you can hire a car or ride yourself to Cairns

Best Time To Visit Cairns

The best time to visit Cairns is between June and August, which is the winter season. Due to the extreme heat and humidity faced by tropical Queensland outside these months, the winter period is when Cairns has the most pleasant climate for tourism. The temperatures generally vary from 16°C to 26°C and it mostly remains dry with clear skies throughout the day. Another reason to visit Cairns during the winter season is that during this time tourists can spot the migrating humpback whales.

About City

Sydney
"The complete Australian experience"

Sydney is Australia's largest city and its most iconic tourist destination. Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, this city is a mix of the country's best beaches, coastal and hilly hikes, modern art galleries, affluent shopping and lavish fine dining. Australia has fast evolved as a melting pot of cultures from across the world, and Sydney is perhaps the city which epitomises that the most anywhere in the country.

The shores of Sydney are synonymous with some of the best surf spots in Australia. A much-loved sport across the country, surfers from across the country and outside descend upon the city each year to tackle the waves. Being an important coastal city, seafood is another essential part of the experience the city has to offer. Many renowned Michelin-starred restaurants in the city offer sumptuous dishes highlighting the quality of the local marine fauna.

Sydney also offers a plethora of activities and sights for urban tourists who love exploring the innards of a modern-day metropolis. A cruise against the backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and sipping some coffee in the cafe of the Sydney Opera House are highly recommended. Large parks dotted around the city are great spots to lay back and relax on a sunny Australian day. 

Must Know Before You Visit Sydney
1. Hotel stays, restaurant bookings and sometimes popular tours should be booked well in advance as they get easily sold out due to Sydney being a very touristy city. Travellers should especially be mindful of this when travelling in the peak season for Australia.

2. Getting an Opal card, which can used to avail all modes of public transport within the city (even ferries) is a great way to save money and time when visiting Sydney.

3. When using the public transport system, always keep some amount of time as a buffer period when heading somewhere as Sydney is crowded and jam packed most of the time.

4. Travellers are advised to carry plenty of hats, caps and sunscreesn as the sun can get hot in Sydney especially during the summers.

5. While Beer is beloved in Australia, many beaches, parks and public zones are strictly alcohol free zones and any violation attracts hefty fines or other penalties.

Things To Do In Sydney

1. Sydney Opera House
Undoubtedly Sydney's number one tourist attraction, the Sydney Opera House is world famous. This landmark structure, built on a narrow stretch of land surrounded by water makes for a definite visit. The Sydney Opera House is an iconic structure of the city, located on Bennelong point. It is also recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Revel in the beauty of this structure, by simply taking a walk around it, eating in its restaurants and hanging around its lobbies. Or get a full guided tour into the building, its history, rooms, halls, and even backstage where the performers all put on their armour. A trip to Sydney is incomplete without a picture at the Opera.

2. Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour is a well known hangout spot in the city. It is a buzzing pedestrian area, full with loads of shops, exhibitions, museums, and whole lot of bars and restaurants.

3. Bondi Beach
Sydney is known for its beaches and none is more popular than the Bondi. Attracting hordes of people every year, the Bondi beach is a fantastic place for relaxing, swimming, surfing, having a round beach volleyball, or just soaking up the Aussie sun.

4. Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic landmark of the city that connects the North Shore Sydney with the CBD. Built in 1932, the combination of the bridge, the Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House has become the most popular portrait of Sydney. It is the tallest steel arch bridge in the world.

5. Royal Botanical Gardens
Located next to the iconic Sydney Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney are a massive green space found close to the hustle and bustle of the city’s CBD. Spanning about 30 hectares, these gardens provide a tranquil setting to enjoy a picnic and some fresh air as you are treated to scenic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the Harbour.

6. The Rocks
The Rocks is a famous Sydney neighbourhood, just extending into the Sydney Harbour. It is a historic locality and was actually the first place the Europeans settled in. It has a plethora of activites and attractions to indulge in.

7. Taronga Zoo
The Tarongo Zoo is a massive zoological park in the prime suburb of Mosman. Just overlooking the Sydney Harbour, it is home to over 4000 animals.

8. Queen Victoria Building
Built in the late 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style, the Queen Victoria Building is a beautiful piece of architecture, quite appropriately housing some of the best and up-scale shopping brands.

9. Hyde Park
Near the city centre, the Hyde Park is a vast spread of green land. The beautiful park is full of green lawns, pretty flowers and rich trees, and also has the Archibald Fountain and Anzac War Memorial.

10. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
This expansive Aquarium is located in the popular precinct of Darling Harbour and houses a huge collection of aquatic animals, with various different exhibits and over 700 species.

11. Sydney Tower
The Sydney Tower is the tallest structure in the city and forms a prominent part of Sydney's skyline. Featuring a shopping centre, restaurants and entertainment facilities, the prime attraction of the tower is the Sydney Tower Eye, an observation deck 250 metres above the ground, granting visitors an unforgettable view of Sydney’s cityscape.

12. Luna Park
Luna Park is Sydney's prime amusement park, and has been so since 1932. The park has a simple collection of rides and is a favourite, obviously, among the kids.

13. China Town
Sydney's Chinatown is a tourist hotspot. Travellers and locals alike flock to Chinatown to taste the cuisines, shop and absorb the culture is small space between Darling Harbour and Central Station.

14. Circular Quay
Circular Quay is an absolutely buzzing place. From cafes, restaurants and little shops, to street performers dazzling the onlookers and tourists rushing for harbour cruises, it's quite the place to be.

15. Australian Museum
Situated on College Street, the Australian Museum is the country's oldest standing museum, globally reputed for it's collections in natural history and anthropology. The age old museum was first opened in 1827. It moved to it's current location in 1849. By the end of the 19th century, various expeditions were launched to collect more artefacts.

16. Powerhouse Museum
The Powerhouse Museum is a fascinating science museum that was established in 1879. It houses a collection of fascinating objects and items dating from the period it was established to present day. The museum is a wing of of the Museum of Applied Sciences, Sydney and houses more than 4,00,000 items used in various fields in the last 125 years, including transportation, communication, media, IT and so on.

17. St. Mary's Cathedral
The St. Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney. There have been many Roman Catholic cathedrals in Sydney over the years, but the present cathedral was built in 1868.

18. Cockatoo Island
Dotted with charming industrial relics, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Cockatoo Island sits in the middle of Sydney Harbour in New South Wales, Australia. A kaleidoscopic blend of convict and wartime history, this little island is one of Sydney’s best-kept secret. Previously this place was used as a prison and houses a massive shipyard where naval vessels and boats were repaired during the Second World War. 

19. Chinese Garden Of Friendship
The Chinese Garden Of Friendship is a tranquil lush green oasis located at the southern side of Darling Harbour. This spectacular Garden follows the Yin-Yang style and it was built in 1986. The Garden signifies the Friendship between Sydney and Guangdong China. It features beautiful pathways, exotic plants, colourful blooming flowers, soothing water bodies and a wonderful man-made lake filled with Koi fish.

20. Blue Mountains
The beautiful Blue Mountains are situated in New South Wales, in Sydney, and are one of the most remarkable attractions in Australia. This mountain range, which is spread over an area of 11,400 square kilometres, was formed from a sandstone bedrock from a dissected plateau.

What are the top sightseeing places in Sydney? 

The top sightseeing places in Sydney are Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks.

Which are the best adventure sports to do in sydney?

