Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

20 days,

19 nights |

from $6995 per person*


A perfect mix of modern cities and ancient landscapes characterizes this epic journey across two nations. The Great Barrier Reef and breathtaking Milford Sound complement a world of ancient Aboriginal tradition in Australia’s Red Centre and vivid Maori culture in Rotorua. From tropical Cairns to the towering mountain peaks of the land of The Long White Cloud, you’ll be amazed at every turn.

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy an exclusive, local outback dinner under the stars
  • Journey on the TranzAlpine through the Southern Alps
  • Take a private tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Walk through the spectacular Field of Light at Ulur

Flight Information

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.

Departure Dates

From $6995 per person* 12 Apr 2020 31 May 2020 28 Jun 2020 09 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020 13 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020 From $7925 per person* departing: 11 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2020 08 Nov 2020 15 Nov 2020 22 Nov 2020 29 Nov 2020 13 Dec 2020 27 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 10 Jan 2021 17 Jan 2021 24 Jan 2021 31 Jan 2021 07 Feb 2021 14 Feb 2021 21 Feb 2021 28 Feb 2021 07 Mar 2021 14 Mar 2021 From $7925 per person* departing: 21 Mar 2021 28 Mar 2021 From $6995 per person* departing: 11 Apr 2021 30 May 2021 27 Jun 2021 08 Aug 2021 29 Aug 2021 12 Sep 2021 26 Sep 2021 From $7925 per person* 10 Oct 2021 31 Oct 2021 07 Nov 2021 14 Nov 2021 21 Nov 2021 28 Nov 2021 12 Dec 2021 26 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 09 Jan 2022 16 Jan 2022 23 Jan 2022 30 Jan 2022 06 Feb 2022 13 Feb 2022 20 Feb 2022 27 Feb 2022 06 Mar 2022 13 Mar 2022 Please click here for full Booking Conditions.

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

March 1, 2022

Valid for travel between:

04/01/2020 – 03/01/2022

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Day 1 Welcome to Melbourne Meet your Travel Director this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner on board Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Get to know your new traveling companions as the beautifullyrestored tram wends its way through Victoria’s cosmopolitan capital. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 3 nights Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2 Melbourne Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour this morning, then discover its gracious arcades, eclectic laneways and vibrant street art on a private walking tour. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Melbourne Free Time Today is free for you to further explore the delights of Melbourne. Alternatively, you could take an optional trip along the renowned Great Ocean Road. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Melbourne – Alice Springs Fly to Alice Springs this morning, and visit the School of the Air and the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family for a home-cooked Be My Guest gourmet barbecue dinner, and later listen as they speak of their passion for ecology, astronomy and culture. Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

Day 5 Alice Springs – Uluru Travel through the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges to Uluru. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you watch the sun set over the world’s largest monolith. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Uluru & Kata Tjuta Witness the magical Uluru sunrise, then tour the caves at the base of Uluru and marvel at the ancient rock art preserved there. Later, travel over red desert plains to Kata Tjuta, and take a walk through the towering domes of this majestic rock formation. Share a drink with your traveling companions as the sun sets over Kata Tjuta. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Uluru – Cairns Join an Indigenous artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will provide cultural insights, explaining the meanings of local totems and help you paint your own artwork. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns. Hotel: Shangri-La Cairns, 3 nights Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Cairns Free Time Today is free for you to pursue your own interests in vibrant tropical Cairns. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Great Barrier Reef Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. You can go snorkeling (equipment provided), or view the coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns. Dine tonight at a restaurant on the waterfront. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 10 Cairns – Sydney This afternoon you’ll fly on to Sydney, where your evening is at leisure. Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel Sydney, 3 nights Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Sydney Join a local guide for a tour of the Sydney Opera House before visiting legendary Bondi Beach. Prime your sea legs next as you board a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise. You’ll pass waterfront homes and the iconic sights for which Sydney is so famous. Enjoy lunch on one of Sydney Harbour’s most prestigious cruise vessels, and spend the rest of your day exploring the city at your leisure. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 Sydney Free Time Enjoy a full free day to explore Sydney or perhaps consider an optional experience to the Blue Mountains to connect with nature. Celebrate your last evening in Sydney with your Travel Director at a restaurant right on the waterfront. Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 13 Sydney – Auckland Fly across the Tasman Sea this morning to the island nation of New Zealand, and meet your Travel Director for dinner at your hotel. Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 14 Auckland A morning city sightseeing tour and cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by free time to relax or explore Auckland, the largest city in the North Island. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 Auckland – Rotorua You’re invited to a sumptuous country style Be My Guest lunch today on the beautiful Waikato farm of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. This evening, enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi Highlight Dinner and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch, Highlight Dinner

Day 16 Rotorua – Queenstown There’s time this morning to consider an optional experience before boarding your flight to Queenstown. Hotel: Millennium, Queenstown Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 17 Milford Sound Drive through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Cruise among sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers and rainforest before you return to Queenstown in the late afternoon. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18 Queenstown Free Time Relax and explore in Queenstown today. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Highlight Dinner at The Boatshed. Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 19 Queenstown – Franz Josef Visit the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown before indulging in delicious stone fruit at Cromwell and then journey over the Haast Pass and along the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 20 Franz Josef – Christchurch Stop at Hokitika for a demonstration by a master jade carver. Take an unforgettable journey through the spectacular Southern Alps to Christchurch on the legendary TranzAlpine train. Hotel: Distinction Christchurch, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 21 Christchurch Meet Isabelle and Tim Weston for a By My Guest morning tea at their home, Britten Stables. Formerly horse stables, the couple restored the property and transformed it into the exquisite home it is today. Spend the last evening with your Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. Included Meals: Be My Guest , Farewell Dinner

Day 22 Christchurch Say farewell when your vacation comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. 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. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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