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Picturing yourself in the South Pacific? On one of our trips to Australia and New Zealand, you can explore the wildlife of the Outback and Fiordland, or kick back in cultural hubs like Sydney and Auckland.

Australia & New Zealand
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What our travelers say about their trips to Australia and New Zealand

BEST TRIP EVER!
01/02/2019 by First-time traveler Silvija M.
Everything I expected and more!. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who loves to relish in other cultures and have new experiences from city life to the outback of Australia and from the unbelievable scenery in south island of New Zealand to Auckland, so many wonderful experiences...
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Awesome two weeks in Australia and New Zealand!
12/06/2018 by First-time traveler Janet B.
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our 2 week visit to these 2 countries! Since we were only willing to spend 2 weeks, this tour was perfect! We were able to get acquainted with Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Queenstown, and Auckland, but our favorites were the optional excursions.
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Planning a trip is a breeze with the help of Go Ahead Tours’ experts working behind the scenes.

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Choose from 175+ tours all around the world. Need help narrowing down? Call our regional experts at 1-800-590-1161 to talk through how you like to travel.
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Your tour package includes handpicked hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.
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Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

Australia and New Zealand travel tips

Where to go in Australia and New Zealand

Wondering how to plan a trip to this faraway part of the world? We've got you covered with our package trips to Australia and New Zealand. When you travel with us, you'll enjoy breakfast daily, sightseeing with local guides, comfortable transportation, and an expert Tour Director showing you the best sites.

Here are some of the top places to visit on our guided tours to Australia and New Zealand:

  • Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Australia
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Australian Outback
  • The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia
  • Sydney Opera House in Australia
  • Milford Sound in New Zealand
  • Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Pancake rocks of Punakaiki, New Zealand
  • Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand

If you'd like to experience the best of both Australia and New Zealand during two weeks of vacation, try our Highlights of Australia & New Zealand tour. Have more time to spare? Spend it traveling on our 22-day Australia & New Zealand trip.

When to visit Australia and New Zealand

Since these are year-round destinations, the best time for group tours to Australia and New Zealand depends on your preferences. When planning a journey to this corner of the globe, remember that the seasons are opposite of what we experience here in North America. Our winter months of December to February are the summer months of these countries.

Our trips to Australia and New Zealand may bring you to several regions where temperatures are different. In January for example, daily highs may be in the 80s F in Melbourne, 90s F in Alice Springs, and 70s F in Rotorua. In July, Melbourne and Rotorua may have daily highs in the 50s F and Alice Springs may be in the 60s.

Packing tips for Australia and New Zealand

When you're preparing for one of our Australia and New Zealand tours, we recommend packing light. You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at the airport, so one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person is a good rule of thumb.

The sun is strong in these destinations, so be sure to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for our trips to Australia and New Zealand. Lightweight clothing that you can easily layer, as well as a comfortable pair of walking shoes is important to have, too. After you've booked your trip, we'll send you more detailed information about what to bring on tour.

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