1. White Water Rafting: White Water Rafting is one of the most loved sport that you can try out in Sydney as it is open for both beginners as well as veterans. You just need to tuck into the protection gears and then take a thrilling splash into the calm and vicious rapids. 

2. Shark Diving: Shark diving is truly one of the most loved adventure sports that tourists love to try out during their visit. This will be a once in a lifetime experience when you will witness the extensive underwater life. You will get to see large sharks floating just next to you. 

3. Bungee Jumping: Bungee Jumping lets you jump from a great height enjoying the free fall from an elevated platform. You will be provided with necessary training so that you don’t panic during the activity. 

4. Hang Gliding: Hang Gliding gives you a chance to fly freely like a bird in the air. It will surely be a dream come true adventure sport that lets you capture scenic landscapes.

How is the nightlife of Sydney?

The nightlife of Sydney is world-renowned for its vibrancy and diversity. From chic cocktail bars and clubs to rowdy pub crawls and late-night dining, there's something for everyone to enjoy after dark in this cosmopolitan city. Visitors can explore the vibrant Chinatown district or dance the night away at one of the many iconic nightclubs.

How can I commute within Sydney? 

Sydney today has decently connected bus and rail services throughout the city. The train services are operated by the Transport for New South Wales, while the bus services are managed by the government and private contractors both, the former controlling the areas previously accessed by trams, and most of the others operated by the latter. Even the ferry system of Sydney is quite well adapted, with it's main terminal at Circular Quay. The Opal Travel pass makes it very easy to travel in the city. You can top it up with money and then use it on the go across all modes of transport.

Best Time To Visit Sydney

The best time to visit Sydney is Spring (September - November) or Autumn (Mid-February to May). These two periods are characterised by pleasant and dry weather, making it an excellent time for outdoor activities and exploration. Travel and accommodation costs are also considerably lesser during these months compared to the peak summer season.

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Scenic Australia

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Gold Coast
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Cairns
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Sydney
8 Nights / 9 Days
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Sightseeing
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Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrive in Gold Coast

Arrive into Brisbane and then proceed towards Gold Coast – Australia’s entertainment capital. Day is free for leisure to explore city at your own. Overnight stay in Gold Coast Hotel.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Gold Coast - Rainforest & 4WD Glow Worm Tour and Movie World

Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, A Southern Cross 4WD Tours coach will pick you up from your hotel to commence a Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour. Experience exciting night time four-wheel-driving, local commentary on nocturnal flora and fauna finished off with Glow Worms in their natural environment alongside a secluded National Park Waterfall. Your fully guided experience from start to finish is all about getting you into the forest to experience something that many have not. This is more than just a Glow Worm tour; it's all about seeing the Rainforest come to life at night time.
Next we will visit Movie World, the vehicles will then drop you at Warner Brothers ‘Movie World’ where movie magic happens every day. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all behind-the scene actions, comedy stunts along with Exhilarating rides, shows and attractions like the Superman Escape, Green Lantern, Scooby Doo, etc. Also have a chance of meeting and taking off on the ultimate Batwing Space shot ride.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Gold Coast - Fire Engine Experience & Dreamworld Tour

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a grand ride on a real fire 4 hire truck, with loud entertaining music. Experience hands on operation of a real fire hose, and wear an Authentic Fire Helmet with uniformed fire fighter chauffeurs! Later proceed to Dream World. Enjoy the tallest and fastest thrill rides, interactive shows and unique animal attractions; there’s something for everyone at Dream World. Rides that are stomach losing, packed with adrenalin, and give you a big dose of fear such as the Giant Drop, Tower of Terror, Wipe out, Cyclone roller coaster and Dream World’s scream machine. The Claw! Today enjoy local Lunch. Experience some more wonderful rides and attractions at Nick Central Wiggle’s World.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Gold Coast to Cairns - Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Rail

After Breakfast at the hotel, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Later proceed to Kuranda – a World Heritage Rainforest. Experience one way Skyrail journey that immerses you in an intimate experience where you will relax and enjoy the stunning rainforest scenery, panoramic views of the Cairns tropical region and the glittering waters of the Coral Sea. After a day of excitement and fun, we return to Cairns.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Cairns - Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

This morning you have an option to go for hot air ballooning (optional). Later after an early breakfast at your hotel, we proceed to board the cruise to Green Island. Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. There is an abundance of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy. A chance to Snorkel and dive, or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of an air-conditioned semi-submersible that will take you to an underwater world that has a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors. Enjoy continental lunch on board the cruise. Return to your hotel with fantastic memories of this living natural wonder. Later in the evening visit Cairns night market on your own

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Cairns to Sydney

After Breakfast at the hotel, we proceed to for airport to board your flight to Sydney. On arrival into the Harbour city proceed to hotel and check-in.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Sydney - City Tour, Sydney Aquarium & Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

After Breakfast at the hotel, we proceed on an exciting city tour of Sydney which includes highlights like the Darling Harbour, one of the world’s greatest waterfront destinations, orientation of Sydney city covering the Rocks area, the busy CBD area, Hyde Park, the Harbour Bridge, Mrs. Macquaries Chair and the world renowned Bondi beach. We also take you on a guided tour of one the world’s most spectacular landmark – the Sydney Opera House. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. Later take a journey through the world famous Sydney Aquarium and the wild life world.
Also experience the world of glamour, glitz, sport, politics and music when you visit the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum where you will see the life size wax statues of the famous personalities from all around the world. Visit the world famous Sydney tower.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 8 

Sydney - Leisure Day / Optional Tours

After Breakfast at the hotel, you have the opportunity to spend time at your own pace. You can shop at the classic Queen Victoria building – the most beautiful shopping center in the southern hemisphere on your own OR you can experience the spectacular blue-hazed beauty, dramatic cliffs and deep canyons of the Blue Mountains OR see Sydney from above the most iconic bridge in the world – the Sydney Bridge. The fully guided climb takes you to the summit of this world-famous bridge, 134 meters above Sydney Harbour.
Tonight, get set for a lifetime experience onboard the spectacular Showboat dinner cruise. Be captivated by the breath-taking scenery as you sail through the shimmering Sydney Harbour with its mesmerizing panorama of bright city lights, Opera House and the famous Harbour Bridge. Experience fine dining with Indian menu onboard followed by a dazzling theatre cabaret featuring professional Australian showgirls in their glamorous costumes!

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 9 

Sydney Departure

After the scrumptious Breakfast, we will check out at appropriate time and drive to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and give us your suggestions. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Scenic Australia tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights stay in Gold Coast
  • 2 Nights stay in Cairns
  • 3 Nights stay in Sydney
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Rainforest & 4WD Glow Worm Tour and Movie World
  • Fire Engine Experience & Dreamworld Tour
  • Kuranda Rainforest & Skyrail
  • Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
  • Visit the Sydney Wildlife World
  • Sydney Showboat Cruise with dinner
  • City tour of Sydney including Opera House
  • Visit the World Famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Visit Sydney Aquarium & World famous Sydney tower
  • Return Airport Transfers in all cities
  • All Tours & Transfers are on SIC basis (Seat in coach)

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, Visa Charges, Overseas Travel Insurance
  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Entry Tickets / Meals other than those mentioned in Inclusions
  • Anything other than those mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ list above
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable.

