Australia and New Zealand Panorama
from $6985
Duration: 15 Days
The untamed, unspoiled natural splendour, sophisticated cities and bewitching landscapes of Australia and New Zealand take center stage on this extraordinary discovery of two destinations unlike any other. Bask in the brilliance of Waitomo’s glow worms, the dazzling hues of the Great Barrier Reef and watch the sun set over the Sydney Opera House.
Day 1
Welcome to Melbourne
On arrival in Melbourne you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Early this evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Day 2
Melbourne
Join your Travel Director for an exploration of Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic arcades, café society and fascinating street art.
Day 3
Melbourne – Cairns
This morning you’ll fly to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival join a local expert for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. On a boat cruise you’ll encounter koalas, wallabies, birds and of course, crocodiles! Then join us and take part in a Rainforest Restoration project to protect this natural Wonder.
Day 4
Great Barrier Reef
Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns.
Day 5
Cairns Free Time
Today is free for you to discover more of Cairns. This evening, prepare for a Highlight Dinner and show at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience a personal Welcome to Country ceremony, hear stories of the Dreamtime and witness an entertaining high impact performance by an indigenous group. Then enjoy dinner accompanied by the sounds of the didgeridoo.
Day 6
Cairns – Sydney
This morning you’ll fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax before boarding a Magistic Cruises Dinner Cruise. Enjoy your meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Day 7
Sydney
Celebrate the genius of Jørn Utzon, whose Sydney Opera House is your first stop, for a tour with the local expert. Continue to the golden sands of famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Your host will take you on an exclusive Be My Guest tour of the Members Only facility of Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club, followed by lunch with views over the Pacific Ocean.
Day 8
Sydney Free Time
Today is yours to explore this wonderful city. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for dinner by the waterfront.
Day 9
Sydney – Queenstown
This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown. Get your bearings on an orientation tour. This evening, join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect setting for your Highlight Dinner.
Day 10
Queenstown
Get the feel for real country life at a Be My Guest experience with your host, Southern Girl Laura, who was born and raised on a sheep farm in the deep south of New Zealand. Try your hand at sheep mustering, whip cracking as well as the chance to feed and pet the farm animals. Laura is sure you’ll leave feeling more like a local than a visitor.
Day 11
Queenstown Free Time
On your final day in Queenstown, why not take an optional experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord?
Day 12
Queenstown – Rotorua
Your first stop is at the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. You’ll then fly to Rotorua. This evening, join your traveling companions for a memorable Highlight Dinner. Experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Māori warrior during the Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Mitai Māori Village. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Māori method of cooking in the earth.
Day 13
Rotorua
This morning visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a local expert. You may even spot a kiwi. Later, a Māori local expert will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an appreciation of Māori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs.
Day 14
Rotorua – Auckland
Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glowworm Grotto with a local expert. On arrival in Auckland you’ll see the sights on a city tour, and later join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.
Day 15
Farewell from Auckland
Time to bid you farewell as your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast.
  • Tjapukai Be My Guest Dinner with local host, welcome to country ceremony/creation story, indigenous dance and sounds of the didgeridoo
  • Meet some native Australian animals at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
  • In Rotorua, guests experience rich Maori traditions and culture with the Tamaki family and enjoy a delicious tradition Hangi meal cooked in the ground.
  • Take a walk beneath the famous sails of Sydney Opera House
  • Meet a Bondi Life Saver for an insight into Australian beach culture join them for a traditional Aussie lunch.
  • Discover the hidden gems of Melbourne’s famous laneways on a private walking tour.
  • Take a boat cruise through spectacular caves to see Waitomo’s famous Glow Worms
  • Gain insight in to Maori Culture at Whakarewarewa Thermal Village
  • Spot a super cute kiwi or two at Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Start Date: 2021-04-01
End Date: 2021-04-15
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