See what life is like 'Down Under' on this incredible journey through Australia and New Zealand. Discover the wonders of Aboriginal culture. Cruise Sydney Harbour and Milford Sound. Be welcomed into a New Zealand family's home for dinner. Experience Queenstown, the 'Adventure Capital of the world.' Indulge in regional flavors during lunch at a family-run merino sheep farm. From the tropical splendor of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the ethereal beauty of New Zealand's glacial fjords, enjoy the best of the South Pacific.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
13 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1 and Day 2CairnsDepart From Home: Cross the International Dateline, skipping a day ahead. Travel on an adventure of a lifetime.
Day 3CairnsCairns, Australia - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Cairns, the tropical gateway to one of the world's most spectacular natural attractions and a World Heritage site - the Great Barrier Reef. Established as a marine park in 1975, the reef is a haven for thousands of species of sea life, as well as turtles and birds.
Day 4CairnsCairns: Come to know the history of Australia's original inhabitants at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Center. See traditional dances, learn how to play a didgeridoo or even throw a boomerang. Browse the renowned art gallery and interpretation center's artifact collection. Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures to see crocodiles on a nature cruise. Head through rainforests on boardwalks to see animals such as birds, reptiles, and wallabies. Visit with a koala and chat with a wildlife naturalist to learn more about these furry creatures. End your day with a delicious Aussie barbecue.
Day 5CairnsCairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns: Board a high speed catamaran for an exciting excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from your base on Green Island. Enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride, stroll the island's walking trails, relax on the beach, snorkel or just watch the fish and sea turtles swim past from the pier. For a more adventurous encounter with the reef, an optional outer reef tour is also available.
Day 6CairnsCairns - Sydney: The morning is yours. Enjoy your last few hours in Cairns by relaxing and taking in the tropical atmosphere and surrounding neighborhood. Early this afternoon, fly to the bustling city of Sydney.
Day 7SydneySydney: See where English colonists first settled during a city tour of Sydney, featuring Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens, and the fashionable suburb of Darlinghurst. Take an expert-led tour of the Sydney Opera House, poised majestically on Sydney Harbour. You'll have the chance to join a special presentation at the National Opal Collection. In the evening, consider an optional dinner and engaging performance at the Sydney Opera House.
Day 8SydneySydney: Embrace the exciting city of Sydney during a day of independent exploration. Tonight, say farewell to Australia while on a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Marvel at the scenic vistas of the harbor, showcasing Sydney's magnificent skyline, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge.
Day 9SydneySydney - Christchurch, New Zealand: Fly to the historic city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Devastated by an earthquake in early 2011, see firsthand how 'the Garden City' is recreating itself. Feel like a local when a New Zealand family welcomes you into their home for an unforgettable dinner. Make new friends, learn about the customs of the 'Kiwis,' and enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Day 10ChristchurchChristchurch: Start your morning with a city tour of Christchurch. Pay a visit to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. A leader in the conservation of New Zealand species, Willowbank offers the chance to view New Zealand's 'Big 5' - the Kiwi, the Kea, the Tuatara, the Kaka, and the Takahe - up close and personal.
Day 11ChristchurchChristchurch - Queenstown: Depart Christchurch and make your way south to Queenstown. Known as the 'Adventure Capital of the World,' Queenstown is nestled against a picturesque bay and snowcapped mountains. Arrive in Queenstown in the afternoon and have time to explore independently.
Day 12QueenstownQueenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown: Enjoy the rugged grandeur of the Hollyford Valley as you travel through an ancient beech forest via the Homer Tunnel. Cruise the Milford Sound and see why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island. Following your cruise, you may choose to return to Queenstown via a short optional flight (weather permitting) for spectacular views of New Zealand's Southern Alps.
Day 13QueenstownQueenstown: A free day offers a variety of optional activities to enhance your tour. Shop or people-watch in the village; partake in an optional jet boat ride on the Shotover River; or join an optional tour taking you through the majestic Queenstown countryside showcasing many of the locations where blockbuster movies have been filmed.
Day 14QueenstownQueenstown: Cruise Lake Wakatipu and head to Mt. Nicholas High Country Farm, a family-run merino sheep farm. En route, see Cecil Peak, Bob's Cove and Mt. Earnslaw. In your exclusive visit, follow the behind-the-scenes process from mustering sheep to wool garments. Enjoy a fresh farmer's lunch before sailing back. Later, it's your choice! Go bird watching at the Kiwi Birdlife Park -OR- take a gondola to the top of Bob's Peak for stunning panoramic views of the area. Gather for a farewell dinner and enjoy a local paddock-to-plate meal.
Day 15QueenstownQueenstown - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful adventure.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/13/2021$3,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/10/2021$3,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/09/2021$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/09/2021$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/30/2021$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/13/2022$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/03/2022$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/07/2022$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Novotel Sydney Darling Square Sydney, Australia
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Christchurch, New Zealand
Millennium Hotel Queenstown Queenstown, New Zealand
The Tank Stream Sydney, Australia
Flynn Crystalbrook Collection Hotel Cairns, Australia
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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