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Australia & New Zealand Panorama

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Bucket list bonanza!

You've always wanted to see the cities, landscapes, and wildlife of Australia, but the beauty and adventure of New Zealand also excites you. Why choose just one? This once-in-a-lifetime vacation package brings you to the must-see spots of both Australia and New Zealand! Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and explore Sydney and Melbourne, then discover the magic of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and enjoy free time in Queenstown. With tons of included activities and meals, this escorted tour is the very best way to experience these bucket list countries! 

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What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Melbourne (MEL), out of Auckland (AKL)
  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed, or similar:
    • 2 nights in Melbourne at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel
    • 3 nights in Cairns at the Pacific Hotel Cairns
    • 3 nights in Sydney at the Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour
    • 3 nights in Queenstown at the Millennium Hotel
    • 2 nights in Rotorua at the Millennium Hotel
    • 1 night in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza Hotel
  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Melbourne Sightseeing Tour
    • Private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures with boat cruise
    • Catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef with snorkeling and lunch
    • Dinner & show at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    • Captain Cook sunset dinner cruise
    • Sydney sightseeing tour including Bondi Beach and lunch
    • Panoramic tour of Arrowtown and Queenstown
    • Powhiri ceremonial Maori dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae
    • Maori-guided tour of Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village
    • Tour of Rainbow Springs Nature Park
    • Agrodome Farm Show
    • Tour of the Waitomo Caves with Glowworm Grotto
    • Auckland city tour
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • One-way economy class flight from Melbourne (MEL) to to Cairns (CNS)
  • One-way economy class flight from Cairns (CNS) to Sydney (SYD)
  • One-way economy class flight from Sydney (SYD) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  • One-way economy class flight from Queenstown (ZQN) to Rotorua (ROT)
  • Services of an experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Learn all about New Zealand's indigenous Māori culture with traditional meals and performances.
  • Experience native Australian animals on a visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.
  • Immerse yourself in Aussie surf culture at Bondi Beach.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable sunset dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.
  • Take photos of vibrant street art in Melbourne!
Package Overview

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation. 

Ready to take the trip of a lifetime? This amazing escorted tour takes you from Australia to New Zealand, with experiences in Melbourne, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Queenstown, Rotorua, Auckland, and more! Feast your eyes on unspoiled natural splendor, including brilliant blue coastlines, colorful coral reefs, Packed with a perfect blend of nature, adventure, and culture, this vacation is the ultimate experience. 

Feel your heart flutter with excitement as you land in Melbourne! Discover the city's cool cafe culture, vibrant street art, and hidden arcades. From Melbourne, you'll fly to Cairns, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Enjoy a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventure and come face-to-face with koalas, wallabies, and other native Australian wildlife. Then, set sail on a high-speed catamaran cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef! Go snorkeling and see tropical fish, colorful coral, and green sea turtles up-close.

After an amazing time in Cairns, get ready to explore the sunny city of Sydney! Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise as you pass the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and other iconic sites. Immerse yourself in surf culture at Bondi Beach and feel like a local at The Rock! 

Next, wave goodbye to Australia and fly to New Zealand! Arrive in Queenstown, the country's adventure capital. Feast your eyes on the glistening waters of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range! Your tour will continue on to Rotorua, known for its Māori culture and geothermal landscapes. See New Zealand's biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools, and hot springs! You'll also experience a traditional Māori ceremony, performance, and dinner at a local cultural center. 

Last, but certainly not least, you'll explore the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves! Watch the caves illuminate as thousands of glowworms twinkle in the darkness. Head to Auckland for your final night and enjoy a city tour before you head home.

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