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Australia & New Zealand
The Land Down Under
Day 1 Auckland Airport to Auckland City Hotel
Day 2 Best of Both Worlds
Stroll on Narrow Neck Beach in historic Devonport. There is time here for a coffee before continuing up to the summit of Mt Victoria with its stunning panoramic views of Auckland City.
In the afternoon travel to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the rainforest, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.
Day 3 Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo incl Lunch
Travel south from Auckland, through the rich farmland of the Waikato, and onto Waitomo. Here you will enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world famous Glowworm Caves.
Day 4 Discover Rotorua Morning Tour
Today on your morning tour you will visit Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you can view mighty geysers, boiling mud pools, and the traditional arts and culture of the Maori People. Last but not least, you will have a hands on experience at the Agrodome Sheep Show, giving you an animated insight into New Zealand’s farming history.
Rotorua Journey of Ages
This evening you will engage in a wonderful experience at the Tamaki Maori Village.
The buffet style dinner will be held in the meetinghouse dining hall and will have everyone enjoying a succulent Hangi feast.
Day 5 Rotorua City Hotel to Rotorua Airport
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains.
Day 6 Discover Milford Sound Coach Cruise Coach incl Lunch
Located within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, this region is rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks.
Day 7 Day at Leisure
Today enjoy a full day at leisure. You may like to do some additional sightseeing, shopping, or simply relax.
Day 8 Queenstown to Christchurch incl Lunch
Cross the Lindis Pass into the Mackenzie Country to visit Mount Cook Village at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki / Mount Cook. Here there is time to experience an optional scenic helicopter or skiplane flight with a snow landing (weather permitting).
Day 9 Christchurch City Hotel to Christchurch Airport
Melbourne International Airport to Melbourne Hotel
Day 10 Marvelous Melbourne
Explore the city of Melbourne with its wide boulevards and fine historic buildings. Pay a visit to Bourke Street Mall and the tree-lined beauty of Collins Street, the ultimate shopping strip and business centre.
Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife with Viewing Platform
Enjoy your tour to Phillip Island, home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and cuddly koalas. s as they battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows and learn of the environmental and conservation methods.
Day 12 Downtown Sydney, Bondi and Kings Cross
In the afternoon you will get to know the bustling city of Sydney. You can walk along the beautiful sands of the world-renowned Bondi Beach, see cosmopolitan Kings Cross, exclusive Double Bay and Vaucluse as well as trendy Paddington with its beautiful lace fronted Victorian Terraces.
Day 13 Harbour Express Cruise plus Zoo
This 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise departs every 45 minutes from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. Your pass includes a cruise to Taronga Zoo from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay, entry to Taronga Zoo, and Sky Safari cable car.
Day 14 Sydney to Sydney Airport
Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Ayers Rock Resort
Sounds of Silence Dinner
Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An unforgettable evening, dining under the sparkling outback sky.
Day 15 Uluru Sunrise, Base or Climb Tour
Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide indicates some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru, Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts, before returning to Ayers Rock Resort.
Ayers Rock to Alice Springs
Travel through interesting desert scenery between Ayers Rock Resort and Alice Springs . north along the Stuart Highway as the sun begins to set in the west, before arriving at Alice Springs . You will be dropped off at your Alice Springs hotel.
Day 16 Alice Springs Hotel to Alice Springs Airport
Cairns Airport to Cairns City
Day 17 Quicksilver Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Cruise ex Cairns
For an experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s wave piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.
Day 18 Kuranda Classic Tour with Train Skyrail and Rainforestation
The Classic Kuranda Experience includes the main attractions of Kuranda, but gives you more free time to explore Kuranda. You will then be transferred to Rainforestation Nature Park, where you will enjoy a delicious Australian BBQ lunch, a guided tour of the rainforest on board an amphibious Army Duck, and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance performance, followed by the Dreamtime Walk.