25 Days: Discover Australia, New Zealand & Fiji [ST-3071B]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Sydney (3 Nights), Brisbane (3), Port Douglas (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; Nelson: Kayak & Seals Tour; Queenstown: Wilderness Safari, Doubtful Sound Tour
  • Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Brisbane Airport to Ferry Terminal (Return), Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (Return), Auckland Airport to Accommodation (Return), Wellington Airport to Accommodation, Wellington Accommodation to Ferry Terminal, Picton to Nelson, 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.
Itinerary Details
(Day 1) - International Flight, Los Angeles to Sydney

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.

(Day 2) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Travel via shuttle to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

(Days 2 to 5) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Sydney

Travel to your Sydney Accommodation where you will stay for 3 nights.

Your hotel on the edge of the City and CBD offers you the perfect position to explore. Superb Sydney restaurants, theatres, lively nightclubs and a great range of shops from designer stores to funky boutiques are within easy walking distance from the hotel. Major attractions including Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium, are easily accessible from your Sydney hotel, as well as being close to more family orientated attractions with the Sydney Aquarium & Wildlife Park and the Sydney Imax Cinema nearby.

(Day 3) - Day Tour, Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hr)

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 Theater 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.

Daily, Hourly 9am to 5pm
Does not operate Good Friday, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day 2024

One hour guided experience.

Need to Know
This tour has 300+ stairs – Low Impact. It is strongly encouraged that you leave bags at your hotel and avoid bringing any large items to the Opera House (anything larger than an 8×10″ sheet of paper). No luggage or large bags accepted. Videoing is not allowed. There are plenty of photo opportunities — your tour guide will advise you if photos are not to be taken at any point.

-Add a lunch, dinner or performance to your tour.
-Upgrade your experience with a private, backstage, or architectural tour.

(Day 3) - Day Tour, Sydney Harbour Cruise Express Pass

Enjoy this single day unlimited ferry pass to explore the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the magnificent attractions that surround it!

Discover Sydney the local way with this 1 day unlimited ferry pass to travel the harbor. Stops along the way include Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Watson’s Bay, Manly, Taronga Zoo, Clifton Gardens, and Shark Island. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring while you travel at your leisure soaking in the harbor air on your way to your next destination!

Hop off to enjoy these harbor attractions:
Circular Quay: Bounded by the Sydney Harbour Bridge and historic Rocks district to the west, and the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens to the east, Circular Quay is a bustling ferry hub.
Taronga Zoo: Over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife. Free daily seal and bird shows. Purchase the Zoo and Explorer combo and save.
Shark Island: It would be hard to find a more spectacular picnic spot. Stunning, 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour and a delightfully deserted national park for your own private getaway.
Watsons Bay: Local must-do `Watto’ is famous for its seafood, waterfront pubs, picnic spots, swimming beaches and spectacular headlands walks overlooking the Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.
Manly Beach: You don’t have to swim at this iconic beach to soak up the atmosphere. Shop at the Corso, dine at waterfront cafés, find your favorite gelato flavor or take a nature walk.
Darling Harbour: Start or finish your day at Darling Harbour, surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs and hotels at King Street Wharf, Barangaroo and Cockle Bay.
Clifton Gardens: Clifton Gardens is a beachside oasis in the affluent Harbour suburb of Mosman. The netted beach, long jetty and gentle waves makes it perfect for picnics, swimming and snorkeling.

Hours: Sunday & Thursday 12:00pm-7:30pm, Friday & Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm, Monday – Wednesday (Select dates & times)
Does not operate on Christmas, December 26 – 27, New Year’s Day, January 26, April 25, June 12, and October 2.

1 Day unlimited ferry pass to travel Sydney Harbour

Need to Know
– Guided commentary is available through smart phone app. Download the app through your smartphone prior to boarding. Must use your own headphones.
– Additional cost to enter Fort Dension, Taronga Zoo, and Shark Island (closed February 10, 2023 and February 22, 2023)
– Please bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

– Premium sightseeing tours
– Whale watching tours

(Day 4) - Free Day to Explore Sydney

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.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Blue Mountains Deluxe Day Tour - Full Day

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 home to KangarooS, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. 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 Jamison Valley, overlooking 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 relaxing, stress-free environment taking in the views and information imparted by your guide.

