Fiji Aerial ViewCredit: Tourism Fiji Facebook Page
Fiji BeachCredit: Tourism Fiji Facebook Page
Fiji - Walking along the beachCredit: Tourism Fiji Facebook Page
Fiji Culture - FirewalkingCredit: Tourism Fiji Facebook Page
Include a stop at Wellington while on your vacationNew Zealand's Coolest Capital
WellingtonWillis Street at Night
Queenstown CountrysideNew Zealand
Queenstown - Arial ViewCredit: DestinationQueenstown.com
Queenstown Kawarau RiverCredit: DestinationQueenstown.com
Queenstown Lake HayesCredit: DestinationQueenstown.com
Auckland - New Zealand's Largest CityPhoto Credit: Kim Christensen
Auckland - Bay of IslandsOff the North Island of New Zealand
Exploring the Abel Tasman by kayak.Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand
Guided Day Tours & CruisesMussel Day Cruising in Nelson, New Zealand
Heron IslandReef Walking
Heron IslandMantra Ray
Heron IslandThe Resort
- Accommodation - Sydney (3 Nights), Heron Island (3), Silky Oaks (3), Auckland (4), Wellington (2), Nelson (2), Queenstown (3), Nadi (3)
- International Flights (can be included upon request) - Los Angeles to Sydney, Auckland to Nadi, Nadi to Los Angeles
- International Flights Included - Cairns to Auckland
- US Domestic Flights not included (as per your own arrangements)
- New Zealand Domestic Flights - Auckland to Wellington, Nelson to Christchurch, Christchurch to Queenstown, Queenstown to Auckland
- Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Brisbane, Brisbane to Gladstone, Gladstone to Cairns
- Day Tours - Sydney: Opera House Tour, Harbour Cruise Express; Auckland: Harbour Cruise, Tour of Rotorua; Wellington: Scenic Ferry to Picton; Picton: Green Mussel Cruise & Coach to Nelson; Nelson: Kayak & Seals Tour; Queenstown: Wilderness Safari, Doubtful Sound Tour
- Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Cairns Airport to Rainforest Retreat (Return), Auckland Airport to Accommodation (Return), Wellington Airport to Accommodation, Wellington Accommodation to Ferry Terminal, Nelson Accommodation to Airport, Queenstown Airport to Accommodation, Nadi Airport to Accommodation (Return)
- Ferry Transfer - Gladstone to Heron Island (Return)
- All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
- Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (US$15.00 per person)
- F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
25 Days / 23 Nights – Sydney, New Zealand and Fiji. Enjoy a relaxing vacation exploring the regions of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia, both the north and south islands of New Zealand, and Fiji. This vacation package is the perfect combination of beautiful destinations mixed with wonderful activities and sprinkled with free days with options to explore these amazing destinations on your own. This is the perfect package for people who love to mix adventure with relaxation!
Travel to Australia on your vacation. After departing from Los Angeles you will be provided with an evening meal. You can relax, have a drink, watch a movie, review your itinerary or just rest. You will be given Breakfast before landing in Sydney, Australia. (You lose one day crossing the International Date Line but don’t worry you catch it up again on your return flight to the USA)
Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.
Travel by shuttle transfer from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Travel to your accommodation in Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.
Embrace Sydney’s best location with this four star vacation accommodation ideally nestled in the heart of the city. Overlooking Wynyard Park you will enjoy this icon of time-honored tradition, warm hospitality and friendly personal service. Just a short stroll away from many famous attractions including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, The Royal Botanical Gardens and more. You will love the luxury of the close accessibility to public transportation including light rail access, train station, the bus system and nearby Circular Quay which will allow you to see much more of Sydney and surrounds. Featuring: 446 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, 4 bars, indoor heated pool, sauna, spa, and gymnasium. Amenities: air conditioning, daily maid service, fridge, iron & board, radio channels, shower, coffee & tea, ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, shaving adaptor, sprinklers, smoke detectors, television, telephone, internet access (broadband), data port, wake up calls, mini bar, and 24 hour room service. With all this and more take time out to experience the wonders of Sydney while enjoying all your accommodation has to offer.
