I wish to travel to Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney on my 8-10 days tour to Australia in the month of March. I am travelling with family. I am interested in Beaches, City Life, Cultural Visit, Mountains, Nature, Village Life and Wildlife. I am looking for deluxe hotel with US$ 80 per night. Can you also arrange a indirect, direct flight for me in economy class starting from New Delhi.

asked on 31 Jan 2016
Saunak Ghosh
Interest: Nature, Wild Life, Mountains, Beaches, Village Life, Cultural Visit, City Life
Travel Expert
A travel plan for Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast is ready for you!

Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Indeed, this place is heaven and it offers tons of things to do as well as experience. I think you need to leave out one destination from your choice due to lack of time. I would try my best to create a suitable travel plan for Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast so that you return with many good memories.

Basic Travelling Details

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There are many flight options available as per your trip, but I would suggest you to travel via Jet Airways, Jetstar, Tigerair, Qantas Airways and Air India. The total budget of your flights from New Delhi to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney, Sydney to Gold Coast and return ticket from Gold Coast to New Delhi will cost 89, 714 INR per person. 
Flights Schedule
Flight 1
The flight from New Delhi to Melbourne will have a flight change at SIN Singapore, Singapore. The flight no. 18 of Jet Airways will take off at 09:55 hours from New Delhi and will land in Singapore at 18:15 hours. After waiting for one hour and thirty-five minutes the flight no. 4010 of the same airlines will take off at 19:50 hours from Singapore and will land at 06:30 hours in Melbourne.
Flight 2
The flight from Melbourne to Sydney is a direct flight. The flight no. 606 of Jetstar will take off from Avalon Airport at 15:25 hours from Avalon and will land in Sydney at 16:50 hours.
Flight 3
The flight from Sydney to Gold Coast is also a direct flight. The flight no. 622 of Tigerair will take off from Sydney at 17:30 hours and will land in Gold Coast at 17:50 hours.
Flight 4
The return flight from Gold Coast to New Delhi will have a flight change at SYD Sydney, NSW, Australia. The flight no. 861 of Qantas Airways will take off at 06:15 hours from Gold Coast and will land in Sydney at 08:45 hours. After waiting for two hours the flight no. 301 of Air India will take off at 10:45 hours from Sydney and will land at 17:50 hours in Delhi.

Time Difference

Australia is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India.


The currency of Melbourne is Australian Dollar (AUD).
1 AUD= 47.2190 INR
1 INR= 0.02106 AUD


Day 1

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Melbourne is indeed an amazing city and has loads to offer. It is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia.
There are numerous hotel options in the city that includes Melbourne Central YHA, Easystay Motel and or more options you can visit here
On the first day you can visit Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Aquarium

Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Zoo offers more than 320 species including our favourite gorillas, elephants, lions, meerkats and orang-utans - all only 4km from the city centre. Don't miss the Meet the Keeper presentations for a more intimate experience, upgrade and meet the elephants up close.

Melbourne Aquarium

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Visit the Melbourne Aquarium to discover the Antarctic penguins, the weird and wonderful sea life and be amazed by the 2.2 million liter Oceanarium. For those after something a little closer-up, try the shark dive extreme experience, with options for both veteran divers and first-timers alike that will see you coming face-to-face with these marvelous ocean predators.
With this you can call it a day and head back to your hotel for a nice sleep.

Day 2

On the second day you can head to Philip Island. 

Phillip Island

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Phillip Island that is almost 2 hour drives from Melbourne. People visit this place and the number of people coming to this place is increasing every year. People visit this place for the primary reason of penguins. This is the spot where you can see the little penguins making their way towards the shore and the largest colony of penguins in the world can be seen here. This Island is home to penguins and the perfect place to witness the lives of this marvelous creature. Overnight you can witness these creatures going back to the shore after their day out. There are thousands of penguins on the island that together make an astonishing scene. This walk of the penguins to the shore every night is also known as Penguin parade.
You can spend a whole day here and after this you can head back to your hotel.

