BEST OF AUSTRALIA

& NEW ZEALAND

17

DAYS

 

FROM $5495* pp dbl

WORLD TOURS

HIGHLIGHTS

Cairns  - 3 Night Stay • Catamaran Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef • Sydney  - 3 Night Stay • Sydney Opera House  • Sydney Wildlife World • Sydney Harbor Dinner Cruise • Melbourne City Tour • New Zealand’s North & South Islands • Queenstown  - 3 Night Stay • Rotorua • Maori Village & Thermal Reserve • Rainbow Springs Nature Park • Maori Hangi Feast • Hobbiton™ • Auckland

 

INCLUDES

14 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 23 Meals, Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling, Australian Travel Visa -ETA

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Depart United States

Depart from home to begin an adventure of a lifetime.

 

Day 2 & 3 - Sydney, Australia

On arrival in Sydney, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. This evening enjoy a special Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.  Sydney is Australia’s most well known city and also its most populated. (D)

 

Day 4 - Sydney

Enjoy a Sydney City Tour including the Botanical Gardens, the Music Conservatory, Kings Cross, Chinatown, Paddington, the Rocks and a stop for spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House & Harbor.  Then visit & tour the Sydney Opera House,  Australia’s most iconic structure. Later explore Sydney Wildlife World featuring a koala sanctuary and an interactive walk-through of wallabies & bird life along with other fascinating exhibits.  Tonight enjoy a special Sydney Harbor Dinner Cruise for a spectacular views of this beautiful city. (B,D)

 

Day 5 - Sydney at Leisure

The day is at leisure to relax or explore this exciting city on your own. (B)


Day 6 - Sydney - Cairns

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and check-in for a three night stay in this gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.  Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers. (B,D)


Day 7 - Great Barrier Reef

Today experience a Catamaran Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. On this tropical island paradise enjoy an included lunch and a choice of a glass bottom boat cruise, eco island walk or snorkeling. (B,L)


Day 8 - Cairns at Leisure

Today is at leisure to enjoy Cairns at your own pace.  Maybe take an optional excursion featuring the Kuranda Scenic Rail & Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.  On the optional transfer to Freshwater Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Next visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to experience and interact with Australia’s 40,000 year old aboriginal culture. (B)


Day 9 - Cairns - Melbourne

Today transfer to the Cairns airport and fly to Melbourne, a Victorian city which is often rated as the world’s most livable city. Arrive Melbourne and transfer to your hotel for a 2-night stay. (B,D)

 

Day 10 - Melbourne

Today enjoy a Melbourne City Tour featuring Fitzroy Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance & the Parliament House. This afternoon, enjoy Australia’s cultural capital Melbourne at leisure or enjoy an optional experience to Phillip Island, a renowned nature reserve and home to the world famous Little Penguin Parade.  At sunset, the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore to their sand dune burrows then enjoy dinner on Phillip Island before returning to Melbourne.    (B)

Day 11 - Melbourne - Queenstown, New Zealand

Transfer to the airport for your flight to adventurous and scenic Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is situated on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps.  Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for a 3-night stay. Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers. (B,D)


Day 12 - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown

Today travel to Milford Sound. Remote, mysterious and uniquely New Zealand, Milford Sound is a spectacular reminder of the forces of nature. Enjoy a Milford Sound Luncheon Cruise for breathtaking scenery and commentary on the natural history of the Sound. Later, return to Queenstown for the evening. (B,L)


Day 13 - Queenstown

Today is at leisure to enjoy Queenstown and its beautiful alpine scenery. (B)


Day 14 - Queenstown - Rotorua

Transfer to the airport today for your flight to Rotorua, situated on New Zealand’s North Island. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for a 2-night stay. This evening enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers.  Rotorua is an area made famous by geothermal activity and Maori history. (B)


Day 15 - Rotorua

This morning visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see live kiwi foraging, feed large Rainbow trout and walk through the native New Zealand bush. Tonight experience some New Zealand culture during your Maori Hangi Feast Dinner featuring a traditional meal & entertainment. (B,D)


Day 16 - Rotorua - Hobbiton™ - Auckland

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the North Island as you travel to Auckland.  Enroute experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton™ movie set in the heart of the Waikato region. You can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™ in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.  Arrive in Auckland, the “City of Sails”, for a brief panoramic city tour to see the scenic waterfront area & the Auckland Tower.  Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner and overnight in the Auckland Airport area. (B,D)

 

Day 17 - Auckland – Flight Home

Today transfer to the Auckland Airport for your flight home. (B)

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

Best of Australia

& New Zealand

Booking Discount Savings*

up to $400 per couple/ $200 per person

Single Room Supplement + ($2100)

Triple Room Reduction  - ($50) per person

**Rates are Land only, per person

Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details

* Booking Discount Details -  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $400 per couple/$200 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive
$200 per couple/$100 per person savings.

2022 Departure Dates

pp double**

February 15

$5595

March 8

$5595

September 20

$5595

October 18

$5695

2021 Departure Dates

pp double**

February 16

$5495

March 9

$5495

September 21

$5495

October 5, 19

$5595

Accommodations

3 Nights - The Grace Hotel or Radisson Blu

   Plaza, Sydney

3 Nights - Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns

2 Nights - Crown Promenade Melbourne,

   Melbourne

3 Nights - Novotel Queenstown, Queenstown

2 Nights - Novotel Lakeside Rotorua, Rotorua

1 Night - Hotel Novotel Auckland Airport or

  Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport, Auckland

  Airport Area

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