Australia & Newzealand Itinerary:

Wednesday Feb. 22 2017 Leaving LAX

Virgin Australia 2 operated by VIRGIN AUST INTL

Los Angeles (LAX)

9:55 PM

Terminal: 3

Sydney (SYD)

7:50 AM +1 day

Terminal: 1

Arrives on Feb 24, 2017

14h 55m duration



City tour.  Check-in Hotel.  Observe Sydney from Sky Tower Eye or visit Chinatown or by Xuyen’s suggestion.  Evening:  Warm up/ Welcome party at Xuyen’s house.

Hotel:  Megaboom City Hotel Address: 93 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Phone: +61 2 9996 8888

Saturday Feb. 25 2017 (Saturday): Sydney Harbor and Central Observation

7:30 AM- 8:30         AM   Breakfast in hotel.

8:30 – 9:15   WALK (1.7 kilometers, almost 1 mile, 20 minutes walk) on city street to Sydney Circle Quay to take harbor morning cruise

9:15-9:45                Harbor observation and relax…

9:45 -12:00   Morning cruise to observe: Sydney Opera house, Sydney harbor bridge, Garden Island Naval base, Watson Bay,  Government house, Goat Island, Darling harbor, Fort Denison

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch at Graze MCA  140 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Formerly MCA Restaurant)   Tel:  61292452452

13:00 –18:00 :  Land observations: The Rock, Sydney contemporary museum, Sydney Aquarium, Sky tower,

18:00             Bus’ picked up for Gala dinner ?

Sunday Fed. 26 2017:  Blue Mountain and Jenova Cave trip

Evening:  Activity night at Dr. Long house

Monday Feb. 27  2017  :   Sydney vicinities and scenic trips

7:00 – 8:00 AM        Breakfast in hotel

8:00 – 9:00   Brondi beach

9:00 – 11:00  Cabramatta, Largest Vietnamese community, 30 km southwest Sydney

11:00 – 13:00          Bankstown – Lunch at pho An

13:00 – 15:00          Wild life animal park Observe and take photos with Kangaroo and Kaola

15:00 – 16:00          Olympic Park

19:00 – 22:00          Goodbye Sydney dinner


Tuesday Feb 28 2017:  Leaving Sydney,

Virgin Australia 854

Sydney (SYD)

3:30 PM

Terminal: 2

Melbourne (MEL)

5:05 PM

Terminal: 3

1h 35m duration


Check in hotel, City night walk to Queen Victoria Market.   Open dinner.

 Hotel : Wyndham Hotel.  199 William St  Melbourne VIC 3000  Australia +61 3 8692 8900

Wednesday Mar. 1 2017   Breakfast in hotel, Melbourne city sightseeing as per reference below:


Dinner in Chinatown

Thursday Mar. 2  2017:  Great Ocean Road Sunset Express tour as per reference below:

The interest things are the 12 Apostles in the sunset as of:

Start : after breakfast in Hotel to sunset



Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Travel by comfortable coach on this majestic stretch of Victoria’s coastline, taking in Kennett River, Apollo Bay, Great Otway National Park, Port Campbell National Park, Gibson's Steps, the Twelve Apostles and more. Enjoy frequent stops for views of stunning white-sand beaches and towering cliffs, plus leisurely walks to see koalas and other native wildlife. You even have the option to take a scenic helicopter ride. Small-group tour ensures a customized experience with your expert guide.


Friday Mar 3.  2017 (Friday)  Wild life Park and Phillips Island Tour,  Start at 12:30 ?

Phillip Island: Penguins, Koalas and Kangaroos Day Tour from Melbourne.  Start tour :  12:30 PM to after sunset


See penguins, koalas and kangaroos on a day trip to Phillip Island, Melbourne's wildlife wonderland and holiday island. Visit a wildlife park to get up close with koalas and kangaroos, then watch sea birds and fur seals in the rocky formation known as the Nobbies. At sunset, take your place at Summerland Beach to enjoy the nightly Penguin Parade, as cute little penguins waddle up the beach to their burrows after a day spent fishing at sea. To enhance your Penguin Parade experience, choose from a range of upgrade options: view the penguins from an exclusive viewing platform with Penguin Plus, interact with rangers and watch the parade from the exclusive Skybox, or choose the Ultimate Penguin Parade and enjoy a specially guided small-group tour at a secluded beach location.


Sat. Mar. 4 Leaving Melbourne

Virgin Australia 7410 operated by AIR NEW ZEALAND

Melbourne (MEL)

Airport check-in with Air New Zealand

9:35 AM

Terminal: 2

Queenstown (ZQN)

2:45 PM

3h 10m duration


Saturday Mar. 4 – Tuesday Mar. 14:  Filled by NZ package

Tuesday  Mar. 14:  Leaving Auckland, NZ

Virgin Australia 161 operated by VIRGIN AUST INTL FOR VA SE ASIA

Auckland (AKL)

9:15 PM

Terminal: I

Brisbane (BNE)

9:55 PM

Terminal: I

3h 40m duration


Hotel:  Evolution Apartments.  18 Tank Street, Brisbane,  4000,  AU  +61730343700


Departure Sat. Mar. 18  Virgin Australia 7 Brisbane (BNE) 10:20 AM Terminal: I

Arrive Los Angeles (LAX) 6:30 AM Terminal: B Total Duration 13h 10m

Time difference from LAX to Sydney +19

Time difference from LAX to London (GMT) - 8