Upgrade Available (Upon Request): Stunning 5 Star Property – Fees Apply
On your vacation, participate in an inspiring tour of the Sydney Opera House.
This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece. You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room. You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour – a perfect photo opportunity.
Upgrade to Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate Available
On your vacation explore Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia with this unlimited full day pass, or take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.
Hop On and Hop Off at up to seven famous harbour attractions with this unlimited full day pass, or simply take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.
The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:
Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos.
Shark Island: This island national park is the perfect destination for a BYO picnic lunch, complete with a small beach area for swimming.
Watson’s Bay: Home of Doyle’s famous seafood restaurant and only a short walk to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.
Luna Park: Sydney’s famous fun park with rides and games, or walk across the Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point station.
Darling Harbour: Aquarium & Wildlife World, Australian Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants and only a short stroll or Monorail to Sydney Tower, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum and China Town.
Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon. (Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo).
With Sydney at your fingertips, take the chance to explore the Darling Harbour area at your leisure, which is a modern collection of Shopping Malls, Parkland, Restaurants and Harbour Front activities.
Walk to Circular Quay and catch a ferry to our wonderful harbour-side Taronga Park Zoo, or take the 30 minute ferry ride to Manly Beach, Sydney’s premier beach resort. Here you can enjoy the laid back beach culture as well as many festivals and events. If you prefer to stay closer to downtown Sydney, Bondi Beach is approximately a 10 minute train ride and is one of Australia’s most famous and iconic beaches. Save some time to take a beach walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach, it’s known to be a true highlight. If visiting on a weekend then go to the Rocks Market and shop for local Arts, Crafts & unique Australian Souvenirs.
The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a real journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. Let the landscape work its wonders and become part of you for a lifetime.
Upon departing from the city, you will travel directly to the Blue Mountains and your first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill Farm a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.
From Calmsley Hill you will continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. Visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus you will have the opportunity to enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by your guide.
Continuing on you will arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout points away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can’t help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colors. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.
Next you will be taken around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue the Boiler House Cafe. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views, you can enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea or coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Please note that beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.
The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you’re not mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness.
Then take a brief stop to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before traveling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4:30pm.
Need to Know
This is a specialized small group tour with a maximum group size of 17 passengers.
Minimum of 2 guests required for tour departure.
Pick-up from Sydney CBD hotel between: 7:00am – 7:30am.
Drop-off at Sydney CBD hotel between: 4:30pm – 5:00pm.
– Professional Guide
– Hotel pickup & drop off from Sydney CBD
– Small group touring
– Morning tea
– National Park Fees
– 2-Course Lunch (Beverages with meals are not included)
– Glass of Sparkling Wine
– Mt Tomah visit
Explore the fertile Hunter Valley and taste delicious food and awardwinning wines. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn of the winemaking process. Spend time strolling in the vineyards, purchase some wine or simply enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside.
Admire the magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River on your drive through the Central Coast. The Hunter Valley is home to Australia’s oldest wine-producing region and owes its fame to world-class viticulturists and fertile soils.
Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at Leogate Estate Wines, which produces trophy-winning wines such as Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz, and learn of local wine-making techniques. Visit Hunter Valley Resort, where you can walk among the vines and learn about the wine-making process and the key role the resort plays in this region.
Enjoy lunch made with local produce, while you sample some of the area’s best wines. You’ll also have the chance to purchase a beer tasting paddle from the on-site brewery. The McGuigan family are respected pioneers of the industry and at their cellar door you’ll be greeted warmly and welcomed to a tasting of their fine wines.
Finish the day at Roche Estate, where you’ll have free time to explore the shops offering Australian cheeses at the Smelly Cheese Shop and gourmet delights plus coffee, gelato, craft beer and cellar doors (own expense).
