After meeting your tour director and travelling companions, enjoy a welcome reception on board the colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Enjoy a delightful innovative approach to dining on this historical fleet of Melbourne’s iconic trams. Sit back and enjoy cruising the streets of Melbourne while you dine on exclusive seasonal menu and quality Australian beer and wine.
See the city sights this morning, including Melbourne’s eclectic little laneways and arcades, on your private walking tour. This afternoon’s free to explore.
Enjoy a free day in Melbourne. You may like to join an Optional Experience to the wineries in the Yarra Valley or tour along the famous Great Ocean Road to see the stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles.
This morning you’ll fly to Alice Springs (airfare not included). On arrival visit the Royal Flying Doctor service and learn how this unique facility operates to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Next stop is the school of the Air, which provides an educational facility for children living in remote areas. Then visit the historical Telegraph Station.
You’re invited! This evening to experience the Aussie outback at earth sanctuary would Nature centre. Enjoy a barbeque dinner and hear from Tom and Danny Falzon about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. They may even lead you in a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar.
Travel through the rugged outback to Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy gourmet canapés and wine while watching sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Rise early to view Ayers rock at sunrise. Tour the caves at the base and hear stories of the Dreamtime. This afternoon travel though the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) enjoy sunset here with complimentary sparkling wine and nibbles.
This morning interact with local Aboriginal artists at the fun to do painting workshop. Your host will introduce you to Anangu culture and show how this is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. Later you’ll fly to Caims (airfare not included).
Join your Tour director at a local gallery to introduce you to the significance of art in Aboriginal culture. Later, cruise on a high speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. View the colourful coral and tropical fish from a semi-submersible vessel. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a reef education presentation on this living wonder and a tropical buffet lunch on board the pontoon.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Cairns. You may like to join an optional tour to Kuranda. Board the train for a historic journey through the scenic countryside behind Cairns. Return by the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest or maybe take a day trip to Cape Tribulation.
Spend time at the Cairns wildlife dome where you’ll encounter unique Austraillian animals before your flight to Sydney (airfare not included).
Prepare yourself this morning for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean on the cliff-top coastal walk from Tamarama Beach. The walk features stunning vistas, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. When you arrive at Bondi Beach you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear water. Later, see stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline on a sightseeing tour. Drive through the Royal Botanic Gardens to visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair then join a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a local guide.
Today you’ll have a full day free to explore Sydney, your way. This evening join your Tour director and fellow travellers for a delicious meal at Darling Harbour.
You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Auckland (airfare not included).
Meet your Kiwi Tour director for a ‘highlight dinner’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest quality ingredients, Including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts.
A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct Harbour. Later spend some free time exploring on your own or relaxing at your hotel.
Travel into the Waikato region for a boat tour through the Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto.
Continue to Rotorua and visit the Te Puia with a local guide. You’re invited to join the Tamaki family for a traditional Maori Hangi dinner and unique experience at their family Marae.
Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a local guide. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of farm life. Later, you’ll take your flight to Christchurch (airfare not included).
Board the famous TranzAlpine train and travel over the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika visit a local greenstone (jade) factory then follow the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier, where you may take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting).
Travel through spectacular rainforest and past Lake Wanaka. Then enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. Next visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in adventure-capital Queenstown.
Super highlight day! Discover the stunning scenery of Fiordland. Drive through the Homer Tunnel and stop briefly at the Chasm en route to Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise with lunch on the waters of this natural wonder, with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you.
A free day to do as you choose.
Travel past Mount Cook National Park. Stop at Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. ‘You’re invited’ to lunch at Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm, to discover an authentic taste of country life. This afternoon continue to Christchurch. Celebrate your vacation this evening at a farewell dinner with your Tour Director.
Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (airfare not included).
Package Includes: 21 nights of accommodation, 31 meals: 21 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners, Luxury Coach Transportation, Professional Tour Director and Tour Driver, Airport Transfers, Welcome Reception, Hotel Porterage, sightseeing and attractions as listed below.
|22 Day Highlights of Australia and New Zealand|
|Style:||N/A Partner Operated||Start:||Melbourne|
|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.|