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Australia & New Zealand

February 10-27, 2025

Tour Highlights

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  • Roundtrip Airfare from Charlotte

  • 4 Inner-Tour Flights

  • 14 Nights First Class Hotel

  • Cairns-3 Night Stay

  • Sydney-3 Night Stay

  • Melbourne-2 Nights

  • Queenstown-3 Night Stay

  • Rotorua-2 Night Stay

  • 24 Meals: 13 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 8 Dinner

  • Catamaran Cruise

  • Great Barrier Reef

  • Sydney Opra House

  • Sydney Wildlife World

  • Sydney Harbor Dinner Cruise

  • Melbourne City Tour

  • New Zealand’s North & South Islands

  • Thermal Reserve

  • Maori Culture Performance & Feast

  • National Kiwi Hatchery 

  • Hobbiton

  • Auckland

*Passport Required*

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Day 1- Depart United States

Depart from home to begin an adventure of a lifetime!

Day 2 & 3-Sydney, Australia

On arrival in Sydney, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers. Sydney is Australia's most well known city and also its most populated.

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Day 4-Sydney

Enjoy a Sydney city tour including the Botanical Gardens, The Music Conservatory, Kings Cross, Chinatown, Paddington, The Rocks, and a stop for spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House & Harbor. Then visit and tour The Sydney Opera House, Australia's most iconic structure. Later, explore Sydney Wildlife World featuring a Koala Sanctuary and an interactive walk through of wallabies and bird life along with other fascinating exhibits. Tonight, enjoy a Sydney Harbor dinner cruise to see the beautiful city. 

Day 5-Sydney at Leisure

The day is at your leisure to relax, or explore this exciting city on your own. An optional tour will be offered. 

Day 6-Sydney-Cairns

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and check in for a three night stay in this gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers. 

Day 7-Great Barrier Reef

Today experience a catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. On this tropical island paradise, enjoy a included lunch and a choice of a glass bottom boat cruise, an eco island walk, or snorkeling. 


Day 8-Cairns at Leisure

Today is at Leisure to enjoy the Cairns at your own pace. Maybe take an optional excursion featuring the Kuranda Scenic Rail which opened in 1891. The famous railway ascends to Kuranda, a village in the rainforest in refurbished vintage carriages. 

Day 9-Cairns-Melbourne

Today transfer to the Cairns airport and fly to Melbourne, a Victorian city which is often rated as the worlds most livable city. Arrive to Melbourne and transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. 

Day 10-Melbourne

Today enjoy a Melbourne city tour featuring Fitzroy Gardens, The Shrine of Remembrance and The Parliament House. This afternoon, enjoy Australia's cultural capital Melbourne at leisure or enjoy an optional experience to Phillip Island, a renowned nature reserve and home to the world famous Little Penguin Parade. At sunset, the worlds smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore to their sand dune burrows, then enjoy dinner on Phillip Island before returning to Melbourne. 

Day 11- Melbourne- Queenstown, New Zealand

Transfer to the airport for your flight to adventurous and scenic Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is situated on the shores of the South Island's Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers. 

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Day 12-Queenstown-Milford Sound-Queenstown

Today, travel to Milford Sound. Remote, mysterious uniquely New Zealand, Milford Sound is a spectacular reminder of the forces of nature. Enjoy a Milford Sound luncheon Cruise from breathtaking scenery and commentary on the natural history of the sound. Later, return to Queenstown for the evening. 

Day 13-Queenstown at Leisure

Today is at leisure to enjoy Queenstown and its beautiful alpine scenery. 

Day 14-Queenstown-Rotorua

Transfer to the airport today for your flight to Rotorua, situated on New Zealand's north island. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. This evening enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. Rotorua is a area made famous by geothermal activity and Maori history. 

Day 15-Rotorua 

The kiwi is New Zealand's national icon and is an endangered species. Today visit the National Kiwi Hatchery to gain a understanding of what the country is doing to bring the bird back from the brink of extension and discover how 2,100 chicks have been born at the hatchery. Later enjoy a once in a lifetime New Zealand experience as you visit one of the country's most magnificent natural wonderlands, a Thermal Reserve featuring a landscape of erupting geysers, bubbling mud pools, and native bush. Later discover more about New Zealand during your Maori Cultural Performance and Hangi Feast featuring a traditional meal and Haka entertainment. 


Day 16-Rotorua-Hobbiton-Auckland

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the North Island as you travel to Auckland. Enroute experience the real Middle- Earth with a visit to The Hobbiton movie set in the heart of the Waikato Region. You can step into the lush pastures of the Shire in the Peter Jackson directed films, Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Arrive in Auckland, the "City of Sails", for a brief panoramic city tour to see the scenic waterfront area and the Auckland Tower. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner and overnight in the Auckland Airport Area. 

Day 17- Auckland-Flight Home

Today transfer to the Auckland Airport for your flight home. 


Double occupancy: $9,745

Single Occupancy: $11,570

TO book this tour please call our office at (843) 656-2450 or fill out a tour inquiry and we will reach out to answer any questions you may have

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