1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

Operator
G Adventures
Days
38
From
USD $9,119
Why Pay Retail? Call us for a quick quote!

Dates & Prices

*Please Note: Internal Flights are not included in the price.
Start Date End Date OffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Tuesday,
Aug 20, 2024
To
Thursday,
Sep 26, 2024
Deals$9,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Nov 19, 2024
To
Thursday,
Dec 26, 2024
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Dec 03, 2024
To
Thursday,
Jan 09, 2025
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Jan 28, 2025
To
Thursday,
Mar 06, 2025
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Feb 11, 2025
To
Thursday,
Mar 20, 2025
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Feb 25, 2025
To
Thursday,
Apr 03, 2025
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Mar 18, 2025
To
Thursday,
Apr 24, 2025
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
May 13, 2025
To
Thursday,
Jun 19, 2025
Deals$11,399Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Jul 08, 2025
To
Thursday,
Aug 14, 2025
Deals$11,399Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Aug 05, 2025
To
Thursday,
Sep 11, 2025
Deals$11,399Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Sep 16, 2025
To
Thursday,
Oct 23, 2025
Deals$11,399Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Oct 14, 2025
To
Thursday,
Nov 20, 2025
Deals$11,399Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Nov 04, 2025
To
Thursday,
Dec 11, 2025
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Nov 18, 2025
To
Thursday,
Dec 25, 2025
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Dec 02, 2025
To
Thursday,
Jan 08, 2026
Deals$12,799Get Lower PriceGet Quote
* Internal Flights are not included in the price

Promotions

Call or submit a quote to get our Low Prices!

Exclusive, Win $1500 Off Your Next Adventure

Mention Promo Code: PT11573
Promotion Image

Exclusive, Win $1500 Off Your Next Adventure

Exclusive, Win $1500 Off Your Next Adventure

Promotion Details
Embark on a journey of a lifetime with a chance to win a $1500 G Adventures Travel voucher for your next G Adventure vacation, every adventure seeker stands a chance to win big! We're thrilled to offer you the opportunity to make your next adventure even more unforgettable, with one lucky winner winning one $1500 and 30 people winning a $100 G Adventure Travel voucher. Just submit a G Adventures quote from April 1 - 30, 2024 to enter to win, our lucky winners will be picked on May 1, 2024.
Must Book By Tue, Apr 30, 2024
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

In order to qualify a G Adventures quote must be submitted between April 1 - 30, 2024 for new booking. Winners will be picked May 1, 2024 and notified within a week after. Prizes are (1) $1500 G Adventures Travel Voucher and (30) $100 G Adventure Travel Credits. Cancellations and rebook do not qualify. No purchase necessary to win. Not redeemable for cash back. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts and is subject to availability. Does not apply to Expedition, National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures, Private Groups, Independent trips, Day Tours, pre- or post-tour accommodation, insurance, upgrades, add-ons, “My Own Room” or “My Own Tent,” transfers, theme packs, or other in-country or on-board services. G Adventures reserves the right to withdraw this offer from sale at any time without prior notice. Any refunds made with respect to products booked under this promotion shall be issued at the discounted rate. G Adventures reserves the right to cancel any booking due to unauthorized, altered, ineligible, or fraudulent use of discount. G Adventures is not responsible for technical or system errors that may interfere with or otherwise prohibit the use of the promotion. All G Adventures’ tours are subject to G Adventures' full booking conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies/

Exclusive Offer, $100 Off Solo Travelers

Mention Promo Code: PT11575
Promotion Image

Exclusive Offer, $100 Off Solo Travelers

Exclusive Offer, $100 Off Solo Travelers

Promotion Details
Book with AffordableTours.com and receive this exclusive offer of $100 off per solo traveler for up to 50 clients. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who enjoy traveling alone and save on their next adventure. Make sure to book your trip today to secure this special travel discount.
Must Book By Tue, Apr 30, 2024
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

Offer applies to new solo traveler bookings made between April 1 - 30, 2024. Receive $100 off per solo traveler on select G Adventures tours, not applicable to National Geographic, Expedition, Private Travel or Jane Goodall Collection. Offer is capacity controlled and can be removed at any moment without notice. Discount applies to solo travelers bookings only and is not applicable to double occupancy travelers. Additional restrictions apply, call us for details.

