Explore Australia & New Zealand

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: OAZNG

From: £6299.00

Why choose between Australia and New Zealand? Experience both on an extraordinary 23-day adventure. Discover iconic Sydney, fashionable Melbourne, and welcoming Auckland; stand in the presence of sacred Uluru; explore ancient rainforests; and get your fill of city life, mountainscapes, glaciers, cultural moments, deserts, hot springs, and photo ops.

Day 1 Sydney

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Sydney (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a traditional Aboriginal welcome and a walkabout around The Rocks area and Sydney Harbour to learn the history of the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage and their spiritual connection to the area. In the afternoon, board a private yacht and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a barbecue dinner. While navigating the bays and coves, sit back and enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Day 3 Sydney/Port Douglas (1B)

Fly to Cairns then travel up the coastal road to Mossman Gorge. Take an interpretive walk with a local Aboriginal guide and learn about traditional ways of life and survival techniques in the Daintree Rainforest. Continue on to the resort in Port Douglas, our home for the next two nights.

Day 4 Port Douglas (1B)

Enjoy the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Take time to stroll the main streets, enjoy the beach, or opt to go snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 5 Port Douglas/Cairns (1B)

Return to the tropical city of Cairns. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the James Cook University research aquarium, founded by marine biologist and National Geographic grant recipient Dr Jamie Seymour. Enjoy a private tour of the facility and get an up close look at some of these marvelous creatures. We’ll also hear about the latest research from Jamie or one of his colleagues.

Day 6 Cairns (1B)

Enjoy a free day to relax at the beach. Opt to explore North Queensland’s tropical rainforests or get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.

Day 7 Cairns/Uluru (1B)

Catch a flight to Uluru. Visit the cultural centre and learn about ancient beliefs and traditions portrayed in art, food, and music before witnessing an incredible sunset with a glass of bubbly.

Day 8 Uluru (1B)

Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. Continue on with a guided Mala Walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insight into its significance to the local Aboriginal people.

Later, take a walk in Kata Tjuta National Park and view the beautiful red-domed rock formations. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 9 Uluru/Melbourne (1B)

Enjoy another sunrise over Uluru before flying to Melbourne for the night.

Day 10 Melbourne (1B)

Enjoy a full free day in Melbourne. Opt to visit wineries, explore the Great Ocean Road, or discover hidden gems in the city’s famous laneways.

Day 11 Melbourne (1B, 1L)

Go on a guided foodie walk through the laneways of Melbourne with a local author and culinary storyteller for a three-course progressive lunch. Later, enjoy free time to explore Melbourne.

Day 12 Melbourne/Auckland (1B)

Fly to Auckland, New Zealand and enjoy free time in the city.

Day 13 Auckland (1B)

Enjoy a morning orientation walk before catching a ferry to Waiheke Island. Visit two local wineries to learn more about New Zealand’s burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country while sampling some of the local blends, of course.

Day 14 Auckland/Rotorua (1B)

Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you’ll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls.

Day 15 Rotorua (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a free day in Rotorua which sits over an€tive geothermal zone with bubbling mud pits and multi-coloured pools. Opt to visit one of the geothermal sites, or go whitewater rafting. This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a “Kaumātua” (an elder in Māori society). After, watch an extravagant performance about local myths and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.

Day 16 Rotorua/Christchurch (1B)

Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. Take an orientation walk with your CEO to get a feel for the city.

Day 17 Christchurch/Franz Josef (1B)

Enjoy one of the world’s great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand’s glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.

Day 18 Franz Josef (1B)

Options are plentiful. Choose from a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in hot pools among stunning scenery.

Day 19 Franz Josef/Queenstown (1B)

Take a stunning scenic drive through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown.

Day 20 Queenstown/Fiordland National Park (1B, 1D)

Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides, we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds, and penguins, with the option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins (seasonal) with time to relax on deck and stargaze.

Day 21 Fiordland National Park/Queenstown (1B)

Enjoy early morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown.

Day 22 Queenstown (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore on your own, visit a winery, or cruise on a historic steamship. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Opt to go bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, paragliding, or mountain biking. This evening enjoy a gondola ride with spectacular views of the city and surrounding landscape.

