15 Days: Australia and New Zealand Panorama [QPACA]
Starting at
$4,650

Available Tour Dates

2018

Jan 4*
Feb 22*
Mar 8, 15
Apr 5*, 19
May 17*
Jul 5*
Sep 6*
Oct 4*, 18*
Nov 1*
Dec 6*

2019

Jan 3, 24
Feb 7, 21
Mar 7, 14
Apr 4
*Seasonality 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 – Millenium Hotel Rotorua (2), Auckland – The Cordis (1)
  • Meals – 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch,  2 ‘Be My Guest’ dinners, 4 dinners, 1 Farewell dinner
  • US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Melbourne, Christchurch 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: Colonial Tramcar Restaurant dinner, City Sights tour; Cairns: Wildlife Adventure, Great Barrier Reef Cruise; Sydney: Sunset Dinner Cruise, City Sights Tour; Queenstown: City Tour; Rotorua: Tamaki Family Marae, Whakarewarewa Village tour, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Agrodome; Waitamo Glow Worm Cave 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 on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.

Hotel Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (2 nights)

Dinner included

Day 2: Melbourne

Join your Travel Director for a cultural insight. Your city sights tour 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. Spend the rest of the day as you choose.

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! This evening is free for your to choose from the numerous restaurants that Cairns has to offer.

Hotel Hilton Hotel Cairns (3 nights)

Breakfast included

Day 4: 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 traveling companions for a Be My Guest dining experience at Tjapukai Cultural Park. Hear dreamtime stories, witness a high impact dance performance and enjoy dinner with your local host to the sounds of the didgeridoo.

Breakfast & Be My Guest Dinner included

Day 5: 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 6: Cairns – Sydney

This morning you’ll fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax or explore before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte meal and the mesmerizing views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor attractions including the Harbor Bridge and Opera House.

Hotel Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour (3 nights)

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 7: Sydney

Kick off this highlight day on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a local expert. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later spend free time exploring or shopping, enjoy an optional experience or maybe just take a stroll along the harbor front.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 8: Sydney

Today is free for you to do as you choose. Why not take a day trip to the spectacular Blue Mountains for fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. You’ll visit the charming village of Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit a Wildlife Park to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s cuddly native animals. If you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbor Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘Bridgeclimb’. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a farewell dinner on the harborfront.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 9: Sydney – Queenstown

This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed. Set in the restored historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office and relocated to its lakefront setting in 1936, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive highlight dinner with wine.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (3 nights)

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 10: Queenstown

You have a free day to do as you choose 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 11: Queenstown

Today you may like to consider taking another of our optional experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or just explore Queenstown on your own. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner.

Breakfast included

Day 12: Queenstown – Rotorua

Fly from Queenstown to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting. ‘Be My Guest’ and share the Powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights)

Breakfast & Be My Guest Dinner

Day 13: Rotorua

This morning a Maori local expert will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an appreciation of Maori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a local expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award winning stage show, for a cultural insight and taste of farm life.

Breakfast included

Day 14: Rotorua – Auckland

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a local expert. 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 at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts.

Hotel The Cordis

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 15: Farewell Auckland

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. It’s time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

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.