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Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

15 days |  18 days with Fiji extension
15 days |  18 days with Fiji extension
Group size1535 travelers
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4.5 out of 5 stars

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Discover remote landscapes, sunny cities, and indigenous cultures.

Journey from the Land Down Under to the Land of the Long White Cloud, taking in breathtaking natural wonders and iconic architecture as you go. From Australia’s vast Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand’s majestic peaks and sparkling lakes, there’s so much to marvel at in this far-away part of the world.

Your tour package includes

  • 12 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 7 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Carlton Gardens
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Gondola Ride up Bob’s Peak
  • Fiordland National Park cruise
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight2 nights
Day 1: Travel day

Cross the International Date Line in flight and “lose” a day.

Day 2: Travel day

Your flight continues to Australia.

Melbourne2 nights
Day 3: Arrival in Melbourne
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Australia! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 4: Sightseeing tour of Melbourne
Included meal: Breakfast

Set off on a guided tour to admire the city’s beautiful 19th-century architecture, historic landmarks, and sprawling parks.

  • Explore Carlton Gardens, home of the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Museum
  • Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Shrine of Remembrance
  • Pass the Yarra River and the Sports and Arts Precinct, site of the Australian Open
  • Stroll through Queen Victoria Market

Enjoy a free afternoon in Melbourne or add an excursion.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade

From $159 per person

Great Barrier Reef Region2 nights
Day 5: Flight to Cairns
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Cairns, a coastal city in the state of Queensland, and enjoy dinner there this evening. Then, transfer to your hotel in the Great Barrier Reef region.

Day 6: The Great Barrier Reef
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a full day at the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system.

  • Head to Cairns Marina to board a catamaran and sail out to Michaelmas Cay
  • Enjoy a cup of tea as you learn about the reef’s unique ecosystem from a marine biologist
  • Dock at Michaelmas Cay and view the coral’s colors from the glass-bottom boat or head to the beach to hop in the water with a snorkel
  • Sit down for an included tropical buffet lunch aboard the boat
  • Sip on a glass of sparkling wine and some tea as you make your way back to Cairns

Please note: Snorkeling equipment is provided.

Sydney3 nights
Day 7: Flight to Sydney
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Sydney this morning. After settling into your hotel, sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Sydney
Included meal: Breakfast

Join your Tour Director for a guided tour of one of the world’s most pleasant cities.

  • Pass Darling Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • See the Rocks neighborhood and stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair to take in views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Soak in views of Bondi Beach and the Gap in Watsons Bay
  • Enter the National Opal Collection
  • Step inside the UNESCO-listed Sydney Opera House with a local guide

Spend a free afternoon in the city or add an excursion.

Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

From $149 per person

Day 9: Free day in Sydney
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to get to Sydney on your own, or add an excursion.

Royal Botanic Gardens & Bush Tucker Tour

From $129 per person

Queenstown3 nights
Day 10: Flight to Queenstown & Bob’s Peak visit
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Queenstown, New Zealand, this morning. Upon arrival, enjoy a free afternoon to get acquainted with the city.

Tonight, take the Skyline Queenstown Gondola 1,500 feet up to Bob’s Peak, which offers panoramic views of the landscape below. At the top, watch the sunset as you admire the Remarkables, Walter Peak, and Lake Wakatipu in the distance.

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Queenstown
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day getting to know the Queenstown area with your Tour Director as you explore the gold rush settlement of Arrowtown.

Then, enjoy free time in Queenstown or add an excursion.

Walter Peak: Lake Cruise & Lunch

From $125 per person

Walter Peak: Lake Cruise & Dinner

From $129 per person

Day 12: Milford Sound
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Depart early this morning to see the breathtaking scenery of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park.

  • Travel through the Five Rivers farming region and past Lake Te Anau, the largest lake on the South Island
  • Pass through beautiful beech forests and by glittering mirror lakes
  • Climb to the Homer Saddle and drive through Homer Tunnel
  • Enjoy an included lunch as you cruise around Milfod Sound, in view of Mitre Peak
Auckland2 nights
Day 13: Flight to Auckland
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Auckland this morning. Then, get to know “The City of Sails” with your Tour Director in the lead where you’ll see the city’s iconic spots such as Mount Eden, the Sky Tower and the Auckland Domain.

Spend a free evening in Auckland or add an excursion.

Auckland Sky Tower & Dinner

From $105 per person

Day 14: Free day in Auckland
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Enjoy a free day in Auckland or add an excursion. 

Later, celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner.

Waiheke Island

From $145 per person

Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to explore Fiji.

Extension to Fiji
Fly to Fiji to continue your trip and discover what makes the island the definition of paradise. It definitely has something to do with all those palm trees and totally perfect beaches, which you’ll have plenty of time to get familiar with.
Fiji3 nights
Day 15: Flight to Fiji
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Nadi, Fiji, and transfer to your seaside hotel.

Day 16: Free day in Fiji
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Fiji or add an excursion.

Tivua Island Sailing & Snorkeling

From $125 per person

Day 17: Free day in Fiji
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend another free day in Fiji or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Fiji Village Visit: Indigenous Culture & Traditions

From $95 per person

Flight Home
Day 18: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Spend the afternoon relaxing in a dayroom, then transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5

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    4 out of 5 stars

    Australia, New Zealand, Fiji
    1/13/24 by 2nd-time traveler Audri

    Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. However, it should be made more clear about how much you actually walk (it is ALOT more than an hour a day!). This was not a problem for us, but for those with physical limitations it proved to be challenging. The Fiji extension was absolutely the pinnacle to the whol...

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    4 out of 5 stars

    Great Australia/New Zealand/Fiji Experience
    1/13/24 by 1st-time traveler Anonymous

    Overall, the trip was wonderful. Our tour guide was excellent and worked hard to meet everyone's needs. Look into making your own air reservations because meeting your needs might be challenging. Make sure you honestly are able to meet the physical demands of the trip because if you can't it nega...

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    4 out of 5 stars

    Trip of a lifetime
    1/13/24 by 1st-time traveler Anonymous

    Our tour guide Clint was top shelf!!!

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
    Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

    This historic and elegant hotel is located in the central business district of Melbourne off of Flinders Street. Guests enjoy the on-site restaurant, ...

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    Pacific Hotel Cairns
    Pacific Hotel Cairns

    This centrally located hotel is located on the Cairns Esplanade. Guests enjoy a heated pool, free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find the Esp...

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    Vibe Hotel Sydney
    Vibe Hotel Sydney

    This classic hotel is located in the Docklands. Guests enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and spa. Nearby, you'll find Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka ...

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    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown

    This contemporary hotel is located steps away from Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Guests enjoy the outdoor terrace, fitness center, and bar featuring lo...

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    Rydges Auckland
    Rydges Auckland

    This vibrant hotel is located downtown. Guests enjoy an on-site coffee house, a gym, and restaurant. Nearby, you'll find Albert Park, the New Zealand ...

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    Shangri-La Yanuca Island
    Shangri-La Yanuca Island

    This picturesque hotel is located on the private island of Yanuca in Fiji. Guests enjoy the 9-hole golf course, multiple swimming pools, and the spa. ...

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    Flights

    Round-trip flights are one more thing we handle to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find the best flight itinerary for you at a competitive rate, thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.
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    • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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