Continuing on you will arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous Three Sisters. While 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 natural 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 to your lunch venue, the Hydro Majestic. 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.


Pick-up from Sydney CBD hotel between: 7:00am – 7:30am.
Drop-off at Sydney CBD hotel between: 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Need to Know

This is a specialized small group tour with a maximum group size of 14 passengers.
Minimum of 2 guests required for tour departure.

– 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


Private Touring

Optional Day Tour (Not Included)- Hunter Valley Wine Tour - Full Day

Explore the fertile Hunter Valley and taste delicious food and wine at award winning wines. Spend time strolling in the vineyards, purchase some wine or simply enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside.

Sip, slurp and sample your way around the Hunter Valley on this interactive, entertaining and informative day tour! Departing from Sydney your Hunter Valley Wine tour heads out over the famous Harbour Bridge, as you travel north toward the luscious fertile lands of the Hunter Valley, one of the most famous wine growing regions in Australia. Delight and tantalize your taste buds as you experience a variety of cellar doors and farm gate visits for local produce tastings.

Sample great Australian wines set amongst the country’s oldest wine region, with locally made chocolate, fudge, cheese and wine from boutique cellar doors. Followed by a delicious winery lunch at a lovely cafe in the Hunter Valley Garden Village with your new friends. Unwind and relax in an afternoon of boutique wineries, entertainment and fun-filled day with new friendships. You’ll visit boutique wineries for an intimate tasting experience. Enjoy the finest Australian wines set amongst the country’s oldest wine region. The afternoon is spent at a beautiful estate.

Exclusions: Note thhis tour does not include activities for children.

**Itinerary and wineries may change depending on availability.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sydney Wildlife World

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! Discover Red Kangaroos in the Red Centre habitat and Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, as well as Hairy-Nosed Wombats, in the 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. This is a collection of exhibits you do not want to miss!

10:00am – 5:00pm (Last entry at 4:00pm)
10:00am – 3:00pm (Last entry at 2pm) on Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day

Entry into WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Need to Know
Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. It is best to give yourself at least 90 mins to go through the zoo. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle and money for food, beverages, and souvenirs. Parking fees are not included.

Breakfast with the Koalas and various animal interactions available.

(Day 5) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.

(Day 5) - Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Brisbane

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Brisbane.

(Day 5) - Private Transfer, Brisbane Airport to Tangalooma Ferry Terminal

Travel by private transfer whilst on your vacation.

(Days 5 to 8) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Brisbane

Enjoy 3 nights at your 5-Star Moreton Island accommodation.

Located on Moreton Island, Queensland, this stunning vacation destination offers a unique dolphin feeding experience each evening. Surrounded by crystal-clear waters and golden beaches, guests can enjoy snorkeling and diving adventures. Accommodation options range from hotel rooms to beachfront villas. The resort boasts restaurants, bars, pools, and fitness facilities. Thrill-seekers can try sand tobogganing and 4WD tours, while relaxation seekers can unwind at the day spa. Promoting eco-tourism and conservation efforts to preserve the island’s delicate ecosystem, this enchanting destination promises an unforgettable vacation experience with its diverse activities and breathtaking beauty.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi, Swimming Pool, Gym, Day Spa, Luggage Storage, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, ATM, Paid Parking, Wheelchair Friendly, Laundry Service

Preferred Room
Hotel Room – 1 King Bed + 2 Sofa Beds OR 2 Single Beds – Room Features: Mini Fridge, Private Balcony, Air Conditioning, Shower Amenities, Hairdryer, Flat Screen TV, Includes 1 Wild Dolphin Feeding on 1 Night of Stay.

Room Upgrades
– Resort Unit – 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed + 1 Divan – Room Features: Kitchenette (Mini Fridge & Microwave) ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Flat Screen TV ; Includes 1 Wild Dolphin Feeding on 1 Night of Stay.

