Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Auckland, New Zealand

Koala

Kakadu National Park, Australia

Australia & New Zealand

with Optional 3 Night Fiji Post Tour Extension

DEPARTURE: Leave from any city | Join group in Carins, Australia

There’s something truly captivating about Australia…perhaps it is the mystique of the Outback where for centuries the Aborigines have lived, learned and endured a hard but fascinating lifestyle…or the dynamic atmosphere of its modern, bustling cities.

Discover New Zealand…breathtaking fjords, rolling green hills and charming cities create a world of mesmerizing beauty.

  • 27 days | April 1st, 2017 | Oct 14th, 2017
  • 27 days | March 17th, 2018
  • Worldwide
  • Flight
  • Passport Required
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Home Cities to Cairns, Australia

Board your Qantas flight and begin your adventure to Australia and New Zealand. You lose a full day crossing the International Date Line.

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Cairns

(3 nights) Your tour begins today in Cairns, gateway to the world’s largest coral reef system. The Great Barrier Reef is not only renowned for its prestigious status as the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms, but also for its tropical rainforests, warm weather, friendly people and beautiful beaches. Tonight enjoy a special WELCOME DINNER with your new mates. Meals Include: Dinner.

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Cairns to Great Barrier Reef

Board a catamaran and sail to the Low Isles for an exciting exploration of the GREAT BARRIER REEF. During the excursion the choice is yours to either explore the shores of this small sand island on the outer reef or perhaps you would prefer snorkeling to see the vibrant sea life up close.  You also have the opportunity to meet with a marine biologist during an informative presentation. Or you may also choose to join an expert for a beach and heritage trail walk along the island. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Lunch.

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Cairns

This morning board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride above the rainforest canopy. With access to the specially designed boardwalks, experience the forest floor and its amazing diversity of plants, animals and birds. Your evening is at leisure to explore Cairns. Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Cairns to Uluru

Fly to the heart of the Outback, ULURU, the Aboriginal name for AYERS ROCK. Tour the sandstone domes, KATA TJUTA (the Olgas) and the beautiful area surrounding the base of “The Rock.” Witness a stunning sunset over a glass of champagne as the Rock’s colours change dramatically with the setting sun. Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Uluru to Alice springs

:A short flight over the “Red Centre” brings you to Alice Springs.  Learn how people communicated in the 1800’s when you tour the Old Telegraph Station. Visit the SCHOOL OF THE AIR, the educational system in the Outback; you may even see a class in session! This afternoon you will have the opportunity to meet the young Aboriginal group, Drum Atweme, a musical group comprised of at-risk youth from the local community. Tonight, enjoy dining and entertainment during a traditional dinner in the bush. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.

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Alice springs to Darwin to Katadu National Park

(2 nights) Begin your day with a Dreamtime Tour. Experience the culture of the Australian Aborigines and learn about their ancient culture, folklore, customs and the concept of Dreamtime. Take advantage of the opportunity to taste traditional Aboriginal food before flying to the city of Darwin, on Australia’s northern tip. Later journey into the heart of KAKADU NATIONAL PARK for a two-night stay.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Katadu National Park

Experience the beauty and culture of Australia’s “Top End.” KAKADU NATIONAL PARK is home to wallaroos and wallabies, monitor lizards, crocodiles and birds of every imaginable color. At NOURLANGIE ROCK see ancient aboriginal rock art, some dating back over 10,000 years. During your afternoon cruise be on the lookout for crocodiles basking in the sun, along with various species of waterfowl such as jabiru, egrets, herons and eagles. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Katadu National Park to Darwin to Melbourne

(2 nights) Today fly to Australia’s cultural capital, the beautiful Victorian city of Melbourne. Meals Include: Breakfast

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Melbourne

Start your morning in a world of green at Fitzroy Gardens, as your CITY TOUR includes the WW1 memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance and Parliament House. Enjoy some leisure time to explore Melbourne independently. Later, see koalas in their natural setting during a stop at a koala conservation centre before visiting PHILLIP ISLAND, a nature reserve and home to the world’s largest colony of LITTLE PENQUINS where hundreds of them waddle out of the sea to cross the beach to their burrows in the dunes. Rangers study and protect the life and their significance to the area, as displayed at the INTERPRETATION CENTRE. Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Melbourne to Hobart

(2 nights) A flight to Hobart, TASMANIA brings you to Australia’s second oldest city for a two-night stay. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Hobart

This morning you will meet the TASMANIAN DEVIL and learn about this unique endangered pouched mammal. Take a guided tour of PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE, the best-preserved example of Australia’s penal colonies dating back to 1833. Witness the spectacular coastal rock formations within Tasman National Park, known as Tasman Arch, Blow Hole and Devil’s Kitchen. Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Hobart to Sydney

(3 nights) Return to mainland Australia today and arrive in the bustling city of Sydney.  Enjoy a city tour of Sydney, where modern-day Australia was born. Highlights include KINGS CROSS, HARBOUR BRIDGE, CHINATOWN, THE ROCKS, CIRCULAR QUAY, BOTANIC GARDENS, and the fashionable suburb of Paddington. Discover one of the world’s greatest architectural achievements on a guided tour through the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. Later make a stop at Sydney’s world-famous BONDI BEACH. This evening’s dinner is yours to choose from a variety of local restaurants along bustling DARLING HARBOUR.   Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Sydney

Enjoy a day of leisure as you discover the wonders of Sydney. Meals Include:  Breakfast.

