Discover Australia & New Zealand [CANZQ]
15 Days: Discover Australia & New Zealand [CANZQ]
Starting at
$5,425

Available Tour Dates

2019

Sep 9
Oct* 28

2020

Jan* 13
Feb* 17
Mar* 2
Apr* 16
May* 14

*Price will increase due to seasonality.

Highlights

  • All inclusive
  • Fully escorted luxury coach travel
  • 4 star accommodations
  • Hotel porterage (we’ll handle your luggage for you!)
  • Welcome Reception

Inclusions

  • Accommodation – Cairns – Pacific Hotel Cairns (3 Nights), Uluru – Desert Gardens Hotel (2), Sydney – Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour (3), Auckland – Stamford Plaza Auckland (1), Rotorua – Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2), Queenstown – Millennium Hotel Queenstown (3)
  • Meals – 14 Full buffet breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 ‘Be My Guest’ dinner, 3 Dinners with wine, 1 Highlight dinner, 1 Farewell dinner
  • US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Cairns, Queenstown to Los Angeles (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Australia Domestic Flights – Cairns to Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock to Sydney, Sydney to Auckland, Rotorua to Queenstown (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Day Tours – Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise; Uluru and Kata Tjuta: Sunset Tour & Viewing, Western Desert Art; Sydney: Opera House Tour, Harbor Lunch Cruise; Auckland: Waitomo Caves; Rotorua: Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Agrodome; Queenstown: Arrowtown, City Sights Tour
  • Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Cairns

Your adventure starts in Far North Queensland. This evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and privately hosted Be My Guest dinner at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Hotel Pacific Hotel Cairns (3 nights)

Be My Guest dinner included

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime when you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling (equipment provided), or view the 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 3: Cairns

Today is free for you to do as you choose! Perhaps take an optional experience to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an insightful look at indigenous culture, or journey to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals. Or maybe travel to the ‘village in the rainforest’ on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and return to the lowlands on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Breakfast included

Day 4: Cairns – Uluru

Today, fly from Cairns to Uluru. On arrival, enjoy a leisurely drive through the red desert plains to Kata Tjuta. View the majestic sandstone domes of Kata Tjuta as the outback sun sets over this ancient, mysterious landform.

Hotel Desert Gardens Hotel (2 nights)

Breakfast

Day 5: Uluru

This morning view the magical Uluru sunrise. Afterwards, gain insight in to the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. This evening, relax with sparkling wine as you witness an iconic Uluru sunset. Savor the flavors of an Aussie barbecue dinner in the shadow of Uluru, while a local expert shares insights into the wonders of the southern night sky.

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 6: Uluru – Sydney

Join an Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will provide cultural insights, explaining the meanings of local totems, then help you complete your own painting to take home as a memento. In the afternoon you will fly from Uluru to Sydney, where your evening is free to explore. Your Travel Director can suggest excellent eateries near your hotel.

Hotel Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour (3 nights)

Breakfast Included

Day 7: Sydney

A day of sightseeing in this stunning harbor city awaits you. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes on a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, then explore Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and put your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Later, take to the water for a lunch cruise on board one of the harbor’s most premier vessels, enjoying a fresh seasonal menu while you glide past magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands. Then spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, you might like to consider attending a performance under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 8: Sydney

Enjoy a full free day in exciting Sydney. Maybe take an optional experience to the Blue Mountains or climb the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge on a ‘BridgeClimb’. Spend your last evening in Sydney together along with your Travel Director and companions at a local waterfront restaurant.

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 9: Sydney – Auckland

Say goodbye to Australia this morning and fly across the Tasman Sea to the island nation of New Zealand. Meet your Travel Director for dinner at your hotel.

Hotel Stamford Plaza Auckland (1 night)

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 10: Auckland – Rotorua

Discover a galaxy of twinkling glowworms this morning in the mysterious Waitomo Caves. This evening, experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Māori warrior during a ceremonial welcome to a traditional village where you’ll gain an insight into life in New Zealand prior to the arrival of European settlers. Then enjoy a Māori Hangi Highlight Dinner, with succulent meats and vegetables cooked in an underground oven.

Hotel Millenium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights)

Breakfast & Highlight dinner included

Day 11: Rotorua

Today a Māori local guide will accompany you on a tour of the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village to see bubbling mud-pools, steaming thermal springs and New Zealand’s biggest geyser. At Rainbow Springs Nature Park, you’ll get a glimpse of native fauna and maybe spot a shy kiwi! Then visit the multiaward- winning Agrodome Farm Show for an entertaining taste of farm life.

Breakfast included

Day 12: Rotorua – Queenstown

This morning you’ll fly to Queenstown, exploring the historic goldmining village of Arrowtown before taking an orientation tour of New Zealand’s adventure capital and its surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables mountain range and the home of the bungy jump, Kawarau Bridge.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (3 nights)

Breakfast included

Day 13: Queenstown

Today you have the opportunity to explore Queenstown, or you might like to take an optional experience through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park and indulge in an unforgettable cruise on majestic Milford Sound.

Breakfast included

Day 14: Queenstown

Relax and explore Queenstown today, or you may like to consider taking one of our optional experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet, the most thrilling jet boat ride in the world! Perhaps join a wine tour at Gibbston Valley Winery or play a round of golf on one of Queenstown’s spectacular courses. Join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at The Boatshed, with its views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.

Breakfast & Farewell dinner included

Day 15: Farewell Queenstown

Say goodbye to your fellow travelers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

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.