– Hotel Deluxe King – 1 King Bed + 1 Double Fold Out Couch – Room Features: Mini Fridge ; Private Balcony ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Bath Robes and Slippers ; Ocean View ; Flat Screen TV and DVD Player ; Includes 1 Wild Dolphin Feeding on 1 Night of Stay ; Wine and Chocolates on Arrival.

– Hotel Deluxe Twin – 2 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed + 2 Sofa Beds – Room Features: Mini Fridge ; Private Balcony ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Bath Robes and Slippers ; Ocean View ; Flat Screen TV and DVD Player ; Includes 1 Wild Dolphin Feeding on 1 Night of Stay ; Wine and Chocolates on Arrival.

– Family Suite – 1 Queen Bed + 3 Single Beds + 1 Divan – Room Features: Kitchenette (Mini Fridge & Microwave) ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Flat Screen TV ; Includes 1 Wild Dolphin Feeding on 1 Night of Stay.

Need to know
Hotel subject to availability. If this hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be substituted. Room booked will be preferred unless otherwise listed on your quote.

(Days 6) - Free Day to Explore Tangalooma Resort

Free time to rest, relax or explore.

(Day 7) - Day Tour, Island Day, Desert Safari & Dolphin Feeding - Full Day

Enjoy a day out on Moreton Island, the world’s 3rd largest sand island (the other 2 largest are also in Queensland!). With this Desert Safari Tour, you will take a journey to the Tangalooma Desert as part of a this thrilling and bumping 4WD bus tour where getting there is half the fun. Receive a unique look into the heart of Moreton Island and then participate in the exhilarating sport of Moreton Island sand tobogganing, reaching speeds of up to 40km (24 miles) per hour! The tour highlight is the magical experience of hand feeding wild bottlenose dolphins at sunset.

At Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, you can enjoy a day at the beach, speed down sand dunes, and at sunset, wade into the water to hand feed one of the island’s special visitors, a wild bottlenose dolphin! The experience is unforgettable.

– Desert Safari Day Cruise – 4WD Bus ride into the desert and masonite boards for Sand Tobogganing.

– Wild Dolphin Feeding – After a safety briefing island guests are invited to wade into the ocean beside the resort jetty to handfeed the wild dolphins at sunset. This is a magical and unforgettable experience before returning to the mainland.

Daily. Tour does not operate Anzac Day (25 April) & Christmas Day.
Departures at 9:15am & 1:30pm.

Need to Know
In the event of heavy rain or strong winds customers will do a scenic island bus trip.

– Desert Safari 4WD tour
– Dolphin Behavior and Data Collection Presentation
– Discover the World of Dolphins presentation at the Eco Centre
– Admission to the nightly dolphin feeding program
– Dolphin feeding photo/low resolution digital copy

Image Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland / Tourism Australia

(Day 8) - Private Transfer, Tangalooma Ferry Terminal to Brisbane Airport

Travel by private transfer whilst on your vacation.

(Day 8) - Australian Domestic Flight, Brisbane to Cairns

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Brisbane to Cairns.

(Day 8) - Private Transfer, Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation

Travel by private luxury sedan from Cairns Airport to your vacation accommodation in Port Douglas, Australia.

Departures occur approximately 30 minutes after aircraft arrival-time for domestic flights. For international flights this will be considerably longer because of customs and other formalities.

Need to Know
Luggage Restrictions: 1 checked bag and 1 hand luggage is free of charge per person in the shuttle. Additional luggage is 10$ each. Strollers are free. Bikes need to be in a bike bag. Fishing rods need to be broken down and in a container.

(Days 8 to 11) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Port Douglas

Your accommodation is a Jungle Walk Bungalow located directly south of the township of Port Douglas.

Your bungalow captures the intimate feel of our unique tropical forest. Tropical birds often rest in the treetops directly off the balcony.

Bungalows are individually placed and border the paths as they rise up the headland through Eucalypt forest. The rise affords height for the verandahs that are perfect for watching for birds and butterlies as they settle and feed in the forest canopy. There is a priviledged feeling of intimacy with our unique tropical forest and it’s inhabitants.