Day 3

On this day you can take a Hot Air Balloon Ride over Melbourne and visit St. Paul's Cathedral / Flinders St Station as well as Shrine of Remembrance

Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Melbourne is indeed one of the amazing cities in the world and having a hot air balloon ride over it is one of the best way to witness the beauty of the city and its surroundings. The visitors can enjoy the thrill of hot air ballooning over Melbourne at sunrise with that provides the ultimate in urban adventure leaving you with a lifetime of memories to share with family and friends.
The guests can enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the beautiful that city has to offer from the air. One can take pleasure from the serene spectacle of Melbourne waking gently at sunrise, then quickly transforming into a bustling metropolis of over three million people. There are many operators who organize such trips in Melbourne.

St Paul's Cathedral / Flinders St Station

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St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne is the metro political and cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. It is the seat of the Anglican Primate of Australia and home church for Anglicans in Melbourne and Victoria. This cathedral was built with in stages and presently it is counted as the major landmark of the city. St Paul's is unusual among Melbourne's more notable 19th century public buildings as it is not made from bluestone, which is the city's dominant building material.

Shrine of Remembrance

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The Shrine of Remembrance was built as a memorial to the men as well as women of Victoria who served in World War I and presently it is a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. So this place is of utmost importance where the history unfolds with so many battles of the past that took away brave souls. This is one of the places that are related to the emotions of the Aussie people.
With this you can call it a day and head back to your hotel for a nice sleep.

Day 4

On this day you can visit Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Park, Queen Victoria Market and Eureka Skydeck 88

Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Werribee Open Range Zoo is one of the most popular ones in the island is filled with thousands of species of flora and fauna. Among the other principal cities in the island, Melbourne has been right at the top of its amazing places and things to do. There are so many species of animals that are present here in the city. There are so many people who come to this zoo as this is one of the best zoos in the city and there are so many things that you can do here.

Melbourne Park

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Melbourne Park is a sports venue in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Since 1988, Melbourne Park has been home of the Australian Open in tennis, which is played annually in January. The venue was the home of the Melbourne Tigers basketball team, and can be adapted to host netball, ice skating, concerts, cycling as well as swimming and motorsport events.

Queen Victoria Market

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We all know the Australia has been very successful in conveying the whole world within itself and the Queen Victoria Market represents the same. If you want to have a taste of the ethnic groups that live here this is the place that you need to go. From all kinds of grocery and vegetables to cuisines, this is the place that you can visit. There are many things that are required so that you can't call your tour a complete tour one such thing is the market place. You need to know about the local market and if you are in Melbourne then you need to go to the Queen Victoria Market. This is one of those markets that have been a tourist attraction for several years and every year there are so many people who are visiting this place. So do not forget to visit this wonderful market place in the city and get in touch with some of the finest sights of an Aussie market place.

Eureka Skydeck 88

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Eureka Tower is a 297.3-metre skyscraper located in the South-bank precinct of Melbourne and is counted as one of the must visit in the city. This is an unforgettable experience that will offer you the awe inspiring views from the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere at Melbourne's Eureka Skydeck 88. There are two dedicated lifts that propel visitors to level 88 in under 40 seconds. Only Skydeck 88 can take its guests to The Edge, a switchable glass cube which slides out from the building, with the visitor inside. Apart from the unforgettable panoramic views, this place also entertains the entire family with a host of activities and fascinating facts.
With this you can call it a day and head back to your hotel as you got your flight to Sydney.


Day 5

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Sydney is one of the most amazing cities of Australia and it has got so much explore.
There are numerous hotel options in the city that includes Quay West Suites Sydney, The Sebel Pier One Sydney and or more options you can visit here.
On the first day you can visit Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Doyle Fishermans Wharf. 

Royal Botanic Gardens

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Walking through the gardens and along the seawall is such a relaxed and quiet way to start your city experience - breathe in the harbour air and the trees as you go. The Royal Botanic Gardens is a major botanical garden located in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world.

Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Opera House is one of the glories of not only Sydney but also of Australia. The mesmerizing performing arts centre where many types of occasions take place is positioned on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, near to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The opera house is closest to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The architect of Denmark Jørn Utzon has constructed this facility that opened in the year 1973.

The Rocks

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The Rocks is an urban locality, tourist precinct and historic area of Sydney's city centre, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, immediately north-west of the Sydney central business district.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.

Doyle Fishermans Wharf

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No trip to Sydney is complete without a trip to Watson's Bay and a seafood splurge at Doyles. It's a tradition from the old days, when Doyles sold fish and chips to youngsters like myself, who marvelled at the huge sharks weighed in on the old wharf. Enjoy the sweeping views of the harbour. 
With this you can call it a day and head back to your hotel for a nice sleep.

