Best of Australia &
New Zealand

From: $5595

per person dbl*

EXOTIC DISCOVERY

• 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
• 2 Nights Melbourne
• Melbourne City Tour
• New Zealand’s North & South Islands
• Queenstown – 3 Night Stay
• 2 Nights Rotorua
• Thermal Reserve
• Maori Cultural Performance & Feast
• National Kiwi Hatchery
• Hobbiton
• Auckland

4 Inner-Tour Flights, 14 Nights First Class Hotels, 24 Meals (13-B, 1-CB, 2-L, 8-D), Professional Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, Admissions & Sightseeing per Itinerary, Hotel Transfers, Baggage Handling at Hotels, Australian Travel Visa  – ETA

February 19 March 11
$5595 dbl**
October 21
$5775 dbl**

3 Night(s) – Parkroyal Darling Harbour or Radisson Blu Plaza, Sydney
3 Night(s) – Pacific Hotel or Novotel Oasis, Cairns
2 Night(s) – Pan Pacific or Crown Promenade, Melbourne
3 Night(s) – Millennium or Novotel Lakeside, Queenstown
2 Night(s) – Millennium or Novotel Lakeside, Rotorua
1 Night(s) – Sudima or Heartland, Auckland Airport Area

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $200 PER COUPLE/$100 PER PERSON

Best of Australia & New Zealand

17-DAYS

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 Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.  Sydney is Australia’s most well known city and also its most populated.
(D) Overnight:  Sydney

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 Sydney Harbor Dinner Cruise for a spectacular views of this beautiful city.
(B,D) Overnight:  Sydney

DAY 5: SYDNEY AT LEISURE 
The day is at leisure to relax or explore this exciting city on your own. An optional tour will be offered. 
(B) Overnight: Sydney

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) Overnight: Cairns

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, an eco island walk or snorkeling.
(B,L) Overnight: Cairns

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) Overnight: Cairns

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) Overnight: Melbourne

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) Overnight: Melbourne

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) Overnight: Queenstown

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) Overnight: Queenstown

DAY 13: QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE
Today is at leisure to enjoy Queenstown and its beautiful alpine scenery.
(B) Overnight: Queenstown

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,D) Overnight: Rotorua

DAY 15: ROTORUA
The Kiwi is New Zealand’s national icon and is an endangered species.   Today visit the National Kiwi Hatchery to gain an understanding of what the country is doing to bring the bird back from the brink of extinction and discover how 2100 chicks have been born at the hatchery.  Later  enjoy a once in a lifetime New Zealand experience as you visit one of the country’s most magnificent natural wonderlands, a Thermal Reserve featuring a landscape of erupting geysers, bubbling mud pools and native bush.  Later discover more about New Zealand during your Maori Cultural Performance & Hangi Feast featuring a traditional meal & Haka entertainment.
(B,D) Overnight: Rotorua

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) Overnight: Auckland

DAY 17: AUCKLAND – FLIGHT HOME
Today transfer to the Auckland Airport for your flight home.
(CB)

Single Room Supplement + ($1749 – $1775) Triple Room Reduction – ($50) per person **Rates are Land only, per person double

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Land only rates do not include hotel transfers.
Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers
On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $100 per couple/$50 per person savings.