Recent guests commented that on their first morning they drew the curtains to behold the treetops at their balcony’s edge festooned with colourful Rainbow Lorikeets and numerous Honeyeaters. The colourful spectacle took their breath away. They described their Bungalow as the world’s most luxurious bird hide!

By day spectacular butterflies and birds pass right by your balcony and on a still night you might hear the cackle of the Orange Footed Scrubfowl or the distant howl of wild dingoes. There is nothing more memorable or evocative of Australia’s wild places

Inclusions: Daily scheduled guided tours with onsite rangers including: Nature walks, bird watching, coconut odyssey and beach discovery, Star gazing at Thala’s specially-designed outdoor observatory, Weekly evening presentations by local Indigenous elder and Buggy assistance on request

(Days 9 & 10 ) - Free Days to Explore Port Doulgas

Experience the distinctive laid back atmosphere and low-rise tropical old world charm of Port Douglas!

Experience a range of attractions from one of the many galleries to the great shopping districts. Stop for a bite to eat at the Marina Mirage and take a walk on the boardwalk while you’re there. Take a visit to Port Douglas’ first church, Saint Mary’s by the Sea and see fantastic views of the Coral Sea and distant mountains. Don’t forget to soak up the sun at Four Mile Beach or even take in a game of golf.

What ever your tastes happen to be, Port Douglas is a great place to relax and simply enjoy the many great features of this town.

Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

(Day 11) - Private Transfer, Port Douglas Accommodation to Cairns Airport

Travel by private luxury sedan from your Port Douglas vacation accommodation to the Airport in Cairns, Australia.

Need to Know
Luggage Restrictions: 1 checked bag and 1 hand luggage is free of charge per person in the shuttle. Additional luggage is 10$ each. Strollers are free. Bikes need to be in a bike bag. Fishing rods need to be broken down and in a container.

(Day 11) - International Flight, Cairns to Auckland

Depart Cairns and fly to Auckland.

(Day 11) - Shuttle Transfer, Auckland Airport to Accommodation

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.

(Days 11 to 15) - 4 Nights Accommodation in Auckland

Travel to your accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.

Enjoy your beautiful vacation accommodation with its sweeping views of the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland City. Take a short stroll to the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland’s stunning waterfront which boasts an array of renowned restaurants and bars. Your accommodation is centrally located in a modern complex and contains 37 levels consisting of deluxe queen, one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with free Wi-Fi, full kitchens and laundry facilities. You will be able to enjoy full use of the onsite gymnasium and heated outdoor pool.

(Day 12) - Day Tour, Waiheke Island Wine & Dine

The ultimate Waiheke day out, including return ferry, a seasonal multi-course vineyard lunch with glass of Waiheke Island wine and on-island transport.

Leave the city behind as you take your 35-minute ferry ride through Auckland’s harbor and over to one of Auckland’s real highlights – Waiheke Island. An artsy community with fantastic scenery, wine and food, it’s no wonder that it is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. 

On arrival at the island, you’ll be greeted by your tour driver and taken to an amazing location for a multi-course lunch and a glass of wine. After lunch, explore Waiheke at your leisure aboard the Explorer Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus where you can visit wineries or just take in the fantastic scenery.

Finish your day with a return ferry back to Auckland at a time of your choosing. The last ferry departs Waiheke after midnight, so you’ve got all the time you need (last ferry 11:00pm on Sundays).

The following venues are available for your lunch. Please indicate preference at booking (available venues subject to change).

The Heke Distillery and Brewery – Four acres of beautiful gardens surround The ‘HEKE, where chefs prepare lunch over glowing wood fires. Enjoy a craft beer or craft whiskey tasting – available spirits are whiskey, gin, vodka, bourbon and vodka seltzer.

Stonyridge Vineyard – Famous for its blended reds, mouthwatering platters and atmospheric valley of simmering vines.

Batch Winery – As the vineyard with the highest altitude on the island, Batch’s views will blow you away.