Sydney CBD hotel Pick-up 7:45 – 8:00am & Return 6:30pm (approximate times)
– 3 Wine Tastings
– Experienced Driver Guide
– Comprehensive commentary
– Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Upgrade to a Small Group Luxury Tour
On your vacation, discover the spectacular WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo with some of the most amazing and bizarre species found nowhere else in the world.
At WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, with three levels, over 65 exhibits representing several different habitats and more than 130 different species of Australian animals, there’s a lot to explore!
Marvel at one of Australia’s most renowned creatures in the Koala Sanctuary – why not have your photo taken with this iconic marsupial at Koala Rooftop
Discover Red Kangaroos in our Red Centre habitat and Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, as well as Hairy-Nosed Wombats, in our Rocky Cliffs habitat. Explore the Rainforest, home to the world’s most dangerous bird, the Cassowary. Take a trip into the dark, nocturnal world of Bilbies, Quolls and Sugar-Gliders. Wonder at the weird and wonderful reptile world, including Australia’s largest snake, the Scrub Python. Learn about the creepy crawly set in the invertebrate displays and become immersed in the colorful, beautiful world of butterflies.
Open 7 Days a Week.
Need to Know
– WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is a large all-weather attraction with indoor and outdoor exhibits and displays.
– To get the best out of your visit, we recommend allowing 90 minutes to walk through the attraction.
– Last admissions occur 1 hour before closing each day.
– Children ages 3 and under are Free Admission
Opening hours are from 10:00am – 5:00pm (Last entry 4:00pm).
Opening times vary by season and can also be subject to change due to special events.
General Admission to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
– Koala Photo Experience
– Breakfast with the Koalas
– Australian Wildlife Tour
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Brisbane.
Free time to rest, relax or explore.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Brisbane to Gladstone.
Travel to your accommodation on a Great Barrier Reef Island, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.
This luxury vacation resort is set amongst a dazzling parade of aquamarine waters, shimmering white sand beaches and colour-splashed reef teeming with life. It’s what you don’t see around the island that makes the resort so special. You won’t see any buildings above the tree line. And you won’t bump into any day trippers either. The reef vacation experience is exclusively for guests, a unique experience few other resorts in the world can offer. There’s a relaxed island lifestyle that sets the island apart, a sophisticated yet casual resort atmosphere. Here the emphasis is on exploring and discovering the natural attractions that have made Heron famous around the world. The vacation resort rooms are equipped with either balcony or terrace, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerators, hairdryers, and many more. In order to help guests leave the outside world behind, televisions and telephones, while available on the island, are not found in guest rooms. Breakfast Included. Upgrade to Beachside Suite available (pricing upon request).
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Gladstone to Cairns.
Travel by private car from Cairns Airport to your Daintree Rainforest vacation accommodation.
Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. Excess baggage is AUD$5.00 per bag payable on board. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the car company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.
Travel to your accommodation in tropical North Queensland, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.
Your 5 Star luxury lodge is located in the Daintree Rainforest, just north of Cairns, Australia. The lodge overlooks the Mossman River and creates an idyllic atmosphere with no equal for natural beauty, supreme comfort and easy of access. Beautiful timber treehouses are set into the rainforest and surrounded by lush gardens, each assuring privacy and maximum comfort. Floor to ceiling glass doors open onto wide verandahs where a hammock is perfectly positioned to invite you to relax from your travel and indulge in the spectacular view. Each treehouse is equipped with large bathrooms, including spa, CD player, phone, and coffee and tea making facilities. Explore the rainforest by taking guided walks. Or travel to nearby Port Douglas. Perhaps you may be interested in exploring Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on a diving or snorkeling cruise.
Free time to rest, relax or explore.
Travel by private car from your Daintree Rainforest vacation accommodation to Cairns Airport.
Depart Cairns and fly to Auckland.
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand.
Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.
Travel to your accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.
