Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under 2019

Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Explore two inspiring destinations in a single journey, starting in Australia with Melbourne, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney, followed by Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown and Auckland in New Zealand.

DAY 1: Arrive Melbourne, Australia

Arrive in Melbourne, Australia, where you are met andtransferred to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city, withyour room pre-registered by A&K for immediate check-in. Thisafternoon, tour Melbourne’s landmarks, seeing the Shrine ofRemembrance and the thriving Arts Precinct. Later, gather foryour welcome dinner.

(Dinner)
Hotel: Park Hyatt Melbourne  

DAY 2: Melbourne

Today, travel to a working farm outside of Melbourne for aprivate experience, where you are personally welcomed intothe home of a rural family to learn a little of what it is like to beAussies “living off the land.” After morning tea, head out to thestockyards to watch the working dogs bring in a herd of sheep,followed by a demonstration of shearing skills. Next, head backto the homestead and enjoy a lunch featuring organic farmproduce and local wines.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Park Hyatt Melbourne  

DAY 3: Uluru

Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock), and settle into your hotel. Thisafternoon, tour Kata Tjuta National Park (the Olgas). As eveningapproaches, enjoy a Scenic Sundowner with sparkling wine andcanapés, watching the sunset at Uluru.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Sails in the Desert  

DAY 4: Uluru/Port Douglas

Rise early to see Uluru at sunrise, as the sun’s morning glowbrings the desert to life. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later,visit the base of the monolith with your guide who shares thecultural and geological significance of this sacred ceremonialsite, which is part of the belief system of one of the oldest humansocieties. Later, fly to Cairns and continue to Port Douglas.

(Breakfast)
Hotel: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa  

DAY 5: Daintree Rainforest

Travel to Mossman Gorge for a guided walk through this lushcorner of Daintree National Park. Continue to an A&K-exclusivevisit to the Botanical Ark, a private ethnobotanical garden, fora Chef’s Table lunch. Return to Port Douglas for time at leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa  

DAY 6: Great Barrier Reef

Embark on a full-day exploration of the Great Barrier Reef aboard an intimate and comfortable vessel. Glide among islandsadorned with white-sand beaches, coral gardens and shelteredlagoons. Explore the marvelous aquatic wonders of the reef ona guided snorkeling tour, viewing teeming undersea life up closein its native habitat, before an exhilarating cruise back to port.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa  

DAYS 7-8: Sydney

Fly to Sydney and settle into your superb hotel near the historicRocks area. Tonight, dine at a fine local restaurant. The next day,embark on a chartered morning tea cruise of stunning SydneyHarbour. Back on shore, stop for lunch at a local restaurant, andthen go on a walking tour in the historic Rocks District, Sydney’soldest neighborhood.

(Breakfast, Dinner (Day 7); Breakfast, Lunch (Day 8))
Hotel: The Langham, Sydney  

DAYS 9-10: Sydney

Enjoy an entire day at leisure, free to relax at your luxurioushotel or explore all the wonders that Sydney has to offer. The nextday, Ride Like a Local when you board a ferry to Taronga Zoofor a guided tour, visiting kangaroos, koalas, wombats, dingoes,echidnas and Australian birds. Next, take a behind-the-scenestour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, followed by lunch on itslower concourse. Tonight, sit down to the final dinner of yourvisit to Australia.

(Breakfast (Day 9); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 10))
Hotel: The Langham, Sydney  

DAY 11: Christchurch, New Zealand

This morning, fly to Christchurch, New Zealand. On arrival,join your guide to explore this beautiful Garden City situatedbetween the Pacific Ocean and New Zealand’s majestic SouthernAlps. Then, embark on a leisurely punt on the Avon River beforedinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: The George  

DAY 12: Franz Josef Glacier

Board the famed TranzAlpine train to Greymouth. During yourjourney, cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains andenjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside theice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps,reveling in breathtaking views of the chiseled alpine landscape.Descend through thick stands of native beech forest as you approach Greymouth. Once there, relax with lunch at a localbrewery before continuing to your hotel, in picturesque FranzJosef.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat  

DAY 13: Franz Josef Glacier

Experience the Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic, led byyour specialist hiking guide. Follow the glacier’s path throughthe remarkable landscape for an up-close look at the giant sheetsof ice that form its forward face. Return to your retreat for anafternoon at leisure, perhaps visiting the Glacier Hot Pools nearyour hotel.

(Breakfast)
Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat  

DAY 14: Queenstown

Journey overland to Queenstown on a scenic drive along themajestic coastline, and then inland through mossy rainforests,past cascading waterfalls and breathtaking mountains. Stop forlunch in the picturesque ski town of Wanaka. Upon arrival inQueenstown, check in to your luxurious hotel. Tonight, dine ata local restaurant.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa  

DAY 15: Queenstown

This morning, fly to Milford Sound (weather permitting), takingin the stunning alpine views along the way. On arrival, board aspacious vessel for a tour of the sound’s awe-inspiring scenery.Cruise New Zealand’s southern fjords amid towering cliffs, viewing sparkling waterfalls while watching for wildlife. Keep alookout for seals basking on the rocks or dolphins frolicking inthe water. Return by air to Queenstown for an evening at leisure.

(Breakfast)
Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa  

DAY 16: Queenstown

Tour quaint, picturesque Arrowtown and visit the KawarauBungy Bridge. Next, stop at a local Gibbston Valley wineryfor a wine tasting, followed by lunch. Return to Queenstown.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa  

DAYS 17-18: Depart Auckland

Fly to Auckland, where you visit the Auckland Museum toenjoy a cultural performance and a He Taonga Maori GalleryTour. This evening, gather with your fellow travellers for aspecial farewell dinner. The next day, transfer to the airportand depart.

(Breakfast, Dinner (Day 17); Breakfast (Day 18))
Hotel: SKYCITY Grand Hotel  

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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