Thursday – Sunday, Departs Auckland 12:00pm
Return time is flexible. Nighttime return ferry times are available (please check timetable)

– Return ferry tickets from Auckland to Waiheke Island
– Transfer from Waiheke ferry terminal to chosen winery
– Seasonal multi-course lunch with glass of wine
– Return trip to ferry terminal on Waiheke Explorer Bus (can return at your leisure)

Need to Know:
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring ID for wine tastings/lunch. Wear comfortable shoes and a light jacket in cooler months. Please advise of dietary requirements at booking.

(Day 13) - Day Tour, Rotorua Geothermal & Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

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.

(Day 14) - Free Day to Explore Auckland

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

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Auckland City Highlights Tour

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.

(Day 15) - Shuttle Transfer, Auckland Accommodation to Airport

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.

(Day 15) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Auckland to Wellington

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Auckland to the nation’s captital, Wellington.

(Day 15) - Shuttle Transfer, Wellington Airport to Accommodation

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.

(Days 15 to 17) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Wellington

Travel to your accommodation in Wellington, where you will be staying for 2 nights.

Located on Wellington’s premier Oriental Parade, overlooking the stunning Wellington Harbour, your hotel is the perfect base to explore the city. Merely 10 minutes away, are the city’s shopping, commercial, and entertainment centre. The Te Papa Museum, Live Theatre in Courtney Place, and many of the city’s finest restaurants and bars are also close by. Each room captures the natural beauty of the nearby ocean and environment, and comes equipped with all the modern hotel comforts. Additional facilities include concierge service and leisure desk.

Amenities: Internet Access Wireless, Bar on Premises, Restaurant – On Premises, Parking/Car Space Available, Dry Cleaning, Iron in Guest Laundry, Currency Exchange

(Day 16) - Free Day to Explore Wellington

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

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Museum tour & Ship ride with Fish & Chips

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.

(Day 17) - Shuttle Transfer, Wellington Accommodation to Ferry Terminal

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Wellington to the Ferry Terminal.

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.

(Day 17) - Scenic Ferry, Wellington to Picton

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`.

Make your way from Wellington to Picton aboard one of 3 amazing ferries and take in the spectacular views along the way. See the South Island’s Kaikoura ranges and have the opportunity to spot dolphins and sea birds.

Departs multiple times beginning at 2:00am.

– Tranport from the North Island to the South Island
– Beautiful views
– Complimentary internet, newspapers, magazines, beer, wine, tea, coffee, & snacks

Need to Know
Food court, bar, Movie Theatre, and shops are at your own expense.

(Day 17) - Shuttle Transfer, Picton to Nelson

Today you will travel by shuttle from Picton to Nelson, New Zealand.

Enjoy your scenic and relaxing shuttle from Picton over to Nelson.

(Days 17 to 19) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Nelson

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

(Day 18) - Day Tour, Beaches, Bays and Seals Guided Kayak Tour

If wildlife, lagoons and kayak sailing are what you’re after – this is the tour for you!

You are invited to join a guided kayaking expedition into the Heart of the Park, where stunning vistas await. The journey starts at Torrent Bay, the launching point for an epic kayaking adventure through the park’s most scenic spots.

Expert guides meticulously tailor each day to make the most of tides and weather conditions, ensuring an unforgettable experience. You can explore Cleopatra’s Pool, meet playful seals on Pinnacle Island, and even try kayak sailing as they paddle through these breathtaking landscapes.

To keep energy levels high, a delicious lunch is provided, satisfying both appetite and adventurous spirit. After a thrilling day, everyone is returned to Kaiteriteri, leaving participants with memories of an action-packed adventure amidst natural beauty. This kayaking experience promises an unforgettable day in the heart of the park that will leave all participants wanting more!

Daily, except Christmas Day
Departs Kaiteriteri at 9:00am, Returns 4:15pm (approx.)

