Duration : 19 Nights / 20 Days
Destinations : Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Rotorua, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Christchurch, Uluru
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19 Nights 20 Days
Day 1 : Sydney – Arrive in Australia
Sydney is famous for its architectural landmarks, beautiful beaches, and thriving restaurant scene. Your flight will arrive at Sydney Airport, where your private transfer will take you to your centrally located hotel. Sydney is a walking-friendly city that is home to many major attractions and great restaurants. In the Rocks district, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are not to be missed. In the harbor area, you can also find Circular Quay, the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as ferry departures to Manly Beach, Watsons Bay, and Taronga Park Zoo
Day 2 : Sydney – Walking Tour and Harbor Cruise
Today, you will take to the streets of Sydney with your knowledgeable guide, who will share with you the history and highlights of The Rocks District. The entertaining stories of the neighborhood’s past and present are illustrated by the sites around you. You can kick your feet up on board a small yacht and sail around Sydney Harbour. During your cruise, you will enjoy an unimpeded view of the harbor coastline and city scenery, including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, while being treated to a three-course lunch. From the yacht, you can swim, paddle a kayak, or try a little fishing.
Day 3 : Sydney – Blue Mountains Tour
Blue Mountains National Park is a ruggedly beautiful land full of rocky outcrops, waterfalls, and mist-filled valleys. It is also home to wild kangaroos and abundant birdlife. Today, you will join a small group tour for a full-day excursion to this amazing park located just 50 miles from Sydney. In addition to some easy hiking to discover amazing views, unique rock formations, and nature, your tour will also include a marsupial experience at Featherdale Wildlife Park and a stop at the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens.
Day 4 : Ayers Rock – Into the Outback
One of the most iconic images of Australia is the red ochre rocks of Uluru in the heart of the Australian outback. This morning, you will transfer to Sydney’s Airport to catch a flight to Ayers Rock. Your comfortable accommodations are a perfect base from which to explore this sacred and magical land, retreat from the heat of the desert, enjoy a massage at the spa, and discover Aboriginal art. This afternoon, you will join a guide for a visit to Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. By walking around the rock domes, you will learn about the significance of this site to the local Aboriginal people.
Day 5 : Ayers Rock – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
You will rise early to watch the colors of Uluru and Kata Tjuta change as the sun comes up over the desert. Your small-group tour will begin with a delicious breakfast in the bush, followed by a guided walking tour at Uluru. Here, you can view the rock paintings and learn about the culture of the Anangu people at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Ultimately, you will cap off this special day with an unforgettable dinner under the brilliant stars and the accompanying sounds of a didgeridoo.
Day 6 : Port Douglas – Queensland Calling
Cairns and the nearby resort town of Port Douglas are your gateways to the Great Barrier Reef and some incredible coastal national parks in Queensland. You will spend one final morning at Ayers Rock, enjoying the desert scenery, spa, and art galleries at your leisure. A short transfer will then bring you to the Ayers Rock airport for your flight to Cairns, where you will be met and transferred to your comfortable accommodation in Port Douglas. Here, you have easy access to Four Mile Beach, restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Day 7 : Port Douglas – The Great Barrier Reef
Your full-day sailing adventure will depart this morning from the Port Douglas Marina. Accompanied by a marine biologist guide, you will sail in comfort along the Queensland coast to Undine or Mackay Reefs, where you will enjoy views of the Daintree that you will be exploring tomorrow. At the coral reefs, you will have the opportunity to snorkel through coral and giant clam gardens with your guide or view the stunning marine life from a glass-bottom boat. A beautiful buffet lunch will then be served on board.
Day 8 : Port Douglas – The Daintree Rainforest
This part of Queensland is rich in both nature and cultural heritage. You will be collected from the hotel by your guide to walk in the footsteps of the Kuku Yalanji people around the beach and mangroves that are part of their fishing grounds. You will learn and try your hand at some of their traditional fishing techniques as well before continuing to the Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge. Here, your indigenous guide will share the secrets of the rainforest and the uses of native plants. By traveling on foot through the home of the Kuku Yalanji people, you will learn about their history and traditions in addition to discovering the wonders of the rainforest and enticing swimming holes.
Day 9 : Port Douglas – River and Rainforest Snorkeling
Today, you will slip into the gentle current of a river that flows through an ancient rainforest and enter the underwater world in search of fish and turtles. This is an easy snorkeling activity for nature-lovers of all ages and a perfect escape from the hot summer sun.