Itinerary

Book With Flexibility

  • Peace of Mind
    Book by December 31, 2023 for travel through December 31, 2023, and you may change or rebook up to 45 days before your trip. Restrictions apply.
  • Change Destination / Vacation
    Change to a different destination or vacation.
  • Change Dates
    Choose new departure dates if your plans change.
  • Great Service
    Award-winning service, low prices, client satisfaction

Tour Itinerary

Experience Melbourne’s colourful laneways, Travel along the Great Ocean Road and look out for the 12 Apostles, Hike in Grampians National Park, Follow an Indigenous guide through the Daintree Rainforest, Spend the day boating around the scenic Whitsundays, Stay overnight in the Blue Mountains, Cruise around the fjords of Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park, Soak in the scenery of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, Experience traditional Maori culture

  1. Day 1
    Adelaide
    Arrive at any time. Join your CEO for a welcome meeting.
    Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
    Accommodation: The Terrace Hotel Adelaide (or similar)
  2. Day 2
    Adelaide/Halls Gap
    Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Grampians Motel Halls Gap (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Halls Gap
    Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Visit the culturally significant MacKenzie Falls for a short hike. Walk to the stunning Balconies, then spend the afternoon relaxing with the locals - our resident wild kangaroos and emus.
    Activity: MacKenzie Falls is the only waterway in the region that flows year-round and it is also the most visited waterfall in the Grampians; take a short walk and check out the falls out from a viewing platform. In Spring, see wonderful wildflowers in bloom along the path.
    Activity: Set off from the Reed Lookout overlooking Victoria Valley, and enjoy a short walk with beautiful scenery to the Balconies, formerly called the Jaws of Death. Check out the gorgeous view, but be careful not to lean too far over the edge!
    Free Time: Spend this afternoon exploring the local area.
    Accommodation: Grampians Motel Halls Gap (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Halls Gap/Port Campbell
    Travel south to the ancient volcanic crater of Tower Hill, with the opportunity to spot some of Australia's most iconic wildlife. Afterwards, begin your journey along the Great Ocean Road as far as the township of Port Campbell.
    Activity: Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve west of Warrnambool for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Learn more about this large volcanic crater and wetland and the role it plays in Indigenous history.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Loch Ard Motel (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    Port Campbell
    Spend the day exploring the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and surrounding natural attractions. Opt for a walk along any number of short paths available to immerse yourself in nature. If the luck of weather is on your side, round out the day by watching the light become golden over the Twelve Apostles on the drive to Port Campbell.
    Activity: Enjoy an excursion along the Great Ocean Road showcasing some of Australia's most scenic coastal views.
    Activity: Located along the Great Ocean Road, beautiful Loch Ard Gorge shows the process of erosion in action. See offshore stacks and blowholes, and watch short tailed shearwaters soar over the nearby island. This location is a perfect backdrop for a group photo. Get snapping!
    Activity: Stop at a scenic lookout point along the Great Ocean Road and capture the beautiful views over the ocean and the 12 Apostles. Now with only seven formations still standing, these iconic attractions were once limestone caves which eroded to become arches and eventually stacks up to 45m (147 ft) in height.
    Accommodation: Loch Ard Motel (or similar)
  6. Day 6
    Port Campbell/Mornington Peninsula
    Spend the day travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Pass world-famous surf beaches, and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Travel by ferry across Port Phillip to the Mornington Peninsula.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO.
    Accommodation: Bay Motel Safety Beach (or similar)
  7. Day 7
    Mornington Peninsula