Tour Activity

Pricing Calender

Visa Policies

Australia eVisa
  • Colour scan copy of  front & last page of a valid passport with at least six months validity from the date of departure. 
  • Confirmed Return Air ticket.
  • Income Tax Return for last 3 years.
  • Applicant Pan Card Copy & Aadhaar Card Copy.
  • Confirmed Hotel Reservation along with the Tour Itinerary.
  • Personal Bank Statement for last 6 months with sufficient balance.
  • Personal Covering letter mentioning the details of travel, details of the traveller, purpose of visit and duration of stay and Sponsorship Letter
  • Soft copy of recent coloured passport size photographs (35 mm wide by 45 mm high without border, white background)
Special Note:
The decision to grant or refuse a visa is the sole prerogative of the government of Australia.  We do not in any way influence the same.

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Hotel normal check in time is 1400 - 1600 hours and check out time is 1000 - 1200 hours
  • Package cost is subject to change until full confirmation for package tour.
  • Rooms are subject to availability.
  • Room type (double or twin is Subject to Availability and is at sole discretion of the hotel)
  • Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.
  • All transfers tours based on Seat-In-Coach (SIC) basis (Shared Basis) other than mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Dinner coupons are of Indian restaurant based on buffet or set menu basis, outside hotel, without transfers.
  • PAN card copy required for billing.
  • The cost of outbound package tour is payable in convertible foreign exchange (subject to RBI/GOI regulation) except cost of ticket. Package Cost includes (Ground handling charges) Dollar segment, which will be taken out of your BTQ (Basic Travel Quota). ROE will be applicable at the time of final payment of the Tour Package.
  • Reservation Vouchers and Air Tickets will be handed over 3 days before the scheduled Tour, after receiving the full and final payment.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is Subject to Availability. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • Tour is in group & one may have to wait intermittently for transfers especially for pick-up and dropping as transfers services are used for other group tourists too.
  • The time schedule fixed by the local tour operator should be strictly adhered to. For any inconvenience, loss or consequence suffered due to tourist’s failure to keep the local tour operators timings, the tourist alone would be responsible. Please also note that unlike in the case of individual tailor made tour packages; you might have to adjust timings for the sake of general member of your tour group. Hotels mentioned now are only proposed at the moment. The hotel named in the service voucher shall be final.
  • This intimation supersede all previous offers by Company and any verbal communication or offer made earlier by any of our representatives.

Condition Apply
The aforementioned description is just for informative purpose. Final package tour components shall be mentioned on the voucher at the time of finalizing the tour package. The travel tour components mentioned here are subject to change at last minute variation that may occur due to factors beyond control of the Company. It is entirely your responsibility to check the Service Voucher(s) / Tickets / Visas / Insurance Policies carefully on delivery thereof and to let the Company know immediately in the event of any error.

Tour Destination

About City

Gold Coast
"Sandy beaches, theme parks, and lush hinterland!"

A city seemingly built entirely from a tourism perspective, Gold Coast is one of Australia's most popular destinations, with a plethora of fun activities and experiences under the sun (pun intended). Home to some of the country's best beaches, surfing and water sports are highly popular here, with several themed parks also adding to the fun for adrenaline enthusiasts. For those who shy away from adventure sports, the shopping centres, fine dining restaurants, and art galleries are some of the best experiences in the city.

From its long spread of beaches to the crazy famous theme and amusement parks, and not to forget the near pristine rainforests, Gold Coast is a truly spectacular getaway city. Experience the vibrant treetop walkways through the forests, explore the elaborate aquariums, or have a fun surf lesson because you'll find yourself doing a variety of things all day. And not just that, for the adrenaline junkie, there are many challenging activities in the forests and bushlands of the Gold Coast hinterland!

Located south of Brisbane, Gold Coast for long served as a vacation spot for people looking to get out of the big city. Over time, it has grown spectacularly and expensively (hence the name). It is a vast city with endless sources for a great time! However, it has retained its holiday spirit and has a wide range of attractions and activities that keep people coming.

Things To Do In Gold Coast

1. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
A unique and interactive experience with the Australian wildlife. Located in Gold Coast, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for wildlife buffs and nature lovers. The park is a non-profit organization that has been nurturing wildlife for more than 70 years, while educating and entertaining visitors around the globe. Unlike most wildlife sanctuaries, Currumbin lets you have an interactive experience with its animals which you probably haven't had before! You can cuddle up with adorable koalas, or even feed kangaroos (yes, you can feed an animal!). The sanctuary is always buzzing with energy with live performances and shows, and even includes a tree-top challenge course for those who aren't happy with just walking around! There is also a wildlife hospital where you can see the vets work away to ensure good health of the animals, and all this while the kids can have a blast at the Wild Island play area!

2. Coolangatta Beach
Witness Gold Coast’s sandy allure at Coolangatta Beach, which ranks among the most popular and adventurous beaches in the city. From surfing the perfectly-shaped ocean waves to diving among fish and dolphins, Coolangatta Beach is a hub of family entertainment and adventures. Embark on skydiving sessions, spot migratory humpback whales, swim around with your loved ones, and watch sunsets at Coolangatta Beach.

3. Deamworld
Part of the Gold Coast's impressive collection of theme parks, Dreamworld is yet another memorable experience for the family! Whether you want to get up close and personal with tigers, cuddle up with koalas, or meet you favourite Dreamworld characters, the park has it all! You'll find yourself surrounded with a buzzing atmosphere and loads of fun rides and activities. Be it an adventure with our favourites from 'Madagascar' or one with the Dragon Warrior Po, or even a fairytale game with Shrek, the fun never ends!

4. Warner Bros Movie World
A brilliant, vast, and absolutely fascinating theme park, Movie World will take you into an experience of Warner Bros like never before. With tons of stalls, games, live performances, and big rides, you're sure to have a ball of a time over here. Among the many attractions at the park, the most famous is the Justice League 3D, where you join forces with the famous superheroes in a bid to save the world! Not just that, there are rides specific to superheroes too like the Arkham Asylum and the Superman Escape. The brand new Rio 4D is another fabulous attraction, and at the Junior Driving School, children of all ages can learn how to drive. And finally, absorb the best of Hollywood in the Star Parade on Main Street. Get ready for an action packed day at WB Movie World!

5. Sea World
Australia's Sea World is a true paradise for kids! Home to a variety of species of marine life like dolphins, polar bears, turtles, penguins and many more, there is more to the aquarium than just that! With exhibitions such as Half Shell, where you meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or the wonderfully interactive Dora the Explorer show, and there's even the exhillerating Jet Stunt Extreme show! In short, a foolproof plan for a fun day out!

6. Tree Top Walkway
As the name suggests, the walkway, which is almost 200 metres in length, sits at a height of 15 metres above the ground and gives you a chance to view the rainforest canopies from angles you wouldn't have seen before. The flowering trees and plants, the lush orchids, and the various birds and animals make this a pure and calming experience. There are even observation decks, one of which is 30 metres high, to give you vistas of the forest to capture in your mind and cameras! The best part? It's all free.

7. Holoverse
The world's first hologram entertainment centre, Holoverse is a an absolutely fantastic outing for the family. Made from state of the art technology, the entire arcade will make you feel like you're in a movie yourself! Explore ancient civilizations, discover things you've never seen, or have a battle with enemies using swords and guns! Interact with your environment as if it's all real and turn into dragons and battle your friends high up in the sky! Holoverse is truly a place which pushes limits. To avoid the long lines, book your tickets online beforehand.