Day 23 Queenstown (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
24/04/2019 16/05/2019 14 £6949.00
08/05/2019 30/05/2019 16 £6649.00
05/06/2019 27/06/2019 16 £6499.00
10/07/2019 01/08/2019 13 £6499.00
31/07/2019 22/08/2019 0 £6499.00
14/08/2019 05/09/2019 16 £6499.00
28/08/2019 19/09/2019 0 £6499.00
11/09/2019 03/10/2019 12 £6799.00
25/09/2019 17/10/2019 0 £6799.00
09/10/2019 31/10/2019 16 £6299.00
16/10/2019 07/11/2019 0 £6799.00
23/10/2019 14/11/2019 12 £6799.00
30/10/2019 21/11/2019 16 £6799.00
06/11/2019 28/11/2019 16 £6949.00
13/11/2019 05/12/2019 16 £6949.00
20/11/2019 12/12/2019 12 £6949.00
04/12/2019 26/12/2019 16 £6949.00
11/12/2019 02/01/2020 0 £6949.00
18/12/2019 09/01/2020 16 £6949.00
08/01/2020 30/01/2020 16 £6949.00
15/01/2020 06/02/2020 16 £6949.00
22/01/2020 13/02/2020 16 £6949.00
29/01/2020 20/02/2020 16 £6949.00
05/02/2020 27/02/2020 16 £7099.00
12/02/2020 05/03/2020 10 £7099.00
19/02/2020 12/03/2020 16 £7099.00
26/02/2020 19/03/2020 16 £7099.00
04/03/2020 26/03/2020 16 £6949.00
18/03/2020 09/04/2020 16 £6949.00
25/03/2020 16/04/2020 16 £6949.00
15/04/2020 07/05/2020 14 £6949.00
20/05/2020 11/06/2020 16 £6649.00
24/06/2020 16/07/2020 16 £6499.00
15/07/2020 06/08/2020 16 £6499.00
05/08/2020 27/08/2020 16 £6499.00
26/08/2020 17/09/2020 15 £6499.00
16/09/2020 08/10/2020 14 £6799.00
23/09/2020 15/10/2020 0 £6799.00
07/10/2020 29/10/2020 16 £6799.00
14/10/2020 05/11/2020 0 £6799.00
21/10/2020 12/11/2020 16 £6799.00
28/10/2020 19/11/2020 0 £6799.00
04/11/2020 26/11/2020 16 £6949.00
11/11/2020 03/12/2020 16 £6949.00
18/11/2020 10/12/2020 16 £6949.00
25/11/2020 17/12/2020 16 £6949.00
02/12/2020 24/12/2020 16 £6949.00
09/12/2020 31/12/2020 16 £6949.00
16/12/2020 07/01/2021 16 £6949.00
06/01/2021 28/01/2021 16 £6499.00
13/01/2021 04/02/2021 16 £6499.00
20/01/2021 11/02/2021 16 £6499.00
27/01/2021 18/02/2021 15 £6499.00
03/02/2021 25/02/2021 16 £6499.00
10/02/2021 04/03/2021 16 £6499.00
17/02/2021 11/03/2021 16 £6499.00
24/02/2021 18/03/2021 16 £6499.00
03/03/2021 25/03/2021 16 £6499.00
17/03/2021 08/04/2021 16 £6499.00
24/03/2021 15/04/2021 16 £6499.00
14/04/2021 06/05/2021 16 £6499.00
19/05/2021 10/06/2021 16 £6499.00
23/06/2021 15/07/2021 16 £6499.00
14/07/2021 05/08/2021 16 £6499.00
21/07/2021 12/08/2021 0 £6499.00
04/08/2021 26/08/2021 16 £6499.00
25/08/2021 16/09/2021 16 £6499.00
15/09/2021 07/10/2021 16 £6499.00
29/09/2021 21/10/2021 0 £6499.00
06/10/2021 28/10/2021 16 £6499.00
20/10/2021 11/11/2021 16 £6499.00
03/11/2021 25/11/2021 16 £6499.00
10/11/2021 02/12/2021 16 £6499.00
17/11/2021 09/12/2021 16 £6499.00
24/11/2021 16/12/2021 16 £6499.00
01/12/2021 23/12/2021 16 £6499.00
08/12/2021 30/12/2021 16 £6499.00
15/12/2021 06/01/2022 16 £6499.00
05/01/2022 27/01/2022 16 £6499.00
12/01/2022 03/02/2022 16 £6499.00

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