– Return hotel transfers from Nelson
– Return boat transfers from Kaiteriteri
– Guided kayak tour
– A stable double kayak with paddles, so two people share the paddling effort. If you are travelling on your own, your guide will find you a suitable kayaking partner
– Kayak skirt to minimize water splashing into your kayak
– Spray jacket (water resistant but not waterproof)
– Buoyancy aid
– Dry bags for spare clothing and camera gear. Bags are waterproof if sealed correctly
– Maximum eight people per guide
– Boat back-up
– In the cooler months, gloves and booties are provided (bring socks for lining)
– Picnic lunch

Need to Know
Children under 12 not allowed. Guides will provide training for those less experienced at kayaking before the tour starts. No guarantee that your sensitive electronic equipment could be damaged against splashing. Bring a spare set of clothing and warm layer to be stored in the kayak so you can change into dry gear if necessary. Footwear for kayaking is optional. Light shoes or water socks are best. Your feet will get wet. Bring shoes and socks for walking, in case weather causes you to land on a beach where some walking might be necessary. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form.

(Day 19) - Shuttle Transfer, Nelson Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Nelson, 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.

(Day 19) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Nelson to Christchurch

Travel by air today from Nelson to Christchurch, New Zealand.

(Day 19) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Christchurch to Queenstown

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Christchurch to Queenstown (South Island).

(Day 19) - Shuttle Transfer, Queenstown Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, 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.

(Days 19 to 22) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Queenstown

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

(Day 20) - Day Tour, Dart River Safari - ½ Day

This jet boat adventure offers your senses a feast of spectacular natural beauty on a journey into the wilderness of the World Heritage-listed Mt. Aspiring National Park.

Your day begins with 1.5 hour journey on a jet boat through the Dart 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. 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). Note that cameras are carried at customer’s risk.

Tour itself is approximately 3 hours.

Daily. Does not operate on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Departs Queentown 8:30am
Departs Glenorchy 9:30am

– Highly experienced professional driver and guide 
– Thrilling ride on a modern, well maintained twin engine jet boat
– Life jackets 
– Transport from central Queenstown location or Glenorchy central location

Need to Know
This experience is not suitable for pregnant women, those with specific medical conditions, including people who suffer from back or neck injuries. Children must be at least 3 years old to join tour. Warm layers of clothing are recommended, including waterproof jacket, sturdy footwear and sunglasses. A small bag can be carried with you for the entire duration of the tour, should you require any extra items.

(Day 21) - Day Tour, Doubtful Sound - Full Day

Doubtful Sound is a beautiful fiord; three times longer than Milford Sound and a surface area ten times larger with twisting arms. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away.

The only way you can to get to Doubtful Sound is to cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass – New Zealand’s most expensive (and majestic) road.
Pause along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening below. This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see.
Once you arrive, you will board the Patea Explorer for a 3-hour cruise on Doubtful Sound – a spectacular pristine fiord. During the cruise, your knowledgeable and friendly skipper or nature guide will share with you their passion for the region. They’re always ready to answer questions, point out landmarks and provide all the information about the varied wildlife you may see, including dolphins, fur seals, and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.
Following the cruise, return to your Queenstown hotel by luxury coach.

Departs 6:55am, Returns 7:30pm (approx.)

– Transport by coach to/from Queenstown accommodation
– Lake cruise
– Fjord cruise
– Wildlife viewing
– Insightful commentary by nature guide

Need to Know:
Wear waterproof/warm clothing and non-slip shoes. Please bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Due to the multi-leg journey and floating wharf access, guests will need to have a reasonable level of mobility. Because of the length of the tour, please bring a packed lunch or food and drink available for purchase onboard.

Photo Credit: Tourism Media

(Day 22) - Shuttle Transfer, Queenstown Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, 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.

(Day 22) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Queenstown to Auckland

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Queenstown to Auckland (North Island).

(Day 22) - International Flight, Auckland to Nadi

Your International flight will take you to Nadi, Fiji direct from Auckland.

(Day 22) - Shuttle Transfer from Nadi Airport to Accommodation

Travel from the airport to your vacation accommodation.

(Days 22 to 25) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Fiji

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.

(Days 23 to 24) - Free Day to Explorer Fiji

Free time to rest, relax or explore.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Lookout Garden

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.

(Day 25) - Shuttle Transfer from Accommodation to Airport

Travel from your vacation accommodation to the airport.

(Day 25) - International Flight, Fiji to Los Angeles

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.