Auckland is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world– renowned as that ‘City Of Sails.’ Dramatic landscapes and seascapes provide a diverse playground in which a compelling range of attractions are available. Visitors come to enjoy an array of exciting entertainment, leisure, culture and dining possibilities in New Zealand’s largest city.
Visit a true thing of beauty and cruise the sparkling waters of Waitemata Harbour!
Head out on this one and a half hour tour to see the Devonport Naval Base, travel past the township and North Head, then cruise towards the iconic Rangitoto Island as you pass the historic Bean Rock lighthouse. You’ll pass under the Harbour Bridge twice and then off to Westhaven Marina to catch a glance at the viaduct harbour bustling with super yachts! This cruise also gives you a chance to “hop-on, hop-off” and discover nearby islands at your leisure.
Daily at 10.30am & 1.30pm. Tours do not operate on Christmas day.
On your vacation travel by deluxe luxury coach to the Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves and the spectacular geothermal regions of Rotorua, New Zealand.
Depart Auckland: Travel the main Southern Highway through small rural townships steeped in early pioneer history. Your host serves morning tea during this sector.
Waikato: Travel through New Zealand’s largest dairy and sheep farming province. Travel the outskirts of Hamilton City via the small farming settlements towards the King Country, birthplace of the Maori Monarchy.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Join a guided tour through this world-famous cave formation, climaxed by drifting silently in a boat through a glow worm cavern lit up with thousands of tiny glow worm lights.
Light Lunch: Served on-board as we make our way to Rotorua through magnificent rural farmland with its vast numbers of grazing animals.
Rotorua: New Zealand’s highest city, 305 meters (1000 feet) above sea level, located inside the rim of a volcanic crater. An area of great geothermal activity. We visit the following attractions:
Agrodome Farm Tour: An introduction to New Zealand farming, with a 45-minute tour of an authentic working farm in all-weather, all-terrain vehicles. Watch a sheep being shorn and hand-feed the animals.
Lake Rotorua: Drive through the foreshore park past the hundreds of ducks and swans. Then through the beautiful historic Government Gardens.
Te Puia Insitute (Maori Arts & Crafts & Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve): One of Rotorua’s most famous attractions. See woodcarving, weaving displays, Maori village and the thermal valley with the famous Pohutu Geyser, fumaroles, colourful silica deposits and boiling mud pools.
Return to Auckland: Your attraction-packed day concludes as the coach travels through the beautiful horse breeding district of Matamata and the pastureland of the Hauraki plains. A light snack is served on this sector.
Visit one of Auckland’s many attractions.
Fly a kite or throw a Frisbee in the beautifully landscaped Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park. Critique a giant selection of both traditional and contemporary art at Auckland Art Gallery. Take a walking, swim or hike through any of Auckland’s 25 Regional Parks. Have a laugh at The Classic Comedy and Bar in Queen Street, New Zealand’s home of live comedy. Take the bus over to Eden Park, New Zealand’s largest stadium. In the evening you can join the dancing on K’Road and party on till the wee hours at one of the many nightclubs. Or maybe you would rather visit the trendy suburb of Ponsonby and enjoy delicious cuisine, superb lattes or cocktails if more to your taste. And if it is cafes, bars and restaurants you’re after, the Viaduct Harbour has a great selection.
Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand – Julian Apse
Experience the best sights of Auckland City in the morning.
Auckland is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it is New Zealand’s largest and busiest city. The morning tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklanders live and play.
Travel up Queen Street, through Auckland’s central business district, past the Auckland University and through the inner city park, known as the Domain. Continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, with its historic buildings before heading over the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore. Stroll on Narrow Neck Beach in historic Devonport. There is time here for a coffee before continuing up to the summit of Mt Victoria with its stunning panoramic views of Auckland City.
Travel back over the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere. Then visit the Auckland Fish Market, before continuing on to the Viaduct Harbour.
Marvel at spectacular coastal scenery including the Hole in the Rock, Cathedral Cave and the inner islands while aboard a luxury catamaran. Also see the historic Waitangi Treaty House and a ‘waka’ (Maori war canoe).
