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2020 Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under

From Melbourne to Sydney
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Tour Itinerary

Explore two inspiring destinations on a single,epic journey, starting in Australia with Melbourne,Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and Sydney,followed by Wellington, Queenstown, MilfordSound and Auckland in New Zealand.

DAY 1: Arrive Melbourne, Australia

Arrive in Melbourne, where you are met and transferred toyour luxurious hotel, with your room pre-registered by A&Kfor immediate check-in. Later, tour Melbourne’s landmarks,and enjoy a welcome dinner.

(Dinner)
Hotel: Park Hyatt Melbourne  

DAY 2: Melbourne

Explore the heart of Melbourne, on foot and by tram, taking in the city’s rich and varied architectural landscape. Follow yourguide through the city’s fascinating labyrinth of atmosphericarcades and alleyways, home to trendy cafés and eclecticboutiques, not to mention graffiti and street art. See landmarkslike the Block Arcade and the Old General Post Office. Stop forcoffee at a local café before continuing to Melbourne’s fine artsand sporting precincts as well as its lush parklands. Along theway, view cultural and historic highlights like the State Library andthe Royal Exhibition Building.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Park Hyatt Melbourne  

DAY 3: Cairns

Fly to Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and DaintreeRainforest, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Uponarrival, transfer to your accommodations. Dine tonight atyour hotel, enjoying views of the Coral Sea.

(Breakfast, Dinner)
Hotel: Riley  

DAY 4: Great Barrier Reef

Embark on a full-day exploration of the Great Barrier Reefaboard a stylish vessel. Glide among islands adorned withwhite-sand beaches, coral gardens and sheltered lagoons.Explore the marvelous aquatic wonders of the reef on aguided snorkeling tour, viewing teeming undersea life upclose in its native habitat, before an exhilarating cruise backto port.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Riley  

DAY 5: Daintree Rainforest

Travel overland to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, whichyou explore privately with a park ranger, enjoying exclusiveaccess to the koala and wallaby enclosures, with theopportunity to hold a koala in your arms. Next, visit theWildlife Care Center for rescued wild and injured animals.Explore the park at your leisure, before an A&K-exclusivevisit to the Botanical Ark, a private ethnobotanical garden, for a Chef ’s Table lunch. While on site, discover how theBotanical Ark, which began as one family’s subsistence farm,is now backed by over 40 years of research, experimentationand development, helping it foster sustainable interactionbetween mankind and rainforests around the globe. Afteryour freshly made lunch and immersive visit with the Ark’sstaff, return to Cairns for time at leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Riley  

DAY 6: Uluru

Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and transfer to your luxury tentedcamp — Longitude 131º — overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta NationalPark. Visit the Mulgara Gallery to see authentic Aboriginalart and meet the artist in residence. Later, stroll the towncenter, returning to Longitude 131° in time for lunch. Thisafternoon, with chilled glass and canapé in hand, witness thechanging light reflected on Uluru’s surface as the sun slipsbelow the horizon. Tonight, dine among the dunes to thesounds of an ancient indigenous culture, and feast on fourdelicious courses complemented with premium Australianwines. Later, join your camp’s resident astronomer to observethe Southerly constellations.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Longitude 131��  

DAY 7: Uluru

Rise early and set out for Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), stopping toview sunrise over its majestic domes. In the company of yourguide, walk through Walpa Gorge and learn how its starklandscapes were shaped. This afternoon, return to Uluru andjourney along the Mala Walk at its base, pausing to view cavepaintings and sources of bush tucker. Later, see the walls ofKantju Gorge ablaze with the light of the setting sun. Sipsparkling wine and nibble on canapés, savoring the solitudeof the gorge as the daylight fades.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Longitude 131��  

DAY 8: Sydney

Fly to Sydney and settle into your hotel near the historicRocks area, a short stroll from the harbor and some of thecity’s best dining and attractions. Sydney’s appeal is wideranging, from its stunning harbor and iconic skyline to itsfascinating museums and famed Bondi Beach. It is a worldclasscity that fairly pulses with the energy of its diverse andcosmopolitan inhabitants.

(Breakfast, Dinner)
Hotel: The Langham, Sydney  

DAYS 9-10: Sydney

After breakfast, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Cruise Sydney Harbour, viewing the city’s inspiringhighlights, including the opera house and harbor bridge.

Cycle Through Sydney with a top local guide, viewingiconic sights and gliding along the city’s vibrant streets.

Walk Through the Historic Rocks District, discoveringthe rich heritage of Sydney’s oldest neighborhood.

Gather for lunch at the iconic Sydney Opera House, followedby a privately guided backstage tour. Then, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. The next day is also at your leisure toexplore this spectacular city, until you regroup for the finaldinner of your journey in Australia.

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

DAYS 11-12: Wellington, New Zealand

This morning, fly to Wellington, New Zealand's trend-setting capital, where you encounter authentic New Zealand life, including the indigenous Maori culture. This afternoon, take in the highlights of this buzz-worthy center of art and cuisine. Ascend by cable car to a scenic outlook point for incredible views over Wellington Harbour and the city. The next morning, visit the Te Papa Museum for a private tour — an in-depth way to discover Maori culture. Engage one-on-one with the collections staff and get up close to the Maori taonga (treasure) not on display to the general public, including tools, weapons, carvings, traditional cloaks, musical instruments and more. Conclude your visit with some light refreshments and a short time to reflect with your hosts. This afternoon, set out on foot to gain an insider's understanding of the locals and sample the city's culinary delights, joining your guide for tastings of coffee, chocolate, gelato and cheeses in foodie hotspots only the locals know.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 11); Breakfast, Lunch (Day 12))
Hotel: Sofitel Wellington  

DAY 13: Queenstown

Fly to Queenstown, located on New Zealand’s South Island.Upon arrival, tour the city, visiting the famed bungee-jumpsite of AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge, historic Arrowtown andbeautiful Lake Hayes. Enjoy lunch along the way beforechecking in to your luxurious hotel. Tonight, dine at a localrestaurant.

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

DAY 14: Queenstown

This morning, fly to Milford Sound (weather permitting),taking in the stunning alpine views along the way. Onarrival, board a spacious vessel for a tour of the sound’s aweinspiringscenery. Cruise New Zealand’s southern fjordsamid towering cliffs, viewing sparkling waterfalls whilewatching for wildlife. Keep a lookout for seals basking on therocks or dolphins frolicking in the water. Return by air toQueenstown for an evening at leisure.

(Breakfast)
Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa  

DAY 15: Queenstown

Today, immerse yourself in the charming local life ofQueenstown. Enjoy a private visit to the home and galleryof an established and world-renowned local artist, and learnabout the artist’s history and techniques. Then, sit down toa three-course lunch, served with paired wines. Afterward,proceed to a local winery, to tour the caves where theirvintages are stored for aging, and savor a wine tasting.

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

DAYS 16-17: Depart Auckland

Fly to Auckland and transfer to your hotel, located in the citycenter. This evening, gather for a special farewell dinner. Thenext day, transfer to the airport and depart.

(Breakfast, Dinner (Day 16); Breakfast (Day 17))
Hotel: SO/ Auckland  

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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?

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Abercrombie Kent Tours Customer Reviews

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Accommodations
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Itinerary
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Value for Money
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