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Sydney

Enjoy your morning at leisure before the unique opportunity to learn first-hand about opals during a special presentation at the NATIONAL OPAL COLLECTION. This evening enjoy a DINNER CRUISE on beautiful Sydney Harbour during which you will be treated to spectacular views of Sydney’s greatest icons – HARBOUR BRIDGE and world-famous OPERA HOUSE. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Sydney to Queenstown, NZ

(3 nights) Be prepared to be astounded by the breathtaking views that await you today as you travel to Queenstown, New Zealand. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Queenstown to Milford Sound to Queenstown

Enjoy the rugged grandeur of the HOLLYFORD VALLEY as you travel through beech forest via the HOMER TUNNEL within Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound.  Enjoy a CRUISE of Milford Sound fjord. With rock faces that rise nearly 4,000 feet on either side, the scenery will take your breath away.  Following your cruise return to Queenstown.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch.

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Queenstown

A free day with several options to choose from – shop in the charming village, relax and visit with new friends or enjoy the optional “A Journey Through Middle Earth” tour that takes you deep into the majestic landscape of the Lord of the Rings movies. Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Queenstown to Mount Cook

As you travel through New Zealand’s picturesque countryside, be enchanted with the historic gold rush treasure-town of Arrowtown acclaimed by the once-rich Arrow River. Later, arrive at MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK where you can take a nature walk or enjoy an optional flightseeing tour (weather permitting), a great way to appreciate the top of New Zealand’s highest mountain range. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Mount Cook to Christchurch

Drive to the historic city of Christchurch. Devastated by an earthquake in early 2011, see how the city known as “the Garden City’ is recreating itself. Enjoy some free time to explore the range of must-do attractions and activities Christchurch has to offer.  Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Christchurch to Picton to Wellington

(2 nights) Travel up the winding eastern coast to Picton where you will ferry to the North Island for one of the most scenic trips the world has to offer. Cruise across COOK STRAIT to Wellington, the harbour capital of New Zealand. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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 Wellington

According to tribal narratives, Kupe was the first Polynesian to discover the islands in the Wellington region as early as the 10th century. A tour of the city showcases the BEEHIVE PARLIAMENT BUILDING and historic ST. PAUL’S CHURCH. Feel the grace and elegance of the 1800’s at the OLD GOVERNMENT BUILDING – the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere.  Later, experience TE PAPA TONGAREWA Museum, New Zealand’s national museum.  Meals Include: Breakfast.

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 Wellington to Rotorua

(2 nights) Depart for the center of Maori culture – the city of Rotorua with its unique landscape of bubbling and steaming geothermal springs. Tonight enjoy a home stay and dinner with a New Zealand family. This is a great way to meet the “Kiwis” and perhaps form lifelong friendships. Meals Include:  Breakfast, Dinner.

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Rotorua

Visit TE PUIA, New Zealand’s premier Maori cultural and geothermal experience.  Here, the Maori keep their culture alive by teaching the tribal youth traditional carving and weaving. You won’t want to miss the rare opportunity to view New Zealand’s indigenous, flightless, national symbol – the KIWI bird. Get a sense of the intricate, time consuming process as skilled JADE carvers specialize in hand carving this highly prized green stone.  And before the day’s end, enjoy some famous-farm-fun during a visit to the AGRODOME. Watch a sheep being shorn and learn about the importance of agriculture to the nation.  Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Rotorua to Auckland

Travel through the majestic countryside of the North Island, arriving in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, “The City of Sails.” A panoramic city tour features the AMERICA’S CUP VILLAGE, the WAR MEMORIAL, vibrant QUEEN STREET, AUCKLAND HARBOUR BRIDGE and spectacular views from the harbourside. Join your fellow travellers this evening at a FAREWELL DINNER. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Auckland to Home Cities

Depart for home with pleasant memories of your Australia and New Zealand adventure. Meals Include: Breakfast.

Included in Your Holiday

  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Ayers Rock
  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Melbourne
  • Little Penguins
  • Tasmania
  • Sydney
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Mount Cook
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington
  • Rotorua
  • Auckland

Pricing

LAND PORTION ONLY  | Airfare and tax are not included |  Call for best available airfare |  Air ticketing is not advised until tour is guaranteed | Internal flights will be quoted with international air package | Additional dates available | Some departures – itinerary varies  | Prices subject to change

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