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Itinerary

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Australia , New Zealand

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Australia
Depart for Australia

DAY 2, Tuesday - En Route
Cross the International Date Line en route to Australia and skip a day ahead

DAY 3, Wednesday - Arrive in Sydney
Arrive in Sydney, Australia's cosmopolitan premier city. You'll be welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 5:30 PM, followed by a light dinner
Overnight: Sydney
Meals: Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Explore Sydney
This morning's panoramic tour of Sydney starts at world famous Bondi Beach and historic and fashionable Paddington with its unique terrace houses. Continuing to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens which offer extraordinary views of celebrated Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and the striking Sydney Opera House, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass historic buildings including the Parliament House, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Queen Victoria Building. Then, head to The Rocks, a historic area where the city was founded by Captain Arthur Phillip and his working party of convicts. Shop for opals at a local shop, the best in the world. - Australia provides approximately 97% of the world's supply. Spend the balance of the day at leisure. Tonight, join the optional Magistic Express Dinner Cruise. Sail by the city's iconic landmarks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, during this two hour cruise, take in the vibrant views, while savoring a delicious international buffet dinner
Optional: Magistic Express Dinner Cruise
Overnight: Sydney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Sydney
Spend the day at leisure. Perhaps, participate in the optional full day excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Blue Mountains. Featherdale is home to over 300 species of Australia's diverse wildlife. Admire the koalas, feed the kangaroos, view the Fairy Penguins, and see the colorful parrots, cockatoos and lorikeets. For wilderness and wildlife, the magnificent Blue Mountains region is a must see for any visitor to Sydney. Travel through quaint mountain villages, past spectacular lookouts, and through the rugged Australian Bush. Return to Sydney in late afternoon
Optional: Blue Mountains with Featherdale Wildlife Park
Overnight: Sydney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Flight to Melbourne
Board your flight this morning for the beautiful Victorian city of Melbourne on the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Today's tour of Melbourne highlights the mingling of the city's cultures, monuments and scenic delights, from the magnificent gardens to the riverside complexes and bayside suburbs, with elegant 19th century architecture. This evening, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Melbourne
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Melbourne
Today is free to explore Melbourne on your own, or participate in the optional Yarra Valley Wine Experience. Depart the busy city and suburbs, and travel out into the fertile Yarra Valley to experience the delights of Victoria's wine country. Enjoy wine tastings at four exclusive wineries, as well as a winery lunch and learn about winemaking in Australia
Optional: Yarra Valley Wine Experience
Overnight: Melbourne
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Flight to Queenstown
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Queenstown, named for Queen Victoria. The city is surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. On arrival, check into your hotel. Spend the balance of the day at leisure to explore the city, known as New Zealand's adventure capital
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Discover Milford Sound
Today, take a full day tour to Milford Sound. Travel to World Heritage Fiordland National Park, rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. En route to Milford Sound, stop at Te Anau and the glacier hewn Eglinton Valley before embarking on the cruise out into the fjord with scenic views of temperate rainforest, stunning Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Possible wildlife viewings include seals, birds and occasionally even dolphins or penguins. Late afternoon, return to Queenstown
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Queenstown
Spend time on your own. Walk along the streets of the sophisticated downtown area, with its trendy shops and restaurants or, be adventurous and ascend on the Skyline Gondola to Bob's Peak, high above the city for magnificent views of Queenstown, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, and Lake Wakatipu. Alternatively, participate in the optional Skippers Canyon adventure that follows this rugged road into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley. During the tour, visit many historic sites and stop at Deep Creek to try your hand at gold panning at one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world. Return to Queenstown along Skippers Road. Later, join the optional Walter Peak Farm Tour. Embark on a scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Take a walking tour of the farm and lean about New Zealand's farming lifestyle. Afterward, return back to Queenstown
Optional: Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure
Optional: Walter Peak Farm Tour
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - Flight to Auckland, Bay of Islands
This morning, board a flight to Auckland, often called the "City of Sails." Arrive and head to the Bay of Islands, the birthplace of New Zealand, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British and the North Island's Maori chiefs. The Bay of Islands is also known for its stunning beauty, marine life, water activities and beaches
Overnight: Bay of Islands
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Today, spend the morning at leisure, or participate in the optional Bay of Islands Cruise with Hole in the Rock. Glide through the Bay of Islands, sailing past the Cape Brett Lighthouse to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales and other marine life. In the afternoon, explore New Zealand's most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Take a guided tour of the grounds, which feature iconic buildings and breathtaking examples of Maori architecture. View an authentic ceremonial war canoe and stand in the spot where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Tour the Museum of Waitangi Te Kongahu, a modern and comprehensive showcase of New Zealand's history, and be welcomed in traditional Maori style at a cultural performance
Optional: Bay of Islands Cruise with Hole in the Rock (AM)
Overnight: Bay of Islands
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Travel to Auckland
Begin the day with a scenic drive back to Auckland. On arrival, check into your hotel. Free time to rest, or perhaps head to the Sky Tomer offering panoramic 360┬░views of the city and the surrounding area. Tonight at dinner, share wonderful memories of your journey and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Auckland
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Depart New Zealand
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Sydney, Auckland-Los Angeles
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Sydney-Melbourne, Melbourne-Queenstown & Queenstown-Auckland
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
  • 3 nights Sydney
  • 2 nights Melbourne
  • 3 nights Queenstown
  • 2 nights Bay of Islands
  • 1 night Auckland
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
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    Special Features

  • View many of Sydney's highlights, including the famous Opera House
  • Explore Melbourne's lively and cosmopolitan neighborhoods
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise of Milford Sound with stunning views of Mitre Peak
  • Explore the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand's most important historic sites
  • Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    This package is based on pre-confirmed flights via Air New Zealand and may only be purchased with these flights.

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    Accommodations

    Rydges World Square
    This first class hotel is centrally located in Sydney's central business district.

    Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne.

    Millennium Hotel Queenstown
    This first class hotel is located in centre city Queenstown near to its many attractions.

    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
    This first class hotel is located at the entrance to the town of Paihia.

    Pullman Auckland
    This deluxe hotel is located in the city center of Auckland nearby Albert Park.

    Pullman Auckland
    This deluxe hotel is located in the city center of Auckland nearby Albert Park.

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