Hey everyone, I am Anjali from Bangalore and today i am going to express my experience of our Australia tour from India. We went to Australia for 9 nights from Bangalore, which was booked by Lestacworld. Me and my husband, Srinivas, flew from Bangalore on December 9.

Our Australia tour from India

Srinivas and I were very clear that we wanted to visit Australia for our honeymoon. There were 2 reason for this: one is that we were already attracted to Australia as a destination, and secondly, one of my friends, Anju, was staying in Sydney. Initially, we thought that we will plan the tour on our own and Anju was also excited to help us plan this Australia tour from India. Sooner or later, we realised that Anju is living in Sydney, but we should visit other parts of Australia as well. For those destinations, Anju might not be able to help us, given that she was super busy in her multiple shifts. Also, because we were busy in our marriage preparations and Jobs, we knew we wouldnt be able to spend time on planning of tour.

This was the time when we decided to book our Australia tour from India through a travel company. Now, the next phase was choosing a genuine travel company for which we had to make a lot of effort. We looked on google, Just Dial, etc.; however, most of them looked clue less about planning Australia.

One of our friend recommended Lestacworld.com, as his sister travelled to Australia and New Zealand with them. That was the time we visited their website and saw some itineraries of Australia. On the website, we shared shared our contact details and the Journey of Planning with Lestacworld started.

Our Australia tour itinerary

Srinivas wanted to visit Gold coast, especially the nude beaches! hahaha, and i didn’t want to miss Melbourne. We put out preferences in front of Dilip, who contacted us from Lestacworld. He suggested that we do a minimum of a nine-night tour, which will comfortably cover Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast.

So finally, we decided on 3 nights in Sydney, 3 nights in Gold Coast, and 3 nights in Melbourne.Now was the time to finalise the inclusions. I definitely wanted to see Opera house and Darling harbour, as my office friends always used to praise the environment there. I told Dilip to arrange a hotel around these spots so we could also enjoy the nightlife.

We were also excited to visit Bondi Beach, and, rightly so, it was amazing. I wanted at- least 1 day with my friend and we kept that free in Sydney. We also thought to include Blue Mountains tours, as that would give us a glimpse of outer Sydney.

In Gold Coast, Srinivas had his own plans of enjoying the beaches and clubs, we very well did that. Dilip insisted that we include Dreamworld theme park visit, so we agreed. We kept 1 whole day free on the Gold Coast to explore on our own.

In Melbourne, we added the city tour and ocean road tour as recommended by Dilip. One last day we wanted to keep free for shopping and market visits.

Below is how our Australia tour is presented on paper:

  • Day 1: Arrival at Sydney Airport
  • Day 2: Breakfast + Half Day Sydney walking guided city tour (Opera House, Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour bridge and Bondi)
  • Day 3: Breakfast + Full day Blue Mountains tour + end of the day
  • Day 4: Breakfast + Checkout from Sydney Hotel + transfer to Sydney airport + Flight to Gold Coast + pickup and transfer to Gold Coast hotel + Checkin to Hotel + explore near by beaches on own
  • Day 5: Breakfast + Dreamworld theme park with entry tickets + end of the day
  • Day 6: Breakfast + Free day for Beach visits
  • Day 7: Breakfast + Melbourne city tour (Royal Botanic Gardens + Melbourne Zoo + vibrant laneways and street art) + explore on own
  • Day 8: Breakfast + Ocean road tour (welve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and coastal towns)
  • Day 9: Breakfast + free day to explore for shopping
  • Day 10: Breakfast + checkout from Melbourne hotel + Departure + end of our Australia tour from India

Our Experience with Lestacworld for our Australia tour from India

Lestacworld, as expected, lived up to the expectations. They provided assistance at every stage, starting with planning, finalizing, and implementing. They were only a call away, and even when we were on tour, their local Australian team was responsive on WhatsApp. I only felt that there could have been more flexibility; however, other than that, we enjoyed our trip.

We actually looked at many travel agencies before them, but as i said, very few even had knowledge about Australian tours and itineraries. If someone wants to travel to Australia from India, Lestacworld is the best travel company to look for, as per my experience. Also, they never asked me to praise them in this article; it is purely genuine as per my and Srinivas experience.

Some F&Q's for those who are seeking to do Australia tour from India

Is Australia a good option for Honeymoon ?
Yes, Absolutely. Australia has alot to offer for newly weds. We especially enjoyed our visit to Opera house, Darling harbour and Gold Coast beaches. The vibe is different.
How difficult is to get Australian tourist visa for Indians?
We went to the agent, Srinivas and I are working with multinational companies in India. Our agent told us that, as per our background, there should be no problem getting an Australian tourist visa. We finally got it without any hassle.
How about opting self drive for touring in Australia, rather than booking it with tour companies ?
Self-drive, if someone is confident enough, is the best option to tour Australia. In our case, Anju told us that driving and parking rules are very strict; otherwise, there are hefty penalties. Srinivas really wanted to drive but didn't want to spend our honeymoon worrying about parking penalties. Finally, we decided to book with a travel company. However, on the last day in Melbourne, we did book the self drive cab and enjoyed it.
How about vegetarian food option in Australia ?
Because there are so many Indian immigrants in Australia, any type of vegetarian or non-vegetarian Indian meal is available everywhere.
How expensive are meals in Australia ?
If you compare it with meals in India, you wont be able to have food with peace. At some places,, meals are not so expensive. However we went to Maya restaurant in Sydney which costed us 110 AUD for a small north Indian meal. You should be conscious before selecting a place to eat.