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Coastal Explorer

24th March 2021
7 Days

Day 1:Wednesday 24th March LAKES ENTRANCE (L,D)

All board! Today we make our way down to Yarragon Hotel for lunch before travelling to Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is a coastal town in eastern Victoria, Australia. It's known for the Gippsland Lakes, a vast system of inland waterways. There is a pedestrian bridge to Ninety Mile Beach, which stretches along the town's Tasman Sea shoreline. Wildlife around the beach and lakes includes kangaroos, pelicans and dolphins. We stay overnight at The Esplanade Resort & Spa.


Day 2: Thursday 25th March CRUISE – EDEN (B, L, D)

Today we board the “Stormbird” for a delightful luncheon cruise. There’s time for leisure in the lakeside village of Metung, where we enjoy lunch and time to wander the sights of Metung. The cruise takes in Reeves Channel, Bankcroft Bay and into Lake King, where you may see Dolphins, Sea birds and eagles, kangaroos and other wildlife. This cruise is a must for nature lovers. In the afternoon we travel to Orbost where we enjoy our afternoon tea before heading to Eden. Tonight’s accommodation is at the Twofold Bay Motor Inn, Eden..


Day 3: Friday 26th March BATEMANS BAY (B, D)

This morning, following breakfast, we head to the Eden Killer Whale Museum. The Museum has been in operation for over 85 years. The building is situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean where, in the season, whales may be seen from the various vantage points. Exhibitions about the shore-based whaling operations from Twofold Bay during the 1800s and early 1900s include a full skeleton of 'Tom' the Killer Whale, legendary Orca. He led a pack of killer whales in the hunt for baleen whales on their southward migration each year. We stop at the Rotary Lookout for Morning tea before heading to Tilba for lunch and a look around town. We take in a tour of the ABC cheese factory then continue our journey on to Bateman’s Bay. We stop for morning tea and a tour of Bateman’s Bay Birdland Animal Park, before arriving at our overnight accommodation at The Esplanade Motel, Bateman’s Bay.


Day 4: Saturday 27th March KIAMA (B,L,D)

Get up, time for breakfast! This morning we travel to Ulladulla for Morning tea and to explore the township, before heading to Huskisson. On arrival at Huskisson we take in a delightful Dolphin Watch Cruise with lunch at Jervis Bay. This afternoon we travel to Kiama, visit the blowhole and Terrace shops before arriving at our overnight accommodation at Kiama Shores Motel.

Day 5: Sunday 28th March SYDNEY (B,D)

After a hearty breakfast, we depart and visit Cathedral Rocks. The work of art you see today is the result of extremely hard volcanic rocks being eroded over millions of years. We visit the Illawarra Light Railway Museum for a guided tour and train ride. The museum is a place for public exhibition of light railway locomotives and rolling stock, along with other related items of historical interests. We then head to Port Kempla where it is time for lunch. This afternoon we make our way to Darling Harbour, arriving with time to look around. We spend Two Nights at Novotel Darling Harbour.

Day 6: Monday 29th March SIGHTS OF SYDNEY (B,L,D)

We enjoy breakfast and then head out to take in the sights. First stop is the Sydney Opera House where we take in a tour. One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space. Step inside and discover the stories that make the Opera House so inspiring. We then delight in the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Sea Life is one of the world’s largest aquariums – with over 700 different species and 13,000 animals in an impressive six million litres of water. Close by is Madame Tussauds a wax museum of the stars. Stand with the Royal Family, A-list actors and sports stars in this very realistic museum. Next, we have a real treat for you as you step aboard an authentic traditional sailing ship for a guided tour of Sydney’s beautiful harbor. A Tall Ship Cruise is a truly unique experience as the wind takes over and the sound of the engine fades away. Like stepping back in time.


Day 7: Tuesday 30th March SYDNEY – MELBOURNE (B)

This morning we enjoy are last group breakfast before heading to the Sydney Airport, to take our flight home to the Melbourne Airport. In Melbourne we will be met by a Cardwell’s Representative and be taken back to our respective destinations after an enjoyable tour.

Price Per Person: $2,919
Single Supplement: $700

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Tour: Coastal Explorer on 24th March 2021