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15 Day Australia & New Zealand Panorama from $4525*
First Choice Tour


Queenstown
Sydney
Great Barrier Reef
Rotorua
Queenstown
Maori culture
Waitomo Caves
Melbourne
Great Barrier Reef
Sydney


Highlights

  • Feast on an indulgent degustation of mouth-watering treats in Auckland
  • Discover the fascinating glow worms of Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto
  • Immerse yourself in rich Maori arts and culture with the Tamaki family over dinner
  • Experience Rotorua’s geysers and thermal wonderland
  • Spot the famous kiwi bird in Rotorua
  • Step into another era in historic Arrowtown
  • Let your hair down in the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
  • Discover Melbourne’s colourful laneways and arcades
  • Meet native Australian animals great and small in Cairns
  • Snorkel and Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sail on Sydney Harbour on a dinner cruise
  • Venture inside Sydney Opera House on a guided tour
  • Experience Aussie surf lifesaving culture at Bondi Beach

Package Includes:

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • 14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners 

Departure Dates:

2017

$4525
JAN: 5
FEB: 9, 23
MAR: 16

$4850
APR: 6, 20
MAY: 18

$4750
JUL: 6
SEP: 7

$5050
OCT: 5, 19
NOV: 9
DEC: 7
 

2018

$5050
JAN: 4, 25
FEB: 8, 22
MAR: 8, 15

$5150
APR: 5, 19
MAY: 17

$5075
JUL: 5
SEP: 6


Flight Information:

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.
Day 1      Flights to arrive prior to 12.00pm into Melbourne
Day 3      Melbourne - Cairns: QF702* 
Day 6      Cairns - Sydney: JQ957* 
Day 9      Sydney - Queenstown: QF121* 
Day 12   Queenstown - Rotorua: NZ636/5378* 
Day 15    Flights to depart anytime

Travel Dates
1/5/2017 - 9/6/2018
Other travel dates may apply, please call for details.

Book by
8/31/2018

   
Price per person from $4525*


Terms and Conditions - Tour Code: QPACA
*Terms & Conditions (USD): All prices are land only, 'from' per person, double occupancy, based on low season travel. Flights are not included. Seasonal surcharges and additional surcharges apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (3 January 2017). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices. Tour Code: QPACA. CST#: 2001136-50.

Prices subject to change without notice. Please click here to read our terms and conditions.

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne
Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It's a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. 
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights. D
 
Day 2: Melbourne Free Time
Join your Travel Director for a cultural insight. Your city sights tour includes a private walk through Melbourne's famous hidden laneways. You'll discover the city's eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. B
 
Day 3: Melbourne to Cairns
This morning you'll depart Melbourne on your flight to Cairns. On arrival join your local expert for a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, crocodiles and more! This evening, feast on a delicious meal of fresh seasonal produce at Salt House with views of the Cairns waterfront. 
Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights. BD
 
Day 4: Cairns Free Time
Today is free for you to discover Cairns. Perhaps take an optional experience to explore the 'village in the rainforest' on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. B
 
Day 5: Great Barrier Reef
Get ready for an experience of a lifetime - board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. BL
 
Day 6: Cairns to Sydney
This morning you'll fly to Sydney. On arrival there's time to relax or explore before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You'll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. 
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, 3 nights. BD
 
Day 7: Sydney City Sights
Kick off this highlight day on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a local expert. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You'll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen's Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later spend free time exploring or shopping, enjoy an optional experience or maybe just take a stroll along the harbour front. BL
 
Day 8: Sydney Free Time
Spend today as you please. Why not take an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. See the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. If you've always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb'. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a stroll to Darling Harbour to enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the city's waterfront. Dine on fresh seasonal produce when you indulge in a selection of signature dishes that are bound to create a memorable dining experience on your last evening in Australia. BD
 
Day 9: Sydney to Queenstown
This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed. Set in the restored historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office and relocated to its lakefront setting in 1936, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive highlight dinner with wine. 
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights. BD
 
Day 10: Queenstown Free Time
You have a free day to do as you choose in New Zealand's adventure capital. Why not take an optional experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord. B
 
Day 11: Queenstown Free Time
Today you may like to consider taking another of our optional experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or just explore Queenstown on your own. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. B
 
Day 12: Queenstown to Rotorua
Fly from Queenstown to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting.  ‘Your’re invited’ to share the Powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. 
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights. BD
 
Day 13: Rotorua Sightseeing
 This morning a Maori local expert will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you'll gain an appreciation of Maori culture. See New Zealand's biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a local expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a cultural insight and taste of farm life. B
 
Day 14
Rotorua - Auckland
Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a local expert. Later, on arrival in Auckland you'll see the sights on a city tour. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a farewell dinner at 'Eight' at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. 
Hotel: The Langham Hotel Auckland. BD
 
Day 15
Farewell from Auckland
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. It’s time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B

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