Natural Wonders & Wine Trails

14 days,

11 nights |

from $6199 per person*


Experience the service on award-winning Air New Zealand, and travel from Los Angeles to Melbourne via Auckland. On arrival, transfer to your unique and centrally located hotel, The Quincy, for a five-night stay. Located in the heart of Melbourne on the iconic Flinders Lane, the rooms reflect the color and vibrancy of the city.

Join a small group guided tour of Melbourne on a 4-hour city sights tour, getting familiar with the city and what makes it tick. You will be picked up from your city hotel and introduce you to Melbourne and why they think it’s special; its cultural diversity, shopping, great food / wine, sport and events, beautiful parks and gardens, and its classic historical buildings.

Explore the beautiful Mornington Peninsula wine region, a special place just under an hour from Melbourne were first planted in the 1970’s with the region providing perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, today the maritime region on the Mornington Peninsula boasts over 200 small scale vineyards and over 50 cellar doors. Enjoy the stunning scenery that this region is famous for, studded with golf courses, horse studs, cherry trees, strawberry fields, beaches and wineries with well-manicured gardens and world class sculpture displays. Stop for lunch at the Rare Hare at the luxurious Jackalope Hotel.

Experience this majestic coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road and fully appreciate the wonders of this world-famous touring route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas, and bandicoots. Stop at Apollo Bay for lunch, a tranquil seaside town which is most noteworthy for its setting among the soft rolling hills. Enjoy a walk in the forest in the Otway Ranges before visiting the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Continue across the Tasman by air to Christchurch, one of New Zealand’s unique destinations, combining regeneration and innovation with heritage and culture. Transfer to The Mayfair Hotel, Christchurch’s newest boutique hotel, for a two-night stay.

Drive through Central Christchurch and view the progress of the rebuild following the earthquakes of 2010/2011. Continue north of the city to the Waipara Region to learn about the diversity of wine products, lunch, and wine tastings.

Travel by road from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Tekapo on a fully guided day tour that includes all the key highlights along the way including Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park and Tasman Glacier. See the Church of the Good Shepherd and enjoy 2.5 hours at Mt Cook to enjoy free walks or one of the extra optional activities.

Enjoy 4 nights at the Millennium Queenstown, centrally located to the shopping and entertainment areas. No stay in Queenstown should be without jet-boat ride. Make your way to the wharf for a 60-minute adrenaline rush. With unforgettable thrills, spins, and exhilaration, cross three waterways in one of the world’s most stunning locations.

Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound, an area of extraordinary beauty. Be in awe of the majestic fiord, dramatic and awe-inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. Enjoy a Nature Cruise and picnic lunch on the Sound before returning to Queenstown by air.

Take in the sights and tastes of the Central Otago region on a small-group wine tour. Your taste journey takes you to contrasting Central Otago wine sub-regions; Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell. Enjoy a guided tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave, wine tastings at four premium vineyards, a cheeseboard showcasing locally produced cheeses and a gourmet barrel-cooked lunch paired with matching wines.

Your Natural Wonders and Wine Trails journey to Melbourne, Victoria, Christchurch, and Queenstown is complete with a transfer to Queenstown Airport for your return flight arrangements.

Want to stay longer and experience more? All vacations to Melbourne and New Zealand can be customized to suit, so contact one of our Destination Specialists to personalize your vacation.

  • Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Melbourne and Christchurch, returning from Queenstown
  • Melbourne round-trip private airport/hotel transfers
  • 5-nights Melbourne, Quincy Hotel, Celestrial Room including breakfast
    • Half-day Melbourne City Sights Tour
    • Full-day Mornington Peninsula tour with lunch at Rare Hare (Jackalope Hotel)
    • Full-day Great Ocean Road Tour with lunch
  • Christchurch one-way private airport/hotel transfer
  • 2-nights Christchurch, The Mayfair, Mayfair King including breakfast
    • Full-day Christchurch Wine Trail and City Day Tour
    • One-way Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook Guided tour
  • 4-nights Queenstown, Millennium Queenstown, Superior Room including breakfast
    • Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly experience
    • Gourmet Food and Wine Tour
    • Kjet jetboat ride
  • Queenstown one-way private transfer hotel/airport
  • US/foreign taxes & fees including September 11 Security Fee

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

August 31, 2023

Valid for travel between:

August 14 -September 17, 2023

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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This package is 100% customizable and no set itinerary is available.

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Airfare is subject to availability at time of booking and requires a minimum of 14-days advance purchase.

  • Departures September 21 – November 28, 2023 – from $6259/person based on double occupancy
  • Departures November 29-December 12, 2023 – from $6479/person based on double occupancy
  • Departures January 20 – February 16, 2024 – from $6959/person based on double occupancy
  • Departures February 17 – March 21, 2024 – from $6739/person based on double occupancy


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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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