Take an unforgettable trip through New Zealand and Australia, discovering natural wonders, unique experiences and amazing culture. Get to know New Zealand's rugged mountains, lush rainforests, beautiful cities and adventurous spirit. Cross Australia's east and southern coasts for tropical Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef, historic Sydney and Melbourne. Click the Itinerary tab to learn more, then book online or call a destination specialist at 1-888-937-8474.
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Los Angeles-Auckland, Melbourne-Los Angeles
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Auckland-Queenstown, Christchurch-Sydney, Sydney-Cairns & Cairns-Melbourne
- 15 nights First Class accommodations
- 2 nights Auckland
- 3 nights Queenstown
- 2 nights Dunedin
- 3 nights Sydney
- 3 nights Cairns
- 2 nights Melbourne
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 23 meals: 18 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners with wine or beer
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour managers
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Ascend the Auckland Sky Tower for breathtaking views
- Attend the Maori Cultural performance at Auckland Museum
- View many of Sydney's highlights, including the famous Opera House
- Visit the inner Great Barrier Reef at Green Island
- Explore Melbourne's lively and cosmopolitan neighborhoods
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Optional tours and gratuities.
This package is based on pre-confirmed flights via Air New Zealand and may only be purchased with these flights.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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In just 30 minutes you leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquility of the rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges. Travel to the Arataki Centre perched high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings. Continue on to the lush rainforest where you can walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Experience the power of the wild and rugged West Coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. During the tour, enjoy an included picnic-style lunch at a scenic setting. Hotel pick up and drop off provided.
Comfortable Walking Shoes & suitable outdoor clothing are suggested.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #4||01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018||$121.00|
This scenic Skippers Canyon tour is an adventure that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. You will travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley making this an exciting opportunity. During the tour, you will visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge and historical township of Skippers. The tour will also visit the restored school house where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and the histories of life from the early days of this settlement. On the return journey, you will stop at Deep Creek where you can immerse yourself in the customs of the local area by trying your hand at gold panning at one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world. The tour also offers you a view of some of the Lord of the Rings film locations along Skippers Road which was voted as one of the 25 most scenic roads in the world.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #7||01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018||$129.00|
Enjoy a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the TSS Earnslaw, a 103 year old Vintage steamship - an iconic Queenstown experience. Located in the heart of a stately farm, the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant has a unique ambience and is the perfect place to enjoy your barbecue dinner which includes an expansive array of local specialties. Included are grilled meats, delicious vegetables and salads, homemade desserts, New Zealand cheeses, and freshly brewed tea & coffee. After dinner, tour the farm and woolshed, where you will watch an entertaining demonstration that provides a glimpse into high country farming life. Then, it is time to board the TSS Earnslaw for your evening cruise back to Queenstown. Sing along with the ship's pianist, or stroll on the moonlit decks as you soak in the magical glow of the lights of Queenstown.
|Day #7||01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018||$95.00|
This afternoon enjoy a stunning tour to the Otago Peninsula, home to many species of wildlife including seabirds, sea lions, fur seals and penguins. You will travel to New Zealand's only castle, Larnach Castle, which was built in 1871 by William Larnach, a merchant baron and politician. Featuring magnificent architecture and superb craftsmanship and still privately owned, the castle is even more famous for its tragic and scandalous history. You will also have an opportunity to take photos in the Castle grounds before continuing to the Headland and Wellers Rock. Lastly, enjoy a one hour wildlife cruise with an opportunity to view the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head, the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world and home to New Zealand fur seals. You may also see dolphins, sea lions and a fascinating array of rarely seen ocean birds including other species of albatross, penguins and marine mammals in their natural environment. Return to Dunedin on completion.
During winter season (Apr-Sep) the tour will be visited in different order.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #9||01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018||$96.00|
Experience the climb of your life! Enjoy an invigorating climb to the top of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and admire panoramic views of the city and harbor below. A professional team of experienced climbers will escort you to the very top. A complimentary photo of your climb is included.
