Australia and New Zealand Panorama [QPACA]
15 Days: Australia and New Zealand Panorama [QPACA]
Starting at
$5,050

Available Tour Dates

2020

Feb* 6
Apr 2
May 14
Jul 2
Sep 3
Oct* 1, 15
Nov* 12
Dec* 3, 31

2021

Jan* 21
Feb* 4, 18
Mar* 4, 11
Apr 1, 15
May 13
Jul 1
Sep 2, 30
Oct* 14
Nov* 11
Dec* 2, 30

*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), Rotorua – Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2), Auckland – Stamford Plaza Auckland (1)
  • Meals – 14 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 ‘Be My Guest’ lunch, 3 Highlight dinners, 3 Dinners with wine, 1 Farewell dinner
  • 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 Rotorua (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Day Tours – Melbourne: Hidden Laneways Tour; Cairns: Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park; Sydney: Sunset Dinner Cruise, Opera House Tour, Bondi Beach Experience; Queenstown: City Tour, Country Farm Experience; Arrowtown Historic Village Tour; Rotorua: Mitai Maori Village, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Whakarewarewa Village Tour; Waitamo Glow Worm Cave tour; Auckland – City Tour
  • Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner at a riverside restaurant.

Hotel Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (2 nights)

Dinner with wine included

Day 2: Melbourne

Join your Travel Director on discovering Melbourne’s gracious arcades, eclectic laneways and vibrant street art on a private walking tour. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast included

Day 3: Melbourne – Cairns

Depart Melbourne by air this morning for Cairns, where you’ll join a local expert for a wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a cruise where you’re sure to encounter koalas, wallabies and crocodiles.

Hotel Hilton Hotel Cairns (3 nights)

Breakfast included

Day 4: Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran today and cruise out to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling (equipment provided), or view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 5: Cairns

Today is free for you to pursue your own interests in this vibrant tropical city, or you may choose to visit Kuranda, ‘The Village in the Rainforest’. This evening be prepared for a special Be My Guest dinner at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience a personal Welcome to Country ceremony, hear stories of the Dreamtime, witness an entertaining high impact performance by the indigenous dance group and enjoy dinner accompanied by the sounds of the didgeridoo.

Breakfast & Highlight Dinner included

Day 6: Cairns – Sydney

This morning you’ll fly to Sydney, where you’ll have time to relax or explore before boarding before boarding a Captain Cook vessel for a Sunset Dinner Cruise. Glide past magnificent waterfront homes, and of course the legendary Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Hotel Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour (3 nights)

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 7: Sydney

Enjoy a tour of the famous Sydney Opera House then head to Bondi Beach for lunch at an Australian institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Your host, a local surf lifesaver, will lead you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest lifesaving club. Your afternoon is free for exploring or shopping, enjoying an optional excursion, or maybe just taking a stroll along the Harbour front.

Breakfast & ‘Be My Guest’ Lunch included

Day 8: Sydney

Spend today as you please. Perhaps see the famous Three Sisters rock formation in the majestic Blue Mountains just outside the city or visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner in a restaurant on the waterfront.

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 9: Sydney – Queenstown

Fly across the Tasman Sea this morning to the island nation of New Zealand. You’ll get a feel for Queenstown and surrounds on an orientation tour. This evening, join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect setting for your Highlight Dinner.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (3 nights)

Breakfast & Highlight Dinner included

Day 10: Queenstown

Get the feel for real country life at a Be My Guest experience with your host, Southern Girl Laura, who was born and raised on a sheep farm in the deep south of New Zealand. Try your hand at sheep mustering, whip cracking as well as the chance to feed and pet the farm animals. Laura is sure you’ll leave feeling more like a local than a visitor.

Breakfast & ‘Be My Guest’ dinner included

Day 11: Queenstown

Today’s your last chance to soak up the atmosphere in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Why not take an optional experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord.

Breakfast included

Day 12: Queenstown – Rotorua

Your first stop is at the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. You’ll then fly to Rotorua. This evening, join your traveling companions for a memorable Highlight Dinner. Experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Māori warrior during the Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Mitai Māori Village. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Māori method of cooking in the earth.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights)

Breakfast & Highlight dinner

Day 13: Rotorua

This morning visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a local expert. You may even spot a kiwi. Later, a Māori local expert will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an appreciation of Māori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs.

Breakfast included

Day 14: Rotorua – Auckland

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glowworm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a local guide. Glide silently through the subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glowworms. Later, on arrival in Auckland you’ll see the sights on a city tour. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel Stamford Plaza Auckland

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.