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Discover the Lands Down Under: Sydney to Queenstown

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Eye-widening wonders

This level of beauty is well worth the flight! Get ready to explore stunning natural wonders, vibrant cities, and interesting hot-spots, like the Hobbiton movie set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Experience Sydney, Melbourne, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, then fly to Auckland, Rotorua, Milford Sound, and Queenstown in New Zealand! Pack your bags and prepare for adventure. 

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What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Sydney (SYD), out of Queenstown (ZQN)
  • All airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Sydney at the Vibe Hotel or similar
  • Half-day guided panoramic tour of Sydney & Bondi Beach
  • One-way economy class flight from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)
  • 2 nights in Cairns at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel or similar
  • Catamaran cruise on the Great Barrier Reef to Michaelmas Cay - includes snorkeling and lunch
  • One-way economy class flight from Cairns (CNS) to Melbourne (MEL)
  • 2 nights in Melbourne at the Clarion Suites Gateway Hotel or similar
  • Melbourne city tour (half-day)
  • One-way economy class flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Auckland (AKL)
  • 2 nights in Auckland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar
  • Auckland city tour with harbor cruise
  • Transfer from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Visit to Matamata with tour of Hobbiton movie sets and lunch
  • Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour
  • 2 nights in Rotorua at the Rydges Hotel or similar
  • Tour to Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley with visit to Te Puia (half-day)
  • One-way economy class flight from Rotorua (ROT) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  • 2 nights in Queenstown at the Heritage Hotel or similar
  • Milford Sound Cruise with lunch
  • Breakfast daily and 3 lunches

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef on a sailing excursion to Michaelmas Cay.
  • Check out Bondi Beach during a fun tour of Sydney!
  • Feel your jaw drop as you float through Milford Sound on a lunch cruise.
  • Immerse yourself in Melbourne's cool cafe culture! Explore tiny streets lined with coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques.
  • Experience geothermal wonders and traditional Maori culture in Rotorua!
Package Overview

Australia and New Zealand await! Fly "down under" and discover a wonderland of breathtaking beauty, legendary culture, and dazzling cities. This incredible vacation package takes you all the way from Sydney, Australia to Queenstown, New Zealand - with stops and stays in Cairns, Melbourne, Auckland, Rotorua, and more! Enjoy panoramic city tours, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, visit the Hobbiton movie set, gawk at the twinkling Waitomo Glowworm Caves, experience geothermal geysers, cruise atop Milford Sound, and immerse yourself in traditional Maori culture. All of that in one trip!? Yes, and more!

Start out in the sunny city of Sydney, Australia. Get to know the beloved streets of Sydney on a city tour, on which you'll make a special stop at famous Bondi Beach! Soak up some sun - and surf culture! From Sydney, you'll fly to Cairns, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Enjoy a once in a lifetime catamaran cruise to Michaelmas Cay and feel your eyes widen as colorful coral and tropical fish come into sight. Snorkeling is included, so feel free to see fish, rays, and sea turtles up-close! Your last stop in Australia will be the artsy city of Melbourne. Discover Melbourne's famous arcades, cafes, and street art during an included city tour!

Next stop: New Zealand! Start your New Zealand adventure in Auckland, where you'll enjoy an introductory city tour and harbor cruise - the perfect way to take awesome pictures of the skyline! You'll then be transferred from Auckland to Rotorua. On the way, enjoy two special excursions: a visit to the Hobbiton movie set, as well as a tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves! Upon arrival in Rotorua, explore otherworldly geothermal landscapes, and become immersed in local Maori culture. Last but not least, you'll fly to Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital! Embark on an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound, one of New Zealand's most scenic sites, located in Fiordland National Park. 


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