8. Treetop Challenge
One of Gold Coast's more 'hands-on' attractions, the Treetop Challenge is a massive area of unadulterated bushland where you take on more than a 100 pulsating and thrilling challenges! Spread over 6 courses, covering an area of 10 acres, you will find yourself hanging and swinging from trees, tackling risky looking bridges, and jumping on some really long flying foxes! All the equipment is provided at the venue, and is super safe with a number of qualified supervisors looking after you as you take on the countless adventures!

9. Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain is the perfect escape from the heat of the Gold Coast and this picturesque mountain destination is popularly known as the "Green behind the Gold". This enchanting mountain village is located on a mountain plateau and it is surrounded by evergreen rainforests and cascading waterfalls. Tamborine Mountain is a great place to explore nature, indulge in some locally made wine, beer or gin while you enjoy the mesmerizing sunsets.

10. Burleigh Heads
Witness a world of rainforests, beaches, eucalyptus forests, rocky foreshore, pandanus groves, creeks, tussock grasslands, mangroves, and coastal heath at the iconic Burleigh Head National Park of Gold Coast. Situated in the Burleigh Head area amidst Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta Beach, the national park offers stunning nature trails where visitors can climb hills or go around headlands to explore Gold Coast’s unique flora and fauna.

11. Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park is a spectacular verdant alternative to the typical gold and blue scenery of the Gold Coast. The park is famous for its beautiful scenery, cascading waterfalls, meandering creeks running between trees and hundreds of rare and unique varieties of flora and fauna. The park is just a 40 minutes drive from the main hub of Gold Coast.

12. Natural Bridge
In the western part of the Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge is a heavenly cave-like rock formation created by the waterfall over the basalt cave. This attraction offers an excellent opportunity for tourists to encounter green catbirds, paradise riflebirds, wompoo fruit-doves, and other endangered species of koalas, tusked frogs, sooty owls, and cascade tree frogs

13. Infinity Attraction Gold Coast
The future is at INFINITY Attraction, one of Gold Coast’s premier tourist and nightlife destinations. Located in Surfers Paradise, this family-friendly entertainment attraction offers a maze of futuristic wonders created with high-quality light and sound effects that promise to transport you and your loved ones to a never-seen-before dimension. Explore 20 multi-sensual rooms in this 30-minute journey of excitement and fun.

14. Point Danger Gold Coast
Explore one of Gold Coast’s most iconic landmarks at Point Danger, named so as a warning to sailors about the dangerous coastline around it. Watch the waves as they collide and crash at the shore and witness the bewitching Point Danger Lighthouse, Captain Cook Memorial, and the war memorial commemorating soldiers of WWII. Various corals, dolphins and surfers also abound in Point Danger’s waters.

15. ArtVo Gold Coast
Explore an art gallery that makes the classic experience a fun family outing at ArtVo Gold Coast. An interactive ‘trick-art’ gallery, ArtVo’s artworks are life-size murals depicting larger-than-life scenarios that range from fighting dragons to meeting King Kong and flying on magic carpets. Click fun photographs with the artworks to create moments to cherish.

16. Draculas Cabaret Gold Coast
The wild nightlife of the Gold Coast comes to life at one of the city’s most renowned attractions, Dracula’s Cabaret. Hop on the spooky Ghost Train and enter a world of vampires, where supernatural creatures sing, dance, and make you laugh with their comic antics. From burlesque to aerial performances and gory chills, Dracula’s is a uniquely spooky yet entertaining tourist attraction.

17. Wax Museum Gold Coast
A unique take on iconic wax museums awaits you at Wax Museum Gold Coast, which blends classic wax figurines with history. Renowned as the Southern Hemisphere’s largest wax museum with a collection of over 110 life-size figurines, the Museum has four exhibits. Apart from the wax statues, one can explore a historical torture chamber and replicas of British crown jewels at the Wax Museum.

18. Australian Outback Spectacular Gold Coast
Australian Outback Spectacular is a wonderful show and dinner place that touches the heart of tourists with breathtaking productions about the rugged Outback since its inception in the year 2006. The attraction showcases stories that leave a great impression on the hearts of the audience and instill a sense of courage and patriotism. It uses innovative technologies, events, and moving musical scores and performances to bring the stories to life.

19. Broadbeach
Experience the magic of the suburban Gold Coast as you explore Broad Beach. A hub of shopping and entertainment, Broad Beach is home to iconic restaurants, local markets, music festivals, lounges, bars, gaming centres and kid adventures. Broad Beach attracts millions of visitors throughout the day with its shopping and family-friendly activities and offers the best of Gold Coast nightlife as well.

20. Skypoint Observation Deck
Touch the skies and challenge gravity at SkyPoint Gold Coast, one of the city’s prominent adventure attractions. Situated at the highest point of one of Gold Coast’s tallest skyscrapers, SkyPoint Climb and Observation Deck stands 230 metres above ground and offers 360-degree views of the entire city. Embark on the daring external building climb to the top in one of Gold Coast’s most sought-after adventures.

21. Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park is a park which is part of the larger Gondwana Rainforests of Australia which, in turn, is the largest expanse of subtropical Rainforests in the world. There are more than 500 waterfalls in the park and the place is famous for its ancient trees, variety of birds, walking trails, mountain views, rare and unique wildlife and its mesmerizing natural environment.

22. Cavill Avenue Gold Coast
Named after the hotelier Jim Cavill, Cavill Avenue is a street and a pedestrian mall in Surfers Paradise. Lining with bars, shops, nightclubs, and fast food outlets, this street is a hub for shopping and entertainment with music memorabilia. In this attraction, you will find numerous surf art and regular live music performances from buskers and pub bands that line the street at night.

23. David Fleay Wildlife Park
Embark on a unique wildlife affair at David Fleay Wildlife Park, renowned as one of Gold Coast’s hidden crown jewels. Meet a wide range of wild species of snakes, flying foxes, koalas, wallabies, and the rare shy bridled nailtail wallaby in their natural habitats. Witness ‘benevolent captivity’ and conservation efforts at this small wildlife park.

24. iFly Gold Coast
Challenge yourself to a skydiving experience that is conducted indoors at iFly Gold Coast, renowned as one of the most popular tourist experiences in the city. Designed to cater to visitors aged 3 to 103, the air tunnel of iFly mimics the exhilarating free fall of skydiving without the actual jump from the plane. Watch and fly with friends and family at iFly Gold Coast.

25. Hota Gold Coast
Gold Coast’s most iconic hub of live entertainment, art and culture awaits you at the Home of the Arts. Renowned as HOTA, the performing arts centre located in Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise is one of the city’s most prominent family-friendly attractions. From participating in performing arts events and exploring exhibitions to shopping souvenirs and local products and dining at high-end restaurants, HOTA incorporates the best of Gold Coast attractions.

26. Gold Coast Motor Museum
History and technology come together at Gold Coast Motor Museum, which houses a stunning collection of vintage cars, bikes, and motor memorabilia of the twentieth century. From Lamborghini to BMW, witness 75 vehicles that narrate their own special stories as they stand as exhibits at the museum. Part of the personal collection of the Amor brothers, the Museum blends sentimentality with vintage motors.

27. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Gold Coast
Pacific Fair Shopping Center is one of the largest shopping destinations in the Gold Coast. It houses over 400 of the best international and local fashion brands, luxury brands from across the globe and super speciality stores. There are over 65 dining options spread across four food courts. Play Street is the latest addition to the Center which caters to children featuring slides, climbing walls and more.

