22 days (25 with extension)
Group size: 18-35 travelers
Say hello to a new year with festivities in sparkling Sydney.
From the Great Barrier Reef to the rugged Australian Outback, from the sheep-dotted New Zealand plains to its cliff-lined fjords, the Land Down Under features a lineup of dramatic landscapes. In between outdoor adventures and celebrating the new year, you’ll discover sophisticated cities and an irresistible spirit.
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Your tour package includes
19 nights in handpicked hotels
7 three-course dinners, including a special New Year’s Eve dinner and Champagne toast
1 wine tasting
11 guided sightseeing tours
Expert Tour Director & local guides
Private deluxe motor coach
New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Bob’s Peak, Kiwi home-hosted dinner, Milford Sound, Kiwi Wildlife Park, Auckland’s Sky Tower
On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and gravel paths, with few hills.
We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. While we can't confirm specific accommodations far in advance, these are common hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be comfortable and satisfied.
The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
This centrally located hotel is found in Woolloomooloo, Sydney. Guests enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and a gym. Nearby, you'll find Hyde Park, the Australian Museum, and Sydney Harbour.
Rydges Esplanade Resort Hotel
This contemporary hotel is located on the Cairns Esplanade. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a spa, and 24-hour room service. Nearby, you'll find Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Botanic Garden, and the Cairns Night Markets.
Desert Gardens Hotel
This scenic hotel is located within view of Uluru. Guests enjoy an art gallery, sprawling gardens, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find scenic lookouts, the Red Ochre Spa, and resort shops.
DoubleTree By Hilton Alice Springs
Alice Springs, Australia
This majestic hotel is located within walking distance of downtown. Guests enjoy a fitness center, heated pool, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Simpsons Gap, Alice Springs Desert Park, and Anzac Hill.
Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne
You will love the convenience of staying in the very heart of all the action in the Melbourne city center. Blending the zest of the Vibe Hotel brand with the beautiful façade of a heritage building, Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is located only a couple of blocks from the hub of Melbourne’s Collins Street.
Christchurch Region, New Zealand
This centrally located hotel is found in Latimer Square. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and restaurant. Nearby, you'll find the Avon River, Canterbury Museum, and Cashel Street.
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Queenstown, New Zealand
This scenic hotel is located on the lakefront. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and room service. Nearby, you'll find Saint Omer Park, Ben Lomond Walkway, and Queenstown Gardens.
Millenium Hotel Rotorua
Rotorua, New Zealand
This eco-friendly hotel is located next to Lake Rotorua. Guests enjoy a heated pool, spa, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find geothermal parklands, Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts, and Government Gardens.
Stamford Plaza Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
This comfortable hotel is located downtown. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a recreation center, and spa. Nearby, you'll find the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Albert Park, and Sky Tower.
Our team of experts will create a personalized flight itinerary for you. Meet up with friends, arrive early, stop over somewhere new, or stay longer — we've got you covered.