Welcome to Melbourne! Upon arrival, meet and greet your local guide before being privately transferred to your hotel for check in and overnight stay.
Get to know more of Melbourne on this day’s visit to its key highlights. Renowned for its great coffee, arts, sports, shopping, and beautifully preserved historical architecture, a city visit to Melbourne includes a few special treats that will make your experience even more memorable. Begin the day by visiting Federation Square and walking past the Old Melbourne Gaol, Parliament House, and Princess Theatre. The day is also dedicated to your visit to the world-renowned Melbourne University. Then, take a photo stop at Melbourne's Catholic cathedral, St. Patrick's, before wandering around Captain Cook's Cottage and the peaceful Fitzroy Gardens. Then, experience the beauty of Victorian terraced houses in East Melbourne before heading to the grandeur of Flinders Street Station.
Today, you'll get to see both of Victoria's bays as well as the coastline and wildlife wonders of the Phillip Island region. Begin your journey by exploring Brighton Beach Boxes and taking incredible images here, where you can see the Melbourne City skyline and enjoy the magnificent scenery that Port Phillip Bay has to offer. Then, next door, visit the Wildlife Animal Park, where you can get up close and personal with numerous Australian creatures, including koalas, kangaroos, and more. Then, head to Panny's Chocolate Factory, a sweet tooth's paradise!
Then, visit the Nobbies Tourist Information Center and Nobbies Lookout Boardwalk to learn about the region, take in the breathtaking ocean views, explore the Nobbies blowhole and Seal Rock, and simply relax and enjoy the scenery. The journey concludes with a visit to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade and Dinner. You'll be ready to watch the world-famous penguin parade after supper at the location. Watch the penguins emerge from the surging waves and make their way to their burrows on the sand.
Today, drive through the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, surrounded by towering ash trees and lush green foliage that bursts into color during the spring. Then, hop aboard the Puffing Billy steam train for a once-in-a-lifetime coastal ride. You will indulge in tastings at Rochford Wineries, with expert knowledge being passed on to you from the expert cellar door staff. Then finish with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolateries, where you can sample complimentary chocolates.
The day begins as you head to the airport for your domestic flight to Sydney. Upon arrival, meet your local guide before proceeding to your hotel to check in and stay for the night.
Today, explore the wonders that make Sydney one of the best places to visit. Marvel at its colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harborside suburbs, and friendly people, which epitomize the vibrance of this spectacular city. Head on over to the historic Rocks area, the birthplace of Sydney, and take in views of the famous Opera House from inside. Then, proceed to experience more of Australia by visiting Hyde Park, St. Mary's Cathedral, Parliament House, and the Art Gallery. Then, make a stop at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Here, take in the sights of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then, head on to see the colorful Royal Botanic Gardens on your way to visit The Gap and enjoy stunning views. Afterwards, enjoy a hearty meal to complete the day’s experience.
Spend the rest of your day exploring more about the beautiful city of Sydney. You have the day to shop around or simply rest. The day is yours to explore at your leisure.
Today marks the end of your experience in Australia. After breakfast, prepare for your transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila.