Museums & Botanical Gardens
Touchdown in Christchurch over a 14 hour flight from New Delhi. Christchurch is a home to compelling mix of elegant historical buildings and contemporary culture. As you arrive the city spend your first day strolling around the gorgeous botanical gardens followed by a retail therapy session at popular Restart Mall or The Tannery. You could explore the Canterbury Museum just a little ahead of the Botanical gardens to learn about the history of Christchurch.
Go back in time with a vintage boat ride over the Avon River
Following day after a hearty breakfast at your hotel we take you for an iconic Christchurch activity where you glide gently along the Avon River in a flat bottomed boats poled along by a skilled punter dressed in traditional Edwardian attire! Admire the beautiful Botanic gardens of Christchurch and unwind in an eco-friendly way! Later in the afternoon simply savour the city’s many pop-up bars and restaurants.
Whale Watching in Kaikoura and picturesque Canterbury countryside
You could opt for an optional tour to picturesque Kaikoura town in the outskirts of North Canterbury’s countryside where you can spot sperm whale, dolphins and other marine life in a whale watching cruise or spend your day relaxing and wine tasting at the vineyards in North Canterbury region.
TransAlpine – One of the world’s most scenic train ride from Christchurch to Greymouth
Today morning you take the TranzAlpine train at 8:15 am from Christchurch arriving at Greymouth at 12:45 pm. On board experience stunning views of majestic Canterbury plains to the backdrop of the Southern Alps passing by edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River and miles of native beech forest. This is going to be a journey of a lifetime as TranzAlpine is often regarded to be one of the world’s great train journeys for the scenery through which it passes.Upon reaching Greymouth you pick up your rental car and drive to Fran Josef.
Scenic drive to Franz Josef with spectacular views of Mount Cook & Mount Tasman
After driving for about 2 hours 30 minutes through kilometers of stunning views on the Great West Coast road alongside the Tasman Sea on the popular State Highway 6 in New Zealand. After a long journey you arrive in the Glacier country Fran Josef. After checking in to your hotel, you straight head out to rejuvenate yourself at a private hot pool amidst rainforest in total seclusion. On route you could take a quick pitstop at the famous Jetty viewpoint with stunning views and mirror reflections of the snow-capped Mount Cook and Mount Tasman on the forested shores of Lake Matheson!
Heli Hike over the glaciers
After a good night’s rest, we take you for an ultimate Heli hike over the Fran Josef glaciers. You will take helicopter ride above the glacier to land between ice falls, from here you will hike through glacier terrains. You will be wowed by ice formations like ice caves, dramatic towering ice blue pinnacles and deep crevasses followed by a chopper ride down. Our Travel Engineers assures this ones going to be one of your most memorable experience.
Scenic drive to Queenstown with magnificent views of Lake Wanaka en-route
The next morning you will embark your journey to Queenstown about 4 hours and 40 mins from Franz Josef with an optional pit stop at one of New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Wanaka. The drive from Franz Josef to Wanaka is about 3 hours and 40 mins and is supposed to be one of the most scenic drives where you travel through the spectacular glacier region pass two national park to lakes and mountains in Wanaka. This route showcases the best of South Island scenery all in one go! Crystal clear lakes are the heart of Wanaka’s outdoor lifestyle, you could enjoy a relaxing boat cruise, kayak or just simply sit by the lake admiring magnificent views of the lake with soaring mountains in the backdrop! Later enjoy the simple town living and indulge in quality food and wine at a local café overlooking stunning views before you head for a 1 hour 15 mins journey ahead to Queenstown.
Soak up the natural beauty of Alpine meadows & Lake Wakatipu
As you arrive Queenstown, post a quick check in to your hotel get yourself acquainted to the city nestled in the lap of Lake Wakatipu surrounded with Alpine trees and majestic mountains. Spend the rest of your evening unwinding at chic café or a restaurant in the neighbourhood. Travel Engineer’s recommends not missing out the Fergburger, finest burger joint! Grab your burger and have it on the lakeside!