Day 6

On the second day you can head to Bondi Beach, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Chinatown and Balmain.

Bondi Beach

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Everything seems so playfully hedonistic here that even swimming seems like a chore. It is THE place in Sydney for 'people watching' - so much so that even the surfers spend a lot of time on their boards watching one another.

Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK

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It's great to get a bird’s eye view of just how expansive Sydney is. From Sydney Tower Eye you can see all the way to the Blue Mountains and watch the storm clouds roll in from the south.


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Chinatown is always busy, and a stroll down the main drag of Dixon st will leave you with the paradox of food choice. My preference is to walk another two blocks to the corner of Thomas and Quay streets where you'll find The Burlington Centre - the restaurants here are cheaper and very authentic.


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Balmain, New South Wales is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, Australia. Balmain is located 6 km west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Leichhardt. Beautiful old terraced houses, leafy streets and some of the best live music pubs in Sydney make Balmain well worth a visit. 
With this you end your day and head back to your hotel for a nice sleep.

Day 7

The itinerary of this day should include Kings Cross and Manly.

Kings Cross

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No matter how late in the night, you'll always manage to get a coffee or a drink in 'the cross.' Walking the main drag of Darlinghurst rd is worth it just for the experience, but walk further either to Macleay st or Victoria st to find the best cafes.


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Even if you've lived here all your life, taking the ferry to Manly and back remains a classic experience. Passing between north and south head, the open sea meets the harbour and you can literally feel the swell rise. Manly itself is like the Bondi of the north, but with less attitude. Except when it comes to surfing - which Manlyites claim was invented there!
After this you need to head back as you got your flight to Gold Coast.

Gold Coast

Day 8

Gold Coast city, Queensland, Australia is a buzzing den to Surfer's Paradise accommodating festivals, bars and restaurants with endless golden beaches. Tourists can enjoy all from fastest thrill and the world’s tallest rides to theme parks or splash around in swimming pools with water slides.
There are numerous hotels in Gold Coast that includes Sea Temple Surfers Paradise at Soul, Key Largo Holiday Apartments, Artique Surfers Paradise and for more options you can visit here
On the first day you can explore the famous Warner Bros Movie world.

Warner Bros Movie World

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A movie related theme park in the city Gold Coast is the Warner Bros Movie world. It is owned and operated by Village Roadshow currently after taking over from Time Warner. This park is on operation since 1991. There are exciting rides including Motion simulators, roller coasters, slow river rides, costumed star characters who roam around for us to click a picture with them, minor skits and singing performances are some rides and shows worth to mention. The active film studios inside the park are a treat to watch and walk around. The Warner Roadshow studios that is adjacent to this movie world has been the sets of many famous fantasy movies like Scooby doo, Peter Pan etc.
You can spend a whole day here and return to your hotel by the night to rest.

Day 9

On the second day of your stay in Gold Coast you can Tour the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Gold Coast Hinterland

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The Gold Coast’s hinterland offers an impressive array of rolling hills, lush mountains and spectacular views all located within easy reach of Surfers Paradise and other main accommodation areas. Providing a refreshing, natural break from the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast’s centre, the hinterland is one of the region’s best-kept secrets, and a tour will take you to some of the most verdant, lush and visually striking displays of waterfalls, rainforests and amazing lookout points in South-East Queensland.
After this you can head to your hotel as the next day you got your flight back to New Delhi.

Day 10

This is the last day of your stay in Gold Coast and you got your flight in the morning. Make sure you pack all the belonging carefully and reach airport at least three hours prior to your flight timings. 
The return flight from Gold Coast to New Delhi will have a flight change at SYD Sydney, NSW, Australia. The flight no. 861 of Qantas Airways will take off at 06:15 hours from Gold Coast and will land in Sydney at 08:45 hours. After waiting for two hours the flight no. 301 of Air India will take off at 10:45 hours from Sydney and will land at 17:50 hours in Delhi.
I hope the destinations mentioned, according to your interest will lead to a memorable trip. I wish you return with the most exciting experience and memories of your life. 
Wishing you an amazing trip!
Priya Singh

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