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New Zealand's South Island & Australia

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12 Nights
Limited Time Special Offer

Iconic cities & spectacular scenery

So, you've always wanted to go to Australia and New Zealand, but you've thought how can I do both? Lucky for you, this incredible vacation package hits the bucket-list highlights in both countries! Road-trip from Christchurch to Queenstown in New Zealand, with stays in Mt. Cook, Dunedin, and Te Anau. Then, fly to Australia, where you'll experience stays in Sydney and Cairns, a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef, a tour of Kuranda Rainforest, and much more! Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

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What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Christchurch (CHC), out of Cairns (CNS)
  • Automatic rental car for 7 days - includes unlimited mileage, insurance & GPS
    • Pickup Christchurch Airport, drop-off Queenstown Airport
  • 1 night in Christchurch at the Rendezvous Hotel or similar
  • 1 night in Mt. Cook at the Hermitage Hotel or similar
  • 1 night in Dunedin at the Distinction Hotel or similar
  • Royal Albatross Centre admission
  • Entrance to Larnach Castle
  • 1 night in Te Anau at the Distinction Hotel and Villas or similar
  • Te Anau Caves Cruise
  • 2 nights in Queenstown at the Heritage Hotel Queenstown or similar
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • One-way economy class flight from Queenstown (ZQN) to Sydney (SYD)
  • Round-trip airport transfers in Australia
  • 3 nights in Sydney at the Vibe Hotel or similar
  • Half-day guided panoramic tour of Sydney & Bondi Beach
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise with lunch
  • One-way economy class flight from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)
  • 3 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
  • Kuranda tour with Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & lunch
  • Breakfast daily and 3 lunches

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Cruise through the twinkling Te Anau caves, home to tens of thousands of luminescent glowworms.

  • Relax with a cocktail in The Rocks, a neighborhood of charming laneways near the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Take in breathtaking views from the Skyline Queenstown Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the southern hemisphere!

  • Be prepared to spot amazing wildlife throughout your adventure!

  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef and come face-to-face with tropical fish, green sea turtles, and more.

Package Overview

This once in a lifetime vacation has it all: scenery, culture, cuisine, and adventure! The first leg of your trip will be a self-drive journey through New Zealand. Pick up your rental car and venture to hotels in Christchurch, Mt. Cook, Dunedin, Te Anau, and Queenstown!

Feel an instant sense of awe as breathtaking landscapes like Mount Cook and Milford Sound come into sight. Explore the city of Christchurch, discover castles in Dunedin, and catch a thrill (and great photos) on a gondola ride through Queenstown! You'll also be treated to a cruise through the Te Anau Glowworm caves, on which your eyes will widen at the dazzling illumination given off by thousands of these bioluminescent insects! From piercing blue lakes, to sky-high mountains, New Zealand is a dreamland you need to see to believe.

The second half of your vacation will be spent in sunny Australia! Take a quick flight to the spectacular city of Sydney, where you'll enjoy an included Sydney Harbour Cruise, as well as a city tour with a stop at famous Bondi Beach! Your final stop will be in Cairns, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Embark on a thrilling catamaran ride to Michaelmas Cay and snorkel your way through colorful coral and tropical fish. After your bucket-list excursion through the Great Barrier Reef, your last day will be filled with forest adventure. Join a guide on a tour to Kuranda, where you'll become immersed in lush nature and Aboriginal culture!

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