Travel north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and enjoy spectacular rural & coastal scenery enroute to the Bay of Islands via Hibiscus Coast and Whangarei. Bay of Islands is one of the most picturesque and popular vacation sites in New Zealand and was the site of the earliest contact between the indigenous population and European settlers. Take a trip into the past and visit such historical places as the Waitangi Treaty House, see a traditional Maori Meeting House and a huge ‘waka’ (war canoe), Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Flagstaff Hill and the oldest building in the country (Kemp House) along with the oldest Church. In the early afternoon at Cape Brett, board a luxury catamaran for your cruising adventure through game fishing waters as you cruise past the Cape Brett lighthouse to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. The excitement grows as you make a passage through the Hole and then continue on to the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave. On your return journey relax and enjoy subtropical paradise views with your favourite drink as you meander through the inner islands back to Cape Brett which are world renowned deep sea fishing grounds where porpoise (dolphins) and schools of fish are frequently seen. With the Bay of Islands’ combination of great fishing, diving, sailing and other water sports with some of New Zealand’s most significant historic sites you will be sure to have fun!
Includes: Pickups from accommodations, admission to Waitangi Treaty House, a Cape Brett cruise and boxed lunch.
Photo Credit: Destination Northland
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand, to the Airport.
Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.
Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Auckland to the nation’s captital, Wellington.
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Wellington, New Zealand.
Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.
Travel to your accommodation in Wellington, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Your 4 Star vacation accommodation is located conveniently in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand. It is a short walk from Westpac Stadium, Te Papa Museum and the waterfront. Your vacation hotel has a direct elevator to Lambton Quay via a shopping arcade. Travel to New Zealand’s top wine regions, Wairarapa and Marlborough, which are only a short drive away. Or participate in adventure activities such as mountain biking, sailing, bushwalking and much more.
Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand
Wellington, voted the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’ offers the visitor heaps of cool things to do that just happen to be free.
New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, sits nestled in a natural amphitheatre around the harbour. It is easy to explore on foot and there are heaps of great things to see and do that don’t cost a cent.
Visit the dynamic and interactive National Museum of NZ – Te Papa on the waterfront. Get your city bearings and some of Wellington’s best views at the Mount Victoria Lookout. Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Garden. Four Wellington restaurants have won NZ’s Best Restaurant in the last five years. It’s safe to say you’ll be eating very well while in Wellington! Hear the birdsong and spot a tuatara as you walk through ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience. Get an inside peek into Wellywood at The Weta Cave in Miramar. Go stargazing and check out the amazing planetarium show at Carter Observatory. Seeking hidden treasures? Many of Wellington’s best night spots are tucked away for your finding, such as Motel, Library or Duke Carvell’s Swan Lane Emporium. Head to Cuba Street for a slice of Bohemia, boutique shopping and some of the best coffee in town.
Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand
Enjoy New Zealand wilderness within minutes of downtown Wellington and immerse yourself in the native bird and wild life with stunning views of the city, sea and South Island snow-capped mountains.
Your excursion will have you experience a 4 Wheel-Driving on the beach in our Sealmobiles Off the beaten track. You will have exclusive access through private land driving right to the seals – no walking involved. Seals are guaranteed every trip.
Right from the start, you will be impressed by the friendly Kiwi “Gidday!” at the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre pick-up point when you are met by a Safari representative.
Your guide for the day will introduce you to the other guests, check he has enough gourmet muffins to satisfy your hunger pangs, and set off, pointing the powerful Landcruiser in the direction of the ocean.
Within minutes you have left the city behind and your 4WD adventure has begun! We traverse a local’s private land to access the sea, enjoying spectacular views and scenery along the way. This journey through our friend Steve’s ranch is a feature in itself that literally everyone comments on and loves.
Includes- Tea, coffee and fine muffins with the seals Laughing with knowledgeable and friendly guides
A voyage through Wellington’s harbour and nature.
