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Featuring Sydney, Melborne, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown

Tour Dates: October 23 - November 8, 2018

17 Day Package
23 Meals Included

Price:
$4299 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$5849 Per Person / Single Occupancy


From New Zealand’s cliff-lined fjords and sheep-dotted plains to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and sophisticated cities, the land “Down Under” features a nonstop lineup of dramatic landscapes. In between outdoor adventures and unique cultural experiences you’ll discover surprisingly modern and multicultural cities and locals with an irresistible, carefree spirit.

Tour Highlights: 
  • Catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef with an included lunch and choice of glass bottom boat cruise, eco island walk or snorkeling
     
  • Sydney city tour including the Royal Botanical Gardens, Music Conservatory, Kings Cross, Chinatown, Paddington and the Rocks; a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House and a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise
     
  • Encounter koalas, wallabies and other wildlife at Sydney Wildlife World
     
  • Canberra tour including the Parliament House, National Library, Lake Burley Griffin and Queen’s Terrace and a visit to an Aussie Sheep Station
     
  • City tours of both Melbourne and Christchurch highlighting the gardens
  • Auckland city tour to see the scenic waterfront and the Auckland Tower, and a visit to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • In Rotorua visit the Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see live kiwi foraging and visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and learn about the native Maori at a Maori Hangi dinner
  • Optional tours to Milford Sound, the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Tjapukai Aboriginal Park and a visit to Philip Island to see the Little Penguin Parade 


Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Night 1-3: Cairns, Australia
     
  • Nights 4-6: Sydney, Australia
     
  • Nights 7-8: Melbourne, Australia 
     
  • Nights 9: Christchurch, NZ
  • Nights: 10-11: Queenstown, NZ
  • Nights 12-13: Rotorua, NZ
  • Nights 14: Auckland, NZ
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Tuesday, 10/23/2018 - Depart United States
Depart from home to begin an adventure of a lifetime.
Day 2
Wednesday, 10/24/2018 - Travel to Carins, Australia
Day 3
Thursday, 10/25/2018 - Cairns, Austrailia
On arrival in Cairns, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. This evening enjoy a special Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Dinner
Day 4
Friday, 10/26/2018 - Great Barrier Reef
Today experience a Catamaran Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. On this tropical island paradise enjoy an included lunch and a choice of a glass bottom boat cruise, eco island walk or snorkeling.
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 5
Saturday, 10/27/2018 - Cairns at Leisure
Today is at leisure to enjoy Cairns at your own pace. Maybe take an optional excursion featuring the Kuranda Scenic Rail & Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. On the optional transfer to Freshwater Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Next visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to experience and interact with Australia’s 40,000 year old aboriginal culture. Dinner is included at a local restaurant.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 6
Sunday, 10/28/2018 - Cairns, Sydney
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney. Enjoy an Opal Presentation to learn how these raw gemstones are processed. Later check into your Sydney hotel to begin a 3-night stay.
Breakfast
Day 7
Monday, 10/29/2018 - Sydney
Enjoy a Sydney City Tour including the Botanical Gardens, the Music Conservatory, Kings Cross, Chinatown, Paddington, the Rocks and a stop for spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House & Harbor. Then visit & tour the Sydney Opera House, Australia’s most iconic structure. Later explore Sydney Wildlife World featuring a koala sanctuary and an interactive walk-through of wallabies & birdlife along with other fascinating exhibits.
Breakfast
Day 8
Tuesday, 10/30/2018 - Sydney at Leisure
The day is at leisure to relax or explore this exciting city on your own. Tonight enjoy a special Sydney Harbor Dinner Cruise for a spectacular views of this beautiful city.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 9
Wednesday, 10/31/2018 - Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne
Enjoy the countryside via motorcoach to Canberra. Enroute visit an Aussie Sheep Station to learn about this unique way of life and enjoy an authentic Aussie BBQ Lunch. Upon arrival embark on a Canberra City Tour to see the billion dollar New Parliament House, the High Court of Australia, the National Library, Lake Burley Griffin & Queen’s Terrace for sweeping city views. Next board a short flight to Melbourne for a 2-night stay.
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 10
Thursday, 11/1/2018 - Melbourne
Today enjoy a Melbourne City Tour featuring Fitzroy Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance & the Parliament House. This afternoon, enjoy Australia’s cultural capital Melbourne at leisure or enjoy an optional experience to Phillip Island, a renowned nature reserve and home to the world famous Little Penguin Parade. At sunset, the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore to their sand dune burrows. Also, enjoy dinner on Phillip Island before returning to Melbourne.
Breakfast
Day 11
Friday, 11/2/2018 - Melbourne, Christchurch, NZ
Transfer to the airport for your flight to charming Christchurch, New Zealand, often referred to as the world’s most English city outside of England. Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 12
Saturday, 11/3/2018 - Christchurch, Queenstown
Today enjoy a brief Christchurch City Tour highlighting the wonderful gardens & unique architecture. Then travel to adventurous Queenstown for a 2-night stay.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 13
Sunday, 11/4/2018 - Queenstown
Today is at leisure to enjoy Queenstown and its beautiful alpine scenery. A optionalexperience is available to Milford Sound. Remote, mysterious and uniquely New Zealand, Milford Sound is a spectacular reminder of the forces of nature. Enjoy a Milford Sound Luncheon Cruise for breathtaking scenery and commentary on the natural history of the Sound. Later, return to Queenstown for the evening.
Breakfast
Day 14
Monday, 11/5/2018 - Queenstown, Rotorua
Transfer to the airport today for your flight to Rotorua, situated on New Zealand’s North Island. Upon arrival travel to Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Village set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs & bubbling mud pools.
Breakfast
Day 15
Tuesday, 11/6/2018 - Rotorua
This morning visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see live kiwi foraging, feed large Rainbow trout and walk through the native New Zealand bush. Tonight experience some New Zealand culture during your Maori Hangi Feast Dinner featuring a traditional meal & entertainment.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 16
Wednesday, 11/7/2018 - Rotorua, Glow Worm Cave, Auckland
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the North Island as you travel to Auckland. Enroute visit the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated attractions. Arrive in Auckland for a brief panoramic city tour to see the scenic waterfront area & the Auckland Tower. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner and overnight in the Auckland Airport area.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 17
Thursday, 11/8/2018 - Auckland & Flight Home
Today transfer to the Auckland Airport for your flight home, taking the many memories of Austrailia and New Zealand with you.
Breakfast
Tour Inclusions:  
  • 14 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 23 Meals: 7 dinners, 2 lunches, 14 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of group air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour


Additional Information:  

  • Package-Partner Tour (operated by Premier World Discovery)
  • A valid passport is required for this tour
  • Join this tour from home or one of the following departure points: CON, FV, LHS, SBL, or meet the group at LAX
  • A deposit of $500 p.p.+ air (if purchasing packaged airfare) is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 60-90 days prior to departure
  • Roundtrip group airfare from LAX from $3,100 p.p.
  • Optional LAX transfers available from $69 roundtrip (home pickup available – call for a quote)
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: On-the-Go (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: High (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
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