    Spend the morning exploring the Mornington Peninsula, including a visit to Cape Schanck. In the afternoon, opt to visit a winery or relax and enjoy yourself at one of the many incredible beaches in the area.
    Activity: Cape Schanck is located at the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula. Visit the rugged coastline with its cliff faces and rocky outcrops. This area provides visitors with an insight into the area's maritime history and plenty of scenic walks featuring ocean views. The lighthouse was built in 1859 and stands as the second coastal lighthouse in the Australian state of Victoria.
    Free Time: Get out and explore the stunning Mornington Peninsula.
    Accommodation: Bay Motel Safety Beach (or similar)
  8. Day 8
    Mornington Peninsula/Melbourne
    Continue on to Melbourne but first make a few stops along the way. Stop to see Brighton's brightly coloured bathing boxes, miniature beachfront cabins that are unique to the beaches in Port Phillip Bay.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Stop to check out some of the famous bathing boxes that Port Phillip Bay is known for. These one-room "mini-cabins" are owned by families to store belongings on their favourite beach. Snap some photos of these brightly coloured boxes and breathe in the fresh ocean air.
    Accommodation: Causeway 353 Hotel (or similar)
  9. Day 9
    Melbourne
    Tour Melbourne's iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture, and pick up some great pointers for your free afternoon of exploration.
    Free Time: There's lots to see and do - get out there and explore!
    Activity: Discover the small laneways packed with shops, cafés and restaurants that make Melbourne so unique. Grab a delicious barista coffee to-go (which no trip to Melbourne would be complete without!), and set out to experience Melbourne's laneways with an expert local host. Journey through this 'secret city,' seeing local hotspots and incredible street art while learning about the city's history.
    Accommodation: Causeway 353 Hotel (or similar)
  10. Day 10
    Melbourne/Cairns
    Fly to the oceanside city of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
    Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
    Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns (or similar)
  11. Day 11
    Cairns/Cape Tribulation
    Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.
    Transport: Travel 1.5 hrs to Mossman Gorge. Later, continue 2 hrs to Cape Tribulation.
    Activity: Take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Follow an Indigenous guide and learn about bush food, medicinal plants and the lasting relationship of the Kuku Yalanji people with their natural environment. Find out how to make bush soap, watch an ochre painting demonstration and sample some bush tea.
    Accommodation: Cape Tribulation Beach House (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  12. Day 12
    Cape Tribulation
    With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
    Free Time: Head out and start exploring.
    Accommodation: Cape Tribulation Beach House (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    Cape Tribulation/Cairns
    Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city. En route, stop by Port Douglas and opt to have lunch at a local market.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Free Time: Make the most of a few hours in this city.
    Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  14. Day 14
    Cairns/Airlie Beach
    Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach, enjoying scenic views along the way.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    Airlie Beach
    Spend the day out on the water boating around the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.
    Activity: Enjoy a day out on the water amidst some of the 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsunday archipelago. Visit Whitehaven Beach, jump overboard for a quick refreshing dip, and make friends with the tropical fish that thrive within Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
    Activity: The Whitsunday Islands are in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day out on a boat cruising through the waters around the islands. Then, when it gets too hot, pull on a mask and snorkel and dive overboard to check out the variety of brightly coloured marine plants, coral and fish that thrive right in these warm tropical waters.
    Accommodation: Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments (or similar)

