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TAU101: 9 Days Private Tour of Melbourne - Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns - Sydney
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking driver guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Vehicle: Air-conditioned car, spacious and comfortable
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Melbourne
Upon your arrival at Melbourne Airport, you will see our driver-guide waiting for you at the exit of the airport with a board. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the city center. The rest of the time is free for you. You may take the free City Loop to tour around the city.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Day 2 Melbourne
In the morning, your driver-guide will accompany you to have a walking tour in the Hidden Laneways of Melbourne to explore the streets and lanes and appreciate the avant-garde street art that is famous all over the world. We will also admire the brilliant Victorian architecture along the Boulevards, and then go to Federation Square, the largest open square in Melbourne, where many large events are held. The abstract, surreal form it presents to the public won the 1997 Lebow Architectural Design Award in London and became a new city landmark of Melbourne. Then we'll head to Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the biggest and most contested sports fields in Australia. The last place we will visit today is a large memorial hall, Shrine of Remembrance. It was built in 1934 in the classical Greek style. Reliefs on the front of the memorial depict the goddess of peace in ancient Greek mythology, symbolizing the soldiers' fight for peace. Afternoon is free for you, you may continue your best tours of Australia to visit other places you are interested in.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Day 3 Melbourne - Cairns by flight
Today you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Cairns. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to join the Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Pay attention to these dangerous aquatic creatures who swim in the murky waters of the lagoon or lie idly on the shore. Then, you are transferred to check in the hotel. The rest time is free to wander around and sample the fresh seafood dishes.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hilton Cairns
Day 4 Great Barrier Reef
Today we will explore the amazing Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest and longest coral reef. We will take the high speed Catamaran to sail close to the Great Barrier Reef. You can admire an endless array of colorful corals and tropical fish from underwater viewing platforms and semi-submerged boats. After having buffet lunch at the Great Barrier Reef, we will return to Cairns.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hilton Cairns
Day 5 Cairns
You are free to arrange the itineraries on your own today. Cairns is a small tropical city in the north of Queensland, surrounded by rainforests, islands, coral reefs and mountains. It is recommended that you take the train from here to Kuranda and explore the "village in the rainforest". Then you may take Skyrail ropeway to go back if you are tired of walking, which will transfer you through the world's most aged rainforests and allow you to see the unspoiled grandeur of nature.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hilton Cairns
Day 6 Cairns - Sydney by flight
You will be sent to the airport in the morning and then fly to Sydney. Upon landing, the driver-guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After settling down, take a sunset cruise touring around Sydney Harbour and enjoy the stunning night view of this cosmopolitan city.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Sydney
Day 7 Sydney
Today, the driver-guide will lead you to explore Sydney and appreciate the city's charm and vibrant culture. Along the way, you will learn the colonial history and appreciate some of Sydney's iconic attractions and architecture. Wander around the Rocks Area, where the city was founded. Appreciate the famous landmark of Sydney - Opera House form the outside, as well as St. Mary's Cathedral and Parliament House. If you're an art lover, the Art Gallery of NSW will be a highlight. The Royal Botanic Gardens, away from the crowds, is also a good place. In addition, we will see some other buildings, such as Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Tower and Darling Harbour. We will also show you around Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, which is a great place to see Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Next, we will go to visit the Royal Australian Naval Base on Garden Island. The last stop of the day is Bondi Beach, where a lot of surfers surf happily and you can relax on the soft beach if you don't want to play in the water.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Sydney
Day 8 Sydney
You are free to arrange your activities by yourself today. The nearby Blue Mountains is very picturesque and well worth a visit, and there are many famous scenic spots such as Three Sisters Peak, Jean Roland Stalactite Cave and so on. In addition, you may experience many great entertainments, such as blue mountain cable car, blue mountain passenger train, and sign up for an aboriginal culture tour.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Sydney
Day 9 Departure from Sydney
Your 9-day best Australia tours will be over today. The driver-guide will send you to the airport on time according to your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast
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