Discover Australia & New Zealand [CANZQ]
15 Days: Discover Australia & New Zealand [CANZQ]
Starting at
$5,350

Available Tour Dates

2019

Oct* 28

2020

Jan* 13
Mar* 2
Apr 16
May 14
Jul 2
Sep 3
Oct 1*
Nov 5*
Dec 3*

2021

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

*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 – Hilton Hotel Cairns (3 Nights), Uluru – Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (2), Sydney – Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour (3), Queenstown – Millennium Hotel Queenstown (3), Rotorua – Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2), Auckland – Stamford Plaza Auckland (1)
  • Meals – 14 Full buffet breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 ‘Be My Guest’ dinner, 2 Dinners with wine, 2 Highlight dinners, 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 Queenstown, Queenstown to Rotorua, Rotorua to Auckland(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; Queenstown: Authentic Farm Experience, Arrowtown tour; Rotorua: Mitai Maori Village, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village; Auckland: Waitomo Caves
  • 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, Ayers Rock Resort (2 nights)

Breakfast included

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

Depart the resort in total darkness for the short drive to Bruce Munro’s renowned Field of Light. Wander through the paths surrounding 50,000 hand-crafted frosted glass spheres of light, in colors of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white. Later, fly to Sydney where your evening is free to explore.

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 an optional 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 – Queenstown

Say goodbye to Australia and fly to Queenstown in New Zealand. This evening, join your Travel Director at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Renovated and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive Highlight Dinner.

Hotel Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (3 night)

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

Your final day in Queenstown could see you take an optional experience through Fiordland National Park for a cruise on Milford Sound.

Breakfast included

Day 12: Queenstown  – Rotorua

Explore the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown before flying to Rotorua. At Mitai Māori Village 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 Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (2 nights)

Breakfast & Highlight Dinner included

Day 13: Rotorua

At Rainbow Springs Nature Park, you’ll get a glimpse of native fauna and maybe spot a shy kiwi. Continue to Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where a Māori local guide will accompany you on a tour to see bubbling mud-pools, steaming thermal springs and New Zealand’s biggest geyser.

Breakfast included

Day 14: Rotorua – Auckland

Discover a galaxy of twinkling glowworms this morning in the mysterious Waitomo Caves. Travel on to Auckland for a city tour, and a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director.

Breakfast & Farewell dinner included

Day 15: Farewell Auckland

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.