Scenic drive with breath-taking views of wilderness and ocean to Milford Sound & Luxury Catamaran cruise
The following day you start early from Queenstown to embark a scenic journey to Milford sound cliffs carved by glaciers during ice ages, rise vertically from the dark waters. Approximately 5 hours from Queenstown, you could take your first stop at Te Anau halfway point to the park for a quick coffee break The drive is beautiful and scenic with one road in the middle of wilderness headed towards the ocean! As you arrive you get on board a luxury catamaran for up close and best experience of the breath-taking views of the steep cliffs rise out of deep blue water and waterfalls that cascade downwards like a giant shower from as high as 160 metres forming multiple rainbows with panoramic photo opportunities. You will get to spot fur seals sunbathing on rocks and other marine life. Grab a buffet brunch and head back to Queenstown. Our Travel Engineers recommend starting from Queenstown as early as possible to ensure you return back to Queenstown in time before it gets dark. You also have an option of taking a 30 minute scenic flight over Queenstown, wilderness of Fiordland National Park to Milford followed by a cruise on Lake Tasman.
Indulge in a luxury spa with stunning views at Onsen Hotpools, Queenstown Gandola for spectacular views & Bungee Jump or Sky dive
Queenstown is known to be one of the best sky dive sites and bungee jump, therefore on your last day in this magnificent city if you have sky dive or bungee jump on your bucket list , Sky Dive is an ideal place to do it over magnificent views of Lake Wakitapu. Other activities that you could plan is a scenic flight over dramatic mountains, lakes and glaciers with spectacular views of Queenstown or simply take a ride the Queenstown gondola to a skyline restaurant for a midday or evening meal, and enjoy scenic views over Lake Wakatipu and the remarkable range. If you are looking to relax on your last day just head for an upscale sunset spa with cedar lined hot tubs overlooking Shotover River canyon at Onsen Hotpools!
Dine at Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Next up you head to Melbourne over a 3 hour 30 mins flight from Queenstown. As you arrive we take you straight up to your Hotel and you spend the first day strolling away the city absorbing the Aussie vibe. In the evening head out for a meat at the famous Colonial Tramcar restaurant, a popular restaurant on wheels built inside a vintage cable car. Relish the elegant colonial surrounding and three course meal on board.
Scenic Self Drive on Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles
Ensure you’re well rested as the next day we take you for a day trip to the iconic and scenic drive to the Great Ocean Road. Our Travel Engineers recommend that the drive from Melbourne to Great Ocean Road is the nation’s most scenic routes with postcard like beach alongside the road. You could opt for a self drive option where you can take stops at stunning beachside locations take a dip in the beach or stop over for a quick soak up of the sun heading towards the iconic 12 Apostles. While there are numerous view points for the perfect view of the 12 apostles , our Travel Engineer recommends a quick private helicopter ride over the 12 apostles for an ideal view! On your way back drive through the Australian countryside and spot some Kangroos on your way back to Melbourne.
Penguin Parade at Phillip Island & Wine tasting at Yarra Valley
After a good night’s sleep on your last day in Melbourne you could either opt for city tour to further explore the city and unwind or spot the seals on the rocky coastline and watch the famous penguin parade on a day trip to Philip Island or if you are a wine lover or incase you missed out on the Hunter valley experience in Sydney then head out for a wine and chocolate tasting day trip to Yarra valley just about 1 hour drive from the city.
Melbourne has so much to offer and explore in its outskirts. Our Travel Engineers highly recommend self driving in this city to make the best of your stay here and explore the maximum possible.
This brings us to an end of a great Aussie escape, time to pack up your bags and head back home !
Explore the island & soak up the stunning coastal views in Private Buggy
From city we now bring to a beautiful island Hamilton in Whitsunday Queensland over 3-hours flight. You have arrived in a car free island where you’re picked in your private buggy for transfers to your Hotel. An island surrounded with coasts with reefs, you spend you first day just exploring the island on your private buggy driving up the island popping a bottle of champagne overlooking gorgeous coastal views!