    Meals:   Lunch
  16. Day 16
    Airlie Beach/Byron Bay
    Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.
    Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Byron Beachcomber (or similar)
  17. Day 17
    Byron Bay
    Spend a free morning exploring Byron or opt to prebook a kayaking tour. In the afternoon, you'll head to the beach for a surf lesson with a trained surf instructor. Enjoy a few hours of instruction before hitting the waves for some practice rides.
    Activity: Hit the beach and get ready to hang ten with a surf lesson from trained surf instructors. Spend some time in the water getting friendly with the waves, practice paddling, then pop up to balance on the wider, softer beginner boards. Too easy.
    Accommodation: Byron Beachcomber (or similar)
  18. Day 18
    Byron Bay/Port Macquarie
    Spend the morning wandering the town checking out the local shops or having one last coffee on the beach before heading to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.
    Free Time: Get out and explore this lazy beach town.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: El Paso Motor Inn (or similar)
  19. Day 19
    Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains
    Travel from Port Macquarie to the Blue Mountains today. These mountains in Australia are best known for their soaring sandstone ridges. As you drive, pass by charming mountain towns, ancient Aboriginal rock art, lush green valleys, and loads of craggy cliffs. It doesn't matter if the journey is shrouded in clouds or glowing in the sinking sun, you'll still spot beauty around every turn.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Leisure Inn Spires (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  20. Day 20
    Blue Mountains
    Travel deeper into the majestic Blue Mountains and experience the natural beauty of this World Heritage Area. Explore the landscape around Leura and Katoomba, view the Three Sisters, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.
    Activity: With charming Leura as your base, explore the major attractions of the Blue Mountains from sightseeing to bushwalking to cafés and more.
    Activity: Take in some amazing lookouts over the Jamison Valley, via the iconic Three Sisters. Descend down the 900 step giant staircase to the valley floor. Walk amongst the beautiful forest to the steepest incline railway in the world — The Katoomba Scenic Railway. Opt to ride its 52-degrees angle or take the Scenic Cableway. If you're keen for more walking, and time permitting, take the 900 stairs back up.
    Activity: This railway is steep and plunges into the rainforest and through the valley. The ride is scenically stunning. At the end, opt to take a rainforest walk or a cable car back to the visitor's centre.
    Accommodation: Leisure Inn Spires (or similar)
  21. Day 21
    Blue Mountains/Sydney
    This morning, leave the Blue Mountains behind and continue onward to Sydney. Once you arrive head out for an orientation walk before taking advantage of some free time to keep exploring. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Discover the highlights of Sydney on an orientation walk with the CEO. They will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
    Free Time: Get out and explore.
    Accommodation: Rydges Sydney Central (or similar)
  22. Day 22
    Sydney
    Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional night out with the group.
    Free Time: Enjoy a free day to explore one of Australia's most exciting cities.
    Accommodation: Rydges Sydney Central (or similar)
  23. Day 23
    Sydney/Auckland
    Say goodbye to Australia and hop on a flight to Auckland, New Zealand. After transferring from the airport, enjoy some free time to explore this vibrant city.
    Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
  24. Day 24
    Auckland
    Enjoy a free day to explore Auckland. Visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island.
    Free Time: Enjoy the city or choose from the many day excursions available.
    Accommodation: Nesuto Stadium Hotel & Apartments (or similar)
  25. Day 25
    Auckland/Rotorua
    Drive to the lakeside town of Rotorua, situated over an active geothermal zone and known for its volcanic features and rich Maori heritage. Stop en route at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take a boat ride through this spectacular underground realm to see thousands of flickering glowworms light up in the dark.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Enjoy a peaceful boat ride through 30 million year old caverns covered with magical glowworms that are unique to New Zealand. Hundreds of thousands of these tiny creatures radiate luminescent light in underground caves carved by rivers and time. Take in more than 136 years of cultural and natural history on this unique excursion.
    Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)
  26. Day 26
    Rotorua
    Visit Rotorua and opt to check out the geothermal area or go whitewater rafting. In the evening visit a Maori village for traditional ceremonies, a Hangi meal and entertainment.
    Activity: Visit the Mitai Maori Village and learn the migration story of Tamatekapua of the Te Arawa canoe to Aotearoa and the Maori Pacifica connection told in dance form. Enjoy a delicious Hangi meal, similar to a Hawaiian Luau, with dishes such as chicken, sweet potato (kumara) and lamb steamed over heated rocks.
    Free Time: Enjoy free time to visit the geothermal sites around town.
    Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  27. Day 27
    Rotorua/Wellington
    Take in the ever-changing scenery of the North Island and travel to the capital, Wellington.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  28. Day 28
    Wellington
    Enjoy the atmosphere in this relaxed but lively city. After an orientation walk, enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit the Te Papa Museum or take the cable car up to the botanical gardens.
    Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
    Free Time: Spend some time exploring the city.
    Accommodation: Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington (or similar)
  29. Day 29
    Wellington/Kaikoura
    Fly to the South Island and travel to the seaside town of Kaikoura, known for its diverse marine life. Stop en route for a wine tasting at a local winery.
    Activity: Stop at a local winery and opt to sample some of the wines produced on site.
    Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: The White Morph (or similar)

