14 nights |
from $5350 per person*
TOUR CODE: CANZQ
Embark on a leisurely adventure ablaze with colour. Discover the colourful coral and tropical fish of the Great Barrier Reef, the vivid red hues of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the luminously lit Glowworm Grotto to snow-white Aboriginal markings and the jet-black Ta Moko of the Maoris. Meander past ancient totems, modern icons and breathtaking natural wonders, enjoying a bit of ‘fair dinkum’ fun along the way. Please Note: Internal holiday flights must be purchased separately in order to fulfill the holiday itinerary.
Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense.
From $5350 per person* departing: 02 Jul 2020 03 Sep 2020 From $5550 per person* departing: 01 Oct 2020 05 Nov 2020 03 Dec 2020 21 Jan 2021 18 Feb 2021 04 Mar 2021 From $5350 per person* departing: 01 Apr 2021 15 Apr 2021 13 May 2021 01 Jul 2021 02 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2021 From $5550 per person* departing: 04 Nov 2021 02 Dec 2021 20 Jan 2022 17 Feb 2022 03 Mar 2022 Please click here for full Booking Conditions.
All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.
December 3, 2020
Valid for travel between:
06/01/2020 – 03/03/2022
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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Day 1 Arrive Cairns Your adventure starts in Far North Queensland. This evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and privately hosted Be My Guest dinner at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns, 3 nights Included Meals: Be My Guest dinner Day 2 Great Barrier Reef Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to experience the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semisubmersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 3 Cairns Free Time Today is yours to relax or explore at your own pace. You might like to take an optional experience to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to encounter an array of wildlife including koalas, tropical birds and reptiles, or travel to the tropical Daintree rainforest. Included Meals: Breakfast Day 4 Cairns – Uluru Today, fly from Cairns to Uluru. On arrival, enjoy a leisurely drive through the red desert plains to Kata Tjuta. View the majestic sandstone domes of Kata Tjuta as the outback sun sets over this ancient, mysterious landform. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast Day 5 Uluru View the magical Uluru sunrise, then gain an insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu people, as you tour the base of the giant monolith. This evening, relax with sparkling wine as you witness an iconic Uluru sunset. Savor the flavors of an Aussie barbecue dinner in the shadow of Uluru, while a local expert shares insights into the wonders of the southern night sky. Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine Day 6 Uluru – Sydney Join a local Aboriginal artist this morning for an introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain local totems, then help you complete your own painting to take home as a memento. This afternoon you’ll fly to Sydney, where your evening is free to explore. Your Travel Director can suggest excellent eateries near your hotel. Hotel: Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, 3 nights Included Meals: Breakfast Day 7 Sydney A day of sightseeing in this stunning harbor city awaits you. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes on a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, then explore Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and put your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Later, take to the water for a lunch cruise on board one of the harbor’s most premier vessels, enjoying a fresh seasonal menu while you glide past magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands. Then spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, you might like to consider attending a performance under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 8 Sydney Free Time The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. The thrilling Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb awaits those who’d like to scale the iconic landmark, or you may choose an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains to see the majestic Three Sisters rock formation and visit a wildlife park. This evening, join your Travel Director for dinner on the Darling Harbour waterfront. Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine Day 9 Sydney – Queenstown This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown, on arrival travel to the delightful gold rush village of Arrowtown situated on the Arrow River which was once one of the world’s richest rivers, later get a feel for Queenstown and surrounds on an orientation tour. This evening meet your travel director for a welcome reception and dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railways shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, the Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect setting for your highlight dinner with wine. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner Day 10 Queenstown Get the feel for real country life at a Be My Guest experience with your host, Southern Girl Laura, who was born and raised on a sheep farm in the deep south of New Zealand. Try your hand at sheep mustering, whip cracking as well as the chance to feed and pet the farm animals. Laura is sure you’ll leave feeling more like a local than a visitor. Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner Day 11 Queenstown Free Time Your final day in Queenstown could see you take an optional experience through Fiordland National Park for a cruise on Milford Sound. Included Meals: Breakfast Day 12 Queenstown – Rotorua This morning, you’ll fly from Queenstown to Rotorua. Airfare is not included and must be booked by you or your travel agent. This evening we visit Mitai where you’ll experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during the Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner Day 13 Rotorua At Rainbow Springs Nature Park, you’ll get a glimpse of native fauna and maybe spot a shy kiwi. Continue to Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where a MÃÂÂÂori local guide will accompany you on a tour to see bubbling mud-pools, steaming thermal springs and New Zealand’s biggest geyser. Included Meals: Breakfast Day 14 Rotorua – Auckland Discover a galaxy of twinkling glowworms this morning in the mysterious Waitomo Caves. Travel on to Auckland for a city tour, and a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director. Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner Day 15 Farewell from Auckland Say goodbye to your fellow travelers when your vacation comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast
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Discount available on selected Guided Vacations and Inspiring Journeys. Discount applies only to the land content portion of the vacation. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable. The full amount must be paid by the designated date. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices are land only, ‘from’ per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel in low season. International airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (26 March 2020). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour code: CANZQ. CST#2001136-50.