Down Under Dive takes people out to the Great Barrier Reef to do snorkeling, scuba diving and scuba training. They have a fleet of ships and even a helicopter to take you out to the reef for either a daytrip or a longer live aboard trip. The Great Barrier Reef is quite vast and made up of a number of different reefs. Dive Down Under takes divers out to the Normal and Saxon Reefs which take about an hour to reach traveling at 20 knots.
The Old Melbourne Gaol is one of Australia’s most notorious prison’s which has been converted into museum. The prison was first opened in 1841 and remained open until 1929. Since then it was used as a military prison in WW2 and then as a police storage facility until it was converted into a museum in 1972. A total of 168 executions occurred in the Gaol with 4 of them being women. The most well known execution was that of Ned Kelly, Australia’s most famous bush ranger.
The Sydney Opera House tour is a great and probably the cheapest way to see the inside of the Opera House without paying to see a performance. The tour takes about an hour and costs $35 for tickets at the box office. If you buy your tickets online in advance, you can save 25% and get a ticket for $27.50.
The Hyatt Regency Auckland is a four star hotel located at the edge of downtown Auckland right beside the University of Auckland. Downtown Auckland is about a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel while the Harbour is a 15-20 minute walk. The hotel is split up into two wings, the original hotel and the newer residence suites. Both wings offer rooms with harbour and city views. The residence suites are apartment style suites complete with kitchens and balconies. They are quite roomy and command a premium price over the rooms in the other wing.