Australia & New Zeland
Melbourne, Cairns, Sydney, Rotorua, Auckland, Wanaka, Queenstown,
Christchurch, Mt. Cook National Park
No. of Days : 14 days in Australia & New Zeland
Arrive Auckland – Rotorua
On arrival at Auckland airport, after immigrations and baggage claim, meet your Tour Manager / Local Representative at the meeting point in the arrival hall at 1500 hrs (New Zealand Local Time). Board your coach and transfer to Rotorua. Late afternoon arrival in Rotorua. Evening at leisure.
Rotorua – Agrodome – TePuia – Rotorua
This morning enjoy more of Rotorua sightseeing. We first visit the Agrodome Farm – a Unique New Zealand Farm Experience!. Here see our world-famous Farm Show starring a cast of talented animals. You also have an opportunity to see Valais black-nose sheep in New Zealand. Later visit TePuia / Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, the centre of Maori art & culture and home to the world-famous Pohutu Geyser. Come face to face with Pohutu Geyser, jumping mud-pools, and live kiwi birds; watch master carvers and weavers at work, and hear stories passed down from their ancestors. Evening enjoy the famous Maori Show.
Rotorua – Waitomo Glow Worm Cave – Auckland
Proceed for Waitomo. Here you will visit the spectacular Glow worm caves. The Glow worm, is unique to New Zealand, thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light on the cave. Enjoy the famous boat ride (subject to operation) under thousands of magical glow-worms and become part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you’ll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glow-worms that light your way. Later continue your journey to Auckland. On arrival proceed on a orientation tour of the Auckland so see some of the main sites of the city.
Auckland – Queenstown
Today, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Queenstown. On arrival drive to Arrow Town. Here experience the ultimate Jet Boating experience with - the unique, breathtaking white water ride and adrenaline rush you’ll never forget. Later experience the Skyline Gondola ride to Bob Peak which gives amazing view of the city.
Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown
Milford Sound is simply stunning. In Maori legend, the fiords were created not by rivers of ice, but by Tu TeRakiWhanoa, a godly figure who came wielding a magical adze and uttering incantations. In the foreground stands Mitre Peak, a majestic presence dominating the skyline. The Milford Road is one of the finest alpine drives in the world. The scenery is exceptional, ranging from broad grassy flats, dense rainforest, and towering mountains through to glacial lakes and alpine herb fields. Upon arrival at Milford Sound board your vessel to enjoy a scenic Cruise the length of Milford Sound.
Queenstown – Wanaka – Mt. Cook National Park
Check out and proceed toward Mt. Cook National Park. En-route we make a stop at the beautiful Lake Wanaka. Located in the stunning alps of the South Island, Lake Wanaka region is one of the most outstanding natural beauty of New Zealand. Late afternoon arrive at your hotel. Here you can either take an optional excursion to the Glacier Lake - a pleasant trip to the Tasman Valley, followed by a 25 minute alpine walk through the National Park. Then board your MAC boat, and enjoy the ever changing face of the Tasman Glacier lake and its icebergs or take a rugged back road 4WD adventure accessing awe inspiring views over the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine wall. Stop at several vantage points to view some of the most spectacular photographic opportunities within the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.
Mt. Cook National Park – Christchurch
Morning at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings on your own. Check out and drive to Christchurch. On the way, see the beautiful Lake Pukaki - the largest of three roughly parallel alpine lakes of the Mackenzie Basin and Lake Tekapo. After arrival in Christchurch, proceed on a short orientation tour of the city.
Christchurch – Melbourne – Philip Island
Early morning check out and proceed to the airport to board your flight to Melbourne. On arrival we proceed for a city tour to see some of the most important sites the city has to offer. See the Collins Street, Town Hall, Treasury House, Old Parliament House, Fitzroy Garden, Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Arts Precinct, Shrine of Remembrance etc. After lunch drive to Phillip Island to visit the Penguin Reserve, witness the Penguin parade as they arrive at sunset and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows.
Melbourne – Great Ocean Road – Melbourne
After breakfast we shall proceed for a full day excursion to the Great Ocean Road- spanning 243 kilometres along the stunning coastline of Victoria’s south-west. Take in the panoramic views as the road winds along cliff tops, up to breath-taking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches. Enjoy splendid views of the towering 12 Apostles & the Loch Ard Gorge. Evening return to Melbourne.
Melbourne – Cairns
Check out and transfer to Melbourne airport for the flight to Cairns. Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. On arrival, transfer to Kuranda - a World Heritage Rainforest. Travel by the Kuranda Sky Rail, for a ultimate tropical rainforest experience. Enjoy free time at the Kuranda village to explore the surrounding or purchase local souvenirs and handicrafts. Later board your coach and drive to Cairns.
Cairns – Great Barrier Reef – Cairns
Today we proceed to the Great Barrier Reef. One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. On arrival we experience great view of reef through glass bottom boat and explore the world of corals. Evening we return to Cairns.
Cairns – Sydney
After breakfast proceed to the airport to board your flight to Sydney. On arrival we visit the Sydney Tower for a breathtaking 360- degree view of the city. Sydney Tower is Sydney’s tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. The name Sydney Tower has become common in daily usage, however the tower has been known as the Sydney Tower Eye, AMP Tower, Centrepoint Tower or just Centrepoint. After dinner check in to your hotel.
This morning after breakfast, proceed on a city tour. First visit the iconic Opera House from inside. The Opera House is one of the most distinctive and famous 20th-century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world. Then continue your tour to see the Harbour Bridge, the famous Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour and other important sights of the city. Later enjoy the Sydney Show-boat Dinner Cruise along with Dance Show and get an amazing view of the Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s amazing skyline.
After breakfast check out and proceed to the airport for your return flight back home. Group departure pick up time from hotel will be at 0800 hrs (am).
Note:On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.
Price Does Not Includes
Price Does Not Includes
MT. COOK NATIONAL PARK
MT. COOK NATIONAL PARK
Departure Dates & Prices
|DEPARTURE DATES||ADULT||CHILD (2-11 Years)||SINGLE|
|Oct – 19||£2,610||£2,065||£3,365|
|Nov – 09, 23||£2,610||£2,065||£3,365|
|Dec – 07, 21||£2,610||£2,065||£3,365|
|Jan (2020) – 18||£2,610||£2,065||£3,365|
|Feb (2020) - 08||£2,610||£2,065||£3,365|
£ - GBP
|Glacier Lake Explorer (2.5 hrs)||£95||£55|
|4WD – Tasman Valley (2.5 hrs)||£55||£40|
|Helicopter Ride – Ocean Road (15 Min)||£90||£90|
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Pick Up Points Available
There are no pick up points available for flight tours and therefore you must travel directly to Auckland Airport.
Pre& Post Tour Accommodation
For additional pre/post night accommodationthe price will be £150 per double room(excludes airport transfers).
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