28. Miami Marketta
Miami Marketta is a unique and enthralling night market that puts together a spectacular selection of the best ethnic food stalls from all over the Gold Coast as well as an amazing variety of international cuisines. The venue also hosts several live music programs and events representing local and international performers.

29. Glow Worm Caves
An enchanting natural wonder awaits at Glow Worm Gold Coast, where tourists can witness caves illuminated by the twinkling lights of glow worms. Head on a guided tour of the iconic man-made caves that replicate the natural habitat of these unique creatures, and feel the sensation of stars on earth. The one-hour tour ends with a fun shopping spree at the local souvenir shop.

30. Tallebudgera Creek
Tallebudgera Creek is one of the best locations for a family trip, which is a wonderful place to enjoy swimming or fishing. The Creek is known for offering amazing water activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. You can also have a picnic at the beach situated alongside or go to the local Surf Club which has a beautiful Cafe where you can enjoy a mouthwatering meal.

31. Purling Brook Falls
Purling Brook Falls is a waterfall in the Springbrook National Park known for its unique structure and natural value. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose name has been derived from the gurgling sound of the water that rushes down the pool. On your visit to the attraction, visitors can indulge in hiking and trekking activities and explore the other places around the tourist interest.

32. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Gold Coast
Enter the mind-boggling world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! during your exploration of Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise. One of the most renowned family-friendly and nightlife destinations of the Gold Coast, Ripley’s is home to more than 300 exhibits inspired by the world of science and illusions that promise to trick your senses. From classic brain twisters to new additions, Ripley’s has something for all ages.


What are the top sightseeing places in Gold coast? 

The top sightseeing places in Gold coast are Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Beaches in Gold Coast, Dreamworld, Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk.

Must Know Before You Visit Gold Coast

1. Tourists can get a rechargeable Go Card to travel via buses of TransLink to get around Gold Coast. AUD 10 gives unlimited travel per day.

2. Farther tourist spots can be reached by travelling on the light rail transport along the Gold Coast highway. Go Cards can also be used for the same.

3. The city experiences over 300 days of sunshine annually. It is recommended to carry sunscreen lotions, hats and protective headwear as it can get really hot aside from the winter season, especially during the summer.

4. Gold Coast is a surfer's haven and is popular for swimming as well, among other activities. Tourists are recommended to watch out for days of yellow flags that warn of dangerous swimming conditions. Red flags are indicative of beaches being closed.

Nightlife in Gold Coast 

Nightlife on Gold Coast is just like it is with the big Australian cities - energetic and wild.
Surfers Paradise is the hottest precinct in Gold Coast for that perfect night out, with a young and electric crowd and some of the Gold Coast's best nightclubs such as Shooters, Sin City, The Avenue, Underground, and The Bedroom.
Broadbeach too has a couple of great clubs and lounges such as Love Nightlife and Platinum Nightclub. But if you're confused and just want to head out for a night of club-hopping, Surfers Paradise is definitely the place to go.
Always remember to carry your Photo ID, and the LDA in Australia is 18.

Shopping in Gold Coast 

Shopping is a crazy affair in the Gold Coast. With a fantastic collection of markets and products, you'll find yourself shopping for hours on end. The Carrara Markets, to start with, are Australia's biggest permanent markets. You'll find great discounts on nearly anything you can buy - from fresh produce to arts and crafts, and to pots and plants! The Chevron Rennaisance Shopping Centre has been renovated too now and is home to a variety of brands, boutiques, and bars! Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is a relatively new but truly luxurious location to shop. It has all the major global brands and places to dine. Along with these markets, the Gold Coast also has a number of Arts and Crafts markets such as Burleigh, Broadbeach, and Coolangata Arts and Crafts markets for when you're looking for that perfect souvenir.

Exchanging Money in Gold Coast 

Currency exchange options are aplenty in Gold Coast.
Services are provided by Crown Currency Exchange, Travel Money Oz, Travelex, and American Express Currency Exchange, among many others.
The local bank ATMs can also be used.

Traveller's Tips for Gold Coast 

1. Tipping for good service is a common practice in the city, and the amount of the tip, or even tipping at all, is totally at your discretion.

2. Tap water is safe to drink in the city. Be sure to carry your own water bottle which can also be filled at public drinking taps.

3. Do not carry valuables when heading to the beach. 

4. In case of any emergency dial 000 immediately.

How can I commute within Gold coast? 

The city is very well connected by an efficient public transport system. Be it by bus, trams, cars or taxis, you will never be inconvenienced. That being said, trams are perhaps the best connected form of transport in the city. They run from 0500 to 00:00 during the weekdays and well into the mornings during Friday and Saturday. Buses mostly run along the main roads but are 24x7, while cars are also a good option since traffic isnt't very bad. For a fresher and healthier mode option, however, grab a bike and cycle down the Gold Coast Oceanway and enjoy a wonderful and breezy ride down the 36km path!

What is the best time to visit Gold Coast?
Gold Coast sees bright sunshine for nearly 300 days every year; however, the best time to visit the Gold Coast is between May and October. The warm weather is ideal for beach activities and boat tours. End of January and most of February is the time when humidity is high, and the region sees a lot of rainfall. Also, in the peak winter months of June to August, while the days are sunny, temperatures drop to as low as 11-12 degrees. Owing to its subtropical location, the climate in this region never gets too hot or too cold and the days are mostly dry and sunny. The period from June to August is an ideal time for whale watching. The months from November to April form the low season for tourism in The Gold Coast. You can expect to find the cheapest deals on accommodation and flights, but there will not be any boat tours or parties going on during these months. However, there is a surge in tourism during Christmas and New Year. Travellers are advised to make their bookings in advance to avoid any last minute rush. That being said, the Gold Coast is a year-round destination known for a wide array of outdoor activities like golfing, hot air ballooning, fishing, nature walks etc.

About City

Cairns
"The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef"

Situated in Far North Queensland, Cairns is synonymous with Australia's tropical climates and oceanic bliss intertwined. Popularly known as the gateway to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, this city is the home base for those who wish to explore the abundant tropical riches of the region. While soothingly laid back in some parts, Cairns is rife with chic cafes, bustling markets and beaches spotted with bars and clubs.

With 3000 coral reefs, 600 islands and 300 coral cays, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral system in the world and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is only natural that the coastal city of Cairns sees scores of tourists coming to admire and experience this reef in every way possible, be it snorkelling, scuba diving, island getaways, or even helicopter rides that presents the beauty of the reefs from above. Its proximity to the ocean means that it offers a range of restaurants, cafes and pubs offering delicious food with amazing views of the coast found along the Cairns Esplanade, with the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon offering visitors a relaxing swimming experience as they admire the beautiful foreshore of the city.

Visitors looking to explore the greenery of Cairns and North Queensland can hop on the Kuranda Scenic Railway from the Cairns Railway Station and be delighted by the most scenic train route of tropical Queensland. Those not wanting to stray too far from Cairns have the option of visiting the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. More of the natural beauty of Cairns can be found at the Flecker Botanic Gardens, home to verdant rainforest species found in the area. Visitors can also learn about Aboriginal plant use in these gardens. 

While it is a haven for natural beauty, Cairns is so much more than that. It also has a thriving art scene, being the city where you can find three huge and real former World War 2 tanks converted into art galleries at the Tanks Arts Centre. The Canopy Arts Centre and Cairns Regional Gallery are also interesting places where one can see the beauty and talent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. To learn more about the rich aboriginal history of the area, the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park not only explores the history of the indigenous community, but also has regular cultural performances to showcase the Tjapukai culture.