    Meals:   Dinner
  30. Day 30
    Kaikoura/Hanmer Springs
    Opt to swim with dolphins or go whale watching during a free morning in Kaikoura before travelling to Hanmer Springs. Opt to take a soak in the hot springs.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs (or similar)
  31. Day 31
    Hanmer Springs/Franz Josef
    Take in the stunning scenery while travelling across the Southern Alps to the rugged and remote West Coast, before staying in the rainforest near the world's fastest moving glacier.
    Transport: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. Driving time includes stops.
    Accommodation: Rainforest Retreat (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  32. Day 32
    Franz Josef
    Enjoy a free day to explore the area around Franz Josef. Opt to explore the glacier with a heli hike.
    Free Time: Don't waste a minute—get exploring.
    Accommodation: Rainforest Retreat (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  33. Day 33
    Franz Josef/Queenstown
    Continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. With beautiful scenery and tons of activities, there's something for everyone. Enjoy the great night life.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar)
  34. Day 34
    Queenstown
    With free time here, opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving or hiking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.
    Free Time: There's tons to do, get out and get going.
    Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  35. Day 35
    Queenstown
    Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Take in the waterfalls and wildlife, then return to Queenstown for the night.
    Transport: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. Driving time includes stops.
    Activity: Cruise through the stunning Doubtful Sound, one of the most untouched, remote places in the world. The only way to get here is by boat across Lake Manapouri, then bus across Wilmot Pass to Doubtful Sound. Marvel at the steep cliff walls and cascading waterfalls, and keep an eye out for area wildlife: dolphins, penguins, seals, and a variety of birds. This isolated part of New Zealand is truly a special place!
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  36. Day 36
    Queenstown to Tekapo
    Travel north through the centre of the South Island to Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, named after New Zealand's highest peak. Spend the afternoon hiking the region, taking in the alpine scenery. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Visitor's Centre, before a short but scenic journey to Tekapo Village.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Stop by the visitor's centre to learn more about the region.
    Activity: Aoraki/Mount Cook is both a village, a national park and the name of New Zealand's highest mountain. Located in central South Island, the park includes a mix of rocks and glaciers, as well as alpine plants including the world's largest buttercup, the Mount Cook lily. There are several short walks that reward with spectacular views.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Godley Hotel (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  37. Day 37
    Tekapo to Christchurch
    Continue on to Christchurch and take in an orientation walk with your CEO. Enjoy one final night together with the group.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
    Free Time: Enjoy a last night out.
    Accommodation: Bealey Quarter (or similar)
  38. Day 38
    Christchurch
    Depart at any time.

    Meals:   Breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

Meals:
16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transportation:
Private vehicle, plane, boat, ferry, walking

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef Your Discover Moment: Queenstown. Melbourne Laneways Walk. Brighton Bathing Boxes Visit. Rainforest Walk, Great Otway National Park. 12 Apostles Visit. Loch Ard Gorge Visit. Grampians National Park Visit. Mossman Gorge Indigenous Peoples Interpretive Walk. Whitsunday Islands Boating Excursion. Barrier Reef Visit. Surfing lesson in Byron Bay. Blue Mountains Scenic Railway. Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visit. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Health and Safety Protocols for G Adventures Tours

Travel with Confidence

Your safety, as well as the safety of employees and partners, has always been G Adventures top priority, which is why new physical distancing and cleaning measures have been put in place on all of the tours. New Travel with Confidence policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, without taking away from having the time of your life. The policy will evolve as time goes on and as G Adventures continues to monitor local public health recommendations, but what won't change is the commitment to keeping you safe as you explore big, beautiful world.


