Australia and New Zealand Panorama [QPACA]
15 Days: Australia and New Zealand Panorama [QPACA]
Starting at
$7,964

Available Tour Dates

2022

Sep 1
Oct* 13
Dec* 1

2023

Jan* 19
Feb* 2, 16
Mar* 2, 9
Apr* 13
May* 11
Jun* 29
Aug* 31
Oct* 12
Nov* 30

2024

Jan* 18
Feb* 1
Mar* 7

*Seasonal supplements apply.

Highlights

  • All inclusive
  • Luxury coach travel
  • 3 – 4 star accommodations
  • Hotel porterage (we’ll handle your luggage for you!)
  • Welcome Reception

Inclusions

  • Accommodation – Melbourne – Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (2 Nights), Cairns – Hilton Hotel Cairns (3), Sydney – Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour (3), Queenstown – Millennium Hotel Queenstown (3), Auckland – The Grand by SkyCity (1), Rotorua – Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2)
  • Meals – 14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 ‘Be My Guest’ lunch, 7 Dinners
  • US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Melbourne, Auckland to Los Angeles (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Internal Flights – Melbourne to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney, Sydney to Queenstown, Queenstown to Auckland (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Day Tours – Melbourne: City Sights and Hidden Laneways Tour; Cairns: Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Great Barrier Reef Cruise; Sydney: Sunset Dinner Cruise, Inner West Suburbs Tour, Batch Brewery Tour, Wendy’s Secret Garden Tour; Queenstown: Arrowtown Historic Village Tour, Local Farm Experience, TSS Earnslaw Cruise, Walter Peak High Country Farm; Waitamo Glow Worm Cave Tour; Rotorua: Mitai Maori Village and Hangi Feast, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Whakarewarewa Village Tour
  • Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner at the South Wharf riverside pub, The General Assembly. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.

Hotel Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (2 nights)

Dinner with wine included

Day 2: Melbourne

Join your Travel Director for a city sights tour that includes a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, enjoy an optional experience or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Breakfast included

Day 3: Melbourne – Cairns

This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival join a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, crocodiles and more! There will be time to partake in regenerating the rainforest particular to the Wangetti Valley which Hartley’s is located in. Feel free to join is as much or as little as you can with this tree planting project and be a part of keeping the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics alive! This evening is free for you to choose from the numerous restaurants that Cairns has to offer.

Hotel Hilton Hotel Cairns (3 nights)

Breakfast included

Day 4: Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime – board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 5: Cairns

Today is a free day to do as you choose. A great option is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda, be amazed as you travel over and through World Heritage rainforest, explore quaint Kuranda village and later board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for this historic rail journey. If you’d prefer to spend the day relaxing by your hotel pool or sitting back at a local café you can do that too! In the evening re-join your travelling companions for a dining experience at Ochre Restaurant.

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 6: Cairns – Sydney

Following a leisurely start to the morning, it’s time to switch the tropical vibes back to city highlights as you fly to Sydney. What a way to kick off your arrival to Sydney with a dinner cruise enjoying the famous Sydney Harbour! You’ll pass under the Harbour Bridge, cruise past the Opera House and see many magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands.

Hotel Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour (3 nights)

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 7: Sydney

Enjoy a later start to the day, perhaps you’ll take an early morning stroll or simply make the most of a slow start. Today we explore the vibrant Inner West suburbs of Sydney. Tour Newtown, a community rich with lively culture and home to numerous street art sites that will surprise you. Continue through the suburb of Marrickville, recently crowned the 10th “coolest” and most liveable neighbourhood in the world before arriving at Dear Delicious Café. Meet the owner Greg in his sustainable garden and learn about how he has brought urban farming to the community before enjoying a tasty meal made with fresh local produce for your Be My Guest Lunch. After lunch you will meet Andrew the founder of Batch Brewery. Take part in a masterclass on site and learn how they combine creatively inspired limited release batches with sustainable practices. Later take some free time to do some shopping or enjoy an Optional Experience with free time this evening.

Breakfast & ‘Be My Guest’ Lunch included

Day 8: Sydney

Visit Wendy’s Secret Garden at Lavender Bay, overlooking Sydney Harbour. Meet a local volunteer and learn the story of how the garden was formed from unused wasteland and how it is beautifully maintained by a group of volunteer gardeners. Most importantly, your visit to the garden provides a contribution to the ongoing maintenance of the enchanting garden. Take the opportunity to walk along the Sydney Harbour foreshore and make the most of some free time. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner on the harbourfront.

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 9: Sydney – Queenstown

This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown, upon arrival into Queenstown, we travel to the faithfully restored gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. As you amble down the beautiful tree-lined avenues, past the 19th century wooden buildings, you will feel like you have stepped into a movie set. Later, you will have free time to explore Queenstown.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (3 nights)

Breakfast included

Day 10: Queenstown

Get a feel for real country life this morning when we meet our host Laura for a Be my Guest Experience. Born and raised on a sheep and deer farm in the deep south of New Zealand, Laura will share her story of her life growing up in the country. Try your hand at sheep mustering, whip cracking as well as the chance to feed and pet the farm animals. You’ll leave feeling more like a local than a visitor. Early evening, enjoy a peaceful evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Then enjoy an entertaining after-dinner farm show.

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 11: Queenstown

While Queenstown wears its Global Adventure badge proudly, it’s also the perfect place to relax and explore. The town boasts great shopping with luxury brands, iconic New Zealand design stores and boutique fashion. If bungy jumping or tree-to-tree ziplining aren’t your cup of tea, consider an Optional Experience to spectacular Milford Sound, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Experience magnificent scenery and many photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, Hollyford Valley lookout (Pop’s view), Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel towards the iconic Mitre Peak and the Bowen Falls before reaching Milford Sound for your cruise.

Breakfast included

Day 12: Queenstown – Auckland

Today we depart the adventure capital of New Zealand Queenstown and head north to the City of Sails, Auckland. This evening, why not dine at one of the many eateries on Federal Street, a hotspot for food lovers right on your doorstep. With an impressive accolade of awards between them, there is something to suit every taste at Federal Street.

Hotel The Grand by SkyCity (1 night)

Breakfast included

Day 13: Auckland – Rotorua

Today we journey south through the King Country region which was at the centre of the New Zealand Wars in the 1860’s. Join our ’Local Specialist’ in a starry wonderland – a cavernous galaxy of twinkling bright green and blue glow-worms that light up the Ruakuri Caves, Waitomo. This evening, we join our hosts at the Mitai Maori Village for an authentic introduction to Maori culture, experience a delicious Hangi feast and cultural performance.

Hotel Millenium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights)

Breakfast & Highlight Dinner included

Day 14: Rotorua

Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a guided tour of the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, the national leader in kiwi husbandry. Learn about the work being done to save New Zealand’s national bird, see kiwi eggs being incubated, the hatching process and newly hatched kiwi chicks. Continue to the Living Maori Village Whakarewarewa and gain in-depth insights into the lives of the Māori people and the special bond they share with this ancient land. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Later we’ll join our Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at Terrace Kitchen on the Lakefront.

Breakfast & Farewell dinner included

Day 15: Farewell Auckland

It’s time to bid farewell as you are transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast included

 

All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are not included in the land content price. We will include the price of all flights in your custom quote.

Single supplements apply. Triple share is available.