Prior to the climb, passengers must pass an alcohol breath test. Any persons over the limit will not be allowed to climb and their ticket becomes invalid. Rubber soled shoes are recommended. Children must be age 11 or older to participate.
Pick-up and drop off at hotel is not included. Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #11||01 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017||$277.00|
|01 Oct 2017 - 24 Dec 2017||$227.00|
|25 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018||$242.00|
|04 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018||$232.00|
|01 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018||$277.00|
Take a two-hour luncheon cruise by catamaran on Sydney Harbour. You'll feast on a seafood buffet while cruising Sydney Harbour in a luxury air-conditioned catamaran - an unforgettable dining experience! You'll see all the sights of Sydney Harbour from the catamaran's extensive decks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Fort Denison. The buffet lunch, freshly prepared onboard features hot & cold dishes, a selection of salads, fresh fruit and tea or coffee.
Pick-up and drop off at hotel is not included. Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #11||01 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018||$84.00|
For wilderness and wildlife, the magnificent Blue Mountains is a must see for any visitor to Sydney. Today's full day tour to the region will give you a chance to see it for yourself. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park where you may take a photo with one of the friendly Koala’s, feed the kangaroos, view the Fairy Penguins, and see the colorful Parrots, Cockatoos and Lorikeets. Walk through the reptile area, the native bird aviaries and see other unique Australian wildlife. Pass through quaint mountain villages, magnificent views over Megalong Valley and the unique smell of the Australian Bush. View the unique Three Sisters rock formation, and visit Scenic World where you will ride the vertical railway (the steepest in the world according to Guinness Book of Records), skyway or cableway into the deep canyon. Drive through picturesque Katoomba and the quaint village of Leura before descending the mountains. Return to the city in the late afternoon.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.
|Day #12||01 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018||$147.00|
Your main Itinerary includes a day on Green island. If you wish you can upgrade to also include the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience when you cruise to our mulit-level reef activity platform. Situated on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, our spacious platform features undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers, sundeck, and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform. You will be able to snorkel and dive amongst some of the most spectacular coral gardens and marine life diversity on the Great Barrier Reef.Or if you choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below in our underwater observatory and spacious, air-conditioned semi-submersible vessel!
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 10.5 hours.
|Day #14||01 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018||$126.00|
Today, enjoy a full day tour to the famous Kuranda Rainforest via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. An amazing journey awaits as you travel on one of the world's most scenic rail routes, dipping through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. A stop will be made at Barron Gorge to view the Falls en route to Kuranda Station. Upon arrival, spend time exploring this quaint village before boarding the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a unique view of the Rainforest. Following your ride, join the Dreamtime Walk for an insightful glimpse into the ancient Aboriginal and Islander history of the region. Afterwards, continue to the Rainforest Amphitheater to enjoy a special performance by the Pamagirri Dancers as they perform a range of native dances which reflect the humor and excitement of their culture. Following a delicious BBQ lunch, travel to the Koala & Wildlife Park nearby. During your visit, you'll see crocodiles, koalas, and even have the opportunity to hand-feed the kangaroos and wallabies. From here, the tour takes you to the Kuranda Skyrail Terminal where, upon arrival, you will board the Skyrail and experience views of the Rainforest canopy unlike any you've seen. Along the way you'll stop briefly to take a stroll or a visit to the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Afterwards, continue to Caravonica Lakes where a coach awaits to transfer you back to your hotel.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 9.5 hours.
|Day #15||01 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018||$193.00|
This afternoon travel to Phillip Island and visit Australia's most popular wildlife attraction and home to the one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world. The Little Penguin is the world's smallest penguin and the Penguin Parade is the best place to experience this natural phenomenon. Every sunset, wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows. Experience the parade from the viewing area at the beach and then wander the boardwalks and watch the penguins return to their burrows.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
Note: Duration of the tour depends on the timing of the Penguins' arrival on the beach and your return to the hotel varies from 9 pm to midnight.
Note: Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin. To ensure penguins keep coming back to this special area we ask you to not use your cameras, camcorders or camera phones at the Penguin Parade.
|Day #17||01 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018||$117.00|