Before you join us

Global Connection Officers

GCOs (the people who answer when you call us) are available 24/7 to help with any questions you have prior to your trip, so you can feel confident and safe before leaving. No matter what time of day, they're there to respond to you — even at 3AM. They'll be up to date on local regulations and restrictions and can guide you through your travel process as smoothly as possible. And if you don't feel well before travelling, there's the Book with Confidence policy that helps you reschedule your trip for when you do, which they can help you with too (terms & conditions apply). If you book flights with us and there are any changes, rest assured that the team will support you by making new arrangements on your behalf.

Smaller groups

Groups have always been small. This offers security, access, camaraderie, and a connection with your destination you won't get by travelling on bus tours or on your own. The average group size is 12, ensuring travellers can engage with each other without being squeezed together like sardines — and that was before physical distancing became a reality. Plus, if you have 8 or more friends you'd like to adventure with, you can reserve the entire trip!

My own room

If you're joining one of the small group tours on your own, good on ya! If you are a solo traveller sharing a room with someone, G Adventures will do their best to ensure they will be your roommate for the entire journey to support distancing efforts. G Adventures has 'My Own Rooms' available as an extra option for tours (pending availability), and they'll be offering more of these at more affordable prices to make it even easier to have a bit more space.


When you arrive

Chief Experience Officers

CEOs are responsible for ensuring you have the time of your life while keeping you as safe as possible. Here's how they're ready to do that:

  • They're trained in First Aid, CPR, and other safety protocols
  • They're supported 24/7 by the field staff in offices around the world who are well-equipped to handle emergencies
  • They can help you find local clinics if you're feeling sick
  • They'll receive new training to ensure they are up to date on all health and safety policies during these evolving times
  • They have extensive local knowledge to proactively help you navigate wherever you're travelling
  • Their local knowledge allows for greater flexibility when it comes to knowing the best time to visit certain highlights to avoid crowds whenever possible and suggesting the restaurants with the strictest hygiene practices or those where you can reserve your own table or room in advance
  • They'll wear face masks when necessary based on local guidelines and recommendations

You & your fellow travellers

Travellers' safety and wellbeing is G Adventures biggest concern. If you're not feeling well before your departure, G Adventures has a Book with Confidence policy that provides you with flexibility and freedom to delay leaving until you're back to 100% healthy (terms & conditions apply). If you have a fever or any other symptoms on tour, you may be required to have a doctor clear you before rejoining us. All travellers are requested to bring face coverings, whether they're buffs, face masks or bandanas (extra style points encouraged). G Adventures makes every effort to have hand sanitizer available, but recommend bringing your own.


While on tour

Planes, trains, automobiles and more

Small private transport vehicles

  • Every surface in G Adventures well-kept fleet of private vehicles will get at least one daily deep cleaning
  • Each traveller will have a daily assigned seat
  • Hand-sanitizer will be required every time you board the vehicle
  • Facial coverings will be recommended while on-board
Boats
  • Every surface will get at least one daily deep cleaning
  • High-traffic areas will receive more frequent cleaning
  • Hand-sanitizer or hand washing will be required every time you board the boat, as well as before and after meals
  • To support physical distancing, meals may have assigned seating and there will be assigned slots for activities and rooming
  • Facial coverings will be recommended and welcomed on-board
  • Your crew is trained in health and safety measures (including food handling) and all cooking staff will follow up-to-date advice from health authorities
Local transportation
  • Use of local transportation will be limited wherever possible. Please reference the Trip Details for each individual tour for specifics
  • If local transportation is used, precautions will be followed in adherence to local health and safety regulations to keep travellers safe and sound.