Places To Visit In Cairns

1. Cairns Botanic Gardens
The Cairns botanical gardens officially known as Flecker botanical garden is a botanic reserve in Collins Avenue. It is named after Dr. Hugo Flecker who is known for his immense botanical contribution to this place. Commenced on the 2 of February 2007, it has since become a world heritage listed site. It is also known as Fitzalan's Botanical gardens and Edge hill nursery and it is one of the best places to visit in Cairns.

2. Palm Cove
Palm Cove is the shy, quiet chilled-out unique village which is referred to as the Spa capital of Australia. Some who visit it call it 'the ultimate tropical serenity'. It offers the best of tropical adventure with its reef, rainforest, and indigenous culture and it is one of the best places to visit in Cairns. Relax by the ancient paper bark Melaleuca trees lining the casually styled esplanade. There are various world class beach resorts and hotels here to pamper you and further cater to your every whim and fantasy. 

3. Green Island
Most people come to Cairns to visit the Great Barrier Reef. There are many rainforests, white beaches, corals and abundant and diverse marine life. You can do several activities here at Green Island where the clear water invites you to dive, swim, and snorkel to your heart's content. Also very famous here is the semi-submarine ride and the glass bottom boat ride and it is one of the best tourist places in Cairns Australia.

4. St Monica's Cathedral
The St Monica's Cathedral is a Catholic Church in Cairns. This nondescript Building which most people miss is a delight in itself. A witness to the battle of Coral Sea, this unknown building is a hidden gem and a wonder of architecture and interior design. There are a number of stained glass windows of which 24 depict the creation. It is a modern Cathedral which does not require any sort of religious affiliation and it is one of the best places to visit in Cairns.

5. Yorkeys Knob
Yourkeys Knob is your ideal Beach front Destination for your holiday in Cairns. The wide expanse of sand covered by a palm-fringed hammock will surely seduce you. With a large stinger net, you can swim all you want in pure unrestricted pleasure. Windsurfing and sailing are big attractions at Yorkeys. With Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef nearby, your nature dose is never too far away. There is just so much to do that it will be really hard to explore all of it in just one day and it is one of the amazing tourist places in Cairns Australia.

6. The Reef Hotel Casino
Bask in luxury at this five star hotel that will spoil you with its luxurious facilities among the best places to see in Cairns. It is equipped with 127 lavish rooms where you are treated with your own spa bath and a garden which overlooks the city.

7. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Hailed as the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest, this place is often quoted among Australia's wet tropics world heritage areas. The natural landscape will transport you into an ethereal realm where you can have the most amazing experience of your life. The rainforest ride takes you in gondola cabins for a 1.5 hour experience offering you the most magnificent views of the beautiful rainforest in Australia. Riding at 11 miles per hour, this cableway ride has a seating capacity of 700 passengers that covers some of the most beautiful places like Kuranda, Barron, Jumrum Creek Conservation Park etc. 

8. Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
This rainforest aviary is the enchanting getaway you want to experience to see the most exotic ones like Cairns Birdwing Butterfly and iconic Monarch. At this amazing aviary, you can opt for a guided tour which will tell you many interesting facts about these butterflies along with the breeding laboratory which has more than 4000 caterpillars.

9. Fitzroy Island
A tropical paradise awaits you at Fitzroy Island that welcomes you with a resort, two restaurants, a National Park and myriad activities to keep you occupied. Just 45 minutes away from Cairns, Fitzroy Island can be reached by a high speed ferry. Sprawling over an area of 339 hectares, Fitzroy Island mesmerises you with its natural beauty. You can choose to stay in one of the sea view rooms which are well equipped with all the amenities and will spoil you with luxury. You can hire a sea kayak or a boat to travel around the island. For those who are looking for some recreational experiences, there are activities like snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour  etc. The pristine island offers some superb walking trails and presents a nice getaway for families and honeymooners. 

10. Kuranda Koala Gardens
Situated in the noteworthy Kuranda rainforest village, Kuranda Koala Gardens is a superb attraction for all the wildlife lovers among the places to visit in Cairns. It is well known to house many animals like wallabies, wombats, quokkas, gliders and freshwater crocodiles.

11. Esplanade
Offering the majestic views of the Trinity Inlet, Esplanade is where you can enjoy a memorable picnic near the swimming pool with your loved ones. They also have BBQ facilities which makes the social gathering activities enjoyable for everyone. It is a spectacular place to take along your friends and families as it has many fun places to gather like Muddy’s Playground, Skatepark, Beach Volleyball, Healing Garden playground and Funship Playground. The place is ideal for visiting for the whole year and gives you a superb memory of the salubrious climate of Cairns.

12. Kuranda Scenic Railway
The railway journey from Cairns to Kuranda offers the most majestic views of waterfalls through the rugged mountains and ravines. The 1.5 hour journey is accompanied by an English commentary that tells you the history of this railway line. The railway is more than 100 year old and passes through the gorgeous patches of rainforests, dark tunnels and curvy bridges. The scenic railway ride is a brilliant feat of human engineering and will give you the most breathtaking time of your life. 

13. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
A visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park offers a distinct glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture that dates back to more than 40000 years. The cultural experience makes it one of the best places to visit in Cairns where you can see dance, food and arts.

Enchanting you with mountain backdrops and the canopy of lush green rainforests, this cultural park is where you can celebrate the most important events of your life. It is praised as one of the most authentic Aboriginal tourists in Australia as it offers a unique experience by combining entertainment and education. 

14. Tinaroo Falls Dam
Surrounded by rainforests, this lake offers an amazing opportunity to trek and get a closer sneak peek into the pristine landscape of nature. You can also enjoy a picnic here or engage in fishing for the best Barramundi fish when you are exploring the offbeat places to see in Cairns.

15. Daintree Rainforest
Calling out all the adventure lovers, Daintree Rainforest is one of the best places to visit in Cairns. Surrounded by a lush green landscape, Daintree Rainforest is a place where you get to have a closer look at the most rare plants and animals that thrive here.

16. Barron Gorge National Park
Stretching from Lake Placid to Atherton Tableland in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Barron Gorge National Park is a superb experience for all nature lovers among tourist places in Cairns. Believed to be formed 400 years ago, the national park was a part of the supercontinent Gondwana. In the midst of verdant green mountains, cascading waterfalls and exotic wildlife, Barron Gorge National Park enchants everyone with its pristine natural beauty.

The tropical rainforest is dominated by the Barron River that creates the beautiful Barron Falls. The park is renowned as one of the traditional lands where the local Aboriginal people known as the Djabagandi Bama used to live. Many of the walking trails that you see now are a part of the Bama trails which were developed back then.

17. Barron Falls
Located in the Barron Gorge National Park, this beautiful waterfall is tucked away amidst the lush green rainforests. Offering pristine views of nature, this scenic waterfall is a picture of sprawling mist over lush greenery. It is a steep tiered cascade which can be reached via the Kennedy Highway in the Atherton Tablelands.

18. Crystal Cascades
Tucked amidst the beautiful rainforests of Cairns, Crystal Cascades is one of the hidden secrets among tourist places in Cairns that draws in tourists for its enchanting waterfalls. The secret freshwater lake is an ideal getaway for swimming which is encompassed by large granite boulders.

