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Australia & New Zealand Discovery

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23 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Transport
Private vehicle, sailboat, plane, boat, walking
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels (20 nts), rainforest cabins (2 nts).

You will visit

CairnsAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Queenstown

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
Discover the lands down under on this 23-day tour through Australia and New Zealand's greatest hits. Venture along Australia's east coast from Cairns to Sydney, stopping to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef and explore the caves of the Blue Mountains. Afterwards, jet over to New Zealand where you'll get a glimpse into Maori culture and satiate your adrenaline-seeking spirit in the birthplace of bungee jumping. Your bucket list will be significantly shorter once this tour is complete.
Australia & New Zealand Discovery
Starts
Cairns
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23 Days
Ends
Queenstown

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Set sail for a day in 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.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.
  • Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like skydiving, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.
  • Tour an organic farm in the heart of Byron Bay before sitting down to a delicious lunch featuring local produce. Head 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.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • En route to the Blue Mountains, opt to stop at the Koala Hospital to learn about vital wildlife conservation work in the area.
  • Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.
  • Travel to Sydney and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.
  • Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.
  • Fly to Auckland, New Zealand and enjoy free time in the city.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore Auckland. Visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island.
  • Visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glow-worms and adventure activities. Continue to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolour pools, hit up a nearby spa, or journey to Middle-earth on an excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set. This evening, learn more about Maori culture with a local experience and dinner.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Catch a flight to Christchurch on the South Island. Walk around town with a local guide and learn about how communities have rebuilt after the earthquake in 2011. This evening, enjoy free time and get a feel for the city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Drive to beautiful Lake Ohau with a stop at Lake Tekapo along the way. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and admire the stunning alpine scenery that surrounds this local landmark. Spend the afternoon hiking the region around Aoraki/Mt Cook. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor's Centre.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Drive to Queenstown, with a stop at Wanaka and a local vineyard for a wine tasting.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Take in the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Keep an eye out for the waterfalls and wildlife in this breathtaking area. Return to Queenstown in the evening.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Enjoy a free day in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. Opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
Trip ID: oacq