Drenched in sunshine and glowing with affable charisma, Australia is an enticing land of vast beaches, pulsating cities and reams and reams of bushland. One of the country’s greatest lures is its sense of space; a beach, patch of tropical forest or piece of sandy desert all to oneself is an easy reality. This, the world’s largest island, encompasses a range of stunning landscapes, from barren deserts to tropical rainforests and rugged mountains.
Australia has an abundance of unique animal life – cuddly koalas, bounding kangaroos and wallabies, darting dingoes, and ungainly emus – while the hulking form of Uluru (Ayers Rock) soaking up the reds and oranges of the outback’s fiery sun, is the country’s most iconic image.
Glossy Sydney and arty Melbourne provide much for the city-lover; Brisbane is gateway to the tropical northeast with sandy stretches including Surfer’s Paradise further south; restful Adelaide is perfect for a few days’ rejuvenation, while Perth is young, brash and alluring; and Cairns is the stop-off point for one of Australia’s top attractions, the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – MELBOURNE
Meet and greet at Viettours Office, 104 Nguyen Cong Tru St., transfer to the airport for Australia – the world’s 13th-largest economy and has the world’s fifth-highest per capita income. With the second-highest human development index globally, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights (overnight on board).
Day 2: MELBOURNE
Arrive at Melbourne Int’l Airport, customs clearance and then have a city tour of Melbourne – the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia: Parliament House – one of Australia’s oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. Building commenced in 1856 at the height of the gold rush and this is reflected in the lavish use of gold in the interior decoration, Saint Patrick Cathedral – an integral part of Melbourne, and its history tells us much about the State’s birth and growth. Situated on the fringe of the city grid, close enough to the heart of Melbourne to be a powerful presence and breathe with a life of its own, Fitzroy Garden – The place of historical, aesthetic, architectural, scientific (horticultural) and social significance to the State of Victoria. Lunch. Visit Footscray – a market of Vietnamese community in Melbourne. Take photos with the Shrine of Remembrance which was built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I and is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. Designed by architects Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop who were both World War I veterans, the Shrine is in a classical style, being based on the Tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus and the Parthenon in Athens… Dinner. Check in at 3-star Mercure or 4-star Citigate Hotel (or similar).
Day 3: MELBOURNE – BALLARAT – MELBOURNE
After breakfast at hotel, shopping at High Point with over 300 shops and stores catering to everything from the latest in designer fashions to the most stylish homewares and gifts. Highpoint is an exceptional and dynamite shopping experience. Lunch. Travelling through some of the once famous gold mining areas of Central Victoria, continue to Ballarat, Victoria’s largest inland city. We enjoy a visit to Sovereign Hill – a living museum representing Ballarat’s gold rush days in the 1850’s. Stroll around and see how the miners lived and worked, pan for gold, enjoy an underground mine tour and watch the working machinery and traditional craftsman. Dinner.
Day 4: MELBOURNE – CANBERRA – SYDNEY
Have a fast food breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to the airport for Canberra – the capital city of Australia. With a population of 358,000, it is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne. The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation’s capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city. Following an international contest for the city’s design, a blueprint by the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913. The Griffins’ plan featured geometric motifs such as circles, hexagons and triangles, and was centred around axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory. Lunch. Visit this beautiful capital city such as Lake Burley Griffin, Captain James Cook Memorial was built by the government to commemorate the Bicentenary of (then Lieutenant) James Cook’s first sighting of the east coast of Australia. It includes a water jet fountain located in the central basin (based on the Jet d’eau in Geneva) and a skeleton globe sculpture at Regatta Point showing the paths of Cook’s expeditions..
Drive to Sydney. Dinner. Check in at 3-star Travellodge or 4-star Rydges World Square Hotel (or similar).
Day 5: SYDNEY
After breakfast, have a city tour in Sydney which ranks among the top global cities and the “top 100 most liveable cities” in the world. Take the Sydney Habour cruise along Jackson Port. Lunch. Take photos with the Opera House – a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, opening in 1973 after a long gestation that had begun with his competition-winning design in 1957, Habour Bridge – a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of both Sydney and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design. Visit Bondi Beach – one of the most famous beach in Australia. Dinner.
Day 6: SYDNEY – KATOOMBA – SYDNEY
After breakfast at hotel, visit Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can join a unique journey, discovering over three hundred species of Australia’s diverse wildlife. Featherdale provides all-day encounters with Australia’s most beloved and iconic ‘Aussies’, the koala and kangaroo. Drive to Katoomba, take the photos with the Echo Point which provides panoramic views of the southern Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness and the Three Sisters rock formation. Lunch. Take a ride with Scenic Railway which operates in the original cutting in the mountain side from the Katoomba Coal Mine that gave birth to the town. The Scenic Railway is the steepest railway incline in the world and is now one of the most popular man-made tourist attractions in Australia. The ride takes you down the steep descent past Orphan Rock, through a tunnel and the beautiful fern-damp cliff face. Drive back to Sydney, take photos with the Olympic Sydney 2000 Stadium. Dinner.
Day 7: SYDNEY – PORT STEPHENS – SYDNEY
After breakfast, drive to Port Stephens which was named by Captain Cook when he passed on 11 May 1770, honouring Sir Philip Stephens, who was secretary to the admiralty. Port Stephens is a popular tourism destination with a strong focus on aquatic activities such as whale and dolphin watching, fishing and recreational boating. Lunch. Take the 4WD drive to the sand dunes to enjoy the sand boarding adventure. Drive back to Sydney, dinner. You can use your time to discover the city: Star Casino, Darling Habour, The Rocks…
Day 8: SYDNEY – HO CHI MINH CITY
Breakfast. Hotel check-out, free and easy, after that transfer to the airport for flying back to Vietnam. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, picked up and transferred to the previous meeting point by Viettours bus. Home sweet home!
Tour Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Tour Price: Please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
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- Including: Round trip ticket – Airport tax – Airport security tax – Fuel surcharge (this rate can be changed on the day of ticket issuance) – Hotel as indicated in the tour itinerary 3-star or 4-star hotels, based on twin share – Good meals and admission fees as in the itineraries – Tippings for local guides and drivers – Entrance visas – Viettours’ tour escort – Travel insurance with maximum compensation of 10,000.00 USD / case and 1,000.00 USD / luggage. Travel Gifts: backpack, cap, Viettours’ travel organizer or leather passport cover.
- Excluding: Passport – Telephone fees – Laundry – Transportation without mention in the itineraries – Excess baggages and other personal expenses – Drinks – Single room supplement.
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