Explore the stunning natural environment of Matiu/Somes Island, discover the city’s history with a guided tour of the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, and enjoy a classic kiwi fish ‘n chips lunch as you ride the ferry to roam the natural conservation environment of Matiu/Somes Island.
Tours depart 11am Monday to Friday and finish at 3.45pm.
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Wellington to the Ferry Terminal.
The 92 km journey across Cook Strait between Wellington (North Island) and Picton (South Island) takes only 3 hours and has been described as `one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world`.
Relax and enjoy the voyage on the Interislander Plus, the premium vessel traveling the straight. The vessel offers a stunning view of the South Island’s Kaikoura ranges and the opportunity to spot dolphins and sea birds.
Be greeted by staff at reception where you can purchase cinema tickets, phone cards, magazine, confectionary, souvenirs, postcards and stamps. Complimentary beer, wine, tea, coffee and finger food are available or you can purchase food from the Fresh Food Court for a hot meal. There are multiple food service areas on the Interislander for you to choose from. Then, relax in the TV lounge or cinema or enjoy a local band in the bar. With a little bit of everything to choose from, the Interislander is truly the premium way of traveling the straight.
Marlborough is known worldwide for stunning Sauvignon Blanc, and your tour will reinforce how perfect it is with two of Marlborough’s other gems – Greenshell Mussels and amazing scenery.
Meet and greet at the Picton Ferry Terminal and depart through the Marlborough wine region to the small seaport township of Havelock. Havelock is the Greenshell Mussel Capital of the world with more mussels going through this port than anywhere else, it’s also the gateway to the stunning Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds.
On arrival in Havelock you will have time to purchase a light lunch to bring on board this afternoons cruise. Once on board the Mussel cruise in Havelock, enjoy a 3 hour scenic exploration of this breathtaking area.
Take in the natural beauty of the native bush and the tranquility of the Sounds. Learn from your experienced skipper the history of the Marlborough Sounds and the history of the pioneering families who have settled in the Sounds over several generations. Visit a Greenshell mussel farm and learn why this delicacy grows so well in the Marlborough Sounds. Taste a local favorite – freshly steamed Mussels matched perfectly to a complimentary glass of award winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
On arrival back in Havelock you will board the tour vehicle for the transfer to your Nelson accommodation.
Minimum of 2 Pax.
Travel to your accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Located just minutes away from the heart of Nelson, with views stretching across the Waimea Inlet to the mountains of Kahurangi National Park, this accommodation is the perfect retreat.
What’s more, once you arrive you won’t need to go far, as the resort provides all the comforts and conveniences you could hope for.
There’s plenty on offer, including award winning restaurant, health and beauty spa, pool, gym, purpose built conference facilities and even a craftsman jeweller and a hairdressing salon onsite.
This hotel can accommodate up to 280 guests, with 20 hotel rooms, 42 one-bedroom cottages and 38 two-bedroom cottages.
Photo Credit: Nelson Tasman Tourism
Explore Tonga Island Marine Reserve and seal colony, paddling from Onetahuti to Bark Bay. In the high season, include optional walk to Torrent Bay.
Land at Tonga Quarry and walk 15 minutes to the golden expanse of Onetahuti Beach where your Guide will introduce you to your stable, double kayak with full instructions and safety brief. Then it’s on to the water to enjoy exploring some of the best sea kayaking territory on the Abel Tasman coast.
Your Guide will design each day to suit, depending on tides, weather conditions, your interests and abilities. Weather permitting, paddle out to view the antics at the Seal Colony on Tonga Island. Watch out for sea birds and you could see a Little Blue Penguin. Return to the mainland and relax on a golden sand beach, take a short bush or beach walk (optional) before paddling south to Bark Bay. (Approximately 2.5 hours paddling)
In the summer months (8 Oct – 18 April) the Cruise schedule allows an extra 2 hours at Bark Bay to explore the wide, sandy estuary, walk to Bark Bay Falls, swim or laze on the golden sand.