19. Cairns Aquarium
Showcasing wildlife from the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest, Cairns Aquarium is one of the most spectacular aquariums in Cairns. The aquarium has on display 71 exhibits that present the most rare species which are found in the marine ecosystem of North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

20. Stony Creek Falls
Situated in the Barron Gorge National Park, Stoney Creek is where you can escape from all the hustle and bustle of nature. Surrounded by rainforests, this is one of the best places to visit in Cairns for all the nature lovers. A great place to beat the summer heat, this is the place where you can go for a cool dip and enjoy a nice day away from the bustling crowds.

21. Rainforestation Nature Park
Located in the kuranda rainforest, Rainforestation Nature Park is one of the astounding places to visit in Cairns. Located amidst World Heritage Rainforest, this place sprawls over an area of 100 acres that attracts all the nature lovers for an exciting day getaway with loved ones. The park is well-known to enthrall you with activities like Army Duck Rainforest tour on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and watching Australian animals in the Koala and Wildlife park.

22. Trinity Beach
This beach is the favorite beach of a true Cairns local. Trinity Beach is an amazing beach known for its clear waters. The beach offers a beautiful ambiance that never fails to impress anyone. Even more so than the other beaches, the locals and tourists mingle here to give it a much friendlier vibe. This beach is not far from the Cairns International Airport so it is a preferred destination and usually the first beach tourists end up going to and it is one of the best tourist places in Cairns Australia.

Which are the best romantic places to visit in Cairns?

1. Cairns Botanic Gardens: With a wonderful display of tropical plants, Cairns Botanic Gardens enchants all the love birds as you get to feel rejuvenated in the stunning surroundings and learn about the tropical flora. Walking under the green canopy and getting to see the beauty of nature offers a wonderful romantic experience to everyone. 

2. Kuranda Scenic Railway: Pass through the pristine rainforest, deep gorges and scintillating ravines on this amazing journey to see one of the most beautiful places to see in Cairns. The 2 hour journey offers a spectacular view of the Barron Falls and the best landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park. 

3. Cairns Aquarium: This beautiful aquarium in Cairns is a splendid getaway to have a closer look at the marine animals and enjoy a visit to one of the finest aquariums. It is here where you can see tons of amazing fish, marine creatures and underwater life that is sure to enthral you. 

4. Cairns Esplanade Lagoon: A superb experience to escape the hustle and bustle of life, this place in Cairns will make you fall in love again. The relaxing getaway is for everyone who enjoys nature with some luxuries.


Must Know Before You Visit Cairns

1. It is recommended to get the Go Card to avail of the public transport systems. It is cost-effective and can save up to 30% on daily travel.

2. Bicycles and scooters can be used to travel within Cairns. It is another cost-effective way to travel within the city. Many hostels and hotels also offer bicycles and scooters for rent at affordable rates.

3. As Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Forest region, the city plays host to a large number of tourists every year. During peak season, it is recommended to book accommodations well in advance.

4. Book tours and excursions well in advance as they are highly sought after in Cairns. Your package operators or hotel can arrange for the same when requested months before your travel.

Nightlife in Cairns 

Being a haven for tourists and backpackers, Cairns’ nightlife is bustling and lively. Popular bars and clubs include the Pier Bar, Jack and the Woolshed.

Which are the best places to visit in Cairns at night?

1. Cairns Night Markets: For some memorable souvenirs and amazing food, Cairns Night Market is one of the best places to be. Whether you want to indulge in great seafood or an affordable massage session, these bustling markets will not disappoint you at all.

2. Cairns Sunset Cruise: If you love sunsets, this cruise is one of the most recommended activities in Cairns. With a dinner near the Marina and serene glimpses of the Trinity Inlet National Marine Park, this one and a half hour cruise is a great way to spend time with your better half.

3. Tjapukai: Hailed as the aboriginal cultural park, this place is a nice way to learn about the aboriginal culture and see many cultural activities. Here you can enjoy a heartsome meal, watch a dazzling fire show and spend a wonderful evening with your significant other. 

4. Night dive at Great Barrier Reef: Enjoy a wonderful night dive at the Great Barrier Reef by booking a liveaboard package. This thrilling activity is a superb way to see the beauty of Cairns and have a good time with your loved ones.

Shopping in Cairns 

Rusty’s markets is the best place to go shopping in Cairns, with the bustling stalls offering everything from fresh produce to flowers to clothing. It offers a multicultural experience, with vendors of different nationalities showcasing their interesting products to locals and tourists alike. It is also a great place to learn more about indigenous food, with stalls set up by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Cairns Night Market and the Cairns Central Shopping Centre are great options for visitors seeking a more conventional shopping experience.

Interesting Facts about Cairns 

Some time in November or December is the annual coral spawning, where the coral reef reproduction takes place with millions of eggs and sperm released into the water together. Observers of this phenomenon have likened it to a ‘psychedelic snowstorm’ with rainbow colours forming on the sea surface.
Due to the tropical climate, items such as medicines, cosmetics, perfumes need to be kept in the fridge, as room temperature is often above 30 degrees Celsius.
The largest moth in Australia, the Hercules moth, can be found in Cairns
The Cassowary, considered the world’s most dangerous bird, can be found in Cairns
Cairns is the only Australian city close to 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

How to reach Cairns?

There are the following ways to reach Cairns:

1. By air: You can take an international/national flight from any of the major airports across the world to reach Cairns International Airport. 

2. By rail: You can opt for a scenic train ride to Cairns by the famous Queensland Sunlander or their Tilt train fleet which connects you to the major places in North Queensland 

3. By boat: You can opt for a wonderful cruise to the Cairns seaport which provides a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. 

4. By road: The major cities which allow you to take a ride via road to Cairns are Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin and Melbourne from where you can hire a car or ride yourself to Cairns

Best Time To Visit Cairns

The best time to visit Cairns is between June and August, which is the winter season. Due to the extreme heat and humidity faced by tropical Queensland outside these months, the winter period is when Cairns has the most pleasant climate for tourism. The temperatures generally vary from 16°C to 26°C and it mostly remains dry with clear skies throughout the day. Another reason to visit Cairns during the winter season is that during this time tourists can spot the migrating humpback whales.

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Sydney
"The complete Australian experience"

Sydney is Australia's largest city and its most iconic tourist destination. Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, this city is a mix of the country's best beaches, coastal and hilly hikes, modern art galleries, affluent shopping and lavish fine dining. Australia has fast evolved as a melting pot of cultures from across the world, and Sydney is perhaps the city which epitomises that the most anywhere in the country.

The shores of Sydney are synonymous with some of the best surf spots in Australia. A much-loved sport across the country, surfers from across the country and outside descend upon the city each year to tackle the waves. Being an important coastal city, seafood is another essential part of the experience the city has to offer. Many renowned Michelin-starred restaurants in the city offer sumptuous dishes highlighting the quality of the local marine fauna.

Sydney also offers a plethora of activities and sights for urban tourists who love exploring the innards of a modern-day metropolis. A cruise against the backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and sipping some coffee in the cafe of the Sydney Opera House are highly recommended. Large parks dotted around the city are great spots to lay back and relax on a sunny Australian day. 

Must Know Before You Visit Sydney
1. Hotel stays, restaurant bookings and sometimes popular tours should be booked well in advance as they get easily sold out due to Sydney being a very touristy city. Travellers should especially be mindful of this when travelling in the peak season for Australia.

2. Getting an Opal card, which can used to avail all modes of public transport within the city (even ferries) is a great way to save money and time when visiting Sydney.