Indulge in a luxury stay at Qualia resort in Hamilton islands with spectacular reef view rooms.
Romantic Private Champagne Lunch on isolated Whitehaven Beach
After a good night’s rest our Travel Engineers has crafted an experience of a lifetime where you take off to the most gorgeous isolated beach stretch of Whitehaven beach with white sands and royal blue ocean ! As you land on the beach in a private helicopter from Hamilton, you will be welcomed with a private beach lunch set up with champagne and some snacks. You can spend your day admiring the beach, laying on the white sand soaking up the sun and enjoying a glass of champagne! After returning back to the Hotel, you depart early to bed to wake up fresh for the next day.
Day exploring colourful reef and marine life of Great Barrier Reef
On your last day we take you on a day cruise to the iconic Great Barrier Reef where the deeper water is home to magnificent coral formations and a wide variety of marine life. Today you'll go to three different snorkelling sites on the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll see sights such as clownfish, sea turtles, humphead Maori wrasse, soft and hard corals in colours. the world's largest, most spectacular coral reef system – where scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are a part of everyday life. Our Travel Engineer recommends a quick helicopter ride for an aerial view of heart reef, a heart shaped reef formation before you head back to your hotel after well spent day!
Luxury stay at Hayman island
If you are looking to experience ultimate luxury stay take a one hour sea plane to nearby Hayman islands. Our Travel Engineers recommend staying at the iconic One& Only Resort with luxurious rooms with stunning scenery!
Sydney Harbour Night Cruise
Touchdown Sydney over a 2 hour 20 mins flight from Delhi. You head straight to your hotel and after you are feeling refreshed, head out for Sydney Harbor cruise where you witness the iconic landmarks including Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House change colors with magical lights at sunset. While cruising through the Harbor in a spacious flagship vessel you enjoy a 3-course dinner and live entertainment with the stunning light up views of the city in the backdrop. A perfect beginning to your Australian getaway!
Sydney bridge climb & bustling Darling Harbour
The following day you could opt for an optional city tour covering famous Opera House and Harbor bridge ending you tour at the bustling and lively Darling Harbor filled with great bars and restaurants or climb 440 feet high famous Australian landmark, the Sydney bridge in a 3-hour guided tour for spectacular views of the harbor, Opera House and the Blue Mountains. You can spend the rest of your day at leisure wandering around the beautiful city!
Natural Beauty of Blue Mountains
After a hearty breakfast we head out for a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage listed region of natural beauty, the Blue Mountains where you feed the Kangaroos and Koalas at the Featherdale Wildlife park followed by Scenic World where you arrive at a pristine rainforest landscape and stroll around the greenery. You then step into an enclosed cabin of the Scenic cableway for stunning views of Mr. Solitary, Orphan rock, Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and soar high over Jamison Valley on the Scenic Skyway. After quick stroll around the quaint Mountain town and indulging in some cute shops and cafes you will head back to Sydney on board a cruise over the Parramatta River admiring charming Waterfront homes!
Surfing on the unspoiled bays of Port Stephens
If you’re looking for a beachy laidback getaway then you could opt for a day trip to Port Stephens on your last day! A 2 hour drive from Sydney takes you to unspoiled bays, sandy beaches and dolphin filled waters of Port Stephens. You start with Shoal Bay to capture insta worthy pictures of the beautiful beach with dramatic Mount Tomaree with leisure time to sunbath and get into the beach ! Followed by this you get to indulge in an authentic Aussie BBQ and some activities like sunboarding, dolphin watching and camel rides. After a well spent afternoon you head to Mount Tomaree from where you can capture spectacular views of Mount Tomaree post which you head back to Sydney!
Wine Tasting in Hunter Valley
And if you’re a wine lover our Travel Engineer highly recommend a day on a tasting tour of wine and gourmet food at the famous region of Hunter Valley just about 3 hours from Sydney. Add a a touch of class by traveling between the regions in Luxury Mercedes Minibus to indulge in wine tasting and visit famous vineyards on this day trip!
This brings us to an end of a great Aussie escape, time to pack up your bags and head back home!