(Full Day Tour)
Packed Picnic Lunch Provided
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand, to the Airport.
Travel by air today from Nelson to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Christchurch to Queenstown (South Island).
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Travel to your accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.
It’s all about location! Your 4 star accommodations sits in a tranquil lakefront setting only a minute’s walk from the heart of Queenstown with shopping, restaurants, nightlife and activities all within easy reach. This fresh, modern hotel features rooms and facilities furnished with the finest comforts and conveniences. A place where you can relax with surperb uninterrupted views of the lake, mountains and adjoining gardens. Comfortable and serene you will surely enjoy your stay here!
Upgrades Available: Garden View Room, Lakeview Room
This jet boat adventure offers your senses a feast of spectacular natural beauty on a journey into the wilderness of a World Heritage area.
Your day begins with 1.5 hour journey on a jet boat through the Dart’s river system. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful snow-covered peaks, hidden valleys & waterfalls. Your day includes a guided walk (30 minutes) along the ‘Heritage Trail’ at Paradise. Your guide will provide you with informative & entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest. The forests of this region sit within a World Heritage Area, one of the only natural sites of its kind that is accessible to the public.
Your guide details the fascinating history of this area from the days of Gondwanaland, to quests by Maori for prized pounamu, to the present-day efforts of New Zealand’s department of conservation for the preservation of the area. The day ends with a 4WD coach drive along a scenic back road. You will be entertained with stories of the countryside. On the ride home, you will stop to view the epic backdrop for many international movies, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.
Dart River Wilderness Safari is a high-country adventure. To ensure that your experience is truly enjoyable, please: – Dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes, regardless of season or weather. – Bring sunglasses, a sunhat and sunscreen (insect repellent could also be useful in some weather conditions – all of which are available at the shop in Glenorchy, so don’t worry if you forget them) – Note that cameras are carried at customers risk.
Tour itself is approximately 3 hours.
Travel to an untouched world deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The beauty and vastness of Doubtful Sound will take your breath away as you experience its deep wilderness.
When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence – a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away.
Your day begins in Manapouri with a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri followed by a trip across New Zealand’s most expensive road over Wilmot Pass, pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below.
In Doubtful Sound, you will board our spacious, purpose built catamaran Patea Explorer for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise our knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.
Lunch options and complimentary tea and coffee are available on the vessel.
*A picnic lunch can be pre-ordered before your tour for an additional cost. There is also a selection of cafe food aboard the vessel for purchase.
Tour departs at approximately 7am and returns at approximately 8pm (seasonally adjusted).
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Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand, to the Airport.
Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Queenstown to Auckland (North Island).
Your International flight will take you to Nadi, Fiji direct from Auckland.
Travel from the airport to your vacation accommodation.
Begin your rest and relaxation on the Island of Fiji. Your vacation accommodation is right on the beach. Only a short distance from the airport so you will not waste precious time.
The five star vacation resort is set along absolute beachfront, adjacent to the world class Denarau Golf and Racquet Club and features 296 rooms, each with private balcony overlooking the ocean. Features include a private beach, wedding chapel, swimming pool, international health spa and the most extensive conference facilities in Fiji. A marina and cultural temples are located close by.
Depart your Fijian accommodation and venture into Nadi’s scenic heartland through the beautiful Sabeto Valley to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, housing the largest and most varied orchid collection in Fiji for this half day tour.
Then to Viseisei Village, the legendary landing site of the first Fijians, where you will be shown through the village and handicraft displays. The Vuda Lookout offers a 360 degree bird’s eye view of the West’s mountain ranges, Nadi Bay, and the beautiful Yasawa Group of Islands. Relax in a Fijian Bure and enjoy a tropical fruit juice and seasonal fruits from the orchard.
Travel from your vacation accommodation to the airport.
Depart Fiji from the International Airport and fly to Los Angeles. Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date Line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Fiji.
- a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
- b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
- c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
- d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.