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15 Day Australia and New Zealand Panorama

15 Days (14 Nights) | From $6325

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne (D)

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Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It's a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.


Day 2: Melbourne Sightseeing (B)

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Join your Travel Director for a cultural insight. Your city sights tour includes a private walk through Melbourne's famous hidden laneways. You'll discover the city's eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Spend the rest of the day as you choose.


Day 3: Melbourne - Cairns (flights not included) (B)

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This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival join a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, crocodiles and more! This evening is free for your to choose from the numerous restaurants that Cairns has to offer.


Day 4: Cairns Sightseeing (BD)

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Today is a free day to do as you choose. A great option is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda, be amazed as you travel over and through World Heritage rainforest, explore quaint Kuranda village and later board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for this historic rail journey. If you’d prefer to spend the day relaxing by your hotel pool or sitting back at a local café you can do that too!

In the evening re-join your travelling companions for a Be My Guest dining experience at Tjapukai Cultural Park. Hear dreamtime stories, witness a high impact dance performance and enjoy dinner with your local host to the sounds of the didgeridoo.


Day 5: Great Barrier Reef (BL)

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Get ready for an experience of a lifetime – board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns.


Day 6: Cairns - Sydney (flights not included) (BD)

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This morning you'll fly to Sydney. On arrival there's time to relax or explore before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You'll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.


Day 7: Sydney Sightseeing (BL)

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Kick off this highlight day on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a local expert. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You'll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen's Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later spend free time exploring or shopping, enjoy an optional experience or maybe just take a stroll along the harbour front.


Day 8: Sydney Sightseeing (BD)

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This morning you’ll be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Discover the medicinal values of bush tucker and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. Join an Indigenous guide for a fun introduction to Aboriginal art and see how Aboriginal culture is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own boomerang dot painting, which you can take home as a souvenir of your experience.


Day 9: Sydney - Queenstown (flight not included) (BD)

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This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed. Set in the restored historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office and relocated to its lakefront setting in 1936, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive highlight dinner with wine.


Day 10: Queenstown Sightseeing (B)

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You have a free day to do as you choose in New Zealand's adventure capital. Why not take an optional experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord.


Day 11: Queenstown Sightseeing (B)

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Make the most of your last day in New Zealand's adventure capital. Perhaps you'll choose to ride a Shotover Jet Boat or take an excursion through skipper's canyon. You might take the time to explore Queenstown on your own, try one of the restaurants while soaking up alpine views.


Day 12: Queenstown - Rotorua (flight not included) (BD)

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Fly from Queenstown to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting. 'Be My Guest' and share the Powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae.


Day 13: Rotorua Sightseeing (B)

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This morning a Maori local expert will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you'll gain an appreciation of Maori culture. See New Zealand's biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a local expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award winning stage show, for a cultural insight and taste of farm life. 


Day 14: Rotorua - Auckland (flight not included) (BD)

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Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a local expert. Later, on arrival in Auckland you'll see the sights on a city tour. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a farewell dinner at 'Eight' at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts.


Day 15: Depart Auckland (B)

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Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. It’s time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). 


Package Includes: 14 nights of accommodation, Travel by luxury coach, Airport transfers, sightseeing and attractions as listed below.

Highlights:

  • Meet some super cute native Australian animals at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
  • Take a walk beneath the famous sails of Sydney Opera House
  • Enjoy a special Be My Guest experience at the Aboriginal Tjapukai Cultural Park
  • Meet a Bondi Life Saver for a super cool look at Australian beach culture then join them for a traditional Aussie lunch
  • In Rotorua, guests experience rich Maori traditions and culture with the Tamaki family and enjoy a delicious tradition Hangi meal cooked in the ground
  • Take a boat cruise through spectacular caves to see Waitomo’s famous Glow Worms
  • Gain insight in to Maori Culture at Whakarewarewa Thermal Village
  • Spot a super cute kiwi or two at Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Discover the hidden gems of Melbourn
  • Learn about the importance of agriculture to New Zealand’s economy during a hilarious, live-action sheep show
Start End Code Double/Twin Single
22-Feb-18 8-Mar-18 QPACA $6,450.00 $8,890.00
15-Mar-18 29-Mar-18 QPACA $6,450.00 $8,890.00
5-Apr-18 19-Apr-18 QPACA $6,695.00 $9,110.00
19-Apr-18 3-May-18 QPACA $6,695.00 $9,110.00
17-May-18 31-May-18 QPACA $6,695.00 $9,110.00
5-Jul-18 19-Jul-18 QPACA $6,325.00 $8,690.00
6-Sep-18 20-Sep-18 QPACA $6,625.00 $8,990.00
4-Oct-18 18-Oct-18 QPACA $6,875.00 $9,440.00
18-Oct-18 1-Nov-18 QPACA $6,875.00 $9,440.00
1-Nov-18 15-Nov-18 QPACA $6,875.00 $9,440.00
6-Dec-18 20-Dec-18 QPACA $6,875.00 $9,440.00
         
Pricing is per person
CAD (does not include applicable taxes)
         
Note: Arrival and departure flights can be booked for any time on arrival and departure day.

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