3. When using the public transport system, always keep some amount of time as a buffer period when heading somewhere as Sydney is crowded and jam packed most of the time.

4. Travellers are advised to carry plenty of hats, caps and sunscreesn as the sun can get hot in Sydney especially during the summers.

5. While Beer is beloved in Australia, many beaches, parks and public zones are strictly alcohol free zones and any violation attracts hefty fines or other penalties.

Things To Do In Sydney

1. Sydney Opera House
Undoubtedly Sydney's number one tourist attraction, the Sydney Opera House is world famous. This landmark structure, built on a narrow stretch of land surrounded by water makes for a definite visit. The Sydney Opera House is an iconic structure of the city, located on Bennelong point. It is also recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Revel in the beauty of this structure, by simply taking a walk around it, eating in its restaurants and hanging around its lobbies. Or get a full guided tour into the building, its history, rooms, halls, and even backstage where the performers all put on their armour. A trip to Sydney is incomplete without a picture at the Opera.

2. Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour is a well known hangout spot in the city. It is a buzzing pedestrian area, full with loads of shops, exhibitions, museums, and whole lot of bars and restaurants.

3. Bondi Beach
Sydney is known for its beaches and none is more popular than the Bondi. Attracting hordes of people every year, the Bondi beach is a fantastic place for relaxing, swimming, surfing, having a round beach volleyball, or just soaking up the Aussie sun.

4. Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic landmark of the city that connects the North Shore Sydney with the CBD. Built in 1932, the combination of the bridge, the Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House has become the most popular portrait of Sydney. It is the tallest steel arch bridge in the world.

5. Royal Botanical Gardens
Located next to the iconic Sydney Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney are a massive green space found close to the hustle and bustle of the city’s CBD. Spanning about 30 hectares, these gardens provide a tranquil setting to enjoy a picnic and some fresh air as you are treated to scenic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the Harbour.

6. The Rocks
The Rocks is a famous Sydney neighbourhood, just extending into the Sydney Harbour. It is a historic locality and was actually the first place the Europeans settled in. It has a plethora of activites and attractions to indulge in.

7. Taronga Zoo
The Tarongo Zoo is a massive zoological park in the prime suburb of Mosman. Just overlooking the Sydney Harbour, it is home to over 4000 animals.

8. Queen Victoria Building
Built in the late 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style, the Queen Victoria Building is a beautiful piece of architecture, quite appropriately housing some of the best and up-scale shopping brands.

9. Hyde Park
Near the city centre, the Hyde Park is a vast spread of green land. The beautiful park is full of green lawns, pretty flowers and rich trees, and also has the Archibald Fountain and Anzac War Memorial.

10. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
This expansive Aquarium is located in the popular precinct of Darling Harbour and houses a huge collection of aquatic animals, with various different exhibits and over 700 species.

11. Sydney Tower
The Sydney Tower is the tallest structure in the city and forms a prominent part of Sydney's skyline. Featuring a shopping centre, restaurants and entertainment facilities, the prime attraction of the tower is the Sydney Tower Eye, an observation deck 250 metres above the ground, granting visitors an unforgettable view of Sydney’s cityscape.

12. Luna Park
Luna Park is Sydney's prime amusement park, and has been so since 1932. The park has a simple collection of rides and is a favourite, obviously, among the kids.

13. China Town
Sydney's Chinatown is a tourist hotspot. Travellers and locals alike flock to Chinatown to taste the cuisines, shop and absorb the culture is small space between Darling Harbour and Central Station.

14. Circular Quay
Circular Quay is an absolutely buzzing place. From cafes, restaurants and little shops, to street performers dazzling the onlookers and tourists rushing for harbour cruises, it's quite the place to be.

15. Australian Museum
Situated on College Street, the Australian Museum is the country's oldest standing museum, globally reputed for it's collections in natural history and anthropology. The age old museum was first opened in 1827. It moved to it's current location in 1849. By the end of the 19th century, various expeditions were launched to collect more artefacts.

16. Powerhouse Museum
The Powerhouse Museum is a fascinating science museum that was established in 1879. It houses a collection of fascinating objects and items dating from the period it was established to present day. The museum is a wing of of the Museum of Applied Sciences, Sydney and houses more than 4,00,000 items used in various fields in the last 125 years, including transportation, communication, media, IT and so on.

17. St. Mary's Cathedral
The St. Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney. There have been many Roman Catholic cathedrals in Sydney over the years, but the present cathedral was built in 1868.

18. Cockatoo Island
Dotted with charming industrial relics, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Cockatoo Island sits in the middle of Sydney Harbour in New South Wales, Australia. A kaleidoscopic blend of convict and wartime history, this little island is one of Sydney’s best-kept secret. Previously this place was used as a prison and houses a massive shipyard where naval vessels and boats were repaired during the Second World War. 

19. Chinese Garden Of Friendship
The Chinese Garden Of Friendship is a tranquil lush green oasis located at the southern side of Darling Harbour. This spectacular Garden follows the Yin-Yang style and it was built in 1986. The Garden signifies the Friendship between Sydney and Guangdong China. It features beautiful pathways, exotic plants, colourful blooming flowers, soothing water bodies and a wonderful man-made lake filled with Koi fish.

20. Blue Mountains
The beautiful Blue Mountains are situated in New South Wales, in Sydney, and are one of the most remarkable attractions in Australia. This mountain range, which is spread over an area of 11,400 square kilometres, was formed from a sandstone bedrock from a dissected plateau.

What are the top sightseeing places in Sydney? 

The top sightseeing places in Sydney are Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks.

Which are the best adventure sports to do in sydney?

1. White Water Rafting: White Water Rafting is one of the most loved sport that you can try out in Sydney as it is open for both beginners as well as veterans. You just need to tuck into the protection gears and then take a thrilling splash into the calm and vicious rapids. 

2. Shark Diving: Shark diving is truly one of the most loved adventure sports that tourists love to try out during their visit. This will be a once in a lifetime experience when you will witness the extensive underwater life. You will get to see large sharks floating just next to you. 

3. Bungee Jumping: Bungee Jumping lets you jump from a great height enjoying the free fall from an elevated platform. You will be provided with necessary training so that you don’t panic during the activity. 

4. Hang Gliding: Hang Gliding gives you a chance to fly freely like a bird in the air. It will surely be a dream come true adventure sport that lets you capture scenic landscapes.

How is the nightlife of Sydney?

The nightlife of Sydney is world-renowned for its vibrancy and diversity. From chic cocktail bars and clubs to rowdy pub crawls and late-night dining, there's something for everyone to enjoy after dark in this cosmopolitan city. Visitors can explore the vibrant Chinatown district or dance the night away at one of the many iconic nightclubs.

How can I commute within Sydney? 

Sydney today has decently connected bus and rail services throughout the city. The train services are operated by the Transport for New South Wales, while the bus services are managed by the government and private contractors both, the former controlling the areas previously accessed by trams, and most of the others operated by the latter. Even the ferry system of Sydney is quite well adapted, with it's main terminal at Circular Quay. The Opal Travel pass makes it very easy to travel in the city. You can top it up with money and then use it on the go across all modes of transport.

Best Time To Visit Sydney

The best time to visit Sydney is Spring (September - November) or Autumn (Mid-February to May). These two periods are characterised by pleasant and dry weather, making it an excellent time for outdoor activities and exploration. Travel and accommodation costs are also considerably lesser during these months compared to the peak summer season.

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