Day 10 : Melbourne – Fly to the South Coast
Today, you can enjoy a relaxing morning in Port Douglas before transferring to the airport in Cairns for your flight to Melbourne, the capital of Victoria. A private car will meet you on arrival to transfer you to your centrally located hotel. Once you have acquainted yourself with your new surroundings, you can begin to explore this vibrant city. Thanks to Victoria’s farms and wineries, Melbourne’s food scene is world-class. You will enjoy seeking out all this easily navigable modern city has to offer, from wine to wildlife.
Day 11 : Melbourne – Live like a Local
Today, you will navigate the city like a local with your friendly guide who will show you the best-kept secrets of Melbourne on a half-day walking tour. Whether you are into art, architecture, cool eateries, or the quirky backstreet finds, you will find it today and may never want to leave!
Day 12 : Melbourne – Great Ocean Road Tour
One of the most scenic coastal drives in the world can be accessed from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road. Today, you will travel with a small group and knowledgeable guide to a part of this great scenic route in comfort. You will be looking for whales and dolphins as well as unique Australian fauna, such as echidnas and bandicoots. You can break up the drive with lunch in Apollo Bay and a koala and kangaroo encounter in a Eucalyptus forest. Probably the most photographed geologic feature here is the impressive Twelve Apostles, which you will encounter in the late afternoon along with the wild Shipwreck Coast before returning to Melbourne.
Day 13 : Auckland – Fly to Auckland
Treat yourself to a tasty breakfast and a little souvenir shopping before meeting your transfer to the Melbourne airport to catch your flight to Auckland. On arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of New Zealand’s capital city. Auckland’s nickname is “The City of Sails” and life is lived between the city’s ample coastline and volcanic hills. Locals are proud of the nautical, wildlife, adrenaline, and culinary adventures that abound here.
Day 14 : Auckland – Maori Experience
Maori culture is alive and thriving in New Zealand. It is also one of the top reasons visitors flock to this small island nation. Today, your New Zealand adventure will begin by looking through a Maori lens with a small group and an indigenous guide. You can take in the wild scenery of the West Coast’s volcanoes, black-sand beaches, and rainforest in the Waitakere Ranges. Furthermore, you will learn about Maori history and costumes from your guide before visiting the Auckland Museum for a cultural performance.
Day 15 : Rotorua – Waitomo Glowworm Caves
New Zealand’s North Island is known for being an active geothermal area, and the city of Rotorua is at its heart. Today you pick up a rental car and make your way to Rotorua, stopping here and there as the mood strikes you. Not to be missed en route is a visit to Waitomo to see the impressive limestone cave features and bioluminescent glowworms that create a faux night sky scene on the cave ceiling.
Day 16 : Rotorua – Geothermal and Maori Experience
New Zealand’s answer to Old Faithful is the Lady Knox Geyser, which is found between Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Here, you will witness its fluorescent colors, boiling mud lakes, steaming hot pools, and silica terraces that characterize the otherworldly landscape around Rotorua. This evening, you will join a very special Maori cultural experience at Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional greeting and invitation to enter the village, you can celebrate together with a traditional music and haka demonstration before sitting down to a hangi feast.
Day 17 : Queenstown – Fly to the South Island
Today’s destination is Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand’s South Island. Queenstown is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu at the base of The Remarkables mountain range and on the doorstep to Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. You will transfer to the Rotorua airport for your flight to Queenstown, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel with excellent access to the lake and all the city’s shops, bars, and restaurants.
Day 18 : Queenstown – River Safari
Queenstown is a nature and adventure lover’s paradise that draws hikers and adrenaline junkies from all over the world. The scenery is unmatched, and whether your interest is bungee jumping, fishing, or wine tasting, there is something for everyone. New Zealand pioneered the Jet Boat as a means to thrill visitors and navigate the braided rivers that can be found all around the region. Today, you will travel with a small group by Jet Boat and 4WD to access the most scenic water and roadways of Queenstown.
Day 19 : Queenstown – Day at Leisure
Today will be yours to relax and explore as you please. There are so many great options to choose from, including visiting the historic gold rush town of Arrowtown, taking a cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard an authentic steamboat, or sampling the incredible wines produced in the Central Otago wine region around Queenstown.
Day 20 : Overnight Cruise – Doubtful Sound
The beauty and serenity of Doubtful Sound are best experienced on board an overnight cruise. The Sound is a remote inlet deep in Fiordland National Park, and getting there is half the adventure. You will travel by coach from Queenstown to Manapouri, where you will transfer to a boat that will carry you across Lake Manapouri. You will then continue by coach on the twisty mountain road that leads across Wilmot Pass until finally reaching the cruise launch point at Deep Cove. During your cruise, you will travel the length of the sound to where it opens on the Tasman Sea. You will be able to search for marine life by zodiac or kayak in addition to being treated to a delicious dinner and breakfast on board.