Fantastic vacation in Australia
Australia | May 23 - Jun 3, 2024

Deepak
Deepak S.
India | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2024

We had a fantastic summer vacation to Aus - covering Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne.

Paula from Kim Kim was exceptional in helping our family chart out an iterenery and gave us suggestions and inputs to mix it up for the whole family as it was our first trip to Australia and we did not want to miss anything big in these cities.

Our hotels, local guides for all our daily trips were super nice and well experienced about the places and local details to make each day memorable for us. I would highly recomend Paula and Kim Kim for anyone to plan your next holiday and i am sure we will go back to them whenever we can.

Deepak

Hotel Reviews
Vibe Hotel
Sydney

Centrally located in Sydney

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to the Sydney Harbour and centrally located in the CBD area.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments
Cairns, QLD

Centrally located, Clean, friendly staff. However a bit outdated in terms of modern amenities - like good Wifi / Power outlets in the room. No elevator in the property to move heavy luggage.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Batman's Hill On Collins
Melbourne, VIC

Centrally located in CBD area of Melbourne. Cross to the tram lines. Very close to the South Cross Railway station as well.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Sydney Opera House Tour
Sydney Opera House Tour
Sydney

Must do if your in Sydney first time.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Harbor Experience Cruise
Harbor Experience Cruise
Sydney

A quick way to experience the Sydney Opera house, Downtown Buildings, Harbour Bridge for some awesome photos

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Climb the Harbor Bridge
Climb the Harbor Bridge
Sydney

Must do activity in Sydney if your on your first trip and have a few hours. The views of the city were amazing. The briefing and start of activity takes some time but later you realise that for the safety of everyone it was needed. You can pick the day time or night time climb depending on weather and how you want to see the views.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Blue Mountains Deluxe Day
Full Day Blue Mountains Deluxe Day
Sydney

This was a laid back trip to view the Blue Mountain and the amazing views with some small walks / hikes that you can do. Not a packed agenda .

Quality of Experience
Food
The Lunch at Boiler House was a very good meal.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Full Day Silverswift Cruise - Snorkel Great Barrier Reef
Full Day Silverswift Cruise - Snorkel Great Barrier Reef
Australia

Super day trip to either Snorkel or go Diving to experience the GBR. Worth the day for the amazing views.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff on the boat were extremely good, equipment was top notch.
Transport
 Full-Day Daintree Rainforest Tour & 4WD Adventure
Full-Day Daintree Rainforest Tour & 4WD Adventure
Cairns

A good day trip to experience the Tropical forrests of Cairns. Walks, views and some sighting of the birds and crocs in the area was a nice touch. The trip was a easy day trip for those to like nature.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full-Day Great Ocean Road Trip
Full-Day Great Ocean Road Trip
Melbourne

Amazing drive on the Ocean Road. Quant small towns to stop for views and food made up for a good day spent outdoors.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our Guide Fred from Oceana Tours was outstanding and made the long drive so much fun by sharing his own experiences and wit.
Transport
Full Day Puffing Billy Steam Train and Australian Wildlife -
Full Day Puffing Billy Steam Train and Australian Wildlife -
Melbourne

Was a fun trip for kids. The Puffing train ride had good views and worth it.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Paula Adams
Paula
Paula Adams
Local specialist in California and Australia | Replied on Jun 05, 2024

G'day Deepak & Ayshwarya,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm so happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful experience with us, and I look forward to planning your next vacation. Keep in touch!

Kind Regards,
Paula