Combine the iconic sights of Australia with the remarkable scenery and Maori traditions of New Zealand. From stylish surfers on Bondi Beach to heart-pounding waves from warriors, sleek waterfront restaurants to hangi-cooked dinner feasts, cuddling koalas to the famous kiwi bird, this 15-day guided tour covers the best of Australasia.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
After arriving at Cairns Airport you will be greeted by your driver and taken to your hotel. On your second day, cuddle a koala and admire the flora and fauna at Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, before boarding a high speed catamaran to meet some of Australia’s marine life in the Great Barrier Reef. The third day is yours to explore Cairns at leisure. Visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park or the UNESCO World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
Meals included on day 1: Dinner
Meals included on day 2: Breakfast & lunch
Meals included on day 3: Breakfast
Following your arrival in UIuru you will join an Anangu, the traditional landowners here, for a fun introduction to Aboriginal art. Later, traverse through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta, hike through the deep cuts of Walpa Gorge and experience the stunning sunset with sparkling wine. On day five, tour the caves at the base of Uluru, considered a sacred site.
Meals included on day 4: Breakfast
Meals included on day 5: Breakfast & dinner
Before your flight onto Sydney, you may choose a spectacular scenic flight over the desert plains, a camel ride through the dry amber land, or simply admire the sunrise over breakfast. The evening is free for you to explore Sydney. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing on day seven, from the iconic Harbour Bridge to Bondi Beach. Day eight is to do with as you please, with some suggestions being the Sydney Opera House and the Blue Mountains.
Meals included on day 6: Breakfast
Meals included on day 7: Breakfast & lunch
Meals included on day 8: Breakfast & dinner
After arriving at Auckland you will be met and taken to your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast & dinner
Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible glow worms by boat, before a journey into a Maori village for an insight into their way of life and a traditionally-cooked meal.
Meals included on day 10: Breakfast & dinner
Meals included on day 11: Breakfast
After arriving in Queenstown, take time to explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. The next two days are to do with as you please, a cruise on Milford Sound being the number one suggestion. On the last day you will be taken to Queenstown Airport ahead of your flight home.
Meals included on days 12, 13 & 15: Breakfast
Meals included on day 14: Breakfast & dinner
‘As the sun sets, the dream unravels’
Surrounded by the ghost gums and native shrubs that define the region, Desert Gardens Hotel is a stylish four star resort that forms part of the Ayers Rock Resort complex. Within close proximity to the Sails in the Desert property, guests have the option of using the restaurants there and throughout the resort. Rooms here feature full air conditioning, private balconies and minibars to maximise your experience.
‘A charming conversion’
Originally the Grace Bros store but converted back in 1997, this superb Neo Gothic building displays many of its original features and is one of the most prestigious hotels in the whole city. Recipient of TripAdvisor 2008 Travellers’ Choice Award for Top 10 Luxury Hotels in its geographical category its stature continues to impress as one of the finest in the business district.
‘Luxury modern hotel in one of Auckland’s most sought-after neighbourhoods’
Located at the heart of the cities renowned uptown area, Cordis, Auckland allows you easy access to boutiques, galleries and museums. Contemporary rooms with the latest tech will ease your stay while the hotel offers every modern amenity including food and drink on offer at the restaurant and lobby bar will help you relax. Topped off with a resort style rooftop pool, health club and Oriental spa, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring Auckland before heading off around the rest of this remarkable country.
'Glamorous Hotel, Central Location'
Blending stylish glamour with a central location in the heart of Rotorua, Regent of Rotorua offers luxury accommodation overlooking the sparkling lakefront. Each room and suite has a sense of understated elegance, equipped with modern amenities and adorned with lavish furnishings. The Regent Room Restaurant offers delectable, fresh Pacific cuisine using local produce, while each meal is accompanied by a sensational boutique wine list. On site, you’ll find a refreshing swimming pool and fitness centre, while nearby you’re only a short walk from the hot pools and springs the city is famous for.
‘Modern, unique and friendly Lakeside Hotel’
The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a hotel on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with fantastic panoramic views of the lake. Being just a stroll from Queenstown’s centre, The Rees Hotel boasts a variety of accommodation options, restaurants, a world-class wine cellar, gymnasium, hot tubs, observatory and a private wharf. This property offers a variety of luxurious and spacious accommodation options including hotel rooms and apartments with private balconies. You can aslo enjoy socialising in the elegant lounge bar and then dine in the stunning 'True South Dining Room'.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system and also the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. Over 1400 miles long, it is home to many species of marine life and one the seven natural wonders of the world. A truly memorable experience for snorkelling and scuba diving.
The Rocks to Rainforest 4WD tour offers a unique opportunity to visit some amazing remote wilderness in the Blue
Mountains World Heritage area. Guests are taken away from typical tourist destinations in luxury 4WD vehicles.
You will see fantastic panorama escarpments, unique rock formations, deep canyons with ancient rainforest and occasionally
kangaroos in the Megalong Valley. Short walks in the wilderness accentuate your interpretive ecological experience on our
advanced ecotourism accredited tour. These tours are designed around client needs. Have breakfast with wild kangaroos in
the wilderness or boutique wines and canapes at sunset.
Includes: gourmet picnic lunch
Towering up to 134 metres, this iconic bridge connects traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.
One of the most recognisable buildings in the world. There are over 40 shows a week ranging from circus and magic to contemporary music.
Not just fine white sands, Bondi features fine dining restaurants, nightlife and a surf school.
Experienced travel director and guide
Luxury coach travel
Accommodation as listed
Meals unless otherwise stated
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