Where you'll be staying safe

G Adventures has always carefully selected accommodation partners for high standards and local roots. Travelling in small groups means that the stay is in smaller hotels too, with fewer guests — which means less daily contact with others outside your group in public spaces. Now G Adventures is working with accommodation partners to optimize their health, safety and cleanliness procedures, as well as creating additional measures for physical distancing. Here are some of the things G Adventures is working on to help keep you safe:

  • Daily deep cleaning and disinfecting of all surface areas inside your room with extra cleaning on light switches, door handles, TV remotes, and thermostats
  • No hotel staff will enter your room after it has been cleaned
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public restrooms and all surfaces in public areas. This might include the closure of public spaces such as gyms, bars, restaurants, and meeting rooms for periods throughout the day
  • Wherever possible, groups will stay on the lower floors to limit elevator use
  • Hotels will implement social distancing protocols in line with local regulations
This is just the beginning of commitments to keeping you sleeping safe and sound. G Adventures will continue to evolve and roll-out these and additional policies as needed.

A good & safe place to eat

G Adventures has always carefully selected food service partners and worked closely with them to ensure they are meeting health, safety, and cleanliness standards with their facilities, staff training, and food preparation and delivery. Wherever possible, G Adventures will reserve separate tables or private rooms at the restaurants visited on the trip, opt for more "al fresco" opportunities when it is possible (gotta love that fresh air!), and ensure breakfasts can be "grab and go" boxes, while avoiding family style or self-serve buffets for meals. G Adventures wants you to feel comfortable and safe as you savour every last bite.

Activities

You've always had freedom and flexibility to do your own thing on tours with optional activities and experiences. Now, you'll still have those options with added measures to keep you healthy and safe. All equipment for activities on tour, including hiking poles, camping supplies, life jackets, snorkels, etc., will be cleaned thoroughly at least once a day and disinfected between use. When travellers are responsible for putting up their own tents on camping itineraries, you will be given the supplies required to disinfect your gear. G Adventures will also do their best to make activities and highlights stops happen during non-peak hours, so you can have fun and feel safe no matter what you're doing.


Before you leave

A healthy goodbye

If you're not feeling well at the end of your tour for any reason, let your CEO know and they can help get you access to medical care and support. Because we want you to head home after a life-changing experience feeling just as good (let's be honest, way better) than when you left.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

Hotels/motels (35nts), Rainforest cabin (2nts).

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

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.

G Adventures Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 555 reviews about G Adventures Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

G Adventures small group traveling was outstanding. We could get places that large coach trips could not. And we got to know each other so well. Everything was quicker and easier. Imagine a group of 8 versus 30! We will only travel small group from now on out.

G Adventures was amazing! Our CEO went above and beyond. We would absolutely travel on one of their tours again.

G-Adventures is very good. I highly recommend their trips.

I have booked with affordable tours before with other agents but Maya Keith is absolutely the best. She was patient in answering all our question especially as it related to travel in Europe when there is war in Ukraine

This was one of the best trips we have ever taken. Our guide was so polite, helpful and informative. The fact that there were fewer tourists made it all the better.

This was my 8th tour with this operator and I have a 9th scheduled. Obviously I am happy with this operator.

It was a great tour and are guides were very knowledgeable.

A Gadventures tour is a great affordable way to see the country and get the opportunity to meet and interact with the local people

It was a dream vacation.Thank you.

The G-Adventures travel guides were excellent

All 100% perfect, nothing to be done better

The G Adventures tour was fantastic.

Very satisfied with tour, enjoyed it very much.

I liked the variety of activities and the chance to opt out without undue pressure. I met some really fun people on this tour.

Everyone connected with the tour went above and beyond. The tour was more than I ever dreamt!

You May Also Like


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Freq Quote 1. Free Quote

Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!

Dedicated Travel Consultant 2. Dedicated Travel Consultant

Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!

Low Price Guaranteed 3. Lowest Price Guaranteed

Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

Stress Free Travel 4. Stress Free Travel

Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2022 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read About Our Referral Program


Get discounts by Email!